Do you have a spirit of adventure and the desire to make new friends?

Napa Valley College has provided thousands of participants with the opportunity to enjoy enriching and life-changing journeys home and abroad for 40 years. The college does the planning and execution of details so participants can comfortably and safely be escorted to destinations of interest. The included unique cancellation waiver allows you to cancel at any time, for any reason until the day before departure.

Trip price includes many meals, round-trip airfare and airport transportation, air taxes and fee surcharges, hotel transfers, 4-star hotel accommodations; motor coach transportation throughout, admission to all attractions mentioned as “included,” porterage of your suitcase, a professional tour director, and trip cancellation and medical insurance.

The 2018 schedule includes:

Cultural Treasures of Japan

March 10–23

Come to know Japanese culture both ancient and modern. In Tokyo, explore the famous Ginza district, see the Imperial Palace and join a family in their home for a tea ceremony. Cruise Lake Ashi. Climb aboard the Kachi Kachi Ropeway and take in epic views of Mt. Fuji. Explore Kyoto’s Nijo Castle, home of the first Shogun. Board the Shinkansen bullet train to travel to Hiroshima where you’ll visit the Peace Memorial Museum. Sit down to a special farewell dinner in Kyoto that features a geisha show.

Canadian Rockies by Train

April 12–20

Board VIA Rail’s The Canadian in Vancouver for an overnight train journey. Relax in the dome car and experience panoramic views of snow-capped mountains, glacial lakes, rushing rivers and the unspoiled wilderness of Canada. Arrive in Jasper and see the dramatic Maligne Canyon and its picture-perfect lake. Journey along the Icefields Parkway, and overnight at the fabulous Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise and Banff Springs Hotel. Discover the natural beauty of Moraine Lake, the powerful Bow Falls and impressive Hoodoos. Experience a day on a ranch in the Alberta plains complete with a wagon ride in search of buffalo and a barbecue lunch in the great outdoors. End your Canadian Rockies tour in cosmopolitan Calgary.

Southern Charm

April 28–May 4

Experience the history, charm and singular hospitality of the Low Country in Georgia and South Carolina. Overnight at the Jekyll Island Club, once described as “the richest, most exclusive club in the world.” Choose to explore one of America’s oldest plantations, Boone Hall, or the Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum. Discover the history of Savannah and antebellum Charleston with two-night stays in each city.

Countryside of the Emerald Isle

May 6-15

From ancient castles and historic Dublin to less-traveled roads and charming villages, this adventure brings together the best of the Emerald Isle. Spend two nights in Dublin. Cruise to the Aran Islands to tour and spend the night; Cruise by the Cliffs of Moher. Travel the Ring of Kerry. Experience the wild terrain of West Cork and visit the great restaurants of Kinsale as part of your culinary journey.

Shades of Ireland

June 16–25

From Dublin across rolling green hills to the dramatic coast, experience all of Ireland’s charm on this tour of the Emerald Isle. Stay overnight on the grounds of a castle. Visit Waterford, Ireland’s oldest city, and the House of Waterford Crystal. See the Atlantic from the stunning 700-foot Cliffs of Moher. Experience the beauty of the Ring of Kerry. See sheepdogs in action on a working farm. Explore Dublin with a local guide. See beautiful Killarney from your seat on an Irish jaunting car. Journey to historic Blarney Castle, lean back and kiss its famous stone.

Best of Eastern Canada—Montreal, Quebec City, Ottawa, Niagara Falls & Toronto

Aug. 5-12

From the European-styled, old-world elegance of Quebec City to the magnificence of Niagara Falls, this eight-day eastern Canada tour includes two-night stays in Montreal, Quebec City and Toronto, as well as an overnight stay in Ottawa and city tours of each of them. Have breakfast of regional specialties at a local sugar shack and learn about maple syrup making. Board a boat to experience Niagara Falls up close and cruise through the spectacular unspoiled 1000 Islands. Watch the busy St. Lawrence River from high atop Montreal’s Mount Royal and experience the energy of multicultural Toronto. Walk the cobblestone streets of Old Quebec.

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Reflections of Italy

Sept. 12–21

Revel in the magic of Italy on this tour that explores the cities of Rome, Florence, Siena, Venice, Assisi, Perugia and Milan. Discover the rolling hills of the scenic Tuscan and Umbrian countryside, explore medieval hill towns and visit the birthplace of St. Francis, Assisi. See the masterpieces of the Renaissance in Florence and watch hot glass transformed into art on Murano Island. Linger in romantic Venice for two nights. Your journey comes to a close in Milan and includes a visit to the magnificent Gothic cathedral, the Duomo.

Smokies

October 8–16

Experience warm Southern hospitality in America’s southeast. Come to know its rich history and deep traditions on this tour highlighted by stays in Atlanta, Gatlinburg, Tennessee and Asheville, North Carolina.

Northern Lights of Finland

Nov. 8–15

Set off to explore Finland and go in search of the Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights). Come to know Finnish culture and history on a tour of Helsinki with a local expert. Savor the local cuisine in Helsinki’s restaurants. Experience rugged Lapland during a three-night stay in the north of Finland. Overnight surrounded by wilderness in a glass igloo and a Finnish log cabin. Sip warm berry juice, a Finnish winter tradition. Meet Santa Claus in his home. Embark on a reindeer safari with a local farmer. Mush your way to breakfast in a Finnish sleigh, and lead your own dog sled team.

For more detailed information on the trips, call 967-2940 and leave your name and address, or email Jsercu@napavalley.edu.

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