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!


April 22 2018DayTrip "Always Patsy Cline" ~~ Broadway Rose
Call for waitlist availability
April 23 2018—April 24 20182 Days "Singles & Solo Club, History Pub" ~ Group Active
Each month we take the Singles & Solos Club on a two-day adventure, including accommodations at the whimsical, McMenamin’s Kennedy School. Includes: Roundtrip Amtrak Thruway Coach or Train; Escorted in Portland by Bob Vinatieri of GroupActive; Overnight at Kennedy School - Boutique Hotel: Here you are encouraged to Sleep in Class! Hotel rooms are renovated, 100-year old classrooms complete with queen bed and private bath; Extra time to enjoy the Kennedy School: Hundreds of unique works of art, brewery, heated soaking pool & Detention Bar; Entertaining Oregon history presentation at Kennedy TheatrePub; Each Monday a different, fascinating one-hour program ; $50 McMenamin’s Dine-Around Gift Card (dinner & breakfast); Each Tuesday: half-day adventure to one of the following: OMSI, Oregon Historical Society, Portland Japanese Gardens, Lan Su Chinese Gardens, Portland Art Museum, Ft Vancouver (Each Tuesday a different adventure!) ; Admissions, auto transfers in-town Portland, and lodging taxes Final Payment Date: April 9 2018 See Flyer

May 5 2018DayTrip "Carriage Me Back" ~ Group Active
Brownsville History Full Day Tour (offered ONE DAY, YEARLY!) includes: Fully-escorted, deluxe Moffit motorcoach with restroom; Brownsville Community Reenactment of 1918 ; Horse-drawn carriage ride through charming Brownsville ; Hungarian Buffet Lunch at Novak’s of Albany ; Ride on the Historic Carousel of Albany ; Mystery visit to Oregon’s ODDEST art studio Final Payment Date: April 20 2018 See Flyer
May 11 2018 Final payment date for "Sound of Music Tour"
May 14 2018 Final payment date for "Two-night Casino trip"
May 14 2018 Final payment date for "Wallowa Tour"
May 15 2018 Final payment date for "Volcanoes & Tugboats"
May 18 2018—May 19 20182 Days "Pendleton Underground Comes Alive" ~ Group Active
Bawdy Pendleton Comes ALIVE (Once a year!). Includes: Deluxe, Moffit motorcoach with restroom;• Fully-escorted/ managed by Bob Vinatieri, GroupActive ;Complete, 2-hour tour of Underground & Working Girl’s Hotel ; Interactive entertainment with over 50 local actors ; Overnight at Red Lion - Pendleton plus full, hot breakfast ; Friday night gaming & live music fun at Wildhorse Casino ; Scenic stops along the Columbia Gorge Scenic Highway ; Comprehensive Travel Protection for cancellation due to Illness or Accident Final Payment Date: April 13 2018 See Flyer

June 3 2018—June 9 20187 Days "Canyon Lands of the Southwest" ~ Oregon West
Welcome to the Canyon Lands of the Southwest, featuring 3 national parks, stunning vistas, scenic and inspiring landscapes! Grand Canyon Railway, Pink Jeep Tour, Lake Powell cruise, Zion National Park, Bryce Canyon guided driving tour, Las Vegas...more...RT air to Las Vegas, motorcoach transfers and all tours, meals, escort, gratuities, etc. Final Payment Date: April 2 2018 See detailed Flyer
June 5 2018 Final payment date for "Hurricane Ridge & San Juan Islands"
June 5 2018—June 7 20183 Days "Two-night Casino trip" ~ Group Active
Your LUCKY trip includes: Deluxe, Moffit motorcoach with restroom ; 2-nights Courtyard lodging at the Wildhorse Resort & Casino ; 1200 slots plus all your favorite table games including Roulette, Poker, Blackjack, Keno, Craps & Bingo ; Six dining locations at Casino: Fine Dining, Buffet & Cafes ; Five screen Cineplex & Sports Bar with18 HD screens ; 18-holes of Golf, Indoor Pool, Spa Treatments ; Free shuttle to Museums & Downtown Pendleton ; Scenic stops along the Columbia Gorge Scenic Highway ; Comprehensive Travel Protection for Cancellation due to Illness or Accident Final Payment Date: May 14 2018 See Flyer
June 5 2018—June 7 20183 Days "Wallowa Tour" ~ Group Active
A Spring Tour of Beautiful Northeast Oregon includes : Deluxe, Moffit motorcoach with restroom ; Fully-escorted/ managed by Bob Vinatieri, GroupActive ; • 2-nights lodging: Ponderosa Motel, Enterprise, Easy walking distance to many cafes & restaurants ; Wallowa Lake Tramway - Gazing onto Eagle Cap Wilderness ; Valley Bronze of Oregon Foundry Tour, Joseph ; Plenty of free-time for visiting shops, dining, and more ; Scenic stops along the Columbia Gorge Scenic Highway ; Comprehensive Travel Protection for Cancellation due to Illness or Accident Final Payment Date: May 14 2018 See Flyer
June 12 2018—June 24 201813 Days "Newfoundland/Labrador" ~ Oregon West
"The Far East of the Western World" is full of history, culture, and eccentric character…Expect to see incredible sea-birds, whales and immense icebergs. Learn about the history of Vikings and world heritage sites. A few of the many, many highlights of this trip: Halifax, Canso Causeway, Cape Breton, Codroy Valley, The Arches Provincial Park, Red Bay National Historic Site, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, L’Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site, Port au Choix National Historic Site, Gros Morne National Park, Notre Dame Bay, Bonavista, the intriguing old seaport of St. John’s, a boat tour in Witless Bay... Call for waitlist availability See Flyer
June 15 2018 Final payment date for "Mama Mia!"

July 12 2018 Final payment date for "Guys & Dolls"
July 13 2018—July 15 20183 Days "Sound of Music Tour" ~ Group Active
Leavenworth Summer Music Festival Tour Features: Roundtrip transportation from Salem: Amtrak plus Moffit coach ; Fully-escorted/ managed by Bob Vinatieri, GroupActive ; 2-nights; Bavarian Lodge; Leavenworth’s best address! ; Hot breakfast daily + Nearby to most restaurants and shops ; Prime seats to evening Sound of Music show ; Maryhill Museum of Art ; Scenery: Columbia Gorge and White Pass ; Optional: Lady Express Cruise on Lake Chelan to Stehekin, WA ;Comprehensive Travel Insurance due to illness or accident Final Payment Date: May 11 2018 See Flyer
July 15 2018 Final payment date for "Scandinavian Fest"

July 15 2018DayTrip "Mama Mia!" ~~ Broadway Rose
Get swept away by the infectious music, uplifting story, and dazzling dance numbers that have made Mamma Mia! a worldwide phenomenon. Price includes transportation, admission and dinner after the show. Final Payment Date: June 15 2018 See Flyer

August 5 2018—August 10 20186 Days "Hurricane Ridge & San Juan Islands" ~ Oregon West
You'll feel you are on top of the world on Hurricane Ridge in Olympic National Park. Visit the Puget Sound Navy Museum, Olympic National Park Visitors Center, Hurricane Ridge, narrated cruise the San Juan Channel aboard the Chinook, explore Roche Harbor, search for Orca Whales, Bald Eagles, Harbor Seals, Dall’s Porpoise, Minke Whales, sea birds, and other magnificent wildlife, visit Sucia Island State Park. In Seattle, enjoy a hilarious narrated adventure tour on a distinctly different kind of vessel… the Ducks! Later, tour Chihuly Garden and Glass, head up the Space Needle for spectacular city view. Includes 3–day cruise plus, RT motorcoach transportation, hotel, meals, tours, attractions and more Final Payment Date: June 5 2018 See Flyer
August 9 2018DayTrip "Scandinavian Fest ~~ Group Active
Full day tour to Junction City’s annual Scandinavian Festival. 3 stages for entertainment, booths, tour and more. Price includes transportation, escort and Swedish Meatball Lunch. Final Payment Date: July 15 2018 See Flyer
August 12 2018DayTrip "Guys & Dolls" ~~ Broadway Rose
Jump into a colorful world of underground dice-slinging, glitzy showgirls, and high-stakes romance in one of America’s most enduring musical comedies. In mythical 1950s New York City, career gambler Sky Masterson makes the bet of a lifetime to win the heart of “Save-A-Soul” missionary Sarah Brown while long-suffering nightclub star Adelaide laments foot-dragging beau Nathan Detroit’s 14-year failure to tie the knot. Big, brassy, and timelessly exuberant, Guys and Dolls is rich with beloved show tunes (“Sit Down, You’re Rockin’ The Boat,” “If I Were A Bell,” “Luck Be A Lady”) and old-fashioned Broadway fun. ~~ Final Payment Date: July 12 2018 See Flyer

September 1 2018—September 2 20182 Days "Volcanoes & Tugboats" ~ Group Active
Mt St Helens plus Olympia’s Vintage Tugboat Races...Includes : Deluxe Moffit motorcoach to Washington: Bob Vinatieri, escort ; Johnston Ridge Visitors Center - Mt St Helens Volcanic Monument ; Overnight, deluxe accommodations at Lucky Eagle Casino & Hotel ; Participate in the world’s largest vintage tugboat race onboard the steam-powered, Virginia V - 3-hour Puget Sound harbor cruise ; Visit the food, craft and history booths at Olympia Harbor Days ; Saturday box lunch, all admissions, lodging taxes & gratuities ; Comprehensive travel insurance Final Payment Date: May 15 2018 See Flyer
September 3 2018 Final payment date for "Danube ~ Magical Christmas Markets"

September 4 2018 Final payment date for "North Oregon Coast Tour"

September 7 2018 Final payment date for "Ordinary Days"

October 1 2018—October 13 201813 Days "Shades of Ireland and Northern Ireland" ~~ Collette Vacations
Highlights Dublin, Kilkenny, Waterford, Ring of Kerry, Cliffs of Moher, Galway, Donegal, Derry, Giants Causeway, Belfast and lots more. Final payment date Aug 02, 2018. Prices guaranteed to April 2, 2018. See Flyer
October 3 2018—October 4 20182 Days "North Oregon Coast Tour ~~ Group Active
Fall foliage Coast tour, includes Tillamook Forest Center visit, newly remodeled Tillamook Cheese visitors center, free time on the beach. Overnight Tolovana Resort, r/t transport, insurance and more. Final Payment Date: September 4 2018 See Flyer
October 7 2018DayTrip "Ordinary Days" ~~ Broadway Rose
A romance on the rocks, an artist’s vision stalled, and a graduate thesis in peril lead four young New Yorkers through a series of intersecting vignettes in this captivating new musical. While Claire and Jason struggle to confront the fracture in their relationship, Warren and Deb form a quirky friendship over an unshared love of the Met. Unfolding through an intricate, original score, their individual journeys ultimately overlap in one extraordinary moment that alters the course of their lives and reveals the simple beauty of letting go to truly live. Audience discretion is suggested. ~~ Final Payment Date: September 7 2018 See Flyer

November 12 2018 Final payment date for "1940s Radio Christmas Carol"

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. Final Payment Date: September 1 2018 See Flyer
December 12 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

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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.