Trips & Tours

Browse our current catalog to see the many planned activities!

Trips include local one-day excursions, trips across the country, or ventures to foreign lands. Keeping seniors and different physical abilities in mind, there is truly something for everyone. Our comfortable, 24-passenger van makes traveling more intimate and easier to meet new friends, too!

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Upcoming Trips & Tours

Chinese New Year with Peking Acrobats

January 22, 2023

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$145 Members; $165 General Public

The Peking Acrobats perform daring maneuvers atop a precarious pagoda of chairs; are experts at trick-cycling, precision tumbling, somersaulting and gymnastics; and defy gravity with amazing displays of contortion, flexibility and control. Masters of agility and grace, they push the envelope of human possibility. Accompanied by traditional Chinese instruments and high-tech special effects, this show delivers an exuberant performance, with all the excitement and festive pageantry of a Chinese Carnival! We have very good seats, and will start the day with a delicious Chinese lunch before the matinee performance. Let the year of the Rabbit begin.

$145 Members; $165 General Public

Includes transportation, admission and meal.

Bus leaves Olympia at 11:30 am; Lacey at 12:00pm.

Approximate return: 5:30 pm

Activity level: Easy

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Taste of Pike Place Market & Wings Over Washington

January 26, 2023

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$169 Members $189 General Public

We start with a private guided food tour of the world-famous Pike Place Market. Taste the best the market has to offer while a friendly local guide shares entertaining stories of the market’s checkered history, legendary characters, and one-of-a-kind small businesses with you. We’ll give you some free time to explore the market on your own before our next adventure: Wings Over Washington. Take a ride in the state-of-the-art “flying theater” that will transport you on an aerial adventure above one of America’s most scenic and beautiful states. If you haven’t had enough excitement, you can take a ride on the Great Wheel ($16 not included) before heading home.

$169 Members $189 General Public

Includes transportation, private market tour, admission and snack.

Bus leaves Olympia at 8:30 am; Lacey at 9:00 am

Approximate return: 6:00 pm

Activity level: Difficult

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Broadway at the Paramount: Ain’t Too Proud

February 4, 2023

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$199 Members; $219 General Public

Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of The Temptations is the electrifying, new smash-hit Broadway musical that follows The Temptations’ journey from the streets of Detroit to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. With their signature dance moves and silky-smooth harmonies, they rose to the top of the charts creating an amazing 42 Top Ten Hits! Nominated for 12 Tony Awards, Ain’t Too Proud is a story of brotherhood, family, loyalty, and betrayal, as the group’s personal and political conflicts threatened to tear them apart during a decade of civil unrest in America.  The unforgettable story of this legendary quintet is set to the beat of the group’s treasured hits, including “My Girl,” “Just My Imagination,” “Papa Was a Rolling Stone,” and so many more. Lunch before the matinee performance is included. We have great seats on the orchestra level.

$199 Members; $219 General Public

Includes transportation, admission, meal and snack

Bus leaves Olympia at 9:30 am; Lacey at 10:00 am

Approximate return: 7:00 pm

Activity level: Easy

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A Salty Mystery Trip

February 10, 2023

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$135 Members; $155 General Public

Roll up! Roll up for the Mystery Tour.

This is an invitation ....

So make your reservation ...

If you love surprises but hate getting up early, this is the trip for you! Join us as we visit two “salty” venues and enjoy an early supper at a fun historic location (the meal is not the reason the trip will be “salty,” though!)  This trip will include lots of fun, an invigorating learning opportunity, and could be a little spooky!  You will want to wear comfortable shoes as there is some walking involved, though not outdoors. Have we piqued your interest?

$135 Members $155 General Public

Includes transportation, admission, tour and meal.

Bus leaves Olympia at 1:00 pm; Lacey at 1:30 pm

Approximate return: 8:30 pm

Activity level: Medium

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NW Flower & Garden Festival

February 16, 2023

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$85 Members; $105 General Public

Just when it feels like Winter will never end, The Northwest Flower & Garden Festival is here to herald the start of spring and the end of winter doldrums. This year we’re avoiding the huge morning crowds, so sleep in and enjoy the show at your own pace in the afternoon. Located at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle, there’s a full acre of show gardens brimming with ideas that will inspire your garden projects.

You can buy new plants or unique hand-crafted wares, savor delicious specialty foods, or find that special piece of art to grace your garden. Enjoy a meal on your own, and if you like as you stroll through the exhibits, enjoy a glass of regional wine or craft beer. Whether you’re a seasoned gardener or just starting to dig in the dirt, there is something for everyone.

$85 Members $105 General Public

Includes transportation, admission and snacks. Meal on your own.

Bus leaves Olympia at 11:00 am; Lacey at 11:30 am.

Approximate return: 7:30 pm

Activity level: Medium

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Astoria’s Fisher Poet Festival

February 24, 2023

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February 25, 2023

$310 Members; $360 General Public; Single supplement $110

This weekend getaway centers around the lively cultural experience known as the Fisherpoets Gathering! We’ll travel south by way of Raymond and visit the impressive Carriage Museum, before continuing into Astoria for lunch and a chance to explore the downtown venues a bit before checking in for one night at the Best Western Astoria Bayfront Hotel.

The Fisher Poets Gathering, now in its 26th year, attracts poets, songwriters and storytellers from fishing communities across the nation and beyond. They gather in the pubs, restaurants, theaters and galleries to read for each other and the hundreds of fans who come to hear these authentic creative voices. You’ll get a full pass to the festival so you can experience all the poetry, storytelling and music you want. Your guide will offer a suggested itinerary, and you can join her, or go your own way. Whether you want to hop from venue to venue or spend the evening in one spot as the acts rotate through, you can suit yourself. We’ll provide a shuttle to and from the hotel for your convenience. After breakfast at the hotel, you’ll have more time in town Saturday for another round of performances or shopping before heading home.

$310 Members; $360 General Public; Single supplement $110

Includes transportation, admission, festival pass, lodging, two meals and snacks.

Bus leaves Lacey at 8:00 am; Olympia at 8:30 am

Approximate return: Saturday 6:00 pm.

Activity level: Difficult

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Discover the Cranberry Coast

March 2, 2023

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$129 Members; $149 General Public

Cranberry bogs can be seen along the car ride to Tokeland — that’s why the area from Westport to South Bend is nicknamed the Cranberry Coast. Named after Chief Toke of the Shoalwater Bay Tribe, the tiny town of Tokeland is home to the state’s oldest hotel. The Tokeland Hotel, was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1978, and is now owned and operated by Seattle chef, Heather Earnhardt and her husband, Zac Young. We’ll enjoy a leisurely brunch at the Wandering Goose before heading over to meet the renowned driftwood and found object sculptor, Jeffro Uitto, at his Knock on Wood gallery. Later we’ll stop in Westport to pick up some treats before our final stop at the Westport Winery, the 2022 Washington Winery of the Year, where we round out the day with your choice of a wine tasting or a spirits tasting.

$129 Members; $149 General Public

Includes: transportation, brunch, and tastings

Bus leaves Lacey at 9:30 am, Olympia at 10:00 am

Approximate return: Saturday 6:30 pm.

Activity level: Medium

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Lacey Senior Center

Travelers Tea

March 10, 2023

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March 10, 2023

Free

Enjoy a sip of tea and watch a video presentation about Senior Services for South Sound’s Trips & Tours upcoming trips. Designed with the senior traveler in mind, you’ll be amazed by the diversity of offerings including concerts, hikes, festivals, plays, sporting events, cruises and more.  We also offer group tours to places like Sedona Arizona, New York City, Scotland, Croatia, Nova Scotia and Egypt! Our team can even help you plan YOUR bucket list trip! For the new or seasoned traveler, Senior Services Trips & Tours will have the perfect adventure for you! Attend the Tea to get a discount on day trips! Open to the Public. Time: 2:30 - 3:30 pm.

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Music Lover’s Mystery Trip

March 13, 2023

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$89 Members; $109 General Public

Our Mystery Trips are popular with those who love a surprise. We guarantee you’ll get a meal and admission to something, but other than that, we aren’t telling. Another feature of our Mystery Trips is that they are to a venue that we have not been to before, so if you think you’ve done it all, you might be surprised to discover a new place. The title gives you a hint, just to get you guessing.

$89 Members; $109 General Public

Includes transportation, event and meal.

Bus leaves Olympia at 3:30 pm; Lacey at 4:00 pm

Approximate return: 10:00 pm

Activity level: Easy

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St. Patrick’s Day Cruise

March 17, 2023

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$119 Members; $139 General Public

You don’t have to be Irish to enjoy this trip, but you will want to wear green for our St. Patrick’s Day Cruise with Argosy. We start on the Seattle waterfront where we will give you time to explore and pick up lunch on your own before boarding at noon for a one-way trip through the Hiram M.Chittenden (Ballard) Locks aka the ‘Boat Elevator.’ Your cruise includes live narration with facts about Seattle history and industry, up-close views of large fishing vessels, seaplanes, floating home communities, and coverage of multiple Seattle neighborhoods and well known attractions like Gas Works Park and the Space Needle. A full-service bar on board with cocktails, wine and beer, non-alcoholic beverages and snacks will be available for purchase.

$119 Members; $139 General Public

Includes transportation, cruise and snack. Meal on your own.

Bus leaves Olympia at 8:00 am, Lacey at 8:30 am.

Approximate return: 5:30 pm

Activity level: Moderate

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Taste Of Gray’s Harbor

March 21, 2023

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$139 Members; $159 General Public

Seabrook, here we come! We’ll start with some appetizers in Aberdeen before continuing to the village that looks like it is from a bygone era, with winding lanes and wraparound porches, shingled cottages, and an appealing downtown core. Seabrook sprang into being in 2005, built up from scratch like a movie set. We’ll enjoy another round of appetizers, sample some main dishes and even hit the sweet shop. You will also have time to explore the town or check out the beach.

$139 Members; $159 General Public

Includes: transportation and all tastings.

Bus leaves Lacey at 10:30 am, Olympia at 11:00 am

Approximate return: 7:30 pm.

Activity level: Moderate

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Ease Into Nature #1: Poulsbo’s Parks

March 28, 2023

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$99 Members; $119 General Public

Our Ease Into Nature (EIN) series begins with a trip to charming Poulsbo. EIN trips are perfect for people who like to get outdoors and do some walking, but with a shorter program than our Step Into Nature hiking series. EIN trips generally include .5 to 1.0 miles of easywalking, little no elevation gain and usually on a paved trail. For this outing you will visit two parks in the Poulsbo area. The first stop includes a half mile walk through the woods and along a gorgeous lake, and the second short walk takes you along the Poulsbo waterfront ending downtown where we will enjoy lunch together. We’ll give a little extra free time to explore some of the charming shops in Poulsbo if you choose.

$99 Members; $119 General Public

Includes: transportation, snack, and lunch.

Bus leaves Olympia at 9:00 am, Lacey at 9:30 am

Approximate return: 5:00 pm.

Activity level: Moderate

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Mariners vs Angels

April 5, 2023

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$125 Members; $145 General Public

Boy, oh boy! Our Mariners had a fantastic 2022 season, making it into the post season playoffs before those Astros knocked them out. President of Baseball Operations, Jerry Dipoto and General Manager, Justin Hollander, traded a few top prospects in 2022 deals that netted the team Jesse Winker, Eugenio Suarez, Luis Castillo, and most recently, Teoscar Hernandez. Julio Rodriguez was our AL Rookie of the Year and only looks to improve. So much to look forward to! Come help us root for our home boys against the LA Angels; win or lose we’ll have a blast. Snacks are provided, trivia on the bus, and great seats in the Terrace Club (200 level)down the first base line. Food and beverages are available for purchase just a few steps from our seats.

$125 Members; $145 General Public

Includes: transportation, admission and snacks

Bus leaves Olympia at 9:30 am, Lacey at 10:00 am

Approximate return: 7:00 pm.

Activity level: Moderate

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John Denver Tribute Concert

April 8, 2023

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$119 Members; $139 General Public

Folk, pop, country and rock are all genres used to describe the music of crossover artist, John Denver.Olympia’s own Ted Vigil is a singer, songwriter and John Denver tribute artist extraordinaire. He has wowed crowds, sold out theaters nationwide and has played twice for John Denver’s own “Windstar Foundation” in Aspen, Colorado. Joining him on stage are a group of professional musicians and the very talented singer Amanda Bacon. Join us as Ted performs many of John Denver’s greatest hits including, Rocky Mountain High, Sunshine on My Shoulders,Country Roads, and more. Dinner is included before the concert at Auburn Performing Arts Center

$119 Members; $139 General Public

Includes: transportation, admission and dinner.

Bus leaves Olympia at 4:00 pm, Lacey at 4:30 pm

Approximate return: 10:30 pm.

Activity level: Easy

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Skagit Valley Getaway

April 11, 2023

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April 12, 2023

$339 Members; $389 General public (ppdo) +$85 Single Supplement

There simply is nothing like Skagit Valley during tulip season; it’s a feast for the senses. Acres of vibrant, multicolored tulips bloom throughout the landscape eliciting smiles from young and old alike. Our overnight excursion starts with lunch and little free time in Mt. Vernon before our tour of the sprawling tulip fields. This year we will visit Roozengaarde where you can purchase bulbs, bouquets,gifts and more, or wander the field staking advantage of some of the most amazing photo-ops ever!You’ll have some time in quaint Laconner, before checking in at The Laconner Country Inn. That evening you’re free to grab a meal or cocktail on your own at one of the many establishments within a few blocks of the hotel. The next morning after breakfast at the hotel, we will meet at the docks around 10:35 to board a boat for a 2.5 hour cruise out the Swinomish Channel and through the awe inspiring beauty of Deception Pass. The cruise includes a cracked crab and BBQ chicken lunch. We will return to Laconner and start for homearound 1:30 pm.

$339 Members; $389 General public (ppdo) +$85 Single Supplement

Includes transportation, admission, lodging, three meals, and cruise.

Bus leaves Olympia at 8:00 am; Lacey at 8:30 am.

Approximate return: Wednesday 6:00 pm

Activity level: Difficult

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The Sound of Music

May 21, 2023

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May 21, 2023

$105 Members; $125 General Public

Beloved by audiences for generations, The Sound of Music by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein captures the power of music to transform lives. Inspired by the memoir of Maria Augusta Trapp, the musical is set in 1938 in Austria during the rise of Nazism. The story follows an aspiring nun who is assigned to serve as governess to seven children under the strict watch of their father, Captain von Trapp. It includes many popular musical numbers, including “Climb Every Mountain,” “My Favorite Things”, “Doe-Re-Mi” and “Sixteen Going on Seventeen.” The production will be performed at Centralia College. After the show we will dine at Jeremy’s Farm to Table offering top quality cuisine in a rustic yet elegant atmosphere. They also have a farmstand you might want to check out.

$105 Members; $125 General Public

Includes: transportation, admission and meal.

Bus leaves Olympia at 12:30 pm, Lacey at 1:00 pm

Approximate return: 7:00 pm.

Activity level: Easy

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To register or to find out more about upcoming trips,
call our Trips & Tours Office at 360.586.6181 ext. 126.
Members receive a discount on registration!

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