Travel Program

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Inspiration at Every Destination

Join UNH alumni and friends on exciting and educational trips in various locations abroad, or within the U.S. Our travel programs offer you a great way to visit new places with family and friends and reconnect with fellow UNH alumni.

Upcoming Trips

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China & the Yangtze River: September 12 – 26, 2016

China, home to one of the world’s oldest and most influential civilizations, is filled with both historic and contemporary treasures. Discover China’s rich heritage and visit its preeminent cities.

Begin your journey in Beijing, home to the Forbidden City and the Summer Palace. See the Great Wall. Marvel at the Terra Cotta Warriors in Xi’an. Visit the beautiful cities of Hangzhou and Wuzhen. Stroll along the the Bund, Shanghai’s iconic waterfront boulevard. Enjoy a cruise of the Yangtze River and admire the iconic scenery of the Three Gorges.

Travel in style while exploring this fascinating country.

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Spain Ronda: October 4 – 12, 2016

Discover Ronda and Spain’s sunkissed southern coast. This region of Spain is inextricably linked with the Moors, who occupied most of the Iberian peninsula from 711 to 1492. Their legacy remains in the architecture, the language and the food. Even the name of this wondrous region, Andalucía, comes from the Arabic name, Al-Andalus. Explore the great cities of Seville, Málaga and Granada, and marvel at great monuments, such as the Alhambra. Sample the sherry of Jerez, and enjoy meals of authentic regional cuisine in spectacular settings at several paradors, Spain’s boutique hotels.

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Treasures of Southern Africa

February 18-March 4, 2015

Discover the stunning beauty and fascinating culture of Southern Africa, a diverse region poised on a beautiful coastline with breathtaking mountains and expansive plains. Begin your journey with spectacular views from Table Mountain and an exploration of alluring Cape Town, South Africa. Walk in the late Nelson Mandela’s footsteps on Robben Island. Ascend Cape Point and marvel at the panoramic ocean views, and see African penguins at Boulders Beach. Next, board the Rovos Rail for a two-night deluxe train journey, then thrill to sightings of the Big Five and other exotic wildlife on game drives during your three-night luxury safari at Thornybush Game Reserve. In Johannesburg, tour Soweto, visit a local youth center and attend a tree-planting ceremony. Bring this exceptional program to a close in Zimbabwe by experiencing the power and majesty of thundering Victoria Falls, one of the seven Natural Wonders of the World. This adventure includes excursions, deluxe accommodations and an extensive meal plan.
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Treasures of Peru

March 2-12, 2015

A land of treasures archaeological, cultural, and natural, Peru draws those eager to learn about the distant past – and encounter a fascinating present of colonial and indigenous influences. As our small group takes in some of the country’s highlights – Cuzco, Machu Picchu, and Lake Titicaca – we marvel at the riches of an intriguing land somewhat off the beaten path.
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Waterways of Holland & Belgium

May 1-9, 2015

Journey along the waterways of Holland and Belgium aboard the exclusively chartered, award-winning MS Amadeus Silver, with luxurious accommodations and a river view from every cabin. Begin your adventure with an evening cruise through Amsterdam’s picturesque canals. Then, stroll through a 700-tree labyrinth and the world’s most expansive floral display in Keukenhof Gardens. Explore Geithoorn during a scenic boat ride, and enjoy a specially arranged presentation on the Dutch Masters. Visit masterpieces of art at the Mauritshuis in The Hague, which houses some of Rembrandt’s and Vermeer’s finest works. See Vermeer’s inspirations on a tour of Delft. Travel the renowned Zeeland coast and marvel at the Delta Works, a massive dam and engineering feat. Admire the ivy-clad canals of Bruges and discover the unrivaled charm of Antwerp, one of Europe’s leading art centers. This colorful program includes all excursions, educational programs and an extensive meal plan featuring wine with dinner.
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Southern Culture & Civil War

May 14-23, 2015

Delve into the rich history and splendid architecture of the South as you discover the legends, glory and magnitude of the American Civil War. Cruise along the shores of the Mississippi River aboard the luxury riverboat American Queen, stopping in Mississippi and Louisiana, where you’ll find grand antebellum mansions, memorials from the momentous War Between the States, and a wealth of living history. Begin with a stay in Memphis, home to many American icons, and explore the renowned battlefields of Shiloh National Military Park. Cruise south to Vicksburg, Mississippi, the “Red Carpet City of the South,” where you’ll find another historic battlefield at the Vicksburg National Military Park, which commemorates the 47-day siege of the city in 1863. Revel in the antebellum splendor of Natchez, a glorious city sprinkled with restored mansions, and take in the many charming 19th-century homes found amid the scenic countryside in St. Francisville. Visit Baton Rouge, Louisiana’s capital, rich with historic treasures both in and outside of the city, including the celebrated Plantation Country. Stroll paths fringed by marvelous greenery and view the plush interior of Houmas House Plantation, the “Crown Jewel of Louisiana’s River Road,” before ending your riverboat adventure in New Orleans. This unique river cruise encompasses both the fascinating culture of the South and a pivotal time in America’s history.
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Paris Immersion

May 16-27, 2015

Paris earned its nickname—the City of Light—because it embraced education and the exploration of new ideas during the Enlightenment. Today, Paris remains unparalleled in its cultural wealth. For 10 nights, explore the city and its environs at an unhurried pace. Visit the Latin Quarter to see the sites of the French Revolution and the oldest café in Paris. Marvel at the opulent palace at Versailles. Discover the places that played a large role during the World War II occupation of Paris. Expand your horizons with excursions to the Burgundian town of Dijon, including lunch at a Hôtel Particulier, and journey to Rouen, the capital of Normandy. This unique opportunity includes an extensive meal program with wine at dinner, accommodations in the heart of the city, Metro tickets so you can travel through Paris like a local, and ample independent leisure time to pursue your individual interests.
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Italian Riviera Sestri Levante

June 13-21, 2015

An area known for its sparkling turquoise sea, sun-kissed beaches and charming towns, the Italian Riviera has been captivating visitors for centuries. Experience the enchantment of this famous region on a seven-night program that takes you to key landmarks and historic villages. Your home base is Sestri Levante, with its historic town center and brightly colored buildings framing the coastline. Venture to Santa Margherita, a town of colorful flowers, swaying palm trees and hillside villas, then cruise to Portofino, playground of the rich and famous. Visit the walled city of Lucca, and explore Genoa, the maritime republic believed to be the birthplace of Christopher Columbus. Visit the picturesque villages of the Cinque Terre, the famous Five Lands. Journey to Carrara and discover the origin of the beautiful white marble that sculptors have turned into works of art for centuries. This Alumni Campus Abroad program includes excursions and informative educational programs, deluxe accommodations and an extensive meal plan with wine at dinner, and no single supplement for solo travelers.
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Ireland - Galway, Killarney, Mallow & Dublin

June 14-24, 2015

Discover the best of the Emerald Isle! Begin your adventure in Ennis and picturesque County Clare. Enjoy guided tours of Ennis and Galway. Explore the Burren, which boasts one of the world’s most unique landscapes, and marvel at the views from the windswept Cliffs of Moher. Cruise to the Aran Island of Inishmore to view prehistoric forts and the remains of churches. Go inside the Blasket Island Heritage Center on your way to Killarney. Travel along the scenic Ring of Kerry. See the famous Blarney Stone at Blarney Castle and test the time-honored legend about the gift of the gab. Discover Dublin, Ireland’s exciting capital. Visit Trinity College to see the Book of Kells. Admire St. Patrick’s Cathedral. Meet and interact with locals, including renowned Irish storyteller Eddie Lenihan and the gracious O’Callaghan family of Longueville House. This Small Group program features first-class accommodations and an extensive meal plan.
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Pearls of the Mediterranean

June 15-23, 2015

Revel in the cultural gems and spectacular beauty of the Mediterranean as you cruise from Rome to Monte Carlo aboard the luxurious Oceania Cruises Riviera. Depart Rome’s port of Civitavecchia and sail to Amalfi and Positano, colorful towns with timeless Moorish-style houses set on stunning seaside slopes. Visit Sardinia’s capital, Cagliari, home to extensive archaeological treasures that reflect its 2,000 years of history, before heading to the island of Mallorca, and the culturally rich city of Palma. Marvel at its massive Gothic cathedral and circular castle overlooking the harbor, relax amid the windmill-dotted countryside, or stroll the cobbled streets of Old Palma. Cruise to Spain and ponder extraordinary structures in Barcelona, where famed architect Antoni Gaudi left his mark. Then continue to France and explore the historic port city of Marseille or experience its rich Provençal countryside dotted with delightful medieval towns. Sail east along the French Riviera to Antibes, a classic Mediterranean getaway romanticized by F. Scott Fitzgerald, before concluding your journey in glamorous Monte Carlo.
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Alaska Passages

July 14-24, 2015

Revel in the rugged, unspoiled glory of Alaska, America’s last frontier, as you sail its coastline aboard the elegant and intimate Oceania Cruises Regatta. Depart from Seattle and sail the Inside Passage along Canada’s coast to Alaska and the small wilderness outpost of Ketchikan, known as the “Salmon Capital of the World.” Stop in Wrangell, a quaint timber and fishing community renowned for its Petroglyph Beach and intriguing gold rush history. Continue to Alaska’s capital, Juneau, where an exhilarating blend of nature and modern culture await. Take in the spectacular sight of Alaska’s longest tidewater glacier, Hubbard Glacier, and visit Skagway, a gateway to the famed Klondike gold fields. Explore Sitka, an astoundingly picturesque city known for its many historic attractions, including the Sitka National Historical Park, which boasts a totem-lined forest trail. Before returning to Seattle, sail to Canada’s largest island and the lovely city of Victoria, a former British colony characterized by its charming houses, lovely gardens and colonial heritage. Savor the majestic beauty of ancient glaciers, soaring mountains and exceptional wildlife on this exciting Alaskan cruise.
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Jewels of the Aegean & Holy Lands

September 16-27, 2015

Immerse yourself in the ancient cultures and beautiful jewels of the Aegean and holy lands aboard Oceania Cruises’ chic Riviera, stopping in Greece, Israel, Cyprus and Turkey. Depart Istanbul for the lovely and serene Greek island of Patmos, where glorious frescoes adorn the Monastery of St. John. Continue to Haifa, Israel, a picturesque city built on the slopes of Mount Carmel offering spectacular hanging gardens and age-old temples. More wonders await in Jerusalem, the holiest city on earth for three major religions, including the legendary Dome of the Rock and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Visit cosmopolitan Limassol, a gateway to the timeless riches of Cyprus, and sail to the island of Rhodes, world famous for its 3rd-century BC Acropolis, and savor its picturesque fusion of medieval walls and archaeological sites with sweeping white-sand beaches. Take in Crete’s windmill-dotted landscapes, and get a glimpse of the bygone Minoan civilization at the reconstructed Bronze-Age Palace of Knossos. Then explore Turkey’s vibrant port city of Kusadasi, or visit the amazing ruins of Ephesus, an ancient Roman city that is now one of the best-preserved archaeological sites on the Mediterranean. Discover a fascinating fusion of Eastern and Western cultures in the magnificent city astride two continents, Istanbul, where your spectacular 10-night journey concludes.
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Spain - Valencia & Barcelona

October 5-14, 2015

Spain is a land of history and culture, a melting pot of diverse civilizations that beckons travelers from near and far. Answer the siren call on this exciting odyssey that showcases its best treasures. Begin your Spanish adventure with four nights in Valencia, where the blue sky stretches from the azure water of the Mediterranean Sea to the craggy heights of the coastal mountains. Savor a traditional paella lunch at a local cooking workshop in Old Town. Discover the charming town of Xàtiva and its castle. Visit Tarragona, the first and oldest Roman settlement on the Iberian Peninsula, and admire the well-preserved amphitheater. Conclude your adventure with four nights in Barcelona. Walk through the medieval streets and alleyways of the Gothic Quarter, see the Olympic Stadium and take in the stunning panoramic views from the lush hilltop retreat of Montjuïc. Marvel at the whimsical creations of Antoni Gaudí, a pleasing conclusion to this eight-night Alumni Campus Abroad journey that includes all excursions, first-class accommodations in two locations, an extensive meal plan and wine with dinner.
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“We had a fantastic time. The trip was perfectly organized as far as transportation and admissions to the sights were concerned and the hotel and meals were both excellent.
~ Steven Wentzell ’69 and Jeanne Wentzell

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