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Canadian Rockies & Glacier National Park 

August 11 — August 17, 2017  7 Days  9 Meals

Reservations and deposit due February 10, 2017

 Ice-fields, rushing streams, lovely waterfalls, glacial peaks and towering summits are just a few of the scenic wonders awaiting you in the Canadian Rockies and Glacier National Park. Visit Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump, one of the world’s oldest and best preserved buffalo jumps and a UNESCO World Heritage site. Ride aboard a Jammer (open-air touring car) during your visit to Glacier National Park. Overnight at the stunning Emerald Lake Lodge. Journey along the unforgettable Icefields Parkway. Stop at Columbia Icefield and choose a ride across this mass of glacier ice or take a walk on the Glacier Skywalk. A 2-night stay at the iconic Fairmont Banff Springs hotel lets you explore Bow Falls and the Hoodoos (the "Land of the Sleeping Giants").

America's Music Cities 

October 13 — October 20, 2017 • 8 Days • 11 Meals

Reservations and deposit due April 06, 2017

Enjoy a finger-snapping, toe-tapping time on this tour of America’s most famed musical cities. Visit New Orleans, Memphis and Nashville as you revel in the sounds of the blues, jazz, country and good old rock ‘n’ roll. Experience America’s most singular city in New Orleans, home to the French Quarter where the world’s great jazz musicians reside. Have your choice on tour – either stroll through New Orleans’ famous French Quarter on a walking tour with a local expert or set out on a panoramic motorcoach tour for a different perspective of the city. Spend two nights in Memphis, "birthplace of the blues," and tour Elvis Presley’s Graceland. At the historic Belle Meade plantation indulge in a culinary and wine tasting experience. Sample Tennessee whiskey at a local distillery with a rich history. Meet a local radio show personality on your tour of WSM Radio Station. Enjoy reserved seats at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville along with a backstage tour. Tour historic RCA Studio B and see where country legends recorded hit songs. A visit to the Country Music Hall of Fame is sure to have you humming long after you return home.

Irish Splendor

March 03 — March 10, 2018  8 Days  9 Meals

Reservations and deposit due August 29, 2017

Savor a true taste of “Irish Splendor” when you spend the night in a stately castle. Relax by a roaring peat fire. Stand in awe on the Cliffs of Moher. Tour rollicking Dublin and share a conversation with the locals at a pub featuring traditional Irish entertainers. Choose from a selection of Killarney’s best restaurants with our “Diner’s Choice.” Sip on the “Water of Life” at a whiskey distillery. Visit Kilmainham Gaol, one of Ireland’s most historic prisons. Explore the spectacular Dingle Peninsula and drive the Slea Head road for majestic coastal views. Gaze upon the historic Rock of Cashel. Visit the famous Gap of Dunloe where you can shop for traditional Irish goods. Meet a local family and enjoy tea and scones at their farm. Kiss the Blarney Stone at Blarney Castle. From the breathtaking sights of Kerry to the historic Rock of Cashel, gaze across the countryside and culture of Ireland.

 

Heritage Adventures

Old Quebec City

Old Quebec City is a UNESCO designated World Heritage Site and capital of French speaking North America. Join Heritage Adventures for a nine day coach tour from June 17-25, 2017. Check out our Facebook page to see pictures and a slideshow from the 2016 tour.

The trip includes transportation in a clean, modern coach, eight (8) nights lodging in a three star hotel in the heart of old Quebec, breakfast daily, four lunches, four dinners and all admissions.  

Included are day trips to locations such as I'le d'Orleans (Orleans Island), the Basilica-Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupre, Montmorency Falls, Grosse I'le (Big Island), and Wendake (Huron Reservation).  Cost is $1,799 per person, double occupancy, $2,099 for a single.  For more information, contact the OLLI office or Heritage adventures at 540-233-0543.  For the flyer click here!

 

For more information on any trip please contact Jascenna Haislet, OLLI at WVU, by calling (304) 293-1793 or send email to jascenna.haislet@hsc.wvu.edu.