The Mentor Senior Center offers dozens of one-day, multi-day and lunch-time trips and travel programs each year. From casino tours to trips to explore points of interest in California’s wine country, Mentor seniors are always traveling.
To register for any of these trips, please visit the Mentor Senior Center or call (440) 974-5725 for details.
Activity levels are provided for each trip:
- Mild: May require some leisurely walking. There may be minimal steps or uneven surfaces and some standing.
- Moderate: May require moderate walking and extended standing. There may be steps or uneven surfaces.
- Strenuous: May require extended periods of walking and standing. There may be numerous steps or uneven terrain.
ONE DAY TRIPS
History and Mystery of Geauga County
We’ll start the tour exploring Ohio’s oldest General store that is part old-fashioned store, part museum and a lot of fun. We’ll stop at Middlefield Cheese Co-op and have a wonderful lunch at Mary Yoder’s. After lunch, we’ll have a ghostly walking tour of Punderson Manor and end our adventure at the Buckeye Chocolate outlet store. Refund Deadline: March 13, 2016. Activity Level: Moderate
#39322 April 13 Wednesday 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Canteens, Carriage and Collections
The Dennison Railroad Museum is the most significant remaining example in the nation of a railroad canteen still reflecting its WWII heritage. Lunch is included at the depot. We will also visit American Gas Pump Heaven, Auman’s TV and Radio Museum. Our final stop is J.E. Reeves Victorian Home & Carriage House Museum, a beautiful 17-room 19th century home. Refund Deadline: April 17, 2016. Activity Level: Moderate
#39323 May 17 Tuesday, 7:30 a.m. – 7:15 p.m.
Presque Isle Downs Casino
Casino Incentive: $30 slot per person. When registering, please provide your players club card number, if available. Registration/Refund deadline is April 23. Activity Level: Mild
#40248 May 23 Monday 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
We’ll start our wine education at Lake County’s newest wine center, Pairings in Geneva. We will get samples along with an understanding of the wines and wine making process throughout Ohio. Next, we’ll head off to Gervasi’s Winery of North Canton. They offer a luxurious setting to enjoy a rustic Italian inspired lunch along with a wonderful wine tasting experience. Refund Deadline: May 1, 2016. Activity Level: Mild
#39695 June 1 Wednesday 10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
“Phantom of the Opera”
Desire, seduction, passion and deception are played out in one of Broadway’s most haunting scores as this new production comes to Cleveland’s State Theatre. Hailed by critics as “bigger and better than ever”, this tour boasts exciting new special effects, scenic designs and staging. Pre-show lunch will be held at Windows on the River’s Party Center in the Flats. Refund Deadline: April 16, 2016. Activity Level: Mild
#39696 June 16 Thursday 10:45 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
TRIP FULL – CALL TO BE ADDED TO WAITLIST
Thoroughly Modern Millie” Rabbit Run Theater
Enjoy a unique night at the Rabbit Run Theater, well known for its marvelous summer stock shows. This musical comedy is set in New York in the roaring twenties and Millie is a Kansas Gal who comes to the big city in search of a rich husband, but encounters many more surprises than she can imagine. Our night will start with a pre-show dinner at the Grand River Cellars. Handicap accessible bus for this trip. Refund deadline: June 7, 2016. Activity Level: Mild
#39690 July 7 Thursday 4:30 p.m. – 11:15 p.m.
Put-In-Bay aboard the Jet Express
The Jet Express takes us from Port Clinton to Put-in Bay (about a 25 minute ride). Its exclusive catamaran design provides the smoothest ride across the lake. We’ll arrive in downtown Put-in Bay and you will have plenty of time on your own to grab lunch and enjoy the island. Refund Deadline: June 13, 2016. Activity Level: Moderate
#39324 July 13 Wednesday 7:45 a.m. – 8:15 p.m.
“Steel Magnolias” Allen Theater
Welcome to Truvy’s Beauty Shop, where six southern spitfires gather each week to gossip, laugh, cry and support each other through thick and thin. These women are as delicate as Magnolias but tough as steel! Before we see the show we’ll enjoy dinner at Grumpy’s Café in Tremont. Refund deadline: May 27, 2016. Activity Level: Mild
#39692 July 27 Wednesday 4:45 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.
Casino Incentive: $15 slot plus $5 food per person. Registration/Refund deadline is July 1. Activity Level: Mild
#40249 August 1 Monday 7:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
The Longest Garage Sale
Come SALEING with us as we bargain hunt along the historic Lincoln Highway (Rt. 30). We’ll depart early and meander from one sale to the next throughout central Ohio. Lunch is on your own. You need to be REALLY FLEXIBLE to enjoy this trip. Refund Deadline: July 12, 2016. Activity Level: Strenuous
#39325 August 12 Friday 7:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m
Bombers, Boats and Boulevard
Warther Carvers Museum is our first stop and then we’ll have a family-style luncheon and visit a museum filled with rare and unusual classic automobiles, vintage toys, steam engines and more. We will also visit MAPS, a museum which acquires vintage military and civilian aircraft. Refund deadline: July 16, 2016. Activity Level: Moderate
#39326 August 16 Tuesday 7:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Mystery Tour #8
This trip will take you somewhere you may have never been and can’t wait to learn about it. All you need is a great sense of adventure, a good sense of humor and VERY comfortable walking shoes. Refund Deadline: August 2, 2016. Activity Level: Strenuous
#39328 September 2 Friday 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
#39327 September 9 Friday 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Winery Tour Featuring Mon Ami Winery
We will learn the history of the Mon Ami Champagne Company during a winery tour and tasting as we travel to Port Clinton. A buffet lunch is also included at the winery. Next on the tour, we will visit Paper Moon Vineyards and Quarry Hill Winery. Refund deadline: August 21, 2016. Activity Level: Moderate
#39329 September 21 Wednesday 8:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Historic & Ethnic Cleveland Part 5
This is a brand new edition of our Cleveland Tours. We’ll start in Glenville and then take the Waterfront Trolley seeing areas along the lake and riverfront before arriving at the Terminal Tower. Lunch is included at the new Hofbrauhaus, then we’ll travel down Prospect’s “Little Millionaires Row.” We’ll visit Peterson’s Nuts and the new Heinen’s at Cleveland Trust. Our day will end with a top-to-bottom tour of the Metropolitan Hotel. Refund deadline: September 7, 2016. Activity Level: Strenuous
#39691 October 7 Friday 8:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m
#40927 October 12 Wednesday 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
TRIP FULL – CALL TO BE ADDED TO WAITLIST
Ohio City & Tremont
Tour features include the Christmas House, Carnegie Library with special presentation by “Dorothy Fuldheim”, Antique Alley (over 25 stores), St Theodosius Church, dessert at Lolita Restaurant, tour of the neighborhoods and lunch (location is to be determined). Refund deadline: September 15, 2016. Activity Level: Mild
#39330 October 15 Saturday 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Progressive Wine Tasting Tour
We will visit Ohio’s Canal Country. Starting with tastings at the charming Barrel Run Winery then we visit theWinery at Maize Valley with time to shop their farmers market. We’ll enjoy lunch at Hartville Kitchen before heading off to the Nauti Vine Winery to enjoy a sampling and their spectacular view overlooking the Portage Lakes. To complete our day we’ll go to Silver Run Winery of Doylestown. Refund Deadline: September 21, 2016. Activity Level: Mild
#39697 October 21 Friday 9:15 a.m. – 6:45 p.m.
Magic of the Holidays
Enjoy one of Ohio’s most spectacular holiday traditions, “Deck the Hall” at Stan Hywet Hall. Over 800,000 lights on display and we’ll see Dazzle, the light show choreographed to music. Gingerbread Land will also be dressed up for the holidays. Lunch at Papa Joe’s Iacomini’s Restaurant is included. Refund deadline: November 1, 2016. Activity Level: Mild
#39331 December 1 Thursday 1:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Biltmore Estate, Ashville NC
Enjoy a guided tour of Ashville, North Carolina, a full day visit to the Biltmore Estate, a guided drive along the Blue Ridge Parkway and a visit to the famous Folk Art Center and St Lawrence Basilica. Also included are 5 nights lodging, 5 breakfasts and 3 dinners. Travel insurance is available and recommended. Deposit of $150 is due by January 29. Registration/Final Payment/Refund deadline is March 29. Activity Level: Moderate
#39495 Sunday, June 5 – Friday, June 10
$499 per person double, $649 per person single, $479 per person triple, No quad available
TRIP FULL – CALL TO BE ADDED TO WAITLIST
Biltmore Trip Flyer
Finger Lakes Region
This region of New York is known for the wineries, Corning Glass and the beautiful scenery. We will enjoy a dinner cruise on Captain Bill’s Seneca Legacy Ship, Winetasting Tour, Corning Glass Center with a guided tour and the Rockwell Museum. Package includes: 1 night lodging, 3 meals including the above mentioned dinner cruise, 1 breakfast and 1 lunch. Travel Insurance is available and recommended. Deposit of $150 is due by March 29. Registration/Final payment/Refund deadline is April 29. Activity Level: Moderate
#39198 Wednesday, June 29-Thursday, June 30
$293 per person double, $372 per person single, $272 per person triple, $259 per person quad
Finger Lakes Trip Flyer
Visit the Art Institute of Chicago, the world famous 360 Chicago (formerly the John Hancock observatory), the historic Navy Pier and Chicago’s Money Museum. Enjoy a guided tour of Chicago, an architectural cruise on the Chicago River, two nights of live entertainment and gaming at a Chicago area hotel. Trip includes 4 nights lodging, 4 breakfasts and 4 dinners. Travel insurance is available and recommended. Deposit of $150 is due by March 11. Registration/Final payment/Refund deadline is May 11. Activity Level: Moderate/Strenuous
#39946 Monday, July 18 – Friday, July 22
$469 per person double, $589 per person single, $449 per person triple, No quad is available
Chicago Trip Flyer
Step back in time as we travel to Historic Philadelphia, Gettysburg and Valley Forge. Meals at the Dobbin House, General Pickett’s Buffet, City Tavern in Philadelphia and the Oakhurst Tea Room are included. Package also includes “In Their Shoes Experience” (Civil War encampment), Gettysburg Visitors Center, Eisenhower National Historic Site, Independence Hall, Betsy Ross House, Bourse Building, Rocky Statue in Philadelphia and much more! Travel insurance is available and recommended. Deposit of $150 is due by May 5. Registration/Final payment/Refund deadline is June 5. Activity Level: Moderate
#39199 Monday, August 22-Thursday, August 25
$650 per person double, $897 per person single, $582 per person triple, $545 per person quad
Philadelphia and Gettysburg Trip Flyer
Enjoy a guided tour of historic Niagara-on-the-Lake, a boat ride on the Hornblower Niagara Cruise, visit beautiful Queen Victoria Park and visit the exciting Fallsview Casino. Trip includes 2 nights lodging, 2 breakfasts and 2 dinners. Travel Insurance is available and recommended. Deposit of $150 is due by May 6. Registration/Final payment/Refund deadline is July 6. Activity Level: Moderate
#39196 Tuesday, September 13—Thursday, September 15
$289 per person double, $368 per person single, $269 per person triple, No quad is available
Niagara Falls Trip Flyer
Located between Traverse City and Mackinac Island, Charlevoix is surrounded by Round Lake, Lake Charlevoix and Lake Michigan. Package includes a sunset cruise on Lake Charlevoix and Lake Michigan, Friske Orchards and a tour to see the mushroom houses. Also included is 2 nights lodging, 5 meals including dinner in a castle, dinner overlooking Lake Charlevoix and a lunch in an Irish Pub. Travel Insurance is available and recommended. Deposit of $150 is due by July 6. Registration/Final payment/Refund deadline is August 6. Activity Level: Moderate
#39197 Tuesday, October 4 – Thursday, October 6
$419 per person double, $587 per person single, $372 per person triple, $346 per person quad
Charlevoix Trip Flyer
Reflections of Italy
Welcome to Italy, a land rich in history, culture, art and romance. Tour includes round trip air, transfers, 2 nights in Rome, 1 night in Perugia, 2 nights in Florence, 2 nights in Venice, 1 night in Milan. Also included is 13 meals (8 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 4 dinners) Detailed flyer available. Travel insurance is available and recommended. PASSPORT REQUIRED. Deposit of $250 Insurance if requested is an additional: $280. Final Payment Due: September 10. Registration/Refund deadline is May 10. Activity Level: Strenuous
#39219 Wednesday, November 9-Friday, November 18
$3999 per person double, $4449 per person single, $3949 per person triple
Italy Trip Flyer
Trip Refund Policy
Please choose your trips carefully. Once you have registered for a trip there will be no full refunds unless the Senior Center cancels the trip. An administrative charge of $10 will be assessed on cancellations. Trip refunds will be available until the date specified, minus the $10 administrative fee. Prevent the $10 administrative fee by transferring the full trip amount to another trip/class/program within the same season.Participants assume risk of change in personal circumstances or health. After the cutoff date, there are no refunds unless the reservation can be resold.