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
TRAVEL POLICIES & INFORMATION
Register early! Our trips fill quickly. Please complete the Travel Registration Form and send with a check made payable to The Shepherd’s Center of Charlotte. Trip costs are priced per person.
Activity Level: Our trips are planned for active adults and may require a lot of walking. We have rated our trips by activity level.
If you have a disability that limits your independence, you must be accompanied by a companion. We regret that we cannot accommodate wheelchairs. All trip participants are expected to carry information about medical conditions, medications and medical insurance providers. The Shepherd’s Center of Charlotte is not liable for individuals who may become ill or injured on Travel Adventures trips.
Parking: Trips leave from Trinity Presbyterian Church, 3115 Providence Rd., Charlotte, NC 28211. Please park in the back parking area farthest from the sanctuary.
Cancellations: Day Trips—If cancelled 45 days prior to the trip date, a credit for a future trip will be given. 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. No cash refunds. Overnight trips: Deposits are nonrefundable. Once final payment is received and the rooming list is submitted, there can be no refunds.
Please note: The Shepherd’s Center of Charlotte reserves the right to change venues, restaurants, plays, etc. if necessary. Trips must be paid for at least 21 days prior to departure to guarantee the charter buses. For your convenience, trips may be charged to a credit card IF the amount is $100.00 or more. Call the office for more information.
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 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, January 18—UNC Nutrition Research Institute (UNC NRI) in Kannapolis. The UNC NRI offers the opportunity to observe research in progress, including research on aging and the effects of DNA on metabolism. This interesting tour will be followed by lunch at Restaurant 46 in Kannapolis. Maximum of 16. Cost: $10 plus lunch. Meet at Trinity Church at 10:00 AM; return at 3:00.
Thursday, March 8—Charlotte Ballet presents “The Most Incredible Thing”. Audiences young and old are sure to enjoy this fairytale pop ballet of Hans Christian Andersen’s fable about a king who holds a competition to determine who can make the “most incredible thing.” Lunch will precede the show at a restaurant to be determined. Cost is $20 plus lunch. Meet at 10:30 AM, return at 4:30 PM. Must sign up and pay by February 23.
Questions? Please call our office (704-365-1995). Thank you!
Dates : 02/20/2018|Times : 9:00 am - 4:00 pm| Location : Trinity Presbyterian Church
Cost:$55.00 Savvy Senior member / $60.00 nonmember
Columbia Museum of Art and Lunch
Tuesday, February 20
$55.00 Savvy Senior members / $60.00 nonmembers
The Columbia Museum of Art is a popular tourist destination, and Shepherd’s Center travelers will enjoy the exhibits there on Tuesday, February 20. The museum is currently undergoing renovations, but there is still plenty to see. We’ll arrive late morning, have a docent-led tour of the Kress Galleries. Samuel Kress (of the five-and-dime store fame) amassed one of the most superb collections of European old master paintings, sculpture, and decorative arts ever assembled through the efforts of one individual. Eighteen hundred works were donated to establish the National Gallery, and an additional 1300 were distributed to 18 cities in the US. The Columbia Museum of Art received two large gifts of Renaissance, Baroque and 18th-century art. The Museum’s renowned Kress Collection includes 77 Old Master Renaissance and Baroque paintings and decorative arts. Of particular note: a rare Nativity fresco by Sandro Botticelli, Venetian scenes by Giovanni Antonio Canaletto, Francesco Guardi, and Bernardo Bellotto, and works by Ribera, Bernardo Strozzi, Boucher, and Tintoretto. The tour will be followed by lunch (on your own) at the nearby East Bay Deli. Cost is $55 for Savvy Senior members, and $60 for nonmembers. Depart Trinity Church at 9:00 am; return at 4:00 pm. Activity Level: 2
Dates : 04/18/2018|Times : 9:00 am - 4:00 pm| Location : Trinity Presbyterian Church
Cost:$60.00 Savvy Senior members/ $65.00 nonmembers
A Day in Mayberry
Tuesday, April 18
$60.00 Savvy Senior members/ $65.00 nonmembers
You’ll practically hear Aunt Bee calling, “Andy!” when we travel to Andy Griffith’s home town of Mt. Airy, NC. Frequently referenced on “The Andy Griffith Show”, Mt. Airy boasts the Andy Griffith Museum, Floyd’s Barber Shop, and the Snappy Lunch Counter, where Andy ate as a boy. Our trip will take us to the historic home of Gertrude Smith, a prominent interior designer, followed by lunch (on your own) at the Snappy Lunch Counter. After lunch, we’ll tour the Andy Griffith Museum (with the Siamese Twins exhibit in the building’s basement), before heading home. Depart Trinity Church at 9:00 AM, return at 4:00 PM. Cost: $60.00 for Savvy Senior members, $65 for nonmembers. Activity Level 2.
Dates : 05/20/2018 - 05/22/2018|Times : 9:00 am - 6:00 pm| Location : Trinity Presbyterian Church
Cost:$400 double / $550 single; $100 nonrefundable deposit due by 3/1/18
Overnight to Atlanta, GA
May 20—May 22, 2018 (Sunday—Tuesday)
$400 double / $550 single
$100 nonrefundable deposit due by March 1, 2018
Join the Shepherd’s Center for a two-night trip to Atlanta, Georgia! The trip begins on Sunday, May 22. Trip plans include tours of the World of Coca Cola, the CNN Tower, the Fox Theater and more! Fee includes all attractions, hotel, transportation, and breakfasts. Other meals will be on your own. Cost is $400.00 each for double occupancy, and $550.00 for a single room. A $100 nonrefundable is due by March 1, 2018. Depart SCC at 9:00 AM Sunday, May 20 and return about 6:00 PM on Tuesday, May 20. Activity Level 3.