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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



Much Ado About Pasadena
Thursday, February 19

Enjoy a Pasadena City Tour and Wrigley Mansion with L.A. guide Johnathon who will provide a fascinating journey through its most beautiful and nostalgic landmarks. See the Craftsman-style homes of Bungalow Heaven and the luxurious estates along “Millionaires’s Row”. Enjoy a docent guided tour of the Wrigley Mansion known as the “Tournament House”. And so much more on this full day adventure. Lunch on your own in Old Pasadena. 

Cost: $58 per person
Departure: 9:15 a.m.
Return Time: 6:15 p.m.

For more information contact: Sandra Cullum (949) 769-6490

View flier HERE


Bagels, Baseball and Bottlecaps
Wednesday, March 4

Enjoy an All-American day out with friends on this fun new tour! The day begins with a stop at the Brooklyn Bagel Bakery for fresh baked bagels. Each person will receive bagels, cream cheese & juice. After visiting the bakery, you’re off to Dodger Stadium. You’ll embark on a 90 minute behind-the-scenes tour that lets fans visit some of the most restricted and non-public areas. After touring the stadium, you’ll travel to Old Pasadena where you’ll have time for lunch on your own. Choices abound at this popular outdoor shopping and dining venue – everything from al Fresco cafes to popular restaurants, fast food and fine dining. The final fun stop of the day is at Galco’s Soda Pop Stop. People come from around the globe to visit the store that offers more than 400 different kinds soda pop. You may have seen the store featured on PBS’ “Visiting with Huell Howser” and the Food Channel’s “unwrapped” series, or in Sunset Magazine.

Cost: $82
Departure: 7:30 a.m.
Return:  6:00 p.m.

 For more information, contact Linda Lako at 949-725-9896

View flier HERE

Castle & Cream
Wednesday, March 18

On this tribute to Huell Hoswer we’ll see clips of “California Gold” while traveling to Rubel Castle. In 1959 Michael Rubel started building a house out of cement and champagne bottles and in 1986 completed the first major recycling project in the U.S. Included is a BBQ-style lunch at a favorite restaurant in the quaint Glendora Village. Following will be a nostalgic treat as we visit Fosselman’s Ice Cream, in business for over 95 years.

 Cost: $78 per person
Departure: 8:30 a.m.
Return time: 4:30 p.m.

For more information, Contact Linn Morgan: 949-786-8950
View flier HERE

Central Coast Getaway
3 Day Motorcoach Tour

February 4 – 6

Highlights include: Lunch at Santa Barbara School of Culinary Arts, Visit the Quaint Town of Arroyo Grande, View the Elephant Seals in San Simeon, Visit The Brown Butter Cookie Company in Cayucos, Morro Bay State Park National History Museum Tour, Lunch in Cambria, Dinner at McLintocks, Great American Melodrama, Monarch Butterfly Grove in Pismo, Stop in Solvang for a Smorgasbord Lunch.

Cost: Double $499; Single $619
For more information, contact Mary Zuniga 949-786-9302
View flier 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


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


Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta
October 9-14, 2015

Highlights: Albuquerque Int’l Balloon Fiesta, Albuquerque City Tour, Old Town, Albuquerque, Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, International Balloon Museum, Bandelier National Monument, Los Alamos Science Museum, Santa Fe City Tour, Taos Pueblo, Taos City  Tour, High Road to Taos,

Cost: Double $2,095 per person; Single $2,770
Cost includes:
Roundtrip Airfare and roundtrip transfers LAX
7 Meals: 5 Breakfasts & 2 Dinners
5 Nights Hotel Accommodations

For more information, contact Barbara Abshire 949-552-0540
View flier HERE

Spotlight on the French Riviera
November 5-12

Highlights include Nice, Flower Market, St. Jean-Cap-Ferrat, Rothschild Villa and Gardens, Monaco – Antibes – St. Paul de Vence, Grasse, Parfumerie.  This is a “Leisure Stays” tour…. one hotel.  You will stay at the Hotel Ellington days 2 -7. This allows you a more leisurely pace and more time to explore on your own.

Cost:
Double $2,999 per person
Single $3,449

Book Now & Save $100 per person – Ends May 6, 2015.
Included in Price: Round Trip Air from Los Angeles Intl Airport, Air Taxes and Fees/Surcharges, Hotel Transfers. 9 Meals – 6 Breakfasts, 3 Dinners.

For more information, contact Linda Lako 949-725-9896

View flier HERE

Huntington Library & Gardens
Wednesday, April 8

Highlights: Ample time at leisure to browse the estate and the Huntington Galleries. The gardens include over 15,000 kinds of plants from around the world.  The art collection, housed in the original Huntington residence is one of the most comprehensive collections in the U.S. of British and French art of the 18th and 19th centuries. The Library galleries have on display some of the finest rare books and manuscripts of Anglo-American civilization. Prior enjoy time at leisure for lunch and shopping Old Pasadena.

Cost: $56
Departure: 9:00 a.m.
Return: 5:30 p.m.

For more information, contact Barbara Abshire at 949-552-0540

View flier 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:

California Rail Discovery
May 13-19

Highlights: Two rail experiences, Napa Valley Wine Train, Sierra Nevada Rail Journey, Lake Tahoe Paddlewheeler Cruise, San Francisco City Tour, Sausalito, Wine Tasting & Lunch, Old Town Sacramento, Virginia City.

Cost:
Double $2,295 per person;
Single $2,995
Cost includes: Roundtrip Airfare from Santa Ana/Round trip transfers, 9 Meals: 6 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch & 2 Dinners

For more information, contact Barbara Abshire at 949-552-0540
View flier HERE

Getty Center
July 8


Highlights: Beautiful views amongst the Santa Monica Mountains and overlooking Los Angeles. The $733 million Getty Center presents the Getty’s collection of Western art from the Middle Ages to the present, against a backdrop of dramatic architecture, tranquil gardens, and breath taking views. Free docent-guided architectural and garden tours available.  

Cost: $55
Departure: 9:15 a.m.
Return: Approximately 4:45 p.m.

For more information, contact Barbara Abshire at 949-552-0540.
View flier HERE