Group travelers, students and professors: if your institution has planned a trip with CelestialVoyagers, you can register, process payment and find details about your trip here.
CelestialVoyagers will support Tour Organizers to plan and develop tailor-made trips for their communities.
We have been using them for 15 plus years. The majority of their business is academic study abroad.
I cannot say enough great things about Francoise Cornu and her staff. They serve many colleges in the Mid-Atlantic reason. Additionally, they can make academic contacts for you if you do not have them. One year – we had a group of microbiology students traveling to Paris and they set up a lecture on the microbiology of cheese in a wonderful cheese shop in Paris, complete with a tasting to amplify the learning experience and the differences in the cheese.
That is just the tip of the iceberg of fantastic experiences our students have had with Celestial.
As Coordinator of Pennsylvania State University Brandywine Global Programs, our campus study abroad program, I am very pleased to write in support of Celestial Voyagers Customized Travel, and its founder and president, Francoise Cornu.
I have known Ms. Cornu for twenty years, and as an instructor of courses including study abroad, I have worked with her and her company since 2000, when I first taught a course called the Arts in London. Since then, I have worked with Celestial Voyagers to design and deliver courses in Seville, Barcelona, Paris, Vienna, Berlin, Prague, Ireland, and Greece.
In 2010 I became Coordinator of Penn State University’s Brandywine campus education abroad program, and my steering committee and I have worked with Celestial Voyagers almost exclusively to design and deliver 2-3 programs per year, comprised of 2-6 courses each, with embedded travel abroad. From 1994 to today, approximately 2,000 Penn State students, from campuses all over the state, have taken our education abroad courses and worked with Celestial Voyagers. Our traveling groups are typically 20-40 participants, and we have reached 120 students on one of our Italy programs. Destinations have been primarily in Europe; however Celestial Voyagers has also arranged for our courses including travel to Morocco, Japan, Argentina, and Guatemala.
When I traveled to Spain and Guatemala for my one week study tour experiences, it allowed me to gain an understanding of the country’s culture and language. I was able to use what I learned in my language classes and apply it in a real world setting. I saw the difference between the countries and the United States on many different aspects from the food, to the people, and the environment. I think that CelestialVoyagers provided all the things that we needed to have a great trip. The programs that they created truly enhanced our educational experiences.
I had a great experience traveling with Celestial Voyagers. This was my first time traveling internationally. Because of this program I got to see the Colosseum, Pantheon, Trevi Fountain, various artworks by famous artists, and so much more. The tour guide, Roberta, was excellent. She was very informational and made you feel right at home. She covered a lot of information about each site we visited, but it was all worth taking in. Roberta also gave us suggestions about what places to try. She also told as to be careful of certain areas in Rome and to be aware of our surroundings. I would definitely travel with CelestialVoyagers again. They provided me with an amazing experience as well as value to my education.