Travels & Trips


Travels & Trips  February 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! 

**Heads up Everyone!!  Beginning in 2019 everyone who goes on one of our trips will be required to park away from the Senior Center.  We are now going to be parking in Manly Bennett Park East in the baseball parking area.  There is a map below so you can where exactly you will need to park.  The parking in the lot is so full when we go on our trips that we need to make room for the folks utilizing the Senior Center while we are on the trips.**

park map 1


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!!



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 !!
***this trip was cancelled due to extreme cold...........we were afraid that due to extreme      sub-zero temperatures that your cars would not start once we returned from the trip.  All were called and offered a credit or refund for this trip.  We will try to re-schedule a Hollywood trip again later this year as time permits.




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

$ 74;  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 in Rochester.  We did this trip in 2014 and it was a HUGE success!!  Monies for this trip are due by January 21, 2019 !!


Caesar's Casino - Mardi Gras, Tuesday, March 5, 2019

$26; same as last year, go to Caesar's for punchkies and gambling before Lent sets in.  Trip leaves at 9:00 am and returns at 5:30 or so depending on traffic across the bridge or thru the tunnel.  Monies for this trip are due by February 5, 2019 !!




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.  Deposit and/or Monies for this trip are due by February 4, 2019 !!


District Detroit, Wednesday, April 17, 2019

$89; tour of the new Little Caesar's Area, dine at Pizza Papalis and finally stop at Greektown (this may change, not sure yet).  Trip leaves at 8:30 am and returns at 4:30 pm.  Monies for this trip are due by  March 15, 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 returns 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, free time for shopping in downtown Holland, visit the Windmill Island Gardens which features a 250 year old working Dutch windmill and finally a dinner stop on your own.  Trip leaves at 6:45 am and returns at 9:00 pm.  Monies for this trip are due by April 1, 2019!!


MGM Casino, Wednesday, June 12, 2019

$26; no incentive but we're heading to MGM for a change of pace!!!  Trip leaves at 9:00 am and returns at 3:00 pm.  Monies for this trip are due by May 13!!




Historic Holly, Wednesday, June 19, 2019

$84; stop at Great  Lakes National Cemetery fir a guided tour of this United States National Cemetery (one of the only 2 in Michigan), dine at Holly Hotel built in 1891 and finally tour the Heavenly Scent Farm which is housed in a  1910 barn and painted to look like 3 European store fronts.  Trip leaves at 9:30 am and returns at 4:30 pm.  Monies for this trip are due by May 17, 2019 !!


Clinton River Cruise, Thursday, July 11, 2019

$71; climb aboard for a 3-hour luncheon cruise from the dock in Mt. Clemens on the Friendship down the Clinton River.  Trip leaves at 9:45 am and returns at 5:00 pm.  Monies for this trip are due by June 11!!


Firekeepers Casino, Wednesday, July 24, 2019

$26; receive a $20 slot credit and $5 to be used for food, slot play or the gift shop.  Trip leaves at 9:00 am and returns at 5:00 pm.  Monies for this trip are due by June 24 !!




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

$ 45; guided tour of the Boston Edison Historic District which are over 900 homes constructed between 1905 and 1925 and range in size from modest 2-story vernaculars to impressive mansions.  Early residents of the Boston-Edison District include Henry Ford, James Couzens, Horace Rackham, Sebastian Kresege, Joe Louis, Willie Horton and more!  Dine at Dakota Inn Rathskeller with your choice of a Bavarian Bratwurst Plate, German Knackwurst Plate, German Style Meatballs or a Vegetarian Plate. Finally shop at Leon & Lulu's which features one-of-a-kind, high-end gifts, accessories and women's clothing as well as custom furniture.  Trip leaves at 8:45 am and returns at 3:15 pm.  Monies for this trip are due by
July 8, 2019 !!



Mystery Trip, Wednesday, September 18, 2019

$ 91; Mystery Trip of 2019. No passport needed!  Trip leaves at 8:15 am and returns at 6:45 pm.  Monies for this trip are due by August 19, 2019!!


Soaring Eagle Casino & Uncle John's Cider Mill, Wednesday, September 25, 2019

$42; receive a $20 coin coupon and a $5 food voucher. On the way home we stop at Uncle John's Cider Mill  which also has a winery, snack barn, gift shop, pie barn and bakery. Trip leaves at 9:00 am and returns at 7:30 pm.  Monies for this trip are due by August 26, 2019 !!


Rum Runners Tour, Wednesday, October 16, 2019

$108; Learn the secrets about Prohibition on the Detroit River, go on a tour of the Canadian Club Heritage Center, visit the Church made famous by "The Fighting Parson" and "meet" the gun-toting Methodist Minister and see the mansions in Walkerville paid for by rum running.  The Rum Runner's Live Action Tour will tell the story of Prohibition and Windsor's connection to Chicago's gangsters like Al Capone and the Purple Gang.  At several locations you will disembark the bus intermingle with the characters and an included lunch will served at one of their famous haunts.  This trip was one of our Mystery trips that was very well received.  Trip leaves at 8:30 am and returns at 4:30 pm and a passport is required for this trip!!  Monies for this trip are due by September 16 !!


MotorCity Casino, Wednesday, October 23, 2019

$26; receive  $15 in reward play added to your player's card.  Trip leaves  at 9:00 am and returns at 4:00 pm.  Monies for this trip are due by September 23 !!


Firekeepers Casino, Wednesday, November 20, 2019

$37; receive $20 in slot credit and $5 to be used for food, slot play or gift shop.  Trip leaves at 9:00 am and returns at 5:00 pm.  Monies for this trip are due by October 21 !!



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


Ark Encounter:  $325; May 2 - 3 & September 26 - 27, 2019; stay one night at Holiday Inn (Covington, KY), visit the Creation Museum, dine at the Greyhound Tavern and tour the Ark Encounter.

Cape May, New Jersey:
$1314 pp/db occ; guided tour of QVC Studios, trolley tour of historic Cape May, shopping at Washington Street Mall, Cape May Whale, Bird and Dolphin Watch cruise, guided tour to Cape May Point, guided tour of the Emlen Physick Estate, shopping at Wildwood Boardwalk and a cruise on the Cape May - Lewes Ferry.

Niagara Falls Getaway:
  $226 pp/db, May 29 - 30 or May 30 - 31, 2019;  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.


Philadelphia Flower Show:  $705, pp/ db occ; March 7 - 10, 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 - 27, 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 - 8, 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

Experience Grand Rapids:  $365 pp/db occ; July 14 - 15, 2019, cruise the Silver Lake Dunes, dine at Paddock Place, guided tour of Frederick Meijer Gardens and wine tasting at Robinette's Apple Haus & Winery.

Shipshewana, Indiana:  $ 288 pp/db occ; July 30 - 31 or August 6 - 7, 2019, stops at Linton's Enchanted Gardens, Dutch Country Market, Spring Valley Woodcraft, Deutsch Kase Haus, Blue Gate Restaurant & Bakery, Rise'n Roll Bakery, Shipshewana Flea Market, the Carriage House and shopping in Downtown Shipshewana.

Ontario Wine Trail:  $308 pp/ b occ; October 16 - 17, 2019, shopping at World Duty Free America/Ammex, wine tasting at Southbrook Vineyards, dine at Queenston Heights Restaurant, tour & wine tasting at Pillitteri Estates Winery, shopping at Niagara-on-the-Lake and wine tasting at Konzelmann Estate Winery.



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:
Julie Eddings
Senior Program Director

E-mail: jeddings@hamburg.mi.us

Christine Hoskins 
Senior Assistant Director
E-mail: choskins@hamburg.mi.us

Carol Kolad
Assistant
Linda Bauby
Assistant

Updated February 1, 2019