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Renaissance Academy Foreign Travel OpportunitiesRenaissance Academy Foreign Travel Overview

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.

Generally, Renaissance Academy foreign travel trips include roundtrip airfare, accommodations in four/five star luxury hotels, most meals and gratuities, private English-speaking guides, deluxe motor coach transportation, and all entrance fees.

Register for upcoming travels online at or call (239) 425-3272(239) 425-3272 to receive complete itineraries, cost information and registration forms.

Upcoming Travels


Insiders Japan Travel Abroad TripInsider’s Japan

September 9-21, 2017
13 days - Land & Air from $5,991/pp

It’s a land of delicate art and bustling commerce; of rich traditions and dizzying modernity. This well-crafted 13-day tour features the highlights of Tokyo and Kyoto, engages you in local life, and takes you off the beaten path to the lovely historic cities of Takayama and Kanazawa. Your 13-day journey begins in Tokyo touring the Shinto Meiji Shrine and historic Imperial Palace. Visit Mt. Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park and view magnificent Mt. Fuji. Overnight in Hakone at a ryokan, a traditional Japanese inn, then travel to lovely Takayama to explore this historic town’s ancient sites and enjoy a sake tasting. In Kanazawa, tour the famed Kenrokuen Garden and visit a museum celebrating the art of gold leaf technology. Conclude your journey touring Kyoto, attending a traditional Japanese tea ceremony and embarking on a cycling tour. On an optional post-tour extension, discover Hiroshima, the city reborn from the atomic destruction of World War II.

To view and print brochure click here or call 239-425-3272 for a detailed itinerary, cost information, and registration form.


Adriatic Odyssey Travel Abroad TripAdriatic Odyssey: Venice to Valletta Aboard Sea Cloud

October 15-24, 2017
10 days - Cruise from $9,995/pp; international airfare add'l

Embark in Venice for an unforgettable journey through the Adriatic, Ionian and Mediterranean Seas, navigating the Dalmatian Coast and the “boot” of Italy. Aboard the legendary Sea Cloud, explore ancient towns and impressive archaeological sites, where Greek, Carthaginian, Roman, Byzantine, Arab, and Norman civilizations have all left their mark. Stop in Ravenna to view the extraordinary mosaics. Enjoy Dubrovnik and visit the collections in the Franciscan and Dominican Monasteries as well as the Rector’s Palace. Visit baroque Lecce to see fine architecture. Continue to Sicily to see the natural beauty, azure seas and diverse history that characterize this region before disembarking in Valletta, Malta.

To view and print brochure click here or call 239-425-3272 for a detailed itinerary, cost information, and registration form.


Bordeaux Travel Abroad TripThe Great Chateaux of Bordeaux Aboard Amadolce

October 18-26, 2017
9 days - Cruise from $5,999/pp; international airfare add'l

Discover the rich Bordeaux region during the autumn vendange aboard the deluxe AmaDolce. Home to Eleanor of Aquitaine, Queen of France, Queen of England, and one of the most powerful women of the Middle Ages, Bordeaux’s fame as a capital of culture and wine has only grown since her day. Sample Sauternes and rich varietals from the Médoc and the UNESCO-designated Saint-Emilion regions, and visit the renowned châteaux where the grapes are grown. Stroll the streets of Bergerac and other charming villages, and admire the splendidly preserved medieval Château de Roquetaillade.

To view and print brochure click here or call 239-425-3272 for a detailed itinerary, cost information, and registration form.


Machu Picchu Abroad Trip Macchu Picchu to the Galapagos

May 29-June 12, 2018
16 days

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.


Canadian Rockies Travel Abroad Trip Canadian Rockies Explorer, with Glacier National Park

July 14-24, 2018
11 days

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.


Spain and Portugal Travel Abroad Trip Across Spain and Portugal with Paradores and Pousadas

September 7 – 23, 2018
17 days

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.


Northern Italy Abroad Trip Northern Italy, from the Alps to the Adriatic

September 12 – 26, 2018
15 days

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!