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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 UW-Stevens Point’s London Semester Abroad program, and she has ledd over a dozen summer Mystery and Crime Writers programs in the UK. She has made more than 30 trips to England.

This tour begins with five (5) days in Stirling to attend the Bloody Scotland Festival featuring talks and sessions by Scottish and international mystery & crime writers as well as other special events. The Festival will be followed by a six-day tour of eastern Scotland ending in Edinburgh for three nights.

Included in the program price: 14 nights' lodging, Blue Badge Guide throughout the tour, all admissions fees & speakers, all breakfasts, 7 dinners, 7 lunches, transport from and to Glasgow airport at designated times, and conference fees.
 
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

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New York City Theatre - October 27 - 31, 2015

  
Join us for our 4th annual fabulous fall get-away to New York City!  

THIS TRIP IS FULL - CALL TO BE ON THE WAITING LIST  715-346-3838 (2016 dates: Oct. 25 - 29)

We’ll immerse ourselves in New York theatre and sightseeing for our fourth annual Broadway adventure with group leader Patricia Kluetz. 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 $300 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 $2,299 (dependent on number of registrants, airfare, and Broadway ticket prices). Your deposit will be applied to your total trip cost.
    
Registration opens December 1st!  Register Online Now!
 

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2016

Tour de Mallorca
April 4-16, 2016

 

This Mediterranean island off the coast of Spain is every cyclist's dream destination with excellent roads and bike paths, low traffic in the offseason, varied terrain, and mild spring weather! The island also features a network of hiking trails, vineyards, traditional Mallorcan restaurants with local specialties and significant historical sites. Enjoy azure ocean vistas, small villages perched on hillsides, peaceful coves, lemon trees, and almond orchards.

The trip is designed for cyclists of all levels as well as those simply wishing to relax in beautiful surroundings while enjoying wonderful amenities. We'll stay in Puerto de Pollensa on the northeast coast for three (3) nights, in the mountains near Valldemossa for four (4) nights, and in centrally-located Sineu for four (4) nights. Sineu is remarkable for its medieval streets and historic quarter, ancestral homes, fascinating monuments and traditional market. Valldemossa and Puerto de Pollensa are picturesque hillside villages with magnificent seascapes. Outstanding cycling roads and hiking trails are abundant.

Adults of any age are welcome - providing good physical condition, and non-cyclists are encouraged to participate and explore the numerous walking paths, cultural sites and beautiful gardens.

Estimated cost of $2,299 (based on 12 participants minimum) includes:

  • Airport transfers at designated times
  • Eleven (11) nights lodging with breakfasts
  • Five (5) group dinners
  • Luggage transfers
  • Jersey
  • Map
  • Some museum entries

Airfare and bike rental NOT included in cost. Single room supplement is $500.

Registration must be accompanied by a Non-Refundable Deposit of $300. Early registration is advised as group size is limited! A payment schedule will be sent on receipt of application and deposit.

Kim O'Flaherty, Trip Leader and Program Manager in Continuing Education and Outreach at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point has led numerous hiking and cycling trips throughout Europe.

 

 

Email Kim O'Flaherty for more information. 

 

 


 

 
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.