Taste of Chicago 2013


Jul 11 - Jul 14, 2013

331 E. Randolph St.
Chicago, IL 60601 Map

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July 10th - July 14th 2013

Chicago, IL


Taste of Chicago 2013 is Chicago's biggest event. Getting its start as a modest food festival on the Fourth of July in 1980, the Taste of Chicago has grown to be the world's largest outdoor food fest -- a gastronomical extravaganza attracting upwards of 3 million people each year. Taste of Chicago 2013 marks the 34th anniversary of the festival.


Where:Grant Park -- north/south between Monroe Avenue and Balbo Drive, east/west between Michigan Avenue and Lake Shore Drive.

OFFICIAL DATES:July 10th - July 14th 2013

Hours: 11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. 

Admission: Admission and events are free, but you obviously have to pay for food and drinks. Purchases are made by ticket only. Tickets are sold in strips of 12 for $8. Large items are generally 9-10 tickets, side portions 6-7 tickets, soft drinks 4 tickets. All daily restaurants offer a small "Taste" portion for 2-3 tickets -- a great way to sample a large variety of all the food available. Tickets are available for purchase on the day of the event.

Chicago’s Essex Inn

Directly across from Grant Park the location of the the 2013 Taste of Chicago.

Stunning all season pool and extensive fitness center.  Our pool features AARP approved steps so guests may enter and exit the pool with ease

Complimentary shuttle service to the Magnificent Mile shopping district, the Art Institute, Navy Pier, and the museum campus.

Restaurant on property with room service during breakfast and dinner hours


Hotel Package (3 nights July 11th - July 14th) Prices Per Person

Includes Standard Hotel Room (3 nights) American Breakfast 1 morning


Single Occupancy:  $649*

Double Occupancy: $349*

Triple Occupancy:   $259*

Quad Occupancy:    $219*

*rates as of 1/1/2013


*additional nights and other hotels are available call for rates.


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Airfare, flights can be booked with hotel upon request (hotel may vary call for rates)

Taste of Chicago tickets

Local transportation

Some Meals

Travel Insurance

Valet Parking $41 current rate

*A credit card will be required for incidentals ($75.00 per night).  If a credit card cannot be provided at check-in, the reservation will be cancelled, all funds are non refundable. 

Travel Insurance



All clients are encouraged to purchase travel insurance within 14 days of the deposit and understand the terms and conditions of the policy of choice. Purchase directly from Allianz Travel Insurance. All Insurance claims are handled by Allianz and not Neptune Travel Group.


Payments Per Person

Deposit   Now                         $50 or more

Pymt#2   12/15/2012              $50 or more

Pymt#3    01/15/2013             $50 or more

Pymt#4    02/15/2013             $50 or more

Pymt#5    03/10/2013             $50 or more ( Full Deposit of $150 due)

Pymt#6    04/15/2013              $50 or more

Pymt#7    05/15/2013              Balance


We are aware that it may not take the entire payment schedule to pay off your room. Be sure to place a deposit to secure your room, make payments monthly, and pay off balance no later than May 15th 2013

If you miss the initial deposit date, pay $50 and continue with the payment schedule.


How to Make Payments


1.)       Pay Online Neptune Travel Group Site: pay a deposit of $50 or a different amount and go to and click on the “Make A Payment” button


2.)       Bill Pay (through your bank): to Neptune Travel Group, P.O. Box, 311467, Atlanta, GA 31131


3.)       Mail Check or money order payable to Neptune Travel Group, mail to:


Neptune Travel Group

Attn: Taste of Chicago 2013

P.O. Box 311467

Atlanta, GA 31131



Payments are non-refundable and non-transferrable.

Travel insurance is available, all claims are handled by the travel insurance company.

Full deposit is required to lock rate.

Name changes are allowed, starting at $50, could be more depending on the date of change.

Payments made after the final payment date, May 15, 2013, will result in a late penalty of $50 per person. Each additional week is $10 per person, starting June 22, 2013.


Contact Us

Neptune Travel Group

P.O. Box 311467

Atlanta, GA 31131




FAX     404-549-4392






Deposit---$50 52.24

Registration Form - Ms. Brown Group Only 0.00

Bitin off more group only.Airfare Deposit 77.87

Full Deposit 154.74

$250 deposit- Vonda and Friends 257.24

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