Activities and Travel - Trips | Southwestern Illinois College

Christmas at the Symphony

Friday, Dec. 13, 2019

Same boxed seats and same restaurant you raved about last year, Lucas Park Grille! Seating is limited to 100 and this sells quickly. Cost is $111 per person and includes a performance ticket and lunch. Please state if you want chicken pasta or grilled salmon or grilled steak. Deadline for reservations is Nov. 5. Depart 11 a.m. from the Schnuck’s on North Belt West in Belleville and at 10:30 a.m. from the Caseyville Township Center in Fairview Heights. Return about 5:30 p.m. to Belleville. Please state with whom you wish to sit.


Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020

Join us to learn more about the trip to Ecuador and the Galapagos. Presentation begins at 11 a.m. at PSOP. Call Nancy and let her save you a seat! In case of bad weather and/or the college is closed, presentation will be held at the same time on Monday, Jan. 13. We will also discuss the Iceland trip, if there is still space available.

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!

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.

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.


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.