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'Home of the electric blues’, Chicago’s energy is infectious. From atmospheric jazz clubs and Broadway-style theatres, to Michelin-starred restaurants and designer shopping along the Magnificent Mile, the city is an enticing blend of American spirit and cosmopolitan charm. Savour one of America’s finest city skylines on a river cruise, relax on Oak Street Beach by the shores of Lake Michigan or enjoy an injection of world-class culture with over forty museums, including the Art Institute of Chicago — the Midwest’s own Louvre.

Chicago Essentials

Approx. Flight Times London to Chicago 8 hours 25 mins
Time Difference GMT -6 hours in winter, GMT -5 hours in summer
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Chicago Hotels & Itineraries

Introducing some of the best 5 star resorts in Chicago.

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Top 5 things to do in Chicago

  1. Enjoy a VIP experience at one of Chicago's world-class comedy shows, with a pre-show reception and some of the best seats in the house
  2. Explore the upscale boutiques of the Magnificent Mile with a dedicated personal shopper in tow, from Gucci and Chanel to Cartier and Bloomingdale's; in November, this designer shopping strip comes to life during the Magnificent Mile Lights Festival
  3. Indulge in the smooth sounds of jazz with an exclusive backstage pass to the Chicago Jazz Festival, which entitles you to meet-and-greets and after party access
  4. Take in the contrasting views by bike along the 18-mile eco-friendly Lakefront Trail, passing Lincoln Park, Navy Pier and Belmont Harbor
  5. Experience the beauty of the city's architecture on a multitude of tours: admire the city skyline at 360 CHICAGO atop the John Hancock Center or explore iconic Mid-Century interiors designed by Frank Lloyd Wright

When is the best time to visit Chicago?

The best times to visit Chicago are during the spring and autumn seasons, when temperatures are mostly warm and pleasant. With a host of festivals and events taking place, summer is the most popular time to visit Chicago; temperatures can be variable due to heat waves, humidity or strong breezes from Lake Michigan. Extreme cold temperatures can be expected from November to March, meaning visitors can benefit from excellent offers from hotels during this period.

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Carrier has been tailoring holidays worldwide for over 35 years and has firmly established its reputation as one of the leaders in the luxury holiday market. We have been voted ‘Favourite Tour Operator’ by the readers of Condé Nast Traveller magazine more times than any other company in the past decade, and have been featured in The Sunday Times Travel Magazine’s Top 10 Tour Operators for 2016. Carrier has also won several national travel industry accolades, including ‘Luxury Tour Operator of the Year’ from TTG Luxury and Advantage Travel Centres.

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