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 > North America

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May 08
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.

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 28
June 28, 2018 - July 5, 2018
Alaska's Glaciers and the Inside Passage
Cruise through the Inside Passage from Vancouver to Juneau aboard the exclusively chartered Five-Star, all-Suite, small ship M.V. STAR LEGEND. During naturalist-led Zodiac excursions and from the comfort of your own spacious, ocean-view Suite, enjoy superior views of Alaska’s spectacular scenery and abundant wildlife. Call at Sitka, Wrangell and Ketchikan.

Jul 27
July 27, 2018 - August 5, 2018
The Majestic Great Lakes
Unwind in idyllic Mackinac Island; traverse the legendary Soo Locks in Sault Ste. Marie; explore native traditions in Manitoulin Island; browse Cleveland’s famous and expansive West Side Market; dive—or drive—into automotive history in Detroit; and see Niagara Falls up close and personal from the thrilling perspective of a Hornblower vessel.

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.

Aug 08
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
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 19
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.

Oct 14
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!

Dec 30
December 30, 2018 - January 4, 2019
Rose Parade New Year's
Rose Parade New Year's


Apr 05
April 5, 2019 - April 19, 2019
Atlantic Encounters
After visiting three fascinating ports in Canada, cruise across the Atlantic aboard Oceania Cruises’ elegant Marina to Ireland and France during an impressive fourteen-night voyage.

Jul 05
July 5, 2019 - July 15, 2019
Canadian Maritimes
Spend 11 days discovering the stunning beauty, history, and people of the Canadian provinces of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Prince Edward Island. Experience the vast beauty, sprawling landscapes, charming towns, and welcoming locals.

Aug 16
August 16, 2019 - August 23, 2019
Discover Southeast Alaska
Head out on a summertime expedition through some of nature’s more secluded landscapes as we discover the remote inner reaches of Alaska’s Inside Passage aboard the 66-guest Admiralty Dream.

Sep 27
September 27, 2019 - October 8, 2019
Colors, Coasts & Coves of Canada & New England
Take in vibrant fall colors along the coast of New England and in Canada as Oceania Cruises’ elegant Riviera takes you on an impressive eleven-night voyage.

Sep 30
September 30, 2019 - October 7, 2019
Toronto to Vancouver by Rail
Join this once-in-a-lifetime train trip across Canada — a journey from Toronto across the expanse of five provinces, through the Canadian Rockies and into the Pacific Northwest.

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