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FGCU Academy 2023 International Travel
Greetings, What are you waiting for? Now is the time to take that trip you have always
wanted, but keep putting off. We still have some room on our Turkey, Spain & Portugal,
and Sicily in Depth excursions.
Are you looking for a small, exclusive excursion geared more towards your abilities with
other people from SWFL? Traveling with FGCU Academy affords you the opportunity to
travel with people you can get to know and visit with after the trip. We also limit the number
of participants to 24 or less, creating an outstanding small group travel experience.
Don’t hesitate, reserve a spot now before it’s too late.
View information on these trips below.
If you are unable to attend this year, we have listed our 2024 travel excursions as well.
For assistance with registration or questions about the tours, please call (239) 434-4838.
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LEGENDARY TURKEY – View Full Itinerary/Travel Brochure
September 1 – 15, 2023 | 15 days
Exotic sights, scents, and sounds reign in this fascinating land where Europe and Asia
meet. From Istanbul, magnificent “Empress of the World,” to ancient ruins, stunning
landscapes, and the dramatic – and legendary – Turquoise Coast, Turkey engages and
beguiles, offering us an unparalleled small group experience.
You fly into Istanbul. You first day is on your own as you wait for all to arrive.
Your first day with everyone begins with a walking tour and a short drive through
Old City. You will meet for dinner as a group that night. The first it is time to leave
Istanbul, you will travel through Gallipoli, Troy, Assos, Pergamum, Kusadasi, Ephesus,
Fethiye. You will enjoy many ancient sites, museums, boat tours (yacht) along the
coastline – bus tours and walking tours throughout. You will continue on to Antalya
and Perge for more sight seeing. There will be so much to see along this excursion.
ACROSS SPAIN & PORTUGAL – View Full Itinerary/Travel Brochure
September 10 – 26, 2023 | 17 days
Fortified cities and tiny fishing villages, rugged Atlantic coastline and commanding
Pyrenees peaks, iconic shrines to both religion and fine art, and intimate lodgings in
historic paradores and pousadas – it all awaits on this singular small group journey
from Lisbon across the north of Spain, ending in vibrant Barcelona.
Once all have arrived, there will be a welcome dinner in Lisbon. Your first few days
will encompass traveling Lisbon, Oporto and then moving to Santiago, Spain. You
will visit Santiago de Compostela – the last stop on the pilgrimage route of the Way
of St. James (Camino de Santiago). You move along through Leon/Bilbao and the
Basque Country stopping at some other areas along the pilgrimage route along the
coast. Now on to Pamplona (known for annual Running of the Bulls) and Bielsa,
prior to the end of the trip.
SICILY IN DEPTH – View Full Itinerary/Travel Brochure
September 28 – October 9, 2023 | 12 days
Crossroads of the Mediterranean … the “toe” in Italy’s boot … “God’s Kitchen” …
Sicily is all this, and much more, as we see on our stellar small group journey around
this Italian island. It’s lively cities and ancient ruins, temples of man – and of nature,
hospitable people and delectable cuisine … a feast for all the senses.
You will begin your trip in Palermo, Italy where you will gather for dinner and discuss
the trip ahead. You will visit many sites in Palermo and surrounding cities for the next
few days before heading to Agrigento. After visiting Agrigento, you will experience a
cooking lesson and dinner. Next you will move on to Syracuse to view ancient ruins and
so much more. From Syracuse, you will travel up to Mt Etna and Taormina. Throughout
this fabulous excursion, you will experience many different meals and wines, even a
homemade lunch prepared by the family who lives on a private farm set amidst acres
of lemon and kiwi groves. On your last day, you will celebrate the Sicily adventure over
a fare-well dinner at a local restaurant.
FGCU Academy Travel 2024 Call for More Info – 239-434-4838
Travel Brochures will be available Summer 2023
Moroccan Discovery, May 12-27, 2024
This land of dramatic contrasts invites us to encounter its ancient ruins and sacred mosques,
endless desert and storied mountains, imposing kasbahs and spirited souks. As we travel
from the imperial cities of Rabat, Fez, and Marrakech to the High Atlas and vast Sahara,
we open our eyes, and hearts, to a truly foreign land, an age-old culture, and genuinely
Classic Safari: Kenya & Tanzania, August 13-28, 2024
“On safari” … it’s one of the most alluring phrases in all of travel. And Kenya and
Tanzania count among the most alluring places to be “on safari.” As our small group
travels from grasslands to highlands, to reserves and national parks, we enjoy intimate
game drives, see stupendous landscapes, stay in excellent accommodations, and meet
gracious local people.
Exploring Iceland, August 15-25, 2024
It’s a surprising, even astonishing land; one of massive glaciers and rumbling volcanoes,
bubbling mud holes and powerful waterfalls; hugely abundant bird life and just 340,000
people; and where the sun never sets for six splendid weeks. It’s also perfect for exploring
in a small group, as we discover traveling the breadth of the country and getting an up-close
view of this natural “wonderland.”
Southern Italy & Sicily, September 4-18, 2024
Delight in a special exploration of Italy’s southern climes, from striking Sicily and
the breathtaking Amalfi Coast to unheralded Apulia, the alluring “boot heel” where
a vivid history, unique architecture, and bountiful plains join the sun and sea in
creating a prized (and crowd-free) region. Add Italian hospitality, outstanding cuisine,
and notable lodgings for la dolce vita, small-group style.
Scotland: Highlands & Islands, September 9-20, 2024
“My heart’s in the Highlands,” said Robert Burns – as will you, as we travel from
city to country, mainland to island, on this sweet journey. From loch to loch and glen
to glen, we encounter stunning natural beauty and welcoming clans, while city life
serves up the colorful past – and cosmopolitan present.
Provincial French Countryside, September 27-October 11, 2024
Experience the beauty, allure, and hospitality of provincial France, at an easy
pace and in a unique style. Anchored by stays in vibrant Toulouse and enchanting
Paris, the journey features diverse Languedoc, the remote Dordogne, the lovely
Loire Valley, and historic Normandy as we stay in charming rural inns and small
country hotels. It’s a small group tour de force!
New Zealand Adventure, October 10-25, 2024
It’s a tale of two islands as our small group journeys from New Zealand’s North
to its South, through lively cities and pristine fiords, past lush farmland and
enchanted forests in a land where the outdoors is the national shrine. Add
engaging “Kiwis” and intriguing indigenous cultures –
it’s a pure New Zealand experience.
Southeast Asia Odysseys, October 31-November 18, 2024
Engaging, diverse, intriguing … This just begins to describe Southeast Asia and
our small group odyssey. We cruise the Mekong through Laos; explore the
spectacular – Angkor Wat – and the sublime – Ha Long Bay; and engage with
local farmers and hill tribespeople on this comprehensive, well-paced adventure.
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