Alumni Trips

Great Journey through Europe

Great Journey through Europe

Great Journey through Europe

Great Journey through Europe

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University of Minnesota Alumni Trips

Relax and immerse yourself in the special camaraderie that happens when U of M alumni and friends explore fascinating destinations and learn about unique cultures together. Experience the rewards of a vacation where all the details are expertly taken care of for you.

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2018

May 26
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May 26, 2018 - June 3, 2018
Village Life around the Italian Lakes
Experience the true essence of life in northern Italy’s fabled Lake District for one full week, with charming accommodations in the PALACE HOTEL in the heart of Como. Enjoy private lake cruises on Como, Maggiore and Orta and excursions to Bellagio, Villa del Balbianello, the Borromean Islands and Milan. Verona/Venice Post-Program Option.

Jun 02
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June 2, 2018 - June 11, 2018
Southern Culture & Civil War
Take a trip back in time to the Civil War on this riverboat cruise down the Southern Mississippi on the stately and luxurious [italic]American Queen[/italic]. From Civil War battlegrounds like Vicksburg to the magnificent Antebellum plantation of Nottoway, Southern culture and history come alive on this week-long voyage.

Jun 13
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June 13, 2018 - June 23, 2018
Great Journey through Europe
This extraordinary 11-day “Grand Tour” of Europe combines river, rail, lake and mountain travel and features Switzerland, France, Germany and The Netherlands. Cruise aboard the deluxe M.S. AMADEUS SILVER II along the most scenic sections of the Rhine River. Ride aboard three legendary railways—the Matterhorn’s Gornergrat Bahn, the famous Glacier Express and Lucerne’s Pilatus Railway.

Jun 17
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June 17, 2018 - June 28, 2018
Gaelic Exploration
Experience the wonders of Gaelic culture as you sail through Ireland and the British Isles. Discover Ireland’s cosmopolitan heart in Dublin and Belfast, delve into its rich history from Waterford to Galway, and explore the natural bounty of Glengarriff and Holyhead.

Jun 21
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June 21, 2018 - July 2, 2018
Baltic & Scandinavian Treasures
Discover the unique personality of Northern Europe as you set sail across the Baltic Sea from Copenhagen to Stockholm on the luxurious [italic]Marina[/italic]. Laze on the unforgettable beaches of the Baltic States in Klaipeda, Riga, and Tallinn; explore the cosmopolitan flair of Helsinki and Berlin; and embrace a two night stay in St. Petersburg, Russia’s window to the West.

Jun 28
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June 28, 2018 - July 5, 2018
Alaska's Glaciers and the Inside Passage
Cruise through the Inside Passage from Vancouver to Juneau aboard the exclusively chartered Five-Star, all-Suite, small ship M.V. STAR LEGEND. During naturalist-led Zodiac excursions and from the comfort of your own spacious, ocean-view Suite, enjoy superior views of Alaska’s spectacular scenery and abundant wildlife. Call at Sitka, Wrangell and Ketchikan.

Jul 01
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July 1, 2018 - July 11, 2018
Nordic Magnificence
Join us on a remarkable journey to explore the natural beauty and heritage of Denmark and Norway. Explore Copenhagen. Marvel at royal castles and stroll through the Old Town. Cruise overnight to Oslo. Learn of Norway’s Viking past and admire the country’s majestic scenery. Travel on the picturesque Bergen railway, and cruise on the magnificent Songefjord.

Jul 16
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July 16, 2018 - July 24, 2018
Breathtaking Bordeaux
Experience the breathtaking beauty of the Dordogne and Garonne rivers, which together have shaped the scenery and culture of the Bordeaux region of France.

Jul 21
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July 21, 2018 - July 31, 2018
Exploring Iceland
Discover Iceland’s remarkable natural history and rich cultural heritage on this 11-day small group tour that traverses an astonishing land. Begin your journey in Borgarnes’ scenic environs, touring the beautiful Snaefellsnes Peninsula with its lava field, fishing villages, bizarre rock formations, and nesting cliff birds.

Jul 27
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July 27, 2018 - August 5, 2018
The Majestic Great Lakes
Unwind in idyllic Mackinac Island; traverse the legendary Soo Locks in Sault Ste. Marie; explore native traditions in Manitoulin Island; browse Cleveland’s famous and expansive West Side Market; dive—or drive—into automotive history in Detroit; and see Niagara Falls up close and personal from the thrilling perspective of a Hornblower vessel.

Jul 29
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July 29, 2018 - August 19, 2018
Vikings & Royals
Trace the path of the Vikings on this luxury cruise across the Northern Atlantic. Starting and ending in London, you’ll explore the otherworldly beauty and extraordinary culture of Iceland and Greenland, as well as the opportunity to delve into the United Kingdom and Ireland’s own Viking heritage.

Jul 31
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July 31, 2018 - August 11, 2018
Riches of the Emerald Isle
Experience the finest in Irish culture during stays in Ennis, Killarney, Mallow and Dublin. Explore lively Galway, traverse the Burren landscape and admire the resplendent Cliffs of Moher. Enjoy Blarney Castle and Dublin’s St. Patrick’s Cathedral and Trinity College. This ten-night, small-group experience features first-class hotels, fascinating insights from local guides and experts, a Travel Director and ample meals with wine at dinner.

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