These are past travel opportunities. If you would like to inquire as to when a certain trip here will be held again please contact Jamie Burke at jburke@alumni.ua.edu.

October 2017

Pompeii & Amalfi

Date: October 26 - November 02, 2017
Price: $3,099 (Roundtrip Airfare is Included)
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,.


Mediterranean Radiance

Date: 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.


September 2017

Village Life in the Languedoc

Date: 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.


Around the World by Private Jet

Date: September 27 - October 20, 2017
Price:
Operator: TCS & Starquest
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Jewels of Vietnam and Cambodia

Date: 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.


August 2017

Majestic Great Lakes

Date: August 20 - August 29, 2017
Price:
Operator: Go Next
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Alumni Campus Abroad Scotland

Date: August 15 - August 23, 2017
Price: $3,295
Operator: AHI

Scotland is a land of epic history, literary legends and heroic men who fought fiercely for the freedom they cherished. Scotland’s legendary landscape sets the stage for romantic adventure. Settle in Glasgow and begin exploring with a visit to the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum showcasing an eclectic collection of paintings and artifacts. Visit Luss and Loch Lomond in the heart of The Trossachs and travel to St. Andrews, to visit the Castle, Cathedral and the famous Old Course. While in Perth, visit Scone Palace, and in nearby Crieff, visit the Glenturret distillery for a tour and a “wee dram” of Scotch whisky. On the drive to Edinburgh see the Forth Bridge, a unique World Heritage Site. Explore the historic highlights of Edinburgh and attend the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, a spectacular performance by military regimental bands from throughout Britain. Local guides and expert speakers provide fascinating insight during included excursions and lectures. This Alumni Campus Abroad program includes first-class accommodations, engaging excursions, enrichment programs and an extensive meal plan plus wine with dinner.


Iceland Circumnavigation

Date: 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.


July 2017

Alaska

Date: July 28 - August 07, 2017
Price:
Operator: Go Next
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Immerse yourself in the wild beauty of Alaska, with its sparkling glaciers and pristine forests, on this adventure aboard Oceania Cruises’ graceful Regatta. From Seattle, journey north to the picturesque Alaskan ports of Ketchikan, Juneau, Icy Strait Point, Skagway, and Sitka, marvel at the magnificent Hubbard Glacier, and explore lovely Victoria, British Columbia. July 28 – August 7, 2017 Regatta


Cruise the Rhine River

Date: July 3 - July 11, 2017
Price: $2,795
Operator: AHI

Share your love of travel with the children in your life and cruise through the heartland of Europe on a journey designed with families in mind. Settle in onboard the elegant, new Amadeus Silver III and enjoy a choice of excursions and activities that showcase the highlights of Holland, Germany and France. In Amsterdam, explore charming canals and sail by historic sites like the Anne Frank House. Marvel at the famed Gothic cathedral in Cologne, sail through the Rhine Gorge and see fairytale castles overlooking the river. Visit lovely river towns and explore Strasbourg, France. Expert guides and lecturers provide fascinating narrative during shore excursions and educational programs. This family program is open to passengers ages 7-years-old and up, traveling with an adult, and features onboard children’s activities coordinated by an energetic Youth Director. Enjoy first-class ship accommodations, including some cabins with connecting doors; an extensive meal plan; and wine with lunch and dinner for the adults.


Enchanting Ireland

Date: July 2 - July 14, 2017
Price:
Operator: Odysseys Unlimited
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Begin your 13-day trip in Dublin; tour the beautiful capital, including visits to Trinity College and St. Patrick’s Cathedral. Travel to Galway and stop for tea at Tyrrellpass Castle before continuing on to 6th-century Clonmacnoise. Cruise to the Aran Islands, and travel by boat to Muckross House where the Kerry Folklife Centre showcases the crafts of bookbinding, pottery, and weaving. Experience the stunning mountain and coastal scenery of the Ring of Kerry. Visit the small town of Blarney and see the both the ruins of the 15th-century castle and the Blarney Stone, then continue on to the Rock of Cashel. Conclude your journey in Kilkenny with a tour of the castle, considered one of the most beautiful in the country, and a visit to the National Stud Farm on the way back to Dublin.  Explore the rugged beauty of Northern Ireland including a visit to the lively capital of Belfast on an optional post-tour extension.


June 2017

Alumni Campus Abroad Normandy

Date: June 26 - July 04, 2017
Price: $3,595
Operator: AHI

Today, Normandy is a peaceful place where life is enjoyed with joie de vivre, but just 70 years ago it was the site of the pivotal World War II battle against the Nazis. Settle in the charming town of Honfleur, and delve into Norman history and culture. Take an emotional journey to Omaha Beach, the American Cemetery and the inspiring Peace Memorial. Normandy’s military past began much earlier than 1944; in Bayeux, see the famous Bayeux Tapestry, an embroidered history of the Battle of Hastings. Journey to Mont Saint-Michel, the breathtaking fortress monastery guarded by the ebb and flow of the tide, and taste Calvados, the local cider brandy, and other renowned food and drink of the region. Local guides and expert speakers provide insight during excursions and lectures. This Alumni Campus Abroad program features engaging excursions, an educational program and an extensive meal plan plus wine with dinner. There is no supplement for solo travelers.


Canadian Rockies

Date: June 9 - June 17, 2017
Price: $3,595
Operator: AHI
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Stand in awe at sweeping mountain vistas on this active journey through the Canadian Rockies. In Kananaskis begin exploring with a visit to the Yamnuska Wolfdog Sanctuary and Boundary Ranch. Navigate the Athabasca Glacier via an Ice Explorer, enjoy unbeatable panoramas during a cruise on beautiful Maligne Lake, and board the Jasper Skytram for a breathtaking “flight” over a spectacular alpine vista. Embark on a scenic journey down the Athabasca River, and delight in dancing stars at Jasper’s Dark Sky Preserve. View the powerful Athabasca Falls and glacier-fed Peyto Lake during the drive to Banff. Discover Banff’s Bow River Valley and its picturesque highlights. See the ethereal beauty of Moraine Lake and cross Lake Louise’s emerald waters on a native-style canoe. At Chateau Lake Louise, take time to share your adventures over a delectable Afternoon Tea. Local guides provide fascinating insight during included excursions. This small-group journey features first-class accommodations and an extensive meal plan that includes wine with dinner.


May 2017

Young Grad Classic Europe

Date: May 8 - May 19, 2017
Price:
Operator: AESU
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2017 Classic Europe Trip


April 2017

Cuban Discovery

Date: April 1 - April 09, 2017
Price: $3,299
Operator: Go Next
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Cuba’s turbulent economic and political past and vibrant, culturally rich present unfold on this enriching journey developed for the NAA. This exclusive travel opportunity is organized and operated by Go Next, Inc., a qualified people-to-people sponsoring organization allowed to conduct educational exchanges in Cuba. Specially designed to showcase the island’s authentic spirit, this nine-day adventure goes beyond the tourist surface to reveal the rich culture, compelling history, and architectural majesty of a long-forbidden island on the verge of great change. With an intimate group of up to 25 travelers, you will engage with the country’s true heart and soul: the diverse, inspiring people who call it home. During your visits to Havana, Cienfuegos, Trinidad, and Santa Clara, you will connect with Cuban citizens from all walks of life, including artists, students, and entrepreneurs, to discover the realities of one of the world’s most fascinating nations.


March 2017

Portrait of Italy

Date: March 18 - April 03, 2017
Price:
Operator: Odysseys Unlimited
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From the breathtaking Amalfi Coast to eternal Rome, through the gentle Umbrian and Tuscan countryside to timeless Venice, this leisurely 17-day tour showcases ancient sites, contemporary life, priceless art, and beautiful natural scenery. Begin in stunning seaside Amalfi and visit the ruins at Pompeii. Continue to Rome and visit the Colosseum, the Forum, St. Peter’s Square and the Sistine Chapel. Spend three nights in pastoral Umbria, journey through Tuscany touring Siena, Florence, and San Gimignano, and enjoy a local wine tasting before concluding in wondrous Venice. Enjoy more time in this wondrous city on an optional 3-day/2-night post-tour extension.


Egypt and the Eternal Nile

Date: March 13 - March 27, 2017
Price:
Operator: Odysseys Unlimited
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Guided by an expert Egyptologist, this small group journey delves into ancient Egypt and its treasures. Your 15-day immersion begins in Cairo with the Egyptian Museum, Pyramids of Giza, Sakkara, and the open-air museum at Memphis. Relax during a deluxe 4-night cruise on Lake Nasser, where the country’s Nubian history unfolds.  Explore the Abu Simbel temples and Aswan’s Temples at Kalabsha. Then enjoy a 3-night Nile cruise from Aswan to Luxor. Tour the Aswan High Dam, which created Lake Nasser. Explore Luxor, whose vast temple complexes, tombs, and statues represent the pinnacle of Egyptian architecture. Return to Cairo where visits include Coptic churches and leisure time to enjoy this ancient land.


Great Trains and Grand Canyons

Date: March 12 - March 17, 2017
Price: $2,675
Operator: Premier
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Barcelona Immersion

Date: March 4 - March 12, 2017
Price: $2,495
Operator: AHI
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Sophisticated Barcelona, the capital of Catalonia, is the jewel of Spain’s Mediterranean coast. The city’s unique creative spirit has propelled innovations in architecture, art, cuisine and more. Settle in and begin to explore with a small group of fellow travelers. Discover the Barri Gòtic, the city’s medieval quarter, and marvel at the whimsical genius of architect Anton Gaudí at the Sagrada Familía basilica. Stroll along La Rambla, the charming pedestrian boulevard. Explore the monastery of Montserrat and sample the Penedès region’s renowned cava wine. Tour El Born district and revel in the colorful displays at one of the city’s lively food markets. View the impressive collection of artwork at the Picasso Museum. This innovative program includes a personal Metro Pass, fascinating excursions, educational programs and an extensive meal plan, plus wine with dinner. First-class accommodations are reserved, and there is plenty of free time to pursue your own interests.


February 2017

South Africa Safari

Date: February 24 - March 09, 2017
Price: $7,395
Operator: Gohagan
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Few experiences can match this exclusive, in-depth itinerary and once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to travel the breadth of southern Africa, where nature’s spectacle is at its most dramatic, history is rich, the culture is diverse and the “Big Five” game viewing in pristine natural habitats is extraordinary. Follow Nelson Mandela’s long road to freedom in South Africa, “the rainbow nation.” A highlight of your journey is a three-night river safari aboard the exclusively chartered, 28-passenger, Five-Star m.s. Zambezi Queen on Namibia’s legendary Chobe River. Enjoy naturalist-guided excursions by small watercraft, a unique alternative to traditional land safaris. Your itinerary also includes the classic land safari, where you will enjoy superb game viewing aboard four-wheel-drive safari vehicles in seldom-visited Botswana, a haven for nearly all of the southern African mammal species. Visit three UNESCO World Heritage sites, including one of the world’s Seven Natural Wonders, Zimbabwe’s incomparable Victoria Falls. Enjoy Five-Star hotel accommodations in Johannesburg and Cape Town and at Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe. Extend your safari experience with the Post-Program Option in the MalaMala Private Game Reserve bordering Kruger National Park.


Antarctica

Date: February 9 - February 22, 2017
Price: $9395
Operator: Gohagan
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Join us for this spectacular 14-day journey featuring a nine-night exclusively chartered cruise to Antarctica, Earth’s last frontier. Cruise aboard the intimate m.s. Le Soléal, one of the finest vessels in Antarctic waters, combining innovative design with personalized service and featuring private balconies in 95% of the deluxe, ocean-view Suites and Staterooms. Experience “The White Continent” in its unspoiled state—fantastically shaped icebergs, turquoise glaciers, bustling penguin rookeries and breaching whales—during the lingering light of the austral summer. Accompanied by the ship’s expert expedition team of naturalists, board sturdy Zodiac watercraft for excursions ashore and observe the playful antics of this region’s abundant wildlife—penguins and seals, in particular, are unafraid of human visitors. The expedition team will provide a series of enriching lectures on this pristine wilderness. Spend two nights in a deluxe hotel in Buenos Aires, including a tour of Argentina’s vibrant capital city. Extend your journey with the exclusive three-night Iguazú Falls Post-Program Option. Take advantage of Early Booking Savings; this unique itinerary sells out every year!


January 2017

Galapagos Explorer

Date: January 29 - February 07, 2017
Price: $5495
Operator: Gohagan
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This incredible 10-day journey introduces you to the remarkable Galápagos Islands, a nature lover’s dream destination and UNESCO World Heritage site, with a five-night cruise aboard the newly refitted, first-class small ship Santa Cruz II. This exploration vessel is fully equipped to make your Galápagos experience complete, from a fleet of Zodiacs and a glass-bottom boat to certified onboard naturalists and complimentary snorkeling gear. Visit six distinct islands to observe the exotic birds, animals and plants that inspired Charles Darwin, including species unknown anywhere else in the world. With few natural predators on the islands, the abundant wildlife innocently accepts up-close human company. You can snorkel alongside tropical penguins and playful sea lions and almost touch spiny backed iguanas. On mainland Ecuador, enjoy deluxe hotel accommodations in Quito, a UNESCO World Heritage site. See its colonial churches and straddle the Equator with one foot in either hemisphere. The Pre-Tour Option includes one night in Quito and two nights in a private Ecuadorian rainforest reserve eco lodge. The six-night Post-Tour Option features Peru’s “lost city” of Machu Picchu, the Sacred Valley, Lima and Cuzco.


Morocco

Date: January 27 - February 09, 2017
Price:
Operator: Odysseys Unlimited
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Panama Enchantment

Date: January 17 - February 02, 2017
Price: $3,999
Operator: Go Next
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From the engineering wonder of the Panama Canal to the historical treasures and beach-lined shores of Mexico and Colombia, take in the enchanting sights of the Americas. Indulge yourself with world-class amenities and the finest cuisine at sea as Oceania Cruises’ Regatta takes you on an exciting 16-night voyage. Discover the rich Spanish heritage of San Diego and the glamorous atmosphere of Cabo San Lucas, a sun-kissed resort town nestled on the Baja Peninsula. Relax on the magnificent golden beaches of Acapulco; explore Puerto Quetzal, a gateway to the lovely colonial capital of Antigua; and unwind in Corinto, Nicaragua’s largest port. Stroll the lively beachside promenade in Puntarenas, or venture inland to encounter Costa Rica’s idyllic beauty. Then experience a crossing of the legendary Panama Canal, a must-see waterway on every cruiser’s bucket list, en route to Cartagena, a grand cultural and architectural feast. Before capping off your voyage in Miami, savor the British charms and powdery white-sand beaches of Grand Cayman.


Baja and the Riviera

Date: January 7 - January 17, 2017
Price: $1,999
Operator: Go Next
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Journey along the Baja Peninsula and the Mexican Riviera, where sparkling turquoise bays provide a playground for fascinating marine life, pristine white-sand beaches give way to ochre-colored desert landscapes, and chic resort towns beckon with stylish shops and galleries. Depart Los Angeles aboard Oceania Cruises’ intimate Regatta and sail to Topolobampo, a gateway to the colonial treasures of El Fuerte and the spectacular scenery of Mexico’s famed Copper Canyon. Then explore the tree-lined promenade in La Paz, or perhaps travel to Espíritu Santo, a breathtaking island renowned for its superb snorkeling. Stroll past colorful neoclassical buildings in Mazatlán’s old quarter, and then laze on glittering beaches at Puerto Vallarta, the Mexican Riviera’s crown jewel. Unwind in Cabo San Lucas, a sun-kissed resort town complete with scenic cliffs and picture-perfect beaches. Before returning to Los Angeles, browse San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter, where Victorian-era buildings house charming shops and art galleries.