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Bus Tour—A Michigan Expedition: Detroit, Marshall, Cranbrook, and Ann Arbor

October 16, 2012
$2,120 per person


Tuesday, October 16–Saturday, October 20, 2012

Join Bill Hinchliff in exploring the art, architecture, and history of Detroit and its surrounding suburbs. Highlights in Detroit include a guided tour of collection highlights,including Diego Rivera’s Industry Murals, at the Detroit Institute of Arts; the inaugural Luminale at the Kunsthalle Detroit; visits to Pewabic Pottery and the Belle Isle Conservancy; and a performance of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. Also learn about the city’s complex history, demographics, and current developments during a special driving tour. Travel to Grosse Point Shores for a tour of the historic Edsel and Eleanor Ford House and a walk through its picturesque grounds, and to Bloomfield Hills for a tour of Cranbrook, including Saarinen House and the Cranbrook Art Museum. In Marshall, take a private tour of Honolulu House, the Italianate home of the Marshall Historical Society. Conclude in Ann Arbor with a guided tour of the recently expanded University of Michigan Museum of Art.

Cost: $2,120 per person based on double occupancy, single supplement add $220. Full payment is due at time of booking and indicates acceptance of all group arrangements. Cost includes: Private, deluxe motor coach transportation throughout itinerary, beginning and ending at the Art Institute; four nights’ accommodations at the Westin Book Cadillac Detroit; breakfast daily at the hotel, five lunches, and four dinners; all activities described in the itinerary; all taxes, gratuities, fees, and porterage; services of Bill Hinchliff as tour leader and local docents/guides. Not included: Meals or beverages not specifically mentioned as included; items of a personal nature; transportation from home to the Art Institute and return.

This program involves considerable walking during sightseeing excursions as well as to and from authorized motorcoach parking areas. Portions of this tour may not be fully handicapped accessible. Please call the Member Travel department at (312) 443-3115 for detailed information.

To register for this tour, call (312) 443-3115.

Upon registration, each participant will be provided with an Art Institute of Chicago Waiver and Release form that must be signed and returned to the Member Travel department prior to program departure.

Cancellations: Participants may cancel on or before September 7, 2012, with a $100-per-person cancellation fee plus payment of any nonrefundable costs. There will be no refund after this date. If canceled space can be filled from an existing waitlist, cancellation fee will be limited to $100 per person. Trip cancellation insurance is recommended; an application will be sent with reservation confirmation. Cancellation Terms: The Art Institute of Chicago (“AIC”) and William B. Hinchliff (“Tour Operator”) reserve the right to withdraw the tour or any part if it and to make such alterations in the itinerary as to it (or them) seems necessary and desirable. In the event of the cancellation of the tour prior to departure, a full refund will constitute full settlement between all parties. No refund shall be due from AIC in conjunction with changes in rates or itineraries or substitution of suppliers. No refund will be made for any unused portion of the tour. AIC and/or Tour Operator reserve the right to decline to accept or retain any person as a member of the tour if AIC, Tour Operator, or both determine that an individual is engaging in behavior that is disruptive to the tour and, in the event such authority is exercised, the participant waives any right and all claims for damages. Baggage and personal effects are the sole responsibility of owners at all times.