Fox Valley Area Departures


One of Vista Club's most popular trips is back. Join us as we travel to the estate of the Sanfilippo family, owner of the Fisher Nut Company. This world renowned estate is known for its magnificent collections of beautifully restored antique music machines, phonographs, arcade and gambling machines, chandeliers, the world's largest restored theater pipe organ, the most spectacular European Carousel in existence, street and tower clocks and steam engines, all displayed within a breathtaking French Second Empire setting. Join us for a tour of this phenomenal estate. Lunch is included at the Port Edwards Restaurant, and a stop at the Fisher Outlet store.

Cost: $90 per person

Registration: Open now through Monday, September 15

Fee Includes: Lunch, Mansion tour, outlet store stop, transportation, taxes and tips

Departure: 7:45 AM at Bloomington, 9:00 AM at Mendota Civic Center OR 9:30 AM at Rochelle Petro, 10:45 AM at Charlestown Mall


Join us at the one of the largest trade shows in the U.S. -- purchase all of your retail products at wholesale prices! The Jewelry, Fashion & Accessories Show will be held at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL. We have (4) hours to explore and search for all types of products in the Beauty & Style section or in the wonderful collection in the Home & Gourmet section. Get a head start on your Christmas shopping! Lunch will follow at Sweet Tomatoes in Lombard.

Cost: $49 per person

Sign-Up Date to Register: Tuesday, September 9 at 8:00 AM

Fee Includes: Show admission, motor coach transportation, lunch, taxes and tips

Departure: 8:00 AM from LaSalle Flying J parking lot, 8:30 AM from Mendota Civic Center, 9:00 AM from Rochelle Petro parking lot, Fox Valley to be advised.


We will be using this Information Event to provide details for TWO upcoming trips -- the Mackinac Island/Fall Foliage Trip on September 17 - 23, 2015 AND the Rhine River Cruise in Summer 2016. All current available details for both tours can be found under the "Extended Trips" section.

Details are being finalized for the Rhine River Cruise as we write this, so we will know very soon which ship we will be utilizing and have exact dates, costs, and ship layout. We will be hosting an Information Night for the fox Valley area at which time you can actually select the specific cabin you wish to hold and place deposits for the trip.

Date: Thursday, November 20

Times & Locations:

* 2:00 PM at FSB, 2601 Oak Street, St., Charles, IL

* 6:00 PM at FSB, 1978 W. Wilson St., Batavia, IL

RSVP for the meeting is requested no later than 11/10/2014.

A complete brochure with ship layout and pricing will be available by November 3. This trip is available to ALL Vista Club members at ALL locations, and we will accept non-member guests also.

Trip Deposit Required at time of reservation: $400 per person

Travelers Protection Plan (optional): $399 per person


The Fireside Theatre in Fort Atkinson, WI marked its 50th anniversary in 2014, and this milestone season will close with an all new edition of the popular holiday tradition. Named one of the country's finest attractions by the American Bus Association, the Fireside Christmas show has become a "must see" tradition for thousands of people throughout the U.S.Through songs, stories, and dance, this show captures the very heart and essence of the holiday season. The day includes a delicious lunch at the Fireside, and time to browse the wonderful gift shop.

Cost: $105 per person

Registration: Open now through November 3

Fee Includes: Show admission, motor coach transportation, lunch, taxes and tips

Departure: 8:30 AM from Rochelle Petro parking lot, Fox Valley pick-up to be advised.

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 17 – "NEWSIES" – Oriental Theatre, Chicago

Newsies took New York by storm and now it's coming to Chicago to the Oriental Theatre! It is the smash-hit, crowd pleasing new musical from Disney. A heart pounding, high energy explosion of song and dance -- they delivered the newspapers until they made the headlines. Newsies was the winner of the 2012 Tony Award for Best Score and Best Choreography! This performance is in Chicago for four weeks only! Additional info to follow in the coming months.

Sign-Up Time: Tuesday, October 7 at 8:00 AM

Cost: To be determined

Fee Includes: Theater tickets, lunch, transportation, taxes, tips

For more information on the Fox Valley Departures contact:

Shelly Crowley, 630.584.7100 ext. 51338 or