This fun package combines fine wine, medieval jousting, the chance to shop some of the great outlets in the Northern Fox River Valley, a scenic ride on a vintage trolley, and a trip to the best riverboat casino in the US. Perfect for people who like to shop and party.
Please contact the Elgin Area Convention and Visitors Bureau to check on availability and rates for your group.
You’ll begin your visit in the Elgin Area with an afternoon visit to State Street Market. A unique variety of quaint shops located in a 1920’s millworks building, this charmingly transformed Shoppers’ Delight holds over 35 shops and is a stop the shoppers in your group will certainly love.
CLING (The Bonefish Grill)
Enjoy the “cling” of wines glasses at The Bonefish Grill (located at Algonquin Commons). Bonefish Grill specializes in market-fresh fish and other wood-grilled specialties, and an innovative, seasonal menu and specials, featuring only the highest-quality, freshest ingredients, including traditional and unique varieties of fish and seafood as well as numerous non-seafood items.
Serving you up a delicious breakfast this morning, Alexander’s Restaurant features home-cooked meals made fresh on the premises where a wide range of breakfast creations is available to you.
CLANG (Fox River Trolley Museum)
This morning, we return to the grand, bygone era of the trolley car and hear the “clang, clang, clang of the trolley” during a visit to the Fox River Trolley Museum, one of the only trolley museums in North America. Nestled in a beautifully remote and secluded forest preserve, you will enjoy a relaxing and scenic ride through the preserve inside a magnificently restored trolley car. Once at the museum, you are treated to a fascinating glimpse of the trolley’s history, provided by one of the many knowledgeable historians available at the museum.
More CA-CHING (Shopping!)
Your next visits will be to three of the best shopping locations in the region! Between Huntley Prime Outlets (with over 40 brand name outlet stores at 25-65% off), Spring Hill Mall in West Dundee (with over 140 retail and specialty stores), and Algonquin Commons (defining Lifestyle Shopping in Chicagoland with its sales and the special events) you will definitely hear the Ca-Ching of cash registers!
Experience delicious and authentic Thai food at Toom Toom Thai, where all the meals are prepared by Thai people in a fun atmosphere.
After this afternoon’s shopping, return to your host hotel where you check in, relax, and refresh for dinner this evening.
More CA-CHING!! (Grand Victoria Casino)
For this evening’s entertainment, everyone really wants to hear the sound of CA-CHING at the Grand Victoria Casino in Elgin as we join the elegance of the number one riverboat casino in Illinois. Voted “Best Riverboat Casino in the United States” three years in a row, the Grand Victoria remains committed to putting the customer first by offering free admission and great customer service while providing a wide variety of Las Vegas-style casino games, slot machines, and dining and entertainment.
Afterward, transfer back to your hotel.
After everyone has checked out and boarded the motorcoach, enjoy breakfast at wonderful restaurant, Briana’s Pancake Café in South Elgin, offering delicious coffee, eggs, pastries, and their famous pancakes.
After breakfast, the group visits two unique downtown shopping districts, in West Dundee and Elgin! First we begin in historic downtown West Dundee, where you will find unique deals in the beautiful boutiques, shops and stores which lines historically-preserved Main Street. Next we travel to downtown Elgin for shopping along Chicago Street, where you will find quaint antique shops as well as art galleries and a retro store that is sure to bring back some memories!
Before we depart, the group will enjoy lunch at the Elgin Public House. EPH wants you to have the best dining experience in downtown Elgin and prides itself in using the freshest and finest quality products and are always creating something new and tasty.
After a delicious lunch, the group departs for home.