UACCM...Take me Away

Ready to get away? Does a completely guided, all-inclusive vacation tour sound good to you? Several of academic departments at the University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton (UACCM) and the UACCM Alumni Association are setting up both fun and educational tours to several amazing locations in 2010. Check out any of the current UACCM travel program offerings below.

March 2010: London

UACCM world literature and art history instructors Gretchen Schol and Tina Lake are planning “London in Depth,” a tour of London for students and community members interested in literature, art, history, or religion. This tour highlighting the beautiful dream vacation destination is set for March 20 through 26, 2010.
The tour will begin in London with visits to Windsor Castle, Big Ben, the Tower of London, Westminster Abbey and the British Museum and will include stops at the ancient site of Stonehenge, the Roman ruins at Bath, the famed Canterbury Cathedral, and much more. The tour price will include five overnight stays in hotels with private bathrooms, roundtrip airfare, transportation, European breakfast and dinner daily, a full-time EF Tour Director, two sightseeing tours led by licensed local guides, one theater performance, and a three-day visitor underground travel card.

For more information on the tour, including pricing and payment options, go to and enter tour number 658422 or contact Gretchen Schol at (501) 977-2050 or at or Tina Lake at (501) 977-2076 or at

April 2010: Ireland

Have you ever wanted to visit a land of green hills, stately castles, hospitable natives, and rollicking fun? If so, join the UACCM Alumni and Friends Travel Program to explore all Ireland has to offer. The “Shades of Ireland” guided vacation tour is a once in a lifetime opportunity for participants and is scheduled for April 18 through 27, 2010. The tour is open to participants from the community of all ages, and interested individuals need not be UACCM alumni members.

The 10-day tour, led by a professional tour guide provided by Collette Vacations, will begin with a stop in Kingscourt, Ireland for dinner in a historic castle followed by an overnight stay on the castle grounds. The following day will begin with a visit to Tullamore Dew Heritage Centre to learn about the making of Irish whiskey before visiting the fascinating monastic site of Clonmacnoise for a look at ancient cathedral ruins and the largest collection of early Christian grave slabs in Western Europe. Travelers will also make stops at the 700-foot-high Cliffs of Moher, one of the most beautiful coastal routes in the world known as the Ring of Kerry, famous Dublin, the renowned Waterford Crystal Factory, and many other exotic locations. The tour package includes 13 meals throughout the trip, hotel transfers, airport shuttle from Morrilton to Little Rock, roundtrip airfare from Little Rock Regional Airport, cancellation waiver insurance, air taxes, fees, and surcharges.

For more information, contact Kristi Strain at (501) 977-2085 or at

May 2010: Japan
For anyone interested in heading to the far East, check out the “Land of the Rising Sun” tour to Japan scheduled for May 2010. During this trip, travelers will be able to choose to take a 3-hour humanities course on Japan in addition to the vacation tour. The tour will feature round-trip airfare, seven overnight stays in hotels with private bathrooms, breakfast and dinner daily, a full-time bilingual EF Tour Director, two sightseeing tours in Tokyo and Kyoto, and visits to the Meiji Shinto Shrine, Asakusa Kannon Temple, Nijo Castle, Heian Shrine and Garden, Gold Pavilion, Osaka Castle, a Sumida River cruise, and more.

For more information, visit and enter tour number 690123 or contact Karen Caig at (501) 977-2075 or at or Lyndsey Daniel at (501) 977-2170 or at


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