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Armchair Travel: A Sensory Experience For Seniors

Armchair Travel takes people to faraway places without leaving home. It provides a sensory experience and the opportunity to learn about exotic lands and important past events in a meaningful manner. You can choose any travel destination i.e. Australia, India, Paris, Arizona desert…and many more. Anywhere in the world!  Where do your residents want to go?  Below are just a few of the places your residents can travel to!

Anywhere in the World! 

Poll your residents and find out where they want to go from our Armchair Travel Destination Guide (PDF Hand out) at the bottom of this page.

(Note: A dark room or theater will work best for this program)


Italy: The Vatican

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"The Vatican, the Museum of Museums," not only houses the extensive collections of art, archaeology and ethno-anthropology gathered by the Popes over the centuries, but also contains some of the Apostolic Palace’s most extraordinary and artistically significant rooms.The museum displays works from the immense collection amassed by popes throughout the centuries including several of the most renowned Roman sculptures and most important masterpieces of Renaissance art in the world. The museums contain roughly 70,000 works, of which 20,000 are on display. We will take a guided tour...An incredible journey if you have never been there, and a sea of memories if you have.


Portugal, Spain, and Morocco

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Tour the Iberian Peninsula then Morocco! Music, narration, and travelogue to sample the delights of this beautiful area.  On this Spain, Portugal, and Morocco tour, experience these three glorious countries with rich histories and distinct cultures. You'll overnight in Madrid, Seville, Granada, and the Costa del Sol in Spain; Coimbra and Lisbon in Portugal; and Rabat, Marrakesh, and Fez in Morocco.


Beautiful Baltic Capitals​-Norway to Russia

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When you see the beauty of the Baltic, you wonder why the Vikings left. Or did they? Fully narrated tour includes Bergen and Oslo, Norway; Copenhagen, Denmark; Stockholm, Sweden; Uppsala, Sweden; Helsinki, Finland; Tallinn, Estonia; and Saint Petersburg, Russia. The second largest city in Russia, St. Petersburg is the country’s cultural heart. View splendid architectural gems like the Winter Palace and the Kazan Cathedral, and the world-renowned art collection of the Hermitage. 


Ireland

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Ireland is one of Europe’s most green and mysterious islands and everyone who visits this isolated island in the Atlantic Ocean is given a very warm welcome. Dublin is the capital of the Irish Republic and it is a city of musicians, poets and dreamers, as well as being a financial centre. Its many old buildings indicate its long and dramatic past. 

Paris France

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Paris is one of the most beautiful cities in the world.  Champs-Élysée is surely one of the most beautiful avenues in the world. It has wide boulevards, shady corners, ambient street cafes and classic Parisian buildings that are decorated with flowers. Situated on a small island on the River Seine is the Cathedral of Notre Dame, the 'Mother Church of the Nation. Of course, there are the dizzy heights of the Eiffel Tower and a great deal more. Paris is a wonderful festival of the senses!

Austria

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Austria has much to offer: high mountains and alpine pastures in the west, Mediterranean lakes in the south and scenic plains in the east. For more than three hundred years Vienna was the residence of the emperor and the nobility had their fine palaces built in this city that was dominated by Baroque architecture. Salzburg is a city of bishops and of music and is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Austria as well as being the birthplace of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Austria will always be the majestic land in the very heart of Europe!

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Anywhere in the World! 

Poll your residents and find out where they want to go from our Armchair Travel Destination Guide. (PDF Handout)