Domestic Travel


Total Eclipse of the Sun


August 19-21, 2017

Led by William Dirienzo: Assistant Professor of Astronomy & Physics at UW Sheboygan

Although total solar eclipses are easy to predict for astronomers, they remain a striking natural phenomenon. Continuing Education at UW-Colleges joins the rest of the country in our excitement and anticipation for this summer's eclipse. We will put you into the "best seats in the house" St. Joseph, Missouri. Experience the Event of the Year with UW Sheboygan Assistant Professor William Dirienzo, who will also explore the wonder of the universe at Yerkes Observatory and also evening observations. Trip includes transportation, accommodations, Yerkes admission, and incredible enrichment inherent in a UW-Colleges tour.

Price: $599/ person based on double occupancy, or $716/ person based on single occupancy

College credit now available to UW Sheboygan, Washington County, and Waukesha students!!

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Ancient Cultures of the Southwest

Four Corners

September 17-23, 2017


Led by Naturalist Mark Miner

The Anasazi people were a prehistoric civilization who lived in and around present day Arizona and Colorado. These Native Americans--also known as the "Ancients"--flourished for more than 700 years; they are the ancestors of the modern-day Hopi and Zuni peoples. Our UW-Colleges Southeast Region Ancients Tour will begin with a visit to Albuquerque's Indian Pueblo Cultural Center. The following day, we will have an opportunity to visit Acoma Peublo, a living Pueblo where descendants of the Ancients live to this day. The group will then learn about the Anasazi as we head to Mesa Verde to see the preserved stone shelters lofted in the canyon walls. Although we will not be cliff dwellers like those 1400 years ago, we'll stay right in the park at the Far View Lodge. After a two-day exploration of Mesa Verde, the group will visit Chaco Canyon, the ceremonial heart of this culture. A final stop at Bandelier National Monument will give us one more experience with ancient dwellings and petroglyphs. In addition to the Far View Lodge, we'll stay in iconic hotels: La Fonda on the Plaza in Santa Fe and Hotel Albuquerque in Old Town Albuquerque.

Price: $1,999/person based on double occupancy, or $2,379/ person based on single occupancy

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Alpacas, Muenster, and Maple Syrup: A Foodie and Fiber Tour of the Driftless Region




October 11 - 12, 2017

Led by Travel Coordinator, Vic Passante

Untouched by glaciers, the Driftless Region is characterized by forested hillsides, river valleys, wetlands, grassland prairies, limestone river rock, wildflowers, and wildlife. It’s no wonder La Farge, Cashton, and  Viroqua have attracted young entrepreneurs looking for a slow, civilized lifestyle and like-minded people. The Driftless Region has become Wisconsin’s fastest growing tourist destination for people looking to relax in Ben Logan’s The Land Remembers country, to shop directly for cheese and yarn, to admire artisans at unique art collectives and to dine at some of Wisconsin’s newest farm-to-table cafes. Alpacas, Muenster, and Maple Syrup will feature some of the area’s most attractive stops. Join your foodie friends and others for a fantastic evening in La Crosse’s The Charmant, a renovated candy factory and the city’s only boutique hotel, a meal on the La Crosse Queen, and two days in the Driftless Region of Southwestern Wisconsin. Also included: Lunch at The Driftless Café, demonstrations and shopping at B&E’s Trees, Hickory Wind Farms, Pasture Pride Cheese Factory, and Viroqua Public Market, and coach transportation from UW Waukesha. More information to come on this wonderful trip!

Price: $398/person based on double occupancy; $443/person based on single occupancy.

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Hurray for Hollywood!


November 7-11, 2017

Led by Vic Passante


Discover La La Land! Join us on a visit to the film capital of the world. Our excursion will include a day-long Deluxe Backlot Tour of Warner Brothers Studios, a coach tour of movie locations, and visits to Grauman's Chinese Theater, the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Walt Disney Concert, and Hollywood Bowl. We will stay at the famous Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel and participate in the American Film Institute Festival. Come with Vic and escape into the magic and enchantment of Hollywood. You'll be singing, "hurray!"

Price: $2,679/person based on double occupancy, or $3,234/person based on single occupancy.

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New York City A`la Carte


February 9 - 14, 2018

Led by Travel Coordinator, Vic Passante

À la carte /ɑːləˈkɑːrt/ :  an English language phrase meaning "according to the menu."

It was adopted from French in the early 19th century and refers to "food that can be

ordered as separate items, rather than part of a set meal."


Continuing Education is happy to present a 5-day adventure in NYC, and YOU get to choose what you’d like to include on the tour.

The concept was born last year with our trip to NYC and the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. Our group was small but diverse. We had dyed-in-the-wool dog people, people who simply loved dogs (who doesn’t?!), and some folk who merely wanted to see Broadway shows. We were together about 50% of trip, but off on our own for the other 50%. Everyone LOVED the freedom, and C.E. LOVED the new model.  So much that we are offering a trip with a few set attractions for everyone, but also a menu of activities for people to choose à la carte.

Since we’re going again in February, probably the most appealing among the choices…is the 142nd Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. Other menu items include additional Broadway musicals, cabaret nightclub acts, tours of New York’s most famous museums, Central Park, and Greenwich Village. The entire group will be part of a half-day “Bridges of New York” tour, followed by lunch and a matinee of a Broadway show. Our hotel in Times Square will make it easy to walk to everything in Midtown, including Madison Square Garden for the evening dog show. Allow UW Colleges help you create an engaging tour of the Big Apple. Trip includes one tour, one Broadway show, three meals, land and air transportation, and five nights in Time Square.

Join us to learn more about this NYC adventure at our Information Session on Wednesday, Sept. 13th at 6:30pm at UW-Waukesha. Registration recommended!

Pricing$1,799/person based on double occupancy or $2,283/person based on single occupancy

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Washington, D.C.: Museums, Monuments, and More!


Washington DC

March 19 - 25, 2018

Led by Travel Coordinator, Vic Passante

Our nation’s capital attracts over 15 million visitors each year…and for good reason. Our Continuing Education is happy to add to that number in 2018 with our group of life-long learners.  We will travel on a comfortable coach bus and have the convenience of easy and safe transportation for our entire visit. During the day, we’ll tour the U.S. Capital, the Library of Congress, the new In the evening, we will tour and see shows at Ford’s Theater (The Wiz) and the Kennedy Center (In the Heights) and visit the monuments in all their glory, illuminated for their citizens and fans. The tour includes professional D.C. step-on guides, ten meals, and five nights at The Westin in Crystal City.

Join us to learn more about this Washington DC tour at our Information Session on Tuesday, Oct. 17th at 6:30pm at UW-Waukesha. Registration recommended!


Pricing: $2,284/person based on double occupancy or $2,847/person based on single occupancy. 

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Blues & Greens Asheville and Nashville: Culture and Cuisine


April 5 - 12, 2018

Led by Travel Coordinator, Vic Passante

In the spirit of the past seven Blues and Greens foodie tours, UW Colleges Southeast Region is proud to present our eighth entry, Asheville and Nashville: Culture and Cuisine. We will again pair the music and art scene of two great cities with some of their most famous restaurants. We’ll have shrimp and grits and hot chicken (don’t worry) in Nashville and listen to the best music in the country. We’ll have farm-to-table, creative dishes and visit galleries and mansions in Asheville. Heck, we’ll spend three nights in the shadow of the Biltmore, the Vanderbilt mansion.  In Nashville, we’ll visit the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, Bicentennial Capital Mall, the Gulch District, the Parthenon and more. We’ll see shows at the Grand Ole Opry or the Ryman Auditorium (artists TBD). In Asheville, we’ll visit the Antique Tobacco Barn and the River Arts District, and we’ll have a special tour of the Biltmore Mansion. In addition, we’ll have plenty of time to enjoy Biltmore Village.  On our way home, we’ll stop for a night in Cincinnati for our final delicious meal in The Banks District.

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Join us to learn more about this popular foodie tour at our Information Session on Thursday, Oct. 19th at 6:30pm at UW-Waukesha. Registration recommended!


Pricing: $2,576/person based on double occupancy or $3,486/person based on single occupancy. 

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Alaska: Kenai Fjords and Denali National Park


August 10 - 21, 2018

Led by Naturalist, Mark Miner

Experience the grandeur of Alaska on UW Colleges unique Tour of Kenai Fjords and Denali National Parks.  Mark Miner will take 16 very lucky adventurers on a trip of a lifetime. Travel Alaska Railroad’s Coastal Classic Train to Seward on what the National Geographic Traveler ranked among their Top Ten Train Rides in North America.  In Seward explore the world of whales, wildlife, and glaciers found in Kenai Fjords National Park.  Enjoy a day cruise of Kenai Fjords National Park.  Hike right up to a glacier and experience the dense blue ice while listening to it crackle.

In Homer discover the fun of tide pooling with the Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies.  Visit beautiful Halibut Cove and dine at its top-rated restaurant, the Saltry. Choose a day of halibut fishing, kayaking, hiking or just relaxing.

Then it is on to Alaska’s interior and Denali National Park.  Travel on the Alaska Railroad’s flagship train, the Denali Star for a quintessential Alaska journey.  Stay at the historic back country lodge, the Kantishna Roadhouse, located 90 miles in the pristine natural wonder of Denali National Park.  Enjoy the deluxe log cabin accommodations, meals, a variety of daily activities, hiking opportunities, naturalist programs and the chance to observe wildlife and experience the breathtaking scenery of Denali Park — up close and personal. This exquisite trip is limited to 16 travelers. Registration information and Information Session date will be posted soon.

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