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Itinerary & Activities

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Itinerary map of Splendour in the American Heartland (Summer 2016)

Day 1 Chicago, the Windy City

Welcome to Chicago. Upon arrival at Chicago International Airport, a transfer will take you to your exclusive retreat high above the Magnificent Mile. At 6.00pm, join your Tour Director for a Welcome Reception with drinks and a light meal.(WD)

Day 2 Scaling Chicago

After a restful night's sleep, start your discovery with one of the Windy City's greatest highs, the 360 Chicago where you'll get to see what many call Chicago's best view. Complete with interactive telescopes, this 1,000-foot high vantage point is an experience you'll never forget. Continue your exploration during an architectural river cruise and discover how the Great Fire of 1871 paved the way for the birth of the skyscraper. See The Trump Tower, Bertrand Goldberg building, Grant Park and learn about the extreme influence that Chicago still has on the world of modern architecture. At night, savour a delightful dinner at a local restaurant.(FB / D)

Day 3 St. Louis, the Gateway to the West

Continue along to St. Louis today. This vibrant city played host to the 1904 World's Fair and hosted the Olympics in the same year which were held at St. Louis' prestigious Washington University. More than 20 million visitors came for the Fair, inspiring the famous tune 'Meet Me in St. Louis, Louis'. In the evening, check into your luxurious downtown hotel.(FB)

Day 4 St Louis Arch to Louisville

Get a bird's-eye view of the city this morning with a visit to the top of the famed St. Louis Gateway Arch standing 630 feet (192 metres) tall. Then head east through the Hoosier National Forest to Louisville.(FB / D)

Day 5 Spirited Residents and Resident Spirits of Louisville

In the morning, visit a bourbon distillery. During a guided tour, discover the secrets involved in the making of the South's signature spirit before indulging in the flavours during a sampling. Continue your immersion into Louisville culture with a close-up look at some of Kentucky's most spirited residents during a visit to a thoroughbred farm. Enjoy a guided tour of the grounds where you'll learn the science of breeding champion racers and meet some of the prize horses. The evening is yours to enjoy.(FB)

Day 6 Honky-Tonk Highway to Nashville

The fun continues with a guided historic walking tour of Churchill Downs to learn about the history of the Kentucky Derby and its past winners. This is followed by a visit to the Kentucky Derby Museum to discover the history of the event and browse through over 20,000 collectible items and artefacts. Get a closer look during a private ‘Inside the Vault' tour. Move on to Bowling Green to discover the history behind one of America's favourite sports cars at the National Corvette Museum. Explore the rows of display vehicles including vintage models and contemporary styles before enjoying lunch at the Corvette Café. Arrive in Nashville and settle into your hotel. In the evening, gather with your new friends to enjoy a Celebration Dinner.(FB / L / CD)

Day 7 Nashville’s Musical History

After a restful night's sleep, enjoy a leisurely morning before a visit to the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, full of memorabilia from stars like Hank Williams, Loretta Lynn and Garth Brooks. After a tour of historic Studio B, work with a professional sound engineer in a 30-minute, choir-style recording session. Take home your own copy of the recording as a one-of-a-kind souvenir. How many people can say they recorded a song in the same studio Elvis created so many of his hits? No visit to Nashville would be complete without a visit to the Grand Ole Opry. Attend a live taping of America's longest-running live radio program.(FB)

Day 8 Depart Nashville

Your tour departs after breakfast with a transfer to the airport.(FB)

Things to Know

Preparing For Your Trip
  • Make Sure to Bring All of Your Important Documents: Passport, Foreign visa (if applicable), Itinerary, Trip confirmation, Airline ticket, Drivers license, Credit cards, Travel documents.

  • Vaccinations Are Required for Entry to Some Countries. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) can provide you their recommendations for vaccinations and other travel health precautions for your trip abroad.

  • Are You Taking Any Prescriptions or Other Medications? Pack enough to last your entire trip, including some extra in case you are unexpectedly delayed.

  • Insurance: Purchase travel insurance to cover yourself against unexpected situations. You never know when something might happen, so always be prepared.
While Traveling
  • Keep an eye on your belongings. Do not leave your belongings unattended in public spaces

  • Always have local cash. Not every place takes credit cards.
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