Travel Opportunities

Kentucky Derby

Kentucky Derby

May 4-8, 2016
Delight in the horse capital of the world with an exclusive Kentucky Derby experience in Lexington, Kentucky. Enjoy downtown accommodations at the Hyatt Regency Lexington and explore:

  • Dawn at the Downs
  • The Kentucky Bourbon Trail
  • Working horse farms

Sit front and center during Derby Day, and take in the grandeur at Churchill Downs. Join the Missouri State University Foundation for an unforgettable way to experience “The Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports.” The cost of the trip starts at $2,489. Learn more.

France 2016

Provence, France

June 14-22, 2016
Discover Provence, France, where sun-drenched beaches and undulating hills tie the Mediterranean to the Alps. Its very name conjures images of idyllic days with light illuminating the countryside's sloping vineyards and lush olive groves.

  • Walk in the footsteps of Paul Cezanne as you explore his historic hometown of Aix-en-Provence.
  • Journey through the scenic, forested region of Le Luberon and admire picturesque mountain villages.
  • Visit the historic monuments of Arles and the Pont du Gard.
  • Explore the medieval streets of Avignon, a city that served as the center of the Roman Catholic Church from 1309 to 1377.
  • Enjoy flexible excursions, which allow you to choose among cultural, active, special interest and service activities.

The trip includes accommodations, several meals, excursions and more. The cost of the trip starts at $3,295 if booked by Dec. 8, 2015. Learn more.

Spain 2016

Barcelona and San Sebastian, Spain

Oct. 9-18, 2016
Explore vibrant Spain on this eight-night adventure through its eclectic architecture, sumptuous food and proud culture.

  • Visit the Works of Antoni Gaudi in Barcelona
  • Journey to the Penedes wine region for a tour and tasting at one of the region's wineries.
  • Visit the historic monuments of Arles and the Pont du Gard.
  • Explore San Sebastian, a vibrant coastal resort town.
  • Get an insider's look at the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao.
  • Enjoy flexible excursions, which allow you to choose among cultural, active, special interest and service activities.

The trip includes accommodations, several meals, excursions and more. The cost of the trip starts at $3,495. Learn more.

London

London

April 19-25, 2017
Delve into the life in London, one of the world’s most iconic cities. Explore its rich history, culture, and diversity.

  • Enjoy a tour of the city led by a local expert.
  • Visit Stonehenge, the formation that dates back to the Stone Age.
  • Get a bird’s-eye view of the city from the London Eye.
  • Discover what it would have been like to see a Shakespeare play in the 16th century at the Globe Theatre.
  • See Buckingham Palace and Big Ben.
  • Savor a traditional pub dinner.

This trip includes round-trip airfare from the Springfield Branson Regional Airport, hotel transfers, hotel accomodations and seven meals.

Cost for double occupancy: $3,049 per person if booked by Oct. 20, 2016. Learn more.