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Trips & Travel

Take an adventure with the Fort Collins Senior Center! The Trips & Travel program is available for ages 50 years & up (unless otherwise noted). Programming ranges from going out to lunch with fellow community members to seeing a musical in Denver, traveling through the Ozarks to flying across the sea to float along the Danube.

See below for some of our upcoming trips, and view the Recreator for a complete listing of upcoming programs. Also below, find trip policy information.

News/Events

Register for Programs Online

To register for the programs below, visit our online database and search for the class to register. You can also call 970-221-6655 to register over the phone.

Experience Hawaii

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This fall, Trips & Travel invites you to experience the warm embrace of Hawaii through a variety of programs. Delight in the opportunities to experience the Hawaiian culture and learn history of the island state in the programs below. 

Active Minds Virtual Learning: Pearl Harbor, September 26
Out to Lunch: Okole Maluna Hawaiian Grill, October 10 & 24
Historical Cafe: Polynesian Culture & Hawaii, November 8

Day Trips

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Fall Colors Scenic Drive
Date: Thursday, September 28 or Friday, September 29  l  10:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
Age: 50+ years
Location: Peak to Peak Scenic Byway
Take a drive along the peak to peak scenic byway, breaking for lunch in Estes Park, and passing Twin Sisters, Saint Malo Church, and Long's Peak along the way. Register here.

Bird Banding
Date: Wednesday, October 4  l  7:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Age: 50+ years
Location: Brighton
Visit the Barr Lake Banding Station to watch and learn how birds are banded and tracked during their annual migrations. Register here.

Georgetown Loop Train
Date: Friday, October 6  l  8:45 a.m.-3:30 p.m.  
Age: 50+ years
Location: Georgetown
Ride the spectacular stretch of railroad through the mining towns of Georgetwon and Silver Plume. Register here

The Chart House
Date: Tuesday, October 10
Age: 50+ years
Location: Golden
Enjoy flavorful seafood creations, savor prime rib, and indulge in dessert as you take in the beautiful view off the Genesee Trail. Register here

Out to Lunch: Okole Maluna
Date: Tuesday, October 10 or Tuesday, October 24  l  11:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
Age: 50+ years
Location: Windsor
Delight in the island favorites of Kailua Pig, fresh Mahi-Mahi, and traditional Loco Moco at this local restaraunt. Register here.

Air Traffic Control
Date: Wednesday, October 11
Age: 50+ years
Location: Longmont
The Longmont branch of the Federal Aviation Administration's Air Traffic Control covers approximately 285,000 square miles of the Western United States. Learn how it handles more than 1.5 million airplanes and one of the nation's busiest airports. Register here

Elk Bugling
Date: Thursday, October 12
Age: 50+ years
Location: Estes Park
Elk bugling in Rocky Mountain National Park is a majestic experience you won't want to miss. Register here

Rock of Ages
Date: Sunday, October 15
Age: 50+ years
Location: Boulder
Listen to the hit songs of Styx, Journey, and Bon Jovi in this unique rock filled musical. Register here

10th Anniversary of Denver Arts Week
Date: Wednesday, October 18  l  8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
Age: 50+ years
Location: Denver
Spend the day immersed in art starting at the Center for Visual Art with a tour of the Water Line exhibit and end at RedLine, a nonprofit contemporary art center. Register here

Mardi Gras Blackhawk
Date: Tuesday, October 24
Age: 50+ years
Location: Blackhawk
Enjoy a day in the mountains at the Mardi Gras Blackhawk. Register here

Byers Evans Museum
Date: Friday, October 27  l  10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Age: 50+ years
Location: Denver
Tour one of Denver's most historical homes and enjoy high tea as you take a step back in history. Register here

The Brown Palace Ghost Tour
Date: Friday, October 27  l  10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Age: 50+ years
Location: Denver
Take the haunted tour of Denver's most iconic hotel and search for a few guests who never checked out. Register here

Extended Trips

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Santa Barbara Experience
Date: 
Nov. 6-10, 2017 (5 days/4 nights)
Cost: 
Single Occupancy, per person: $2,500
Double Occupancy, per person: $2,000

Enjoy a quite getaway before the onset of winter on this Santa Barbara trip. Bask in the rich Spanish history of this old mission town one day, and take in the wilds of the Pacific Ocean on the next. Top off the trip with a wine tour, and enjoy the costal surroundings before heading home.

California New Year's Getaway

Date: Dec. 29, 2017 - Jan. 2, 2018 (5 days/4 nights)
Cost:
Single Occupancy, per person: $3,230
Double Occupancy, per person: $2,680
Triple Occupancy, per person: $2,650

Now is your chance to kick-off the New Year with an unforgettable experience of one of the biggest events of the year. Get a behind the scenes tour of the Tournament of Roses Parade floats in the final stages of preparation. Attend Bandfest featuring marching bands from all over the country. Explore Los Angeles before ringing in the New Year with a champagne toast. Top the trip off by taking in the wonder that is the Tournament of Roses Parade while in premium reserved seating. It’s the beginning of a bright new year!

Iceland's Magical Northern Lights 
Date: Feb. 20-26, 2018 (7 days/6 nights)
Cost: 
Single Occupancy, per person: $3,500
Double Occupancy, per person: $3,100
Triple Occupancy, per person: $3,070

Discover Iceland, a land and culture forged by fire and ice. Steaming lava fields and massive glaciers sculpt mountains and valleys, leaving thundering waterfalls and plunging fjords. In this land of many natural wonders, enjoy the rare opportunity to see the aurora borealis, one of nature’s most dazzling light displays, also known as the northern lights.


Cuba's Charming Colonial Cities
Date:
 May 5-13, 2018 (9 days/8 nights)
Cost:
Single Occupancy, per person: $6,725
Double Occupancy, per person: $5,525
Trip Preview: Thursday, September 7  l  6:30 p.m.  l  Senior Center  l  RSVP dHJpcHNAZmNnb3YuY29t

Shrouded in mystery for the past 50 years, the island nation of Cuba is waiting to be rediscovered. Embark on this rare opportunity to experience the colorful history, and lively culture of the captivating country. This special People-to-People program is designed around daily interations with loval residents that deliver insight into the past, present, and future of this fascinating place.

Derby Training Camp
Date: May 16-20, 2018 (5 days/4 nights)
Cost: 
Single Occupancy, per person: $2,075
Double Occupancy, per person: $1,575
Triple Occupancy, per person: $1,475
Trip Preview: Wednesday, August 16  l  6:30 p.m.  l  Senior Center  l  RSVP tp dHJpcHNAZmNnb3YuY29t

Explore the history of Louisville, including traditions of the Kentucky Derby. No trip would be complete without horses, bourbon, and Derby Hats. 

For more information contact: Cate Eckenrode
Email: dHJpcHNAZmNnb3YuY29t
Phone: 970.224.6136