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Iceland 2022

Iceland 2022

August 22-1, 2022

August 22- September 1 - SOLD OUT 

THIS TRIP IS SOLD OUT  - Travel with an active and adventurous group of travelers on this 10-day Icelandic adventure across the Southern part of Iceland. We’ll experience waterfalls, glacial lakes and beaches, gorgeous vast landscapes, and Iceland’s famous thermal lagoons as we travel between Snaefellsnes Peninsula to Vatnajokull National Park along Iceland’s southern coast.

The travel package includes round-trip transfers and air, all meals, and all gratuities.  - Non-refundable

Contact - Linda Hahn 434-974-6538 or Linda@thecentercville.org to book your reservation. 

Highly active trip with hiking, walking, and climbing stairs.

A valid Passport is required. Travel Protection is not included but is available.

Member Price - Double Per Person - $5,950

Member Price - Single $7,090

Open to all.

Location: Iceland

Washington On Your Own - 2022

Thursday, August 25, 2022 | 7:45am-5:30pm

Join us as we travel to our nation’s capital for another Washington On Your Own (WOYO) day trip.  Travelers will be dropped off and picked up in front of the West Wing of the National Gallery of Art.  Enjoy the many intriguing galleries and exhibits of the Smithsonian or other nearby museums. We have timed admission tickets to the African American Museum at 10:45 am.  Lunch is on your own.

Activity Level:  Moderate 

Open to all.

Location: Washington DC

Seats available: 20

Pay for this event

Washington On Your Own - 2022

Member $64.00
Guest $84.00
Roman Architecture of the 20th Century with Olga (Online)

Roman Architecture of the 20th Century with Olga (Online)

Wednesday, September 14, 2022 | 3:00pm-4:30pm

Join our Roman envoy, Olga, on a stroll through the Eternal City exploring 20th Century Architecture between WWI and WWII. Observe the Rationalist Architecture of the 1920s which was soon replaced by Monumentalism during Mussolini’s regime, and the public housing projects that transformed some agricultural areas in the ever-growing metropolis. Free and open to all. 

Register in advance by clicking on the link below:

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIvcOugrD0sGtPDF0Wnvb6YYjHjUAC-5tAW

About the Speaker:

Olga Cuckovic is a licensed Tour Guide of Rome and the Vatican City and has managed tours in Italy, Central Europe, Croatia and Bosnia for over 30 years, working for one of the best US tour operators for luxury travel, Tauck, as coordinator and a guide. She specialises in private tours for families and individual custom-made itineraries.

A lover of art, she obtained her Master’s degree in Arts Management at the American University of Rome. She is fluent in several languages and has a TEFL certificate in English.

website: www.olgarome.com Facebook: Olga Cuckovic Instagram: @olgaromeofficial

Open to all.

Location: Online

Luray Caverns

Wednesday, September 21, 2022 | 8:45am-5:00pm

Join us as we explore Luray Caverns. The cavern system is generously adorned with speleothems such as columns, mud flows, stalactites, stalagmites, flowstone, and mirrored pools. Luray Caverns are the largest caverns in the eastern United States.  Bring a jacket as we walk along lighted and paved pathways and wander through cathedral-sized rooms with ceilings 10- stories high - it is all quite a sight to see!  Included with your admission ticket to the Caverns are the Car and Carriage Caravan Museum, The Shenandoah Heritage Village, and the Toy Town Junction. Lunch options are available for purchase or you may bring your own picnic (food or drink are not allowed in the Caverns).

Activity Level – Active

Open to all.

Location: Luray, VA

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Luray Caverns

Member $62.00
Guest $82.00

Smith Mountain Lake 2022

Thursday, September 29, 2022 | 8:45am-4:30pm

Called the “Jewel of the Blue Ridge Mountains”, scenic Smith Mountain Lake with 500 acres of shoreline in Bedford County, is a 40-mile-long man-made lake created by the damming of the Roanoke River.  We'll cruise along the Lake on “The Virginia Dare,” a 19th-century side-wheeler, for a narrated two-hour charter.  A buffet lunch is included. Activity Level - Easy. Open to all

Open to all.

Location: Moneta, VA

Pay for this event

Smith Mountain Lake 2022

Member $115.00
Guest $135.00
Tuscany 2022

Tuscany 2022

Friday, September 30, 2022 | 12:01am-11:59pm

We have three departures for a week stay in Tuscany:

Week 1:  September 30 - October 8, 2022

Week 2:  October 7 - 15, 2022

Week 3:  October 14 - 22, 2022 

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, meals, and gratuities.  A valid passport is required. Travel Protection is not included but is available.  Email us at Linda@thecentercville.org to reserve your spot today!

Activity Level:  Active

Price: Double (per person) $3995 –   Final payment due January 26, 2022  

Open to all.

Location: Tuscany, Italy

Contact: linda@thecentercville.org

Cyprus: Cultural, Historical and Culinary Tour

Cyprus: Cultural, Historical and Culinary Tour

November 9-20, 2022

This trip is Sold Out - Waitlist only

Come travel with us as we explore Cyprus. This tour is specially designed to tantalize the senses. We will explore the island’s rich history, delicious foods, and vast countryside.

❖Culinarily: We will visit an organic village and taste freshly pressed carob molasses. We will enjoy a wine pairing and cooking class with a professional chef at a local vineyard, and visit a live farmer’s market. We will learn to make the local cheese of halloumi and enjoy many, many mezzehs, including an authentic taverna (bring your dancing shoes).

❖ Historically: We will visit ancient Roman cities, amphitheaters, the ancient city of Kolossi, sacred monasteries and the Green Line dividing the North versus South Cyprus.

❖ Culturally: We will visit pottery makers and orthodox icon painters in their own workshops. We will amble through bougainvilla-lined streets to meet the women who make lefkaria - a special lace from one particular village in Cyprus. We will trek through the mountain range to visit Venetian bridge and have lunch by a 12th century Greek Orthodox monastery.

Trip Includes: Roundtrip air, transfers, accommodations, all meals, admission fees, gratuities. A passport is required. Travel Protection is not included but is available. 

Price: per person double occupancy: $4,500 - single: $5,500

Open to all.

Location: Cyprus

Riverside Christmas Spectacular

Wednesday, November 16, 2022 | 9:15am-6:30pm

Experience the excitement, memories, and joy of Christmas as you enjoy a spectacular cast of singers and dancers presenting the very heart and essence of the holiday season.  Warm your Christmas spirit with this glittering celebration of everything that makes this “the most wonderful time of the year”. Open to all. Activity Level - Easy. 

Open to all.

Location: Fredericksburg

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Riverside Christmas Spectacular

Member $140.00
Guest $160.00

Royal Caribbean - Southern Caribbean Cruise

January 14-26, 2023

Enjoy cruising aboard Royal Caribbean International's Enchantment of the Seas from the port of Baltimore with stops in St. Croix, U.S.V.I.; Philipsburg, St. Maarten; St. John; Antigua; Bridgetown, Barbados; Basseterre, St. Kitts & Nevis; and return to Baltimore.  Includes round trip travel, all meals, entertainment,  port fees, taxes and gratuities.  Passport is required.  Space is limited and travel protection is available.   Ship registry:  The Bahamas  

Contact Linda Hahn for pricing and availability at linda@thecentercville.org or 434-974-6538 

Open to all.

Location: Southern Caribbean

Chateau de Courtomer in Normandy, France

Chateau de Courtomer in Normandy, France

April 21-29, 2023

We have two departures for the Normandy trip:

Week 1:  April 11 - 19, 2023

Week 2:  April 21 - 29, 2023

Package Includes

  • Airport Transfers
  • Flight Welcome Reception
  • All Meals
  • Adult Beverages
  • 5 Day-Trips
  • Entrance Fees
  • All the comforts of home!

Accommodations in a Charming Chateau:

- Completed in 1789 on the eve of the French Revolution
- Located on an old Roman road leading through Normandy
- One of the rare estates where many of its old buildings still remain intact: a glaciere, spring house, Orangerie, two little chapels, stables
where racehorses were bred, many farm buildings, and a 17th-century Protestant chapel
- Situated on 300 acres of private park, woodlands, pasture, and fields
- A short bike ride or walk away from the Village of Courtomer, offering artisanal cider, an open-air fresh market, Calvados shop, and a brick oven boulangerie
- The entire structure of the 17,500 sq ft residence has gone through extensive renovations since 2005, retaining the charm and style of France’s elegant past
- Two hours from the D-Day Beaches in Normandy, Mont Saint-Michel, and many other unique monuments of France’s fascinating history and culture

Five-day trips are planned: Monet's Giverny, The Beaches of Normandy, Mont Saint-Michel, Giverny, History tour of Chateau de Courtomer, Local Villages tour

Travel Protection is not included but is available upon request.

Cost
$4,195  per person based on double occupancy

$5,195 for single occupancy 
$1,000 non-refundable deposit required to secure room due by August 24, 2022
Balance due by Jan 5, 2023
Contact: The Center Travel Office at 434-974-6538

Activity Level:  Active

Open to all.

Location: France

Pay for this event

Chateau de Courtomer in Normandy, France

Deposit $1,000.00
Alaska and the Yukon

Alaska and the Yukon

August 14-26, 2023

2023 Season we want you to enjoy the majesty of Alaska including Denali National Park and the Yukon. Follow your Alaska vacation dreams from the awesome fjords to the Yukon. We will travel from Anchorage to Denali National Park and Fairbanks before heading into the Yukon. We will visit Dawson City and Whitehorse while traveling through the land of the gold rush before ending in Skagway. We will board Holland America Line Koningsdam sailing from Skagway to Glacier Bay and Ketchikan. We will cruise through the inside passage ending in Vancouver, BC. A valid passport is required. Travel Protection i available. Ship Registry - The Netherlands.  If interested, contact Linda@thecentercville.org or 434-974-6538 for more details. Activity Level:  Active. Open to all 

Open to all.

Location: Alaska

Contact: Linda@thecentercville.org

Killarney, Ireland 2023

September 1-9, 2023

We have two departures for Killarney Ireland 

Week 1:  September 1 - 9, 2023

Week 2:  September 8 - 16, 2023

Join us at Beaufort House in Killarney.  Experience the Ring of Kerry, the Dingle Peninsula, Gap of Dunloe, Blarney Castle and so much more. Included: roundtrip airport transfers, roundtrip air, all meals, and day trips. A valid Passport is required. Travel Protection is available. 

Activity level:  Active 

Single: $5295

Double per person - $4295

$1,000 non-refundable deposit required to secure room due by September 21, 2022

Balance due by April 12, 2023
Contact: The Center Travel Office at 434-974-6538

Open to all.

Location: Killarney, Ireland

Seats available: 24

Pay for this event

Killarney, Ireland 2023

Deposit $1,000.00