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Trips & Tours

Day Trips

Travel and explore with Sauk Valley Community College’s Community Education Department.

Holiday Bakery Bus in a Box

If there is one thing that we love, it is sweet treats from bakeries in Milwaukee. Sit back, relax and enjoy! We will bring the treats and learning opportunities to you! Enjoy pastries from authentic Italian, German, Danish, Mexican, and French bakeries. Deadline to register is December 2. Bakery Boxes will be mailed directly to participants. Virtual trip includes bakery items in the box, shipping, educational seminar, and tour guide gratuity. (All Ages)

  • Taste Milwaukee's Italian heritage with a half-pound box of Peter Sciortino's Bakery on historic Brady Street
  • Delve into Mexican culture with a mini Three King's Cake from woman-owned La Flor de Trigo
  • Enjoy a dozen of National Bakery's famous German pecan fingers
  • Savor 6 madeleines as a French delight from Greige Patisserie
  • Homemade, hand-dipped chocolate treats from Ultimate Confections

You can share the experience or keep all the treats for yourself. Virtual tours also make a great gift or care package for a friend who loves traveling! Contents are planned to be adequate for two participants to share the tour experience. Items will be shipped to your home the week of December 6 and will include instructions for joining the virtual tour. Participants will need a computer or mobile device, sound, and internet connection.

CRN: 80103
(1 session), Thursday, December 9; 6:00 - 7:30 PM
Live Online
$89 per box

Self-Guided Chicago Bus Trip

Travel with us in person to enjoy the sights and sounds of Chicago. Explore the city’s museums, shops and eateries. This self-guided trip allows you and your friends to enjoy the city without bothersome schedules, stressful driving and parking hassles. (All Ages)

Bus departs SVCC North parking lot promptly at 8:00 a.m., arriving at Water Tower Place (north side of building) at 10:30 a.m. Bus departs Chicago at 5:00 p.m. and will arrive back at SVCC at approximately 8:00 p.m. COVID-19 protocols and sanitation procedures will be followed on the charter bus.

CRN: 80104
(1 session), Saturday, December 11; 8:00 - 8:00 PM
Chicago, IL
Coordinator: Brenda Helms
$39 per person

2020 trips cancelled:
Brewery Trip to Hairy Cow Brewery & New Glarus: April 4 and October 3
Milwaukee Art & Architecture Tour: May 21
Dear Evan Hansen Musical (Chicago): August 5
Frozen: The Musical (Chicago): November 21
Chicago Self-Guided: December 12

Past trips:
Beauty & The Beast at Fireside Theatre
Chicago Blackhawks vs. St Louis Blues Hockey Game at United Center (Chicago)
Chicago Cubs vs. Chicago White Sox at Guaranteed Rate Field (Chicago)
Chicago Cubs vs. St. Louis Cardinals at Wrigley Field (Chicago)
Chicago Self-Guided (annually on the second Saturday in December)
Explore Galena
Field Museum (Chicago)
Galena Wine Tasting
Hamilton: An American Musical (Chicago)
Monsters of the Midway: Tour Soldier Field (Chicago)
Mystic Blue Lunch Cruise & Navy Pier (Chicago)
Northwest Illinois Brewery & Distillery Trip
Odyssey River Lunch Cruise & Navy Pier (Chicago)
Shedd Aquarium (Chicago)
Taste & Toast Milwaukee Tour

If you have suggestions or ideas where we should travel, please contact Brenda Helms at


Extended Trips

Stop dreaming and start doing! Join Sauk Valley Community College on these amazing extended trips through Collette. Begin your adventure today!

2020 trip cancelled:
Shades of Ireland (April 2020)

Past trips:
New Mexico: Explore the Land of Enchantment (March 2018)
Canyon Country (March 2019)
Tuscany Italy (November 2019)