Enjoy one of the largest Amish communities in the world with over a thousand vendors selling everything from fresh fruit to handcrafted furniture at the Shipshewana flea market. You can also walk a few blocks to the downtown area and visit a variety of shops, an antique auction, the Mennohaus Museum and more.
Registration Deadline: Tues., Apr. 17
ACTV#31505-A1 Tues., May 22
Departure: 8:15am (LCC)
Return: 8:00pm (Approximately)
Fee: $55 R/NR (Fee includes motor coach transportation only)
New Orleans, LA
Lively French-infused culture awaits you on this trip to New Orleans! You will experience a guided tour of the most memorable sights and enjoy some free time to stroll the world-famous historic French Quarter. This New Orleans bus tour includes a tour of a Louisiana plantation, a beautiful riverboat cruise on the Mississippi River, a visit to the National World War II Museum, including a 4D cinematic experience on a 120 foot screen, and admission to Mardi Gras World! This trip also includes deluxe motor coach transportation, 6 nights lodging and 10 meals. Travel Insurance through Travel Insured International is available. Prices vary depending on occupancy ($59 double; $59 triple; $69 single per person). Write a separate check payable to “Travel Insured International, Inc.” or pay online at www.travelconfident.com. Limited space available so don’t wait to register!
Registration Deadline/Final Payment: Fri., July 6
Days/Dates: Sun., Sept. 16-Sat., Sept. 22
Departure: 8:00am (LCC)
Return: Evening of Sat., Sept. 22
ACTV#31555-A1 $689 R/NR per Person-Double Occupancy
ACTV#31555-A2 $919 R/NR per Person-Single Occupancy
ACTV#31555-A3 $669 R/NR per Person-Triple Occupancy
*$75 deposit due upon registration
Summer 2018 Bus Trips
University of Chicago Tour
Join us as we tour the University of Chicago campus and discover how beautiful landscape design and world-class architecture create an inspiring academic environment for one of the top universities in the world. Some of the tour highlights include Frank Lloyd Wright’s Robie House, the “Quad” and it’s Arboretum, Helmut Jahn’s Mansueto Library, the Oriental Institute, stunning interior architecture of Rockefeller Chapel, spectacular view from Logan Arts Terrace, and much more! Following the tour, we will stop for lunch at Valois Restaurant (lunch is on your own), which is one of Barack Obama’s favorite restaurants. This cafeteria style restaurant has been serving down-home cooking for almost a century. Please note: this is a walking and bus tour combination. Registration deadline is Friday, September 6.
ACTV#21520-A1 Sat., Sept. 22
Departure: 8:45am (LCC)
Return: 2:30 pm (Approximately)
Fee: $65 (Fee includes mini motor coach transportation, tour and tour guide gratuity)
Billed as the biggest festival of its kind in the country, Milwaukee’s Polish Fest is a family-friendly celebration of Polish culture, heritage and the city’s thriving Polish community. The festival offers up a slew of cultural attractions like cooking demonstrations, traditional folk art, forums with historians and more. Traditional and contemporary Polish music is showcased throughout the event, and guests are invited to dance along at the Non-Stop Polka Stage. The festival also offers attendees a taste of Polish cuisine from sausage to pierogi, and there are plenty of classic Wisconsin eats as well. Registration deadline is Friday, June 1.
ACTV#11505-A1 Fri., June 15
Departure: 9:15am (LCC)
Return: 7:00pm (Approximately)
Fee: $56 R/NR (Fee includes motor coach transportation and admission)
Custard Capital of the World
Did you know that Milwaukee is the custard capital of the world? Join us for this fun tour and learn all about it! Our day will begin with lunch at a classic Milwaukee diner complete with poodle skirts. After lunch, we’ll give two thumbs up while visiting the bronze Fonze along the Milwaukee Riverwalk…Ayyyyy! Next, we delve into a “custard crawl” with stops at three historic custard stands. This tour includes a narrated guided city tour throughout the day. Plus, we will enjoy a historical tour of the Village of Greendale, along with shopping time in this quaint village. Don’t forget your camera! Please list any dietary restrictions at the time of registration. Registration deadline is July 13.
ACTV#11519-A1 Sat., Aug. 4
Departure: 8:30am (LCC)
Return: 6:15pm (Approximately)
Fee: $109 (Fee includes motor coach transportation, lunch, tour and tour guide gratuity)
A Day at the Races – Arlington International Racecourse
Arlington Heights, IL
Enjoy a day at the races at Arlington International Racecourse. Whether you’re there for the people watching, enjoying the flowers and colorful dress of the horses and jockeys, or a race enthusiast, this is certain to be a fun afternoon. The package includes your admission, racing guide, seat in the room, your lunch in the Governor’s Room and a 3-hour soft drink package. Registration deadline is Thursday, June 21.
ACTV#11513-A1 Thurs., July 12
Departure: 10:30am (LCC)
Return: 6:00pm (Approximately)
Fee: $79 R/NR (Fee includes mini-coach transportation, admission, lunch & gratuity)
Heartbreak Hotel – Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place
Heartbreak Hotel follows the tender story of Elvis Presley in the early years of his burgeoning career as he and Sam Phillips create the music that will forever change their lives. As Elvis’s career skyrockets, both lifting and shattering the lives of those he loves, a secret love story is revealed, a betrayal is discovered and “Colonel” Tom Parker changes the course of history all in just 18 short months. This brand new musical features hit songs from the King himself as well as the legends who influenced his iconic music, with chart-toppers including “Blue Suede Shoes”, “Tutti Frutti”, “That’s All Right Momma”, “Shake, Rattle, and Roll” and, of course, “Heartbreak Hotel”. This is where the story begins…“take a walk down lonely street”. Following the show, you will have free time to get a bite to eat or go shopping at Water Tower or along Michigan Avenue. Registration deadline is Friday, July 13.
ACTV#11502-A1 Sat., July 28
Departure: 12:15pm (LCC)
Return: 7:15pm (Approximately)
Fee: $87 R/NR (Fee includes motor coach transportation and ticket)
Starved Rock-Nashville Connection
Country music at its finest! Dave and Daphne, a Nashville duo, perform a high energy show with Classic Country music roots! Dave is well known for his 10 years on the road as Barbara Mandrell’s lead guitarist. Daphne was Southern Gospel Music’s Female Vocalist of the Year. When she sings country music, she’s best described as a cross between Shania Twain and Patsy Cline. Together, they bring country legend favorites Loretta Lynn, Willie Nelson, Patsy Cline and so many more, to create an afternoon of Nashville fun. We’ll also enjoy a lunch buffet! Registration deadline is Thursday, July 12.
ACTV#11516-A1 Tues., Aug. 14
Departure: 9:45am (LCC)
Return: 4:45pm (Approximately)
Fee: $65 R/NR (Fee includes mini-coach transportation, show and lunch buffet)
Chicago History Tour & Taste of Greektown
Join us as we embark on this highly unique “Urban Safari” designed to examine some of the historical wonders and architectural gems scattered across the city. The tour route will showcase all the Chicago River and downtown “Loop” has to offer. On this highly unique tour our guests will hear captivating stories about the city’s rich history, view and learn about some of Chicago’s most iconic architecture and artwork, stroll the “Loop” while listening to heartrending stories of some of the city’s worse disasters and experience the newly expanded Chicago River Walk that opened in 2017. Following the tour, we will head over to Greektown for the 29th annual Taste of Greektown. Hellenic pride will take center stage with this acclaimed culinary fest on Halsted Street. Taste of Greektown is a romantic weekend celebration for lovers of Mediterranean culture. Blending Old World traditions with a 21st century freshness, the tantalizing food and spirits from neighborhood eateries will again be the main attraction. Please note this is a walking tour. Registration deadline is Friday, August 3.
ACTV#11525-A1 Sat., Aug. 25
Departure: 7:45am (LCC)
Return: 4:15pm (Approximately)
Fee: $79 (Fee includes motor coach transportation, tour and tour guide gratuity)
Chicago Botanic Gardens
Join us for an up-close 35-minute narrated tram tour. There will be plenty of time to explore this 385-acre site and its exhibits, uniquely situated on nine islands surrounded by lakes. Relax amidst the beauty, and enjoy lunch on your own at the Garden Café. Registration deadline is Thursday, August 2.
ACTV#11529-A1 Tues., Sept. 4
Departure: 8:45am (LCC)
Return: 4:45pm (Approximately)
Fee: $39 R/NR (includes mini-coach transportation, admission and tour)