Are you planning to take a trip (or two!) next year? Don’t miss the free travel presentation from Collette on Tuesday, October 30, 2018 at the Education Council’s Coudersport office. We have 3 trips planned for 2019 – Peru: Ancient Land of Mysteries; Sunny Portugal; and National Parks of America.
Peru: Ancient Land of Mysteries – Visit Peru, one of the treasures of South America. Travel through this intriguing land visiting some of the world’s most legendary sites, including Machu Picchu, the "Lost City of the Incas." Discover Lima’s colonial heritage and see why the “City of Kings” is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Explore Andean art forms and the local way of life from ancient times through present day during your stay in the Sacred Valley. Participate in workshops that teach you traditional agricultural methods and learn about local music and dance. Savor an authentic Pachamanca dinner, a unique process where food is placed on hot stones and buried in the ground to cook. Travel to Machu Picchu aboard the famed Vistadome train. Spend a night at the base of this “Lost City of the Incas” in a luxury hotel and enjoy an exclusive culinary demonstration. Immerse yourself in Cuzco, a city that blends Inca and Spanish colonial influences. Meet the indigenous Uros people of the floating islands on Lake Titicaca. Discover the exquisite cuisine of Peru, which has been awarded the top food travel destination in the world four years in a row.This trip is planned for October 5 through 14, 2019, with an optional 3-night Peruvian Amazon Tour Extension.
Sunny Portugal - Explore sunny Portugal, with its miles of dramatic shoreline and legacy of global discovery. Discover Lisbon your way. Enjoy a three-night stay in a beautiful resort town on the Portuguese Riviera. Savor time to meander its narrow cobblestone streets, oceanfront promenade and quaint bay area. In Evora, step inside a medieval walled city with Roman ruins. Travel to Portugal's scenic “Silver Coast,” dotted with charming villages and castles. Enjoy a sense of country life with an overnight stay in the heart of Alentejo’s farms and vineyards. Find a wealth of Portuguese hand-made crafts like the famed azulejo hand painted tiles and unique items made of cork. Indulge in Portugal’s regional wines during two winery tours. Be swept away by melancholy Fado tunes. Explore the Algarve’s soft sandy beaches and classic fishing villages.This trip is planned for May 3 through 12, 2019 with an optional 4-night Madeira island Tour Extension.
National Parks of America - Experience the grandeur of the American West as you explore five fantastic national parks on this exciting journey. Experience Yellowstone National Park and stay in a National Historic Landmark at the Grand Canyon. Enjoy a breakfast cruise on Lake Powell. Marvel at the magnitude and color of Zion’s cliffs. Enjoy 2-night stays in Salt Lake City and Jackson Hole. Drive through the incredible Bighorn Mountains and the great Sioux Nations Territory before seeing Mt. Rushmore and Crazy Horse Monument. Meet a local Lakota Native American at dinner and learn about their fascinating way of life, past and present.This trip is planned for August 18 through 29, 2019.
Not interested in any of these trips? Not a problem. Come to the travel presentation on October 30 to learn about other exciting options! Please call (814) 274-4877 to register!