Tours open to all travelers; all tours benefit the Tallahassee Senior Center Foundation. Call Rosetta at 509-4720 for information. The Senior Center requests that you complete a participation form prior to all tours.
Photo right: Dr. Theresa Shotwell of Tallahassee looks quite at home among the olive trees. Nearly 100 senior center participants and guests hopped on coaches to visit a complex of five olive farms in Lakeland, GA. Vicki Shaw Hughes, Executive Director of the Georgia Olive Growers Association, provided TSC travelers with a lesson on growing olives. Locally produced extra virgin olive oil can be purchased in Lakeland, Georgia or ordered online at www.oliodivita.com. Photo credit: Rosetta Stone Land, Travel Columnist & Coordinator, TSCF.
Ocala Horse Farm Tour
Mar. 22. Motor Coach departs Publix (Lake Ella) parking lot at 8 a.m. $99 per person, due now, which includes motor coach, horse farm tour and lunch. Travel to the official Horse Capital of the World – Ocala – with over 70,000 acres of thoroughbred breeding and training farms. Your group will take a guided wagon ride through scenic farms where you can interact with the horses. The driver provides a guided tour, fun facts about Ocala, the farms, and the various breeds. Boxed lunches include sandwich and sides.
Biloxi Bound – Now Additional Tour Dates!
May 3 & 4 (wait list only). Apr. 25 & 26 (available openings). $235 pp/double, $280 single. This includes Anchor Square /Round Island Lighthouse /Beauvoir Mansion/Beau Rivage Hotel and Casino/Tour Biloxi with guide/educational cruise aboard a Shrimp Boat/Dockside Shrimp Boil. Price includes: deluxe motor coach transportation, 1 night hotel, baggage handling, Beauvoir Mansion, $25 free play at casino, breakfast, step-on guide, boat tour, and Shrimp Boil. All money due Mar. 29. Proof of age required. Tour is limited to 40 so book now!
Beautiful, The Carole King Story, Fox Theatre
May 24-25. Depart 7 a.m. $394 single; $323 pp/double. $75 deposit due now; balance due by Apr. 21. Elegant lunch at Blue Willow Inn, Social Circle, GA. Showing at the Fox – BEAUTIFUL, the Carole King Story, a musical of the inspiring story of King's rise to stardom. Next day, visit Wild Animal Safari. The 500-acre park features a natural habitat, and you have the option of feeding some animals. Head home in the early evening.
Smokey Joe's Cafe
Aug 6 (and departs 8 a.m. from Lake Ella Publix), $103, all money due July 7. Travel to Alhambra Dinner Theatre in Jacksonville. This rock and roll review showcases songs by Mike Stoller and Jerry Leiber – many familiar songs such as "Hound Dog," "Stand by Me," "On Broadway" and many more. Lunch is included.
Collette Vacation Tours
All Collette Vacations tours include Roundtrip Air from Tallahassee, Fees/Surcharges and Hotel Transfers. Call Rosetta at 891-4018 or 509-4720. Visit http://www.talgov.com/seniors/seniors-tours.aspx and to access video of tours.
Islands of New England – Sign Up Now!
May 12–19, 2016, price begins at $2,579. Providence/Newport/Boston/Cranberry Bog/Plymouth Rock/Cape Cod/Martha's Vineyard/Nantucket/Hyannis/Provincetown/whale watch or sand dunes tour/and includes a Lobster Dinner.
Alaska & The Yukon – Register Now!
Aug. 14–26, 2016, with early booking bonus price begins at $6,049. Note: This is a land tour and does not offer a cruise. Price includes airfare from and return to TLH. Anchorage/Tok/Whitehorse (Yukon)/Skagway/Dawson City/Fairbanks/Denali
Sept. 2-10, 2016, price begins at $2,989. Durango – Experience the Wild West. Ride aboard the famous Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad through southwestern Colorado's San Juan Mountains. Journey on the world's highest cog railroad to Pike's Peak, a stunning backdrop for Colorado Springs. Also visit: Mesa Verde National Park/Arches /and Canyon Lands National Parks.
Albuquerque Ballon Festival
Oct. 6-12, price begins at $2,649. Balloon Fiesta/Albuquerque National Museum of Nuclear Science & History/Indian Pueblo Cultural Center/Turquoise Traid/Santa Fe/Cooking school.
New Collette Tours!
Magical Christmas Markets
Dec. 3-9, 2016, Price begins at $2,999 (pp/double), Must reserve by MAY 27! Highlights include: Innsbruck/Seefeld/tak a carriage ride/Munich/Salzburg/dine in a St. Peter's Restaurant/visit Neuschwanstein Castle/Oberammergau/and enjoy some shopping time in the Christmas Markets. For more details, see https://gateway.gocollette.com/link/741369.
Mar. 7-14, 2017, Book now and save $250. Price begins at $2699 (pp/double) with saving! Highlights include: Dublin/visit Brazen Head Pub/visit Guinness Storehouse/farm visit/tour Blarney Castle/Killarney/Dingle Peninsula/Cliffs of Moher/Dromoland Castle/and a whiskey distillery. For more details, see http://gateway.gocollette.com/link/741248
Apr. 29-May 6, 2017, Book now and save $100 at $2,849 pp/double until Oct. 28. Highlights include: Greenfield Village/Henry Ford Museum/Edsel and Eleanor Ford House/Mackinac Island, featuring The Grand Hotel/ Millennium Park, Chicago. For more details, see http://gateway.gocollette.com/link/741254.
Contact Joanie at 701-3745 for information on the following tours; must have 30 travelers to confirm tour.