Fly south on this lovely tour and experience the sweet southern charm of historic Charleston, Savannah and the legendary Jekyll Island Club. You will also take a carriage ride through the quaint seaside town of Beaufort as well as a visit to the scenic St. Simons Island, and so much more! Enjoy a warm welcome from our friends in the south who enjoy life at a much slower pace. Take time to browse for souvenirs, savor delicious southern cuisine, perhaps enjoy a ghost story, or simply stroll along the historic streets filled with exquisite architecture. This tour includes round trip airport transfers between Kalamazoo and the Grand Rapids airport, airfare, professional Tour Director, deluxe motorcoach transportation, 6-night stay (historic districts), 9 meals, baggage handling, and all sightseeing as listed on the flyer. Download the flyer for more specific details.
In addition to non-credit courses, the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Western Michigan University also organizes a number of trips every year. From daylong excursions around Kalamazoo and southwest Michigan to extended trips within the U.S. or even outside the country, we are pleased to offer a variety of travel opportunities for our community of lifelong learners.
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Day Trip Registration
The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at WMU teams up with the American Automobile Association to bring you more trips! Registration for trips will be through AAA and not through the OLLI at WMU office. To register, call AAA Nebraska directly. Contact Dave at (402) 513-4388 or Chellie at (402) 513-4386. During the peak summer vacation time, you may also contact Corey Stafford at (402) 513-4387, who can help if either Dave or Chellie are not available. The mailing address for AAA Nebraska is 815 N 98th St, Omaha NE 68114.
To give an indication of the level of activity required for each trip, a rating will be included in the individual trip description.
Easy: This type of trip involves moderate walking, such as a theater trip, requiring very short walking distances and boarding/exiting the bus a few times.
Moderate: This type of trip involves moderate walking, and some stairs as may be experienced touring museums and historical buildings. Trips might include walking a mile in addition to touring venues. Multiple boarding/exiting the bus may be required.
More strenuous: These trips include varied venues from museums to exploring neighborhoods and boarding/exiting the bus multiple times. There may be stairs, uneven ground and up to two to three miles total walking. This activity level may be found with overnight trips that entail a variety of venues and varying degrees of walking each day.
Historic Savannah & Charleston
Date: April 26 to May 2, 2024
Tour Rates: $3,649 pp double
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Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta
Date: October 4 to 9, 2024
Tour Rates: $3,475 pp double
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Extended Trip Registration
There are three different ways that you can book your journey with Premier World Discovery.
- Call Premier World Discovery toll free at (877) 953-8687 and speak to a reservation agent that is available to answer your questions, take your trip deposit, and confirm you on one of the tour programs.
- Book online with your tour webcode, which is provided above with each trip description. Visit the reservations website and click on Passenger Login. If this is your first time booking a trip, you’ll be able to create an account.
- Print out one of the tour reservation forms for the tour program you want to travel on, fill it out with all the contact and payment information and mail it to our office at: Premier World Discovery, ATTN: OLLI at WMU, 1650 So Pacific Coast Hwy, Suite 202, Redondo Beach, CA, 90277.