Explore the world with RLC Community Education offerings

INA, Ill. (March 15, 2019) - Somewhere far away has never been easier to get to thanks to Rend Lake College’s Community and Corporate Education and Collette Vacations. With a pair of far-flung adventures, it’s never been a better time to get away.

The first getaway offers community members the chance to see Iceland’s magical northern lights. The “land of fire and ice” is a place of many wonders, including the rare opportunity to see the spectacular aurora borealis – or northern lights. This tour will bring you on a search for that once-in-a-lifetime moment.

Take an exhilarating evening northern lights cruise. Travel to the “Golden Circle,” home to many of Iceland’s most renowned natural wonders. Spend time at Thingvellir National Park, the nation’s most historic area. Gaze at the spectacular Gullfoss waterfall – one of the world's most incredible cascades. At the Lava Exhibition Center, learn about Iceland’s volcanic history and its impact on daily life. Explore Skogar Folk Museum and see traditional turf-built homes. Walk on a black volcanic sand beach. See Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon filled with floating icebergs. Relax in the warm, mineral-rich water of the natural geothermal pool, the Blue Lagoon. Spend your evenings gazing at the night sky in search of the elusive and dazzling northern lights.

The trip is slated for Tuesday, Nov. 13 through Monday, Nov 19, 2019 and includes 10 meals. The cost of the trip is $3,999 per person based on double occupancy.

If you’re craving something warmer, Discover the South Pacific Wonders has adventurers exploring two great countries of the Southern Hemisphere – Australia and New Zealand.

Explore the tropical splendor of the Great Barrier Reef on Australia’s northeast coast to the ethereal beauty of glacial fjords on New Zealand’s South Island, this journey to the lands "Down Under" brings you the best of both countries at an enjoyable pace. Cruise Sydney Harbour and Milford Sound. Meet Australia’s wildlife up close. Discover the wonders of Aboriginal culture. Indulge in regional flavors during lunch at a family-run merino sheep farm and experience Queenstown, the adventure capital of the world.

The south pacific trip will go from Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020 to Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020. The 15-day trip will include 21 meals. The cost of the trip is $6,799 per person based on double occupancy.

If you will be attending this meeting, please RSVP by contacting Community & Corporate Education at (618) 437-5321, x1714.

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