2022 Day Trips
Wednesday, April 20, 2022
Moulin Rouge! The Musical, the winner of 10 Tony Awards®, is scheduled for a short run in Chicago. Enter a world of splendor and romance, of eye-popping excess, of glitz, grandeur, and glory! We will be transported back to Paris 1900 where Bohemians and aristocrats rub elbows and revel in electrifying enchantment
Baz Luhrmann’s revolutionary film comes to life onstage, re-mixed in a new musical mash-up extravaganza. Directed by Tony Award® winner Alex Timbers, Moulin Rouge! The Musical is a theatrical celebration of truth, beauty, freedom, and — above all — love. With a book by Tony Award® winner John Logan; mu-sic supervision, orchestrations, and arrangements by Tony Award® winner Justin Levine; and choreography by Tony Award® winner Sonya Tayeh, Moulin Rouge! is more than a musical — it is a state of mind.
Cost: $142 pp - Middle Balcony / $182 pp - Loge / Optional Add-on: $33 pp lunch at Italian Village
Fee Includes: Motor coach transportation, show tickets, all included taxes and tips, plus optional lunch at Italian Village
Pick Up: Schnuck’s (Normal) Depart 9:00 a.m., Love’s (Dwight) Pick up 9:50 a.m.
Walnut Room & Six
Wednesday, May 18, 2022
WALNUT ROOM & "SIX" - CHICAGO, IL
Divorced, Beheaded, Died…..Divorced, Beheaded, Survived
Come see the critically acclaimed show “SIX” based on actual history about the six wives of King Henry VIII. From Tudor Queens to Pop Princesses, these six wives reclaim their identities out of the shadow of their infamous spouse. This all female cast is joined by the “Ladies in Waiting,” an all female band as they remix and tell five hundred years of historical heartbreak in an exuberant and modern-day musical performance. (Sound familiar Hamilton fans?!)
SIX has returned to Broadway both in New York and Chicago. Originally created in the UK, it has been performing to sell-out audiences in off Broadway theaters here in the US. Don’t be a lady in waiting! Join us for the day as we arrive in Chicago to enjoy a wonderful meal at the famous Walnut Room before traveling to see this dynamic show. Registration Deadline: Friday, February 18.
Cost: $152 for Balcony Seating, $184 for Mezzanine Seating
Fee Includes: Lunch, show, motor coach transportation, and all included taxes and tips
Pick Up: Flying J LaSalle 7:30 a.m., Schnuck's Normal 8:45 a.m.
BROADWAY IN CHICAGO COVID PROTOCOLS - When entering the theatre audience members will be required to provide their valid ticket, be masked, provide valid I.D. and vaccination card that proves full vaccination meaning 14 days after your second dose of a two-dose FDA authorized COVID-19 vaccine, or at least 14 days after a single dose vaccine. Those with exemptions, or unable to be vaccinated (including children), must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test along with a photo ID and valid ticket. Tests that are accepted are either PCR test taken within 72 hours of the performance start time or an antigen test taken within 6 hours of the performance start time. No home tests will be accepted. Due to COVID-19 protocol, children under the age of 2 will not be admitted to any Broadway In Chicago Theatre. As of January 3, food and beverage will not be served or allowed inside the theatres.
WALNUT ROOM COVID PROTOCOLS - Each guest must have a face mask readily available. Please keep your mask on when not actively eating or drinking and when walking through the restaurant. The city of Chicago requires all dining patrons age 5 and older to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Please show valid verification.
Chicago Pizza & Fireboat Tour
Saturday, June 4, 2022
CHICAGO PIZZA & FIREBOAT TOUR
Travel with us to Chicago for a pizza tour featuring various styles of Chicago pizza. We’ll explore and taste our way through various neighborhoods as we travel from pizza location to pizza location. Discover the history and physics of how the best pizzas are prepared.
Following our pizza tour, we will cruise on an authentic Fireboat in Chicago. Learn about the history of the boat with the City of Chicago and its Fire Department. Experience this floating museum which showcases artifacts, while giving a glimpse of what it was like to be a firefighter stationed on the boat in 1937. Registration Deadline: Friday, April 23, 2022.
Cost: $138 per person
Fee Includes: Pizza Tour, Fireboat Tour, motor coach transportation, and all associated taxes and tips
Pick Up: America's Best Hotel in Wenona at 7:30 a.m., Schnuck's in Normal at 8:15 a.m.
CITY OF CHICAGO COVID PROTOCOLS - Effective January 3, any individual age 5 and older will be required to show proof of vaccination to dine indoors, visit gyms, or enjoy entertainment venues where food or drink are being served. The indoor mask mandate for public settings remains in effect for Chicago and Illinois.
Fourth of July Celebration Cruise
Sunday, July 3, 2022
FOURTH OF JULY CELEBRATION CRUISE ON THE SPIRIT OF PEORIA
Join us for a wonderful Fourth of July Celebration Cruise held on Sunday evening, July 3, on the Spirit of Peoria. This 2-hour cruise begins with a delicious buffet dinner and sundae bar. Following the dinner, enjoy holiday music brought to you by Chuck and the C-Notes. The cruise is topped of with sitting on the river enjoying a spectacular fireworks display above the Peoria skyline from both sides of the river. Space is limited - don’t delay - sign up today! Registration Deadline: Friday, June 3.
Cost: $95 per person
Fee Includes: Cruise, dinner, musical performance, fireworks show, motor coach transportation, and all associated taxes and tips
Pick Up: America’s Best Hotel in Wenona at 5:30 p.m., Schnuck's in Normal at 6:15 p.m.
All Things Indy
Thursday, September 15, 2022
ALL THINGS INDY - INDIANAPOLIS, IN
We begin our visit with a German-Fest style tour as we venture back in time by experiencing a beloved historic German clubhouse, historically referenced as a "house of culture." Discover the rich history of Athenaeum, known as the Das Deutsche Haus and how German immigrants and their families helped build Indianapolis. While touring the Athenaeum, we will access rooms normally hid-den from public view, indulge in samples of traditional German food and beverages, and participate in German-inspired activities.
Then, we are off to tour the Catacombs located below Market Street. These interconnected tunnels, constructed more than a hundred years ago, were used for food transportation in the days before refrigeration. More than a century later, this hidden gem is one of only a dozen or so catacombs sites that still exist in America. Before we depart, enjoy browsing the vendors at the City Market .
Our last stop features a tour of Lucas Oil Stadium, a.k.a. the Indianapolis Colts Football Stadium. This multipurpose structure, which opened in 2008, covers approximately 1.8 million square feet. Get a sneak peak behind-the-scenes of this high tech stadium which also serves as a venue for basketball, soccer, concerts, and more.
Cost: $122 per person
Fee Includes: Tours and food as listed above, motor coach transportation, all associated taxes and tips.
Pick Up: America's Best Hotel in Wenona at 5:45 a.m., Holiday Inn and Suites Bloomington (near airport) at 6:30 a.m.
Anthenaeum & Catacombs - Indiana Landmarks reserves the right to require face coverings or other accommodations based on public health guidelines.
Lucas Oil Stadium - Will determine requirements as we get closer to the guided tour and public required guidelines.
Motor Coach - Continue the expectation of wearing a mask while aboard the motor coach unless notified by Vista Club.
COVID-related policies continue to be constantly changing. While the above information provides the current COVID-related policies from each vendor, we cannot guarantee that these policies will remain the same by the time of the trip. Vista Club monitors vendor policies on a regular basis to ensure travelers are notified of any changes as soon as possible so all paid travelers can prepare properly for the trip.