Activities and Travel - Trips - Southwestern Illinois College

Secrets of the Cemeteries

Tuesday, July 23, 2024

These are the most famous cemeteries in St Louis and are where many of the cities movers and shakers are spending their last adventures. It is said that you cannot take it with you once you die.  These folks sure tried to! Our guide will bring their fascinating stories to life! We will stop at Crown Candy (cash only) for treats. Box lunch (please let me know if you prefer a chicken salad sandwich or The Christy Italian sandwich with roast beef and ham and salami and cheese). Box will have fruit, a cookie and water to drink. Cost is $105 per person. Deadline for reservations is July 3, 2024.  Space is limited to 36 people.

New York City

August 29 – September 2, 2024

In conjunction with the SWIC Foundation Department. Tour the City that Never Sleeps and learn about many of the buildings and landmarks. Tour Ellis Island, the 9/11 Memorial, 2 Broadway shows, And free time for shopping! Cost is $4079 for single, $3579 per person, double, $3549 per person, triple, and includes sightseeing, 2 shows, air from ST Louis, 4 nights hotels, tours as indicated, and 5 meals. Full payment is due on/before June 12, 2024. Call or e-mail Nancy for a brochure.

World Religions

Tuesday, September 10, 2024

Have you ever thought about another’s religious background, or wanted to know the history about other people’s religions? Now is your time! Linda Koenig takes us to a Hindu Temple to learn Hindu beliefs and customs; Learn about Buddhism at the Fo Guang Shan Buddhist Temple; visit Daar ul Islam Mosque; among others. A kosher lunch will be served. Cost is $112 per person. Please state if you want a corned beef, pastrami or turkey sandwich, with slaw or potato salad. Deadline for reservations is August 20.

A Culinary Journey Through Tuscany

September 24 – October 2, 2024

In conjunction with the SWIC Foundation Department, taste your way through Tuscany! Wine tours, walking tours, museums, a boat tour across Lake Trasimeno, and food, food, food! Included is 7 nights in one hotel, 16 meals, air from St. Louis, and more! Cost is $5199 per person double, and $5899 for a single. Contact Nancy for a brochure.

Irish Splendor

November 7 – 14, 2024

In conjunction with the SWIC Foundation Department. Enjoy one of the most beautiful countries in the world. Tour Trinity College and Christ Church during our city tour; visit the Blarney Stone. Drive the stunning Dingle Peninsula to the Cliffs of Moher and enjoy a glass of Whiskey with your overnight stay in a Castle! Price includes 9 meals, air from St. Louis, and sightseeing as shown. Cost is $4963 for a single, $4463 per person for a double, and $4433 per person for a triple. Deadline for reservations is August 20, 2024. contact Nancy for a brochure.

Tulips and Rhine Castles River Cruise

March 26 – April 4, 2025

Begin your adventure in Zurich and finish in Amsterdam.  Highlights include walking tours, UNESCO Heritage Sites, castles, wineries, and of course, MILLIONS OF TULIPS! Space is limited. Contact Nancy for a brochure. Pricing starts at $6199 per person. These cruises sell quickly, so get your reservation in soon!

In the Works:

Save these dates:             New Orleans & Cajun Country, November 2- 8, 2025                                                                Montreal & Quebec Christmas Markets, December 1-6, 2025

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.