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Large Group Day Trips to The Little Traveler

Are you looking for a fun day trip for your Park District or other large group? Bus Tours to The Little Traveler in the heart of historic Geneva, IL are a popular option. Tour organizers: email or call 630.232.4200 (ask for our Bus Tour coordinator) to begin planning.

If you're not a Bus Tour organizer but think a day trip to The Little Traveler sounds like a great idea for your Park District or other large group, please share this informational page with your group's events planner.

For smaller-sized groups of 6-15 people, consider our JULIETS program.

About the Destination

Bus Tours to the historic Little TravelerDowntown Geneva is known as a unique shopping destination with over 100 specialty shops. Many of them are set inside charming Victorian-style homes. Founded in 1922 by Mrs. Edmund Raftery, The Little Traveler is the grandaddy of them all. 

The Raftery's original Italianate Victorian residence still serves as the center section of The Little Traveler. Over the decades, the store has grown considerably to thirty-six rooms of treasures. As has always been the tradition, caring staff will greet you in every room, and you'll be amazed by the never-ending array of items brought back by modern day little travelers. You can even enjoy lunch or afternoon tea in the Atrium Cafe set at the center of the store. 

It all started as a simple idea and evolved into a one-of-a-kind shopping experience. Still locally owned and operated, The Little Traveler is a Geneva landmark that has been enjoyed for generations. Read the store's full history. 

Bus Tours: Benefits

Bus Tours - the new Covered Wagon ToursPre-register your large group to receive the following "Traveler Treatment":

  • A friendly staff member will greet your group at the door.
  • We'll give all members of the group a goody bag that includes a brochure about our store's history, a Geneva directory, and a shopping coupon good that day.
  • Your group has the option of dining in our Atrium Cafe. Select from a specialty menu comprised of Little Traveler favorites. Prices start at $10.95 before tax and gratuity and include an entree, non-alcoholic beverage, and dessert. Group members can either pay for their lunches separately or you can arrange to pay for all lunches as a group.
  • We can accommodate Bus Tours on Mondays through Fridays between 10:00am - 5:00pm.

To arrange a bus tour, please send an email to Or call the store and ask to speak to our Bus Tour coordinator.

Please see our Frequently Asked Questions for further information about the store and cafe. 

More Places of Interest

While your group is here, they can also explore beautiful downtown Geneva. We recommend a stop at the Geneva History Museum, which is located just up the street from our store. Also visit some of the many other wonderful boutique shops and restaurants near us. Visit the Geneva Chamber of Commerce to learn more.

Bus Tours can explore downtown Geneva

Little Traveler

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