Tours and Travel

Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness Adventure

The Boundary waters in northern Minnesota is the largest wilderness area east of the Rocky Mountains and north of the Florida Everglades. The more than 1 million acres contains over 1200 miles of canoe routes and over 2000 individual campsites. Challenge yourself physically and unplug yourself mentally as you spend 6 days paddling this pristine wilderness with 2 guides who combined have completed more than 20 trips in this natural wonderland. Price includes transportation from Manitowoc, all food in the wilderness, and all necessary equipment. Personal gear excluded. Number of participants allowed:  6

Departure dates: Summer 2015
Fee: TBA
Group leaders: Bruce Peters, UW-Manitowoc Assistant Campus Dean for Administration and Finance, and Jared Dalberg, UW-Manitowoc Associate Professor, Health, Exercise Science & Athletics. Both Bruce and Jared have led various outdoor trips over the past 4 years as co-advisors to the UW-Manitowoc Extreme Outdoors Club.


Discovering the Emerald Isle - May 2015

Join us as we experience the history, culture and landscape of the Emerald Isle on this 10-day tour

Ireland - the name conjures a land shrouded in myth and legend, steeped in tradition, and surrounded by beautiful scenery. But as connected as the island is to its past, it has contributed so much to the modern world through literature, art, and music. A visit to Ireland is a visit to the past, and a new view of the present. Ireland is the one place on earth that heaven has kissed with melody, mirth, meadow and mist.

Departure dates:  Sunday, May 24 - Tuesday, June 2, 2015 (Departs UW-Manitowoc to O'Hare International Airport)
Fee: $3,850 (based on double occupancy)  / Single room supplement: $640
Group leaders: Suzanne Lawrence, Director of Continuing Education, and former UW-Manitowoc Dean, Dr. Roland Baldwin.

Ireland Itineray

Please click here for a detailed, printable pdf of itinerary.









New York City Theatre Tour - 2015 -- SOLD OUT!

Please contact Suzanne Lawrence if you would like to be on the waiting list.

A collaborative trip with UW-Fox Valley Valley, June 3–7, 2015

In five adventure-filled days, you and a group of like-minded travelers will experience three outstanding Broadway performances. You’ll spend four nights a conveniently located hotel off of Times Square. You’ll see many of the city’s most popular attractions guided by our trip leaders or you can explore the city on your own! Be a part of this year’s exciting adventure in one of America’s most vibrant and diverse cities.

The price for the trip includes the following items:

  • Coach and air transportation to Milwaukee and New York
  • Three plays: two musicals and one non-musical, "Aladdin" your first musical, "On the Town," and "The Curious Case of the Incident of the Dog in the Night"
  • Four nights at the Marriott Marquis Hotel conveniently located on Times Square
  • Group tours of some of New York’s many “must see” attractions with Jane Marx
  • Optional excursions with your trip leaders
  • Plenty of free time to explore

Departure dates: Wednesday, June 3 - Sunday, June 7, 2015 
(Departs UW-Manitowoc campus to Mitchell International Airport. Note: Fox Valley residents will depart from UW-Fox Valley Valley.)
Fee: $1,999 ($200 non-refundable down payment due by October 1st to confirm your place).  After October 1st, trip price will increase to $2,199.
Group leaders:  Susan Rabideau, UW-Fox Valley Associate Professor of Theatre and Communications Arts/Theatre Director; and Bil Stachour (New York City navigator)

Note:  Itinerary will be available in fall! New addition - added side trip and new hotel!  

Berlin, Germany - 2015

A collaborative trip with UW-Waukesha: June 9 - 18, 2015

Berlin, Germany: One City, Many Worlds

Journey to the vibrant, optimistic capital of this fascinating country in the heart of Europe. Behold the drama of a region that experienced monarchy, democracy, National Socialism, communism, and democracy again, in only 70 years. Feel the burden of war, the paranoia of police states, the exaltation of liberation, and the awe of inspired art and architecture. Trip includes travel to beautiful Leipzig and literary Weimar. 

Departure dates: June 9 - 18, 2015 
(Departs from both the UW-Manitowoc campus and UW-Waukesha campus to O'Hare International Airport)
Group leader: Dr. Dylan Bennett, UW-Waukesha Professor/Political Science Chair
$3,550 (includes all program expenses including airfare, lodging, all in-country transportation, breakfast (to include welcome and farewell dinners), entrance fees, insurance, instruction, and study abroad administrative application fee). No additional tuition fees. Price subject to change pending increases in airline arrangements, surcharges and fees.
Application Deadline: February 15, 2015
A $500 deposit is due upon application (please click here for an Application Form and UW Colleges Uniform Statement of Responsibility). Please make the check payable to "UW-Manitowoc" and mail it together with the completed and signed application to Suzanne Lawrence, Director of Continuing Education at UW-Manitowoc

                             Continuing Education
                             705 Viebahn Street
                             Manitowoc, WI  54220-6699

For partial scholarship consideration, please submit your application by February 1, 2015.

Payment is due in full by March 15 and non-refundable unless we cancel the program.

Itinerary, price and dates may be subject to change.

Berlin Itinerary

Please click here for a detailed and printable itineray of the Berlin, Leipzig and Weimar trip.



Food Tasting and Cultural Walking Tour Bucktown/Wicker Park, Chicago - May 14, 2015 

Get an insider's view of these Chicago gourmet 'hotspots' as you explore the historic, culturally rich, art-filled streets of the Bucktown and Wicker Park neighborhoods. All food tastings, enough for a hearty lunch, are included in the tour price. Delicious food specialities served on the tour:

Delicious food specialties are served on the Bucktown & Wicker Park Food Tour (subject to change):

  • George's Hot Dog's:The #1 rated Chicago-style hot dog "stand" and family-owned restaurant (established 1948)
  • Hot Chocolate:James Beard Award winner and Chicago's top-ranked pastry and dessert restaurant (established 2004)
  • Goddess & Grocer:Gourmet foods delicatessen & purveyor of local, organic and artisan groceries (established 2004)
  • Sultan's Market:Middle-Eastern cafe serving authentic falafel, shawarma & babaghanoush (established 1985)
  • Piece:New Haven-style pizzeria, restaurant and international award-winning beer brewpub on-premise (established 2001)
  • iCream:Customizable and instantly-created ice creams, sorbets and yogurts made on the spot (established 2008)

When tour is over, the remaining time is on your own to shop and explore the area.

NOTE: There is a lot of walking on this tour but all fitness levels are welcome. Wear comfortable clothing and shoes. Tours take place rain or shine.

Travel date: Thursday, May 14, 2015.
Time: Departs UW-Manitowoc campus at 7:15 am, returns at approximately 7:30 pm.
Fee: TBA. 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.