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Viking Adventures Alumni Travel Program

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

 

 

 

 

Cuba: People, Culture, Art
December 10–18, 2017  

From $5,895 (airfare included from select cities)

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Southern Africa - Luxury Safaris, Rovos Rail & Cape Town
April 8–23, 2018  

Travel to southern Africa on an adventure that will exceed all expectations and reveal stunning contrasts, fascinating tribal cultures and cities firmly established in the modern age. From Cape Town, visit Table Mountain, the Cape Peninsula and beyond to the Cape of Good Hope. Visit Robben Island where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for 18 years. Thrill to sighting big game with naturalist guides from Thornybush Nature Reserve. Visit Soweto Township to meet young people engaged in a local youth center. Travel through South Africa and Zimbabwe aboard the vintage Rovos Rail luxury train. Marvel at the power of Victoria Falls and feel its spray. Track local wildlife and explore the rich ecosystems of Chobe and Hwange national parks. Travel with a small group of 28 travelers, enjoy deluxe accommodations and an extensive meal program including wine with dinner. All beverages are complimentary on Rovos Rail.

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Australia 
April 13–26, 2018  

Join our 11-night journey that highlights Australia’s sophisticated cities, verdant terroir and native wildlife Begin in the waterfront metropolis of Sydney to experience the grand Sydney Harbour, tour the Opera House and see the golden sands of sweeping Bondi Beach. Travel to Adelaide in South Australia to taste regional specialties, sip chilled riesling and explore Kangaroo Island’s unspoiled habitat, rich with sleepy koalas, sea lions and wallabies. On Australia’s southeast coast, discover cosmopolitan Melbourne, where cafes, jazz clubs and wine bars pepper artsy laneways. Then fly to Cairns in Queensland’s tropical north to revel in the amazing Great Barrier Reef. Experience this wonder up close as you cruise from Port Douglas to Agincourt Reef. Local guides and experts provide fascinating insight during included excursions and interactive talks. This small-group experience features deluxe accommodations and an extensive meal plan including wine with dinner.

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Paris, France
May 2–9, 2018 

Bask in the glow of the City of Light on this journey to the capital of love and culture. Wander the cobble-lined streets of Paris, listening to the echoing cry of the Notre Dame bell tower and the buzz of city life along the River Seine. Travel through centuries of incredible historical significance as you visit the Sun King's court at Versailles, gaze at Monet’s water lilies, and explore the halls of chateaux in the Loire Valley. From culinary experiences to theatrical performances, Paris will overwhelm your senses, enrich your spirit, and win your heart.

 

 

Dutch Waterways
May 2–10, 2018  

 Experience a captivating seven-night cruise through Holland and Belgium’s lovely waterways and canals. As you alight in waterfront towns, customize your cruise with a choice of excursions. In Amsterdam, delight in a vividly colorful tulip garden, pedal through the scenic countryside, or admire the Rijksmuseum’s masterpieces. Discover The Hague, the Dutch government’s cosmopolitan center, walk through Delft’s romantic old town, and select from museum tours featuring fine art or Delft porcelain. Stroll across Bruges’ tiny cobbled bridges, and then visit an art museum, family brewery or chocolatier’s shop. Other included excursions take you cruising down Amsterdam’s picturesque canals, floating through fairy-tale Giethoorn and walking through Antwerp’s medieval streets. Your Travel Director handles all the logistics, while local guides and lecturers enlighten you on the region’s history and culture. Enjoy the simplicity of unpacking once aboard a first-class ship, where your welcoming crew provides exceptional service and delicious meals, including wine and beer with lunch and dinner. For solo travelers, the single supplement is waived.

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Rivieria Rhapsody 
May 9–17, 2018  

Celebrate the style, glamour, and beauty of the French and Italian Rivieras on this luxurious cruise along the Mediterranean coastline. You’ll board the luxurious Riviera in Monte Carlo, a city-state that occupies less than a square mile of land but packs plenty of excitement; and sail to Marseille, your gateway to Provençal France. Feel like a star in Saint-Tropez, a resort town on the beautiful Côte d’Azur favored by celebrities the world over; before stopping in Palamós, Spain, famous for its medieval streets and fresh, local seafood. The island of Sardinia proves itself a true paradise with towering cliffs and white sand beaches, and Palermo’s Arab-Norman heritage entices with a cultural fusion of East and West. Relax on the picture-perfect Amalfi Coast before finishing your journey aboard Riviera in Civitavecchia, the port for legendary Rome, Italy’s treasure of history and architecture.

From $2,499 per person, double occupancy

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Southern Culture & Civil War
June 2–10, 2018  

Take a trip back in time to the Civil War on this riverboat cruise down the Southern Mississippi. Spend a night exploring rock and roll history in Memphis before embarking the stately and luxurious American Queen. Sail to Greenville, the heart of the Mississippi Delta and birthplace of blues legend B.B. King; and Vicksburg, site of the siege often considered the turning point of the Civil War. Tour Mississippi’s former capital city of Natchez before you enter Louisiana and explore the 140-plus historically registered buildings of St. Francisville. Dive into the Pelican State’s unique political history in the current capital of Baton Rouge before touring Nottoway, one of the South’s most magnificent plantation homes. Finally, disembark the American Queen at the mouth of the Mississippi River and revel in the unabashed and unapologetic joy of New Orleans.

From $2,499 per person, double occupancy

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Riches of the Emerald Isle
June 12–23, 2018  

Embark on a journey infused with Celtic history, intoxicating landscapes and dynamic cities. Experience the finest in Irish culture, music and folklore during stays in Ennis, Killarney, Mallow and Dublin. Explore 11th-century Ennis and stroll through lively, coastal Galway. Traverse the unusual, rocky Burren landscape, visit the Poulnabrone Dolman tomb and feel the mighty wind along the resplendent Cliffs of Moher. Enjoy a scenic cruise to Inishmore before exploring the Dun Aengus ruins. Board a ferry and learn about life in a fishing community on Dingle Peninsula. Relish the marvelous coastal views along the Ring of Kerry, visit Blarney Castle and enjoy a meal and evening at the cozy, family-run Longueville House. En route to Dublin, learn about Ireland’s thoroughbreds before visiting St. Patrick’s Cathedral and historic Trinity College in Dublin. Local guides and experts provide background and context during fascinating excursions and interactive talks. This ten-night, small-group experience features first-class accommodations, a Travel Director and ample meals with wine at dinner.

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Romantic Rhine & Moselle
June 12–27, 2018  

The Rhine has become as much an icon of Northern Europe as the pristine castles, fairy-tale villages, and lush forests that dot its banks. As you cruise its shores and explore its treasures, you’re sure to fall in love with a landscape you didn’t believe could truly exist.

Embark on an all-inclusive, credit-card free luxury river cruise aboard the state-of-the-art Scenic Opal. With ameticulously planned itinerary, unique and unforgettable shore excursions, and all onboard drinks and dining included; there is no better way to experience the Rhine and immerse yourself in the history and culture that lie inside.

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Montreal Jazz
June 29–July 4, 2018  

Explore the culture of Quebec and the singular charm of Montreal on the backdrop of its world-renowned annual jazz festival. Step into the world of the Québécois as you venture to the major points of interest around Montreal, stopping to immerse yourself in the culture, from learning their culinary secrets to taking in their art and history. Your experience will be enhanced by nightly live concerts by some of the biggest names in jazz. By day, visit points of interest ranging from the botanical to the archeological, giving you both a perspective on the history of Quebec and an authentic feel for this utterly unique Canadian province.

 

Jewels of Europe

July 15–30, 2018  

The Danube and Rhine rivers have shaped not only the beautiful European landscape, but also the histories of the diverse regions it flows through.

Stretching for hundreds of miles, the rivers links countries, cultures, people, and age-old traditions. From fairy-tale landscapes dotted with castles to grand hilltop cities and charming rural villages, a treasure lies beyond each horizon.

Embark on an all-inclusive, credit-card free luxury river cruise aboard the state-of-the-art Scenic Ruby. With a meticulously planned itinerary, unique and unforgettable shore excursions, and all onboard drinks and dining included, there is no better way to experience the Danube and Rhine river regions and immerse yourself in the history and culture that lines their banks.

 From $6,489 per person, double occupancy

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Autumn Inspiration
September 13-23, 2018  

Experience the explosive colors of autumn as you sail up North America’s immense and beautiful Atlantic coast. Embark on your luxury cruise aboard the Insignia in New York, the “City that Never Sleeps,” and relax in New England’s own European-style resort city, Newport. Take in America’s revolutionary history in Boston before immersing yourself Bar Harbor’s awe-inspiring Acadia National Park. Discover Saint John, a Victorian city with its own curious reversing river. Embrace British and Scottish traditions in Halifax before sailing across the magnificent Gulf of Lawrence to Sept-Îles, a port town fronted by a stunning seven-island archipelago. Admire the emerald mountains of Saguenay before Québec City shows you French Canada’s old-world beauty. You’ll disembark in Montréal, Canada’s second-most populous city, which blends North American charisma with European charm.

 From $3,949 per person, double occupancy

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Umbria, Italy
September 16–24, 2018  

Italy has long been lauded as a place of cultural significance. The great empire of Rome made its mark on the Western world for over a millennium, influencing art and music from the days of ancient emperors through to the Renaissance. Experience Italy’s legacy with a journey to the scenic region of Umbria in Tuscany, which is dotted with ancient ruins, medieval villages, and natural wonders. You will spend your days exploring the cultural treasures of Umbria and your nights in awe of the natural beauty of the region. Let Italy sweep you away on this enchanted tour of Umbria.

 

Coastal Vignettes
October 16–27, 2018  

Explore ancient cities, alluring beaches, and culture straight from the Old World as you set sail across the Mediterranean Sea aboard the luxurious Nautica. Embark from Rome, Italy’s treasure of history and architecture, and view great masterpieces of the Renaissance—Brunelleschi’s Duomo, the Baptistery of San Giovanni, and Michelangelo’s David—in Florence. Relax in botanically-rich Portofino; bask in the glitz and glamour of fabulous Monte Carlo; and peek at more than a mere glimpse of France’s fascinating naval history in Toulon. Get inspired in Barcelona, Spain’s gem of art and architecture; and tour Valencia, the City of Arts and Sciences, which offers a stunning blend of classic and contemporary culture. Finish your voyage by discovering the ruins of truly ancient civilizations in Minorca and Pompeii before disembarking Nautica back in Rome.

From $2,799 per person, double occupancy

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