January 20-30, 2020!
This 10-day, small group (12-24 passengers) tour is a new offering which has the allure of a red-hot culture steeped in history, art and tradition. Colombia is south America’s Andean oasis, a technicolor amalgam of culture, history and romance from Bogota, Colombia’s capital, to Cartegena. We’ll visit colorful markets, offering a sensory explosion of exotic produce and flowers, the Museo del Oro, where 55,000 pieces of gold from pre-Hispanic cultures are exhibited, mystical valleys and rolling jade hills in Colombia’s coffee zone, mural art in city neighborhoods, and a traditional flower farm where lush arrangements serve as Medellin’s cultural symbol. Traditional musicians and dancers in colorful costumes and selling fruit from the tops of their turbaned heads will entertain us, while the majesty of the Corcora Valley will be experienced aboard equipped 4x4 jeeps known as “Willys.” Throughout, we’ll indulge in menus highlighting traditional ingredients, taste Colombia’s delicious coffee, and explore historic sites. This is the cultural adventure you have been waiting for!
This 10-day tour features 9 nights’ accommodations at first-class hotels and 2 nights at a lodge overlooking the incredible countryside, round-trip air, airport-hotel transfers, air taxes and fees, all sightseeing as noted in the itinerary, professional guide throughout, baggage handling, and 14 meals (4 dinners, 1 lunch and 9 breakfasts). In addition, round-trip Barrington-airport transfers will be provided.
For a complete itinerary of this Collette tour, please contact the BL C office:
FEE: $3,949* per person double occupancy; single $4,749*.
A deposit of $500 per person is due with reservation; the balance of payment will be due June 13, 2019.
Rates do not include trip cancellation insurance which is highly recommended; the cost of insurance is $315 and must be purchased with the reservation and deposit.
These rates are in effect until June 20, 2019; for bookings made after that date, rates increase by $200 per person.
Register online. Make your check payable to Collette Tours and mail to
Barrington Learning Center, 283 County Road, Barrington, RI 02806.
Call the Barrington Learning Center with questions at 401-247-1900 X 390
BLUE GRASS COUNTRY AND THE SMOKY MOUNTAINS. April 16-24, 2020 … featuring Louisville, Kentucky; Gatlinburg, Tennessee; and Asheville, NC Spring is the premier time to visit this area of natural beauty and historic sites. This 9-day tour begins in Louisville, famous for thoroughbreds, bourbon and baseball. Visit Churchill Downs and Old Louisville, with the largest concentration of Victorian mansions in the country. Learn about bourbon distilling at Buffalo Trace and, of course, taste some of Kentucky’s homegrown spirit. Explore Kentucky’s horse country, with stunning, rolling blue grass pastureland, where a visit to a private horse farm is included. The most visited National Park in the United States, Great Smoky Mountains, is a Unesco World Heritage Site, with a diverse ecosystem and the largest deciduous forest in the eastern US. We’ll visit the park with a local guide, stopping at various lookouts ending at Newfound Gap. A trip highlight will be a tour of the impressive Vanderbilt mansion, the Biltmore Estate, and its manicured grounds. These are just a few of the many must-see sites while enjoying the grandeur of nature of Bluegrass Country and the Smoky Mountains. For a complete, day by day itinerary, call the BLC office at 401-247-1900 X 390. FEES: $2,949 per person double occupancy; $3,749 single; $2,919 triple. NOTE: These prices are in effect until October 16, when they increase by $100 per person. A deposit of $500 per person is due with reservation. Final payment is due by February 16, 2020. Prices include round-trip airfare, airport-hotel transfers, transportation from Barrington to Logan Airport, first-class hotel accommodations, 12 meals (8 breakfasts, one lunch and 3 dinners), all admissions and tours as outlined in the itinerary, Collette tour manager throughout and local guides. Fees do not include travel protection (trip insurance), which is strongly recommended; the cost is $275 and is due with the deposit.
Register online. Make check payable to Collette Tours. Mail your check to Barrington Learning Center, 283 County Road, Barrington, RI 02806.
For information, call the Barrington Learning Center at 401-247-1900 X 390.
Spotlight on Santa Fe:
Discover why Santa Fe embraces “The City Different” moniker on this Southwestern getaway. Kick off your journey with a locally guided walking tour through the Santa Fe Plaza, the historic heart of the city where you’ll stop at some of the city’s landmark sites like the Santa Fe Indian Market, Palace of the Governors, and Loretto Chapel. Try your hand at making tamales at the Santa Fe School of Cooking. Uncover the sculpted canyons and cliff dwellings once inhabited by the Pueblo Indians at Bandelier National Monument. Santa Fe’s flourishing art scene, Native American roots and welcoming atmosphere await.
Rate: Double $2,399.00 Single $2,999.00 Triple $2,369.00
Discover Southern Italy and Sicily:
This journey will take you through a crossroads of civilizations in Sicily and on to the spectacular coastlines of Southern Italy. Begin your travels in Sicily. Uncover its Moorish and Norman influences that intertwine with Greek and Roman ruins standing guard over the landscape. Explore Agrigento’s ancient Valley of the Temples. Travel to the historic hilltop town of Taormina. Continue on to fascinating Southern Italy. Make a stop at a local winery for an agriturismo experience complete with wine tasting and a dinner featuring regional specialties. Explore the ancient town of “Sassi di Matera,” known for its cave dwellings. Spend time in the mystical town of Alberobello with its unusual cone-shaped roofed homes known as “trulli.” Discover spectacular Mt. Etna Volcano National Park. Explore the stunning Amalfi Coast and Sorrento. In evocative Pompeii, walk in the footsteps of ancient Romans who perished in the foothills of Mount Vesuvius.
Rates: Double $3,599.00 Single $4,099.00 Triple $3,549.00
Barrington Learning Center Town of Barrington283 County Road, Barrington, RI 02806401-247-1900 X 381Email: email@example.com