Travel

The Portage Senior Center offers a variety of one-day and multi-day trips planned to please both those looking for new destinations and those who prefer the comfort of familiarity. From theater trips to cruises, the Senior Center travel program is popular with members. 

Eligibility:
Portage Senior Center trips are planned for Kalamazoo County residents over the age of 50 and their spouses. (Exceptions will be made for companions of persons needing assistance.) Members of the Portage Senior Center are given priority when registering for trips. Staff should be made aware of mobility problems, special diets, or other conditions that should be taken into consideration.

Reservations:
For your convenience the trip office is open Tuesdays and Fridays from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Reservations should be made in person during those hours at the Center whenever possible. Reservations may also be made via U.S. mail. Payment must accompany the reservation. Please enclose a stamped, self-addressed envelope to have an itinerary mailed to you. Telephone reservations cannot be accepted.

Payment:
Checks should be made payable to the City of Portage unless otherwise instructed. If you are signing up for more than one trip at a time, please make out a separate check for each trip. Cash payments should be made in the exact amount.

Cancellations:
Call (269) 324-9239 (Trip Office) for information, cancellation and refund policies.

Travel Guide:
Portage Senior Center Travel Guide contains all the information you need.  Stop in at the Senior Center to pickup a copy, call us at 324-9239 to request a copy or download a copy here!  If you like to travel, but do not want to do a lot of walking, check out the walking level indicator in the travel guide.  Level 1 means not much walking is involved in that trip.  Likewise, level 2 indicates some walking and level 3 indicates that a significant amount of walking is involved with the potential for stairs.

Travel Opportunities - Featured Trips:
Call the Trip Office at (269) 324-9239 for information on these adventures, and more!


Discovering Poland
September 4 - 15, 2014

Embark on an all-encompassing excursion around Poland. Tour the capital city of Warsaw, reborn after World War II.  The somber history and tragic reality of Auschwitz is unveiled during a moving visit. Behold the Black Madonna on a tour of Jasna Gora Monastery and stand on the dock where union workers formed the Solidarity Anti-Communist movement in 1989 Gdansk. 

New York, New York
September 24 - 29, 2014
Here it is, the trip you keep asking for! This is your opportunity to experience New York with all the accoutrements available through group travel convenience.  New York, touted as the greatest city on earth, is a PSC travel destination in late September.  If you have toyed with the idea of adding it to your personal travel itinerary, this is the time to secure your seat.  A few of the highlights featured in this package include:

  • Excellent accommodations with breakfasts at the Milford Hotel
  • Pre-trip orientation by Manhattan Tour and Travel experts
  • Three Broadway shows and a concert by the New York Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Russian Tea Room brunch
  • Ground Zero visit
  • Tour of New Amsterdam Theatre on famous "West 42nd Street"

Call (269) 324-9239 for details and pricing.