Midwestern Melodies & DC
Tour Duration 9 Nights - From £1799*
During this exclusive music themed tour from Travelling Time, you’ll enjoy the music and culture of four fabulous cities – Chicago Illinois, Detroit Michigan, Cleveland Ohio and Washington DC. Beginning in Chicago which is known for its fabulous architecture, Chicago Blues and Chess Records. After exploring the city’s landmarks and visiting a few famous nightspots, we will leave Chicago behind us and move on to Motor City, Detroit! We will visit Hitsville USA, the home of Motown, before travelling around Lake Erie to Cleveland Ohio. This vibrant city is where both The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Rhythm and Blues Music Hall of Fame are located. Then finally, we’ll make our way to the Nation’s Capital – Washington DC
DAY BY DAY TOUR ITINERARY
Welcome to the Windy City - Chicago, Illinois! Once you are checked in get to know your guide, driver and fellow travellers At our informal welcome meeting.
Today we will spend the day sight-seeing in the heart of Chicago, from Navy Pier to the shopping malls of downtown! Rest and relax in the hotel before we take you out for the evening to enjoy dinner with live music and entertainment in some of the best known music venues in Chicago.
Another fantastic day in the Windy City. Our day starts on an amazing city tour with a local guide - learn all about Chicago’s infamous past, its music history and how the city has changed over the years. We’ll visit Chess Records, the leading Blues label of the 1950s & 1960s then it is on to Lake Michigan for a leisurely Chicago Skyline cruise. This evening we will go out as a group to even more well known music venues.
It is time to say goodbye to Chicago and make our way to Detroit, stopping in Kalamazoo for a tour of Bell’s Brewery and a bite to eat on the way! Before checking into our hotel, we will have time to stop at Hitsville USA to learn about the origins of one of the most famous labels, Motown! Then after some R & R in the hotel you are free to enjoy a meal and the entertainment area of Detroit.
After Breakfast we will leave Detroit to travel to Cleveland Ohio. Our first stop will be a tour of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame located in downtown Cleveland, on the shore of Lake Erie. The museum documents the history of rock music and the artists, producers, engineers and other notable figures who have influenced its development. Then we will make our way to the hotel to freshen up, before going out for the evening.
After breakfast, we are going to visit some of the most iconic locations Cleveland has to offer on a short driving tour of the city, With plenty of free time later you can shop until you drop, grab a bite to eat or simply take in the wonderful architecture of the downtown area! Then it is back to the hotel to rest and relax before heading out for an evening meal and to enjoy some local entertainment.
Today we will make our way south through Pittsburgh and enjoy some sight-seeing and lunch Before arriving at our final Destination - Washington DC. The US Capital is home to some of the most famous buildings in the world - including The Capitol Building and The White House.
This morning’s driving tour of Washington DC, will include Some of the most iconic statues and buildings in the USA, you will be amazed by the history and beauty of the Nation's Capital! In the afternoon we will cross the Potomac into Virginia to the Arlington National Cemetery - the final resting place of America’s fallen soldiers and President John F Kennedy. Then it is back to the hotel to freshen up before enjoying an evening meal and local entertainment in DC’s metropolitan area.
Today, on the last day of the tour, you can visit more of the wonderful sights Washington DC has to offer. Enjoy the City before returning to the hotel to meet the group for a farewell dinner in Georgetown!
Sad but True…your tour is over! We will leave the hotel in good time to take you to the airport for your flight.