Trips

Spots are going fast on all our trips and some are already filled up.  We do our best to get you the best seats for the best price with a quality trip!  Check our flyers in the Groton Senior Center Newsletter Discover 55+ or on our Facebook page for added information.

We offer day and extended trips around the US and abroad. Great for singles, couples, families – there’s something for everyone and all ages. Trips are open to the public. Check back often to see new trips added!

Questions about a particular trip??  If you just want to know if there is a spot for you you may call 860-441-6785 or if a more specific question call 860-441-6623.  THANK YOU for traveling with us!

Payment must be made upon registering for a day trip. No refunds unless your spot can be filled. To see all our upcoming trips, please visit GrotonRec.com/Trips or call the main desk at (860) 441-6785 for more information.

    2021 DAY TRIPS

    Well, 2020 was not the year for us nor our fabulous trips yet we are looking forward to 2021! We will obviously be mindful of everyone’s safety as we move forward and will only do business with those companies that we feel will do the same. We postponed several of the day trips we had planned for this year to next. Such as, our Harlem tour featuring the Apollo Theater, Block Island to tour Americas first off shore Wind Farm and lunch, a visit to Boston for the KING TUT exhibit, off Broadway shows at PPAC, a day at Thimble Island and a Boston Red Sox baseball game. We will also plan other more local day trips too culture and arts in mind. We do adore our local venues from Lyman Arts Museum to the Pez Visitor Center so we will look at day trips to these spots too.
    Times have been tough for many, a few smaller tour companies have closed their doors yet our long established relationships with Friendship Tours, Tours of Distinction and Collette are still intact. We greatly appreciate all your support and participation in our day trips these past years and do hope that when you are ready—you will think of again when looking to day trip! Cindy is our contact for trips – colsen@groton-ct.gov or 860-441-6623

    EXTENDED TRIPS 2021

    NASHVILLE & SMOKY MTNS HOLIDAY FEATURING GATLINBURG & ASHEVILLE
    DECEMBER 10-17, 2020
    Grand Ole Opry Show, Historic RCA Studio B, Country Music Hall of Fame, Gaylord Opryland Resort Dinner & Holiday Show, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Dolly Parton’s Christmas Stampede & Dinner Show, Dollywood, Asheville, Biltmore Estate

    QUEBEC WINTER CARNIVAL
    February 4, 2021 (bus)
    Travel north to Quebec City to enjoy the frozen festivities of the Quebec Winter Carnival! See the enchanting Ice Hotel and other spectacular winter sights on this 4 day, 3 night adventure!

    SOUTHERN CHARM
    February 14-20, 2021 (air)
    featuring Charleston, Savannah & Jekyll Island- Historic Charleston, Choice on Tour, Boone Hall Plantation & Gardens, Savannah, St. Simons Island, Jekyll Island Experience the unique charm and singular hospitality of America’s “Low Country” in South Carolina and Georgia.
    7 Days • 9 Meals

    HAWAIIAN ADVENTURE
    February 25– March 6, 2021 (air)
    Three Islands featuring Oahu, Kauai and Maui -Waikiki Beach, Pearl Harbor, Oahu’s North Shore, Waimea Canyon, Kauai Coffee Estate, Fern Grotto, Iao Valley, Lahaina, Polynesian Luau
    10 Days • 13 Meals

    * SPOTLIGHT ON NEW ORLEANS APRIL 7 (AIR)
    * SHRINES OF FRANCE SEPTEMBER 1 (AIR)
    * ARK ENCOUNTER SEPTEMBER 25 (BUS)
    * NIAGARA FALLS OCTOBER 5-8 (BUS)

    Would you like more details on any of these trips?
    Please email colsen@groton-ct.gov or call 860-441-6623 to request a brochure.
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    PLEASE JOIN US DECEMBER (TBA) 2020
    FOR AN OVERVIEW OF OUR PLANNED TRIPS FOR 2021

    We will discuss all our 2021 extended trips
    and listen to your ideas on where else we should travel to!

    TRIPS & TRAVEL ARE NOT JUST FOR GROTON RESIDENTS!
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    Call 860-441-6623 or email cmorrison@groton-ct.gov for detailed flyer.

    Groton Recreation and Senior Center day trips

     

     

    Our day trips are open to all!  Residents and Non-residents! 

    Register at  www.grotonrec.com  or call  860-441-6785

    Day trippers our fun was squashed by COVID19 this year but we have already rescheduled several of these trips for 2021. Your patience is greatly appreciated!


    THURSDAY, APRIL 29, 2021
    HARLEM FEATURING APOLLO THEATER TOUR
    Harlem is so much more than you can imagine! Our unforgettable day will include: Special guided tour of Harlem’s famed Apollo Theatre. The tour is educational, entertaining and inspirational. Take a peek at the wall back stage full of signatures of all the famous musicians and artists that have performed here. Lunch at Dinosaur Barbeque, a popular Harlem restaurant. A guided riding tour highlights the diversity, history and beauty that is in Harlem, from the Harlem Meer in Central Park, the exterior of the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine, the famous brownstones, the beautiful West side and so much more!! COST: $130pp (Includes deluxe motor coach, all admissions & gratuities to Driver & Tour Director) Depart: 7am GSC


    TBA SPRING/SUMMER 2021
    BOSTON RED SOX GAME
    Take me out to the ball game! We take a bus from Groton Senior Center to Fenway to cheer on our 2018 World Series Champs play


    TUESDAY, JUNE 30, 2021
    THIMBLE ISLANDS AND CHOWDER POT
    Delicious lunch at the CHOWDER POT III in Branford, CT. Known for their generous portions of fresh food, the Chowder Pot’s menu features choice of: Baked Stuffed Sole, Baked Salmon, OR Chicken Piccata. New York Style Cheesecake for dessert. Enjoy! Entrée Choice in Advance. THIMBLE ISLANDS CRUISE aboard the Sea Mist takes us along the Rocky Isles off Stony Creek Coast in Branford, CT. See the wonderful estates and learn the stories of these beautiful islands.
    COST: $109 resident (Includes deluxe motor coach, all admissions, & gratuity to driver) Depart: 11:30am Est, Return: 6pm,
    **NOTE: Approximately 2 block walk to boat from the coach bus on a paved hill.


    Coming Up Fall 2020 (we hope!)
     Elvis at Aqua Turf
     Newport Playhouse Lunch and Show
    Would you like to be part of our TRIPS email group getting updates? Please email Cindy at colsen@groton-ct.gov to be added.

    Register at Groton Senior Center or www.grotonrec.com        860-441-6785

    Our trips are open to the public—residents and non-residents.

     

    Extended Trips Upcoming for 2020

    Extended Trips

    THE ARK ENCOUNTER SEPTEMBER 12- MOTORCOACH
    This journey brings you face to face with Genesis and the life-size recreation of Noah’s Ark and the Creation Museum. Cruise through the glorious Allegheny Mountains; experience the charming lifestyle of Amish Country in Ohio and the Mennonite and Amish people of Pennsylvania on this enriching trip.

    NIAGARA FALLS October 5-8, 2020(MOTORCOACH TRIP)
    Hornblower Niagara Cruise
    Skylon Tower, Peller Estates Winery, Oh Canada EH Dinner Show

    SPOTLIGHT ON THE FRENCH RIVIERA Oct. 31 -Nov. 8 2020

    Nice, Antique Market, Choices on Tour, Grasse, Fragonard Perfumerie Workshop, St. Tropez, Vineyard Tour & Wine Tasting, Monaco, Monte Carlo Casino, Cannes, Antibes, St. Paul de Vence, Nice Flower Market, Eze, Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild

     

    NASHVILLE & THE SMOKY MOUNTAINS HOLIDAY
    FEATURING GATLINBURG & ASHEVILLE DECEMBER 10-17, 2020

    Grand Ole Opry Show, Historic RCA Studio B, Country Music Hall of Fame, Gaylord Opryland Resort Dinner & Holiday Show, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Dolly Parton’s Christmas Stampede & Dinner Show, Dollywood, Asheville, Biltmore Estate

    2021 Extended Trips
    Quebec Winter Carnival February 4 (bus)
    Southern Charm February 14 (air)
    Hawaiian Adventure February 25 (air)
    Spotlight on New Orleans April 7 (air)
    Shrines of France September 1 (air)
    ARK Encounter September 11 (bus)

     

     

    Call 860-441-6623 or email  colsen@groton-ct.gov for detailed flyer.

    TUESDAY, AUGUST 25TH- Trip to THIMBLE ISLANDS AND CHOWDER POT

    Delicious lunch at the CHOWDER POT III in Branford, CT. Known for their generous portions of fresh food, the Chowder Pot’s menu features choice of: Baked Stuffed Sole, Baked Salmon, OR Chicken Piccata. New York Style Cheesecake for dessert. Enjoy! Entrée Choice in Advance. THIMBLE ISLANDS CRUISE aboard the Sea Mist takes us along the Rocky Isles off Stony Creek Coast in Branford, CT. See the wonderful estates and learn the stories of these beautiful islands.
    COST: $109 resident (Includes deluxe motor coach, all admissions, & gratuity to driver) Depart: 11:30am Est, Return: 6pm,
    **NOTE: Approximately 2 block walk to boat from the coach bus on a paved hill.