The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh Continuing Education and Extension is planning a 16-day trip to London, York and Scotland June18 – July 3, 2011. This trip, which is open to the public, offers an opportunity to see the wonders and mysteries of Scotland and England while benefiting from interactive educational experiences.
“More travelers are looking to incorporate education and learning into their vacations,” said trip organizer Bunny Hansen. “This trip will give travelers the traditional sight-seeing they want but will also provide an exciting educational background to the history and cultures of the cities we’ll see.”
Travelers will spend seven nights in London, two in York and six in Scotland. Highlights from the trip include a theater and themed dining experience with King Henry VIII and his court, a cruise on the York River and the Edinburgh Castle.
Hansen said that in addition to the educational and historical sights, travelers will enjoy a variety of fun and relaxing locations.
“We’re going to visit Stonehenge, shop on Portobello Road Market, tour York Dungeon and try to catch a glimpse of the Loch Ness monster,” she said.
The cost of the trip includes all lodging, hotel transfers, train tickets, 15 breakfasts, three dinners, one lunch and most tour guides and entrance fees.
Travel fees are dependent on the number of participants and do not include airfare. The trip is $4,050 per person based on a group of at least 10 travelers, and $3,359 per person based a group of at least 15 travelers. Roundtrip airfare from Milwaukee is estimated at $1,549.
There are supplemental costs for single occupancy and a limited reduction for triple room occupancy. A deposit of $750 is due by March 1, 2011.
From a flight on the modern London Eye to a train ride through the timeless Scottish highlands, this trip is a blend of tradition, 21st century, education and entertainment.
View the full travel itinerary and descriptions of the destinations at www.uwosh.edu/conted. For more information or to register, visit the website or call (920) 424-1129 or toll-free (800) 633-1442.