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Upcoming Emory Alumni Travel Program Trips

By traveling with Emory, you will be able to explore regions from every corner of the world.

Our itineraries for the 2023/2024 travel season offer an exciting blend of exotic destinations and traditional locales, and are led by experienced guides and talented faculty. We work with the most respected travel vendors in the industry to bring you high-quality opportunities to broaden your travel and intellectual horizons. Book your trip today!

Greece ~ Athens & Kalamata

Jun. 7-16, 2024 - Sold Out
From $3,995 (excludes air)

Discover Greece’s magnificent treasures on this eight-night journey to Athens and Kalamata! Admire the Parthenon, explore the Bronze Age kingdom Mycenae and walk in the footsteps of the first Olympians at Olympia. Visit less explored Messene and Mystras, a mountainside Byzantine city. Enjoy a wine tasting, Kalamata’s acclaimed olives, life by the seaside and a dinner with folk music and dancing! Includes deluxe and first-class hotels. Solo-friendly with no single supplement!

Discover the Canadian Rockies

Jun. 19-25, 2024
From $6,495 (excludes air)

On board Rocky Mountaineer's all-dome fleet, travel through otherwise inaccessible terrain to unlock the unparalleled beauty of British Columbia, Alberta, and the Canadian Rockies. Journey through inspiring mountain vistas, and revel in the grand landscapes of some of Canada’s most remarkable national parks.

Normandy ~ France

Jul. 12-20, 2024 - Sold Out
From $3,995 (excludes air)

Immerse yourself in Normandy’s remarkable history and enchanting beauty on this seven-night, first-class journey based in the lovely seaside resort town of Deauville. Explore Omaha and Utah Beach and other renowned D-Day sites during the 80th anniversary year of this crucial operation. Take in stunning Mont-Saint-Michel and the Bayeux Tapestry. Enjoy a wine tasting and lunch at a 10th-century castle and taste Calvados, Normandy’s celebrated apple brandy, on an estate. No single supplement!

Amazing Azores

Jul. 28 - Aug. 3, 2024
From $2,465 (excludes air)

Discover one of the best kept secrets and a paradise for outdoor adventurers of all ages. The landscape is a wonderland of lush mountain ranges, vibrant crater lakes, waterfalls, and healing pools. Find unexpected treasures, such as an organic tea plantation, stroll, kayak, or bike around Sete Cidades enormous caldera with its sparkling twin lakes, then wander across the boardwalk at Furnas Lake, known for its bubbling mineral rich geothermal pools. Taste local delicacies slow cooked in a hole in the ground heated by volcanic activity or relax at a café in Ponta Delgada, a town of distinctive architecture and colorful character.

Grand Danube Passage

Aug. 9-24, 2024
From $5,895 (excludes air)
AHI Travel

Experience the magic of eight European countries on this ever-enthralling journey, immersing yourself in everything from medieval villages to wine-soaked landscapes, elegant estates to magnificent natural wonders. Stay in Sofia, Bulgaria, sail the Danube River where stories are etched around every bend, and finish your adventure in Prague, Czech Republic. Discover prestigious destinations, traditional foods and centuries-old cities filled with timeless charms. Plus, you can personalize your journey with thoughtfully planned tours that showcase the region’s indelible wonders!

Flavors of Northern Italy

Sep. 6-14, 2024 - Sold Out
From $4,995 (excludes air)

From art-packed museums and mosaic-filled cathedrals to Roman ruins and hill towns amid vineyards that produce some of Europe's best wines, Northern Italy's riches are plentiful, wide-ranging, and ripe for discovery. Embark on a cultural and gastronomic adventure with this signature journey where days are dedicated to the joy and art of good food and wine, and evenings are for quiet relaxation at guestrooms in the country.

Journey to Southern Africa

Sep. 10 - 25, 2024 - Just Added!
Sep. 22 - Oct 7, 2024 - Sold Out
From $8,495 (excludes air)

Discover the incredible wildlife and wonders of South Africa, Zimbabwe and Botswana! From colorful Cape Town to Victoria Falls, historic Soweto to Robben Island, every moment of this 12-night journey will inspire! See exotic animals in famous safari destinations: Chobe National Park, Hwange National Park and Kapama Private Game Reserve. Plus, enjoy three nights aboard the opulent Rovos Rail! This unmatched program includes a Rovos Rail journey, two flights within South Africa and an extensive meal plan!

Southern Italy & Sicily

Sep. 24 - Oct. 8, 2024
From $5,995 (includes air)
Odysseys Unlimited

Delight in a special 15-day exploration of Italy’s southern climes, from striking Sicily and the breathtaking Amalfi Coast to Apulia, the alluring “boot heel,” enjoying Italian hospitality, outstanding cuisine, and unique hotels. Joining a small group limited to 24 travelers, first experience Sicily’s intriguing cultural heritage with four nights in Taormina. An excursion to Agrigento’s remarkable “Valley of the Temples” is highlighted by the stunning Temple of Concordia. After visiting Europe’s largest active volcano, Mt. Etna, enjoy a small group highlight: lunch and Sicilian wines at a family-run farm. Departing Sicily for the mainland, spend two nights in one of Matera’s ancient Sassi cave dwellings renovated as a hotel. Explore Matera’s Sassi and Alberobello’s white-washed trulli houses, both UNESCO sites. Then discover Lecce, the “Florence of the South,” where a three-night stay includes excursions to beautiful Otranto and a local winery. With the final four nights in seaside Sorrento, highlights include touring evocative Pompeii and a Neapolitan cuisine cooking lesson. Boarding a hydrofoil, cruise to the storied Isle of Capri. Embark on a glorious drive along the cliff-top Amalfi Coast road before bidding “arrivederci” to Italy at a farewell dinner. Explore eternal Rome independently with an optional 4-day/3-night post-tour extension.

Discover Egypt and the Nile Valley

Oct. 5-18, 2024
From $6,995 (internal airfare included)

The incomparable Nile. Magnificent ancient monuments. Endless golden sands. This and more is Egypt—a cradle of civilization essential to our human story and the developments in government, religion, and agriculture. With its long past and welcoming people, Egypt beckons travelers to explore ruins of the past and wonders of today.

Northern Lights in Iceland

Feb. 17-25, 2024 - Sold Out
Oct. 19-27, 2024 - Just Added!
From $3,595 (excludes air)

Experience the nine-day, seven-night land expedition to witness the wonder of the Aurora Borealis light show as it dances across the Arctic skies of Iceland at the optimum time of year. Tour of Iceland’s “Big Three” wonders, known as the Golden Circle—the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Thingvellir National Park; the two-tiered “Golden Waterfall” of Gulfoss; and Strokkur, an active geyser that erupts every few minutes. Excursion to the Bridge Between Continents, the boundary between the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates, where rifts have formed as the land gradually drifts apart.

Costa Rica's Natural Heritage

Oct. 19-29, 2024
From $4,095 (includes air)
Odysseys Unlimited

In this small, nature-kissed Central American democracy, your small group sets out on a relaxed yet comprehensive 11-day exploration to discover staggering biodiversity in four distinct regions, from cloud forest to rainforest, Central Valley to Pacific Coast. Take an excursion to Irazú Volcano, the country’s tallest volcano, and learn about Costa Rica’s prized export at the Doka Coffee Estate. In Carrizal, admire wondrous orchids. During a three-night Arenal region stay, enjoy magnificent vistas of Arenal Volcano. After meeting students at an elementary school, encounter the natural splendor of the remarkable Ecocentro Danaus Biological Reserve. Experience the rainforest from the canopy level on Arenal’s hanging bridges Sky Walk. Continuing on to the amazing Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, explore this “green cathedral.” Spend three final nights at a beautiful Guanacaste beachfront resort, and take an extraordinary Tempisque River float safari. Discover more ecological wonders with a 4-day/3-night Tortuguero National Park pre-tour option.

Chilean Wonders ~ Lake District & Patagonia

Feb. 3-14, 2025
From $5,495 if booked by 5/29/24 (excludes air)

Discover Chile’s natural beauty and the warm culture of this South American jewel on a first-class, nine-night adventure! Explore Santiago, framed by the Andes Mountains, to see pre-Columbian art. Take a ferry to remote Chiloé Island to see the picturesque village and visit a penguin colony in its natural habitat. Travel to Petrohué to take in the chute-like river falls there and cruise Lake Todos Santos to admire majestic volcanoes. Tour the historic port city of Punta Arenas on the Strait of Magellan. Cruise through the Ultima Esperanze Fjord to marvel at the imposing Balmaceda and Serrano glaciers and walk through the forest of Bernardo O’Higgins National Park. Gaze at the granite peaks and intense blue glacial lakes of the acclaimed Torres del Paine National Park and see the Salto Grande waterfall. Along the way, savor tantalizing Chilean foods, including a curanto lunch cooked on hot stones and a traditional Patagonian barbecue. This active, small-group program features knowledgeable guides and lecturers, three flights within Chile and a generous meal plan with wine at dinner. Active travel!

The Galapagos Islands

Mar. 11-18, 2025
From $5,795 (excludes air)

Nestled in the Pacific Ocean—at the confluence of three ocean currents—the Galapagos Islands are a haven for explorers, nature enthusiasts, and those seeking a profound connection with the natural world. Join us on a transformative expedition voyage through these enchanting islands to celebrate life's diversity and to witness firsthand the stunning display of nature's endless wonders.

Exploring Australia & New Zealand

Apr. 4-25, 2025
From $11,284 (includes air)
Odysseys Unlimited

Australia, New Zealand and small group touring make for a perfect combination on this wide-ranging 22-day journey. Highlights in Sydney include a catamaran cruise around Sydney Harbour; Featherdale Wildlife Park, where koalas roam; and the iconic Opera House. Fly to Uluru (Ayers Rock) and learn about the local Aboriginal culture during a dot painting experience with an Aboriginal artist, and watch the sun rise over the fabled monolith. In Cairns visit beautiful Mossman Gorge and swim and snorkel at the colossal Great Barrier Reef during a day-long excursion. After touring Christchurch, the “Garden City,” see sheepdogs at a farm. Explore spectacular Mt. Cook National Park and take a cruise through Milford Sound’s breathtaking fjords. Discover scenic Queenstown. In geothermal Rotorua, experience Maori culture at a traditional hangi dinner. The journey ends with sightseeing in vibrant Auckland. Enjoy additional time in the “City of Sails” with an optional 3-day/2-night post-tour extension.

Turkey to Greece: Byzantium, Devotion & Dominion

Apr. 9-18, 2025
From $8,999 (excludes air)
Arrangements Abroad

Aboard the elegant Emerald Azzurra, follow in the wake of Byzantine emperors and seafarers, capturing the essence of an era marked by cultural and spiritual fervor. Experience this rich history as you cruise on an Aegean Sea voyage aboard the elegant Emerald Azzurra from Izmir to Athens. Explore sparkling ancient temples, Byzantine frescoes, stately churches, lavish tombs, and more in the Graeco-Roman cities of Asia Minor (Turkey) and picturesque villages in Eastern Macedonia and Thrace, less-traveled regions of Northern Greece with strong ties to Alexander the Great. Marvel at the cherished treasures of an exceptional empire, from the little-known Byzantine heritage of cities like Ephesus and Troy to Meteora's cloud-high, UNESCO-listed monasteries. An optional postlude in Istanbul offers an exclusive look at the city's unparalleled Byzantine and Ottoman treasures.

Dutch Waterways

Apr. 16-24, 2025
From $3,595 if booked by 8/13/24 (excludes air)

Embark on a carefree, seven-night cruise along the intimate waterways of the Netherlands and Belgium brimming with centuries of history and Old-World splendor! Delight in Amsterdam’s charming canals and stroll amid the glorious tulips at Keukenhof Gardens. Revel in Bruges’ wonderfully preserved Gothic gems and Antwerp’s impressive medieval old town. Other ports of call introduce you to Enkhuizen, a beautiful Dutch Golden Age city, and Veere, a laid-back harbor town. Enjoy enriching lectures and a choice of included excursions. Admire Enkhuizen’s stately landmarks on foot and by boat, tour the picturesque, 17th-century port town of Hoorn, or bike through the pastoral West Frisian countryside. See The Hague and the Mauritshuis’ celebrated masterpieces, watch artisans at the Royal Delft porcelain factory or sample farm-fresh cheeses in Gouda. In Bruges, visit a chocolaterie, discover the beer culture or take in renowned Belgian art. Unpack once aboard your exclusively chartered, first-class ship and savor generous meals with wine and beer at lunch and dinner. Solo-friendly travel - no single supplement!

National Parks & Lodges of the Old West

May 16-24, 2025
From Coming Soon!

Join us on an immersive adventure through the heart of America's most captivating landscapes, traversing the wildlife-rich terrain of Custer State Park, Yellowstone, and Grand Teton National Park. Each engaging day is its own journey, highlighted by exploration of iconic monuments, leisurely hikes, educational discussions, and authentic Old West charm.

Italy's Magnificent Lake District

Jun. 17-25, 2025
From $4,195 if booked by 8/13/24 (excludes air)

Discover northern Italy’s lake district, where sparkling lakes mirror emerald hills and craggy slopes. From your base in Stresa by Lake Maggiore, spend indulgent days exploring beautiful islands and elegant shores dusted with sunlight. Witness a Romanesque basilica on Isola San Giulio, and stroll through charming Bellagio, where poets and writers from around the world have found inspiration. Cruise aboard a private boat to the Borromean Islands, home to a lavish island estate and a quaint fishermen’s islet. Glide across Lake Como, passing fairy-tale villas and colorful villages, and learn the secrets of northern Italian cuisine during a cooking lesson and an indulgent lunch. In Milan, feast your eyes on Leonardo’s “The Last Supper” and visit the legendary La Scala, Italy’s opulent opera house. Handcrafted for your enjoyment, this small group journey features a first-class hotel, an extensive meal plan and a series of lectures to enhance your understanding of the region.

Enchanting Ireland

Jun. 29 - Jul. 11, 2025
From $7,292 (includes air)
Odysseys Unlimited

Ireland delights on this full yet well-paced 13-day tour, showcasing its many charms – old and new – to your small band of travelers. Beginning in Dublin, visit Trinity College, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, and the haunts of Ireland’s beloved literary sons. Departing for Galway, see Clonmacnoise, a 6th-century monastic site. Journey through the legendary Connemara to beautiful Kylemore Abbey, then take an excursion to Inishmore, largest of the fabled Aran Islands. Travel along County Clare’s spectacular coastline, encountering the rugged Burren and the majestic Cliffs of Moher. Ferrying to County Kerry, tour charming Killarney and historic Muckross House. Experience the stunning Ring of Kerry, stopping for an Irish sheepdog demonstration. In Blarney, visit the famed Blarney Stone, then see the celebrated Rock of Cashel. After exploring Kilkenny, Ireland’s cultural capital, pay a final visit to Dublin. Savor the dramatic Antrim Coast and lively Belfast with an optional 4-day/3-night post-tour Northern Ireland extension

Enchanting Gems of Austria: Graz & Salzburg

Sep. 10-19, 2025
From $4,395 if booked by 12/10/24 (excludes air)

Discover Austria’s splendor on this exceptional, eight-night experience brimming with history, music and tasty cuisine! Enjoy four nights at first-class hotels in the heart of both Graz and Salzburg, named UNESCO World Heritage sites. Celebrate the 60th anniversary of the beloved musical, “The Sound of Music,” and tour iconic film locations. In music-filled Salzburg, the birthplace of Mozart, delight in a memorable performance of his works and see the landmarks of his life. Outings around the Styria region introduce you to mighty Riegersburg Castle and the renowned Lipizzaner stallions. You’ll also discover the farm-fresh delicacies and locally produced wines that have made Graz Austria’s culinary capital. Sample pumpkin seed oil at a family farm and creamy sweets at a premier chocolatier. Other standouts include a cruise on picturesque Lake Hallstatt and a day in Bavaria featuring the historic Eagle’s Nest, a salt mine tour and a beer garden lunch! This small-group journey features insightful guides and lecturers, plus an ample meal plan with wine at dinner.

Flavors of the Spanish Coast

Sep. 13-21, 2025
From $4,995 (excludes air)

Delve deep into the diverse flavors and myriad historic treasures during this leisurely exploration of the Spanish Coast. Visit artisan shops, delight in tours and tastings at award-winning wineries, and discover local fishing, farming, and culinary techniques that have been used over generations. Embrace the region's unique charm as you learn about the history and culture that have shaped its Mediterranean seaside villages and friendly locals.

Portrait of Italy

Oct. 28 - Nov. 12, 2025
From $5,874 (includes air)
Odysseys Unlimited

From the breathtaking Amalfi Coast to eternal Rome, through the gentle Umbrian and Tuscan countryside to treasured Venice, this wide-ranging 16-day small group tour showcases ancient sites, contemporary life, priceless art, and unique accommodations. Begin on the storied Amalfi Coast, experiencing this stunning region by sea and by land and visiting Pompeii’s exquisite ruins. Continuing on to the Eternal City for a three-night stay, tour the Colosseum, the Forum, monumental St. Peter’s Square, and the sublime Sistine Chapel, and explore independently. Spend three nights in Italy’s “green heart” of Umbria, enjoying a cooking demonstration in Orvieto and a visit to beloved Assisi. Journeying to alluring Tuscany, tour splendid Siena. Discover Florence, living monument to the Renaissance, and encounter classic Tuscany in the hill town of San Gimignano. Sample a local winery’s offerings before concluding your tour in wondrous Venice. Savor more time in Venice with an optional 3-day/2-night post-tour extension.

Holiday Markets Cruise ~ The Festive Rhine River

Nov. 28 - Dec. 6, 2025
From $3,195 if booked by 3/25/25 (excludes air)

Revel in the magic of the holidays in Germany and France on a seven-night Rhine River cruise! Celebrate yuletide traditions in festive, cozy markets aglow with twinkling lights and good cheer and overflowing with handmade treasures. Savor the uplifting sounds of carolers and bells and the scent of fresh pine and roasted chestnuts in the air. Visit Heidelberg’s castle and enjoy a special musical performance in the romantic old town. You’ll also admire Cologne’s spectacular cathedral and stroll through Freiburg, a vibrant university city. In the ports of Breisach, Strasbourg, Rüdesheim and Düsseldorf, choose excursions that fit your interests, such as wine tastings, culinary tours or cultural experiences. Aboard your exclusively chartered, first-class ship, take in the scenic beauty of the Rhine Gorge and sip warm, spicy Glühwein. This heartwarming journey includes an ample meal plan with wine and beer at lunch and dinner. Solo-friendly travel - no single supplement!

The itineraries outlined in the ad copy above are preliminary and subject to change due to operational conditions. Dates and pricing are current as of May 2023. All dates and prices are subject to change.