Many people say that nothing "grows your mind" as much as international travel. And if you can travel with people you know, possibly from a shared BILL course, with the guidance of first-rate trip leaders on excellent trips provided at a fair price, and also have easy transport to and from the airport, then things are even better.

The Bucknell Institute for Lifelong Learning is pleased to announce the start of a program of group travel to international and national destinations. We will not plan and run our own trips, but instead we will travel with Grand Circle Travel (GCT) and Overseas Adventure Travel (OAT), two affiliated and highly respected trip operators, traveling as what they call an "affinity group." People who are not BILL members are welcome because this is not a BILL trip. If you have wanted to go on a trip like this but could not think of someone to go with, this trip is for you.

What is the difference between GCT and OAT trips? GCT land trips can have up to 38 travelers, and the pace is somewhat slower, with slightly later daily departures and earlier arrivals. They call walking their "signature mode" that allows access to many sites, but they "balance any lengthy walking tours with plenty of time to refresh and rejuvenate". OAT land adventures, on the other hand, have from 10 to 16 travelers, are somewhat more active, and visit more "adventurous" destinations off the beaten path, occasionally requiring slightly longer walks over uneven surfaces

Travel to Italy

Italy: Tuscany, the Alps & the Riviera LAND TOUR
Rome • Florence • Santa Margherita Ligure • Bolzano • Venice

Departs: May 7, 2014; Returns: May 21, 2014

View a pdf with all the details.

Travel to France

Cruising Burgundy & Provence to the Cote d'Azur
Paris • Beaune • Lyon • Tournon • Viviers • Avignon • Arles • Nice

Departs: September 1, 2014; Returns: September 13, 2014

View a pdf with all the details.

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