Alumni and Friends Travel Opportunities
Rockies Rail Highlights - October 1 - 8, 2013
Venture down the road less traveled aboard VIA Rail's The Canadian. Stand on glacial ice over 1,000 feet thick at Columbia Icefield. Spend three nights at The Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel, the "Castle in the Mountains". Enjoy a day trip to Yoho National Park and view Emerald Lake. Take in the beauty and serenity of Peyto Lake. Early booking per person cost based on double occupancy from $3,599 includes roundtrip airfare. Click here for more information.
Pearls of The Mediterranean Cruise - October 10-18, 2013
Discover the classic pearls of the Mediterranean as you cruise from Monte Carlo to Rome, calling on some of the most revered ports along the southern coasts of France and Italy. Set sail from Monaco for the glamorous resort town of St-Tropez along the picturesque shores of the French Riviera. Sail up the coast to Marseille and meander through its historic old town, or explore the timeless towns of Aix or Avignon amid the legendary Provençal countryside. Continue on to Italy and take in the seaside resort town of Portofino where a sparkling harbor is overlooked by a 16th-century castle, and witness the architectural masterpieces of Florence or see Pisa’s famous Leaning Tower among the celebrated Field of Miracles. Next, explore Sorrento’s charming streets, perhaps visit the isle of Capri, or stroll among the amazing ruins of Pompeii. Spend time relaxing amid the breathtaking seaside cliffs and stunning Italian villages of Amalfi or Positano, before concluding your journey in the ancient city of Rome. Prices start at $2199 per person if booked by March 26. Click here for brochure.
Rediscover Cuba - October 20 - 28, 2013
Spend 7 nights in Cuba’s cities of Trinidad and Havana and soak in the island’s culture, history and art. Visit the Ernest Hemingway House (Lookout Farm), almost unchanged from the time the author left in 1960, where he conceived his final masterpiece, The Old Man and the Sea. Tour Old Havana and learn about the city’s architecture and restoration efforts. Visit the Bay of Pigs Museum and discover the history behind this important event. Experience La Perla del Sur, the Pearl of the South, as you tour Cienfuegos and cruise the harbor. Enjoy a city tour of Trinidad and explore its historic streets, cathedral and unique houses frozen in time.Early booking per person cost based on double occupancy from $3,999 includes roundtrip airfare. Click here for more information. Click here to view webinar.
California New Year's Getaway - December 29-January 2, 2014
Ring in the New Year in style with Collette's ever-popular tour featuring the Tournament of Roses Parade. You’ll have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to view the floats in their final stage of decorating. Next, attend Bandfest, featuring selected bands from all over the country that will perform in the parade. Enjoy the New Year’s Eve Gala Dinner Dance, with live entertainment and a champagne toast to help ring in the New Year. Be one of the 1 million spectators to line the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade route while sitting in your reserved section seats. Early booking per person cost based on double occupancy from $1,999 includes roundtrip airfare. Click here for more information.
Mediterranean Antiquities - May 21 -29, 2014
Journey to revered lands of antiquity aboard Oceania Cruises’ graceful Insignia and visit some of the Mediterranean’s most celebrated cities and ports along the coasts of Italy, Croatia, Montenegro and Greece. Begin in Venice, a latticework of islands, bridges and waterways, and enjoy a day exploring its many artistic masterpieces and enchanting squares. Discover Croatia’s red-tiled jewel, Dubrovnik, a walled city molded by centuries of Roman, Venetian and Slavic dominance. Continue to Montenegro and explore Kotor, a medieval town of pinked-paved streets enclosed by impressive walls, then sail to the emerald island of Corfu, where beauty abounds among the emerald hills and lush fields. Revel in the geographically rich island of Zakynthos, boasting mountains, underwater caves and pristine sandy beaches, where you may spot an endangered loggerhead sea turtle. Unwind on the Greek isle of Santorini, the breathtaking result of a massive volcanic eruption thousands of years ago, and savor its striking panoramas, showcasing indigo-domed churches and chalk-colored homes clinging to stony cliffs, before your voyage concludes in Athens. Prices start at $2,499 per person based on double occupancy and includes airfare. Click here for brochure.
For a trip brochure for any of the trips listed above contact Tracy Dunn in the alumni office at (800) 487-2679 or (859) 233-8512.