Activities and Travel - Trips - Southwestern Illinois College

Skyscraper Tour of Downtown STL

Wednesday, June 8, 2022

From Louis Sullivan’s first skyscraper, that is lavish with terra cotta ornament, to the streamlined International style high-rises that soar into the clouds, this WALKING TOUR will explore the evolution of the American skyscraper as shown in the skyline of Downtown St. Louis. Highlighting Art Deco skyscrapers as well as Post-Modern design. There will be opportunities to enjoy streetscapes, views looking up from the sidewalk, and looking out from the top floors. Celebrate this extraordinary architectural heritage with historian and guide NiNi Harris, author of “Downtown St. Louis.” Cost is $79 and includes services of NiNi, lunch at Hotel St Louis, fees, and r/t Metro train tickets (cost is $74 if you supply your own Metro pass). Deadline for reservations is May 13th.

Mount Rushmore, Yellowstone, and Western Frontiers

August 3 – 11, 2022

We hit the highlights of north Wyoming and the western part of South Dakota. Cost is $4349 per person, double. Full payment due on/before May 10, 2022. Price includes air from STL, 12 meals, travel insurance, sights as per itinerary, and hotel. Contact Nancy for a flyer.

What’s New in St Lou #1

Tuesday, August 30, 2022

What is old is new again, and Joan Huisinga will show us what is New in the Lou! This mystery trip will surprise you and delight you. Cost is $81 per person and includes entrance fees and services of Joan. A lunch stop (on your own) will be made. Deadline for reservations is August 5.

The Cards play in Milwaukee

September 27-29, 2022

Included are 3 meals, 2 nights hotel, tour the Pabst Mansion, tour the Harley Davidson Museum, visit the Basilica of St. Josaphat, and tickets for 2 Cards vs Brewers games! Cost is $1139 for a single, $989pp for a double, $939pp for a triple, and $945pp for a quad. Full payment is due on/before 11 July 2022. Call Nancy for a flyer!

The American Riviera

November 6 – 12, 2022

The Reagan Library, Beverly Hills, Hearst Castle, winery, Rodeo Drive and the Pacific Coast Highway, Santa Barbara, Malibu, Santa Monica, the Queen Mary, and much more! Cost is $3999 per person, double. Full payment due on/before August 16, 2022. Price includes air from STL, 9 meals, travel insurance, sights as per itinerary, and hotels. Contact Nancy for a flyer.

Treasure Island, Florida and beyond!

January 29 – February 5, 2023

It may be snowy in St Louis, but the soft, white beach is calling! Spend 8 days enjoying the weather and excursions to Tarpon Springs, Clearwater Beach, Sarasota, and St Petersburg, for museums and historic houses, all included in the cost of your trip. Also included are 9 meals, air from St. Louis, resort with stunning beachfront views and great amenities. Pricing begins at $2249. Full payment due in September 2022. Call Nancy for a flyer!

In the Works:

July 4th Fireworks Cruise
Cruise in October/November 2023


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.