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FALL 2020 SENIOR TRIPS & REGISTRATION INFORMATION

Loudoun County Area Agency on Aging Senior Trips Program is offering a limited number of trips ages 55 and older. Online and phone registration starts Wednesday, Sept. 16, at 9 a.m. No in person registration will be permitted. Passengers travel by 28-passenger bus or motor coach. The first price listed is for current senior center members; the second price is for nonmembers.

Departure and return locations for most trips: Cascades Senior Center (sterling) and (old) Leesburg Walmart parking lot. Some departures are scheduled from Carver Senior Center and Dulles South Community and Recreation Center. Departure times are on time and cannot be delayed. Return times are approximate.

There are no refunds, although a refund minus an administrative fee (30% for day trips, 20% for overnight trips) may be issued if your seat is resold. If you need a forward seat for medical reasons, call 571-258-3050 at least one week before the trip.

    Safety protocols in response to COVID-19:

  • Reduced capacity on both county bus and motor coaches.
  • Buses cleaned thoroughly prior to each trip.
  • Buses will load back to front and unload front to back.
  • Hand sanitizer will be available for use when boarding the bus.
  • Face coverings are required on the bus and inside venues.
  • Bus driver and staff will wear face coverings.

Registration Process

Register online at http:www.Loudoun.gov/webtrac or by phone using one of the following numbers:

Senior Trips Staff: 571-258-3050/571-258-3051
Carver Senior Center: 571-258-3400
Cascades Senior Center: 571-258-3280
Dulles South Senior Center: 571-258-3883
Leesburg Senior Center: 703-737-8039
Daisy Robles: 703-777-0582
PRCS Administrative Office: 703-777-0343

Day Trips

SMITHSONIAN NATIONAL ZOO – WASHINGTON, DC

The National Zoo sits on 163 acres in the heart of Washington, D.C.’s Rock Creek Park. Founded in 1889, the Zoo is currently home to more than 2,700 animals representing more than 390 species. The Zoo is reopened but Covid precautions are in place. All visitors must wear a face mask and practice social distancing. Some areas of the Zoo are closed for safety including the Giant Panda House. Price includes transportation, admission is free. Bring lunch or purchase from food vendors. Extensive walking. Limited to 13.

Trip #446610-01 
$12/member, $16/non-member
Friday 9/25
Depart: 8:45 am from Dulles South, 9:30am old Walmart, 10:00am  Cascades
Return: 3:30 pm to Cascades, 4:00pm old Walmart, 4:45pm Dulles South

MUSEUM OF THE BIBLE – WASHINGTON D.C.

The Museum of the Bible shares the impact, history and narrative of the Bible through a series of high-tech exhibits, immersive settings and interactive experiences. This trip will be a self-guided day at the museum. Enjoy lunch on your own in Museum Café. Includes transportation and admission. Lunch on own. Moderate Walking. Must wear face mask and practice social distancing. Limited to 13

Trip #446611-01 
$21/member, $25/non-member 9/29
Tuesday 9/29
Depart: 8:45am from Carver, 9:15am Old Wal-Mart Leesburg, 9:45am Cascades
Return: 3:30pm to Cascades, 4:00pm  Old Walmart, 4:30pm  Carver

HILLWOOD MUSEUM & GARDENS – WASHINGTON, DC

Hillwood Museum & Gardens, an oasis only five miles from downtown Washington is the former residence of businesswoman, socialite, philanthropist and collector Marjorie Merriweather Post. Hillwood is known for its large decorative arts collection, pristine mansion and beautiful gardens. Trip will include self -guided mansion and gardens tour, entrance to special exhibit, Natural Beauties: Exquisite Works of Minerals and Gems. Salads, sandwiches and snacks will be available for purchase to eat at outdoor picnic tables. Masks are required both inside and outside. Price includes transportation and admission. Extensive walking. Limited to 13.

Trip #446612-01 
$27/member, $31/non-member
Tuesday 10/6
Depart: 8:15am from Dulles South, 9:00am old Walmart, 9:30am  Cascades
Return: 3:30pm to Cascades, 4:00pm old Walmart, 4:30pm  Dulles South

“ESTHER”, SIGHT AND SOUND THEATRE, LANCASTER PA

Set in the opulent yet perilous Persian Empire, Queen Esther is a captivating tale of beauty and bravery. Esther’s ordinary life changed forever when she was taken through the palace doors, entering a new world of royalty and risk. With a crown on her head and a secret in her heart, can she find the courage to trust in God’s plan and believe that she was made for such a time as this? Enjoy lunch at Hershey Farm Inn and Restaurant prior to show and have some time to browse the gift shop. Minimum walking. Includes lunch, show and motorcoach transportation. Optional driver gratuity not included. Mask required inside Theatre. Limited to 30.

Trip #446613-01 
$145/member, $149/non-member
Friday 10/30
Depart: 8:45am from Cascades and 9:15am from Old Walmart in Leesburg 
Return: 8:30pm to Old Walmart in Leesburg and 9:00pm to Cascades

INTERNATIONAL SPY MUSEUM – WASHINGTON, DC

The new International Spy Museum is now open! With interactive exhibitions and installations, the foremost collection of spy artifacts in the world, and first-person accounts from top intelligence officers and experts, the new Museum places visitors in the shoes of a spy. Your mission begins at the Briefing Center. This is where you will receive a new cover identity, an RFID-enabled badge and prepare to test your spy skills throughout the Museum in an immersive Undercover Mission. How does secretinformation get turned into useful intelligence? Try your hand at code-cracking think like an analyst, and experience how decision-makers use intelligence. Come face to face with spies and spymasters, gadget makers, scientists and engineers from past and present. Take a closer look at the hundreds of imaginative inventions used to steal secrets. Have lunch on own at the food court nearby. Price includes transportation and admission. Extensive walking. Limited to 13. Masks required inside Museum.

Trip #446614-01 
$24/ member, $28/ non-member 11/16
Monday 11/16
Depart: 8:30am from Carver, 9:00am old Walmart, 9:30am Cascades
Return: 4:00pm to Cascades, 4:30pm old Walmart, 5:00pm Carver

A BILTMORE CHRISTMAS – ASHEVILLE NORTH CAROLINA
December 9-13, 2020

Treat yourself to the beloved estate tradition known as Christmas at Biltmore, when America’s Largest Home and the entire estate are at their most enchanting. Begin your trip with a Candlelight Christmas Dinner followed by an evening tour of the Mansion. Thousands of ornaments reflect the glow of candles, fireplaces and twinkling lights. On day two, you’ll enjoy the Christmas splendor of Biltmore during the day. This lovely holiday trip will also include a driving tour of Asheville, a dinner show at the Blue Ridge Mountain Opry, a visit to Allanstand the oldest craft shop in the Country, lunch at Lake Lure Inn, a visit to Mast Hardware Store in Hendersonville and more. Includes, motor coach transportation, hotel accommodations for 4 nights, 4 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 4 dinners. All admissions. Extensive Walking. Limited to 30.

Trip #946640-01
5 Days, 4 Nights
Trip Cost: 
Double Occupancy $1242/member $1287non-member
Single Occupancy $1494/member $1539/non-member
Trip payable in 3 equal installments