Alumni Trips

Classic China and The Yangtze

Classic China and The Yangtze

Classic China and The Yangtze

Classic China and The Yangtze

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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

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.

Sep 23
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September 23, 2018 - October 4, 2018
Essence of Europe
Explore ancient cities, alluring beaches, and culture straight from the Old World as you set sail across the Mediterranean Sea aboard the luxurious Riviera. Bask in the glamour of the French and Italian Rivieras, explore the lives of legendary artists from Dalí to Picasso, and marvel at the architecture of some of Spain’s most historic port cities.

Sep 26
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September 26, 2018 - October 10, 2018
Grand Danube Passage
Discover eight European countries, antiquated capitals, charming villages and the storied Danube River. During this 13-night journey, admire archaic facades, castles and cathedrals; laud epic panoramas; and enjoy engaging culture experiences. Celebrate each region’s heritage and flavors, and Personalize Your Cruise with a choice of excursions in select ports. For solo travelers, there is no single supplement.

Sep 28
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September 28, 2018 - October 6, 2018
Flavors of Sicily
No other part of Europe embraces you as warmly and feeds you as well as Sicily. We invite you to explore the many layers of the island’s history, its delectable cuisine and vintages, and its engaging culture.

Oct 03
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October 3, 2018 - October 11, 2018
Trade Routes of Coastal Iberia
This nine-day voyage showcases the Iberian Peninsula coast between Barcelona and Lisbon and features Spain’s legendary Guadalquivir River. Visit Portugal’s Algarve region, Spain’s Granada and Valencia, the Rock of Gibraltar and the Balearic Island of Mallorca. Cruise aboard the Five-Star small ship M.S. LE LYRIAL. Barcelona Pre-Cruise and Lisbon Post-Cruise Options.

Oct 03
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October 3, 2018 - October 14, 2018
Ancient Vignettes
Classical cultures come to life as you explore the art and history of Southern Europe. From the Renaissance art of Florence and Rome to the ancient walled cities of Valletta and Rhodes, you’ll explore it all aboard the luxurious [italic]Riviera[/italic].

Oct 04
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October 4, 2018 - October 12, 2018
Island Life in Ancient Greece
An unparalleled nine-day Aegean odyssey round trip from Athens, Greece, aboard the exclusively chartered, Five-Star small ship LE LAPÉROUSE, launching in 2018. Call on Crete, Santorini, Delos, Mykonos, Pátmos and Rhodes—islands steeped in myth and history. Visit Meteora and the Palace of Minos at Knossos. Athens Pre-Cruise and Peloponnese Post-Cruise Options.

Oct 12
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October 12, 2018 - October 18, 2018
An Art Lover's Paris
Focusing on the traveling exhibition "Covered in Time and History: The Films of Ana Mendieta", organized by the Katherine E. Nash Gallery, Department of Art.

Oct 14
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October 14, 2018 - October 19, 2018
Great Trains & Grand Canyons
Experience the majestic beauty of Sedona, AZ, and upscale resort and artist community set amid the red-hued rocks of Oak Creek Canyon. Create unforgettable memories at one of the world’s most recognizable natural wonders, the Grand Canyon. This awe-inspiring national park welcomes 5 million visitors a year. Learn about the history of this area at Montezuma’s Castle National Monument, the old mining town of Jerome, a guided trolley tour of Sedona, and two panoramic train rides. Experience this unique piece of America by bus, train and trolley!

Oct 16
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October 16, 2018 - October 31, 2018
Romance of the Mekong
Explore lively Saigon, formally known as Ho Chi Minh City, then cruise the Mekong River to visit rural villages and learn about the local heritage and life on the river. Discover fascinating Phnom Penh and settle in Siem Reap to discover the magnificent Angkor Wat complex of remarkable palaces and temples.

Nov 10
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November 10, 2018 - December 1, 2018
Exploring Australia & New Zealand
From Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, to the storied Outback, to sophisticated Sydney, to New Zealand’s breathtaking Milford Sound, to high-spirited Queenstown and nautical Auckland, this 22-day journey captures the best of these Lands Down Under.

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