Tours and Travel

Alaska 2016 (Cruise/Land) -
In this 12-day Alaska adventure, experience the extraordinary beauty that can only be seen first hand!


  • Inside Passage
  • Ketchikan
  • Anchorage
  • Icy Straight Point/Glacier Bay National Park
  • Juneau
  • Skagway
  • Hubbard Glacier
  • Seward, Anchorage
  • Denali National Park

Travel Dates: Friday, June 10 – Tuesday, June 21, 2016
Fee: Call for pricing.
Group leader: Suzanne Lawrence, Director of Continuing Education at UW-Manitowoc and UW-Sheboygan.
Registration: Please view the catalog to register.



New York City Theatre Tour - 2016 - Call today to reserve your place!

Please contact Suzanne Lawrence if you would like to be on the waiting list. This trip fills up fast!  Do not delay!

A collaborative trip with UW-Fox Valley Valley, June 8 - 12, 2016

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 on 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 (TBA)
  • 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 8 - Sunday, June 12, 2016 
(Departs UW-Manitowoc campus to Mitchell International Airport. Note: Fox Valley residents will depart from UW-Fox Valley.)
Fee: $2,199 (based on double occupancy). Add $650 for single occupancy.
Group leaders:  Susan Rabideau, UW-Fox Valley Associate Professor of Theatre and Communications Arts/Theatre Director; and Bil Stachour (New York City navigator)
Register: Please view the online catalog to register.

Note:  A detailed itinerary will be available in late fall! 

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Explore Chicago - on your own!

World class museums, authentic ethnic cuisine, groundbreaking achievements in architecture and more await visitors to the Windy City. Travel conveniently and comfortably from the UW-Manitowoc and UW-Sheboygan campuses by private coach and spend a full day exploring what you choose. Upon arrival, travelers can choose to hop off the bus at the John Hancock Tower on North Michigan Avenue, the Art Institute of Chicago on South Michigan Avenue, or the Museum Campus. Later, the bus will pick up travelers at these same locations for the ride home. Information, ideas and directions will be provided to ensure travelers maximize their time and opportunities in Chicago. Fee covers roundtrip bus transportation and gratuity.

Travel date: Thursday, October 15, 2015.
Time: Departs UW-Manitowoc campus at 7:15 am (-departs UW-Sheboygan at 7:45 am-), returns at approximately 7:30 pm.
Fee: $69 - includes roundtrip bus transportation and gratuity. Trip goes rain or shine.
Group size is limited so register early!
Group leaders: Suzanne Lawrence, Director of Continuing Education, UW-Manitowoc, and Jane Donlon, UW-Sheboygan.
Register: Please contact Suzanne Lawrence, to register.




Food Tasting and Cultural Walking Tour
Lincoln Park, Chicago, IL 
- May 19, 2016 

What to expect from the Lincoln Park Food Tour:

One-of-a-Kind Food Tastings – This guided Food Tour visits six food tasting stops in the lakefront neighborhood of Lincoln Park, the largest park area in Chicago. Succulent food samples, enough for a large lunch, are served from locally owned and operated artisan stores, delis and one-of-a-kind cafés. Stops include Chicago’s top rated Chicago-style stuffed pizza, the longest operating all-cupcake boutique and an iconic bagel shop. All food tastings are included in the ticket price. 

Culture & Historical Experience – Between bountiful samplings, you’ll get an insider’s view of many Chicago gourmand-favorite mainstays as you traverse the vibrant streets of the Lincoln Park neighborhood near Oz Park and Armitage Avenue. Our professional guides share their knowledge of foodie favorites, lively parks, hidden gems and exciting local entertainment and cultural options.

  • Delicious food specialties are served on the Lincoln Park Food Tour (subject to change) - see below!
  • Bacino's Pizzeria: #1 Rated Heart-healthy Chicago style Stuffed Pizzeria and Italian Trattoria (established 1978)
  • Vosges Haut - Chocolat: "Travel the World through Chocolate" with a Bon Appetit Food Artisan of the Year winner (established 1998)
  • Swirlz Cupcakes: Chicago's top-rated and longest operating all-cupcake boutique (established 2006)
  • Berco's Popcorn: Chicago popcorn maker featuring authentic homemade recipes and flavors (established 2013)
  • Glazed & Infused Doughnuts:Handcrafted and gourmet doughnut shop featuring sweet and savory reinventions (established 2012)
  • Chicago Bagel Authority: Iconic Lincoln Park bagel shop featuring decadent sandwiches, chilis and apparel (established 1998)

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 19, 2016.
Time: Departs UW-Manitowoc campus at 7:15 am, returns at approximately 7:30 pm.
Fee: TBA. Includes transportation and guided taste tour. Trip goes rain or shine.
Group size is limited so register early!
Group leaders: Suzanne Lawrence, Director of Continuing Education, UW-Manitowoc, and Jane Donlon, UW-Sheboygan.
Register: Please contact Suzanne Lawrence, to register.