The Vagabond Tours program offers you freedom from planning, driving, and all the other hassles connected with traveling. Instead, you can just enjoy yourself and leave everything up to our Vagabond Tours escorts! Choose from day trips to extended trips and everything in between–with a variety that goes from ball games to theater and shopping trips, to U.S. and international travel. You’re sure to find somewhere you want to go!
Vagabond Tour Catalogs are available through the mail by asking to be put on our mailing list. Also, look for Vagabond Tours ads in the travel section of Sunday issues of the Journal Star. Trips may be added between brochure publications, so be sure to check this website for updated information.
All of our Vagabond Tours are led by professional volunteer escorts. The success of our program depends on their dedication, commitment and long hours of service. Kudos to all our escorts!
Registrations should be mailed to:
c/o Peoria Park District
Noble Center for Park Administration
1125 W. Lake Avenue
Peoria, IL 61614
Vagabond staff will be on hand to answer questions and take registrations at the Noble Center for Park Administration, 1125 W. Lake Avenue, Monday through Friday, from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm. Registrations may also be dropped off at the Noble Center anytime during office hours, Monday-Friday, 8 am to 4:30 pm.
If you have an online account, you may also sign up for Vagabond Tours online.
MasterCard, VISA and Discover are accepted, as well as checks. Checks should be made payable to the Peoria Park District, except where indicated otherwise. Include your name, address, zip, phone, and title of tour. Also indicate names of all persons traveling with you.
When you provide a check as payment, you authorize the Peoria Park District to use information from the check to make a one-time electronic fund transfer from your account. In certain circumstances, such as for technical or processing reasons, we may process your payment as a check transaction. When the Peoria Park District uses information from your check to make an electronic fund transfer, funds may be withdrawn from your account as soon as the same day we receive your payment, and you will not receive your check back from your financial institution.
NSF FEES: In the event that a check or checks are presented to the PPD or one of its facilities for services, merchandise or other fees is not honored because there are insufficient funds in the account to cover the check or the account is closed, the drawer shall be liable for the amount of the check plus $30 (per check) for costs incurred by the PPD. In the event the PPD commences a collection action in the court to collect the amount of the check, the drawer shall be liable for all costs and expenses, including reasonable attorney’s fees incurred by the PPD in connection with the collection of the amount for which the check was written and any other damages permitted under Illinois law.
A receipt will be mailed only if you include a self-addressed, stamped envelope.
Refund and Cancellation Policies
Registrants who cancel their reservation will be assessed a $5 service charge. Cancellation for one-day tours must be received at least 7 days in advance. Otherwise a $10 service charge or direct costs if no replacement can be found (whichever is greater) will be withheld.
Cancellation of an overnight tour must be made at least two weeks in advance. Otherwise, the deposit or direct costs are forfeited (whichever is greater) if a replacement cannot be found. All refunds must be approved by the Supervisor of Arts & Leisure Services.
If a trip is cancelled by Vagabond Tours a full refund will be issued immediately to all parties.
Thinking about it?
We would appreciate it if you would let us know early on if you are considering a certain trip. Even if you don’t want to commit yet with a deposit, please let us know you are seriously thinking about going on a trip, even one that is six months away. So many of the hotels and popular tourist attractions are willing to hold space for us several months ahead of a given trip. It helps us to know if you like our trip offerings and are considering one in the next six months. Give us a call and let us know!
- All tours depart and return to the Peoria Park District’s Golf Administration parking lot unless otherwise specified. You may leave your car in the parking area at your own risk.
- SMOKING is NOT allowed on any bus or van.
- NO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES are allowed on any bus or van.
- Rest stops are planned periodically.
Give Vagabond Tours gift certificates! You can give or receive certificates in any amount, starting as small as $5.00. What else can you buy that offers so much value and is always the right size and color? Just think how easy gift giving could be with one stop at the Pavilion in Glen Oak Park. No huge parking lots to walk through, no crowds with long lines, no frustrated sales clerks.