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.

    Sat. May 23rd- Day Trip to New York City on your own

    We provide the ride. You enjoy the day! This trip is open to all – not just seniors nor just Groton residents. We make 3 drop off stops in NYC to best meet the wants of all. $55 per res./$65 per nonresident. Trip cost includes coach transportation & driver gratuity.

    Thursday, April 23rd- Day trip to Harlem

    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. Hear the story of the theatre and the legendary people who performed here, such as Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, James Brown, The Supremes, Stevie Wonder and so many more. See what it feels like to stand on the stage. 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. Our family style menu will include: Chopped Salad, BBQ Ribs, 1/4 Chicken, 2 Sides, Soft Drinks & Cookies. 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

    Extended Trips Upcoming for 2020

    Extended Trips

    Spotlight on Santa Fe     May 10-15, 2020

    Walking Tour of Santa Fe Plaza, Open-Air Tram Tour, Loretto Chapel, Santa Fe School of Cooking, Turquoise Trail, Allan Houser Sculpture Garden, Bandelier National Monument, El Santuario de Chimayo

     

    The ARK ENCOUNTER    June 20-26, 2020

    Experience the Bible like never before on this journey that 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 of a lifetime.

     

    Countryside of the Emerald Isle : Ireland   August 2-11, 2020

    Dublin, Cooking Class, Irish National Stud, Distillery Tour, Kinsale, Diner’s Choice, Choices on Tour, Garnish Island, Dingle Peninsula, Cliffs of Moher, Aran Islands

     

    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

     

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

    Tuesday, March 10th- Dining Out- Sneeker’s Cafe

    Time: 5:00pm

    ​The community gives to the Groton Senior Center; Dining Out is our way of giving back to the community. Each month a restaurant is featured. Ride the GSC bus or meet us there. Order a full entrée or just appetizers. An evening outing, socializing & enjoyment! Please join us Tuesdays for a “socially nutritional” evening.

    Registration is required for either event. 860-441-6785.

    Please also let us know if you need GSC bus transportation.