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Trips & Tours

Day Trips

 

Check out svcc.edu/trips for upcoming experiences. All trips will be rain, snow or shine. No refunds will be given two weeks before the scheduled trip; however, a substitute may be sent in your place.

If you are a customer at either Sauk Valley Bank or The First National Bank in Amboy you will receive a $5 discount on the day trips. Please register over the phone by calling 815.835.6212 and let us know that you are a customer of the banks. Community Education will verify with the banks prior to processing the trip payment.

 

 

 

Milwaukee Art & Architecture 

Guided city tour of Milwaukee highlighting the city’s architectural marvels including the Milwaukee Art Museum, the Basilica of St Josaphat, Milwaukee City Hall and the unique neighborhoods that make up this beautiful city. Lunch included at Bartolotta’s Lake Park Bistro overlooking Lake Michigan in the North Shore neighborhood with the beautiful lakefront homes. In the afternoon, participants will see the city from a different vantage point as we sail through downtown and the Historic Third Ward along the Milwaukee River and out into Lake Michigan to see the city skyline. Trip is limited to 53 participants. Trip includes transportation, driver tip, step-on guide, admission fees, 3-course lunch, sightseeing cruise, and bus snacks. Lunch choices are Salmon Grill (Grilled Scottish Salmon) will pureed potatoes, vegetables, and seasonal sauce OR Poulet Roti (Roast Chicken) with purred potatoes, vegetables and seasonal sauce. Lunch comes with Bibb lettuce salad with white-wine vinaigrette & Gateu au Chocolat (flourless chocolate torte with crème Anglaise). (Ages 18 & Up)

Bus departs SVCC North Parking lot promptly at 7:00 a.m., arriving in Milwaukee at approximately 9:30 a.m. Bus departs Milwaukee at 4:00 p.m. and will arrive back at SVCC at approximately 6:30 p.m.

CRN:80158

Thursday, May 21; 7:00AM-6:30PM

Milwaukee, WI           

$139 per person

 

Dear Evan Hansen Musical

A letter that was never meant to be seen, a lie that was never meant to be told, a life he never dreamed he could have. Evan Hansen is about to get the one thing he’s always wanted: a chance to finally fit in. Dear Evan Hansen is the deeply personal and profoundly contemporary musical about life and the way we live it. “Winner of six 2017 Tony® Awards including Best Musical and the 2018 Grammy® Award for Best Musical Theater Album. All ticket sales are final; however, a substitute may be sent in your place. The show is a 2:00 p.m. matinee and the tickets are located in the rear Mezzanine level. Participants will have time to shop and/or eat lunch once we arrive in Chicago. There are places to shop and eat lunch near the theater. Trip is limited to 29 participants. Trip includes transportation, driver tip, musical ticket, and bus snacks. Lunch in Chicago and dinner at Portillo’s will be on your own. (Ages 12 & Up)

Bus departs SVCC North Parking lot promptly at 9:00 a.m., arriving in Chicago at approximately 11:15 a.m. Bus departs Chicago after the show at approximately 4:45 p.m. and will stop at Portillo’s for dinner and arrive back at SVCC at approximately 8:15 p.m.

CRN:TBD

Wednesday, August 5; 9:00AM-8:15PM

CBIC Theatre, Chicago, IL                

$109 per person

 

Brewery Trip

Enjoy a relaxing trip to Hairy Cow Brewing Company and New Glarus Brewing Company. Hairy Cow Brewing Company is located in Byron, Illinois on the bank of the beautiful Rock River and has world class craft beer, signature mixed drinks, and gourmet brick oven pizza. The New Glarus Brewing Company is located in the quaint town of New Glarus, Wisconsin. New Glarus has a strong Swiss heritage and many unique businesses including a fine array of restaurants, many with authentic Swiss cuisine. We will arrive at Hairy Cow Brewing at 11:00 a.m. to enjoy lunch and drinks on your own. We will then head to New Glarus Brewing Company for an optional public tour and tasting. The tasting is included in the cost of the trip. The tasting includes 3 samples of World Class Beer and a commemorative New Glarus tasting glass. Participants will be dropped off in town to explore, shop, and eat on their own. Trip is limited to 29 participants. Trip includes transportation, driver tip, New Glarus Brewing Company tasting, and bus snacks. Food and drinks will be on your own. (Ages 21 & Up)

Bus departs SVCC North Parking lot promptly at 10:15 a.m. arriving at Hairy Cow Brewery at 11:00 a.m. Bus departs Hairy Cow Brewery at 12:45 p.m. to go to New Glarus Brewing Company. Bus departs New Glarus Brewing Company at 3:30 p.m. for the town of New Glarus. The bus will depart New Glarus at 6:30 p.m. and will arrive back at SVCC at approximately 8:00 p.m. 

CRN:80005

Saturday, October 3; 10:15AM-8:00PM

Byron, IL & New Glarus, WI

$49 per person

 

Disney’s Frozen

A mysterious secret. A family torn apart. As one sister struggles with being an outsider and harnessing her powers within, the other sets out on a thrilling adventure to bring her family together once again. Both are searching for love, but they’ll learn that to find it they’ll have to find it they’ll have to look inside themselves first. An unforgettable theatrical experience filled with sensational special effects, stunning sets and costumes, and powerhouse performances. Frozen is everything you want in a musical: it’s moving. It’s spectacular. And above all, it’s pure Broadway joy. All ticket sales are final; however, a substitute may be sent in your place. The show is a 2:00 p.m. matinee and the tickets are located in the middle balcony. Participants will have time to shop and/or eat lunch once we arrive in Chicago. There are places to shop and eat lunch near the theater. Trip is limited to 29 participants. Trip includes transportation, driver tip, musical ticket, and bus snacks. Lunch in Chicago and dinner at Portillo’s will be on your own. (Ages 6 & Up)

Bus departs SVCC North Parking lot promptly at 9:00 a.m., arriving in Chicago at approximately 11:15 a.m. Bus departs Chicago after the show at approximately 5:00 p.m. and will stop at Portillo’s for dinner and arrive back at SVCC at approximately 8:30 p.m.

CRN:TBD

Saturday, November 21; 9:00AM-8:30PM

Cadillac Theatre, Chicago, IL                        

$149 per person

 

 

Extended Trips

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

For more information about trip previews or to request a detailed trip itinerary, contact Brenda Helms at 815.835.6212.

 

 

Shades of Ireland - Experience the Magic of the Emerald Isle

From vibrant and history-filled Dublin, across rolling green hills to the dramatic coast, experience all of Ireland’s charm on this magical tour of the 

IrelandEmerald Isle. Live like royalty during an overnight stay on the grounds of a castle. Visit Waterford, Ireland’s oldest city, where you’ll have the opportunity to visit the House of Waterford Crystal. Choose from a selection of Killarney’s best restaurants with our Diner’s Choice program. See the Atlantic from the stunning 700-foot Cliffs of Moher. Experience the world-famous beauty of the Ring of Kerry. See sheepdogs in action on a working farm. Explore Dublin with a local guide – either by foot or on a panoramic city tour – it’s your choice! See beautiful Killarney from your seat on an Irish jaunting car. Journey to historic Blarney Castle, lean back and kiss its famous stone! Travelers will need a valid passport to attend. (Trip limited to
 21 participants)

Trip dates (10 days): Monday, April 27 – Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Cost: $3,899 (double/per person); $4,449 (single person); 13 meals included (8 breakfasts, 5 dinners)


Not included in price
: Cancellation waiver and insurance is an additional $315 per person.Included in price: Round trip air from O’Hare Intl Airport, Air Taxes and fees/surcharges, hotel reservations.

Deposit of $500 per person is due upon reservation.

Final payment due February 29, 2020.