Alumni Travel Program

Upcoming Destinations

View the upcoming Alumni Travel Program destinations by year or view all available trips below.

Mississippi River
September 19-27, 2022

Fall Colors on Mark Twain's Mississippi

Aboard American Queen
Trip Operator: Go Next

Join us for an autumnal jaunt up the Mississippi! While the leaves turn yellows and reds, travel with us from St. Louis to Minneapolis. Begin with a complimentary pre-cruise hotel stay in St. Louis, famous for its soaring arch. Your cruise begins in Alton, a city whose charming monuments dot the historic streets. 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 Bettendorf, get a glimpse of Iowa—stop in an art shop or grab a seat at a waterfront café. Then head to Dubuque, where you can pay a visit to the Dubuque Museum of Art, Iowa’s oldest cultural institution. In La Crosse, seek out a local brew pub to get a taste of the city’s long and storied history in the brewing industry. Before journey’s end, spend a day in Red Wing, a city whose pioneering story lives on in its many galleries and museums.

Harbor of Malta
September 26 - October 6, 2022

Opulent Mediterranean

Barcelona to Rome aboard Nautica
Trip Operator: Go Next

Join us for this autumnal voyage through some of the most sparkling cities in the western Mediterranean! Savor a sauvignon blanc in a 14th-century castle on the scenic Costa Brava and haggle over handicrafts in France’s oldest city, Marseille. Play a game or two at Monte Carlo’s famous casino, and near Saint-Tropez, hop from hamlet to hamlet on an enchanting tour of the Provençal countryside.

Explore Italy as you visit the whimsical Leaning Tower of Pisa and Taormina’s incredible Greco-Roman theater. Before you end your trip in Rome, escape to Naples to see Pompeii, once buried under the ashes of nearby Mt. Vesuvius.

October 6-17, 2022

Wonders of Peru featuring an Amazon Cruise & Machu Picchu

Trip Operator: AHI Travel

Venture off on an exciting journey to Peru! Make memories trekking in the Amazonian jungle, on Andean peaks and highlands, and in colonial cities, as you celebrate the rain forest’s biodiversity, the ancient Incas, and contemporary Peruvian culture. Take in mystical Machu Picchu and wander among impressive Inca ruins. While cruising the Amazon Basin, delight in the abundance of wildlife as you skim along waterways in skiff boats.

Updated Dates: October 21-29, 2022

Florence in the Serene Season

Trip Operator: AHI Travel

Experience the true essence of beautiful Florence during a quieter time of year on this seven-night, small-group journey! Stroll through the city’s intimate streets and romantic piazzas, a veritable outdoor museum of Renaissance glories, and take more time to enjoy Michelangelo’s David and the Uffizi’s priceless art without the high-season crowds. Admire the eye-catching, ornate Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, topped by Brunelleschi’s magnificent dome, and cross the Arno River by way of the Ponte Vecchio. 

October 25 - November 1, 2022

The Galápagos Islands–Western Itinerary

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Join us as we explore the Galápagos Islands. Designated as the first UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1978, the Galápagos Islands have been described as a “unique living museum and showcase of evolution.” They are home to a fascinating array of wildlife inhabiting an unspoiled ecosystem, living in harmony with their human visitors.

January 11-23, 2023

Antarctica Discovery

Aboard Ocean Victory
Trip Operator: Orbridge

Join us on an incredible journey through the vast beauty of the White Continent, featuring pristine polar wilderness, abundant wildlife, and spectacular scenery. The epitome of adventure, Antarctica is both a region in transformation—where effects of global climate change are noted—as well as a destination known to transform guests with its magnificence. Here in the remote, visitors find inspiration and perspective among elemental forces of ice, snow, water, and rock, and become a part of the story of discovery. 

April 14-24, 2023

Picturesque Mediterranean

Venice to Barcelona aboard Riviera
Trip Operator: Go Next

Whether you’re a history buff, a wine connoisseur, or a sunbather, the Mediterranean covers all the bases! Immerse yourself in European history and culture on this 10-night cruise aboard Oceania Cruises’ Riviera.

Embark in Venice and set sail for Split. Explore Split’s UNESCO-listed Old Town or go local and cook coastal cuisine with Croatian villagers. Take a tuk-tuk ride around the Bay of Kotor. Visit Taormina and marvel at the famous Greek theater and the stunning views of Mt. Etna. Enjoy fresh fruits and vegetables along the Amalfi coast. In Rome, get your fill of Italian Renaissance art and architecture. See the towering remains of the ancient Roman Empire. Before journeys end in Barcelona, indulge your romantic side in France as you drink café au lait in Marseille’s sidewalk bistros. 

April 18-22, 2023

America's Southwest: A Luxury Train Adventure

Trip Operator: Orbridge

Ride the rails between Denver, Colorado to Moab, Utah, and experience stunning vistas of the American Southwest from the comfort of expansive glass-dome trains aboard the well-appointed Rocky Mountaineer. Relax and take in the riches of natural history with the mighty Colorado River, vast canyons, and mesmerizing red sandstone landscapes before you and delicious meals and beverages brought right to your seat.

April 25 - May 3, 2023

Italy's Magnificent Lake District

Trip Operator: AHI

Discover northern Italy’s lake district, where sparkling lakes mirror emerald hills and craggy Alpine slopes. From your base in Stresa by Lake Maggiore, spend indulgent days exploring beautiful islands and elegant shores dusted with sunlight. Witness a Romanesque basilica on Isola San Giulio, and stroll through charming Bellagio, where poets and writers from around the world have found inspiration. Cruise aboard a private boat to the Borromean Islands, home to a lavish island estate and a quaint fishermen’s islet. Glide across Lake Como, passing fairy-tale villas and colorful villages, and learn the secrets of northern Italian cuisine during a cooking lesson and an indulgent lunch. In Milan, feast your eyes on Leonardo’s “The Last Supper” and visit the legendary La Scala, Italy’s opulent opera house. Handcrafted for your enjoyment, this small-group journey features a first-class hotel, an extensive meal plan, and a series of lectures to enhance your understanding of the region.

May 4-12, 2023

Dutch Waterways

Trip 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 gathered from around the world at the Rijksmuseum! You’ll also take in Bruges’ wonderfully preserved Gothic gems and Antwerp’s impressive medieval old town. Other ports of call introduce you to the inviting Dutch city of Kampen, rich in Hanseatic history, and the laid-back seaside harbor town of Veere. Enjoy enrichment from expert guides and lecturers, plus a choice of included excursions. 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!

Columbia River
June 11-19, 2023

Great Pacific Northwest

Portland (Vancouver, WA) to Spokane (Clarkston) aboard American Empress
Trip Operator: Go Next

Join us for 7-nights onboard American Queen Voyages’ American Empress as we explore the Pacific Northwest. Enjoy an included 1-night pre-cruise hotel stay in Vancouver, WA. Sail to Astoria where you can climb to the top of the Astoria Column, a monument to the West and the natural riches it offers. Cruise on to Stevenson, where you can take in the power of the mighty Bonneville Dam on the Columbia River.

Spend a day in The Dalles and immerse yourself in the past filled with gold miners and gunslingers. In Richland, browse the unique shops and cafés downtown. Before saying farewell in Spokane, head to Clarkston to experience the breathtaking gateway to Hells Canyon, America’s deepest river gorge.

Amalfi Coast
June 14-22, 2023

The Charm of the Amalfi Coast

Trip Operator: AHI

Immerse yourself in the unending splendors of the Amalfi Coast, from ancient ruins to sun-swept coastline and enchanting towns. On our incredible seven-night journey, you’ll be seduced by this alluring slice of Italy where honored history and rich culture are revealed. Stay in charming Sorrento, venturing out to explore Ravello, Amalfi, and Positano, endearing villages perched majestically above the coast. Soak up unspoiled vistas while cruising azure seas, and delve into fascinating legends at Herculaneum and Pompeii, frozen in time by the mudflows of Mount Vesuvius. Unravel history amid Paestum’s Greek temples and tuck into the region’s sensational cuisine, including olive oil and cheese tastings during a rural farm experience. Whether visiting the renowned National Archaeological Museum or discovering Old Naples, your Italian daydreams will come to life! This handcrafted, small-group journey features first-class accommodations and an extensive meal plan. 

June 20-26, 2023

Toronto to Vancouver by Rail

Trip Operator: Orbridge

Discover the majestic beauty of Canada on a nostalgic rail journey that brings back the golden age of train travel. Leave the city center behind and glide through amazing scenery featuring rugged lake country, gentle prairie fields, picturesque towns, and the snowy peaks of the magnificent Rockies. In addition to marveling at diverse landscapes, this restful and entertaining journey provides delicious meals to savor and is a wonderful opportunity to experience the vastness of Canada in one unforgettable trip. 

June 21-29, 2023

Irish Inspiration

Belfast to Belfast aboard Riviera
Trip Operator: Go Next

Join us as we explore the gorgeous green coasts of Ireland on an 8-night cruise aboard Oceania Cruises’ Riviera. Begin your journey in Belfast and set sail for Dublin (Dún Laoghaire), the birthplace of some of the world’s greatest literary figures. Stroll through Waterford, a 1,110-year-old Viking town and the oldest city in Ireland.

Explore storied castles outside of 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. Explore the town history of Killybegs and see the world’s largest knotted loom. Before making your way back to Belfast, visit Derry, known for the in-tact 17th-century walls surrounding the city center.

Polar bear
August 3-9, 2023

Polar Bears & Beluga Whales

Trip Operator: Orbridge

Head north and discover the beauty and wildness of Churchill, Manitoba. This small town on the banks of the Hudson Bay is known for hosting polar bears in the fall. During summer, visitors can possibly spot polar bears along the local shores before they return to the pack ice when it forms in early winter. Summertime is also when the bears share the area with more than 60,000 beluga whales—who come to feed, mate, and give birth in the shallow waters—as well as a wide variety of other wildlife. Come and see this annual exhibition that can only be found here in the Canadian north, and meet the local people who call it home. Pioneering spirits and welcoming smiles are waiting for you. 

August 8-18, 2023

Dazzling Alaska

Seattle to Seattle aboard Regatta
Trip Operator: Go Next

Experience Alaskan wilderness on this riveting 10-night cruise aboard Oceania Cruises’ Regatta. Revel in the scenery of steep forested mountain slopes and pristine waters while cruising the Outside Passage and Hubbard Glacier.

Begin your journey in Seattle and set sail for Seymour Narrows. Catch a crab feast or enjoy fresh salmon in the salmon capital of the world, Ketchikan, where they pull each day’s dinner fresh from the water. Witness the picture-perfect Mendenhall Glacier in Juneau. Spot Icy Strait Point's spouting whales and immerse yourself in nature in Hoonah. Test your luck at salmon sportfishing and get the local experience in Sitka. Before journey’s end in Seattle, seek out craft breweries, gardens, and local seafood specialties in Victoria, B.C.

September 7-15, 2023

Flavors of Chianti

Trip Operator: Orbridge

Embrace the bewitching enchantment, bucolic ambiance, and charismatic culture of Chianti. Meander through Tuscany’s colorful cities, cypress-studded hilltop towns, classic cucinas, and idyllic vineyards during this small-group journey. Explore the Italian countryside that provides endless inspiration for artists, chefs, and vintners alike.

September 22 - October 1, 2023

Greece: Athens & Gytheio

Trip Operator: AHI

Greece’s cultural riches, from the glorious remnants of ancient civilizations to a palate-pleasing bounty of wine, olives, and seafood, await you on this eight-night journey to Athens and Gytheio! Ascend the Acropolis to admire the Parthenon and sweeping views of Athens. Explore the fortified Bronze Age citadel of Mycenae and discover a one-of-a-kind treasure, mountainside Mystras, an important center of Byzantine culture. During your stay in charming, seaside Gytheio, enjoy coastal life and get to know the Mani, a region known for its independent spirit, stone tower houses, and beautiful beaches, plus journey to Monemvasia, a stunning, medieval walled city on an island. A wine tasting and a fun-filled dinner with music and dancing complement this well-rounded, small-group experience! You’ll also learn about Greek history, from classical to contemporary, during enriching lectures with experts. Includes deluxe and first-class hotels and a generous meal plan with wine at dinner. 

October 15-30, 2023

Journey to Southern Africa

Trip Operator: AHI

This exceptional 12-night journey reveals fascinating local culture and lands brimming with incredible raw beauty, where pristine wilderness teems with exotic wildlife and wonders.

Begin your journey of South Africa, Zimbabwe and Botswana in Cape Town, a jewel of the Western Cape. Tour poignant Robben Island alongside a knowledgeable guide and spot penguins by the Cape of Good Hope. Then venture out to renowned safari destinations: Chobe National Park, Hwange National Park, and Kapama Private Game Reserve. With expert guides leading the way, search for ambling elephants, sleeping lions, racing antelope, and more as you gain insight into the majestic African bushveld. Along the way, experience the utmost in luxury aboard Rovos Rail on a three-night train journey, and meet welcoming locals in Soweto and other towns that hold powerful history lessons. From thundering Victoria Falls to historic Kliptown, Johannesburg to a sunset safari, every moment will touch your heart! This unmatched adventure includes a Rovos Rail journey, two flights within South Africa, and an extensive meal plan featuring wine with dinner!

October 21 - November 3, 2023

Discover Egypt and the Nile Valley

Trip Operator: Orbridge

The incomparable Nile. Magnificent ancient monuments. Endless golden sands. This and more is Egypt—a cradle of civilization essential to our human story and the developments in government, religion, and agriculture. With its long past and welcoming people, Egypt beckons travelers to explore ruins of the past and wonders of today. 

Giant Tortoise
October 24-31, 2023

The Galápagos Islands–Western Itinerary

Trip Operator: Orbridge

Feel the thrill of encountering the flora and fauna that famously inspired Darwin—and in his footsteps, generations of nature lovers. Undiscovered by Europeans until the 16th century, the Galápagos Islands hold a central position in modern scientific and evolutionary history. In a place where human presence is relatively minimal, take the opportunity to observe and photograph these remarkable species up close—either sitting quietly to watch blue-footed boobies or snorkeling with inquisitive and playful sea lions.

Plaza Vieja
November 3-10, 2023

Cuba and Its People: Havana

Trip Operator: AHI

Immerse yourself in the heart of incredible Cuba! Stay for seven nights in a privately owned boutique hotel in Havana’s beautiful Vedado district. Experience the layers of Cuba’s distinctive history and allure, from Old Havana to soothing guitar strums and a classic car ride along Havana’s avenues. Learn about organic farming in Caimito and Afro-Cuban history in Matanzas. Experience Cuba through the eyes of entrepreneurs, dancers, community leaders, children and more. During meaningful exchanges, these locals show you their connections to their country and how they cultivate their passions and work. Plus, handpicked local experts add another enriching layer during discussions about the island’s economy, musical roots, 1961 literacy campaign and other compelling topics. You’ll come away with a broader perspective of Cuba’s history, culture and heritage while also supporting the Cuban people. This exclusive program, developed by AHI Travel, is operated in accordance with a Support for the Cuban People general license established by the Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control. This program includes round-trip flights between Miami and Cuba.