All day trips include: escort(s), round-trip transportation from Sunnyvale Senior Center, free parking and gratuity for the bus drive
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
If you love animals and would be thrilled to look a cheetah in the eye, this is the trip for you. Safari West covers more than 400 acres near Santa Rosa and is home to more than 80 species of African and other exotic animals. With a captivating tapestry of raw sounds and earthy smells, it’s a magic place with the sights and sounds of the Serengeti. Join us on our visit to an African style oasis where guests experience a rare sense of freedom and gain renewed inspiration. Our day begins with a buffet lunch that includes BBQ chicken, pulled pork sandwiches, a green salad, side dishes, dessert and your choice of coffee, hot tea, or hot chocolate. Then it’s time to enjoy a 45-minute drive through the encampment and a 45-minute walk, both accompanied by a naturalist. Afterwards there’ll be some time to visit the gift shop and/or spend a little more time with some of your favorite animals. Please dress in layers. Comfortable walking shoes and a hat are also recommended.
TRIP #: 556800.S4
TIME: 9:00 am – 6:15 pm COST: $132R/$165NR
GIRL WITH A PEARL EARRING & IMPRESSIONISTS ON THE WATER
Sunday June 2, 2013
Rarely do the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco host two major shows on the same weekend, but the Girl With a Pearl Earring, Dutch Painting from the Mauritshuis show at the deYoung overlaps with the Impressionists on the Water show at the Legion of Honor for just two days – and we’ve got tickets! Our first stop will be at Legion of Honor and the Impressionists. Then it’s off to the deYoung where you’ll have time to eat lunch on your own and tour Rembrandt’s Century, an exhibition featuring more than 200 rarely seen prints and drawings from the Dutch Golden Age at your own pace. Then we’ll all see Vermeer’s enigmatic Girl with a Pearl Earring, a painting that has intrigued art lovers for centuries and more than 30 other works by artists including Rembrandt, Hals, and Steen. Don’t miss this opportunity to see two wonderful shows on the same day.
TRIP #: 556800.S5
TIME: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm COST: $86R/$108NR
HYDE STREET PIER & TADICH GRILL
Wednesday, June 26, 2013
If you love historic sailing ships or just being near the water in San Francisco, the Hyde Street Pier is your kind of place. With a maritime museum, separate visitor center and a small fleet of 100+ year old sailing ships that you can board, the San Francisco Maritime National Historic Park offers hours of entertainment. In addition to the square rigged Balclutha (with an optional free guided tour) and the C.A. Thayer schooner, this neighborhood near Fisherman’s Wharf also boasts lots of wonderful shopping opportunities. But our day starts with an early lunch at the oldest restaurant in San Francisco. Founded in 1849, the Tadich Grill, has been serving its signature seafood dishes and other delights for more than 150 years. Our lunch choices will be: A) Mesquite Broiled Salmon Filets with steak fries, B) Tadich Grill Pot Roast with mashed potatoes, C) Chicken Dore with Piccata Sauce and rice, or D) Pan-fried Sand Dab Filets with lemon butter sauce and rice. All meals also include a fresh vegetable, Tadich Grill Bourbon Caramel Bread Pudding for dessert, and your choice of tea, coffee, or soda. After lunch, we travel to the Hyde Street Pier where you’ll have hours of unscheduled time to explore the ships or shop, or both!
TRIP #: 556800.S6
TIME: 9:30am – 5:30pm COST: $96R/$120NR
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All extended trips include: one escort, round-trip transportation from Sunnyvale Senior Center to the airport (if flying), free parking, baggage handling when available, gratuities for listed services including the bus driver, tour director, baggage handlers, trip cancellation insurance for most trips outside of California and a pre-trip meeting to hand out travel documents (when applicable) and to go over the details of the trip.
For more details and registration information, please see the Steppin’ Out Messenger newsletter, come to the Senior Center and pick up a flyer, or call (408) 730-7360
AMERICA’S MID-ATLANTIC REGION!
Featuring Mansions, Gardens & Hidden Gems!
Tue., May 14, 2013 – Mon., May 20, 2013
Join us as we visit Valley Forge National Historic Park, Longwood Gardens, fountains and the Peirce-du Pont House built in 1730. We’ll also: take a tram tour of Winterthur Gardens, founded by Henry Francis DuPont; tour “Nemours,” the 300-acre gardens and estate of Alfred I. DuPont, built in 1907; visit the Barnes Foundations Art Museum, that opened May 2012; tour the Wheaton Arts Museum of American Glass; overnight in quaint Cape May, NJ, renowned for its Victorian architecture; tour the US Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD; tour the Hampton National Historic Plantation; and finally, we’ll visit Fort McHenry, the historic star shaped fort whose bombardment by the British Royal Navy during the War of 1812 inspired Francis Scott Key to write “The Star-Spangled Banner”—our national anthem.
The price for this seven-day trip is $2,868(R) pp double occupancy, $3,518(R) single occupancy. Deposit is $500 per person, with balance due 2/28/13.
Great Canadian Cities
Featuring Montreal, Quebec City, Ottawa, Toronto & Niagara Falls
Wed., June 12, 2013 – Wed., June 19, 2013
Fly to Montreal and enjoy a Montreal City Tour and an afternoon at leisure to explore your surroundings prior to joining your fellow travelers for a Welcome Dinner in Old Town Montreal. After breakfast, hop aboard Via Rail Canada for a 3-hour train ride to Quebec City and a visit to Montmorency Falls, a falls almost 100 feet higher than Niagara Falls, before enjoying an included dinner. The following day includes a Quebec City Tour after breakfast, and an afternoon free to explore on your own. Next day, drive to Ottawa along the banks of the St. Lawrence River for an Ottawa City Tour, including Yorkville and the Provincial Parliament, before driving to Niagara Falls for your two-night stay. The following morning you head off on your Niagara Falls City Tour, followed by a Maid of the Mist boat ride up-close to the falls—rain gear included. Later enjoy a farewell dinner show at Oh Canada Eh?
The price for this eight-day trip is $3,044(R) pp double occupancy, $3,844(R) single occupancy. Deposit is $520 per person, with balance due Wednesday, March 27, 2013. Trip includes: ten meals (seven breakfasts and three dinners); first-class hotels, two nights in Montreal, two nights in Quebec City, one night in Ottawa, and two nights in Niagara Falls.
Featuring Stockholm, Copenhagen, Oslo & Bergen Thur.,
July 18, 2013 – Mon., July 29, 2013
Trip highlights include: Stockholm City tour, Vasa Ship Museum, Copenhagen City tour, Tivoli Gardens dinner, Overnight cruise to Oslo, Oslo Fjord, Oslo City tour, Viking Ship Museum, Torpo Stave Church, Voeringfoss Waterfall, Ulvik area tour, Norwegian Craft Center, Brakanestunet Center for Art, Norwegian BBQ dinner, Aurlands Fjord Cruise, Flam Railway, Bergen City tour, UNESCO site Bryggen, plus many opportunities to explore on your own.
The price for this twelve-day trip is $5,697(R) pp double occupancy and $6,747(R) single occupancy. Deposit is $790 pp, with balance due Tuesday, May 7, 2013. Trip includes sixteen meals (ten breakfasts and six dinners) and ten nights in First Class Hotels (2-Stockholm, 2-Copenhagen, 1-Scandinavian Seaway Cruise, 1-Oslo, 2-Ulvik, 2-Bergen).
SPLENDORS OF CROATIA
Wed., September 18, 2013 – Sat., September 28, 2013
Trip highlights include: three UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Old Dubrovnik, Diocletian’s Palace and Plitvice Lakes National Park; Zagreb City tour, including Jelacic Square and Mirogoj Park Cemetery; Zadar City tour; St. Donat; Trogir Walking tour; Dubrovnik City tour; Dalmatian Coast; Split City Tour; Plitvice Boat Excursion; Korana Canyon; Rostoke; plus many opportunities to explore on your own.
The price for this eleven-day trip is $3,984(R) pp double occupancy and $4,634(R) single occupancy. Deposit is $740 pp, with balance due Tuesday, July 9, 2013. Trip includes sixteen meals (nine breakfasts and seven dinners) and nine nights in First Class Hotels (1-Zagreb, 2-Zadar, 2-Dubrovnik, 2-Split, 1-Plitvice, 1-Zagreb).
We’ll fly into Albuquerque where we’ll spend two days, then travel to Santa Fe for four days. In Albuquerque we’ll see the Dawn Patrol and Mass Ascension. We have guaranteed seating next to the launch site for our time at the Balloon Fiesta. Afterward we’ll have a city tour of Albuquerque including the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center and time in old town. That evening we’ll return to the balloon fields for the Twilight Twinkle Glow. The next day we visit the International Balloon Museum before traveling to Santa Fe. We’ll have a tour of historic Santa Fe, the Plaza, Governor’s Palace, Loretto Chapel and visit the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum. The next day we tour Chimayo and visit the famous El Santurio chapel; then on to Taos to visit three separate areas: the original Spanish town; the Pueblo de Taos, home of the Taos Indians; and Ranchos de Taos, the farming community and mission church. The cultural mix and dramatic setting of the Rio Grand and the Sagre de Cristo Mountains has lured artists and writers to Taos since the mid 19th century.
The price for this six-day trip is $1,999(R) pp double occupancy and $2,649(R) single occupancy. Deposit is $200 pp, with balance due Thur, August 1, 2013. Trip includes six meals (four breakfasts & two dinners) and five nights in First Class Hotels (2-Albuquerque, 3-Santa Fe).
HOLIDAY SHOWS IN BRANSON
Fri., November 15, 2013 – Tue., November 19, 2013
On this trip we are focusing on a variety entertainment venues, including Daniel O’Donnell, singer and entertainer who offers a variety of Irish and classic tunes, the Twelve Irish Tenors—harmonizing their amazing voices on some of the greatest music of the holiday season and hits from a world of melodies, Showboat Branson Belle, offering a variety show and lunch, Yakov Smirnoff—a famous award winning Russian comedian, Todd Oliver and his talking dogs & friends, the Hughes Brothers, one of the largest & most talented family groups who sing, dance and play a variety of instruments in their Christmas show; the New Shanghai Circus with spectacular costumes and extraordinary feats of skill and balance. Plus on this trip we’ll be touring: the College of the Ozarks, the Stone Hill Winery, and downtown Branson.
The price for this five-day trip is $1,999(R) pp double occupancy and $2,399(R) single occupancy. Deposit is $200 pp, with balance due Thursday, September 5, 2013. Trip includes seven meals (four breakfasts, one lunch & two dinners) and four nights at the Radisson Hotel in Branson.
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