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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September 1 – 15, 2023
15 days starting from $4,992
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.
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Across Spain & Portugal
September 10 – 26, 2023
17 days starting from $6,074
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.
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Sicily in Depth
September 28 – October 9, 2023
12 days starting from $5,274
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.
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Pricing and brochures coming this summer.
May 12-27, 2024
This land of dramatic contrasts invites us to encounter its ancient ruins and sacred mosques, endless desert and storied mountains, imposing kasbahs and spirited souks. As we travel from the imperial cities of Rabat, Fez, and Marrakech to the High Atlas and vast Sahara, we open our eyes, and hearts, to a truly foreign land, an age-old culture, and genuinely hospitable people.
Classic Safari: Kenya & Tanzania
August 13-28, 2024
“On safari” … it’s one of the most alluring phrases in all of travel. And Kenya and Tanzania count among the most alluring places to be “on safari.” As our small group travels from grasslands to highlands, to reserves and national parks, we enjoy intimate game drives, see stupendous landscapes, stay in excellent accommodations, and meet gracious local people.
August 15-25, 2024
It’s a surprising, even astonishing land; one of massive glaciers and rumbling volcanoes, bubbling mud holes and powerful waterfalls; hugely abundant bird life and just 340,000 people; and where the sun never sets for six splendid weeks. It’s also perfect for exploring in a small group, as we discover traveling the breadth of the country and getting an up-close view of this natural “wonderland.”
Southern Italy & Sicily
September 4-18, 2024
Delight in a special exploration of Italy’s southern climes, from striking Sicily and the breathtaking Amalfi Coast to unheralded Apulia, the alluring “boot heel” where a vivid history, unique architecture, and bountiful plains join the sun and sea in creating a prized (and crowd-free) region. Add Italian hospitality, outstanding cuisine, and notable lodgings for la dolce vita, small-group style.
Scotland: Highlands & Islands
September 9-20, 2024
“My heart’s in the Highlands,” said Robert Burns – as will you, as we travel from city to country, mainland to island, on this sweet journey. From loch to loch and glen to glen, we encounter stunning natural beauty and welcoming clans, while city life serves up the colorful past – and cosmopolitan present.
Provincial French Countryside
September 27-October 11, 2024
Experience the beauty, allure, and hospitality of provincial France, at an easy pace and in a unique style. Anchored by stays in vibrant Toulouse and enchanting Paris, the journey features diverse Languedoc, the remote Dordogne, the lovely Loire Valley, and historic Normandy as we stay in charming rural inns and small country hotels. It’s a small group tour de force!
New Zealand Adventure
October 10-25, 2024
It’s a tale of two islands as our small group journeys from New Zealand’s North to its South, through lively cities and pristine fiords, past lush farmland and enchanted forests in a land where the outdoors is the national shrine. Add engaging “Kiwis” and intriguing indigenous cultures – it’s a pure New Zealand experience.
Southeast Asia Odysseys
October 31-November 18, 2024
Engaging, diverse, intriguing … This just begins to describe Southeast Asia and our small group odyssey. We cruise the Mekong through Laos; explore the spectacular – Angkor Wat – and the sublime – Ha Long Bay; and engage with local farmers and hill tribespeople on this comprehensive, well-paced adventure.