Pier 55 Red Wing Area Seniors
240 Harrison St, Ste 2 | Red Wing, MN 55066 | 651.327.2255

Trips and Tours


Red Wing area seniors are going places! Join us for a trip to a theater, restaurant or casino. Explore a completely new destination. Learn, make memories and have. Remember that friends and family of any age can come with us.

Watch the Deadlines. Tickets are limited. Register early so you won't be disappointed.

Rose Parade Trip Travel Show: Wed, August 16, 2pm

Red Wing Area Seniors

Red Wing Area Seniors

Tour de Doug 2017

*Lead by Doug Blakesley
Thursday, August 24th
No cost, all are welcome.
Register by August 20
Red Wing Area Seniors

Bike to Welch for ice cream at the Blue Dog Café, Welch (new owners/new name).
10 miles each way

MN State Fair
Monday, August 28th or Thursday, August 31st

Leave 7:30am; return at 5:30pm
Cost: $35 for bus and fair admission
Register by August 24

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Medina Ball Room Trips

You can watch or dance during the entertainment!
Lv: 11:30 a.m.; return 5 p.m.
Cost: $30 members; $40 non members (bus & show)

Julie Lee - Tuesday, Sept. 12, Show 1 - 4 p.m.
Top Notch - Tuesday, Oct. 10, Show 1 - 4 p.m.
Free cookies available at show break; no meals Red Wing Area Seniors picture

Registration deadline 7 days prior to trip. Stop in or call Pier 55. Credit cards accepted.


Where They Fought: A WWII European Tour


Red Wing Area Seniors picture Sept. 15-28, 2017
Cost: From $1,878/person
Deposit: $250/person


Embark on a once-in-a-lifetime journey through Europe where the “Greatest Generation” fought to save the world, defeating the behemoth German Nazi war machine. Arrive in Holland to travel the route of the September, 1944, Market Garden Battle, where the American 82nd Airborne landed at Groesbeek, beginning the Battle of the Bridges. Then north to Arnhem, where the British and the Polish fought valiantly to take what became the movie “A Bridge Too Far.” We follow the exact footsteps of heroic warriors who brought the Allies to the doorstep of Hitler’s Nazi domain, then to Nuremberg to walk the Nazi Parade Grounds at Zeppelin Field -- the site of Hitler’s big rallies. You will see the very courtroom where post-war the Nuremberg Trials condemned Nazi criminals to their final judicious fate.

We’ll view the heights of Hitler’s Eagle’s Next atop the Bavarian Alps and tour Berchtesgaden, the town where many Nazi VIPs had ‘summer homes’, away from the raging battles of WWII. In the beautiful countryside of Czechoslovakia we travel on to Krakow, Poland, and a reflective tour of Auschwitz, one of Hitler’s most infamous concentration camps. Berlin is our final destination for a city tour and the epicenter of Hitler’s megalomaniacal rise to power and what remains today, for a view into a past chapter of history, never to be forgotten.

Join tour guide Mary Berg as she leads a WWII European Tour offered by no one else!

Red Wing Area Seniors

MYSTERY TRIP

Watch for details on our October Mystery trip in the September newsletter!

Galena Trip– Stop in for a flyer
October 17-19, 2017
August 30th deadline
This is going to be a fantastic trip!

November Shop Til You Drop #3

Northtown Mall
Thursday, November 2nd
Members $20, Nonmembers $25
Register by October 25th
Red Wing Area Seniors
Bring friends, bring teenage grandchildren and enjoy a wonderful holiday trip to the mall. We must have 20 participants for this trip to go.

GET YOUR HOLIDAY SHOPPING DONE!

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Eat Drink and Be Merry In Jolly Rochester, Minn.

Feast Local Food Festival - Mayo Civic Center
Saturday, Dec. 2 bus trip
Times to be determined
Cost bus only: $25 non members, $15 members
Cost w/wrist band for beer and wine tasting: $40 non members, $30 members


Local farmers and food producers showcase, sample and sell their products at more than 100 exhibit booths at Rochester’s Feast Local Food Festival. You can view and participate in chef demonstrations and beer and wine tasting. It is great event for learning about the area’s locally produced foods as well as for purchasing food gifts for the holiday season!

See photos of last years event, and learn more about it on this website:  http://www.local-feast.org/event_info2017

Rose Parade & New Year’s
Dec. 30, 2017– Jan. 4, 2018

Rose Parade Trip Travel Show: Wed, August 16, 2pm

This is the BIG one! Everyone loves a parade, especially the Rose Parade in Southern California! You don’t want to miss this colorful adventure. Join us on this wonderful trip for 5 nights in Southern California! (We have 9 signed up and more are coming in!)

Highlights include:
New Year’s Eve Dinner Party
Tournament of Roses Parade
Rose Parade Floats on display
Reagan Library and Museum
Hollywood and Walk of Fame
Beverly Hills and Rodeo Drive
The Grove and LA Farmer’s Market

Tour Rates
Booking Discount: $2,799 pp double
Regular rate: $2,899 pp double
Single Supplement: + $600
Call Phyllis for more information: 520-603-2779

You can fly from your winter home and join us.

*NEW* Trip refund policy.
A 20% administration fee will be charged to anyone who cancels a day trip within 5 business days of the trip departure date.

The RWAS tour director will seat disabled persons in the front seats for local trips.

The tour director’s seat is always behind the bus driver so s/he can use the PA system and leave the bus first to initiate a tour.

Parking and Not parking at Pier 55

If Pier 55 sponsors an overnight event, participants should not leave their vehicles at Pier 55. Have someone bring you -- or your vehicle may be towed. This is especially important during the winter with snowplowing needs, etc.

If you are attending an event at Pier 55, please park on our assigned side and not on the Pottery Museum section. Park in front of Pier 55 if possible. Stop in at the front desk if you need clarification.

Casino Trips



Palace Casino – Cass Lake & Northern Lights Casino- Walker, Minn.
Tues.-Wed., Aug. 8-Aug. 9
Cost: $80 – Leave RW 7 a.m.
Palace Casino includes $20 slot play, $3 food coupon.
Northern Lights includes $40 slot play, $3 food coupon and hotel room. Final registration July 21.
Bus limited to 52 patrons.

Diamond Jo – Northwood, Iowa
Monday, Aug. 14 – Leave RW -7:30 a.m.
Cost: $20; $10 Free Play & free buffet
Final Registration by Aug. 7

Diamond Jo – Northwood, Iowa
Tuesday, Sept. 5 – Leave RW -7:30 a.m.
Cost: $20; $10 Free Play & free buffet
Final Registration by Aug. 31

Jackpot Junction – Morton, Minn.
Wed.-Thur., Sept. 13-14
Leave Red Wing 7:30 a.m.
Cost: $70; includes $50 Free Play
Final registration due by Aug. 30

Diamond Jo – Northwood, Iowa
Tuesday, Oct. 10. Leave RW -7:30 a.m.
Cost: $20; $10 Free Play & free buffet
Final registration by Oct. 5

Meskwaki Bingo – Tama, Iowa
Thurs.-Fri., Oct. 26-27
Leave Red Wing 7 a.m.
Cost: $70; includes $40 Free Play
Final registration due by Oct. 13

State Fair dates will be in next newsletter.

For casino trip information, contact Ken at Sugar Loaf Tours, 507-202-5630 or kcrameyer@gmail.com.