F19 Chicago – Open College Wide

Experience the hustle & bustle of Chicago, the Windy City! Check out the city’s many architectural wonders while enjoying a true Chicago spin on some culinary delights!

Day 1 l October 22, 2019 

Bueller? Bueller? Report to the Welland Campus for 6:00am sharp to depart for the Windy City! Upon arrival into Chicago, we will check into our hotel and have some time to freshen up and grab a bite to eat. After dinner, we will go to the 360 Chicago Observation Deck to see some of the most incredible views of the city that we will call home for the next 4 nights!


Day 2 l October 23, 2019

After a great nights rest, we take to the streets and walk over to the Navy Pier. This iconic landmark and lakefront treasure has so much to offer! From the Centennial Wheel & Pier Park, savoury food vendors to the local artisans with their Chicago-centric creations, you will surely enjoy your time here.

After some time to explore, we meet to embark on an Architectural sightseeing cruise departing Navy Pier! As we cruise past some of the city’s landmarks, learn about Chicago’s history as you take in breath-taking views of over 40 world famous skyscrapers and landmarks.

This afternoon, we indulge in some famous Chicago-style dishes on a food tour. From Chicago-style hot dogs, deep dish pizza and popcorn, be sure to bring your appetite along with you as it’s going to be one delicious afternoon!

The remainder of your day will be at your leisure. Chicago is home to some famous sketch theater and improve comedy clubs, such as Second City. Feel free to take in a show and enjoy some laughs.


Day 3 l October 24, 2019

Prepare to spend your day in awe and fascination. We begin our morning with a visit to the Field Museum. The Field Museum fuels a journey of discovery across time to enable solutions for a brighter future rich in nature and culture. With dinosaurs, ancient artifacts, cultural insights and ground-breaking science, you will surely feel more connected to science and natural history.

Continuing our journey with nature, we still have our cameras in hand as we head over to the Shedd Aquarium to learn more about the fascinating underwater creatures that live in our world’s oceans, lakes, rivers and reefs. Strap a mask and flippers onto your imagination as you chart your course through the aquarium!

The remainder of your day will be at your leisure. Perhaps take a short walk down the road head over the Adler Planetarium for a visit after and enjoy some unique views of the stars.


Day 4 l October 25, 2019

Today we put on our best walking shoes and our cutest Instagram outfit as we head down to Millennium Park, home to “The Bean”. The Bean, whose actual name is The Cloud Gate, is one of the top things to see in Chicago and one of the best opportunities for a selfie!

After taking more time to explore Millennium Park (and snap a few more selfies), we make our way to the Art Institute of Chicago, one of the world’s greatest art museums. This museum houses a collection that spans centuries and the globe. It is here that you can see the famous painting “A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte” by Georges Seurat that is seen in the cult classic Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.

Tonight we come together as a group one final time for a group farewell dinner at Chicago’s famous dinner theater, Tommy Gun’s Garage. This 1920s inspired dinner theater will leave your belly full, of laughs and great food! As you sit down for a delicious dinner, you will be transported back to the 1920s with roaring twenties music, memorabilia and pictures of gangsters and coppers from that era.

 Day 5 l October 26, 2019 

So long, farewell! This morning it’s time to say goodbye to Chicago and head back to Welland after breakfast. Bus will depart at 9:00am for the NC Welland Campus.

  • Roundtrip transportation from Welland Campus via private motorcoach
  • Accommodations in quad occupancy bunk bed rooms
  • Insurance
  • Be World Ready t-shirt
  • 360 Chicago
  • Explore Navy Pier
  • Architectural Sightseeing Cruise
  • Chicago-Style Food Tour
  • Field Museum
  • Shedd Aquarium
  • Art Institute Chicago
  • Millennium Park
  • The Cloud Gate
  • Farewell Dinner at Tommy Gunn’s Garage
  • Daily Continental Breakfast




$230 +/-



*Price may increase or decrease depending on exchange rates, final vendor quotes and number of participants.

$730 +/- (grant applied)

TRIP DATE 10/22/2019



Chicago, USA


This opportunity is open to all full-time Niagara College students


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*Note: if we will be flying through the United States of America, you must have permission to enter and leave the United States. If you require a U.S travel visa it is your responsibility to obtain this document and email [email protected] a copy/photo.