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
Southern Italy & Sicily March 8-19, 2018 (12 Days, 16 Meals)
featuring Taormina, Matera, Alberobello and the Amalfi Coast
This journey will take you through a crossroads of civilizations in Sicily and on to the spectacular coastlines of Southern Italy. Begin your travels in Sicily. Uncover its Moorish and Norman influences that intertwine with Greek and Roman ruins standing guard over the landscape. Explore Agrigento’s ancient Valley of the Temples. Travel to the historic hilltop town of Taormina. Continue on to fascinating Southern Italy. Make a stop at a local winery for an agriturismo experience complete with wine tasting and a dinner featuring regional specialties. Explore the ancient town of “Sassi di Matera,” known for its cave dwellings. Spend time in the mystical town of Alberobello with its unusual cone-shaped roofed homes known as “trulli.” Discover spectacular Mt. Etna Volcano National Park. Explore the stunning Amalfi Coast and Sorrento. In evocative Pompeii, walk in the footsteps of ancient Romans who perished in the foothills of Mount Vesuvius.
America's Cowboy Country June 18-25, 2018 (8 Days, 11 Meals)
Visit Yellowstone, Grand Teton National Park, Mt. Rushmore and the Crazy Horse Memorial on this great American adventure. Spend two nights in the cowboy town of Jackson Hole, Wyoming, the crown jewel of the Northern Rockies. Experience the Wild West as it once was at Yellowstone National Park, home to an incredible array of wildlife and Old Faithful. Search for free-ranging herds of buffalo in Custer State Park. Check off one of life’s must-dos with the thrill of seeing Old Faithful erupt. Marvel at Grand Teton National Park’s towering peaks, marked with mountain glaciers. Soak in stunning views of Mt. Rushmore and the Crazy Horse Memorials.
Newfoundland & Labrador Discovery August 16-27, 2018 (12 Days, 18 Meals)
featuring Lighthouses, Iceberg Alley & Gros Morne
Discover a blend of natural beauty, quaint villages, stunning ocean views and friendly people on your exploration through Newfoundland and Labrador. Taste flavors of the region during a traditional Jiggs dinner. Board a cruise of Witless Bay Ecological Reserve in search of whales, puffins and other marine life. In Gros Morne National park explore the spectacular Tableland Mountains. Then, set off on an unforgettable cruise on a rare freshwater fjord. Become an honorary Newfoundlander during a “Screech-In” ceremony. Later return and enjoy a delicious dinner overlooking the Gulf of St. Lawrence. Walk in the footsteps of a great explorer at Captain James Cook National Historic Site. Visit Red Bay, Labrador, a UNESCO site. Pause at Long Point lighthouse to take in the sweeping views – you may even spot an iceberg!
Magical Rhine and Moselle September 11-20, 2018 (10 Days, 22 Meals)
Set sail on a cruise along the Rhine and Moselle rivers that will take you to the Netherlands, Germany and France. Sit back and relax in your outside stateroom, and enjoy the luxury of unlimited wine or beer with every dinner and daily onboard musical performances. Join a local expert for a tour of Amsterdam. Spend time in Speyer, one of Germany’s oldest cities. Pause in Rüdesheim, to explore the famous Siegfried’s Mechaniches Musikkabinett (or Music Museum). Tour the 2,000-year-old city of Koblenz. Your stop in Cologne features a guided walking tour of the city’s old town and Cologne Cathedral. Spend the afternoon in Cochem and sip wine in one of the famous cellars. Enjoy a guided tour of the world famous Strasbourg old town. Step back in time on a walking tour of Colmar, France. Savor a dinner of regional Black Forest specialties and a demonstration of traditional cuckoo clock making in Titisee, Germany. Cruise past charming panoramas as you get to know the culture and deep history of the region.
Kingdoms of Southeast Asia- Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos October 1-20, 2018 (20 Days, 36 Meals)
Delve into an ancient and mysterious world. Begin in Vietnam and explore its complex relationship with the West. From there, a colorful mosaic unfolds. Learn unique culinary secrets in the ancient town of Hoi An. Cruise overnight aboard a luxury junk boat on Halong Bay. Immerse yourself in a private traditional blessing ceremony. Find inspiration at Cambodia’s Angkor Wat temple, the world’s largest religious structure. Come to know this region through experiences interactions with local villagers and a journey on the Mekong River. Hear the history of the notorious Khmer Rouge. From contemplating the Fall of Saigon to exploring a once forgotten temple deep in the jungle, each day paints a new picture of the rich cultures of Southeast Asia.
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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.