Alumnae Travel Program
Exploring the Sceptered Isle
September 26–October 7, 2013
Optional trip to London: October 7–10
You are invited!
Join Betty Webb, ’67, Professor Emerita, Department of English, and former director of International Programs, and Becky Bailey, Professor Emerita, Department of Art, as they lead Meredith alumnae and friends in exploring the natural beauty and rich history of England and Scotland. Enjoy a unique travel experience, enhanced by the expertise of our guides who have intimate knowledge of the region.
- Sipping tea in a timber-framed building in the historic Shambles of York
- Taking in the 11th century Norman craftsmanship of Durham Cathedral
- Exploring Edinburgh’s Royal Mile, which begins with a castle and ends with a palace
- Experiencing the stunning scenery of the Lake District
- Wandering the medieval ruins of the Cistercian abbey at Melrose
- Touring the Roman Baths and museum in Bath
- Lodging and breakfast each morning
- Five additional meals
- Entrance fees and guided tours for selected museums and cultural sites and the opportunity to visit additional sites independently
- Ground transportation by private coach, including airport transfers*
Trip price: $3895 per person based on double occupancy. Single supplement: $1037. The 3-night London add-on price: $750, based on double occupancy; single supplement, $350. Airfare is not included but a group flight option is available. Secure your reservation with a $500 non-refundable deposit by May 1, 2013. Total amount due by
June 1, 2013.
*Not included in London add-on
Meredith reserves the right to make changes in the program itinerary, cost, schedule, etc., as necessary.
Great Britain is steeped in history, and this tour will take you to some of the places that have left an indelible mark on literature, architecture, art and religion. You will visit historic landmarks as well as destinations off the beaten path that do not appear regularly on tourists’ itineraries. Examples of these unique opportunities include:
- Tasting the world’s best fish and chips in Seahouses, a small coastal town in northern England
- Touring a drift mine, colliery village and meticulously reconstructed homes and shops from the Georgian, Victorian, and Edwardian eras at the Beamish Open Air Museum
- Tapping your feet or dancing the jig during a traditional Scottish night
- Exploring the homes of English poet Wordsworth, beloved children’s author Beatrix Potter, and renowned poets and novelists Emily, Charlotte and Anne Brontë
- Sampling a strawberry cream tea at the Webb-Roses home
Make plans now to join us!
Space is limited to 25 guests. Reserve your space early. Please contact Cindy Godwin at email@example.com or (919) 760-8206.
View the brochure of the program here.
In the Heart of Italy
June 13-24, 2013
You are Invited!
Join Betty Webb, ’67, Professor Emerita, Department of English, and director of Meredith in Sansepolcro, and Becky Bailey, Professor Emerita, Department of Art, as they lead Meredith alumnae and friends in exploring the charms and beauty of Tuscany and Umbria. Enjoy a unique travel experience, enhanced by the expertise of our guides who have intimate knowledge of the region.
For much of the trip, Sansepolcro will be our base. We will continue our Italian adventure with a tour of the Brunello wine region, staying in a beautifully renovated 15th-century convent in Pienza, returning for our last two nights where it all began—beautiful Florence.
Unique Travel Opportunities
There are special places every Tuscan tour simply must include—Florence, Assisi, Siena, for example. On this tour, you’ll also experience places known only to those who know this part of Italy intimately. Examples of these unique opportunities include:
- the tiny monastery in Montecasale where St. Francis would retreat to rest, sleeping on a rock ledge
- the headquarters of the elegant, internationally known Busatti domestic textiles, where we will be introduced to the weaving process by the owners
- an introduction to the world of Piero della Francesca by Professors Maureen and Jim Banker, experts on this 15th -century, Italian artist
- Castello di Sorci, an ancient stone restaurant and inn outside Sansepolcro, so off the beaten path that it’s easily missed, where you will enjoy a multi-course, traditional Tuscan meal
- Fattoria Resta, built in the second half of the 16th century, that was once a monastery but now home to winemaker Anna Lisa Tempestini, who will be our guide to the exceptional wines of the region, including her own label.
- Lodging and breakfast each morning
- Six additional meals
- Entrance fees and guided tours for selected museums and cultural sites and the opportunity to visit other sites independently
- Ground transportation by private coach, including airport transfers
- Special events
Trip price: $3,750 per person based on double occupancy. Single supplement: $600. Airfare is not included but a group flight option is available. Secure your reservation with a $500, non-refundable deposit by February 1, 2013. Total amount due: March 1, 2013.
Space is limited to 30 guests. Reserve your space early. Please contact Susan Metts at firstname.lastname@example.org or (919) 760-8589.
MC in NYC
November 16-18, 2012
This fun-filled weekend getaway includes: airfare from RDU, transfer service, accommodations at The Hotel Metro, an alumnae reception, tickets to the 9/11 Memorial and Nice Work if You Can Get It featuring Matthew Broderick. Accommodations can be made for those wishing to make separate flight arrangements.
Single Occupancy – $1,305
Double Occupancy – $950/person
Triple Occupancy – $850/person
Without flight and airport transfer service the costs are as follows:
Single – $950
Double – $595/person
Triple – $495/person
Reserve your spot now! A $100 deposit is required to secure your reservation. For additional information or to reserve your spot, please contact Hilary Allen at 919.760.8751 or email@example.com.
Contact Hilary Allen, '01, Director of Alumnae Relations at firstname.lastname@example.org
Germany … Singapore … New York … Italy … London … oh the places Meredith alumnae go!
Meredith alumnae travel far and wide. As you travel with your Meredith friends, we encourage you to take Meredith with you! Just let us know where you’re going and what size shirts you need. Once you return, send us a photo of your group wearing your Meredith T-shirts.
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We’ll post photos on the College web site, and maybe even in “Meredith Magazine!” Please take photos using the highest resolution setting on your camera.
To request your shirts please, please email or call us at (919) 760-8548. We are currently in the process of ordering new Where in the World shirts and have very limited sizes at this time.