Tours and Travel

Chicago - Chinatown Food Tasting & Cultural Walking Tour 

Our guided Chinatown Food Tour visits five locations in the historic Chinatown community. Included in the ticket price are: Canton cuisine and dim sum from Triple Crown, Mandarin cuisine and Beijing Peking duck from Lao Beijing, Szechuan cuisine from Lao Sze Chuan, loose leaf tea from Ten Ren Tea & Ginseng Co., and pastries from Saint Anna Bakery. There will be free time after the tour to shop and explore the area on our own. There is a lot of walking on this tour, but all fitness levels are welcome. Wear comfortable clothing and shoes. Tour takes place rain or shine. 

Date: Thursday, May 15, 2014
Time: Departs UW-Manitowoc campus at 7:15 am, returns at approximately 9:30 pm 
Fee: * $129 per person, includes transportation and guided taste tour. 
Group size is limited so register early! 
Group leaders: Suzanne Lawrence, Director of Continuing Education, UW-Manitowoc, and Jane Donlon, UW-Sheboygan

About the ticket price – why is it more expensive than previous food tours? While we visit a total of five tasting locations and restaurants on the Chinatown Food Tour, three of them are sit-down tastings that last 30-45 minutes each with a full-portion dish, allowing plenty of time to carefully observe the pageantry and traditional etiquette of ancient Chinese customs as each meal is served at the dining table. The slightly higher ticket price reflects the larger, more expensive portion sizes than you’ll experience on our other food tours.

A New England Primer BOSTON & CONCORD

Tour Dates: June 16-22, 2014
Fee: $2,295 per person/double occupancy* Register early, space is limited to only 16 travelers! Registration deadline: May 9, 2014
Tour Leaders: Teri Mattek, UW-Sheboygan Continuing Education and Professional Development Director and Dr. Michael Mattek, UW-Washington County English Instructor

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 as we rediscover the importance of these two cities – one large and one small – and their connections to the Puritan founders, the Revolutionary War, and the Transcendentalists. Some planned activities include: walking the Freedom Trail, exploring Harvard Square and Cambridge, enjoying an exclusive lecture by prize-winning historian Dr. Robert Gross, and visiting various literary sites of the “American Renaissance.” 

*Cost includes round-trip airfare, lodging for three nights at the Colonial Inn in Concord, three nights at the Hilton Boston Downtown/Faneuil Hall, ground transportation while in Massachusetts, tour admissions, expert tour guides and guest lecturers, grab and go daily breakfast while in Concord, and some delightful culinary experiences (three lunches and a dinner). Subject to change if airfare increases beyond our control or if flying to Boston from another location other than departure city of Milwaukee.

The tour itinerary will be discussed at a special INFORMATION SESSION Monday, April 7, 7–8 p.m., UW-Sheboygan Room 1202. For a trip itinerary or to register, please contact Suzanne Lawrence, Director of Continuing Education, UW-Manitowoc.

New York City Theater Trip (10 Year Anniversary!)

Tour dates: June 4 – June 8, 2014
Fee: $1999 (early bird fee if deposit is received by 10/10/13)
Tour leaders: Susan Rabideau and Bil Stachour, collaborative trip with UW-Fox Valley.
Notice: This trip is full, please contact the Office of Continuing Education with questions regarding a waiting list.

Immerse Yourself in the Culture and Beauty of Spain

This 10-day community education travel program to Spain allows participants to connect with Spain’s unique history, breathtaking architecture, cultural traditions and socio-educational progress. Program destinations include: Madrid, Toledo, Seville, Cordoba, Granada, Malaga, and more!

Dates: May 25 - June 3, 2014
Application and Deposit Due: February 1, 2014. Full application and itinerary available from the Continuing Education Office.
Tour leaders: Dr. Roland Baldwin, retired UW-Manitowoc Dean, and Suzanne Lawrence, Continuing Education Director.
Cost: $3,650 double occupancy (All inclusive tour price includes ground transportation to and from Chicago, round trip airfare from Chicago, lodging based on double occupancy, daily breakfast, welcome and departure dinner, travel coach to various cities and sites, museum admissions, services of a professional tour guide, medical and evaluation insurance, taxes and tips). 

Spain Itinerary