Activities and Travel - Trips - Southwestern Illinois College

Spring Pilgrimage along the Natchez Trace

March 12 – 17, 2023

In conjunction with the SWIC Foundation. The flowers are in bloom and many of the antebellum homes are open! Tour Vicksburg National Military Park, a Presidential Library and Museum, seven homes, 10 meals, and so much more! Price begins at $1,915 per person. Final payment due Jan. 30, 2023. E-mail Nancy for a brochure!

Idaho Adventure

June 7 – 13, 2023

A Lewis & Clark Discovery. Highlights include a ranch visit, tour a silver mine, get your feet wet through Hells Canyon, visit the L&C Discovery Center, Sun Valley, and more. Pricing begins at $3,715 per person. No quads available. Final payment due on/before 3/3/2023. Call Nancy for a flyer.


June 27 to July 6, 2023 (Female looking for a roomate)

Iceland is one of the hottest places to visit for 2023 and 2024. We are on the 5-star Azamara Journey doing an Immersion Cruise of really learning about the country. We have a special promotion where our clients pay for an inside cabin, and will get a cabin with a veranda! Also included is beer, wine, spirits, LOTS of meals, and all ship board gratuities. In order for you to get the special pricing, the reservation form, with deposit and waiver, must be received by Dec. 5. Full payment is due on/before, Feb. 13, 2023. Trip in conjunction with the SWIC Foundation. E-mail Nancy for a brochure and forms.

Amelia Island, St. Augustine & Jacksonville, FL

September 16 – 23, 2023

This one we added a whole free day at the beach and nights lodging, including five consecutive nights in Florida, 12 meals, a visit to the Fountain of Youth ( who couldn’t use that?), narrated cruise on the St. Johns River, guided tours of Amelia Island, St. Augustine and Jacksonville. Plus, lots of beach time! Price is $859 per person for double, $1,158 for single room.

Pigeon Forge and the Smoky Mountains show trip

November 13 – 17, 2023

We love the trips that we get there in one day! Trip includes four nights lodging in the Smokies, eight meals, four shows including a Christmas Show, magic show ( its incredible!) Motown and Country! And free time in Gatlinburg to explore the many shops, enjoy scenery and decorations and maybe even a gondola ride to the top of the Smokies. Cost is $705 per person for double room, $854 for single.

Christmas in Kansas City

November 28 – December 1, 2023

Travel to Kansas City by Amtrak to be immersed in the festive traditions and dazzling displays of Christmas cheer in “the Heart of America!” Marvel at the millions of lights that adorn the city, discover the history of Hallmark, do some holiday shopping, and saver some famous KC barbecue! Pricing begins at $1,599 per person, double. Final payment due on/before October 1, 2023. Call Nancy for a flyer.

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

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.