Route 66- The Mother Road

    It is believed to be the most storied highway in the USA. We have songs, movies, TV shows and books all depicting Route 66. Believed to be the most magical road in all the world, travelers come from all over the world to find this magic.
    In the Roaring 20’s, desperados and bootleggers used it as an escape route. Through good times and hard times, the highway became a symbol of faith for the future. Because it went through the center of towns, it became known as “The Main Street of America”. It passes through 8 states and covers 2297 miles from Chicago to LA.
    The 1st Phase, Route 66 of Illinois, covers about 300 miles from Chicago to the Mississippi River crossing just north of St. Louis. Our tour will take 6 days from start to finish. We will travel entirely on Old Route 66 with the exception of a few miles where none of the original route remains. We will be stopping and exploring many major roadside attractions and famous landmarks including: historic train depots, original motels & classic restaurants, Storied drive-ins, county court houses, drive in theatres and quaint roadside filling stations, historic and romantic town squares, nostalgic museums, fascinating personalities who will share their fond memories of the past, Land of Abe Lincoln.  Let this “time capsule tour” take you back to yesterday’s memories where once again you can “get your kicks on Route 66”.

September 24-29, 2007 • 6 Days
Day 1 – Home to Chicago area

Travel to Chicago for your overnight stay. 
Hotel: Hampton Inn

Day 2 – Chicago Area
– Bright neon signs in Berwyn welcoming us to Rte 66   
– Famous Del Rhea’s Chicken Basket Restaurant
– Historic Romeoville & Joliet
– Joliet Rte 66 Historic Museum
– Rialto Theatre
– 90 year old Milano’s Bakery
– Gemini Giant
– Lunch at Polka Dot Drive Inn
– Historic railroad depots, Frank Lloyd Wright buildings, old filling
   stations, charming town squares, Route 66 Hall of Fame Museum
– Pontiac Courthouse
Hotel: Hampton Inn
Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner 

Day 3 – Chicago Area to Springfield, IL
– Funks Grove Maple Syrup
– Rte 66 Dixie Truckers Heaven
– Lunch at authentic Blue Star Bakery
– Legendary Bill Shea/Shea’s Gas Station -authentic and amazing!
– Dinner at the famous Cozy Dog, home of the original corn dog.
Hotel: Route 66 Hotel – Springfield, IL   (Authentic Rte 66 theme)
Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner    

Day 4 – Springfield to St. Charles, Mo
– World class Lincoln Museum
– Lincoln’s Home – Springfield
– Fabulous antique malls
– The only original drive in theatre
– More original filling stations
– Chain of Rocks Bridge over the mighty Mississippi
– Dinner at Red Lobster
Hotel: Hampton Inn – St. Charles 
Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner 

Day 5 – St. Charles to Hannibal, MO
–  Travel to Hannibal, Missouri, Mark Twain’s hometown
– Dinner cruise on the Hannibal Riverboat
Hotel: Holiday Inn Express, Hannibal
Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6 – Hannibal to Home
Travel home to Minnesota with fond memories of a fantastic tour!
Included Meals: Breakfast

Motorcoach Per Person Pricing Information

Double: $759
Single: $989
Triple: $719
Quad: $67

Passport Needed


Price Includes

double $759  single $989
triple $719    quad $709

single $67   double $53

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