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Trips & Tours

Day Trips

Travel and explore with Sauk Valley Community College’s Community Education Department.


Holy Cow! Wrigley Field Tour

Holy Cow! Take me out to Wrigley Field ballpark for a tour. Join us on a tour of Wrigley Field, lunch at Harry Caray’s Restaurant, and explore Navy Pier.

Get a behind-the-scenes look at the legendary home of the Chicago Cubs! You will experience the beauty, charm and historic features fans have come to know and love, all while learning about the majestic ballpark that has captivated baseball fans for more than 100 years. Since this is a non-game day tour, travelers will be able to tour the seating bowl, press box, Budweiser Bleachers, Outfield ivy, Visitors clubhouse, Cubs’ dugout, and field. The tour will last 90 minutes and will be conducted rain or shine so please dress accordingly. This is a walking tour. Travelers will have 30 minutes to shop at the gift store before leaving. After Wrigley Field, we will travel to Navy Pier for a private 4 course buffet lunch at Harry Caray’s Restaurant. Travelers will have time to shop and/or explore Navy Pier before traveling home. COVID-19 Vaccine Requirements in Chicago: Beginning January 3, 2022, in accordance with Chicago and Cook County mandates, all guests age 5+ will be required to show proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 along with a valid photo ID (for guests 16+) . Digital/phone vaccine card copies are acceptable. Masks will still be required when not at your table and when interacting with staff. Trip is limited to 50 participants. Trip includes transportation, driver gratuity, tour ticket, buffet lunch, restaurant gratuity, and bus snacks. (Ages 12 & Up)

Bus departs SVCC North Parking lot promptly at 8:15 a.m., arriving in Chicago at Wrigley Field at 10:45 a.m. Tour begins at 11:00 a.m. After the tour, the bus departs Wrigley Field at 1:00 p.m. and will arrive at Navy Pier at 1:30 p.m. Bus departs Navy Pier at 4:30 p.m. and will arrive at SVCC at approximately 6:45 p.m. COVID-19 protocols and will be followed on the charter bus.

CRN: 80103
Thursday, September 22; 8:15 AM - 6:45 PM
Chicago, IL
$145 per person
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WICKED: The untold true story of the Witches of Oz

WICKED, the Broadway sensation, looks at what happened in the Land of Oz…but from a different angle. Long before Dorothy arrives, there is another young woman, born with emerald-green skin, who is smart, fiery, misunderstood, and possesses an extraordinary talent. When she meets a bubbly blonde who is exceptionally popular, their initial rivalry turns into the unlikeliest of friendships…until the world decides to call one “good” and the other one “wicked.” All ticket sales are final; however, a substitute may be sent in your place. The show is a 2:00 p.m. matinee and the tickets are located in the upper balcony. Participants will have time to shop and/or eat lunch after arriving in Chicago. There are places to shop and eat near the theater. The theatre lobby typically opens 45 minutes prior to the start of the show. The seating area opens 30 minutes prior to the start of the show. The theatre is currently requiring audience members to wear masks at all times throughout the theatre (except while actively eating or drinking). Guidelines may change without notice but will be listed on the Broadway in Chicago website: broadwayinchicago.com/covid19. Trip is limited to 50 participants. Trip includes transportation, driver gratuity, musical ticket, and bus snacks. Lunch in Chicago and dinner at Portillo’s will be on your own. (Ages 16 & Up)

Bus departs SVCC North Parking lot promptly at 9:00 a.m., arriving in Chicago at approximately 11:15 a.m. Bus departs Chicago after the show at approximately 4:45 p.m. and will stop at Portillo’s for dinner and arrive back at SVCC at approximately 8:15 p.m. COVID-19 protocols and will be followed on the charter bus.

CRN: 80101
Wednesday, November 9; 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Nederlander Theatre, Chicago, IL
$109 per person
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Self-Guided Chicago Bus Trip

Travel with us in person to enjoy the sights and sounds of Chicago. Explore the city’s museums, shops and eateries. This self-guided trip allows you and your friends to enjoy the city without bothersome schedules, stressful driving, and parking hassles.Trip is limited to 52 participants. Trip includes transportation, driver gratuity, and bus snacks. (All Ages)

Bus departs SVCC North parking lot promptly at 8:00 a.m., arriving at Water Tower Place (North side of building) at 10:30 a.m. Bus departs Chicago at 5:00 p.m. and will arrive at SVCC at approximately 8:00 p.m. COVID-19 protocols and will be followed on the charter bus.

CRN: 80102
Saturday, December 10; 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Chicago, IL
$40 per person
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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
Brenda.helms@svcc.edu.

 

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)