Travels & Trips


Travels & Trips  December 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.  Otherwise you are not reserved a seat unless the trip has the deposit or is paid for in full and this is per Bianco rules to us.  Thanks for your understanding!! 


2020 Casino  &  Day Trips



Firekeepers, Tuesday, February 25, 2020

$37; receive $20 in slot play and $5 to be used for food, store credit or slot play.  Trip leaves at 9:00 am and returns at 5:00 pm.   
Monies for this trip are due by Friday, January 24, 2020


Ethnic Dine-Around, Thursday, March 26, 2020


Purple Rose Theatre & Webers, Wednesday, April 8, 2020

$89; dine at Webers Restaurant (meal choices are: Whitefish, Chicken Caprese or Penne Primavera) and then head over to the Purple Rose to see "Paint Night", a world premier by Carey Crim & directed by Guy Sanville.  Five long-time best friends, in great need of a girls night out, gather for a bacherlorette paint-and-sip night at their local art studio.  As the wine & paint flow freely, secrets and long-held tensions vome to the surface.  Attempting to make contact with their inner artists, they confront buried truths about themselves and their relationships, proving thsat life, like art, rarely turns out exactly as planned.  Trip leaves at 11:30 am and returns at 6:16 pm. 
Monies for this trip are due by Wednesday, February 26 !! 


Hollywood Casino, Thursday, May 14, 2020


Magnificient Mid-Michigan, Thursday, May 28, 2020

$98; tour the Alden B. Dow Home & Studio, the home of architect Alden B. Dow whose home exemplified Mr. Dow's definition of organic architecture as the idea that "gardens never end and buildings never begin".  Dine at Lucky's Steakhouse with your meal choice of: NY Strip sandwich, Chicken Marsala or Fish & Chips. Finally tour the Dow Gardens, a 110-acre garden of annuals & perennials with distinctive bridges, children's garden and water features, and the Whiting Forest Canopy Walk, a 1,400 feet long forest canopy walk soaring 40 feet above the ground.  Trip leaves at 7:45 am and returns at 6:00 pm.  Monies for this trip are due by Monday, April 27 !!


A Day in the Capital Tour, Thursday, June 25, 2020

$80; tour the Michigan Historical Museum which features a 3-story relief map of Michigan, walk through UP copper mine, a one-room schoolhouse, a 1920's street scene, a 1957 Detroit Auto Show and a lakes & lands diorama complete with a cabin and lighthouse.  Dine at the Spartan Hall of Fall Cafe which features MSU sports memorbilia, have a guided tour of Lansing with a step-on guide and have a one hour guided tour the State Capitol Building.  **be aware there is a good amount of walking on this trip!!  Trip leaves at 7:00 am and returns at 5:45 pm. 
Monies for this trip are due by Monday, May 25 !!



Firekeepers Casino, Thursday, July 9, 2020


Huron Lady II Tour, Thursday, July 23, 2020


Firekeepers Casino, Thursday, August 13, 2020

$25; sizzling summer special price!!  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 Monday, July 13 !!


Mystery Trip, Thursday, August 27, 2020

$104; mystery trip featuring one of the many many exciting  Bianco and Julie & Chris customized tours!!  Wheree will we go??  Only the shadow knows because Julie & Chris have already forgotten what they planned!!  About the only sure thing is that your passport is NOT needed and there will not be a whole lot of walking.  Trip leaves at 9:30 am and returns at 6:45 pm. 
Monies for this trip are due by Monday, July 27 !!



Saugatuck Sand Dunes Trip, Thursday, September 10, 2020


Firekeepers Casino, Tuesday, October 13, 2020

$37;  receive $20 in slot play and an additional $5 to be used for slot play, food or the gift shop.  Trip departs at 9:00 am and returns at 5:00 pm. 
Monies for this trip are due by  September 11 !!



Haunted Detroit with step-on guide, Thursday, October 22, 2020


Turkeyville Theatre, "Christmas is for the Birds", Thursday, November 12, 2020


Christmas at the Whitney Tour, Thursday, December 10, 2020


OVERNIGHT  TRIPS  SPONSORED  THROUGH  BIANCO  2020

I am putting out this information in case any of you are interested in the extended overnight trips Bianco is offering in 2020.  For more information on these tours as well as reservations, please call Bianco at:  734-946-7021

May 19 - 20, 2020:  $282 pp/db occ;  Cruising Kentucky, featuring National Museum of the US Air Force, BB Riverboats Dinner Cruise, guided Underworld Tour of Newport, KY and Newport on the Levee.

June 11 - 13, 2020:  $632 pp/db occ;  Mackinac Island Lilac Festival, featuring Mackinac Island Lilac Festival, Island Carriage Tour, Grand Hotel Luncheon Buffet + admission to Grand Hotel grounds.

September 2 - 4, 2020:  $598 pp/db occ; Untouchable Chicago, see the Green Door of Chicago, guided Prohibition tour of Chicago, Magnificient Mile, 360* Chicago, Tommy Gun's Garage, narrated Chicago Lake & River Cruise and Navy Pier

September 24 - 25, 2020:  $332 pp/db occ; ARK Encounter, featuring Creation Museum, Greyhound Tavern and the ARK Encounter



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 December 11, 2019