Activities and Travel - Trips | Southwestern Illinois College

Due to the uncertainty of future schedules, it is difficult to advertise already planned trips. In lieu of the current status of events, please feel free to stop by when we reopen, call 618-234-4410, ext 7020, or email Nancy Bauer at for our most up-to-date offerings.

Iceland Explorer – CANCELLED

June 3 – 9, 2020

Experience 24 hours of sun and be the envy of your friends! Tour the Golden Circle with its many waterfalls; see the Skogar Folk Museum; see Viking ships, hot springs and mud pots. Perhaps take a swim in the world famous Blue Lagoon, known for its therapeutic waters. Cost is $4,739 per person, double. Included is air, airport transfers, travel insurance, eight meals, and five nights in one hotel. Call Nancy for a flyer.

Carousing with Clydesdales

Thursday, July 23, 2020

After a delicious BBQ buffet at an award-winning winery overlooking the Missouri bluffs, we will head to Warm Springs Ranch to tour the world-famous Clydesdales facility. (This breed of horse originated in Clydesdale, a county in Scotland). The ranch is renowned for its breeding and initial training of these majestic animals. Guests will experience the opportunity to socialize, nuzzle, and enjoy photo opts. There are over 100 regal horses on the property. We may see a future Budweiser star! Cost is $113 per person and includes motorcoach, lunch, fees, a post tour surprise, and the services of step-on guide Joan Huisinga. Reservation deadline is April 9. Reservations may not be available after deadline date.

Discover St. Genevieve

Thursday, September 17, 2020

We visit one of the nation’s most historic and beautiful areas. We tour the Philipson/Valle House built in 1818, stop at 2 wineries, and tour the historic Church of St. Genevieve. Lunch is family-style at St. Gevevieve Cafe. Cost is $99 per person. Deadline for reservations is August 25, and includes motorcoach, services of Linda Koenig, lunch, and sites. Pickup at Schnucks on North Belt West.

The Passion Play and a River Cruise! Trip is waitlisted! – CANCELLED

Sept. 20 – 29, 2020

We start in Budapest and travel the Danube River. Along the way we stop in Bratislava, Vienna, Durnstein, Passau, Oberammergau for the Passion Play (held every 10 years) and finish in Munich for the Oktoberfest! Prices begin at $6,549 per person for Category E. This trip has strict deposit and cancelation dates. Please call Nancy for more pricing or for a brochure. Looking for a roommate? There may be others looking to share a room too.

Ecuador & Galapagos Islands Cruise – CANCELLED

Sept. 29 – Oct. 6, 2020

This once-in-a-lifetime trip is calling you! The itinerary, the animals, and the scenery are spectacular! This 4.5-star ship holds only 100 passengers, so get your deposit in ASAP. Prices start at $7,555 per person, double, for a cabin with two portholes. For a Panoramic Window, cost is $7,855 per person, double. A balcony room is $8,355 per person, double. Not suggested for anyone using a walker or wheelchair. Call Nancy for a flyer.

Explore St. Charles County

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

See the monument where William Clark and many Indian tribes signed peace treaties; tour St. Francis of Assisi Church; Learn about the Blessing of the Fleet; visit the Shrine of St. Phillipine Duchesne, and shop the many unique stores! Cost is $95 per person. Deadline for reservations is September 4 and includes motorcoach services of Linda Koenig, lunch at Lewis and Clark’s Restaurant, sites, and time to shop on Main Street. Pickup at Schnucks on North Belt West.

California Coast – CANCELLED

October 31 – November 5, 2020

We follow the coastline on this trip back by popular demand! Itinerary and pricing should be available by now. Call or email for an itinerary.

Rose Bowl Parade

December 29, 2020 to January 2, 2021

This trip includes round trip air, travel insurance and gratuities, 9 meals, watch floats being built, a Presidential Library, and a Premium Grandstand Seat to watch the 132nd Tournament of Roses Parade. Cost is $3339 per person for double and $3699 for a single. Full payment is due on/before September 21. Call or email Nancy for a flyer.

Spring Training!

March 9 – 12, 2021 (Tentative)

Back by popular demand! Our beloved Cardinals are in Florida and we have shady seats for 2 games! Cost is $2229pp double and $2669 single and $2049pp triple and $1976pp quad. Includes air, travel insurance, gratuities, 3 nights hotel, 5 meals, 2 games, tour West Palm Beach, be on lookout for gators during our Everglades boat ride, and go behind the scenes at a sea turtle rehab center. Full payment is due on/before November 15, 2020. Call or email Nancy for a flyer. *Date and cost adjustments will be made once official game and air schedules come out.

Hold the date!

December 18 – Symphony


For more information on any of these trips, call Nancy at 618-234-4410, ext. 7020 or 314-436-3128, ext. 7020.

PSOP trip reservation form

All day trip fees include escort, motor coach, entrance fees, taxes and gratuities. Confirmation letters will be mailed about a week prior to the event. If cancellation is received seven working days or less to the start of the trip, and a replacement is found, then a full refund less a $5 processing fee will be given.