2018 Day Trips:

Friday, February 9, 2018 -- "Stepping Out", Champaign, IL 

The “Taste of the Irish” is coming this February to  Champaign.  The Dublin Irish Dance Troop “Stepping Out” will perform at Colwell Playhouse (inside Krannert Center) Friday, February 9.  Irish dance continues to enchant audiences worldwide with lightning-fast leg work, sprightly jumps, and rhythmic stomps.  Celebrate the spirit of the Emerald Isle as we experience the beauty, lively music, and good humor for which they are known.  The world-champion Stepping Out dance team is joined by an eight-member traditional Irish band and singers as we experience jigs, reels, tap, and soft shoe numbers.  See how traditional Irish dance and music have evolved as this group showcases this amazing art form. (Limited space left)

COST:  $69

Fee includes:  Transportation, performance, taxes and tips.  Any cancellations will be refunded if we can fill your vacancy.  

Pick-Up Schedule:  Depart Schnuck's Normal at 6:00 p.m.  

Option:  Add $5 and join us for pizza at Rosati's in the Schnuck's Plaza at 5:00 p.m. sharp

Wednesday, April 4, 2018 -- "Hamilton," CIBC Theatre, Chicago, IL

Join Vista Club as we enjoy "Hamilton!"  Winner of 11 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, "Hamilton" is the story of America's Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, an immigrant from the West Indies who became George Washington's right-hand man during the Revolutionary War, and was the nation's first Treasury Secretary. "Hamilton's" score blends hip-hop, jazz, blues, rap, R&B and Broadway — the story of America then, told by America now. 

Few musicals in history have achieved the level of popularity and acclaim of "Hamilton" the international sensation that has been turning heads since its smash Broadway debut in 2015. Don’t miss your opportunity to see this amazing production!  These tickets will not last long so make your call right away to reserve your spot on this long-awaited trip!!!

We will travel to Chicago in the morning so you will have time to dine on your own at a local restaurant  prior to the show.  Options and maps within a two block radius of the CIBC Theatre (formerly the Private Bank Theatre) will be passed out on the bus before arrival.

COST: $140 

Fee includes:  Performance, motor coach transportation and driver tip.   Any cancellations will be refunded if we can fill your vacancy.  Lunch is on your own.

Pick-Up Schedule:  Departing from Schnuck's/Normal at 7:45 a.m., Routes 18 & 251 at 8:25 a.m., LaSalle Flying J at 9:00 a.m.  Will depart for home from the theatre at approximately 4:30 p.m. with drop off locations in reverse order.

Saturday, April 28, 2018 - Roll Out the Barrel, Chicago, IL

We will have a barrel of fun (literally) this April in Chicago.  Join us as we travel to Chicago via Amtrak.  Yes, we are taking the train from Normal!  Upon our arrival at Union Station, we will be picked up for a Gangster Tour unlike any other in this extraordinary Barrel Bus.  This larger than life Barrel features elegant detailing reminiscent of styles from early turn of the century.

Our adventure will take us along historic streets of Chicago guided by Prohibition-Era Experts. What  happened during the events that took place among the gangsters in the roaring 20s?  Come along on this   entertaining tour which is filled with famous locations where important events occurred that made drastic changes to the figures, groups and movements of the times. 

Trip Fee Includes: Train Ticket, Barrel Run Tour and transportation, and lunch.  Any cancellations will be refunded if we can fill your vacancy.

Tour Guide Tip:  At your discretion.

The Barrel Run Gifts: Available following the tour.


(Additional Details Available upon Registration)

Wednesday, August 29, 2018 -- Cubs vs. Mets, Wrigley Field, Chicago, IL

Go Cubs Go! Cheer on our favorite team to see if the Cubs will win that day.  Join us for an extended day trip as we begin early for a guided tour of Soldier Field before making our way up to Wrigley Field. 

Game Day Itinerary:  9:45 a.m. - Soldier Field Tour, 11:15 a.m. - Depart for Wrigley, 1:20 p.m. - Cubs vs. Mets

COST:  $79

Fee Includes:  Soldier Field Tour, Cubs game, transportation, associated taxes and tips.  Any cancellations will be refunded if we can fill your vacancy.  

Pick-Up Schedule:  Depart Schnucks/Normal at 7:00 a.m., Love's Travel Plaza in Dwight at 8:00 a.m.  Return following the game in reverse order.

For more information on the Bloomington departures please contact:

  • Evon Long:  309.663.6300 or elong@firststatebank.biz