EXPERIENCES - a TJ's Travel Club for Seniors
Promoting Friendship & Memorable Life Experiences through Travel
TJ's Travel Club for Seniors was founded in 1984, by Jeff Reed, a retired Gerontologist. Jeff has traveled more than one million miles on escorted tours with senior citizens since then. We have chapters throughout the State of Arizona.
We offer hundreds of one, two and three day tours throughout the Southwest, and several Extended Tours and Cruises every year. The Travel Club has chapters in the Phoenix area, the East Valley and the Sun City area. If you would like to know more about our shorter tours, click on "Newsletter" in the banner at the top of the page. You can download the latest E edition of "Experiences", our monthly newsletter.
If you would like, you can download the latest E Edition of "Experiences", our monthly newsletter by clicking on the tab "Newsletter" at the top of this web page. You will be directed to a PDF file download of the latest E copy. Once downloaded, you can print the newsletter, or you can send it to friends and family.
In addition to providing various trips and tours for our club members, we also customize tours to Arizona and the Southwest for senior groups from around the world.
TJ's Travel Club offers 1, 2 and 3-day tours throughout the Southwest.
We travel, on average, 12 to 14 days each month, visiting interesting destinations throughout Arizona and neighboring States. The Travel Club also sponsors several Extended Tours and Cruises every year to destinations worldwide.
You can download the latest E-issue of the monthly newsletter "Experiences" at the top of this page. Just click on the banner "Newsletter" You can download or email the newsletter to friends!
Why not join us, learning first hand why "we are off our rockers and traveling the world!"
It's easy. Call us at (480) 497-2478. You can also email us at the address on the home page of this web site.
The Canadian Rockies and the Chateau Isabella
July 22nd - July 31st (10 days)
$1999 per person double occupancy (Land Only) We will purchase our air as you sign up for this tour.
Special Note: Your Travel Club has made this tour many times of the past 30 years. This continues to be one of the best tours that we have offered. Before you sign up for this tour, call the office to discuss the details with Jeff
Day 1: Our host from Chateau Isabella will meet us at the new Calgary International Airport. Calgary is the oil center of Western Canada and home of the world famous Calgary Stampede. From Calgary, we head west through the rolling foothills; soon the towering Canadian Rocky Mountains, green valleys and clear mountain streams surround us. The next two nights in Banff, as we stay at the High Country Inn, close to quaint downtown shops with their “old world” charm
Day 2: We will leave early for the Valley of the Ten Peaks and Lake Louise. There is time to stroll around the lake or just absorb the beauty and magic of the emerald green waters, towering peaks and hanging glaciers. After lunch (all you can eat) at famous Chateau Lake Louise, we travel up the Columbia Ice fields Parkway. We arrive at the ice fields in Jasper in time for thrilling guided snocoach ride (optional) that carries us right out on the Athabasca Glacier. We return to Banff for dinner, shopping and exploring
Day 3: This morning, we take an enclosed gondola ride up Sulpher Mountain (optional) From the top you have a breathtaking view of the Banff Valley below. We will stop in Calgary for lunch and then travel south through fertile farmlands and rolling green hills. We arrive at Chateau Isabella, just east of Waterton Lakes National Park, in time for a scrumptious home cooked banquet and a peaceful night’s resort. Relax and “settle in”
Day 4: No Packing! No deadlines! This morning there is time to catch up on some letter writing or go to Sunday School or Mass. If you like, after lunch, we will enjoy a field trip to Police Outpost Lake. There are wildflowers and nature trails. We finish the day with an outdoor barbecue at the old homestead.
Day 5: Today, we visit Waterton-Glacier National Park. We will visit Cameron Falls, then on to Cameron Lake fed by the mountain glaciers glistening with pristine beauty. After our outdoor picnic lunch, we taka ten mile narrated motor launch trip on beautiful Waterton Lake, surrounded by the towering Rockies. Then it’s home for another great meal and entertainment
Day 6: Chief Mountain, the sacred mountain of the Blackfoot Indians dominates the landscape as we travel into Glacier National Park, Montana. We will see Sherburne and Swiftcurrent Lakes, and the historic Many Glacier Hotel, nestled in an area of the Rockers that is often referred to as “Switzerland of North America. Afterwards, relive the horse and buggy days at the Remington Carriage Center, which houses North America’s largest collection of horse drawn carriages
Day 7: The romance of the Northwest Mountain Police lives on in historic Fort Macleod, still in use today. While visiting the Fort Museum, you will relive the history of the “Men in Scarlet” En route we pass through the largest Indian reserve in Canada and observe how the famous Blackfoot Indians survive in today’s world. After lunch more Indian lore at Head-Smashed-in Buffalo Jump, a world historic site dating back more than 6,000 years. Tonight there is old fashioned “family fun” entertainment as there is every night at Chateau Isabella
Day 8: Glacier National Parks “going to the Sun Highway” leads us past crystal clear lakes and streams. We climb to gigantic rugged peaks covered with glaciers, weeping walls, high alpine meadows and delicate glacial flowers. The highway follows an old Indian trail used by the flathead Indians as they crossed the great Continental Divide. You will see breathtaking scenery from the top of the World!
Day 9: Wateron-Glacier National Park is our destination today. This wildly beautiful area of crystal clear lakes, waterfalls and magnificent mountain scenery presents a land unspoiled by civilization. We visit spectacular Red Rock Canyon and also have time to check the gift shops in Waterton. This afternoon, we will visit a Huterite Commune and learn of their culture. Tonight we will overnight in Calgary.
Day 10: All too soon, we are on a plane and heading home, with dreams and precious memories of the many friends, great fun and fabulous scenery we have experiences during the past 10 days.