400th Anniversary of Pilgrims Landing

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

Mediterranean Cruise

September 14 to 29, 2020

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.

N. H. Turkey Train

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

Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta

October 5 to 10, 2020

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Highlights: Witness the excitement of the 47th annual hot air ballooning event in Albuquerque both during sunrise ascension and sunset moonlight. The Fiesta began in 1972 with 13 balloons and has grown to over 500 participants representing countries throughout the world. It has emerged as the most photographed event in the world. We will also visit many sights in the area including Indian Pueblo Cultural Center and the Turquoise Trait. Enjoy a docent-led tour of the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History. Day 5 is yours to explore Santa Fe with suggestions from your tour manager. Price includes a Travel Protection Plan and all gratuities for driver and tour manager. Please check the flyer for complete details and call George to get your reservation
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Parking: At Saint-Gobain (Lot 513A)
Trip Leader: George Barry 508-799-0739

Oktoberfest & Fall Foliage Tour

October 13, 2020

Highlights: Join us on a fully equipped (CD/DVD/Wifi) Silver Fox Coach to celebrate Oktoberfest with your friends at RMCG, At the Indian Ranch we will utilize their new banquet room overlooking Webster’s Lake (Chargogagoggmanechauggagogg-chaubunagungamaug) For our entertainment Indian Ranch has an authentic “Fun” German Band. Our buffet luncheon consists of traditional German dishes to include Beer, Cheese & Pretzels, Bratwurst and Onions, Roast Pork, warm German potato salad, and more German Chocolate Cake, Coffee or Tea. On our way home we will tour the Brookfield area looking at the best fall foliage and of course a stop a local apple orchid. This day will have something for everyone.
Parking At: Wyman-Gordon in Grafton,
Trip Leader: George Barry 508-799-0739

The British Invasion Years

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

Newport Mansions at Christmas

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

A Country Christmas in Nashville

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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

Christmas Time – Fabulous Reagle Players

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: Dick Pinkes 508-769-2913

Mississippi Riverboat Cruise

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.

Trip Leader: John R. Kelly 508-853-3546

Yesterday Once More

November 18, 2021 (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

The Texas Tenors

THE TEXAS TENORS at Venus e Milo, Swansea, MA
April 22, 2021 (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

18-day Adventure N.Y. to Rome

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

Savannah & Charleston

April 16 to 21, 2021

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Join us on a historical tour of these well preserved Southern Cities.
We will tour the city of Charleston including the Battery & Fort Sumter. We will explore Boone Hall Plantation, one of America’s oldest working plantations. We visit South Carolina’s scenic coast including the city of Beaufort. We also visit Savannah , including a historic antebellum house. Tour Jekyll Island and its celebrated past occupancies. Included are: 10 meals; cancellation insurance; Driver, Escort and Guide gratuities and services of a tour manager.
This should be an informative and fun adventure.
Call Roland Beauregard 508-832-5624

Pacific Coastal Cruise

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

Summer Sail to Bermuda

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

Yellowstone National Park

August 21 to 27, 2021 ……. $3,299 per person

Highlights: Join us on our way to discover some of America’s greatest unspoiled treasures. A local expert will lead us on a fantastic tour of YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK. On this adventure we will see hot springs, explore limestone pools, ledges and plateaus where thermal activity is always in flux. We will view Geyser Basin with bubbling mud paint pots and the reliable “blow” of Old Faithful. The superb mountain scenery such as water falls and Bald Eagles make this area is a photographer’s paradise. The Wildlife includes bison, elk, moose, wolf and coyote. We also stop at the Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center to see animals born in captivity and unable to live in the wild. Our tour takes us to GRANDE TETON NATIONAL PARK one of America’s last preserves of wild solitude. In Salt Lake City we will visit Temple Square and attend a performance of Morman Tabernacle Choir (subject to availability) and take a panoramic tour of the State Capitol and other attractions. Park City, Utah was the home of the 2002 Winter Olympics. We will visit the park and Museum. We will spend two nights in the cowboy resort town of Jackson to enjoy the wild western charm. This trip has something for everyone. Don’t miss this great American experience.
7 Days /10 Meals (Includes all gratuities)
Parking: Saint Gobain (Lot 513A)
Trip Leader: George Barry…….508-799-0739

San Francisco, Reno & Lake Tahoe

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

Paris to Normandy 2021

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(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

Inspiring Iceland

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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

Ancient Egypt & The Nile River

October 28 to November 12, 2021

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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.

Safari Serengeti

May 23 to June 5, 2021

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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

Discovering Poland

April 2 to 13, 2020

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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 Price: $4,299 per person (Double)

Trip Leader: George Barry at 508-799-0739

Shades of Ireland

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Trip Cost $4,499 Travel Insurance $329

SHADES OF IRELAND
FEATURING SOUTHERN AND NORTHERN IRELAND
HIGHLIGHT OF THE 13 DAY TRIP, HAS 17 MEALS, 11 BREAKFASTS AND 6 DINNERS. THE TRIP STARTS WITH 2 DAYS IN DUBLIN WITH A IRISH EVENING IN OLD DUBLIN, KILKENNY, TOUR OF WATERFORD CRYSTAL OR VISIT A MEDIEVAL MUSEUM. WE WILL VISIT BLARNEY CASTLE, KILLANEY(RING OF KERRY), CLIIFFS OF MOHER. WE MOVE ON THE 13 DAY BUS TRIP TO ENNIS NORTHERN IRELAND WITH A VISIT TO A TRADITIONAL IRISH FAMILY FARM. ENNISKILLEN -DONEGAL VISIT TO THE TOWN AND STROLL THE TOWN SQUARE, ALSO ENJOY ITS QUAINT CRAFT AND IRISH WOOLEN SHOPS. WE WILL SEE THE MOST FAMOUS NATURAL SITE IN NORTHERN IRELAND AND VISIT THE MAGNIFICENT GIANT’S CAUSEWAY. THE END OF THE TRIP WILL BE BELFAST WITH A
GUIDED TOUR OF BELFAST AND A GREAT VISIT OF THE HOME OF THE TITANIC. SEE FLYER FOR MORE DETAILS.
TRIP LEADER….. JIM HESTER