Alumni Trips

Across Spain and Portugal

Across Spain and Portugal

Across Spain and Portugal

Across Spain and Portugal

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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

Apr 30
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April 30, 2018 - May 9, 2018
European Coastal Civilizations
This eight-night cruise along coastal Portugal, Spain, France and England aboard the Five-Star M.S. LE BORÉAL features a memorable cruise up the River Thames, our exclusive C’EST BON! CULINARY TRADITIONS ™ program celebrating local cuisines and a visit to the beaches of Normandy with special guest speaker Dwight D. Eisenhower II.

May 02
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May 2, 2018 - May 10, 2018
Timeless Beauties
The Riviera welcomes you into the relaxed Mediterranean lifestyle on this luxury cruise through Southern Europe. Renaissance masterpieces, glamorous resorts, and ancient monuments await you as you sail from pristine Spain through to the breathtaking Italian Riviera.

May 08
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May 8, 2018 - May 23, 2018
Majestic Passage
Connect New World settlements with their Old World roots on your journey from Canada to the United Kingdom. Journey across the Atlantic aboard the luxurious [italic]Marina[/italic] and explore the natural bounty of Eastern Canada and the thriving cosmopolitan cities of the United Kingdom.

May 10
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May 10, 2018 - May 18, 2018
Scottish Isles & Norwegian Fjords
Join us for a unique, comprehensive, seven-night journey to Scotland’s rarely visited Orkney and Shetland Islands and Norway’s majestic coastal fjords. Cruise from Glasgow to Bergen aboard the exclusively chartered, Five-Star small ship M.S. LE BORÉAL and enjoy two of the world’s most scenic rail journeys. Edinburgh/Glasgow Pre-Cruise and Norway/Copenhagen Post-Cruise Options.

May 11
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May 11, 2018 - May 20, 2018
Cuban Cultural Awakening
Dive into the art, culture, and history of Havana with our included Go Next Exclusive Excursions; discover Cienfuegos’ old town center, a UNESCO World Heritage Site; see where Teddy Roosevelt and his Rough Riders fought during the Battle of San Juan Hill outside of Santiago de Cuba; enjoy the sun, sand, and sparkling waters of The Bahamas in Great Stirrup Cay and Freeport.

May 16
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May 16, 2018 - May 25, 2018
European Serenade
Let the picturesque Amalfi Coast enchant you; embrace the youthful cultre of Catania; see nature and history join together in Argostoli; wander the ancient walled city of Kotor; explore the magnificence of Diocletian’s Palace in Split; see the birthplace of Hippocrates in Kos; and lose yourself in the romance and mystery of Venice.

May 20
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May 20, 2018 - June 7, 2018
Essential Europe Grad Trip
From the pomp and pageantry of London to the snow-capped Austrian Alps; from the glorious art of Florence to the sun-kissed beaches of Greece, Europe’s infinite variety of people, places, and traditions are the perfect setting for a journey that celebrates and educates. Capture the flavor of the cities and the beauty of the countryside; sample the delicacies and specialties of nine wondrous countries – Europe, in all its splendor, awaits.

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.

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