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European Tour -- May 15 - 24, 2012

Students learn more from ten days of traveling in Europe than they ever would from classroom reading assignments, term papers and discussions. Leaning against a pillar in dark Notre Dame while admiring the great Rose Window, wandering among the statuary and memorials of French kings and queens who have rested at St. Denise for a thousand years or more, surveying all of historic Paris from atop the Eiffel Tower, looking to see if there really is an orb missing from a Westminster monument, and seeing how many students will fit in a traditional big red British telephone booth are experiences not offered in the classroom.

The London/Paris/Florence/Rome tour of European capitals, historic sites such as Buckingham Palace, the Eifel Tower, the Louvre, and the Roman Coliseum, and cathedrals (Westminster, Notre Dame, El Duomo and The Vatican) is included in the tour. 

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The cost of the trip is in addition to university course tuition.  Also, all persons traveling with the Cathedrals class must have a valid U.S. Passport at the time of departure from Louisville and all Cathedrals travelers, whether taking the course and/or taking the tour only, must purchase an $20.00 accident policy through USI that covers them outside the United States.  Almost no standard accident/health insurance policy covers its holder outside of U.S. borders.  As one ad slogan advises: Don’t leave home without it!

Ask Mr. Jeffers about travel particulars. The departure date is Tuesday, May 15, 2012.  Per EF Tours, that departure date (from Louisville) may move forward or backward as much as two days.

Total fees: $3187 plus money for purchases, souvenirs, and optional outings.

EF tour number: 1052742
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Robert Jeffers
Communications Department
Email: rjeffers
LA 3087

Turkey and Rhodes -- Summer I  2012

Margaret Skoglund will be offering a tour to Turkey and Rhodes during Summer I of 2012

The tour will be for two weeks, and like all my other tours can be taken to earn credit or just for pleasure.  Departure and return dates will be posted as soon as they are available.  So stay tuned! 

A complete itinerary is in the works. A rough draft of the tour is as follows:

  1. Day one: Fly to Istanbul, Turkey.
  2. Day two: Arrive Istanbul. Visit Hagia Sophia and the Blue Mosque and cisterns.
  3. Day three: Visit the Topkapi Palace and Museum and the Archaeology Museum.
  4. Day four: Visit the Suleymaniye or the Atik Valide Mosque and the bazaar.
  5. Day five: Take a boat trip on the Bosphorus Dea and have the rest of the day free.
    Evening: See the whirling dervishes at the Hodjapasha Art Center.
  6. Day six: Travel on to Kusadasi, a charming small city on the sea. This is a traveling day, going through Yalova and Bursa to our hotel in Kusadasi.
  7. Day seven: Visit the Ephesus Museum in Selcuk and then travel on to Ephesus itself. Visit the site and the House of Mary.
  8. Day eight: Travel to Bodrum and catch a boat to Rhodes, Greece.
  9. Day nine: Travel to Lindos to visit the ancient acropolis and Knights Castle. Also visit the monastery of Agios Giorgios, the oldest on the island, in nearby Laerma.
  10. Day ten: Free morning; in the afternoon visit the medieval Old Town of Rhodes. The light is just right in the afternoon. Explore the Byzantine Museum, the Street of the Knights, etc.
  11. Day eleven: Leave Rhodes by ferry for Bodrum and bus to AthIzmir, (ancient Smyrna) now Turkey's 3rd largest city. Some frre time and an overnight.
  12. Day twelve: Return to Istanbul, stopping at sites along the way. Night in Istanbul.
  13. Day thirteen: Fly back to the United States.

All members of the university and Evansville communities are most welcome.

If you wish more information along with the itinerary, please contact:

Margaret Skoglund
Email: skoglund