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

Red Sox vs Blue Jays

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

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

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

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

Newport Playhouse-“We’re Sixty”

Highlights: Leaving from the Saint Gobain Building 513a Parking
lot traveling to Newport’s Ocean Drive. Afternoon tour of Newport
we head to the Playhouse for their fantastic buffet. After lunch we
go into the theatre for a funny show. “Sex Please, We’re Sixty.” A
show that proves that bedroom fun and games don’t stop at any
age. A local lumberman’s Viagra Pills get mixed up with a new
ladies Glue Pill, he suddenly has all the symptoms of menopause –
complete with not flashes and mood swings. Then the fun begins.
After the show the Cabaret lakes over. Join us for a fun filled day.
Return home will be around 6:00 p.m.
Parking: St. Gobain Bldg 513 A Lot
Trip Leader: Jack Staples 508-835-3954

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

Fleetwood Mac “Tusk”

Highlights: TUSK is the ultimate Fleetwood Mac Tribute Band.
This five-piece ensemble has performed all over the USA with SOLD OUT performances for years. Join us at the scenic Log Cabin for a a great show following a family-style luncheon featuring Chicken Marsala. Baked Scrod. and other tasty delights. Become part of the group on stage as you sing along to “Go Your Own Way”, “Rhiannon”, and so many other classic hits. The surprises will continue on the bus ride to and from the Log Cabin.
Join us for an uplifting day..
Parking: St. Gobain Bldg 5 13A Lot
Trip Leader: Paul Daley . . . .978-365-6739

Miss Saigon at The Hanover

Miss Saigon at The Hanover $109 Saturday
May 30, 2020 @ 2:00 p.m.
It is finally here at The Hanover; the legendary musical. Miss Saigon. This show is a stunning spectacle with a sensational cast of 42 performing the stunning score. We will meet at Leo’s Ristorante to be bussed to the show. After the performance we will reboard our bus to be taken back to Leo’s for a wonderful dinner buffet. All of the theatre seats will be downstairs. At the restaurant we will be upstairs by ourselves in the Continental Room. Leo’s does have an elevator. Our last Hanover show was a great success and I expect this one will be as well. Tickets are limited so don’t wait.
Trip Leader: John R. Kelly @ 508-853-3546

Atlantic City – Resorts Hotel/Casino

Atlantic City – Resorts Hotel/Casino:
May 31 to June 2, 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

Lobster Luncheon@George’s

Highlights: Join us for a lobster or Ribeye steak Luncheon at George’s of Galilee Waterfront Seafood Restaurant, followed by hours of gaming at the Mohegan Sun Casino. Overlooking the Block Island sound in the fishing port of Galilee, George’s has been serving fresh seafood and hand -cut ribeye steaks since 1945.
Enjoy clam chowder and clam cakes, salad, corn on the cob and potatoes, plus dessert and beverage. At Mohegan everyone will receive one $15 meal/retail credit plus a$15 free Bet coupon.
Parking: St. Gobain Bldg 513A Lot
Trip Leader: Wilson McLaren …….508-869-2451

Boston Red Sox vs Chicago Cubs

Highlights: Join us for a Red Sox visit to Iconic Wrigley Field and the wonder of Chicago’s many pleasures. The excusion will include a game against the Cubs as well as a city tour and possible side trips which could include a architecture river cruise, Chicago film tour, a sports museum and Harry Caray’s Restaurant.
Parking: St. Gobain Bldg 5 1 3A Lot
Trip Leader: Paul Daley ……………….. 978-365-6739

Plymouth’s 400th Birthday Tour

Highlights: Depart at 8:30 a.m. from the Saint Gobain Building 513a parking lot for Plymouth, where the Pilgrims landed in 1620. Our sight seeing tour includes a visit to Plymouth Rock. A view of the Mayflower 11. the Pilgrim monument and Plymouth’s 9/11 memorial. We then go to the Hearth & Kettle Restaurant for a delicious meal, then a special treat, a narrated 75 minute sight seeing Harbor Cruise on the Pilgrim Belle, a true paddle wheeler. Your Captain will point out many sights of interest, including two light-houses and Plymouth’s Beaches. A day with fond memories not to be missed. Arrive home expected to be 5:30 p.m.
Parking: St. Gobain Bldg 513 A Lot
Trip Leader: Jack Staples 508-835-3954

Saratoga & MGM

July 22 to 23, 2020

Highlights: We depart from the St. Gobain Lot with high hopes and great expectations for our trip to Saratoga Springs, racing picks for the day’s card will be provided by handicapper Paul Daley, a 40-yr. member of the National Turf Writers’ & Broadcasters Association, dinner & breakfast will be in Fairfield Inn, Albany with next day activities at the MGM Casino on the way home with full pockets (perhaps) & great memories. Parking: St. Gobain Bldg 513 A Lot
Trip Leader: Paul Daley 978-365-6739
Trip Leader: Jack Staples 508-835-3954

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

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

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

Newport Playhouse – A Little Quickie

June 17 2020 (Wednesday)……………………………..$102
Highlights: We are off to Newport, Rl for a driving tour of Ocean Drive and the mansions along Bellevue Avenue. Then it’s off to the Newport Playhouse for their all you can eat buffet including coffee/tea and dessert followed by another hilarious comedy play in their theater – A Little Quickie. Only one thing stands between comedy duo Steve & Allen and stardom -Allen’s one-night stand with Steve’s wife. It’s up to the duo’s flashy manager to cover up the affair or all of their careers are ruined. Spicy stand-up comedy routines provide a hilarious running comedy throughout this wickedly funny performance. Five stars from Comedy Central for side splitting laughter and enjoyment. But wait, there’s more. We now return to our seats in the dining room where our pre-selected after show beverage awaits us while we enjoy a funny comedy cabaret to end our day at the Newport Playhouse.
Parking 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

The Texas Tenors

THE TEXAS TENORS at Venus e Milo, Swansea, MA
August 20, 2020 (Thursday) $102.00 (includes driver gratuity)
These classically-trained versatile tenors have performed over 1300 concerts, released 4 Studio Albums, 2 PBS Specials, and 4 DVDs, plus 3 Emmy Awards. Their latest albums “Rise” and “A Colletion of Broadway & American Classics” both debuted at #1 on the charts, making them Billboard Magazine’s 10 Classical Crossover Artist in the World. They have performed around the world including headline shows in Las Vegas, China and a 24 city tour in the United Kingdom. They are the only vocal group from the United States invited to compete on NBC’s 2019 series America’s Got Talent:
The Champions.
Parking: St. Gobain Big 513 A Lot
Trip Leader: Dick Shea 508-853-2024

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. This
state-of-the-art ship is filled with excitement: 16 dining op­tions,
15 bars and nightclubs, 6 hot tubs, the Jewel Club
Casino, entertainment such as “Le Cirque Bijou” and “Rock
You Tonight”, Body Waves Fitness Center and activities from
basketball to spa treatments to art galleries. This cruise includes
two perks (1st & 2nd in cabin) from the following: Ultimate
Beverage or Dining Package (requires pre-paid gratuities);
In­ternet pkg (250 free minutes); $50 per port Shore Excursion
credit or $75 Shipboard Credit (per cabin).
Parking: Wyman Gordon, North Grafton
Trip Leader: Jim Hester 978-618-5422 or 508-852-3473

Ogunquit & Portland, ME

September 1-3, 2020 $449

Check out this end of summer get-a-way to Ogunquit and Portand. ME. We travel to Meadowmere Resort where we will stay for 2 nights. We will take in a play at the charming Ogunquit Playhouse. There are 2 dinners with entertainment with one being a lobsterbake at Foster’s Restaurant. There will be a guided tour of Portland including the Portland Head Lighthouse. Additionally, we will have a riding tour of Kennebunkport. From The Meadowmere there is access to the famous ocean walk called The Marginal Way. The free Trolley service will be running which means we can ride all over the quaint village of Ogunquit at our leisure.
All this and more for $449.
Trip Leader: John R. Kelly @ 860-798-6272

Granite State Chocolate & Wine Tour

August 12, 2020 (Wednesday) $92
Highlights: Join us as we travel to the NH Seacoast. Our first stop will be at Sanborn Fine Candies in Hampton Beach, voted the “Seacoast’s Best Candy Shop” with the best dark chocolate in NH. You’ll actually receive a complimentary small box. Then it’s off to Warren’s Lobster House for a delicious full course luncheon for you to enjoy. (Crab Crusted Salmon, Top Sirloin Steak, Ritzy Filet of Fresh Haddock, or Seafood Casserole) Now we’ll visit one of NH’s largest and well known vineyards, The Flag Hill Winery. Flag Hill has a reputation for growing superb grapes and for consistently making premium quality, award winning wine from cool climate culture. Your tour also includes a wine tasting, where you can also purchase some of their tasteful products.
Parking: at St Gobain Bldg. 513A Lot
Trip Leader: – Dick Pinkes 508-769-2913

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.

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

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

Chicago’s Hit Songs

September 17, 2020 (Thursday)

Highlights. Enjoy a wonderful and nostalgic luncheon show at the picturesque Danversport Yacht Club featuring the music of Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Chicago. The multi-talented seven piece tribute band Beginnings will transport you back through three decades of wonderful sounds. Meal choices are Stuffed Breast of Chicken or Baked Schrod overlooking the beautiful harbor. All your senses will be stimulated on
this fall day trip.
Parking: St. Gobain Bldg 513ALot
Trip Leader: Paul Daley 978-365-6739

Yesterday Once More

November 17, 2020 (Tuesday) $95.
Highlights: From The Carpenters “Close To You,” to Abba’s “Dancing Queen,” and The Mamas and Papa’s “California Dreaming,” to the 5th Dimension’s “Up Up And Away,” you’ll enjoy non-stop hits, colorful choreography and informative and humorous banter. For everyone who remembers this music it’s a return to rich harmonies and relatable songs. For anyone who simply loves great pop music and amazing vocal blends, this is a show not to be missed. In addition to instantly recognizable hits of some of the most popular music ever recorded, Yesterday Once More stars four dynamic performers whose lush harmonic interpretations are featured as an ensemble and individually.
Parking: Wyman Gordon, North Grafton
Trip Leader: Dick Shea 508-853-2024

Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta

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Highlights: Enjoy the “Land of Enchantment” on our trip to fabulous New Mexico. Our hotel is the Marriot Courtyard in Santa Fe. The hotel is equipped with all amenities and a stunning pool. We will witness the 47th Annual Balloon Fiesta in Albuquerque. Founded in 1972 the Fiesta began 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. At sunrise we will witness the ascension of hundreds of balloons as they paint the shy with picture postcard brilliance. Later we will explore the region with local guides and experience many Historic Landmarks. Please check the flyer for complete details and call George to get your reservation soon.
Parking: Saint Gobain, Bldg. 513a Lot
Trip Leader: George Barry 508-799-0739

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

Ancient Egypt & The Nile River

October 29 to November 13, 2020

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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.

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

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

Eastern Europe (Budapest) to the Black Sea

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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

April 30 to May 11, 2021

Red Sox vs Chicago Cubs

Highlights: Fly to the windy city and discover why Chicago is “My Kind of Town”. We experience the sights, sounds, and tastes of this great city, highlighted by an exciting game at Wrigley Field featuring the Chicago Cubs vs. the Boston Red Sox. Also included in a separate private trip on departure day, we head back to Wrigley Field for a behind the scenes tour, featuring the clubhouse, press box, dugouts, and pictures on the field. Get your cameras ready! We stay at the Embassy Suites Magnificent Mile Hotel, which is handy for sightseeing, shopping, and entertainment. Among other attractions, we will stroll the Navy Pier, ascend 1,000 feet to 360 Chicago, the observation deck of the John Hancock Bldg., cruise the Chicago river with its magnificent architecture, and spend time at the Harry Caray Chicago Sports Museum at Water Tower, among other attractions. We will dine in some of Chicago’s best-known venues such as Carlson’s, Little Italy, Tommy Gun’s Garage, and Portillo’s. We will also get a flavor of Chicago’s diversity as seen through its Mexican neighborhood, Chinatown, and Little Greece. As we head to the airport, we will all agree that Chicago is “My Kind of Town”.
Parking: St. Gobain Bldg 513A Lot
Trip Leader: Paul Daley 978-365-6739

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

San Francisco, Reno & Lake Tahoi

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
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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

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 & Grand Teton

Featuring a Wildlife Adventure
Highlights: Join us as we discover some of Amer­ica’s greatest unspoiled treasures. Begin in Utah’s capital, Salt Lake City, where we’ll tour some of its most beloved and recognizable sites. Then, embark on a fascinating tour of Yellowstone National Park to view bison, elk, moose, bear and coyote. Visit the Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center to see these captivating animals up close. Witness the beauty of the Grand Tetons as you cruise on Jenny Lake. Spend two nights in the cowboy resort town of Jackson before ending the trip in historic Park City where the main streets are still lined with 19th cen­tury buildings and was the site of 2002 Olympics. This weeks-long vacation has a bit of something for everyone and paints a gorgeous picture of life, both past and present, in America’s west. Tour included RT air, 10 meals, all tips and cancellation insurance
Parking: Wyman Gordon, North Grafton
Trip Leader: George Barry 508-799-0739