FCRE Member Services-Tours sponsors a continuing series of domestic and international tours tailored especially for members and their guests. In addition, a number of day tours are also offered to area buildings, museums, events, and programs. All programs are announced in the FCRE Advocate mailed to all current members.

Travel Notes

*  All tours are funded by participants only, not by membership dues.
*  A non-refundable deposit is required to reserve each tour space.
*  Each non-member guest pays a $50 guest fee for each tour.
*  All rates are per person, double occupancy (pp/do). Supplementary costs apply for those travelling alone. Travelers are responsible for arranging for their own roommates.
*  Not all locations or sites are handicapped accessible.
*  Persons with disabilities wishing to reserve space for any tour program should enclose a letter describing their needs with their initial reservation deposit so that FCRE Member Services and tour suppliers can determine if those needs can be met.

Please remember that all prices quoted are tentative and subject to change because of the changes in the price of oil.

All trip arrangements are handled by Trevor Major, Shillelaghs Travel Consultant. For more information on any of the tours listed below, email Trevor at Shillelagh Travel, at trevorm@shillelaghtravelclub.com; or call him at 703-242-2204.

And, if you would like to take any trip offered by Collette that we are not booking as a group, Trevor can arrange those trips and give you discounts!


Sunny Portugal: MARCH 12-21, 2022

Trip highlights include Portuguese Riviera, Lisbon, Belem, Obidos, Sintra, Choice on Tour, Arraiolos, Cork Factory, Evora, Winery Visit, Alentejo, Monsaraz, Lagos, Algarve, Faro, Tavira, 4 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Azeitao.

Prices with air: D = $2463, S = $2963. Deposit of $600 due September 13, 2021

Details at:  https://gateway.gocollette.com/link/1052714

Holland & Belgium Springtime River Cruise: April 21–29, 2022

Highlights include: Amsterdam, 7-Night River Cruise, Keukenhof Gardens, Arnhem, Middelburg, Bruges, Ghent, Antwerp, Kinderdijk Windmills, Floriade Expo 2022.

Prices with air start at $3516 double. Deposit of $800 due August 22, 2021

Details at:  https://gateway.gocollette.com/link/1052713

Western Canada’s Rockies, Lakes & Wine Country: June 18–26, 2022

Highlights: Calgary, Albertan BBQ, Banff, Bow Falls, Lake Louise, Revelstoke Railway Museum, Okanagan Valley, Vineyard Dinner and Wine Tasting, Vancouver, Stanley Park, Granville Island.

Prices with air: D = $3734, S = $4734. Deposit of $600 due December 18, 2021

Details at:  https://gateway.gocollette.com/link/1052841

The Colorado Rockies Featuring National Parks & Historic Trains: July 22–30, 2022

Highlights: Denver, Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado National Monument, Grand Junction, Canyonlands National Park, Dead Horse Point State Park, Arches National Park, Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, Mesa Verde National Park (UNESCO).

Prices with air: D = $2946, S = $3646. Deposit of $600 due January 22, 2022

Details at:  https://gateway.gocollette.com/link/1052617

Pacific NW & California: August 28–September 4, 2022

Highlights: Seattle, Mount St. Helens Visitor Center, Portland, Choice on Tour, Columbia River Gorge, Hood River, Yaquina Head Lighthouse, Newport, Bandon State Natural Area, Rogue River Cruise, Redwood National Park, Avenue of the Giants, San Francisco.

Prices with air: D = $2949, S = $3749. Deposit of $600 due February 28, 2022.

Details at:  https://gateway.gocollette.com/link/1052711

Scotland: Isles of Lore and Legend: October 1-12,2022

Highlights: Glasgow, Inveraray, Auchindrain, Islay, Whisky Distillery, Loch Melfort, Isle of Iona, Fingal's Cave at Staffa, Kilmartin Glen, Loch Lomond, Off-Road Vehicle Exploration, Luss, Scottish Highlands, Balmoral Castle, St. Andrews & Old Course Tour.

Prices with air: D = $4849, S = $5629. Contact Trevor for deposit amount and deadline.

Details at: https://gateway.gocollette.com/link/1052965