Alumni Trips

Italian Riviera

Italian Riviera

Italian Riviera

Italian Riviera

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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Mar 17
March 17, 2019 - April 2, 2019
Patagonian Frontiers
Enjoy face-to-face encounters with two of the world’s last great frontiers – Southern Patagonia’s majestic fjords and glaciers, and Torres del Paine’s stunning scenery – in a small group, limited to just 24 guests.

Apr 07
April 7, 2019 - April 15, 2019
Southern Grandeur
Relax into the history and hospitality of the Southern Mississippi on this week-long riverboat experience aboard the stately American Queen. From Civil War battlefields to hoppin’ blues bars, Southern culture is on display as you cruise from Memphis to New Orleans.

Apr 29
April 29, 2019 - May 9, 2019
Gems of the Danube
Explore the beauty of the Danube River, on this seven-night river cruise, with a two-night Prague land tour, aboard the elegant Scenic Amber.

Jun 06
June 6, 2019 - June 16, 2019
Great Journey through Europe
This extraordinary 11-day “Grand Tour” of Europe combines river, rail, lake and mountain travel and features The Netherlands, Germany, France and Switzerland. Cruise aboard the deluxe 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 08
July 8, 2019 - July 16, 2019
Cruise the Rhine River
Travelers of all ages will delight in our family-oriented, seven-night Rhine River adventure aboard the MS Amadeus Silver III, a first-class cruiser. Explore the Rhine Valley, visit Amsterdam and Cologne, and select from several included excursions from wine tasting to cycling. Many onboard activities are included just for kids!

Jul 24
July 24, 2019 - August 2, 2019
Majestic Great Lakes
See Niagara Falls up close and personal from the thrilling perspective of a Hornblower vessel, browse Cleveland’s famous and expansive West Side Market, dive—or drive—into automotive history in Detroit, traverse the legendary Soo Locks in Sault Ste. Marie, explore the native traditions of Manitoulin Island, and unwind in idyllic Mackinac Island.

Aug 02
August 2, 2019 - August 13, 2019
Waterways of Russia
Cruise for six nights aboard the exclusively chartered, deluxe, 90-passenger VOLGA DREAM through Russia’s old-world heartland, and enjoy Five-Star accommodations in St. Petersburg and Moscow. Visit 10th-century Uglich, medieval Yaroslavl, the 14th-century Kirillo-Belozersky monastery near Goritsy and the open-air museum of Kizhi Island. Experience a traditional Russian tea ceremony in Svirstroy. Moscow Post-Program Option.

Sep 15
September 15, 2019 - September 23, 2019
Great Pacific Northwest
Sail the Columbia and Snake Rivers—as they wind through gentle hills, imposing mountains, dramatic canyons, and fertile fields—on this outstanding eight-night journey aboard the American Empress.

Sep 29
September 29, 2019 - October 14, 2019
Grand Danube Passage
Explore eight countries, Old World capitals and charming villages along the mighty Danube River. Enjoy two nights in Sofia, Bulgaria, sail the Danube for nine nights and complete your adventure with three nights in Prague, Czech Republic.

Oct 09
October 9, 2019 - October 22, 2019
Classic China and The Yangtze
In a small group limited to just 24 guests, begin your comprehensive, well-paced 14-day tour in the 2,000-year-old capital of Beijing, experiencing its legendary sites: Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City, the famed Great Wall, the Temple of Heaven, and the Summer Palace.

Oct 21
October 21, 2019 - November 4, 2019
Egypt and The Eternal Nile
Guided by an expert Egyptologist, this small group journey delves into ancient Egypt and its treasures. Your 15-day immersion begins in Cairo with the Egyptian Museum, Pyramids of Giza, Sakkara, and the open-air museum at Memphis.

Dec 04
December 4, 2019 - December 12, 2019
Holiday Markets Cruise
Celebrate centuries-old traditions on a Rhine River cruise taking you to holiday markets in France, Germany and Switzerland.

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