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Cycling in Tuscany & Umbria, Italy:  September 5-21, 2014

This tour features Southern Tuscany (renowned for its art, history, landscapes, and wine) and Umbria (sometimes called Tuscany’s “gentler sister") with pastoral countrysides and a profusion of medieval hill-towns. Siena and Florence are easy day trips from Radda.  The estimated price is $2,678 (double occupancy) Including Bike Rental, Luggage Van, Bike Jersey, and Mechanical Support.  
If you bring your own bike instead of renting, the price reduction would be €240 (about $312 at today’s exchange rate).
  • 15 nights B & B
  • Six group dinners
  • Airport transfer from Rome to Orvieto (at designated arrival time)
  • Jersey, map, walking tour Rome, and more!

Registration Is Open! Download and print registration form.

Email Kim O'Flaherty for more information.

New York City Theatre - Oct. 21-25, 2014

Join us for our 3rd annual fabulous fall get-away to New York City!

We’ll immerse ourselves in New York theatre and sightseeing for our third annual Broadway adventure with group leader Patricia Kluetz, Tuesday - Saturday, October 21-25 (4 nights). The trip is designed for active, self-motivated travelers. Price includes your round-trip flight (Milwaukee/New York, with coach transfers between Stevens Point and Milwaukee), airport shuttle to/from hotel, lodging (double occupancy) with full breakfasts at the Hampton Inn-Times Square North, and FOUR Broadway shows. Shows will be determined after the Tony awards are announced this spring. We will also do a city sightseeing tour, and another tour, based on group interest (Central Park, Brooklyn Bridge Walk, 9/11 Memorial--just a few ideas!)

A non-refundable deposit of $250 per person is required with your registration as we must book non-refundable airfare, hotel rooms, and theatre tickets. The estimated price for the trip is $2,259 (dependent on number of registrants, airfare, and Broadway ticket prices). Your deposit will be applied to your total trip cost. A payment of $700 will be due April 1.
Trip is full!  - email to be put on a waiting list or for early notification of next year's trip.

Walk Italy's Cinque Terre: May 19-27, 2015


Registration Is Open! Download and print registration form.

Email Kim O'Flaherty for more information.


Paint in Provence: June 12-22, 2015
Through the Eyes of Van Gogh and Cezanne


The vibrant colors of the Provençal landscape have attracted artists for generations. We'll learn to capture the patterns in nature: sunlight and shadows on olive groves, vineyards, and orchards. We’ll explore mountain vistas and village streets. We’ll also visit Cezanne’s studio in Aix-en-Provence and St Paul de Mausole in St Remy (where Van Gogh lived and painted).
Jane Barnard, painting instructor, is an experienced artist and teacher with a degree from Marquette University and a Certificat Annuel in French Arts & Humanities from the Sorbonne in Paris. ( ) She will provide a welcoming atmosphere for painters of all levels, including demonstrations and friendly feedback on your work. She’ll help you capture the beauty in the Provence landscape, learning from the styles of Van Gogh and Cezanne while creating your own personal artistic quality.
We'll stay five nights in Aix-en-Provence and four nights in St Remy. Included:
  • All lodging (9 nights) and breakfasts
  • Several group dinners
  • Airport transfers at designated times (Marseille airport)
  • Transfer from Aix-en-Provence to St Remy
  • Day trips and entrance fees per itinerary
  • Painting instruction
We will provide a list of suggestions for portable painting supplies to bring along. Please note: Some walking will be required, carrying your painting materials.
There will be some free time for exploration, on your own or with the group: shopping, museums, spas, etc.
Registration Is Open! Download and print registration form.

British Mystery Writers in Scotland: September 9 - 23, 2015

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Trip Leader: Kathy Ackley, Professor Emerita of English, taught at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point for 24 years before retirement. She and her husband twice led UWSP’s London Semester Abroad program, and she has led over a dozen summer Mystery and Crime Writers programs in the UK. She has made more than 30 trips to England.
Registration is Open! Download and print registration form.
"Professor Ackley is a knowledgeable leader. The itinerary was great and all of the speakers were EXCELLENT. The places at which we stayed, as well as the meals, were outstanding. I certainly would recommend this program to anyone but particularly to an avid reader of crime fiction." Jan D., 2013 participant


UWSP Continuing Education can coordinate custom international tours for your group; please email Kim O'Flaherty for details or call 715-346-2426.