Travels & Trips


Travels & Trips  October 2018 and 2019


Travel/Trip Policy Changes

Just a reminder to re-read the Travel/ Trip Policy that is just past the Travel pages …………….we’ve made some changes you need to be aware of.  They are not major-major but they reflect changes we’ve had to make due to some unforeseen circumstances that have arisen.  The changes pertain to all of the trips so please read up  on the changes! 


Casino & Day Trips

Senior  Center  Trip Cancellation  Policy
** Look for the few changes to this policy due to issues that have arisen which are highlighted in "BOLD"

Adopted:  03/14/2018

Casino Trips:

Can register in advance but all fees must be paid in full 30 days prior to trip departure

Advance reservations will be cancelled unless prior arrangements for payment have been approved by the Director
Seat Reservations will be made upon final payment and are not transferable
No refunds, of any kind, will be given for cancellations up to 7 days prior to departure

Day Trips:

             Can register in advance but all fees must be paid in full 45 days prior to trip departure

Advance reservations will be cancelled unless prior arrangements for payment have been approved by the Director

Seat reservations will be made upon final payment and are not transferable

Cancellation fees will apply for day trips cancelled within 14 days prior to trip departure as outlined in the

cancellation policy of the Tour Company hired to conduct the trip

Cancellations fees will apply to ticketed events cancelled within 30 days prior to trip departure as outlined in the cancellation policy of the Tour Company hired to conduct the trip or the price of the non-refundable ticket already purchased by Tour Company hired

No refunds, of any kind, will be given for cancellations up to 7 days prior to trip departure

Extended/Overnight Trips:

Deposit is required at time of registration and can vary depending on the type & cost of trip

No reservations will be made without a deposit

Final payment is required 45 days prior to trip departure

Cancellation fees will apply for trips cancelled within 30 days prior to trip departure as outlined in the cancellation policy as designated on the trip flyer  of the Tour Company hired to conduct the trip

Trip Cancellation Insurance (option):

Cancellation Insurance may be purchased for Day Trips only for an additional  $15.00 per trip & is non-refundable

A full refund of the cost of the trip (not including the Cancellation Insurance amount) will be returned even if the cancellation takes place within the 30 days prior to trip departure, for any reason, for Day Trips  only  **  price of  show/venue ticket not refundable after tickets are ordered!!

Senior Center Policies:

In the event of bad or inclement weather or other unforeseen circumstances, we reserve the right to cancel for   safety reasons.  We will do our best to reschedule should this occur.  Under most circumstances this will result in a full refund

In the case of last minute cancellations, we will do our best to sell your seat in order to return your fee, however, cancellation fees may apply.  Any cancellation fees that are billed to Hamburg Township by the Tour Company will in turn be billed to the registrant

No refunds will be given to registrants who do not show up for the trip

Copy of the Tour Companies Cancellation policy will be provided to all registrants

 


  View printable Trip Policy Guide


There are a few trips that are FULL already!  YAY!!  But BOO if you forgot to sign up!!  Always remember to put yourself on the waiting list!  I go to it on a regular basis and have been able to get folks signed up as there are always cancellations in the few days before a trip flies!!  Just sayin.........................

Also, the surest way for me to put you on a trip is to put a deposit down on the trip whether it  be a day trip or an overnighter.  This way I at least know you're serious about the trip.  Thanks for your understanding!!


Stratford Festival, "The Music Man, Friday, October 12, 2018

$149; dine at the Queen's Inn buffet-style which is a landmark inn that has been in business for over 150 years, have time for shopping in downtown Stratford and finally see "The Music Man" at the Festival Theatre.  A passport, pass card or enhanced driver's license is REQUIRED for this trip into Canada.  Monies for this trip are due by August 29 !!


Greektown Casino, Wednesday, October 17, 2018

$26;  receive $15 in coin play and a $5 food voucher.  Trip leaves at 9:00 am and returns at 4:00 pm.  Monies for this trip are due by September 17 !!


The Historic Whitney, Thursday, November 1, 2018

$68; dine at the Big Fish Seafood Bistro with your choice of either Fish & Chips, Chicken Cape Codder or a Tavern Burger; take a guided stroll through The Whitney (we are not dining there as the cost was prohibitive) and then take a self-guided tour of Pewabic Pottery in Detroit which was founded in 1903 by Mary Chase Perry and Horace Caulkins.  Trip leaves at 10:45 am and returns at 5:30 pm.  Monies for this trip are due by October 1 !!

Firekeepers Casino, Wednesday, November 14, 2018

$37; receive $20 in slot play plus an additional $5 to be used for food, slot play or the gift shop.  Trip leaves at 9:00 am  and leaves 5:00 pm.  Monies for this trip are due by October 12 !!


Homestyle Christmas, Tuesday, November 27, 2018

$65; dine at the Gandy Dancer in Ann Arbor, have time for shopping at Zingerman's Delicatessen and then head over to the Wayne County Lightfest for the Midwest's largest holiday light show!  Trip leaves at 3:15 pm and returns at 9:00 pm.  Monies for this trip are due by October 26 !!


Grand Event Theater, Sunday, January 20, 2019

$ 72;  See the "BeeHive", a Musical celebrating the 1960's female empowerment featuring timeless classics as "My Boyfriend's Back", "Son of a Preacher Man" and "Me and Bobby McGee".  Beehive nostalgically recalls the days of miniskirts, transistor radios and flower power and told from the perspective of women vocalists who came of age in this enigmatic decade.  Dine at the Hungarian Rhapsody where you have your choice of entrees of Chicken Paprikas with Dumplings, Stuffed Cabbage or Breaded Pork Chops. Trip leabves at 11:00 am and returns at 6:30 pm.  Monies for this trip are due by  Monday, December 10, 2018 !! 


Hollywood Casino, Wednesday, January 30, 2019

$33; receive $5 in coin.  Trip leaves at 9:00 am and returns at 5:00 pm.
  Monies for this trip are due by December 20, 2018 !!




Firekeepers Casino, Thursday, February 14, 2019

$37; receive a $20 slot credit and $5 to be used for food, slot play or gift shop.  Trip leaves at 9:00 am and returns at 5:30 pm.  Monies for this trip are due by January 14, 2019 !!


Viva Italiano, Wednesday, February 20, 2019

$ ??;  tour National Shrine of the Little Flower Catholic Church in Royal Oak, dine at Loccino Italian Grill, stop at Fieldstone Winery and shop at Nino Salvaggio


Firekeepers-Gun Lake, Monday - Tuesday, March 18 - 19, 2019


 
$145 per person/double occupancy; stay 1 night at Firekeepers Casino Hotel where you will receive a $40 free play and $10 to be used for food, beverages or gift shop.  Then we head up to Gun Lake Casino where you will receive $10 in slot play and $10 food voucher. Trip departure and arrival times will be on your printed luggage tag you will receive in the mail from Bianco.  Monies for this trip are due by February 4, 2019 !!


MotorCity Casino, Wednesday, April 24, 2019

$26; receive $15 in reward play.  Trip leaves at 9:00 am and returns at 4:00 pm.  
Monies for this trip are due by March 25, 2019 !!
Greektown Casino, May 22, 2019

$26; receive $15 in coin play and a $5 food voucher.  Trip leaves at 9:00 am and retirns at 4:00 pm.  
Monies for this trip are due by  April 22, 2019 !!



Holland Tulip Fest, Wednesday, May 8, 2019

$90; dine at the Beechwood Inn, shop in downtown Holland and tour Windmill Island Gardens.


Historic Holly, Wednesday, June 19, 2019

$84; tour of Great  Lakes National Cemetery, dine at Holly Hotel and stop at Heavenly Scent Farm.


Clinton River Cruise, Thursday, July 11, 2019

$71 ??; tour the Morley Candy Company and then cruise down the Clinton River with a buffet luncheon


Summer in the City, Detroit, Thursday, August 8, 2019

$ ??; tour of the Boston Edison Historic District, dine at Dakota Inn Rathskeller, shop at Leon & Lulu's and tour the Clawson Theater


RumRunner's Tour, Wednesday, September 18, 2019

$ ??; Rumrunners tour of Canadian Club Distillery,  "Benny the Weasel" guides us our tour of bootlegger haunts,  dine at one of those haunts and tour of Walkerville mansions.  (was the Mystery trip 2016) 



Mystery Trip, Wednesday, October 16, 2019

$ ??; Mystery Trip of 2019. No passport needed!


M.I.S. Lights, Thursday, December 5, 2019

$ ??; dine at Jerry's Pub on Wampler's Lake then head to M.I.S. in Brooklyn for a 3 mile long animated Christmas Light Display.




OVERNIGHT  TRIPS  SPONSORED  THROUGH  BIANCO

I am putting out this information in case any of you are interested in the extended overnight trips Bianco is offering in 2018.  For more information on these tours as well please call Bianco at:  734-946-7021


Niagara Falls Getaway:  $216 pp/db, various dates;  includes shopping at World Duty Free America/ Ammex, shopping at White Oaks Mall, stops at Floral Clock & Whirlpool, free time to explore Niagara Falls and optional trips to Fallsview Casino & Falls Viewing Area.

New York Holiday:  $1468 pp/db occ:  Nov. 27 - 5 days, 4 nights,Guided tour of St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Winter Village Holiday Market at Bryant Park, Ellen’s, Stardust Diner (included dinner), Guided tour of Macy’s Herald Square, Carmine’s of Times Square (included dinner), Optional Broadway Show, Rockefeller Center, NBC Studio Tour & Radio City Music Hall Christmas Spectacular

Country Christmas:  $284 pp/ db occ; Dec. 5, 2 days, 1 night.   Big Tree Plantation - Including a wagon ride to the fields, time to visit with the live reindeer & a tree seedling to take home., Golden Lamb (included dinner), Christmas Ranch-a walk through Christmas Light Park featuring six Christmas Shops!, La Comedia Dinner Theater featuring Irving Berlin’s White Christmas.

Philadelphia Flower Show:  $705, pp/ db occ; March 19, 2019.  Cavanaugh’s Head House, Guided tour of Philadelphia, Reading Terminal Market,  Philadelphia Flower Show - During the first week of March, with spring just on the horizon more than 250,000 horticulturists, gardeners and beauty lovers alike flock to the Pennsylvania Convention Center for the annual Philadelphia International Flower Show - the largest flower show in the world. Held since 1829, this Philadelphia tradition is the oldest indoor flower show in the nation. The 2019 Flower Show theme is “Flower Power.”, National Constitution Center and Chart House Restaurant.

Chicago Weekender:  $360 pp/ db occ, April 26, 2019 - 2 days, 1 nightLou Malnati’s Pizzeria, Ruth Page Center for the Arts - Featuring “A Chorus Line,” , Guided tour of Chicago and Harold Washington Library

Mackinac Island Lilac Festival:  $593 pp/ db occ, June 6, 2019, 3 days, 2 nights.  Shepler’s Ferry to Mackinac Island, Mackinac Island Lilac Festival, Mackinac Island Carriage Tour, Grand Luncheon Buffet and Admission to the Grand Hotel’s grounds








Hamburg Senior Community Center
10407 Merrill Road
P.O. Box 157
Hamburg, MI 48139 USA

Phone: 1.810.231.1000 Ext. 225
Direct Dial: 1.810.222.1140

Fax: 1.810.231.3877


Staff:
Christine Hoskins

Senior Program Director
E-mail: choskins@hamburg.mi.us
Julie Eddings 
Assistant
E-mail: jeddings@hamburg.mi.us
Carol Kolad
Assistant

Updated October 2, 2018