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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!

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

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 9-15, 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

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)

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
September 30- October 6, 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)

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.

OVERFLOW TRIP ADDED: April 14-25

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

SPECIAL OFFER! Book by 10/11/2019 and save $2,000 per couple!

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.

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

SPECIAL OFFER! Book by 8/20/2019 and save $500 per couple!

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.

Book by November 22, 2019 and save $600 per couple!

UMD Alumni visiting Europe
Essential Europe - for Graduating Seniors!
May 31 - June 23, 2020 (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 as you visit nine wondrous countries.

Additional information coming soon!

Egypt: Valley of the Kings - for Alumni Ages 21-35
June 1- 7, 2020 (AESU)

Visit the land that gave birth to the first great civilization. Hop on a luxury Nile cruise, discover the pharaonic temples in the Valley of the Kings, then see timeless treasures at the Egyptian Museum in Cairo. Translate ancient stories told in the beautiful hieroglyphics that line the walls of ancient tombs and part-take in a traditional Galabiyah party.

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.

 

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!

SPECIAL OFFER! Save $250 per person if booked by 10/20/19.

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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Chairs placed under trees shade on the beach of Costa Rica
Costa Rica Eco Explorer - for Alumni Ages 21-35
July 1 - 5, 2020 (AESU)

From volcanoes to waterfalls and tropical forests, from exotic birds and playful monkeys to jungle-canopy walks and hot springs: Costa Rica offers an incredible assortment of outdoor adventures in many shapes and forms. Go canopy zip lining, try out your surfing skills, enjoy a sun-dazed afternoon at the beach and explore the rain and cloud forests in the national parks.

Additional information coming soon!

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.

Paris, Featuring the African-American Experience
August 22 - 30, 2020 (AHI)

Following World War I, many African-Americans found a home in Paris. During this seven-night journey, discover how African-American culture influenced the City of Light on specially designed excursions featuring Montmartre, the Left Bank, and an evening at a jazz club. Plus, enjoy a Seine cruise and a guided Louvre tour!
 

Book by March 10, 2020 and save $500 per couple

River and palace
Baltic and 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.

Mountainside in Croatia
Captivating Croatia - for Alumni Ages 21-35
September 6 - 12, 2020 (AESU)

Explore Dubrovnik’s colossal city walls, elaborate buildings, and limestone streets framed by the Adriatic Sea. Explore Zagreb’s Upper Town with its cobblestone streets and red-roof buildings and Lower Town’s art deco architecture. Step inside Split’s Diocletian’s Palace and get lost in the palace’s labyrinthine streets bustling with people frequenting bars, shops and restaurants.

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.

Book by March 10, 2020 and save $500 per couple 

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.”

Book and save by January 2, 2020 and save! 

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.

Not a member? Join today!
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.