2013 ALUMNI TRAVEL
BLACK SEA ODYSSEY
15-29 July 2013
Discover the wealth of culture and history on the shores of the Black Sea during a journey that takes you from the birth of civilization to the dramatic end of the Cold War. Begin with two nights in Istanbul. Explore the Blue Mosque, the Hagia Sophia and more. Then embark on an 11-night cruise to see more of Turkey plus Georgia, Russia, Ukraine and Bulgaria. You’ll sail aboard the premium-class MV Aegean Odyssey. Visit beautiful Trabzon and its mountainside monastery, see the botanical gardens of Batumi and Sochi and explore the ancient city of Kerch, Feodosiya’s Genoese fortress and Yalta’s palaces and literary heritage. Experience the powerful military and ancient histories of Sevastopol and enjoy the arts and culture of vibrant Odessa and Nessebur. This spectacular journey includes excursions, luxury hotel accommodations, an extensive meal plan and most gratuities. Alumni Holidays. 15 days. From $4,495 per person, double occupancy (includes FREE air).
ALASKA - ADMIRALTY DREAM
3-10 August 2013
The inexorable forces of nature are on full display in Alaska—mountains eroded by the crushing force of massive glaciers, icebergs crowding cold, aquamarine seas, the cycles of plants and animals compressed into the scant weeks of an arctic summer. Spend 8 days navigating in luxury the waterways of the Inside passage aboard 66-passenger Admiralty Dream and witness wildlife up close from its kayaks and skiffs. Learn about Alaska’s culture and industry by exploring the Alaska State Museum, visiting a salmon hatchery and participating in a crab population study. With skilled naturalists by your side, encounter its abundant wildlife, magnificent peaks and fjords and ice-blue glaciers of unfathomable proportions—while learning about the traditions of Alaska’s ancient cultures. Orbridge. 8 days. From $2,495 per person, plus air.
BRITISH ISLES AND NORWEGIAN FJORDS
14-27 August 2013
Explore the legacies of kings, queens and Viking warriors aboard Nautica. This cruise takes you to the British Isles and Norway, stopping in Edinburgh, Invergordon, the Shetland Islands, Alesund, Geiranger, Hellesylt, Belfast, Dublin, Cork and Portland. See captivating isles and fjords, castles and coasts. GoNext/Oceania. 14 days. From $4,999 per person, double occupancy (includes FREE air).
ENGLAND'S LAKE DISTRICT- A WALKING TOUR
15-23 August 2013
Explore the beauty of England’s Lake District on this flexible walking journey designed for all ages. From Bowness-on-Windermere, where you will stay at the deluxe MacDonald Old England Hotel & Spa, discover the fells, valleys, scenic passes and charming villages. Enjoy a reading and afternoon tea at William Wordsworth’s family home and visit Hilltop Farm, home of Beatrix Potter. Cruise aboard an iron steamboat, ride the Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway to admire Scafell Pike and travel to England’s deepest lake. In Cumbria, follow Hadrian’s Wall, a UNESCO World Heritage site. See Castlerigg Stone Circle, Hardknott Roman Fort ruins, Lanercost Priory and other incredible landmarks throughout this program that also includes an extensive meal plan with wine at dinner. Alumni Holidays. 9 days. From $2,995 per person, plus air.
TASTE OF EUROPE
26 August – 6 September 2013
Relax as Nautica takes you to fabulous ports of call in France, Spain and Portugal. Experience Saint-Malo, Pont-Aven, Bordeaux, Bilbao, La Coruña, Oporto, Lisbon and Seville, places that define the flavor of Europe, past and present. GoNext/Oceania. 12 days. From $3,999 per person, double occupancy (includes FREE air).
SOUTHWEST NATIONAL PARKS
28 September – 8 October 2013
Join us for a spectacular array of natural wonders and incredible scenery in the American Southwest. As you visit some of America’s greatest national parks, learn fascinating geological, natural and cultural secrets of these larger-than-life preserves including Grand Canyon National Park, Arches National Park, Canyonlands National Park, Dead Horse Point State Park, Bryce Canyon National Park and Zion National Park. Enjoy a cruise on Lake Powell, authentic Navajo cookout, 4-wheel drive tour of Monument Valley, wine tasting in Moab and the Southwestern charm of your accommodations. Most of all, take in breathtaking views that will stay with you for a lifetime. Orbridge. From $2,995 per person, plus air.
18-29 October 2013
With Joint Academy Travel
This Mediterranean adventure aboard Marina takes you to ports of call in Italy, Greece, Montenegro and Croatia. See artistic masterpieces in Florence, experience dramatic hillside Italian towns, relax on a Greek island and explore Kotor and Dubrovnik. GoNext/Oceania. 12 days. From $3,299 per person, double occupancy (includes FREE air).
VILLAGES AND VINEYARDS OF FRANCE
22 October – 3 November 2013
Walk in the footsteps of Burgundy’s dukes, travel the celebrated Alsace Wine Road and discover the highlights of Paris. See the Rohan Palace and European Parliament in Strasbourg. Journey back in time to admire the Petit France Quarter, the renowned family vineyard of Dopff au Moulin, colorful tapestries in Beaune, the legendary Route des Grands Crus, century-old mansions in the bustling streets of Dijon and picturesque Colman and the extraordinary Château de Chambord, an exceptional treasure in the Loire Valley. Enjoy wine tastings and walking tours in Mâcon and Chablis, and stroll high above the vineyards in the village of Sancerre. Conclude this exclusive small group experience with two dazzling nights in Paris, the City of Light. This exceptional program includes luxury accommodations, all excursions and an extensive meal plan featuring wine with dinner. Alumni Holidays. 13 days. From $4,595 per person, plus air.
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