Vine to Wine Delight

September 24, 2019

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

The French Riviera – Provence & Italy

September 21 to 30, 2019

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

The Carol King Musical

September 29, 2019

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

Contact John Kelly, 34 Leslie Rd., Worcester, MA. 01605
@ 860-798-6272

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

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

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

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

A Salem Cross Christmas

Highlights: Departing from Wyman Gordon Lot in Grafton to Honey bee Orchards Gift Shop – then on to the Salem Cross Inn for a delicious lunch. Following lunch we travel to Yankee Can­dle Shop’s Village in Deerfield. We then travel to the Bright Nights where you will see an elaborate display of lights.
Trip Leader: Jack Staples 508-835-3954

Fabulous Reagle Players

December 8, 2019  (Sunday)

Highlights: Christmas Spectacular – Celebrate the Christmas
season with friends. Travel to Waltham for 12:00 pm show “It’s
Christmas Time” with the Reagle Players with a cast of dancers
and musicians. Enjoy “A Christmas and celebrating the joys of the
season.” After the show, we’re off to near by Chateau Restaurant
for dinner.
Trip Leader: Jim Gallagher 508-259.3786

Wright’s Chicken Farm & LaSalette lights

December 12, 2019 (Thursday)

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

New Year’s Eve Day Celebration

December 31, 2019

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

Resorts Atlantic City Special!

Atlantic City – Resorts Hotel/Casino:
June 7 to 9, 2020 (Sunday to Tuesday) $279

Highlights: Join us as we travel to the Resorts Hotel/Casino on the Atlantic City Boardwalk. Our Hotel is right on the beautiful beaches of Atlantic City. In addition to the great casino, you’ll have plenty of time to spend at the beach or walking the boardwalk. Added benefits include a $20 casino bonus, two $25 meal credits, a casino show, Cancellation Waiver insurance and the driver gratuity. Come with us to celebrate the sun and sand while enjoying a little gambling. Sign up quickly as this trip sells out fast.
Parking at St, Gobain Bldg 513A Lot
Trip Leader – Dick Pinkes 508-769-2913

Boothbay Harbor

Boothbay Harbor/Windjammer Days:
June 23-25, 2020 (Tuesday to Thursday) $560 PP/DO
Join us as we travel to Boothbay Harbor, ME to celebrate Windjammer Days and enjoy the beauty of fully rigged windjammers sailing into Boothbay Harbor, waterfront concerts, special crafts and fireworks over the harbor. We’ll spend 2 nights harborfront at the Boothbay Harbor Inn, 2 Breakfasts and 2 Dinners (one a Lobsterbake and other dinner and entertainment at the Carousel Music Theater). We’ll explore the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens and enjoy a Boothbay Harbor Cruise. We’ll stop for a visit in Kennebunkport on the way home. For lunch and shopping. We’ll have a Tour Guide for the entire trip and the price includes all gratuities for driver and guide, and Trip Cancellation Waiver insurance.
Parking at St, Gobain Bldg 513A Lot
Trip Leader – Dick Pinkes 508-769-2913

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Finger Lakes Wine Tour

June 26 to 28, 2020

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

Atlantic City & Broadway Musical “Tootsie”

February 23 to 25, 2020

Highlights: This event combines a winter sojourn of rest relax­ation and fun. We spend 2 nights in Atlantic City including: 2 breakfast,
2 dinners; $50 casino slot play; a Resorts Casino Show and a complementary Wine and Cheese party. We can walk the board walk and visit some of the other Atlantic City attractions. We will enjoy the play ” Tootsie”on Broadway in New York City.
This is always a Great Event.
Parking: Wyman
Trip Leader: Roland Beauregard 508-832-5624

Red Sox vs Blue Jays

March 26 to 28, 2020

Highlights: Join us on a fully equipped (CD/DVD/Wi-Fi) Silver Fox Coach to see the Boston Red Sox play the Toronto Blue Jays. The Rogers Center Stadium has a dome to ensure the game is played rain or shine. We will be staying at the Niagara Falls Country Inn and Suites located within walking distance to the falls, casino and other attractions. We have breakfast included each day and two fantastic full course dinners at local restaurants. What could be better than to support our Red Sox near the start of the 2020 season? Passports are required. Your check deposit of $100.00 per person made payable to RMCG will ensure your seat. We plan to depart from the Wyman Gordon Lot in Grafton, MA. Call George with any questions or concerns.
Trip Leader: George Barry 508-799-0739

South American Cruise – Norwegian Bliss

February 27 to March 15, 2020

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

Emmet Cahill’s Ireland

March 12, 2020 (Thursday)

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

Savannah & Charleston

April 19 to April 24, 2020

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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.
Trip Leader … Roland Beauregard 508-832-5624

Great Rivers of Europe

April 15 to May 30, 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

Show Time in Mytle Beach

April 28 to May 4, 2020

(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

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

Colorado Rockies & 5 National Parks

July 17 to July 24, 2020

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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

400th Anniversary of Pilgrims Landing

400th Anniversary of Pilgrims Arrival in the New World:
July 29, 2020 (Wednesday) $126
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

Alaska Denali Discovery

August 19-31, 2020

Highlights: Experience Alaska by land and sea on this 13-day ad­venture featuring two nights at Denali National Park and cruising aboard NCL’s spectacular Norwegian Jewel and much more.
(7 night Cruise and 5 night land package)
In order to prepare for this event please
Trip Leader: Jim Hester at 978-618-5422

Mediterranean Cruise

September 14 to 29, 2010

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.

Discovering Poland

September 19 to 30, 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

Trip Leader: George Barry at 508-799-0739

The Great Smoky Mountains

September 20 to 28, 2020

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

Adventures in Discovering Traditional Japan

September 20, to October 4, 2020

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

Eastern Europe (Prague) to the Black Sea

April 30 to May 11, 2021

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.

Trip Leader – Dick Pinkes 508-769-2913

Ancient Egypt & The Nile River

October 29 to November 13, 2020

Highlights: Discover the Legendary Nile River and Egypt’s Ancient wonders as you explore by land and ship in small groups. A representative from Grand Circle Travel will present all the exciting highlights and details.
Trip Leader: Jim Hester at 978-618-5422 .