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.
An island of dramatic contrasts, Iceland is a landscape forged by fire and ice. Steaming lava fields and hot pools reflect its volcanic nature, while massive glaciers continue to sculpt the mountains and valleys, leaving thundering waterfalls and plunging fjords. Travel the “Golden Circle” where many natural scenic wonders are located. Enjoy an overnight stay in a local fishing village to enjoy a puffin cruise. Create your own adventure with your choice of exciting activities – go deep sea fishing, explore on horseback, soak in mineral rich natural baths or take a lava cave hike – it's your exploration! Discover the spectacular landscapes and proud people of this small island nation during this fascinating journey.
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 zodiac boat 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. Relax for 3 nights in Buenos Aires, the “Paris of South America.”
Explore the colors and natural beauty of Panama – a land between the seas. Cruise through the canal aboard the Pacific Queen on a partial transit and stay at the Gamboa Rainforest Resort. Travel via dugout canoe to meet the indigenous Emberá people. Explore bustling local markets. Stay in Anton Valley a community nestled entirely within a volcano crater. Visit the historic district in Panama City, Casco Antiguo, and the Miraflores Locks Visitor Center. Have a picnic lunch in an orange grove as you learn about the importance of this crop. Relax at the JW Marriott Beach Resort in Playa Blanca. Complete the Panama experience with a final night staying in the heart of the city. Free information session Thursday, August 20, 2015 at 7pm. (Room 219-C, James Self Conference Center @ PTC)
Ice-fields, rushing streams, lovely waterfalls, glacial peaks and towering summits are just a few of the scenic wonders awaiting you in the Canadian Rockies and Glacier National Park. Ride aboard a Jammer (open-air touring car) during your visit to Glacier National Park and overnight in the Prince of Wales hotel. Travel the dramatic Icefields Parkway, where snow-capped mountains engulf the landscape and take a snowcoach onto a 1,000 foot thick glacier. The Glacier Skywalk offers stunning views of the dramatic landscape below the glass floored platform. A three night stay at the iconic Fairmont Banff Springs hotel lets you explore Bow Falls and the Hoodoos (the "Land of the Sleeping Giants") and take a gondola to breakfast. Free information session Thursday, September 17, 2015 at 7pm. (Room 219-C, James Self Conference Center @ PTC)
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. Free information session Thursday, January 7, 2016 at 7pm. (Room 219-C, James Self Conference Center @ PTC)
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.
Jeanne Hughston, Jeanne's Travel Adventures
Travel Coordinator, Extended Travel