Trips and Tours

Travel to far-away destinations or make new discoveries close to home.
Explore dozens of local excursions and extended tours created and
curated by Community Education.


“Route 66”at Circa '21

Cruise down Route 66 with this memorable new romantic comedy featuring down-home lyrics and catchy songs that move to the rhythm of America.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

“Midwest Dueling Pianos” at White Pines

Enjoy an amazing and wildly entertaining experience unlike any other. The witty, very talented musicians play requests without ever looking at a sheet of music! And, they’re so hilarious you’ll be singing, cheering and laughing so hard your cheeks will hurt - guaranteed.

 Wednesday, November 18, 2015

"It's a Wonderful Life" at the Fireside

Everyone’s favorite, the Fireside Dinner Theater, presents the story of George Bailey and his wonderful life in Bedford Falls. “A Wonderful Life” captures all the magic of the film and so much more with humor, beautiful dancing and a brilliant musical score.
Friday, December 11, 2015



Yellowstone Photography Trek
Mike's Photography Treks

Experience the majesty of Yellowstone National Park on this amazing hands-on photography adventure. Professional landscape and wildlife photographer Mike Smith instructs and leads this six-day trek into Yellowstone. Each day is packed with opportunities to experience the beauty of nature from both sides of the lens. Due to the high level of individualized photography instruction provided this trip is limited to six participants. Find more details and register at

September 10 – 17, 2016
$2,850 - $2,995 per person, double

Great Gatsby Party at the Historic Grand Hotel  - limited seats available
Fancy-Free Holidays

Imagine yourself transported to 1922 when summer evenings were alive with dancing and merriment. There’s no better setting than the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island to experience the glamour and exuberance of the roaring 20s. Dance and costume competitions, cocktail parties and the music of the Grand Hotel Orchestra are just part of your magical journey through time.  Limited space available.

September 12 – 16, 2015
From $1,899 per person, double

San Francisco and Wine Country  - limited seats available
Mayflower Tours

All aboard the cable car to explore San Francisco, one of America's most unique and historic cities. Cruise the bay; then journey into wine country to enjoy tastings, shopping and a scenic rail excursion.

October 5 – 9, 2015
From $1,974 per person, double (includes round-trip air from Chicago)

Feel the Warmth of the Florida Keys
Mayflower Tours

Shed that winter coat and curl your toes in the warm sand of the Sunshine State. Shimmering waters, powdery beaches, history, culture and nature await you in this delightful Florida get-away.

January 30 – February 12, 2016
From $2,998 per person, double

Gulf Shore Breezes – Value Tour
Mayflower Tours

Feel the warm breezes of Gulf Shore from the comfort of your beachfront hotel. Tap your toes in Nashville – “The Music City” - and visit maritime museums and the U.S. Space and Rocket Center. This Value Tour wouldn’t be complete without a trip to the French Quarter shopping district.

March 5-12, 2016
From $1.498 per person, double

Panama Canal Cruise
Mayflower Tours

This sixteen-day cruise aboard Norwegian Cruise Lines Pearl takes you through the Panama Canal – an engineering marvel and the world’s greatest shortcut! Stops in Colombia, Costa Rica and Mexico’s Riviera highlight this once-in-a-lifetime journey.

April 13-30, 2016
From $2,299 per person, double (includes round-trip air from Chicago)

Gardens and Mansions
Premier World Discovery

Imagine yourself in the “Big Easy” when the flowers are in full bloom and the Antebellum Mansions glimmer in the sun. Languid nights in the French quarter, Cajun cuisine and a steamboat cruise highlight your magical journey.

May 15-21, 2016
From $2,315 per person, double (includes round-trip air from Chicago)

Downton Abbey and English Castles
Fancy Free Vacations

Highclere Castle - set amidst acres of spectacular parkland is one of England's most beautiful Victorian castles and the filming location for the popular series “Downton Abbey”.  This grand tour also includes visits to The British Museum, Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey, The Tower of London, Windsor Castle, Stonehenge and other amazing historical landmarks.

August 6-13, 2016
From $4,577 per person, double (includes round-trip air from Chicago)

Small Ship Cruising on America's Great Lakes
Mayflower Tours

See all five Great Lakes on an11-day journey aboard the luxurious MS Saint Laurent. Tour Toronto and area wineries. Experience the majesty of the Niagara Falls aboard the new Hornblower cruise vessel. A full day on beautiful Mackinac Island top off this magical cruise!

August 12 - 23, 2016
From $4,769 per person, double

Nova Scotia and Canada’s Maritimes
Featuring Halifax, the Cabot Trail and Prince Edward Island
Mayflower Tours

Home to the world’s highest tides, breathtaking beaches and forests, historic harbors and the freshest seafood, Nova Scotia is where memories are made.

September 9-17, 2016
From $2,698 per person, double (includes round-trip air from Chicago)

Fall Colors of New England, Quebec and Montreal
Vacations by Rail

Dramatic rail excursions, grand hotel stays and brilliant autumn scenery highlight this fall foliage adventure

October 2-12, 2016
From $2,699 per person, double

For more information on trips and tours, please call our travel specialist
at (630) 466-2360


To register for day trips:

1. Download and complete the Day Trip Reservation Form.

2. Mail, FAX or return the completed form to the location indicated.

To register for extended tours:

Please call our travel specialist Barb Jachna at (630) 466-2360
for complete details.