Explore, Dream, Discover
Have you felt it? You know that giddiness when you stand at the rim the Grand Canyon for the first time, the awe when you stand before the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington D.C., or hear tales from a local fishermen you just met in New England who caught the lobster you will be having for dinner? Discovering with us and making new friends on our tours will give you that “ahhh” feeling.
Life is not measured by the number of breaths that you take, but by the moments that take your breath away. The Cupertino Senior Center Travel knows how important it is for you to have those “ahhh” moments. Our destinations will take your breath away and entice you to discover more.
Member new trip sign-up begins at 8 am on the first Wednesday of January, March, May, July, September, and November, non-member new trip sign up starts one week later. Early walk-ins pick up a number at the front desk and proceed to the lounge to await the call of your number to proceed with trip sign-up. Members may sign up one other member, as long as that member is the person with whom they are traveling and expect to sit with on the bus.
If you are unable to join us in person for a trip registration day, you may pick up, from the flyer rack, a trip reservation form. Fill it out in advance and turn it in with your payment to the senior center front desk. Trip reservation forms will be registered in the order that they were received, after walk-in registration is completed.
If a trip is full, please ask the front desk to add your name to the wait list. When cancellations occur, we will fill from the wait list in the order that names were taken. No money is required to be put on the wait list.
No refunds are made unless a trip is cancelled by the senior center, or when cancellations are filled from the wait list. For individual cancellations, an administration fee of $10 for day trips and $25 for overnight trips will be assessed and the remaining balance refunded. For extended tours, please see the cancellation policy on the tour flyer.
Health and Physical Considerations
Due to the strenuous nature of traveling and touring, it is vital to be realistic about your health and physical abilities. Many programs involve a high level of walking in variable weather over some hilly and uneven terrain, as well as standing for significant periods of time. There may be stairs to climb, and stairs are involved in boarding the bus multiple times during a trip.
You must be able to carry your own luggage at all times. We do not have staff available to assist you with any of these physical activities. Please do not ask other tour participants to assist you with these activities.
Day Trips - General Information
Bus seats for day trips are assigned in the order in which you have registered. For day trips, please leave your vehicle in the second or third parking lot. No smoking or drinking of alcoholic beverages on the bus, which includes the restroom. Please be considerate of your fellow travelers and always be on time.
Extended Tours - General Information
If you do not have a roommate, you must pay the single occupancy rate. If a roommate becomes available, the difference in cost will be refunded to you. The senior center cannot be held responsible for securing a roommate for you. Only one suitcase per person and one carry-on bag is allowed. On long tours, parking at the senior center is not allowed. Please make arrangements to have someone drop you off and pick you up. Please be considerate of your fellow travelers and always be on time.