Arlington Classic Tour Club

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Call the Senior Center at 847-797-5341 for tour details.

2019 Highlighted Tours

$25 Yearly Membership Dues ($35 Household Rate for two people living at the same address)

Benefits included with membership:

  • Open to anyone 18 or older (21 for casino tours)
  • Enjoy a $15 discount on tours and 10% off merchandise in the Gift Shop located inside the Senior Center
  • Tour Schedule mailed directly to your home
  • Three Week Priority Registration including drop off, phone, mail or fax 

Chicago Pedway Tour
Chicago, IL - Thursday, January 10
 

The Pedway (Pedestrian Walk-Way) spans nearly five miles, and it is an assortment of underground corridors, building concourses, food courts, train stations. You will learn all about the history of the Pedway and during this guided tour, you will navigate nearly 1¼ miles of this unique urban terrain. Tour begins at the Hyatt Regency Hotel. Then off to the Cultural Center where we will view the world’s largest Tiffany Dome while listening to stories about the Tiffany family. Next we will view the world’s largest Tiffany Ceiling in Macy’s Department Store. At the Daley Center hear, stories of Chicago’s past and present. See the spot of the infamous “Blues Mobile scene” from the “Blues Brothers” movie. City Hall is not only breathtaking but hurried and full of bustle as politicians make their way to and from the Mayor’s office or Chicago City Council Chambers. Lastly, the tour concludes in the State of Illinois Building.

A late Buffet Lunch will be at Market Creations during the tour with treats along the way!

Motorcoach departs at 10:00 am and returns at approximately 4:45 pm.

FEE:  $83/member   |    $98/non-member


Hollywood Casino Aurora
Aurora, IL - Monday, January 14
 

DEAL YOURSELF IN AT ONE OF THE BEST CASINOS IN CHICAGO! OVER 1,000 SLOT MACHINES

Get that winning feeling. From your traditional favorites to all the newest games with cutting-edge technology, there’s a slot machine for everyone at Hollywood Casino Aurora. We offer denominations from penny slot machines all the way up to $100. Play for your chance to be Hollywood Casino Aurora's next big winner! With 53,000 square feet of spine-tingling casino action, you'll never run out of ways to play at Hollywood Aurora. We're congratulating new jackpot winners every single day. Challenge "Lady Luck" at Hollywood's 26 table games, including a live poker room with Texas Hold'em games, the Bad Beat Jackpot, plus amazing promotions just for poker players!

Package includes $10 gift card towards Deli and Deluxe Motorcoach with games and prizes.

Motorcoach Departs at 9:00 am and returns at approximately 4:30 pm.

FEE:  $49/member   |     $64/non-member


Unique One of a Kind Culinary Event at Field Museum
Chicago, IL - Thursday, January 24
 

First Bites Bash is the official kick-off event for the 12th annual Chicago Restaurant Week. Join us inside the Field Museum for savory and sweet food tastings from more than 65 of Chicago's most celebrated chefs and restaurants. Joe Flamm, Executive Chef  and winner of Bravo's Top Chef Season 15, will serve as Host Chef of this year's event. He’ll be joined by Host Mixologist Jarmel Doss, assistant bar director and winner of the first Chicago STARS Mixology competition. Limited number of tickets are available for this special event.

Motorcoach departs at 4:00 pm and returns at approximately 10:00 pm.

FEE:  $124/member    |    $139/non-member


A Night in Old Vienna with Elgin Symphony Orchestra / Brunch at Claim Jumper
Hoffman Estates / Elgin, IL - Sunday, January 27
 

Andrew Grams conducts a program of waltzes & polkas reminiscent of Vienna’s famous New Year’s concert. You will feel like dancing while enjoying the sounds of the award winning Elgin Symphony Orchestra.

Let's waltz on over for brunch before the show at Claim Jumper Restaurant & Saloon. Enjoy a wide variety of  Claim Jumper classics including: Omelet Bar, Carving Station, Pastas & Pizzas, South Of The Border Specialties, American Favorites, Traditional Breakfast Items and Homemade Desserts. Coffee, Tea, Soda or Orange Juice are included.

Motorcoach departs at 11:30 am and returns at approximately 5:30 pm.

FEE:  $108/member   |  $123/non-member


The Tiki Terrace Lunch and Show
Des Plaines, IL - Tuesday, February 5
 

Let’s leave winter behind and go tropical! Step on Arlington Classic Tours’ deluxe Tiki Motorcoach-boat along with the Park Districts’ own Hawaiian dancers. As we float on over to The Tiki Terrace, the number one Hawaiian Restaurant and Tiki Bar in the Chicago area featuring: live entertainment, Hula dancers, and tropical drinks. The lunch and show combination will transport you to the Islands as they take you on a journey through Polynesia.  Get ready to hang loose and have some fun, all while enjoying some authentic Hawaiian food!

Prior to the show, The Tiki Terrace Chef will prepare  delicious Polynesian entrees, served family style. Soft Drinks, Coffee/Tea are also included. You may choose from an array of Tropical Island beverages at an additional charge.

Motorcoach departs at 10:30 am and returns at approximately 3:00 pm.

FEE: $58/member  |    $73/non-member


2019 Auto Show
Chicago, IL - Tuesday, February 12
 

This year marks the 111th edition of the Chicago Auto Show.  From the hottest designs to the latest technologies, experience what’s NEXT in the auto show industry at the Chicago Auto Show.

Lunch at Manny’s Deli, a Chicago Classic, includes  an entrée choice of Corned Beef, Turkey or Pastrami Sandwiches, including a Potato Pancake and Fountain Drink or Coffee.

Motorcoach departs at 11:45 am and returns at   approximately 7:30 pm.

FEE:  $76/member   |     $91/non-member


Love Me Tender (Valentine's Day Lunch)
Palatine, IL - Thursday, February 14
 

Elvis will be in the building!  Join your Park District friends at the Cotillion for an afternoon with Windy City Elvis Impersonator, Michael St. Angel. Not only does Michael have the look and the moves, most importantly Michael St. Angel has the voice, making his performance and presentation a valued and professional production from start to finish.

Today’s menu will include Cream of Potato Leek Soup, Baked Ham, Parisienne Potatoes, Green Beans Almondine and Strawberry Parfait for dessert.

This luncheon will be held at the Cotillion, located at 360 S. Creekside in Palatine near Route 53 and Northwest Hwy.

*Tickets are not sold at the door. This is a contracted event and non-refundable. Please notify the Park District of any food restrictions when you register, not the day of the event.

Doors open at 11:00am and lunch is served at Noon.

FEE:  $32/person 


Legends of Country (Lunch & Show at The Fireside)
Fort Atkinson, WI - Sunday, February 17
 

Everybody loves country! Imagine seeing six of the biggest country artists of all time in one great performance! We’re talking about LEGENDS! Dolly Parton, Tim McGraw, Reba McEntire, Brooks and Dunn, Shania Twain, and Johnny Cash! They’re all together in one truly unique entertainment experience presented by LEGENDS IN CONCERT live on The Fireside stage! Direct from Las Vegas, LEGENDS IN CONCERT re-creates the unforgettable concert appearances of these show biz superstars. Using only their natural voice and talent, they create a performance so real that you would swear that these legends are right there in front of you. It is a once in a lifetime experience for country fans of all ages!

Lunch includes; Cream of Potato Soup garnished with Jones Cherrywood Smoked Bacon and Chives;  freshly Baked Artisan Breads; Barbecued Ribs glazed with BBQ Sauce; Monterey Jack Macaroni and Cheese and Fresh Green Beans. Georgia Pecan Pie, rich flavorful Custard with Roasted Pecans in a flaky crust, garnished with Fresh Whipped Cream and a Myers’s Rum Caramel Sauce will be served for dessert. Coffee, Tea and Milk are included. Signature alcohol drinks are available on a cash bar basis.

Motorcoach departs at 8:30 am and returns at approximately 6:00 pm.

FEE:  $122/member  |   $137/non-member


FRIENDS! The Musical Parody (Breakfast / Lunch at Yolk)
Chicago, IL - Wednesday, February 20
 

FRIENDS!  The  Musical  Parody  is  the  comedic  musical  that  lovingly     pokes fun at TV’s FRIENDS, celebrating the adventures of your favorite group of 20 something friends as they navigate the pitfalls of work, life, and love in 1990’s Manhattan. It’s a typical day at New York’s only coffee shop, Central Perk, until an unexpected runaway bride enters the picture and kicks the whole gang out of second gear! The new musical recreates our favorite moments from all 10 years of Friends through an uncensored, fast-paced, music-filled romp.

We will start with a late breakfast or early lunch at Yolk. You may choose  from a special menu the day of the tour. After the show, let’s meet our “Friends” at the coffee shop, Café Integral, for a cup of coffee.

Motorcoach departs at 10:00 am and returns at approximately 6:00 pm.

FEE:  $130/member   |     $145/non-member 


Dear Evan Hansen (Musical)
Chicago, IL - Wednesday, February 27
 

WINNER OF SIX 2017 TONY® AWARDS INCLUDING BEST MUSICAL AND THE 2018 GRAMMY® AWARD FOR BEST MUSICAL THEATER ALBUM.

A letter that was never meant to be seen, ‘a lie that was never meant to be told’, a life he never dreamed he could have. Evan Hansen is about to get the one thing he has always wanted: a chance to finally fit in. DEAR EVAN HANSEN is the deeply personal and profoundly contemporary musical about life and the way we live it. DEAR EVAN HANSEN has struck a chord with audiences and critics everywhere, “one of the most remarkable shows in musical theatre history.” “A gut-punching, breathtaking knockout of a musical.” “an anthem resonating on Broadway and beyond.” Our Group has main floor seating for this performance.

You have a lunch/no lunch option on this tour. If you choose the no lunch option you will have time to go on Michigan Avenue to eat or shop.  If you choose to have lunch at the Grand Lux Café there is an entrée choice of Steak Au Poivre, Chile-Crusted Steak, Fresh Grilled Salmon or Chicken Supreme. Warm Chocolate Chip Cookies and Soda, Coffee or Tea are included.

Motorcoach departs at 10:45 am and returns at approximately 6:00 pm.

MEMBER FEE:  $187 with lunch                     $161 w/o lunch

NON MEMBER FEE: $202 with lunch             $176 w/o lunch

 

Call 847-797-5341 regarding tour space availability.


If you are interested in any of these tours, please contact the Park District Office in the Senior Center at 847-797-5341 to put your name on a wait list.

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