Alumni Travel

Join President Thompson, Patrick Hotle, Professor of History, fellow alumni and friends on a trip to Belgium and Northern France from July 7-19, 2017. The trip is being coordinated in partnership with the Travel House of Quincy. The cost is approximately $4,170 per person which includes airfare, several meals, transportation and trip insurance. Deposits are $500 and are due by July 7, 2016.

July 7 Fly from St. Louis (or departing city) to Atlanta to Brussels.
July 8 Arrive in Brussels – Bus takes us to Hilton Grand Place. The rest of the day will be free with dinner at hotel.
July 9 City Tour of Brussels – There will possibly be a walking/beer tasting tour. The city is very famous for its beers.
July 10 Day Trip to Antwerp and Ghent – In Ghent we may visit St. Bavo’s Cathedral, the famous “Mystic Lamb” and Earl’s Castle. The Antwerp tour will include the City of Rubens, Diamond Center, Cathedral of Our Lady and Market Square.
July 11 Brussels to Metz – Stop at Verdun, a WWI site. We will be staying at Hotel La Citadelle.
July 12 Metz – There will possibly be a side trip to Strasbourg. It has a medieval old town which is very quaint with great food.
July 13 Metz to Dijon – We will be staying at Ibis Styles Dijon Centre. In Dijon we are looking at a wine tour along the Burgundy Wine Route to Chateau du Clos de Vougeot, the most famous winery in the area, where they also serve a five-course meal.
July 14 Dijon – We may take a side trip to Chateau Chinon in the Loire Valley.
July 15 Dijon to Reims – We will be staying at Novotel Suites Reims Centre.
July 16 Reims – We will see the beautiful Cathedrale de Notre Dame and works of Chagall.
July 17 Reims to Bruges – We will be staying at the Hotel de Medici.
July 18 Bruges – We will go to the Fields of Flanders, another WWI site.
July 19 Fly home from Bruges to Brussels to Atlanta to your original airport.

To confirm your spot on the trip you will need to pay your deposit by July 7, 2016.
For more information, or to pay your deposit, contact Mecki Kosin of Travel House of Quincy at (800) 747-0521 or