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Travel Opportunities

2019 Lifelong Learning Travel Opportunities

Nutcracker at the Castle

The Nutcracker at the Castle

Sunday, December 15
Get into the holiday spirit and join us for a dazzling performance of the Nutcracker at the Paine Art Center in Oshkosh on Sunday, December 15. Following the performance, we will dine at Van Abel's in Hollandtown.

More details will follow.

Live Music, Acting & Dance!

A Guided Tour of Nutcracker in the Castle brings the characters and scenes of the fairytale to life. The tour begins with a festive party in the “Ballroom” and live performances by a string quartet. Guests enjoy punch and cookies while Godfather Drosselmeyer tells the story of Clara and the Nutcracker Prince.

Afterwards, Drosselmeyer leads guests through the elaborately decorated rooms of the mansion. The story culminates in the “Lands of Afar” where youth dancers perform selections from the Nutcracker ballet. 

Depart from UW-Green Bay's Lab Science parking lot at approximately 2:15 p.m. 
Arrive Paine Art Center 3:15 p.m.
Performance begins at 3:30 p.m. and moves throughout the house
Travel to Van Abel's for dinner
Return to UW-Green Bay around 7 p.m.

International Travel 2020:


Iceland: Land of Fire & Ice

May 6-14, 2020

Journey to Iceland for an unforgettable experience. Learn about the 400-year-old tradition of catching and preserving the Greenland shark. Explore Icelandic life at the Skogar Museum. Glide past icebergs on a cruise of the ice-strewn Jokulsarlon Glacial Lagoon. Book by November 2019.

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Danube River Cruise

Danube River Cruise

October 12-23, 2020

Cruise along the peaceful Danube River through Germany, Austria, Slovakia, and Hungary. Walk through the city with a Local Guide and admire the Patrician houses and baroque St. Stephen’s Cathedral. In Linz, Austria. Enjoy the magnificent views as your river cruise takes you through the picturesque wine region of the Wachau Valley. Book by March 2020.

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Get a Preview of the Experience!

Interested in learning more? Email Melissa Program Specialist, for a more detailed PowerPoint with trip details and cost breakdowns.


Day Trips

Day Trips

Learn New Things & Make New Friends

Day trips are a great way to visit interesting destinations in your backyard, learn new things and spend time with friends. Or make new friends. In 2020, we have a great line-up of trips planned and will be sharing details shortly. Meanwhile, here's a preview of the kinds of day trips you can look forward to. . 

  • The Lion King, Marcus Center for the Performing Arts (February)

  • Milwaukee Brewers

  • Peninsula Players Theatre in the Garden

  • ​Chain O'Lakes Cruises

Day Trips

Domestic Travel

Overnight Travel to Exciting Destinations

Travel with us on overnight excursions to destinations of scenic beauty and historical significance. In 2020, we have a great line-up of journeys planned and will be sharing details shortly. Meanwhile, here's a preview of the kinds of excursions you can look forward to.

  • Apostle Islands National Lakeshore

  • Williamsburg, Virginia

  • Mackinac Island


Domestic Travel

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