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 learning can take place 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 Colleges Southeast Region Continuing Education is proud to introduce 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.  

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

Vic Passante
Travel Director

Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show

February 10-15, 2017

With Travel Coordinator, Vic Passante

Continuing Education is returning to New York City for the 2017 Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show! This year, we've extended the trip two nights to allow the group access to the exciting Agility Trials. We will fly from O'Hare on the evening of Friday, February 10, attend the Agility Trials on Saturday, and end the day with a group dinner at O'Brien's Pub. On Sunday, Vic Passante has planned an exciting day in NYC with a half-day tour and a Broadway matinee. The Westminster trip begins on Monday and continues all day and night through Tuesday's Best in Show. It's going to be a FULL 6 days at an affordable price!

Itinerary!

Flier!

$1,759.00/person based on Double-Occupancy & $2,314.00/person based on Single-Occupancy

 

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: TBD

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

 

Here's a sneak peek at what we are planning for our Day Trips! More information coming soon!

 

  • "A Day in the Gardens": Chicago Botanical Garden

  • "A Day in the Gardens": Green Bay Botanical Gardens

  • "Savory Escapes: Eat like a local": Exploring the local food industries; Honey, Cheese and Sausage

  • Chicago Architectural Cruise

 

Chicago Broadway Trip

 Hamilton

We knew the response would be great for Hamilton and at this time, we are sold out! Stay tuned for more information...you will be the first we notify for our next trip!

 

Send us an email  and ask to be added to our email list!  Email wakce@uwc.edu Make sure you let us know where you want our education bus to take you next!