Educational Travel & Tours

Come join our Classroom without Walls!

Vic Passante

 

We really appreciate your passion for life-long learning, and love that you understand that learning can take place anywhere: in a classroom at UW-Sheboygan, a museum, a historic site, a theater or gallery, an archeological ruin, a garden, on a guided tour- or any place Continuing Education can take you!  

We want to hear from you - Tell us where in the United States, you would like us to take you in the future!

UW-Sheboygan's Continuing Education is proud to maintain our tradition of offering educational and entertaining adventures through our Educational Travel Program. We hold strong to our philosophy to present “classrooms without walls.” We want to take you to a culture, have you visit history, become involved with a project/activity, meet informed and engaging docents and guides, and ultimately, expand the walls of our classroom to include amazing experiences on the road.

For the upcoming year, our travel opportunities will feature the beauty and wonder of the United States. We will be heading to New York, Pennsylvania, and Kentucky!  In addition, we’re continuing our day trips and adding new offerings like A Day in the Gardens and the Savory Escapes series.  

Take a few minutes and look where Continuing Education can take you this year! As you peruse this website, please note the dates for the valuable information sessions for each trip; they are a great way to learn more about the destination of your choice.

Thanks for being a loyal patron of UW-Sheboygan Continuing Education Travel, 

Vic Passante
Travel Director
UW-Sheboygan Continuing Education

View our Educational Travel Opportunities here

Travel Deposit Note:
All travel deposits are nonrefundable due to mandatory deposits made on your behalf.
Subject To Change Note:
Prices subject to change based on tax and fuel increases. Departure/return dates subject to change based on airline scheduling.
Single Supplement Note:
Continuing Education overnight trips are based on double occupancy. CE will make every attempt to match roommates for your trip. If travelers would prefer a single room, we offer a single-supplement fee option for your convenience.

Day Trips!

Country Food Tour

Country Food Tour

Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017

Led by Vic Passante

​​​​Similar to the Milwaukee food tour last fall, this culinary adventure will feature the best in the local food industry, but the Country Tour heads out into Waukesha and Dodge counties. We’ll stop at Honey Acres in Ashippun, home to a honey museum, retail store and manufacturing plant. There, they jar and manufacture fresh, unfiltered, raw and unprocessed honey products in house. The Cedar Valley Cheese Factory in Belgium carries 300+ varieties of Wisconsin cheese. It specializes in Mozzarella, Provolone and string cheese but sells every cheese imaginable. Owners Jeff and Tracy will give us a tour of the store and factory. Our final stop will be to Held’s Meat Market where they’ve been smoking and processing meats since Adam Held started the business in 1886. Full day of food and fun. 

*Space is limited to 25 travelers*

Price: $69.00/person

Click here for to register and for a full itinerary!

 

Green Bay Botanical Gardens

Green Bay Botanical Gardens

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Led by Bambi Butzlaff-Voss

Master Gardener Bambi Butzlaff Voss will lead an enthusiastic group to the Green Bay Botanical Gardens. The garden’s docent will lead us on the two-hour Gardener’s Delight Tour, a tour for the true garden enthusiast! Explore both the formal gardens and the quieter side of Green Bay Botanical Garden including King Shade, Jenquine Overlook Garden, Baer Perennial Garden and other new developments.  Includes both paved and unpaved paths (1.5 miles). On the way to Green Bay, Bambi will arrange for a stop at Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary, the beautiful 700-acre urban wildlife refuge and the largest park in the Green Bay Park System. Also included in our full day is a magnificent lunch at The Cannery Market.

Price: $107/person

Click here to register and for a full itinerary!

 

"A Midsummer Night's Dream" at The American Players Theater

American Players Theater

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Led by Karin Sundelius

The rolling hills of the Wisconsin River Valley is home to one of our country’s premier theaters, American Players Theater. Located just outside of Spring Green, Wisconsin, APT first produced A Midsummer Night’s Dream in 1980. It has become APT’s signature classic. Come along with retired English teacher and Shakespeareophile Karin Sundelius to this matinee of Shakespeare’s mystical fairy tale set in the Forest of Arden where magic, mayhem and mistaken identities abound. 

Price: $149/person

Click here to register and to see the full itinerary! 

 

Chicago Architectural Boat Day Trip

Chicago Boat Trip

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Led by Abby Streicher

Visit Chicago and see its skyline from a whole new perspective…from the river. UW-Colleges will lead you to the Chicago Architectural Foundation boat cruise. Hear an experienced docent explain how and why Chicago remains the leader in architecture. The day trip features lunch at Howells and Hood in the art deco Tribune Building. A guide will speak about the historic rocks embedded in the Tribune’s foundation and then the group is off to the Chicago River and an afternoon of enrichment with the CAF. 

Price: $155/person

Click here to register and for the full itinerary!

 

Broadway in Chicago: Les Miserables

Les Mis

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Led by Vic Passante

UW-Colleges Southeast Region has booked PREMIUM SEATS for Cameron Mackintosh production  of the Tony Award-winning musical phenomenon, Les Misérables, direct from its acclaimed Broadway return. With its glorious new staging and dazzling re imagined scenery inspired by the paintings of Victor Hugo, this breathtaking new production has left both audiences and critics awestruck. The Saturday day-trip includes PREMIUM SEATS in the Cadillac Palace Theater, a magnificent lunch, and a Coach USA classroom on wheels. 

Price: $279/person

Click here to register and for a full itinerary!

 

 

Domestic Travel Opportunities!

 

Blues and Greens: Philadelphia and Pittsburgh

Independence Hall

March 27- April 3, 2017

With Travel Coordinator, Vic Passante

This spring, we're boarding a Coach USA bus and heading East to Pittsburgh and Philadelphia.  Help us explore the art of Andy Warhol, performing arts at the Pittsburgh Public Theater and the Arden Theater, the architecture of Historic Philly and F.L. Wright's "Falling Water", the history of Independence Hall, a daytrip to Lancaster....even visit an animatron at the Franklin Institute.  We'll take food tours and sample quintessential delicacies, take a pasta class at Reading Terminal Market, and eat like locals in the finest restaurants.

Included in the trip: most meals, guided city tours, admission to all sites and performances, lodging, coach transportation, and a charming, entertaining host!

Itinerary! 

Flier!

$2,849/person based on double-occupancy & $3,449/person based on single-occupancy

 

Spring in Zion and Bryce National Parks

Zion and Bryce

 

April 3-8, 2017

with naturalist Mark Miner

 

Experience spring in the high desert of Southern Utah on this 5 night / 6 day tour that will take us to Zion & Bryce Reef National Parks. The often crystal clear skies, warm days, and cool nights is weather tailor-made for excellent hiking. We will stay three nights at the Zion Lodge, and two nights at the Bryce Canyon Lodge.  Both lodges are within the parks and offer easy access to a variety of hiking trails.  You have the option of joining the group on organized hikes, choosing hikes of your own, or relaxing at the lodge. The tour begins in Las Vegas at Noon on April 3rd, 2017 and will travel by bus to the parks. We return to Las Vegas on April 8th, leaving you the flexibility of arriving early or staying past the tour for fun in Las Vegas.  The Utah desert offers spectacular scenery, historic lodges, awesome day hikes, stunning photography, or simple relaxation.  All these are in store for you as you join us on this Spring Tour of Zion & Bryce National Parks in Southern Utah.  Package Includes: Most meals, lodging, bus transportation, entrance to parks, and an experienced guide. Price and detailed itinerary will be posted on our website by September 1. Approximate price does not include airfare.

Preliminary Itinerary 

Price: $2,259/person based on double occupancy or $2,887/person based on single occupancy

Kentucky Derby

Churchill Downs

May 4-7, 2017

With Travel Coordinator, James Boling

Join us as we return to the Kentucky Derby, arguably one of our most popular trips in 2015. As promised we’ll reprise the trip with an educational and entertaining bus trip to Kentucky. While at the Kentucky Derby and the Kentucky Oaks, we’ll be in stadium-style seats for the most exciting two-minutes in sports. We’ll have an up-close view of the horses parading between the barns and paddock before and after each race--including the Kentucky Derby winner's victory walk. While in Lexington, we’ll meet an experienced equestrian and Kentucky native who will guide us through horse country and prepare us for the Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks. We’ll receive a Horse Country tour, visiting three farms and the Keeneland Racetrack. Before heading back to Dairyland, we’ll visit the manufacturers of another important industry in Kentucky. So, send your linen suit to the dry cleaner; get that sear-sucker out of moth balls; and shop for a new hat. Let’s do this up right. 

Itinerary!

Flier!

$1,899/person based on Double-Occupancy & $2,141/person based on Single-Occupancy

 

Tulip Time in Pella

Tulip Time

May 5-7, 2017

Led by Bambi Butzloff-Voss

Join us for a springtime Walk in the Garden with Bambi. This time we will head to the 82nd annual Tulip Time celebration in picturesque, Pella, Iowa, a charming Dutch community with parks and architecture reminiscent of historic Netherlands. A comfortable coach will pick you up from either UW-Sheboygan, UW-Washington County, or UW-Waukesha on May 6 and return you on May 8. We’ll see the Tulip Time parade, Dutch costumes and demonstrations, a dinner theater, a craft and vendor fair and, of course, acres and acres of tulip gardens! The package includes: admission to all events, two nights’ accommodations in Pella, some meals, most gratuities, and coach transportation from UW-Waukesha. 

Price: $415/person based on Double-Occupancy & $492/person based in Single Occupancy

Click here to register and for the full itinerary!

 

Total Eclipse of the Sun

Eclipse

August 19-21, 2017

Led by William J. Dirienzo; Assistant Professor of Astronomy & Physics at UW Sheboygan

Although total solar eclipses are easy to predict for astronomers, they remain one of the most striking natural phenomena which have allowed ancient civilizations to develop sophisticated calendars, convinced Aristotle that the Earth was round and helped Einstein prove his theory of relativity. Continuing Education at UW-Colleges Southeast Region is helping you get into the “best seats in the house” to view the event in St. Joseph, Missouri. We’ll be in the center of the path which sweeps the U.S. from the Northeast in Salem to Charleston, South Carolina in the Southeast.  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 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

Click here to register and for the full itinerary!

 

The Ancients: A Four Corners Tour

Four Corners

September 17-23, 2017

Led by Naturalist, Mark Miner

The Anasazi people were a prehistoric civilization who lived in and around the present day Four Corners area of the Southwest United States. 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 people. The UW Colleges Southeast Region Ancients Tour will begin with a visit to Albuquerque’s Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, a world class museum and cultural cornerstone created to be a place where Pueblo people can tell their story. The following day, the group will have an opportunity to visit Acoma Pueblo, a living pueblo where descendants of the ancient Puebloans live to this day. The Continuing Education students will then learn about the Anasazi, the ancient ones, as they head to Mesa Verde to see the preserved stone shelters lofted in the canyons walls. Although the group will not be cliff dwellers, like those 1400 years ago, they will 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 the group one more experience with ancient dwellings and petroglyphs. The group will stay in iconic hotels: La Fonda on the Plaza in Santa Fe and Hotel Albuquerque in Old Town Albuquerque.

Free information session at UW Waukesha on Tuesday, March 21!

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

Click here to register for the full itinerary!

 

Historic Lodges and Waterways of Illinois

Illinois Waterways

September 19-21, 2017

Led by Karin Sundelius

High on a sandstone bluff overlooking the Illinois River, Starved Rock Lodge stands as a living legacy to the young men of the Civilian Conservation Corp. Constructed of roughhewn Indiana white pine and over 250 tons of Joliet sandstone, the lodge offers visitors the opportunity to sit next to the largest two-sided fireplace in Illinois.  The Historic Lodges and Waterways of this Illinois tour will feature the CCC lodge of Starved Rock and another equally historic CCC lodge in White Pines State Park. Whether you are relaxing by the fireplace, riding the historic trolley, hiking to beautiful canyons and waterfalls, exploring the Illinois-Michigan Canal in a mule-pulled canal boat or dining in one of the great halls, this tour will enrich, enlighten, and entertained!

Price: TBD

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Hurray for Hollywood!

Hollywood

November 7-11, 2017

Led by Vic Passante

Join UW-Colleges Southeast Region and Travel Coordinator, Vic Passante, on a Deluxe Backlot Tour of Warner Brothers Studios, including lunch at the famous WB commissary; enter the world of film on the Turner Classic Movie/Starline coach tour of movie locations, complete with a movie screen for clips of the film before we get there; spend a day touring Grauman’s Chinese Theater, the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Walt Disney Concert, Hollywood Bowl.  Join us with a panel of an actor, a screenwriter/director, and musician who will share their life in the industry.

Free Information Session on Thursday, March 23 at UW Waukesha!

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

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