Educational Travel Program
Classical Greece: October 12-28, 2014
Discover the marvels of classical Greece while exploring ancient sites. Our journey begins in Athens, the home of the Acropolis and the Parthenon. The program includes a journey through the Peloponnese with visits to Sparta; Olympia, the site for the Ancient Olympic Games; and Delphi, the site of the Temple to Apollo, the god of the Sun. Returning to Athens we head out on a ferry to spend the next six days enjoying and exploring the Greek islands of Naxos where according to legend the Greek god Zeus was raised in a cave. We’ll visit Santorini known for its colorful houses and buildings set into cliffs, its sapphire waters, and black sand beaches. There we will witness an active volcano and finally, travel to Akrotiri to visit a unique archaeological site, Minoan Bronze Age settlement, destroyed in the Theran eruption around 1500BC.
Important Note:This program is designed for healthy active individuals who on any given day are prepared to walk for 1–3 hours (up to 3 miles) on rough ground and are able to handle climbing uneven stairs easily.
Program fee includes: transportation in country, rooms, educational programs, entrance fees, meals and tips. The program fee does not include travel to and from Greece or passport fees.
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Program Fee: $4,600 per person; based on double-occupancy; single occupancy, supplement $650
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The Enchantment of Ireland from North to South: April 12-28, 2014
Journey from the natural wonders of the North coast to the rugged seacoast of the Southwest as you experience the unrivalled beauty of Ireland. Visit Giant’s Causeway, walk the Walls of Derry, and explore the site of Bru na Boinne. Learn about Irish emigration and consider Northern Ireland’s troubled history. Encounter some of Ireland’s greatest treasures-its people-as you meet a Member of Parliament in Belfast and dine with local families in Carrigaline, Co. Cork. Finish in Dublin, Ireland's capital where you get to visit the renowned Trinity College and Book of Kells.
Summer Sessions & Lifelong Learning has a great adventure planned, registration is now open. Return a completed registration form to the Summer Sessions' office to reserve your spot for this adventure.
Here are some tour highlights:
· With a National Trust expert, explore Giants Causeway and learn the history of this UNESCO World Heritage Site.
· Enjoy Family – hosted dinners in Carrigaline, Co. Cork
· Visit the renowned Cliffs of Moher and explore the Burren with a local expert
· Evening at one of Dublin's renowned theatres to see a performance of an Irish play
· Take part in a special farewell dinner with music, song and banter
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Program Fee: $3,950 per person; based on double-occupancy; single supplement $750.
Program fee includes: transportation in-country, rooms, educational programs, entrance fees, meals and tips. The program fee does not include travel to and from Ireland and passport fees.
NOTE: Minimal physical ability: Able to handle your own luggage, stand for up to one hour, and get on and off a motor coach, be able to climb a few flights of stairs, and walk up to 2 miles on uneven surfaces.