Whether it’s climbing to the mist-shrouded mountain citadel of Machu Picchu or floating past the Rhine’s iconic castles and cathedrals, travel is the surest way to stay fearless. Every Alumni Association trip or tour offers you brave new vistas, excellent package rates, superior amenities and guided access to some of the world’s most exclusive destinations—all in the company of fellow Terps. 

2017 Travel

Austria
Austria – Alumni Ages 21-35
December 29, 2017 – January 2, 2018 (AESU)

Book by 9/25/17 and save $100! Come celebrate New Year's Eve in the Austrian Alps, high above the city of Innsbruck. Take part in our very own Winter Olympics on the mountain, then ring in the New Year over 6,200 feet above sea level at “Cloud 9” – an igloo club with stunning views of the city and the New Year’s Eve laser show.

2018 Travel

Cruise the Panama Canal: Cuba, Panama & Costa Rica
January 4-15, 2018 (AHI)

Cruise to Havana, Cuba; transit the incredible Panama Canal during a full-day excursion; and visit some of Costa Rica’s most unique and wildlife-rich ecosystems. This adventure includes an exclusive AzAmazing Evening and all meals. Best of all, enjoy longer stays and more overnights in select ports. 

January 21-February 5, 2018 (Go Next)
Tasman Pearls
January 21-February 5, 2018 (Go Next)

Climb Boyd’s Tower in Eden, see koalas in Melbourne, explore Fern Glade Reserve’s trails in Burnie, look for yellow-eyed penguins in Dunedin, take in the natural beauty of Christchurch, discover seafront attractions in Picton, view art-deco architecture in Napier, and visit hot springs in Rotorua.

Amalfi Coast
April 17-25, 2018 (AHI)

Save $500 per person if booked by October 31, 2017!

Enjoy seven nights in the idyllic Amalfi Coast. From your base in Vietri sul Mare, visit Almalfi town, Positano, Sorrento and Naples. Explore Pompeii’s ancient ruins, view exquisite gardens, travel Almafi’s serpentine coastline and delight in the taste of fresh mozzarella. For single travelers, there is no single supplement!  

River Life Along the Dutch Waterways
April 25 – May 3, 2018 (GoHagan)

Early booking discount when you book by September 19, 2017!

Cruise for seven nights in Holland and Flanders aboard an exclusively chartered, deluxe AMADEUS small river ship when the picturesque Dutch tulip fields are in bloom. 

Single Rooms are BOOKED

Southern Grandeur
April 29-May 7, 2018 (Go Next)

Early booking discount when you book by October 12, 2017!

Relax into the heat, history, and hospitality of the Southern Mississippi on this week-long river boating experience aboard the stately American Queen. From Civil War battlefields to hoppin’ blues bars, Southern culture is on full display as you cruise north from New Orleans to Memphis.

May 4-11, 2018 (Go Next)
Timeless Cuba
May 4-11, 2018 (Go Next)

Early booking discount when you book by October 1, 2017!

Open the door to Cuba’s soul on this week-long luxury cruise through the heart of this once-forbidden island nation, stopping in Havana, Cienfuegos, and Santiago de Cuba

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Dubai – Alumni Ages 21-35
May 5-11, 2018 (AESU)

Dubai conjures up images of gleaming skyscrapers set against the back drop of the vast Arabian Desert and glistening sea.  

May 9-17, 2018 (Go Next)
Riviera Rhapsody
May 9-17, 2018 (Go Next)

Early booking discount when you book by November 11, 2017!

Explore the sapphire waters of the French and Italian Rivieras on this luxurious cruise from Monte Carlo to Rome.

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England’s Castles, Cottages and Countryside
May 24-June 3, 2018 (AHI)

Discover castles, sprawling estates and whimsical villages on this nine-night journey featuring stays in Canterbury, Woodstock and London. Listen to medieval Canterbury tales, and stroll through cathedrals, exquisite gardens, lofty castles and Cotswolds’ villages. This small-group experience features first-class accommodations, carefully crafted itineraries and ample leisure time.

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Essential Europe - For Graduating Seniors!
May 28 – June 19, 2018 (AESU)

Book by September 10 and save $400 per person!

Celebrate your college successes with an unforgettable voyage.  Capture the flavor of the cities and the beauty of the countryside; sample the delicacies and specialties of nine wondrous countries – Europe, in all its splendor, awaits.

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Euro Spree
June 2-16, 2018 (AESU)

Book by October 12 and save $150 per person!

Join us for the best of Europe. From snow-capped Alps and medieval castles to the pomp and pageantry of London; from the glamour of Paris to the ancient Roman ruins. Capture the flavor of the cities and the beauty of the countryside, see the greatest monuments and discover the tiny corners of Europe. Enjoy two unforgettable weeks to explore eight great countries.

Reims
Reims
June 5-13, 2018 (AHI)

Early booking discount when you book by October 17, 2017!

Discover the highlights of Reims, France. Visit the Notre-Dame Cathedral, which hosted 1,000 years of French coronations. See the Abbey of Saint-Remí and the Palace of Tau.  For single travelers, there is no single supplement!

Ireland – Alumni Ages 20-35
Ireland – Alumni Ages 21-35
June 24-30, 2018 (AESU)

Ireland, as rich with history as it is with beauty, offers travelers the chance to explore all of the facets that go into a ‘farm-to-table’ eating lifestyle and the distilling and brewing industries, but provided by individuals and families who have spent a lifetime creating and perfecting these beverages and culinary experiences. This journey is also filled with behind-the-scenes glimpses, sights you’ll never forget, and plenty of knowledge.

Scandinavian Treasures
Baltic and Scandinavian Treasures
August 18-29, 2018 (Go Next)

Early booking discount when you book by December 7, 2017!

Discover the unique personality of northern Europe as you set sail across the Baltic Sea from Copenhagen to Stockholm on the luxurious Marina. Laze on the unforgettable beaches of the Baltic States in Klaipeda, Riga, and Tallinn; explore the cosmopolitan flair of Helsinki and Berlin; and embrace a two night stay in St. Petersburg, Russia’s window to the West.
 

Spain – Alumni Ages 20-35
Spain – Alumni Ages 21-35!
September 2-8, 2018 (AESU)

For over 20 years, George R.R. Martin’s Song of Ice and Fire books have transported us to exotic locales without leaving the library. Then the HBO TV series, Game of Thrones, showed us where to find these destinations in our own world. To Essos and Back combines the best of Spain with exhilarating filming locations at some of Spain’s most known cities and takes you to the hidden towns, forever changed by this story.  

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Ireland
September 11-19, 2018 (AHI)

Early booking discount when you book by March 13, 2018!

Charming Westport, County Mayo, is your base as you explore northwestern Ireland. Admire Achill Island’s rugged landscapes and cruise Killary Fjord. Visit picture-perfect Kylemore Abbey and vibrant Galway. For single travelers, there is no single supplement!

Grand Danube Passage
Grand Danube Passage
September 26-October 10, 2018 (AHI)

Early booking discount when you book by March 13, 2018!

Discover eight European countries, antiquated capitals, charming villages and the storied Danube River. Celebrate each region’s heritage and flavors, and personalize your cruise with a choice of excursions in select ports. For single travelers, there is no single supplement!

Glorious Greece
Glorious Greece
October 13-24, 2018 (Go Next)

Early booking discount when you book by April 17, 2018!

Step back into the medieval ruins of Gythion; stop in Katakonos and visit Olympia, birthplace of the Olympic Games; stand in awe of Mount Etna in Taormina; Explore Valletta, Europe’s smallest capital; visit historic Heraklion on the island of Crete; soak up the rays in Rhodes; lounge on the black sand beaches of Santorini; and hear the thunder of 300-plus church bells on the island of Patmos.

TRAVEL INFORMATION


ELIGIBILITY AND MEMBERSHIP

We invite you, your family and friends to participate in our travel program. To participate, one member of the group must be a current member of the University of Maryland Alumni Association.

Not a member? Join today!
Call 301.405.4678/800.336.8627 or click here for membership information and online registration.


RESERVATIONS AND DEPOSITS

Reservations will be honored on a first-come, first served basis. A deposit indicated on the reservation form will hold your space. If the program of your choice is full when we receive your application, we will put your name on a waiting list and notify you in writing. We will call you if a space becomes available. If you choose to withdraw from the waiting list, please notify us by mail or phone, and your deposit will be returned.


TOUR COSTS

Dates, schedules, program details and costs are given in good faith but may be subject to change and revision. All trip prices are per person based upon double occupancy, current exchange rates and tariffs, a minimum number of participants and current airfare from your gateway city. Single occupancy is available on a limited basis for each program at a single supplement charge.


PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

To enjoy the alumni travel experience, participants must be in good physical and mental health and be able to keep pace with the group. Program participants requiring extraordinary help must be accompanied by an assistant who will provide all required aid.


CANCELLATIONS AND REFUNDS

Tour participants are subject to cancellation policies governing the particular trip in which they are enrolled. There are no refunds for unused meals, accommodations or other included features. For further information regarding the cancellation policy for a particular trip, please call Angela Dimopoulos  at 301.405.7938/800.336.8627.


TRAVEL INSURANCE

The University of Maryland Alumni Association has made arrangements with an insurance provider to offer protection for our travelers. Details will be sent with your confirmation letter. We strongly urge you to consider this or other travel insurance in addition to your own health insurance policy. The plan provides help with lost, delayed or damaged baggage and/or a medical problem that may suddenly arise, causing you to cancel your trip. Since most medical policies, including Medicare, do not provide full coverage for medical expenses incurred outside of the U.S., this plan provides important coverage for international travelers. Purchase travel insurance here.


FastPark Rewards

Members are eligible for Discount Parking at BWI Airport, RelaxforRewards Program. Enroll in FastPark Rewards program today using your Promo Code and University of Maryland as your Company Name to guarantee your rate. As a Rewards member, you will earn points for free parking and have 24/7 access to your online Rewards Account which includes the ability to print receipts for expense reports, review parking history and request free parking certificates. Fast Park is convenient, safe, quick, cost-effective, and best of all simple. Discover the Difference today! Alumni Association members can call 301.405.4678 or click here to take advantage of this offer.