The Windy City

2 Chicago

This whirlwind tour introduces you to the musical heritage of Chicago! Home to many classical, jazz, and blues music greats, you’ll discover throughout your time here the magic of performing in this unique, midwestern city!

Tour Highlights

  • 360 Chicago Observatory

  • Chicago Field Museum

  • Chicago Symphony Orchestra Tickets

  • Shedd Aquarium

  • 1 Local Performance Opportunity

Windy City


3 / 2 Chicago

Welcome to Chicago! Meet your Encore Tour Manager and check into your hotel. Tonight ascend 100 stories to the 360 Chicago Observatory for a panoramic view of the lakefront and the Chicago skyline. (D)

During the morning city sightseeing tour, you will be introduced to Hyde Park, the home of Barack Obama and the University of Chicago, the Robie House, the Buckingham Fountain and the Bean. After lunch, visit the Field Museum of Natural History. Here you will have an afternoon concert performance! Then explore the museum. Whether you are most interested in learning about dinosaurs or ancient civilizations there is so much to see and experience. Tonight, have dinner as a group, then hear the world-renowned CSO in concert (In the event tickets are not available to a CSO Concert, this may be substituted with a Broadway production). (B,D)

Following breakfast, visit the Shedd Aquarium where the stunning architecture of the building is just as much worth paying attention to as the many aquatic animals and sea life. As no trip to Chicago can be complete without some time on the Magnificent Mile, spend some time here for last minute souvenirs before returning home. (B)

Sample Customizations*

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  • Add overnight city
  • Add/Remove meals
  • Add/Remove a performance
  • Reverse Itinerary


  • Broadway in Chicago Theater Tickets
  • Add an exchange performance with a local school
  • Add an outreach performance with a local church or senior community


  • Gangsters and Ghosts Tour of Chicago
  • Architecture River Cruise
  • Lincoln Park Zoo
  • Baseball Game at Wrigley Field
*All customizations subject to operational feasibility and availability

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