05 Feb 2014 UACCM plans European trip
The University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton will lead a group of students and community members to Europe from Sunday, May 18, through Friday, May 30. Since the tour is not yet full and the flight will leave from Little Rock, group leader Karen Caig invites anyone interested to come along. The deadline to enroll without a late fee is Saturday, Feb. 8.
These European countries share the common ground of natural beauty and historic grandeur. Travelers will discover cosmopolitan Munich and take a solemn look at Dachau before they glide down the Grand Canal in Venice. Stunning vistas of Alpine Europe beckon in Switzerland before the group explores Heidelberg Castle’s stately ruins. This trip includes a three-day extension to Strasbourg and Paris with tours of Versailles, the Louvre and Notre Dame Cathedral. Anyone can join this trip, but students have the option to take a three-hour credit college course to accompany this incredible adventure. Students who have traveled with EF Tours before will receive an automatic $100 discount.
The tour lasts 13 days and includes round-trip flights; land transportation; hotels with private bathrooms; light breakfast daily; six dinners; full-time tour director; seven sightseeing tours led by expert local guides in Munich, Venice, Lucerne, Heidelberg, Strasbourg, Paris, Versailles; entrances to Dachau, Doge’s Palace, glass-blowing demonstration, Heidelberg Castle wine barrel, Strasbourg Cathedral, Versailles, Louvre and Notre Dame. Optional activities not included in the $4,317 price are a visit to Neuschwanstein Castle, a trip to Mount Pilatus and a Swiss folklore event.
Karen Caig has led tours to Greece, Japan, Peru, Costa Rica, England, Ireland and Wales. “I prefer to explore the world on student tours,” she said. “They are safe, clean, affordable and educational. I don’t need Five-Star hotels (although we do get those sometimes), and I don’t want to lie around on a beach all day (although we can do that on some tours for one day).” She emphasizes the importance of international travel experience for students. “To get a job today, it’s almost mandatory to demonstrate an understanding of the global economy and to thrive in a diverse atmosphere. International travel changes people forever.”