Trips & Travel

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

Meadows Casino, Washington County, PA – SOLD OUT
Cleveland Playhouse – Vanya and Sonya and Masha and Spike – SOLD OUT
Shawshank in a Day, Mansfield, Ohio – SOLD OUT
Wine Tasting Tour of the North Coast – SOLD OUT
Lolly the Trolley & Lakeview Cemetery, Cleveland, Ohio – SOLD OUT
Historic & Ethnic Cleveland – Part 3 – SOLD OUT
Mystery Tour #7 – SOLD OUT
Historic & Ethnic Cleveland – Part 4 – SOLD OUT
Holiday Party at Higbees Silver Grille – SOLD OUT

Put-In-Bay aboard the Jet Express
The Jet Express is a comfortable vessel that 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. Travel insurance is available and recommended. Refund Date: June 22. Activity Level: Moderate.
#34724     July 22     Wednesday     7:45 a.m. – 7 p.m.     Resident/Nonresident: $64
Put In Bay Jet Express Flyer

Summer Sunset in Toledo
Say goodbye to summer with a trip to the Toledo Museum of Art. We’ll receive a docent-led tour with time to explore on our own and visit the Glass Museum across the street. Lunch is included at Tony Packo’s a quirky, cafeteria eatery. We’ll visit the gated community of Lakeside, Ohio where we’ll relax on the porch of the 1890’s hotel looking out on the Lake Erie shore. Travel insurance is available and recommended. Refund deadline: July 28. Activity Level: Mild.
#34579     August 28     Friday     8:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.     Resident/Nonresident: $79
Summer Sunset in Toledo Flyer

The Wilds & Dickinson Longhorn Ranch, Cumberland, Ohio
The Wilds is a wild animal conservation center located on nearly 10,000 acres. We will tour by bus and learn the cutting-edge programs of The Wilds. A buffet lunch in included. We also visit a family-owned working Texas Longhorn cattle ranch. This tour includes close up viewing of Bue Lingo, Texas Longhorn and African Watusi cattle herds. Travel insurance is available and recommended. Refund Deadline: August 10. Activity Level: Mild
#34250     September 10     Thursday     7 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.     Resident/Nonresident: $82
Wilds and Dickinson Ranch Flyer

Rivers Casino, Pittsburgh, PA
Located in Pittsburgh, the Rivers Casino has over 120,000 square feet of gaming floor and features over 2900 state-of-the-art slots, 100 tables and a 30-table poker room. Package includes motorcoach transportation and reservations at the casino with a bonus (currently $15 slot plus $5 food). Refund deadline is August 21, 2015. Activity level: Mild
#34246      September 21     Monday     7:30 a.m. – 7 p.m.     Resident/Nonresident: $29

Raven’s Glenn Winery plus Amish Flea Market, West Lafayette, Ohio
Located on the banks of the beautiful Tuscarawas River, Raven’s Glenn Winery combines a classic tasting room, casual dining and a gift shop. You’ll have an extraordinary winery experience. We also visit the Holmes County Flea Market and we’ll make a stop at Shearers Outlet. Travel insurance is available and recommended. Refund deadline: September 8. Activity Level: Moderate.
#34252      October 8     Thursday     7:30 a.m. – 6:15 p.m.     Resident/Nonresident: $58
Ravens Glenn Winery Flyer

A Very Merry POPS Annual Christmas Concert, Cleveland, Ohio
Join us as we enjoy a wonderful holiday afternoon of classic Christmas music. The Cleveland Pops Orchestra will perform both vintage and modern classics. We have reserved main floor seat at the Palace Theatre in Playhouse Square. After the show we’ll have a plated dinner at the Ballroom of the Wyndham Hotel. On the way home, we’ll circle the twinkling lights of Public Square. Travel insurance is available and recommended. Refund deadline: October 15. Activity Level: Mild
#34590     November 29     Sunday     12:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.     Resident/Nonresident: $83
A Very Merry POPS Flyer

New Year’s Eve at NOON, Cleveland, Ohio
Join us for a unique and wonderful day-time New Year’s Eve Celebration. We’ll arrive on the west bank of the Flats to board the Nautica Queen in time for a champagne countdown at Noon, followed by a luncheon buffet with a narrated trip seeing the impressive skyline. The DJ will have music for dancing and after we dock, we’ll head to Tower City to see the holiday decorations or you can look for Lady Luck at our own Horseshoe Casino. You’ll be home and safe in you pajamas by the time for the evening news, but feel just like you were on Times Square. Travel insurance is available and recommended. Refund deadline: November 30. Activity Level: Mild
#34592     December 31     Thursday     10:45 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.     Resident/Nonresident: $73
New Years Eve at Noon Flyer

Keeping Christmas in Our Hearts
Castle Noel is America’s largest indoor Christmas entertainment attraction featuring hundreds of movie props and costumes, millions of dollars in New York City Christmas window displays, a Blizzard Vortex and Santa Klaus Mountain where you can ride the slide just like Ralphie. Bring a wrapped white elephant gift for a silly gift exchange and wear your ugliest Christmas sweater for a chance to win a prize. Other package features include lunch at the Das Dutch Kitchen, a factory tour of P. Graham Dunn, a stop at Lehman’s Hardware (where the Amish shop) and The J. M. Smucker store to purchase an afternoon snack. Refund deadline: November 3, 2015. Activity Level: Moderate
#35146     December 3     Thursday     8:30 a.m. – 7 p.m.     Resident/Nonresident: $73
Keeping Christmas In Our Hearts Flyer

OVERNIGHT TRIPS

New Orleans – SOLD OUT
Cincinnati Queen City Get-away – CANCELLED

Mackinac Island, Somewhere in Time
Step back in time to historic Mackinac Island where history and recreation are yours to enjoy. Horse-drawn carriages, Victorian cottages and a historic village suspended in 19th century charm will amaze you. Package includes: 3 nights lodging at Lake View Hotel on the Island, 3 continental breakfasts, 1 lunch at the Grand Hotel, and 1 dinner. Also included is a hydroplane ride to the island, a carriage tour and a visit to Frankenmuth. Travel Insurance is available & recommended. Registration/Final payment deadline is April 15, 2015. Refund deadline is April 15, 2015. Deposit of $150 is due by March 15, 2015. Activity Level: Mild
#33495     Monday, June 15 – Thursday, June 18
$708 per person double, $918 per person single, $672 per person triple
Mackinac Island, Somewhere in Time Flyer

Seneca Niagara Casino & Resort
Located in Niagara Falls, New York (no passport needed), this casino features 4200 slot machines with progressive jackpots. There are a variety of table games including Blackjack and Craps. Casino Bonus: $50 Slot Dollars plus $20 Food Voucher. Bonus is provided by the casino and subject to change. Package includes: 1 night at Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel. Travel insurance is available and recommended. Registration/Refund/Final Payment deadline is April 23
Activity Level: Mild
#33503     Tuesday, June 23 – Wednesday, June 24
$167 per person double, $241 per person single occupancy, no Triple or Quad rooms available
Seneca Niagara Casino & Resort Flyer

West Virginia Rails Tour
All aboard for this package that includes two train rides (45-mile trip on the Cheat Mountain Salamander which is pulled by two diesel locomotives and the Durbin Rocket which is pulled by a steam locomotive), three shows (“American Music Through History”, “Premier Evening Show” at the American Mountain Theater plus a Dinner theatre), a hobo lunch, lunch at a quaint farm restaurant, a trolley museum, outlet shopping plus a stop at a chocolate factory and ice cream parlor. Travel Insurance is available & recommended. Registration/Final payment deadline is May 15, 2015. Refund deadline is May 15, 2015. Deposit of $150 is due by April 15, 2015. Activity Level: Moderate
#34254     Tuesday, July 15 – Thursday, July 17
$545 per person double, $671 per person single, $514 per person triple, $493 per person quad
West Virginia Rail Tour Flyer

New York City Take a Bite of the Big Apple
Visit the many highlights of NYC from Times Square to the 911 Memorial. On our guided tour we’ll see Central Park, Little Italy, Chinatown, and the Observation Deck at the Top of the Rock & Monk’s Restaurant. Package includes: 3 nights lodging at The Comfort Suites of North Bergen, NJ. Also, 2 hot breakfasts, dinner at Bubba Gump’s and a dinner at Planet Hollywood. Travel insurance is available and recommended. Registration/Final payment deadline is July 2, 2015. Refund deadline is July 2, 2015. Deposit of $150 is due by June 2, 2015. Activity Level: Strenuous
#33496     Wednesday, September 2 – Friday, September 4
$525 per person double, $659 per person single, $499 per person triple, $499 per person triple
New York City Take a Bit of the Big Apple Flyer

New England & Canada Princess Cruise
Enjoy a leisurely 7 day voyage with Princess Cruises north along the eastern seaboard round trip from New York City onboard the magnificent Regal Princess. En route, you will walk the historic streets of Boston. Hike the breathtaking paths and shorelines of Maine’s Acadia National Park. You’ll visit two quaint cities in Canada’s Atlantic Provinces—Halifax & St. John. Tour includes 1 night lodging, luggage handling, motor coach transportation to NYC & back. Travel insurance is available and recommended. Registration/Refund/Final Payment deadline is July 1, 2015. Deposit of $500 is due with registration. Activity Level: Mild
#33494     Friday, September 25 – Saturday, October 3
$1860 per person inside cabin/double, $2448 per person balcony cabin/double, $2805 per person mini-suite/double
New England & Canada Princess Cruise Flyer

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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.