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Senior Travel Club

Are you 50 years of age or older and looking for a bank that can take you places?
Open an Athens Federal Senior Checking Account and your membership to the Senior Travel Club is free! Contact Amy at 423-745-1111 for more information or to make your reservation today.

2018 Trip Schedule

JANUARY 18, 2018
New Year Fellowship Dinner
Keith Memorial United Methodist Church

Join us beginning at 6 p.m. for food, fun and fellowship with your favorite Senior Travel Club companions. Bring your most famous dish for this pot-luck style celebration as we prepare for a fun-filled 2018 travel season.

MARCH 29 & 30, 2018
Living Gallery on the Campus of Bob Jones University


Have you ever seen a work of art that looked so real the characters almost seem to breathe? In Living Gallery, this is no longer just your imagination - the people in the larger-than-life paintings, sculptures and stained glass are real.

The unique Living Gallery program combines original drama, special choral and orchestral arrangements, and breathtaking live portrayals of classic works of art to celebrate the story of Christ's birth or resurrection. 

A team of talented artists and technicians spend hundreds of hours putting together the sets, costumes, makeup and lighting needed to create larger-than-life artwork depicting the life of Christ. When it all comes together with live models, the effect is breathtaking. 

Be challenged and inspired by the drama, uplifting music and living masterpieces that make up Living Gallery. Dinner is on your own at S&S Cafeteria.

Single: $255/$265 per person* (optional travel protection $25 pp)
Double: $190/$200 per person* (optional travel protection $17 pp)
DEADLINE EXTENDED! Due by March 2, 2018

APRIL 24-28, 2018 
Virginia International Tattoo & Springtime in Coastal Virginia
(5 days, 4 nights)


Start by enjoying a guided tour of the Naval Station Norfolk, the largest naval installation in the world. On your riding tour, pass the historic homes built for the 1907 Jamestown Exposition on "Admiral's Row" and drive by military vessels, including the magnificent battleships. Lunch will be included at one of the officer's clubs on base. The next tour is Nauticus and Battleship Wisconsin, located on the beautiful downtown Norfolk Waterfront. You'll board the Spirit of Norfolk for an evening dinner cruise where you'll enjoy music, dancing and entertainment on board.

Spend a morning at the Norfolk Botanical Gardens in full bloom. Take a trackless tram to explore 155 acres of rare flowers, mature forest and one of the largest collections of azaleas, camellias and roses on the East Coast. Enjoy a visit to the MacAuthur Memorial for a glimpse of the nation's history and see where five-star General Douglas MacAuthur and his wife are entombed. Head to MacAuthur Center Mall for upscale shopping and lunch on your own in the downtown mall.

Spend free time before departing for the fun-filled night at the Virginia International Tattoo. The experience will begin with the Taste of Tattoo: a pre-performance dinner experience, featuring lively entertainment acts performed on a stage while you enjoy a delicious, plentiful Southern buffet dinner. Then it's on to the main event - the Tattoo, the largest in the United States. In a premium seating section, you will see pageantry and patriotism, spirit and spectacle, talent and teamwork, and precision personified. 

Single: $1,045/$1,055 per person* (optional travel protection $82 pp)
Double: $772/$782 per person* (optional travel protection $44 pp)
Due by March 2, 2018

MAY 8 & 9, 2018
Tennessee River Freshwater Pearl Farm
(West Tennessee)

Witness a remarkable iridescent product of nature as it emerges from the indigenous Washboard mussel. Tennessee's official state gem - the freshwater pearl is rarely found naturally from these living animals, but grown at the only freshwater pearl culturing farm operation in the North American continent. The organic gem stone-culturing operation is nestled in the pristine embayment of Birdsong Creek - just off the scenic Tennessee River's beautiful Kentucky Lake in Camden, West Tennessee. The museum display depicts the freshwater pearls and musseling industry in general educational terms. After the tour, you will enjoy a BBQ meal of ribs, chicken and pork served on premises. 

Next, tour Loretta Lynn's Ranch, and experience the Legend of Loretta Lynn in her 18,000 square foot museum located on her Ranch and Home in Hurricane Mills, Tennessee. Loretta has amassed a huge collection of memorabilia and awards from her career as well as mementos from her many beloved friends in the world of entertainment. Visit Lady Loretta Boutique also located in the museum. If time permits, you may visit the Frontier Homestead, Grist Mill Museum, Native American Artifact Museum and Loretta's Fan & Doll Museum. 

Dinner is included at Casey Jones Old Country Store and Restaurant. 

Single: $313/$323 per person* 
Double: $265/$275 per person* 
Optional travel protection available for $25 per person
Due by March 9, 2018

JUNE 5, 2018
Swan House (Atlanta)
(Day Trip)

Enter the stately doors of Swan House and discover a world of culture, commerce, quality and comfort. Constructed in 1928 at the end of the Jazz Age, the house missed the Depression by mere months. Swan House was the home of Mr. and Mrs. Edward and Emily Inman and was built for entertaining. While visiting the Swan House, you'll want to be sure to stop by and view the classic cars - both luxurious and industrial. Then travel back in time with lunch at Mary Mac's Tea Room. For more than 70 years, Mary Mac's has been setting the standard for Southern cooking in Atlanta. Business people, celebrities, families and world travelers alike have dined and felt right at home at Mary Mac's. 
$80/$85 per person
Optional travel protection available for $17 per person
Due by April 6, 2018

JULY 26 & 27, 2018
Abingdon, Virginia 

Enjoy dinner and an overnight stay at the Martha Washington Inn; attend a performance of Madame Buttermilk at the Barter Theater; and, wrap up your Virginia adventure with a tour of all the Abingdon hot spots.
Single: $400 per person*
Double: $285 per person*
Optional travel protection available for $25 per person
Due by May 29, 2018

SEPTEMBER 10-17, 2018
Islands of New England
(8 days, 7 nights)

Discover the natural beauty that lies along the shores of New England. Come to know its coastal charm, friendly people and fresh-from-the-sea cuisine. Your tour includes stops in Providence and Newport, Rhode Island, Boston and Plymouth, Massachusetts, Cape Code and Martha's Vineyard, Provincetown, and Hyannis and Nantucket. You'll live like a new true "New Englander" with whale watching, mansion tours, lobster feasts and a chef-led cooking demonstration. 

Click here for more information including a day-by-day trip itinerary and pricing. 

OCTOBER 27, 2018
Gibbs Gardens (North Georgia)
(Day Trip)

Enjoy the beauty of the gardens draped in glorious fall colors with breakfast at Mercier's Orchard, then a trolley pass to the gardens and lunch on your own, including wonderful homemade breads, fresh meats and delicious desserts. 

$75/$85 per person*
Optional travel protection available for $17 per person
Due by August 29, 2018

Mystery Trip
(4 days, 3 nights)

Don't miss our famous mystery trip - this one will be well worth the wait! 

Single: $515/$530 per person* (optional travel protection $34)
Double: $400/$415 per person* (optional travel protection $34)
Triple: $375/$390 per person* (optional travel protection $25)
Quad: $361/$376 per person* (optional travel protection $25)
Due by September 28, 2018

Travel Protection through Travel Insured with price listed with each trip. If you cancel for a medical reason, a claim must be filed with Travel Insured and you will be required to provide supporting documentation from your physician. 

Day 0-60: a claim must be filed.
Day 61-out: a full refund from Royal Charter and Tour, Inc.
To cover pre-existing conditions, a protection plan must be purchased with first deposit. Full payment for each trip is due 60 days prior to the trip.

*IMPORTANT NOTICE: Membership to the Athens Federal Senior Travel Club is an exclusive benefit to AFCB Senior Checking account holders. Because we value our relationship with you, it is important that your account at Athens Federal is your primary transactional account. This year's prices reflect a $20 per person increase for travelers who do not use their senior checking account to receive direct deposits, make "everyday" purchases and pay bills.

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Amy Yarber, Senior Travel Club Coordinator

"From fun day trips to international adventures, our Senior Travel Club offers planned and guided tours to a variety of locations at affordable prices. It's the perfect way to enjoy great rates on tour packages, explore the world and get to know new friends and neighbors."

Senior Travel Club named "Best Senior Travel Club" among national community banks