ABAC offers travel opportunities for summer & fall | Schools
TIFTON, GA – News release from Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College
Travelers can see the world or take a quick ride inside Georgia through a wide variety of trips this summer and fall through Kelly Tours and Collette Vacations coordinated through the Office of External Affairs and Advancement at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College.
For more information on any of these trips, travelers can visit the ABAC travel web site at http://www.abac.edu/ travel, contact Diane Kilgore at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (229) 391-5070. Prices for all trips are based on double occupancy.
The 2012 summer season kicks off with a trip to Atlanta and the Fabulous Fox Theatre on June 9 to see the 2006 Tony award-winning Jersey Boys, based on the life and times of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. Travelers will ride in style and comfort in a deluxe motor coach. The trip is $175, and space is limited.
From July 3-10, travelers can be a part of the 100th anniversary of the Calgary Stampede when they tour the Canadian Rockies and Glacier National Park.
Other points of interest will include the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World Heritage Site of Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump, Bow Falls, and the Hoodoos, also known as the Land of the Sleeping Giants in Banff, Alberta. The cost of this trip is $3,299.
Autumn trips will feature travel both home and abroad, beginning with a visit to our neighbors to the north from Sept. 3-14 with the Maritime Provinces and Nova Scotia excursion.
Tourists will travel along the Eastern Corridor to the Hamptons, see the house made famous by the Anne of Green Gables series on Prince Edward Island, Halifax and its harbor, and view Queen Elizabeth’s Canadian home. Also including in the trip is the 9-Mile Confederation Bridge, the Cabot Trail, and the Evangeline Trail. This trip is $2,399.
A trip to the French Riviera will be offered Sept. 6-16 where visitors will take in the sites of Nice and Paris in this 11-day cultural adventure. Highlights will include the Rothschild Villa and Gardens; perfume-making in Grasse-St. Paul De Vence, home of the Fragonard Perfumerie; the Monaco Oceanographic Museum; St. Jean-Cap-Ferrat’s flower market; and the seafront plazas of Promenade des Anglais and Place Massena. The cost of this trip is $4,048.
The Grand Canyon and Albuquerque Balloon Festival trip will take place from Oct. 1-13 spotlighting Biloxi, San Antonio and The Alamo, New Mexico and Las Cruces, Red Rock Canyon, the Grand Canyon, and the Four Corners. On the return home, travelers will stop for the Albuquerque Balloon Festival. This excursion is $2,199.
From Oct. 18-30, travelers can walk down the sun-dappled plazas of Spain’s Costa del Sol and relax on the Portuguese Riviera.
This trip offers visits to Madrid, Cordoba, Granada, Cadiz, Seville, Cascais, Sintra, Estoril, Lisbon, Obidos, and Fatima.
Points of interest will include the Prado Museum that opened in 1819 and houses works from Velazquez and Goya. Other highlights will include the hilltop palace of Alhambra, a variety of UNESCO World Heritage sites, and local vineyards as participants travel through the coasts of Spain and Portugal. This trip is $3,799.
History buffs can journey to the past with the Riverboats, Trains and Civil War trip on Nov. 2-4. Visitors will travel to Chattanooga to commemorate 150 years of the Chickamauga Battlefield, spend two nights aboard the Delta Queen Riverboat, gaze at seven visible states atop Lookout Mountain, and experience the Civil War period at Button Willow Church. The cost of this trip is $499.
The 2012 season culminates with three holiday excursions at home and overseas. Travelers will see The Big Apple at its best with New York City Holiday from Nov. 26-30.
Highlights of this trip include Greenwich Village, Wall Street, the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, a Broadway show, and the annual Christmas Spectacular at Radio City Music Hall. The cost is $2,899.
If New York City isn’t your style, ABAC offers a different holiday celebration with Christmastime in Branson. The six-day excursion via motor coach will feature a stop in Nashville, Tenn., and travel through the Ozark Mountains.
Travelers will be treated to events including the Yakov Smirnoff Show, Dino’s Christmas Extravaganza, a riverboat cruise on the Branson Belle, the acrobatics of the New Shanghai Circus, and a performance by world-renowned violin and fiddle player, Shoji Tabuchi. There’s plenty of time for some leisurely Christmas shopping. The cost of this trip is $1,199.
The last of the 2012 holiday trips takes travelers to Europe for Christmas on the Danube featuring a six-night Danube River Cruise. The trip will run from Nov. 29-Dec. 7.
This trip will highlight the towns of Wurzburg, Rothenburg, Nuremburg, Regensburg, Passau, the Wachau Valley, and Vienna.
Points of interest will include Hofburg Palace, the Vienna Opera House, and the various Christmas Markets, including the oldest market on the tour, which dates back to 1628.
The cost for this trip is $2,949 for lower outside cabins; $3,149 for middle outside cabins; $3,299 for upper outside cabins; and $3,449 for suite cabins.