News & Events

Department Trips

National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. 

  • Every semester

New York City Art Galleries and Museums 

  • Twice a semester, a day trip
  • Three day trip, each February 

Special Events

Spring Break 2014
March 13 - 20
London, UK 

Spring Break Trips Include: 

  • Round trip airfare
  • Local coach to hotel and airport
  • Double occupancy, tourist-class hotel
  • Continental breakfast in the hotel

SU students earn one art credit as part of this program.
Note: SU students, faculty, staff, administration, alumni, retirees of SU, and the community-at-large are all welcome to join this trip.

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Department of Art & Design
Shippensburg University
Huber Visual Arts Center 210
1871 Old Main Drive
Shippensburg, PA 17257

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March 13 - 20


Dover & Canterbury


Sponsored by the Art & Design Department of Shippensburg University 

with Culture Quest Tours 


This trip is open to everyone; all SU students, faculty, administrators, staff, alumni, family members and friends, and the community-at-large. SU students will earn one art credit as part of this experience. Enroll by June 30, 2013 and save $50.00; $400.00 deposit required. Deposits are made payable to "Shippensburg University" and are mailed/delivered to the Art & Design department office, 209 Huber Art Center, 1871 Old Main Drive, Shippensburg, Pa 17257. Questions regarding this trip should be directed to Michael Campbell, Tour Director, Professor of Art, .  


- Round trip airfare; airline TBA (Philadelphia - London - Philadelphia) 

- Local Private Coach; group ground transportation in UK 

        - Hotel double occupancy; centrally located superior tourist or tourist class hotels       

      (rated by local governments) 

- Continental Breakfast each day in the hotel 

- 7-Day London Travel Card (Zones 1 and 2) 

- visit: Dover Castle, White Cliffs of Dover, Canterbury and Canterbury Cathedral 

    - Culture Quest Travel Pack: flight bag, luggage tag, and important travel information 


FEE:  SU Students, Faculty, Staff, Administrators, Alumni, Retirees, and their family and friends $2,660.00*   Community-at-large participants: $2,690.00* 



-Register by June 30, 2013 and save $50.00 

-$400.00 deposit due at the time of registration 

-$350.00 second payment due by Tuesday, September 10, 2013 

-Balance due on or before Tuesday, December 10, 2013 


*NOTE: Quoted fee is based on current exchange rates, hotel availability, estimated departure taxes, estimated airline fuel surcharges, and a minimum of twenty participants. Any or all of these may decrease or increase at anytime.  Fee includes tips (coach drivers, assistants, guides) for services under Trip Inclusions.  Payments are made by check to “Shippensburg University” and are sent to the Art & Design Department, 1871 Old Main Drive, Shippensburg, PA, 17257. Penalties are applied for withdraw once registration is submitted. Single room rate – add fifty dollars per night. This trip is limited to fifty participants. 


QUESTIONS: Please contact: 

Mrs. Cathy Graham, Art & Design Department secretary, 209 Huber Art Center 

1871 Old Main Drive, Shippensburg, PA  17257 

Email: ; phone: 717-477-1530 


Michael Campbell, Professor of Art; Tour Director, 202 Huber Art Center 

1871 Old Main Drive, Shippensburg, PA   17257 

Email: ; phone: 717-477-1530 



Day 1 – DEPARTURE - Philadelphia, PA (Thursday, March 13) 

Overnight flight to London, UK 


Day 2  - LONDON (Friday, March 14) 

Full-day coach and local guide greets us at the airport. Transfer to Windsor for a guided tour of Windsor Castle State Apartments. Transfer to London city center for a guided panoramic tour to include Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, Houses of Parliament, St. Paul’s Cathedral and Westminster Abbey. Tour ends at the hotel for check-in. 

Dinner at leisure. 

Overnight in London. 


Day 3 – LONDON (Saturday, March 15) 

Continental buffet breakfast at hotel. 

Full day and Dinner at leisure. 

Overnight in London. 


Day 4 - LONDON (Sunday, March 16) 

Continental buffet breakfast at hotel. 

Full day and Dinner at leisure. 

Overnight in London. 


Day 5  - LONDON (Monday, March17) 

Continental buffet breakfast at hotel. 

Full day and Dinner at leisure. 

Overnight in London. 


Day 6 – DOVER & CANTERBURY (Tuesday, March 18) 

Continental buffet breakfast at hotel. 

Meet coach and licensed local guide for an excursion to Dover and Canterbury. First a tour of Dover Castle, the oldest fort in England, spectacularly situated above the White Cliffs of Dover, including the medieval tunnels, Great Tower and the Wartime Tunnels dating from WWII. In the afternoon continue on to Canterbury for a walking tour of the historic streets and the Cathedral district, finishing with a visit to the magnificent Canterbury Cathedral, a World Heritage site. 

Dinner at your leisure. 

Overnight in London. 


Day 7 – LONDON (Wednesday, March 19) 

Continental buffet breakfast at hotel.   

Full day free and Dinner at leisure. 

Overnight in London. 


Day 8 – RETURN – Philadelphia, PA (Thursday, March 20) 

Continental buffet breakfast at hotel. 

Meet coach for transfer to London airport with assistant and return flight to Philadelphia, PA. 





Our annual spring break travel group is diverse - students, faculty, administrators, alumni, family and friends, and the community-at-large.  We are friendly, looking for fun, excitement, and new educational experiences.  Many in our group are seasoned travelers.  We welcome all participants! You may not know everyone at the beginning of the trip, but you will have the opportunity to make new friends and get to know everyone by the end.  Your first opportunity to meet everyone will be at our February group meeting before departure.  


Many participants travel with their family or close friends.  Do you have someone you would like to accompany you on this trip – bring them, the more the merrier!  


Small groups will form daily to seek out similar interests – join a group if you wish.  You’re an independent traveler, not an issue, we are here when you need us.  


While some sites on the trip will be planned, the majority of your time will be yours.  Do what you want, for as long as you wish, when you want to do it, and with whom.  It is your trip.  Search your local library and the web to find sites of personal interest in the locations we are visiting. Bookstores have many different types of travel guides that can offer walking tours, restaurants, museums, churches, and other points of interest that are not to be missed.  DK Eyewitness Travel Guides are one of many excellence travel book resources. 


Our ultimate goal on this trip is to create memories that will last a life time.  We hope you can join us!    Cheers! 


Previous SU Art & Design Department Spring Break destinations:


LONDON, UK, and Stonehenge, Bath (2000, 2004)

PARIS, FR and Versailles, Chartres (2001, 2008) 

MADRID, SPAIN and Toledo, Segovia (2002)

ROME, ITALY and Pompeii (2003)

ROME, ITALY and Sorrento, Monte Cassino, Amalfi Coast, and Pompeii (2013)

FLORENCE, ITALY and San Gimignano, Siena (2005) 

FLORENCE, ITALY and Assisi, Spoleto, Rome (2010) 

ATHENS, GREECE and the islands of Poros, Hydra, and Aegina (2006) 

VENICE, ITALY and Milan, Verona (2007)

VENICE, ITALY and Milan, Mantua (2012)

PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC and Karlovy Vary (2009)

SORRENTO, ITALY and Monte Cassino, Amalfi Coast, Capri, Naples, Pompeii, and Rome (2013) 

AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS and The Hague, Delft, and Gouda (2011)