INA, Ill. (Sept. 4, 2019) - There’s not time like the present to take the vacation of a lifetime. It doesn’t matter if it’s a far-flung local or just a few hours away, let Rend Lake College’s Community and Corporate Education help you find adventure.
Treasures of Europe: Get ready to embark on the European journey of a lifetime! See the incredible sites of London, from Buckingham Palace to Big Ben. Take the Eurostar train to Paris – the “City of Lights,” and enjoy a full day on your own to explore before taking in breathtaking views from your dinner table at the Eiffel Tower.
Board a high speed train bound for Lucerne, the enchanting Swiss city on a cobalt lake and one of Switzerland’s most beautiful places. In Venice, discover a floating city where iconic landmarks of centuries-old history line canals dotted with gondolas.
Tour Florence, the “Cradle of the Renaissance,” and make a special visit to David – Michelangelo’s masterpiece. Finally, in Rome, bask in cultural treasures and envelop yourself in the history in the “Eternal City,” which includes a visit to the mythic Colosseum.
Treasures of Europe is slated for September 2020. This 12-day trip will include 15 meals. Make sure to book early to take advantage of lower rates. Single and triple rates available upon request.
Southern Charm: Experience the history, charm and singular hospitality of the Low Country in Georgia and South Carolina. Travelers will overnight at the exclusive Jekyll Island Club, once described as “the richest, most exclusive club in the world.”
Choose to explore one of America’s oldest plantations, Boone Hall, or the Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum. Discover the history of Savannah and antebellum Charleston with two-night stays in each city. You will uncover a magic that you can only find in America’s friendly South.
Southern Charm is scheduled for April 2021. This seven-day trip will feature nine meals. Make sure to book early to take advantage of lower rates. Single and triple rates available upon request.
An Informational Meeting on both trips will be held on Thursday, October 3rd, 2019 at 5 p.m. in the RLC Student Center, room 110. Details on an Early Booking Discount will also be provided. If you will be attending this meeting, please RSVP by contacting Community & Corporate Education at (618) 437-5321, x1714.
Rend Lake College Day Tours
If something a little closer to home is your liking, Rend Lake College’s Community and Corporate Education has a pair of day trips for that quick getaway.
St. Louis Baseball & Brews: Join us for a fun filled day as we tour Busch Stadium and Anheuser Busch Brewery in St. Louis. We will begin our day at Busch Stadium for a unique look at the home of the Cardinals. Take in the view from the Radio Broadcast Booth, see the World Series trophies in the Champions Club and imagine yourself as a big leaguer in the Cardinals Dugout.
We will stop for lunch at Cardinals Nation in Ballpark Village where you will have a choice of three lunch entrees. After lunch we will visit the Cardinals Hall of Fame. The Cardinals Museum boasts one of the largest team-specific collections of artifacts and memorabilia in the world. The museum's seven galleries take you on a chronological journey through the rich history of the Cardinals.
Then we will head to the Anheuser Busch InBev Brewery for the Horses and Heritage Tour. This tour will focus on two of the aspects of the company that they take the most pride in: the Clydesdales and their storied history. Get an in-depth, behind-the-scenes view of the Clydesdales at their home in the Stables. Learn about their history and what sets them apart from the rest. You’ll even get to pet one and take pics!
From there, you’ll learn about their rich heritage that dates back to the 1850’s in the Schoolhouse Museum. This nontraditional museum contains over 400 unique artifacts from the vast Anheuser-Busch archives. Tour fees, lunch, gratuities and charter bus transportation are included. You must pre-register by September 13th. Cost of the trip is $139.
Trip takes place on Thursday, Oct. 3. Bus departs from Main Campus at 7:30 a.m. and will return by 6:30 p.m. Bus departs from Mt. Vernon MarketPlace Campus at 8 a.m. and will return by 6 p.m.
St. Louis Symphony Christmas: Join us as we travel to St. Louis for a day filled with Christmas cheer! We will begin our day by enjoying lunch on The Hill at Favazza’s. Savor a St. Louis original! Lunch will consist of a toasted ravioli appetizer, Italian salad, and Sicilian chicken with a side of pasta. We will have cannoli for dessert and your choice of coffee, tea or water.
After lunch we will head to the Mercy Holiday Celebration at Powell Hall- a St. Louis annual holiday tradition. Enjoy your favorite carols, a visit from Santa and holiday music performed by the STL Symphony and Holiday Festival Chorus inside a splendidly decorated Powell Hall. Tour fees, lunch, gratuities and charter bus transportation are included.
You must pre-register by November 1st. Cost of the trip is $139.
Trip will take place on Friday, Dec. 13. Bus departs from Main Campus at 9:30 a.m. and will return by 6:30 p.m. Bus departs from Mt. Vernon Marketplace Campus at 10 a.m. and will return by 6 p.m.