Educational Travel & Tours

Travel - Experience - Discover 

From day trips to week-long excursions UW-SheboyganContinuing Education tours focus on literature, performing arts, theatre, visual arts, food, theology, history, and more. Our trips offer exceptional and enriching travel experiences with no planning needed from you! We build in plenty of free time for you to enjoy the destination, its shopping, its restaurants, or pursue your own interests at your leisure.

We’re working on some fabulous trips for 2015!

Domestic Travel


Savannah Music Festival
Sampling Savanah: Music, History & Literature
March 25-29, 2015

Ladies pack your hats and gentlemen your bow ties: you are heading to the gem of the South: Savannah, Georgia!  During the nights, you will be attending the world-class Savannah Music Festival; during the day, you will see why Savannah is rated as one of the ten best walking cities in America. While the flowers are in bloom, you will pass ante-bellum mansions and sites described in Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, tour the childhood home of Flannery O’Connor, learn of Savannah’s rich and diversified religious heritage, visit the Farmers’ Market, learn about Gullah-Geechee culture, and simply relax in the many “squares” filled with majestic Live Oaks.  Sample the peach cobbler and other Southern treats in the city’s many quality restaurants; shopping is plentiful—from high-end to touristy—and the wheel boats offer trips down the lovely Savannah River. Relax, learn, listen, and smile.  So call your friends and  join us; the welcoming sights and sounds of Savannah await you!

General Information
Price $1999/per person based on double occupancy. Price includes four nights lodging, three evening concerts at the Savannah Music Festival, one lecture, tours, daily breakfast, one lunch, and all transfers. 

Savannah Music Festival Itineary

For lodging information visit Staybridge Suites Savannah Historic District

For performance information visit 

For city of Savannah information visit 

For trip information contact: Teri Mattek, 920.459.6685 or

A New England Primer:
The Literature, History, and Theology of Boston and Concord, Massachusetts
June 15-21, 2015

From Colonial Times until the American Civil War, Boston and Concord were the epicenters of American history, literature, and theology. Join our small group of travelers June 15-21, 2015 as we rediscover the importance of these two cities—one large, one small—and their connections to the Puritan founders, the Revolutionary War, and the Transcendentalists. Some of the planned activities include: walking the Freedom Trail with local historian Charlie Bahne; discovering Margaret Fuller’s and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s connections to Boston and Cambridge; enjoying an exclusive lecture by Dr. Robert Gross, a national authority on Concord, the Minutemen, and the Transcendentalists; and visiting such literary sites as Hawthorne’s The Old Manse, Emerson’s home, Alcott’s Orchard House, and Thoreau’s Walden Pond. Learn of the shifts in nineteenth-century Protestant theology as you visit Concord’s First Parish Church and Trinitarian Congregational Church, and travel to Fruitlands, the site of a nineteenth-century utopian society. We have also set aside plenty of time for you to explore Boston and Concord on your own, enjoy the cuisine, and simply relax in these historic locales.

Duration: Seven days, six nights, space is limited to 16 travelers
Cost estimate: $2,295*/person Double occupancy
*subject to change in case of airfare increases beyond our control, or if flying into Boston from another location other than the departure city of Milwaukee.

Cost includes round-trip airfare; lodging- 3 nights at the Colonial Inn, Concord, and 3 nights at the Hilton Boston Downtown/Fanueil Hall; ground transportation while in Massachusetts; tour admissions; expert tour guides & guest lecturers; grab-n-go daily breakfast while in Concord; and some delightful culinary experiences (three lunches and a dinner). Students can earn three (3) credits Independent Study, contact Ter Mattek for information.

For lodging information visit Colonial Inn in Concord and the Hilton in downtown Boston

For trip information contact: Teri Mattek, 920.459.6685 or

New England Itinerary

New England Registration Form

New England Primer Tour Leader Bios


Day Trips


The Magnificent Mile Lights Festival!

Saturday, November 22, 2014
Make Your 2014 Holidays Magnificent

Plan to join us to kick off the holiday season and create some SPECTACULAR memories on The Magnificent Mile! The 23rd annual BMO Harris Bank Magnificent Mile Lights Festival, the nation’s largest evening holiday celebration, kicks off the holiday season on Saturday, November 22 with a full day of:

  • Family friendly activities in Lights Festival Lane!
  • Rockin’ concerts by top musical artists on the BMO Harris Bank Stage!
  • The best holiday shopping!
  • A grand Tree-Lighting Parade down Michigan Avenue marshaled by Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse from Walt Disney World Resort in Florida, last year’s parade was aired in over 75% of the United States!!
  • Fireworks Spectacular show over the Chicago River

The day is nothing short of magical! Motorcoach transportation including coffee and breakfasty breads & pastries on the way to Chicago and refreshments and tasty treats on the way home!

Tour Fee: $69.00


For more information on UW-SheboyganTravel Experiences and upcoming tours, please contact Teri Mattek at