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Alumni Association Travel Program

What’s so special about traveling with the Alumni Association? Just about everything! To begin with, we review all itineraries and select trips that meet our objective of learning through travel. We partner with the world’s leading affinity travel organizations: companies with decades of experience in planning travel programs whose quality is far beyond the ordinary “group tour.”  Whether or not you have traveled with us in the past, we look forward to having you join us on one of our upcoming programs.

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The Washington University Alumni Association Travel Committee Members

John Fox Arnold
Marilynne Bradley, BFA'60
Martha Cunningham, AB'65
Kent Hirschfelder, AB’67 MBA’70
Gail Lewin, JD '76


Michael Long, AB '60, JD '62
Tom Lowther, JD '62, MA '99*
Sandy Rothschild, AB '67 MBA '71
Ann Ruwitch
Joseph Sheehan, BS '02 MS '06


    2017 Destinations

    2018 Destinations​

    2017 Destinations


    Cruise the Rhine


    June 26 -July 4, 2017
    Travel Vendor: AHI

    Share your love of travel with the children in your life and cruise through the heartland of Europe on a journey designed with families in mind. Settle in onboard the elegant, new Amadeus Silver III and enjoy a choice of excursions and activities that showcase the highlights of Holland, Germany and France. In Amsterdam, explore charming canals and sail by historic sites like the Anne Frank House. Marvel at the famed Gothic cathedral in Cologne, sail through the Rhine Gorge and see fairytale castles overlooking the river. Visit lovely river towns and explore Strasbourg, France. Expert guides and lecturers provide fascinating narrative during shore excursions and educational programs. This family program is open to passengers ages 7-years-old and up, traveling with an adult, and features onboard children’s activities coordinated by an energetic Youth Director. Enjoy first-class ship accommodations, including some cabins with connecting doors; an extensive meal plan; and wine with lunch and dinner for the adults.

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    Baltic: London to Stockholm


    August 3- 18, 2017
    Travel Vendor: Go Next

    From the golden domed churches of St. Petersburg to the fairy-tale towers of Tallinn and the colorful harbor of Copenhagen, experience Baltic, Scandinavian, and Russian treasures on this 14-night cruise aboard Nautica, Oceania Cruises’ intimate masterpiece. Depart London for Bruges, an enchanting city graced with gabled buildings and arched stone bridges. Take in Rotterdam’s cutting-edge art galleries, explore Aalborg’s waterfront promenade, and admire Copenhagen’s Rosenborg Palace and Tivoli Gardens. See the extraordinary Kungsholm Fortress offshore from Karlskrona; stroll past stately buildings in Klaipeda, a gateway to the pine groves and sand dunes of the Curonian Spit; and browse the Latvian National Museum of Art in Riga. Sail to Estonia to soak up Tallinn’s old-world charm, and spend almost three full days in St. Petersburg, a glittering metropolis crisscrossed by canals and dotted with candy-colored cathedrals. Before your adventure concludes in Stockholm, visit Helsinki, where imaginative architecture mingles with leafy parks and elegant gardens.

    From $5,499

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    Alumni Campus Abroad: Swiss Alps & Italian Lakes


    September 8 - 17, 2017
    Travel Vendor: AHI

    The best of Swiss and Italian culture and heritage await you! Discover the best of both countries from two charming towns. From your Swiss base in St. Moritz, discover the delightful alpine village of Zuoz. Marvel at the spectacular mountain scenery on the famed Bernina Express. With a cableway pass in hand, let your interests be your guide during your free time. Travel through the scenic Maloja Pass as you make your way to Stresa, which sits along Lake Maggiore and is your home in the lake district. Cruise the pristine waters of Lake Como, one of the many glacial lakes of the area. Visit Milan to see Leonardo da Vinci’s “The Last Supper” and the La Scala Museum. Local guides and expert speakers provide fascinating insight during engaging excursions and talks. This Alumni Campus Abroad program includes first-class accommodations in St. Moritz and Stresa and an extensive meal plan plus wine with dinner.


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    Flavors of Northern Italy


    September 9 - 17, 2017
    Travel Vendor: Orbridge

    Join our small group for an intimate, nine-day journey to the culinary and cultural heart of Northern Italy—a region brimming with exquisite local wines, specialty ingredients, soul-satisfying signature dishes, and the wonderful Italians who conjure them with time-honored techniques. Settle in to a beautiful, family-owned wine estate outside Verona within reach is a connoisseur’s pick of centuries-old wineries, artisan producers, and extraordinary historic sights. With each day highlighted by exclusive experiences, you’ll access authentic Italy, learn from local Italians, and most of all, revel in la dolce vita—the joyful celebration of food, friends, and life.


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    Impressions of Northern Spain


    October 4- 13, 2017
    Travel Vendor: AHI

    Spain’s tantalizing northern region flaunts cosmopolitan cities, charming villages and mouth-watering cuisine. Discover Madrid, the vibrant heart of Spain, and the Basque region with its remarkably unique identity. Begin your adventure in Madrid and admire the Royal Palace, Plaza Mayor and the art nouveau and neoclassical architecture of the Gran Vía. Marvel at El Greco’s greatest masterpiece at the Church of Santo Tomé and visit the synagogue of Santa Maria la Blanca in Toledo. En route to Laguardia, see historic sites and Gothic architecture in Burgos. Awaken your palate at a Rioja vineyard, and explore ageless plazas and bodegas inside Laguardia’s walls. Tour the Guggenheim Museum’s cutting-edge art collections in Bilbao. Delight in scenic San Sebastián and see the Old Quarter, Town Hall and a neo-Gothic Cathedral. Local guides and experts provide compelling insight during fascinating excursions and interactive talks. This small-group experience features deluxe and first-class accommodations and an extensive meal plan including wine with dinner.


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    Symphony on the Blue Danube


    October 10 - 21, 2017
    Travel Vendor: Gohagan

    Visit five countries and up to six UNESCO World Heritage sites on this exclusive journey to the cultural centers that inspired classical music’s Great Masters. Framed by rolling hillsides, lush vineyards and medieval castles, the Danube River Valley has resonated with musicians, artists, poets and travelers throughout the centuries and has contributed to the world the genius of its most renowned virtuosos. This unique combination of river and land travel includes three nights in the medieval gem of Prague and a seven-night cruise on the legendary Blue Danube from Passau, Germany, to Budapest, Hungary, through the stunning Wachau Valley aboard the newly launched deluxe M.S. AMADEUS SILVER II, one of the finest ships to ply the waterways of Europe. The custom-designed itinerary has been carefully orchestrated to include private performances featuring the musical heritage of Europe’s accomplished composers, including Mozart and Beethoven, and a comprehensive schedule of exclusive expert lectures and guided excursions featuring delightful Salzburg, magnificent Melk Abbey, the storybook village of Dürnstein, imperial Vienna and medieval Bratislava. Berlin Pre-Program and Budapest Post-Program Option are offered.

    From $5,595

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