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To request a detailed reservation/payment form for any of the day or multi-night trips listed on these pages, please call Good Samaritan Seniority at 513 862 3633 or Bethesda North Seniority at 513 865 1700.

Day trips

Cincinnati Observatory

Tuesday, October 29, TriHealth Pavilion
Wednesday, November 6, Good Samaritan Western Ridge
Depart: 5: p.m. Return: 10:00 p.m.
Cost: $86 per person
Limited to 40 travelers each day

The Cincinnati Observatory in Mt. Lookout/Hyde Park is the oldest working telescope in the United States. See how the telescope works, how something this complex captures the stars and moons, some as far away as Jupiter. Learn how a 23.5 degree tilt in the axis of the earth makes the difference in summer and winter. We will start our heavenly evening with a delicious family-style dinner at Buca di Beppo.

Overnight trips

Olde World Charm in Jasper, Indiana

Friday, November 15 – Sunday, November 17, 2019
Cost: Double starting at $575 per person (optional insurance at additional cost)

Experience the “Castle on the Hill” – the nation’s largest community of Benedictine nuns as they bless us with a glimpse into the Christmas markets of Europe. See the pageant’s opening ceremonies, angels, choirs, candles, and follow the Live Nutcracker to dinner at St. Gertrude’s Hall. Visit Dr. Ted’s Musical Marvels, a collection of restored musical instruments from carousels, circuses. Then it’s off to Santa Claus IN, the museum and post office where you can send a letter to a favorite grandchild. Our last day, we will step back in time and discover the captivating history of West Baden Springs Hotel. Finally, we head to a great Christmas Show and lunch at The Legend of French Lick.

Christmas in the Country

Tuesday, December 3 – Wednesday, December 4, 2019
Cost: Double starting at $469 per person (optional insurance at additional cost)

One night in Amish country will open up a whole new realm of Christmas wonders and shopping. See the Victorian House Mansion, decorated to the hilt for Christmas. One of the 28 rooms will hold our light lunch before we head out with our Amish guide. Troyer’s candy (we will dip our own buckeyes) will have the best butter crunch puffs, then on to The Light For My Path candle shop to make a green muffin candle. Overnight at the brand new Encore hotel, enjoy an incredible dinner with the cast followed by a rousing good comedy show right on the premises! Next day, more Amish goodies, Heini’s Cheese Chalet (samples galore!), Kaufmann Bakery (more samples!), Schrock Heritage Village Craft and Antique Mall (scavenger hunt), lunch at the Farmstead Restaurant on John & Rita Yoder’s farm before heading home.

NEW FOR 2020 – Springtime in New York!

Monday, April 20 – Friday April 24, 2020
Cost: Double starting at $1,449 per person (optional insurance at additional cost)

Join Seniority On The Go and take a bite out of the Big Apple! Our hotel is just off Times Square, so we are in the heart of it all. Stay a block from Hell’s Kitchen and the Heart of the Theatre District. A trip to the “Top of the Rock” (Rockefeller Center) will show us a dazzling view of the lights of the city. One dinner will be New York’s Best Pizza! From the center of the financial district, we will stop to view the Statue of Liberty across the harbor. Our Trinity Church and St. Paul’s Chapel before taking in Wall Street and exploring the 9/11 Memorial Site and Federal Hall. Lunch in Little Italy, and that evening, arrange to see a Broadway Show with help from our guide. The next day it’s Harlem to enjoy an early supper at Sylvia’s Famous Soul Food restaurant. Walking in this city is the only way to see the rich culture. Please understand you must be able to walk several long city blocks to enjoy this tour. Our tour guide will be available at our Travel Expo, so come get the details either October 19 (Bethesda North) or October 20 (Nathanael Greene Lodge).

The Pilgrim Path to America

Friday October 2 – Friday October 9, 2020
Cost: Double starting at $2,490 per person (optional insurance at additional cost)

Commemorate the 400th anniversary of the landing of the Mayflower pilgrims at Plymouth Rock. We will take in First Encounter Beach, Plymouth Rock itself (with photo op!), sail away on a historical cruise in Plymouth Harbor; tour a cranberry bog, Sandwich Glass Museum, Faneuil Hall Marketplace. Take an SUV four wheel drive dune tour at Cape Cod National Seashore, visit Provincetown Museum, take a walking tour of Plymouth, see the exact replica Mayflower II, enjoy eating a Wampanoag Social Feast, and experience a genuine New England Clam Bake. See John Alden House, Plimoth Plantation, everyone receives a signed copy of Leo Martin’s book, Pilgrim Pursuit of Happiness. We will have a guided tour of Boston, and SO much more. This will be a tour you will talk about the rest of your life. Be the envy of all your friends! Gardens, museums, the Cape Cod Salt Marsh Ecosystem, the list goes on. From start to finish this will be a wonderful tour filled with history and fun.

Spotlight on Santa Fe at Christmastime

Sunday, December 1 – Friday, December 6, 2019
Cost: $2,499/per person, double occupancy.
Insurance at additional cost.

Christmas in Santa Fe is like being in another world. Adorned with beautiful lights and decorations, southwest sun and temperate weather. Picture a white powder blanket on the sunbaked pueblos, and the whole plaza alight with hundreds of farolitos, small traditional New Mexico paper lanterns. An entirely different world than our Ohio Valley in the Midwest. Six days/five nights to take in painted canyons, the scenic Turquoise Trail, Santa Fe Indian Markets, and a famous dynamic art scene. Experience the holiday season in a completely different locale.

NEW FOR 2020!

Check out the Calendar of Events for details about our exciting Travel Expo where you can find out specifics about these On The Go travel opportunities.

PRESENTED BY COLLETTE VACATIONS

Painted Canyons of the West featuring Utah’s Five National Parks

Sunday, October 4 – Monday, October 12, 2020
Price will include round trip airfare, 8 nights lodging, 11 meals, experienced local guides, luggage handling, and hometown pickup.
Insurance at additional cost.

The backdrop of Denver’s Rocky Mountains is the starting point for this journey through the mystic color wheel of America’s canyon lands. Among vistas that evoke the spirit of the old west, marvel at the unspoiled beauty of Utah’s five national parks as you cross its scenic byways from Arches to Canyonlands to Dead Horse, Zion, and Bryce National Parks. In Colorado’s wine country, dine with new friends and participate in a tasting at a family-run winery.

Stay on the Colorado River in Moab, the gateway to Utah’s Red Rock country, and have a full day in Zion to explore. From stark landscapes to the bright lights of Vegas, discover the painted canyons of the American West the best way – up close and in all their glory.

British Landscapes

Coming in 2020
Price will include round-trip airfare, 9 nights lodging, 12 meals, experienced local guides, luggage handling, and hometown pick-up.
Insurance at additional cost.

Your tour opens in London where on your first night, you will join your fellow travelers for ale and pie tasting at a traditional English pub! Visit sleepy villages where sheep wander the grassy hillsides, lakes set amidst mountains that inspired centuries of literature and cities thriving with arts & cultures. Discover them all on this memorable journey through England, Scotland and Wales. Explore London & Edinburgh. See famous Stonehenge, the villages of Cotswold, ride the high speed rail through the English countryside, and experience a private dinner in a 400 year old Shakespeare family home, all included!

Norwegian Coastal Voyage

Late Summer 2020
Price will include round-trip airfare, 10 nights lodging, 24 meals, experienced local guides, luggage handling, and hometown pick-up.
Insurance at additional cost.

See a land of spectacular fjords, waterfalls, mountains, and glaciers. All aboard the Bergen Railway to Europe’s most scenic rail journey. See stunning waterfalls and small farms clinging to the steep mountainsides all along the way. On day 5, after a walking tour of Bergen and the picturesque old Bryggen Wharf, board the Hurtigruten Cruise ship and set sail for the Norwegian coast. Visit beautiful cities and explore ancient towns and coasts such as Trondheim, founded by Viking King Olav in A.D. 997!

Travel 220 miles north of the Arctic Circle to the top of Europe, past the breathtaking Lofoten Islands, home to the Sami people who have herded reindeer for centuries. For those wanting to visit the land of fire & ice – there is an optional extension to Iceland!

PRESENTED BY PREMIER WORLD DISCOVERY

Colorado Rockies, Rails, and Western National Parks

September 13 – 21, 2020
Price will include round-trip airfare, 8 nights lodging, 11 meals, experienced local guides, luggage handling, and hometown pickup.
Insurance at additional cost.

New from Premier! Start in Denver with Rocky Mountain National Park, a wilderness of massive peaks and rugged canyons. Continue on through the Colorado Rockies to Grand Junction in Utah. Here we see Canyonlands National Park, Dead Horse Point State Park, and Arches National Park with over 2,000 red rock formations and canyons. Day 4 is all aboard the Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge railway with an 1881 coal-fired, steam powered journey through the San Juan National Forest. The next day offers Mesa Verde National Park and over 4,000 ruin sites. See Great Sand Dunes National Park, known for huge dunes and beaches. The Royal Gorge Train will travel from Canon City to Parkdale with the world’s highest suspension bridge. Trains and majestic vistas – it’s all here!

Highlights of Italy’s Amalfi Coast

October 20- 29, 2020
Price will include round-trip airfare, 9 nights lodging, 10 meals, experienced local guides, luggage handling, and hometown pickup.
Insurance at additional cost.

Welcome to Italy! Start the day with a walking tour of Sorrento with sweeping water views and Piazza Tasso. Then head to the Almalfi Coast. This coastal waterway claims to be Europe’s most magnificent stretch of coastline. Breathtaking scenery, glamourous resorts hidden in the corniche that winds along past citrus groves and vineyards, with palaces seeming to tumble down to the fishing port and beach below. We will visit Positano, and see a cheese factory where we will taste one of Italy’s specialties – fresh mozzarella! A guided tour of Pompeii will let us see a city preserved exactly as it was 2000 years ago when it was covered by a chilling layer of ash from Mt. Vesuvius. This tour offers a 2 night Rome extension to the Vatican and St. Peter’s Basilica.

New Year’s Rose Parade

December 30, 2020 – January 4, 2021
Price will include round-trip airfare, 5 nights lodging at one hotel, 8 meals, New Year’s Eve Party, experienced local guides, luggage handling, and hometown pick-up.
Insurance at additional cost.

December is beautiful in Southern California! Orange County is full of manicured beaches, theme parks and celebrated shopping. Visit San Juan Capistrano, Dana Point, Laguna Beach, and Newport Beach. Start New Year’s Eve with a party – complete with music, dining and festivities and a champagne toast at midnight to ring in the New Year! Enjoy the parade of all parades – the Tournament of Roses Parade with reserved grandstand seating.

Also included is a tour of Hollywood and Beverly Hills, Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, Rodeo Drive, Richard Nixon Presidential Library & Museum. Round out your trip with a visit to San Diego’s Gaslamp District, Embarcadero, Balboa Park, historic Old Town, and cruise the harbor. So much to enjoy and a fabulous way to bring in the New Year!

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