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2019 Travel

Baltic & Scandinavian Emperors
Baltic & Scandinavian Emperors
August 28 - September 8, 2020 (Go Next)

Dine at a Michelin-starred restaurant in Copenhagen, relax on the beach in Warnemünde, and wander the cobblestone streets of Rønne. Tour the aquarium in Gdynia and walk through the walled city of Tallinn. Visit the Hermitage in St. Petersburg and see the Suomenlinna in Helsinki.

Additional information coming soon!

A not so busy city street with colorful buildings on both sides in Cuba with kids playing in it and a car is parked on the side of the street
Cultural Crossing
May 1-19, 2019 (GON)

Cruise from Florida to Cuba, cross the Panama Canal and sail up the west coast of North America on this impressive 18-night voyage aboard Oceania Cruises’ elegant Regatta. Uncover the depth of Havana’s history, taste fresh seafood in Puntarenas, lounge on the half-moon beach as you watch surfers ride the waves, explore Puerto Quetzal’s colorful country and learn about San Diego’s Spanish heritage.

People sitting outside around tables and under umbrellas talking and drinking beverages.
Springtime in Provence and Burgundy
May 8-16, 2019 (GOH)

No Single Supplement for solo travelers! 

This exclusive French sojourn features a seven-night cruise through Provence and the Burgundy and Beaujolais wine regions aboard the exclusively chartered, deluxe Amadeus Provence, launched in 2017. Explore Beaune, the Beaujolais vineyards, Lyon, Orange, Avignon and Arles. Geneva and the French Alps Pre-Cruise Option and Palette of Provence Post-Cruise Option.

The Parthenon on top of the Acropolis is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Greece
Greece
May 16-24, 2019 (AHI)

Discover ancient treasures and island life on an exciting, week-long journey to Greece. Gaze upon the great Parthenon, visit the ancient theater in Epidaurus, and explore Hydra, Nafplio and Mycenae. Enjoy first-class accommodations in Athens and on the island of Poros and an extensive meal plan featuring wine with dinner

Train is approaching. There is river and mountains on the back.
Scottish Isles and Norwegian Fjords
May 21-29, 2019 (GOH)

Join us for a unique, comprehensive, seven-night journey to Norway’s majestic coastal fjords and Scotland’s rarely visited Orkney and Shetland Islands. Cruise from Bergen to Glasgow aboard the exclusively chartered, Five-Star, small ship Le Boréal and enjoy one of the world’s most scenic rail journeys. Norway/Copenhagen pre-cruise and Edinburgh/Glasgow post-cruise options.

A women jumping up looking excited
Essential Europe - for Graduating Seniors!
June 1-18 or 23, 2019 (AESU)

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.

A Mediterranean island with trees and flowers
Mediterranean Marvels - Big 10 Cruise
June 7-18, 2019 (GON)

Step onboard Oceania Cruises' Sirena with alumni and friends from the Big Ten universities and enjoy the experience of a lifetime as you cruise the iconic Mediterranean. Revel in enriching onboard experiences during this ten-night journey from Rome to Monte Carlo; from fascinating lecturers and private Big Ten "tailgates" and receptions to special interactions with Big Ten Ambassadors and celebrity lecturer Verne Lundquist.

A river with houses on the both side. There is an island in the middle of the river.
Grand Seine River & Normandy Passage
June 9-17, 2019 (AHI)

No Single Supplement for solo travelers! 

Embark on a Seine River cruise from Paris to Honfleur in Normandy. Cruise for seven nights aboard the exclusively chartered MS Renoir, a first-class ship. Cruise through an illuminated Paris at night, visit the D-Day beaches and explore Giverny, the home of impressionist painter Monet. There is no single supplement.

A small port where many boats have stopped. There is a mountain behind
Iceland - for Alumni Ages 21-35
June 20-23, 2019 (AESU)

Deep fjords, vast volcanic deserts, stunning coastlines, black sand beaches, glaciers and waterfalls make Iceland a highly unique destination. The Northern Lights are among the most spectacular phenomena on earth—and Reykjavík has gained a reputation for legendary nightlife being one of the hottest places to party in the world today!

Buildings on a coastal city
Portugal - for Alumni Ages 21-35
July 7-14, 2019 (AESU)

From the historic cities of Porto and Coimbra, to the rich cultural center of Lisbon and striking beaches of the Algarve, Portugal offers history, stunning architecture, amazing food and wine, plus unlimited adventures for adrenaline seekers.

Gems of the Danube
Gems of the Danube
July 8-18, 2019

Travel from Prague to Budapest on this luxury cruise along the Danube River. Marvel at magnificent scenery, sample beer at one of the world’s oldest breweries in Regensburg, explore powerful WWII history in Nuremberg, experience a private concert featuring the works of Strauss and Mozart in the grand splendor of the iconic Palais Liechtenstein, and indulge in many more unforgettable, all-inclusive Enrich experiences.

Some penguins are hanging around.
Circumnavigation of Iceland
July 24-August 1, 2019 (GOH)

Discover the ethereal beauty of Iceland on this seven-night circumnavigation aboard the exclusively chartered, Five-Star, small ship Le Champlain. See ancient Viking ruins and crystalline glaciers atop simmering volcanoes. Cross the Arctic Circle on Grímsey Island and cruise along Surtsey, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Round-trip air and Low Air Add-ons included from select cities.† †Included airfare and Low Air Add-Ons have limited availability and are not guaranteed.

Waterfalls
Costa Rica Eco Explorer - for Alumni Ages 21-35
August 7-11, 2019 (AESU)

Explore this small but very diverse country on an adventure tour of wildly contrasting landscapes. From active volcanoes to waterfalls and geysers, from exotic birds and playful monkeys to jungle-canopy walks—experience some of the best Costa Rica has to offer.

An Italian small island with colorful buildings
Italy’s Magnificent Lake District
September 3-11, 2019 (AHI)

SPECIAL OFFER! Book by 3/9/2019 and save $500 per couple!

Discover northern Italy’s lake district, where sparkling glacial lakes mirror lush, green hills and craggy Alpine foothills. Based in the town of Stresa by Lake Maggiore, spend your days exploring breathtaking islands, lakeside towns and Milan. This small-group program features an extensive meal plan, including wine with dinner.

Great Pacific Northwest
September 15-23, 2019

History comes to life in Astoria, one of the oldest cities west of the Rockies; head ashore in Stevenson, your gateway to the famed Bonneville Dam; see the former end of the Oregon Trail in The Dalles; delve into the fascinating Columbia Gorge Interpretive Center Museum in Stevenson and Sacajawea State Park in Richland

A busy street with many cars and shops around.
Hops, Grains and Slainte - for Alumni Ages 21-35
September 23-29, 2019 (AESU)

Ireland offers travelers the chance to explore all of the facets that go into a ‘farm-to-table’ eating lifestyle but provided by individuals who have spent a lifetime perfecting these beverages and culinary experiences. Prepare to open your mind and your taste buds while travelling along the southern coast of Ireland from Dublin to Dingle.

Rocky beaches of Barcelona with colorful buildings in the distance
Barcelona
September 28-October 6, 2019 (AHI)

Experience Barcelona’s art, architecture and cuisine. Stroll through the Barri Gòtic, see the work of architect Antoni Gaudí and artist Pablo Picasso, learn to make authentic Catalonian cuisine and discover Spanish sparkling wine. This seven-night, small-group program is ideal for active travelers. The generous meal program includes wine with dinner.

Florence, Italy
Mediterranean Legends – Oceania Cruises
Monte Carlo to Barcelona | Oct. 17-28, 2019

SPECIAL OFFER! Book by 4/18/2019 and save !

Discover the masterpieces of the Renaissance in Florence and tour the Colosseum in Rome. In Sorrento, take in sweeping views of the Gulf of Naples. Travel to Valletta and see The Beheading of Saint John the Baptist inside St. John’s Co-Cathedral. Stroll the beach in Palma de Mallorca and explore Valencia, the birthplace of paella.

Normandy beach with houses and cliff in the distance
Normandy
October 26-November 3, 2019 (AHI)

SPECIAL OFFER! Book by 3/19/2019 and save $500 per person!

No Single Supplement for solo travelers! 

From its rolling hills to the sea, Normandy is a trove of unforgettable history and experiences. Explore Omaha and Utah beaches and other D-Day sites during this 75th anniversary year of the battle. Taste the local cuisine, visit extraordinary Mont-Saint-Michel and take in Normandy’s unique heritage. No single supplement!

A look to the city from the water.
Captivating Croatia - for Alumni Ages 21-35
October 21-27, 2019 (AESU)

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. The Red Keep gardens, Meereen, Slaver’s Bay and King’s Landing, they’re all real locations and they’re waiting for you in Croatia!

Mountain in the background and a street with city lights and decorations on the New years Eve
New Year’s Eve on Cloud 9 - for Alumni Ages 21-35
December 29, 2019 - January 2, 2020 (AESU)

Celebrate New Year's Eve in the Austrian Alps, high above the city of Innsbruck. Stroll down the charming narrow streets of the Old Town, take part in our very own Winter Olympics and ring in the new year 6,200 feet above sea level at “Cloud 9”—an igloo club with stunning views of the New Year’s Eve laser show.

2020 Travel

Awe-Inspiring Antarctica
Awe-Inspiring Antarctica
January 2-14, 2020 (Go Next)

Discover the thriving culture of Buenos Aires and ride the “Train at the End of the World” in Ushuaia. Travel the majestic Drake Passage, look for gentoo penguins in the South Shetland Islands, and explore the wildlife of the Antarctic Peninsula. See the peaks of Cape Horn and sail between glaciers in the Beagle Channel.

Tasman Sea Traveler
Tasman Sea Traveler
January 18 - February 3, 2020 (Go Next)

SPECIAL OFFER! Book by 5/23/2019 and save!

Discover the geothermal wonders of Rotorua, enjoy the celebrated wineries of Gisborne, and view art deco architecture in Napier. Take-in a thriving art scene in Wellington, uncover Akaroa’s French history, and look for sunbathing fur seals in Dunedin. In Burnie, explore its many wilderness areas, then, encounter Melbourne’s chic galleries and boutiques. Finally, relax on Eden’s sandy beaches.

Legends of the Nile
Legends of the Nile
March 3-14, 2020 (AHI)

Gaze in wonder at the colossal statues of Ramses II at the Great Temple in Abu Simbel. Stand in awe of towering monuments and dazzling treasures in a hushed hall of the Egyptian Museum. Contemplate the Great Pyramid in Giza, the only remaining Wonder of the Ancient World. Revel in the delightful hubbub of Cairo’s old bazaar, where bartering is elevated to sport. Delight in the natural beauty along the Nile’s banks, a contrast of fertile green valleys and desert beyond.

River Life Along the Dutch Waterways
River Life Along the Dutch Waterways
April 28 - May 6, 2020 (Gohagan)

Cruise for seven nights in Holland and Flanders aboard the exclusively chartered, deluxe AMADEUS BRILLIANT when the vibrant Dutch tulip fields are in bloom. Meet local residents during the exclusive RIVER LIFE® FORUM. Tour the Kröller-Müller Museum. Visit Amsterdam, Bruges, Hoorn, Maastricht, Antwerp and Keukenhof Gardens. Delft, Kinderdijk and The Hague Pre-Cruise Option and Amsterdam Post-Cruise Option.

Additional information coming soon!

Croatia and the Dalmation Coast
Croatia and the Dalmation Coast
May 11-22, 2020 (AHI)

Witness the sun-soaked Dalmation Coast, a stretch of milk-white sands, sleepy harbors and azure seascapes. Stand amid the imposing Roman ruins of Diocletian’s Palace. Enter Dubrovnik through the grand Pile Gate and stroll the limestone paved Stradun. Explore the wonders of Plitvice Lakes National Park, a unique landscape of 16 lakes interconnected by waterfalls.

Town & Country Life Cultural Poland
Town & Country Life Cultural Poland
May 16-24, 2020 (Gohagan)

This uniquely designed, seven-night itinerary explores Poland’s multifaceted history and culture. Visit the historic centers of Warsaw and Kraków, Auschwitz-Birkenau, the Wieliczka Salt Mine and the Black Madonna icon in Częstochowa. Meet local residents, dine on authentic cuisine and enjoy ideally located, deluxe accommodations in Warsaw and Kraków.

Additional information coming soon!

Celtic Lands
Celtic Lands
June 7-16, 2020 (Gohagan)

Cruise for eight nights aboard the Five-Star small ship LE BORÉAL from France to Ireland, Wales and Scotland. Meet Dwight David Eisenhower II and Allen Packwood, who will provide exclusive lectures and personal insights. Enjoy guided excursions in each port of call, including the beaches of Normandy. Paris Pre-Cruise and Glasgow and Edinburgh Post-Cruise Options.

Additional information coming soon!

Tanzania Safari
June 18-29, 2020 (AHI)

Embark on a luxury safari in spectacular Tanzania on this nine-night adventure. Come face to face with elephants, zebras, lions and more with the help of expert guides in Serengeti, Tarangire and Ngorongoro wildlife parks. Explore the archaeological wonders of Oldupai Gorge, learn about the Masai people and savor an authentic bush lunch!

Additional information coming soon!

June 21-July 1, 2020 (Gohagan)
Oberammergau Passion Play
June 21-July 1, 2020 (Gohagan)

Experience a rare performance of the extravagant Passion Play, performed for nearly four centuries and staged once a decade in storybook Oberammergau. Enjoy a five-night, deluxe cruise along the Danube River, spend two nights each in the Bavarian Alps and Munich, and visit four countries. Budapest Pre-Program and Munich Post-Program Options offered.

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Cruise the Rhine River
Cruise the Rhine River
July 5-13, 2020 (AHI)

Float along Amsterdam’s leafy canals, past enchanting gabled houses of the Dutch Golden Age. Witness the awe-inspiring Cologne Cathedral, a true Gothic masterpiece. Sail through the spellbinding Rhine Valley with its forested hills crowned by castles. Delight in charming Grande Île, the historic heart of Strasbourg. Savor the natural beauty along the shores of Lake Titisee in the fabled Black Forest region.

Gems of the Danube
Gems of the Danube
August 19-27, 2020 (Go Next)

Experience breathtaking views of the Danube in Budapest and enjoy a private concert in Palais Liechtenstein in Vienna. Visit an eighteenth-century Benedictine abbey in Melk, explore the birthplace of Mozart in Salzburg, and sample beer from one of the oldest monastic breweries in the world in Regensburg.

Additional information coming soon!

Romance of the Douro River
Romance of the Douro River
September 22 - October 3, 2020 (AHI)

Travel through the rolling hills of the Alto Douro wine region and visit a quinta for a port tasting. Walk in the footsteps of Portuguese aristocracy at Mateus Palace. Gaze at the world-renowned University of Coimbra. Delve into Portuguese history at Guimarães, the city considered to be the birthplace of Portugal. Explore lively Porto, spread across the banks of the Douro. Appreciate the splendor of Salamanca, an elegant Spanish city. Follow the historic path of great explorers in Lisbon.

Medieval Sojourn
Medieval Sojourn
October 5-16, 2020 (Go Next)

Encounter the history of the eastern Mediterranean on this ten-night cruise aboard Oceania Cruises’ Marina. See the Monte Carlo Casino and the historical treasures of Rome. Stroll the cobblestone streets in Sorrento and see Santorini’s breathtaking volcanic seascapes. Visit the ruins of Ephesus and stroll through Mitilini—the “Garden of the Aegean.”

Additional information coming soon!

Cruising Patagonia’s Chilean Fjords
Cruising Patagonia’s Chilean Fjords
October 25 - November 5, 2020 (Gohagan)

From the Tierra del Fuego Archipelago to Glacier Alley, experience the diversity of Patagonia on this unique, 12-day land and sea journey. Cruise aboard the expedition ship STELLA AUSTRALIS, designed specifically for the Chilean fjords, Beagle Channel and Strait of Magellan. Visit an award-winning winery near Santiago. Easter Island Pre-Program and Buenos Aires/Iguazú Falls Post Program Options are offered.

Additional information coming soon!

TRAVEL INFORMATION


ELIGIBILITY AND MEMBERSHIP

We invite you, your family and friends to participate in our travel program. To participate, one member of the group must be a current member of the University of Maryland Alumni Association.

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Call 301.405.4678/800.336.8627 or click here for membership information and online registration.


RESERVATIONS AND DEPOSITS

Reservations will be honored on a first-come, first served basis. A deposit indicated on the reservation form will hold your space. If the program of your choice is full when we receive your application, we will put your name on a waiting list and notify you in writing. We will call you if a space becomes available. If you choose to withdraw from the waiting list, please notify us by mail or phone, and your deposit will be returned.


TOUR COSTS

Dates, schedules, program details and costs are given in good faith but may be subject to change and revision. All trip prices are per person based upon double occupancy, current exchange rates and tariffs, a minimum number of participants and current airfare from your gateway city. Single occupancy is available on a limited basis for each program at a single supplement charge.


PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

To enjoy the alumni travel experience, participants must be in good physical and mental health and be able to keep pace with the group. Program participants requiring extraordinary help must be accompanied by an assistant who will provide all required aid.


CANCELLATIONS AND REFUNDS

Tour participants are subject to cancellation policies governing the particular trip in which they are enrolled. There are no refunds for unused meals, accommodations or other included features. For further information regarding the cancellation policy for a particular trip, please call Angela Dimopoulos  at 301.405.7938/800.336.8627.


TRAVEL INSURANCE

The University of Maryland Alumni Association has made arrangements with an insurance provider to offer protection for our travelers. Details will be sent with your confirmation letter. We strongly urge you to consider this or other travel insurance in addition to your own health insurance policy. The plan provides help with lost, delayed or damaged baggage and/or a medical problem that may suddenly arise, causing you to cancel your trip. Since most medical policies, including Medicare, do not provide full coverage for medical expenses incurred outside of the U.S., this plan provides important coverage for international travelers. Purchase travel insurance here.