Join Beloit College alumni, parents, and friends as we explore new terrain or visit favorite travel spots. With a focus ranging from education to adventure to sightseeing to volunteer work, Beloit's travel program invites you to climb aboard!
Shades of Ireland
October 8-October 17, 2018
From vibrant and history-filled Dublin, across rolling green hills to the dramatic coast, experience all of Ireland’s charm on this magical tour of the Emerald Isle. Live like royalty during an overnight stay on the grounds of a castle. Visit Waterford, Ireland’s oldest city, where you’ll have the opportunity to visit the House of Waterford Crystal. Choose from a selection of Killarney’s best restaurants with our Diner’s Choice program. See the Atlantic from the stunning 700-foot Cliffs of Moher. Experience the world-famous beauty of the Ring of Kerry. See sheepdogs in action on a working farm. Explore Dublin with a local guide – either by foot or on a panoramic city tour – it’s your choice! See beautiful Killarney from your seat on an Irish jaunting car. Journey to historic Blarney Castle, lean back and kiss its famous stone!
Spectacular South Africa: Culture & Nature in Harmony
November 29-December 11, 2018
South Africa’s cosmopolitan cities, posh resorts, expansive desert, magnificent wildlife and fertile wine country combine with a harmonious mix of many cultures to create a beautiful mosaic to discover on this fascinating tour. Ponder history during a visit to the Apartheid Museum. Search out the “Big Five” during an open-air safari game drive. Visit the Featherbed Nature Reserve. Travel the lush Garden Route between the mountains and the balmy Indian Ocean. Visit a working ostrich farm. Indulge in a wine tasting and lunch at a local vineyard in the winelands region. Relax during a leisurely stay in Cape Town, one of the most beautiful cities in the world.
Japan: Ancient Traditions of the Inland Sea of Japan
April 30-May 10, 2017
Experience the timeless splendor of Japan and South Korea on this unique itinerary, featuring a seven-night cruise across the full length of the historic Inland Sea of Japan, plus two nights in Kyoto. On board the exclusively chartered, Five-Star, small ship M.S. L’AUSTRAL, featuring only 110 ocean-view Suites and Staterooms, enjoy port calls at captivating points of interest, including five UNESCO World Heritage sites. From enchanting Kyoto to storied Hiroshima, from Miyajima to the Buddhist wonders of Gyeongju, South Korea, relish in the awe-inspiring beauty of historic ports of Japan and South Korea. Tokyo/Kyoto Pre-Program and Kanazawa Post-Program Options.
England: Town and Country Life
July 14-22, 2017
Enjoy this extraordinary opportunity to travel in a small group to historic Oxford and through the picturesque Cotswolds, discovering the true character of England’s town and country life. Spend one night in Windsor and three nights each in the charming Cotswolds and the landmark MACDONALD RANDOLPH HOTEL in the heart of Oxford. Meet Lord Charles Spencer-Churchill, cousin to Sir Winston Churchill, in Blenheim Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage site; tour Victorian Highclere Castle, also known as “Downton Abbey”; visit Stratford-upon- Avon; and hear about contemporary life from the locals during the exclusive TOWN AND COUNTRY LIFE FORUM ®. Cambridge Pre-Program and London Post-Program Options.
January 17-25, 2016
This 9 day, 8-night excursion takes you through Havana, Matanzas, and Santa Clara to learn more about the peoples and culture of Cuba. Be among the first Americans to rediscover Cuba and the lively dignity of this historical Caribbean gem, with its friendly, welcoming and inquisitive people, who are quick to laugh and talk honestly and compassionately about their complicated and lovely country.
Check out the full brochure here!
River Cruise: Vienna & Bavaria for Beer, Brats, and Oktoberfest
September 9-18, 2016
Vienna to Durnstein to Linz to Passau to Munich...experience the world-renowned celebration of Oktoberfest in style.
September 27 - October 5, 2016
Seven nights in Aix-en-Provence, France at the first-class hotel Grand Hotel Roi Rene. Journey through Le Luberon, visit the monuments of Arles and Pont du Gard, explore the medieval streets of Avignon, and more.
Learn about the history of Swiss wine and enjoy a tasting. Enjoy week-long stays in two different regions of Switzerland. Discover Switzerland by train, bus, boat and on foot. Travel to Zermatt and witness the imposing Matterhorn. Trek through Aare Gorge and view stunning Reichenbach Falls. Admire the sweeping vistas in the holiday resort town of Gstaad. Travel through the Lauterbrunnen Valley to the Alpine village of Mürren. Discover French and Swiss towns on the shores of Lake Geneva. Enjoy a guided tour of Geneva, a peaceful, picturesque city.
*per person, see website for details