Educational Travel

Experience breathtaking scenery and landmarks, behind-the-scenes insight from experienced guides, and world-class performances

From 4-day weekends to several weeks overseas, UW-Madison Continuing Studies educational cultural tours focus on performing arts, theatre, visual arts, history, and archaeology. These trips provide you with unique and enriching travel experiences with no planning required from you and none of the typical travel hassles along the way. We schedule plenty of free time for you to shop, rest, or pursue your own interests.


We’re off! 2015 is shaping up to be very special as March will find us in Peru and, in April, a very large group of learners is joining us for our first Civil War Tour. Our annual trip to Spoleto Festival is at the end of May and, once again, we’ve got a full group going to Tanzania for a fantastic 2-weeks on safari in June. To close out the year our first, and only, trip to Patagonia occurs in November. Space is limited on that one, so let us know if you’d like to join us. Life is good!

Contact us any time if you have questions about what we're up to: Doug Whittle ( or Kim Seymour (

Thank you. I look forward to traveling with you soon.



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Join UW-Madison for a wonderful weekend of performances by some of the world’s most accomplished musicians, actors, dancers and artists. Unlike any other destination in the USA, Charleston, South Carolina comes alive for 3 weeks every summer for Spoleto Festival and we’ll be there for an entire weekend of the best that the festival has to offer!
May 29–June 1, 2015 $1,549
Cuba will charm you with rich cultural offerings, multicultural history, and biologically diverse landscapes. You'll meet artists, performers, farmers, film makers, teachers, and Cuba's new entrepreneurs. People-to-People exchanges allow U.S. citizens to have meaningful interactions with Cubans. Available through a special collaboration with the Wisconsin Alumni Association, we can now offer you this Cuba experience. Maximum of 25 travelers.
Full; registration closed
From the foothills of Kilimanjaro to the plains of the Serengeti, take in all the wonders of Tanzania. We visit Arusha, Tarangire, the great Serengeti National Park for a 4-night bush-camp experience, Olduvai Gorge, and finally, the amazing Ngorongoro Crater. Join us!
June 17-30, 2015 $8,599 (includes airfare)
A fantastic festival of theatre, our plays this year include The Lady from the SeaPeter and the Starcatcher, and Light Up the Sky. You also get to choose between Sweet Charity or You Never Can Tell; and PygmalionThe Intelligent Homosexual's Guide to Capitalism and Socialism with a Key to the Scriptures, or Top Girls. The optional one-act is The Twelve-Pound Look. Join us!
Sept 4-7, 2015 $1,649
Spectacular landscapes, dramatic maritime passage, and urban sophistication—this is a rare opportunity to visit an extraordinary destination. Visit the museums of Buenos Aires, then fly to Ushuaia for a 4-day cruise through the Straits of Magellan to Punta Arenas and travel overland to explore the awesome glaciers and icebergs of Parque Nacionale Los Glaciares.
Full; registration closed
Future trips at a glance

China TBD

New York City Feb 2016

Morocco & Paris March 2016

Places we've been

International trips:

Belize and Guatemala photos
Tanzania photos
Rome and Tuscany
Egypt photos
Peru photos
Viet Nam and Cambodia photos
Turkey photos
The Netherlands
Paris and Provence
Morocco photos
Italy photos

Annual/Biennial Domestic trips:

New York City
Santa Fe Opera photos
The Shaw Festival,
   Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario photos
Washington, DC
Spoleto Festival,
   Charleston, South Carolina
Oregon Shakespeare Festival

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