The Lilacs of Lombard and Mon Ami Gabi

Date: Tuesday May 10, 2016
Cost: $104

A springtime adventure awaits in delightful DuPage County!

This morning we travel to Oak Brook for an enjoyable tour of historic Graue Mill. The Graue Mill and Museum, is the Chicago area's only operating waterwheel grist mill and homestead which was built in 1852 from timbers cut for the I & M Canal. A docent will take us around the Mill grounds and explain the importance of the dam, the workings of the mill race and waterwheel and to see how corn was once ground. See a demonstration on spinning and weaving and hear about life in Civil War days in our area. 

Next up is a fabulous lunch at Mon Ami Gabi in Oak Brook, one of the area's best restaurants where you'll enjoy a fabulous plate in a French motif diner setting.

At Lombard's Lilac Festival, the sweet fragrance of this shrub fills the air! At Lilacia Park, we enjoy a walking tour of the park by a guide from the Lombard Historical Society to see the beautiful lavender colored flowers in bloom and to hear how Colonel William Plum collected lilac bushes from all over the world which was the start of this amazing park. Whether you’re a history buff or a lilac enthusiast, you will enjoy the journey!

Please note the "Fine Print"

Rates are per person. Payment should be received at least 60 days or sooner prior to date of the trip! Don’t delay, book today! These trips are very popular. "Cancel by" dates vary and will be described on a per-trip basis via a confirmation postcard sent upon receipt of payment. Full payment due at time of registration.

Rates include free parking at Forest View Educational Center, 2121 S Goebbert Rd, Arlington Hts on day of tour; transportation on restroom-equipped motorcoach; sightseeing, admissions, meals as described; City guide on all Chicago itineraries, guide/driver gratuities, CET Host and CET Rewards. Gold Card discounts and earned CET Rewards cannot be applied to day trips. All cancellations will be charged a $10 administration fee.

Call (847) 718-7709 or email for reservations.