Wednesday, July 8, 2020 -- Crosstown Classic, Chicago, IL
Join us for a great Chicago tradition as we watch the Cubs & White Sox at Guaranteed Rate Field! Game time is at 7:10 p.m.
COST: $104 per person
Fee Includes: Game ticket, transportation, motor coach parking, all associated taxes and tips.
Departure locations: Depart Holiday Inn & Suites in Bloomington (3202 E Empire) at 2:15 p.m., BP Gas Station in Shorewood (312 E Jefferson St) at 3:45 p.m.
Friday, August 7, 2020 -- Saturday Night Fever, Sullivan, IL
POSTPONED - Date to be determined
Your Vista Club Coordinator will be in touch with you with further details.
Friday, August 28, 2020 -- Down Under, Indianapolis, IN
Join us for a bit of down under right here in the Midwest. Travel with us to downtown Indianapolis where we will begin our day going “down under” Market Street to the Catacombs. Discover the mysteries unearthed below the hustle and bustle of everyday life in the city. We will complete our time in downtown at the Indianapolis City Market having lunch on your own. With over 25 locally-owned and operated small businesses, try some of the local goodies for lunch.
Travel across town to one of the most popular tour attractions in Indianapolis, Crown Hill Cemetery. Discover secrets of the famous, not-so-famous, and notorious people buried here like bank robber John Dillinger. Do you remember famous American poet James Whitcomb Riley who wrote “Little Orphan Annie” and “The Raggedy Man?” Enjoy the scenic views of the downtown skyline from the top of Crown Hill while we discover more about the amazing life and times of this man along with many others.
We begin our drive home making one last stop at Alto Vineyards in Champaign, IL. Did you know they literally have a family vineyard down under in Australia? Fortunately, we don’t have to go that far to experience the rich, award winning flavors they have created. Our stop will include a snack of crackers, cheese, and sausage, time for shopping, and sampling various wines. You are welcome to take the keepsake glass used for sampling the wines home as a thank you gift from Alto Vineyards.
We will complete our travel home sharing our experiences “down under” (without the long plane ride).
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: FRIDAY, AUGUST 7, 2020
COST: $99 per person
Fee Includes: Catacombs Tour, Crown Hill Cemetery Tour, snacks, wine tasting, keepsake glass, transportation, and all associated taxes and tips (including the driver)
Departure locations: Depart 18 & 251 at 6:00 a.m., Schnucks in Normal at 6:45 a.m. Return to Schnuck's in Normal at approximately 6:30 p.m., 18 & 251 at approximately 7:15 p.m.
Saturday, September 19, 2020 -- Walnut Room & "Six", Chicago, IL
POSTPONED - Date to be determined
Your Vista Club Coordinator will be in touch with further details.
Friday, October 16, 2020 -- Taste of Romance, Savanna, IL
Join us for the day as we discover an enchanted place filled with dreams, love and art. Along the mighty Mississippi, lies the small town of Savanna, IL. Here we will find one of the most unexpected homes known as Havencrest Castle. Originally built in 1872, Mr. & Mrs. Alan St. George became the 7th owners of this estate in 1976. Pouring over every detail, together they transported each room to long-forgotten eras without the aid of an architect or designer. Our self-guided tour will feature Alan St. George’s sculptures, paintings, and murals inspired by the love of his life, his wife, Mrs. Adrianne Blue Wakefield-St George. This private sanctuary of love and art offers a world of romantic dreams where reality and illusion merge and fantasies come true.
Next, we will enjoy lunch at Pool 13 Restaurant. Following lunch we will explore the Savanna Museum & Cultural Center conveniently located across the street. After 50 volunteers came together in 2010 to renovate this location, it received the Illinois Governor’s Hometown Award. This updated center features a Wayne King Room which showcases the life’s work of this local son in professional music heard on broadcasts from CBS and WGN radio and NBC radio and television, Gene Wright’s Gallery of Civil War Soldiers featuring his life’s work in an impressive life-size display, and a room-sized model railroad display. Feel free to enjoy a 5 minute walk to the end of Main Street to see the fully restored railroad car, the Savannah Central which used to hub through the area.
We complete our visit to Savanna with another hidden gem as we travel to the Land of Oz Dolls. This location was founded in 1979 by Connie Zink after she signed up for a local porcelain doll class. This class introduced her to her life’s work of porcelain doll-making. She reproduces quality antique reproduction and modern porcelain dolls by hand for customers all over the world. With the growth of her business, she now showcases some of these dolls in a dedicated building for travelers from near and far to see.
Don’t miss this lovely visit to Savanna, IL to experience unforgettable hidden gems.
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2020
COST: $89 per person
Fee Includes: Self-guided tour of Havencrest Castle, lunch, admissions and tour fee for Savanna Museum and Cultural Center, self-guided tour of Land of Oz Dolls, motor coach transportation, all taxes and tips (including the driver tip)
Departure locations: Schnuck's in Normal at 7:00 a.m., 18 & 251 at 7:40 a.m., Walmart in Princeton at 8:30 a.m. Return to Walmart in Princeton at approximately 5:30 p.m., 18 & 251 at 6:30 p.m., Schnuck's in Normal at 7:15 p.m.
Saturday, December 12, 2020 -- Christmas at the Lodges, Pike County, IL
Join us for a fun and festive day touring some of the most beautiful lodges in Pike County decked for the holidays.
The lodges feature multiple floors to explore, large luxury rooms set up for viewing, and panoramic views of the country-side from various rooms in the lodges. Enjoy holiday music from live performers at each stop and keep on the look out for your chance to purchase holiday décor along the way. While enjoying the sights and sounds of Christmas, this day long tour also features a progressive food fiesta as well. Begin the morning with brunch at the first lodge, enjoy a potluck style lunch mid-day, sample some dessert at the first lodge after lunch, and finish with delicious bite size eats before we depart for home (so come hungry). Join us for this day touring these luxury lodges off-the-beaten path in Pike County.
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Friday, November 13, 2020
COST: $125 per person
Fee Includes: Touring each lodge, all food and beverages offered, motor coach transportation, all taxes and driver’s tip. (Note: This does not include optional tips for the various live performers featured throughout the day.)
Departure locations: 18 & 251 and Schnuck’s in Normal
For more information on the Bloomington departures please contact:
- Evon Long: 309.663.6300 or [email protected]