Tours and Trips
Piedmont Technical College has partnered with Collette Vacations to offer a variety of group travel opportunities including extended and short trip options. These tours and trips are affordable and almost all inclusive.
Extended Travel Opportunities
Spain's Classics September 24-October 5, 2016 (11 Days, 14 Meals)
Experience Spain’s colorful pageant of art, history and culture. Set against a backdrop that spans sunny Mediterranean shores and grand mountain ranges, this stunning destination is dotted with white pueblos, groves of oranges and olives. Explore the priceless treasures of the Royal Palace, Europe’s 2nd largest palace. Visit the exotic and expansive Alhambra palace, resplendent with Moorish regal flair. See the Cathedral of Seville, the 3rd largest in the world. Enjoy reserved seating at a flamenco show and feel the passion of this famous dance. Explore Madrid, Valencia, Barcelona, Granada, Cordoba and Toledo. Become part of an authentic “paella experience,” and learn how this rice dish is made and where it originated. Marvel at Valencia’s “City of Arts & Sciences.” See how precious lladro figurines are made by hand. View Antonio Gaudi’s architectural masterpieces, including La Sagrada Famila. Spain beckons.
Antarctica January 11-28, 2017 (18 Days, 42 Meals)
Discover the magic and wonder of the “White Continent” aboard the stylish and comfortable MS Fram. Jump off from Ushuaia, Argentina and explore vistas of blue white glaciers and busy penguin rookeries. See breaching whales crashing and scenes of pure ice walls. Cruise through the Lemaire Channel, where steep, sheer cliffs rise above the narrow iceberg-filled passage. Zip by PolarCirkel boats into small bays and harbors for personal and in-depth exploration. Make your way to Whalers Bay on Deception Island with its warm springs and black volcanic sand. Spend 3 nights in Buenos Aires, the “Paris of South America.”
Collette's Rediscover Cuba April 25-May 3, 2017 (9 Days, 17 Meals)
Join us as we cross a cultural divide, exploring the art, history and culture of the Cuban people. Develop an understanding of who they are when meeting with local shop keepers, musicians, choral singers, dancers, factory workers and more. Spend time at a retirement community, the “grandparents party,” and listen to them sing, dance and play music. Ride a steam train through the sugar cane fields to the charming city of Remedios. Take in the colonial feel of Cienfuegos, “La Perla del Sur” or Pearl of the South. Visit historic cathedrals and colonial homes on city tours with your local guide. Spend 4-nights in one of the world’s most culturally rich cities, Havana. Stay at the iconic Hotel Nacional and explore much of the city’s architecture in Old Havana. Learn the rhythm of Cuba through Salsa dancing. Meet a Cuban family in their very own paladar, a privately-owned restaurant. Throughout your journey, experience the power of travel to unite two peoples in a true cultural exchange.
Pacific Northwest & California August 13-20, 2017 (8 Days, 10 Meals)
featuring Washington, Oregon and California
Explore the majestic Pacific Northwest and California on this eight day adventure, from the wilds of Mount St. Helens and the Columbia River Gorge to the sophistication of Portland and San Francisco. Travel along Oregon’s beautiful Pacific coast. Enjoy an elegant dinner cruise on the Willamette River and experience Portland’s dazzling city sights and city lights. Visit Redwood National Park. Explore Eureka, a historic timber and fishing village. Cross the Golden Gate Bridge and discover the “City by the Bay,” San Francisco. Don’t miss one of America’s most beautiful regions!
Portugal & Its Islands October 13-25, 2017 (13 Days, 18 Meals)
featuring the Estoril Coast, Azores & Madeira Islands
Discover the true gems of Portugal. Enjoy multi-night stays on the remote islands of São Miguel, Azores and Madeira, the “pearl of the Atlantic.” Marvel at the geothermal wonders of the Furnas Valley. Take in the beauty of the twin lakes of Sete Cidades and Lagoa do Fogo (Fire Lake). Enjoy charming coastal villages, beautiful botanical gardens and a wine tasting in Madeira. Experience Azorean culinary traditions during an interactive cooking demonstration. Explore Portugal’s Riviera with visits to the charming fishing village of Cascais and chic Estoril. Lisbon comes to life as you tour this grand capital. Be swept away by the melancholy Fado tunes. Visit 5 UNESCO World Heritage sites, including the fairy-tale town of Sintra and the pilgrimage sites at Fatima. Indulge in local cuisine, regional wines and traditional entertainment.
Travelled with us before?
Ask about Collette Vacations' loyalty discount program!
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.