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

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

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

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

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

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