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!



$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.



Price: $2,259/person based on Double Occupancy and $2,887/person based on Single Occupancy

Kentucky Derby

Churchill Downs

May 4-7, 2017

With 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. 



$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

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Total Eclipse of the Sun


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

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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

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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!


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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