Piedmont Technical College has partnered with Collette Vacations and Get Away Scott Free to offer a variety of group travel opportunities including extended and short trip options. These tours and trips are affordable and almost all inclusive.
Like something out of a dream. Explore the pure scenic vistas and magnificent wildlife of Kenya. Discover the thriving culture and experiences that make it one of the most popular African countries to visit. Numerous game drives bring you in search of the “Big 5” on your once-in-a-lifetime safari adventures. Visit the Rothschild Giraffe Sanctuary. Spend two nights at the Kigio Wildlife Conservancy and the elegant Mt. Kenya Safari Club. Three nights in the Masai Mara featuring a traditional bush dinner with Masai dance performance and full day game drive with picnic lunch in the spectacular landscape. All that is magical about Africa is calling to you. More information
The past comes alive. Travel from the Galapagos Archipelago to the Sacred Valley of the Incas. More than a vacation, this Explorations tour offers a look into mankind’s collective history. Cruise the Galapagos Islands, made famous by Charles Darwin. Experience the sights and sounds of the Otavalo Market. Connect with one of a kind wildlife and delve into ancient cultures. Make your way to the “Lost City” of Machu Picchu, high in the Andes. Visit Lima, Quito and Cuzco. Throughout Ecuador and Peru, look towards the future and reflect on days gone by. More information
Bask in splendor and romance with 3-night stays in each of Europe’s Imperial Cities – Prague, Vienna and Budapest. In Prague, walk the Golden Lane, a delightful neighborhood of tiny, medieval houses, and indulge in your choice of local restaurants during a Dine Around Dinner. Delight in the baroque marvels of Vienna’s Schoenbrunn Palace, the summer retreat of the Habsburg dynasty for more than 200 years. Visit a 14th century Hungarian castle where knights recreate the days of chivalry. Soak up the culture of the region with included guided city excursions and through your own explorations during days at leisure. Cruise the Danube River past the beautiful scenery of the Wachau Valley to the famous Abbey at Melk. More Information
Prepare for a true Scandinavian adventure. Visit 3 countries; Sweden, Norway and Denmark. Set out on a Norwegian fjord cruise aboard your Royal Caribbean cruise ship that includes the majestic Geirangerfjord, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Savor Swedish Cuisine at Fem Sma Hus, a charming evening dining in cellars furnished like a private castle. Stroll the streets of ancient Bergen, a town once built entirely from wood. Venture off your ship to explore the quaint Flam, nestled at the end of Aurlandsfjord and Alesund, a living example of a Viking era fishing village famous for fresh seafood. Enjoy free time in Bergen, Flam, Geiranger, Alesund, Stockholm and Copenhagen; and aboard your luxury cruise ship. Explore the stunning history of the 17th century warship Vasa at the Vasa Ship Museum. Explore the grounds and gardens at Tivoli, Copenhagen’s world famous park before joining your fellow travelers for a farewell dinner.
*We highly recommend the 3 night pre-adventure in Helsinki, Finland, which is one of Europe’s great cultural centers. You will also explore Tallinn, Extonia and enjoy an overnight cruise to Stockholm if you select this option. MORE INFORMATION COMING SOON
Up, up and away! This is an experience not to be missed! The Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta has grown into one of the world’s most photographed events. Set in New Mexico, a place diverse in culture and scenic beauty, the Fiesta is simply one of the most spectacular displays of sound and color you are ever to witness. This exciting journey also includes time in Albuquerque and Santa Fe, two culturally rich cities. Visit the unique shops and restaurants of Old Town Albuquerque. Wind through the stunning Turquoise Trail. Set out on a walking tour of Santa Fe that highlights the St. Francis Cathedral and the end of the Santa Fe Trail. Experience the Santa Fe School of Cooking. MORE INFORMATION COMING SOON
Spend a luxurious weekend in historic Charleston. This trip includes a stay at Charleston's Planters' Inn where you will find yourself in one of the most elegant downtown Charleston hotels. One dinner at Peninsula Grill on Market Street is included. At Penisula Grill you will find fine dining at its best with lowcountry fresh produce and seafood top picks on the menu. Tickets to two Southern Living 2013 "Taste of Charleston" events are also included in addition to round trip transportation from the Piedmont Technical College and back.
Individuals who have travelled with Piedmont Technical College on a Collette Vacations trip in the past may be eligible to receive a $150 discount when registering for another trip. Call to inquire.
Travel Coordinator, Extended Travel
Connie Scott at "Get Away Scott Free"
Travel Coordinator, Short Travel