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Each region of Illinois has its own unique appeal, whether it's outdoor adventure, big city attractions, or presidential history. For a closer look, browse the itineraries below for just a glimpse of all the possibilities here for your next group tour.

Chicago & Beyond

Visit Classic Chicago


It’s easy to see why Chicago is a hit with everyone: with its soaring skyscrapers and spectacular views along the Lakefront footpath.


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Shopping the Suburbs

The Chicago suburbs offer everything you could hope for in the way of shopping. From quaint shops in restored Victorian homes, to designer stores in outlet shopping centers and bargains at an outdoor flea market, there’s something for everyone.

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Beyond the City Limits

Discover a whole different world beyond the city limits. Marvel at the amazing architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright, stroll through formal Japanese gardens, come face to face with a prehistoric T. rex and tour Ronald Reagan’s boyhood home.

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Great Rivers Country

Mississippi River Tour

Ah, this mighty river has some stories to tell. And you’ll hear your share of them as you wind along the scenic western edge of Illinois. Tour President Grant’s home, learn about the humble beginnings of John Deere, visit an historic Mormon site and see where Lewis & Clark started their history-making journey.

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Land of Lincoln

Effingham, it’s more than a name.

What’s in a name? If your name is Effingham then it’s fast cars and slick motorcycles, eco-friendly dining and a thriving art and theater scene. In fact, Effingham is much more than a name; it’s a destination.

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Lincoln’s Legacy

There’s a passion about Lincoln here. You’ll feel it the moment you set foot in the awe-inspiring Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield. Go back in time and revisit the president’s humble beginnings in Lincoln’s New Salem in Petersburg, the Lincoln Log Cabin in Lerna and the Lincoln-Douglas Debate Museum in Charleston.

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Trails to Adventure

Downstate Diversions

Welcome to the scenic southern tip of the state, where expansive farmlands give way to green rolling hills dotted with vineyards and wineries. Here you can spend your days exploring the lush Shawnee National Forest, sampling locally made wines and paying homage to Superman's adopted hometown.

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Route 66

Cruise Route 66

Travel the Illinois stretch of historic Route 66 and discover the small towns and attractions that keep the spirit of the Mother Road alive. Snap a photo with a giant spaceman, snack on a Cozy Dog and chat with the friendly folks who call Route 66 home.

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