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

Journey to Southern Africa
Jan. 24–Feb. 8, 2017 (AHI)
From the majesty of the Cape of Good Hope to the vast expanse of rural Africa and the splendor of Victoria Falls, Southern Africa has inspired travelers and explorers for centuries. Board a Rovos Rail train in Pretoria for the fascinating journey through Botswana and Zimbabwe. Visit the thundering Victoria Falls before traveling on to Chobe National Park. Expert local guides and safari naturalists will bring your experience to life.
2017 Travel
Cultural Cuba
April 2–10, 2017 (AHI)
Cuba boasts a cache of vibrant culture, fascinating history and heritage, and welcoming locals. Enjoy authentic experiences as you uncover Cuban culture during presentations by local experts coupled with visits to historic sites, museums, schools and community projects. Discover Cuban art at a local art studio and the National Museum of Fine Arts.
2017 Travel
Taste of Northern Italy
April 22–May 3, 2017 (Go Ahead)
Eating isn’t just a part of the daily grind here—it’s a full-on art form. Stand beside the masters in their kitchens, farms and wineries and learn the ins, outs and flavors of the region’s knockout delights. From wine on the Riviera to Parmigiano Reggiano in Parma to fresh-cooked tagliatelle in Bologna, prepare to indulge in the best the region has to offer.
2017 Travel
Jewels of Vietnam and Cambodia
April 25–May 10, 2017 (AHI)
Explore Saigon, Vietnam, with visits to Notre Dame Cathedral, the General Post Office and former U.S. Embassy, and in Siem Reap, Cambodian, discover the ruins of the Angkor temples. A special highlight of this journey is a Mekong River cruise aboard the exclusively chartered Mekong Navigator.
2017 Travel
European Collage (Spain, France, Italy)
May 27–June 4, 2017 (Go Next)
Discover a collage of glamorous and quaint European ports on this luxury cruise aboard Oceania Cruises’ majestic Riviera. Unwind on the lovely islands of Ibiza and Corsica; explore glamorous charms in Saint-Tropez, Monte Carlo, and Portofino; and admire artistic masterpieces in Florence or Pisa.
2017 Travel
Essential Europe
Essential Europe: Graduating
May 29–June 20, 2017 (AESU)
Celebrate your college successes with an unforgettable voyage through eleven wondrous countries.
2017 Travel
Alaskan Falls and Frontiers
June 20–30, 2017 (Go Next)
From majestic forests and waterfalls to silver-blue glaciers and spectacular wildlife, discover Alaska’s natural wonders on this special Big Ten cruise aboard Regatta, Oceania Cruises’ intimate masterpiece. Highlights include visits to Ketchikan, Juneau, Sitka, Victoria, and the magnificent Hubbard Glacier.
2017 Travel
France and Normandy
June 26–July 4, 2017 (AHI)
Take an emotional journey to Omaha Beach, the American Cemetery and the inspiring Peace Memorial. Journey to Mont Saint-Michel, the breathtaking fortress monastery guarded by the ebb and flow of the tide, and taste Calvados, the local cider brandy, and other renowned food and drink of the region. There is no supplement for solo travelers.
2017 Travel
Cruise the Rhine River (Germany)
July 24–Aug. 1, 2017 (AHI)
Cruise through the heartland of Europe on a journey designed with families in mind. In Amsterdam, explore charming canals and sail by historic sites like the Anne Frank House. Marvel at the famed Gothic cathedral in Cologne, sail through the Rhine Gorge and see fairy tale castles. Visit river towns and explore Strasbourg, France. Expert guides and lecturers provide fascinating narrative during shore excursions and educational programs. Open to passengers ages 7 and up, traveling with an adult, and features onboard children’s activities coordinated by two energetic Youth Directors.
2017 Travel
Iceland
Aug. 1–9, 2017 (Gohagan)
Discover the unique beauty of Iceland on this seven-night circumnavigation aboard the exclusively chartered, five-star, ice-class M.S. Le Soléal. See ancient Viking ruins, glittering glaciers atop simmering volcanoes, and rugged coastline. Visit Grimsey Island on the Arctic Circle, and cruise past Surtsey, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Reykjavik pre-cruise option.
2017 Travel
Town & Country: Languedoc (South France )
Sept. 23– October 1, 2017 (Gohagan)
Experience the “real” South of France for nine days in the unspoiled Languedoc-Roussillon region of traditional French villages, Cathar fortresses, olive groves and vineyards. Stay in the 16th-century Château des Ducs de Joyeuse. Visit La Cité de Carcassonne and cruise the Canal du Midi, both UNESCO World Heritage sites. Exclusive Village Form with local residents.
2017 Travel
Italy (Apulia)
Sept. 26–Oct. 4, 2017 (AHI)
Journey to Apulia and explore this fascinating, less-explored corner of Italy. Settle in the town of Polignano a Mare perched above the sparkling Adriatic. Begin your journey of discovery during an excursion to the vibrant seaport of Bari and its Basilica of St. Nicholas. Explore the unusual Trulli of Alberobello, and wander through Locorotondo’s tranquil streets. For solo travelers, there is no single supplement.
2017 Travel
Trade Routes of Coastal Iberia (Barcelona, Portugal)
October 23-31, 2017
This nine-day voyage showcases the Iberian Peninsula between Barcelona and Lisbon and features Spain’s legendary Guadalquivir River. Visit Portugal’s Algarve region, Spain’s Granada and Valencia, the Strait of Gibraltar and the Balearic Island of Palma de Mallorca. Cruise aboard the five-star small ship M.S. Le Lyrial. Barcelona pre-cruise and Lisbon post-cruise options.
2017 Travel
Music in America (Tennessee)
Oct. 29–Nov. 6, 2017 (Go Next)
From Nashville to Memphis, celebrate classic country and blues music on a voyage aboard the American Queen, the largest and most opulent riverboat in the world. Savor beautiful vistas and visit charming, historic towns in Tennessee, Kentucky and Missouri.
2017 Travel
Medieval Masterpiece (Italy)
Nov. 5–14, 2017 (Go Next)
Incredible medieval monuments and spellbinding scenery intertwine on this Mediterranean voyage aboard Riviera, Oceania Cruises’ elegant masterpiece. From magical Venice to legendary Rome, discover beautiful cities and landscapes with interludes in Italy, Croatia, Montenegro, Greece and Malta.
2017 Travel

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.