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Rhythms of the River

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Rhythms of the River

Enjoy this road trip down the river visiting Chicago, Springfield & St Louis!

Included is 7 nights of hotel accommodation and of course your car hire. All you have to do is let the good times roll.

What's Included

Car hire
7 nights accommodation
Return flights from Heathrow Airport
3* Inn of Chicago, Room Only for 3 nights
3* Crowne Plaza Springfield, Room Only for 2 nights
3* Sheraton St Louis City Centre, Room Only for 2 nights

Got your own itinerary idea? Let us know your plans & one of our USA specialists will be in touch to help you plan your unique trip.

Itinerary

Itinerary

Start with a visit to some of Chicago’s iconic attractions such as the Cloud Gate
sculpture (a.k.a The Bean) at Millennium Park, the Ledge glass balcony at Skydeck
Chicago off the 103rd floor of Willis Tower, and the new Centennial Wheel at Navy
Pier. Interactive, educational museums abound in Chicago, from The Field Museum and
Shedd Aquarium to the Art Institute of Chicago. Rock out at the annual Chicago Blues
Festival or at clubs such as Buddy Guy’s Legends – no matter your musical taste, you'll
find it live in Chicago every night of the week. In Chicago, you’ll be able to choose
from more than 200 live music venues and clubs – with everything from intimate
musical experiences to major concert venues and historic music halls. Enjoy a deepdish pizza at Gino’s East or Lou Malnati’s, or enjoy a Chicago hot dog at locations
throughout the city. Delve into Chicago’s thriving craft brewery scene with a tour and
a pint at a neighborhood brewery such as Half Acre. Accommodation: Chicago, Illinois

From Chicago, head out on historic Route 66 for a true slice of Americana. The famous
road, which winds from Chicago to Los Angeles, traverses nearly 300 miles (483
kilometres) in Illinois and is dotted with homey cafés, quirky shops and unique
roadside attractions. Snap a photo in front of the towering Railsplitter Covered Wagon
in Lincoln or the huge pink elephant near the Pink Elephant Antique Mall in Livingston.
Explore Route 66 memorabilia at the Route 66 Association of Illinois Hall of Fame and
Museum in Pontiac. From here, drive about two hours south to learn about Abraham
Lincoln’s life in Springfield at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library Museum, the
Old State Capitol and the Lincoln Home National Historic Site. Accommodation:
Springfield, Illinois

Enjoy a root beer float or a giant banana split at Doc’s Soda Fountain in Girard, Illinois
on Route 66 (just about 30 minutes from Springfield) on the way to St. Louis, where
you can visit the Gateway Arch, the tallest man-made monument in the USA. The arch
has welcomed visitors for 50 years with its iconic shape. The vision of renowned
architect Eero Saarinen, the Gateway Arch commemorates Thomas Jefferson's vision
and St. Louis' role in the westward expansion of the United States. St. Louis is also
renowned for its diverse music scene. Visit the Soulard neighborhood for stellar live
music, enjoy a delicious meal and music at a trendy suburban bistro, or spend an
evening exploring the Loop, with its music clubs, ethnic restaurants and unique
boutiques. Take time to visit Blueberry Hill (where Chuck Berry played regularly) or
The Beale on Broadway to see live Blues, Soul and R&B, and do not miss the National
Blues Museum. Accommodation: St. Louis, Missouri

Local Info

Language

English is the official language of the USA and is spoken throughout the country.

Local Time

Orlando & New York are 5 hours behind also Las Vegas and LA are 8 hours behind GMT/UK time.

Flight Time

Orlando & New York are 5 hours behind also Las Vegas and LA are 8 hours behind GMT/UK time.

Currency

The local official currency is the US Dollar. All major credit cards are widely accepted too.