WGVU Public Media is offering our members an exclusive opportunity to travel around the world with our General Manager, Michael Walenta, and become a WGVU Explorer. Each year the WGVU Explorers will enjoy two trips overseas which include meals, lodging and expertly led tours. Come explore the world with WGVU Explorers!

  • Great selection of special sites to choose from daily & free time off for you to plan your own side trips
  • Gain valuable tips and experience from WGVU General Manager Michael Walenta who has traveled to over 36 countries worldwide
  • Exclusive VIP gathering and meal
  • Personalized travel briefing before your trip leading to a guided check in, putting your travel concerns to rest
  • Commemorative gift & secure photo sharing opportunities
  • Post trip celebration
  • One lucky traveler will have the opportunity to appear on WGVU TV & radio

Iceland’s Magical Northern Lights

Departing October 27, 2018
Returning November 2, 2018

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. Travel in Iceland 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 Eyjafjallajökull Volcano Visitor Center, learn about life during and after the dramatic 2010 volcanic explosion. 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.

For additional information | berendke@gvsu.edu or call 800-442-2771

Springtime Tulip River Cruise
Featuring Dutch and Belgian Waterways

Departing April 5, 2018
Returning April 13, 2018

Experience the color and glory of spring on this leisurely river cruise through Holland and Belgium. Float past blooming fields of flowers and windmills. Visit the expansive tulip fields of Keukenhof Gardens, home to more than 7 million tulips and one of the most visited attractions in all of Europe! Visit Kinderdijk, and see Holland’s largest concentration of windmills. Enjoy a canal cruise in the heart of Amsterdam. Step back to medieval times during a Bruges sightseeing tour. Sample artisanal cheese at a Dutch farm. Stop in Arnhem, the favorite summer retreat of the Dutch royal family.

For additional information | berendke@gvsu.edu or call 800-442-2771

National Parks of America

Departing June 8, 2018
Returning June 19, 2018

Experience the grandeur of the American West as you explore five fantastic national parks on this exciting journey. Relish overnight stays in a lodge nestled in the heart of Yellowstone and in a National Historic Landmark inside the Grand Canyon. Enjoy a breakfast cruise on Lake Powell. Marvel at the magnitude and color of Zion’s cliffs. Enjoy 2-night stays in Salt Lake City and Jackson Hole. Drive through the incredible Bighorn Mountains and the great Sioux Nations Territory before seeing Mt. Rushmore and Crazy Horse Monument. Meet a local Lakota Native American at dinner and learn about their fascinating way of life, past and present.

For additional information | berendke@gvsu.edu or call 800-442-2771

Collette, we consider each traveler to be our personal guest. This means that every moment on tour matters to us because we know it matters to you. We’re passionate about helping people make their travel and tour dreams come true, and it’s our privilege to share in the experience. Come away with us! Let us show you the world!

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WGVU Presents

WGVU Explorers: Alaska Discovery Land & Cruise

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We talk with some WGVU Explorers about their recent trip to Alaska.
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WGVU Explorers - Italy #1516

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WGVU Explorers - Italy #1516

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WGVU Explorers: Central and Eastern Europe #1627

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We talk with the WGVU Explorers about their recent trip to Central and Eastern Europe.

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WGVU Explorers #1433

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WGVU Explorers Show #1433

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WGVU Explorers: South Pacific Wonders #1616

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WGVU Explorers: South Pacific Wonders #1616
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Ask the Travelers #1312

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Shelley talks with WGVU Explorers.

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WGVU Explorers - British Landscapes #1526

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WGVU Explorers - British Landscapes #1526
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