Bus Trips

Chicago: A Day of Art and Architecture Day Trip
Wednesday, June 28, 7am-8p


As usual we will meet at the Lafayette Lot of the Women’s City Club to board our bus. En route to Chicago we will have a comfort stop complete with coffee and snack. Then on to The Windy City for a day of Architecture and Art.

First stop, the architecture… The Chicago Architecture Foundation River Cruise is the top tour in Chicago, and one of the top 10 in the US. It is led by a CAF-certified volunteer docent. More than 50 buildings will be highlighted as well as the history of the city as we begin with the first tour of the day. Dress appropriately in layers in case Chicago is true to her Windy City reputation, and don’t forget flat rubber soled shoes as we will be on a boat.

Lunch has been arranged at the Chicago Yacht Club in their dining room overlooking the wonderful lakeshore. The Chicago Yacht Club is a private club, so dining there is a unique opportunity. We are pleased to offer 3 choices at the included price point along with beverage and rolls. Adult beverages will be available by ticket sales. To save time and make sure we have plenty of time at the AIC the meal will be pre-paid as a part of the overall tour price.

Next, we head over to the AIC for our tour at 2pm and some time to visit the gift shop or perhaps wander the museum after.

“It’s precisely an endless kind of art that I’m interested in, rich in all sorts of techniques, suitable for translating all the emotions of nature and humanity.” – Paul Gauguin, 1903. The exhibition “Gauguin: Artist & Alchemist” features some 240 works. It is organized by the AIC, the Musee d’Orsay, and the Reunion des musees nationaux-Grand Palais. It sheds light on Gauguin’s identity as an artist-artisan.

Again, remember the time difference… Supper will be fast food of your choice (on your own) on the return trip at around 6:30pm and enjoyed on the bus with a choice of wine which we will serve. We will return late due to a full day of phenomenal activities.

Pricing for this trip includes bus transportation, driver gratuity, coffee and morning snack, CAF boat tour, Yacht Club lunch, AIC entry and exhibit with headphones, wine with supper (which is on your own) at our comfort stop on the way home, as well as bottled water.. Members $160, Guests $177.

Please reserve with payment by Friday, June 16 to hold your place. No refunds after this date. You will be notified of the final details in advance, so please include both phone and email if you have one.

There is a minimum of 25 travelers for this outing and maximum is 38. You will receive an itinerary with confirmed departure time and other details prior to the trip.