Looking Forward to 2022 Tours and Ahead to 2023

As we receive our vaccines, travel is opening up again! We can plan ahead and look forward to some fabulous trips with FGCCT. Our groups are small by design for enjoyment and safety. We welcome you back to our upcoming tours!

We want all of our travelers to feel safe traveling with us. Starting as of July, 2022 all travelers must be full vaccinated including booster. Our trips prior to July, 2022 require vaccination.

To further our mission to better the environment, on all of our tours we will have either no or limited single use water bottles during the tour. All our travelers will be expected to bring a refillable water bottle for their use on and off the coach. Normally refill stations are available at most sights, airports and, of course, your hotel. We can keep hundreds of single use water bottles out of the trash each trip!

The easiest way to buy trip insurance is from the company who is the agent for the trip, but we suggest shopping around. For domestic tours that don’t require medical and evacuation insurance, sometimes your credit card has trip insurance attached to it as part of its benefits. For instance, the Chase Sapphire Preferred and Reserve cards both have trip insurance as well as some American Express cards. Be sure to check your card benefits, too! Here is some great information from a recent article on the ‘best’ trip insurance: Some of the following tours are in the works and not yet priced.

  • Best Overall: Travelex
  • Runner-Up/Best Overall: Allianz Travel Insurance
  • Best Value: World Nomads (under age 70)
  • Best for Seniors: HTH Travel Insurance
  • Best for Cruises: Nationwide
  • Best for Medical Coverage: GeoBlu

For comparing plans try Square Mouth or Insure My Trip.

There is no obligation to join a tour by putting yourself on the interest list, but you will receive the brochure first and be given an opportunity to sign up a few days before the general mailing goes out to all club members.

Please register your interest or join our Tours Committee by emailing tours@ctgardenclubs.org

Alaska, Land of the Midnight Sun: June 19-28, 2022

ONE SPOT REMAINING - JOIN WAIT LIST

Please join Wait List at tours@ctgardenclubs.org

Long Island Getaway: July 26 – 29, 2022  SOLD OUT

Email tours@ctgardenclubs.org to be added to the wait list.


Finger Lakes, New York: September 7 – 11, 2022

We will tour early fall gardens, experience the lakes, wine, cuisine and beauty of the Finger Lakes.

Register your interest by emailing tours@ctgardenclubs.org

Italy - Hidden Treasurers of Le Marche: October 5-13, 2022

WAIT LIST ONLY

To join the wait list, email:  tours@ctgardenclubs.org

Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island: August 21-29, 2023

Highlights:

  • Cabot Trail, Peggy’s Cove Lighthouse
  • Halifax Public Garden
  • Hopewell Rocks
  • Tangled Garden
  • Harriet Irving Botanical Gardens
  • Prince Edward Island.

Email tours@ctgardenclubs.org to be placed on the interest list.

South Africa: October 27-November 8, 2023 & Safari and Victoria Falls Extension: November 8 - 14, 2023

Space Limited to 16.

Bucket list tour of South Africa horticultural wonders timed at the peak of the spring season in South Africa.   Join interest list by emailing tours@ctgardenclubs.org

Other 2023 Ideas!

Tours in the Works

Please register your interest for the following tours that are in the works for 2023 by contacting tours@ctgardenclubs.org

January – Costa Rica
April – Charleston
April 24-May 2 – Madeira Flower Festival
July – Hudson Valley Getaway
Oct./Nov.  –  South Africa