Through our partnership with the USC Aiken Pacer Travel Club, we are pleased to offer travel club members exclusive amenities, special savings and bonus gift.
Agent/USC Aiken Concierge
The Travel Mechanic is a fully licensed and insured full-service travel agency located in Aiken, South Carolina.
Please visit us at:
803-335-1411 or 888-266-3110
Review the upcoming trips and contact The Travel Mechanic (unless otherwise indicated) to make your reservation for the trips you are interested in.
Jennie Mechanic or Robbie Robb
October 3-7, 2018
December 8-11, 2016
A visit to the city that lights up into a winter wonderland each year.
April 6–12, 2015 (six nights, seven days)
Highclere Castle, Hampton Court Palace, Blenheim Palace, London, and the university city of Oxford.
A favorite for all Downton Abbey fans who were able to relive some of their favorite moments through and exclusive access visit to Highclere Castle, the family home of the Earl and Countess of Carnarvon. In addition, there were “On Location” visits to some of the Oxfordshire Cotswolds villages featured in the different episodes of the television series. Topped and tailed with time in London, the tour also included leisurely visits to Hampton Court Palace, Blenheim Palace and the university city of Oxford.
May 16–24, 2015
Travelers recounted the Lewis & Clarke Expedition on the Columbia River aboard the American Empress, the largest and most elegant riverboat in the Pacific Northwest.
May 6-12, 2015
The Omni shoreham Hotel served as home page during this six-night say in the Nation's Capital. Highlights included:
June 11– 18, 2015
July 22–28, 2015
Featuring San Francisco, Lake Tahoe & the Napa Valley Wine Train.
Avalon River Cruise, Paris to Normandy’s Landing Beaches
July 28–August 4, 2015
Travelers explored scenic northern France and experienced the romance of Paris onboard this special art and impressionist cruise.
8 day round trip Paris
Visit to Giverny
Excursions to Normandy beaches
Visit Auvers-sur-Oise and Rouen’s cathedral
Guided tour of Paris
Special on board art lectures as well as multiple art-focused excursions
Denali Land & Sea Adventure
June 23 - July 3, 2016
Holland America’s Denali Land & Sea Adventure! The mountain is massive, rising over 20,000 feet. Spotting moose, caribou, or grizzlies in the wild is equally monumental. No wonder Denali National Park is on every Alaska cruise goer’s must-see list.
April 28-May 5, 2017
Sedona, Grand Canyon, Monument Valley, Bryce, Zion, Lake Powell
July 10-July 14, 2017
Bring like-minded people together who want to make friends and experience the world of travel. A wide range of trips will be offered which focuses on special interests and cultural immersions. Choices range from health/wellness to art and music, business and language, to gardening and dance, cooking and photography.
Travel club members will enjoy exclusive travel offers, amenities and discounts on group trips and individual travel on their own:
Individual Travel – Pick your Perk:
(one perk per trip valued at $100)
$55 per person or $95 per couple per year (July 1 to June 30 of each year).
All travel arrangements will be made through The Travel Mechanic.
While Pacer Travel Club members have experienced international trips to Italy, France, and Germany, the club also takes advantage of some one-day trips, and weekend trips throughout the U.S.
Such was the case, when members of the club went to see “The Waitress” at the Greenville Peace Center in May 2018. They also experienced the wonders of international glass artist, Dale Chihuly, at the Biltmore for three days, and took advantage of Asheville’s artisans and shops at the Riverwalk District.
Around 12 of our members embarked upon a trip to Branson, Missouri this October, and next year our Chancellor, Dr. Jordan, will be hosting the Christmas Markets River Cruise in late November and early December.
Ready to get started? Visit the membership page.
See you soon!
The Waitress. May 2018 trip to Greenville, SC. The Peace Center.
Biltmore Hotel. October 2018 Trip to Asheville, NC
Week or Longer Trips
Christmas Markets River Cruise
Possible additional : Fall Foliage, Canadian Rockies, or Mississippi Cruise
Potential Day and Short Trips
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