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2023 Traveling with the Tide – Domestic and International Travel

There is something special when you are learning about unique places and seeing what the world has to offer. We partner with wonderful tour operators around the world to offer UA alumni and friends the best experience in travel.

We hope that you are able to find the trip you have been waiting to take! Domestic and international travel in both land and cruise packages are available. Not only does Traveling with the Tide allow you to make lasting relationships, but it also lets you make wonderful memories! 

For more information about travel contact:
Courtney Taylor
Alabama Alumni Association
P.O. Box 861928
Tuscaloosa, AL 35486-0017

Phone: (205) 348-1544

Trips

February 2023

Tropical Costa Rica

Dates: February 4 - February 12, 2023
Price: From $2,298
Operator: Collette

With lush forests, stunning waterfalls, rumbling volcanoes, and endless coastlines, Costa Rica is a paradise with exotic plants and incredible animals. Enjoy the tranquil views of Arenal Volcano from your hotel. Explore part of the 20,000-acre nature preserve of Cano Negro on a riverboat adventure. Spend two nights in Monteverde’s lush cloud forest. Experience the forest canopy on your choice of a hanging bridges nature walk or an exhilarating zip lining tour. Luxuriate at a resort for two nights at Playa Carrillo, Guanacaste, known for its breathtaking beauty and fine sandy beaches. You will find a slice of paradise and so much more.


Moroccan Discovery

Dates: February 19 - March 04, 2023
Price: From $5,479 per person plus $784 airline taxes and fees
Operator: Odysseys Unlimited

On this one-of-a-kind, 14-day small group journey, you open your eyes and heart to a truly foreign land, an age-old culture, and genuinely hospitable people. Begin by touring the Moroccan capital, seaside Rabat, and enjoy lunch in a private home. See imperial Meknes and Volubilis’ Roman ruins, two of the itinerary’s five featured UNESCO sites. Next is an exploration of Fez with its fascinating medina and dinner in a family-run riad. After crossing the Middle Atlas mountains, reach Erfoud and experience a tour highlight: a sunset camel ride along the Sahara’s breathtaking dunes. En route to Ouarzazate, encounter the spectacular, snow-topped High Atlas, including the dramatic Todra Gorge. Traverse the fabled “Route of a Thousand Kasbahs” and visit scenic Ait ben-Haddou village. In alluring Marrakech, tour the medina and the city’s heart, Djemaa el Fna Square. The final destination is storied Casablanca, where a highlight is touring the magnificent Hassan II Mosque.


March 2023

hawaii – SOLD OUT

Dates: March 14 - March 23, 2023
Price: Price listed includes air from BHM $5,895. Cost of trip with air from ATL is $5,745 Single Supplement $1,975
Operator: Premier

Aloha! When you arrive at this incredible destination, you will be greeted with sheer beauty and a cultural experience like no other. With many exotic beaches, flowers, mountainous landscapes, breathtaking views, and magnificent waterfalls, you will be amazed everywhere you travel within this incredible Island State. Start with a tour of Honolulu and Pearl Harbor, with a visit to the USS Arizona Memorial, dedicated to the fallen heroes who lost their lives on Dec. 7, 1941—followed by the beautiful sights of Punchbowl crater, and the State Capital, where a statue of King Kamehameha stands proudly. Continue to Maui for more spectacular sights of majestic waterfalls and the lush tropical foliage surrounding the Iao Needle. Journey to Mount Haleakala National Park or “House of the Sun” as you’ll travel to the top of Maui’s massive dormant Volcano, 10,000 feet above sea level. Complete the tour with a traditional Hawaiian Luau.


April 2023

The Masters Golf Tournament

Dates: April 5 - April 08, 2023
Price: From $6,349
Operator: Sports Entertainment Travel

Since its inception in 1934, the Master’s Golf Tournament in Augusta, Georgia, is synonymous with excellence and has stood as the most coveted Championship in golf. Every April, the world’s best golfers compete for the famous green jacket at Augusta National Golf Club. This spectacular event is where legacy, competition, challenge, charm, and prestige combine for one of the most celebrated weekends in sports. Join us for an unparalleled opportunity to experience this tournament firsthand. Stay in historic Savannah and play the Club at Savannah Harbor, designed by Robert Cupp and Sam Snead. Head to Augusta National for Friday at the Masters to see who will advance for the chance to don the green jacket. This specialty tour offers the perfect combination of golf, relaxation, southern charm, and the opportunity to be a part of the historic tournament that is the Masters.


Galapagos Eco Experience (Young Alumni)

Dates: April 15 - April 22, 2023
Price: Base land package from $2,587 (Park entrance and Ingala fees of approx. $120 not included)
Operator: AESU

Blessed with an abundance of pristine beaches and the wildlife haven of the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador’s wealth of natural riches creates unlimited opportunities for incredible experiences. Visiting the islands of San Cristobal and Isabela is an explorer’s dream; with volcanoes, marine iguanas, playful sea lions, and giant tortoises-—Ecuador is unrivaled in serving up South America’s best.


ROMANTIC COASTLINES

Dates: April 20 - April 27, 2023
Price: From $2,499 per person, double occupancy (airfare included from select cities)
Operator: Go Next

Get your slice of the good life on this Mediterranean cruise aboard Oceania Cruises’ Marina. This seven-night trip begins in beautiful Barcelona, known for fantastic art, fine cuisine, and rich history. Set sail for Palma de Mallorca and browse the posh boutiques and art galleries. Access ancient vineyards and hilltop towns in Provence. Indulge your romantic side in France as you drink café au lait in Marseille’s sidewalk bistros. Glide down the Grande Cornish or try your hand at the famous Monte Carlo Casino. Delight in Italian ice cream as you stroll down the main street in Cinque Terre (La Spezia). Take in Florence’s Italian Renaissance masterpieces and see the whimsical Leaning Tower of Pisa. Before your final stop in Rome (Civitavecchia), taste an array of Tuscan wines as you relax in an ancient Italian wine cellar.


May 2023

Kentucky Derby

Dates: May 3 - May 07, 2023
Price: $2,799 double occupancy per person, plus Derby ticket selected
Operator: Sports Entertainment Travel

Delight in the world’s horse capital with an exclusive Kentucky Derby experience in Lexington. Enjoy downtown accommodations at the Lexington Marriott City Center while exploring what makes the Run for the Roses an extraordinary event, including the Kentucky Bourbon Trail, working horse farm tours, Keeneland race track, and more! Sit front and center for all the excitement on Derby Day, take in the sights, grandeur (and hats!!) at Churchill Downs. This specialty tour offers an unforgettable way to experience “The Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports.”


Dutch Waterways

Dates: May 4 - May 12, 2023
Price: from $3,295 if booked by 12/31/22 + port + air
Operator: AHI

Embark on a delightful, seven-night cruise along the intimate waterways of the Netherlands and Belgium brimming with centuries of history and Old-World charm! See Amsterdam’s iconic canals, stroll amid the brilliant tulips at Keukenhof Gardens and relish an extraordinary and rare exhibition of Vermeer’s paintings. Explore The Hague and the famed Mauritshuis, watch artisans at the Royal Delft porcelain factory, or sample delectable cheeses in Gouda. In Bruges, visit a chocolaterie, discover the beer culture or admire fine Belgian art. Aboard your exclusively chartered, first-class ship, savor generous meals with wine and beer at lunch and dinner. No single supplement!


The Galapagos Islands Western

Dates: May 9 - May 16, 2023
Price: From $4,995 + air
Operator: Premier

Join fellow alumni and friends as we explore the Galapagos Islands. They are home to a fascinating array of wildlife inhabiting an unspoiled ecosystem, living in harmony with their human visitors.

This exciting journey features a day of guided touring in Quito plus an intimate cruise through the archipelago with up-close access to endemic species. Expert naturalists guide you through the wonders of this national park, whale sanctuary, and marine reserve.

Accommodations are aboard the Isabela II, a 40-guest vessel with spacious cabins, local cuisine, and a staff.


Classic Europe 2023 Graduation Trip

Dates: May 15 - May 25, 2023
Price: Base land package from $3,480 5-Day Greece extension: $925
Operator: AESU

The Classic Europe grad trip offers 16 days of exploration, adventure, and insight into many of Europe’s most popular and stunning countries. This remarkable journey will surely inspire every grad to seek adventure, from mingling with the locals on our London pub crawl and parasailing in the Greek isles to venturing through the Roman Forum and the 2000-year-old Parthenon in Athens. The beauty of Classic Europe is the incredible balance between time at leisure, exploring the fascinating history, architecture, and gorgeous European landscapes, all while strengthening their bond to the University.


June 2023

HEARTLAND JOURNEY: BOURBON EXPERIENCE

Dates: June 4 - June 13, 2023
Price: From $3,199
Operator: Go Next

Sample from world-famous distilleries as you experience good old Kentucky charm on this seven-night trip aboard American Queen Voyages’ American Countess. Begin your journey with an included two-night Louisville Pre-Cruise Program, featuring tours of several historic Kentucky bourbon distilleries, including bourbon tasting and lunch.

Set sail on the Ohio River. Stop to taste the traditions of Brandenburg, Kentucky’s bourbon-infused past, and in Owensboro, learn the history of the distillers who operate around the city, including the Glenmore Distillery Company.


Utah Mighty National Parks

Dates: June 4 - June 10, 2023
Price: Price listed includes air from BHM $3699. Cost of trip with air from ATL is $3599 Single Supp $1,050
Operator: Premier

Explore Utah’s Mighty National Parks, renowned for awe-inspiring views, impressive rock formations, and otherworldly landscapes that must be seen to be believed. Enjoy five nights at one hotel on this relaxed tour that features Canyonlands, Arches, Capitol Reef National Parks, Dead Horse Point State Park, and Monument Valley.

Begin your tour with a scenic byway drive from Grand Junction to Moab. Enjoy a Colorado River cruise to view the canyon walls and ancient Indian petroglyphs. Explore Canyonlands National Park, carved by Utah’s two mightiest rivers. Visit and walk along one of our country’s great national parks to see the stunning collection of natural sandstone formations at Arches National Park. Enjoy the impressive formations at Capitol Reef National Park and journey on a guided, scenic drive to explore the Monument Valley Navajo Tribal area and experience one of the most majestic points on Earth. View the sites of oddly shaped monoliths, buttes, and mesas of red sandstone and stop at the famous John Ford’s Point.


STUNNING SCENERY OF ALASKA

Dates: June 16 - June 23, 2023
Price: From $2,849 (airfare included from select cities)
Operator: Go Next

SEC alums, join us for seven nights on an action-packed Alaskan adventure aboard Oceania Cruises’ Regatta! As an SEC cruiser, you’ll enjoy events arranged specially for you.

Begin the journey in Seattle and revel in the scenery of bears, sea otters, moose, and eagles against a summertime backdrop of steep forested mountain slopes and pristine waters while cruising the Inside Passage and Hubbard Glacier.

You’ll have access to old-growth rainforest hikes in Ketchikan and salmon sportfishing in Sitka with fellow SEC alumni. Beginning and ending in Seattle, this cruise also makes big-city stops in Juneau and Victoria, B.C, where you can seek out craft breweries, gardens, and local seafood specialties. Whether you’re always on the go or you prefer to kick back while the magnificent Alaskan scenery glides by, you won’t want to miss this chance to make new memories.


IRISH INSPIRATION

Dates: June 21 - June 29, 2023
Price: From $3,799 (airfare included from select cities)
Operator: Go Next

Join us as we explore the gorgeous green coasts of Ireland on an eight-night cruise aboard Oceania Cruises’ Riviera. Begin your journey in Belfast and set sail for Dublin (Dún Laoghaire). Stroll through Waterford, a 1,110-year-old Viking town and the oldest city in Ireland. Explore storied castles outside Cork and Bantry Bay, a region where whisky distilleries, fishing villages, and Irish pubs uphold strong traditions. Venture to the countryside of Galway to take in the dramatic Cliffs of Moher. Before making your way back to Belfast, visit Derry, known for the intact 17th-century walls surrounding the city center.


Africa’s Wildlife: On Safari in Botswana, Zambia, & Victoria Falls

Dates: June 21 - July 04, 2023
Price: From $8,584
Operator: Odysseys Unlimited

Glimpse a world primeval on this singular 14-day safari through some of southern Africa’s great wildlife sanctuaries in Zimbabwe, Botswana, and Zambia. The small group adventure begins with sightseeing in Johannesburg’s renowned Soweto district. When you spend three nights near Zimbabwe’s spectacular Victoria Falls, experience this natural wonder, embark on a “Sundowner” Zambezi cruise, and take a game drive searching for the elusive black rhino. Next is Botswana’s Chobe National Park, boasting one of Africa’s largest concentrations of wildlife, for a three-night stay featuring sensational boat safaris and game drives. After a privately chartered flight to Zambia, enjoy a tour highlight: unparalleled wildlife viewing at South Luangwa National Park, an untouched region of eastern Zambia along the meandering Luangwa River, with a relaxing three-night stay at the award-winning Mfuwe Lodge. Discover Cape Town, South Africa’s sparkling “Mother City,” including the Cape Peninsula and Winelands, with an optional four-day/three-night post-tour extension.


Circumnavigating Iceland

Dates: June 24 - July 02, 2023
Price: From approximately $6,795 plus air
Operator: Gohagan

Enjoy a seven-night cruise round-trip to Reykjavík, Iceland, featuring Grímsey Island,

located directly on the Arctic Circle. Discover the enchanting “Land of Fire and Ice,” where glaciers cap active and dormant volcanoes and Viking ruins coexist with geothermal baths, mud pots, and geysers. Enjoy a city tour of Reykjavík, featuring visits to the lauded National Museum and Hallgrímskirkja Church. Cruise into Siglufjörður and Seyðisfjörður—dramatically-sited ports inaccessible to larger vessels. Cross the Arctic Circle as you cruise the coast of UNESCO-designated Surtsey, one of Earth’s youngest islands, and visit Grímsey Island. Complete your expedition with the Reykjavík and the Golden Circle Pre-Program Option.


Portugal Adventure (Young Alumni)

Dates: June 24 - July 02, 2023
Price: Base land package from $1,885
Operator: AESU

Encounter Portuguese traditions in Porto’s beautiful historic old town and cross the bridge into Vila Nova de Gaia to taste the famous port wine. Go biking in the Douro Valley wine country and discover lush river valley vineyards beneath the hilltop castles. Meander up Lisbon’s lofty hills to the Alfama neighborhood or take the famous Tram 28 to find the capital city’s tiny neighborhoods with baroque streets and dazzling statues. Venture south to the famed Algarve with its stunning coastline views for some beach time and watersports. Portugal is still a bargain but a destination on the rise, and now is the time to go.


July 2023

ICELAND and SCOTLAND ADVENTURE

Dates: July 9 - July 21, 2023
Price: From $5,099 (airfare included from select cities)
Operator: Go Next

Come with us on an unforgettable 12-night cruise through Belgium, Scotland, Denmark, and Iceland, aboard an extraordinary ship, Oceania Cruises’ Riviera! From London (Southampton) to Reykjavik, this tour is filled with gorgeous green coasts and iconic museums you don’t want

to miss. Visit Antwerp, home of Rubens and Brueghel, two famous painters of the 17th century. Explore the rich history of Edinburgh. Retrace the steps of ill-fated Scottish heroes at Culloden Battlefield near Invergordon and stop in Kirkwall, where UNESCO-listed Heart of Neolithic Orkney features the 5,000-year-old Standing Stones of Stenness. Take a trip to the mysterious Faroe Islands or cast your line in the tiny fishing village of Eskifjörður. Surround yourself with Icelandic folk culture in Akureyri and Reykjavik, settle in for an Icelandic lobster feast.


Baltics and Scandinavia Reflections

Dates: July 23 - August 02, 2023
Price: https://alumni.ua.edu/wp-admin/edit.php?post_type=travelFrom $4,149 (airfare included from select cities)
Operator: Go Next

Bask in the beauty of the Baltics on this 10-night cruise aboard Oceania Cruises’ Marina. From Denmark to Sweden and everywhere in between, this trip will lead you through secret tunnels, towers, turrets, and behind the scenes in some of the world’s most fascinating towns.

Begin your tour in Copenhagen and make your way to Warnemünde. Walk the cobbled streets of Rønne or take a kayak down a calm Lithuanian river in Klaip da, and spend two days in Russia. Whether you seek art, architecture, or music, St. Petersburg has something for everyone. Before ending in Stockholm, tour Tallinn’s underground passageways as you learn about its historical past.


August 2023

THE MAJESTIC GREAT LAKES

Dates: August 15 - August 25, 2023
Price: From $4,999 per person, double occupancy
Operator: Go Next

Uncover a world destination in your backyard on this Great Lakes adventure aboard American Queen Voyages’ Ocean Voyager. This high summer getaway begins with an included one-night hotel stay in the metropolis of Toronto. Then set sail for a jaunt that touches the five Great Lakes, Check out the thunderous show at Niagara Falls and the museums and revitalized waterfronts of Cleveland and Detroit. Cruise quiet U.S. and Canadian border towns rich with maritime lore and Ojibwe culture, and marvel at the mighty Soo Locks. Before the journey ends in Chicago, cap off your Great Lakes caper on lost-in-time Mackinac Island.


Insider’s Japan

Dates: August 25 - October 07, 2023
Price: From $6,484
Operator: Odysseys Unlimited

A truly foreign and fascinating land of rich traditions and dizzying modernity is revealed on this well-crafted, 13-day, small-group tour. See Tokyo and Kyoto’s highlights, engage in local life, and head off the beaten path to alluring historic destinations. Begin in amazing Tokyo, where sightseeing includes the imposing Imperial Palace, Meiji Shrine, and a calligrapher’s gallery. Then encounter magnificent Mt. Fuji and cruise on scenic Ashi Lake. After overnighting in a traditional ryokan inn, travel by express train to lovely Takayama in the Japanese Alps. A traditional tea ceremony and a cooking class offers opportunities to experience Japanese culture firsthand. Visit the famed Kenrokuen Garden and a gold leaf museum in culturally rich Kanazawa. Touring of Japan’s cultural capital, Kyoto, includes the beloved Golden Pavilion temple, the extravagant Nijo-jo Castle, and the critical Fushimi Inari shrine. Discover cosmopolitan Hiroshima, reborn from its atomic destruction, with an optional three-day/two-night post-tour extension. 


Paris the African American Experience

Dates: August 26 - September 03, 2023
Price: $3,795 if booked by 12/31/22 + VAT + air
Operator: AHI

Follow in the footsteps of Josephine Baker, Langston Hughes, Eugene Bullard, and other African American luminaries on this enriching seven-night stay in Paris. Many Black Americans found acceptance and opportunities in the City of Light in the years following World War I. Through specially designed excursions and enriching talks, you will trace the journey of African Americans in France, gaining insight into why they moved to Paris and how they forever influenced French culture. In Montmartre, listen to stories about the club owners and musicians that shaped Paris’ jazz fervor and learn about crucial African diaspora figures’ contributions. Watch a fascinating documentary, followed by a discussion with the filmmakers, and enjoy an evening of jazz at a local club. Enjoy quintessential Parisian experiences: tasting divine cuisine, cruising the Seine River, and exploring the incredible art scene. This small-group program, ideal for active travelers, features a first-class hotel and an extensive meal plan, including wine with dinner.


September 2023

Austrian Self-Care Escape (Young Alumni)

Dates: September 2 - September 10, 2023
Price: Base land package from $2,489
Operator: AESU

Make your next vacation a self-care journey to a destination that offers amazing sightseeing opportunities and a multitude of your favorite activities. Embrace the relaxing approach of the Viennese coffee house culture, take a stroll at the famous Prater, an amusement park, a place of nostalgic dreams, and an oasis of greenery, then explore the picturesque World Heritage City of Salzburg and dance like Julie Andrews in the Austrian hills. Take care of body, mind, and soul at a luxury spa, hike or bike, feast on legendary Austrian cuisine, and take in breathtaking views of Innsbruck’s mighty snowcapped peaks of the Tyrolean Alps.


Vancouver to Toronto

Dates: September 7 - September 13, 2023
Price: From $6,695 + air
Operator: Orbridge

Join this once-in-a-lifetime train trip across Canada—a small-group journey (26 guests maximum) from Toronto across five provinces, through the Canadian Rockies to the Pacific Northwest. Enjoy upgraded Prestige Class premium accommodations onboard VIA Rail’s The Canadian. It provides the perfect combination of modern and elegant cabins, private concierge service, delightful meals prepared by onboard chefs, all-inclusive bar service, and observation cars that allow for unobstructed viewing of Canada’s great wilderness.


Black Sea Mystique

Dates: September 16 - September 25, 2023
Price: From $3,599 (airfare included from select cities)
Operator: Go Next

Voyage to the eastern Mediterranean and the Black Sea on this nine-night cruise aboard Oceania Cruises’ Nautica. Explicitly planned for the culturally curious, this cruise seeks out authentic experiences of lesser-known European cultures and explores their Greek and Roman roots in depth. Explore folk customs, remote villages, and authentic cuisine in culture-rich Bulgaria, Romania, and Ukraine. Discover Byzantine treasures on a stroll past historic churches and museums. Make your way to sunny Greece. Snap photos of the iconic, blue-domed buildings from Santorini’s highest peak and take a beach day in Mykonos.


Passions and Pursuits: Golfing in Southern France

Dates: September 19 - September 28, 2023
Price: Pricing will begin approximately $5,995
Operator: Orbridge

Embark on a cruise along the meandering rivers Rhône and Saône with prime opportunities to experience golf and the local culture of southern France. Accompanied by an expert golf professional, you’ll visit select courses that provide a superb golfing experience, combining beautiful natural settings with technical challenges. Enriching land excursions, enticing gourmet meals, and luxury ship accommodations abound in this epic journey through one of the most breathtaking parts of the world.


Portrait of Italy: From the Amalfi Coast to Venice

Dates: September 21 - October 06, 2023
Price: From $5,474
Operator: Odysseys Unlimited

From the breathtaking Amalfi Coast to eternal Rome, through the gentle Umbrian and Tuscan countryside to treasured Venice, this wide-ranging 16-day, small-group tour showcases ancient sites, contemporary life, priceless art, and unique accommodations. Begin on the storied Amalfi Coast, experiencing this stunning region by sea and land and visiting Pompeii’s magnificent ruins. Continuing to the Eternal City for a three-night stay, tour the Colosseum, the Forum, monumental St. Peter’s Square, and the sublime Sistine Chapel, and explore independently. Spend three nights in Italy’s “green heart” of Umbria, enjoying a cooking demonstration in Orvieto and, visiting beloved Assisi and journeying to alluring Tuscany, tour splendid Siena. Discover Florence, a living monument to the Renaissance, and encounter classic Tuscany in the hill town of San Gimignano. Sample a local winery’s offerings before concluding your tour in wondrous Venice. Savor more time in Venice with an optional three-day/two-night post-tour extension.


Death Valley, Yosemite and the Great Parks of California

Dates: September 22 - September 29, 2023
Price: From $4,695 + air
Operator: Orbridge

Join us on a transformative journey into California’s national parks’ sublime, sprawling wilderness. With more national parks in the Golden State than anywhere in the nation, it’s home to some of our most iconic natural wonders—the highest waterfalls, largest trees, and one of the deepest canyons. Showcasing Death Valley, Yosemite, Sequoia, and Kings Canyon National Parks, this eight-day program celebrates these magnificent public lands’ history, beauty, and culture. Together we’ll experience rich and diverse natural landscapes, opportunities to glimpse wildlife, a cosmic voyage of stargazing, and a palpable connection with nature. After each rewarding day exploring the surreal geological formations at Death Valley, the picturesque panoramas at Yosemite, and the towering sequoia forests of Sequoia and Kings Canyon, we’ll retire to well-regarded and comfortable resorts and lodges.


Fall Colors on Mark Twain’s Mississippi

Dates: September 24 - October 02, 2023
Price: From $2,699
Operator: Go Next

Join us for an autumnal excursion up the Mississippi! While the leaves turn yellow and red, travel with us from St. Louis to Minneapolis. Begin with a complimentary pre-cruise hotel stay in St. Louis, famous for its soaring arch. Embark the American Queen and cruise to Hannibal, the boyhood home of Mark Twain, famously known as the setting for many of his writings. In Clinton, explore the history of this fascinating river town. Then head to Dubuque, where you can visit the Dubuque Museum of Art. Before the journey’s end, spend a day in Red Wing.


October 2023

GLADIATORS TO GONDOLAS

Dates: October 20 - October 30, 2023
Price: From $3,449 (airfare included from select cities)
Operator: Go Next

We have your way through the mythical Mediterranean on this 10-night cruise aboard Oceania Cruises’ Riviera. Cruise the terracotta-lined waters of the Amalfi Coast and visit Valletta to see the celebrated St. John’s Co-Cathedral. Under the gaze of Mt. Etna, revel in the flavor of hand-crafted Sicilian wines poured straight from the source.

In Katakolon and Corfu, travel back in time to ancient Greece. In Dubrovnik, indulge your historic side as you traverse the lanes of the Old Town, filled with fortresses and fortifications. In Koper, taste the flavors of Slovenia as you meander markets. Finally, sink into the magic of Venice as the musicians serenade you.


Red Sea and Aegean Sea

Dates: October 29 - November 12, 2023
Price: From $7,995 + air
Operator: Gohagan

Visit three continents; explore centuries-old landmarks in Greece, Egypt, and Jordan; and cruise from the Aegean Sea to the Red Sea via the Suez Canal on this remarkable voyage. View the Minoan Palace at Knossos and continue to Heraklion to visit the Archaeological Museum Stand in the shadows of the Great Pyramids of Giza. Mid-cruise, overnight in Luxor in a Nile-view room, and enjoy a specially arranged visit to the tomb of Queen Nefertari. Explore the historical sites of Jordan on a journey to Wadi Rum, legendary Petra, Amman, and Jerash. Enhance your trip with the Classical Greece  Pre-Program option and Israel Post-Program option.


November 2023

Live in The Land of Fire and Ice (Young Alumni)

a picture of the northern lights with mountains in front

Dates: November 1 - November 05, 2023
Price: Base land package from $1,996
Operator: AESU

Iceland Airwaves Festival is the world’s most northerly music showcase festival featuring acts ranging from the unknown to up-and-coming international headliners. For the 22nd year, Reykjavik’s bars, clubs, bookshops, and theaters will become the setting for this unique event. With only a few hours of sunlight, the winter solstice makes for a music lover’s unmatched experience. You’ll also have the opportunity to see the Northern Lights, discover Iceland’s most famous Golden Circle natural treasures, rugged coastlines, magnificent bird cliffs, delightful people, incredible waterfalls, erupting geysers, and tectonic plates.


Cruising the Fiji Islands

Dates: November 7 - November 28, 2023
Price: Price includes air from BHM $7,899 - $8499 and price from ATL is $7,599 - $8,199 Sing Supplement $2,100 - $3,300
Operator: Premier

Join us in exploring the Fiji Islands and the joy of a small ship cruising aboard the intimate M.V. Fiji Princess. This “bucket list” adventure takes you on a journey through paradise and includes seven days cruising beautiful and enchanting islands. These tropical islands boast some of the most striking scenery in Fiji. The warmth of the Fijian people is unmistakable as they greet you with open arms and a bright Bula smile. M.V. Fiji Princess has 34 air-conditioned cabins accommodating a maximum of 68 guests. Each cabin features yacht-style, en-suite amenities, windows, and a complimentary stocked mini-bar. And the ship’s small size provides access to bays and islands that would be impossible to reach in a larger vessel. Visit traditional Fijian villages, swim in crystal-clear lagoons, and enjoy tropical vistas you thought only existed in movies. Also, enjoy a tour of Nadi, visit an orchid farm and spend a leisurely day at the Malamala Beach Club with white sandy beaches, beachside cabanas, non-motorized sports, and more.


Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade

Dates: November 22 - November 25, 2023
Price: $3,599 per person double occupancy
Operator: Sports Entertainment Travel

Since 1924, the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade has been the official kick-off to the holiday season! The Emmy Award-winning tradition is seen by more than 3.5 million people in New York and 50 million people at home, all tuned in to see the famous giant balloons, a collection of excellent performances, one-of-a-kind floats, and more! Join us to see one of the most popular events in New York City firsthand!


Holiday Markets Cruise

Dates: November 27 - December 05, 2023
Price: From $2,695 + VAT + air
Operator: AHI

Feel the magic of the holidays in Germany and France on a seven-night Rhine River cruise! Celebrate centuries-old traditions in festive markets. Visit Heidelberg’s castle and enjoy an exclusive musical performance in the romantic old town. In the ports of Breisach, Strasbourg, Rüdesheim, and Düsseldorf, choose excursions that fit your interests, such as wine tastings, culinary tours, or cultural experiences. Aboard your exclusively chartered, first-class ship, and revel in the beauty of the Rhine Gorge. This journey includes an ample meal plan, plus wine and beer with lunch and dinner. There is no single supplement.


December 2023

Northern Lights of Finland

Dates: December 7 - December 14, 2023
Price: Price TBD
Operator: Collette

Hunt for the elusive northern lights and discover fascinating Finland, “Daughter of the Baltic.” Come to know Finnish culture and history on a tour of Helsinki with a local expert. Savor the local cuisine in Helsinki’s restaurants. Experience rugged Lapland during a three-night stay in the north of Finland. You are overnight surrounded by wilderness in a glass igloo and a Finnish log cabin. Embark on a reindeer safari with a local farmer. Mush your way to breakfast in a Finnish sleigh, and lead your dog sled team. One dynamic experience follows another on this once-in-a-lifetime adventure through Finland.

December 2023