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Single Day Trips

  • Saturday Night Fever—Drury Lane Theatre

    Grab your bell-bottoms and take a trip back in time with Saturday Night Fever. Based on the 1977 hit film, Saturday Night Fever follows Brooklyn teen, Tony Manero, in his attempt to escape his tribulations by spending weekends at the local discotheque. Watch as Tony tries to win the admiration of the crowd as well as his heartthrob, Stephanie Mangano, with his electric moves. Featuring your favorite Bee Gees songs from the movie such as “Stayin’ Alive” and “More Than a Woman,” Saturday Night Fever is a nostalgic classic that will have you dancing in the aisle. A delicious champagne brunch is included.


  • Mamma Mia!—Fireside Theatre, Fort Atkinson, WI

    Over 60 million people all around the world have fallen in love with this sensational musical. Featuring the music of ABBA, the show has just completed a 14-year run on Broadway and is still playing to sold out houses in the West End of London. The Fireside is the very first area theatre to bring to life the characters, the story and the music that make Mamma Mia the ultimate feel-good show! A mother, a daughter, a Greek island paradise, a trip down the aisle you’ll never forget, and the story-telling magic of ABBA’s timeless songs propel this enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship, creating an unforgettable show. A delicious brunch is included.


  • Jacob Henry Mansion, featuring an Irish Themed Show and Irish Meal, Joliet, IL

    Visit this lovely and fully decorated mansion, which is a National Historic Landmark, and is known for its beauty, old Victorian charm and furnishings, as well as its delicious meals and entertainment. It’s the perfect place for any special occasion. You’ll get in the spirit of St. Patrick’s Day as you enjoy an Irish-themed show (Irish musicians "Mulligan Stew") and a delicious Irish meal is included. Enjoy salad, entrée, dessert and non-alcoholic beverages. Cash bar is available.


  • A Taste of Madison, Madison, WI

    Enjoy a taste of Madison on this exclusive food tour featuring stops at some of Madison’s most beloved restaurants and pubs, as well as a historical tour of the downtown area and the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Monona Terrace. Indulge in farm-to-table fare, Wisconsin beers and cheeses, popular pub fare, and locally made ice cream and brats. Relax and enjoy the tour from the comfort of your motor coach with some easy walking in between—just enough to make room for more delicious food!


  • South Pacific—Fireside Theatre, Fort Atkinson, WI

    One of the most celebrated of all shows by the most celebrated of all musical teams, Rodgers and Hammerstein’s South Pacific is a story of love, of heroism, of courage, of optimism, of America. Set during World War II this epic tale is told with humor, passion, beauty, action, and one of Broadway’s most impressive musical scores featuring such unforgettable songs as “Some Enchanted Evening,” “I’m Gonna Wash That Man Right Out of My Hair,” “There Is Nothing Like a Dame,” “I’m in Love With A Wonderful Guy,” and the beautifully haunting “Bali Hai.” This is one of the very few musicals to have earned the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. The Fireside is proud to present this timeless classic in an all new sumptuous production. A delicious brunch is included.


  • Aladdin, Cadillac Palace Theatre

    Over one million people have seen Aladdin in New York. Now, it’s Chicago’s turn! From the producer of The Lion King comes the timeless story of Aladdin, a thrilling new production filled with unforgettable beauty, magic, comedy and breathtaking spectacle. It’s an extraordinary theatrical event where one lamp and three wishes make the possibilities infinite. Hailed by USA Today as “Pure Genie-Us,” Aladdin features all your favorite songs from the film as well as new music written by Tony® and Academy Award® winner Alan Menken (Newsies) with lyrics penned by the legendary Howard Ashman (Beauty and the Beast), Tony Award-winner Tim Rice (The Lion King, Aida), and book writer Chad Beguelin (The Wedding Singer). Directed and choreographed by Tony Award-winner Casey Nicholaw (The Book of Mormon, Something Rotten!), this “Fabulous” and “Extravagant” (The New York Times) new musical boasts an incomparable design team, with sets, costumes and lighting from Tony Award-winners Bob Crowley (Mary Poppins), Gregg Barnes (Kinky Boots), and Natasha Katz (An American in Paris). See why audiences and critics agree, Aladdin is “Exactly What You Wished For!” (NBC-TV). Lunch is on your own before the 2 p.m. matinee.


Single Day Trip Details

  • Register for day trips through MCC’s Registration Office at (815) 455-8588, dial 0. (use Trip ID when registering)
  • Day tours depart from MCC’s Lot D. Maps and directions available.
  • For more information, please contact Claudia Terrones, (815) 455-8782.

Extended Tours

  • A Blue Christmas with Elvis featuring Elvis Holiday Tribute Show and Private Graceland Tour - December 5, 2016

    5 Days | 9 Meals

    Optional cancellation fee waiver $60

    Put some blue in your Christmas with a trip to Memphis where you’ll visit a blues club, a blues museum and be treated to an Elvis tribute artist’s Blue Christmas.

    Highlights:

    • Free home or local pickup and return
    • 9 Meals (4 dinners, 1 lunch and 4 breakfasts)
    • Take a “musical tour” of Memphis with a local musician guide to see Beale Street, Cotton Row and the Lorraine Motel
    • Enjoy a private dinner of sumptuous Southern cuisine at the Daisy Theater followed by the Elvis Holiday Tribute Show performed by one of the nation’s top tribute artists
    • Visit the Delta Cultural Center in Helena, Arkansas
    • Included lunch and live blues music at Ground Zero Blues Club, founded by Morgan Freeman
    • Tour the Delta Blues Museum to learn the history of the blues culture which has existed here since the 1920s
    • Private evening tour of Elvis’ Graceland mansion including the living rooms, music room and “jungle” den all decorated for the holiday season along with his gold record, awards and costumes
    • Exclusive Memphis barbeque buffet dinner and private touring in Elvis’ museum complex including the Automobile Museum, Chrome Grill, Rockabilly Diner while Elvis himself plays on the big screen
    • Evening driving tour of the National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows annual Way of Lights Christmas Illumination Display
    • Visit the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, a state-of-the-art facility which documents the life of our nation’s 16th President
    • $25 in Mayflower Money

    For more information, to check availability or to request a brochure, please call Claudia Terrones, coordinator of Personal Development Programs, at (815) 455-8782.


  • 2016 New Year’s in Nashville - December 30, 2016

    5 Days | 9 Meals

    Optional Cancellation Fee Waiver—$200

    The Opryland Hotel is recognized for its extraordinary service, luxurious rooms and first-class entertainment. You’ll be surrounded by nine acres of lush, indoor gardens, winding rivers and sparkling waterfalls, all under a glass atrium that is 70 degrees year-round! In between day tours and exciting attractions including the newly expanded Country Music Hall of Fame and the Johnny Cash Museum, you can unwind, shop and explore to your heart’s delight! Most meals are included along with the fabulous New Year’s Eve Dinner Party on the General Jackson Showboat!

    Highlights:

    • Free home or local pickup and return
    • Roundtrip air from Chicago
    • 7 Meals (4 dinners, 1 brunch and 3 breakfasts)
    • 4 nights at the beautiful Opryland Hotel
    • Franklin Plantations tour
    • The Parthenon, replica of the original in Athens
    • New Year’s Eve party on the General Jackson Showboat
    • Studio B Recording Studio
    • Country Music Hall of Fame
    • Johnny Cash Museum
    • Farewell dinner at The Wild Horse Saloon
    • $25 Fancy-Free Holidays Travel Rewards

    For more information, to check availability or to request a brochure, please call Claudia Terrones, coordinator of Personal Development Programs, at (815) 455-8782.


  • New Orleans by Train - February 21, 2017

    7 Days | 9 Meals

    Optional Cancellation Fee Waiver—$164

    Stay 2 nights in fabulous New Orleans and experience the excitement of Pre-Mardi Gras. Enjoy reserved seating for the Pre-Mardi Gras Parade in New Orleans and a second Pre-Mardi Gras Parade in Lafayette.

    Highlights:

    • Free home or local pickup and return
    • 9 Meals (4 dinners, 1 lunch, 2 deluxe continental breakfasts and 2 breakfasts)
    • Roundtrip Amtrak (roomette upgrades available)
    • 2 nights in New Orleans
    • New Orleans guided tour
    • Mardi Gras World Museum guided tour
    • New Orleans World War II Museum
    • Beyond All Boundaries 4-D Movie
    • Pre-Mardi Gras Parades
    • Greenwood Gator Farm guided tour and swamp cruise
    • Tabasco plant tour
    • Lafayette Pre-Mardi Gras Parade
    • Cajun dance lessons
    • Houmas House Plantation guided tour and lunch
    • Nottoway Plantation guided tour
    • Overnight at Nottoway Plantation Resort
    • $35 Fancy-Free Holidays Travel Rewards

    For more information, to check availability or to request a brochure, please call Claudia Terrones, coordinator of Personal Development Programs, at (815) 455-8782.


  • Backroads of Sunny Florida featuring three nights at Plantation Resort on Crystal River - April 21, 2017

    8 Days | 12 Meals

    Unwind in the warmth of Florida without the crowds and hassle. See a side of the Sunshine State made up of literary notables, abundant wildlife, great food and even better sunsets.

    Highlights:

    • Free home or local pickup and return
    • Fully escorted with deluxe motorcoach transportation
    • 12 Meals (3 dinners, 2 lunches and 7 breakfasts)
    • At Marjorie Rawlings Historic State Park, step back in time to see how folks lived in 1930s Florida. Ms. Rawlings wrote The Yearling and other great works.
    • On our Crystal River stay, enjoy the many fun activities and lodging for three nights at the Plantation Resort. We’ll ride a boat into manatee country, The Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge, and enjoy these mammals close up. The more adventurous participants can even make arrangements to swim with the manatees.
    • Shuffleboard, fishing, golf, a spa,tennis, croquet, horseshoes, indoor and outdoor bar and grills, nature walks, or just relaxing at the great swimming pool with its sun-bathing facilities.
    • Homosassa State Park is just down the road. Here you may see West Indian manatees in the park’s underwater observatory. Other native wildlife is showcased including bears, bobcats, deer, alligators and river otters. Ride a boat to the park entrance.
    • Tarpon Springs on Florida’s “Nature Coast” awaits us. This famous Greek community features a taste of Greece right here in America. Visit their shops, enjoy the Sponge Factory, and have lunch at Hellas, Tarpon Springs’ most famous restaurant.
    • Farewell dinner and live show at the Derby Dinner Playhouse featuring top-notch entertainment.

    For more information, to check availability or to request a brochure, please call Claudia Terrones, coordinator of Personal Development Programs, at (815) 455-8782.


  • Cape Cod and the 100th Birthday of President John F. Kennedy - May 21, 2017

    5 Days | 8 Meals

    Optional cancellation fee waiver—$145

    Experience the favorite places of JFK. John F. Kennedy, our 35th President, was born on May 29, 1917. Cape Cod was his favorite retreat. “I come to the Cape when I have a tough decision to make.”–JFK

    Highlights:

    • Roundtrip air from Chicago
    • Free home or local pickup and return in Chicago area
    • 8 Meals (4 dinners and 4 breakfasts) including
      • Lobster dinner
      • JFK birthday party dinner
    • Guided tour of Hyannis
    • JFK Museum
    • Hyannis Harbor Cruise
    • Cape Cod Maritime Museum
    • Touring along Scenic Route 6A
    • Cape Cod National Seashore Visitor’s Center
    • Whale watching cruise (weather permitting)
    • High-Speed Ferry to Nantucket Island
    • Guided tour of Nantucket
    • Panoramic tour of Boston
    • John F. Kennedy Presidential Library
    • $25 Fancy-Free Holidays Travel Rewards

    For more information, to check availability or to request a brochure, please call Claudia Terrones, coordinator of Personal Development Programs, at (815) 455-8782.


  • Canada’s 150th Birthday 2017 French Canada Ontario and Quebec - July 23, 2017

    7 Days | 12 Meals

    Optional trip cancellation interruption insurance premium—$177

    Trip Preview Thursday, February 2, 2017 4 to 5 p.m. in A103 RSVP: (815) 455-8782

    Celebrate the 150th anniversary of Canadian Independence on this French Canadian Tour. Beautiful scenery and sights await as we take you to Eastern Ontario and Western Quebec Provinces.


  • Iceland—Land of Fire and Ice - July 26, 2017

    6 Days | 6 Meals

    Optional travelers plan $199

    Trip Preview Wednesday, February 1, 2017 4 to 5 p.m. in A242 RSVP: (815) 455-8782

    Experience unique Iceland, a fabulous destination that offers pristine nature, boasting geysers, geothermal pools, waterfalls and wildlife, breathtaking landscapes and vibrant culture deeply rooted in ancient heritage.


  • Colorado’s Historic Trains, featuring Five Scenic Excursions and Three National Parks - August 11, 2017

    9 Days | 13 Meals

    Trip Preview Wednesday, February 1, 2017 3 to 4 p.m. in A242 RSVP: (815) 455-8782

    Follow the historic routes of the Old West with excursions on five different railroads. See the amazing rock formations and natural beauty of three national parks.


  • Noah’s Ark Encounter, featuring Two Nights at the Belterra Casino Resort - October 15, 2017

    3 Days | 4 Meals

    Trip Preview Wednesday, February 1, 2017 2 to 3 p.m. in A242 RSVP: (815) 455-8782

    Nestled in the Indiana heartland is Belterra Casino Resort and Spa where you’ll spend two nights in this oasis of luxury with buffet meals and non-stop action in its exciting casino. At the Sisters of St. Francis Oldenburg we take a guided tour of the convent. Learn about everyday convent life and hear the sisters’ impact on the community. The highlight of the day is the new Ark Encounter. This full-sized, all wood replica of Noah’s Ark presents a number of historical events centered on this one-of-a-kind historically themed attraction. It is designed to be family oriented, historically authentic, and is the largest timber frame structure in the country. Before returning home, we visit the Creation Museum, a state-of-the-art museum which brings the pages of the Bible to life through the retelling of its stories.


  • Christmas Market Cruise on the Danube River - December 5, 2017

    8 Days | 17 Meals

    Please add $75 per person for port charges

    2 for 1 Airfare from Chicago: was $1,700 per person, now $850 per person. Free airfare for solo travelers when paying single rate

    Enjoy a relaxing cruise on the Danube, Europe’s most popular river. We travel onboard our exclusively chartered ship exploring the wonderful Christmas Markets of Germany and Austria.

    Trip Preview Tuesday, September 13, 2016 3 to 4:30 p.m. in A117 RSVP: (815) 455-8782

    Highlights:

    • 17 Meals (6 dinners, 5 lunches and 6 breakfasts)
    • Airport transfers on tour dates when air is provided by Mayflower Tours
    • International Cruise Director and Mayflower Tours expert staff on board, plus local guides for shore excursions
    • Experience the Danube River aboard the exclusively chartered MV Emerald Dawn river ship on a six-night cruise
    • Once on board, unpack just once in your tastefully furnished river view stateroom with a window for panoramic viewing
    • Included shore excursions escorted by local, English-speaking guides in Nuremberg, Regensburg, Passau and Vienna
    • Visit the festive atmosphere and Christmas markets in Nuremberg, Regensburg, Passau, Linz and Vienna
    • All meals included on board featuring local and international specialties served at one leisurely seating
    • All onboard dinners are four courses and served with complimentary regional wines, beer and soft drinks
    • Afternoon tea and late evening snack served daily in the lounge
    • Complimentary WiFi on board
    • Spacious public areas with large picture windows in the lounge, bar and dining room
    • Evening events and insights on board
    • Enhanced touring experience with the use of individual audio headsets
    • Walk-out balcony featured in the suites on Mozart Deck
    • Drop-down French balcony featured in the staterooms on the Mozart and Strauss Decks
    • $40 in Mayflower Money

    For more information, to check availability or to request a brochure, please call Claudia Terrones, coordinator of Personal Development Programs, at (815) 455-8782.


Extended Tours Details

  • For extended trip brochure and information, call Claudia Terrones, (815) 455-8782.
  • Students register in person Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. or by mail.
  • Early registrations are accepted.
  • Refund policies for extended excursions vary and may be found in tour flyer or brochure.

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Refund Policy - Refund policy varies per tour. Please see individual tour descriptions for specific guidelines. All refund policies will be adhered to.

Rates are subject to change.

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