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Small-Group Chicago Food Tour: Chinatown

Sample traditional Chinese flavors on this three-hour walking tour through one of the oldest Chinatown neighborhoods in America. Your local guide navigates you through the winding roads to find the best in Hong Kong style, Szechuan style, Mandarin style and more! All tastings are included in the price, and you will undoubtedly eat enough to fill you up for lunch. Price includes tastings at five different restaurants. Enjoy personal attention from your guide on this small-group tour, limited to 12 people.

$1119 Small group tours

New York to Chicago

The Big Apple, Finger Lakes, a Windy City, and some waterfalls that are so famous they don’t need a nickname – welcome to the most jam-packed week-long road trip in America. Experience skyscrapers, music, and street life in two of the coolest cities in the US and breathe in the fresh air in upstate New York. We’ll throw in Niagara Falls for good measure. You’ll stay in the heart of the cities, and camping will keep you snug in the region's wild heart. Quick and affordable – how’s that for a great deal?

$1919 Small group tours

Chicago to San Francisco Road Trip

Remember the country they sing about in "America the Beautiful"? The one with the spacious skies, gleaming alabaster cities, and majestic purple mountains? It’s still out there. Come see it with us. Ideal for wildlife enthusiasts and outdoorsy folk who want to see the country by day and revel downtown by night, this tour takes you across the Great West, from the City of Big Shoulders through Yellowstone and Yosemite and past herds of grazing bison to the City by the Bay. In a word: Perfect.

$100 Sightseeing tours

Two Person 2-Day Trip with Canoe Along The Blue River in Indiana

This 2-day trip begins in Fredericksburg and takes you through 12 scenic miles of lower Blue River to our campsite. On the next day, you will travel another 12 serene miles down the Blue River to Milltown, Indiana where you will be greeted by our staff to end your trip.

$41.67 Sightseeing tours

Three Person 2-Day Trip with Canoe Along The Blue River in Indiana

This 2-day trip begins in Fredericksburg and takes you through 12 scenic miles of lower Blue River to our campsite. On the next day, you will travel another 12 serene miles down the Blue River to Milltown, Indiana where you will be greeted by our staff to end your trip.

$60 Sightseeing tours

Single Person 2-Day Kayak Trip On The Blue River In Indiana

This 2-day trip begins in Fredericksburg and takes you through 12 scenic miles of lower Blue River to our campsite. On the next day, you will travel another 12 serene miles down the Blue River to Milltown, Indiana where you will be greeted by our staff to end your trip.