Travel

The Center offers day group trips to local points of interest and we participate with other travel groups for overnight and long-term trips and cruises. Day trips are by van or bus.

To make a reservation for any of the trips below, call the front desk:
503 390 7441 

The Center has a travel desk in the lobby where you can review the planned trips and see brochures.  The Front Desk can take your reservation and tell you about future listings.

Trips always require advanced reservations and payments.

The Travel Committee urges you to make suggestions for trips you would like to take or sights you would like to see.

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2018: Trips and Tours!


October 23 2018 Final payment date for "Spirits of Old Astoria"


November 1 2018—November 2 20182 Days "Spirits of Old Astoria ~~ Group Active
Inspired by the days of Victorian Spiritualism, we will attempt to commune with the spirits of Old Astoria. At the time of All Hallows' Eve, it is thought that the veil between our world and the spirit world is most thin. Join us for a fun evening of mystery and traditional seance rituals on historic Pier 11, Astoria’s Riverwalk. Includes: Roundtrip van transport from metro Salem or Portland to Astoria; First-class overnight accommodations: Astoria’s Crest Motel ; Private, Wandering Sprits of Astoria Seance ; Driving and walking tour of Astoria and North Oregon Coast ; Astoria Column, Tillamook Cheese, Scenic Hwy 101 - NW Coastal Drive ; Continental breakfast and all lodging taxes. Final Payment Date: October 23 2018 See Flyer
November 12 2018 Final payment date for "1940s Radio Christmas Carol"
November 28 2018—December 2 20185 Days "Christmas in Victoria BC ~~ Oregon West
Are you ready to make wonderful Christmas memories with your friends? Then mark your calendar for A Victorian Christmas. This tour features two great Pacific Northwest cities. Tacoma, the city of destiny, and Victoria, B.C., twice named Best City in the Americas since 2000. We’ll explore some fun and beautiful sites on this tour including A Victorian Country Christmas at the Puyallup Fairgrounds and The Magic of Christmas at the Butchart Gardens. Call for wait list availability See Flyer

December 2 2018DayTrip "1940s Radio Christmas Carol" ~~ Broadway Rose
Step back in time to Christmas Eve, 1943, as the Feddington Players present A Christmas Carol live on-air. After an endless stream of interruptions, technical snafus, and theatrical missteps threaten to tank the broadcast, the company improvises a film noir spin on the classic Dickens tale. Sprinkled with swing arrangements of Christmas standards and original songs in the period style, A 1940s Radio Christmas Carol is the festive comedy to sweeten your holiday season. ~~ Final Payment Date: November 12 2018 See Flyer
December 2 2018—December 16 2018Two weeks! "Danube ~ Magical Christmas Markets ~~ Group Active
7 night river cruise through Austria & Germany including 2 nights in Nuremberg, Vienna, 3 in Budapest. Daily Christmas Market visits, many included sightseeing tours, most meals, several hotel nights, escort, travel insurance and more. Call for wait list availability See Flyer
December 9 2018—December 12 20184 Days "Leavenworth Winter Wonderland ~~ Oregon West
Imagine a Bavarian village twinkling with Christmas lights & snow draped mountains… Imagine sitting by a warm fire sipping hot drinks listening to Christmas carols… Imagine a horse-drawn country sleigh ride through the snow… Imagine quaint shops filled with unique gifts, bakeries, and confectioners… These are just “a few of our favorite things”… Join the fun on one of our best loved tours! Final Payment Date: October 9 2018 See Flyer
December 13 2018—December 15 20183 Days "Shore Acres Christmas Holiday ~~ Oregon West
Experience the beauty of winter landscapes, exciting attractions, and something unique. This is an ABSOLUTE MUST SEE!! It is truly an indescribable experience that will be sure to set the mood for the entire Christmas season. Call for wait list availability See Flyer
December 19 2018 Final payment date for "Fly-Away-Mystery Tour"

2019: Plan now for next year’s Trips and Tours!


January 11 2019—January 15 20195 Days "Fun in Sunny San Diego ~~ Oregon West
With near perfect weather year-round, 70 miles of spectacular coastline, world-class attractions and a thriving urban core, complete with sophisticated art, dining and nightlife, San Diego has earned the name California’s beach city. Enjoy the areas signature Cali Baja cuisine… Happiness is calling from San Diego, it’s time to answer! Highlights: tour of Hotel Del Coronado; free time in historic Gaslamp Quarter; La Jolla ; US Navy’s longest-serving aircraft carrier USS Midway ; The Junípero Serra Museum ; Balboa Park; Cabrillo National Monument; morning harbor cruise. Final Payment Date: Nov 8 2018 See Flyer
January 15 2019 Final payment date for "Oregon’s Own European Charm… ASHLAND!"


February 8 2019—February 14 20197 Days "Orlando & Miami‘s South Beach ~~ Oregon West
Orlando… while its themed attractions may steal the limelight, with a vibrant city center and a climate that averages 75°, there is a surprising number of things to experience here. Epcot… exposes you to vision of world culture and technological discoveries. Kennedy Space Center… our ongoing space journey… get access to historic launch sites and working spaceflight facilities. South Beach… has been called the American Riviera and an Art Deco Playground. Everglades National Park… The largest subtropical wilderness in the United States.... Highlights: Epcot; Sleuths Dinner Show;Kennedy Space complex and take a group photo with an astronaut! ; Miami's Coral Castle Museum ; South Beach ; Miami's Cuban Communitiy ;Miccosukee Island and the heart of the Everglades; historic fishing village of Chokoloskee ; Final Payment Date: December 10, 2018 See Flyer

March 20 2019—March 22 20193 Days "Oregon’s Own European Charm… ASHLAND! ~~ Oregon West
Spring time in Ashland, the air is warmer, the days longer, the sunsets brighter, and the hills greener. This is our favorite time to visit our southern neighbors; the crowds of summer have not yet arrived, it’s lovely to sit outside, day or evening, and the entertainment is wonderful, as always! Highlights: lunch stop at Heaven on Earth Restaurant & Bakery; 3 stops in one at Rogue Creamery, the Lillie Belle Candy Shop, & the Daisy Creek Wine Shop!; Oregon’s Cabaret Theater for Beehive dinner show; Cabaret PUTTING IT TOGETHER TOUR; Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s production of Hairspray; stops on the way home at Seven Feathers for lunch and the new Albany Carousel; Includes two nights at The Historic Ashland Springs Hotel; Final Payment Date: January 15 2019 See Flyer
March 21 2019—March 25 20195 Days "Fly-Away-Mystery Tour ~~ Oregon West
Hints:::>Largest city in the nation not on a navigable body of water; First planned shopping mall in America; One of Bonnie & Clyde's Hideouts; Home to one of the oldest steam trains in the South. Includes: Round trip motor coach transportaiont to/from Portland Airport. ; Roundtrip airfare to ????? and 1 check bag; 5 nights deluxe accomodations; baggage handling; 5 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 5 dinners... Final Payment Date: December 19 2018

April 8 2019—April 13 20196 Days "Sedona, Moab & Monument Valley ~~ Oregon West
Sedona Arizona, called the “Red Rock Country”… This is some of the most spectacular scenery in the world! Monument Valley… It’s on the National Register of Historic Places! Moab… Its unique combination of red rock scenery, two national parks, and the cool waters of the Colorado River has made it one of the most sought after destinations in the southwest. Highlights: Pink Jeep Tour up the Mogollon Rim along Bear Wallow Canyon to Merry Go Round Rock; Explore Sedona on your own; Monument Valley… Experience one of the most majestic – and most photographed – points on earth; a wonderful cookout under the stars; Monument Valley Jeep Tour;Navajo rug weaving demonstration, photo stops will be made at The Mittens, John Ford’s Point, Three Sisters, North Window, Totem Pole, Yei Bi Cheis, and Artist’s Point; a local guide joins our tour of Arches National Park, Canyonlands National Parks, and Dead Horse Point State Park;Cowboy style Dutch Oven Dinner and a slow-moving evening boat ride on the Colorado River. Final Payment Date: February 1st 2019 See Flyer
April 23 2019—April 26 20194 Days "The Tri Cities & the Snake River ~~ Oregon West
Tri-Cities – Richland, Kennewick, and Pasco located at the confluence of the Yakima, Snake, and Columbia Rivers in Southeastern Washington. Each city borders at least one other city or one of the area’s rivers. Learn about the Hanford Site, part of the government’s top-secret Manhattan Project during the 40’s. Cruise on the Columbia and Snake River through North America’s deepest gorge. Learn about gravitational waves predicted by Einstein’s General Theory of Relativity at the LIGO lab… get your “geek on” on this fun adventure! More Highlights: Maryhill Museum of Art; four-and-a-half-hour Snake River Valley cruise on the Columbia and Snake River passing through the locks at Ice Harbor Dam. Final Payment Date: March 12th, 2019 See Flyer

May 26 2019—May 31 20196 Days "Philly & Gettysburg ~~ Oregon West
Philadelphia, brimming with history… home to America’s most sacred historic sites that stand side-by-side with the hustle and bustle of a 21st-century city. The Battle of Gettysburg was a turning point in the Civil War, the Union victory that ended General Robert E. Lee’s most ambitious invasion. Often referred to as the “High Water Mark of the Rebellion”, Gettysburg was the inspiration for Abraham Lincoln’s immortal “Gettysburg Address”. Highlights: authentic Philly Block Party dinner featuring beef & chicken cheesesteaks ; Philadelphia local touring with a wonderful step on guide...Independence Hall & Liberty Bell, the Betsy Ross House, Christ Church, & more; tour the National Constitution Center; dinner aboard the Tall Ship Moshulu; Valley Forge National Historic Park; American Treasure Museum; tram tour; an Amish Experience; The Eisenhower National Historic Site; Gettysburg local touring;Gettysburg National Military Park ... and more! Final Payment Date: April 28 2018 See Flyer

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Cancellation Policy

Once the cutoff date for a trip has passed, we cannot refund your money if you have to cancel as it is already paid to the suppliers. What we might be able to do is sell your ticket to someone on the waiting list. So, if you need to cancel a trip at the last minute, be sure to call 503-390-7441. If we can sell your ticket, you will get a refund.Most multiple–day trips cannot be refunded after the final payment date so we HIGHLY recommend that you purchase trip cancellation insurance. If it is not offered to you at the time of the final payment please ask for details.