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Visit London and Italy with SUU’s Community Travel Program and Experience European Culture, Cuisine and History

Published: August 19, 2019 | Author: Susie Knudsen | Category: Community Outreach

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The popular SUU Community on the Go travel program makes it possible for southern Utah residents to experience world cuisine, and visit historic sites, museums, galleries and theatres. Among its list of upcoming travel opportunities are two expert-led trips to London in December 2019 and the coast of Italy in March 2020.

For “Christmas in London,” Community on the Go will lead art and theatre lovers on an unforgettable holiday trip to experience the magic of the holiday season in the charming heart of London. This trip is led by SUU faculty experts who have experience traveling to London during the charming holiday season and know its historic landmarks, museums, galleries, theatres, and hidden treasures.

Travelers are sure to find the holiday spirit while attending an organ recital at St. Paul’s Cathedral, a Christmas sing-along at Royal Albert Hall, visiting Winter Wonderland at Hyde Park or shopping in the holiday markets outside the ancient city of Oxford.

Other guided tours include Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament and Trafalgar Square, along with taking in West End theatre production and visiting the Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter. And, travelers will also learn from SUU experts while roaming several museums and art galleries, including; The British Museum, the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Natural History and Science Museums, and a bus tour to Stonehenge.

Additionally, and in partnership with the Cedar City Chamber of Commerce, SUU Community on the Go will travel to Italy for eight days of luxury, history, art, and food along western Italy coast in Naples, Sorrento, Capri, Pompeii, and Amalfi, among others.

“We are excited to partner with the Cedar City Chamber of Commerce to bring this exciting trip to community members at such an affordable price,” said SUU Community on the Go Executive Director Melynda Thorpe. “The large group tour setting allows adults in southern Utah to travel together with friends and family members and discover the inspiring coast of Italy. And like all of our Community on the Go trips, education and learning is at the heart of every experience.”

Italy travelers will also enjoy many artisan shops selling local wares, museums and art galleries, visiting the Gardens of Augustus, learning the art of pasta making from a master pastaio, or a pasta maker, and an optional limoncello making session.

Since the Community on the Go travel program launched in 2017, trips have funded $25,000 in scholarships for students at SUU. Programs benefiting from the trips include foreign languages, English, anthropology, and theater arts. There have been 307 travelers on 11 trips to destinations all over the world, including Peru, Transylvania, China, and France.

“Christmas in London” takes place Dec. 8 – 14, 2019 and costs $2,250 per person based on double occupancy with a registration deadline of October 15, 2019. The Italy trip takes place March 26 - April 2, 2020, with early bird registration of $3,124 before September 26, 2019, or $3,324 before the registration deadline of December 7, 2019. Reserve your spot today by visiting suu.edu/onthego, or call (435) 586-7808 for more information.

SUU Community on the Go offers fun, educational, and affordable travel for the community to international and domestic destinations. All trips are led by SUU faculty experts who share their expertise while touring with travelers in a group environment. Activities are flexible and designed using community feedback.


Tags: Community and Academic Enrichment

Contact Information:

Kay’ce Hofheins, Special Projects
435-586-7808
kaycehofheins@suu.edu