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.
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
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, 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.
Thur. June 13 – Wrigley Field Tour & Luncheon – details soon
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 about 5:30 pm. Cost is $98 per person; this includes your tour, luncheon, and transportation.
Canterbury Tours – 1662 N. Alpine Road –Rockford, IL 61107
(815) 398-1454 – email: firstname.lastname@example.org