Extra Discounts on Top Summer City Destinations: Chicago – Philadelphia – Boston

Extra Discounts on Top Summer City Destinations: Chicago – Philadelphia – Boston


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At 401(play) we specialize in bringing the benefits of travel to employees and their families.

Each month we feature fun and cost-effective excursions from three different destinations across the globe to whet your appetite for travel.

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A town that’s got something for everyone! Chicago features world-class museums, architectural masterpieces, luxury shopping, world famous sports teams, and a long list of live music venues and amazing restaurants.

Hop-on Hop-off Tour

Whether it’s your first time in Chicago or you’ve been before, you’ll leave no stone unturned after carrying out a Hop-on Hop-off Tour. You won’t miss a beat as you cruise from one hotspot to another in the infamously windy city. Of course, you can choose to look at everything from the top deck where you’ll get the best views of the skyscrapers or get down and dirty at street level and see what the crack is in Chicago. Tickets starting at $42.74.

Go City – Chicago All-Inclusive Pass – Access to 25+ Attractions

Once you have acclimated to your surroundings, the all-Inclusive pass is your key to this fascinating city – opening doors to such highlights as Adler Planetarium, The Field Museum, Shedd Aquarium and the Museum of Science and Industry. Get your cultural fix at the Museum of Contemporary Art and the Chicago History Museum. Get above it all at 360 Chicago and the Willis Tower Sky Deck or entertain the little ones at the Chicago Children’s Museum. Tickets starting at $120.01.

Great Food Recommendation

No trip to Chicago is complete without tasting the local cuisine. Visit the Time Out Market Chicago, a culinary and cultural destination in the heart of Fulton Market. The 50,000-square-foot space houses 18 kitchens, three bars and one drop-dead gorgeous rooftop terrace—all spread across three floors. There is something for everyone.



Experience the rich history of Philadelphia. Home to historical monuments, the Rodin Museum, the Philadelphia Orchestra, and the iconic Philly cheesesteak, there’s a lot about this city to love.

Italian Market Immersion Tour

Mix and mingle with the cheery Italian American community of Philadelphia on this visit to 9th Street’s very own Italian Market. Created and brought to life by the Italian community that immigrated to the States at the turn of the 20th century, they have bestowed it with the lively atmosphere and the general rural feel of any good old market back in Italy.

Begin your day at the corner of 9th and South Street, from where you will then head through the Bella Vista neighborhood to the thrilling marketplace. See the street that was made famous by the Rocky movies then end the tour at the intersection legendary for competitors Pat’s and Geno’s, where you can buy a famous Philly Cheesesteak. Ticket price: $33.97

Markets, Mosaics and Magic

Take on the diversity of Philly in the best way possible – local style! Begin your Philadelphia neighborhood tour on the ever-colorful South Street. Follow your local guide through the streets of the Bella Vista neighborhood for your first glimpse of some beautiful mosaics. Then swing by a historic deli, duck into a tempting bakery, and marvel at the sights, smells, and sounds of the famous Italian Market. Ticket price: $47.26

History in HD

Experience US History with this fascinating walking tour of Philadelphia. Stroll through the Historic District and the Old City neighborhood’s and learn about the country’s interesting past from a local and knowledgeable guide. During the tour you’ll immerse yourself in the history of the city as you visit iconic landmarks, get a local’s perspective as you visit hidden gems and sip on a refreshing glass of locally brewed beer. In the end you’ll admire some of the most famous historical sites in the US and learn about the city’s recent cultural renaissance. Ticket price: $44.00



Boston is consistently ranked as one of the most-visited cities in the United States – and for good reason. With historic sights, Fenway Park and thriving art scene, you’ll never be bored in Boston. Being one of the oldest cities in the country, Boston has a rich history and its standing in the U.S history of being “first in the nation” to build and enact many things makes it a sightseeing mecca.

Ghosts and Gravestones Tour

When the sun goes down in Boston, the ghosts and ghouls come out! The Ghosts and Gravestones Boston Tour ensures that you meet every one of them and learn each of their warped and wailing histories. Step aboard the Trolley of the Doomed and join your host, a seventeenth century grave digger, cursed with a sentence of eternal damnation. This wretched creature is doomed to travel the streets of Boston and relay the stories of the unfortunate souls he has encountered and the macabre events he had been witness to during his purgatory. Ticket price: $43.90

Boston City Center: America’s Firsts – City Exploration Game

As a professional record-setter who aims to be the first in everything you do, but how do you become the first at everything? Simple! You complete this self-guided 3km tour. Race, at your own pace, to be the first person to visit every first in a country, a feat you can only accomplish in one place—Boston. But time is of the essence because others want the record too! You’ll see the architecturally beautiful Public Library, historic State House, lush Boston Common, and many more iconic firsts. So now you must race to solve clues and be the fastest to find Boston’s firsts and explore its history to get the World Record win. Ticket price: $15.18

From Food to Freedom Trail

The North End to the Freedom Trail combines the North End Food Tour and the History and Highlights Tour to make up a brilliant half day tour that will give you a comprehensive introduction to Boston. You begin at Boston Harbor, where you walk through a scenic waterfront park, with views of the harbor, East Boston and historic wharfs lining Atlantic Ave.

Tasty food is never far away in the North End. Your guide will introduce you to a proper Italian salumeria where you’ll have a chance to enjoy some Italian meats and cheeses at their finest. Next up, take in the energy of Hanover Street, where it’s time for a mid-tour break at a traditional Italian café. Then midday, a taste of pizza awaits at a neighborhood favorite and then we’ll cap off the North End food experience with samples of the best Italian pastries along the back streets of this delicious neighborhood. Ticket price: $96.10

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