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.

We are currently planning for the 2020 trip season. Where do you want to go?

 

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.

Feb 6 to 9, 2020 Quebec Winter Carnival. 4 days & 3 nights.

Mar 2 to 8, 2020 Iceland. 7 days. 10 meals (5 breakfasts & 5 dinners).

May 7 to 8, 2020 Philadelphia. Chinese Lantern Festival. 2 days & 1 night.  

Aug 21 to 29, 2020 Colorado Rockies. 9 days. 11 meals (7 breakfasts & 4 dinners). 

Oct 3 to 12, 2020 Ireland. 10 days. 13 meals (8 breakfasts & 5 dinners).

Oct 7 to 9, 2020 Queen Esther at the Sight & Sound Theater. 3 days & 2 nights. 

 

    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.

     

    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.

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    Mar 2-8, 2020 Iceland’s Magical Northern Lights and tour of the country. Enjoy the natural beauty of Iceland. Transportation & transfers included. Prices start at $3699pp double occupancy. Registration has begun.

    May 7-8, 2020 NEW TRIP OFFERING Chinese Lantern Festival in Philadelphia. Trip includes the Chinese Lantern Festival, a tour of the Eastern State Penitentiary, and a local food tour. $299pp/double or triple and $379pp single. Registration begins January 2nd.

    Aug 21-29, 2020 – Join us for a 9 day trip to the Colorado Rockies. Visits to 4 national parks as well as 11 meals, transportation & transfers. $3499pp double occupancy, $4499 single occupancy & $3499 triple occupancy. Registration has begun.

    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.

    Oct 7-9, 2020 “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.

    Wednesday, February 26th- Bus Trip to Grasso Tech

    ​SENIOR CENTER DAY TRIPS
    Open to Non-Residents if there is availability.
    Non-residents will be charged a $1.00 surcharge.

    When registering for any of the trips listed below, you can sign up yourself and one other person only. Payment is due upon registration. Please stop by the Senior Center office.

    Senior Center Day Trips use a bus from the Center for transport to and from the destinations.  Number of seats very limited.

    Departure time: 10:30am

    Return time: 3:00pm

    Wed, Feb 26th – Join us for a trip to Grasso Tech in Groton to sample the talents of their Culinary Program. Local shopping afterwards. Departure time is 10:30am and estimated return home is 3pm. Trip fee is $5pp. Please bring $9pp in cash to pay the Culinary program restaurant.

    Wednesday, February 12th- Bus Trip to The Hideaway

    ​SENIOR CENTER DAY TRIPS
    Open to Non-Residents if there is availability.
    Non-residents will be charged a $1.00 surcharge.

    When registering for any of the trips listed below, you can sign up yourself and one other person only. Payment is due upon registration. Please stop by the Senior Center office.

    Senior Center Day Trips use a bus from the Center for transport to and from the destinations.  Number of seats very limited.

    Departure time: 11:15am

    Return time: 3:30pm

    Wed, Feb 12th – We’re heading to The Hideaway in Old Lyme for our monthly lunch trip. Local shopping afterwards. Departure time is 11:15am and estimated return home is 3:30pm. Trip fee is $5pp.

     

    Wednesday, January 22nd- Bus Trip to The Monkey Farm

    ​SENIOR CENTER DAY TRIPS
    Open to Non-Residents if there is availability.
    Non-residents will be charged a $1.00 surcharge.

    When registering for any of the trips listed below, you can sign up yourself and one other person only. Payment is due upon registration. Please stop by the Senior Center office.

    Senior Center Day Trips use a bus from the Center for transport to and from the destinations.  Number of seats very limited.

    Departure time: 11:15am

    Return time: 3:30pm

    Wed, Jan 22nd – Join us for a lunch trip to The Monkey Farm in Old Saybrook. Local shopping afterwards. Departure time is 11:15am and estimated return home is 3:30om. Trip fee is $5pp.