ActivitiesOFPD

Olympia Fields Park District offers activities for all ages and interests including:

Special Events
Zumba
Trips
Summer Camp
Watercolors
Bridge

Please click here to see our full brochure for the complete listing of this season’s programs.




Winter Spring 2018 Brochure

Brushes and Bottles

Grab your friends for a fun night of painting and adult beverages! There is zero artistic experience required when you participate in this event. Our very own beloved painting instructor, Sandee Theisen, will walk you through the featured painting step by step while enjoying your favorite drink. A great night to relax with your friends or make new ones, and take home your artwork masterpiece. All painting materials included. Bring your own alcohol & snacks! Ice and cups will be provided.

Adults 21 and older
The Bradford Barn
6:00 – 9:30 pm
$35

Fri, Jan 26
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Fri, Feb 23
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Fri, Mar 23
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Fri, Apr 27
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Pre-registration required; deadline to register is 3 days prior to each event.



Fitness Program Open House – New!

Always wanted to try an exercise program, but put it off? Come with your friends or make new ones. Try all of the programs or just one or two. 2.5 hours of pure exerbliss!

Think about your resolutions and jumpstart 2018 with Olympia Fields Park District!

Saturday, January 6
FREE
9:30 am – 12:00 pm
See schedule below for program times.
Light snacks. Dress appropriately.

RSVP by January 3.
Please call 708-481-7313 to RSVP.

ZUMBA® Gold
9:30 – 10:00 am
Instructor: Sharon Dorsey

Tai Chi
10:00 -10:30 am
Instructor: Master Teacher, Anpu Mfundishi

Just Jammin’ with Janelle and Company
10:30 – 11:00 am
Instructor: Janelle McGhee

ZUMBA® STEP
11:00 – 11:30 am
Instructor: Lisa McNeil

Yoga
11:30 am – 12:00 pm
Instructor: Elizabeth Moran
Bring your own mat.



Cardio Drumming – New!

Cardio drumming uses a 65-70 cu stability ball with a gallon size utility bucket and drum sticks. It will work every part of your body. The music is upbeat, and expect to burn 600-900 calories for this very exciting hour. Modifications are provided for each exercise. You simply cannot miss this presentation! Lite refreshments provided.

Ages 16 and older
The Bradford Barn Recreation Room
Thurs, Jan 11
7:00 – 8:00 pm
$15
Instructor: Rita J. McGuire of Ripped Rita Fitness
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Minimum 5 participants

Registration Deadline: January 8



Weighted Hula Hoop – New!

This is a FUN class that uses weighted hula hoops to decrease not only your waist size, but provokes your “H” factor (Happy Factor). The music is upbeat, and the routines are easy to follow. Expect to burn between 600-900 calories. Modifications are provided for clients. This is a must class to try! Light refreshments provided. Bring your own mat.

Ages 16 and older
The Bradford Barn Recreation Room
Fri, Jan 12
7:00 – 8:00 pm
$15
Instructor: Rita J. McGuire of Ripped Rita Fitness
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Minimum 5 participants

Registration Deadline: January 9



Franciscan Hospital Nutritional Education Series – New!

Come out and receive great nutritional advice from your local Community Health Educator for yourself or your entire family. Topics will cover “Eating Healthy on a Budget” and “Simplifying Health Eating.” When you’re on a budget and shopping for one, it can feel nearly impossible to stock up on healthy foods. You will learn how to make Healthy eating simple and inexpensive.

Pre-registration required; deadline to register is 3 days prior to each event.

Eating Healthy on a Budget
All Ages (children must be accompanied by an adult)
Sgt. Means Park Cull House
Sat, Jan 20
10:00 – 11:00 am
FREE
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Simplifying Healthy Eating
All Ages (children must be accompanied by an adult)
The Bradford Barn
Thurs, Feb 22
5:00 – 6:00 pm
FREE
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Yoga & Wine Fridays in the Barn – New!

Have the winter blahs? Bring a friend or come alone and chill out. Join us one Friday per month for Yoga & Wine Fridays in the Barn.

Ages 21 and older
The Bradford Barn Silo
7:00 – 8:45 pm, Yoga from 7:15 – 8:15 pm
$15 per person each Friday or
$50 per person for all four nights if paid in advance

Minimum 4 participants
No refunds

Fri, Jan 26
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Fri, Feb 23
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Fri, Mar 23
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Fri, Apr 27
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Pre-registration required; deadline to register is 3 days prior to each event.



Daddy Daughter Date Night

Attention all girls! You are invited to share this lovely Valentine’s season with your favorite date: your dad! The evening will begin with a pizza dinner along with cupcakes for dessert, followed by a fun-filled night of dancing, music, games, and prizes for you and your date. Each young lady will have the opportunity to have her photo taken with her dad for an additional cost. Couples must arrive by 7:30 pm to have their picture taken.

Daughters ages 3 and older, accompanied by an adult
The Bradford Barn
Fri, Feb 2
7:00 – 10:00 pm
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$40 per couple, $10 each additional child
$30 Early Bird Discount

Early Bird Registration Deadline: January 29



Cake & Marshmallow Pop Explosion – New!

Does your toddler love to help in the kitchen? Let your child practice their creative culinary skills while baking and decorating bite size treats. Each class has a different theme allowing children to either eat the treats for themselves or make gifts for their friends and family. Parent’s participation is required.

Ages 3 – 8
The Bradford Barn Silo
Minimum 6 participants / Maximum 10 participants

Some Love on Valentine’s Day
Sat, Feb 10
10:00 – 11:30 am
$16 per child
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Hop Into Easter
Sat, Mar 31
10:00 – 11:30 am
$16 per child
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Mom Is the Best
Sat, May 12
6:00 – 7:30 pm
$16 per child
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Natural Solutions for Your Home
Using Essential Oils

Learn how you and your family can benefit from using essential oils in your home. Thirty years ago we never knew what the effects of harmful and toxic chemicals, that we use daily around the house for beauty and in our medicine cabinets, would have on our bodies and individual health.

Learn simple and easy ways to gradually turn your household over from toxic store bought brands to utilizing chemical free, all natural solutions. You will receive a general introduction and obtain information on how to replace these items with natural solutions using essential oils.

This class will incorporate a “Make-and-Take” component where we will make bath salts, a sugar scrub, lotion and nasal inhaler for you to take home. We will discuss the seasonal threats and how to care for allergies by replacing over the counter medications. We will also sample a few food recipes using essential oils.

Includes all materials and refreshments.

Adults
The Bradford Barn Recreation Room
$40
Fri, Mar 9
7:00 – 9:00 pm
305048-01
Minimum 4 participants



Egg Hunt

Hop on over to Olympia Fields Park District for an eggcellent time! You will get a chance to make a holiday-themed craft. Then, join us for our annual egg hunt! Please bring your own egg basket. The egg hunt will be divided into age groups. Make sure to get there on time!

All Ages
Sgt. Means Park
Sat, Mar 24
10:00 – 11:30 am
FREE



Bridal Show

The Bradford Barn is a multi-use facility designed to hold special events, including weddings. Guests planning and preparing for their wedding day can visit with vendors and view the venue. We will have raffles throughout the event from various vendors.

All Ages (children must be accompanied by an adult)
The Bradford Barn
Sun, May 20
1:00 – 3:00 pm
FREE general admission to the public

Vendors must purchase space to participate. Please call 708-481-7313 or email anna@ofparks.org to find out pricing, and to receive a vendor packet.

Please see our brochure for additional weekly programs, trips, and special events.

If you have any questions, please contact us at 708-481-7313.

• Registration for all Silver Social Club events no later than 2 days in advance, unless otherwise noted.

• All trips require registration, waiver, and payment in advance.

• A wait list will be started if needed.

• Please call Mallory to RSVP at 708-481-7313, ext. 222.



Attention Game Enthusiasts!

Our Thursday Silver Social Club days just got better! We have a great meeting space for anyone that wants to socialize and meet new friends over a game of Mah Jongg, Bridge, Gin Rummy, Hearts, Chess, or Checkers.

Space is available from noon – 3:45 pm.

Call to reserve your groups’ meet ups. Bring your own materials.

Please contact Mallory at mallory@ofparks.org or 708-481-7313 for details.

Mah Jongg for Fun!
Join our ongoing Mah Jongg players and catch their enthusiasm for this ancient, challenging game.

Bridge
It’s not easy getting together for a game of Bridge these days. Thankfully, now you can start your own group in our beautiful facility.

Chess, Checkers, and Card Games – New!
This is the place for you to beat the winter blahs. Bring your games and relax, playing your favorite games.


Museums of Chicago – New!

Loyola University Museum of Art (LUMA)
Medieval, Renaissance & Baroque art collections that reflect the faith of various cultures. Also, see the current 2018 Student Art Competition submissions. Lunch on your own. Includes tour and transportation only.

Thurs, Feb 15
10:30 am – 4:00 pm
$48
Code: 578999-23
Minimum 8 participants / Maximum 13 participants
No refunds.
Registration Deadline: February 7


Field Museum
Lunch, tour, Mummies Exhibit, 3D movie, and more.

Tues, Mar 20
9:15 am – 4:30 pm
$68
Code: 578999-24
Minimum 8 participants / Maximum 13 participants
No refunds.
Registration Deadline: March 5


Art Institute of Chicago
Explore world treasures! Lunch on your own. Includes transportation.

Thurs, Apr 19
9:45 am – 5:30 pm
$48
Code: 578998-25
Minimum 8 participants / Maximum 13 participants
No refunds.
Registration Deadline: April 10



Cooking Class at Joliet Junior College: Healthy Veggie Soup & Mexican Fiesta – New!

When the cold of winter hits, soup is a comforting culinary option. Do not turn to a can full of preservatives and salt, choose our chef’s Healthy Veggie Soup instead. This demonstration and tasting class will show you how to prepare a versatile veggie soup that you can feel good about. Also, do not cross off Mexican foods from your list of healthy eating options. Learn how to prepare flavor packed healthy options such as: Corn and Black Bean Salsa, Easy Guacamole, and Fresh Baked Chips in this demonstration. Our chef will give you a variety of tips to incorporate flavor while making healthy choices. Lunch will consist of soup and foods from this demonstration. Transportation and dessert included.

Fri, Feb 16
10:30 am – 2:30 pm
$68
Code: 578999-26
Minimum 8 participants / Maximum 13 participants
No refunds.
Registration Deadline: February 6



Plantation! at Lookingglass Theatre Company – New!

A Texas matriarch calls a family meeting to reveal news about their ancestral home that is, well… complicated. Tempers soon run hotter than the devil’s armpit as eight fierce women battle over their home, future, and past. Ensemble Member David Schwimmer (Friends) directs this World Premiere black (and white) comedy by Ensemble Member Kevin Douglas. Transportation, play, and lunch at The Bradford Barn prior to departure included.

Thurs, Mar 29
11:00 am – 6:00 pm
$90
Code: 578999-13
Minimum 8 participants / Maximum 13 participants
No refunds.
Registration Deadline: March 10



Happy Hour Movie Days

The Bradford Barn Recreation Room
1:00 – 3:30 pm
FREE
We will serve popcorn, please bring your own lunch.

RSVP to Mallory at 708-481-7313.

Thurs, Jan 26 – RSVP by Jan 22
Thurs, Feb 22 – RSVP by Feb 18
Thurs, Mar 22 – RSVP by Mar 18
Thurs, Apr 19 – RSVP by Apr 15



Tai Chi & Qigong

Our wonderful treasure, Master Teacher, Anpu Mfundishi, with over 46 years of practice and experience is certified by the Martial Arts Research Society and teaches both Qigong and Tai Chi classes.

Five Organ Chi Kung (Qigong) is a set of basic postures and principles for quality meridian stimulation. It is a foundation for a 72 posture Tai Chi Chuan form. Working this Chi Kung set in addition of post and moving postures will provide and generate an increase in intrinsic energy and circulatory development.

You will become stronger and improve memory through having this experience. This can be added to Tai Chi being practiced to improve better understanding of Chi Kung (Qigong).

The Bradford Barn Recreation Room
$67
Minimum 6 participants

Tai Chi
9:00 – 10:00 am

Thurs, Jan 11 – Feb 15
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Thurs, Mar 1 – Apr 5
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Thurs, Apr 19 – May 24
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Qigong
10:05 – 11:00 am

Thurs, Jan 11 – Feb 15
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Thurs, Mar 1 – Apr 5
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Thurs, Apr 19 – May 24
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Gentle Yoga

In this gentle morning class, we will slowly warm our bodies, strengthen and lengthen our muscles, and awaken our energy for the day. We will take our time with the postures and focus on breath and alignment. We will also explore techniques for calming the mind and for developing stability and agility in our bodies. This class is suitable for beginners and is accessible to those with physical challenges.

The Bradford Barn Silo
10:00 – 11:00 am
$57
Instructor: Elizabeth Moran
Minimum 6 participants

Thurs, Jan 11 – Feb 15
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Thurs, Mar 1 – Apr 5
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Thurs, Apr 19 – May 24
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Please see our brochure or Extended Trips tab for information about Collette Trips, Diamond Tours, and Mayflower Tours.


Wicked

Wicked, the Broadway sensation, looks at what happened in the Land of Oz… but from a different angle. Long before Dorothy arrives, there is another girl, born with emerald-green skin – smart, fiery, misunderstood, and possessing an extraordinary talent. When she meets a bubbly blonde who is exceptionally popular, their initial rivalry turns into the unlikeliest of friendships… until the world decides to call one “good,” and the other one “wicked.” With a thrilling score that includes the hits “Defying Gravity,” “Popular,” and “For Good.” From the first electrifying note to the final breathtaking moment, Wicked, the untold true story of the Witches of Oz, transfixes audiences with its wildly inventive story. It will send your spirits soaring to heights you’ll never forget. Seating will be in the orchestra area at the Oriental Theatre, Chicago.

Prior to the show we will be dining at Lloyd’s, where you will enjoy a family style luncheon of salad, tri-colored cheese tortellini, lemon chicken, steak kabobs, steamed mixed vegetables, herb roasted potatoes, and assorted mini desserts.

Ages 21 & Older
Wed, Jan 10
10:00 am – 6:00 pm
$200
Code: 578998-30
Registration Deadline: January 4
Trip is non-refundable.



Chicago Blackhawks vs. Los Angeles Kings

Come out and see the Chicago Blackhawks as they face off against the Los Angeles Kings at the United Center, as well as the pre-game show. 300 level seating. There is limited seating available, and tickets are expected to sell out, so register early. School bus transportation is provided.

All Ages (children under 18 must be accompanied by a ticketed adult)
Mon, Feb 19
5:00 – 11:00 pm
$90
Code: 578999-11
Registration Deadline: February 12
Trip is non-refundable.



Blue Chip Casino

Have fun on a cold winter day at the Blue Chip Casino in Michigan City, Indiana! They offer 65,000 square feet of gaming on a single luxurious and spacious level, with 42 table games, 8 live poker room tables, and more than 1,700 slots. With your favorite games – and the ultimate gaming environment – Blue Chip Casino will put you in the mood to play.

This trip includes a free lunch buffet and $10 in E Play to each person who received 1,000 points on their players card. Please have Blue Chip Rewards card number ready when registering if applicable.

Ages 21 and older
Wed, Feb 21
9:30 am – 4:30 pm
$36
Code: 578998-26
Registration Deadline: February 12
Trip is non-refundable.



Love Never Dies

The story of boundless love, full of passion and drama, follows Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera. The ultimate love story continues in Love Never Dies, Webber’s spellbinding sequel to The Phantom of the Opera. Love Never Dies is a dazzling new production, which takes audiences on a thrilling roller coaster ride of intrigue, obsession and romance. Be seduced by the beautiful; sometimes magical and poetic; sometimes joyful; and occasionally melancholic core. Seats are located in the Loge area of the Cadillac Palace Theater, Chicago.

Prior to the show we will be dining at Petterino’s. Meal choices are: Almond Crusted Whitefish, Braised Short Ribs of Beef or Potato Gnocchi with Tomato Vodka Sauce. Please mention meal choice when registering.

Ages 21 & Older
Wed, Feb 28
10:00 am – 6:00 pm
$167
Code: 578998-56
Registration Deadline: January 5
Trip is non-refundable.



Chicago Bulls vs. Los Angeles Clippers

Come out and see the Chicago Bulls vs. the Los Angeles Kings at the United Center. 200 level seating. There is limited seating available, and tickets are expected to sell out, so register early. School bus transportation is provided.

All Ages (children under 18 must be accompanied by a ticketed adult)
Tues, Mar 13
4:30 – 10:30 pm
$87
Code: 578998-65
Registration Deadline: March 9
Trip is non-refundable.



Titanic Survivor “Violet Jessop”

Leslie Goddard, Ph.D., portrays Violet Jessop, a stewardess who survived the sinkings of the RMS Titanic and, several years later, the HMHS Britannic (the Titanic’s sister ship). She tells unforgettable stories of the tragedies and gives a fascinating glimpse at life behind-the-scenes on the most glamorous luxury liners of their day. Prior to the event, take a tour of the Jacob Henry Mansion Estate, boasting over 40 rooms with a delightful blend of past and present.

Lunch will consist of salad, rolls, Chicken Marsala, dessert, and coffee or tea. Limited spots available.

Ages 21 and older
Jacob Henry Mansion Estate, Joliet
Wed, Mar 28
10:30 am – 3:45 pm
$87
Code: 578999-18
Registration Deadline: March 19
Trip is non-refundable.



1893 Chicago World’s Fair Tour

The 1893 Chicago World’s Fair captures imaginations more than any other event in the city’s history. On the Chicago World’s Fair Tour, your group will consider how and why this is so intriguing. You may know that the 1893 World’s Fair took place in the Hyde Park neighborhood. However, the imprint of this major event in Chicago history is still visible in the architecture and landscape of downtown. You’ll visit buildings built specifically for the World’s Columbian Exposition and a secret building, hidden down an alleyway, that was a restaurant during the World’s Fair.

We’ll share stories of the 1893 World’s Fair’s lavish exhibits of food, engineering, and technology. You’ll learn of the surprising history of popcorn. We’ll have a drink at the famous Berghoff, and you get two other chances on the tour to get your own adult beverages (drink packages available for private groups)! Because groups step outside only intermittently, this mostly indoor walking tour is great for any kind of Chicago weather.

Ages 21 and older
Wed, Apr 4
8:55 am – 4:00 pm
$79
Code: 578999-12
Registration Deadline: March 26
Trip is non-refundable.



Quad Cities Tour

Enjoy a fabulous 3 day, 2 night tour to the Mississippi River and the Quad Cities of Rock Island, Moline, East Moline in Illinois, and Davenport and Bettendorf in Iowa. While relaxing in motor coach comfort, you will be hearing the tales of Northern Illinois and the many historical sites, from the Ice Age, Native Americans, early explorers to modern times. We will visit Reagan’s boyhood home, John Deere Historic Site, Rock Island Arsenal, Black Hawk Historic Site, a Mississippi River dinner cruise, Starved Rock, historic Ottawa, and more.

We will have 2 nights of accommodations at the Isle Casino and Hotel in Bettendorf. 2 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 2 dinners, as well as a player’s card and $10 in free play are included.

Water and snacks will be available on the motor coach. Join us on this fun, historic, and interesting tour of northern Illinois.

Ages 21 and older
Tues – Thurs, May 1 – 3
7:30 am – 6:30 pm
$470 (double occupancy)
$550 (single occupancy)
Code: 578999-09
Registration Deadline: April 2
Trip is non-refundable.

$100 non-refundable deposit to hold your spot.
Full balance due by April 2.



Jesus Christ Superstar

One of the greatest stories ever told comes to life in the groundbreaking, iconic rock opera that reinvented musical theater for the modern age. With music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice, this contemporary imagining of the biblical tale features high-energy dance and powerful storytelling. A must-see Broadway hit of the new season!

Includes lunch at Florian Opera Bistro at the Opera House, main floor seating, and transportation.

Ages 21 and older
Lyric Opera House
Wed, May 9
10:15 am – 5:00 pm
$185
Code: 578999-05
Registration Deadline: April 8
Trip is non-refundable.



Memphis the Musical

From the underground dance clubs of 1950s Memphis, Tennessee, comes the Tony Award winning Best Musical that bursts off the stage with explosive dancing, irresistible songs, and a thrilling tale of fame and forbidden love. Inspired by actual events, Memphis is the story of a white radio DJ who wants to change the world and a black club singer who is ready for her big break. Their incredible journey to the ends of the airwaves is filled with laughter, soaring emotion, and a roof-raising musical score by David Bryan of Bon Jovi.

Prior to the show, we will be dining at Ditka’s, where we will have salad, your choice of Macadamia Nut Crusted Tilapia, Chicken Piccata, or Fusilli Calabrese with Raspberry Sorbet for dessert. Please mention menu choice when registering.

Ages 21 and older
Ruth Page Theatre for the Arts
Thurs, May 24
10:00 am – 5:30 pm
$110
Code: 578999-08
Registration Deadline: April 23
Trip is non-refundable.

Mayflower Tours

Chicago Cubs Arizona Spring Training
Featuring 3 Cactus League Games, Grand Canyon, Sedona, and New Mexico

Departure Date: March 7
$2,489 double occupancy
578999-20
12 Days, 17 Meals
Complimentary pick-up/drop-off from your home inclusive.


Chicago Cubs vs Detroit Tigers
2 Baseball Games Featuring the Chicago Cubs and the Detroit Tigers

Departure Date: August 20
$1,009 double occupancy
578999-21
4 Days, 5 Meals
Complimentary pick-up/drop-off from your home inclusive.


Tulip Time on the Romantic Rhine and Mosel River Cruise
11 Day Cruise: Netherlands, Germany, France, and Switzerland

2019 Departure Dates: April 5, 10, 19, 24

FREE AIRFARE when booked by March 31, 2018
Complimentary pick-up/drop-off from your home inclusive.
Price dependent on deck selected.



Diamond Tours

Washington, D.C.
March 15 – 21, 2018
$725 double occupancy
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San Antonio, Padre Island, and the Gulf of Mexico
April 13 – 22, 2018
$880 double occupancy
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Mount Rushmore, The Badlands, and Black Hills of South Dakota
May 20 – 26, 2018
$647 double occupancy
578998-13


Mystic, Foxport, RI and Newport
August 4 – 10, 2018
$809 double occupancy
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*Diamond Tours trips are priced per person, based on double occupancy. Includes motor coach travel, hotels, breakfast and some meals. (Trip guide and motor coach driver gratuities not included.)

Visa/MasterCard/cash/check accepted for payment.

Please contact Mallory at 708-481-7313 for additional information.



Collette Trips

Discover Southern Italy & Sicily
November 6 – 17, 2018


Australia and New Zealand from the Outback to the Glaciers
February 18 – March 10, 2019


*Please register 6 months prior to departure to assure your space in the above trips otherwise it is by availability and/or selection of a different travel date.

Other Collette departures and tours available. If interested, please contact Mallory at 708-481-7313.

**Collette Trips include airfare, hotel, hotel transfers, assigned 24 hour guide, breakfast and some meals. Group pick-up and drop-off to O’Hare airport included. (Trip guide and motor coach driver gratuities not included.)

American Express/Visa/MasterCard/Discover /check accepted for payment.