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.


What a great year! In 2016 we visited Morocco & Paris, Burma, the Spoleto Festival, the Shaw Festival, and took a Civil War tour. We’re excited about the 2017 schedule and hope you are too!

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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Hear what people have to say about their trip to Tanzania with UW-Madison Continuing Studies. "The vastness is hard to describe. It's beautiful... beyond our greatest expectations."

Upcoming trips: start planning now!
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From Johannesburg to Kruger National Park, from Swaziland to Hluhluwe, from Durban to Port Elizabeth, around the horn to Knysna, Franschhoek, and Cape Town, we will do as much as we can, and we will learn as much as we can about the people, the animals, the land, and the natural wonders of this incomparable destination.
Oct 31-Nov 20, 2017 $7,999
Join us for a journey to one of the most unique places on Earth as we cruise amongst this remote volcanic archipelago 600 miles off the coast of Ecuador. Enjoy an 8-day/7-night cruise with expert guides leading onboard lectures and taking you on fantastic shore excursions amongst the serene and approachable wildlife. There is no other destination like this!
Feb 6-17, 2018 $7,849
As it is time for the second leg of our British Isles trilogy, we venture now to Scotland! From Edinburgh to Glasgow, we investigate the history, geography, and culture of this ancient and lovely land, discovering the spirit of the Scottish people.
May 19-Jun 5, 2018 $6,495
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

LIVE AND LEARN Spring 2017 Newsletter»

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