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Day Trips

Tues. Feb. 12 & Thurs. Feb. 14, 2019. Chicago Auto Show – McCormick Place: Door to Door Service for the largest auto show in North America! We depart the Highcrest Centre parking lot at 8:00 am, the motor coach will drop you off at the entrance, leave your coats on the bus and enjoy your day! At 3:00 pm our driver will be back to pick us up and whisk us back to Rockford arriving home around 5:00 pm Cost is $50 per person, this includes your admission and transportation.

Wed. March 20, 2019. Tour of the Sanfilippo Estate and Luncheon at the Onion Pub & Brewery – Barrington, IL. The Sanfilippo Estate… “Place de la Musique” is known worldwide for its magnificent collections of beautifully restored antique music machines, phonographs, arcade and gambling machines, chandeliers, art glass, the world’s largest restored theatre pipe organ, the most spectacular European salon carousel in existence, street and tower clocks, steam engines and other functional mechanical antiques, displayed within a breathtaking French Second Empire setting. The Place de la Musique contains the largest collection of restored automatic musical instruments in the world, including:

Music Boxes and Phonographs
Coin-operated Pianos
Violin Machines
Photo players
American and European Orchestrions
Dance Organs
Fairground and Band Organs and Calliopes
The World’s Largest Indoor Theatre Pipe Organ

Cost is $85 per person and includes lunch, tour, and transportation. We depart from the west end of the Highcrest Centre parking lot at 9:00 am and return back in Rockford about 6:00 pm. Call or email Canterbury Tours for details and reservations.

Wednesday, April 24, 2019.  Modern by Design Chicago Streamlines America – The New Exhibit at the Chicago History Museum:  What do a Sunbeam toaster, a microphone used by Billie Holiday and the Chicago World’s Fair of 1933-34 have in common?  They were designed in the style of the 1930s, a cousin of the Art Deco designs. We’ll enjoy a guided tour and lunch at the North & Clark Café. Get on our interest list for this new trip that takes us back to a simpler time! Cost is $tbd

May 2, 9, 16 (Thur) 2019. HAMILTON: THE EXHIBITION ON DISPLAY ON NORTHERLY ISLAND, CHICAGO Alexander Hamilton’s remarkable story has inspired millions of Americans. Now, you can see it through his eyes in this 360-degree immersive exhibition inspired -by the revolutionary musical. Featuring an audio tour narrated by the musical’s creator Lin-Manuel Miranda, Hamilton: The Exhibition is designed to take visitors deeper into the life and times of Alexander Hamilton, while at the same time chronicling the American Revolution and the creation of the United States of America.

With a dynamic and interactive mix of lighting, sound, multimedia, music and historical artifacts, you will experience how it felt to write the way Hamilton wrote, fight the way Hamilton fought, and live the way Hamilton lived.
Sit at Hamilton’s desk and discover how his work as a trader in St. Croix gave him the skills to create our country’s financial system. Gaze upon the streets of New York with detailed replicas of the city in 1776. Step into George Washington’s war tent as you learn how the Revolutionary Army planned their shocking victory in the Battle of Yorktown.

Hamilton: The Exhibition poses new questions about Hamilton’s life and the founding of America, ultimately leaving us to ask the question — how can we leave our own legacies for future Americans? We are looking to purchase tickets for Thurs. May 2, 9 and 16, 2019. Departure by 8:00 am, tour the exhibit at 11:00 am, with time in the area to have a bite to eat.


Canterbury Tours
1662 N. Alpine Road
Rockford, IL 61107
(815) 398-1454

Canterbury Bus Tours and Book Store has been proudly serving Rockford and Chicago Areas for over 42 years. Thank You to our many loyal and appreciated friends. Special Thanks to Marshall Computer Services!

Why Drive?


Why in the world would you want to fight traffic, search for expensive parking, take the risk of leaving your car unattended, and have to walk in unfamiliar areas? By using our services at Canterbury Tours you have lots of quality time to people watch, get to know new faces, relax, nap, or read a book during that commute. Why not leave the driving to us!