Trips & Tours

Day Trips

Travel and explore with Sauk Valley Community College’s Community Education Department.

Self-Guided Chicago Bus Trip

Travel with us in person to enjoy the sights and sounds of Chicago. Explore the city’s museums, shops and eateries. This self-guided trip allows you and your friends to enjoy the city without bothersome schedules, stressful driving, and parking hassles.Trip is limited to 52 participants. Trip includes transportation, driver gratuity, and bus snacks. (All Ages)

Bus departs SVCC North parking lot promptly at 8:00 a.m., arriving at Water Tower Place (North side of building) at 10:30 a.m. Bus departs Chicago at 5:00 p.m. and will arrive at SVCC at approximately 8:00 p.m. COVID-19 protocols and will be followed on the charter bus.

CRN: 80102
Saturday, December 10; 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Chicago, IL
$40 per person

2020 trips cancelled:
Brewery Trip to Hairy Cow Brewery & New Glarus: April 4 and October 3
Milwaukee Art & Architecture Tour: May 21
Dear Evan Hansen Musical (Chicago): August 5
Frozen: The Musical (Chicago): November 21
Chicago Self-Guided: December 12

Past trips:
WICKED: The untold true story of the Witches of Oz
Holy Cow! Wrigley Field Tour
Beauty & The Beast at Fireside Theatre
Chicago Blackhawks vs. St Louis Blues Hockey Game at United Center (Chicago)
Chicago Cubs vs. Chicago White Sox at Guaranteed Rate Field (Chicago)
Chicago Cubs vs. St. Louis Cardinals at Wrigley Field (Chicago)
Chicago Self-Guided (annually on the second Saturday in December)
Explore Galena
Field Museum (Chicago)
Galena Wine Tasting
Hamilton: An American Musical (Chicago)
Monsters of the Midway: Tour Soldier Field (Chicago)
Mystic Blue Lunch Cruise & Navy Pier (Chicago)
Northwest Illinois Brewery & Distillery Trip
Odyssey River Lunch Cruise & Navy Pier (Chicago)
Shedd Aquarium (Chicago)
Taste & Toast Milwaukee Tour

If you have suggestions or ideas where we should travel, please contact Brenda Helms at


Extended Trips

Stop dreaming and start doing! Join Sauk Valley Community College on these amazing extended trips through Collette. Begin your adventure today!

2020 trip cancelled:
Shades of Ireland (April 2020)

Past trips:
New Mexico: Explore the Land of Enchantment (March 2018)
Canyon Country (March 2019)
Tuscany Italy (November 2019)