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Sun – Sept. 1, 2019 – We will drop you off for shopping and lunching. You will enjoy upscale stores including Nieman Marcus, Nordstrom, Crate and Barrel, Lands End, Macy’s and many more! The new restaurant at Crate and Barrel is open now also! Cost is $45 per person for your transportation. We depart the Highcrest Centre parking lot at 9:30 am – the mall opens at 11:00 am – pickup at 4:30 pm – returning back to Rockford about 6:00 pm.

Thurs – Oct. 17, 2019. A trip to Galena for Lunch and Shopping. Stroll along Galena’s main street and shop one of many eclectic boutique shops, art galleries or antique stores. The restaurant we will have lunch at is Fried Green Tomatoes; they open especially for us and include a really wonderful menu … Fried Green Tomatoes Appetizer, House Salad, Chicken Parmesan and French Silk Ice Cream for dessert. You will have your choice of having lunch as a group or if you’d rather be on your own for lunch you can do that also. We’ll depart the Highcrest Centre parking lot at 9:00 am and arrive in Galena at about 11:00 am. We will leave Galena at 3:00 pm and be back in Rockford at about 5:00 pm. Cost of lunch and transportation is $75 per person or if you would like to ride in and have lunch on your own that will cost $45 per person for your transportation.

“Medium at the Mansion” and Luncheon - Jacob Henry Mansion EstateTues. Oct. 29, 2019 – “Medium at the Mansion” and Luncheon – Jacob Henry Mansion Estate, Joliet, IL. We begin our visit with a self-guided tour of the Jacob Henry Mansion Estate. The Mansion boasts being a Historical City, State and National Landmark of 40 rooms with a delightful blend of past and present. This award-winning Mansion, built-in 1873, is known for its original beauty and old Victorian charm. A delicious luncheon featuring Jake’s Cordon Bleu will be prepared on-site and served before our “Group Reading” by Psychic Medium Michael Gourley, one of the “Top 10 Chicago Psychics.” Michael will explain how he uses his gifts to deliver messages from loved ones in spirit and will deliver any messages that come through for us – there may even be a message for you! We’ll end our day with a stroll through the Old Central Church with its completely remodeled chapel, painstakingly kept in much of its original condition, from the hand-carved stained pillars to the massive domed ceiling.

Cost is $98 per person; includes our reading, luncheon, and transportation. Depart the Highcrest Centre parking lot at 8:30 am and
return back in Rockford about 5:00 pm.

Phantom of the Opera Rockford to ChicagoTues.  – Dec. 31, 2019. Phantom of the OperaBased on a French novel, with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, the plot revolves around a beautiful soprano, Christine Daae, who becomes the obsession of a mysterious, disfigured musical genius. Stunning and intense this production features a brilliant new design, new costumes, staging, and choreography. $155 per person … please call Janet 815.398.1454 for more information.

Tues. – Dec. 8, 2020. – Christmas Luncheon and Wurlitzer Concert at the Sanfilippo Estate in Barrington, Illinois. Get in the Holiday spirit as we begin with an elegant sit-down lunch in the Carousel Pavilion with a live Wurlitzer Theater Organ Concert in the very private Sanfilippo residence’s 300 seat theater, time to explore the collection of automatic music machines, including the special1890 Eden Palais Carousel and the new perfume collection. Cost is $145 per person; includes your meal, a live concert and time to look at the estate’s antique music collection.



Canterbury Tours – 1662 N. Alpine Road –Rockford, IL 61107
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