Travel Adventures is a Shepherd’s Center program designed to offer active seniors the opportunity to travel together on comfortable chartered buses to locations in the southeast. The trips are open to any adult in the Charlotte community. The tours are led by SCC volunteer leaders who help plan the trips. Travel Adventures offer about 12 trips during the year to various destinations. Knowing the diverse interests of seniors, the committee plans trips to appeal to a wide audience. Past trips include favorite theaters for performances, beautiful gardens throughout the state, historical tours, museums and winery tours. The restaurants selected are unique and help make the experience delicious. To register for Travel Adventures CLICK HERE
ON THE GO …. Travel Adventures
The “On the Go” Travel Adventures Program offers interesting local outings for a small group. This program is for those who like traveling on the LYNX or carpooling to nearby destinations. Volunteers lead the trips and coordinate the details. To reserve your spot, send your payment to the Shepherd’s Center. Be prepared to chip in for parking fees. An administrative fee is included in the price. Restaurant meals are always additional.
Thursday, September 28: Goodwill Industries of the Southern Piedmont offers tours of their new campus. On September 28, we will meet at SCC at 10:00 AM and carpool to the campus on Wilkinson Blvd. A guide will show us around, then we’ll enjoy a delicious lunch in their cafeteria—operated by Goodwill clients! Cost is $10.00.
Thursday, October 26: Get in the Halloween spirit by joining us for the “Whiskey Prison Tour” at the Southern Grace Distillery in nearby Harrisburg, NC (Cabarrus County). Originally a prison, the building has been repurposed as a distillery. We will start with a tour at 11:00, sample their wares & shop, then have lunch at 50’s-style diner Punchy’s Diner in Concord. Meet at SCC at 10:00, return about 3:00. Cost is $20.00.
DAY TRIP TRAVEL NOTE: Please reserve and pay for your spot early for day trips. Bus charters are very expensive & have penalties for late cancellations. The SCC needs a minimum number of travelers to commit to trips several weeks ahead of the scheduled date to guarantee the bus.
CANCELLATIONS: If you cancel at least 45 days prior to the trip date, a credit for a future trip will be given (no cash refunds). After the 45-day grace period, if a substitute is found, that person will pay the trip cost and a credit for a future trip will be issued to the original traveler.
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Our trips are planned for active adults and maya require a lot of walking. We have rated our trips by activity level: 1-Easy (flat, few or no steps), 2-Moderate (may be uneven terrain or steps) and 3-active (lots of walking, may be uneven terrain and steps). All trip participants are expected to carry information about medical conditions, medications and insurance providers.
Questions? Please call our office (704-365-1995). Thank you!
Dates : 08/30/2017 - 08/31/2017|Times : All Day| Location : Shepherd's Center of Charlotte
Cost:$275 Double/$315 Single $100 deposit due July 14 Balance due August 15
Join us for a relaxing getaway to Rutherford County! Our trip starts with lunch at the 1927 Lake Lure Inn & Spa, followed by a guided tour of their music box collection. Then we’ll enjoy a pontoon boat tour of Lake Lure as the guide explains how the lake was created and what lies beneath […]
Dates : 10/19/2017|Times : 9:00 am - 4:00 pm| Location : Shepherd's Center of Charlotte
Cost:$70 Savvy Senior member; $75 nonmember
Fall Foliage and Southern Supreme Bakery $70 Savvy Senior Members * $75 Nonmembers Don’t you just love being in a fall wonderland, the crisp air and colorful leaves creating the perfect environment? Spend a day in central North Carolina as we travel lesser-used roads through the Uwharrie Forest, enjoy lunch at the Old North […]
Dates : 11/28/2017|Times : 1:15 pm - 9:00 pm| Location : Shepherd's Center of Charlotte
Cost:$85.00 Savvy Senior members / $90.00 Nonmembers
Körner’s Folly & Tanglewood Festival of Lights Tuesday, November 28 $85.00 Savvy Senior members / $90.00 Nonmembers Kick off the holiday season with a trip to Körner’s Folly and the Tanglewood Festival of Lights. The bus departs from SCC at 12:30 PM bound for Kernersville, NC to tour the architectural wonder & home of artist/designer […]