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Discover somewhere new or visit your favorite location with fellow Terps. You, your friends and your family have access to a once-in-a-lifetime travel experience. With land, river, and cruise programs available the opportunities to explore the world are endless. Our excursions are packed with fun, fascinating experiences created by professional tour operators that provide superior service at an excellent value.


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2024 Travel Options

View of the canals in Amsterdam

Dutch Waterways

April 3 - 11, 2024 (AHI)

Immerse yourself in the historic grandeur of the Netherlands and Belgium on a delightful, seven-night cruise aboard a first-class river ship. Be charmed by Amsterdam’s leafy canals, stroll through a sea of cheerful tulips and soak up the medieval charm of Bruges and Antwerp. Choose excursions that speak to you in selected ports. Watch an artisan hand-paint Royal Delft pottery, visit a Belgian chocolaterie or nibble on cheese in Gouda! No single supplement!

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Marvelous Mediterranean

May 15 - 25, 2024 (Go Next)

Set sail along the sunny Mediterranean, where palms line silky sands, Gothic cathedrals shadow buzzing shopping districts and the best wines in the world complement authentic fare, from tapas to truffles. Browse the posh boutiques of Palma de Mallorca. Wander the Tuscan hills and sip world-class wines in an ancient Italian wine cellar in Livorno.  SOLD OUT!  Call 800.842.9023 for alternative trip options.  

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Tuscany & Emilia-Romagna

May 21 - 30, 2024 (AHI)

Join us for 8 nights in Italy’s Emilia-Romagna and Tuscany regions, featuring stays in Parma and Cortona. From Bologna’s storied porticoes to Parma’s lauded cathedral, charming villages to country farms, these destinations will seduce all your senses. Taste Modena’s balsamic vinegar as well as authentic parmesan cheese and sensational prosciutto. Plus, enjoy a cooking class and so much more. 

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Paris, featuring the African American Experience

May 25 - June 2, 2024 (AHI)

Embark on an enriching seven-night journey to learn how African American culture forever influenced the City of Light. Specially designed excursions and talks reveal the remarkable contributions of African Americans on Parisian culture and its jazz and art scenes. Plus, enjoy a gastronomic walking tour, vibrant Montmartre, a Seine River cruise and much more! This active program features a first-class hotel and a generous meal plan. 

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Classic Europe Grad Trip

May 31 - June 10, 2024 (AESU)

Graduate then reward yourself for all your hard work with this ultimate escape. The Classic Europe grad trip offers 16 days of exploration, adventure and insight into many of Europe’s most popular and stunning countries. From the royal pageantry of London to the dazzling bright lights of Paris and the awe-inspiring art of Rome, there are plenty of adventures to be had in these exquisite world capitals. Relax and unwind on the beach on the fabulous French Riviera and the picture-perfect Greek Isles. Europe’s famous and unique blend of history, landscapes and cultures must be seen to be believed. Pack your bags and let the adventure begin! Contact AESU for more information.

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Cruise the Rhine & Moselle Rivers

June 21 - 29, 2024 (AHI)

Imagine the family memories you’ll create when you cruise the Rhine and Moselle rivers together aboard a first-class ship! Journey to France, Germany and the Netherlands and delight in hilltop castles, grand cathedrals, charming canals and more. Includes a choice of family-friendly excursions, from cycling to culinary tours, in Strasbourg, Speyer, Heidelberg, Rüdesheim, Cologne and Amsterdam, plus onboard fun for the kids and teens! No single supplement!   

Cruise the Rhine & Moselle Rivers
View of Klaipeda Lithuania. Boats in the river with a view of the beautiful sky and the city.

Baltic Sea Beauty

July 16 - 26, 2024 (Go Next)

From England to Denmark and everywhere in between, this trip will lead you through secret tunnels, into towers and turrets and behind the scenes of some of the world’s most fascinating towns. Relish the vibrant urban feel in Gothenburg and explore one of the most important naval bases of both World Wars in Kiel. Take in historic buildings, modern architecture, and vibrant culture in Berlin.

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The Temple Bar in Dublin

Flavors of Ireland: Hops, Grains & Slainte Young Alumni Trip

August 3 - 11, 2024 (AESU)

Ireland, as rich with history as it is with beauty, offers travelers the chance to explore all facets that go into a ‘farm-to-table’ eating lifestyle. On this trip designed for young alums ages 22-35 years old, meet individuals and families who have spent a lifetime creating, distilling, brewing and perfecting these beverages and culinary experiences. Prepare to open your mind and your taste buds while travelling from Dublin to Galway and along the picturesque southern shore of Ireland. This journey is filled with behind-the-scenes glimpses, sights you’ll never forget and plenty of knowledge. Come with us on the trip of a lifetime. Sláinte! 

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View of the Hubbard Glacier

Radiant Alaska

August 6 - 16, 2024 (Go Next)

Experience unimaginable views, fresh seafood and majestic wildlife on this cruise through the Outside Passage and Hubbard Glacier. See one of the largest collections of unrestored 19th century totem poles in Ketchikan. Have an onsite goldsmith custom design something just for you in Skagway. Spot Icy Strait Point's spouting whales and kick back while the magnificent Alaskan scenery glides by.

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Scotland - Stirling

August 19 - 27, 2024 (AHI)

Discover Scotland’s stirring scenery and vibrant history on a seven-night, first-class stay in charming Stirling. Take in the pristine splendor of The Trossachs National Park and commanding views from the ramparts of Stirling and Edinburgh Castles. Stroll along Edinburgh’s celebrated Royal Mile and attend an unforgettable performance of the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo. Sample Scottish whisky, cruise Loch Lomond, see golf’s home in St Andrews and more! This small-group experience features expert guides and lecturers.

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Grand Seine - Normandy

Grand Seine River & Normandy Passage

September 1 - 9, 2024 (AHI)

Cruise the Seine River for seven nights! Delight in historic Honfleur and Rouen, Conflans-Sainte-Honorine and the white cliffs of Étretat. Walk through Monet’s bountiful gardens and explore Versailles, a decadent symbol of royal power. Visit poignant D-Day beaches, the Caen Memorial and Paris’ spectacular landmarks. Spend sunny days relaxing aboard your exclusively chartered first-class ship and enjoy a generous meal plan. No supplement for single travelers!

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Venice to Athens | Adriatic and the Dalmatian Coast

September 25 - October 3, 2024 (Gohagan)

Discover the influence of Roman, Greek, Byzantine, Venetian and Slavic civilizations on this extraordinary 7-night cruise itinerary featuring visits to 5 countries and up to 6 UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Tour Split’s Diocletian’s Palace, Dubrovnik’s 15th-century walled city, Kotor’s medieval fortifications, the archaeological site of Butrint, Corfu’s Old Town and ancient Delphi. Enjoy the Coastal Life® forum with local residents and a traditional folk music performance. Enhance your journey with the Venice Pre-Program and/or Athens Post-Program options.

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Island Life® Greek Isles and Ephesus

October 21 - 29, 2024 (Gohagan)

Call on the islands of Volos, Delos, Mykonos, Pátmos, Rhodes and Santorini on this epic, 7-night voyage. Enjoy excursions to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Meteora; Delos’ classical ruins, including the Sanctuary of Apollo and the theater quarter; the archaeological site and ancient ruins of Ephesus and Santorini, believed to be the legendary lost city of Atlantis. Discuss life on the islands with local residents during the Island Life® forum. Extend your journey with the Athens Pre-Program and/or Delphi Post-Program Options.

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Travel FAQs

The University of Maryland Alumni Association has made arrangements with the insurance provider, USI Travel Insurance Services, 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 on the Travel Insurance Select website.

For questions regarding USI Travel Insurance Services, travelers can email the Customer Care email inbox at or call (800) 937-1387. When emailing, travelers should reference their departure date, their association with the University of Maryland Alumni Association, and their state of residence so returned calls will be during appropriate hours. Because of the high volume to the USI Call Center, returned callbacks and emails may take up to 48-72 hours.

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.

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.

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.

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 first call the related travel operator.  If you are unable to reach them, please call Jim Perrus at 301.405.7891/800.336.8627.

USI Affinity Travel Insurance Services

Protect your next trip with travel insurance. Including optional Cancel For Any Reason upgrade.