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  • Garden of the Gods in Southern Illinois

Illinois in the Midwestern region of the United States has three major geographical divisions: Northern Illinois is dominated by Chicago metropolitan area, or Chicagoland; Central Illinois is mainly prairie and known as the Heart of Illinois; and Southern Illinois is bordered by the two most voluminous rivers in the United States, the Mississippi River and the Ohio River. Illinois is dominated by the Great Lake, Lake Michigan, though there are numerous smaller lakes found throughout, making the state a popular outdoor destination. About three million Scandinavians immigrated to the U.S. between 1825 and 1925, settling mostly in Minnesota and Illinois, so it has a strong Scandinavian and Nordic heritage, along with Indigenous heritage, and influences from many other cultures who settled here.

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  • Historic Route 66

    FIRST-CLASS |SELF DRIVE: Still a bucket list item for many, Route 66 has an allure that suggests freedom, America’s wide-open spaces, supported by a rollcall of cities immortalized in the song (Get your Kicks) On Route 66. Chicago kicks it off in style before you, ideally, walk the last few blocks towards Santa Monica Pier where it ends. The Grand Canyon provides a moment of drama, but Route 66 purists will delight in all the old Route 66 motels, gas stations and vintage buildings that are featured along the entire trip. A road trip like no other
    Duration:
    16 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,470
    Trip Type:
    Classics (Bestsellers), Self-Drives
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  • New York to Hollywood

    MODERATE | ESCORTED COACH TOUR: Cross the United States and compare the excitement and glamour of Manhattan in the East with that of Hollywood in the West. The places you see in between could be on most bucket lists with Niagara Falls, Yellowstone, the Grand and Bryce Canyon delivering the dramatic landscapes, while after a visit to Mount Rushmore you follow the trail of the Bison into Montana. History is well served with visits to Philadelphia, Washington, and Gettysburg. Then there’s Chicago, parts of Route 66 and the glitter of Las Vegas.
    Duration:
    17 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 3,350
    Trip Type:
    Escorted Coach Touring
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  • Rhythms of the River Chicago to New Orleans

    MODERATE | SELF DRIVE: A trip along a fascinating route down south to New Orleans, full of fabulous landscapes, wonderful local culinary experiences, and plenty of history. But it’s the final layer that makes this trip very special: music. From Chicago you are heading out on Route 66, a drive immortalized by the famous (Get Your Kicks on) Route 66. St. Louis boasts the National Blues Museum while Nashville and New Orleans are, naturally, prominently featured. But it’s places like Clarksdale, Cleveland, and Natchez along the Mississippi Blues Trail, that might strike a special chord.
    Duration:
    9 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,460
    Trip Type:
    Self-Drives
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  • The Great Lakes

    MODERATE| SELF DRIVE: A terrific trip introducing you to four of the Great Lakes. From Chicago, north along the shores of Lake Michigan to the point where it meets Lake Huron. Down to Detroit along Lake Erie into Canada and Lake Ontario until you close the loop driving the southern shores of Lake Erie back to Chicago. Milwaukee, famous for brewing and Mackinac Island, steeped in history are stops enroute, as are Niagara Falls and Toronto. The Rock’n’Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland is worth a visit before returning to the ‘Windy City’.
    Duration:
    15 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,549
    Trip Type:
    Self-Drives
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