Chicago Architecture and Urban Planning

5 days /4 nights

From only £719pp

Overview

5 days /4 nights From only £719pp

Discover the works of America’s finest architect, Frank Lloyd Wright and the Prairie School on this Unique tour. Frank Lloyd Wright helped reinvent Chicago as a modern metropolis, embracing the social and technology changes at the turn of the 20th century.

Students explore historic landmarks and architecturally rich neighbourhoods on an architect-led guided tour.

What's included in the trip?

  • Return scheduled flights
  • Return airport transfers
  • Accommodation on a B&B basis
  • Multi-bedded rooms for students; single/twinned rooms for leaders
  • Free itinerary planning and visits booking service
  • Comprehensive travel pack
  • 1:15 leader/place ratio

Sample itinerary

  • Day 1

    Flight to Chicago

  • Day 2

    Tour of the Loop followed by a visit to the Chicago Institute

  • Day 3

    Oak Park and FLW home then Unity Temple visit

  • Day 4

    Visit Frederick C. Robie House followed by a river cruise

  • Day 5

    360 Chicago viewing platform visit. Flight home in the afternoon

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Enhance your trip

  • The Frank Lloyd Wright Home is a historic house designed by renowned architect Frank Lloyd Wright. Located at 951 Chicago Avenue in Oak Park, Illinois, the house has been restored by the Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust to its appearance in 1909, the last year Frank Lloyd Wright lived there with his family.
  • The Frederick C. Robie House is a U.S. National Historic Landmark on the campus of the University of Chicago in Illinois. Woodlawn Avenue on the South Side. It was designed and built between 1908 and 1910 by architect Frank Lloyd Wright and is renowned as the greatest example of the Prairie School style, the first architectural style that was uniquely American.
  • The neighbourhood surrounding the Home and Studio has the greatest concentration of Wright-designed structures anywhere in the world including Wright’s Home and Studio, Frank Thomas House, Heurtley House, Cheney House, Furbeck House and more.
  • The Art Institute of Chicago (AIC) is an encyclopedic art museum located in Chicago’s Grant Park. It features a collection of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist art in its permanent collection. Its holdings also include American art, Old Masters, European and American decorative arts, Asian art, Islamic art, Ancient classical and Egyptian art, modern and contemporary art, and architecture and industrial and graphic design. In addition, it houses the Ryerson & Burnham Libraries.