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!

Treasures of Ireland Trip

Oct. 15-25, 2019


  • 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)
10:45 – 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.

Cuba Discovery

March 24-30, 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)

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)

Past Trips

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