Travel

Travel Buddy Networking

Travel Buddy Networking

Wednesday, January 3, 2018 | 5:00-6:00pm

Why travel alone when you can go with a friend? Here’s your opportunity to meet others who are interested in visiting local sites and attractions. We connect each month to make plans for upcoming weeks.

Members only.

Location: Senior Center

Contact: Nancy Grim 434.973.7515

Fee: free

Washington On Your Own

Washington On Your Own

Thursday, January 18, 2018 | 8:00-5:30pm

A great way to make a day trip to D.C.! Leave the driving to someone else while you recline in comfort, chatting, reading, or napping as you travel to Washingon to spend the day doing whatever you like. While you're there, visit the many museums, restaurants or historic sites around the District. Some of the exhibits on display at the National Gallery of Art will be "Vermeer and the Masters of Genre Painting: Inspiration and Rivalry"; "Posing for the Camera: Gifts from Robert B Menschel"; and "Edvard Munch: Color in Context." Lunch is on your own. 

Open to all.

Location: Washington, D.C.

Pay for this event online

Washington On Your Own

Member $58.00
Guest $68.00
Travel Class - TJ Shaping the West

Travel Class - TJ Shaping the West

March 13-17, 2018

Introduction—Often regarded as the “father of the American West,” Thomas Jefferson shaped that vast territory in so many ways. In 1803 his presidential administration purchased a great swath of it. He quickly followed that up by launching expeditions into it. In this class we’ll begin by exploring Jefferson’s fascination with the terra incognita beyond the Alleghenies, then we’ll learn of the numerous western expeditions he fostered. We’ll also pay homage to the other Central Virginians who had a hand in forging the West: Dr. Thomas Walker (who discovered the pathway into Kentucky); George Rogers Clark (who conquered the Old Northwest); James Monroe (who negotiated the Louisiana Purchase); Edward Coles (the influential anti-slavery advocate); and B. F. Ficklin (whose genius and fearlessness led him into a life filled with adventure). Join us to discover more about “Thomas Jefferson & the Virginians Who Shaped the West!”   

Our Lecturers—Historian Alexandria Searles is Executive Director of the Lewis & Clark Exploratory Center. Local historian Rick Britton has published scores of central Virginia history articles, and three books including the award-winning Jefferson: A Monticello Sampler.

The Class—At the Senior Center Inc. beginning on Tuesday, March 13, then continuing for 5 consecutive Tuesdays, 3:30–4:30 pm. Charge: Senior Center members: $70.00—guests: $80.00.

• Tuesday, March 13th - 3:3o pm – “Thomas Jefferson’s ‘Empire of Liberty’” - Britton

• Tuesday, March 20th - 3:3o pm – “Lewis & Clark’s Corps of Discovery” - Searls

• Tuesday, March 27th - 3:3o pm – “Freeman & Custis’s ‘Grand Excursion”’ - Britton 

• Tuesday, April 3rd - 3:3o pm – “George Rogers Clark, James Monroe, & Edward Coles; Three Central Virginians Who Left Their Mark” - Britton

• Tuesday, April 10th - 3:3o pm –  “Dr. Thomas Walker & the Cumberland Gap” - Britton

• Tuesday, April 17th - 3:3o pm –  “The Amazing Life of B. F. Ficklin” - Britton

• Tuesday, April 24th – Travel Session: A fabulous western day-trip (on the other side of the Blue Ridge). In the morning we’ll visit the Waynesboro Heritage Foundation’s beautiful museum (which features a movie about Claudius Crozet’s tunnel), then dine nearby. The afternoon will find us marveling at one of Virginia’s “Wonders of the World”—Natural Bridge (where we’ll also explore a Monacan Indian village). (Tour departs 9:00 a.m., returns between 5:30 & 6:30 p.m. Travel Session is a separate charge.)

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

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Travel Class - TJ Shaping the West

Member $70.00
Guest $80.00
Hillwood Garden and Museum

Hillwood Garden and Museum

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 | 6:30-5:30pm

We will tour the Marjorie Merriweather Post's exquisitely maintained mansion and gardens with a comprehensive collection of Russian imperial art and eighteenth century French decorative art. Lunch is included at the garden cafe. 

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

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Hillwood Garden and Museum

Member $105.00
Guest $115.00
Yellowstone, Grand Tetons, Mount Rushmore

Yellowstone, Grand Tetons, Mount Rushmore

June 14-23, 2018

Tour Yellowstone and Grand Tetons National Parks.

Watch Old Faithful erupt in natural wonder.

Tour historic mining towns and discover treasures of the Old West.

Trip includes: Transportation from Charlottesville to Dulles International Airport, Round trip airfare out of Dulles, 13 Meals, Travelers Protection Plan and much more!

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Alaska - Yukon

Alaska - Yukon

August 7-18, 2018

Enjoy the majesty of Alaska on this Land + Sea Journey that takes you from the region's awesome fjords to the Yukon. We'll travel from Anchorage, Alaska, to Denali National Park and Fairbanks before heading into the Yukon. While traveling through the land of the gold rush we'll visit Dawson City and Whitehorse, winding up in Skagway to board Holland America Line's Neiuw Amsterdam to sail to Glacier Bay and Ketchikan, cruising through the inside passage to end in Vancouver, BC. Passport is required and travel protection is recommended. Please call the travel office at 434.974.6538 for pricing and details.

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Contact: Senior Center Travel Office 434.974.6538

South African Safari Adventure

South African Safari Adventure

September 9-22, 2018

Experience the culture, history and beauty of four African countries.

Experience history in Johannesburg and amazing safari adventures in Kruger, Hwange and Chobe National Parks.

Stand in awe at nature’s supreme masterpiece--Victoria Falls, and relax on a spectacular sunrise cruise on the mighty Zambezi River.

Discover the best of these four countries on this South African safari and adventure.

Trip includes: Transportation from Charlottesville to Dulles International Airport, Round trip airfare out of Dulles, Inter-country airfare in Africa, 24 Meals, Travelers Protection Plan and much more!

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Cotswolds England

Cotswolds England

October 2-10, 2018

Travel with us to Cotswolds, England. Our trip includes roundtrip transatlantic flights and airport transfers, seven nights accommodations at Cats Abbey. Six day trips, all meals and beverages. Passport is required and travel protection is recommended. 

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Classic Italy by Rail

Classic Italy by Rail

October 29-7, 2018

For centuries it was the center of civilization, and Italy continues to fascinate with historic cities, majestic vistas and hill towns frozen in time.

Experience the visual delights and marvel at the historic sites as you travel through Italy on this amazing tour!

Trip includes: Transportation from Charlottesville to Dulles International Airport, Round trip airfare out of Dulles, 11 Meals, Travelers Protection Plan and much more!

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center