2019 National and International Excursions offered by OLLI@CCU through Collette and Premier World Discovery
Domestic and international trips offered through Collette or Premier World Discovery require earlier deadlines. Brochures are available at our centers for each of the following trips. Registration forms and payments should be sent directly to the tour company. CCU travel insurance ($2/day) is required for international destinations and will be the only payment made directly to us. Note: We have discovered that the tour companies have very few single accommodations, and more often than not, if you choose that option, they will place you on a waiting list. We have no control over their practice, but felt it important to warn you. Explore the world with OLLI@CCU!
- May 15-21, 2019 California Rail Discovery
XEXC 100 C51
With Premier World Discovery $3,095/double; $3,970/single; $3,065/triple.
Enjoy two rail experiences, the Napa Valley Wine Train and the Sierra Nevada Rail Journey, on this fascinating tour of San Francisco, Lake Tahoe and the Napa Valley region. In addition to tours of San Francisco, Sausalito, Sacramento and Virginia City, you will experience a San Francisco Bay cruise and a Paddlewheeler cruise on Lake Tahoe. Airfare, tour director, motorcoach transportation, admissions, baggage handling, transfers and six breakfasts, one lunch and two dinners are included. Activity Level 3
- August 18-25, 2019 Canadian Rockies
XEXC 100 C52
With Collette $5949/double; $7349/single (hard to get); $5849/triple
Climb aboard as VIA Rail’s The Canadian takes you between Vancouver and Jasper on a once-in-a-lifetime overnight train journey. Relax in the dome car and experience panoramic views of snow-capped mountains, glacial lakes, rushing rivers and the sheer unspoiled wilderness of Canada. In Jasper, see the dramatic Maligne Canyon and its picture-perfect lake, where you enjoy breakfast with a view! Journey along the unforgettable Icefields Parkway. Stop at Columbia Icefield and choose from a Glacier Experience across this mass of glacier ice or take a walk on the Glacier Skywalk. Feel like royalty while overnighting in the region’s most elegant hotels and resorts. Discover the natural beauty of Moraine Lake, the powerful Bow Falls and impressive Hoodoos. Experience a day on a ranch in the Alberta plains, complete with a wagon ride in search of buffalo and a barbecue lunch in the great outdoors. Activity Level 4
- Sept. 26 to Oct. 4 Classic New England
XEXC 100 C53
With Premier World Discovery $3545/double; $4870/single
Enjoy nine days in Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Vermont and Maine with Premiere World Discovery, featuring Acadia National Park and two nights in Boston. Highlights include JFK Library and Museum, Faneuil Hall Marketplace, Bar Harbor (with cruise), Portland, Billings Farm and Museum, Woodstock, Norman Rockwell Museum, Kennebunkport, Newport, Breakers Mansion, Mystic Seaport (with carriage ride) and the Mohegan Sun Resort. Eight breakfasts and four dinners, airfare, tour guides, hotel transfers, baggage handling and admission fees included. Activity level 4
- Oct. 16-23, 2019 London and Paris
XEXC 100 C54
With Collette $3,949/double, $4,699/single (difficult to get), $3,919/triple. $500 deposit due April 10, 2019. Final payment by Aug. 17, 2019.
Enjoy the best of London and Paris on this leisurely tour. All of the top sights are included, as well as plenty of free time for your own discoveries. See Buckingham Palace, the Tower of London and Big Ben. Enjoy a privately guided tour of St. Paul’s Cathedral, where Charles and Diana were married. Personalize your trip to London by choosing to visit either Churchill’s War Rooms or Westminster Abbey. Cross the English Channel on the high-speed Eurostar Train. Dine at the Eiffel Tower and cruise the River Seine at night. Come to know Paris in your own way: with a local guide by coach or by Metro. Enjoy a thrilling dinner and cabaret show at the Paradis Latin Cabaret. Activity level 4
LEVEL OF PHYSICAL ACTIVITY FOR EXCURSIONS
OLLI staff will indicate the level of physical activity for any excursion so that OLLI@CCU participants may judge the suitability of the trip or activity. The ratings are:
1. Easy – minimal level of physical activity, minimal walking and limited stairs or standing.
2. Moderate – walk up to a mile a day and/or stand for an hour or less
3. Active – walk as much as two miles a day, stand for more than an hour, or climb some stairs
4. Moderately Challenging – spend most of your day walking, sometimes over uneven terrain or climbing stairs, and/or standing for extended periods
5. Challenging – These are demanding programs, for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts and/or extremely active adults.