Activities and Travel - Trips | Southwestern Illinois College

Western Caribbean Cruise

Feb. 15 – 23, 2020

Say goodbye to the cold and head out to the Islands! Start with a hotel night in Tampa before boarding the Norwegian Dawn. Price has just been finalized and includes airport transfers, air, insurance, gratuities, pre-night hotel, and all meals on ship. This trip will sell out quick! Call Nancy for a flyer!

Travelogue

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Come learn about our trips to the California Coast (Oct. 30 to Nov. 5) and our trip to the Rose Bowl Parade (Dec. 29 to Jan. 2). We begin at 10 a.m., at PSOP, 201 N. Church St, Belleville. Call Nancy at 618-234-4410, ext 7020, or e-mail at Nancy.Bauer@swic.edu to save a seat!

SLU Walking Tours

Wednesday, April 29, 2020 and Thursday, April 30, 2020

Author/historian NiNi Harris walks us through this 201 year old school with ties to the movie “The Exorcist.” Learn about the treasures found in the college museum and MOCRA, the feud and history of the Cupples House, the library, and the historic College Church. We have lunch on campus with the students. Cost is $75 per person and includes fees, lunch, all day Metro pass (subtract $5 from the cost if supplying your own Metro pass). Reservation deadline is April 13. We will walk a 3-mile loop. Maximum 15 participants. Buildings may change.

The Orient Express

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Sizeable communities of Chinese, Japanese, and Vietnamese call St. Louis home. Today, we explore some of their customs, beliefs and traditions. We visit a Buddhist temple, a cemetery, stroll through Chinese and Japanese Gardens, and enjoy the Asian Galleries at the Art Museum. A wonderful food smorgasbord awaits us at Wei Hong. Cost is $$95 per person and includes motorcoach, lunch, services of Linda Koenig, and entrance fees. Reservation deadline is April 20.

Iceland Explorer

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.

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

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

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.

California Coast

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 nancy.bauer@swic.edu for an itinerary.

Hold these dates:

June 17 – Mystery trip
(I bet you have never done a trip like this!)

EXTENDED TRAVEL

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.