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 the fall of 2021. 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 to 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 2021 through 2022.

Overnight Trip – Shades of Ireland Sep 2021

Overnight Trip – Painted Canyons of the West Sep 2021

Day Trip – Van Gogh Exhibit Oct 2021

Overnight Trip – Tropical Costa Rica Oct 2021

Overnight Trip – Sight & Sound Theater “Queen Esther” Oct 2021

Overnight Trip – British Landscapes Mar/Apr 2022

Cruise – Alaska on the Celebrity Solstice Aug/Sep 2022

 

 

 

 

    Day Trips 2021

     

    We are looking at resuming Day Trips in the fall but if things improve this spring/summer, we will pull together a couple of easy day trips to get us back on the road.

    What’s caught your fancy?  Send us your suggestions!

     

    Thu, Sep 16th – There is another cool exhibit that is currently running at the New York Botanical Gardens  – Kusama: Cosmic Nature. Come explore the Gardens and marvel at Yayoi Kasama’s out of this world art work sprinkled within the property. Lunch will be on your own on Arthur Avenue with some time to explore the shops. Trip fee is $72pp. A lot of walking. Registration begins Jul 1st. Bus capacity is limited. NEW!!

    Tue, Oct 5th – Join us for the coolest Van Gogh art exhibit you will ever see. Van Gogh, The Immersive Experience. This exhibit is so cool they have not yet announced where it will be held but it is definitely in the city of  Boston. Lunch will be on your own at the Quincy Market.  Trip fee is $112. A lot of walking. Bus capacity is limited. Registration has begun. Wait List only at this time.

     

    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!

    Sep 8-17, 2021 –   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.  You have until June 1st to cancel and get a full refund!!

    Sep 20 – 28, 2021 (New Date) – 9 day adventure in the Painted Canyons of the West. 11meals. Other dates available later in the year. Call us with your interest. 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.

    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  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.

    Mar 27 – Apr 5th, 2022 – 10 day tour of the British Landscapes.  12 meals. See Scotland, Wales and end in London. Depart from NYC. $2998pp double  occupancy, $3598pp single occupancy, $2968pp triple occupancy. Trip insurance strongly encouraged for an additional $399.

    NEW DATE! Aug 26 – Sep 2, 2022 – 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 $2501pp not including trip insurance. If you’re interested we can email you the link to view the details of the trip and even to register on line!

     

    No residency restrictions.  Detailed flyers available. Flyers can be mailed.  Registration begins on the dates noted.  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.

     

    October 5th- Bus Trip to Boston to see Van Gogh art exhibit

    We are looking at resuming Day Trips in the fall but if things improve this spring/summer, we will pull together a couple of easy day trips to get us back on the road.

    What’s caught your fancy?  Send us your suggestions.

    We have booked one trip for the fall and are working on a couple of other destinations.

    Tue, October 5th -Join us for the coolest Van Gogh art exhibit you will ever see. Van Gogh, The Immersive Experience. This exhibit is so cool they have not yet announced where it will be held but it is definitely in the city of Boston. Lunch will be on your own at the Quincy Market. Trip fee is $112. A lot of walking. Bus capacity is limited to 40. Registration has begun. WE HAVE ADDED A SECOND BUS! Stop in to register and get a seat.

    For more information call the senior center.

    Update on Fun Trips 2021

    No Senior Center Fun Trips are being planned at this time.

     

    We are hoping these lunch trips will resume by September 2021.

    If things improve sooner than that, we will hit the road!

     

    Update for Day Trips for 2021

    We are looking at resuming Day Trips in the fall but if things improve this spring/summer, we will pull together a couple of easy day trips to get us back on the road.

    What’s caught your fancy?  Send us your suggestions.

    We have booked one trip for the fall and are working on a couple of other destinations.

    Tue, Oct 5th – Join us for the coolest Van Gogh art exhibit you will ever see. Van Gogh, The Immersive Experience. This exhibit is so cool they have not yet announced where it will be held but it is definitely in the city of    Boston. Lunch will be on your own at the Quincy Market. Registration to begin May 3rd. Trip fee is $112. A lot of walking. Bus capacity is limited to 30. Be sure to register as soon as you can if you are interested.