We’re thrilled to announce a new partnership with Wondrium, formally known as The Great Courses Plus. Together, we’re launching Wondrium Journeys, immersive vacations designed to bring the company’s vast collection of travel courses, videos, documentaries, and series to life.The first Wondrium Journey is a 9-day, 8-night one-of-a-kind luxury adventure inspired by the virtual tour, Exploring the Mayan World.
Read the full press release below and visit their website to learn more about Wondrium Journeys.
RECREATES THE GREAT COURSES VIDEO TRAVEL TOURS AS LUXURY EDUCATIONAL VACATIONS
Wondrium (formally known as: The Great Courses Plus) is excited to announce Wondrium Journeys in conjunction with Academic Travel Abroad, bringing travel enthusiasts the opportunity to experience The Great Courses virtual travel tours as live, luxury tour vacations. Wondrium Journeys will offer the opportunity to book and experience in-person tours that are designed around the itinerary of – and are led by the world-renowned educators who teach – The Great Courses popular video tours.
Wondrium is the global subscription video on demand (SVOD) service offering over 7,500 hours of a broad slate of intellectually-stimulating, nonfiction learning content. Wondrium offers more than 50 travel and culture related courses, videos, documentaries, and series featuring leading experts and covering experiences such as African safaris; Washington DC; National Parks; England, Scotland, and Wales; Ancient Egypt, and more.
The first Wondrium Journey will include two opportunities (a Gold package and Silver package) 9-day, 8-night adventures of a lifetime with luxury accommodations designed to recreate the experiences found in the virtual tour, Exploring the Mayan World. Travel lovers will be given an opportunity to embark on a once-in-a-lifetime adventure led by famous archaeologist, explorer, instructor and director of the Maya Exploration Center, Dr. Edwin Barnhart to climb temples, swim in cenotes, taste tequila, make chocolate, plus much, much more.
Wondrium Journeys will provide:
- Worry-free travel packages, including accommodations, meals, transportation, and tours.
- Engaging, educational, and fun-filled itineraries, recreating the learning experiences found in The Great Courses video tours. Group sizes are limited, providing an individual and personal experience.
- Expert guides on location giving amazing insights and information about every locale. Dr. Edwin Barnhart – who wrote the book, or in this case, taught the course – will lead the Gold Tour exploration.
Wondrium Journeys are coordinated through Academic Travel Abroad. For questions and additional information about tour packages and booking a trip, consumers can visit: www.wondriumjourneys.com
“Our rebrand to Wondrium earlier this year was really meant to show our commitment to offering learning experiences that go beyond just video courses,” notes Cale Pritchett, CMO. “Wondrium Journeys is a great example of that expansion and we are enthusiastic to offer travel fans the one-of-a-kind opportunity to experience The Great Courses in real life, alongside the expert guides who teach these insightful courses.”
“We believe that learning through travel is an enriching, life-changing experience,” said Chase Poffenberger, Executive Vice President of Academic Travel Abroad. “The chance to design trips in tandem with Wondrium’s award-winning programs is a dream come true!” Academic Travel Abroad (ATA) is a 71-year-old, DC-based educational travel company, and creates experiential travel programs for organizations such as the Smithsonian Institution, The New York Times, and Hearst Magazine Media.
Wondrium takes the learning experience to the next level, combining the library and legacy of in-depth content from The Great Courses with the best in entertaining, engaging, and educational content. The service provides a resource that complements people’s daily media habits, allowing them to pursue their passions, dig deeper into subjects, hone their habits, and find something they will love to learn about.
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About Academic Travel Abroad
Academic Travel Abroad, Inc. is an educational travel provider for some of the world’s most prestigious organizations. Riding the post-war wave of interest in travel to Europe, ATA launched operations in 1950 by assisting universities and cultural institutions in the creation of group travel programs for their members. Today, ATA is a leader in educational and branded group travel and offers an array of programs and services that marry travel and learning, such as study abroad programs, call center services, and international conferences.
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