Chamber Travel Program
Discover unforgettable cultural experiences! The Eugene Chamber is pleased to offer the community the opportunity to combine business, networking and personal exploration through vibrant, cost-effective travel opportunities. There is an old saying that travel is education in disguise. It is our hope that our Chamber and community members will have the opportunity to explore these unique, reasonably priced, carefully planned cultural and familiarization tours. All Chamber tours are open to the public.
Yes INDIA! : February 2018
The Eugene Area Chamber of Commerce's first 2018 International Tour was a shot out of the ballpark. Who thought we would ever be traveling to India and experiencing this amazing country with its diversity, its culture, its vibrant society, its people, its sounds, and yes, its street dogs and cows in the streets. We went with great expectations and were not disappointed. We traveled on airplanes, 3 rickshaws, tuk tuks, jeeps, buses, peddled bikes in traffic and ELEPHANTS!
The Taj Mahal had just finished with its first-ever cleaning and we saw it beautifully cleaned and without scaffolding.
We rode, fed, painted and washed our "personal" elephant. For sure a highlight of the tour.
We visited Jama Masjid, India's largest mosque, Gurudwara Bangla Sahib to see the Sikhs, and Lotus Temple, a Baha'i House of Worship. We took off our shoes and socks, washed in holy water, wrapped our heads or wrapped our bodies, whatever was required! We walked around ancient forts, Galta ji Temple, a Hindu temple home to many monkeys, Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary home to many species of birds and other wildlife, and slept in a real Palace. We visited Mother Teresa's Orphanage, started by her. This trip just didn't quit giving to our excitement.
However, we put this experience behind us and now move on to our last tour of 2018
SOUTH OF FRANCE: October 23, 2018
Lyon, Burgundy, & Provence
8 nights including 1 night in Geneva and 7 aboard ship
Included in this trip are tours of Geneva, Maconnais Excursion & Wine Museum, Beaune & Burgundy Excursion, Lyon City Tour, Avignon City Walk, and Arles City Walk.