Alumni Trips

Gateway to Sunshine

Gateway to Sunshine

Trip Details

Gateway to Sunshine

Gateway to Sunshine

Trip Details
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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Apr 05
April 5, 2018 - April 16, 2018
The Wonders of Peru
Immerse yourself in Peru’s wonders. See Lima’s highlights, then experience a three-night, intimate Amazon cruise. Enjoy wildlife-watching and a rain forest hike. In the Andes, explore ethereal Machu Picchu with a guide. This ten-night journey features free economy airfare, round-trip between Miami, Florida, and Lima; expert local guides; a Travel Director; and generous meals with wine at dinner. For solo travelers, the single supplement is waived.

Apr 18
April 18, 2018 - April 26, 2018
Dutch Waterways
Experience a captivating seven-night cruise through Holland and Belgium’s waterways and canals aboard a first-class ship, featuring guided excursions in Amsterdam, Giethoorn, The Hague, Delft, Bruges and Antwerp. Enjoy a choice of excursions in several ports, enlightening lectures and delicious meals onboard, including wine and beer with lunch and dinner. For solo travelers, the single supplement is waived.

Jul 01
July 1, 2018 - July 11, 2018
Nordic Magnificence
Join us on a remarkable journey to explore the natural beauty and heritage of Denmark and Norway. Explore Copenhagen. Marvel at royal castles and stroll through the Old Town. Cruise overnight to Oslo. Learn of Norway’s Viking past and admire the country’s majestic scenery. Travel on the picturesque Bergen railway, and cruise on the magnificent Songefjord.

Jul 31
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.

Sep 02
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
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
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 26
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.

Oct 16
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.

Dec 02
December 2, 2018 - December 10, 2018
Cuba Art, Culture, & People
Discover Cuba’s highlights, architecture, music and culture for eight nights during stays in Miami, Havana and Cienfuegos. Meet local artists and dancers and learn from local experts during fascinating presentations. Along the way, visit historic sites, museums, schools and community projects, and enjoy a cigar factory tour. This small-group experience includes round-trip flights between Miami and Cuba and all excursions.


Jan 28
January 28, 2019 - February 10, 2019
Southeast Asia, featuring the Eastern & Oriental Express
In modern cities and centuries-old ruins, discover the diversity of Southeast Asia during a 10-night journey to Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia and Cambodia.

Feb 27
February 27, 2019 - March 14, 2019
New Zealand, Land of the Long White Cloud
From Maori culture to European influences and city life to fiords, experience the diverse cultural heritage and stunning beauty of New Zealand on a 13-night adventure.

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