Stephens Alumnae Travel Program
A visit to the Chateaux des Milandes while in Dordogne, France, October 2011.
Pictured (L-to-R): Leigh Cool ’64, Suze Ferguson Douglas ’77, Ann Hicks ’54 and Doris Bessette ’68.
Several trips in 2013 are being planned by Kathleen Fung ’67 (of Far Fung Places LLC) and Suze Ferguson Douglas ’77 (of France Ever After Tours at a discounted rate as part of the Stephens Alumnae Travel Program. Stephens Alumnae must make a new $300 donation to Stephens College in order to participate. For more information on the trips, please call (800) 410-9811 (Kathleen) or (480) 473-2076 (Suze).
- Escapade to the French Countryside
September 23-September 30, 2013
Join Suze on an exploration of the Dordogne Valley of southwestern France and discover the rustic charm, dramatic landscapes, and wonderful cuisine of this enchanting region. This culturally rich province traces its civilization to prehistoric Man, who left his most impressive mark in Europe in the Dordogne’s cave of Lascaux. More recently, in medieval times, the area was the hub of castle & châteaux construction and today boasts more than 1000 fortresses, which dot the landscape above the Dordogne River. Limited to 6 people with a minimum of 5. Land price: $4,295 per person, double occupancy; single supplement: $420. Plus airfares, $1400 approximately.
Pictured: The medieval Château de Castelnaud in the foreground with the Château de Beynac in the distance
- Peru, Machu Picchu (with extension to the Amazon at Ceibu tops)
October 2-13, 2013
Peru, the land of the Incas with Machu Picchu and three nights in Cusco with its well-preserved Incan monuments, Trujillo to visit Chan Chan, the largest pre-Columbian mud city in the Americas, and the Lord of Sipan at Chiclayo, a renowned royal burial site dating to the 2nd century. Kathleen Fung, founder of Far Fung Places, leads this fascinating historical journey. To encourage Stephens College alumnae to travel with us, Far Fung Places has selected the Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel in lieu of the luxury Sanctuary Resort for our overnight visit to this UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Machu Picchu Pueblo hotel is an intimate deluxe cottage hotel on a 12 acre mountain reserve at the foot of the Machu Picchu mountain.
We heard from many alumnae that they wanted to stay at the luxury Sanctuary Lodge just minutes away from the Machu Picchu, so we are now offering this exclusive hotel as an option. So far everyone who has booked the trip has selected this special property. But, there's even more reason to book now. Working in cooperation with our Peruvian operator, we are extending a special offer of $450 per person discount for booking prior to February 2013. Land price for the Peru trip is: $5743 per person, double occupancy for program with the luxury Sanctuary; or land price, $5349 per person, double occupancy with superior class Pueblo Lodge Machu Picchu. Regional and international fares are extra: $1200 approximately. Due to advanced bookings, we only have space for two more doubles on this program featuring the Sanctuary. Kathleen joins the Amazon extension if the group reaches seven participants. Double your donation of $150 to Stephens College by booking this tour. Far Fung Places will match your donation by extending a $150 discount to the program price. If you take advantage of the matching donation, the only other discount Far Fung Places will provide is the early booking discount of $450.
- Cuba Unfurling
October 25-November 3, 2013
Cuba embodies romance, music, beauty, and intrigue. No matter what you might read in various media outlets, the U.S. government has not lifted restrictions for most US citizens. Far Fung Places has established a relationship with a licensed provider to offer special trips to Cuba for a once in a lifetime performing and visual arts experience. Kathleen will be joining the group on this trip, so you won't want to miss it! The trip has many enhancements including guest lecturers, private performances, and meetings with well known artists such as Fuster and Choco, renowned for his unique lithographs. You'll be staying at junior suites at the Parque Central in Havana and we have coveted space at the Iberostar, Cuba's only five star boutique hotel.Approximate land price: $4699 per person, double occupancy. Single supplement $750. Plus airfare: $469 and $70 for a Cuban visa.
To learn more about the Stephens Alumnae Travel Program, please contact the Office of Philanthropy at (573) 876-7110 or [email protected]