Travel

Day Trips 

Nutcracker in the Castle at The Paine Mansion

The Nutcracker story unfolds in the Paine “castle” with the historic rooms elaborately decorated as the fantastic scenes of the beloved holiday fairy tale.  During evening candlelight tours, the magical settings shimmer in the glow of more than seventy Christmas trees.  Special actor-guided tours with live music and youth ballet performances further bring the fantasy to life.  Making special appearances, the sugar plum fairy serves cupcakes and hot cocoa in an enchanting café!

Leave Cedar Ridge at noon and leave UW-Washington County student parking lot at 12:15 pm
Arrive at The Paine at 1:15 and do the guided tour (cupcakes and hot cocoa on your own)
Enjoy supper at Jeff’s on Rugby
Return to UW-Washington County at 5:30 pm and return to Cedar Ridge at 5:45 pm.

Date: January 4, 2015

Cost: $69.00

Trip includes: bus, admission to The Paine Mansion, and supper

Registration

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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 savannahmusicfestival.org
For city of Savannah information visit savannah.com/savannah-historic-district
For trip information contact: Teri Mattek, 920.459.6685 or teri.mattek@uwc.edu

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 teri.mattek@uwc.edu

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: uwc.edu/academics/abroad