Alumni Trips

Tanzania During the Great Migration

Tanzania During the Great Migration

Tanzania During the Great Migration

Tanzania During the Great Migration

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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

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.

Aug 04
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August 4, 2018 - August 20, 2018
Discovering Eastern Europe
Both leisurely and comprehensive, this small group tour limited to 24 guests provides a generous overview of five distinct, fascinating nations – Poland, Hungary, Austria, Slovakia, and the Czech Republic.

Aug 05
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August 5, 2018 - August 20, 2018
The Mighty Mississippi
Experience the full grandeur of the Mississippi River aboard the iconic and stately steamboat the American Queen. From the river’s trickling beginnings in Minnesota to the Mississippi River Delta where the water flows into the Gulf of Mexico, you’ll explore the history and culture cultivated by this massive and majestic waterway.

Aug 08
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August 8, 2018 - August 14, 2018
Polar Bears & Beluga Whales
Head north and discover the beauty and wildness of Churchill, Manitoba. Known as the "Polar Bear Capital of the World," this small town on the banks of the Hudson Bay is famous for these majestic animals, who spend summer and fall on the local shores before returning to the pack ice when it forms in early winter.

Aug 23
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August 23, 2018 - August 29, 2018
Canadian Rockies, Parks & Resorts
A sampling of world-class Canadian resorts combined with breathtaking scenery highlight this 7-day journey into the Canadian Rockies.

Sep 02
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September 2, 2018 - September 17, 2018
Southern Africa
Discover the remarkable beauty and vibrant culture of South Africa and Zimbabwe as you explore modern cities, track wildlife on safari and explore the natural wonder of Victoria Falls on the Zambezi River. Talks by local experts, excursions with expert guides and safari game drives combine to make this the travel experience of a lifetime.

Sep 18
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September 18, 2018 - September 26, 2018
France's Champagne Region
Discover the essence of France’s Champagne country and explore the history, culture and joie de vivre of this magnificent region. Sip Champagne, stroll through picturesque towns and more during your seven-night stay in Reims. Experience a program crafted to offer a balance of planned activities and time to follow your own path.

Sep 19
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September 19, 2018 - September 26, 2018
New England Splendor
Embark on a tranquil odyssey, from Gloucester to Halifax, aboard the superbly designed M/V Victory II. On this seven- night voyage experience early American history, extravagant architecture, and the incredible pageantry of the New England region.

Sep 19
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September 19, 2018 - September 28, 2018
Imperial Splendor of Russia
Explore Russia’s grandeur on an eight-night, small-group experience that reveals Moscow’s imperial riches, St. Basil’s Cathedral, Metro stations and other treasures. Travel by high-speed train to St. Petersburg to visit the State Hermitage Museum, Peterhof Palace, Mariinsky Theater and more. Enjoy first-class hotels, enriching lectures, extensive meals and wine with dinner.

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