Ethnic Chicago – Sep 18, 2018
Ethnic Tour of Chicago Neighborhoods
Tuesday, September 18, 2018
$119.00 per person
Depart Lafayette at 8:00 AM. Additional pickups along I-65 North may be arranged.
Includes motorcoach transportation, professional tour guide in Chicago, Lunch, admissions per itinerary and Imperial Escort.
Spend a day in the neighborhoods discovering the contributions made by Chicago’s various ethnic groups through folk arts, museums, foods, shops, religious architecture and ornamentation and traditions that enrich us all.
We begin the day at one of Chicago’s Italian Family Bakeries. We’ll meet the family bakers and learn the history of the family. Enjoy coffee and freshly baked specialties.
We visit the Jane Addams Hull House Museum. Admire the 1856 country house that became world famous during her 35 year career, and the work that continues today in Chicago neighborhoods.
Then we are on to the Chinatown neighborhood. Walk through landmark sights, churches, schools, community centers, businesses and exotic food shops and restaurants.
An authentic delicious family style Chinese Lunch is included in the heart of the Chinese neighborhood!
We then head to the Mexican Fine Arts Center, in Pilsen. The combination museum, school and gallery “Mercado” and community resource center showcase the talented artist from Chicago, Mexico, and Latin America. The surrounding neighborhood is an outdoor gallery for the Mural Arts movement in Chicago.
Our last stop is the remarkable Ukrainian Church in the heart of the near west side Ukrainian Village. Decorated in 24KT gold Icons, the Byzantine style church observes the eastern rite of the Catholic Church. The surrounding community is a treasure filled with art galleries, newspaper museums, community centers and import shops.