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.

    Ark Encounter Motorcoach Trip Only has a few seats left

    Groton Senior Center has a few seats left on its extended trip: 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.

    Journey with Tours of Distinction on a bus tour to this incredible attraction in Kentucky. https://youtu.be/AzLslMphtKA

    TOUR INCLUDES:
    Roundtrip Motor-coach Transportation | 6-Nights’ Accommodation
    14 Meals: 6 Breakfasts / 2 Lunches / 6 Dinners
    Tour of Falling Waters | Guided Tour of the Ohio Amish Country
    Tour of the Warther Museum | Admission to the Creation Museum
    Admission to the Ark Encounter
    Reserved Orchestra Seats at Sight & Sound Theatre for ‘Queen Esther’
    Guided Tour of Lancaster’s Amish Country
    Tours of Distinction Tour Director | Roundtrip Baggage Handling
    All Gratuities, including the Tour Director, Driver, and Local Guides

    Moderate walking with possible inclines or steps. Up to 3 hours of walking per day. There will be walking at high elevations.

    $1605 pp double | $1450 pp triple | $2100 per single

    Come by the center to pick up a more detailed flyer or email cindy at colsen@groton-ct.gov

    Trip Presentation on our September Shades of Ireland trip is Mon., February 3

    Groton Senior Center is hosting a trip presentation on our September 2020 Shades of Ireland trip on Monday, February 3, 2020 at 3 PM – 4 PM. This presentation is free and open to all to attend. RSVP at 860-441-6785

    This incredible Shades of Ireland trip from Groton is with Collette and takes place September 07 — September 16, 2020 • 10 Days • 13 Meals.  Highlights of this trip: From history-filled Dublin to the rolling green hills and dramatic coast, experience Ireland’s charms on a journey through the Emerald Isle. Choose how you explore the city of Dublin. Kiss the Blarney Stone at historic Blarney Castle. Pick from a selection of the best restaurants with our Diner’s Choice program. Experience the world-famous beauty of the Ring of Kerry. See sheepdogs in action on a working farm. See Killarney from an Irish jaunting car. Stand in awe at the top of the stunning 700-foot Cliffs of Moher. Live like royalty during an overnight stay on the grounds of a castle. A vibrant blend of captivating culture and stunning nature, this is the Ireland you’ve always imagined.

    Go to this link to see more details: https://gateway.gocollette.com/link/1003737

    Friday, January 10th- Dining Out- McLew’s Breakfast

    Time: 8:40am

    Menu:  French toast, bacon, home fries, pastry, fruit cup, apple juice, coffee plus fun and door prizes!

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

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

    Tuesday, January 14th- Dining Out- Mystic Marriott Octagon

    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.

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

    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

     

    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.