Travel Programs


The Choir of Man

Chicago, IL

Join us for an afternoon of shopping, dining and entertainment! Before our show at the Broadway Playhouse Theatre, you will have free time for shopping and lunch (on your own) at Water Tower Place.  Then off to see the runaway hit of numerous international music festivals that is hitting the road for its first U.S. tour! Known across the globe as “the ultimate feel-good show,” The Choir of Man offers up 90 minutes of indisputable joy! It’s a party. It’s a concert. It’s a pint-filled good time set in a working pub that combines hair-raising harmonies, high-energy dance, and live percussion with foot-stomping choreography. The multi-talented cast of nine handsome blokes sings everything — pub tunes, folk, Broadway, classic rock — all to roof-raising heights. It’s the best singing, dancing, stomping, pub crawl of a concert you’ll ever see! CHEERS!

Registration Deadline:  March 18

Day/Date:    Saturday, April 18
Depart:          10:45 am Founders Community Center
Return:         4:30 pm (Approx.)
Fee:                 $75 (Fee includes motor coach transportation and show ticket)

Chicago Pizza Tour

Chicago, IL

Join us for a day of eating pizza! Travel more than 20 miles devouring multiple styles of Chicago pizza in just a few hours. Eat and feel like a local as you visit authentic small businesses to sample their legendary pizzas and hear their stories. Chicago Pizza Tours started in 2009, becoming the first Chicago food tour company focused solely on pizza. The tours are designed by local Chicago pizza enthusiast Jonathan Porter who has judged the US Pizza Championships, and contributed to many pizza related books as well as TV specials.

Registration Deadline: March 23

Day/Date:     Thursday, April 23
Depart:           9:45am Founders Community Center
Return:          2:45pm (Approx.)
Fee:                 $79 (Fee includes motor coach transportation, tour and gratuity)

Get Your Kicks On Route 66!

Join us for the ultimate Route 66 experience led by the award winning Route 66 author John Weiss!  We will travel the historic Route 66 from the town of Dwight all the way to Atlanta, IL. Our first stop will include a big breakfast at the Route 66 Family restaurant on the historic road.  This family owned restaurant has lots of Route 66 atmosphere and hospitality. From there we will begin our adventure as we journey along Route 66 visiting sites such as an old police station, Dead Man’s curve, the Spraque Super Service, Route 66 Visitors Center, the Bunyon Giant, a visit to the Beer Nuts factory and Outlet Store, and more! We will also visit the historic Funk Sirup Farm to see how it’s made and have a taste. Yes, it is spelled Sirup! We will end our day with dinner at the historic Palm Café in Atlanta. Don’t forget your camera!

Registration Deadline:  April 13

Day/Date:    Wednesday, May 6
Depart:          7:15 am Founders Community Center
Return:         8:00 pm (Approx.)
Fee:                 $105 (Fee includes motor coach transportation, meals, tour and gratuity)

Dueling Pianos at Starved Rock

Utica, IL

Relax and enjoy the show in the historic ambiance of the Great Hall of Starved Rock Lodge. An experience like no other! Don’t miss this wildly entertaining music and comedy dueling piano show. Our interactive musical comedy experience will have you singing, shouting, dancing and laughing so hard you’ll be doubled over. We’ll also enjoy a lunch buffet!

Registration Deadline:  April 16

Day/Date:    Monday, May 18
Depart:          9:30 am Founders Community Center
Return:         5:15 pm (Approx.)
Fee:                 $89 (Fee includes motor coach transportation, lunch buffet & show)

Beautiful Maine

Experience the beautiful coastal region on your bus trip to Maine. This tour takes you from the state’s largest city-by-the-sea, Portland, to America’s most photographed lighthouse. Visit the Seashore Trolley Museum and take a ride through the Maine countryside on a streetcar. Tour the elegant historic Victoria Mansion and enjoy free time at the historic Portland waterfront. Visit the Boothbay Railway Village, including a vintage train ride. A highlight of your Maine bus trip is a guided tour of the Maine coastal villages of Kennebunk and Kennebunkport and a drive along the Atlantic Ocean. A tour of Maine and its beautiful seashore is an unforgettable trip! Price includes 8 nights lodging, including 4 consecutive nights in Maine, 14 meals (8 breakfasts & 6 dinners), and motor coach transportation.  Trip insurance is available and highly recommended –  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  Limited space available on the bus; don’t wait to register!

Registration Deadline/Final Payment: April 13

Day/Date:    Saturday, June 20 – 28, 2020
Depart:         8:30 am from the Founders Community Center
Return:        In the evening on June 28 (TBA)
$915/person – double occupancy
$1,250/person – single occupancy
$895/person – triple occupancy
* $75 deposit due upon signing  

Click here to download the Maine flyer.

The Ultimate Michigan Tour


Come join us for 7 days and 6 nights as we explore the best that Michigan has to offer!  Our first stop is Frankenmuth which includes Zellinger’s Woolen Mills, Bronners Christmas Wonderland, 2 nights at the Bavarian Inn Lodge, dinner with Entertainment, wine tasting, Strudel making and shopping in downtown Frankenmuth. Then we are off to visit Mackinaw city where you will take a roundtrip ferry to Mackinac Island, take a carriage ride tour of the island, have brunch at the Grand Hotel and have free time for lunch and shopping at Mackinac Crossing. Our next stop on the tour is to Sault St. Marie where you will visit the Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum, Soo Locks Cruise, Tahquamenon Falls with Lunch, and a Kewadin Casino Dinner Buffet with $10 free play at the casino.  Our final stop will be to Charlovoix to tour the Mushroom Homes with step on guide, visit Castle Farms to take a tour with lunch and free time to explore on your own. Price includes: motorcoach transportation, 6 nights lodging, 14 meals (6 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 6 dinners), all attractions listed above and more!  From a Bavarian Village to an enchanting Castle, this is one trip you do not want to miss!  Trip insurance is available for $112/person for double occupancy and $138/person for single occupancy (highly recommended) made payable to Many Destinations Travel.

Final Payment/Registration Deadline:  May 25

Day/Date:     Sunday, August 9 – 15
Departure:   7:45 am from Founders Community Center
Return:          In the evening of August 15 (TBD)
$1,349/Double Occupancy
$1,799/Single Occupancy
*$100 Deposit due upon registration

Click here to download the The Ultimate Michigan Tour flyer.

Washington, D.C.

Set off for our Nation’s Capital to see the remarkable monuments and renowned buildings during your Guided Tour of Washington DC. You will enjoy detailed information on some of DC’s most incredible landmarks including the US Capitol, the White House, National Archives, Embassy Row, Georgetown, Washington Monument, World War II Memorial, Arlington National Cemetery, the Smithsonian and much more! This trip also includes deluxe motor coach transportation, 6 nights lodging and 10 meals. Travel insurance through Travel Insured International is available and recommended. The fee for insurance is $69/person. Please write a separate check payable to “Travel Insured International, Inc.” or pay it online at Limited space available, so don’t wait to register!

Registration Deadline/Final Payment: July 10

Day/Date:    Thursday, September 24 – 30
Depart:          8:30 am from the Founders Community Center
Return:         In the evening on September 30 (TBA)
$779/person – double occupancy
$1,064/person – single occupancy
$759/person – triple occupancy
* $75 deposit due upon signing

Click here to download the Washington, D.C. informational flyer.

Please call the Park District office at 815-469-9400 for more information!

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