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.

All Trips > Land Tours

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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 25
April 25, 2018 - May 13, 2018
China, Tibet & The Yangtze River
East joyfully meets West on this distinctive 19-day small group journey. Begin by savoring Beijing’s legendary sites: Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City, the Temple of Heaven, and the Great Wall. Ride rickshaws through the city’s hutongs (alleyways), glimpsing the traditional communal lifestyle with a home visit.

May 10
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 20
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
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
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
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.

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 21
July 21, 2018 - July 31, 2018
Exploring Iceland
Discover Iceland’s remarkable natural history and rich cultural heritage on this 11-day small group tour that traverses an astonishing land. Begin your journey in Borgarnes’ scenic environs, touring the beautiful Snaefellsnes Peninsula with its lava field, fishing villages, bizarre rock formations, and nesting cliff birds.

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.

Aug 04
August 4, 2018 - August 20, 2018
Discovering Eastern Europe
Both leisurely and comprehensive, this small group tour limited to 24 guests provides a generous overview of five distinct, fascinating nations – Poland, Hungary, Austria, Slovakia, and the Czech Republic.

Aug 05
August 5, 2018 - August 20, 2018
The Mighty Mississippi
Experience the full grandeur of the Mississippi River aboard the iconic and stately steamboat the American Queen. From the river’s trickling beginnings in Minnesota to the Mississippi River Delta where the water flows into the Gulf of Mexico, you’ll explore the history and culture cultivated by this massive and majestic waterway.

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