Viking Adventures Alumni Travel Program

Check out all the upcoming travel opportunities through our Alumni Travel Program.

 

 

Holiday Markets
December 4–12, 2018  

Delight in the magical merriment of Germany’s holiday markets on a seven-night cruise that celebrates enduring festive traditions. During Advent, villages of wooden kiosks festooned with pine branches, red ribbons and cheerful lights spring up in town squares along the Rhine and Main Rivers. Linger in these fanciful Christkindlmarkts, as you savor the tantalizing aromas of mulled wine and gingerbread. Aboard your first-class ship, relax on deck as the stunning scenery unfolds around you, vistas of clifftop castles, charming villages and rolling hills. Sail through the scenic Rhine Gorge, and gaze upward at the soaring spires of Cologne’s magnificent cathedral. Admire the quaint timbered architecture of medieval gems Miltenberg and Rothenburg on the Romantic Road. Walk through the stately halls of Würzburg’s palace, and explore beautiful Koblenz. While in Cologne, Bamberg and Nuremberg, select from a choice of intriguing excursions. Enjoy insightful lectures and ample onboard meals, including wine and beer with lunch and dinner. For solo travelers, the single supplement is waived.

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Outback Explorer

January 14-30, 2019

Take in the best of Australia and New Zealand, destinations of thrilling contrasts and incredible scenery: sun-kissed golden beaches, lush green valleys, laid-back coastal towns, majestic fjords, and energetic urban landscapes. Depart Sydney for Eden, a sleepy seaside town that’s home to the fascinating Eden Killer Whale Museum, and sail to Melbourne, a vibrant capital sprinkled with chic art galleries and gardens. Spend two days exploring the marvelous city before continuing to Burnie, where you can uncover natural splendors in its many wilderness areas. Then, navigate one of the world’s most exquisite fjords, Milford Sound, with its dramatic cliffs, verdant forests, and staggering waterfalls. Look for sunbathing fur seals and yellow-eyed penguins in Dunedin, and stroll Akaroa’s streets framed by Colonial architecture. Discover the thriving art scene in Wellington, and view Art Deco architecture in Napier. Before ending your adventure in Auckland, visit Tauranga, rich with Maori culture, or discover the geothermal wonders of Rotorua, and learn about the fascinating history of the Bay of Islands.

From $6,899 per person, double occupancy (airfare included from select cities)

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Greece

April 4-12, 2019

Delight in the juxtaposition of the ancient and modern in Greece. Ascend the Acropolis and gaze upon the Parthenon, shielded by its perch from the sounds of the city below. Then leave the city behind to experience the slower pace of island life on Poros, one of the idyllic Saronic Islands. Stroll by the sparkling sea, and watch the day unfold. See freshly caught octopus hanging to dry by a waterfront taverna; listen to the banter from the kafenion, the neighborhood coffee shop; and join the fun at a festive Greek night. Poros, opposite the storied Peloponnese, gives you access to the best of Greece. Explore the 2,400-year-old theater in Epidaurus and the fascinating ruins of Mycenae. Visit the island of Hydra, and pretty Nafplio, the country’s first capital. Enjoy first-class accommodations during two nights in Athens and five nights on Poros. The extensive meal plan features wine with dinner.

From $2,590.00 per person, double occupancy

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Historical Wonders

May 14-25, 2019

Uncover Europe’s timeless treasures as you sail the seas around Italy, taking in remarkable natural wonders and historic monuments. Embark on your luxury cruise aboard Riviera in Civitavecchia, and sail to Sorrento. Overlooking the breathtaking Bay of Naples, near the legendary ruins of Pompeii, the town delights with cobblestone streets, a seaside promenade, and spirited southern Italian culture. Catania, the next stop, displays a youthful vibrancy in trendy taverns and upmarket bistros and boutiques while Valletta, the following port, brims with history, culture, and old-world beauty. Take in Corfu’s lush landscape before sailing the Adriatic Sea to Kotor, to view its Venetian architecture; Split, to wander through Diocletian’s Palace (which the Croatian town is built around); Ravenna, to see its UNESCO-listed mosaics and monuments; and Rijeka, to walk the city’s promenade and observe the Austro-Hungarian architecture. Finally, overnight in captivating Venice. Discover it by water, or stroll through the winding narrow alleyways to find hidden piazzas, romantic trattorias, and charming shops.

From $3,499 per person, double occupancy (airfare included from select cities)

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Kenya: Safari mystique under African skies

June 11-20, 2019

Join the vibrant club of those intoxicated with Africa’s magic, from its beautiful landscapes and sunsets, to unbelievable wildlife, to people whose lives have changed little over the centuries. Watch a spectacular parade of animals drink at the waterhole of your treetops hotel, ending on the plains of the famed Maasai Mara. Visit Lake Nakuru, which boasts a variety of Africa’s most spectacular animals. Trek through the “Kingdom of Lions,” in the grasslands, among cheetah, leopard, hyena, and jackal. This is the original safari destination in Africa, one for all the senses—be amazed as Kenya intoxicates you with its sights, tastes, sounds, smells, and touches of magic! You may forget to breathe with all the wonders surrounding you!

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To reserve your spot contact Kathy Plaus at 800.627.1244 or by email at kathyp@classicescapes.com

 

Grand Danube Passage

June 26 - July 11, 2019

Travel through nine European countries to discover Old World capitals and charming villages along the mighty Danube River. Enjoy two nights in Sofia, Bulgaria, sail the Danube for nine nights and complete your adventure with three nights in Prague, Czech Republic. During this exciting journey, discover Roman ruins, castles, cathedrals, synagogues, mosques and fortresses — all part of the complex history of this region. Feast your eyes on gorgeous panoramas of Budapest illuminated at night, the lush Wachau Valley and the immense Iron Gate Gorge, and immerse yourself in authentic cultural experiences. Onboard, enjoy a Serbian folk show and a performance of the Viennese waltz. In several ports, choose from a selection of included excursions, featuring culinary outings, cycling, art tours and more. Enjoy first-class ship accommodations and deluxe hotels. The extensive meal plan features wine and beer with lunch and dinner. There is no single supplement for solo travelers.

From $4,995 per person, double occupancy

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Enchanting Rhine River Cruise

July 27-August 4, 2019

Take a front-row seat on an enchanting journey along the castle-laden Rhine river encountering some of the prettiest towns and cities along the way including:  Breisach, Strasbourg, Rüdesheim, Ludwigshafen, and Cologne. These inspiring towns and cities have given way to countless stories, and ageless traditions that remain unbroken—from the making of Cologne’s Kölsch beer to the making of Rüdesheimer Coffee. From Amsterdam’s quaint canals to the magnificent Swiss Alps, enjoy Europe at its most picturesque.

On this glorious river cruise, you will appreciate a wide-ranging lineup of included tours. In many cases, you will have a choice of excursions, such as typical tours, bike tours, hikes and Special Interest Tours. Always included is a large assortment of activities so that you can select how you want to explore. No matter your preference, your days will be full of discovery and wonder.

To learn more or book your spot, call 1-844-205-6226

 

Normandy ~ Deauville: The 75th Anniversary of D-Day

August 30 - September 7, 2019

From rolling, green hills to the beautiful sea, discover the essence of Normandy as well as its pivotal role in history. On this seven-night journey, experience classic Norman culture. Explore Mont-Saint-Michel, where a medieval monastery seemingly rises out of the sea, and see the Bayeux Tapestry, the embroidered story of William the Conqueror’s Battle of Hastings victory. Taste Normandy’s contributions to French cuisine, and sip Calvados, the region’s celebrated cider brandy, in an apple orchard. And as the world marks the 75th anniversary of D-Day, spend two full days visiting Omaha and Utah beaches, Normandy American Cemetery and other sites associated with this crucial World War II battle, plus gain insights during engaging lectures. Enjoy first-class accommodations in Deauville and an extensive meal plan, featuring wine with dinner, on this small-group program. There is no supplement for solo travelers.

From $3,490 per person

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To request additional information please contact Charles Hall at hallc@psuf.org