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2020 Travel

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)

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 18-29, 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.

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.

 

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.

Tanzania Safari
June 29-July 10, 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!

 

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.

Passau
Gems of the Danube
August 19-27, 2020
Discover the cities along the picturesque Danube River on this unforgettable week-long cruise aboard the Scenic Amber.  Experience breathtaking views of the Danube in Budapest and enjoy a private concert in Palais Liechtenstein in Vienna.
 
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

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.”

2021 Travel

Table Mountain
Wondrous Wildlife of Africa
January 18 - February 2, 2021 (Go Next)

Take in the dramatic natural beauty of Cape Town. Enjoy wildlife sightings in Walvis Bay and stroll along golden sand beaches in Port Elizabeth, boasting some of world’s best coastal climates. Experience the energy of Durban, a thriving metropolis set against pristine beaches, and tour some of the most magnificent wetland scenery in Richards Bay and Maputo.

 

Horse racing at Churchill Downs
Kentucky Derby
April 28 - May 2, 2021 (Sports & Entertainment Travel, LLC)

Enjoy downtown accommodations at the Lexington Marriott City Center while exploring what makes the Run for the Roses a truly special event including Dawn at the Downs, the Kentucky Bourbon Trail, working horse farm tours, Keeneland race track, and more! Sit front and center for all the excitement on Derby Day, take in the sights, grandeur (and hats!!) at Churchill Downs. This specialty tour offers an unforgettable way to experience “The Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports”.

 
Additional information coming soon!
Monte Blanc
Springtime in Provence
May 5 - 13, 2021 (Gohagan)

This exclusive, nine-day French sojourn features a seven-night cruise through Provence and the Burgundy and Beaujolais wine regions aboard the exclusively chartered, deluxe Amadeus Provence. 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. 

 

Additional information coming soon!

Monte Carlo
Gondolas to Gaudi
May 11 - 24, 2021 (Go Next)

See the Roman palace in Split and walk through the Old Town in Kotor. Visit ancient ruins in Syracuse, lounge in a seaside café in Sorrento, and discover Rome’s relics. Wonder at the Duomo in Florence and check out the Circuit de Monaco in Monte Carlo. Wander the countryside of Provence, dine on local seafood in Palamós, and stroll the beach in Palma de Mallorca.

 

Polignano a Mare
Apulia - Undiscovered Italy
May 26 - June 3, 2021 (AHI Travel)

Life is different in Apulia, Italy’s rustic, sun-kissed southern region. Experience Mediterranean meals savored slowly amidst olive groves and family vineyards. Tour ancient villages atop limestone cliffs and see boats bobbing in Adriatic seaports where time stands still. Relish Apulia’s heart-warming charm, its landmarks, and its famously fresh, simple dishes on this journey. No single supplement!

 

Additional information coming soon!

Moose in water with mountains in distance
Gold Rush & Glaciers of Alaska
June 7 - 14, 2021 (Go Next)

Embark in the bustling cultural hub of Vancouver and cruise the Inside Passage. See native totems in Ketchikan, shop for Alaskan art in Juneau, and discover Skagway’s gold rush legacy. Explore Sitka’s native heritage, cruise Hubbard Glacier, and end your journey in Seward near Kenai Fjords National Park.

 

Train heading through mountains
The Great Journey Through Europe
June 11 - 21, 2021 (Gohagan)

This extraordinary 11-day “Grand Tour” of Europe combines river, rail, lake and mountain travel and features Switzerland, France, Germany and the Netherlands. Cruise aboard the deluxe Amadeus Silver III along the Rhine River. Ride aboard three legendary railways—the Pilatus Railway, the Glacier Express and the Gornergrat Bahn. Amsterdam Post-Program Option.
 

Additional information coming soon!

Windy road on cliff
Undiscovered Ireland
June 19 - 30, 2021 (AHI Travel)

Ireland’s gorgeous, sweeping coastal scenery awaits you on the Wild Atlantic Way and in pristine County Donegal! Visit iconic cities like Dublin, Galway and Derry, Northern Ireland, and marvel at the Slieve League sea cliffs and Giant’s Causeway. Revel in the best of Ireland’s natural beauty, culture and cuisine on this unforgettable 10-night journey!

 

Additional information coming soon!

Zermatt
Majestic Switzerland
August 10 - 20, 2021 (AHI Travel)

Treat your senses to extraordinary experiences on this nine-night Swiss journey, featuring stays in Interlaken and Vevey. Visit Bern, Brienz, Kandersteg, Montreux and more! Indulge in traditional cuisine, gaze at unforgettable mountain vistas, ride a cogwheel train up the Brienzer Rothorn and delight in a folkloric performance. This active, small-group adventure is a breath of fresh air!

 

Additional information coming soon!

Stockholm
Northern Gateways
August 18 - 29, 2021 (Go Next)

See the Suomenlinna in Helsinki and spend two days in the imperial city of St. Petersburg. Explore fourteenth-century churches in Tallinn, amble narrow lanes of cottages in Visby, and visit the dunes of the Curonian Spit. Shop the colorful Long Market in Gdańsk. Seek out Bornholm’s beaches and craggy cliffs, and visit the historic Berlin Wall.

 

Alcazar de Segovia
Classical Cities of Spain
September 21 - 29, 2021 (AHI Travel)

Be transported back to medieval Spain on this incredible, seven-night adventure in the enchanting Castile and León region! Marvel at the beauty and history of fabled cities and towns including Salamanca, Madrid, Ávila, Toledo and your home base of Segovia. See grand palaces, a walled city, a Roman aqueduct, plus the Prado’s world-class art!

 

Additional information coming soon!

hot air balloons in the air
Balloon Fiesta
October 1 - 4, 2021 (Sports & Entertainment, LLC)

Enjoy hotel accommodations and free time in Old Town Albuquerque, exploring museums, shops and galleries. Sit front and center at the Chasers’ Club hospitality patio for two morning and one evening session featuring Dawn Patrol and Evening Glow. Join us for special access to experience the world-renowned attraction, the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta!

 

Additional information coming soon!

Valetta
Artifacts & Antiquities
November 1 - 12, 2021 (Go Next)

Take in the frescoes in Naples and wander the old town in Trapani. See Caravaggio’s masterpiece in Valetta. Journey through an ancient fortress in Monemvasia, visit the capital city of Crete, and lounge on the beaches of Rhodes. Explore the ruins of Ephesus and discover Istanbul—a city that spans two continents.

 

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.


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