Day Trips & Travel Programs

From trips to theatre productions to tours of California wine country to international travel, there's a variety of opportunities to explore the world with day trips and travel programs at the WSU Retiree Center.

You do not need to be a Winona State retiree to enjoy our day trips and travel opportunities. These experiences are open to all adults who are interested!


Cuba Discovery - Postponed

Oct. 19, 2020

Trip Highlights:

  • 5 nights in Havana
  • Museum of the Revolution
  • Old Havana Walking Tour
  • Artist Jose Fuster
  • Cigar Factory Tour
  • Colon Cemetery
  • Havana Club Rum Museum
  • Hemingway’s Farm
  • Habana Compass Dance Group Performance
  • Old Style Classic Car Club
  • Nacional Hotel Tour
  • Pinar Del Rio & Vinales Valley
  • Tobacco Farm & Farmhouse Visit

View the Cuba Trip Itinerary and Reservation Details. (PDF)


Disney’s Frozen the Musical Day Trip

May 13, 2020

Trip Itinerary:

2pm – Board bus at Phillips Bus Company parking lot (12th and Main)
4:30pm – Arrive in Minneapolis
5pm – Early dinner at Rock Bottom Brewery
7:30pm – Showtime (plan to arrive at 7:00pm to find your seats)
9:45pm - Board the bus for Winona
Midnight – Arrive at the Phillips Bus Company parking lot

The cost of the trip is $110/person and includes your ticket to the play, dinner at Rock Bottom Brewery (not including alcoholic beverages), the bus ride (including snacks and water) and tip for the bus driver.


New England Rails and Trails

Oct. 3-11, 2020

Multi-night stays in North Conway, NH, Burlington, VT & Portland, ME

Trip Highlights:

  • 2 Rail Journeys (Conway Scenic Railroad & Mt. Washington Cog Rail)
  • Boston City Tour & Faneuil Hall Marketplace
  • Billings Farm & Museum
  • Woodstock
  • Maple Sugar Farm
  • Ben & Jerry’s Factory
  • Shelburne Museum
  • Casco Bay Cruise
  • Kancamangus Highway
  • Quechee Gorge
  • Cold Hollow Cider Mill
  • Portland Lighthouse
  • Lobster Farewell Dinner

View the New England Trip Itinerary and Reservation Details. (PDF)


Come From Away Day Trip

Aug. 19, 2020

Trip Itinerary:

  • 2pm - Board bus at Phillips Bus Company parking lot (12th and Main)
  • 4:30pm - Arrive in Minneapolis
  • 5pm - Early dinner at Rock Bottom Brewery
  • 7:30pm - Showtime (plan to arrive at 7pm to find your seats)
  • 9:45pm - Board the bus for Winona
  • Midnight - Arrive at the Phillips Bus Company parking lot

The cost of the trip is $100/person and includes your ticket to the play, dinner at the Rock Bottom Brewery (not including alcoholic beverage), the bus ride (including snacks and water) and tip for the bus driver.


New Orleans & Cajun Country Trip

This 7-day trip will depart on March 21, 2021.

The cost is $2699 pp double.

Some of the trip highlights are:

  • 3 Nights in the French Quarter
  • French Quarter Tour & New Orleans City Tour
  • Steamboat Natchez Cruise
  • Café du Monde
  • Court of Two Sisters Dinner
  • New Orleans School of Cooking
  • Longue View Gardens & House
  • Garden District
  • Natchez Area Tour & Dinner at Antebellum Mansion
  • Bayou Cruise
  • Jean Lafitte Cultural Center
  • Tabasco Factory, Avery Island
  • Point Breaux’s Dinner

View the New Orleans & Cajun Country Trip flyer (PDF).


Nova Scotia & the Canadian Maritimes Trip

September 9, 2021

The cost is $3379 pp double.

Some of the trip highlights are:

  • Halifax City Tour
  • Peggy’s Cove
  • Alexander Graham Bell Museum
  • Baddeck
  • Cabot Trail
  • Cape Breton National Park
  • Prince Edward Island Tour
  • Charlottetown (Prince Edward Island)
  • Green Gables Farmhouse
  • Hopewell Rocks
  • Bay of Fundy
  • Lunenburg Walking Tour
  • College of Piping
  • Multi-Night Stays in Baddeck, Charlottetown & Halifax

View the Nova Scotia & the Canadian Maritimes Trip flyer (PDF).


Past Events

Treasures of Ireland Trip

Oct. 15-25, 2019

Highlights

  • 2 Nights in Belfast
  • 2 Nights in Dublin
  • 2 Nights in Killarney
  • Dublin City Tour
  • Trinity College - Book of Kells
  • Old Jameson Whiskey Distillery
  • Giants Causeway
  • Belfast City Tour & Titanic Belfast
  • Cliffs of Moher
  • Ring of Kerry
  • Medieval Banquet
  • Glendalough & St. Kevin’s
  • Killarney & Jaunting Car Ride
  • Limerick & Galway
  • Blarney Castle & Woolen Mills
  • Rock of Cashel
  • Adare & Foynes

View the Ireland Trip Itinerary and Reservation Details (PDF).


Steel Magnolias Day Trip

November 3, 2019

Trip Itinerary:

8:15am – Board bus at Phillips Bus Company parking lot (12th and Main)
10:45am – Brunch at Granite City
1pm – Showtime (we will plan to arrive by 12:30 to give everyone ample time to find seats)
4pm - Board the bus for Winona
6:30pm – Arrive at the Phillips Bus Company parking lot

The cost of the trip is $115 per person and includes your ticket to the play, brunch at Granite City Food & Brewery (not including alcoholic beverages), the bus ride (including snacks and water) and tip for the bus driver.

Bell Museum Day Trip
Tour of Minneapolis Institute of Arts & Walker Center
Great Trains & Grand Canyons
Dear Evan Hansen Day Trip

California Rail Discovery Trip

MN Vikings Football Game

Munich's Oktoberfest & Danube River Cruise

Beautiful Day Trip - Carole King

State Capitol Tour

Wicked - Theater Production

Cape Cod Trip