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IRVINE SENIOR TRAVELERS

Irvine Senior Travelers coordinate a variety of day and extended trips to meet the needs of senior travelers. Club membership and Irvine residency is not required for traveling. For a listing of trips, call 888-882-8714 or email senior.travelers@yahoo.com


Travel Club Office Hours
A convenient place to make payments, ask questions and book reservations

Tuesdays and Thursdays
10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Lakeview Senior Center
949-724-6900


 DAY TRIPS

Griffith Park Observatory
Wednesday, July 9
Highlights include: lunch at the Saddle Ranch Chop House on Sunset Boulevard, a western style ranch home, with incredible atmosphere and extremely attentive wait staff. The Observatory a beloved icon of Los Angeles. The recent $93-million renovation and expansion project renewed the Observatory’s world-class standing. The 300-seat Samuel Oschin Planetarium Theater is the finest planetarium in the world. The opening show “Centered in the Universe” takes visitors on a cosmic journey of exploration and discovery. The Leonard Nimoy Event Horizon Theater, a 200-seat presentation theater dramatically expands the Observatory’s programming and education capabilities. “The Once and Future Griffith Observatory” is a 20-minute film in which host Leonard Nimoy weaves the history, renovation and future of the observatory into a tale of inspiration. (Seating on a first come, first served basis.)


Cost: $75 per person
Departure: 10:30 a.m.
Return: 7:00 p.m.

For more information: contact Sandra Cullum at 949-769-6490.

To view flyer, CLICK HERE


Jersey Boys
Saturday, July 12, 2014
Jersey Boys is a jukebox musical. It is presented in a documentary-style format that dramatizes the formation, success and eventual break-up of the 1960s rock ‘n roll group The Four Seasons. The musical is structured as four “seasons”, each narrated by a different member of the band who gives his own perspective on its history and music…The title refers to the fact that the members of the The Four Seasons are from New Jersey.

Cost: $99
Departure: 1:00 p.m.
Return: 5:30 p.m.

For more information, contact Deanne Parker at 949-854-1109

To View Flyer, CLICK HERE


Del Mar
Thoroughbred Horse Races
Thursday, August 7
Come to where the “surf meets the turf” at the exciting Del Mar Race Track! You’ll have reserved seats in the distinctive Clubhouse where you’ll have optimum viewing of the daily races. The Clubhouse is conveniently located near the wagering windows, cocktail bars, restaurants and concession stands. Join us for a fun, relaxed afternoon at Del Mar this summer!

Cost: $63 per person (includes a gratuity for the driver)
Departure: 11:00 a.m.
Return: 7:30 p.m.

For more information, contact Linn Morgan at 949-786-8950
To view flyer, CLICK HERE 
 


A Coastal Love Affair
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Delight in a day full of lovely sights and fascinating stops topped off with a relaxing harbor cruise!
Highlights include: docent-guided walking tour through the South Coast Botanic Garden, “The Jewel of the Palos Verdes Peninsula”, enjoy lunch on your own at the lovely “Avenue of the Peninsula” shopping and dining complex, docent-guided tour of Wayfarer’s Chapel. Later, enjoy a narrated cruise of the Los Angeles Harbor with highlights to include Angels Gate Lighthouse, Terminal Island Federal Prison, the ship repair facility, the Lane Victory WWII Ship, Coast Guard ships, massive dry docks, container terminal and container cranes, the Vincent Thomas Bridge, Los Angeles fire boats and see the new harbor expansion.

Cost: $70 per person
Departure: 8:30 a.m.
Return: 5:30 p.m.

For more information contact Linda Lako at 949-725-9896
To view flyer, CLICK HERE


The Colorful Songs of Broadway Presents The “Swingin” Sixties! Luncheon w/Wine & Musical Revue
Thursday, September 18
Songs, Comedy, Dances, Dialogue, Costumes, Sing-alongs Popular and Broadway songs from Motown, Smokey Joes’ Café Bye Bye Birdie, Rat Pack, Charity, Cabaret, Beatles & More!

Cost: $89 per person
Departure Time: 10 a.m.
Return Time: 5 p.m.

For more information, contact Sandra Cullum at 949-769-6490
To view the flyer, CLICK HERE


San Diego Zoo
Wednesday, September 24
See the largest collection of exotic wild animals in the world! Experience the Ituri Forest, and the most complex multi-species habitat ever developed! Then explore Tiger River and visit the Gorilla Tropics – Out of Africa exhibit. Enjoy the zoo at your leisure. Your ticket includes the guided bus tour that highlights the main area of the park, which allows you to hop on and off at five different stops throughout the zoo and for the Skyfari aerial tram. Your ticket also includes admission to all shows and exhibits. Enjoy lunch on your own with a number of dining options to choose from. Walking shoes are recommended.

Cost: $69 per person
Departure: 9:30 a.m.
Return: 6:00 p.m.

For more information, contact Barbara Abshire at 949-552-0540
To view the flyer, CLICK HERE 
 


Show Me the Money
Wednesday, October 8
Highlights include guided tour of the Federal Reserve Bank, Lunch at the Taix French Restaurant, visit the Wells Fargo Museum.

Cost: $81 per person
Departure: 7:45 a.m.
Return: 5:00 p.m

For more information, contact Karen West at 949-583-9081
To view the flyer, CLICK HERE


Titanic: The Experience
Thursday, November 13

Start the day with lunch at Buca di Beppo, a collection of neighborhood restaurants with a lively atmosphere and an authentic Italian menu for all to enjoy. In the spirit of Italian culture, the dishes are meant to be shared and served family style, perfect for passing around the table. Dishes enjoyed for generations in villages throughout Italy inspire the menu, giving Buca its authentic Italian Fare.
Become a passenger and travel back in time to 101 years ago, where authentic artifacts and interactive storytellers in period costume allow you to visit the unforgettable sights, sounds, and emotions of the most famous ship ever to set sail, Titanic. This incredible tour includes full scale room recreations where you can visit some of the most famous rooms on board Titanic. In addition, visitors will view over 250 artifacts recovered from the wreck site. These one of a kind objects, once thought to be lost forever, provide a haunting emotional connection to the story of Titanic like nothing else can.
Titanic: The Experience is committed to engaging the global community in Titanic’s story from its beginnings in 1909, her maiden voyage in 1912, the tragedy of her sinking, the aftermath of the countless lives that were inexorably altered and to the unfolding discoveries of the 21st century. Join us on this intriguing journey as we continue to investigate, consider, celebrate and remember this timeless and iconic moment in history.

Cost: $86 per person
Departure: 11 a.m.
Return: 6 p.m.

For more information, contact Joyce Duff at 949-654-4682
To view the flyer, CLICK HERE


Museum of Tolerance
Sunday, November 16, 2014

Recipient of the Global Peace and Tolerance Award from the Friends of the United Nations, the Museum of Tolerance is dedicated to challenging visitors to understand the Holocaust in both historic and contemporary contexts and confront all forms of prejudice and discrimination in our world today. This fascinating day begins with lunch at the museum. After lunch, you’ll spend the remainder of the afternoon at the Museum of Tolerance.  It’s a one-of-kind educational and interactive experience which focused on two central themes: the dynamics of racism and tolerance, and the story of the Holocaust. The tour concludes in the Hall of Testimony where you’ll hear Holocaust survivors tell their unforgettable stories of courage and sacrifice.

Cost: $78 per person
Departure: 10:00 a.m.
Return Time: 6:00 p.m.

For more information contact Linda Lako at 949-725-9896
To view the flyer, HERE


Holiday Show at Lawrence Welk Resort
Wednesday, December 3
Enjoy a trip to the famous Lawrence Welk Resort for their holiday show that has always been a big hit with our travelers! Price includes a buffet lunch, Holiday Show, Gratuity and a scenic ride to and from the Welk Resort in a luxury bus.

Cost: $92 per person
Departure: 9:15 a.m.
Return: 4:45 p.m.

For more information, contact Sandra Cullum at 949-769-6490
To view the flyer, CLICK HERE
 


Reagan Library "An American Christmas"
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
 
You are invited to a memorable day at the state-of the art, recently renovated, Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum. On display is the special Christmas exhibit, featuring a winter wonderland of 24 trees decorated to celebrate the defining moments of America’s road to greatness from the Revolutionary Era to today. A docent-guided tour is included and will take you back to the 1980’s and the world that Reagan shaped during his eight years in the White House. A highlight of your day will be walking through Air Force One, the airplane that served Reagan throughout his presidency. Included is delicious barbecue buffet lunch.

Cost: $80 per person
Departure: 9:30 a.m.
Return: 6:30 p.m.

For more information, contact Barbara Abshire at 949-552-0540
To view the flyer, CLICK HERE



Extended Trips


East Coast Islands, the Hamptons &
The Big Apple

September 7 – 12
Highlights include 2 Nights at the Mohegan Sun Resort & Casino, The Hamptons, Montauk Point Lighthouse, Sag Harbor, New York City Tour, Top of the Rock, Times Square, 9/11 Memorial, Block Island Ferry, Block Island Tour, Mystic Seaport, Mystic Horse Drawn Carriage Tour.

Cost: Single $2,649 / Double $2,049

Included in Price: Roundtrip Airfare – LAX, Roundtrip Transfers and Air Departure Taxes/Fees. 7 Meals: 5 Breakfasts & 2 dinners

For information, contact Linda Lako at 949-725-9896
To view Flyer CLICK HERE 
 


British Landscapes
September 25 – October 4
Highlights include: London, London Theatre Performance, Cambridge, York, Edinburgh Castle, Lake District, North Wales, Stratford-upon-Avon, Cotswolds, Stonehenge

Don’t Miss out! Book by March 25 and Save $250
Cost: Single $4,449 / Double $3,949 – Regular Price

Included in Price: Round Trip Air from Los Angeles Int’l Airport, Air Taxes and Fees/Surcharges, Hotel Transfers. 13 Meals: 8 Breakfasts, 5 Dinners

For more information, contact Mary Zuniga at 949-786-9302
To view flyer Click Here 
 


Iceland Adventure
October 1-7
Highlights include Reykjavik Tour, 5 nights at One Hotel – Reykjavik, Blue Lagoon, Golden Circle Tour, National Museum, Strokkur Geysir & Gullfoss Falls, Thingvelir National Park, South Coast Tour, Skogar Folk Museum, Skogafoss Waterfall, Keflavik & Bessastadir, Viking Ship Museum, Lake Kleifarvatn

Cost: Single $3,499 / Double $2,999
Cost Includes Roundtrip Airfare – LAX, Roundtrip Transfers, Int’l Air Departure Taxes/Fuel Surcharges, 7 Meals – 5 Breakfasts & 2 Dinners

For more information contact, Joyce Duff at 949-654-4682
To view the flyer, CLICK HERE 
 


A Taste of Cuba
October 2-8
Highlights include Plaza of the Revolution, Cuban Institute of Music, Old Havana Walking Tour (UNESCO), Home & Studio of Artist Jose Fuster, Walking Tour of the Colon Cemetery, Museum of The Revolution, Bocoy Rum Factory, Cuban Literacy Museum, Hemingway’s Farm – Finca La Vigia, Pro Danza Dance School, Old Style Car Club, National Hotel Visit, Former Cuban Baseball Player Discussion, San Jose Craft Market & Art Center, Paladar Dinner.

Cost: Single $3,799 / Double $3,399

Included in Price: Round Trip Airfare from LAX, U.S. Air Departure taxes/Fees, 5 Nights First Class Hotel Accommodations, Professional Bilingual Cuban Guide, 10 Meals –
(4B, 4L, 2D).

For more information contact Joyce Duff at 949-654-4682
To view the flyer, CLICK HERE


Mr. President
Texas Presidential Libraries
October 18 – 26
Highlights include 11 meals, Menger Hotel, The Alamo, Fredericksburg, Institute of Texan Cultures, Bush Libraries & Museums, LBJ Ranch & Birthplace, LBJ Library & Museum, Clinton Library & Museum, Murray’s Dinner Playhouse.

Cost: Single $3,346 / Double $2,598

Included in Price: Round Trip Air from LAX

For Information contact, Mary Zuniga at 949-786-9302
To view flyer CLICK HERE 
 


Venice & the Italian Lakes
October 27-November 4

Highlights include 7 Nights in Lecco, Italy on Lake Como, Milan City Tour, Milan Duomo, Lake Como Cruise, Belliagio, Verona, Romeo & Juliet Balacony, Verona Arena, Venice, Venice Gondola Ride, Doge’s Palace & St., Marks Basillica, Lugano, Switzerland, Monte Bre Cable Car, Italian Motors & Flavors optional, Stresa optional

Cost: Single $3,499/$2,999double
Cost includes: Roundtrip Airfare-LAX, Roundtrip Transfers-Lax, Int’l air departure taxes/Fuel Surcharges 

For more information, contact Linn Morgan at 949 786-8950
To view the flyer, CLICK HERE

The Seine: Paris to Normandy
March 17 – 29, 2015

Highlights include: 10 nights aboard Grand Circle’s M/S Bizet in an outside cabin and 1 night at the Novotel Convention & Wellness Roissy CDG. 30 Meals: 11 breakfasts, 9 lunches and 10 dinners. 6 exclusive, included tours: Honfleur, Normandy Beaches, Rouen, Giverny, Auvers-Sur-Oise (Van Gogh country) and Paris. Exclusive Discovery Series events: Caen Peace Memorial Museum, Cheese tasting, French cooking demonstration, Painting lesson, French language lesson, Home-Hosted Visit, French gourmet tasting, introduction to Impressionism presentation.

13 days – including international airfare from LAX included. All inclusive for $3,745.
For information, contact Sandra Cullum at 949-769-6490
View flyer HERE


Panama Canal Cruise
April 12-27, 2015

Enjoy 15 nights on the Norwegian Star Cruise Ship. Transportation from Lakeview Senior Center to the Los Angeles cruise dock. Cruise Ports include: Cabo San Lucas, Puerto Vallerta, Huatulco, Puerto Chiapas, Puntarenas, Transit Panama Canal, Cartegena, Ocho Rios and Miami. Miami airport to Los Angeles airport and back to Lakeview Senior Center. 

Inside Cabin $1999
Ocean view Porthole Window $2299
Ocean view Picture Window $2399
Outside Balcony Forward/Aft $2899
Outside Balcony, Mid Ship $2999
Cruise prices are per person double occupancy
More information contact Linn Morgan at 786-8950.
View flier HERE: