Travel Group

 

TRIP SCHEDULE

April 13, 2018

For reservations, information, or cancellations on the following trips,  please contact Fayette Senior Services, 770-461-0813.

For after hour questions or concerns and weekend or day-of cancellations, please contact Gerry Henley –Volunteer, 678-583-2282 or 404-210-8404.

 

    THE CLASSIC CITY, Athens, GA. Wednesday, May 23.

Price each person: $45.00. Price includes round trip motor coach transportation; Step-on guided tour of the beautiful and historic city of Athens and The University of Georgia campus (Dig deeper into what makes Athens The Classic City of the South as you are introduced to the vibrant Mecca of arts, culture and classic Southern living. Enjoy seeing magnificent Antebellum homes, historic neighborhoods, eclectic downtown, UGA campus and more); free time for lunch (to be purchased on your own) at the restaurant of your choice in downtown Athens, shopping in downtown Athens and/or a walk through The University of Georgia’s North Campus; guided tour of the State Botanical Gardens of Georgia located in Athens (Home to a stunning range of collections, displays and trails. This guided tour will take you through the Conservatory with the tropical collection, a walk through the Herb Garden, Heritage Garden, Physic Garden and International Garden. Discover unique traits about each garden and learn how they thrive. After, enjoy some free time to soak up the beauty). This unique city nestled in northeast Georgia in a thriving and beautiful southern city you won’t want to miss out on touring.  Wednesday, May 23

8:15 a.m.     Depart Fayette Senior Services, Fayetteville, GA

10:15 a.m.   Arrive at Athens Welcome Center

10:30 a.m.    Step-on guided tour of Athens and UGA campus

12:30 p.m. Free time for lunch and shopping in downtown and/or walk through

UGA’s North Campus

2:45 p.m.         Load bus and depart for State Botanical Gardens of Georgia

3:00 p.m.     Guided tour of botanical gardens

5:00 p.m.      Load bus and depart for Fayette Senior Services

7:00 p.m.     Arrive at Fayette Senior Services

 

    SUMMER IN THE SOUTH, Warm Springs, GA and Callaway Gardens. Tuesday, June 12.

Price each person: $85.00. Price includes round trip motor coach transportation; admission into Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Little White House for self-guided tour (Located in this charming town, FDR’s Little White House stands today as a lasting memorial to the man often credited with opening the door for the development of the New South. This house served as a private retreat for the family and is now a historic site and museum providing a fascinating glimpse into his life and legacy); lunch at The Bulloch House; Tour and wine tasting at Warm Springs Winery (this quaint and rustic winery specializes in muscadine wines from locally grown grapes in addition to bottling other wines on their premises); admission to Callaway Gardens to tour the Cecil B. Day Butterfly Center (Experience the magic and the flights of fancy that await you. More than 1,000  butterflies flutter freely about in one of North America’s largest tropical butterfly conservatories. The Butterfly Center is a living, dynamic, glass-enclosed environment in which a variety of tropical plants nourish the residents in this beautiful place).

Tuesday, June 12

8:30 a.m.     Depart Fayette Senior Services, Fayetteville, GA

9:30 a.m.        Arrive at Little White House

11:30 a.m.      Load bus and depart for lunch

11:45 a.m.       Lunch at The Bulloch House

1:15 p.m.      Load bus and depart for winery

1:30 p.m.            Warm Springs Winery tour and tasting

2:30 p.m.         Load bus and depart for Callaway Gardens

3:00 p.m.        Arrive at Callaway Gardens Butterfly Center

4:30 p.m.      Load bus and depart for Fayette Senior Services

5:45 p.m.     Arrive at Fayette Senior Services

 

THE LAND OF THE SKYS: BLUE RIDGE MOUNTAINS, Cherokee, NC and Asheville, NC Monday, July 16 – Wednesday, July 18.

Price each person: Single $535.00; Double $370.00. Price includes round trip motor coach transportation; two over-night stays, luggage handling, $10 free play and $10 food credit at Harrah’s Cherokee Hotel & Casino; admission to Unto These Hills performance (This outdoor historical drama will send chills up your spine. This play tells the tragic and triumphant story of the Cherokee’s rich history that traces back to the years before the heartbreak of the Trail of Tears to the present day. This is performed live, under the stars in this beautiful Mountainside Theatre); Step-on tour guide from Cherokee to Asheville (Discover the Blue Ridge Mountains as this guide joins us in Cherokee at our hotel. From there, we will travel along the Blue Ridge Parkway and learn about the mountains. Stop at a beautiful take-out for photo opportunities along the way. We will arrive in Asheville and have a driving tour with our guide of Asheville. Enjoy a walking tour with him of downtown Asheville and then learn some history about the Vanderbilts and Biltmore Estates as we head over there. Our tour guide will be with our group all day from Cherokee to Asheville and back to share history and answer questions); free time in Downtown Asheville for shopping and lunch (on your own); admission into The Biltmore Estates for self-guided tour (Enjoy an escape to America’s largest home. This home and its breathtakingly beautiful 8,000 acre Blue Ridge mountain backyard offers a unique opportunity to create wonderful memories. In addition, enjoy Chihuly at Biltmore that showcases large-scale glass sculptures in a picture-perfect setting of the historic gardens); free time to gamble at the casino in Cherokee. Enjoy a tranquil summer mountain getaway.  Monday, July 16

12:30 p.m.            Depart from Fayette Senior Services, Fayetteville, GA

4:15 p.m.        Arrive at Harrah’s Cherokee Hotel & Casino

Check in, free time, and dinner [on your own] before show

7:30 p.m.      Load bus and depart for Unto These Hills show

8:00 p.m.           Unto These Hills begins

10:15 p.m.      Load bus and depart for hotel

10:30 p.m.     Arrive at hotel

 

Tuesday, July 17

                                           7:00 a.m.         Breakfast Café opens at hotel [on your own]

8:00 a.m.        Load bus and depart for Asheville along Blue Ridge Parkway

8:45 a.m.           Photo opportunity and stop at Waterrock Knob Overlook

9:15 a.m.       Depart overlook for Asheville

10:00 .am.   Arrive in Asheville for guided bus tour of the town

11:30 a.m.   Arrive in Downtown Asheville for short walking tour of downtown

12:00 p.m.           Free time for shopping and lunch [on your own] in downtown Asheville

2:00 p.m.           Load bus and depart for Biltmore Estates

2:15 p.m. Self-guided tour of Biltmore Estates

5:15 p.m.       Load bus and depart for hotel

6:30 p.m.      Arrive at hotel

Free time and dinner [on your own]

 

Wednesday, July 18

                                           7:00 a.m.         Breakfast Café opens at hotel [on your own]

1:00 p.m.      Load bus and depart for Fayette Senior Services

4:45 p.m.     Arrive at Fayette Senior Services

 

 

Trips are exclusively for members. Payments must be made at the time of reservations. 

Payments of cash or checks are strongly encouraged.

Refund Policy: After initial payment has been made, there will be no guarantee of the amount of refund given, if any. This will be determined on an individual basis. 

No refunds awarded if cancellation is made within 5 working days of the trip departure.