Tours and Trips

Piedmont Technical College has partnered with Collette Vacations to offer a variety of group travel opportunities including extended trip options. These tours and trips are affordable and almost all inclusive.

Extended Travel Opportunities

Piedmont Technical College is once again offering travel opportunities to the community. There will be only 50% occupancy on motor coaches for all tours.

Christmas On the Danube with Optional 2-Night Christmas Markets of Prague Pre Tour Extension              November 27-December 5, 2023       (9 days, 19 meals)

On a boat cruise along the Danube, explore charming Christmas markets and see Europe dressed in its holiday best. Join a local expert and explore historic Vienna. Float through the Wachau Valley dotted with castles and hillside houses. Visit the 900-year-old Benedictine Melk Abbey, one of Europe’s largest Baroque monasteries. Enjoy a Glühwein Party – a German holiday party with mulled wine. Explore Nuremburg, home to one of the oldest and largest Christmas markets in the world. Discover Würzburg, an ancient Franconian wine town. Relax as you are transported to beloved riverside towns and delve into local holiday traditions. Learn more


British Virgin Islands & French West Indies              January 27-February 3, 2024

Unwind on the world-renowned beaches of Barbuda, where pink sand stretches on for miles, and acquaint yourself with the British Virgin Islands as you swim with abundant marine life off Norman Island. Immerse yourself in the vibrant culture of Jost Van Dyke, the beaches of which are renowned as some of the most serene, and stop off in Virgin Gorda, before Gustavia on St. Barth’s and Marigot Bay in Saint Martin promise an air of the French joie de vivre. 


Exploring South Africa, Botswana & Victoria Falls              May 24-June 7, 2024

Explore South Africa’s largest city, Johannesburg, and see the “Big 5” and other local animals on an off-road adventure and be inspired by a natural wonder of the world at Victoria Falls. Take a safari cruise along the Chobe River and sip wine in Cape Town’s finest wineries. Taste Africa’s most beloved flavors and dishes and immerse yourself in the culture on this 15-day, 14-night excursion.  Learn more


Memorials of WWII featuring the 80th Anniversary Of D-Day               April 15-24, 2024

This unforgettable journey of discovery and remembrance awaits you as you travel between London, Normandy and Paris on the 80th Anniversary of D-Day. Explore London’s connections to World War II during a city tour focused on The Blitz. Cross the English Channel, retracing the journey nearly 160,000 courageous Allied troops took on June 6th, 1944, as they set out to liberate Europe from the Nazis. Immerse yourself in the history of Normandy’s D-Day Landing Beaches and visit the Normandy American Cemetery. Visit Saint-Mère-Église, the first French town liberated from the Nazis and learn about the brave paratroopers who parachuted into Normandy on the night of June 5–6, 1944. Conclude your journey in Paris, the City of Light with a festive dinner cruise along the Seine River.  This tour 10-day tour pricing includes land, air, taxes and fees, transfers, 12 meals, as well as cancelation waiver and insurance.    Learn more


Countryside of the Emerald Isle              September 15-24, 2024

From remote islands and historic Dublin, to less-traveled roads and charming villages, this adventure brings together the best of the Emerald Isle. Come to know the culture and welcoming hospitality of the Irish in Dublin, Ireland’s rollicking capital city. Step off the beaten path in the seaside village of Kinsale, known as Ireland’s “gourmet capital.” Overnight amongst a labyrinth of stone walls on the remote and enchanting Aran Islands. Discover the windswept terrain of West Cork’s Wild Atlantic Way, one of Ireland’s most scenic coastal routes, before arriving in colorful Dingle. Travel amongst the tranquil countryside and windswept valleys of the Dingle Peninsula. Raise a glass and celebrate a journey unlike any other through the many sides of Ireland.  This small group exploration adventure is 10 days & 13 meals. Included is land, air, taxes, transfers, and cancellation waver and insurance.  Learn more


Maritimes Coastal Wonders              August 25-September 4, 2024

This 11-day, 16 meal adventure will take you from the nautical beauty of Peggy’s Cove to the rugged splendor of the Cabot Trail. The Maritimes will enchant you. Choose how you explore Lunenburg – at the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic or on a locally guided walking tour. Undertake a competition to cook the best mussels. Visit the Anne of Green Gables Museum and learn about potato farming. See the 4-story high Hopewell Rocks. Savor a traditional Maritimes lobster feast and learn how to eat lobster like a local. Visit the Bay of Fundy where some of the world’s highest tides are recorded. Don’t miss the rugged beaches, picturesque fishing villages, and rich seafaring history of Canada’s amazing Maritime Provinces. Pricing includes land, air, taxes and fees, transfers, and cancellation waver and insurance.  Learn more



Traveled with us before?

Ask about Collette Vacations' loyalty discount program!

Individuals who have traveled 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.


Contact Information FOR TRAVEL PROGRAMS:

Julia Burdette
Phone: 864-941-8421 or


Jeanne Hughston, Jeanne's Travel Adventures
Travel Coordinator, Extended Travel
Phone: 864-993-1955