Travel Programs

CRUISE NIGHT – ITALY & FRENCH RIVIERA

Come and learn about the wonders of cruising as we highlight a 10day/9-night Italy & French Riviera cruise aboard Cunard – The Queen Elizabeth.  This trip will begin with a guided tour of Rome where you will visit all of the historic sites. From Rome, you will depart for your cruise where you will stop in the cities of Florence, Monte Carlo – Monaco, Toulon – France, and Barcelona – Spain. Enjoy all the beauty Europe has to offer!   The trip will depart November 12 and return November 21, 2014. The fees range from $2,169 to $2,959. Pricing includes: rates are per person, double occupancy and include 2 nights pre-cruise at a centrally located hotel in Rome, half day city tour of Rome, all transfers and luggage handling, cruise, port charges, government fees, taxes, and transfers to/from ship.  A detailed overview of the cruise will be presented by professional travel agents.   Please note that all prices are subject to change.   Call the Park District office to reserve your spot!
Location:       Founders Community Center
Day:                   Tuesday
Date:                 January 28
Time:               7:00 – 8:00 pm
Age:                   21 & older
Fee:                    FREE (Pre-registration required)

OIL LAMP THEATER - Glenview, IL

Experience the fun and charm of the quaint Oil Lamp Theater as we sit back, relax and enjoy the comedy, "The Girl in the Freudian Slip". The story follows the events surrounding a New York psychiatrist who has a fashion artist for a wife, a perceptive 17 year old for a daughter, a bachelor author for a friend, a young man patient, and a former female patient.   Homemade cookies and beverage are included at the theater.   Before we head to the theater, we will start our day at Hackney's on Lake (a 70 yr family run restaurant) for lunch, where you will choose between several delicious lunch options. Before the play begins we will have a little time to browse at the very interesting Glenview Coin and Collectible store near the theater. 
Registration Deadline: February 3
Day/Date:      Sunday, February 23
Depart:            10:45 am from the Founders Community Center
Return:           6:30 pm (Approximately)
Fee:                    $69 (Fee includes theater ticket, lunch, and mini- coach transportation)

WONDERS OF THE 1893 WORLD’S FAIR EXHIBIT AT THE FIELD MUSEUM

You will have a fabulous day at the Field Museum visiting their new exhibit called “Wonders of the 1893 World’s Fair”. Luring millions to Chicago in 1893, the World’s Columbian Exposition was a glittering showcase of architecture, culture, technology, and peoples from around the world. Now, 120 years later, the Museum is opening its hidden collections to display incredible artifacts and specimens that will bring to life one of the most spectacular events in the Windy City’s history. Each person will receive an all access pass, which includes admission to all the special exhibits offered at the museum along with the 35 permanent exhibits. Enjoy the day exploring the Field Museum. Lunch is on your own.
Registration Deadline: February 18
Day/Date:      Wednesday, March 5
Depart:            9:30 am Founders Community Center
Return:           4:00 pm (approx.)
Fee:                    $39 (Fee includes mini coach transportation, admission to Museum and all access pass)

CHICAGO FLOWER & GARDEN SHOW

Even if you don’t have a green thumb and don’t find yourself in the garden much, this annual show offers something for everyone from the master gardener to those who just love the beauty of flowers! Our trip to the show will provide an opportunity for everyone on their own and at their own pace to wander the show, take in a seminar or two that might be of interest and enjoy lunch on their own at one of the many Navy Pier eateries. 
Registration Deadline:  February 26
Day/Date:      Wednesday, March 19
Departure:   8:45 am from Founders Community Center
Return:           3:45 pm (Approximately)
Fee:                    $40 (Fee includes mini-motor coach transportation and admission. Lunch is on your own)

CHICAGO PREMIUM OUTLET MALL - Rosemont, IL

To ensure wonderful energy, we will begin this day of shopping with a delicious breakfast at Mattina’s Café in New Lenox. We will then travel for a day of shopping at the newly opened Outlet Mall in Rosemont. This outlet mall features hundreds of stores from many of the high-end fashion and household retailers. 
Registration Deadline:  March 5
Day/Date:      Wednesday, April 9
Departure:   7:30 am from Founders Community Center
Return:           3:30 pm (Approximately)
Fee:                    $25 (Fee includes mini-motor coach transportation; breakfast and lunch are on your own.)

ROUTE 66 RED CARPET CORRIDOR FESTIVAL 

It is all about fun on the most famous road in America! On this trip we will visit three towns along Route 66. Each community will produce its own events from full-blown festivals to antique and craft sales, art sales, car and motorcycle shows, live entertainment, and plenty of yard, garage, and sidewalk sales along the way, everyone is sure to discover something unique.  Food, snacks and treats will be in abundance, and there are plenty of  historic sites, outstanding free museums and unique mom & pop businesses to help create a nostalgic journey for all to enjoy.   Don’t forget your camera!
Registration Deadline: April 15
Day/Date:      Saturday, May 3
Depart:            8:30 am from the Founders Community Center
Return:           6:45 pm (Approximately)
Fee:                    $23 (Fee includes mini-coach transportation only)

SHOPPING IN GALENA - Galena, IL

Enjoy the beautiful natural surroundings and historic charm of the town of Galena as you shop the unique gift shops, antique stores, specialty food and food product stores, eclectic boutique shops and art galleries. Those who are interested in the history of the city may want to visit one of the historical sites within walking distance of Main Street or just stroll on the interesting neighborhood streets. You will enjoy a late afternoon dinner at Vinny Vanucchi’s, where we will feast on a delicious family-style Italian dinner before heading home. So, sit back, relax and let us do the driving.
Registration Deadline:  March 26
Day/Date:      Wednesday, May 7
Departure:   7:30 am from Founders Community Center
Return:           8:00 pm (Approximately)
Fee:                    $80 (Fee includes motor coach transportation and dinner)

ISLAND OF COUDRES - CANADA

Grab your passport and join us for this Canadian Island trip of a lifetime! The beautiful Island of Coudres is nestled between the St. Lawrence River and the Laurentian Mountains, in the pristine Charlevoix region in the Province of Quebec. On this trip you will enjoy 8-nights of lodging, including 3 nights on the Island of Coudres, 15 meals that include: 8 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 6 dinners, guided tours of the Island of Coudres, Montreal and Quebec City, visit to the St. Anne De Beaupre Shrine, and Whale watching on the calm waters of Bay St. Catherine. Trip insurance prices vary depending on occupancy ($69 triple, $69 double and $94 single per person) Please write a separate check payable to “Travel Insured International, Inc.” or pay it online at www.travelconfident.com Limited space available; don’t wait to register!
Registration Deadline/Final Payment: March 5
Day/Date:   Monday, May 12 - 20
Depart:         8:00 am Founders Community Center
Return:        In the evening on May 20 (Time TBA)
Fee:                 $1,050/person double occupancy
                           $1,030/person triple occupancy
                           $1,430/person single occupancy
                           ***$75 deposit due upon registration 
Click here to download the Island of Coudres - Canada itinerary flyer.

GARDENOLOGY – Geneva, IL

Gardenology advisers and vendors will bring their best ideas and garden related products to jump-start your gardening season.  Experts in every horticulture field including farming, landscape design, weavers, local nurseries, and more will be on hand to answer your questions. Topics include herbs, flowers, vegetables, heirloom plants and perennials.  Learn about attracting birds & butterflies, wildlife control, composting, organic fertilizers and more. There will be demonstrations, children's activities, and speakers. 
Registration Deadline:  May 1
Day/Date:      Saturday, May 17
Departure:   8:30 am from Founders Community Center
Return:           4:15 pm (Approximately)
Fee:                    $22 (Fee includes mini-coach transportation only)

TUSCOLA OUTLET & THE “BIG RED BARN”
Tuscola, IL

This trip has become a tradition for the Frankfort Park District! You couldn’t ask for two better locations sitting right next to each other. Inside The Big Red Barn is a village of interesting shops full of Amish-made goods and an award winning Amish style buffet restaurant. After lunch, we will head to Tanger Outlet Mall where you are sure to find fabulous spring sales. 
Registration Deadline: May 1
Day/Date:      Thursday, May 22
Departure:   8:15 am from Founders Center
Return:           5:15 pm (Approximately)
Fee:                    $29 (Fee includes mini motor coach transportation only)

DOOR COUNTY – AUTUMN SPLENDOR

Come discover the “New England of the Midwest” in charming Door County! Enjoy 4 days and 3 nights as we tour one of the top ten destinations in the Midwest. This trip includes motorcoach transportation, 3 nights lodging at Newport Resort, 8 meals including 3 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 3 dinners, 1 full day guided tour of Door County, American Folklore Theatre, ferry to Washington Island, tour of Washington Island, and much more! 
Registration Deadline: September 7
Day/Date:   Monday - Thursday, September 29 – October 2
Depart:         7:00 am Founders Community Center
Return:        5:15 pm (Approximately)
Fee:                 $599/person double occupancy
                           $799/person single occupancy

For a complete listing of the Winter/Spring 2014 Travel Programs, click here.


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