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RESERVATIONS:  A deposit, as indicated by each trip, will hold your reservation.  Final payment is due 40 days prior to the trip, unless indicated otherwise.  Reservations will not be held without some form of payment, as many of the trips are selling out and have waiting lists.  Reservations will still be taken after the final due date if there are openings.  

                                                                                      
DAY TRIPS

                                                                                      
IKEA Schaumburg & Alexandra's Pierogi Outlet
Thursday, September 7, 2017

IKEA has all the household goods you could ever need for any room in your home at very reasonable prices.  Just walking in the front door nearly takes your breath away!  Very easy drop off and pick up right at the door upon entry and check-out.  Take a breather from shopping and have a cup of coffee and a cinnamon roll, or some Swedish meatballs, or a huge choice of food from their superior deli (on your own).  After IKEA, we will make a stop 5 minutes down the road at The Container Store and Home Goods, which are 2 more stores that we don’t have here locally, as well as a Trader Joe’s, Nordstrom Rack, and many more stores.  We have added on one additional stop this year – Alexandra’s Pierogi Outlet Store. We stopped at Alexandra’s in May and several of our passengers who purchased pierogi at that time do not feel they can wait another year to replenish their stock. You may purchase a large variety of flavors, plus dumplings and blintzes at a very reasonable price. All are frozen and nicely packaged. Some have said they are the best they’ve ever had.       

Walk Rate = 3            

$57.00 per person                    

Includes:  IKEA, motor coach transportation, driver tip.

Deposit:  $15 per person                                 Final Payment Due:  August 1, 2017

 

 

Horseshoe Casino
Wednesday, September 13, 2017

We head to Horseshoe Casino again in Hammond, Indiana!  You will receive a free meal at their fabulous buffet.  Since Horseshoe is no longer giving a voucher for free slot play, be sure to watch your email for offers you may receive if you have gone to Horseshoe previously.  Get at least your deposit in early.  This trip always sells out!  

Walk Rate = 1                         

$35.00 per person                        

Includes:  Buffet, motor coach transportation, and driver tip.

Deposit:  $15.00 per person                Final Payment Due:  August 3, 2017

 

 

 

                                                                 Chicago Gangster Tour and Tommy Gun’s Garage
                                                                            Wednesday, September 20, 2017
                                                                                   ! SOLD OUT - WAIT LIST !


We arrive at Tommy Gun’s Garage, Chicago’s longest running audience-interactive dinner show, for lunch and the show. Their entertainers and servers are dressed in “Gangster attire” and put on a pretty amusing show full of laughs. They are always happy to take a picture with you, with either you or them holding a “gun” of some sort. Or pose in front of the “gangster” automobile for added effect. John J. Binder, the author of “The Chicago Outfit”, is recognized as the most knowledgeable person in the area about the Chicago gangsters of years ago. We move on to the Oak Park, Illinois area to pick up John, who will be our step-on guide and show us the homes, tell us tales of who lived there and was murdered in their homes, as well as point out other tidbits of interest in the Oak Park, Illinois area. He has been a step-on guide for us before and is quite entertaining. Along the way, I will tell some of the tales when we used to visit my uncle, who was one of the top men within the “Chicago Outfit” and is pictured sitting next to Al Capone on the cover of John’s book, as wll as on the mural at Tommy Gun’s. It proves to be a fun and enlightening day!      Walk Rate = 1  

Please submit your entrée choice with your payment:
1. Prime Rib
2. Boneless breast of chicken (Lemon herb or Marsala sauce)
3. Lasagna (meat or meatless)
4. Baked salmon

$128.00 per person

Includes:
Tour, lunch and show at Tommy Gun’s, motor coach transportation, and driver tip.

Deposit:  $25.00 per person            Final payment due:  August 10, 2017

 


Drury Lane - "Rock of Ages"
Wednesday, September 27, 2017
*** Only 3 openings available ***

Rock back to a time of big egos, big guitar solos, and even bigger hair!  Rock of Ages features a mix of 28 classic 80s hits by Bon Jovi, Journey, Styx, and more, including "Don't Stop Believin'", "We Built This City", and "The Final Countdown".  Rock of Ages follows rock star Drew and his sweetheart, Sherri, as they fight to save Hollywood's Sunset Strip.  

Please choose one of the following lunch entrees and send your selection with payment:  

1.  Filet of Salmon - Basil, oil, and pesto, mashed potatoes.  (gluten free)
2. Lemon-Thyme Grilled Chicken Paillard - Kale, sugar, snap peas, sweet, corn, avocado, tomato, hearts of palm.  (Dairy free, gluten free)

Walk Rate = 1               

 

$99.00 per person

Includes:  Lunch, performance, motor coach transportation, and driver tip.

Deposit:  $15.00 per person                Final Payment Due:  August 17, 2017  

 

 

                                                                                           Michigan Wine Trail
                                                                                    Thursday, October 19, 2017
                                                        *SOLD OUT - WAIT LIST*


Fall is a beautiful time of the year to visit the Lake Michigan Shoreline wineries. There’s nothing like sipping wine with in the crisp autumn air. Our first stop will be at Tabor Hill Winery for a tour, lunch, and tasting. Please submit your lunch choice with your reservation:
* Pecan Crusted Raspberry Chicken, served with a sweet-tart Raspberry Sauce
* Chef’s Salad, assorted mixed greens topped with gourmet meats and cheeses
* Homemade Stuffed Pepper filed with vegetables and rice (vegan, gluten free, dairy free)

We will be visiting 3 Michigan wineries that we have not visited on prior trips. First will be Contessa Winery, where you will enjoy 5 tastings. Next will be 12 Corners, where you will receive 5 tastings. And last will be Vineyard 2121, where you will receive 6 tastings. As suggested on previous wineries tours, assorted meat and cheese trays are included at Vineyard 2121 to top off the day.      Walk Rate = 2 


$99.00 per person

Includes: Lunch, tour & tasting at Tabor Hill; tasting at Contessa & 12 Corners; tasting & meat/cheese trays at Vineyard 2121; motor coach transportation, and driver tip.

Deposit: $15.00                                 Final Payment Due: September 9, 2017

 


                                                                                            Million Dollar Quartet
                                                                                  Paramount Theatre – Aurora, Illinois
                                                                                          Sunday, October 29, 2017
                                                                                       *SOLD OUT - WAIT LIST*

There was no plan for Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins to record together on December 4, 1956, but as fate would have it, they did! Million Dollar Quartet tells that story with the raw energy and monumental talent you’ve come to expect from these music giants. Take a trip down memory lane and relive some of the biggest and best songs of all time, including “Peace in the Valley”, “Blue Suede Shoes”, “Folsom Prison Blues”, “I Walk the Line”, “Hound Dog”, and “Great Balls of Fire”. I have personally seen this show several times and it ranks right at the top of my list of favorite shows. We will enjoy a buffet lunch prior to the matinee performance at Ballydoyle Irish Pub, just 1 block from the theatre, consisting of House Salad, Shepherd’s Pie, Chicken Pot Pie, Harp Battered Fish & Chips, Housemade Donuts, and Soft Drinks & Coffee.                        

Walk Rate = 1 

$105.00 per person

Includes:
Show, lunch, motor coach transportation, and driver tip.
Deposit:
$40.00                                Final Payment Due: September 19, 2017

 

Eli’s Cheesecake Dock Sale, Superior Nut & Candy,
Gene’s Sausage Shop & Red Apple Restaurant
Saturday, November 18, 2017

We head out to the Chicago area for our annual “goodies shopping” trip with our first stop being Superior Nut & Candy retail store where you can purchase nuts and candy in bulk, as well as gift sets.  Our next stop is Eli’s Cheesecake for their annual Dock Sale.  Yes, it is held on their indoor dock with a huge variety at discount prices.  This sale is very popular in the area and there is usually a line, so if it’s a cold day, be sure to dress appropriately to wait in line a bit, but most everyone thinks it is worth the wait.  We then stop at Gene’s Sausage Shop, a great store featuring 2-floors with a full deli, imported European gourmet foods, bakery, liquor, and of course, a wide variety of fresh sausage, meats, and ready-made entrees. We will enjoy an included dinner at Red Apple Restaurant, which serves a lovely buffet, including many Polish dishes.  It is advisable that you bring canvas tote bags or other containers to put your purchases in so they will be easy to identify as yours when we return home.                                Walk Rate = 4       

$84.00 per person

Includes:  :  Dinner at Red Apple Restaurant, motor coach transportation & driver tip

Deposit:  $15.00 per person                
Final Payment Due:  October 8, 2017
 

 

 

FireKeepers Casino & Essenhaus
Tuesday, December 5, 2017

We will spend 4 hours playing our favorite machines at FireKeepers Casino in Battle Creek where you will receive $20 in free slot play, plus $5 which can be used toward food, slot play, or the gift shop.  On the return trip home, we will stop at Essenhaus in Middlebury for their traditional family-style meal with 2 meats and all the regular fixin’s.  Please do not hesitate in securing your spot – this trip always sells out early.               Walk Rate = 1            

$66.00 per person

Includes:   $20 in slot play, $5 extra, Amish dinner, motor coach transportation, and driver tip. :   $20 in slot play, $5 extra, Amish dinner, motor coach transportation, and driver tip.

Deposit:  $15.00 per person                
Final Payment Due: 
October 26, 2017

 

Disclaimer:  TravelStarz reserves the right to refuse service to any passenger who has been a nuisance, uncooperative or disruptive on a previous trip.


email:  TravelStarz46614@aol.com
 
$15.00 per person                
Final Payment Due: 
October 26, 2017

 

Disclaimer:  TravelStarz reserves the right to refuse service to any passenger who has been a nuisance, uncooperative or disruptive on a previous trip.


email:  TravelStarz46614@aol.com
 
$15.00 per person                
Final Payment Due: 
October 26, 2017

 

Disclaimer:  TravelStarz reserves the right to refuse service to any passenger who has been a nuisance, uncooperative or disruptive on a previous trip.


email:  TravelStarz46614@aol.com
 
$15.00 per person                
Final Payment Due: 
October 26, 2017

 

Disclaimer:  TravelStarz reserves the right to refuse service to any passenger who has been a nuisance, uncooperative or disruptive on a previous trip.


email:  TravelStarz46614@aol.com
 
$15.00 per person                
Final Payment Due: 
October 26, 2017

 

Disclaimer:  TravelStarz reserves the right to refuse service to any passenger who has been a nuisance, uncooperative or disruptive on a previous trip.


email:  TravelStarz46614@aol.com
 
$15.00 per person                
Final Payment Due: 
October 26, 2017

 

Disclaimer:  TravelStarz reserves the right to refuse service to any passenger who has been a nuisance, uncooperative or disruptive on a previous trip.


email:  TravelStarz46614@aol.com
 
$15.00 per person                
Final Payment Due: 
October 26, 2017

 

Disclaimer:  TravelStarz reserves the right to refuse service to any passenger who has been a nuisance, uncooperative or disruptive on a previous trip.


email:  TravelStarz46614@aol.com
 
$15.00 per person                
Final Payment Due: 
October 26, 2017

 

Disclaimer:  TravelStarz reserves the right to refuse service to any passenger who has been a nuisance, uncooperative or disruptive on a previous trip.


email:  TravelStarz46614@aol.com
 
$15.00 per person                
Final Payment Due: 
October 26, 2017

 

Disclaimer:  TravelStarz reserves the right to refuse service to any passenger who has been a nuisance, uncooperative or disruptive on a previous trip.


email:  TravelStarz46614@aol.com
 
$15.00 per person                
Final Payment Due: 
October 26, 2017

 

Disclaimer:  TravelStarz reserves the right to refuse service to any passenger who has been a nuisance, uncooperative or disruptive on a previous trip.


email:  TravelStarz46614@aol.com
 
$15.00 per person                
Final Payment Due: 
October 26, 2017

 

Disclaimer:  TravelStarz reserves the right to refuse service to any passenger who has been a nuisance, uncooperative or disruptive on a previous trip.


email:  TravelStarz46614@aol.com
 
$15.00 per person                
Final Payment Due: 
October 26, 2017

 

Disclaimer:  TravelStarz reserves the right to refuse service to any passenger who has been a nuisance, uncooperative or disruptive on a previous trip.


email:  TravelStarz46614@aol.com
 
$15.00 per person                
Final Payment Due: 
October 26, 2017

 

Disclaimer:  TravelStarz reserves the right to refuse service to any passenger who has been a nuisance, uncooperative or disruptive on a previous trip.


email:  TravelStarz46614@aol.com
 
$15.00 per person                
Final Payment Due: 
October 26, 2017

 

Disclaimer:  TravelStarz reserves the right to refuse service to any passenger who has been a nuisance, uncooperative or disruptive on a previous trip.


email:  TravelStarz46614@aol.com
 
$15.00 per person                
Final Payment Due: 
October 26, 2017

Elf – A Very Merry Musical
Paramount Theatre – Aurora, Illinois
Saturday, December 9, 2017

When he was a baby, Buddy crawled into Santa’s sack of presents and was whisked away to the North Pole where he lived as an elf.  But Buddy soon realizes the truth and goes in search of his father.  Based on the hilarious movie, Elf is one of those rare holiday shows that will have kids and adults lighting up with laughter, singing loud for all to hear.  Join us this holiday season for the perfect feel-good (not just for kids!) show that will turn even the grumpiest of grinches into a happy-go-lucky bearer of Christmas cheer.  Of course, the kids are also very welcome to come along and join in the fun!  Lunch is included at Fireside Grille prior to the matinee performance.  Please submit your entrée choice when making your reservation:  Half fire-grilled chicken, or Sauteed tilapia with lemon-butter sauce, or French onion meatloaf, or ¼ rack BBQ baby back ribs.  Served with garden salad, bread & butter, vegetable, mashed potatoes, vanilla ice cream, and non-alcoholic beverages.             

 

Walk Rate = 1             $115.00 per person

Includes:  Show, lunch, motor coach transportation, and driver tip. Includes:  Show, lunch, motor coach transportation, and driver tip. Includes:  Show, lunch, motor coach transportation, and driver tip.

Deposit:  $40.00                                 Final Payment Due:  October 25, 2017

 


Disclaimer:  TravelStarz reserves the right to refuse service to any passenger who has been a nuisance, uncooperative or disruptive on a previous trip.

email:  TravelStarz46614@aol.com