Trips

DAY TRIPS

Day Trips are planned for the months of April through December. On average, there are 2 Day Trips per month scheduled. These trips are held in conjunction with East Lyme Senior Center and Waterford Senior Services as a way to ensure enough registrations for a trip to run. Day Trips are open to adults.

Please review the flyers below for the Day Trips for information about any trip you are interested in taking.

Registration dates for Day Trips are noted on their specific flyer. It is important to register as soon as you can. If a Day Trip is full, be sure to put your name on the Wait List. If there are enough names on the Wait List, we will look to run a second bus or to schedule the same trip at a later date. If that happens, all names on the Wait List will be called first.



Please click on the blue highlighted text below for a copy of the event flyer:

Wed, May 9th – Join us for a production of “Sister Act” at the Westchester Broadway Theatre in Elmsford, NY. Lunch included. Trip fee $99pp. Registration begins March 1st. Minimal walking. Sister Act

Thu, May 24th – Spend the day in The Berkshires of MA. Visit the Berkshire Botanical Garden in the morning, enjoy lunch on your own at the Barrington Brewery, and then tour Chesterwood, the home, studio, and gardens of Daniel Chester French. Trip fee $85pp. Registration begins March 1st. Moderate walking. Berkshire Hidden Gems

Sat., June 9 – Explore the New York Public Library and the Morgan Library with a tour guide. Moderate Walking. $92.00 pp. Libraries of Manhattan

Fri June 22nd – Trip to the Newport Flower Show at Rosecliff Mansion in Newport with lunch/shopping on your own at the Wharf. Trip fee is $49pp. Registration begins April 2nd. Moderate walking.

Tues, July 10th – Trip to Boston. We will enjoy a private guided 1.5 hour walking tour of Harvard. Then lunch at the Hong Kong Restaurant. In the afternoon we will enjoy a tour on a WWII style amphibious landing vehicle with the Boston Duck Tours. Trip fee is $97. Registration begins May 1st. Lots of walking.

Thu, July 26th – Best of NY City – Circle Line Sightseeing Cruise. This 2 1/2 hour sightseeing cruise, which includes seeing 5 boroughs, 3 rivers, all the major bridges, Manhattan Island and Skyline, Yankee Stadium, Harlem Heights and Statue of Liberty. Free time prior to cruise to enjoy lunch and shopping at Chelsea Market. Registration begins May 1st. Moderate to lots of walking at Chelsea Market (many benches are available). Circle Line

Tues, August 14th – Long Island Wine Trip. Travel to Long Island on the ferry, enjoy a 90 minute tour and tasting of approximately 10 wines at the Lenz Winery. Afterwards you are off to Greenport for lunch on your own & shopping before returning home. $88 per person includes bus, ferry & winery tour and 10 tastings. Registration starts June 1st.

Tues, August 21st – Whale Watch Trip in Gloucester, MA. After traveling to Gloucester and having time for lunch on your own, you will be ready to board the Seven Seas Whale Watch boat for a 1:30 whale watch on the Stellwagen Bank. The boat trip is approximately 4 hours long. Once back on shore, the group will make a quick stop by the Fisherman of Gloucester Statue before heading back to CT. $82 per person. Registration starts June 1st. Whale Watch

Thu, September 6th – Enjoy an afternoon at Theater by the Sea for their production of “Chicago”. Choice of lunch entrée at the Bistro by the Sea. Trip fee is $84pp. Minimal walking. Registration begins July 2nd.

Wed, September 19th – Join us for annual excursion to The Big E in Springfield, MA. Trip fee is $46pp. Lunch not included. Lots of walking. Registration begins July 2nd .Big E

October 9, 2018 -Vermont Living Trip. Trip starts at Grafton Village Cheese in Brattleboro, VT for an experience in the art of Vermont cheese making. Followed by Lunch at the Anchor located in the Wilmington’s Historical District (charming replica of a circa 1850”s maple syrup cannery building). Afternoon at the Adams Family Farm pulled wagon ride through maple sugar grove, sheep herding demo, and small stops along the way learning about the agricultural history of VT and finishes with free ice cream. $106.00. Sign up starts August 1st.  Vermont Living

Tue, Oct 23rd –Enjoy a special night at the Jack o’ Latern Spectacular. Experience the glow of thousands of pumpkins, set in a magical display of artistry at the Roger Williams Park Zoo. Time at Providence Place Mall to enjoy an early dinner and shopping prior to the spectacular $66.00 Lots of Walking. Jack O’Lantern Spectacular

Thu, November 1st– Join us for a trip to the Mohegan Sun Casino. No meal included but you will recieve a casino package ($15.00 Meal/shopping, bet ticket, $15.00 bet ticket. Trip fee is $22.00. Registration need to be made before October 5th Mohegan Sun

Sun, Nov 4th – Off to the Warner Theatre in Torrington, CT for the 2pm performance of “Newsies”. Register as soon as possible. Lunch included. Trip fee is $100pp. Registration begins August 1st. Minimal walking. Newsies The Musical

Mon, Nov 12th – Help us to celebrate Veteran’s Day going to a USO Show at the Aqua Turf in Plainville, CT. Lunch included. Trip fee is $72pp. Registration begins August 1st. Minimal walking. Aqua Turf

Tue, Dec 4th – It’s time again for the Radio City Christmas Spectacular. Register as soon as possible. Lunch included. This will be a 5pm show. Trip fee is $167pp. Registration begins August 1st. Moderate walking Radio City Christmas Show

 


OVERNIGHT TRIPS/CRUISES

There are usually 4 overnight trips scheduled throughout the year. Their duration is anywhere between 2 and 4 nights. In addition, 2 – 4 cruises are planned and/or longer, overnight trips. These trips are also held in conjunction with Lymes’ Senior Center and Waterford Senior Services as a way to ensure enough registrations for a trip to run. Overnight Trips and Cruises are open to adults.

Please review the flyers below for the Overnight Trips/Cruises for information about any trip you are interested in taking.

Registration dates for Overnight Trips/Cruises are noted on their specific flyer. It is important to register as soon as you can.

Click on the blue  highlighted event below to see the  flyers for details about upcoming Overnight Trips 

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January 28-February 9, 2018Southern Caribbean Cruise on Royal Caribbean Anthem of the Seas. 13 days & 12 nights. No fly – Cruise out at NJ Pier. Trip fees from $1799 to $2019. Registration has begun.   Southern Caribbean Cruise

February 1-4, 2018 – Quebec Winter Carnival, 4 days and 3 nights. Quebec Winter Carnival

March 19-20, 2018 – We are partnering with the Groton Senior Center to offer a Ski Getaway at the Grand Summit Hotel in Mount Snow, VT. Ski costs not included as there are many activities to choose from if skiing is not your thing. $367/double or triple, $227/single. Registration begins January 1st.

Aug 27-29, 2018 – Trip to Canada’s Niagra Falls includes deluxe motor-coach transportation, 2 nights at Hilton Niagra Falls, 5 meals, tour and wine tasting at Ventosa Vineyards,   Niagra sightseeing with guide, and Hornblower Boat Niagra Falls cruise, Tours of Distinction Tour Director, gratuities for tour director, bus driver and local guides. $679pp double, $619 triple, $929 single. Niagra Falls 1  Niagra Falls 2

October 15-25, 2018 – Escorted tour of the Imperial Cities featuring Prague, Vienna & Budapest. Once in a life time trip. $3649/double, $4299/single, $3619/triple. (travel insurance not included).
Registration has begun.  Imperial Cities

October 17-19, 2018 – “Jesus” at Sight and Sound Millennium Theater in Lancaster, PA. 3 day/ 2 night stay at the Cork Factory, 6 Meals, 2 Tasting Experiences, Kitchen Kettle Village hands-on experience, painting party with instructor from Zole Art Factory $595.00/ double, $545.00 triple, $755.00/ single. Registration has begun. Taste of Lancaster

November 27-29, 2018 – Stowe, VT to the Trapp family Lodge. 3 day, 2 night trip which includes guided tour of Stowe, Ben & Jerry’s Factory Tour, and Trapp Family History Tour. $601/double or triple, $781/single. Registration has begun.

May 5-12, 2019Bermuda, 8 day, 7 night cruise on Celebrity Summit, includes roundtrip transportation to pier. Spend 3 days docked in King’s Wharf, 7 nights aboard the Celebrity Summit, all meals on board with Celebrity’s 5-star cuisine, variety of award winning entertainment, ship shop cocktail party on board, island tour of Bermuda, professional ship shop escort.$1249 pp based on double occupancy. Registration has begun.

Aug 22-Sept 1, 2019 – 11 day, 9 night stay, escorted London stay & Trans-Atlantic cruise aboard the Queen Mary 2, includes transfer to airport, 1 way flight, 2 night hotel and transfer, half day guided sightseeing tour, dinner and West End Theater tickets, 2 continental breakfasts, 7 night Trans-Atlantic cruise Southampton to New York, transportation back to Connecticut from NY and a Ship Shop escort. $3779 pp based on double occupancy. Registration has begun.

November 9-24, 2019 – 16 days, 15 nights New York to Panama Canal – Escorted cruise from New York to Tampa, includes partial transit of Panama Canal. Motorcoach transportation to NY Pier and home from airport, flight from Tampa to Bradley, 15 night cruise aboard the Norwegian Dawn visiting Curacao, Aruba, Santa Marta Columbia, Cartegena Columbia, Panama Canal, Colon Panama, Puerto Limon Costa Rica, Roatan Bay Islands, Harest Caye (private port), Costa Maya and Tampa. All meals onboard with freestyle dining, entertainment, casino, fitness center and lots of daily activities, professional Ship Shop escort, exclusive Ship Shop parties and events. $1999 pp based on double occupancy. Registration has begun

April 28-May 4, 2019 Explore Myrtle Beach and Charleston on this 7 day tour. Mixing shows, great meals, free time and a 4-night stay at the Ocean Reef Resort make this tour a perfect balance and glimpse into the South’s Coast. $1,219 double pp, $1085 triple, $1629 single. Come learn more about the trip, a trip presentation will be held here at the Senior Center on Friday, November 30th at 1:00 pm.

    Hawaiian Cruise

    January 28 – February 7, 2016 – Fully escorted Hawaiian Cruise – 11 days – 7 shore excursions
    included in price – Starting at $4449pp.  

    New York City Trip

    Sat, April 30th New York City on your own – Bus leaves East Lyme at 7:45am and leaves NYC at 7:30pm – Trip fee is $48pp.  Registration begins January 4th. No meal included in trip price.  Lots of walking.

    Mohegan Sun Trip

    Thu, April 7th – Join the Lymes’ Senior Center for a trip to the Mohegan Sun. Departure will be from the East Lyme Senior Center but checks will be made out to the Lymes’ Senior Center. No meal included in ticket price but you will receive a casino package. Trip fee is $20pp.  Registration begins January 4th. Moderate walking.

    Mohegan Sun Trip

    Join us on November 12th for a bus trip to Mohegan Sun.  Bus leaves at 9:15am and returns by around 3:45pm.  The cost of the trip is $20.00.  Seats are limited so please sign up as soon as possible.  With this trip you receive a $15.00 food/retail voucher & a $15.00 bet voucher for the wheel from Mohegan Sun.  Call (860)434-1605 ext. 240 for more information.