Submarine Force Museum

May 16, 2019  (Thursday)

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Highlights: Tour of the Submarine Force Museum on the Thames
River in Groton CT. The World’s finest collection of submarine
artifacts, operated by the U.S. Navy. We will tour the Nautilus, the
world’s first Nuclear Submarine now designated as a National
Historical Landmark. Next, we will have a cadet-guided tour of the
Coast Guard Academy and the visit the Maritime Service Museum,
as well as the Hall of Heroes. We will dine in the officer’s Club
with the chef’s specially prepared Menu.

Trip Leader: Gene Seuss 508-832-6493

Newport Rail Tour

May 16, 2019  (Thursday)

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Highlights: We travel from the Saint Gobain’s parking lot to Newport, R.I. where we tour Ocean Drive with it’s beautiful seaside residences. At 11:00 a.m. we board our dining car for our luncheon and trip along Narragansett Bay. We later visit the Brick Market Place where there is a variety of Boutique Shops and Restaurants along the harbor.

Trip Leader: Jack Staples  508-835-3954

Wildwood Crest & Cape May

May 21 to 24, 2019

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Highlights: Enjoy the Jersey Shore’s ultimate getaway. Our hotel is the Ocean Front Pan American Hotel (Wildwood’s Finest). The hotel is equipped with all amenities, ocean view rooms, a stunning pool and easy access to the Boardwalk. Just a short distance away the Atlantic Ocean beckons with fresh, salt air breezes and pounding surf. Victorian Cape May is the oldest seashore resort in the country. We will enjoy browsing in the colorful shops of the Historic District’s Washington Mall and adjoining Carpenter’s Lane. We will have a guided tour of this seaside community. In the evening, we will enjoy music and entertainment. On our third day, we travel to Atlantic City for a day of exciting casino gaming and entertainment. Later, we’re off to Egg Harbor and the Renault Winery to enjoy a full course dinner with wine followed by a DJ show of great music and dancing. This trip has had many great reviews in the past and will have a lasting impression on each of us. Call George and get your reservation soon.
Trip Leader: George Barry 508-799-0739

 

Enjoy Branson & “Get Your Kicks on Route 66”

May 31 to June 6, 2019

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(7 Days/12 Meals/7Shows)  $ 1,990.
Highlights: Enjoy the very best of Branson’s entertainment and also discover the most famous highway in America, full of nostalgia and the Nation’s landmark pastimes. We fly into Tulsa and begin our trip on Classic Rte. 66 with two nights in Joplin, Missouri. We travel the by-roads of Rte 66 and hear stories about Bonnie & Clyde and other bootleg gangsters of the area We will visit Precious Moments Chapel, museum and store and see the iconic paintings and figurines that are famous worldwide. Enjoy a private winery dinner with authentic Ozark Musicians, visit Carthage and its Rte. 66 town square with incredible emporiums and the famous Civil War museum and hear about the mid-west battle fought there. Also, explore by tram one of the most amazing caves which hosted speakeasies and finally, Springfield, where we will visit the original Bass Pro Shop store. We will then head to Branson where we will spend 4 nights at the Grand Oaks Hotel. Highlights of our stay include shopping at Branson’s Landing, The Titanic Museum, a guided tour of Branson, The Showboat Branson Belle Dinner Cruiseand shows such as: Doug Gabriel #1 Hits Tribute, Rick Thomas Illusionist, Hits of the 60’s & 70’s, The Haygoods, Clay Cooper’s Country Express and the Amazing Acrobats of Shanghai.
Trip Leader: George Barry 508-799-0739

Lobster Luncheon at George’s & Mohegan Sun

June 4, 2019  (Tuesday)

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Highlights: Join us for a lobster or Ribeye steak Luncheon at
George’s of Galilee Waterfront Seafood Restaurant, followed by 5
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.

Trip Leader: Wilson McLaren 508-869-2451

Atlantic City – Resorts Casino / Hotel

June 9 to June 11, 2019

Highlights: Here’s the warm weather trip you’ve been waiting tor
to Resorts Hotel on the Boardwalk.
Added benefits include a S25 dollar cash back bonus,
two dinner buffets, a casino show.
Canc
ellation Waiver insurance. and the driver gratuity.
Come with us 
to enjoy the sun and sand. Seats sell out fast.

Trip Leader: Elliott I.ockwood 508-829-6991

 

Quechee Balloon Festival

June 14 to 16, 2019

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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

Red Sox vs. White Sox

June 26, 2019  (Wednesday)

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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

Narragansett Lighthouse Cruise

July 17, 2019  (Wednesday)

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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

Lobster Bash – “That’s Amore”

July 25, 2019

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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

Trip Leader – Dick Pinkes 508-769-2913

Pickity Place & Averill House Winery

August 21, 2019  (Wednesday)

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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

Diamonds & Pearls, Cash & Kings

August 27, 2019

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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

Trip Leader: Dick Shea ….. 508-853-2024

American Heritage

September 8 to 11, 2019

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

My Old Kentucky Home

September 10 to 18, 2019

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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.

Trip Leader:   Wilson McLaren   508-869-2451

Red Rocks of Sedona

September 15 to 20, 2019

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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

The French Riviera – Provence & Italy

September 21 to 30, 2019

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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

Vine to Wine Delight

September 24, 2019  (Tuesday)

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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.

Trip Leader: Richard Pinkes   508-769-2913

Fjord Cruise & Lapland

October 2 to October 19, 2019

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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

New Hampshire Turkey Train

October 3, 2019  (Thursday)

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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.

Trip Leader:   Richard Pinkes  508-769-2913

Canada & New England Cruise

October 6 to 13, 2019

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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

Elton John & Billy Joel

October 17, 2019

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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

Trip Leader: Dick Shea …. 508-853-2024

Panama Canal – Small Ship Adventure

November 3 to 15, 2019

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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

Ricky Nelson Remembered

November 14, 2019

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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

Trip Leader: Dick Shea….508-853-2024

South American Cruise – Norwegian Bliss

February 27 to March 15, 2020

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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

Great Rivers of Europe

April 24 to May 9, 2020

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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

Safari Serengeti

May 16 to 30, 2020

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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

Adventures in Discovering Traditional Japan

September 20, to October 4, 2020

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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.

Trip Leader: Dick Shea 508-853-2024

Mississippi Riverboat Cruise

December 13 to 21, 2020

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