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Portugal and Douro River Cruise

October 22, 2014 - November 1, 2014

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Spend two nights in Lisbon, the capital city of Portugal before embarking on the MS Douro Cruiser. Along the way you’ll enjoy an excursion to beautiful city of Guimarães, which includes a port wine cave tasting; tour the Douro Museum and Mateus Manor House; visit the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Remedies, the University of Shells and Plaza Mayor; experience the medieval town of Figueira de Castelo Rodrigo; and much more! Trip includes transportation from Charlottesville to Dulles Airport, roundtrip airfare out of Dulles, airport arrival and departure taxes, fuel surcharges, 23 meals (9 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 8 dinners), and Travelers Protection Plan. Passports required. Rates are per person

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center


Revolutionary War Excursion to the Carolinas

October 23, 2014 - October 25, 2014

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Join us as we tour King’s Mountain Battlefield (where the over-the-mountain men destroyed a British-led Loyalist force); The Waxhaws (where British Lieut. Col. Banastre Tarleton’s men slaughtered surrendering Virginia Continentals); Ramsour’s Mill (where Loyalists about to join British Gen. Lord Cornwallis were soundly defeated); and Guilford Court House Battlefield (where American Gen. Nathanael Greene’s army killed and wounded so many of Cornwallis’s men that the Britisher determined to quit the Carolinas). We’ll also visit Andrew Jackson State Park and the Gaston County Museum. During the tour, too, historian Rick Britton will deliver a presentation on Cowpens, where Daniel Morgan defeated Banastre Tarleton. All of these sites are within easy driving distance of our Hampton Inn hotel in Gastonia, North Carolina. (Tour departs at 9:00 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 23rd, & returns Saturday, Oct. 25th at approximately 5:30 p.m. Tours require walking.)

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

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Revolutionary War Excursion to the Carolinas

Member - Double $285.00
Member - Single $400.00
Guest - Double $310.00
Guest - Single $425.00


Italy's Amalfi Coast

June 5, 2015 - June 12, 2015

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It is little wonder that Italy is one of the world’s best loved desintations with its cultural heritage and scenic landscapes. The famed Costiera Amalfitana (Amalfi Coast) is a stunning coastline that winds down the western coast of Italy, along rugged mountains, from Sorrento to Salerno. Miles of hairpin turns offer spectacular vistas of changing landscapes from rocks plunging vertically into the sea to charming fishing villages in quaint harbors. Trip includes: transportation from Charlottesville to Dulles International Airport, round-trip airfare out of Dulles, airport arrival and departure taxes, fuel surcharges, 10 meals, Travelers Protection Plan, and more! Save $100 per couple - Ask for details

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center