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 http://registerRA.fgcu.edu or call (239) 434-4737 to receive complete itineraries, cost information and registration forms.
September 19-October 3, 2019
Delight in a special exploration of Italy’s southern climes, from striking Sicily and the breathtaking Amalfi Coast to unheralded Apulia, the alluring “boot heel” where a vivid history, unique architecture and bountiful plains join the sun and sea in creating a prized (and crowd-free) region. Add Italian hospitality, outstanding cuisine and notable lodgings for la dolce vita, small-group style.
September 27-October 10, 2019
This land of dramatic contrasts invites us to encounter its ancient ruins and sacred mosques, endless desert and storied mountains, imposing kasbahs and spirited souks. As we travel from the imperial cities of Rabat, Fez and Marrakech to the High Atlas and vast Sahara, we open our eyes, and hearts, to a truly foreign land, an age-old culture, and genuinely hospitable people.
October 10-23, 2019
Unearth the grandeur of the ancient world on this singular journey combining premier archaeological sites with the beauty and lore of the Aegean and her isles. As the ancient world comes alive in Athens and Nafplion, Crete and Santorini, we celebrate the glory that was Greece – and still is today.
November 2-23, 2019
Small group touring and the Lands Down Under – they add up to a perfect combination! Join us as we travel from Australia’s spectacular Great Barrier Reef and the storied Outback to sophisticated Sydney; from New Zealand’s towering Mt. Cook and breathtaking Milford Sound to high-spirited Queenstown and nautical Auckland.