Trips & Socials

Highlights of Ireland: Emerald Isle

September 22 - October 2, 2016



Ireland Trip 2016

Please view the brochure for information.

NOTE: Accessibility is limited in a some locations. The trip does involve a lot of activity, including getting on and off the motor coach several times a day being on your feet during the tours, and walking distances up to a few blocks. Outdoor activities may require walking and standing on uneven or hilly ground. If special accommodations are needed, please advise the CLR office at the time of registration.

Per person price based on double occupancy: $3,560. For single occupancy a $318.00 per person supplement will be added. CLR members will receive $175 discount if deposit is paid by November 5, 2015.

Price includes: air from Chicago O’Hare and Dublin, additional airline fees for baggage may apply, land tour, sightseeing, excursions, hotel accommodations, meals as specified in the itinerary including: gratuities, Travel Protection, round trip hotel transfers, and motor coach transportation to and from Rock Valley College.

Registration: Registration forms can be downloaded here or obtained at the Center for Learning in Retirement office or by calling (815) 921-3931 to request a form to be mailed. Trip registration is for CLR members only and will be on a first come, first served basis. All passengers traveling internationally are required to have a valid passport. Please provide a copy of your passport at the time of registration.

Milwaukee Ethnic Food Tour

Thursday, October 27, 2016
(Wailist only)


Enjoy Milwaukee like you never have before! Join us on our delicious bus tour of Milwaukee, combining food, culture and history. This progressive tour explores neighborhoods originally settled by Italian, Irish, Polish and German immigrants.

Our professional guide will take us to Old World 3rd Street with an overview of Milwaukee’s German history, which includes a stop to enjoy sausage, cheese and beer/root beer. The bus will head to the Historic Third Ward for an overview of Milwaukee’s Irish History at the Public Market. Milwaukee’s last remaining Polish restaurant, Polonez, is where you will enjoy a family-style lunch. A visit to Brady Street, Milwaukee’s Italian enclave includes a stop at a bakery for cannoli. Last, but not least, we conclude with a custard treat at the famous Mader’s German Restaurant!

There will be some time for shopping in the ethnic neighborhoods and the tour includes views of Milwaukee’s lakefront, Milwaukee Art Museum and North Shore Lighthouse.

NOTE: The tour involves minimal walking, but you must be able to get on and off the bus multiple times during the day.

Depart: Rock Valley College at 8:00 a.m.
Return: Rock Valley College about 5:00 p.m.
Cost: $89 for Center members, $104 for non-members