Alumni Trips

Celtic Lands

Celtic Lands

Celtic Lands

Celtic Lands

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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

Jul 01
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.

Aug 08
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August 8, 2018 - August 14, 2018
Polar Bears & Beluga Whales
Head north and discover the beauty and wildness of Churchill, Manitoba. Known as the "Polar Bear Capital of the World," this small town on the banks of the Hudson Bay is famous for these majestic animals, who spend summer and fall on the local shores before returning to the pack ice when it forms in early winter.

Aug 23
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August 23, 2018 - August 29, 2018
Canadian Rockies, Parks & Resorts
A sampling of world-class Canadian resorts combined with breathtaking scenery highlight this 7-day journey into the Canadian Rockies.

Sep 02
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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
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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
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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 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.

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