Domestic Travel

Return to the Driftless Region

September 18-19, 2018

Led by Travel Coordinator Vic Passante

Price: $449/ person based on double occupancy or $506/ person based on single occupancy

UW-Milwaukee at Waukesha and Washington County Continuing Education is returning to one of its most popular destinations of 2017, The Driftless Region of Wisconsin! We'll head north of La Crosse to the National Eagle Center in Wabasha before visiting Trempealeau’s newest agricultural industry at Elmaro Vineyard.  Enjoy another evening at The Charmant, La Crosse’s unique boutique hotel. The next morning, we'll cross the Mississippi to La Crescent, MN and visit its apple orchards. Then, we'll head south on the Great River Road to Prairie du Chien. Based on your feedback from last year, we can’t return to the Driftless without returning to The Driftless Café for dinner en route to Waukesha!  Limited to 25 people.

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Albuquerque's International Balloon Fiesta

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October 9-13, 2018

Led by Travel Coordinator Vic Passante

Price: (Trip is full - waitlist only- Payment will be admitted when next seat becomes available)

Based on your feedback, we want to take you back to ABQ and help you check off another destination from your Bucket List to see the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta! With 500 plus balloons, the AIBF is the largest balloon festival in the world. You will be there for the spectacular Mass Ascension in the morning, and return at night to see the balloons illuminated by their propane burners at the Night Glow. For an additional fee, you can opt to take your own hot air balloon ride over the Rio Grande Valley with World Balloon. We’ve extended the trip by one day to include a visit to historic Santa Fe for a tour with a Georgia O’Keefe docent and lunch at the historic La Fonda on the Plaza. Don’t worry, you’ll have plenty of time to explore the many galleries and museums off the plaza. With day trips to living pueblos and beautiful back country splendor, you’ll discover why New Mexico is the “Land of Enchantment.” Package includes admission to Chaser’s Club, an exclusive designated area at the AIBF, four nights at the Hyatt Place, day trips, guided tours, five meals, and airfare.

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Christmas in Milwaukee


December 8-9, 2018

Price: $453/person based on double occupancy or $513/person based on single occupancy.

Get into the SPIRIT! Explore our backyard: Milwaukee and see three magnificent shows all in one weekend. What better way to get into the Christmas Spirit?! Just imagine the convenience of staying at the beautiful Intercontinental Hotel, crossing the street for Milwaukee Ballet’s The Nutcracker, and walking through the lobby for the Milwaukee Repertory Theater’s A Christmas Carol on Saturday, December 8. Sunday, we will see Hairspray at the celebrated Skylight Theater.  Consider joining Continuing Education on this educational adventure. This package includes: transportation from our UW-Milwaukee at Waukesha campus, the luxurious Intercontinental Hotel, three fabulous meals, and, of course, three great performances! 

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Chicago Theater Experience 


February 23-24 

with Travel Coordinator, Vic Passante

Price: $499/ person based on double occupancy or $557/ person based on single occupancy

Come join your friends and theater enthusiasts on another trip featuring Chicago theaters. The Chicago Theater Experience combines TWO fantastic performances with a few great meals, a city tour, and an amazing evening in the historic Palmer House.  You can join Continuing Education to see the dynamic musical  Mama Mia! at the Drury Lane Theater and An Inspector Calls, J.B. Priestly’s mid-20th Century classic produced by the National Theatre and directed by Stephen Daltry (Billy ElliotThe Crown for BBC).

Please consider joining us; however, don’t think about it too long! Our theater community is growing and our trips are selling out quickly.  Register soon for this value-packed tour which includes: TWO performances, TWO meals, and ONE glorious evening at the luxurious Palmer House. Of course, you will appreciate the informative University on Wheels (aka Coach USA) from Waukesha and a guided Chicago city tour which are also include in the low price of $499/p based on double- occupancy and $557 for a single.

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Blues and Greens: Vermont and Boston 

Oysters, Maple Sugar and Ben and Jerry's

Blues and Greens pic 2018

May 15-23, 2019

Led by Travel Coordinator, Vic Passante

Price: $2999/ person based on double occupancy or $3649/ person based on single occupancy

Join Continuing Education and our fellow foodies on our 9th annual Blues and Greens tour to explore the culture and cuisine of two fantastic destinations, Vermont and Boston. Our group will spend two amazing days in Boston, complete with historical sites, markets, and meals. You won’t want to miss our tour of Boston: USS Constitution, Faneuil Hall, Bunker Hill, Old North Church, Fort Point Art Walk, and more. We will make sure to stop at Fenway Park, Harvard University, before we head to America’s Test Kitchen for a special tour!

After eating our way through Boston, we will head to Vermont and visit the famous Ben and Jerry’s where we will sample some of their favorite flavors of ice cream! Our itinerary is full as we explore Vermont and all of its beauty at the Rock of Ages, the Trapp Family Lodge, Cold Hollow for cider and honey, galleries, farms, a Shaker village, and Saint-Gaudens Historic Site in New Hampshire. We’ll even visit a coffee lab (yes, we are getting to the bottom of that bottom-less cup of Joe). The tour package includes 15+ meals; well-appointed hotels in in the Boston, Stowe, Vergennes and Fairlee, VT; airfare from Chicago with a Waukesha shuttle, and an experienced guide

Consider the adventure of your first …. or your ninth Blues and Greens. We promise it will be as exciting, as enriching, AND as delicious as all of the others.

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To learn more about this trip, please register for our

Free Information Session  via Skype at UW-Milwaukee at Washington County

Monday, Oct. 8, 2018 at 6:30pm 


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