Sanfilippo Estate & Dinner at Chessie’s
The Sanfilippo ‘Place de la Musique’ is a private museum known for its collection of antique music machines, including phonographs, player pianos, fairground and band organs, calliopes and the world’s largest theatre pipe organ. There will be a guided three-hour tour of this amazing museum, followed by dinner and dessert at Chessie’s Restaurant. Meal choices are roast loin of pork with mashed potato and vegetable medley, chicken parmesan served over linguine with marinara sauce, parmesan crusted tilapia served with rice pilaf and vegetable medley or baked penne pasta complimented with roasted vegetables. Please plan for a lot of walking. There are places to sit along the tour. Registration deadline is Friday, April 26.
ACTV#31505-A1 Thurs., May 30
Departure: Noon (LCC)
Return: 8:00pm (Approximately)
Fee: $103 R/NR (Fee includes motor coach transportation, tour, dinner & gratuity)
Fair Oaks Farm & Lunch at the Farmhouse Restaurant
Fair Oaks, IN
Fair Oaks Farm is an escape to the country with acres of great food, learning, fun and an experience you will never forget! Visit the birthing center where you will see a live birth of a cow or pig. Learn about the future of farming, protecting the environment and caring for the animals while ensuring the highest quality products possible. During our tour, lunch consists of roasted pork loin, garlic mashed potatoes, buttered corn, rolls, coffee, tea and a single scoop of ice cream at The Farmhouse, their fine dining restaurant. A visit to the gift shop to purchase some great cheese and chocolates for the ride home will be our final stop. Registration deadline is Friday, May 31.
ACTV#11506-A1 Wed., June 12
Departure: 8:00am (LCC)
Return: 7:00pm (Approximately)
Fee: $99 R/NR (Fee includes mini-coach transportation, tour package, lunch buffet with iced tea, water and ice cream)
Spirit of Chicago Cabaret Lunch Cruise
Join us as we set sail on a two-hour cruise on Lake Michigan with skyline views and a buffet. Take in a truly engaging show, featuring live performances from sing-along show tunes to timeless jazz standards. We’ll keep the festivities flowing with cocktails from the cash bar and a few fun facts about Chicago’s famous skyline along the way. Registration deadline is Friday, May 24.
ACTV#11555-A1 Tues., June 25
Departure: 9:30am (LCC)
Return: 4:30pm (Approximately)
Fee: $99 R/NR (Fee includes mini-coach transportation, cruise ticket, lunch buffet, coffee, tea and iced tea)
French Lick Resort & Louisville, Kentucky
Indiana & Kentucky
Come join us at the French Lick Resort, one of the Midwest’s Premier Resort Destinations. Nestled among the hills of the Hoosier National Forest resides a classic American destination – French Lick Resort & Casino (Rated No. 4 Best Casino outside of Las Vegas by Yahoo! Travel). The resort is sure to exceed your expectations! On our way, we will experience the thrill of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway & Museum, including a ride around the infamous track. Come experience Old World opulence amid modern comforts served with Midwestern charm at the French Lick Resort. Spend your morning of free time exploring all that is offered. In the afternoon take a 25 mile scenic train ride and later enjoy wine tasting at the French Lick Winery. We will also spend a day exploring Louisville, a city that combines heritage with innovation, authenticity with originality and friendliness in a way that’s completely unique. Discover one-of-a-kind attractions like the legendary Kentucky Derby Museum at Churchill Downs, Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, the Muhammad Ali Center and dinner before heading back to the French Lick Resort. On the way home, we will stop for lunch and visit the Albanese Candy Factory Store for your shopping pleasure. Fee includes all attractions listed, 3 nights lodging and 6 meals (3 breakfasts & 3 dinners). Trip insurance is available for $59/person (highly recommended) made payable to Many Destinations Travel. Final payment and registration deadline is Friday, April 5.
Days/Dates: Thurs., June 27-Sun., June 30
Departure: 7:30am (LCC)
Return: Evening of Sun., June 30
ACTV#31533-A1 $759/Double Occupancy
ACTV#31533-A2 $969/Single Occupancy
ACTV#31533-A3 $739/Triple Occupancy
*$150 Deposit due upon registration
Castles, Pubs & Rails, Oh My!
Lake County, IL
Train enthusiasts, garden lovers, arborists, castle lovers, throne-ies and aficionados of unusual homes unite. We have the group tour for you! First, visit the grounds of the Wandering Tree Estate, the home of the “Train Lady” Elaine Silets. You will see two very large and elaborate model railroad layouts: the Gloree and Tryumfant Garden Railway. These run on more than 10,000 square feet of land. Large G-Scale trains pass through bridges and over waterfalls. See the Japanese Garden that grows thousands of begonias and is complemented by a charming gazebo overlooking the lake. Then head inside into the Harvey Silets Memorial Chicago Model Railroad Museum. This intimate indoor train museum has O-Scale trains that run through a city of Chicago replica. Our group will then stop for lunch at the Onion Pub & Brewery built from recycled timbers that pre-date the American Revolution. From the pub we go to the Bettendorf Castle. The extraordinary, one-of-a-kind Gothic-style castle established in 1932 hosts grounds tours and features dozens of magnificent mature oak trees, landscaping that overlooks towers, turrets, a moat, a drawbridge, a dungeon, fountains and spacious yards. The current residents tell you the history of how Teddy Bettendorf took 36 years to build this castle by hand. The blueprint of his masterpiece was inspired by his homeland castle of Vianden, Luxembourg. This is a unique trip that you will not want to miss! Please select your menu choice at the time of registration. Registration deadline is Monday, June 17.
ACTV#11509-A1 Wed., July 17
Return: 5:00pm (Approximately)
Fee: $105 R/NR (Fee includes tours, gratuity, lunch and mini-coach transportation)
Geneva Fine Arts Fair
Express your originality with the artwork you discover at Geneva’s nationally-acclaimed outdoor gallery of juried art. More than 140 artists will show their work from drawing, painting and sculpture to ceramics, glass, textiles and jewelry. All art is available for sale. Afterwards, enjoy time for lunch (on your own) and shopping. Choose from 5-star restaurants, casual bistros and fine chocolatiers to cozy coffee houses, tempting bakeries and gourmet carry-out. You’re sure to satisfy your cravings at one or more of Geneva’s rich variety of restaurants and eateries! Geneva is also a shopper’s paradise boasting over 100 specialty shops, many in historic storefronts and charming Victorian-style homes. With each new season Geneva merchants fill their shops with exclusive treasures from all over the world. Registration deadline is Wednesday, July 10.
ACTV#11543-A1 Sat., July 27
Return: 4:15pm (Approximately)
Fee: $39 R/NR (Fee includes mini-coach transportation only)
Chicago Mansions & “High Society” Tour
Today, the city still boasts many impressive residences dating from before the Great Chicago Fire of 1871 through the early 20th Century, from Prairie Avenue on the south side to the Gold Coast on the north side. SIn addition to visiting some of Chicago’s truly elegant existing mansions, this tour explores some of the lavish lifestyles of the denizens of Chicago’s elite neighborhoods. Following the tour, you will get to experience “High Society” at its best by partaking in the Drake Hotel’s legendary Afternoon Tea Service! Tea is served in individual tea pots accompanied by the traditional three-tiered tea tray filled with an arrangement of gourmet artisanal finger sandwiches, delicious from scratch breads and scones and dainty petit fours with accoutrement complements of house made preserves, lemon curd and English double Devon cream prepared by pastry chef Claire Crenshaw. Even the Queen and Princess Diana have made their royal visits here. Please list any food allergies at time of registration. Registration deadline is Thursday, August 1.
ACTV#11517-A1 Tues., Aug. 27
Return: 4:30pm (Approximately)
Fee: $105 R/NR (Fee includes tour, tour guide gratuity, afternoon tea service and mini-coach transportation)
Rick Lindy & the Wild Ones
Prairie Bluff Golf Course welcomes Rick Lindy and his band, an international touring group performing Classic Retro Rock of the 50’s, 60’s & 70’s. The show is a musical time machine that takes you back to the days when Rock & Roll was young and the radio waves were transmitting classic American Rock & Roll to the dashboard of a ’57 Chevy Bel Air. Relive the sounds of Elvis, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, The Beatles, Patsy Cline, The Platters, Tome Jones, Gary Puckett and many other legendary performers. Fee includes a three course plated lunch with your choice of entrée: roasted pork loin with apple compote (a slow roasted pork loin chop, glazed with a fresh harvested apple compote), champagne chicken (an Airline chicken, seared and roasted, drizzled with champagne sauce and roasted grape tomatoes) or soy glazed salmon (wild caught Atlantic salmon seared and glazed with a soy ginger glaze). Registration deadline is Thursday, July 11.
ACTV#11521-A1 Thurs., Aug. 15
Departure: 10:45am (LCC)
Return: 3:30pm (Approximately)
Fee: $49 R/NR (Fee includes mini-bus transportation, show and lunch)
Amelia Island, St. Augustine & Jacksonville
Soak up the age-old splendor of St. Augustine – America’s first and oldest city, and discover Ponce De Leon’s Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park. Next, explore the coastal island beauty of Amelia Island with a guided tour, time in the historic District and much more! This trip also includes deluxe motor coach transportation, 8 nights lodging and 14 meals. Travel insurance through Travel Insured International is available and recommended. Prices vary depending on occupancy
($69 double, $69 triple and $94 single per person). Please write a separate check payable to “Travel Insured International, Inc.” or pay it online at travelconfident.com. Limited space available so don’t wait to register! Final payment and registration deadline is Friday, July 12.
Days/Dates: Sat., Sept. 28-Sun., Oct. 6
Departure: 8:00am (LCC)
Return: Evening of Sun., Oct. 6
ACTV#31558-A1 $879 R/NR per Person-Double Occupancy
ACTV#31558-A2 $1208/NR per Person-Single Occupancy
ACTV#31558-A3 $859R/NR per Person-Triple Occupancy
*$75 deposit due upon registration