Highlights: If you are like me. you have read or heard of seeing African animals up close in their natural environment, Even the word “safari” conjures up a visual picture of Africa. Here is your chance to put yourself in the middle of that picture. We travel to Tanzania to start our 13-day adventure through the heart of Africa. Expect to see lions, elephants, giraffes, wildebeest and many more animals roaming the Serengeti (which means ”endless plain” in the Maasai language). We will spend 11 nights in comfortable, but basic, lodges or tented camps, all of which feature private baths: not exactly “roughing it”. Connie and I look at this as a lifetime experience as you will as well. This is a small group tour that is limited to 16 people. Trip Leader: John Kelly 508-853-3546
Highlights: Join us for a lobster or Ribeye steak Luncheon at George’s of Galilee Waterfront Seafood Restaurant, followed by hours of gaming at the Mohegan Sun Casino. Overlooking the Block Island sound in the fishing port of Galilee, George’s has been serving fresh seafood and hand -cut ribeye steaks since 1945. Enjoy clam chowder and clam cakes, salad, corn on the cob and potatoes, plus dessert and beverage. At Mohegan everyone will receive one $15 meal/retail credit plus a$15 free Bet coupon. Parking: St. Gobain Bldg 513A Lot Trip Leader: Wilson McLaren …….508-869-2451
Highlights: America’s second largest wine region is practically next door in the enchanting Finger Lakes region of Upstate New York. We will get started with a 90 minute narrated cruise of the Erie. We’ll enjoy a delightful visit to MacKenzie-Childs, known the world over for its whimsical, hand painted ceramics and home accessories. Then we’ll sample some of the very best wines along the Cayuga Lake Wine Trail, stopping first at Long Point Winery for a tour and tasting. We’ll drive through the beautiful Cornell University campus and photo stop at scenic Buttermilk Falls. Heading north on the East side of the lake, we’ll stop to view Taughannock Falls which plunges 215 feet past rocky cliffs. Further up the lake is Knapp Winery, where we enjoy another tasting. On our final day we will visit the magnificent Sonnenberg Gardens and its Mansion. Next, is a visit to the New York Culinary and Wine Kitchen where we will be treated to a cooking demonstration with a luncheon and wine pairing. Parking: Saint Gobain, Bldg. 513A Lot Trip Leader: George Barry 508-799-0739
Highlights: We depart from the St. Gobain Lot with high hopes and great expectations for our trip to Saratoga Springs, racing picks for the day’s card will be provided by handicapper Paul Daley, a 40-yr. member of the National Turf Writers’ & Broadcasters Association, dinner & breakfast will be in Fairfield Inn, Albany with next day activities at the MGM Casino on the way home with full pockets (perhaps) & great memories. Parking: St. Gobain Bldg 513 A Lot Trip Leader: Paul Daley 978-365-6739 Trip Leader: Jack Staples 508-835-3954
400th Anniversary of Pilgrims Arrival in the New World: July 29, 2020 (Wednesday) $126 Highlights: Join us as we travel to Plymouth, MA to celebrate the 400 anniversary of the Pilgrims landing in the new world and establishing Plymouth Colony. We’ll spend the day at Plimoth Plantation. We’ll start with an educational guided tour through the 17th century English village including the Wampanoag HomeSite, the visitor’s center, Craft Center, and the Nye Barn. After the guided tour we will have an unforgettable dining experience. We will sit down together family style and enjoy a Wampanoag Social feast. We will enjoy a fun and educational experience hosted by a Museum Educator that will offer us a slice of 17th century life while we enjoy a classic Wampanoag meal made with fresh seasonal ingredients. After lunch we have tickets to view the Mayflowerll (which is returning on May23, 2020 from a year of refurbishment). On the way home we’ll make stops at the Grist Mill (admission included) and Plymouth Rock. Parking at St, Gobain Bldg 513A Lot Trip Leader– Dick Pinkes 508-769-2913
Highlights: Depart at 8:30 a.m. from the Saint Gobain Building 513a parking lot for Plymouth, where the Pilgrims landed in 1620. Our sight seeing tour includes a visit to Plymouth Rock. A view of the Mayflower 11. the Pilgrim monument and Plymouth’s 9/11 memorial. We then go to the Hearth & Kettle Restaurant for a delicious meal, then a special treat, a narrated 75 minute sight seeing Harbor Cruise on the Pilgrim Belle, a true paddle wheeler. Your Captain will point out many sights of interest, including two light-houses and Plymouth’s Beaches. A day with fond memories not to be missed. Arrive home expected to be 5:30 p.m. Parking: St. Gobain Bldg 513 A Lot Trip Leader: Jack Staples 508-835-3954
THE TEXAS TENORS at Venus e Milo, Swansea, MA August 20, 2020 (Thursday) $102.00 (includes driver gratuity) These classically-trained versatile tenors have performed over 1300 concerts, released 4 Studio Albums, 2 PBS Specials, and 4 DVDs, plus 3 Emmy Awards. Their latest albums “Rise” and “A Colletion of Broadway & American Classics” both debuted at #1 on the charts, making them Billboard Magazine’s 10 Classical Crossover Artist in the World. They have performed around the world including headline shows in Las Vegas, China and a 24 city tour in the United Kingdom. They are the only vocal group from the United States invited to compete on NBC’s 2019 series America’s Got Talent: The Champions. Parking: St. Gobain Big 513 A Lot Trip Leader: Dick Shea 508-853-2024
August 12, 2020 (Wednesday) $92 Highlights: Join us as we travel to the NH Seacoast. Our first stop will be at Sanborn Fine Candies in Hampton Beach, voted the “Seacoast’s Best Candy Shop” with the best dark chocolate in NH. You’ll actually receive a complimentary small box. Then it’s off to Warren’s Lobster House for a delicious full course luncheon for you to enjoy. (Crab Crusted Salmon, Top Sirloin Steak, Ritzy Filet of Fresh Haddock, or Seafood Casserole) Now we’ll visit one of NH’s largest and well known vineyards, The Flag Hill Winery. Flag Hill has a reputation for growing superb grapes and for consistently making premium quality, award winning wine from cool climate culture. Your tour also includes a wine tasting, where you can also purchase some of their tasteful products. Parking: at St Gobain Bldg. 513A Lot Trip Leader: – Dick Pinkes 508-769-2913
The price includes: 2 nights in Barcelona Spain then 12 night Mediterranean Cruise including Greek Isles: leaving from Barcelona on board the Jewel of the Seas, we visit: Barcelona, Nice (Villefranche), Florence/Pisa (La Spezia), Rome (Civitavecchia) Valletta, Malta, Mykonos, Santorini, Athens (Piraeus) and more. Trip includes: Travel insurance, a Tour Escort, Excursions, Transportation, On board gratuities, gratuities for drivers, escort, guides, hotel and meals in Barcelona. Also included are excursions in each of the places we visit. Come and join us to see the wonders of Europe. Please contact Trip Leader Roland Beauregard at 508-832-5624 and let him know you plan to attend.
Highlights. Enjoy a wonderful and nostalgic luncheon show at the picturesque Danversport Yacht Club featuring the music of Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Chicago. The multi-talented seven piece tribute band Beginnings will transport you back through three decades of wonderful sounds. Meal choices are Stuffed Breast of Chicken or Baked Schrod overlooking the beautiful harbor. All your senses will be stimulated on this fall day trip. Parking: St. Gobain Bldg 513ALot Trip Leader: Paul Daley 978-365-6739
Highlights: Join us on an all-encompassing tour of Poland. From the capitol city of Warsaw to the coastal city of Gdansk we will experience all of its treasurers. We visit Jasna Gora Monastery to witness the world-famous Black Madonna. Explore the poignant of Auschwitz. Our tour of Warsaw will include a stop at the remnants of its former ghetto. We overnight in medieval Torum, a UNESCO world heritage site. Immense yourself in Polish culture during a Folklore show and dinner. The town of Malbork is home to Malbork Castle, the largest castle in the world. Our tour package includes Roundtrip Airfare, Attractions, Travel Protection/Insurance, all gratuities for the Tour Manager and Motor Coach Driver, Air Taxes and Hotel Transfers
Trip Leader: Wilson McLaren 508- 869-2451 The Great Smokey Mountains Featuring Gatlingburg Tn. & Asheville, NC September 20-28, 2020 $2,400.00 per person 9 Days/ 18 meals Highlights: Travel to the America’s heartland to enjoy the Great Smokey Mountains, Pigeon Forge, TN, Dollywood Theme Park, Smokey Mountain Railroad, Thomas Wolf Civil War Museum, The Biltmore Estates. There is a lot to do on this trip. Check out this Flyer Travel to America’s heartland to enjoy the wonder of the Great Smoky Mountains, fabulous shows and gilded age history in Tennessee and North Carolina. On Day One we overnight in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley at the Strasburg Fairfield Inn and Suites before continuing to Pigeon Forge, TN our home for the next three nights. After checking into the Springhill Suites by Marriot, we will dine at the ‘Bull Fish Grill’ and enjoy a lively show at the Comedy Barn Theater. After breakfast the next day we will head to Bollywood – Dolly Parton’s music-themed park — to discover music and fun and shows all day long. We return to the hotel to freshen up and then enjoy dinner at the ‘Applewood Farm House’. On Day Four we enjoy mystery and beauty on a mountain adventure with our local guide to the Great Smoky Mountain National Park – America’s most visited National Park. This evening enjoy raucous entertainment at the Hatfield and McCoy Dinner Show. On Day 5, we depart for beautiful Asheville, North Carolina. We will stop in Bryson, NC to board the classic Great Smoky Mountain Railroad and enjoy an exciting ride through the peaks and gorges while enjoying lunch as we take in the marvels of the surrounding countryside. After we check into our The Doubitree Ashville – Biltmore Village hotel we will enjoy dinner and a show at the Blue Ridge Mountain Opry. The next day we will meet our guide for a tour of historic Asheville. Nestled in the heart of the Smokies, the town boasts classic homes along tree lined streets, the linen and wool industry that clothed Presidents and Millionaires, literary giants such as Thomas Wolfe, Civil War history and the urban trail known as the ‘Museum without walls’. After lunch on your own, we will take a scenic drive along the Blue Ridge Parkway that cuts and meanders along the ridges and valleys of the Smoky Mountains. We will stop at Chimney Rock State Park and take an exciting elevator ride to the top to enjoy breathtaking vistas. This evening we will dine at The Gathering Place, that serves sumptuous ‘farm to table’ delicacies from the region. On Day 7, we will spend the day exploring the fabulous Biltmore Estate. Dating back to the Gilded Age this opulent mansion and surrounding grounds was the home of the wealthy Vanderbilt family. Spanning 75 acres with luscious gardens and statues the 250 room mansion is ‘America’s largest home’. We will be treated to lunch at the Deer Park Cafe that offers estate raised produce and goods perfectly prepared for a great dining experience. We end the day with shopping, exhibits and browsing around Antler Village. Located on the estate this classic village boasts one of America’s most visited wineries and we will enjoy a ‘Wine Experience’ that includes a tour and tasting. This evening dinner is at Tupelos, Honey South Cafe, an Asheville icon restaurant serving up southern fare with a twist. We head towards home and overnight again in Virginia at the Fair field Inn and Suites, with dinner at Hang-Outs restaurant located in the hotel, before returning home the next day.
Highlights: Join us as we travel North to scenic NH. Sit back and enjoy the changing colors signaling nature’s change of seasons. We’ll make a stop at Mill Falls Marketplace which offers a truly unique shopping experience. The Marketplace features 9 fabulous shops, including gift shops, crafts, souvenirs, clothing, a bookstore and home decor. It features brick walkways, indoor gardens, a 40-foot waterfall, and views of Lake Winnipesaukee. Now it’s off to the train. On your arrival at the station, it’s All Aboard your scenic dining car for your train ride, traveling along the lake shore through the scenic woodsy setting. You’ll also be served a delicious full course luncheon (included) featuring Hart’s Turkey Farm Roast Turkey with whipped potatoes, butternut squash, a beverage and a ice cream sundae for dessert, YUM. After our train returns, you’ll board your motor coach for additional sightseeing and a stop at the Kellerhause gift shop. We’ll also make a rest stop on way home at the NH State Liquor Store. Sign up early as this sells out fast. Parking: St. Gobain Bldg 513 A Lot Trip Leader: Dick Pinkes 508-769-2913
Highlights: The first half of the show is the British Invasion featuring chart toppers by the iconic British groups such as The Zombies, Dave Clark Five, The Rolling Stones, The Hollies, Herman’s Hermits, Gerry and the Pacemakers, Manfred Mann and many others. The second half of the show features the American Response, with the biggest hits by legendary artists like The Monkeys, Simon & Garfunkel, The Beach Boys, The Mamas and the Papas, The Turtles, Paul Revere & The Raiders, to name a few. The eclipse of our journey through the 1960s concludes with an extraordinary finale with songs from the four lads that started it all -The Beatles! Parking: Wyman Gordon, North Grafton Trip Leader: Richard Shea 508-853-2024
This trip provides an unforgettable opportunity to visit a country with a history and culture steeped in beauty and antiquity. Discover the Legendary Nile River and Egypt’s Ancient wonders as you explore by land and ship in small groups of 25. It is two trips in one. First we discover Egypt’s capital Cairo and its surrounding environment — the Pharaohs, their Pyramids and Temples are incredible. We get close to the people of Egypt with Home Hosted meal and visits to their Mosque and their Markets. Then we embark on our luxurious river cruise form Luxor to Aswan stopping along the way to experience life along the Nile. Our ship. Nefretiti. is wonderful with a friendly staff and terrific meals. Join us we visit this interesting country.
November 17, 2020 (Tuesday) $95. Highlights: From The Carpenters “Close To You,” to Abba’s “Dancing Queen,” and The Mamas and Papa’s “California Dreaming,” to the 5th Dimension’s “Up Up And Away,” you’ll enjoy non-stop hits, colorful choreography and informative and humorous banter. For everyone who remembers this music it’s a return to rich harmonies and relatable songs. For anyone who simply loves great pop music and amazing vocal blends, this is a show not to be missed. In addition to instantly recognizable hits of some of the most popular music ever recorded, Yesterday Once More stars four dynamic performers whose lush harmonic interpretations are featured as an ensemble and individually. Parking: Wyman Gordon, North Grafton Trip Leader: Dick Shea 508-853-2024
Highlights: Let’s go celebrate the Christmas season in Newport by visiting two spectacularly decorated mansions. We’ll first visit the Breakers which will be beautifully decorated for a” Vanderbilt Era” family holiday Then we’ll have lunch at La Forge Casino Restaurant on Bellevue Avenue, After lunch it’s off to visit “Marble House”, easily the most impressive mansion on Bellevue Avenue. Both mansions have elevators thus making them fully accessible. Sign up early as this sells out fast. Parking: Wyman Gordon, North Grafton Trip Leader: Dick Pinkes 508-769-2913
Highlights: The Gaylord Opryland Hotel is decorated with more than three million lights inside and out creating a magical holiday wonderland, like nothing you have seen before. It’s no wonder that thousands of people travel from around the world to experience the most captivating holiday resort, entertainment, decor, and food in America. This 4 day / 3 night package includes: Round Trip Airfare from Logan Airport; roundtrip transportation to Logan Airport; 3 Nights Lodging at the Premier Gaylord Opryland Hotel in Nashville, TN; 7 meals – 3 dinners, 3 breakfasts, 1 Sunday brunch; Gaylord Opryland’s Exclusive Dinner Show featuring A Major Headline Country Music Star; ticket for Holiday show at the Opry House; ticket and show at the Grand Ole Opry; tour of the Ryman & Grand Ole Opry; admission to the Country Music Hall of Fame; visit to Historic Studio B; guided tour of Nashville; General Jackson Showboat River Cruise; admission to ICE at Gaylord Opryland; tour director throughout the trip; all gratuities for tour guides and bus drivers; travel insurance. Parking: Wyman Gordon, North Grafton Trip Leader: Richard Shea 508-853-2024
Highlights: Christmas spectacular – Celebrate the Christmas season with friends. Travel to Waltham for 12:00 p.m. show “It’s Christmas Time” with the Reagle Players with a cast of dancers and musicians. Enjoy “A Christmas card celebrating the joys of the season.” After the show, we’re off to nearby Chateau Restaurant for dinner. Parking: St. Gobain Bldg 513 A Lot Trip Leader: Jim Gallagher 508-234-6927
Highlights: We’ll fly to Los Angeles, where we enjoy a two night stay that includes a guided tram tour of Warner Brothers studios, a visit to the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library museum and a walking tour of Hollywood featuring its walk of Fame, Grauman’s Chinese Theater and more. Our 7-night cruise will take us along the pacific coast, stopping first in Sam Diego where we will tour magnificent Balboa Park, Seaport Village and the Sam Diego Mission. Following a sea day, we spend a full day in the iconic port of San Francisco with a city tour included that covers Golden Gate Park and its Japanese Gardens, Chinatown, Haight Ashbury and more. We’ll end in Fisherman’s Wharf, with time to explore famed Pier 39 – home to restaurants, museums and shops. Next stop, Astoria, the oldest American settlement west of the Rockies. Here we’ll tour Fort Stevens, discover Lewis & Clark history and visit the Columbia River Maritime Museum among other sites. In Victoria, BC, we will visit the spectacular Butchart Gardens, with a picnic lunch included, and explore the vibrant harbor. Our cruise ends in Vancouver, where we spend two nights with local sightseeing and four meals. Highlights include Stanley Park, beautiful spring gardens, the Vancouver Aquarium and a sky ride to Grouse Mountain overlook. Parking: St. Gobain Bldg 513 A Lot Trip Leader: Roland Beauregard 508-832-5624
Highlights: Please join me and Landmark Tours for an in-depth presentation of our riverboat cruise down the Mississippi. What makes this trip such a great value is that the meals and entertainment on the boat are of the highest quality. Additionally, there are hop on and off busses at every stop on the river which are free. There are some very interesting guided tours on some of these stops as well. Because this trip is almost filled, this presentation will spend more time than normal on these side trips. The Club has run this trip before to outstanding reviews. If you have a genuine interest, consider contacting me before this presentation. Please let me know if you plan on attending. Connie and I look forward to seeing you.
Highlights: The first port is Bermuda, next 4 days at sea, next visit to Ponta Delgada, Azores. Lose yourself in Portugal’s coastal capital of Lisbon. Make your way to Seville, Spain, Granada Spain, Cartagena, Spain, Palma, and Majorca, Spain. In Barcelona, visit Park Guell to experience the art of Antonio Guadi then stroll through the tree-lined La Rambla to admire the historic buildings and browse the shops. Welcome to Cannes, a resort on the France Riviera. Visit Florence/Pisa, Italy. Finish / Disembark in Rome. Parking: Wyman Gordon, North Grafton Trip Leader: James F. Hester III 508-852-3473
Highlights: On this Grand Circle River Cruise we will travel on the Danube River from Budapest to Constanta on the Black Sea and then spend two nights in Bucharest. We will explore five Eastern European nations—Hungary, Croatia, Serbia, Bulgaria, and Romania. We will make stops in Croatia: Batina/Vukovar, Serbia: Novi Sad, Belgrade, Iron Gates, Bulgaria: Vidin, Ruse. Romania: Constanta, Bucharest during our 13 days, 10 nights on our river ship and two nights at the Bucharest Sheraton (or similar). 8 included tours with personal headsets and 5 exclusive Discovery Series events – Customs of Central Europe discussion • School visit • Life Under Communism discussion, • Home-Hosted Lunch • Danube-Black Sea Canal transit & discussion. R/T Airfare from Boston (and all Airport Transfers), Gratuities for local guides and motorcoach drivers, All port charges: a value of $165 per person, Baggage handling for 1 piece of luggage per person, including tips. Contact Dick Pinkes to receive a flyer or pick one up at the weekly meetings. An information meeting will be held later this year with location, date and time to be announced.
Highlights: We’ll travel by motor coach to Boston where we’ll board the recently renovated Norwegian Gem for our 7 night Bermuda Cruise, including 3 full days in Bermuda. Price includes all Port and Departure taxes, all meals, activities and entertainment aboard ship, and a choice of 4 free perks from one of two options, driver gratuity, trip insurance, and porterage of one bag per person. Prices do not include shore excursions nor the daily gratuities normally charged to each stateroom. One option (A) of perks includes the Ultimate beverage and specialty dining packages, free internet, and a $50 shore excursion credit. See the reservation form for additional details of both options. NO FLYING REQUIRED ON THIS TRIP. Parking: St. Gobain Bldg 513 A Lot Trip Leader: Dick Pinkes 508-769-2913
September 11 to 17,2021 (Sunday – Sat)………….$2,549 Highlights: We fly to San Francisco where we stay for two days at a superior hotel at famous Fisherman’s Wharf. We have a guided tour of the city, cruise San Francisco Bay, visit the infamous Alcatraz Island, the Japanese Tea Garden, and the Golden State Park. After leaving San Francisco, we’ll head into Redwoods State Park for a tour and see nature at its greatest before descending into scenic Sonoma Valley, home to some of the finest vineyards in the world. We’ll enjoy a luncheon at the Viansa Winery and savor some of California’s outstanding wines. We depart for a winding journey through the Sierra Nevada Mountains and arrive in Reno. Try your luck at the casinos, explore the sights and enjoy a fabulous/dinner show. We will stay two nights at the centrally located Silver Legacy Hotel and Casino. Next, we’ll visit Virginia City, the gold rush town where time has stood still in the “Old West”. Then we’ll visit Carson City, Nevada’s state capital. Traveling to Lake Tahoe, we’ll take a narrated cruise on the Ms. Dixie JJ before checking into our hotel in South Lake Tahoe, one of the most beautiful spots in America. Thrill to the exciting nightlife and gaming at some of the world’s nicest casinos. Spend a free day to explore before we return to San Francisco by way of Old Town Sacramento for our return home. Parking: Wyman Trip Leader: Richard Shea………………508-853-2024
(12 Days/30 Meals) September 24 to October 6, 2021 $5795 to $ 6595 PP/DO Highlights: Embark on a Seine River Cruise from cosmopolitan Paris to the heartland of France, and delve into a region rich in history and culture. Explore Paris, witnessing the monuments, cathedrals, and avenues made famous in film and photographs. Stroll the same streets that inspired Monet on a tour of Montmartre— Paris’s bohemian neighborhood. Visit the lovely landscapes of Giverny and enjoy a sweet treat with a local family during a Home-Hosted Visit in Rouen. Experience a full day of D-Day discoveries: pause for a moment of silence at the American Military Cemetery, walk Omaha Beach, and head to the devastating 328-foot cliffs of Pointe-Du-Hoc. Experience it all—from the moving history to the local flavors when you join us this year. . Trip Leader: George Barry 508-799-0739 Departs from Wyman Gordon-Grafton
October 10 to 15, 2021 (Sun to Fri) ……………….. $2849 Highlights: Join us for an uncommon adventure to Iceland, filled with dramatic natural wonders. You’ll discover thundering waterfalls, hot springs, steaming lava fields, glaciers, and a special Northern Lights excursion. This single hotel stay vacation is based in beautiful downtown Reykjavik, packed with shops, restaurants, and nightlife. Our trip includes trip insurance, driver and guide gratuities, all airport transfers, direct nonstop RT air from Boston, 4 nights accommodations at the Center Hotel Plaza, 6 meals (4 breakfasts, 2 dinners), Reykjavik city and Blue Lagoon tours, and a full time local representative. It also includes visits to the Gullfoss Waterfall, Hot Springs of Geysir, Thingvellir National Park, Selheimajokull Glacier, a family operated greenhouse, an Icelandic Horse Farm, and many other local sights. Book by 8/31/2020 for extra savings Parking: St. Gobain Bldg 513a Lot Trip Leader: Dick Pinkes ……………. 508-769-2913