Greece, New York City top events for Citizens Bank’s Travel Club in 2020

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Featured image: Citizens Bank Travel Club members (from left) Sue Floyd of Sulphur Rock along with Colleen Jackson and Sharron Swaim, both of Batesville, toss coins backward into the famous Trevi Fountain in Rome during a Citizens Bank Travel Club visit to Italy in October. According to legend, if a visitor throws a coin in the fountain and makes a wish to return to Rome, they will one day.

Reservations are now being accepted for the 2020 schedule of monthly activities of the Citizens Bank Travel Club.

“We try every year to top the ambitious calendar of travel club events from the previous year,” said Phil Baldwin, Citizens Bank chief executive officer. “We believe we have topped this year’s wonderful 10-day tour of classic Italy with a spectacular 15-day tour of Greece in 2020.”

The club’s annual calendar always offers a premium international tour, a prime domestic trip, plus a variety of regional activities each month, including plays, concerts, museums, state parks, historic sites, and other attractions, the bank noted in a release.

Reservations can now be made for all events, including the “Discover Greece and Its Islands” tour next May, and a Christmastime visit to New York City in early December 2020.

In Greece, travel club members will explore ancient ruins and many important monuments, and spend two days on each of the Mediterranean islands of Mykonos and Santorini. The tour also includes explorations of the capital of Athens, Olympic Stadium, the Acropolis, Temple of Zeus, archeological site of Olympia, ancient artifacts of Delphi, and more.

A five-day holiday spotlight on New York City will include the Christmas Spectacular show by the Radio City Music Hall Rockettes, a Broadway show, a harbor cruise to the Statue of Liberty, and a tour of the 9/11 Museum and 9/11 Memorial.

The entire 2020 Citizens Bank Travel Club schedule includes:

“Ann” – A one-woman show about former Texas Gov. Ann Richards, who is played by well-known actress Elizabeth Ashley (Broadway, movies and “Evening Shade” on TV), at the Arkansas Repertory Theatre on Jan. 30.

“A Sondheim & Webber Celebration” – The Arkansas Symphony Orchestra performs the music of Stephen Sondheim and Andrew Lloyd Webber at Robinson Center in Little Rock on Saturday, Feb. 8.

“Celtic Angels Ireland” – A celebration of Irish heritage by energetic young performers through dance, music, and song at the University of Central Arkansas on March 16.

“The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time” – A Tony Award-winning drama about a teenager confronting his own limitations as he tries to solve a mystery at the Arkansas Repertory Theatre on April 9.

“Discover Greece and Its Islands” – A 15-day trip to discover the ruins of ancient Greece, May 3 through May 17.

“Mount Magazine State Park” – An overnight visit on June 16 and June 17 to Arkansas’ highest point. The visit will also include a tour of nearby Subiaco Abbey, an American Benedictine monastery founded in 1878.

“Come From Away” – A Tony Award-winning musical tells the true story about what happened on 9/11 when 38 planes were forced to land, stranding 7,000 passengers in a small town in Newfoundland. The production will be performed at the Orpheum Theatre in Memphis on July 21.

“Squabbles” – A comedy to be performed on Aug. 23 at Murry’s Dinner Playhouse in Little Rock.

“Branson & Silver Dollar City Harvest Festival” – A three-night visit to enjoy musical performances and other attractions Sept. 17 through Sept. 19.

“Johnny Cash Heritage Festival” – The festival will conclude on Saturday, Oct. 17, with an afternoon concert in the cotton fields at Dyess. The trip includes a visit to Johnny Cash’s boyhood home and a museum dedicated to the famed country music artist.

“Marlsgate Plantation Luncheon & Tour” – A luncheon and tour at Marlsgate Plantation, which was built in 1850, at Scott, Ark. on Nov. 17.

“Spotlight on New York City” – A tour Dec. 7 through Dec. 11 that will include a Broadway show, the Rockettes Christmas Spectacular, Fifth Avenue holiday window displays, and the Christmas tree at Rockefeller Center.

Space is limited for all travel club events, and some activities may sell out quickly. To make reservations now, or to join the travel club or obtain more information, contact Chuck Jones at Citizens Bank at (870) 698-6233, or email chuckj@thecitizensbank.net.

Greece - Mykonos.jpgWindmills are a defining feature of the Greek island of Mykonos, which will be visited next May by the Citizens Bank Travel Club. These famous windmills stand in a row on a hill overlooking the sea to harness the strong northern winds and today generate electricity for the island. Capped with wood and straw, the windmills were built in the 16th century to mill flour. / Images via Citizens Bank

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