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Renaissance Academy Foreign Travel OpportunitiesRenaissance Academy Foreign Travel Overview

Since 2002, the Renaissance Academy has sponsored more than 27 high-end, intimately sized, concierge-style trips abroad. Through unique, custom itineraries, participants have the opportunity to learn outside the classroom by visiting historic and cultural sites with outstanding local guides. 

Participation in these foreign travel opportunities permits our participants to experience another culture including its customs, cuisine, language, and history.  At the same time, our travelers delight in conversation and laughter with their fellow excursionists with whom they share a love of learning and a sense of adventure.

Generally, Renaissance Academy foreign travel trips include roundtrip airfare, accommodations in four/five star luxury hotels, most meals and gratuities, private English-speaking guides, deluxe motor coach transportation, and all entrance fees.

Register for upcoming travels online at or call (239) 425-3272(239) 425-3272 to receive complete itineraries, cost information and registration forms.

Upcoming Travels

CubaCuba Through the Eyes of the People

October 22-29, 2016
7 days - Land & Air from $5,795 per person

Explore Cuba on an educational adventure at a time when the island nation is on the edge of historic changes. Begin in Havana, where accommodations are arranged at the graceful Hotel Parque Central, 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 Francsco de Paula, and discover the fishing village of Jaimanitas, where artist José Fuster has decorated more than 80 houses with ornate murals and domes. On an overnight excursion to the southern coast, explore Playa Girón, the site of the 1961 Bay of Pigs invasion; and Cienfuegos, where we will attend a private performance of the world-renowned choir Cantores de Cienfuegos. Spend a morning in nearby Trinidad, one of Cuba’s many UNESCO World Heritage Sites. 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.

Italy SicilySouthern Italy and Sicily: With Apulia and The Amalfi Coast

September 1-15, 2016
15 days - Land & Air from $5,750 per person

Delight in a special exploration of Italy’s southern climes, from striking Sicily to the breathtaking Amalfi Coast to Apulia, the alluring “boot heel” where a vivid history, unique architecture, distinctive traditions, and bountiful plains join the sun and sea in creating a prized (and crowd-free) region. Explore Italy’s autonomous island region of Sicily, staying in lovely Taormina with excursions to Agrigento and Mt. Etna. Discover Lecce, the “Florence of the South,” and visit Alberobello, whose 400 or so trulli – conical houses with grey-stone roofs – rank as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Enjoy a tour of Bari, capital of the Apulia region. Tour the UNESCO site of Pompeii, the city frozen in time by the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius and gather for a hands-on Neapolitan cuisine cooking lesson. Travel to the storied Isle of Capri. Embark on a breathtaking drive along the winding cliff-top Amalfi Coast above the glistening Tyrrhenian Sea. Bid “arrivederci” to Italy and fellow travelers at a splendid farewell dinner. Spend 4-days/3-nights in Rome “On Your Own” as an optional post-tour extension.

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