Eiffel Tower
view of Mont St Michel

The 2022 Summer will offer two great tours: one to Central Europe and another to France. With tour host, Stephen Varvis, Ph.D., professor of history, you will have the opportunity to share experiences, learn from others, be a part of the extended FPU community, renew friendships and gain new ones all while being inspired by the creativity, history and spiritual experience of the art, architecture and people you meet.

2022 Tour to Central Europe 

We will go to three central European cities—Budapest, Prague and Vienna. These are three of the most beautiful and historic cities in Europe. 

  • Budapest
    • The Danube and Castle Hill
  • Vienna
    • Schonbrunn Palace 
    • Parliament
    • State Opera
    • Hofburg Palace
    • Kunsthistorisches Museum 
  • Prague
    • St. Vitus Cathedral
    • Castle
    • Charles Bridge
  • Free time to explore on your own in each city

Tour dates 

  • June 13-23, extension June 23-26 

Included 

  • Daily breakfast 
  • Handpicked hotels 
  • Three dinners 
  • Optional excursions 
  • Expert tour director and local guides 
  • Guided sightseeing tours 
  • Private deluxe motor coach 
  • Free time to explore on your own 

Extra Extension 

For the extension we will travel to Salzburg (Sound of Music sites) and to the Oberammergau passion play (postponed from 2020 to 2022), leaving for home out of Munich. (Travelers purchase their own tickets to the play.) 

Costs* 

  • Land tour: $3044 
  • Return flight from Fresno: $1585 (travelers may book their own flights privately) 
  • Total cost: $5181 

Three-day optional extension: $899 

*Costs subject to change. Check for current prices at Go Ahead Tours

2022 Tour to France 

  • Four days in Paris, tour of the city, Versailles, San Chappelle 
  • Monet’s home and studio in Giverny 
  • Normandy D-Day sites and tour 
  • Mont St. Michel and St. Malo on the Brittany coast 
  • Loire Valley Chateaux 
  • Chartres Cathedral 

Tour dates 

  • July 2-14 

Included 

  • Daily breakfast 
  • Handpicked hotels 
  • Five dinners 
  • Cooking class 
  • Optional excursions 
  • Multilingual tour director 
  • Guided sightseeing and select entrance fees 
  • Free time to explore on your own 

Costs* 

  • Land tour: $4,109
  • Return flight from Fresno: $1520 (travelers may book their own flights privately)
  • Total cost: $5629

*Costs subject to change. Check for current prices at Go Ahead Tours

Full details, itineraries and registration 

Final date to register

  • February 28, 2022

Alumni Italy Tour Group Photo.

Complete the form below for more information, and Steve Varvis will contact you.

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Or contact Steve directly at steve.varvis@fresno.edu, 559-453-7155 (work) or 559-906-5545 (cell)