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Start your journey to some of the most historic and scenic locations on earth with HSU’s Traveling Range Riders.
The Traveling Range Riders program is dedicated to giving travelers enriching cultural experiences to enhance lifelong education while strengthening their connection with each other and Hardin-Simmons University.
By traveling with HSU, you will be able to explore regions from every corner of the world. Our itineraries offer an exciting blend of exotic destinations and traditional locales and are led by experienced guides and talented faculty. We work with the most respected travel vendors in the industry to bring you high-quality opportunities to broaden your travel and intellectual horizons.
While the HSU connection is an important component of our program, our trips are open to all travel enthusiasts including alumni, family members and friends of graduates, as well as friends of the university who want to take part in educational travel opportunities, ensuring a richer, more-diverse experience for all!
Explore the World with HSU’s Traveling Range Riders
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April 28–May 6, 2020 • from $2795 plus air
Book now! Click here for Trip Brochure.
Celebrate the beauty of Holland and old-world Flanders in springtime, the best time of year to visit, when the vibrant, abundant Dutch tulip fields are in bloom.
Meet local residents during the exclusive River Life® Forum for a personal perspective of daily life and cultural heritage in the Low Countries. Enjoy a private cruise along the enchanting canals of Amsterdam, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Expert-led excursions include the storybook city of Bruges, the world-renowned Kröller-Müller Museum, famous Keukenhof Gardens, the “Golden Age” trading town of Hoorn, ancient Maastricht and charming Antwerp.
The Delft, Kinderdijk and The Hague Pre-Cruise Option and the Golden Age of Amsterdam Post-Cruise Option are offered.
This delightful itinerary is an exceptional value including all accommodations, excursions and meals.
Book Today! This trip sells out quickly year after year and is continually praised by our past travelers as the ideal Dutch and Flemish experience.
Copenhagen to Stockholm (10 Nights) aboard Oceania Marina on this incredible cruise
August 28-September 8, 2020 • from $4,099 including airfare.*
Exclusive Advance Reservations Open Now! Click here for Trip Brochure.
Experience Baltic and Scandinavian culture, history, and scenery on this incredible ten-night cruise. Dine at a Michelin-starred restaurant in Copenhagen, relax on the beach in Warnemünde, and wander the cobblestone streets of Rønne. Tour the aquarium in Gdynia and walk through the walled city of Tallinn. Visit the Hermitage in St. Petersburg and see the Suomenlinna in Helsinki.
• Your adventure begins in Copenhagen, the capital of Denmark. Sail on the Marina to Warnemünde and laze on the beach or take a scenic drive to Berlin to see the Brandenburg Gate and the Berlin Wall. In Rønne, wander the cobblestone streets or venture outside the city limits to take in the natural beauty of the ivory-white beaches and rocky cliffs.
Uncover the history of Gdynia at the Emigration Museum and the Polish Naval Museum or visit nearby Gdańsk and its National Maritime Museum or one of its many historical churches. Discover Klaipeda, where a single surviving tower of a once-glorious red brick castle remains. Tallinn, the next stop, has a UNESCO-listed Old Town and is one of Europe’s most compelling walled cities.
Spend three days in the imperial grandeur of St. Petersburg, Russia’s window to the West, where pastel-colored palaces and onion domes complement the city’s vast network of canals and arched bridges. Visit the Russian Museum or browse Picasso paintings at the Hermitage.
Your journey will end in Stockholm, but before that, stop in Helsinki and see the Suomenlinna, a ruined fortification that spans six islands.
*Price is per person, double occupancy. Airfare is included from select cities.
Barcelona to Athens (10 Nights) aboard Oceania Marina
October 5-16, 2020 • From $3,199 including airfare.*
Exclusive Advance Reservations Open Now! Click here for Trip Preview Flyer.
Encounter the history of the eastern Mediterranean! See the Monte Carlo Casino and the historical treasures of Rome. Stroll the cobblestone streets in Sorrento and see Santorini’s breathtaking volcanic seascapes. Visit the ruins of Ephesus and stroll through Mitilini—the “Garden of the Aegean.”
• Begin in Barcelona, a thriving center of culture. From there, sail to Monte Carlo and take in the glamorous Monte Carlo Casino and the Circuit de Monaco, the site of the famed Grand Prix.
In Rome, come face to face with history as you experience the ancient Roman Forum, the Colosseum, St. Peter’s Basilica, and Michelangelo’s frescoes in the Sistine Chapel. Explore Sorrento—stroll the seaside promenades and cobblestone streets or travel to see the legendary ruins of Pompeii.
Next, stop in Santorini and see its breathtaking rock formations climbing from the volcanic floor. Discover the ruins of Ephesus near Kuşadasi, which is home to the Temple of Artemis—one of the remaining Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.
Before concluding your trip in Athens, sail to Mitilini—the “Garden of the Aegean”—and visit its ancient Roman theater and Byzantine castle.
*Price is per person, double occupancy. Airfare is included from select cities.
September 30-October 7, 2019
$3,659 per person
Price includes 8 days • 10 meals • 4 lodges/hotels • Roundtrip airfare!
Join the Hardin-Simmons Traveling Range Riders as we journey through New England, soaking up the magnificent fall landscape and experiencing hallmarks of the area on this 8-day tour that brings you from the heart of Boston to the farms, coast, and mountains of the north.
“God blows on the leaves, they turn to gold, and we call it autumn.” ― Joyce Rachelle
With Pastor Stan Allcorn of Pioneer Drive Baptist Church, Abilene
March 3-12, 2020 • $3,746 per person. Includes round-trip air from DFW; $300 deposit per person required. Final Payment due 11/19/19. Space is limited.
If you have ever had the desire to see Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Nazareth, the Sea of Galilee, and many of the places you have read about all your life in God’s word, then please consider joining us for this incredible trip. It’s entirely possible that your life will never be the same!
42nd Oberammergau Passion Play plus Danube River Cruise
June 7 to 17, 2020 • from $4,295 per person
Aboard the exclusively -chartered deluxe Amadeus Queen
June 21 to July 1, 2020 • from $4,295 per person
Aboard the exclusively-chartered deluxe Amadeus Silver II
Experience one of the world’s greatest dramatic spectacles amid the storybook landscapes of the Bavarian Alps—the extravagant Passion Play staged once a decade by residents of the quaint village of Oberammergau. With a cast of thousands and a legacy that encompasses nearly four centuries, Oberammergau’s rare tradition is made even more exceptional with this program’s specially reserved seating and thoughtfully arranged cultural enrichments. This custom itinerary, effortlessly blending remarkable history with stunning scenery, features an exclusively chartered, five-night deluxe cruise along the fabled Danube River, two nights in the idyllic Bavarian Alps and two nights in Munich. Visit four countries—Hungary, Slovakia, Austria and Germany—and enjoy excursions to medieval Salzburg, a UNESCO World Heritage site and scenic backdrop for The Sound of Music, and Neuschwanstein Castle, the inspiration for Walt Disney’s iconic Sleeping Beauty’s Castle. Experience five UNESCO World Heritage sites. Tour Budapest’s most historic landmarks, the world-class city of Vienna, 11th-century Melk Abbey and medieval Bratislava. Budapest Pre-Program and Munich Post-Program Options offered.
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Hardin-Simmons is pleased to provide emergency evacuation insurance for all our travelers. This is not in lieu of trip insurance, which you’ll definitely want to consider.
There is no singular cure for jet lag. Before departure, get ample rest, as being well-rested when you depart will allow you to better ward off jet lag symptoms. During your flight(s), be certain to drink plenty of water to counteract the dehydrating effects of air travel.
The goal is to adjust to your new time zone as quickly as possible, so follow this simple rule of thumb: if you are arriving in the morning, sleep on the plane so you will have energy for the day; if you are arriving in the evening, stay awake during the flight so you can sleep soundly at your destination.
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