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IRVINE SENIOR TRAVELERS

Irvine Senior Travelers coordinate a variety of day and extended trips to meet the needs of senior travelers. Club membership and Irvine residency is not required for traveling. For a listing of trips, call 888-882-8714 or email senior.travelers@yahoo.com


Travel Club Office Hours

A convenient place to make payments, ask questions and book reservations

Tuesdays and Thursdays
10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Lakeview Senior Center

949-724-6900

DAY TRIPS



L.A. Murder, Mystery & Scandal

Wednesday, April 22

Highlights: Professional and charismatic step-on guide who is a history buff with an expertise on the evolution of L.A. Explore almost 100 years of murder, mystery and scandal. Visit fascinating neighborhoods and learn about the grim memories they hold, including Hollywood, Olvera Street, Chinatown, Beverly Hills and Lincoln Heights. See the Biltmore Hotel, Bradbury Building, City Hall, Angel’s Flight, Paramount Studios, Roosevelt Hotel and the Hollywood Forever Cemetery. Also featured will be sites that figured into L.A. Noir, the genre of films and books that were spawned by these infamous events.

Cost: $67 per person
Departure: 8:15 a.m.
Return: Approximately 5:15 p.m.

For more information contact Linda Lako at 949-725-9896
View Flyer HERE

Huntington Library & Gardens

Wednesday, April 8

Highlights: Ample time at leisure to browse the estate and the Huntington Galleries. The gardens include over 15,000 kinds of plants from around the world.  The art collection, housed in the original Huntington residence is one of the most comprehensive collections in the U.S. of British and French art of the 18th and 19th centuries. The Library galleries have on display some of the finest rare books and manuscripts of Anglo-American civilization. Prior enjoy time at leisure for lunch and shopping Old Pasadena.

Cost: $56
Departure: 9:00 a.m.
Return: 5:30 p.m.

For more information, contact Barbara Abshire at 949-552-0540

View flier HERE

   

Knott’s Berry Farm- The Early Years

Thursday, May 7

Highlights: Step back in time to the early days of Knott’s Berry Farm. On this special “Pathways to the Past” tour, you’ll recall the old West and the Knott family heritage with a walk through Ghost Town including a visit to the blacksmith shop, the school house and the restored train cars. Witness a storytelling performance at Mystery Lodge. Lunch at Mrs. Knott’s Chicken Dinner Restaurant.

Cost: $65 per person
Departure: 9:00 a.m.
Return Time: 3:30 p.m.

  See Flyer HERE

Showtime Cabaret
Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy And a Tribute to Bob Hope’s USO Tours

Thursday, June 18

Showtime Cabaret Theater at the Castaway in Burbank is known for their luncheon, plus professional singing, dancing, and performing to songs, scenes and styles of the greatest musicals ever produced from the 1930’s to 2000s.

Cost: $89 per person
Departure: 10:15 a.m.
Return: 5:00 p.m.

For more information, contact Sandra Cullum (949-769-6490
See Flyer
HERE

Getty Center

Wednesday, July 8
Highlights: Beautiful views amongst the Santa Monica Mountains and overlooking Los Angeles. The $733 million Getty Center presents the Getty’s collection of Western art from the Middle Ages to the present, against a backdrop of dramatic architecture, tranquil gardens, and breath taking views. Free docent-guided architectural and garden tours available. 

Cost: $55
Departure: 9:15 a.m.
Return: Approximately 4:45 p.m.

For more information, contact Barbara Abshire at 949-552-0540
View Flier HERE


LA Past & Present

Wednesday, November 4
 
Highlights: Entrance into the L.A. Natural History Museum, California Science Center and IMAX Movie (show title to be announced). See the museum’s new Dinosaur Hall. See the space shuttle Endeavour up-close and personal! Lunch on your own at the California Science Center.

  Cost: $56 per person
  Departure: 9:15 a.m.
  Return: 5:15 p.m.
  For more information, contact Barbara Abshire 949-552-0540
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EXTENDED TRIPS



 

Southern Charm

April 23-29, 2015

Highlights: Charleston, South Carolina: city tour, the Citadel, narrated carriage tour, guided sightseeing cruise, Fort Sumter, Middleton Place Plantation, Magnolia Plantation and Gardens.
Beaufort, South Carolina: tour with local guide. Visit the Parris Island Marine Base and the Marine Museum.
Jekyll Island, Georgia: Overnight stay at the renowned Jekyll Island Club Hotel. Narrated tram tour of the Jekyll Island Historic District.
Savannah, Georgia: Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, River Street, Mrs. Wilkes Dining Room, Mercer-Williams House.
Hilton Head Island, South Carolina: travel a short distance from Savannah to do some sightseeing including the Hilton Head Lighthouse.

Cost:  Double $1,699 / Single $2,199 (per person land prices)
Roundtrip group airfare available from $745
Cost includes: 6 nights deluxe hotel accommodations. 13 Meals – 5 dinners, 2 lunches 6 breakfasts Roundtrip airport hotel transfers (with purchase of group air).

For more information contact Deanne Parker 949-854-1109
View Flier
HERE

Laughlin Getaway

May 11-13
Tour includes: Two night accomidations at the Riverside Resort Hotel and Casino.  Three Buffets at the Riverside (one buffet of choice and two breakfast buffets).
Roundtrip deluxe motor coach transportation.

Cost: Double $125 per person/ Single $145
More info: Contact Karen West at 949-583-9081
See flyer HERE
 

California Rail Discovery

May 13-19

Highlights: Two rail experiences, Napa Valley Wine Train, Sierra Nevada Rail Journey, Lake Tahoe Paddlewheeler Cruise, San Francisco City Tour, Sausalito, Wine Tasting & Lunch, Old Town Sacramento, Virginia City.

Cost:
Double $2,295 per person;
Single $2,995
Cost includes: Roundtrip Airfare from Santa Ana/Round trip transfers, 9 Meals: 6 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch & 2 Dinners

For more information, contact Barbara Abshire at 949-552-0540
View flier
HERE

Monterey Bay Holiday

May 26-29

Highlights: Monterey Bay Aquarium, 17-Mile Drive, Salinas Valley, Roaring Camp Railroad, Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. 

Cost includes: Deluxe Motorcoach Transportation, 3 Nights Hotel Accommodations,
5 Meals: 3 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner, Driver’s Gratuity, Tax & Baggage Handling 

Cost: Double $729 per person / Single $949 

More info: For more information, contact Linn Morgan at 949-786-8950
See Flyer HERE

Yosemite Tour

June 22 – 24

Highlights: Deluxe Motorcoach, Amtrak: Board the train in Fresno to Bakersfield, 2 nights’ accommodations at Chuckhansi Gold Resort Casino; $20 Food Coupon,
$20 Slot Play, a day in Yosemite National Park, Yosemite Valley Floor Tour (2 hours).

Cost: Double $469 per person
Single $590
For more information, contact Karen West (949) 583-9081

View Flier HERE 

National Parks of America

September 26-October 7

Highlights: Grand Canyon, Bryce Canyon, Zion, Salt Lake City, Grand Teton, Yellowstone, Old Faithful, Sheridan, Bighorn Mountains, Mount Rushmore, Crazy Horse Monument.

Cost: Double $3,879 per person; Single $5,229
Book Now and Save $100 per person – Ends March 26, 2015
Included in price:– Round Trip Air from Los Angeles Intl Airport, Air Taxes and Fees/Surcharges, Hotel Transfers, 16 Meals: 10 Breakfasts, 6 Dinners 11 Nights Hotel Accommodations

For more information contact, Mary Zuniga at 949-786-9302
View flier HERE
 

New England Rails and Trails

October 3 - 10

Highlights: 2 Rail Journeys, Conway Scenic Railroad and Mount Washington Cog Railway, Boston City Tour, Faneuil Hall & Quincy Market, North Conway, NH, Billings Farm & Museum, Woodstock, Maple Sugar Farm, Ben & Jerry’s Factory, Shelburne Museum, Cold Hollow Cider Mill, Portland, Maine, Casco Bay Cruise, Lobster Farewell Dinner, Kancamagus Highway, Quechee Gorge.

Cost: Double $2,675 per person; Single $3,525
Cost includes: Roundtrip Airfare and roundtrip transfers LAX, 11 Meals: 7 Breakfasts & 4 Dinners, 7 Nights Hotel Accommodations

For more information, contact Linda Lako 949-725-9896
 View flier HERE  

Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta

October 9-14, 2015

Highlights: Albuquerque Int’l Balloon Fiesta, Albuquerque City Tour, Old Town, Albuquerque, Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, International Balloon Museum, Bandelier National Monument, Los Alamos Science Museum, Santa Fe City Tour, Taos Pueblo, Taos City  Tour, High Road to Taos,

Cost: Double $2,095 per person; Single $2,770
Cost includes:
Roundtrip Airfare and roundtrip transfers LAX
7 Meals: 5 Breakfasts & 2 Dinners
5 Nights Hotel Accommodations

For more information, contact Barbara Abshire 949-552-0540
View flier
HERE

Spotlight on the French Riviera

November 5-12

Highlights include Nice, Flower Market, St. Jean-Cap-Ferrat, Rothschild Villa and Gardens, Monaco – Antibes – St. Paul de Vence, Grasse, Parfumerie.  This is a “Leisure Stays” tour…. one hotel.  You will stay at the Hotel Ellington days 2 -7. This allows you a more leisurely pace and more time to explore on your own.

Cost:
Double $2,999 per person
Single $3,449

Book Now & Save $100 per person – Ends May 6, 2015.
Included in Price: Round Trip Air from Los Angeles Intl Airport, Air Taxes and Fees/Surcharges, Hotel Transfers. 9 Meals – 6 Breakfasts, 3 Dinners.

For more information, contact Linda Lako 949-725-9896

View flier HERE