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Discover somewhere new or visit your favorite location with fellow Terps. As a member of the Alumni Association, 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.

Polignano landscape castle

2022 Travel Options

Great Lakes landscape

Cruising the Great Lakes

September 17 to 24, 2022 (Gohagan)

Explore all five Great Lakes during this seven-night, exclusively chartered cruise aboard the Five-Star Le Dumont-d’Urville, visiting islands and towns rich in maritime history and natural splendor. Visit charming Mackinac Island, historic Sault Sainte Marie’s Soo Locks, revitalized Detroit and awe-inspiring Niagara Falls. Milwaukee Pre-Program and Toronto Post-Program Options.

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Mount fuji landscape

Japan ~ Land of Cultural Treasures

October 6-October 17, 2022 (AHI)

Immerse yourself in Japan’s authenticity and incredible history on this 10-night journey. Enjoy stays in Tokyo, Hakone, Kanazawa and Kyoto, and connect with Japan’s distinctive heritage, timeless landmarks and enriching traditions. See Mt. Fuji, visit a colorful geisha district, cruise Lake Ashi and much more!

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French and Italian Rivieras landscape

French and Italian Rivieras

October 11 - 21, 2022 (AHI)

Discover the beauty and sophistication of the French and Italian Rivieras on a 9-night journey with stays in Nice and Sestri Levante! Experience the best of these coveted destinations, from swanky Monte Carlo and medieval Èze to the colorful Cinque Terre and historic Genoa!

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Coastal Iberia landscape

Trade Routes of Coastal Iberia

October 16 to 24, 2022 (Gohagan)

This seven-night voyage showcases the Iberian Peninsula’s coast between Lisbon and Barcelona and features Spain’s legendary Guadalquivir River. Cruise aboard the exclusively chartered, Five-Star Le Champlain. Visit Portugal’s Algarve region, Spain’s Granada and Seville, the Rock of Gibraltar and the Balearic Island of Mallorca. Lisbon Pre-Program and Barcelona Post-Program Options.

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Queenstown bridge

New Zealand ~ Land of the Long White Cloud

October 20- November 4, 2022 (AHI)

Delight in the best of New Zealand on this 13-night adventure packed with dazzling natural beauty. Cruise through a pristine fiord, hike to a glacier, watch whales up close and see spectacular locations from the “The Lord of the Rings” movies. Experience Kiwi culture in Auckland, Queenstown, Christchurch and the vineyard-lined valleys of the Marlborough wine region!

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southern Africa lions

Journey to Southern Africa

November 1-16, 2022 (AHI)

Discover the incredible wildlife and wonders of South Africa, Botswana and Zimbabwe on this 12-night journey! Visit Cape Town and Soweto, Victoria Falls and Robben Island, and search for exotic animals in Thornybush Nature Reserve, Hwange National Park and Chobe National Park. Plus, ride in elegance on a three-night Rovos Rail journey!

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A fountain in italy.

Rivieras & Retreats: Rome to Monte Carlo

November 9-19, 2022 (Go Next)

Sip vintage wine in Tuscany and visit the childhood home of Napoleon in Ajaccio. Sample locally caught fish in Palma de Mallorca, visit Park Güell in Barcelona, and spend a day on the beach near Toulon.

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2023 Travel Options

Nile landscape

Legends of the Nile

January 10 - 21, 2023 (AHI)

Set off on an exhilarating, small-group adventure along the Nile River, plus explorations in Cairo, Luxor and Abu Simbel! This 10-night, active journey includes a deluxe, four-night cruise and an expert, licensed Egyptologist who will guide you through Egypt’s ancient wonders, including the Great Pyramids of Giza, the Valleys of the Kings and Queens, the Great Temple of Ramses II and much more!

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Southern Africa Hunters

Journey to Southern Africa

February 21 - March 8, 2023 (AHI)

Discover the incredible wildlife and wonders of South Africa, Botswana and Zimbabwe! From colorful Cape Town to Victoria Falls, historic Soweto to Robben Island, every moment of this 12-night journey will inspire! See exotic animals in famous safari destinations: Thornybush Nature Reserve, Hwange National Park and Chobe National Park. Plus, enjoy three nights aboard the opulent Rovos Rail! This unmatched program includes a Rovos Rail journey, two flights within South Africa and an extensive meal plan!

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Gohagan Tahiti Marine Turtles

Tahiti and French Polynesia

February 28 - March 10, 2023 (Gohagan)

Explore the idyllic islands, atolls and motus of French Polynesia on this uniquely designed nine-night voyage. Sail for seven nights aboard the Five-Star Wind Spirit, featuring just 74 Staterooms, all with an ocean view, and enjoy unmatched small-ship sailing. This itinerary includes Five-Star accommodations for two nights (air schedule permitting) in the InterContinental Tahiti in Pape’ete, round-trip air from Los Angeles,* all onboard gratuities, complimentary alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages throughout the cruise, complimentary watersports and an exclusive excursion on each island. Mo’orea Post-Program Option.

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Peru landscape

Wonders of Peru

March 2 - 13, 2023 (AHI)

Delight in Peru’s riches on this exciting, 10-night adventure! See Lima’s grand colonial-era buildings and explore the impressive culture of the Incas while visiting Machu Picchu, the Sacred Valley and Cusco. Marvel at abundant wildlife on a three-night luxury cruise in the Amazon rain forest. This active, small-group journey includes deluxe and first-class hotels, round-trip air between Miami and Lima and two round-trip flights within Peru.

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Galapagos Eco Experience (Recent Grads: Responsible Traveler)

April 15 - 22, 2023 (AESU)

Blessed with an abundance of pristine beaches and the wildlife haven of the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador’s wealth of natural riches creates unlimited opportunities for incredible experiences. Visiting the islands of San Cristobal and Isabela are an explorer’s dream with volcanoes, marine iguanas, playful sea lions, and giant tortoises – Ecuador is unrivalled in serving up South America’s best.

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Amsterdam waterways

Dutch Waterways

May 4 - 12, 2023 (AHI)

Glide along picturesque waterways in the Netherlands and Belgium on a seven-night, first-class river cruise and delight in the Old-World ambience of Amsterdam, Bruges and Antwerp. Revel in a remarkable, once-in-a-lifetime exhibition of Vermeer paintings, the breathtaking tulips of Keukenhof Gardens and a choice of included cultural and culinary experiences! No single supplement!

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landscape of Croatia

Croatia & Cruising the Dalmatian Coast

May 23 - June 3, 2023 (AHI)

Discover the bounty of Croatia on this incredible 10-night journey, including a seven-night Adriatic cruise! Begin with three nights in Zagreb; then visit the stunning Plitvice National Park. Aboard your first-class ship, sail along the Dalmatian coast to enchanting islands and timeless ports of call. Enjoy the beauty of Rab, Hvar and Korčula, and unravel history of Split, Zadar and Trogir. Wrap up your adventure in Dubrovnik, a marvelous medieval town. This program features an extensive meal plan! No single supplement!

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European crosswalk

Essential Europe (Grad Trip)

May 31 - June 19, 2023 (AESU)

Reward yourself for all your hard work with the ultimate escape. The Essential Europe grad trip offers 23 days of exploration, adventure, and insight into many of Europe’s most popular and stunning countries. This tour provides something for everyone, from mingling with locals on the London pub crawl, and seeking adventure parasailing in the Greek isles, to photographing the majesty of Il Duomo in Florence and dancing like Julie Andrews in the Austrian hills. The beauty of this journey is the balance of fun excursions, time at leisure and fascinating looks into history, architecture and breathtaking European landscapes. Unleash your inner adventurer, enjoy this well-rounded experience and make memories and new friends to last a lifetime.

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Clear skies within a Greek neighborhood full of greenery and magenta shrubbery.

Greek Isles Odyssey

June 1, 2023 to June 11, 2023 (Go Next)

Immerse yourself in the history and culture of Greece and Turkey. Marvel at the famed Library of Celsus and the Grand Theater in Ephesus. Spend time in Rhodes admiring the pristine beaches and unforgettable views. Sample vintage wine at a renowned winery in Santorini where the house-dotted cliffs are the perfect backdrop.

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Scottish Isles and Norwegian Fjords

June 2, 2023 to June 10, 2023

Join us for a unique, comprehensive, seven-night voyage to Norway’s majestic fjords and Scotland’s seldom-visited Orkney and the Shetland Islands. Cruise from Bergen to Glasgow aboard the exclusively chartered, Five-Star small ship Le Dumont-d’Urville and enjoy one of the world’s most scenic rail journeys. Norway/Copenhagen Pre-Program and Edinburgh/Glasgow Post-Program Options.

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A group of University of Maryland recent graduates taking a selfie on a rock surrounding a water body in Portugal.

Portugal Adventure (Recent Grads: Explorer)

June 10, 2023 to June 18, 2023 (AESU)

Encounter Portuguese traditions in Porto’s beautiful historic old town and cross the bridge into Vila Nova de Gaia for a tasting of the famous port wine. Go biking in the Douro Valley wine country and discover lush river valley vineyards that lie beneath the hilltop castles. Meander up one of Lisbon’s lofty hills to the Alfama neighborhood or take the famous Tram 28 to discover the capital city’s tiny neighborhoods with baroque streets and dazzling statues. Venture south to the famed Algarve with its stunning coastline views for some beach time and watersports. Portugal is still a bargain, but a destination on the rise, and now is the time to go.

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A red train goes across mountainous terrains and snow-covered alps, against a clear blue sky across Europe.

Great Journey through Europe

June 30, 2023 to July 11, 2023 (Gohagan)

This extraordinary 11-day “Grand Tour” of Europe combines river, rail, lake, and mountain travel and features Switzerland, France, Germany, and the Netherlands. Cruise aboard the deluxe Amadeus Imperial along the Rhine River. Ride aboard three legendary railways—the Gornergrat Bahn, the Glacier Express, and the Pilatus Railway. Amsterdam Post-Program Option.

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Reflections of colorful old-world European buildings against a clear water body.

Jewels of the Rhine with Lucerne

July 7, 2023 to July 16, 2023 (Go Next)

Join us for the old-world charm of Switzerland, Germany, France, and the Netherlands. Cruise Amsterdam's canals and take in the magical medieval history of Cologne, one of Germany's oldest cities. See the storybook landscapes of the Rhine Gorge, explore Heidelberg Castle ruins, and sip wine among the crooked half-timbered homes in Strasbourg. The fun starts with an included 2-night pre-cruise program in Lucerne.

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Old-world European buildings with red roofs surrounded by buildings against pointy tops against a dusky sky surrounded by greenery.

Icons of Sweden and Baltic Sea

July 11, 2023 to July 23, 2023 (Go Next)

We’re heading north! Together we are reliving old memories and creating new ones on a 12-night cruise from London to Copenhagen, in July 2023. Explore secret tunnels, medieval quarters, and UNESCO-listed World Heritage sites. Go behind the scenes in some of the world’s most fascinating towns. Spend time in Sweden, Germany, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, and Poland!

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A hotel room with sunlight coming through the entire room with a view of the mountains and surrounding water body.

Autumn in Provence, Burgundy, and Beaujolais

September 6, 2023 to September 14, 2023 (Gohagan)

Join this specially arranged, nine-day French sojourn in world-famous Provence and the Burgundy and Beaujolais wine regions during the best time of year. Cruise from historical Lyon along the fabled Rhône and Saône Rivers aboard the exclusively chartered, deluxe Amadeus Provence. Enjoy an excursion to Beaujolais for a private wine tasting and see a wealth of architecture during a walking tour of Old Lyon. Visit the Hôtel-Dieu in Beaune, the Roman amphitheater in Arles, the Roman city of Orange and the medieval papal palace of Avignon. Experience a specially arranged wine and chocolate tasting in Vienne. Geneva Pre-Program Option.

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A group of people walk together on a sunny day across old world European buildings with someone floating bubbles in the air.

Grand Danube Passage

September 25, 2023 to October 9, 2023 (AHI)

Experience Europe from a new vantage point on this unforgettable Grand Danube Passage! Visit eight countries, including stays in Sofia, Bulgaria, Prague, Czech Republic, and a nine-night Danube cruise. Gain insight into each destination’s history, regional cuisine, soul-stirring landmarks, and architecture, and personalize your cruise with a selection of included excursions! Enjoy first-class ship accommodations, deluxe hotels, and a generous meal plan. No single supplement!

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An aerial view of clear water bodies surrounded by the mountainous landscape around old-world European buildings.

French and Italian Rivieras

September 26, 2023 to October 6, 2023

Discover the French and Italian Rivieras on an extraordinary nine-night journey! Stay in Nice and Sestri Levante, experiencing the best of these coveted destinations. Tour Nice, glamorous Monaco, and swanky Monte Carlo. Take in the sights of Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, medieval Èze and Villefranche-sur-Mer. The adventure continues in Sestri Levante where you’ll explore Genoa, Portofino, Santa Margherita Ligure, and the colorful Cinque Terre! This small-group journey features first-class hotels and a generous meal plan. No single supplement!

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A night view of twinkling lights on buildings against the mountains across the water bodies.

Radiant Spain and Italy

October 10, 2023 to October 20, 2023 (Go Next)

From Barcelona to Rome––live your best life on this 10-night cruise aboard Oceania Cruises’ Riviera. Begin in beautiful Barcelona and set sail along the sunny Mediterranean. Sample paella in Valencia and visit the astonishing City of Arts and Sciences. See lovely Baroque buildings cluster around the historic central district of Alicante.

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Red sandy terrains and canyons.

Red Sea and Aegean Sea

October 31, 2023 to November 13, 2023 (Gohagan)

Join us on this 14-day journey to the cradle of civilization. Visit three continents, navigate the Red, Mediterranean, and Aegean Seas, transit the Suez Canal and experience up to nine UNESCO World Heritage sites. Tour historical Alexandria. Stand in the shadows of the Great Pyramids of Giza. Overnight in Luxor and visit Queen Nefertari’s tomb. Travel to Wadi Rum and tour the “rose-red city” of Petra. Enjoy one night in Aqaba and three nights in Amman to visit Jerash. Cruise for seven nights aboard the Five-Star, small ship Le Bougainville. Two-night Classical Greece Pre-Program and six-night The Holy Land Post-Program Options.

For more information or to make a reservation, please call Gohagan and Company at 1-800-922-3088.

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Holiday Markets Cruise - The Festive Rhine River

November 27, 2023 to December 5, 2023 (AHI)

Embrace the joyous Old-World holiday spirit in Germany and France on a seven-night, first-class Rhine River cruise! Explore enchanting, festive markets decked out for the holidays, stroll through charming medieval towns and personalize your journey with a choice of excursions, from wine tastings to culinary tours, in many ports. No single supplement!

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Travel FAQs

Travel information

Call 301.405.4678/800.336.8627 or go to the Alumni website for membership information and online registration.

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 customercare@travelinsure.com 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 call Rosemary Ligsay at 301.405.0896/800.336.8627.