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Come blaze your trail with us as we travel in 2024-25! We have partnered with Collette, a convenient and worry-free tour managing agency that provides over 160 tours in all 7 continents, to bring you one domestic and one international tour during the 2024-25 school year.

Travel Information Night - June 3 @ 5:30 in Trans Alta Commons room 122. Click HERE to register for Free.

*Want to go somewhere specific? Don't see it on our list of offerings? Let us know where you want to go!

Collette Travel Presents:

Sunny Portugal

Featuring: Lisbon, Alentejo, Algarve & Portuguese Riviera | Trip Dates: June 2 – Jun 11, 2024
Pricing: Double $4,649 | Single $5,449

Enjoy the Portuguese capital, Lisbon, and the sunny cliffs of the Algarve, venture along Portugal’s stunning shoreline. Discover the charms of the Portuguese Riviera. In Evora, step inside a medieval city with Roman ruins. Enjoy a leisurely stay in the Algarve region. Explore the soft sandy beaches and classic fishing villages. Take advantage of your free time to soak in the Portuguese sunshine and savor local flavors. Visit the charming town of Silves with its Moorish-inspired architecture and “red” castle. Encounter picturesque resort towns, winding cobblestone streets, oceanfront promenades, and quaint villages of perfection.


Greece Island Hopper

Featuring: Athens, Acropolis, the Parthenon, Santorini Island | Trip Dates: Aug 29 – Sept 8, 2024
Pricing: Double $6,249 | Single $7,449 | Triple $6,199

In Greece, discover a place where age-old legends and monuments intertwine with warm sunshine and island-style living. Tour Athens with a local guide. Explore the Acropolis, home to the famous Parthenon and the city’s best lookout. Enjoy three days of leisure on the island of Mykonos, an Aegean paradise of sandy beaches and bustling energy. Uncover the past at the excavation site of Akrotiri. Make the most of a free day on the picture-perfect island of Santorini. From the ruins of Athens to the bright rooftops of Mykonos and Santorini – embrace the country at its best.

  Greece Island Hopper

Iceland’s Magical Northern Lights

Featuring: Reykjavík, Skaftafell National Park, & Blue Lagoon | Trip Dates: Nov 26 – Dec 2, 2024
Pricing: Double $3,699 | Single $4,399 | Triple $3,649

Experience the magic of Iceland, a land and culture forged by fire and ice. Start your journey in the historic town of Reykjavik, Iceland’s capital city, with a historic walking tour and an exhilarating northern lights cruise into the darkness of Faxaflói Bay. Then, you’ll explore the Golden Circle to see explosive Geysirs, waterfalls, and the famous Thingvellir National Park. Venture across the volcanic sand beach of Reynisfjara, see the rock formations at Dyrhólaey, visit the Sólheimajökull and Vatnajökull glaciers, and search for seals in the icy waters of Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon. Take a dip in the Blue Lagoon, the geothermal pool located in the heart of a dramatic lava field. Each evening will end under the stars to maximize your chances of seeing the spectacular but elusive northern lights.

  Iceland Northern Lights

Spotlight on New York City Holiday

Featuring: Radio City, Rockefeller Center, & Ellis Island | Trip Dates: Dec 13 – 17, 2024
Pricing: Double $2,999 | Single $3,799 | Triple $2,969

Experience the magic of New York City during the holidays. See Greenwich Village, the Wall Street district, Chinatown, the Empire State Building, Central Park, and other iconic landmarks decked out for the season. Experience the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree and skating rink and the high-kicking Rockettes at Radio City Music Hall’s incredible Christmas Spectacular. Then, board a ferry to cruise around New York Harbor and see Lady Liberty and Ellis Island up close before an afternoon of holiday shopping on Fifth Avenue. On your last day in the “Big Apple”, reflect at the 9/11 Memorial and take a self-guided tour at the 9/11 Museum – two poignant tributes to the lives lost. Then, gather with your fellow travelers for a final dinner before you take your seat at an included Broadway show of your choosing!

  New York City Holiday

Tropical Costa Rica

Featuring: San Jose, Arenal, Monteverde, & Guanacaste | Trip Dates: Jan 13 – Jan 21, 2025
Pricing: Double $2,999 | Single $3,699 | Triple $2,969

Only four places in the world boast an ecosystem so unique it produces a cloud forest, and Costa Rica is one of them. Begin your adventure in the colorful capital of San Jose with a coffee plantation tour before heading over to Arenal to stay in a beautiful lodge overlooking the majestic Arenal Volcano. Search for caimans, river otters, sloths, monkeys, river turtles, exotic birds, and butterflies on a guided riverboat trip through Cano Negro. Tour a family-owned farm, taste the exotic fruit harvest, and sip cane liquor before a culinary demonstration and a farm-to-table demonstration. Cruise along Lake Arenal before exploring the many flora and fauna of the secluded Monteverde Cloud Forest – either via a walking tour or zipline! The tour ends with two relaxing nights in Guanacaste, known for its fine sandy beaches and spectacular sunsets.

  Tropical Costa Rica

Mackinac Island with Tulips

Featuring: Mackinac Island Grand Hotel & Frankenmuth, MI | Trip Dates: May 8 – May 16, 2025
Pricing: Double $3,999 | Single $4,999 | Triple $3,949

This classic Midwestern tour features Illinois and Michigan. Savor two incredible nights amid the luxury of the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island. Enjoy a horse and buggy tour of Mackinac Island. Explore the wonderful city of Chicago with a local guide. Visit the Bavarian-influenced town of Frankenmuth. In Dearborn, experience the inspirational Henry Ford Museum and view historic homes at Greenfield Village including the famous American workshops of Thomas Edison, Henry Ford and Robert Frost.

  Mackinac Island

Shades of Ireland

Featuring: Dublin, Blarney Castle, Cliffs of Moher, & a Night at Cabra Castle | Trip Dates: Aug 28 – Sep 6, 2025
Pricing: Double $4,799 | Single $5,499 | Triple $4,749

From history-filled Dublin to the rolling green hills and dramatic coast, experience Ireland’s charms on a journey through the Emerald Isle. Choose how you explore the city of Dublin. Kiss the Blarney Stone at historic Blarney Castle. See Killarney from an Irish jaunting car. Pick from a selection of the best restaurants with our Diner’s Choice program. Experience the world-famous beauty of the Ring of Kerry. See border collies in action during a traditional sheepdog demonstration. Stand in awe at the top of the stunning 700-foot Cliffs of Moher. Live like royalty during an overnight stay on the grounds of a castle. A vibrant blend of captivating culture and stunning nature, this is the Ireland you’ve always imagined.

  Shades of Ireland

Heritage of America, Washington, D.C.

Featuring Greenbriar Resort & the Smithsonian | Trip Dates: TBA (October 2025)
Pricing: TBA

This grand historic tour features a two-night stay at The Greenbrier, a classic American resort in the mountains of West Virginia. Relax and unwind on the iconic property while enjoying fabulous dining and traditional pastimes and exploring the storied past of this luxury escape. Be ushered through America’s eras: Enjoy a tavern meal along roads well-traveled, visit Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello, step back in time at Colonial Williamsburg, explore a Smithsonian, and more. Experience the grandeur of The Greenbrier amid the West Virginia mountains and explore American history throughout Washington, D.C. and Virginia on a fascinating journey. To learn more, please email


  • Travel Information Night
  • Join us for our Information night. Bring your questions and concerns. Information about all of our tours for 2024-25 will be available. Registration is FREE. If you are not able to make it to this session, email for a Zoom link. Hope to see you there!
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    Dates 6/3/2024 - 6/3/2024
    Class 12478
    Room TAC 122
    Time 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    Fee $0.00
    Days M
    Sessions 1
    Seats Available 37

  • Continuing Ed Travel Info Night
  • Join us for our Information night. Bring your questions and concerns. Information about all of our tours for 2024-25 will be available. Registration is FREE. If you are not able to make it to this session, email for a Zoom link. Hope to see you there!
     If space allows, you may register over the phone at (360) 623-8940. 
    Dates 4/8/2024 - 6/21/2024
    Class 12458
    Room TBA
    Time 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    Fee $0.00
    Sessions 0

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