Trips

If you have suggestions about travel ideas, please contact the Senior Center office at 860-739-5859. We will consider all requests. Don’t be shy – tell us what is on your bucket list.

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 Lymes’ Senior Center and Waterford Senior Services as a way to ensure enough registrations for a trip to run. Day Trips are open to adults.

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.

Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, our Day Trips are on hold. We are looking at resuming them in late spring/early summer. We are promoting overnight trips at this time for the 2021 calendar year.

OVERNIGHT TRIPS/CRUISES

Overnight trips and cruises are scheduled throughout the year. Their duration is anywhere between 2 nights and 2 weeks. 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.

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

See the below flyers for details about upcoming Overnight Trips for 2020.

Overnight Trip – Painted Canyons Trip Jun2021

Cruise – Alaska Trip Aug-Sep2021 

Overnight Trip – Ireland Sep2021

Overnight Trip – Sight & Sound Theater “Queen Esther” Oct2021

Overnight Trip – Costa Rica Trip Oct2021

 

 

    TRIPS & TOURS

    If you’re interested we can email you the link to view the details of the trip and even to register on line!

    Jun 6-14, 2021 – New trip! 9 day adventure in the Painted Canyons of the West. 11meals. Enjoy the beauty of the west. Depart from NYC. $3529 double occupancy, $4429 single occupancy, $3479 triple occupancy. Trip insurance strongly encouraged for an additional $299pp.

     Aug 27 – Sep 3, 2021 – 8 day Alaskan Cruise onboard the Celebrity Solstice. Airfare is included. See the wonders of Alaska from the comfort of a cruise ship. Depart from T.F. Green Airport in Providence, RI. Prices start at $2668pp.

    Sep 8-17, 2021 –  New dates for this trip! 10 day Shades of Ireland. 13 meals.  Explore Ireland. Depart from NYC. $3629pp double occupancy, $4329pp single occupancy, or $3599pp triple occupancy. Trip insurance strongly encouraged for an additional $399pp.

    Oct 6-8, 2021 – 3 days/2 nights in Lancaster, PA to see “Queen Esther” at The Sight and Sound Theatre. Visit the Appalachian Brewing Co., Kitchen Kettle Village, and the Mount Hope Estate and Winery as well as see the fabulous production of “Queen Esther”. $565pp double occupancy, $715pp single occupancy, or $515pp trip occupancy.

    Oct 4– 12, 2021 New dates for this trip! 9 day trip to Tropical Costa Rica. 14 meals. Depart from NYC. $2329 double occupancy, $2529 single occupancy & $2299 triple       occupancy. Trip insurance strongly encouraged for an additional $399pp.

     

    UPCOMING DAY TRIPS

    No Senior Center Fun Trips are being planned at this time. It is unlikely they will be resumed in 2020.

    Many of the trips that were slated for the spring/summer/fall of 2020 are being rescheduled for 2021.
    BUT we are always interested in where you want to go. Send us your suggestions.

    OVERNIGHT TRIPS/CRUISES 2020

    No residency restrictions.

    Detailed flyers available.

    Registration begins on the dates noted below. Register as soon as you can.

    Payments will be made directly to the Tour Company arranging the trip. Checks can be dropped off to the Senior Center office or mailed directly to the Tour Company.

    In most circumstances, departure will be from the East Lyme Community Center Parking lot.


    Recheduled:  Aug 27- Sept 3, 2021 – 8 day Alaskan Cruise on the Celebrity Solstice. See the wonders of Alaska from the comfort of a cruise ship. Air fare included. Depart from T.F. Green International Airport. Prices start at $2668pp. Registration has begun.

    Cancelled:   Oct 3-12, 2020 – 10 day Shades of Ireland trip includes 13 meals. Visit Dublin, Blarney Castle, Kilkenny, Waterford, , Ring of Kerry, Cliffs of Moher and more. Transportation & transfers included. $3649pp double occupancy, $4249pp single occupancy, or $3619pp triple occupancy. Registration has begun.

    Recheduled: Oct  2021 “Queen Esther” at The Sight and Sound Theatre in Lancaster, PA. Trip includes a stop at the Appalachian Brewing Company on day 1 and the Mount Hope Estate & Winery on day 3. $565/double, $715/single, $515/triple. Registration has begun.

    Mar 6-14, 2021 – NEW TRIP OFFERING 9 day trip to Tropical Costa Rica with optional 3 night jungle adventure in case you’re interested. 14 meals, transportation and transfers included. $2679 double occupancy, $3179 single occupancy & $2649 triple occupancy. Registration begins April 1st.

    DAY TRIPS 2020

    No residency restrictions.  Detailed flyers available.

    Registration begins on the dates noted below. Payment due upon registration. Register as soon as you can. Trip counts are required a month in advance.

    The 55 passenger motor coach will depart from the East Lyme Community Center Parking Lot.

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    Thu, Apr 2nd – Join us for a trip to the Mohegan Sun Casino. Departure from the East Lyme Senior Center but checks made out to the Lymes’ Senior Center. No meal included but you will receive a casino package. Trip fee is TBD. Registration begins 02/03.       Moderate walking.

    Thu, Apr 16th – Come join us for a guided tour of Blithewold Mansion in Bristol, RI and experience their Daffodil Days – an explosion of sunny daffodils bursting out of the ground. Lunch at The Lobster Pot in Bristol. Trip fee TBD. Registration begins 02/03.  Moderate walking.

    Sat, Apr 25th – We’re heading to West Point Academy for their annual U.S. Military Academy Cadet Review. Lunch included at The Thayer Hotel as well as a step-on guide to share their knowledge of the Academy. You need to provide a proper Govt issued photo ID for the trip. Trip fee $130pp. Registration begins 02/03. Lots of walking.

    Sat, May 2nd – New York City on your own – Bus leaves East Lyme at 7:45am and leaves NYC at 7pm. Trip is TBD. Registration begins 02/03.  No meal included in trip price. Lots of walking.

    Thu, May 28th – We’re going to tour of Old St. Patrick’s Cathedral in NYC and discover their Catacombs by Candlelight. Lunch on your own at Urbanspace Food Hall. Trip fee is $95pp. Registration begins 02/03. Lots of walking.

    Fri, June 19th – Trip to the Newport Flower Show at Rosecliff Mansion in Newport with lunch/shopping on your own at the Wharf. Trip fee is $50pp. Registration begins March 2nd. Moderate walking.

    Wed, June 24th – Join us for a lovely Tea Lunch at the Delaney House in Holyoke, MA. Then we’re off to  river cruise aboard The Lady Bea for a 75 minute narrated tour as it makes it way up the Connecticut River. Lunch is included. Trip fee is $98pp. Registration begins March 2nd. Moderate walking.