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!


Get Your Kicks on Route 66
June 1 - 4
Come along with us as we explore this famous route, experiencing travel much as it was in the first half of the 1900's.  Mom and Pop businesses dominated the landscape, and they used every gimmick they could think of to make travelers stop!  Illinois is blessed with the greatest concentration of these icons of the "Mother Road" and we aim to see more than a few as we travel this historic road!

Get Into the Spirit
Thursday, June 11

This is a day of spirited fun, tastes and sights winding down two-lane roads in Southeast Michigan, also known as the Pioneer Wine Trail.  A beautiful ride is also included through the Hidden Lake Gardens, a Michigan State University site with a stop at the conservatory, which houses a wonderful display of Bonsai plants.  This is a trip you won't want to miss as lunch, wine tastings and a few extra stops are all included!

The Scandinavian
June 26-July 10
Scandinavia is Western Europe's most prosperous, pristine and progressive corner.  This getaway offers sparkling lakes, spectacular fjords and more. Visit the Trip Office Tuesdays or Fridays between 9:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. for more information and a flyer with prices and details!

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