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Chicago’s Botanic Gardens, Birding, and Architecture

Chicagos Botanic Gardens, Birding, and Architecture

Leaders: Joe Sebastiani & Andrew Bunting, Chicago Botanic Garden Assistant Director and Director of Plant Collections
Mon 9/25/2017 – Fri 9/29/2017
Members only - benefits of Membership »
Deposit to secure spot: $500
Price: $1,200 (double occupancy)
Single supplement: $499
Trip#: T17804AS
For details and to book, call 302.239.2334 x134

Enjoy the best of the Chicago’s gardens as well as birding in these areas. If you want a different kind of nature trip using one of America’s most exciting cities as your base, join us this September!

Gardens and Wildlife

Spend a full day at the Chicago Botanic Garden, situated on 385 acres on 9 islands including six miles of shoreline. Visit the 1,700-acre Morton Arboretum to experience their collection of almost a quarter-of-a-million specimen plants while we see what birds are stopping by during migration. Enjoy guided tours of city’s famous parks and downtown district, including Millennium Park, Grant Park, and Garfield Park Conservatory…one of the largest in the nation.


Two nights in a suburban hotel, and 2 nights at the historic, downtown Chicago Athletic Association Hotel. You will have some free time to venture into Chicago’s urban museums and attractions, as well as experience some of Chicago’s great restaurants.

Price includes

Tour guide, lodging for 4 nights, ground transportation in Illinois, breakfast on Tuesday and Wednesday, entry fees to Chicago Botanic Gardens and Morton Arboretum, beverages and snacks for in-between meals.
Price does not include: airfare to and from Chicago, drinks except those mentioned above, breakfast Thursday and Friday, all lunches and dinners, trip insurance, gift shop purchases, laundry, items of a personal nature, entry fees into museums and other sites during the Thursday afternoon free time.

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For details and to book,
call 302.239.2334 x 134

Office hours: Mon - Fri, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

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