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Thank you so much. All of us attending the trip to Atlanta have been singing your praises since our return!! Everything was so organized and personable. We had a great visit and your Son Tours staff were the greatest hosts a group could ever have!! Thank you so much!

Rachel S.,
Ray D. Molo School

I want to thank you for leading such an excellent tour! I felt that this has been the best tour experience our students have enjoyed in years. How refreshing to deal with professionals who plan well and see service as their primary goal. You truly did all you promised to do and renewed my faith in touring.

Bethlehem Lutheran School

Thank you for making my job as group leader so easy! The care which you took in planning our activities and in arranging our lodging and meals was clearly evident. The parents were impressed with the quality of your work. I look forward to traveling with you again.

Pam N.,
Andrew Jackson Middle School

We thank our Son Tours escort who took the time to stand in line for tickets so we did not have to. Thanks for always being one step ahead of us so the tour went smoothly. And thanks for making sure everything was perfect. The care and professionalism you and your staff have shown us, indicates what a top-notched company you have.

Barbara B.,
Marion County School

Located in the heart of the Midwest, along beautiful Lake Michigan, Chicago serves as a center for business, tourism, technology and more. If you’re hoping to travel as a group to the “windy city,” our educational tour operators will help ensure you experience the best Chicago has to offer – including shopping, dining, museums, architecture, theater, music and more. Our educational tours offer a range of attractions and opportunities for your group, such as:

  • Climb 103 stories in Willis Tower, once the tallest building in the world, for breathtaking views at The Ledge – a glass-floored balcony!
  • Discover the history of the Navy Pier, and take advantage of all the entertainment and dining options it has to offer.
  • Witness awe-inspiring architecture on a riverboat ride drifting through the city.
  • Dive in at the Shedd Aquarium, the largest indoor aquarium on the planet, with more than 8,000 aquatic animals on display.
  • Go shopping along The Magnificent Mile on Michigan Avenue.
  • See bald eagles, African lions, pythons and more at the Lincoln Park Zoo.
  • Explore the Field Museum of Natural History, one of the largest natural history museums in the world, to see dinosaur exhibits, mummy tombs and more!
  • Visit America’s first planetarium! The Adler Planetarium showcases the wonders of the night sky in various shows and exhibits.

Call our educational tour company today at or contact us online to discuss a customized itinerary developed just for your group! We’ll work with you to ensure your goals and learning objectives are met while in the beautiful city of Chicago!

Book with our Helpful Chicago Educational Tour Operators

In addition to ensuring that your trip to Chicago meets your needs by customizing a flexible itinerary specifically for your group, our educational tour operators will also be with you every step of the way to ensure that your trip runs smoothly, even if last-minute changes are necessary. By using only knowledgeable and local tour guides, we ensure that our educational tours are hassle-free for you!

Plus, Son Tours offers perks that other educational tour operators don’t – we provide complimentary security personnel for the duration of your trip, as well as deluxe hotel accommodations and motor coaches. Even before you arrive at your destination, we ensure that the planning of your trip goes off without a hitch with our quick quote turnaround and easy, direct billing!

More than 95% of our customers come back after experiencing one of our educational tours – take a trip with our experienced school travel company to find out why! To learn more about our Chicago school tours, call us at or check out our sample itineraries below. You can also request a quote online now!

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Day One – Itinerary for 3 Day / 2 Night Student Tour of Chicago
Time Activity Notes
12:01a Depart school parking lot
7:00a Breakfast enroute at McDonald’s
2:00p Arrival into Chicago
Meet Son Tours staff member
Museum of Science and Industry
4:00p Navy Pier
7:00p Dinner at Navy Pier ($10 cash allotment)
8:00p Depart for hotel/Check into Hotel
10:00p Security arrives
Day Two – Itinerary for 3 Day / 2 Night Student Tour of Chicago
Time Activity Notes
7:30a Hot breakfast at convenient
9:00p Meet tour guide
10:00a Riverboat ride
11:30p Lunch on Michigan Avenue at own expense
Guided driver through Chicago
Shopping along famous Michigan Avenue
Sears Tower
4:30p Lincoln Park Zoo
7:00p Dinner at convenient location
8:00p Return to hotel/security arrives
Day Three – Itinerary for 3 Day / 2 Night Student Tour of Chicago
Time Activity Notes
8:00a Hotel checkout
9:00a Hot breakfast at convenient
10:00a John G. Shedd Aquarium
12:00p Lunch at own expense
1:30p Field Museum of Natural History
3:00p Adler Planetarium
4:00p Depart for home
6:00p Dinner at convenient location

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