Enjoy 2024 Tours and Look Ahead to 2025

Welcome to FGCCT Tours! Our tours are custom crafted with you, our garden club members, in mind. You are welcome to register for a tour if you are a member of a FGCCT garden club.

The Gardens of Scotland - June 23 - July 3, 2024

Wait list only

Cape Ann, The Other Cape - July 21 - 23, 2024

Canadian Rockies & Glacier National Park - August 10 - 17, 2024

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We tour a National Park every year.   Our Glacier National Park tour will take us to Waterton Lakes National Park, Kalispell, Glacier National Park and a day touring Banff & Yoho National Parks. We will tour gardens in Calgary and Kalispell.    We arrive and depart from Calgary, so passports are needed.

The Delmarva Peninsula October 5-8, 2024

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The Delmarva Peninsula

Featuring:

  • Mount Cuba
  • Assateague Island State Park
  • Village of Saint Michael’s
  • Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum
  • Sailing the Chesapeake
  • Duke Farms

 

The Italian Garden - October 24-November 3, 2024

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The island of Sicily has always been at the crossroads of history. Settled by Greeks, Phoenicians, Carthaginians, Romans, Vikings, and Normans, the island has an unparalleled mixture of cultural heritage.

 

Palermo, Agrigento, Marzamemi, Siracusa, Taorimina.

Vietnam & Cambodia -- January 8-18, 2025

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Angkor wonders

Travel with FGCCT on this tour custom designed for us by Secret Indochina

Siem Reap

On this unique journey across the southern Indochinese peninsula, discover aquatic lands by travelling along waterways, rivers and lakes. Meet locals from the Vietnamese Mekong Delta to the Khmer Stung Sen River. End the journey in Siem Reap around Angkor majestic temples. Indulge in an exclusive journey and get an enticing taste of this mystical land of waterways, history and legends.

Saigon – the pearl of the Orient

 

Cruise mighty Mekong River for three nights, four days on

NORTHERN VIETNAM EXTENSION

History, Landscape and Overnight on a Traditional Junk

Hanoi

Nguyen The Son Artist

Ha Long Bay 2-night cruise on traditional boat

Texas Wildflowers -- March 31 - April 6, 2025

Click here for brochure and registration

 

The Best of English Gardens -- May 12 - 22, 2025

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Looking ahead to 2025

EXPRESS YOUR INTEREST! Do you see a tour you like?

Join the interest list for a specific tour and be among the first to get the brochure.  Please name the tour that interests you!

Register your interest by contacting tours@ctgardenclubs.org

Looking ahead to 2025:

  • Pacific Northwest
  • New Hampshire gardens, foraging and fun
  • Greece land and sea

General Policies

Membership in FGCCT allows you to invite and co-share a double occupancy room with one non-member guest. Single rooms for non-members may become available due to cancelations or other circumstances on request only. A non-member (excluding spouse) pays an additional surcharge.

FGCCT  strongly recommends that each participant purchase trip insurance.   For international trips, medical and evacuation insurance is required.   Besides comparing the insurance offered by most tour companies,  please also check  Insuremytrip.com or Squaremouth.com for competing policies.   Please do not automatically assume the tour agent will have the best policy as they earn a commission for selling trip insurance.

When filling out your registration form, please advise us of any food or other severe allergies.

Our tours are designed to be interesting and accommodating to a range of our travelers. The tours attempt to be moderate with respect to physical demands but can be challenging to some in pace, walking speed, terrain and endurance. Touring gardens can be up and down on uneven surfaces. Often, we are on our feet for over an hour without a chance to sit or rest. Our travelers can always sit out an activity during the tour. Please carefully consider your ability to enjoy the tour and feel free to contact me if you want to discuss any concerns you may have.

The FGCCT is making a concerted effort to reduce single use plastics. No plastic water bottles will be provided. Please bring your sturdy reusable water bottle to refill at refill stations, hotels and restaurants along the way. On bus tours, we will have a large water container with a spigot for refills also. Help keep plastics out of our waterways by reducing single plastics in your life!

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

Travel Recommendations & Protocol

The  FGCCT is making the following  recommendations and protocols to our members and their guests who embark on a FGCCT sponsored tour. These recommendations and protocols are subject to change based on governmental regulations, the unique tour destination, rates of infection for viral respiratory disease (including Covid) and other factors. Our goal is to do our utmost to protect our members and to work toward the anticipated experience for everyone on tour.

Before traveling, we strongly recommend that you:

  • Check your travel insurance policy for illness and accident protection. To minimize any costs involved with becoming ill, we highly recommend a comprehensive medical and evacuation insurance policy.  Such a policy is mandatory for FGCCT international tours. If you need more information on suggested coverage, be sure to contact the FGCCT Tour Coordinator. Please bring your travel insurance documents with you on the tour.
  • Mask with a KN 95 mask in airports and during air, bus, and train travel to avoid exposure to respiratory viruses including but not limited to, Covid 19.
  • Familiarize yourself with the updated CDC recommendations for respiratory viruses.
  • All guests traveling with FGCCT will have to sign the registration form which will indicate your acceptance of the FGCCT Travel Protocols.

Listed below are the FGCCT  health and wellness protocols. By signing the registration form for this tour all guests understand and agree to the following:

  • Obtain all CDC recommended COVID-19 vaccinations and boosters for FGCCT group travel.
  • Please be aware of the following protocols for everyone’s health and well-being.
  • Any guest who displays symptoms of any upper respiratory illness such as persistent cough, sneezing, sore throat, will be asked to wear an N95 mask, from the supply that you bring. Any passenger showing the above symptoms will be placed in the rear of the coach and separated from other guests both indoors and outside. You will be asked to socially distance whenever possible, such as during meals, to minimize the risk to others.
  • Any guest who is running a fever will be asked to take a rest day at our hotel (if we are returning to the same hotel that evening) to allow for isolation. Should the fever last more than 24 hours or should we be in transit that day, the guest will be asked to remain at that hotel until they have recovered from their fever without using fever-reducing medication, and then make their way, at their own expense, to rejoin the group. We will assist as much as possible in making necessary arrangements. As mentioned above, medical and evacuation insurance is mandatory for overseas tours.

By following the suggested recommendations and protocols, we are far more likely to remain healthy. We wish you a delightful and healthy tour with us!

Kathy Lindroth, Tour Coordinator, FGCCT

4 Chelsea Place,   Farmington  06032

Kathleen.Lindroth@gmail.com

860.836.3407