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Off-Campus Programs

8695 College Parkway
Suite 1181
Ft. Myers, FL 33919

Phone #s: all area codes are 239
Continuing Education: 425-3270
Institute of Government: 425-3271
Renaissance Academy: 425-3272
Fax:  425-3260

Travel Abroad


Travel Globe
Since 2002, the Renaissance Academy has sponsored more than 40 high-end, intimately sized, concierge-style excursions domestically and abroad. Through unique custom itineraries, participants have the opportunity to learn outside the classroom, visit historic and cultural sites with outstanding local guides, experience another culture – its customs, cuisine, language, and history – and delight in conversation and laughter with fellow travelers who share a love of learning and a sense of adventure. Our excursions generally include accommodations in four/five star hotels; most meals and gratuities; private English speaking guides; deluxe motor coach transportation; and all entrance fees.  Register online at to receive complete itineraries, cost information and registration forms or call 239-425-3272 . 239-425-3272.  Reserve early!  Our exclusive excursions are each limited to the 24 travelers.



Scotland Highlands and Islands Travel Abroad TripScotland: Highlands and Islands

August 19-30, 2017
12 days - Land & Air from $5,578/pp

Enjoy a pleasing mix of guided touring and time for independent exploration on this well-paced, 12-day tour of Scotland. Begin in Glasgow, with a tour highlighting the city’s distinct architecture. Enjoy a private tour of Pollok House, ancestral home of the Maxwell clan and now a museum with the United Kingdom’s greatest collection of Spanish art. Travel on to admire the country’s beautiful Highlands scenery. Drive the full 23-mile length of the fabled Loch Ness, best known for the other-worldly creature alleged to live in its deep waters. Embark on an excursion to the Isle of Skye. Visit the ruins of lakeside Urquhart Castle, then continue to Culloden Moor, site of the last battle of the Jacobite Rising in 1746; and Saint Andrews, home of Scotland’s oldest university and renowned as the home of golf. Conclude in Edinburgh, with a visit to Edinburgh Castle and Holyrood, where the British royalty schemed and slept in the State Apartments.

To view and print brochure click here or call 239-425-3272 for a detailed itinerary, cost information, and registration form.


Insiders Japan Travel Abroad TripInsider’s Japan

September 9-21, 2017
13 days - Land & Air from $5,991/pp

It’s a land of delicate art and bustling commerce; of rich traditions and dizzying modernity. This well-crafted 13-day tour features the highlights of Tokyo and Kyoto, engages you in local life, and takes you off the beaten path to the lovely historic cities of Takayama and Kanazawa. Your 13-day journey begins in Tokyo touring the Shinto Meiji Shrine and historic Imperial Palace. Visit Mt. Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park and view magnificent Mt. Fuji. Overnight in Hakone at a ryokan, a traditional Japanese inn, then travel to lovely Takayama to explore this historic town’s ancient sites and enjoy a sake tasting. In Kanazawa, tour the famed Kenrokuen Garden and visit a museum celebrating the art of gold leaf technology. Conclude your journey touring Kyoto, attending a traditional Japanese tea ceremony and embarking on a cycling tour. On an optional post-tour extension, discover Hiroshima, the city reborn from the atomic destruction of World War II.

To view and print brochure click here or call 239-425-3272 for a detailed itinerary, cost information, and registration form.


Cuba Travel Abroad TripCuba: Through the Eyes of the People, An Insider’s View

October 14-19, 2017
6 days - Land & Air from $5,795/pp from Miami

Begin in Havana, where accommodations are arranged at a graceful and elegant hotel in the heart of the Old City. Meet leading artists on visits to their studios and homes and at a private reception at the Ludwig Foundation for the Arts. Take a curator-led tour of the Cuban art collection at the National Museum of Fine Arts, and admire the beautiful craftsmanship on display at the Ceramics Museum during an after-hours visit. See Ernest Hemingway’s evocative country retreat, Finca La Vigía, in the village of San Francisco de Paula, and discover the fishing village of Jaimanitas, where artist José Fuster has decorated more than 80 houses with ornate murals and domes. There will also be opportunities to experience the rebirth of Cuban cuisine with meals at paladares – privately owned restaurants often located in the owners’ homes – and a unique “field-to-table” restaurant.

To view and print brochure click here or call 239-425-3272 for a detailed itinerary, cost information, and registration form.


Adriatic Odyssey Travel Abroad TripAdriatic Odyssey: Venice to Valletta Aboard Sea Cloud

October 15-24, 2017
10 days - Cruise from $9,995/pp; international airfare add'l

Embark in Venice for an unforgettable journey through the Adriatic, Ionian and Mediterranean Seas, navigating the Dalmatian Coast and the “boot” of Italy. Aboard the legendary Sea Cloud, explore ancient towns and impressive archaeological sites, where Greek, Carthaginian, Roman, Byzantine, Arab, and Norman civilizations have all left their mark. Stop in Ravenna to view the extraordinary mosaics. Enjoy Dubrovnik and visit the collections in the Franciscan and Dominican Monasteries as well as the Rector’s Palace. Visit baroque Lecce to see fine architecture. Continue to Sicily to see the natural beauty, azure seas and diverse history that characterize this region before disembarking in Valletta, Malta.

To view and print brochure click here or call 239-425-3272 for a detailed itinerary, cost information, and registration form.


Bordeaux Travel Abroad TripThe Great Chateaux of Bordeaux Aboard Amadolce

October 18-26, 2017
9 days - Cruise from $5,999/pp; international airfare add'l

Discover the rich Bordeaux region during the autumn vendange aboard the deluxe AmaDolce. Home to Eleanor of Aquitaine, Queen of France, Queen of England, and one of the most powerful women of the Middle Ages, Bordeaux’s fame as a capital of culture and wine has only grown since her day. Sample Sauternes and rich varietals from the Médoc and the UNESCO-designated Saint-Emilion regions, and visit the renowned châteaux where the grapes are grown. Stroll the streets of Bergerac and other charming villages, and admire the splendidly preserved medieval Château de Roquetaillade.

To view and print brochure click here or call 239-425-3272 for a detailed itinerary, cost information, and registration form.