Tour Overview

  • Charter bus OR flight to Chicago, IL
  • Private charter bus transportation for the duration of the tour
  • Hotel accommodations
  • Two breakfasts, three lunches and two dinners
  • Tour of downtown Chicago
  • Admission to the Art Institute of Chicago
  • Visit Navy Pier
  • Admission to Museum of Science and Industry
  • Admission to architectural boat tour
  • Evening walking tour
  • Admission to Field Museum
  • Admission to Shedd Aquarium
  • Free Tour Leaders 1 Per 15 Paying Students
  • Zoni Tour Manager

Day 1: Arrival and Downtown Exploration

Depart from the school early in the morning and travel to Chicago.

Arrive in Chicago and meet your Zoni Tour Manager for lunch at a local food market or quick-service restaurant.

Set out on a guided walking tour of downtown Chicago, including iconic landmarks like Millennium Park, Cloud Gate ("The Bean"), and Buckingham Fountain.

Explore the Art Institute of Chicago, home to an impressive collection of artworks from various time periods and cultures. Sit and gaze upon Hokusai's The Great Wave, Hopper's Nighthawks, or Seurat's A Sunday on La Grande Jatte while you search out all the hidden gems in between.

Group dinner at a popular Chicago-style deep-dish pizza restaurant.

Visit Navy Pier, enjoying the Ferris wheel and carnival games at your own expense.

Head to your hotel for a restful night.

Day 2: Cultural Immersion and City Adventures

Breakfast at the hotel.

Visit the Museum of Science and Industry, engaging with interactive exhibits and hands-on activities that cover various scientific disciplines.

Lunch at a local eatery near the museum.

Visit the Field Museum, where students can explore natural history exhibits and artifacts from around the world.

Group dinner at an international restaurant, introducing students to global cuisine.

Take a guided evening architectural boat tour on the Chicago River, learning about the city's stunning skyscrapers and history, after all, there's a whole school of architecture named for the Windy City.

Return to the hotel.

Day 3: Learning and Departure

Breakfast at the hotel and check-out.

Explore the Shedd Aquarium, featuring a variety of marine life and engaging aquatic exhibits.

Enjoy lunch at one of the museum eateries.

Depart from Chicago, returning to the school with cherished memories and new experiences.

Must Know

Immersive Exploration: This tour offers students an immersive experience of Chicago's iconic landmarks, diverse culture, and vibrant atmosphere.

Educational Enrichment: With visits to renowned institutions and museums, students gain hands-on learning experiences in art, science, history, and marine life.

Cultural Exposure: This tour introduces students to a variety of culinary delights and international cuisines, enhancing their cultural awareness.

Balanced Learning and Fun: This itinerary strikes a balance between educational activities and entertainment, ensuring that students leave with a mix of knowledge and cherished memories.

  • Chicago experiences distinct seasons. Summers are warm and humid, while winters are cold and snowy. Spring and fall bring milder temperatures. Check the weather forecast and pack accordingly.
  • Chicago is famous for its deep-dish pizza, hot dogs, Italian beef sandwiches, and diverse culinary scene. Explore local eateries and try iconic dishes.

  • Travel time to and from different parts of the country may modify these itineraries.
  • Itineraries are fully customizable.
  • Flexible payment plans are available.

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General Information

General information regarding student tours and field trips.

We offer a wide variety of customized educational itineraries based upon your curriculum requests and budget.

Tour inclusions vary depending on your itinerary, but all include transportation, accommodations, venue admissions, and most meals (as outlined in your proposal).

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Yes. All itineraries are fully customizable based upon your desired destination, curriculum requests, and budget needs.

Because we fully customize every itinerary, we can offer tours to any and every age group.

No, Zoni educational tours are not limited to school students alone. They can be arranged for college students, adult learners, faith-based organizations, community-based organizations, language organizations, home-school co-ops, cultural schools/organizations, businesses, or individuals with an interest in acquiring knowledge and exploring new environments.

Absolutely. We cater to various group sizes, including homeschoolers, with fully customizable itineraries.

We require a minimum of ten paying passengers per group. We have no maximum group size.

Planning should begin as soon as possible. International travel is typically planned 12-18 months before departure.

Zoni Educational travel tours have trained Tour Managers and Tour Leaders accompanying the group. For domestic travel there will be one Tour Leader for every 10 students and for international travel, there will be one Tour Leader for every 6 students.

The Tour Leader is a representative from your school. The Tour Manager is affiliated with Zoni Tours and is well versed in the destinations visited.

Yes, for domestic travel we offer one free tour leader per ten paying passengers. For international travel, we offer one free tour leader per six paying passengers.

The itineraries listed on our website include examples of destinations that we travel to, but we are happy to customize a tour of any destination you wish to visit.

While many of our domestic tours are two-night/three-day itineraries, we can customize a tour for any desired length of time.

Your transportation needs will be provided by Zoni Tours, unless otherwise noted in your proposal.

Full names, dates of birth, emergency contacts, dietary restrictions, and any other relevant information needed for your itinerary.

Students and tour leaders will be responsible for securing traveler documents and information. Zoni will keep digital copies of passports and visas for international travel in case of emergency.

All forms are signed at registration along with terms and conditions. Documentation required by your school or organization may vary.

No. Group travel is secured under one booking.

No, seats will be assigned at the time of booking.

While not guaranteed, Zoni Tours will do everything possible to accommodate this request.

Flight changes are available at your own expense, subject to group leaders' approval.

Zoni Tours will accommodate special needs per ADA and section 504. We can secure accommodations in motorcoaches, hotels, and most eateries. However, elements of certain itineraries are not accessible to wheelchairs and other devices. Please make your Educational Group Tour Coordinator aware of any special needs when you begin your travel planning.