Day Trips


Old World Christmas Market

Old World Christmas Market
This is a day long trip to Elkhart Lake to visit the Old World Christmas Market.  Reminiscent of the centuries-old Christkindlesmarkt of Nüremberg, Germany, the 17th annual Old World Christmas Market at The Osthoff Resort offers the warmth and merriment of this Old World tradition. 

Date: Thursday, December 11, 2014

Time: Bus leaves from Cedar Ridge Apartments at 9:00 am and from UW-WC student parking lot at 9:15 am. Return to UW-WC Parking lot at 3:00 pm and Cedar Ridge at 3:15 pm 
Fee: $49 includes lunch at Osthoff Restaurant 

Register online (or phone 262-335-5259)

Chicago Art Trip

This day long excursion to the windy city takes in the Art Institute of Chicago and the Museum of Contemporary Art. Those interested in visiting science museums such as: Adler Planetarium, Shedd Aquarium, Field Museum and the Museum of Science and Industry will be accommodated. Lunch is on your own. Admissions to the Art Institute and Museum of Contemporary Art are included. Sponsored by UW-Washington County.

Date: November 8, 2014
Time: Bus leaves promptly from UW-WC parking lot at 7:45am
Fee: $45 


Newsies: Chicago Theatre Trip

Direct from Broadway comes: NEWSIES, the crowd-pleasing new musical from Disney. Winner of the 2012 Tony Awards® for Best Score and Best Choreography, Newsies is a smash-hit! Filled with one heart-pounding number after another, Newsies is based on true events. Newsies tells the captivating story of a band of underdogs who become unlikely heroes when they stand up to the most powerful men in New York. It's a rousing tale about fighting for what's right…and staying true to who you are. Sponsored by UW-Waukesha.

Date: December 13, 2014
Fee: $239.00 - includes lunch at The Walnut Room in Macy’s.
Itinerary for Newsies

Travel Within U.S.

Upper Peninsula: Fall Color Tour

Experience the beauty of the fall colors in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Travel with Mark Miner to the south shore of Lake Superior, Mackinac Island, and the north shore of Lake Michigan on this 4 day 3 night tour. Tour includes a boat cruise along the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, a walk to Tahquamenon Falls, a tour of the Whitefish Point Lighthouse and Shipwreck Museum, a visit to the Soo Locks, a walk through the Fayetteville Historic Town site, and a two-night stay on Mackinac 
Island. Sponsored by UW-Waukesha - attend information session on Waukesha campus on Wed., Sept. 3at 6:30pm in the Commons building, room C101 to learn more about this trip.
Dates:  October 12-15, 2014
Fee: $799.00/person based on double-occupancy or $944.00/ person based on single-occupancy

Chicago: Trick or Treat

Attention, Life-long Learners! How about Trick or Treatin’ in one of the most exciting cities in America?

Join us as we explore haunted Chicago sights on a three-hour tour aboard the Chicago Hauntings bus. Before that, you’ll see Chicago like you’ve never seen it before: by land and by sea! Ride a Segway (optional) through Chicago parks and to its most exciting attractions: Buckingham Fountain, Field Museum, Soldier Field and more. Board a comfortable craft and discover Chicago’s unique skyline on the Architectural Boat Tour. We’ll expand our quest to learn with a walking tour of Frank Lloyd Wright’s gems. No trip to the Windy City would be complete without a show! We’ll see a Broadway in Chicago spectacular and then treat ourselves to the Gospel Brunch at the House of Blues. Of course, throughout our venture, we will be eating at some of the city’s most interesting spots. Sponsored by UW-Waukesha.

Dates: October 31 – November 2, 2014
$799.00/person based on double-occupancy; $1,030.63/person based on single-occupancy
For itinerary information please email Vic Passante

Savannah and Atlanta - Culture & Cuisine

Blues and Greens: Southern Fried is heading to Savannah and Atlanta to explore the food, fun, and finery of these historical cities. The group will fly into Atlanta and discover this world-class city’s museums and sights. Tours of the High Museum of Art, CNN, Coca-Cola, and the new National Center for Civil and Human Rights will be scheduled around some of the city’s finest restaurants…after all, this is a trip for foodies! Our group of foodies will travel southeast to the celebrated city of Savannah. The convenience of our hotel in the Historic District will add to the remarkable experience and journey. Tours will include Bonaventure Cemetery, Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil book tour (our guide knows the characters), Ghost Tour, and the Historic Savannah Theatre. We’ll dine at Savannah’s best and even take a cooking class with one of the city’s most famous chefs. Sponsored by UW-Waukesha. 
Attend information session on Wed., Oct. 1st at 6:30pm at UW-Waukesha, Commons Building, room C101.
Dates: March 6 – 12, 2015
Fee: $2,750/person based on double-occupancy; $3,244.41/person based on single-occupancy
For itinerary information please email Vic Passante
Savannah Flyer

Savannah Music Festival

Sampling Savanah: Music, History & Literature
Ladies pack your hats and gentlemen your bow ties: you are heading to the gem of the South: Savannah, Georgia! During the nights, you will be attending the world-class Savannah Music Festival; during the day, you will see why Savannah is rated as one of the ten best walking cities in America. While the flowers are in bloom, you will pass ante-bellum mansions and sites described in Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, tour the childhood home of Flannery O’Connor, learn of Savannah’s rich and diversified religious heritage, visit the Farmers’ Market, learn about Gullah-Geechee culture, and simply relax in the many “squares” filled with majestic live oaks. Sample the peach cobbler and other Southern treats in the city’s many quality restaurants; shopping is plentiful—from high-end to touristy—and the wheel boats offer trips down the lovely Savannah River. Relax, learn, listen, and smile. Sponsored by UW-Sheboygan.

Dates: March 25-29, 2015
Fee:  $1,999/per person based on double occupancy. Price includes four nights lodging, three evening concerts at the Savannah Music Festival, one lecture, tours, daily breakfast, one lunch, and all transfers.

Savannah Music Festival Itineary

For lodging information visit Staybridge Suites Savannah Historic District

For performance information visit
For city of Savannah information visit
For trip information contact: Teri Mattek, 920.459.6685 or

A New England Primer

The Literature, History, and Theology of Boston and Concord, Massachusetts
From Colonial Times until the American Civil War, Boston and Concord were the epicenters of American history, literature, and theology. Join our small group of travelers June 15-21, 2015 as we rediscover the importance of these two cities—one large, one small—and their connections to the Puritan founders, the Revolutionary War, and the Transcendentalists. Some of the planned activities include: walking the Freedom Trail with local historian Charlie Bahne; discovering Margaret Fuller’s and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s connections to Boston and Cambridge; enjoying an exclusive lecture by Dr. Robert Gross, a national authority on Concord, the Minutemen, and the Transcendentalists; and visiting such literary sites as Hawthorne’s The Old Manse, Emerson’s home, Alcott’s Orchard House, and Thoreau’s Walden Pond. Learn of the shifts in nineteenth-century Protestant theology as you visit Concord’s First Parish Church and Trinitarian Congregational Church, and travel to Fruitlands, the site of a nineteenth-century utopian society. We have also set aside plenty of time for you to explore Boston and Concord on your own, enjoy the cuisine, and simply relax in these historic locales. Sponsored by UW-Sheboygan.

Dates: June 15-21, 2015
Duration: Seven days, six nights, space is limited to 16 travelers
Fee estimate: $2,295*per person based on double occupancy
*subject to change in case of airfare increases beyond our control, or if flying into Boston from another location other than the departure city of Milwaukee.

Fee includes: round-trip airfare; lodging- 3 nights at the Colonial Inn, Concord, and 3 nights at the Hilton Boston Downtown/Fanueil Hall; ground transportation while in Massachusetts; tour admissions; expert tour guides & guest lecturers; grab-n-go daily breakfast while in Concord; and some delightful culinary experiences (three lunches and a dinner). Students can earn three (3) credits Independent Study, contact Teri Mattek for information.

For trip information contact: Teri Mattek, 920.459.6685 or

New England Itinerary

New England Registration Form

New England Primer Tour Leader Bios

UW Colleges Study Abroad Trips

Join experienced UW faculty on educational trips to fascinating places around the world! College students as well as community members are welcome on these short educational adventures. All programs include round-trip airfare, lodging, ground transportation while overseas, admissions, tour guides, health insurance, and several meals.

For destinations and more information visit: