Trips & Tours

Day Trips

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

Experience Galena

Truly experience the essence of Galena by traveling downtown where you can enjoy a relaxing day on your own schedule. Come for the sights, wine, shopping, and food. Trip is limited to 48 participants. Trip includes transportation and driver gratuity. (All Ages)

Bus departs SVCC North Parking lot promptly at 8:30 a.m., arriving in Galena at approximately 10:30 a.m. Bus departs Galena at 5:30 p.m. and will arrive back at SVCC at 7:30 p.m. COVID-19 protocols and sanitation procedures will be followed on the charter bus. Participants may be required to wear a mask and show proof of COVID-19 vaccination or negative test within 7 days of the trip before leaving SVCC.

CRN: 80150
Saturday, April 30; 8:30 AM - 7:30 PM
Galena, IL
$39 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:
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)