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Virginia International Tattoo 2020

Virginia International Tattoo 2020

Sunday, May 3, 2020 | 9:00-8:00pm

CANCELED - Travel with us to Norfolk to attend the 24th annual Virginia International Tattoo

which is the largest Tattoo in the U.S.   The Tattoo hosts over 200 performers

from around the world.  It's a colorful celebration of patriotism, pride and

international good-will featuring military bands and drill teams, pipes and drums,

dancers and choirs and a breathless finale!  Lunch on your own.

Open to all.

Location: Norfolk

Travel Buddy Networking

Travel Buddy Networking

Wednesday, May 6, 2020 | 5:00-6:00pm

Why travel alone when you can go with a friend? Here’s your opportunity to meet others who are interested in visiting local sites and attractions. We connect each month to make plans for upcoming weeks.

Members only.

Location: The Center

Contact: Nancy Grim 434.973.7515

Fee: free

PACKING TRAVEL MADE EASY - TRAVEL

PACKING TRAVEL MADE EASY - TRAVEL

Tuesday, May 12, 2020 | 6:00-7:00pm

This fun, interactive workshop will help you go from over-packer to savvy traveler. Jenny Freeman, former road warrior (business traveler) and globe trotter has a deep love for packing lists, carry-on only travel, and other travel hacks. You will learn how to select the best clothing and toiletries for every occasion, how to breeze through security, and how to develop the perfect packing list. Jenny will share why one-bag travel reduces stress, costs less, and saves your back: which items should always go in the cabin with you; how to create a mix-and-match capsule wardrobe; and different travel products that help keep travelers organized and minimalist. Participants will receive packing lists and site recommendations to plan their next voyage.

Free and open to the community.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Gaines's Mill Battlefield

Gaines's Mill Battlefield

Wednesday, May 13, 2020 | 8:30-5:00pm

On April 17, 1861—after the firing on Fort Sumter, and Lincoln’s call for Virginia volunteers to help put down the rebellion—the Old Dominion, the most populous southern state, voted to secede from the federal union. Once the Confederate capital was moved to Richmond, the South’s only large-scale industrial city, everyone understood that Virginia soil would soon be highly contested. During the bloody four-year conflict, the Old Dominion witnessed over 40 major battles and hundreds of smaller engagements. Indeed, most of the American Civil War was fought in the state of Virginia.

Starting in April 2020, join award-winning Civil War historian Rick Britton as he leads tours to some of Virginia’s most fascinating Civil War battlefields. Open to all. Activity level – active.

Gaines’s Mill

Wednesday, May 13

One of the largest of the Seven Days’ Battles (June 27, 1862). Lunch is on your own. After lunch we’ll take in Hollywood Cemetery (final resting place of Jefferson Davis, U.S. presidents Tyler and Monroe, and numerous Confederate generals). Member $72; Guest: $82

Members only.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Gaines’s Mill Battlefield

Member $72.00
Guest $82.00
Tangier Island 2020

Tangier Island 2020

Tuesday, May 19, 2020 | 6:30-7:30pm

Join us for a visit to Tangier Island the 'soft crab capital' of the nation. Located in the middle of the Chesapeake this small, quaint fishing village has changed little of the years. Recently the island has experienced encroachment by the waters of the Chesapeake and the island is dealing with changes in the shape and size of their home. We will travel to the island on the Chesapeake Breeze ferry out of Reedville. Lunch (included) at Hilda Crocketts Chesapeake House for fresh seafood and good company. After lunch there is time to tour the village, rent a golf cart and tour the island, of just enjoy the sea air. 

Open to all.

Location: Tangier Island

Pay for this event online

Tangier Island 2020

Member $130.00
Guest $140.00
Farmville - High Bridge

Farmville - High Bridge

Thursday, June 4, 2020 | 7:30-3:30pm

High Bridge Trail is 31 miles long and ideally suited for hiking, bicycling and horseback riding. Once a rail bed, the trail is wide, level and generally flat. Its finely crushed limestone surface and dimensions make it easy to enjoy. The park’s centerpiece is the majestic High Bridge, which is more than 2,400 feet long and 125 feet above the Appomattox River. It is the longest recreational bridge in Virginia and among the longest in the United States. High Bridge, a Virginia Historic Landmark, is on the National Register of Historic Places. Lunch is on your own at the Uptown Café.  Before lunch you can choose to walk or rent a bicycle to travel along part of the High Bridge Trail, or shop along Farmville’s quaint downtown area featuring antiques stores, furniture warehouses, and boutiques.

Open to all. Activity level – active 

Open to all.

Location: Farmville VA

Pay for this event online

Farmville - High Bridge

Members $43.00
Guests $53.00
Fredericksburg Battlefield

Fredericksburg Battlefield

Wednesday, June 10, 2020 | 8:30-5:00pm

Virginia’s Civil War Battlefields

On April 17, 1861—after the firing on Fort Sumter, and Lincoln’s call for Virginia volunteers to help put down the rebellion—the Old Dominion, the most populous southern state, voted to secede from the federal union. Once the Confederate capital was moved to Richmond, the South’s only large-scale industrial city, everyone understood that Virginia soil would soon be highly contested. During the bloody four-year conflict, the Old Dominion witnessed over 40 major battles and hundreds of smaller engagements. Indeed, most of the American Civil War was fought in the state of Virginia.

Starting in April 2020, join award-winning Civil War historian Rick Britton as he leads tours to some of Virginia’s most fascinating Civil War battlefields. Open to all. Activity level – active.

Fredericksburg

Wednesday, June 10

One of the war’s 10 biggest battles, (December 11 & 13 1862). Fredericksburg featured urban and rural combat. Stops include Chatham, Prospect Hill, and the famous Stone Wall where 18 assaults were turned back. Member $72; Guest: $82

Members only.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Fredericksburg Battlefield

Member $72.00
Guest $92.00
Williamsburg Getaway

Williamsburg Getaway

June 15-16, 2020

THIS TRIP IS BEING RESCHEDULED - TBA - Enjoy a night stay at the Griffin Hotel in Williamsburg's historic district. You will have time to stroll, dine (on your own) and shop. On our way to Williamsburg, we will enjoy shopping at the Williamsburg Pottery in time to purchase beautiful pots for your summer plants. On the return, we will shop "til we drop at the Williamsburg Premium Outlets. Breakfast is included at the hotel.  There is an optional tour available for purchase on Monday evening at 9:00 PM - "Cry Witch" tickets must be purchased by May 13th. Open to all, Activity Level - Active. 

Open to all.

Location: Williamsburg

Pay for this event online

Williamsburg Getaway

Member - Double per person $185.00
Member - Single $370.00
Guest - Double per person $235.00
Guest - Single $420.00
PACKING TRAVEL MADE EASY - TRAVEL II

PACKING TRAVEL MADE EASY - TRAVEL II

Wednesday, July 22, 2020 | 6:00-7:00pm

Packing one bag to travel: Second opportunity to learn. This fun, interactive workshop will help you go from over-packer to savvy traveler. Jenny Freeman, former road warrior (business traveler) and globe trotter has a deep love for packing lists, carry-on only travel, and other travel hacks. You will learn how to select the best clothing and toiletries for every occasion, how to breeze through security, and how to develop the perfect packing list. Jenny will share why one-bag travel reduces stress, costs less, and saves your back: which items should always go in the cabin with you; how to create a mix-and-match capsule wardrobe; and different travel products that help keep travelers organized and minimalist. Participants will receive packing lists and site recommendations to plan their next voyage.

Free and open to the community.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Exclusive Nature & Photo Tour of Iceland

Exclusive Nature & Photo Tour of Iceland

August 18-30, 2020

SOLD OUT - Iceland is magical, especially in late summer when the colors, weather, and angles of sunlight are transitioning into fall. This 12-day tour with a veteran guide gives great insight into Iceland's unique nature and culture, with the bonus of experiencing the country's burgeoning culinary scene. All-inclusive package!

*Package includes: round trip transfers air and ground. All meals, transportation in Iceland, gratuities and a 13 days Program. Activity level - Active

Travel Protection is additional. 

Open to all.

Location: Iceland

Tuscany

Tuscany

September 18-26, 2020

We will stay in a villa in the Chianti Hills region, the heart of Tuscany. The villa was built as a country residence for a noble family from Florence, Italy. We will enjoy 6 days of tours around the region including, all transportation, all meals and gratuities. Travel Protection is available. Call the Travel Office at 434.974.6538 to reserve your spot today! 

Price: Double (per person) $3995 – Deposit $1000.

Open to all.

Location: Tuscany, Italy

Odyssey Cruise - Fall Foliage

Odyssey Cruise - Fall Foliage

Friday, October 23, 2020 | 8:15-5:30pm

UPDATE: We have rescheduled our trip to DC on board the Odyssey Potomac lunch for Friday, October 23rd. 

Space is LIMITED  - Call to check availability to make your reservation 434 974 6538 Join us as we set sail on the Potomac River aboard the glass-topped Odyssey cruise ship.  The Odyssey will cruise beneath historic bridges and travel past Washington, DC's greatest landmarks.  You will be served an upscale, three-course lunch with the Washington Monument, the Jefferson Memorial and view the Fall scenery if Mother Nature cooperates.   Lunch is included. Activity Level Easy 

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Vilanova, Spain

Vilanova, Spain

April 13-21, 2021

Breaking News - Our Center Travel Program is committed to the health and safety of our clients and is always top of mind for us. As the coronavirus situation evolves, we want you to know that we are working hard to stay up-to-date on all the facts so that we can help address any of your travel concerns. We’re here to help you travel smart, safe and with satisfaction. As you know we are also in constant contact with our suppliers (i.e. airlines, hotels, tour operators) to understand their latest policies and terms to benefit all of our clients whose travel has been impacted. With that being said we have decided to postpone our trip to Spain until next year April 13 – 21, 2021

If you are interested in traveling with us in 2021 Please call us to make your reservation, 

Join us in 2021 as we stay in the Masia Notari, a rustic property where past elements are blended with modern-day comforts. Located 45 minutes from Barcelona, it’s a perfect location to day-trip the beauty and history of Spain. *Package includes roundtrip transfers and air. All meals, gratuities, and 6 day-trips. Call the Travel Office at 434.974.6538 to reserve your spot today! 

Open to all.

Location: Vilanova, Spain