Highlights: Escape to wonderful Vermont and enjoy the fabulous Quechee Balloon Festival on this discovery tour of the Green Mountain State. On Day 1, we will travel to Quechee with a stop at the famous Quechee Gorge – one of the most photographed sites in the state, followed by a visit to the Simon Pearce Glass blowing facility. Simon Pearce began his first workshop in Kilkenny, Ireland and later moved to the picturesque mill town of Quechee. We will witness a glass-blowing demonstration followed by lunch at the exquisite Simon Pearce Restaurant, excelling in fine dining. Take a little time to shop in the boutique before we depart for our hotel. We will check into the Wyndham Days Inn in nearby Lebanon, NH our home for the next two nights. In the late afternoon we depart for the Balloon Festival. We will witness the first Balloon Ascension followed by free time for dinner from the many vendors at the Festival. Afterwards, experience the Moon Glow Balloon demonstration. On Day 2, for those who wish, an early rise is in order to go to the festival to see the Morning Ascension. We return to the hotel to join the rest of the group and depart for visits in the scenic Woodstock, VT area. Our first visit is to Farmhouse Pottery where you can shop and admire ‘timeless heirlooms’ of pottery, wooden bowls, specially-designed cutlery, candles and other gifts. Next, we take a ride to Sugarbush Farm for a tour and tasting of Vermont specialties. Sample maple syrup and cheeses and shop at their general store. Take some free time to enjoy lunch on your own in charming downtown Woodstock. We return to the Festival for a late afternoon of’Pups in the Air’ Balloons, skydiving demonstrations, activities, a late afternoon Ascension, dinner on your own and another Moon Glow Balloon extravaganza. On our last day for those who wish again, they can attend the early morning Ascension. Return to the hotel and after check-out and breakfast we travel to Bennington to visit the Chocolatorium. Learn about the history and culture of chocolate, with a demonstration and tasting. We follow our visit with lunch at the Mount Anthony Country Club, nestled in the heart of the Green Mountains and featuring classic New England fare. Our final stop will be the Apple Barn & Country Bake Shop. Browse through the large red barn packed with Vermont products and souvenirs before returning home. Trip Leader: George Barry 508-799-0739
Highlights: Travel with us for an afternoon of fantastic baseball. Game start time is 12:15 pm. We will make every effort to arrive in time to check out the ball park and watch the pre-game warm ups. This trip includes Reserved Seating – Third Base Grandstand, Luxury Transportation, bottled water and Driver Gratuity. (Meals are on your own). Please note: Should the team change the game time, we will adjust our times and let you know. Trip Leader: George Barry 508-799-0739
Highlights: Travel from St. Gobain’s parking lot to the Quonset Point Officer’s Club for a delicious full course luncheon. After lunch we board the Millennium Ferry for a narrated Narragansett Bay Lighthouse tour. It includes ten lighthouses – The Jamestown and Newport Bridges and other Historic sights. Promises to be a fun filled shining day. Trip Leader Jack Staples 508-835-3954
LOWELL SPINNERS (RED Sox) BASEBALL & BARBEQUE BUFFET July 22, 2019 (Monday) ………………………$72 Highlights: Come and see future Red Sox stars on their way to the big leagues, such as Mookie Belts, Jackie Bradley Jr. and Dustin Pedroia in the past. Also enjoy a wonderful barbeque with ribs, pulled pork, BBQ chicken, dogs, burgers, salads, deserts & beverages. Family fun for everyone in a great ballpark. Parking: Saint Gobain, Bldg. 513A Lot
Highlights: Quidnessett Country Club is located in Kingston, Rl overlooking Narragansett Bay. The property features breathtaking views, beautifully manicured grounds and tranquil gardens. You’ll be treated to a welcome reception with beverages and snacks. This will be followed by lunch with your choice of Fresh Lobster or Petite Filet Mignon, served with Clam Chowder, Corn on the Cob, Oven Roasted Potatoes, Clam Cakes, Rolls, Coffee, Tea or Decaf and Mud Pie for dessert. This will be followed by “That’s Amore”, a fun Italian show performed by Vinnie Talarico. Vinnie sings, dances, tells jokes and does impersonations during the performance. Vinnie is one of the most versatile and hard working performers of our time. He has performed throughout the US including sold out shows in Las Vegas and Atlantic City. This is truly a great location, meal and show. Sign up early as this sells out fast
Highlights: We travel today to Mason, NH home of Pickity Place, a hilltop hideaway featuring fine dining, themed gardens and a unique shopping experience. The main building is the same one shown in the Golden Books illustrations for Little Red Riding Hood. We’ll arrive about 10 AM giving us time to experience their gardens, museum and gift shops. At 11:30 our gourmet lunch is served in their dining room. After lunch we’ll have additional time to further explore Pickity Place. Now it’s off to nearby Brookline, NH for a fun visit to the Averill House Winery for a tour and wine tasting. They won several awards for their outstanding wines and I’m sure some of us will return home with a bottle or two. We return home about 5 PM after a great day in New Hampshire, the Granite State. Trip Leader- Dick Pinkes 508-769-2913
Highlights: Jose’ and Patti’s show is a Neil Diamond Tribute with some Janis Joplin, Carole King, and Johnny Cash mixed in. Their original spin on these classic tunes is evident from the moment the accomplished guitarist and sultry vocalist hit the stage. It’s no small wonder that they were voted Musicians of the Year by Norwegian Cruise Line. This multi-faceted show is big, dynamic and thoroughly entertaining. Parking: at Saint Gobain, Building #153a
August 30 to September 1, 2019 $399 Highlights: Thrill to the opening college football weekend with Holy Cross meeting Navy in Annapolis MD. Begin the weekend at Baltimore inner harbor and 2 nights at the Hampton Inn. Saturday brings an Academy tour and game, followed by a fine buffet at the Killarney Irish House Restaurant. Breakfasts also included, something for everyone. Parking: Saint Gobain, Bldg. 513A Lot
American Heritage 2019 (Gettysburg and Harpers Ferry) Highlights: We will walk in the hallowed battlefield grounds of one of the world’s most famous military parks. View the Cyclorama Painting and the Gettysburg Museum and relive the famed battle of Gettysburg. Visit the Eisenhower Farm where the President and Mamie Eisenhower lived and entertained world leaders. Enjoy the small-town ambiance and fascinating history of Harpers Ferry. Dine at an historic tavern and join us for a memorable candlelight ghost tour. Tour cost includes 6 meals, trip insurance, gratuities and more. Trip Leader: George Barry 508-799-0739
Highlights: Take an incredible journey to the great state of Kentucky and discover Thoroughbred horses, fields of bluegrass, Bourbon and many other wonders! On our way we will stop at the Corning Glass Factory and visit the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland. In Louisville, begin your discovery with the Kentucky Museum, The ‘Louisville Slugger’ bat museum, wine tasting, the Muhammad Ali Center, a dinner Cruise and a full day at Churchill Downs – home to the Kentucky Derby! Enjoy lunch, ‘horse-talk’ don hats and take in the thrill of the races at the most famous track in the world. Take a cross-country trip through majestic and enticing scenery and visit Abe Lincoln’s boyhood home and ante-bellum plantations. In Lexington (Horse Capital of the World) enjoy historic tours including the home of Mary Todd Lincoln, visit a Thoroughbred Horse Farm and delight in a BBQ lunch, horse-drawn rides, equestrian demonstrations and a visit and tasting at a Bourbon Distillery that all exude southern charm in ‘My Old Kentucky Home’. On our way home, visits include historic Charleston, West Virginia and a drive along the Shenandoah Skyline Drive.
Highlights: Featuring the GRAND CANYON AND VERDE CANYON RAILROAD. Voted “Most Beautiful Place in America” by USA Weekend. Sedona mesmerizes its visitors with its spectacular scenery and famous red rock formations. We’ll fly to Phoenix and spend five nights at Sedona’s beautiful Poco Diablo Resort. We’ll tour Sedona by motorcoach and jeep, with a visit to the Chapel of the Holy Cross built into the mountains. A full day touring the South Rim of the Grand Canyon will include a dinner stop and shopping at historic Cameron Indian Trading Post. We also have first class seats aboard the Verde Canyon Railroad, which travels through Indian ruins, towering cliffs. Other highlights include a chuckwagon dinner at Blazin M Ranch and much more. Trip Leader: Dick Shea 508-853-2024
Highlights: So much more than beaches and Blue Azur Mediterranean, The French Riviera offers clifftop medieval villages, gardens, fine wine and dining and incredible culture and scenery. We will fly in and out of Nice and will stay at the 4 star Le Meridien hotel in the city center of Nice close to the Old Town, restaurants and shopping. The trip includes daily local excursions to discover, among others -Nice and the Old Town and Museums, the artist town of Saint Paul de Vence, Villas on the Cap Ferrat and Cannes with a boat trip and luncheon on the Islands of Lerins. Trips will also include a full day in Provence to visit the Roman city of Frejus, wine tasting in a lavender surrounded Winery and lunch and visit to Saint Tropez. Also, a full day to the Italian Riviera to visit San Remo. Flights, Transfers, Motorcoach transportation, daily breakfasts and dinners with 3 luncheons are also included. Trip Leader: Roland Beauregard . . 508-832-5624
Highlights: Join us as we travel West along the Mohawk Trail to Bernardston, MA where we’ll visit the Kringle Candle Store (owned by brother of Deerfield Candle owner). We’ll the travel into the mountains of Vermont to lunch at the Honora Vineyards located atop a hill with spectacular views. There we’ll have a delicious luncheon at their restaurant (Fresh Baked Haddock or Vermont Roast Turkey served with salad, beverage and dessert). After lunch you’ll tour and enjoy a wine tasting at Honora Vineyards where you’ll taste four different wines and you’ll be able to purchase these varieties as well. Next we’ll travel to Putney, VT where we’ll visit the Putney Mountain Winery which features fruit wines which are superb and many of us will be bringing a bottle, or two, home. We’ll return home at 6:30 after a delightful day in Vermont.
With an Italian Buffet at Leo’s Ristorante Have you been waiting for this smash Broadway musical hit to arrive in Worcester? Me too! Join us for this fabulous show at The Hanover Theatre for a Sunday matinee performance. We get to see this inspiring show on Carole King’s rise to stardom with all of her hits that we remember so well. We will meet at Leo’s Ristorante at 12:15. We will leave our cars at the restaurant and be transported to the Hanover for this Sunday matinee production. At the end of the show we will re board our bus and return to Leo’s for an early dinner buffet. After our leisurely meal, we are just steps away from our own transportation. We’ll all be home in plenty of time for “60 Minutes”. All this for $109. Sunday Matinee Show and Dinner – $109
Highlights: (Small Ship Cruise) This unique adventure to Norway & Finland features exploration of the beautiful cities of Oslo, Bergen and Helsinki where we will get a taste of the strong Viking history and culture. We will sail through the spectacular beauty of the Norwegian Fjords aboard a Hurtigruten Coastal Ship from Bergen to Kirkenes within the Arctic Circle. In Arctic Lapland we will experience the harsh culture of the Sami minority of northern Finland before heading to Finland’s capital city, Helsinki. Trip Leader: Tom Cullinane (508) 753-3266
Highlights: Join us as we travel North to scenic N.H. Sit back and enjoy the changing colors which signals nature’s change of seasons. We’ll make a stop at Moulton Farms where you’ll have time to visit the animals and the farm store for fresh baked goods, coffee and vegetables of all types. 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.
Highlights: We will start our adventure with a short motor-coach ride to Boston to begin our seven night cruise. The Serenade of the Seas is one of the most visually ships afloat. We will experience the breathtaking beauty of the Maritime coastline. Our first port-of-call is Portland, ME. Then it’s off to Bar Harbor, rich in the legacy of the 19th century millionaires, including Acadia National Park, most of which was donated by the Rockefeller family. We’ll visit historic St. John, New Brunswick where we may view the Bay of Fundy and unique “Reversing Falls”. Next, view ocean scenery at its best, with granite boulders pounded by crashing surf and lighthouses standing sentinel on rocky ledges in Halifax. Savor a delectable lobster lunch caught from the waters off Peggy’s Cove. Following a day a sea, we’ll return to Boston and home with many fond memories. Call George for information on the Ship and early booking incentives. Trip Leader: George Barry 508-799-0739
Highlights:Elton John and Billy Joel tribute artists Greg Ransom and Mike O’Brien have joined forces to create The Ultimate Tribute Show “Face to Face”. Just like the original tour, each artist performs a solo set with a five to six piece Rock and Roll band, and then culminates the show with a Face to Face set which features both of them playing together on two pianos trading off lyrics on each song they perform. This is a show of hit songs, energetic performances, outrageous costumes, and true. Rock and Roll at its finest! Parking: at Saint Gobain, Building #153a
Highlights: Explore one of the man-made wonders of the world up close and personal in a 24-passenger small ship. We stay overnight in the canal, but this is only the highlight of this 12 day adventure. We fly out of Boston directly to Panama City. We stay in four separate locations over our 12 day tour with 28 meals included. Nine tours and seven exclusive Discovery Series events are also included. This extensive, inclusive tour is offered through Grand Circle Travel for the very attractive price off $3,695. Call for a detailed itinerary of this fantastic trip. Trip Leader: John R. Kelly 508-853-3546
Highlights: Join us on a fully equipped (CD/DVD/Wlfl) Silver Fox Coach to celebrate the season with your friends at RMCG. A delightful combination of a full course luncheon at Wrights Chicken Farm Restaurant and the magnificent Christmas Light display at the LaSalette Shrine. When you arrive at Wrights your luncheon will include all you can eat Chicken, Pasta, Salad and Desert with beverage and rolls. At LaSalette we will be treated to a Christmas Choral Concert before viewing New England’s largest light display with over 400,000 light display that is sure to put us in the Holiday mood. Trip Leader: George Barry 508-799-0739
Highlights: RICKY NELSON REMEMBERED is a unique multimedia entertainment event featuring the live music of Ricky Nelson’s hit songs (including “Hello Mary Lou”, “Travelin’ Man”, “Garden Party”) performed by Ricky’s identical twin sons Matthew and Gunnar Nelson. They have previously achieved a #1 Hit of their own with “Can’t Live Without You Love and Affection.” In addition, Matthew and Gunnar, with their rock band NELSON, have five Top 40 Billboard hits, four #1 MTV videos and have sold over 6 .5 million albums. Parking: at Wyman-Gordon Co. – North Grafton
New Year’s Eve Day Celebration Dining and Dancing Lake Pearl, Wrentham, MA Price: $92 Our entertainment ringing in the New Year is the incredibly dynamic Tom LaMark Orchestra. The repertoire of the Tom LaMark Orchestra covers over 60 years of great music from the original classics of the Swing Era, the Best in Ballroom Dancing, our favorite Line Dances, to the Best of American Bandstand from the 50’s, 60’s, 70’s, and 80’s. This is a celebration like no other. Sing along, dance along, and party strong to our live band. So bring your dance shoes and get ready to experience an American Bandstand New Year’s with Best of limes Travel! Oh and did we mention our New Year’s Eve countdown includes a fantastic Champagne Toast! Luncheon Menu includes: Sliced Sir Loin Steak; Baked Stuffed Chicken Breast; or Baked Scrod.
Trip Leader . . . . Roland Beauregard 508-832-5624
Highlights: We’ll fly into Buenos Aires, Argentina and spend two nights with a city tour, two breakfasts and two dinners (including a Tango dinner/show) before boarding the Norwegian Star for our cruise around Cape Horn. The Star features freestyle dining, theater shows, a world-class casino, and the Roman Spa and Fitness Center. Included is the Ultimate Beverage Package (free drinks) and pre-paid gratuities (based on double occupancy). Our first stop is Montevideo, Uruguay. Spend the day exploring this charming city of parks and Colonial architecture, or pay a visit to a local vineyard and sample its wines. While in Ushuaia, Argentina, witness the spectacular beauty of Tierra del Fuego’s lakes, lush forests, soaring mountains and flora and fauna by train or via all-terrain vehicle, followed by glacier cruising and wildlife watching along the Beagle Channel. When our cruise concludes in Santiago, Chile (2 meals), we’ll tour Valparaiso, view the stunning Andes and enjoy wine tasting in the Casablanca Valley. Before flying home we overnight in the picturesque Providenda neighborhood, known for its elegant shops, first class restaurants and vibrant nightlife. Prices do not include shore excursions. Trip Leader: Dick Shea 508-853-2024
(7 Days/12 Meals/4 Shows) April 28 to May 4, 2020 $1214. Highlights: Known simply as “America’s Resort,” Myrtle Beach evokes dreams of white, sandy beaches, great seafood, championship golf courses, beautiful gardens, abundant shopping and fine entertainment. We will stop for overnight stays in Fredericksburg, Virginia on our way down and on our return. Our vacation will include five nights oceanfront accommodations in Myrtle Beach at the Patricia Grand Ocean Resort, a full-service resort with a luxurious oceanside pool and popular lazy river ride. Enjoy breakfast and dinner daily and a variety of shows. Our evenings will feature fine dining and exciting shows, from the extravagant musical variety shows including ‘The Pirates Voyage and Dinner Show”, “Carolina Opry and “One – The Show” at the Alabama Theater to the extraordinary “Legends in Concert”. We’ll also visit the magnificent Brookgreen Gardens and the amazing Ripley’s Aquarium followed by fantastic shopping and attractions at Broadway at the Beach. There will also be free time to enjoy the magnificent white sand beach, play golf at one of 100+ championship courses or meander The Grand Strand and enjoy shopping with great food and drink. Truly a great getaway to one of America’s great resorts! Parking will be at Immaculate Conception Church Trip Leader: George Barry (508) 799-0739
Highlights 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. Trip Leader … Roland Beauregard 508-832-5624
Highlights: On this Grand Circle River Cruise we will travel from Amsterdam to Vienna on the Rhine, Main, and Danube rivers. We will make stops in The Netherlands: Amsterdam • Germany: Cologne, Koblenz, Rudesheim, Heidelberg, Wertheim, Wurzburg, Bamberg, Nuremberg, Regensburg, Passau Austria: Melk, Vienna during our 15 days, 14 nights on our river ship. It includes International airfare, airport transfers, government taxes, fees, and airline fuel surcharges,, ALL meals: Daily breakfasts, 13 lunches, 14 dinners—including 3 meals in local restaurants—plus all onboard house beer, wine, and soft drinks. 12 included tours with personal headsets and 5 exclusive Discovery Series events – German Immigration discussion • German lesson • Glassblowing demonstration Home-Hosted Kaffeeklatsch • Rhine-Main-Danube Canal transit & discussion. 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, Trip Leader – Dick Pinkes 508-769-2913
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: of Colorado Rockies and Five National Parks Experience stunning mountain vistas, lush meadows, deep canyons, scenic mountain towns and unforgettable rail adventures as we discover some of America’s West most majestic landscapes. Visit five National Parks and ride the rails on two of the country’s most iconic trains. Explore an Alpine wonderland as you follow America’s highest paved highway to witness the Colorado Rockies. View the desert landscapes and cliff dwellings at Mesa Verde National Park. See ancient red stone rock formations at the Garden of the Gods. Take a thrilling train ride through soaring granite cliffs and enjoy dramatic views of the world’s highest suspension bridge. Sit back and savor “America the Beautiful”. Trip Leader: Roland Beauregard …. 508-832-5624
2 nights in Barcelona Spain then 12 nights MEDITERRANEAN CRUISE INCLUDING GREEK ISLES Leaving from: Barcelona onboard Jewel of the Seas, we visit: Barcelona, Nice (Villefranche), Florence/Pisa (La Spezia), Rome Civitavecchia), Valletta, Malta | Cruising (Mykonos, Greece | Santorini, Greece | Athens (Piraeus), Greece | Cruising | Barcelona, Spain. Includes Travel insurance, a Tour Escort, Excursions, Transportation, Onboard gratuities, gratuities for drivers, escort, guides, hotel and meals in Barcelona. Call Roland Beauregard 508-832-5624
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. Trip Includes: Roundtrip Motorcoach Transportation 8 Nights accommodations: 2 in Virginia, 3 in Pigeon Forge & 3 in Ashville – Biltmore Village 18 Meals: 8 Breakfasts, 2 Luncheons & 8 Dinners Full Time Landmark Tours and Cruises Escort The Comedy Barn Theater Guide visit to the Smoky Mountain National Park Free time for shopping and fun in Gatlinburg, TN Full Day with shows, rides and entertainment at Dollywood The Hatfield and McCoy Dinner Theater Train Ride and Lunch aboard the Great Smoky Mountain Railroad Dinner and Show at the Blue Ridge Mountain Opry Guided Tour of Historic Asheville Scenic Drive along Blue Ridge Mountain Parkway and Visitor’s Center Epic elevator ride to the top of Chimney Rock State Park Full Day at the Biltmore Estate Wireless guided tour of the Mansion and the surrounding grounds and gardens Luncheon on the Estate at the Deer Park Cafe Shopping at Antler Village on the Estate Wine Tasting on the Estate All taxes and gratuities (excluding Driver, Escort and local guides) Luggage handling (1 bag per person) Trip protection and Insurance
Highlights: Explore the land of the samurai, ninja, lotus flower, teahouse, Mt. Fuji, the bullet train and Madame Butterfly. We will enjoy the best of Japan on this colorful mix of large cities like Tokyo and Osaka, quaint and traditional Takayama, the ambiance and solitude of Miyajima Island, the historically significant temples of Kamakura — the capital of Japan in the 13th Century, the ancient shrines and temples of Kyoto and Nara, the testament to peace of Hiroshima, the natural beauty of Hakone, the thermally-heated mineral water baths and much, much more. This 13-day tour includes most meals, first-class accommodations and multi-lingual tour director throughout,with wireless headsets.
Highlights: This journey starts in Memphis and ends in New Orleans. The river rolls slowly through bayous and woodlands along a virtually unchanged shore since the days of the French fur traders. We will stop at 6 gracious towns not including Memphis and New Orleans. The food and shows on the boat are top notch (just ask anyone that was on this trip two years ago). Stop by the Club on a Wednesday morning or call me for a flyer. * Based on last year’s dates and prices because new dates have not yet been established. The dates and prices will be fixed in the flyer when available.
Highlights: We’ll be celebrating St. Patrick’s Day with Emmet Cahill star of the PBS Phenomenon Celtic Thunder. He has been widely hailed as Ireland’s Most Exciting Young Tenor. Emmet will take us on a musical journey of traditional Irish songs allowing us to connect with our most cherished memories. In addition he is joined by the Emerald String Quartet and the Dublin City Dancers who will provide us with traditional Irish music and precision dancing. Wonderful Irish entertainment plus the Venus de Milo’s delicious Corned Beef & Cabbage or Baked Haddock make for a wonderful day. This is truly a great location, meal and show. Sign up early as this sells out fast. Trip Leader – Dick Pinkes 508-769-2913
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.