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Illinois Holidays 2019/2020

A quick, free call on 0800 707 6229 or email could bring you Huge Savings on your USA - Illinois holiday arrangements.  Plus, if you’re at the research stage, please let us have any existing proposals & we’ll do a free, no-obligation audit to ensure you’re getting the very best value for your travel spend!

Chicago is the best-known city in Illinois, and dominates the state with its reputation for being one of America’s most impressive cities. Full of culture that is idiosyncratic, it has its own identity as well as an impressive repertoire of architecture, museums, restaurants and clubs. Chicago is the beginning or the end of the all-American road trip on Route 66, the iconic and evocative highway that originally ran from Chicago to Santa Monica in California, not far from Los Angeles.  Get your first taste of old America with drive-in cinemas, then be dazzled by modern America with stratospheric skyscrapers, deep-dish Chicago-style pizzas and world-renowned art galleries, huge sports events, rock festivals and shopping on an epic scale.

Southern Illinois is a stark contrast to bustling Chicago - national forests, rocky peaks, scenic waterfalls (not bad for the second flattest state in the union) and natural lakes. Take a trip on the Mississippi River to discover sleepy towns, wind-beaten cliffs and 19th-century stone cottages. For an adventure holiday, why not journey to the Shawnee Hills, mini-mountains that are perfect for outdoor activities for the entire family. With nothing too daunting in prospect, you can explore by horseback, bike, two feet or by car. The Shawnee National Forest is nestled between the Mississippi and Ohio rivers, so you can set up camp on the river banks and spend your days fishing or meandering in a boat discovering hidden creeks and bluffs. For climbers, Jackson Falls offers a 60ft canvas of sandstone cliffs and boulders for you to ascend.  

 

Top Experiences in Illinois

Field Museum of Natural History

Art Institute of Chicago

Wrigley Field

Museum of Science & Industry

Shawnee National Forest

Millennium Park

Navy Pier

Willis Tower

Amtrak Route 66 By Rail
Take in the iconic architecture of Chicago, “The Windy City,” enjoy a walking tour around historic Albuquerque, ride the Grand Canyon Railway to the Canyon’s South Rim, and tour Beverly Hills in Los Angeles to see the homes of the stars.
from £2049 (per person)
The Trans-American Rail Tour
Wake up in the city that never sleeps at the end of this epic adventure. This once in a lifetime journey takes you to some of America's most famous sights including Alcatraz, the Las Vegas strip, the Grand Canyon and Niagara Falls, and travels on some spectacular railroad excursions, including the Grand Canyon Railroad.
from £4395 (per person)
Amtrak The All American
This 17-day rail journey highlights some of America’s most popular destinations. Travel from the bustling streets of New York to the historic French Quarter in New Orleans.
from £2749 (per person)
Amtrak Great American - Majestic Landscapes
Enjoy the best of America on a coast to coast train journey across the entire United States from New York City to San Francisco!
from £2449 (per person)
Great Rail Journeys American Rail Adventure
Explore the USA from New York to San Francisco, on a 15-day Stateside adventure by rail. Travel on iconic Amtrak trains and visit incredible American cities en-route, from bustling Washington D.C. to Chicago, Denver and Salt Lake City, for a comprehensive tour of the United States.
Luxury Gold The Sumptuous Soul of America
From Chicago to New Orleans, you will discover the true soul of America and its greatest feats; food and music. Savour the flavour of the different regions of the cosmopolitan Chicago, known for its amazing food and its jazz and blues, then journey south to St Louis, Louisville, Nashville, Memphis, Natchez and New Orleans.
Tauck Cruising the Great Lakes: Chicago to Toronto
This 12-day Great Lakes odyssey includes an 8-night cruise on North America's inland seas with two hotel nights in Chicago and two in Toronto. Ports of call include treasures from Chicago to Michigan vineyards, Niagara Falls, and the charms of Mackinac Island.
from £5490 (per person)
Amtrak Jazz Blues And Rock 'n' Roll
This ten-day rail journey is perfect for music lovers! Launch your vacation in Chicago and explore its famous blues scene and all the popular sites. Then, enjoy a relaxing train ride as you head to Memphis, the birthplace of rock ‘n' roll.
from £1199 (per person)
Amtrak Grand National Parks with Yellowstone, Yosemite and The Grand Canyon
Three of the nation’s greatest national parks await you on this rail journey across America! Take in the great expanse of the American West as you travel across the Great Plains and through the Rocky Mountains aboard Amtrak.
from £2849 (per person)