Activities and Travel - Trips | Southwestern Illinois College


Monday, Oct. 7, 2019

Learn about the Jewish faith, customs, and foods. Linda Koenig will take you to a temple, the Holocaust Museum, and the smallest Jewish Cemetery in the U.S. Eat a kosher lunch at a local deli. Cost is $85 per person. Deadline for reservations is Sept. 12. Depart at 9:15 a.m. from the Schnuck’s on North Belt West, Belleville. Return about 5 p.m.

Beer Barron

Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019

St. Louis and beer are natural companions. With over 200 years of brewing by over 125 companies, St. Louis is known as the city where Beer is King. Following the Civil War we were the third largest producer in the U.S. Currently we have over 60 breweries operating. Come hear the history and the legacies left by the Coon, the Lemp, Busch, Conrad, Anheuser, Schlafly, and Griesedieck families. Trip limited to 40 people. Lunch at Schlafly Tap Room using tall tables and bar stools. Please state if you wish to have Chicken Salad, Hamburger or Fish and Chips. Cost is $83 per person. Deadline for reservations is Sept. 30. Depart at 8:15 a.m. from the Schnuck’s on North Belt West, Belleville. Return about 4:45 p.m.

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.

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.


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.