Barrington

Learning Center

Upcoming COLLETTE Tours

    • Thursday, December 05, 2019
    • Friday, December 13, 2019
    • Collette Tour. Coach from Barrington to Logan.

    DISCOVER PANAMA: THE LAND BETWEEN THE SEAS.  December 5-13, 2019.  Take a break from your Christmas shopping and spend 9 days in the warmth of Panama, where you can surely pick up a few unusual gifts or just treat yourself to an exciting getaway, for which we have been offered a reduced, appealing price. In this land of contrasts you will experience remote rainforests, rich history, diverse wildlife and spectacular coastlines, while enjoying unique accommodations and a delicious cuisine. Begin in Gamboa, where you will board dugout canoes and set off on an excursion up the Chagres River to an indigenous settlement. Of course, there will be a partial transit cruise through the engineering feat of the Panama Canal. Visit a frog conservation center, a butterfly haven, and an orchid nursery which dedicates itself to conserving regional plants. There will be many opportunities to shop at handicraft markets, visit an artist village, and meet legendary cigar rollers. Culinary experiences abound on this tour, and local culture is enjoyed at a dinner featuring a folkloric dance performance. There will be an opportunity to take a nature walk through the jungle forest with your guide, and end your journey at Playa Bonita to enjoy ocean views and soak up some sun at your beach front property. FEES: $2,559 per person double occupancy; $3,0599 single; $2,529 triple. NOTE: These prices are in effect until June 5, 2019, when they increase by $100 per person. A deposit of $500 per person is due with reservation. Final payment is due by October 6, 2019. Prices include round-trip airfare, airport-hotel transfers, transportation from Barrington to Logan Airport, first class hotels and resorts, 15 meals (8 breakfasts, 3 lunches and 4 dinners), all admissions and tours as outlined in the itinerary, Collette tour manager throughout and local guides. Fees do not include travel protection (trip insurance), which is strongly recommended; the cost is $315 and is due with the deposit.  

    International Itineraries Walking and Health Considerations: Participants in all BLC travel programs should be in good physical condition and able to walk considerable distances, often over uneven surfaces, including but not limited to, cobblestones. Many great architectural gems are not equipped with elevators, often have long flights of stairs and frequently are located in historic districts limited to pedestrians only. Many spectacular views are observed from hilltops, towers, and other heights that require that the group access them on foot. We ask that registrants assess their capabilities and limitations fairly and honestly, and also that they be considerate of other group members and not delay group activities. For a complete itinerary on any of the following international tours, please contact the BLC office (401) 247-1900  x 381, or contact by e-mail: recreation@barrington.ri.gov.   A note about prices: Despite the volatile nature of the current currency market, as well as fuel surcharges imposed by various airlines, please be assured that all prices on those international tours arranged by Discover Europe Ltd. are guaranteed and not subject to increase unless costs increase by 10% or more. Until paid in full, there may be an additional cost based on fuel surcharges or a possible increase in air taxes for Collette tours.

    • Monday, January 20, 2020
    • Thursday, January 30, 2020
    • Motor Coach from Barrington to Logan. Collette Tour.
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    EXPERIENCE COLOMBIA!
    January 20-30, 2020!

    This 10-day, small group (12-24 passengers) tour is a new offering which has the allure of a red-hot culture steeped in history, art and tradition. Colombia is south America’s Andean oasis, a technicolor amalgam of culture, history and romance from Bogota, Colombia’s capital, to Cartegena.  We’ll visit colorful markets, offering a sensory explosion of exotic produce and flowers, the Museo del Oro, where 55,000 pieces of gold from pre-Hispanic cultures are exhibited, mystical valleys and rolling jade hills in Colombia’s coffee zone, mural art in city neighborhoods, and a traditional flower farm where lush arrangements serve as Medellin’s cultural symbol.  Traditional musicians and dancers in colorful costumes and selling fruit from the tops of their turbaned heads will entertain us, while the majesty of the Corcora Valley will be experienced aboard equipped 4x4 jeeps known as “Willys.”  Throughout, we’ll indulge in menus highlighting traditional ingredients, taste Colombia’s delicious coffee, and explore historic sites.  This is the cultural adventure you have been waiting for!

    This 10-day tour features 9 nights’ accommodations at first-class hotels and 2 nights at a lodge overlooking the incredible countryside, round-trip air, airport-hotel transfers, air taxes and fees, all sightseeing as noted in the itinerary, professional guide throughout, baggage handling, and 14 meals (4 dinners, 1 lunch and 9 breakfasts).  In addition, round-trip Barrington-airport transfers will be provided. 

    For a complete itinerary of this Collette tour, please contact the BL C office: 

    FEE: $3,949* per person double occupancy; single $4,749*. 
    A deposit of $500 per person is due with reservation; the balance of payment will be due June 13, 2019.
    Rates do not include trip cancellation insurance which is highly recommended; the cost of insurance is $315 and must be purchased with the reservation and deposit.   
    These rates are in effect until June 20, 2019; for bookings made after that date, rates increase by $200 per person.  

    Register online.  Make  your check payable to Collette Tours and mail to 
    Barrington Learning Center, 283 County Road, Barrington, RI 02806.

    Call the Barrington Learning Center with questions at 401-247-1900 X 390

    • Thursday, April 16, 2020
    • Friday, April 24, 2020
    • Collette Tour Barrington to Logan Airport
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    BLUE GRASS COUNTRY AND THE SMOKY MOUNTAINS.  April 16-24, 2020 … featuring Louisville, Kentucky; Gatlinburg, Tennessee; and Asheville, NC Spring is the premier time to visit this area of natural beauty and historic sites. This 9-day tour begins in Louisville, famous for thoroughbreds, bourbon and baseball. Visit Churchill Downs and Old Louisville, with the largest concentration of Victorian mansions in the country. Learn about bourbon distilling at Buffalo Trace and, of course, taste some of Kentucky’s homegrown spirit. Explore Kentucky’s horse country, with stunning, rolling blue grass pastureland, where a visit to a private horse farm is included. The most visited National Park in the United States, Great Smoky Mountains, is a Unesco World Heritage Site, with a diverse ecosystem and the largest deciduous forest in the eastern US. We’ll visit the park with a local guide, stopping at various lookouts ending at Newfound Gap. A trip highlight will be a tour of the impressive Vanderbilt mansion, the Biltmore Estate, and its manicured grounds. These are just a few of the many must-see sites while enjoying the grandeur of nature of Bluegrass Country and the Smoky Mountains. For a complete, day by day itinerary, call the BLC office at 401-247-1900 X 390. FEES: $2,949 per person double occupancy; $3,749 single; $2,919 triple. NOTE: These prices are in effect until October 16, when they increase by $100 per person. A deposit of $500 per person is due with reservation. Final payment is due by February 16, 2020. Prices include round-trip airfare, airport-hotel transfers, transportation from Barrington to Logan Airport, first-class hotel accommodations, 12 meals (8 breakfasts, one lunch and 3 dinners), all admissions and tours as outlined in the itinerary, Collette tour manager throughout and local guides. Fees do not include travel protection (trip insurance), which is strongly recommended; the cost is $275 and is due with the deposit. 

    Register online.  Make check payable to Collette Tours.  Mail your check to Barrington Learning Center, 283 County Road, Barrington, RI 02806.

    For information, call the Barrington Learning Center at 401-247-1900 X 390.

Barrington Learning Center
Town of Barrington
283 County Road, Barrington, RI 02806
401-247-1900 X 381
Email: recreation@barrington.ri.gov

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