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Travel the World with FGCU Academy

Through unique and interesting itineraries, FGCU Academy travel guests have the opportunity to experience life outside the classroom, visit historic sites with local guides, experience another culture – its customs, cuisine, language and history – and delight in conversation and laughter with fellow explorers who share a love of travel and a sense of adventure. These high-end concierge style excursions are sure to impress and delight you.


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Machu Picchu to the Galapagos

September 13-28, 2022

16 days for $8,793

Price includes land, air, most meals and gratuities. Prices vary by departure city.

They rank as two of South America’s greatest treasures, and a small group tour is the natural selection for both: the enigmatic ruins at Machu Picchu, where we overnight at an intimate on-site hotel; and the fascinating Galapagos Islands, Darwin’s “living laboratory,” for a four-night island-based adventure.

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Insider’s Japan

May 20 – June 1, 2023 

13 days starting from $7,384

Price includes land, air, most meals and gratuities. Prices vary by departure city.

It’s a land of delicate art and bustling commerce, of rich traditions and dizzying  modernity; a jumble of sights, sounds, and tastes that for visitors are truly foreign – and truly fascinating.  This well-crafted tour features the highlights of Tokyo and Kyoto, engages us in local life, and takes us off the beaten path to the lovely historic cities of Takayama and Kanazawa.

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Untamed Alaska

August 20 - 30, 2023

Price includes land, air, most meals and gratuities. Prices vary by departure city.

Awe-inspiring natural beauty and outdoor adventure await as we explore Alaska’s varied landscapes and noteworthy cities. From Denali, Wrangell-St. Elias, and Kenai Fjords national parks to the energy of Anchorage and scenic Seward, our small group encounters the breadth and beauty of America’s Last Frontier.


 

Legendary Turkey

September 1 – 15, 2023

Price includes land, air, most meals and gratuities. Prices vary by departure city.

Exotic sights, scents, and sounds reign in this fascinating land where Europe and Asia meet. From Istanbul, magnificent “Empress of the World,” to ancient ruins, stunning landscapes, and the dramatic – and legendary – Turquoise Coast, Turkey engages and beguiles, offering us an unparalleled small group experience.


 

Across Spain & Portugal

September 10 – 26, 2023

Price includes land, air, most meals and gratuities. Prices vary by departure city.

Fortified cities and tiny fishing villages, rugged Atlantic coastline and commanding Pyrenees peaks, iconic shrines to both religion and fine art, and intimate lodgings in historic paradores and pousadas – it all awaits on this singular small group journey from Lisbon across the north of Spain, ending in vibrant Barcelona.


 

Pearls of Dalmatia

September 14 – 28, 2023

Price includes land, air, most meals and gratuities. Prices vary by departure city.

Independent, democratic Croatia welcomes visitors eager to absorb its remarkable history and culture – and its beautiful and unspoiled Dalmatian coastline. As our small group travels from historic Zagreb and beautiful Lake Bled to the Habsburg resort of Opatija, the island of Hvar, and beloved Dubrovnik, we see why this cherished region lays such a claim on the hearts of all who visit.


 

Classic Germany

September 21 – October 3, 2023

Price includes land, air, most meals and gratuities. Prices vary by departure city.

Classic Germany: it’s the Romantic Road and the Bavarian Alps, royal castles and half-timbered houses, charming villages and historic Nuremberg, culturally rich Munich and international Berlin. It’s history of note – and of notoriety. And we see it all on this alluring small group tour.


 

Sicily in Depth

September 28 – October 9, 2023

Price includes land, air, most meals and gratuities. Prices vary by departure city.

Crossroads of the Mediterranean... the “toe” in Italy’s boot... “God’s Kitchen”...  Sicily is all this, and much more, as we see on our stellar small group journey around this Italian island. It’s lively cities and ancient ruins, temples of man – and of nature, hospitable people and delectable cuisine... a feast for all the senses.


 

Israel: Timeless Wonders

October 14 – 25, 2023

Price includes land, air, most meals and gratuities. Prices vary by departure city.

Encounter a land of extraordinary beauty and belief, of spirit and story, history and hospitality. From modern Tel Aviv to scen­ic Upper Galilee, ancient Tiberias and storied Nazareth to Jerusalem, “City of Gold,” we engage all our senses in a small group encounter with this extraordinary and holy land, with a five-night stay in Jerusalem at the legendary King David hotel.