Croatia, Slovenia and the Adriatic Coast
A trip presentation will be held at 4 p.m. Sept. 16 at the High Plains Community Center, 525 Orange Center Road in Orange for a 12 day trip to Croatia, Slovenia and the Adriatic Coast with Collette Tours from Aug. 20-31, 2020.
Trip features visits to Dubrovnik, Dalmation Coast, Istrian Peninsula, Split and Lake Bled. Experience old-world charm, a region filled with ancient cities, medieval architecture and stunning coastal scenery. Visit a local family for dinner, and sample farm-to-table delicacies. Includes 3 nights in Dubrovnik, 6 dinners, and 10 breakfasts. Cost is $4,999 per person double, $5,999 single, and price includes early booking discount of $250 per person. Also included in the price are group transportation to and from JFK, round-trip air, air taxes and fees, all hotels, and travel guide. Travel insurance is available for an additional $329 per person. For information or a brochure, call Joanne Byrne 203-623-0325 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Spend some time in Atlantic City
F Seniors & Friends is offering a trip to Atlantic City Jan. 6-8, 2020. Trip includes 2 nights at the Resorts Casino, 4 meals, shows and slot bonus. Cost is $235 per person, double occupany, $229 per person triple and $319 per person single; a $50 deposit is due on signup.
For information or reservations, call Fred Morgillo at 203-389-5808 or 203-927-4249.
Friendship Club outings
The Sikorsky Retirees Friendship Club is offering the following trips:
Oct. 15: Oktoberfest at The Inn at East Hill Farm. Includes a German lunch, entertainment and a stop at Grafton Village Cheese in Brattleboro, Vt. Cost is $99 per person.
Oct. 23-25: Dover Downs Hotel & Casino, includes 2 nights, $80 slot play, 2 buffet breakfasts, $30 food credit, and tribute show (Beach Boys, Beatles, Bee Gees and Motown). Cost is $304 per person double occupancy, $440 single.
Feb. 18-20, 2020: Atlantic City Getaway at Caesars. Three days, 2 nights, includes $50 in slot bonus, $50 in meal vouchers and 3 shows. Cost is $245 per person double occupancy, $345 single.
For reservations or information, call Ruth Pavluvcik, 203-783-1173.
The East Haven Senior Center is offering the following trips:
Oct. 22: Traditional Bavarian-style festival party at the Log Cabin, featuring the Schnitzel Brothers. Cost is $106.
Oct. 23-25: Dover Downs Casino in Delaware. Stay at Four Diamond Resort, free time on second day, and “Four by Four” show. Cost is $287 per person double occupancy.
Nov. 14: “An American in Paris” at the Westchester Broadway Theatre with choice of entree.
Nov. 20: Radio City Music Spectacular, with lunch at Carmine’s. Cost is $210 per person.
Dec. 5: Christmas in Newport, visit either The Breakers or Marble House, lunch at the Old Grist Mill Tavern, go to the LaSalette shrine for Mass and Christmas light display. Cost is $120 per person.
Dec. 10: Holiday Winter Wishes at the Aqua Turf featuring The Cartells, cost is $82.
Dec. 19: “It Happened One Christmas Eve” at Westchester Broadway Theatre, cost is $111.
April 18-25, 2020: Historic South trip to Savannah, Ga., and Charleston, S.C. Stop by the office for itinerary.
Fliers available at the East Haven Senior Center, 91 Taylor Ave. in East Haven. Call 203-468-3277.
Sea Bluff Travelers offers adventures
Sea Bluff Travelers is offering a trip Dec. 1-5 to experience a New Orleans Holiday. Five-day holiday festival New Orleans-style. Visit Christmas light show at Oak Alley Plantation, Hermann Grima House, WW11 Museum, NOLA School of Cooking, Holiday Music Review, Reveillon Dinner at Court of the Two Sisters. Cost is $2,199 double, includes round-trip air from New York, home/airport transfers, 4 breakfasts, 2 dinners, 1 lunch, hotel accomodations at the Hotel Sonesta and touring. Space is limited.
For a brochure or additional information, contact Kathryn Gregory at 203-933-0599 or email@example.com.
KC and the Sunshine Travelers
KC and the Sunshine Travelers is offering the following trips:
Oct. 8-18: Escorted Canada cruise on the MSC Meraviglia. Visits Sydney, Nova Scotia, Cornerbrook, Newfoundland, Prince Edward Island, Quebec. Cost starts at $1,149 per person and includes transportation to N.Y. pier, ship shop escort throughout cruise, 10 nights on the boat, all meals on board, and more.
Nov. 7: Cathedrals of Manhattan. Explore highlights of St. Patrick’s Cathedral and Cathedral of St. John the Divine. Free time at Rockefeller Center for lunch and shopping on your own. Cost is $83 per person and includes transportation, tour director and all gratuities. Departs at 8:30 a.m. from the Park & Ride lot at Devine Street and Hartford Turnpike in North Haven; returns at approximately 8 p.m.
Dec. 8-16: Ride on the American Queen Steamboat Co. Memphis to New orleans, Vicksburg, Natchez, Baton Rouge, St. Francisville, Nottoway. Cost starts at $2,599 per person and includes air, cruise, wine and beer with dinner and more.
Feb. 2-16, 2020: Escorted Western Caribbean cruise from New York aboard the NCL Bliss. Trip is 15 days, 14 nights and visits Port Canaveral, Great Stirrup Cay, Ocho Rios, Grand Cayman, Roatan, Harvest Cayem Costa Maya Cozumel. Cabins start at $1,799 per person twin and includes transportation to N.Y. pier, meals, choice of two amenities and more.
March 9-26, 2020: Escorted Australia and New Zealand on Holland America’s Noordam. Trip is 18 days, 16 nights. Pricing from $5,199 per person twin and includes transportation to airports, flights to Auckland, home from Sydney. Call for details.
For information or reservations on any trip, call Karen Forsyth at 203-281-1769 or 203-887-2967; or Cathie Martus at 203-710-9757.
‘Blue Christmas’ at the Log Cabin
Pearls of Pauline is offering the a trip Dec. 5 to the Log Cabin in Holyoke, Mass., to see “Blue Christmas” featuring Ray Guilloumet as Elvis and Rick Larrimore as Rod Stewart. Cost is $85 per person and includes transportation, luncheon, show and driver gratuity.
For information or reservations, call Pauline at 203-468-2148.
Tour Ireland in October
The Fairfield Travel Club is offering an escorted tour of Ireland Oct. 12-19. Trip includes six nights of first-class hotels, full Irish breakfast, 5 dinners and professional guide/driver throughout.
Visit Dublin, Galway, Killarney, Cliffs of Moher and Dingle Peninsula and more. Roundtrip airfare from Bradley Airport is included in the rate of $2,399 per person based on double including taxes. A small deposit will hold your space. Contact Nancy Glynn at 203-255-4443 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for information.
Take a Caribbean cruise
A 14-day Caribbean cruise is being offered Jan. 19-Feb. 2, 2020, aboard Norwegian Cruise Lines’ Bliss.
Visits San Juan, Puerto Rico, St. Thomas, Tortola, St. Maarten, St. Kitts, St. Lucia, Barbados and Antigua. Choose 2 offers: Beverage Package; $50 Per Port Shorex Credit (per cabin); Specialty Dining Package; $100 On Board Credit for Balcony Cabin; $50 On Board Credit for Inside Cabin.
Balcony is $2,464.89 per person, inside is $1,754.89 per person. Outside prices upon request. Transportation to pier in New York TBA. If interested, call Terry at 203-464-9993.
Shows, history and more
The Milford Senior Center is offering the following trips:
Sept. 13-21, 2020: Painted Canyons of the West, featuring Utah’s Five National Parks. Tour includes Colorado National Monument, Moab, Arches National Parks, Canyonlands National Park, Dead Horse, Capital Reef Park, Bryce Canyon, Zion National Park, Las Vegas; fully escorted and hosted from Milford Senior Center, round-trip transportation from senior center, round-trip airfare, all gratuities to tour manager and coach drivers and more.
Oct. 8, Delaware and Ulster. First-class luncheon train, Catskill Mountains. Cost is $115. Ride the excursion train and enjoy the foliage.
Oct. 29, Oktoberfest at Kruckers in the Catskills. Authentic German food, music and dancing. Cost is $99 per person.
Fliers for all trips avaulable at the Travel Office, or call 203-877-5131, ext. 2119.
Take a trip to Lancaster
The Knights of Columbus is offering a Lancaster show trip, “The Miracle of Christmas” and “Joy to the World,” and Dutch Country, Nov 6-8. Trip includes motorcoach transportation, 2 nights’ lodging, 4 meals, shows and more. Cost is $392 per person, double occupancy.
Call John Benard at 203-877-2737.
See a play, visit sunny Portugal
Bayer Retirees is offering the following trips:
Nov. 7: “Home for the Holidays” and Veterans Day show with Allen Edwards at the Log Cabin in Holyoke, Mass. Cost is $78 per person and includes round-trip motor coach, plated meal at the Log Cabin, meal taxes and gratuities, matinee Christmas and Veterans Day show with Allen Edwards, and driver gratuity. Departs at 9:15 a.m. from Yale Parking Lot on Frontage Road in Orange, returns at 5 p.m.
Oct. 10-19, 2020: Sunny Portugal. Highlights include Portuguese Riviera, Lisbon, Obidos, Sintra, Arrailos, Cork Factory, Evora, Alentejo, Lagos, Algarve, Faro, Tavira, winery visit, 5 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Sagres. Cost is $3,599 per person double occupancy, $4,099 single and $3,569 triple; book before April 11, 2020, and save $100 per person. Includes 12 meals (8 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 3 dinners); round-trip air from New York; air taxes and fees/surcharges; hotel transfers; group transportation to/from airport. Not included in price are cancellation waiver and insurance of $315 per person. Call for details of optional 4-night Madeira Island Post Tour Extension.
For reservations or information on any trip, call 203-878-7966. Make checks payable to Senior Board of Retirees Inc. and mail to Toni Raccio, 443 Swanson Crescent, Milford CT 06461.
MFR Travelers is offering the following trips:
Oct. 11: Tour and luncheon at the Culinary Institute of America with a Pride of the Hudson Boat Cruise. Call for full menu. Departs at 7:45 a.m. from West Haven, 1st Avenue commuter lot, Exit 43 off Interstate 95 south. Cost is $140 per person; a $70 deposit is required on signup with balance due 30 days prior to departure.
Dec. 15: “A Christmas Cactus” at the Newport Playhouse & Cabaret Restaurant with a stop at Mohegan Sun casino. Trip includes show, buffet and cabaret. Departs at 8:45 a.m. from West Haven, 1st Avenue commuter lot, Exit 43 off Interstate 95 south; returns at approximately 7:30 p.m. Cost is $120 person; a deposit of $50 is required, with balance due 30 days prior to departure.
For information or reservations, call Mary at 203-430-1161 or Frances at 203-469-6290. (Phone reservations must be made prior to sending payment in the mail to Frances Amendola, 37 Bradley Ave., East Haven, CT 06512.)
Tour England, Scotland and Wales
A British Landscapes tour visiting England, Scotland and Wales is offered April 24-May 4, 2020. Visit London, York, Edinburgh Castle, Lake District, overnight stay in Ruthin Castle, Wales, North Wales, Stratford-upon-Avon, Stonehenge and the Cotswolds.
Eleven-day fully escorted bus tour with 2 full days in London prior to beginning tour.
Price includes round-trip flights from JFK, round-trip transfers, all hotels, 13 meals including 9 breakfasts and 4 dinners. Cost is $3,499 per person double occupancy, $3,459 per person triple and $4,534 per person single; Insurance not included in the price of $315 per person and round-trip transportation to JFK to be announced after group finalized.
For information, call Terry at 203-464-9993.
Senior Center trips
The West Haven Senior Center is offering the following trips:
Sept. 17, Rob Zappulla celebrates the music of Frank Sinatra at the Aqua Turf. Includes luncheon, show, door prizes and more. Cost is $67 per person, with payment due by Aug. 30. Bus leaves Savin Rock Conference Center at 10 a.m.
Oct. 22, Oktoberfest with the Schnitzel Brothers at the Log Cabin in Holyoke, Mass. Renowned pianist Jeff Barnhart will lead the quartet in German music and polka parodies. Menu includes welcome hors d’oeuvers, complimentary glass of wine or glass or beer, rolls and butter. Family style: Jaeger schnitzel, knockwurst and bratwurst, sauerkraut & sauteed red cabbage, German potato salad, apple strudel, coffee decaffeinated coffee and tea. Cost is $72. Bus leaves Savin Rock Conference Center at 9:30 a.m., departs Log Cabin at 3:15 p.m.
Nov. 6, MGM Springfield casino. Cost is $30 per person and includes $20 free slot play and $10 food coupon. Payment due Oct. 4. Registration information for M Life Card to be completed at time of reservation. (Those who have M Life Card need to just give their M Life number at time of reservation.)
Dec. 9, “The Edwards Twins” holiday-themed show at the Westchester Broadway Theatre. Talented duo recreates musical legends including Sonny & Cher, Neil Diamond, Johnny Mathis and Barbara Streisand. Lunch at theater before the show. Cost is $90 per person, due by Nov. 1. Bus leaves Savin Rock Conference Center at 9:30 a.m., departs Westchester approximately at 3:45 p.m.
Fliers with details available at the West Haven Senior Center office, 201 Noble St. or call 203-937-3507.
Fairfield Travel Club cruises
The Fairfield Travel Club is offering the following:
A 10-night cruise to the southern Caribbean Feb. 14, 2020, aboard Norwegian Gem out of New York, visiting 5 islands. Rates start at $1,369 per person and include Ultimate Beverage Package plus shipboard credit. Port tax of $199.73 per person additional. A $50 per person deposit is required.
A 7-night cruise to Bermuda May 11, 2020, aboard Royal Caribbean Empress of the Seas out of Bayonne, N.J., docking in downtown Hamilton and also sailing to St. George. Group rates from $632.32 per person double occupancy includes port taxes. Limited space.
For details, contact Nancy Glynn at 203-255-4443.
Marian Shrines of Europe
Traveling with the Chaplain is accepting registration for a small group pilgrimage Sept. 16-27. Marian sites include Fatima, Lourdes and Medjugorje. Visit www.travelingwiththechaplain/current-pilgrimages for information or contact email@example.com.
Mohegan trips offered
Barbara’s Group is offering trips to Mohegan Sun casino Sept. 18 and Nov. 13. Bus will leave from North Haven at 9 a.m. and return from the casino at 4 p.m. Cost is $25 and includes $15 food coupon and two $10 coupons for the wheel (from the casino).
For information, call Barbara at 475-202-7384.
Head to Atlantic City
Diamond Tours Inc. and Horizon Travelers is offering a bus trip to Atlantic City Dec. 1-2. Trip includes 2 days, 1 night stay at Tropicana Hotel and Casino on the Boardwalk, 1 meal voucher and a casino bonus (and a holiday show at the Tropicana if available); day 2 includes a visit to the Resorts Casino with a casino bonus.
Cost is $125 per person double occupancy, $105 per person triple (single rates also available), and includes driver gratuity and luggage handling. Bus will leave Miller Library parking lot, 2901 Dixwell Ave. in Hamden, at 7:30 a.m., with a second pickup at the commuter lot, Exit 40 off I-95 in Milford, at 8 a.m. Movies and bingo on the bus, with a lunch stop (on your own) at a diner along the way. Deposit of $25 per person reserves a seat. For reservations or information, call 203-231-5637 or 203-671-9384.
See ‘Tina’ in NYC
The St. Raphael Social Group is offering a Rocking Fun Day in New York City April 18, 2020, to see “Tina: The Tina Turner Musical.” Cost is $180 per person and includes orchestra seat for matinee show, bus and driver gratuity. Lunch on your own. No refunds after tickets are purchased.
Bus leaves East Haven at 8 a.m. with a second pickup in Milford. For information or tickets, call Arlene at 203-467-1051; or Annie at 203-469-1427.
Oberammergau Passion Play
Mount Carmel Travel Center is offering an Oberammergau Passion Play and European Capitals Tour Sept. 23-Oct. 2, 2020. Trip includes round-trip airfare from New York, first class hotels, daily breakfast and 3 dinners including a special dinner at Oberammergau at the 6-hour Passion Play. Also includes stops in Munich, Germany, Innsbruck, Austria, Regensburg and Prague in the Czech Republic, Dresden, Leipzig and Berlin, Germany. Cost is $4,548 per person. For information, call Mary and Jim Lovelace at 203-481-6082.
Trip aids Cat Project
The Greater New Haven Cat Project Inc. is offering a bus trip to Mohegan Sun casino Sept. 14. Bus departs from Branford at 4 p.m. and leaves the casino at 11 p.m. Cost is $35 per person and includes a $25 food voucher and coin bet. Advance ticket purchase only. For information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 203-783-CATS. Proceeds help fund the spay/neuter program.
Enjoy a September or October trip
Several trips have space available with local departures from Cromwell, North Haven, Milford and Fairfield.
Sept. 10: Amish Farmlands Showstopper, 3 days, 2 shows, 4 meals, Eden Resort, Longwood Gardens, Chalk Tour, $529.
Sept. 20: Lake George Balloon Festival, 3 days, 2 meals, lakeside rooms at Fort William Henry in Lake George, Hildene Mansion, Mt. Prospect, Gideon Putnam Inn, Cruise on Lake George, $545.
Oct. 6: Cape May, 3 days, 4 meals, LaMer Beachfront Hotel, Trolley Tour, Cape May Point Tour, Winery, $519.
Oct. 22: Pennsylvania Poconos & Germanfest, 3 days 5 meals, Museum at Bethel Woods, Poconos Stourbridfge Line Rail, Lackawanna Coal Mine tour, October Germanfest. Departs from Manchester, North Haven and Milford.
Call 203-483-6330 or visit www.tatoursonline.com.