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.

    Saturday, December 8th- Day Trip: Christmas Town Festival – Bethlehem

    Christmas Town Festival – Bethlehem
    Saturday, December 8, 2018

    Head off to Christmas Town for a magical holiday experience! Bethlehem, CT is where today’s adventure takes place.

    Follow the star and attend the town Christmas Festival. For the 38th year, this tradition will get locals and travelers from afar in the holiday spirit. The old-fashioned Christmas celebration will occur all around the town green. This annual event will feature: music performances, tree lighting, photos with Santa, horse-drawn hayrides, a book and cookie sale, crafts and gifts galore (indoors and out), food and refreshments, strolling carolers, holiday characters, a roving train ride, Santa’s workshop, and a bell choir concert. Not only will the town green warm you up for the
    holidays, but so too will roaming the town to see other holiday events and sights.

    Each year, the town’s people create a Christmas ornament. This year, take home a piece of the tradition to hang.
    While visiting Christmas Town, perhaps you’ll want to stop by the Bethlehem Post Office to mail out your season’s greetings. Choose from one of the 83 hand-made festive Cachets (since 1938, a new design has been created yearly) to decorate your holiday mail.

    Be sure to dress for the weather! Mail sent out and anything purchased at the festival will be covered on your own.

    Depart: 8:00 AM-
    Groton Senior Center- 102 Newtown Road, Groton CT

    Estimated Return: 6:00 PM- Groton Senior Center

    Cost per person $81

    Saturday, December 15th- Day Trip to NYC Day On Your Own

    We provide the ride. You enjoy the day!
    This trip is open to all – not just seniors

    New York City will be decked out for the holidays!!

    The cost is $53 per resident /$63 per nonresident.
    Payment is needed upon registration for this event.
    Trip cost includes coach transportation and driver gratuity.

    We depart Groton Senior Center at 7:15 am with approximate return of 9:00 pm to GSC

    To register online www.GrotonRec.com (search “New York”) or call 860-536-5680 or 860-441-6785

    NYC Day On Your Own Trip – you chose what you do with your day in the Big Apple.

    We drop off at:
    -Metropolitan Museum of Art – Rockefeller Center – Times Square

    Upcoming Trip Presentations: Danube and Canadian Rockies

     Collette TRIP PRESENTATIONS

    September 25– October 5, 2019

    Discover the Classic Danube featuring a 7-night Danube River Cruise

    Monday, October 22nd   1 pm

     

    September 21-27, 2019

    Canadian Rockies featuring Rocky Mountaineer

    Wednesday, November 7th 11 am 

    FREE but Registration is required!  860-441-6785

     

    Day tripping to Christmas Town in Bethlehem, CT Dec 8th

    Christmas Town in Bethlehem, CT

    We are now offering a DELIGHTFUL and day trip on Saturday, December 8th to BETHLEHEM!

    Head off to Christmas Town in Bethlehem, CT for a magical holiday experience! For the 38th year, this tradition will get locals and travelers from afar in the holiday spirit. The old-fashioned Christmas celebration will occur all around the town green. This annual event will feature: music performances, tree lighting, photos with Santa, horse-drawn hayrides, a book and cookie sale, crafts and gifts galore (indoors and out), food and refreshments, strolling carolers, holiday characters,a roving train ride, Santa’s workshop, and a bell choir concert. Not only will the town green warm you up for the holidays, but so too will roaming the town to see other holiday events and sights.

    Each year, the town’s people create a Christmas ornament. This year, take home a piece of the tradition to hang.

    Depart: 8:00 AM-Groton Senior Center
    Estimated Return: 6:00 PM- Groton Senior Center
    Cost per person $81

    Tour Includes: Roundtrip Motor coach, Tours of Distinction Tour Director, Free-Time at the Festival,
    2018 Christmas Festival Ornament. Also, all Taxes and Gratuities (Including Driver and Tour Director).