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Europe by Bike: Burgundy and the Rhône Alpes - May 28 - June 12, 2015

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This cycling tour features the lush landscape of la belle France (renowned for its magnificent fortresses, abbeys, world famous vineyards and authentically preserved villages) and the majestic western ramparts of the French Alps.  Our itinerary includes Chambery, Annecy, Lyon, Macon, Beaune and Dijon.
 
Includes: 
  • Fourteen nights B & B
  • Six group dinners
  • Bike rental, support vehicle, tour leader, mechanic
  • Airport transfer from Geneva to Annecy (at designated arrival time)
  • Jersey, map, walking tour in Lyon, and more!

Registration Coming Soon!


Email Kim O'Flaherty for more information.
 
 

New York City Theatre - 2015 dates will be announced soon!

 
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 for October 21-25, 2014!  - email to be put on a waiting list or for early notification of next year's trip.


California's Central Coast:

Architecture and Enology: May 17-21, 2015

Starting in San Francisco, we'll explore the architecture and history of the city and neighboring Sausalito.  From there, we'll journey down to the Carmel/Monterrey/Big Sur area where we will learn about the historic architecture in Carmel and explore two of the up-and-coming wineries of the Carmel Valley.  We will also spend time at the Hearst Castle (AKA the Hearst San Simeon State Historical Monument), designed by Julia Morgan, one of the most prominent female architects of the 19th century.
 

The estimated price for the trip is $1,749 (double occupancy). Single room supplement: $395. A non-refundable deposit of $300 per person is required with registration. Your deposit will be applied to your total trip cost. A payment schedule will be sent to you with your registration confirmation.

Price includes:

  • Four nights lodging (dbl occupancy) with breakfasts
  • Welcome Dinner
  • Two Manager's Receptions at the Victorian Inn
  • San Francisco sightseeing tour upon arrival
  • Excursion to Muir Woods & Sausalito, ferry back to Fisherman's Wharf
  • Admissions to 17-Mile Drive and private tour at Chateau Julien
  • Docent tour at Hearst Castle and private tour at Villa San Juliette
  • Ground transportation 
  • Bus driver gratuities
  • Portage at hotels
  • Taxes and tips

Trip leader: Patricia Kluetz, Professor Emerita from the Division of Interior Architecture at UW-Stevens Point

Itinerary: California's Central Coast, May 17-21, 2014
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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. (http://www.barnardstudio.com/ ) 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

 


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

 
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