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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.

Friday, March 22, 2019. Enjoy the Chicago Flower and Garden Show @ Festival Hall on Navy Pier or Just Ride in and Visit Navy Pier for the Day! Depart at 8:30 am and return back to Rockford about 5:00 pm. Cost is $55 each for your admission to the show and transportation or $40 each if you want to visit the Pier only.

Thursday, April 25, 2019.  Visit Eataly and Enjoy Time on Michigan Ave. – This multifunctional marketplace where you shop, taste and enjoy high quality traditional Italian products, beverages, local produce, including a premier retail center. There are 23 restaurants, eateries and food counters for your snacking pleasure! We depart at 8:00 am. Cost is just $40 per person for your transportation.

May 2, (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. Cost is just $85 per person

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.

Thursday, August 15, 2019. Chicago’s Fabulous Fountains. The award-winning journalist, editor, Chicago historian, and author Greg Borzo will be our tour guide as we visit and drive by more than a dozen of Chicago’s most interesting and beautiful fountains! We depart the Highcrest Centre parking lot at 7:30 am and return back to Rockford at about 5:30 pm. Cost is $98 per person; this includes your tour,  luncheon, and transportation.

Wed – July 10, 2019. – Wrigley Field Tour & Luncheon – An insider’s look at over 104 years of history in this legendary ballpark. Depart the Highcrest Centre parking lot at 9:00 am. Lunch before our 1:00 pm guided tour which includes the bleachers, press box, visitors’ clubhouse, Cubs dugout, and field… all while covering Wrigley Field’s unique 104-year history. Arrive back in Rockford about 5:30 pm. Cost is $110 per person Includes tour, luncheon & transportation

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.

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

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