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Splendor in the American Heartland

Operated by: Luxury Gold

8 Days
Chicago, Illinois

Countries Visited

USA ...more USA

Locations Visited

Chicago, St. Louis, Louisville, Nashville ...more Chicago, St. Louis, Louisville, Nashville
  1. Day 1 Chicago, the Jewel of the Midwest

    Welcome to Chicago. Upon arrival at Chicago International Airport, you will be met and taken to your exclusive retreat high above the Magnificent Mile. At 6 pm, join your Traveling Concierge for a scrumptious Welcome Dinner with wine at your hotel.

    meals Dinner with Wine
    hotel The Gwen, A Luxury Collection Hotel
  2. Day 2 Scaling Chicago

    Start your discovery with one of the Windy City's greatest highs—the 360 Chicago Observation Deck. Continue your exploration during a 90-minute architectural river cruise and discover how the Great Fire of 1871 paved the way for the birth of the skyscraper. Enjoy a Highlight Dinner with wine at Gibson's Bar and Steakhouse, a classic Chicago-style chophouse. You'll be served with a fixed steak menu that comes with roasted corn, potatoes and seasonal veggies.

    meals Breakfast, Dinner with Wine
    hotel The Gwen, a Luxury Collection Hotel
  3. Day 3 St. Louis, the Gateway to the West

    Journey to St. Louis where you'll take an exclusive guided tour of the Fabulous Fox Theater which opened in 1929. This vibrant city played host to the World's Fair and Olympics of 1904, with both being held at St. Louis' prestigious Washington University.

    meals Breakfast
    hotel Four Seasons
  4. Day 4 St Louis Arch to Louisville

    Get a bird's-eye view of the city with a visit to the top of the famed St. Louis Gateway Arch standing 630 feet tall. Next, head east through the Hoosier National Forest to Louisville, before enjoying a Dinner with wine at The English Grill in the evening. This elegant venue is situated at your hotel and offers a refined menu of contemporary American cuisine with a Kentucky twist.

    meals Breakfast, Dinner with Wine
    hotel The Brown Hotel
  5. Day 5 Spirited Residents and Resident Spirits of Louisville

    Continue your immersion into Louisville culture with an up-close look at some of Kentucky's celebrated four-legged residents during a visit to a retired horse farm. Enjoy a guided tour of the grounds where you will learn about some of the horses before taking time for lunch. Later, visit a bourbon distillery, where you will discover the secrets and meticulous details involved in the making of the South's signature spirit, before indulging in a sampling. The evening is yours to enjoy.

    meals Breakfast
    hotel The Brown Hotel
  6. Day 6 A Corvette on the Honky-Tonk Highway to Nashville

    The fun continues with a guided historic walking tour of Churchill Downs to learn about the history of the Kentucky Derby, followed by a visit to the Kentucky Derby Museum. Once here you'll gain an insider's perspective during a private visit with retired jockey, Charles Woods Jr. Next, discover the history behind one of America's favorite sports cars at the National Corvette Museum, where you'll have lunch. The museum features over 80 Corvettes in periodic settings, including mint classics, one-of-a-kind prototypes and modern-day wonders of engineering and design. In the evening, gather with your friends at a Farewell Celebration Dinner with wine.

    meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner with Wine
    hotel Sheraton Grand Nashville Downtown
  7. Day 7 Enjoy Nashville’s Musical History

    Enjoy a tour of historic Studio B with a professional sound engineer in a 30-minute, choir-style recording session. You'll be able to take home a copy of the recording as a one-of-a-kind souvenir. Head on to the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, full of memorabilia from stars such as Hank Williams, Loretta Lynn and Garth Brooks. Once there, you'll join your Local Expert, a songwriter and singer, who will tell you the stories behind the biggest hits sung by well-known country music stars. End your day with a trip to the Grand Ole Opry or "country's most famous stage," for a live performance.

    meals Breakfast
    hotel Sheraton Grand Nashville Downtown
  8. Day 8 Depart Nashville

    Your journey comes to an end after breakfast with a transfer to Nashville International Airport, or choose to extend your stay in Nashville.

    meals Breakfast
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Price Includes

Meal Summary

7 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch and 4 Dinners with Wine.

Highlights

VIP Experiences

  • St. Louis: Join an exclusive guided tour of the Fabulous Fox Theater
  • Louisville: Visit Churchill Downs on a private tour and meet the world-famous horse jockey, Charles Woods, Jr.
  • Nashville: Visit the Country Music Hall of Fame and get a private behind the scenes look at the songwriting process with a local songwriter and singer. Join the ranks of superstar musicians like Elvis Presley, Dolly Parton and Willie Nelson and record a song at legendary Studio B, take home the recording as a truly unique souvenir

Journey Highlights

  • Chicago: Experience the greatest highs and the best views of the city from the observatory atop 360 Chicago. Appreciate the variety of impressive styles and achievements in design during your architectural river cruise, as a Local Expert reveals how the city was transformed after the Great Fire of 1871
  • St. Louis: Get a bird's-eye view of the city from the famed St Louis Gateway Arch
  • Bowling Green: The Corvette is America on wheels. The National Corvette Museum pays homage to this most famous sports car
  • Nashville: Visit the Country Music Hall of Fame and get a behind the scenes look at the songwriting process
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