Trips

Spots are going fast on all our trips and some are already filled up.  We do our best to get you the best seats for the best price with a quality trip!  Check our flyers in the Groton Senior Center Newsletter Discover 55+ or on our Facebook page for added information.

We offer day and extended trips around the US and abroad. Great for singles, couples, families – there’s something for everyone and all ages. Trips are open to the public. Check back often to see new trips added!

Questions about a particular trip??  If you just want to know if there is a spot for you you may call 860-441-6785 or if a more specific question call 860-441-6623.  THANK YOU for traveling with us!

Payment must be made upon registering for a day trip. No refunds unless your spot can be filled. To see all our upcoming trips, please visit GrotonRec.com/Trips or call the main desk at (860) 441-6785 for more information.

    Day trip to see RAGS at GOODSPEED Nov 9th

    RAGS at GOODSPEED

    We have Center Orchestra/Side Aisle seats for this show.

    $74 per resident

    Thursday, November 9

    Welcome to the new world! Fresh from Ellis Island, a young mother and her son search for lost family and a sense of home as the 20th century beckons. The streets of Manhattan’s Lower East Side may not be paved with gold, but they echo with the music of opportunity, optimism and hope. A ravishing score by the songwriters of Wicked and Annie colors a sweeping saga of America’s immigrant past. Celebrate our rich roots in Goodspeed’s new adaptation of a neglected masterpiece of the musical theatre.

    Groton Senior Center bus departs 12:30 p.m.

    We ONLY have 20 seats—HURRY while spots last!

    Deadline for this trip is November 1st

     

    Thursday, November 30- Trip to Newport Playhouse & Cabaret Restaurant

    Daytrip to see DASHING THOURGH THE SNOW at Newport Playhouse.

    ​$65/RESIDENT $75/NONRESIDENT
    We leave at 9:45 am & return approximately 6 pm at Groton Senior Center.
    At Newport’s only Dinner Theater enjoy their great home-style buffet, a wonderful play in their intimate theater and a fun-filled cabaret in the dining room.
    Buffet 11:30am…Curtain 1:00pm Cabaret always follows the play

    DASHING THORUGH THE SNOW
    Written by Jones, Hope, & Wooten Directed by Tony Annicone

    Thursday, November 9th-Trip to Goodspeed to see “RAGS”

    Time: 12:30pm-5:00pm

    We have Center Orchestra/Side Aisle seats for this show.
    $74 per resident

    Welcome to the new world! Fresh from Ellis Island, a young mother and her son search for lost family and a sense of home as the 20th century beckons. The streets of Manhattan’s Lower East Side may not be paved with gold, but they echo with the music of opportunity, optimism and hope. A ravishing score by the songwriters of Wicked and Annie colors a sweeping saga of America’s immigrant past. Celebrate our rich roots in Goodspeed’s new adaptation of a neglected masterpiece of the musical theatre.

    Groton Senior Center bus departs 12:30 p.m.
    We ONLY have 20 seats—HURRY while spots last!
    Deadline for this trip is November 1st

    Upcoming Day trips with Groton

    Big E – Friday,  Sept 15

    Groton Senior Center and Groton Town Recreation are hitting the BIG E!

    Friday, Sept. 15 which is Be A Kid For A Day, Military Appreciation Day .  After talking to other like day trippers, we found out this day is the supposedly the “best” day to attend as far as less traffic, less lines, and cleanliness of the event.  The Big E, also known as The Eastern States Exposition, is billed as “New England’s Great State fair”. It is the largest agricultural event on the eastern seaboard and the seventh-largest fair in the nation. Price includes deluxe coach transportation and admission to the fair. Call 860-441-6623 for more details.

    $45 pp We depart GSC at 8:30 am Depart Big E at 3 pm  Return to GSC by 5 pm

     

    Ellis Island & Statue Of Liberty- Tuesday, Sept 26

    We have gone the extra steps to most efficiently visit both Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty including with your admission is the new 45 minute AUDIO GUIDE, inviting visitors to relive the immigrant experience as if “they” were the new arrival.  Roundtrip Ferry ticket allows you to depart Liberty Park, NJ and get off at both Ellis Island and Statue of Liberty Island. Friendship Tours arranges the components of the tours. $94 pp (Includes Deluxe Motor coach, Sightseeing & Attractions, Friendship Tours Tour Director & Gratuities to Driver & Tour Director)   We depart GSC at 6:00am Estimated Return: 8:30pm Groton

     

    Garde Arts- Garrison Kieller – Saturday. Oct 7                                     Garrison Keillor, host of one of the most popular radio variety shows ever, brings along to the Garde stage two old friends from the earliest days of A Prairie Home Companion for two hours of harmony and humor!  Let us take care of the driving for you  Groton Senior Center Bus.  $65 pp  We depart GSC at 7:00 pm

     

    Thames River Cruise NLCHS – Saturday. Oct 14

    Through the generosity of Cross Sound Ferry, the NLCHS hosts a ferry river tour, traveling up the Thames to Norwich and back discussing the history of this important waterway. US Navy and US Coast Guard lectures;  Craft Program, Wine Tasting and silent auction.  Only 20 spots available    $33 pp   We will depart GSC at 2 pm

     

    ELLIS ISLAND and STATUE OF LIBERTY Tuesday, September 26, 2017

    ELLIS ISLAND and STATUE OF LIBERTY
    Tuesday, September 26, 2017
     
    From 1892 to 1954, millions of immigrants began their American dream here: The Great Hall, where the immi-grants were processed, the four rooms where immigrants were detained.
     
     When today’s visitors disembark at Ellis Island, they stand under the recreated historic canopy – the same point where immigrants began the process toward American citizenship.
     
     Included with your admission is the new 45 minute AUDIO GUIDE, inviting visitors to relive the immigrant experience as if “they” were the new arrival.
     
     Roundtrip Ferry ticket allows you to depart Liberty Park, NJ and get off at both Ellis Island and Statue of Liberty Island.
    Friendship Tours arranges the components of the tours.
     
    COST: $94 per resident (Includes Deluxe Motorcoach, Sightseeing & Attractions, Friendship Tours Tour Director & Gratuities to Driver & Tour Director)
     
    Depart: 6:00am Groton Senior Center
    Estimated Return: 8:30pm Groton
    For Reservations: Groton Senior Center
    860-441-6785
    Make checks payable to: Town of Groton
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