For more information about travel contact:

Jamie Burke
Alabama Alumni Association
P.O. Box 861928
Tuscaloosa, AL 35486-0017
E-mail: jburke@alumni.ua.edu
Phone: (205) 348-1550
Fax: (205) 348-1737

 

 

Trips

August 2017

Iceland Circumnavigation

Dates: August 1 - August 09, 2017
Price: $5,995
Operator: Gohagan
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Discover the stunning beauty and distinct culture of Iceland—one of the world’s most enchanting yet rarely visited destinations—on this specially designed seven-night circumnavigation cruise of this extraordinary Nordic island nation. Aboard the exclusively chartered, Five-Star, ice-class
m.s. Le Soléal, featuring only 110 Suites and Staterooms with distinctive French sophistication, cruise into ports, bays, and inlets that are inaccessible to larger vessels; look for rare migratory birds and whales; watch as landscapes of ancient Viking ruins, glittering glaciers atop simmering volcanoes, rugged coastline and pristine beauty unfold around you; and enjoy informative educational lectures on the geology and natural wonders of Iceland. Visit Grimsey Island, located directly on the Arctic Circle and cruise past Surtsey, Earth’s youngest island and a UNESCO World Heritage site. Expert naturalist guides will enhance your experience with their knowledge of the unique natural environment and culture of Iceland, where night and day meld under the midnight sun. A Reykjavik Pre-Cruise Option is available.


September 2017

Jewels of Vietnam and Cambodia

Dates: September 19 - October 04, 2017
Price: $4995
Operator: AHI

Once a part of French Indochina, Vietnam and Cambodia showcase centuries of history and a fascinating blend of European and Asian cultures. Explore Saigon, Vietnam, with visits to Notre Dame Cathedral, the General Post Office and former U.S. Embassy, and in Siem Reap, Cambodian, discover the ruins of the Angkor temples. A special highlight of this journey is a Mekong River cruise aboard the exclusively chartered Mekong Navigator. Visit rural towns and villages, as well as Phnom Penh, the Cambodian capital. Visit the Royal Palace, and take a look at Cambodia’s troubled past. Take sampan rides to see floating communities and fish farms. During fascinating included excursions, expert local guides will offer context and colorful narratives. While cruising, enjoy luxurious river-view suites and all meals onboard ship plus wine with dinner. Enjoy deluxe hotel accommodations in Saigon and Siem Reap.


Around the World by Private Jet

Dates: September 27 - October 20, 2017
Price:
Operator: TCS & Starquest
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Village Life in the Languedoc

Dates: September 30 - October 08, 2017
Price: $3,495
Operator: Gohagan
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Experience the “Real South of France” during this one-of-a-kind nine-day itinerary in the beautiful and historic Languedoc-Roussillon region of unspoiled landscapes, traditional French villages, lofty Cathar fortresses and legends of the Holy Grail. Stay in the enchanting 16th-century Château des Ducs de Joyeuse, a classified historical monument in the foothills of the Pyrénées. Visit the UNESCO World Heritage site of the medieval Cité de Carcassonne and see Peyrepertuse—the extraordinary ruins of a medieval fortress—one of the “Five Sons of Carcassonne.” Discover the seldom-visited département of Aude, abundant with quaint villages, lush olive groves and ample vineyards, where medieval monks first produced crisp Blanquette, a sparkling wine that predates Champagne. Cruise the breathtaking Canal du Midi, a UNESCO World Heritage site linking the Mediterranean Sea and Atlantic Ocean, and marvel at the natural wonders of the Corbières region, the Pyrénées Mountains and the Gorges of Galamus. Enjoy the exclusive Village Forum® with local residents who will share thoughtful insights into their daily lives in the south of France. Toulouse Pre-Program and Albi Post-Program Options are available.


October 2017

Mediterranean Radiance

Dates: October 7 - October 17, 2017
Price: $3,299
Operator: Go Next
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From glorious cathedrals to sparkling seascapes and sun-kissed beaches, encounter the Mediterranean’s radiant beauty on this odyssey aboard Oceania Cruises’ chic Riviera. Depart Rome for Livorno, a jumping-off point to admire the magnificent architecture of legendary Florence, Pisa’s famous Leaning Tower, and the rolling hills of Tuscany. Experience one of the most photogenic fishing villages on the Italian Riviera, Portofino, where the majestically perched Castello Brown fortress affords splendid views, and laze on sandy beaches at St-Tropez, the heart of the French Riviera. Take in rich Catalan culture and splendid beaches at Palamós, located on Spain’s rugged Costa Brava. Witness Gaudí’s imaginative masterpieces in Barcelona, see Valencia’s City of Arts and Sciences, and stroll along Mahón lovely waterfront. Before your journey concludes in Monte Carlo, browse Marseille’s lively markets, or explore the fairy-tale landscapes and hilltop towns of Provence.


Pompeii & Amalfi

Dates: October 26 - November 02, 2017
Price: $3,099
Operator: Adelman Discoveries
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Rich in culture and stunning scenery, Southern Italy is the setting for this breathtaking journey. Enjoy an eight day journey, staying in the first class Hotel Bristol.  Find yourself relaxing in the town of Sorrento or sight-seeing along the Amalfi Coast, which includes gorgeous places such as, Positano, Ravello and Amalfi with your full time program manager.  Enjoy a master “pastaio” or pasta maker, who will teach you the art of Italian pasta making and learn the secrets behind “Limoncello” production.  On this remarkable trip you will also encounter the world famous archeological site of Pompeii.  Stroll through the streets lined with lemon and lime trees.  Take in the breathtaking views and beautiful gardens along the way.

The beautiful Amalfi Coast awaits you with its great food, historical sites and beautiful architecture, providing an unforgettable Italian experience. Space is limited, so book now. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to visit irresistible Southern Italy,.


November 2017

Thanksgiving in NYC

Dates: November 22 - November 26, 2017
Price:
Operator: Beyond Group Travel
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Thanksgiving officially marks the start of the holiday season in New York City and we will have an exclusive elevated indoor view overlooking New York’s most famous event, Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. This four-night program will include many of the must-sees of New York City balanced with free time to explore all that the city has to offer. Features will include a welcome cocktail reception, accommodations at a New York Manhattan hotel, tickets to a Broadway show and Radio City Christmas Spectacular, Thanksgiving Day Dinner in a private room at a top New York restaurant, and an opportunity to join our local alumni chapter for the Iron Bowl.


February 2018

Sparkling South pacific

Dates: February 3 - February 13, 2018
Price: $4,299 per person
Operator: Go Next
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Embark on your cruise in Papeete, the capital of French Polynesia in the tropical paradise of Tahiti. The island’s volcanic peaks overlook lush rainforest, black-sand beaches, and shimmering waterfalls. Continue to Mooréa, with its verdant mountains, then to the gorgeous island of Fakarava, home to extremely rare birds. Marine life is abundant in Rangiroa’s expansive lagoon and in Bora-Bora’s sparkling turquoise waters. Raiatea is dotted with vanilla plantations and is rich with fascinating history and mythology, while serene Huahine, the last stop before your return to Papeete, has beautiful white-sand beaches.

Highlights:

Take in Papeete’s waterfalls, view stunning landscapes in Mooréa, listen to Fakarava’s rare birds, witness one of the world’s largest lagoons in Rangiroa, gaze upon Bora-Bora’s sparkling waters, learn about Raiatea’s fascinating history, and explore the connected islands that make up Huahine.

*Date, price, and itinerary are subject to change.