Upcoming Alumni Excursions
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- Celtic Lands
- Undiscovered Italy: Apulia
- Italy’s Magnificent Lake District
- Legendary Turkey
May 1-10, 2013
Gohagan, Celtic Lands,
Aboard the Exclusively Chartered M.S. Le Boréal and featuring Russell Peck, David Eisenhower and Celia Sandys (Sir Winston Churchill’s Granddaughter)
Cruise for eight nights aboard the exclusively chartered, deluxe m.s. Le Boréal from Honfleur, France, to Ireland, Wales and Scotland. By special arrangement, University of Rochester Professor Russell Peck will join you throughout your journey to provide exclusive lectures and personal insights. University of Pennsylvania professor and author Dwight David Eisenhower II, grandson of General and President Dwight D. Eisenhower, and historian Celia Sandys, granddaughter and biographer of Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill, will offer additional unique learning opportunities. Enjoy guided excursions in each port of call, including the the D-Day landing beaches in Normandy and the UNESCO World Heritage sites of Caernarfon Castle near Holyhead, Wales, and the Neolithic Ring of Brodgar and Skara Brae on the Orkney Islands. View treasures of rich Celtic heritage in Dublin, including the Book of Kells; walk in the footsteps of medieval and present-day princes in North Wales; and lose yourself in the austere beauty of Scotland’s Highlands and the Inner Hebrides isles of Iona, Mull and Skye. Complement your cruise with the two-night Paris Pre-Cruise Option and the two-night Edinburgh Post-Cruise Option. This once-in-a-lifetime opportunity will sell out quickly!
Travel Cost: From approximately $5,535 per person, based on double occupancy and not including air.
Contact: Thomas P. Gohagan & Company at (800) 922-3088.
Undiscovered Italy: Apulia
May 21-29, 2013
Trani facing the Adriatic Sea.
Delight in the age-old atmosphere and fresh flavors of one of the world’s most enchanting locations, southern Italy’s Apulia region. From breathtaking Polignano a Mare, your home for seven nights, travel along the Puglian coast on this exclusive small group journey and see why this sun-bleached land has been settled since time immemorial. Discover postcard views from the Via Venezia in the ancient Greek port of Bari. See unusual dwellings at the Sassi cave houses and the conical limestone Trulli, and visit the mysterious Castel del Monte. Immerse yourself in medieval Trani at the water’s edge, see Lecce’s lace-like, baroque architecture and wander narrow streets in whitewashed Ostuni. Savor the region’s wines on a winery tour, and visit a family-run olive farm to meet the owners and sample the product. Enjoy other regional specialties and visits to three UNESCO World Heritage sites throughout this program that includes first-class accommodations, an extensive meal plan and wine with dinner. You will be joined on this journey by Benton Hess, Distinguished Professor of Voice at the Eastman School of Music and director of Eastman Opera Theater.
Approximately $2,400 per person, not including taxes and air, and based on double occupancy.
Italy’s Magnificent Lake District
May 20-28, 2014
Discover the unique character of Italy’s turquoise lakes while you explore the charming towns, majestic Renaissance villas and lush gardens that adorn their shores. Explore Lake Orta, perched in the mountains, and admire the spectacular frescoes on the legendary island of San Giulio. Visit baroque villas in the beautiful Borromean Islands, and see rare birds, exotic gardens and a 16th-century palace filled with antiques. Cruise lakes Maggiore and Como, the great lakes of Italy, by private boat, and roam the 18th- and 19th-century villas of Bellagio and the piazzas of Como. See Leonardo da Vinci’s “Last Supper” and the opulent 14th-century Duomo in the vibrant city of Milan. Conclude this magical small group journey by crossing the Switzerland border to explore lovely Ascona’s Old Town and admire Cannobio’s medieval architecture. This Alumni Campus Abroad® program includes all excursions, seven nights at the first-class Hotel La Palma on the banks of Lake Maggiore, educational programs, an extensive meal plan and wine with dinner. There is no single supplement for solo travelers. Joining you on this journey is Professor Benton Hess, Distinguished Professor of Voice at the Eastman School of Music, and Music Director of the Eastman Opera Theatre.
Stay tuned for more information. For details, contact AHI at (800) 323-7272.
LEGENDARY TURKEY: From Istanbul to the Turquoise Coast
May 29 - June 12, 2014
Sultan Ahmed Mosque, Istanbul, Turkey
Turkey—where Europe and Asia meet to form “the cradle of civilization”—is yours to discover on this exclusive 15-day tour. Begin your journey in Istanbul, Turkey’s cultural and spiritual heart. The city astonishes with its legendary Blue Mosque, Hagia Sofia, and Topkapi Palace, one of the world’s richest museums. Then travel south to the sacred World War I battlefield of Gallipoli, ferry across the Dardanelles to Troy, and explore the wealth of Greco-Roman ruins at ancient Pergamum. Spend a full day at Turkey’s nonpareil classical city, Ephsesus. Among its treasures are the grand Library of Celsus and a 25,000-seat amphitheater with excellent acoustics and splendid views. Visit a carpet factory for a demonstration and enjoy lunch in a local village before boarding a privately chartered gulet yacht. For four splendid days cruise the exquisite Turquoise Coast, relaxing and discovering hidden sights, quaint fishing villages, and remote ruins. End your journey in the seaside resort Antalya, with a side trip to ancient Perge. There is an optional 5-day/4-night post-tour extension for those who wish to see the remarkable rock formations of Cappadocia and Ankara, Turkey’s capital. You will be joined on this journey by Renato Perucchio, Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Biomedical Engineering, and expert in engineering and technology in Classical Antiquity.
Starting from approximately $3,595 per person, including round-trip air, and based on double occupancy.
Stay tuned for more information. For details, contact Odysseys Unlimited at (888) 370-6765.
Brochures with full details are generally available six months prior to the trip date.