Come along and enjoy the adventure and mystery of not ever knowing where you are going until you get there! One thing we can tell you is our first stop is sure to blow you away! Next stop is lunch at a local favorite with an old fashioned feel. After lunch, you will have fun socializing with your friends all while sipping on a sparkling beverage (non-alcoholic) and you’ll even burn some calories too! You will enjoy the anticipation of not knowing what is coming next as you sit back and enjoy the sweet ride!
Registration Deadline: January 31
Day/Date: Thursday, February 27
Depart: 8:30 am Founders Community Center
Return: 5:45 pm (Approx.)
Fee: $95 (Fee includes motor coach transportation, tour, lunch, dessert and gratuity)
Denny Diamond at Prairie Bluff
Crest Hill, IL
Prairie Bluff Golf Course welcomes Denny Diamond! Denny brings natural warmth to your heart and a new breath of life to Neil Diamond’s music. Denny as Neil Diamond sounds like Americana: warm & comforting. Come and see one of the most versatile and multifaceted tribute acts to hit the stage. The cost includes a three-course plated lunch with your choice of entrée: creole roasted pork medallions with a rémoulade drizzle, airline roasted artichoke chicken or Jambalaya. Please make your selection at the time of registration.
Registration Deadline: January 10
Day/Date: Thursday, February 13
Depart: 10:30 am Founders Community Center
Return: 3:45 pm (Approx.)
Fee: $50 (Fee lunch, soft drinks, show, gratuity and mini bus transportation)
An American in Paris at Drury Lane
Oak Brook, IL
A tale inspired by hope and possibility, An American in Paris brings breathtaking moments of dance and song to the musical stage. Come away with Jerry Mulligan, an American GI doing his best to make it as a painter in the bustling city of Paris following the end of World War II. The storied streets of the City of Lights become the dancefloor to a ravishing and passionate voyage into art, friendship, and love. Set to the music of George and Ira Gershwin, this Academy Award winner for Best Picture was also a Grammy Award nominee and four-time Tony Award winner. Before the show, we will enjoy a delicious lunch. Meal choices are Grilled Chicken Marsala, Parmesan Crusted Tilapia or 8 Finger Cavatelli. Please make your selection at the time of registration.
Registration Deadline: February 3
Day/Date: Wednesday, March 11
Depart: 10:00 am Founders Community Center
Return: 5:00 pm (Approx.)
Fee: $89 (Fee includes mini bus transportation, lunch, show & gratuity)
The Choir of Man
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
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
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)
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 www.travelconfident.com 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
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)
*$100 Deposit due upon registration
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 travelconfident.com. 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!