2023 TRIPS

WAR EAGLE TRAVELERS

two young alumni trips for summer 2023

Don’t miss out on these amazing offers while traveling with fellow Auburn Young Alumni!

Greek Island Hopper

August 20 – 27, 2023

 

Greece sunset

Portugal Adventure

June 11 – 18, 2023 

 

Portugal

New Grads trip for summer 2023

Don’t miss out on these amazing offers while traveling with fellow Auburn grads!

Classic Europe Grads Trip

May 22 – 31, 2023

Greece sunset

Spring 2023

Panoramic Greak Lakes trip

New Zealand and Circumnavigating the South Island
January 14 – 25, 2023

For reservations, contact Gohagan at (800) 922-3088

See inimitable natural wonders that exist nowhere else on the planet as you cruise New Zealand’s North Island and circumnavigate the South Island. Experience Māori culture in the “thermal city” of Rotorua and enjoy panoramic tours of the Art Deco city of Napier and the cosmopolitan capital of Wellington. Cruise for two days through Fiordland National Park for up-close views of deep fjords, untamed gorges, and the glacier-grooved landscapes of Milford Sound, Doubtful Sound, and Dusky Sound.
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Scotland Highlands and Islands trip

Costa Rica’s Natural Heritage
January 30 – February 9, 2023

For reservations, contact Odysseys at (888) 370-6765

In this small Central American democracy kissed by nature, our small group discovers a nation’s wealth in four distinct regions, from cloud forest to rainforest; Central Valley to Pacific Coast. As Costa Rica presents its staggering display of biodiversity – pristine landscapes, unique microclimates, exotic flora and fauna – we enjoy a relaxed yet comprehensive exploration that celebrates the country’s wide-ranging natural resources.
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Maritime Coastal Wonders trip

Legends of the Nile
February 7 – 18, 2023

For reservations, contact AHI Travel at (800) 323-7373
Your next adventure begins in exhilarating Egypt! Thrill to enlightening discoveries along the Nile and in Cairo and Abu Simbel in the company of an expert Egyptologist who will guide you through the magnificence of ancient Egypt. Come away with memories to last a lifetime on this intoxicating exploration!
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Undiscovered Ireland trip

Fjords & Tasman Tales
February 13 – 28, 2023

For reservations, contact Go Next at (800) 842-9023

Adventure awaits in the great down under! From unforgettable fjords to an array of exotic wildlife, this 15-night cruise through the Tasman Sea aboard Oceania Cruises’ Regatta, is all-encompassing. Embark in Sydney and set sail for Hobart (Tasmania). Indulge your seafood cravings and pair with a Tasmanian beer as you revel in the magnificent sight of Mount Wellington. Cruise the Fjords of Milford Sound as craggy cliffs tower over you. Experience Scottish and Māori heritage in Dunedin and learn why it is hailed New Zealand’s Wildlife Capital. Keep watch for albatross colonies, sea lions, fur seals, and rare, yellow-eyed penguins. Taste the flavor of Napier’s famous vintage vineyards and in Rotorua, spot spouting geysers. In Auckland, adventure through an exhilarating mix of natural wonders and urban wonders. Before returning to Sydney, watch for dolphins in Bay of Islands.
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Canadian Rockies Explorer

Tanzania Wildlife Safari
February 21 – March 4, 2023

For reservations, contact Orbridge at (866) 639-0079

How do you measure a travel destination that seems to have no bounds? Tanzania, the largest country in East Africa, also has more animals per square mile of land than anywhere in the world. It’s home to the famed Mount Kilimanjaro—the tallest mountain in Africa, as well as the continent’s largest lake—Lake Victoria. It’s a place for which superlatives in language were created—earning each widened eye, each dropped jaw, and each excited heartbeat. Come experience a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to explore the grandeur that is Tanzania, featuring access to a number of important national parks and nature reserves, abundant wildlife, the guidance of an Orbridge Expedition Leader, welcoming locals, and luxurious accommodations. Its true measure will be in the connection you feel, the memories you make, and the space this adventure holds forever in your heart.
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Delighful Douro Trip

The Galapagos Islands
March 4 – 11, 2023

For reservations, contact Orbridge at (866) 639-0079

Feel the thrill of encountering the flora and fauna that famously inspired Darwin—and in his footsteps, generations of nature lovers. Undiscovered by Europeans until the 16th century, the Galapagos Islands hold a central position in modern scientific and evolutionary history. In a place where human presence is relatively minimal, take the opportunity to observe and photograph these remarkable species up close—either sitting quietly to watch blue-footed boobies or snorkeling with inquisitive and playful sea lions.
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Toronto to Vancouver by Rail trip

Peru, Panama & Palms
March 19 – April 6, 2023

For reservations, contact Go Next at (800) 842-9023

Join us for the adventure of a lifetime on an 18-night journey from Lima to Miami aboard Oceania Cruises’ Marina. Enjoy a long walk along the riverfront in Guayaquil or make your way outside of the city to Cerro Blanco Forest Reserve to experience the beautiful flora and rare wildlife of Ecuador. Revel in a journey through the Panama Canal, one of the modern world’s most heroic feats of engineering. Search for artisan handicrafts in the bustling local markets of Panama City or explore the historic Casco Viejo. In Puerto Limon, cruise crystal canals as birds and monkeys dance in the treetops or relax on the beach in Roatan. Hike through the rainforest in Santo Tomas. Find the magic in the ancient Mayan ruins of Costa Maya and swim amidst the Great Mayan Reef in Harvest Caye. Enjoy the day snorkeling in Cozumel before making your way to Miami.
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Lustrous Coast Trip

Tahitian Legends
March 27 – April 6, 2023

For reservations, contact Go Next at (800) 842-9023

A tropical paradise awaits you in French Polynesia! From languorous lagoons to wispy waterfalls, this 10-night cruise aboard Oceania Cruises’ Regatta will take you on an island-hopping adventure through the South Pacific. French Polynesia strings together a trove of tropical sights and sounds. Snorkel in Papeete (Tahiti) and climb aboard a catamaran in Moorea or take an off-road safari to look for plump pineapples ripening in the fields. Spot sharks in crystal clear water in Fakarava. Watch dolphins dip and dive in Rangiroa and bob in the blue waters of Bora Bora. From beaches to boats to bottlenose dolphins—this cruise is a welcome respite from the winter blues.
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Italy Magnificent Lake District Trip

Picturesque Mediterranean
April 14 – 24, 2023

For reservations, contact Go Next at (800) 842-9023

Whether you’re a history buff, a wine connoisseur, or a sun bather, the Mediterranean covers all the bases! Immerse yourself in European history and culture on this 10-night cruise aboard Oceania Cruises’ Riviera. Embark in Trieste and set sail for Split. Explore Split’s UNESCO-listed Old Town or go local and cook coastal cuisine with Croatian villagers. Take a ride around the Bay of Kotor. Visit Taormina and marvel at the famous Greek theater and the stunning views of Mt. Etna. Enjoy fresh fruits and vegetables along the Amalfi coast. In Rome, get your fill of Italian Renaissance art and architecture. See the towering remains of the ancient Roman Empire. Before journeys end in Barcelona, indulge your romantic side in France as you drink café au lait in Marseille’s sidewalk bistros.
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Imperial Journey

Antiquities of the Red Sea and Aegean Sea
April 14 – 27, 2023

For reservations, contact Gohagan at (800) 922-3088

Visit three continents; explore centuries-old landmarks in Jordan, Egypt, and Greece; and cruise from the Red Sea to the Aegean Sea via the Suez Canal on this remarkable voyage. Discover the historical sites of Jordan on a journey to Amman, Jerash, Wadi Rum, and legendary Petra. Mid-cruise, overnight in Luxor in a Nile-view room and enjoy a specially arranged visit into the tomb of Queen Nefertari. Stand in the shadows of the Great Pyramids of Giza. View the Minoan Palace at Knossos and continue to Heraklion to visit the Archaeological Museum. Enhance your immersion into these ancient civilizations with the Israel Pre-Program and/or Greece Post-Program Options.
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Cities of Spain Trip

River Life Along the Dutch Waterways
April 16 – 24, 2023

For reservations, contact Gohagan at (800) 922-3088

Celebrate the spectacular beauty of Holland and Flanders in springtime on this uniquely exclusive, one-of-a-kind itinerary. Expert-led excursions include visits to the historical canals of Amsterdam; the world-class Kröller-Müller Museum; Kinderdijk and the Delta Works engineering projects; storybook Bruges; the 2,000-year-old city of Nijmegen; the incomparable Keukenhof Gardens; the blue pottery center of Delft; and the Golden Age trading center of Hoorn. Immerse yourself in local culture during our exclusive River Life® forum. Enhance your experience with The Golden Age of Amsterdam Pre-Program and/or The Hague Post-Program Options.
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Vilage life of Dordogne

European Coastal Civilizations
April 24 – May 3, 2023

For reservations, contact Gohagan at (800) 922-3088

Explore the storied legacies and dynamic cultures of coastal Portugal, Spain, France, and England and commemorate the historic D-Day landings on this one-of-a-kind itinerary. Discover Portugal’s renowned wine country, walk in the footsteps of ancient pilgrims in Santiago de Compostela, visit Bilbao’s iconic Guggenheim Museum, see UNESCO-inscribed Mont Saint Michel’s impressive abbey, and walk the hallowed D-Day beaches of Normandy. Extend your journey with the Lisbon Pre-Program and London Post-Program Options.
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Greece Island Hopper
April 27 – May 7, 2023

For reservations, contact Collette at (800) 581-8942 & refer to booking #1088337

In Greece, discover a place where age-old legends and monuments intertwine with warm sunshine and island-style living. Tour Athens with a local guide. Explore the Acropolis, home to the famous Parthenon and the city’s best lookout. Enjoy three days at leisure on the island of Mykonos, an Aegean paradise of sandy beaches and bustling energy. Uncover the past at the excavation site of Akrotiri. Make the most of a free day on the picture-perfect island of Santorini. From to the ruins of Athens to the bright rooftops of Mykonos and Santorini – embrace the country at its best.
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Summer 2023

Israel Trip

Switzerland: Hidden Trails & Majestic Peaks
May 19 – 30, 2023

For reservations, contact Collette at (800) 581-8942 & refer to booking #1088338

From the soaring Alps to the picturesque Swiss Riviera – set your sights on an active journey across Switzerland by train. Walk through centuries-old vineyards and taste unparalleled Swiss wine. Soak in views of the Matterhorn from the mountain town of Zermatt. Admire the landscape from your train window as you journey along the country’s valleys. Receive your personal Swiss Travel Pass, granting you entrance into all of Switzerland’s 500 museums. Nestled between four countries, you’ll discover a world of pastoral splendor, striking mountains, and crystalline lakes.
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Montenegro and the bay of Kotor trip

Grand Danube Passage
May 24 – June 8, 2023

For reservations, contact AHI Travel at (800) 323-7373

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!
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Portrait of Italy Trip

Scottish Isles and Norwegian Fjords
June 9 – 17, 2023

For reservations, contact Gohagan at (800) 922-3088

: Trace the legacies of Viking and Celtic clans on this extraordinary voyage across the mist-enshrouded peaks of Scotland and the pristine natural beauty of Norway’s mighty fjords. Cruise into ports accessible only by small ship. Discover the Orkney Islands’ fascinating Neolithic history, featuring a special presentation on the Ness of Brodgar by archaeologist Nick Card. Enjoy a full day scenic excursion into the glens of the Scottish Highlands and a specially arranged ride on Norway’s legendary Flåm Railway. Enhance your journey with the Edinburgh and Glasgow Pre-Program and/or Wonders of Norway Post-Program Options.
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Antiquities of the Red Sea and Aegean Sea trip

Flavors of Northern Italy
June 10 – 18, 2023

For reservations, contact Orbridge at (800) 639-0079

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.
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Wonders of Galapagos islands trip

Stunning Scenery of Alaska SEC Cruise
June 16-23, 2023

For reservations, contact Go Next at (800) 842-9023

Auburn Alums, join us for 7-nights on an action-packed Alaskan adventure aboard Oceania Cruises’ Regatta! As an SEC cruiser, you’ll enjoy events arranged specially for you. Begin the journey in Seattle and revel in the scenery of bears, sea otters, moose, and eagles against a summertime backdrop of steep forested mountain slopes and pristine waters while cruising the Inside Passage and Hubbard Glacier. With fellow SEC alumni, you’ll have access to old-growth rain forest hikes in Ketchikan and salmon sport-fishing in Sitka. Beginning and ending in Seattle, this cruise also makes big-city stops in Juneau and Victoria, B.C, where you can seek out craft breweries, gardens, and local seafood specialties. Whether you’re always on the go, or you prefer to kick back while the magnificent Alaskan scenery glides by, you won’t want to miss this chance to make new memories.
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Holiday Market Cruise

Danube Delights with Prague
June 22 – July 1, 2023

For reservations, contact Go Next at (800) 842-9023

Toast Prost! as you make your way from Prague to Budapest on this 7-night Danube River cruise aboard Emerald Cruises’ Emerald Dawn. Enjoy an included 2-night pre-cruise program in Prague exploring all that the city has to offer, featuring the Prague Castle, Charles Bridge and more! After sightseeing in Karlovy Vary, visit Nuremberg, and take a self-guided tour through the WWII Documentation Center or learn to make traditional German gingerbread in a local baking class.

Visit Weltenburg Abbey in Regensburg before making your way to Passau. Don’t miss Melk’s 18th-century Benedictine monastery, your gateway to another place and time. You’ll tap your toes to the strains of Strauss in Vienna, Austria’s opulent “City of Music” or visit a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Schönbrunn Palace, before wrapping up your adventure with two days in Budapest.
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Holiday Market Cruise

Icons of Sweden & Baltic Sea
July 11 – 23, 2023

For reservations, contact Go Next at (800) 842-9023

Bask in the beauty of the Baltics on this 12-night cruise aboard Oceania Cruises’ Marina. From England to Denmark and everywhere in between, this trip will lead you through secret tunnels, into towers and turrets, and behind the scenes in some of the world’s most fascinating towns. Begin your tour in London (Southampton) and make your way to Gothenburg. Browse maritime artifacts in Kiel and in Karlskrona, explore a Soviet submarine. See iconic Swedish landmarks, such as the Royal Opera House, as you traverse the watery, urban wonderland that is Stockholm. Meander through an open-air market in Helsinki and underground passageways in Tallinn. Walk the cobbled streets of Visby or kayak down a calm Lithuanian river in Klaipėda. Before ending in Copenhagen, unwind at the Gdynia Beach.
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Holiday Market Cruise

Cruise the Rhine and Mosel Rivers
July 20 – 31, 2023

For reservations, contact AHI Travel at (800) 323-7373

Enjoy an intimate view of European history on this rewarding journey as you explore Switzerland, France, Germany and the Netherlands! Kick off your adventure with three deluxe nights in Interlaken, Switzerland, and bask in adventures in the great outdoors amid breathtaking alpine splendor. Then embark on a carefree, seven-night, first-class river cruise that reveals the historic riches of Old-World cities and towns. Tailor your journey with a choice of engaging, included excursions, such as museum visits, hiking, biking and culinary tours, in Interlaken, Strasbourg, Heidelberg, Rüdesheim and Amsterdam.
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Fall 2023

Holiday Market Cruise

Enchanting Ireland
August 17 – 29, 2023

For reservations, contact Odysseys at (888) 370-6765

It’s a beautiful, magical land, where the gentle green landscape dazzles and the people delight; where warmth and hospitality are national traits and poets are national heroes. From Dublin to Galway, Killarney to Kilkenny, this full yet well-paced tour showcases Ireland’s many charms – both old and new – to our small band of travelers.
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Holiday Market Cruise

Canadian Rockies Explorer
August 28 – September 7, 2023

For reservations, contact Odysseys at (888) 370-6765

One of North America’s great unspoiled wildernesses, the Canadian Rockies offer bountiful rewards for outdoor-loving travelers. While staying in unique mountain lodges, we ride in Glacier National Park’s famed Red Jammers, visit cerulean Lake Louise, and set foot on Athabasca Glacier. Amid stunning alpine scenery, it’s a feast for the eyes – and the spirit.
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Holiday Market Cruise

North American Waterways
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For reservations, contact Go Next at (800) 842-9023

Find world-class adventure in North America’s backyard on this grand getaway for 11-nights aboard American Queen Voyages’ Ocean Voyager. Enjoy a 1-night pre-cruise hotel stay in Chicago, “The Windy City.” The following day, set sail on scenic Lake Michigan. Get lost in time on Mackinac Island, a car-free community. Visit one of the oldest cities in America, Sault Ste. Marie, and marvel at the mighty Soo Locks. Explore cultural touchstone museums and revitalized waterfronts of Cleveland and Detroit. Make a splash at the thundering Niagara Falls. In Toronto, snap up souvenirs at one-of-a-kind shops in the Distillery District and catch bird’s-eye views of one of the world’s greatest cities from the sky-scraping CN Tower.

Extend your journey on Ocean Voyager for an additional 8-nights from Montréal to Boston**. From Montréal make your way to Québec City. Make a stop at the iconic Château Frontenac for afternoon tea. Shop boutique artisan shops in the flourishing city of Charlottetown, located on the south shore of Prince Edward Island. Discover hidden history and secluded waterfalls in the Halifax region. Before your cruise comes to an end in Boston, stop in Portland for award-winning lobster rolls and clam chowder.
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National Parks Trip

Exploring Australia & New Zealand
September 9 – 30, 2023

For reservations, contact Odysseys at (888) 370-6765

Small group touring and the Lands Down Under – they add up to a perfect combination as we travel from Australia’s spectacular Great Barrier Reef and the storied Outback to sophisticated Sydney; from New Zealand’s towering Mt. Cook and breathtaking Milford Sound to high-spirited Queenstown and nautical Auckland.
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Italy’s Magnificent Lake District
September 26 – October 4, 2023

For reservations, contact AHI Travel at (800) 323-7373

Discover Italy’s dreamy lake district, where glacial waters are cradled by jade knolls and the craggy slopes of Alpine foothills. Based in Stresa on Lake Maggiore, spend sun-soaked days exploring the islands and idyllic lakeside towns where poets and writers found inspiration. Enjoy special cruises on lakes Maggiore, Como and Orta. Visit the Borromean Islands, feast your eyes on Leonardo’s “The Last Supper,” and learn culinary secrets during a cooking lesson. From romantic Isola San Giulio to charming Bellagio and chic Milan to elaborate villas, this is a tour of northern Italy’s stunning beauty.
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European Connoisseur

America’s Southwest; A Luxury Train Adventure
September 30 – October 4, 2023

For reservations, contact Orbridge at (866) 639-0079

Ride the rails between Denver, Colorado to Moab, Utah and experience stunning vistas of the American Southwest from the comfort of expansive glass-dome trains aboard the well-appointed Rocky Mountaineer. Relax and take in the riches of natural history with the mighty Colorado River, vast canyons, and mesmerizing red sandstone landscapes before you and delicious meals and beverages brought right to your seat.
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European Connoisseur

Toronto to Vancouver by Rail
October 3 – 9, 2023

For reservations, contact Orbridge at (866) 639-0079

Discover the majestic beauty of Canada on a nostalgic rail journey that brings back the golden age of train travel. Leave the city center behind and glide through amazing scenery featuring rugged lake country, gentle prairie fields, picturesque towns, and the snowy peaks of the magnificent Rockies. In addition to marveling at diverse landscapes, this restful and entertaining journey provides delicious meals to savor and is a wonderful opportunity to experience the vastness of Canada in one unforgettable trip.
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European Connoisseur

Radiant Spain & Italy
October 10 – 20, 2023

For reservations, contact Go Next at (800) 842-9023

From Barcelona to Rome––live your best life on this 10-night cruise aboard Oceania Cruises’ Riviera. Begin in beautiful Barcelona and set sail along the sunny Mediterranean. Sample paella in Valencia and visit the astonishing City of Arts and Sciences. See lovely Baroque buildings cluster around the historic central district of Alicante.

Experience the youthful spirit of Ibiza and shop artisan souvenirs at a handicraft market. Pop into Palma de Mallorca’s plentiful art galleries. Sip world-class rosé in Provence. Feel the sand between your toes on a gorgeous Saint-Tropez beach. Make a stop at the swanky Monte Carlo Casino or take a drive through the dreamy Tuscan countryside. Before your final stop in Rome, discover the iconic masterpieces in Pisa.
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