Come From Away Day Trip

Chicago, IL, USA

20 reviews
Aug 14, 2019
Group size: 1 - 32
Come From Away Day Trip
Chicago, IL, USA

20 reviews

Aug 14, 2019
Group size: 1 - 32

About this trip

Come From Away is based on actual events that took place on September 11, 2001 and the days that followed. A total of 38 planes landed in Gander, Newfoundland carrying nearly 7,000 passengers and crew. This was an extraordinary challenge to take on for a small town like Gander with the population of only 10,000 people.

Note the NEW Pick up location: Schnucks Parking Lot, 109 N Mattis Ave,, Champaign, IL., Departure time 8:00 AM


• Chicago Water Tower Place • Shopping and Lunch on your own • Cadillac Palace Theatre • Breakfast muffin and boxed dinner on the motor coach


Tour operated by Peoria Charter Company. Click here for Print-Ready Flier. All prices are per person. • Insurance coverage is not included and options are available at to cover cancellation charges; other terms at which are incorporated by reference. • Price and details are subject to change. Acct#190814s

Join us from Champaign...

Tour Coordinator is Mary Beth, 217 840-8724. 

Book online by clicking Green Select button at above right & pay with your credit card or debit your bank account. Or mail a check to Stevie Jay Travel LLC, 4413 Trostshire Cir, Champaign IL 61822

NEW Pick  up  location: Schnucks Parking Lot, 109 N Mattis Ave, Champaign, IL

What’s included

  • Round trip motor coach
    transportation from Champaign
  • Loge theatre tickets
    to Come From Away
  • Driver gratuity
  • Snacks en route
    Breakfast muffin and boxed dinner on the motor
  • Led by Mary Beth Kurasek
  • Lunch on your own


Day 1 Wednesday 8/14/19

Join us for Broadway’s Come From Away that has won Best Musical all across America. Our tour in Chicago begins at Water Tower Place for shopping and lunch on your own with your friends at Water Tower Place Foodlife food court, Mity Nice Grill or choose from the many local restaurants along the Magnificent Mile Michigan Ave. After lunch, we depart for the Cadillac Palace Theatre and our 2:00 p.m. matinee musical performance of Come From Away.

The New York Times Critics’ Pick takes you into the heart of the remarkable true story of nearly 7,000 stranded passengers and the small town in Newfoundland that welcomed them. Cultures clashed and nerves ran high, but uneasiness turned into trust and gratitude grew into enduring friendships.

Following the musical, we depart for home and will enjoy a boxed dinner (included) on our drive back to Champaign.

Tickets are limited – reserve your seats today before they sell out! Book by Friday, July 5th to secure your seats! (S, BD)

Your Organizer

Stevie Jay Travel LLC
20 reviews
Stevie Jay has been leading tours and broadcasting in radio for decades now. He's crazy about his wife, Janet, and their four kids. Bill Owen has been designing custom tours for 48 years and lives in an olive grove. Mary Beth Kuraskek joined us in spring 2018. She has been a tour director for over 17 years. Stevie Jay 217 840 9913; Mary Beth 217 840-8724; Bill 217 619-0202. Our home page is at


The trip was amazing, as were our hosts, Larry and Alaina Kanfer, and the Katcheturians. Behind the scenes work by Bill Owens was invaluable. From beginning to end, it was obvious that these folks had our well-being and enjoyment uppermost in their minds. Larry and Stevie Jay (and Bill) handled a day one snafu at O'Hare (airline problems caused several delays getting started on our trip) with patience and efficiency. Details of the trip were carefully planned, and all activities were cheerfully carried out. Visits to vineyards, local restaurants, small villages, lovely piazzas, and historical sites... all came together to create a beautiful experience. To top it all off, we had a very congenial group of co-travelers. This was our first experience traveling as part of a tour group, and it was wonderful. Thank you to everyone involved! So glad we decided to participate in this trip!
By Sharon J for Tuscany: Off the Beaten Path with Larry Kanfer on 12 May, 2022
Our Tuscany adventure was very fun with lots of delicious food and wine. The group included nice people and the tour leaders were especially attentive. The hotel in Montecatini was charming and comfortable. A wonderful, memorable trip.
By Linda R for Tuscany: Off the Beaten Path with Larry Kanfer on 11 May, 2022
It was a wonderful trip, very well organized, and when there were glitches in travel (due to airline issues, weather, etc. ) we had immediate help and that made it so much more simple and stress-free. Loved the cities and restaurants that were chosen and the hotels were very nice. The bus travel was deluxe, driver did an amazing job in very difficult driving situations, and I really enjoyed the tour guides who were incredibly knowledgeable, spoke English well, and were very friendly. Such a fun and stress free trip! That’s what I want! Most definitely looking forward to another trip with Stevie Jay Travel!
By Vicki T for Tuscany: Off the Beaten Path with Larry Kanfer on 06 May, 2022
It was a great trip overall. Met many great people. The food was awesome! Liked the concept of the hop-on-hop-off busses. The River Chats were fun and informative. Enjoyed the shows The dining room and theatre were a little too cool at times. Thought the available television channels could have been more varied. Joan Miller
By Roger M for American Queen Steamboat Upper Mississippi Cruise on 07 Sep, 2021
We had a great time. It was a great time meeting people. The staff and crew were just the best. The 3 meals each day was great, but to much for me. I\ we would travel with Stevie Joy again and are looking forward to do just that. The view from the boat of the Mighty Mississippi and the land along it was beautiful. Especially in Wisconsin an Minnesota.
By David C J for American Queen Steamboat Upper Mississippi Cruise on 01 Sep, 2021
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