TOURS PROGRAM

Welcome to BSAC’s Tour Program. Our goal is to find trips and tours for our senior community. We work with independent licensed travel companies to coordinate trips that stimulate, entertain, and take the work away from you, the traveler, so you can enjoy your getaway adventure. BSAC offers day trips and extended trips within the United States and internationally. Perhaps the most significant note is by signing up through the BSAC for your trip, you support the BSAC financially through commissions by our designated Tour Operators. In addition, you do not need to be a member of the BSAC to take advantage of these trips. When you sign up through the BSAC you get the following: 

 

  • One-on-one consultation with our Tours Coordinator. She is here to answer any questions, and ease any concerns you may have. She is also your first point of contact when you want to sign up for any trip.
  • Trips operated by licensed travel companies. Many of these companies have been working with the BSAC for 10 years or more and have proven to be the “best in the business”.
  • A dedicated “Tour Director” who manages the trip. They are passionate and work with the guests to ensure a wonderful guided travel experience.
  • Relaxation. Let the Tour Operator worry about transportation, hotel and many of your meals. You simply show up for your planned daily activities.
  • Meeting fellow senior travelers from Bellingham and throughout the country. Meet local travelers, but you can also meet other seniors from all parts of the country when you take an “extended travel” opportunity.
  • Giving back to our “senior community”. The commissions BSAC receives through our Tour Operators help fund the program to ensure its expansion and longevity.

Are you ready to experience what the BSAC Travel Program has to offer?

I am interested in traveling, where do I begin?

First things first, its great you want to travel more. In addition, you do not need to be a member of the BSAC to support this program and take advantage of all it has to offer. Come see the Tour Coordinator and she can discuss with you what you are looking for and see if any of our Tour Operators have what you want. There are Travel Bulletin Boards located in the BSAC building with upcoming trips as well as trips listed in our monthly BSAC Connection. You may also want to sign up for the “TravelNews” Newsletter. This monthly publication will come to you by email and will be an extensive listing of upcoming trips as well as important deadlines and information for the traveler. To sign up send an email to: dromero@whatcomcoa.org.

TravelNews

Sign up for a more comprehensive travel newsletter. This monthly publication will come by email and have information for the senior traveler. Trips, events, important deadlines and travel information pertaining to you, the senior traveler. Email dromero@whatcomcoa.org to sign up.

How to Sign Up for Tours

BSAC’s Tour Coordinator is available Monday-Friday, 10:00am-2:00pm for registration. Each Tour Operator has a dedicated payment process that BSAC will assist you with. You can drop by or schedule an appointment by calling (360) 746-3457 or emailing me at dromero@whatcomcoa.org.

What Tour Operators do you use?

Currently our day trips are coordinated through “Bellair Tours and Adventures”. Our extended trips are through “Premier World Discovery”, “Road Scholar”, “Expedia Cruise Ship Centers”, “Ageless Adventures” and “Friendly Excursions”. This list is becoming more extensive as we search for other Tour Operators that can fulfill our guidelines. Be assured, no Tour Operator will be available to our seniors that we do not trust.

“I took my first rip with the BSAC Tour Program and was pleasantly surprised. My trip was with Premier World Discovery and they did an excellent job. Each moment was filled with information, history or entertainment. They even had suggestions of what to do during your downtime. The Tour Director was engaging, professional and organized. The best part though was the friendships I made with other travelers from other parts of the country. This will not be my last trip with the BSAC Tour Program.”

– Ruben

UPCOMING TRIPS FOR 2019

UNITED STATES

Colorado Rockies and National Parks
September 8-16, 2019
$3025 – $4025

Great Trains and Grand Canyons
September 15-20, 2019
$2495 – $3195

America’s Canyonlands
September 19-26, 2019
$2975 – $3900

Cape Cod & the Islands
September 22-28, 2019
$2695 – $3445

Fall Colors/Lighthouses-Great Lakes
September 26-October 4, 2019
$3295 – $4195

Historic South
October 13-19, 2019
$2825 – $3675

Music Cities, Branson, Memphis & Nashville
October 30-November 7, 2019
$3095 – $3945

Canyons of the Southwest
November 3-9, 2019
$2250 – $2800

Music Cities Christmas
December 6-11, 2019
$2595 – $3245

 

DAY TRIPS

Tillicum Excursion
July 3, $147

Grouse Mountain
July 17, $141

Bellvue Square/Botanical Gardens
July 31, $58

Diablo Lake
August 15, $113

Seattle Waterfront/Lake Union
August 25, $86

 

 

INTERNATIONAL

Sooke, Port Renfrew & Salt Spring Island (Canada)
July 15-18, 2019
$1288 – $1655

Grizzly Bears of Knight Inlet (Canada)
July 24-28, 2019
$2220 – $2776

Canadian Rockies/Glacier National Park
September 10-16, 2019
$1999 – $2599

Discovery Islands
September 8-13, 2019
$3821 – $4441

Kettle Valley Wine (Canada)
September 8-11, 2019
$1491 – $1923

Great Canadian Cities
September 18-26, 2019
$3399 – $4349

Rocky Mountaineer Rail (Canada)
September 23-30, 2019
$5116 – $7128

Autumn in Quebec (Canada)
October 10-17, 2019
$3645 – $4637

Scotland & Northern Ireland
October 14-22, 2019
$4245 – $4945

 

 

 

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Activity Center Hours

Monday – Friday: 8:00am to 4:30pm (note the Front Desk closes at 4:00pm) Saturday: 9:00am to 1:00pm
Call us at (360) 733-4030

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