Office of Continuing Education &
8695 College Parkway
Ft. Myers, FL 33919
Phone #s: all area codes are 239
Continuing Education: 425-3270
Institute of Government: 425-3271
Renaissance Academy: 425-3272
Since 2002, the Renaissance Academy has sponsored more than 40 high-end, intimately sized, concierge-style excursions domestically and abroad. Through unique custom itineraries, participants have the opportunity to learn outside the classroom, visit historic and cultural sites with outstanding local guides, experience another culture – its customs, cuisine, language, and history – and delight in conversation and laughter with fellow travelers who share a love of learning and a sense of adventure. Our excursions generally include accommodations in four/five star hotels; most meals and gratuities; private English speaking guides; deluxe motor coach transportation; and all entrance fees. Register online at https://RegisterRA.fgcu.edu to receive complete itineraries, cost information and registration forms or call 239-425-3272 . 239-425-3272. Reserve early! Our exclusive excursions are each limited to the 24 travelers.
May 29-June 12, 2018
They rank as two of South America’s greatest treasures, and a small group tour is the natural selection for both: the enigmatic ruins at Machu Picchu, where we overnight at an intimate on-site hotel; and the fascinating Galapagos Islands, Darwin’s “living laboratory,” for a four-night island-based adventure. Included are day cruises on a privately chartered yacht, a Quito city tour and touring through Lima, and an expert Galapagos naturalist guide to enhance the wildlife viewing.
June 29-July 11, 2018
10 nights - Cruise from $7,999/pp; international airfare add'l
Explore the lands where Vikings sailed on a luxurious cruise from Helsinki to Copenhagen, aboard the three-masted sailing yacht, Sea Cloud II. Discover the cultural highlights of Helsinki, during an overnight stay in this vibrant capital. Attend a private concert at St. Nicholas Church during a morning in Tallinn, Estonia. Spend an afternoon in the medieval town of Visby, on the Swedish island of Gotland. Overnight on board in Stockholm to visit the Royal Armory and view a 17th-century warship at the Vasa Museum. Enjoy an exclusive organ performance at the Dome Cathedral in Riga, Latvia.
To view and print brochure click here or call 239-434-4737 for a detailed itinerary, cost information, and registration form.
July 14-24, 2018
One of North America's great unspoiled wildernesses, the Canadian Rockies offer bountiful rewards for outdoor-loving travelers. While staying in unique mountain lodges, we ride in Glacier National Park's famed Red Jammers, visit cerulean Lake Louise, and set foot on Athabasca Glacier. Amid stunning alpine scenery, it's a feast for the eyes – and the spirit. Canyon and lake cruises, trail hikes and a Banff Gondola ride to the top of Sulphur Mountain leave you ready to slumber in unique mountain lodges.
September 7 – 23, 2018
Fortified cities and tiny fishing villages, rugged Atlantic coastline and commanding Pyrenees peaks, iconic shrines to both religion and fine art, and intimate lodgings in historic paradores and pousadas – it all awaits on this singular small group journey from Lisbon across the north of Spain, ending in vibrant Barcelona. Stays in historic lodgings on the religious route of St. James, port wine tastings on the Douro River and a full day excursion along the rugged Basque coastline make this a trip to remember.
September 12 – 26, 2018
This leisurely exploration of Italy’s varied northern regions, from the romantic Lake District and dramatic Cinque Terre to beloved Tuscany, the majestic Dolomites, and canal-laced Venice, offers a refreshing perspective on a well-known land. In the company of our congenial small group, we celebrate the Italian penchant for hospitality, good food, and good living. Fabulous excursions, winery tastings and unparalleled sightseeing are sure to thrill and inspire. In a word, splendido!