Trips

Trip Cancellation Policy

- Fees for day trips are non-refundable within 10 working days of the trip if a replacement cannot be found. Please call and speak with a staff person and let them know you cannot attend the trip. We will do our best to find a replacement for you on the trip. If we are successful, you will be given a credit on your account or issued a refund check.
3-1 Chew Chicago Food & Neighborhood Tour 
(Anticipate heavy walking .7-mile total with breaks between restaurants)  
Location - Bucktown & Wicker Park
The 3-1-Chew is a narrated, guided Neighborhood Food Experience that visits six food tasting locations in the hip neighborhoods of Bucktown and Wicker Park.  Delicious food samplings, enough for a hearty lunch, are served from “mom and pop” specialty restaurants and one-of-a-kind local cafés.  Chicago Food Planet’s expert guides share their knowledge of gastronome favorites, vibrant parks, architectural gems, hidden speakeasies and exciting local entertainment options.  The 3-1-Chew Neighborhood Food Experience is perfect for Chicago locals interested in expanding their culinary palate and education. They guarantee that you’ll walk away from this event with a happy smile and a satisfied appetite! 
Wednesday, July 11 • Check-in 10:30am •  Depart 11:00am-2:30pm • $70M/$75NM 
(Registration deadline is June 20)

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Odyssey Chicago River Cruise (Waitlist Only)
(Anticipate heavy stairs and walking to board cruise)  
Location - Downtown Chicago
Enjoy the best views of Chicago’s skyline and attractions on a summer afternoon on the NEW all-glass enclosed vessel.  Elegant and sophisticated two hour  Chicago River cruise.  You will be served a three-course plated meal while being entertained by a DJ and 
dancing.    
Wednesday, July 18 • Check-in 10:30am • Depart 11:00am-3:30pm • $86M/$91NM 
(Registration deadline is June 20)
White Pine Theater Presenting Forever Plaid Musical/Comedy (Waitlist Only)
(Minimal walking) Location - Mount Morris, IL
You will have 45 minutes to relax and explore White Pines State Park; there are 385 acres of peace and tranquility waiting for you here, with miles of hiking trails to explore the wonders of nature. Before the show, we will have a fabulous home-cooked buffet with three types of meat, salads, vegetable du jour, homemade mashed potatoes and gravy, fresh-baked bread, beverage, and dessert.  Lost in a fatal crash, The Plaids - a high school male quartet - are given a chance to return to earth and fulfill their dream performance. This smash hit musical is a 'heavenly' revue featuring popular songs from the 50’s & 60’s like “Three Coins in the Fountain,” “Catch a Falling Star,” “Day – O” and many other great hits. 
Thursday, July 26 • Check-in 8:15am-• Depart 8:45-5:45pm • $60M/$65NM
(Registration deadline is June 5) 

Wisconsin State Fair 
(Anticipate heavy walking) Location- Milwaukee 
This year marks 166 years of celebrating “the original” summer tradition in Wisconsin! The Wisconsin State Fair continues to be the state’s premier summer event, offering 11 days of agricultural events, entertainment, attractions and of course, food!  The trip includes the bus ride and entrance fee. The rest of the trip you are on your own to explore the fair.    
Thursday, August 2 • Check-in 8:00am • Depart: 8:30am-4:30pm • $30M/35NM
(Registration deadline is July 12)
Second Trip Added!  Fitzgeralds Fish Boil & Lake Geneva Boat Tour
(Anticipate minimal walking) Location -Wisconsin
Fitzgerald’s is known for their all-you-can-eat North Atlantic cod boiled in traditional outdoor kettles for that one of a kind mouthwatering taste that has made them legendary. It starts with boiling fresh potatoes and whole onions outdoors over a wood fire.  Then they add fresh cod to each batch. As they stir the boiling kettles, they keep adding wood to the fire and simultaneously grill their locally famous BBQ chicken. Lunch will include North Atlantic cod and honey BBQ chicken, coleslaw, fresh rye bread, sweet red potatoes, and onions and for dessert, a frosted apple square will round out the meal.  After lunch we will relax and enjoy the scenic beauty of the area with a fully narrated tour around lovely Geneva Lake.  The tour will take approximately two hours.  A snack bar and cash bar provide refreshments while you are on board.
Wednesday, Aug 15 • Check-in: 10:00am • Depart:10:30am–7:00pm (approx.) • $70M/$75NM
(Please call for availability
Cantigny Garden Tour & Museum 
(Anticipate heavy walking) Location  - Wheaton 
Our day will begin with an hour docent-led tour of the beautiful landscapes that showcase the life cycles of trees, shrubs, perennials, and annuals in stunning displays. Lunch will be at Bertie’s Café and will include a main entrée selection, dessert, and beverage.  Following lunch, we will enjoy a 45 minute tour of the McCormick House, an historic house museum that depicts the country home of a family that made the Chicago Tribune the “World’s Greatest Newspaper.”  
Wednesday, Aug 22 • Check-in 8:30am • Depart 9:00am-3:00pm (approx.) • $45M/$50NM
(Please register by July 24)
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Second Trip Added! Odyssey Chicago River Cruise 
(Anticipate minimal walking, accessible elevator to avoid stairs to board boat) Location - Downtown Chicago
Enjoy the best views of Chicago’s skyline and attractions on a summer afternoon on the on the NEW all-glass enclosed vessel with an elegant and sophisticated two-hour Chicago River cruise. You will be served a three-course plated meal while being entertained by a DJ and dancing.    
Thursday, Aug 30 • Check-in 10:30am • Depart 11:00am-4:00pm (approx.) • $86M/$91NM 
(Please call for availability)
Cubs Game at Milwaukee Brewers Stadium Community Event
(Anticipate heavy walking, block and half to seat and block and half to the bus)
Let’s go to Wrigley Field North.  Go Cubs! Lunch is not included in the ticket price.  
Monday, Sep 3 • Check-in 10:00am • Depart 10:30am- 6:30pm (approx.) • $72M/$77NM
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Little Shop of Horrors - Drury Lane
(Anticipate minimal walking) Location - Oakbrook
This gem of a musical, inspired by the 1960 darkly comedic horror film of the same name, will charm your heart with infectious doo-wop songs and endearing characters. A down-on-his-luck resident of Skid Row is offered the girl of his dreams, fame, and success from an all-powerful R&B singin' carnivorous plant, but at what cost? Lunch includes: Caesar salad and a choice between 1) herb roasted chicken breast  or 2) roast turkey and dessert.  
Thursday, Sep 13 • Check-in 10:15am • Depart 10:45am-5:15pm (approx.) • $78M/$83NM
NSC Rebels Trip
(Anticipate stairs and ¼ mile of walking) - Location Lake Geneva
New extreme, thrilling and adventurous trips!  The 2 ½ hour guided Zipline Canopy Tour will allow you to soar through the trees to experience nine different zip lines and five sky bridges.  Lunch will be at Sprechers Restaurant & Pub, which will include soup or salad and a choice between 1) brew pub, 2) meatloaf, 3) chicken parmesan pasta, 4) fish-n-chips, or 5) veggie burger and dessert.  
Friday, Sep 21 • Check-in 8:00am • Depart 8:30am–3:30pm (approx.) • $127M/$132NM
(Please register by August 31)

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Galena Here We Come!
The City of Galena is located in the unglaciated area of Northwest Illinois. A visit to Galena is truly like stepping back in time. Eighty-five percent of Galena's buildings are in a National Register Historic District. Even the scenic beauty of the surrounding hills and valleys is a testament to being untouched by time.  You’ll understand the real meaning of the phrase “shop ‘til you drop” once you hit the streets of Galena Country.  Voted one of “America’s Best Main Street” by Fodor’s Travel and Parade.com, you’ll love browsing through Galena’s 19th-century downtown with more than 100 storefronts featuring clothing, jewelry, collectibles, specialty items, gifts and more! Note: the trip includes pricing for all the meals, tours, hotel, and travel. 
Wednesday, Sept 5 – Thursday, Sept 6
$300M/$305NM Single Room Occupancy 
$250M/$255NM Double Room Occupancy
(Registration deadline is  July 2)

Trip Itinerary - 

Day 1 - 9/5/2018 - Check-in 8:30 am Depart 9:00 am
12:00pm arrive in Galena, lunch at Fried Green Tomatoes 
1:30pm -3:30pm on your own time, enjoy downtown Galena.
3:50pm arrive at Chestnut Mountain Resort, check-in, relax and freshen up.
5:30pm narrated boat tour from Chestnut Mountain Resort 
7:00pm sunset dinner overlooking the river at Chestnut Mountain Resort 
8:30pm enjoy the rest of your evening on your own

Day 2  - 9/6/2018 
8:00am – 11:00 am full breakfast $15.00 voucher for the Summit Restaurant located in the hotel 
9:40am depart for downtown Galena for two hours on your own time.  If you plan on staying and relaxing at the hotel the bus will pick you up at 11:30am to bring you downtown to reconvene with the group for lunch.
12:00pm fabulous lunch at the DeSota House Hotel
1:30pm narrated trolley ride tour 
2:30pm Galena History Museum 
4:00pm Massbach Ridge vineyard tour, wine tasting, and pizza dinner.
6:00pm start heading home.
9:00pm return to Niles 
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DEAR EVAN HANSEN comes to Broadway at the Oriental Theater
A letter that was never meant to be seen, a lie that was never meant to be told, a life he never dreamed he could have. Evan Hansen is about to get the one thing he’s always wanted: a chance to finally fit in.  Dear Evan Hansen is the deeply personal and profoundly contemporary musical about life and the way we live it.  The hottest ticket since Hamilton.  Register to reserve your seat today!  A light lunch at the Niles Senior Center will be served prior to the show.  
Wednesday, Mar 6, 2019 • Check-in:11:30am • Lunch 12:00pm •
Depart:  12:30pm -6:45 pm •  $125M/$130NM main floor seating