JANUARY

The Galapagos Islands
January 10 - 17, 2018

Sea Life in the Galapagos

Undiscovered by Europeans until the 16th century, the Galapagos Islands holds a central position in modern history as the birthplace of the theory of evolution. Join fellow alumni on the deluxe Isabela II for a wondrous journey to one of the most biologically unique places on earth.

ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderate.  Follow the link below for additional information.

Space on this departure is almost SOLD OUT.  However, other departure dates for this trip are available through the Tour Provider.

from $4,495 per person*
Tour Provider: Orbridge
See details


FEBRUARY - MARCH

Amazon River Expedition
February 17-25, 2018

Amazon_macaw

This once-in-a-lifetime journey features a cruise into the mysterious Amazon River Basin aboard the deluxe all-Suite M.V. ZAFIRO and two nights in historic Lima, Peru. Led by expert naturalists, seek out rare indigenous species and visit local villages to observe the traditions of the ribereños (river people). Machu Picchu and Sacred Valley Post-Tour Option

ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active

Early Booking Deadline: July 7, 2017
from $5,295 per person*

Tour Provider: Gohagan
See brochure for more details.


Sparkling South Pacific
February 25 to March 7, 2018

Beach on Fakarava, French Polynesia

Embark aboard the Marina for your luxury cruise around the tropical paradise of the South Pacific. You’ll find sparkling turquoise lagoons, black sand beaches, flora and fauna not found anywhere else on Earth, and much more as you take in the breathtaking beauty and relaxing island culture of this fascinating region.

Early Booking Deadline: July 14, 2017
from $4,299 per person*

Tour Provider: Go Next
See brochure for details.


APRIL


Paris ~ Art, Culture & People
April 8-16, 2018

Paris: Young lady sitting on a bench and reading with Eiffel Tower in the background.

Embrace the essence of Paris and discover the art, culture and joie de vivre of this magnificent city. During your seven-night stay, experience the best of the city on this program, specially crafted with thoughtful symmetry between planned activities and leisure time so that you can explore at your own pace.

ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active

Early Booking Deadline: September 12, 2017 or based on space availability
from $2,995 per person*

Tour Provider: AHI Travel
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MAY


Great Trains and Grand Canyons
May 6-11, 2018

Verde Canyon Rail

“The Grand Canyon is the one great sight which every American should see.” That is what President Theodore Roosevelt said in 1903 when he first laid eyes upon one of nature’s most amazing treasures. We invite you to experience the majesty of the Grand Canyon and other stunning sights in Arizona on our six-day Great Trains & Grand Canyons journey. Expect to be left speechless by the awe-inspiring sights you will encounter during your exploration.

ACTIVITY LEVEL: 2 (With 1 being Easy and 4 being Active).

Early Booking Deadline: TBD
from $2,790 per person with flights included from select cities.
​Tour Provider: Premier World Discovery
See brochure for details.


Apulia, Italy (Alumni Campus Abroad)
May 9-17, 2018

Trani, Italy

Spend seven nights in Polignano a Mare and explore Apulia, Italy’s unrivalled southern destination. Witness the region’s architecture, villages and historical sites during daily excursions. See an ancient amphitheater, visit cave dwellings and wander labyrinthine passageways. Along the way, meet friendly locals and taste regional flavors.For solo travelers, there is no single supplement.

ACTIVITY LEVEL: Easy

Early Booking Deadline: September 12, 2017 or based on space availability
from $2,595 per person*
Tour Provider: AHI Travel
More details to come.


JUNE


National Parks & Lodges of the Old West
June 7-18, 2018

National Parks

Amidst spectacular scenery and overnighting in extraordinary landmark park lodges that are destinations in themselves, this 10-day journey traces the historical paths and natural splendors of the Old West. See and learn about the storied sights and monuments of four of our most magnificent national parks, travel with an expert Orbridge Expedition Leader, and travel comfortably in a private motor coach. Join us and experience the best of the West!

ACTIVITY LEVEL: Easy.

from $3,995 per person*
Tour Provider: Orbridge
More details to come.


JULY


Alaska's Glaciers and the Inside Passage
July 5-12, 2018



Cruise through the Inside Passage from Juneau to Vancouver 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.

ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderately Active

Early Booking Deadline: TBD
from $4,295 per person*
Tour Provider: Gohagan
More details to come.


Hops, Grains and Slainte (Young Alumni Trip)**
July 8-14, 2018


Ireland, as rich with history as it is with beauty, offers travelers the chance to explore all of the facets that go into a ‘farm-to-table’ eating lifestyle and the distilling and brewing industries, but provided by individuals and families who have spent a lifetime creating and perfecting these beverages and culinary experiences. Prepare to open your mind and your taste buds while travelling along the southern coast of Ireland from Dingle to Dublin. This journey is also filled with behind-the-scenes glimpses, sights you’ll never forget, and plenty of knowledge. Come with us on the trip of a lifetime. Sláinte!

Early Booking Deadline: TBD
from $1,695 per person*
Tour Provider: AESU
More details to come.


Breathtaking Bordeaux
July 17-24, 2018

Bordeaux vineyard

Experience the breathtaking beauty of the Dordogne and Garonne rivers, which together have shaped the scenery and culture of the Bordeaux region of France. In addition to the world-class wines made possible by Bordeaux’s perfect combination of climate and soil, the region has built a rich tapestry of culture and tradition from Gothic churches to opulent châteaus and medieval villages, all thanks to these magnificent waterways.

Embark on an all-inclusive, credit-card free luxury river cruise aboard the state-of-the-art Scenic Diamond. With a meticulously planned itinerary, unique and unforgettable shore excursions, and all onboard drinks and dining included, there is no better way to experience the Bordeaux region and immerse yourself in the history and culture that lie inside.

Early Booking Deadline: TBD
from $3,899 per person*
Tour Provider: Go Next
See flier for more details.


 
 

AUGUST

Cape Cod & the Islands
August 19-25, 2018

Hayannis harbour lighthouse

‘The Cape’ – Cape Cod, located in eastern Massachusetts is among New England’s favorite summer vacation destination and it thrives on tourism, beautiful ocean beaches and small unique businesses. Travelers come to lose themselves amongst endless miles of windswept seashore, dune-studded landscapes, inshore forests and historic sights. Unpack and enjoy 6 nights at one hotel on ‘The Cape’ to experience its beauty and history while also visiting amazing Boston, mansion filled Newport, RI and via ferry the two most scenic and famous Islands o ‘The Cape’, Martha’s Vineyard & Nantucket.

ACTIVITY LEVEL: 2 (With 1 being Easy and 4 being Active)

Early Booking Deadline: TBD
from $2,995 per person, includes flights from select cities*

Tour Provider: Premier World Discovery
See brochure for details.


Stirling, Scotland (Alumni Campus Abroad)
August 20-28, 2018

Stirling Castle in Scotland

Discover the lochs and misty highlands of Scotland memorialized by poets and writers. Visit historic sites and learn about Scotland's national heroes and their fight for freedom. Explore Edinburgh and attend a dramatic performance of the  Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo. This remarkable journey, based on historic Stirling, provides an opportunity to discover remarkable natural beauty, culture and history.

ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active

Early Booking Deadline: March 13, 2018 or based on space availability
from $2,895 per person*

Tour Provider: AHI Travel
More details to come.


SEPTEMBER - OCTOBER


Discover Spain - To Essos and Back 
(Young Alumni Trip)**
September 9-15, 2018

Spain_Bike Group at the Beach

For over 20 years, George R.R. Martin’s Song of Ice and Fire books have transported us to exotic locales without leaving the library. Then the HBO TV series, Game of Thrones, showed us where to find these destinations in our own world. To Essos and Back combines the best of Spain with exhilarating filming locations at some of Spain’s most known cities and takes you to the hidden towns, forever changed by this story. All travel details are taken care off, so you can focus on immersing yourself in the scenery of Westeros and Essos and the beauty and culture of Spain.

Early Booking Deadline: TBD
from $1,695 per person*

Tour Provider: AESU
More details to come.     


Cruising Patagonia's Glaciers and Chilean Fjords
September 28 - October 9, 2018

Chilean Fjords_Lake Pehoe

From the Tierra del Fuego to Glacier Alley, experience the diversity of Patagonia on this unique, 12-day land and sea journey. Cruise aboard the expedition ship M.V. VENTUS AUSTRALIS, designed specifically for the Chilean fjords, Beagle Channel and Strait of Magellan. Tour Santiago. Easter Island and Buenos Aires/Iguazú Falls Program Options available.

ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active

Early Booking Deadline: TBD
from $6,995 per person*

Tour Provider: AHI
More details to come. 


Easy Company: England to the Eagle's Nest
September 29 - October 11, 2018

Grand Hotel exterior

The HBO miniseries Band of Brothers told the legendary story of the 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment of the 101st Airborne. Razorbacks on Tour and The National WWII Museum follow their footsteps through hedgerows of Normandy, down Hell's Highway, through the last line of defense at Bastogne, to the last patrol.

Early Booking Deadline: TBD
from $5,995 per person*

Tour Provider: The National WWII Museum
More details to come. 


NOVEMBER

Polar Bears of Churchill
November 1-6, 2018

polar bears playing

Much like the bears themselves, visitors make their way to Churchill each fall when temperatures drop, brimming with anticipation. The reward: experiences of a lifetime.
As polar bears await the formation of the arctic sea ice, they descend upon the tiny seaport town of Churchill, forming a celebration—a polar bear gathering—and in this case, the largest congregation of polar bears in the world. As they wait for the Hudson Bay to freeze so they can begin their hunt for ringed and fur seal, it is possible to observe, photograph, and learn about the “Kings of the North.”

On this wildlife expedition, surrounded by experts and featuring up-close experiences, be part of an extraordinary natural phenomenon and unforgettable adventure.

ACTIVITY LEVEL: Easy.

from $4,995 per person (plus $1,195 internal airfare)*
Tour Provider: Orbridge
More details to come.


 

* All pricing is per person based on double occupancy and does not include airfare unless stated. PRICES AND ITINERARIES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.

** Young Alumni Tours are tour programs with unique itineraries for younger alumni, ages 21-35, at a value price.


RESERVATION INFORMATION FOR EACH TOUR PROVIDER:

AESU
3922 Hickory Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21211 • 800.638.7640

AHI (AHI Travel aka Alumni Holidays®)
International Tower, 8550 W. Bryn Mawr Avenue, Suite 600, Chicago, IL 60631 • 800.323.7373 • http://arkans.ahitravel.com/ 

Gohagan (Thomas P. Gohagan & Company)
209 South LaSalle Street, Suite 500, Chicago, IL 60604-1446• 800.922.3088 or 312.609.1140

Go Next
8000 West 78th Street, Suite 345, Minneapolis, MN 55439-2538 • 800.842.9023 or 952.918.8950

Orbridge
PO Box 10339, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110 • 866.639.0079 • http://uark.orbridge.com

Premier World Discovery
2615 190th Street, Suite 200, Redondo Beach, CA 90278 • 877.953.8687

The National WWII Museum
Razorbacks on Tour • Arkansas Alumni Association • PO Box 1070, Fayetteville, AR 72703 • 800.775.3465