Trips

FROM YOUR DIRECTOR OF ACTIVITIES – DECEMBER, 2017

Mary Ann Sarver-325 Saddlebrook Road, Gibsonia, PA 15044  maryatravel@verizon.net  Phone (724-939-3394) or 412-302-6007

New Trip Proposal to Costa Rica – See attached information sheet in this newsletter.

Discounts available until Dec. 31st.  Call for brochure and information.

TELLURIDE TRIP – March 4-1l.  Looking for one guy to fill a spot.  If you are thinking about the trip but haven’t committed, please do so ASAP.  Call Mary Ann at 724-939-3394  or 412-302-6007 for information as the flyer is not in this newsletter.

PRINCESS CRUISE TO PANAMAL CANAL – JAN 5TH, 2018.   We have eight members signed up for this cruise and there is still space for more.  Call Mary Ann at 724-939-3394 or 412-302-6007 for details.  This is a 15 day trip from Los Angeles to return home from Ft. Lauderdale.  Price is very good and airfares have been very low.  It may be too late, but call and I will check it out for you.

Costa Rica Brochure and Signup Sheet

Attached is a Costa Rica Brochure and signup sheet for your use.  This trip is for “our group only” and will not involve other Mayflower clients.   We need 20 people in order for it to be a “go”. I have held group airspace for this trip.  Please note that if you book before Dec. 31, you will get a $50 per person savings.  If you have never travelled with Mayflower before, you can add an additional $25 savings.   The sooner we get to 20, the sooner we will know that the trip is a definite. You are welcome to invite friends and family to join us.
The cost of the trip including airfare is $2,492 per person.  This trip includes many extras; such as, 13 meals as well as many planned activities.
Thanks for your interest and hope to hear from you soon.
Mary Ann 724-939-3394 or 412-302-6007.   If you are depositing with a credit card, you can contact me directly.
A form is also located under the Forms menu.
Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Proposed Trip to Costa Rica Through Mayflower Tours.

In order to proceed with this group, I will need commitments from 20 people.   If you are interested, please let me know ASAP.  Group space is held for our group of 20-40 participants.

Date:   May 18-25, 2018

Price:  $ 2,494 per person based on double – Single supplement      $799

$50 discount per person if booked by December 31, 2017

Insurance Optional –We will be using Travel Guard since we will not be using air from Mayflower.  Group air space is being held on Delta flights.

May 18, 2018 – Pittsburgh to Atlanta            6:00am arrive 7:46am

Atlanta to San Jose             9:46am arrive 11:46am

May 25, 2018 – San Jose to Atlanta               1:00pm arrive  7:04pm

Atlanta to Pittsburgh         10:20pm arrive 12:05am\

Three luxurious Hotels:

May 18 – Wyndham San Jose Herradula Hotel

May 19, 20 and 21 – Hotel Magic Mountain – Views of volcano and magnificent scenery with nearby shops

May 22, 23 and 24 – Hotel Parador Resort and Spa – with long stretches of white sand beaches lined with swaying palm trees, golden sunsets and turquoise waters

8 days/13 meals – The limitless possibilities that include extensive rainforests, volcanoes, rivers traveling through the mountains, beaches and natural resources safeguarded by an important organization of national parks and forest preserves will unfold before your eyes on this amazing holiday in Costa Rica.

See Poas Volcano – one of the most spectacular volcanoes in Costa Rica

Lunch at the Doka Coffee Estate with tour of Plantation

Views of the Arenal Volcano from our hotel

Visit Arenal Volcano National Park and enjoy a small hike at the base of the Volcano,

Excursion to Cano Negro National Wildlife Refuge with a local guide and lunch

Experience a Jungle Crocodile Safari with local expert.  Much, Much, More.  Contact:   Mary Ann Sarver at 724-939-3394 or 412-302-6007 or email maryatravel@verizon.net

Oberammergau Passion Play

Hi,  Ambassador Travel Service is offering a group trip to the Passion Play in Oberammergau on August 30 – September 10, 2020.
Tour Operator is Collette Tours.
This is extremely popular and needs to be planned far in advance.   Here are a few of the details:
Date – August 30 – September 10, 2020.
*Price – $6,999 Double Occ. – Advance purchase at $100 discount per person until Jan. 3, 2018.
*Single – $8,699 – Also – advance purchase rate until Jan. 3, 2018.
Included in price:  Roundtrip air from Pittsburgh, Air Taxes and Fees/Surcharges, Hotel Transfers
12 days – 17 meals – 10 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 6 dinners.
Highlights:  Lago Maggiore, Island Dinner, Zermatt, Glacier Express Train, St. Moritz, Innsbruck, Salzburg, St. Peter’s Restaurant, Mozart Dinner Concert, Munich, Oberammergau Passion Play, Linderhof Palace, Fussen, Neuschwanstein Castle.
*All Rates are per person and subject to change, based on air inclusive package from Pittsburgh.
Not included in price:  Cancellation Waiver and Insurance of $500 per person.
Contact Mary Ann at 724-939-3394 or by email for brochure and additional information.

Biking the Canadian Rockies

Would you let the Cycle Paths know that four of us are planning to join the Vermont Bicycle Tours group on a cycling trip in the Canadian Rockies.  Information on the trip can be found at VBT.com and is listed as Cycling the Canadian Rockies: Jasper, Lake Louise & Banff – listed as “easy.”   We plan to go on the September 8-14 tour.  We can get $100 off coupons for first time VBT travelers and anyone who traveled with VBT during 2017 can get a discount for their 2018 trip.  There are already four of us and if we have a group of eight we’ll get a discount equivalent to 1/2 trip which we would divide among the eight travelers.  Anyone who would like more information, can give me a call at 412-366-1192.
Thanks,
Shirley Dougherty

Life is like riding a bicycle……to keep your balance……you need to keep moving!

Panamal Canal Cruise – Jan 5, 2018

Looking for one lady to share a cabin on this cruise.  There are 8 people from the ski club going so far.  It is a 15 day cruise departing out of LA and returning from Ft. Lauderdale.   If you are interested in looking into this, let Mary Ann Sarver know and she will give you the details.   Call her at 724-939-3394 or 412-302-6007.  Thank you.

PRINCESS CRUISE TO PANAMAL CANAL – JAN 5TH, 2018.

We have eight members signed up for this cruise and there is still space for more.  Call Mary Ann at 724-939-3394 or 412-302-6007 for details.  This is a 15 day trip from Los Angeles to return home from Ft. Lauderdale.  Price is very good and airfares have been very low.  Call if you want a brochure or more information.

DESTINATION: TELLURIDE, COLORADO

DATES OF TRAVEL: March 4 – 11, 2018 (Sun to Sun)

GROUP SIZE:  52

COST: $1,999 pp 6 sharing – 3 bedroom/3 baths

$1,999 pp 8 sharing – 4 bedroom/4 baths

$2,120 pp 4 sharing – 2 bedroom/2 bath

DEPOSIT: $100 check ASAP to Mary Ann Sarver’s Tours,

2940 Greenfield Road, Glenshaw, PA 15116

PHONE: 412-486-8874 or 412-302-6007

Email – maryatravel@verizon.net

PACKAGE INCLUDES;

Roundtrip airfare on United flights:

3/04/18 –  departs PIT at 8:33am and arrives Denver 10:21am

departs Denver   11:20am and arrives Montrose 12:15pm

3/11/18 –  departs Montrose at 1:10pm and arrives in Denver 2:10pm

departs Denver at 5:30pm and arrives in PIT at 10:15pm

Charter bus transfers from Montrose to Telluride based on 30 passengers per coach.   Grocery/Liquor stop on the way.

Lodging – 7 nights lodging at the Bear Creek Lodge including taxes.

Easy ski access via semi private lift to the Lower Village Bypass run.

Two, Three and four bedroom condos each with fully equipped kitchen, cable TV, complimentary high-speed internet.  An indoor and outdoor heated pool,  Three outdoor hot tubs, sauna and fitness center as well as laundry facilities in each condo.

Free shuttle for guest use within Mountain Village from 7:00 am to midnight.

Baggage handling

Welcome Reception

Lift Tickets – 5 out of 6-day pass

Non-Skier – Deduct $350 from Package Price

No airfare – Deduct $475

Please fill out Trip Reservation Form and send with your deposit.

Optional Trip Insurance available upon request at additional cost

DER SITZMARK TRIP RECORD FROM 1989 TO PRESENT

COUNT HOW MANY TRIPS YOU WERE ON.

84 TRIPS ARE LISTED.

(There were other trips to Holiday Valley, New York and Snowshoe, West Virginia and other trips that I have no dates or records)

February,  1989 – First Ski Trip to Smugglers Notch with 8 participants

March 4-11, 1990 – Park City – (Park City, Canyons, Deer Valley) – 22

February 16, 1991 – Blue Knob – Bus One Day Trip – 41

March 9-16, 1991 – Sun Valley, Idaho 30

June 21-23, 1991 – Annapolis Maryland – Sailing Trip

1992 – Can anyone remember?  I think it was Winter Park, Co.

March 21-28, 1993 – Whistler/Blackcomb Canada – (Sightseeing plane & Tantalus Icefall) – 45

November 7-14, 1993 – Dolphin Cruise – Eastern Car – S.S. Seabreeze. – (Nassau, San Juan, St John & St Thomas) – 40

March 6-13, 1994 – Ski Lake Tahoe, Nevada  – (Heavenly, Squaw Valley, Kirkwood,  Alpine Meadows  &  Northstar) – 50

April 30-May 1, 1994 – Toronto – Phantom of the Opera-Crazy for You – 44

October 5-16, 1994 – Ireland and London & Wales Tour – 19 Ladies

March 11-18, 1995 – Sun Valley, Idaho – 58

May 6-7, 1995 – Toronto – Miss Saigon – 42

August 26-27, 1995 – Seven Springs Tennis Weekend  – 13

November  5-12, 1995 – Cruise – Seawind – Southern Car (Aruba, Grenada, Barbados & St. Luica) – 13

March 1-8, 1996 – Banff and Lake Louise – Chateau Lake Louise 3 nts and Caribou Lodge in Banff 4 nts.– (Banff, Lake Louise and Norquey)  – 60

November 2-9, 1996 Cancun – Charter – All Inclusive Blue Bay Resort – 26

March 7-14, 1997 – Breckenridge, Colorado – (Breckenridge, Arapahoe basin, Vail and Keystone)  – 70

May 21-31, 1997 – Germany – (Private Charter Bus – Cities – Frankfort, Rudeshein, Heidelburg, Rothenburg and Munich)  Biked in Heidelburg.- 27

August 26, 1997 – 12 nights – Alaska Cruise and Tour on Regal Princess – (Anchorage,  Glacier Tour, Denali Park, Fairbanks, Dawson City, Whitehorse, Narrow Gauge Rail Trip to Scagway, Cruise Glacier Bay, Sitka & visited Vancouver) – 36

March 8-15, 1998 – Whistler/Blackcomb. Canada – Tantalus Lodge – (1 nt at Hotel Vancauver) – 83

October 9-10, 1998 – Wellsboro, PA  – Bike Trip – Wellsboro Historic Hotel

October 25-Nov. 1, 1998 – Aruba  – Holiday Inn  – 26

January 17-22, 1999 – Mt Sutton, Canada Ski Trip La Paimpolaiose – (Mt. Sutton, Owls Head,  Jay Peak)  – 35

March 8-15, 1999 – Big Sky, Montana – 66

May 20 – 31, 1999 – Italy Tour –  (Milan, Venice, Florence, Siena, and Rome)- 41

February 13-22, 2000 – Innsbruck Ski Trip Hotel Grauer Bar)–(1 nt. Munich at Platzl Hotel)  – Stubai Glacier, St. Anton, Kitzbuhel, Axamer, Seefeld) – 77

April 24 – May 1 – 2000 – Punta Cana-  Iberostar  – 15

March 6-13, 2000 – Steamboat Springs – The Ranch Condos – 48

2001 Eastern Townships Canada Estrimont Hotel -(Mt. Sutton, Owls Head & Orford)  40

February 24-March 3, 2001 – Park City, Utah – (Park City, Canyons and Snowbird) – 44

March 12-19, 2001 – Lake Tahoe – 40 Lakeland Village Condos  (Hornblower boat to Squaw Valley – Skied Squaw, Heavenly, Kirkwood and Virginia City Tour) – 40

October 14-19, 2001 – Las Vegas – New York, New York Hotel – 17

January 20-25, 2002 – Mt Sutton, Canada – The Inn (Mt Sutton, Owls Head and Orford) – 45

February 14-21, 2002 – Telluride, Colorado – Telluride Lodge Ski In/Ski Out – 44

March 5-12, 2002 – Banff – Jasper Lodge 3 nts and Banff Springs Hotel 4 nts – (Marmot Basin, Lake Louise, Norquey and Sunshine and Icewalk)  – 71

Oct 19-26, 2002 – NCL Cruise – Western Car. –(Gr. Cayman, Roatin, Belieze and Cozemel) – 16

January 26-31, 2003 – Mont Tremblant, Canada – Lodge – 28

February 27-March 10, 2003 – Cortina Italy Hotel Corona – (Side trip Venice and Rome)-52

March 31-April 7, 2003 – Vail Colorado – Vail and Beaver Creek – 38

November  6-13, 2003 – Moon Palace Golf and Spa Resort – Cancun, Mexico – 20

February 13-23, 2004 – Interlaken, Switz.- 2 night Zurich –2 (Day trip Zermatt) – 52

March 9-16, 2004 – Big Sky, Mt., Big Horn Condos. –  (Yellowstone Snowmobile Tour)-42

April 30-May 9, 2004 – Holland Barge (Lisa Marleen) & Bike with one night Gent – 28

January 31-Feb 7- 2005 – Sun Valley, Idaho – 40

February 27 – March 6, 2005 – Aspen, Colorado – (Aspen, Aspen Highlands, Snowmass and Buttermilk) – 51

March 12-19, 2005 – Jackson Hole, Wy – 22

Feb 5 – 22, 2005 – St. Thomas – Wyndham Hotel – Grand Beach – 16

June 14-15, 2005 – New York Bus Trip – Wellington Hotel – Pirates vs. Yankee – 28

February 5-12, 2006 – Crested Butte, Co – The Plaza Condos  – 50

February 27-March 6, 2006 – Copper Mt., Co – 80 – Cooper Mt and Keystone, Co

May 13 – 20, 2006 – Moon Palace Golf and Spa Resort, Cancun, Mexico – 20

January 29-Feb 6, 2007 – Steamboat, Co – 29

February 27 – March 5, 2007 – Big Mountain, Mt. Grouse Mt. Lodge – 75

April 24 – May 6, 2007 – Greece – Athens  3nt, Myconos 3nt, 4 nt cruise – 82

February 4-12, 2008–Park City, Utah – Park Peaks Hotel–Park City, Canyons, Deer Valley -69

February 26 – March 4, 2008 – Aspen – The Gant – (Aspen, Snowmass, Highlands and Buttermilk) – 48

October 30 – Nov., 6, 2008 – Cancun Palace, Cancun, Mexico – 18

January 26, 2009 – 10 days – Costa Rica – Caravan Tours – 7

February 7 – 14, 2009 – Sun Valley – Sun Valley Village Condos – 18

February 26 – March 5, 2009 – Beaver Creek, Co. – Ridgepoint Condos – Beaver Creek and Vail – 85

April, 2009 – Princess Cruise to Panama Canal – 14

November 2 – 9, 2009 – Palace Golf and Spa Resort – Punta Cana – 26

February  6-13, 2010 – Telluride Trip – Bear Creek Lodge – 24

February  20-28, 2010 – Crested Butte, Co – Emmons Suites in Grand Lodge – 51

October  21, 2110 – 7 nights at Grand Moon Palace Resort – Rivera Maya, Mexico – 26

January 29- Feb 5, 2011 – Park City – Park Peaks Hotel – 14

February  23-30, 2011 – Tahoe – Harrah Hotel –  Heavenly, Kirkwood, Alpine Meadows, Squaw Valley. – 50

May 11, 2011 – Princess Cruise – Copenhagen and Baltic Sea – 55

February 29, 2012 – Steamboat, Co – 60

September 15-22, 2012 – Train – Colorado – Mayflower Tours – 34

October 18-25, 2012 – Beach Palace, Cancun, Mexico – 20

February 10-18, 2013 – Telluride, Co. Mountain Lodge – 28

February  20-27, 2013 – Winter Park, Co – Zepher Mt Lodge – 28

August 6-12, 2013 – Alaska 3nt cruise and 11 nt land – (Anchorage, Fairbanks, Wittier Flords boat trip, Denali Park, Dawson City – 36

November 14 – 21, 2013 – Hard Rock – Punta Cana – 18

February 25- March 4, 2014 – Jackson Hole, Wy – Lexington – 65

Oct.  22 – Nov 2, 2014 – Portugal River Cruise – Mayflower Tours – 3 nts Lisbon –  36

November 17-24, 2014 – Cancun, Mexico – Playacar Palace – 36

February 25-March 4, 2015 – Snowmass, CO – Villa at Snowmass Club Condos – (Aspen, Highlands, Snowmass and Buttermilk) –  65

October  8 – Nov 2, 2015 – Australia/New Zealand/ Fiji – 28 days – 16

November 16-23, 2015 – Palace Spa Resort – Jamaica – 43

February 24 – March 2, 2016 – Crested Butte – The Lodge – 78

October 27 – Nov 3, 2016 – Cancun, Mex – Moon Place Golf and Spa Resort – 36

February  23 – March 2, 2017 – Steamboat, Co – Chateau Chamonix – 60