Trips

    Thursday, October 18th- Trip at an Autumn Harvest Lunch Train and Marble House Tour at Portsmouth & Newport, RI

    Return to the golden age of rail travel on the Newport & Narragansett Bay Railroad. Join us for a special lunch excursion along Narragansett Bay during the Autumn harvest season.  Your amazing day starts with a fun Autumn Harvest Lunch Train ride where you will be dining in a “Pullman style” dining car.  You will enjoy a delicious autumn themed lunch (freshly prepared on board) as you take in the amazing scenery on your 2 hour long train ride.  The leisurely train travel takes you through the picturesque county side of Aquidneck Island with views of Narragansett Bay along your journey.   The train ride features all table seating on our private chartered train ride!

    After our train excursion a short coach bus ride through Portsmouth into Newport will take us to the Vanderbilt’s  “Summer cottage” Marble House, one of the Newport mansions.  Here you will take a self-guided audio tour which allows you to view this amazing house and grounds at your own pace.  Marble House was built for Mr. & Mrs. William Vanderbilt (Cornelius Vanderbilt’s grandson) starting in 1888 and finished in 1892.  It cost the Vanderbilt’s $11 million to build the house, of which $7 million was spent on marble alone.  Upon completion of the house, Mr. Vanderbilt gave the house to his wife as a 39th birthday present.  In 2006,  Marble House was designated a National Historic Landmark.

    Autumn Harvest Lunch  Choice of:

    ~Thanksgiving Sandwich with Stuffing and Cranberry Sauce

    ~Open Face Turkey Sandwich with Mashed Potato, Roasted Butternut Squash, and Gravy

    ~Butternut Squash Ravioli with Brown Butter Sauce topped with Dried Cranberries and Walnuts

    Dessert: Apple Crisp   Beverages: Coffee, Tea, Soft Drinks, Water

    COST: $80 per person includes Autumn Harvest Lunch, Train ride, Marble House tour entrance ticket and transportation.  Driver tip is not included.  Lunch choice due at Sign up.

    9:15 AM Depart Rose City Senior Center, 8 Mahan Drive, Norwich

    6:30 PM Approximate return time to Norwich

    This trip has some walking.

    REGISTRATION BY TELEPHONE

     *On your registration day, Dial (860) 889-5960.  When you hear the message saying the Senior Center is closed, dial 3433 and follow the instructions.*

    Senior Center Members, Norwich Residents

         -Beginning Sunday, August 19 at 5:00pm

    Senior Center Members, Non-Residents

          -Beginning Monday, August 20 at 5:00pm

    Open Registration (Any Adults, aged 18 and older)

          -Beginning Tuesday, August 21 at 5:00pm

     

     

     

    Captain Scott’s Lobster Dock & Downtown Mystic

    July Mini-Trip: Mini-trips are open to Rose City Senior Center Members only

    Tuesday, July 24th

    First stop will be for lunch at Captain Scott’s Lobster Dock in New London.  This casual, outdoor restaurant is a local summer favorite for seafood lovers!  They offer the freshest seafood at reasonable prices.  Not a seafood lover?  They also offer hot dogs, hamburgers and chicken sandwiches.  Captain Scott’s is located right on the water with beautiful views of downtown New London and Shaw’s Cove Marinas.

    (Please note: Dining is outdoors with a covered seating area available).

    After lunch a short ride will bring you to Historic Downtown Mystic.  Here you will have time on your own to explore over 40 specialty shop, boutiques and galleries or just sit by the water at Mystic River Park with views of the Mystic River Bascule Bridge.  Cost: $2 for transportation.  Lunch is on your own.

    Bus leave the Senior Center at 10:30 a.m. and returns approx. 3:15 p.m.

    Sign up at Reception (by phone or in person) starting on July 2nd

     

    Boston Red Sox vs. Cleveland Indians

    July Day Long Trip – This trip is open to any adult, 18 years old and older.

    Boston Red Sox vs. Cleveland Indians

    Fenway Park, Boston, MA

    Thursday, August 23rd

    Enjoy a great afternoon watching the Boston Red Sox play the Cleveland Indians at Historic Fenway Park. Great seat location on the 3rd base side in Grandstand section 30. These seats are located under an overhang (so no sitting in the sun) and have an awesome view of the action on the field!

    Our coach bus will drop us off and pick us up on Ipswich Street which is right next to Fenway Park. We will arrive with enough time for you to enjoy lunch at one of the many local restaurants outside of Fenway or in plenty of time to watch all the warm-up action on the field before the game. (Game time 1:05 p.m.)

    COST: $94 per person includes transportation and game ticket. Driver tip is not included.

    8:45 AM Depart Rose City Senior Center, 8 Mahan Drive, Norwich

    8:00 PM Approximate return time to Norwich

    Boston on Your Own

    Thursday, August 23rd

    A great opportunity to visit Boston for some fantastic sightseeing, fun shopping and wonderful restaurants. Your drop off and pickup location will be next to Fenway Park on Ipswich Street. With multiple restaurants in the area, you will have a hard time choosing where to eat!

    The sights within walking distance include Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston Symphony Hall and the Prudential Center which is home to multiple shops and restaurants. Feeling more adventurous? Jump on the “T” (Boston subway) and your Boston sights to visit are endless!

    (Please note: We will be leaving Boston following the Red Sox game at approximately 5:00 p.m.)

    COST: $30 per person includes transportation. Driver tip is not included.

    8:45 AM Depart Rose City Senior Center, 8 Mahan Drive, Norwich

    8:00 PM Approximate return time to Norwich

    Call Hilary TO SIGN UP (860) 889-5960

     

     

    Thursday, September 6th- Trip to see Oliver! Goodspeed Opera House, East Haddam, CT

    First, enjoy a delicious lunch at Ninety Nine Restaurant (lunch on your own).  Following lunch, a short ride will bring you to the beautiful Goodspeed Opera House for the delightful musical Oliver!  Set along the tranquil Connecticut River, the Goodspeed Opera House was built in 1876 by William Goodspeed.  This intimate theater brings you closer to the excitement of live musicals and will delight, inspire and entertain you with their shows!

    Oliver! ~ Charles Dickens’ beloved orphan makes his Goodspeed debut in the hope-filled musical set in the dark shadows of Victorian London.  Bounced from workhouse to forced labor, Oliver Twist escapes to the streets where he meets Fagin, the Artful Dodger and a band of child pickpockets.  Will he find love, home and happiness before it’s too late?  Consider yourself part of the family with the colorful international smash that gave the world “Where Is Love?,” “Food! Glorious Food!” and “As Long As He Needs Me.”

    This trip will be using the Senior Center bus for transportation. 

    You are responsible to find your own ride to the Senior Center before and after the trip. 

    COST: $65 per person  includes Oliver! side orchestra ticket and transportation.

    Lunch is on your ownLimited tickets available.

    11:00 AM Depart Rose City Senior Center    5:30 PM Approximate return time

    REGISTRATION BY TELEPHONE 

    *On your registration day, Dial (860) 889-5960.  When you hear the message

     saying the Senior Center is closed, dial 3433 and follow the instructions.*

    Senior Center Members, Norwich Residents

    -Beginning Monday, July 30 at 5:00pm

    Senior Center Members, Non-Residents

    -Beginning Tuesday, July 31 at 5:00pm

    Open Registration (Any Adults, aged 18 and older)

    -Beginning Wednesday, August 1 at 5:00pm

     

    Thursday, June 28- Rhode Island Lighthouse Cruise with lunch at Quonset ‘O’ Club and shopping In Newport

    Departure Time: 10:45am

    Approximate Return Time: 8:00pm

    Cost: $75.00 per person includes roundtrip motorcoach, lunch at Quonset ‘O’ Club, and Lighthouse Cruise ticket.  Driver tip is not included.  Lunch choice due at sign-up.

    This Trip has Some Walking.

    Limited Seats Available!  Don’t Wait to Sign-Up!

    We start our day with a delicious lunch at the elegant Quonset ‘O’ Club restaurant.  (Lunch choice below).  Following lunch, we take a short drive to Rhode Island Bay Cruises to board our luxurious fast ferry, Ava Pearl, for our Narragansett Bay Lighthouse Cruise.  The Ava Pearl has multi-viewing levels, an outside sundeck, climate controlled interior seating, restrooms and a snack bar.

    The 90 minute narrated Lighthouse Cruise will showcases 10 of Rhode Island’s most beautiful and historic lighthouses in Narragansett, Jamestown and Newport.  Other sights include 10 islands, miles of coastline with fabulous views of Newport including Castle Hill, Ocean Cliff, Hammersmith Farm (childhood home of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis), Fort Adams and Newport Harbor.

    Be amazed as you sail under the Jamestown-Verrazano Bridge and the Newport Pell Bridge.  The narrated cruise will include historical facts and folklore to entertain and educate you as you take in the picturesque sights and breathtaking views.  Be sure to bring your camera!

    Now that you have seen beautiful Newport from the bay on your delightful cruise, why not enjoy it on land as well!  Following the cruise, a short drive will bring you to Newport.  You will be dropped off near the Newport Visitor Center to enjoy time on your own for shopping, dinner or just enjoying the beautiful views that Newport has to offer.  A great way to end your wonderful day!

    Quonset ‘O’ Club Menu: Choice of New England Baked Scrod or Pan-Sautéed Chicken Cutlet Served with: Mixed Greens Salad with House Italian Dressing, Garlic Mashed Redskin Potatoes, Sautéed Green Beans, Strawberry Shortcake, Coffee or Tea.

    Call Hilary to Sign Up 860-889-5960