Are you considering a trip this summer? Wondering about insurance? Group tours? Protecting your health and safety? Need a wheelchair or scooter abroad? When to book on the internet or use a travel agent? Abundant planning for travel as a senior will save many anxious and exhausting hours during your trip and allow you to fully enjoy the journey. Learn some expert tips to help ensure a carefree getaway. Complimentary light refreshments.
Location: Central Marin Police Authority Community Room, 250 Doherty Drive, Larkspur
Speaker: Diana Saint James, Dimensions in Travel
Japanese Tea Garden
Experience a day of natural beauty, tranquility and harmony of a Japanese-style garden in Golden Gate Park. The garden covers 5 acres featuring arched drum bridge, pajodas, koi ponds, Japanese plants and other sights in the area to enjoy. Leaving Corte Madera Community Center at 8:30am and returning at 2:30pm (depending on traffic). Lunch will be on your own. Tea House is available on the grounds. REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS JUNE 26th.
River Rock Casino
An easy drive and ideal setting aren't the only things that make our Sonoma County casino feel so welcoming. River Rock Casino has a certain something- let's call it heart -that makes you say, "I'm at home here." So come on over to play blackjack with your buddies. You'll find better food, better player rewards and the guaranteed loosest slots. You'll also find a come-as-you-are time. Bus leaves Corte Madera Community Center at 8:30am and returns at 4:30pm (depending on traffic). Lunch will be on your own. MUST REGISTER BY 7/24/17.
Bridge to Bridge Cruise
See all of San Francisco beautiful water fronts in one cruise. You will travel from the Golden Gate Bridge to the Bay Bridge viewing Alcatraz Island and see other famous landmarks. Length of cruise: 1 ½ hours. Leaving Corte Madera Parks & Recreation (Community Center) at 10:00 am- returning at 3:30pm. Return time may vary according to traffic. Lunch will be on your own. Food available on boat to purchase or you may bring your own lunch.
MUST REGISTER BY 4/3/17.
Roaring Camp Railroads
Enjoy a ride into the past on a 19th century steam train. You will be traveling over trestles, through towering redwood groves, winding up a narrow gauge grade to the top of Bear Mountain. Conductors will narrate the history of Roaring Camp, the railroad and the forest. Trip will last approximately 1-1 ½ hours. Leaving Corte Madera Parks & Recreation (Community Center) at 8:30am, returning at 4:30pm. Return may vary according to traffic. Lunch will be on your own. MUST REGISTER BY 5/12/17.
Safari West Trek
Visit an African adventure in the heart of California wine country. Enjoy a 90 minute riding tour and a 30 minute walking tour on a 400 acre preserve. Over 900 animals in an African setting for your enjoyment. Registration fee of $106.00 includes transportation, entrance fee and lunch. Leaving Corte Madera Parks & Recreation (Community Center) at 8:00am and returning at 3:00pm.
MUST REGISTER BY 4/27/17.
Cape Cod & the Islands of New England
8 day trip
New England’s miles of sandy beaches, majestic coasts, and rolling surf invite relaxation. The Islands of New England tour spends eight days exploring New England’s charms, from the cobblestone streets of Nantucket to a dry harvest cranberry bog. Step back in time at Plimoth Plantation to sample traditional recipes from that period, learn some Pilgrim etiquette and enjoy a Thanksgiving feast where you’ll learn to “eat like a Pilgrim.” In Provincetown, the choice is yours – set out on a whale watch cruise or embark on a scenic adventure through the iconic sand dunes of the Cape. Visit Boston and Providence, the Gilded Age mansions of Newport, the lively artist colony of Provincetown, and the beautiful islands of Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket. Complete your New England experience as you indulge in a traditional seafood and lobster feast. Change hotels only once on this tour! $2,899 per person double INCLUDING air from SFO, air taxes and transportation from Corte Madera to SFO and back.
Spotlight on Tuscany 9 Day Trip
The rolling hills of Tuscany are home to sprawling vineyards, charming medieval hill towns and enchanting cities steeped in history, culture and legend. Discover them for yourself on this relaxing sojourn into the Italian countryside. Visit Florence, Siena, Pisa and San Gimignano. Savor a 7-night stay in Montecatini Terme, the famous resort and spa town. Enjoy free time to explore the cultural treasures of Florence, including Michelangelo’s “David.” Discover the charming town of Lucca, Italy’s best-kept secret. Learn about the heroic deeds of WWII at remains of the Gothic Line and visit the Museum of Liberation. Enjoy fabulous local wines and the region’s famous cuisine. This is Tuscany as you always imagined it. $2,999 pp double when booked by September 22nd, 2017 / $3,199 pp single. Rates after Sept 22nd - $3,149 pp double / $3,349 single.
America’s Music Cities (featuring Nashville, Memphis & New Orleans) 8 Day Trip
Enjoy a finger-snapping, toe-tapping time on this tour of America’s most famed musical cities. Visit New Orleans, Memphis and Nashville as you revel in the sounds of the blues, jazz, country and good old rock ‘n’ roll. Be a part of the epic New Orleans Jazz Fest, the perfect place to celebrate the best of music in the birthplace of Jazz. Experience America’s most singular city in New Orleans, home to the French Quarter where the world’s great jazz musicians reside. Have your choice on tour – either stroll through New Orleans’ famous French Quarter on a walking tour with a local expert or set out on a panoramic motorcoach tour for a different perspective of the city. Spend two nights in Memphis, "birthplace of the blues," and tour Elvis Presley’s Graceland. At the historic Belle Meade plantation indulge in a culinary and wine tasting experience. Sample Tennessee whiskey at a local distillery with a rich history. Meet a local radio show personality on your tour of WSM Radio Station. Enjoy reserved seats at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville along with a backstage tour. Tour historic RCA Studio B and see where country legends recorded hit songs. A visit to the Country Music Hall of Fame is sure to have you humming long after you return home. $2,999 per person double when booked by June 3rd, 2017 / $3,899 per person single (till June 3rd). Rates after June 3rd $3,199 per person double/$4,099 single.
British Landscapes 10 day trip
Sleepy villages where sheep wander the grassy hillsides, lakes set amidst mountains that inspired centuries of literature, and cities thriving with arts and culture – these are the landscapes of Britain. Discover them on this memorable journey through England, Scotland and Wales. Sleep in a historic castle. Take a scenic journey through the English countryside on a train ride from London to historic York where you will enjoy a privately guided tour. Soak up the pastoral landscapes of the Cotswolds. Walk in the footsteps of William Shakespeare and enjoy dinner at Hall’s Croft, a 400-year-old Shakespearean family home. Explore London and Edinburgh. Personalize your tour with a choice of included excursions in Stratford and Edinburgh. Experience the wonder of Stonehenge. $3,799 pp double (when booked by April 20) INCLUDING air from SFO, air taxes and roundtrip transportation to SFO from Corte Madera. Rate after April 20th is $3,999 pp double.
Spotlight on San Antonio
April 29-May 3, 2018
Enjoy a 5 day adventure to San Antonio, Texas. Historic missions, River walk restaurants, Spanish architecture await. Visit the Alamo and browse for one-of-a-kind goods at El Mercado, the Mexican Marketplace. Journey to Stonewall and visit LBJ Ranch. Board a boat and drift along the Paseo del Rio. We are certain you will agree: San Antonio’s natural beauty, history, cuisine, people and music create an experience you’ll always remember. $1,999 pp double when booked by November 29, 2017 / $2,299 pp single. Rates after November 29th - $2,049 pp double / $2,349 pp single. Prices include Round trip air from San Francisco International Airport, Air Taxes and Fees/Surcharges.