Trips


Information

•The Department of Recreation, Parks & Community Health will need name, date of birth, address, phone number, and emergency number of each person registering for a trip. 

•Before participating in any program or event sponsored by the Department of Recreation, Parks & Community Health, a waiver must be signed by the participant or responsible parent/guardian.  

•Trip return times are approximate and may change due to unforeseen circumstances and traffic.

•In the event of low enrollment, a luxury passenger van may be substituted for a motor coach bus.

•Refunds - Refunds for trips may vary due to non-refundable tickets or fees. Refund requests made prior to the trip deadline date will be given less a 5% refund fee. Cancellations made by the Department of Recreation, Parks & Community Health are not subject to the 5% refund fee. Online registration fees are non-refundable. Please note: Refunds for purchases made by credit card are processed back to the credit card. Refunds for purchases made by cash or check are processed with a check (within ten business days) through the Village of Park Forest Finance Department.

Diamond Tours Refund Policy:  Diamond Tours Trips are non-refundable. Travel insurance is available for purchase for an additional fee. 

•Nothing kills a good trip quicker than waiting until the last minute to register! Please sign up early or the trip that you want may have to be cancelled.

•Credit/debit card transactions are processed through Active Network, LLC.  Active Network, LLC may appear on your credit card/bank statement as the merchant for your trip purchase; rather than Village of Park Forest, Department of Recreation, Parks, & Community Health. 


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November 2019 Trip Flyer



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ChicagoChristmasTreeChicago Holiday Lights Tour with Lunch
Join us as we view the beautiful Holiday Lights of Downtown Chicago. First, we will enjoy lunch at the Italian Village where you will select your choice of Lemon Caper Salmon, Veal Cutlet Parmesan, Four Cheese Tortellini, Chicken Tortellini or Lasagna. Please mention meal choice when registering. 

Afterwards we will walk two blocks to the Christkindlmarket for 45 minutes of holiday shopping before our bus departs for Lincoln Park Zoo. If you really want to have fun, make sure to wear your ugly Christmas sweater. An award for the most abominable sweater will be given. Enjoy a cup of hot chocolate after arriving at Lincoln Park Zoo as we take in their beautiful Zoolights. Next, we will ride down Michigan Avenue while enjoying popcorn and a fun Christmas Carol competition. We will see the lights of the Magnificent Mile, "Towertown," Water Tower, the Wrigley and Tribune buildings before stopping at Chicago's famous and beautiful Millennium Park for 45 minutes to take pictures and enjoy the scenery of the Cloudgate, Skating Rink, Crown Fountain and Chicago Christmas Tree. Following, we will board the bus, take in the lights of the Field Museum of Natural History and Alder Planetarium before stopping for a view of the Chicago Skyline at Copernicus Statue, and reveal our trivia winner. To wrap up our night we will see the sparkle of the Shedd Aquarium and Soldier Field before returning to Park Forest after an unforgettable night.

Registration deadline: December 2, 2019.

Age 18 & Older       $100 per person 
Depart/Return: Village Hall, Lobby  
34677-01   Tuesday    12 pm-8:30 pm   December 17, 2019


Phantomof the Opera 2019

The Phantom of the Opera
Board our luxury motor coach for a trip to The Cadillac Palace Theatre to view Cameron Mackintosh's spectacular new  production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, which makes its triumphant return to Chicago as part of its North American Tour. Critics are raving that this breathtaking production is "bigger and better than ever before" and features a brilliant new scenic design by Paul Brown, Tony Award® - winning original design by Maria Björnson®, lighting design by Tony Award® - winner Paul Constable, new choreography by Scott Ambler, and a new staging by Director Laurence Conner. 

Pre-show lunch will be served at the Grand Luxe Café on Chicago's Magnificent Mile. Please mention meal choice when registering.

Grilled Salmon
Pan Roasted Chicken
Braised Pot Roast. . 

Registration deadline: December 3, 2019. 

Age 18 & Older            $175 per person
Depart/Return: Village Hall, Lobby
34816-01   Thursday   10 am-6 pm  December 19, 2019



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Now in its 43rd year, “The Other Cinderella”, shown at The Black Ensemble Theater, is indeed a Black classic that has been enjoyed by people of all colors, kinds and ages. In this African American rendition of this African fairy tale – Cinderella is from the projects, the Stepmamma works at the post office, there is a King, Queen and Prince, there are the Brothers From The Hood, and The Fairy godmama is from Jamaica. “The Other Cinderella” is a musical classic that audiences have returned to see time and time again.

Pre-show lunch will be enjoyed at Maria Pasteria, a local Italian favorite where we'll be served a four course family style lunch. Luxury motor coach transportation is included.

This trip is non-refundable. Registration deadline: January6, 2020.

Age 5 & Older                  $130 per person
Depart/Return: Village Hall, Lobby
14715-01   Sunday  11 am-7 pm   January 12, 2020


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Four Winds Casino
From the stuff of dreams, a remarkable experience will be created. Four Winds Casino promises to deliver an unparalleled experience. As you pass under the property's entrance and over a beautiful wooded road, Four Winds Casino, a north woods lodge of heavy logs, cedar and stone, dramatically rises from the landscape. Step through the casino entrance and you’re transformed from the tranquility of Mother Nature to the excitement of Lady Luck. Spread before you within a 130,000 square foot casino, are 3,000 of the newest, most popular slots. Table game players will find every game they dream of playing and a few surprises as well. Come join us on this adventure to test your gaming skills, meet new and old friends and enjoy the camaraderie of your group.

Please give rewards player’s card number when registering. Registration deadlines listed below. 

Four Winds Casino package includes:
$15 Instant Slot Play
$10 Loyalty Play to be used towards food.
Deluxe Motor Coach

Age 21 &Older            $37 per person 
Depart/Return: Village Hall, Lobby 

14811-01 Tuesday   8:30am-3:30 pm   January 21,2020 
(Registration deadline: January 13, 2020)

14811-02 Tuesday   8:30 am-3:30 pm   March10, 2020

(Registration deadline: March 2, 2020)

14811-03 Tuesday   8:30 am-3:30 pm   May 19, 2020

(Registration deadline: May 11, 2020)



Chicago Pedway Tour
Are you looking for something “hot” to do during Chicago’s notorious freezing winter? Are you looking to learn some fun and interesting things about the city while exploring its underground city? If the answer is yes, join us on our new Pedway Lunch Tour!

The Pedway (Pedestrian Walk-Way) spans nearly 5 miles in length and it is an assortment of underground corridors, building concourses, food courts, train stations and sky-bridges Guests learn all about the history of the Pedway and by use of our special tour map, navigate nearly 1 and¼ miles of this unique urban terrain. Guests visit some interesting locales like City Hall, Chicago Cultural Center and the world’s largest Tiffany Dome, Macy’s Tiffany Ceiling and many more.

Along the way, guests hear interesting stories about Chicago’s past, present and future and revel in the stories of many of the city’s most colorful characters!

After you've build up a hearty appetite exploring the depths of the Pedway, you'll be rewarded by a stop for lunch at Latincity. The Spirit of Latin America, in the Heart of Chicago. Tour included luxury motor coach transportation.

Registration deadline: January 20, 2020. 

Age 18 & Older                $80 per person
Depart/Return: Village Hall, Lobby
14818-01   Tuesday    9 am-4pm    January 28, 2020 

 


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Sophisticated Ladies, The Duke Ellington Story
Join us for a celebration of the artist many consider “the most important composer in the history of jazz,” this stylish salute to “The Duke” will transport audiences on a high-stepping, dynamic journey through the life and times of one of America’s greatest showmen at the intimate Ruth Page Center for the Arts. From his early days at Harlem’s legendary Cotton Club through growing successes at Carnegie Hall, on Broadway, in Hollywood and around the world, this elegant, Tony Award-nominated entertainment features a treasure trove of Ellington’s biggest hits, including "Mood Indigo, "Take the "A" Train,” "I'm Beginning to See the Light,” Hit Me With a Hot Note and Watch Me Bounce,” "Perdido,” “It Don’t Mean a Thing,” "In a Sentimental Mood,” "Satin Doll” among many others. Trip includes luxury motor coach transportation.

For your dining pleasure we'll visit the 4 Star rated LUXBAR, known for their all-American fair where you'll enjoy your choice of their famous French Dip (Sliced prime beef with au jus) or LUX Club (Turkey, avocado and jack cheese). Sandwiches served with hand cut French fries. Please mention menu choice when registering.

Registration deadline: January 27, 2020. This trip is non-refundable. 

Age 18 & Older          $100 per person
Depart/Return: Village Hall, Lobby
14819-01    Thursday    9:30 am-5:30pm   February 6, 2020


Donna Summer

Summer: The Donna Summer Musical
SUMMER: The Donna Summer Musical playing at Netherlander Theatre is a story about a girl from Boston with a voice from heaven, who shot through the stars from gospel choir to dance floor diva. But what the world didn’t know was how Donna Summer risked it all to break through barriers, becoming the icon of an era and the inspiration for every music diva who followed. With a score featuring more than 20 of Summer’s classic hits including “Love to Love You Baby,” “Bad Girls” and “Hot Stuff,” this electric experience is a moving tribute to the voice of a generation.

Pre-show lunch will be held at Stock & Ledger. Please mention menu choices when registering.

Starter Choices (Choose One):
Soup or Salad

Entrée Choices (Choose One): 
Chicken Chopped Salad
Cheddar Burger
Blackened Tilapia Sandwich
Seasonal Artisanal Harvest Bowl (Vegetarian)

Trip includes luxury motor coach transportation. Registration deadline: February 3, 2020. This trip is non-refundable. 

Age 18 & Older           $170 per person
Depart/Return: Village Hall, Lobby
14820-01    Thursday     10 am-6pm      February 13, 2020



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Teatro Zinzanni
Enter a realm where reality and dreams converge; an experience unlike any other! Teatro ZinZanni is a three-hour whirlwind of international cirque, comedy and cabaret served with a multi-course feast. Described as the “Kit Kat Klub on acid,” the fast-paced action unfolds around, above and alongside guests as world-class acrobats, musicians, divas, illusionists, madmen, and aerialists fill our intimate Spiegeltent ZaZou, a unique jewel box mirror tent located in the heart of Chicago’s Downtown Theater District. At center ring is the sensual Madame ZinZanni, inviting all who attend to a celebratory evening featuring a dazzling combination of improv comedy, vaudeville revue, music, dance, circus acts, while served a scrumptious menu designed by The Goddess herself —Chicago’s own Debbie Sharpe. Teatro ZinZanni’s signature blend of Love, Chaos& Dinner has played to sold out audiences in Seattle, San Francisco and Costa Mesa. Don’t miss the show The New York Times calls, “A feast for the senses” and the “city’s hottest ticket!” Price includes luxury motor coach transportation. Registration deadline: March 2, 2020. This trip is non-refundable.

Age 12 & Older            New Price - $150 per person
Depart/Return: Village Hall, Lobby
14716-01  Sunday    12:15 pm-5:15 pm    March 15, 2020



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Chicago Flower and Garden Show 2020
The Chicago Flower & Garden Show® is bringing a new "vision" in2020 with a FOCUS ON FLOWERS! Featuring an expanded selection of more than 700plant varieties including roses, hydrangea, caladium, tropicals, shade plants, tulips, hyacinth, azaleas and edibles (veggies and herbs), plus a reinvented Get Growing Educational Series nestled amongst the gardens and so much more! Luxury motor coach transportation and admission included; lunch is on your own. Registration deadline: March 9, 2020.

Age 12 &Older                $45 per person
Depart/Return: Village Hall, Lobby
14717-01   Tuesday   9 am-4pm   March 17, 2020



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World Famous Gospel Brunch at House of Blues
Did you know The House of Blues Chicago not only serves an array of breakfast and lunch options in their Gospel Brunch buffet, but also includes a riveting music performance, creating an unforgettable experience? The brunch has a large selection of food to offer, all of incredible quality including tender carving stations, southern specialties, unlimited coffee and endless mimosas,
mouth-watering desserts and the signature chicken and waffles. You’re going to need two plates to fill up on the incredible food options! The World Famous House of Blues Gospel brunch invites local talent to perform an energetic list of contemporary and traditional songs while relishing your delicious plate of brunch. Trip includes brunch, show and luxury motor coach transportation. Registration deadline: April 13, 2020. 

Age 5 & Older         $65 per person
Depart/Return: Village Hall, Lobby
14714-01    Sunday   11:15 am-4:15pm   April 26, 2020



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Woodfield Mall & Texas De Brazil
Discover unlimited possibilities at Woodfield Mall, one of the largest in the U.S., with nearly 300 stores and restaurants including Nordstrom, Macy’s, Coach, Fabletics, Lord & Taylor, Lego Store and more. Enjoy meet and greet service that includes a shopping bag, Style Pass Coupon Book and more!

Savor traditional Brazilian churrasco cooking served with the generous spirit and hospitality that Texas is known for at Texas de Brazil. You'll enjoy a three-course meal including various cuts of beef, lamb, pork, chicken and Brazilian sausage carved tableside. Luxury motor coach transportation provided. Registration deadline: April 29, 2020.

Age 5 & Older           $70 per person 
Depart/Return: Village Hall, Lobby
14720-01   Wednesday      9 am-5pm         May 6, 2020



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Frank Lloyd Wright Tour
A visit to one of the most stunning residential architectural towns in America. We will tour Oak Park and view some of these beautiful homes. We will also visit and have a docent-led tour of the Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio. Afterwards, you can browse through the gift shop. This will be followed by a luncheon in downtown Oak Park. After lunch, we will visit Frank Lloyd Wright's famous Unity Temple with a self-guided tour. Registration deadline:
May 4,2020.

Age 5 & Older         $110 per person
Depart/Return: Village Hall, Lobby
14721-01    Wednesday    8 am-5pm    May 13, 2020



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Safehouse Chicago
Experience the unique bar and restaurant in Chicago. The #1 spy themed bar and restaurant in River North, Chicago welcomes guests of all ages to experience the world of espionage. Your mission begins when you pass the ultimate test: locating the Red Door. Once you have located the secret bar and restaurant, be prepared to prove how covert you can be by whispering the secret password. If you can’t provide them with the correct password, you will need to pass their fun clearance test to prove you are not a double agent. Never fear, once inside you will enjoy all the perks of being a secret agent at the most fun restaurant and bar in Chicago. Luxury motor coach transportation provided. Registration deadline: May 4, 2020.

Age 5 & Older                  $80 per person
Depart/Return: Village Hall, Lobby
14718-01   Saturday    4 pm-9pm    May 16, 2020



DIAMOND TOURS

Diamond Tour Trips are non-refundable. 
Trip insurance is available through Travel insured International for an additional fee. See flyer for details.  


 

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Diamond Tours

Trip Flyer

March 19-25, 2020 (7 Days, 6 Nights)
Ages 21 & Older


Fees: 
$984.00 per person (Single Occupancy)
$729.00 per person (Double Occupancy)
$709.00 per person (Triple Occupancy) 


Payment Plan:  $75 (per person) due upon registration, with the balance due in full by January 12, 2020.

Trips is non-refundable. Trip insurance is available through Travel insured International for an additional fee. See flyer for details.
  • Motor coach Transportation
  • 6 nights lodging including 4 consecutive nights in the Washington, DC area
  • 10 meals: (6 breakfasts and 4 dinners) 
  • Guided tour of Washington, DC, including the WW II Memorial, the Capitol Hill,
         Embassy Row, the Korean War Veterans Memorial, the Vietnam Veterans
         Memorial, the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial, the Lincoln
         Memorial, and more.
  • Full Day visit to the Smithsonian Institution the National Museum
  • The NEW MUSEUM OF THE BIBLE! 430,000 Square Feet of Biblical History
  • Visit to the National Museum of African American History& Culture
For more pictures, video and information visit: www.GroupTrips.com/villageofparkforest


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Niagara Falls & Toronto - 24658-01
Diamond Tours 

Trip Flyer
June 14-20, 2020 (7 days, 6 nights)
Ages 21 & Older


Fees: 
$923.00 per person (Single Occupancy)
$689.00 per person (Double Occupancy)
$669.00 per person (Triple Occupancy) 


Payment Plan: $75 (per person) due upon registration, with the balance due in full by April 7, 2020.

Registration deadline: April 7, 2020. 

Trip is non-refundable.  Trip insurance is available through Travel insured International for an additional fee. See flyer for details.  

 · Motor coach Transportation
 · 6 nights lodging including 4 consecutive nights in the Niagara Falls area
 · 10 meals: (6 breakfasts and 4 dinners)
 · GUIDED TOURS OF NIAGARA FALLS & TORONTO
 · A visit to Casa Loma; Canada's most magnificent castle
 · A visit to NIAGARA-ON-THE-LAKE & QUEEN VICTORIA PARK
 · A Journey to the Falls on the "HORN BLOWER NIAGARA CRUISE"

 For more pictures, video and information visit: www.GroupTrips.com/villageofparkforest 


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August 4-6, 2020
3 Days, 2 Nights
Ages 5 & Older

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Fees:
$419.00 per person - Single Occupancy
$340.00 per person - Double Occupancy
$320.00 per person - Triple Occupancy

Payment Plan: $75 (per person) due upon registration, with the balance due in full by May 28, 2020.

Registration deadline: May 28, 2020. Trip insurance is available through Travel insured International for an additional fee. See flyer for details.

• Motor coach transportation
• 2 nights lodging
• 4 meals: 2 breakfasts and 2 dinners
• Visit to the Dusable Museum
• Visit to the World Famous 360 CHICAGO, formerly the John Hancock Observatory
• Skyline Cruise on Lake Michigan
• Visit to the historic Navy Pier and Chicago’s Money Museum
• A Night of Dinner with Entertainment

For more pictures, video and information visit: www.GroupTrips.com/villageofparkforest

 




Historic Savannah GeorgiaSavannah, Jekyll Island & Beaufort, SC  - 24631-01
Diamond Tours


Trip Flyer

September 27-October 3, 2020 (7 Days, 6 Nights)
Ages 21 & Older


Fees:
 $1,013.00 per person (Single Occupancy)
 $759.00 per person (Double Occupancy)
 $739.00 per person (Triple Occupancy) 


Payment Plan:  $75 (per person) due upon registration, with the balance due in full
by July 20, 2020. 


Trip is non-refundable.  Trip insurance is available through Travel insured International for an additional fee. See flyer for details.
 

· Motor coach Transportation

· 6 nights lodging including 4 consecutive nights in the Savannah area 

· 10 meals: (6 breakfasts and 4 dinners) 

· GUIDED TROLLEY TOUR OF SAVANNAH, followed by Hop-On/Hop-Off Privileges 

· Tour of gorgeous Beaufort, SC, "Queen of the Carolina Sea Islands"...plus a visit to
  Penn Center

· Evening Show at Famous Savannah Theatre 

· GUIDED TOUR OF ST. SIMONS ISLAND 

· GUIDED TRAM TOUR OF JEKYLL ISLAND

For more pictures, video and information visit: www.GroupTrips.com/villageofparkforest