Cuba: People-to-People Cultural Discovery, March 11-19, 2017
We have had so many requests for this trip that when given the opportunity to reserve the maximum 20 guest spaces, we jumped on it. Travel by our own private coach will take us from the streets of picturesque Havana to golden beaches and back, passing through an agricultural landscape in the Vinales Valley that is so lush with distinctive flora and fauna that it has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage site. In accordance with State Department policy, only people-to-people visits from the U.S. are allowed at this point and the people you meet and their lives and stories will rival the landscape in their range of diversity. And yes, there is Cuban food, also served in a variety of venues, including the famous, small “restaurants” that are often in local homes. This is a very special time to visit Cuba and we hope that you will join us for this moving, personal journey. Departure to Cuba will be through Miami. Since the number of spaces on this trip is smaller than usual, reserve your space early!
France: Cruising Burgundy & Provence to the Cote d'Azur - June 15 - 27, 2017
A luxury river cruise from Paris to Nice, scheduled for the summer of 2017, comes after repeated requests. The trip begins with two delightful days in Paris. From here, we will cruise south stopping to admire and tour some of the most historic and beautiful destinations in France: Lyon, Avignon, Arles - captured so beautifully in paintings by Van Gogh and Gauguin, and finally to Nice, on the Baie du Anges (Bay of Angels), an appropriate ending place for a Meredith College trip and every bit as French as the Riviera can get. Along the way, experience regional cuisine, local wines and cheeses and a pace that both delights and sooths the senses. Prices start at $3,595 (double occupancy, without airfare).
Fall Color in Canada: The Maritime Provinces of New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island, September 25 – October 5, 2017.
Just in time for peak fall color, this custom Meredith College tour to the Maritime Provinces will take us from the sophistication of Charlottetown and Halifax, to the stunning, isolated beauty of the Cabot Trail in far north- eastern Nova Scotia. We will have experiences that encompass the Native American, Celtic, English, Colonial French, and French Acadian past and present. This cultural immersion will, of course, be accompanied by appropriate food, music and story-telling traditions. With two ferry rides, the Bay of Fundy-- where the tide varies 50 feet in a day, Anne of Green Gable’s house, and lobster fixed in a dozen ways, it should be a tasty trip! $3,924 per person, based on double occupancy. Single supplement, $764. Airfare not included. A non-refundable deposit of $1,000, due by April 14, 2017, will reserve your space. The balance is due by June 16, 2017.