OLLI Trips

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Enjoy day and overnight excursions with OLLI members planned by the OLLI Travel Committee and Friendship Tours. Learn about new and old places waiting to be explored with your OLLI friends.

Trips are open to current OLLI members on a first come, first served basis. They also become open to non-members at a later date, if room allows, for a surcharge of $10 for day trips and $20 for overnight excursions.

For reservations or questions, call Friendship Tours at 860-243-1630 (do not call the OLLI office) then mail individual checks for each trip made out to Friendship Tours, 705 Bloomfield Ave, Bloomfield, CT 06002. You will receive confirmation through the mail with all pertinent information. If you have any special needs or handicaps, please advise Friendship Tours when you register.

Please Note: Trip fees are non-refundable unless a substitute is available on the waiting list.

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Upcoming Excursions

Madama Butterfly at The Metropolitan Opera House, Lincoln Center, New York City

Saturday, March 3, 2018Image result for madama butterfly broadway

Depart: 9 AM, Waterbury Chase Parkway Commuter Park & Ride Lot

Return ETA: 8 PM, Waterbury

Be a part of the Met’s extraordinary 2018 season, featuring the world’s greatest singers and musicians in unforgettable performances. You do not need to be an expert of opera to appreciate the enormous scale of these productions or the amazing voices booming through the opera house with no microphones!

The show runs about 3 hours & 15 minutes

The title character of Madama Butterfly – a young Japanese geisha who clings to the belief that her arrangement with a visiting American naval officer is a loving and permanent marriage – is one of the defining roles.

Orchestra Balance Seating, 1 PM performance

Cost: $208 per person for OLLI members, $218 per person for non-OLLI members

Cost Includes: Deluxe motorcoach transportation, Reserved Orchestra Rear Seat for Madama Butterfly, Tour Director and all Gratitudes

Contact Friendship Tours for more information or reservations (860)-243- 1630 or toll free (800)-243- 1630

More information on these and all trips, such as payment schedule and bus departure times, can be found in flyers at the OLLI Information Table during the Spring and Fall semesters and also by calling Friendship Tours (1-800-243-1630).  Please inquire about OLLI Day or Overnight Trips. As always, it is important to get reservations in early to assure your trip.

All trips depart from the Chase Parkway Commuter Park & Ride Lot, across from Naugatuck Valley Community College, 750 Chase Parkway, Waterbury, CT.