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.

California Rail Discovery

September 13, 2018 | 7 Days
Featuring San Francisco, Lake Tahoe & the Napa Valley Wine Train

Highlights

  • Two Rail Experiences on the Napa Valley Wine Train and Sierra Nevada Rail Journey
  • San Francisco City Tour
  • San Francisco Bay Cruise
  • Sausalito
  • Wine Tasting & Lunch (Napa Valley Wine Train)
  • Winery Tour & Tasting
  • Lake Tahoe Paddlewheeler Cruise
  • Old Town Sacramento
  • Virginia City
  • Two Night Stay in San Francisco
  • Two Night Stay in Lake Tahoe

Inclusions

  • Roundtrip Airfare - MSP
  • Tour Director
  • 9 Meals (6 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 2 dinners)
  • Motorcoach Transportation
  • Admissions per Itinerary
  • Sightseeing per Itinerary
  • Hotel Transfers 
  • Baggage Handling

Tour Rates

Booking Discount*: $2569 pp/double

Regular Rate: $2669 pp/double

Single Supplement: +$825

View Trip Itinerary and Reservation Details (PDF)


MN Vikings vs. Buffalo Bills Football Game

September 23, 2018

The WSU Retiree Center is offering a fantastic day trip to see the MN Vikings take on the Buffalo Bills for a 12pm game on Sunday, September 23. This should be a fantastic opportunity to see the new stadium and watch an exciting game with friends and colleagues!

Itinerary

  • Leave Phillips Bus Parking Lot: 8:30am
  • Arrive at U.S. Bank Stadium: 11am (approximately)
  • Game Time: 12-3:30pm (approximately)
  • Board Bus back to Winona: 4pm
  • Arrive at Phillips Bus Parking Lot: 6:15pm (approximately)

Cost & Registration

The cost for this trip is $85. This price includes your ticket to the game, the bus ride (snacks/water included) and a tip for the driver.

Register today!


Munich’s Oktoberfest & Danube River Cruise

October 2-12, 2018 | 11 Days
Featuring Two Nights in a Bavarian Village & Seven Nights aboard the Amadeus Queen

Highlights

  • Munich’s Oktoberfest & City Tour with Bavarian Restaurant and Beer Hall Lunch
  • Passau Walking Tour
  • Regensburg Walking Tour
  • Melk Abbey, Durnstein Tour & Wine Tasting
  • Vienna Tour
  • Bratislava Tour
  • Budapest Tour
  • 4 Themed Onboard Entertainment Events
  • Viennese Quartet Performance
  • Oktoberfest Night
  • Gala Farewell Dinner
  • Hungarian Folklore Show

Inclusions

  • Roundtrip Airfare - MSP
  • 2 Nights Hotel - Bavarian Village (outside Munich)
  • 7 Night Cruise - Outside Cabin
  • PWD Tour/Cruise Manager
  • 23 Meals (9 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 7 dinners)
  • Wine, Beer & Soft Drinks w/ Onboard Dinners
  • Welcome & Farewell Dinners
  • Ship Staff
  • Baggage Handling
  • International Air Taxes/Fuel/Fees & Port Charges
  • Hotel & Ship Transfers
  • 7 Included Shore Excursions/Tours

Tour Rates

From $4,495 - 5,919 pp/double

Single Supplements from +$1,200 - 2,300

View Trip Itinerary and Reservation Details (PDF)

Retiree Center Day Trip - Beautiful: The Carole King Musical at the Orpheum

October 22, 2018

Itinerary
  • 2:00pm – Board bus at Phillips Bus Company parking lot (12th and Main)
  • 4:30pm – Arrive in Minneapolis
  • 5:00pm – 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.


Great Trains & Grand Canyons

May 19-24, 2019 

Highlights

  • Two Rail Journeys on Grand Canyon Railway & Verde Canyon Railroad
  • Grand Canyon National Park
  • Oak Creek Canyon
  • Black Bart’s Steakhouse
  • Sedona Trolley Tour
  • Chapel of the Holy Cross
  • Tlaquepaque & Uptown Sedona
  • Montezuma Castle
  • Jerome
  • Chuckwagon Supper & Show
  • Old Town Scottsdale

View Trip Itinerary and Reservation Details (PDF).


Treasures of Ireland Trip

October 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 Trip Itinerary and Reservation Details (PDF).


Past Trips