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Discover Chicago: The City by the Lake

Famous for its Gardens, Art & Architecture

October 19 - 22, 2020

  • Three luxurious nights at The Ritz-Carlton Chicago - set within the Water Tower Place near Lake Michigan, the hotel offers attentive service alongside distinct amenities.
  • Enjoy a private Architecture River Cruise along the Chicago River and learn about the architecture and engineering that made Chicago famous. 
  • Discover The Chicago Botanical Garden, uniquely situated on 385 acres on and around nine islands, with six miles of lake shoreline. Opened more than 45 years ago as a beautiful place to visit, The Chicago Botanical Garden has matured into one of the world's great living museums and conservation science centers. Following your private tour, enjoy lunch with the group. 
  • Explore the world-renowned Art Institute of Chicago, home to one of the largest permanent collections in the United States. The Art Institute of Chicago was founded as both a museum and school for the fine arts in 1879 with a mission to collect, preserve and interpret works of art of the highest quality, representing the world’s diverse artistic traditions, for the inspiration and education of the public and in accordance with the highest ethical standards and practices. 
  • Experience dinner at Gilt Bar, which in 2020 received a Bib Gourmand recognition from Michelin for outstanding food, along with lunch at RL Restaurant, Ralph Lauren's first foray into the restaurant industry that is located just steps away from the world's largest Ralph Lauren store.

*Trip Highlights subject to change. 

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©Photo courtesy of The Ritz-Carlton, Chicago

Package Includes

  • Roundtrip Economy air fare from Houston (IAH) to Chicago (ORD) on American Airlines;
  • Private motor coach transportation throughout the trip;
  • Three nights luxury accommodations at The Ritz-Carlton Chicago;
  • Baggage handling for one bag per person;
  • 3 lunches & 3 dinners with wine;
  • Entrance fees, taxes & gratuities on all included features;
  • Trip managed and accompanied by a professional from Beyond Group Travel, Inc.
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Double Occupancy $3,279.00 per person
Single Occupancy $3,959.00 per person
Land-Only Air Credit $275.00 per person

A deposit of $750.00 per person is required to confirm your reservation. 

$250.00 per person is non-refundable upon deposit.

Cancellation Schedule

If cancellation is received between: Non-refundable amount per person:
 May 13, 2020 and August 19, 2020 $250.00 per person
 August 20, 2020 and October 19, 2020 NO REFUND

An invoice will be mailed for your final payment, which is due by August 19, 2020.


Terms and Conditions

Please read the following information and conditions carefully.

NOT INCLUDED:  Meals, sightseeing, and transportation not mentioned under included features, personal and baggage insurance, and any items of a personal nature.

AIR TRANSPORTATION: The price of this trip is based on a Group Air Fare. After tickets are issued, penalties of up to 100% may be levied if your reservations are changed or cancelled. If connecting flights are requested, special promotional fares may be used, in which case penalties of as much as 100% may be assessed by the airlines if reservations are changed or canceled after ticketing. After departure, if the reservations are changed, you will be charged a revision fee and/or a higher fare.


CANCELLATIONS:  If cancellation is received between:                  

                                                  May 13, 2020 and August 19, 2020                     $250.00 per person is non-refundable

                                                  August 20, 2020 and October 19, 2020               NO REFUND

TRIP CANCELLATION INSURANCE: Beyond Group Travel, Inc. and The Garden Club of Houston strongly recommend "Trip Cancellation" insurance to protect you against non-refundable monies should you have to cancel for accident or medical reasons prior to or while on your trip.  Beyond Group Travel, Inc. will provide the registrant with the appropriate insurance application upon receipt of the registration form and deposit.  The receipt of the insurance application by the traveler will constitute the traveler's acceptance or waiver of insurance coverage.

ACCIDENT & BAGGAGE INSURANCE: We recommend that you have adequate accident and baggage insurance. Beyond Group Travel, Inc. and The Garden Club of Houston and are not responsible for personal injury, accident or illness, loss, damage or theft of luggage or personal belongings. 

RESPONSIBILITY: Beyond Group Travel, Inc. and The Garden Club of Houston act only as agents for the suppliers of travel conveyance, transport, accommodation or other service and has no responsibility in whole or in part for any delays, delayed departure or arrival, missed carrier connections, loss, death, damage or injury to person or property or accident, mechanical defect, failure or negligence of any nature howsoever caused in connection with any accommodations, transportation or other services or for any substitution of hotels or of common carrier equipment, with or without notice, or for any additional expenses occasioned thereby.  Further, the passenger participates in this tour at his/her own risk. Hiking, walking, use of various transportation and recreational vehicles, and other physical activity involve greater risk of physical injury than the activities which the passenger may participate in during daily life, and by taking part in those activities, the passenger incurs and assumes all risk that these activities present. RATES QUOTED ARE BASED ON INCLUDED TRIP COMPONENTS AT THE TIME OF RESERVATION AND ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGES THEREIN AT OR BEFORE THE TIME OF DEPARTURE. No revisions of the printed itinerary or its included features are anticipated; however, the right is reserved to make any changes, with or without notice, which might become necessary, with the mutual understanding that any additional expenses will be paid by the individual passenger. Package pricing is based on a minimum number of participants for trip to operate.  Beyond Group Travel reserves the right to cancel program with a partial refund of deposit when the number of participants is below the critical level.  You will be informed of trip cancellation at least 2 months in advance.  Baggage is at the owners’ risk throughout the trip, unless insured by the passenger.  The right is retained to decline to accept or to retain any person as a member of this trip at any time, subject only to the requirement that the portion of the total amount paid which corresponds to the unused services and accommodations be refunded.  If the entire program is canceled for any reason, participants shall have no claim other than for a partial refund.  By forwarding the deposit, the passenger certifies that he/she has no physical, mental or other condition or disability that would create a hazard for him/her or other passengers and accepts the terms of this contract. The airlines and other transportation companies concerned are not to be held responsible for any act, omission, or event; during the time passengers are not on board their conveyances. If Beyond Group Travel, Inc. is the merchant on your credit card transaction, you agree to the following: Beyond Group Travel, Inc.’s services consist of facilitating the sale and paying the Suppliers, and once Beyond Group Travel, Inc. provides said services, you agree not to dispute the credit card charge. The tour staff is responsible for the group as a whole and will not be able to assist individuals extensively, either on a regular basis or in the case of serious illness or injury.

 Classic Plan Classic with Cancel Anytime Plan
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 Single Occupancy Double Occupancy
Single Occupancy Double Occupancy
41-45: $169 41-45: $147 41-45: $253 41-45: $219
46-50: $179 46-50: $155 46-50: $268 46-50: $232
51-55: $198 51-55: $172 51-55: $299 51-55: $259
56-60: $215 56-60: $187 56-60: $331 56-60: $287
61-65: $236 61-65: $206 61-65: $364 61-65: $316
66-70: $269 66-70: $235 66-70: $418 66-70: $364
71-75: $336 71-75: $295 71-75: $525 71-75: $458
76-80: $419 76-80: $370 76-80: $658 76-80: $576
81-85: $527 81-85: $465 81-85: $830 81-85: $727

Please note, the above numbers are only estimates based on age and trip cost; actual quotes will be provided upon reservation. All estimates are per person.

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This is a moderate to active program requiring participants to be able to walk during tours. We request you be in good health with good mobility to best enjoy this trip. 

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