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Trips & Tours

Day Trips


Travel and explore with Sauk Valley Community College’s Community Education Department.
Currently all upcoming trips have been cancelled due to the college’s no travel policy. We hope to travel again in the near future. All travelers will receive refunds.


Bakery Bus in a Box

Enjoy a new experience with SVCC’s Community Education Department and travel virtually to Milwaukee, Wisconsin and sample sweet treats from Milwaukee’s ethnic bakeries. Enjoy pastries from authentic Italian, German, Danish, Mexican and French bakeries. Learn more when you attend the virtual interactive 90 minute discussion about Milwaukee’s immigrant past and a chance to meet the makers behind the treats in the Bakery Bus in a Box. Deadline to register is February 8. 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)

Some samples included in the box will be:

·       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.

·       Homemade, hand-dipped chocolates from Ultimate Confections.


Tuesday, February 16; 6:00-7:30PM


$79 per box



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)