Travel Program

UNH Travel Tours offer 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.

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Upcoming Trips

Baltic Marvels
Discover Switzerland
Cruise the Mosel, Rhine & Main Rivers
Accent on the Adriatic
Cruise the Panama Canal

Baltic Marvels

August 13-21, 2014
Marvel at the exquisite architecture and charming capitals of the Baltic as you cruise from Denmark to Germany, Estonia, Russia, Finland and Sweden aboard Oceania Cruises Marina, a sleek haven replete with magnificent amenities and outstanding cuisine. Set out for Warnemünde, Germany’s delightful port, and take in its Gothic churches, charming market squares and seaside promenade or head inland to Berlin, a city brimming with legendary landmarks like the poignant Brandenburg Gate and Berlin Wall. Sail to Estonia and admire Tallinn, a beautifully preserved city that radiates old-world charm with red-roofed homes, cobbled streets and spire-crowned churches. Savor almost two full days to soak up St. Petersburg, a Russian city exuding a European essence. Explore its pastel, onion-domed cathedrals and legendary palaces, like the immense Winter Palace and lavish Catherine’s Palace. Treasure even more architectural gems in the Finnish capital of Helsinki, a renowned international design mecca where sophistication and innovation are complemented by an array of verdant forests and parks, before concluding your journey in Stockholm.

Discover Switzerland

September 3-18, 2014
See the majesty of Switzerland’s landscape unfold before your eyes on this exclusive Small Group journey through its idyllic alpine meadows, crystal lakes and broad vistas. Spend seven nights each in the picturesque town of Meiringen and the traditional village of Villars-sur-Ollon. Discover the cultural and geographic heart of Europe by train, bus, boat and on guided walks. Your Swiss Rail Pass eases your travel throughout the county. Enjoy panoramic views set against the majestic Alps, and cruise magnificent lakes as you explore Magisalp, Brienz and Interlaken. Journey to Lucerne and the famous resorts of Grindelwald and Gstaad. Trek through Rosenlaui Gorge and view the stunning Reichenbach Falls. Visit historic Montreux and the Château of Chillon, made famous by the poetry of Lord Byron. Travel to Zermatt and witness the imposing Matterhorn. Visit the dynamic city of Lausanne and Vevey. Cross the border into France and visit Chamonix-Mont-Blanc. This remarkable experience includes an extensive meal plan, wine with dinner and time for independent exploration.
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Cruise the Mosel, Rhine & Main Rivers

September 22-30, 2014
See picture-perfect villages and pristine German countryside during a journey down the Mosel, Rhine and Main rivers aboard MS Amadeus Princess, a state-of-the-art river cruiser. Along the Mosel, discover Bernkastel-Kues, admire medieval architecture and Roman ruins in Trier, and visit Cochem, famous for its folk tales. Explore the historic town center of Koblenz and see the legendary Loreley Rock on the mighty Rhine. Learn about the wine-making traditions of the Mosel and Rhine regions, and enjoy vineyard tours and tastings. Cruise the Main River, explore the university town of Heidelberg and marvel at the architectural treasures of Würzburg, including the magnificent Residence, an opulent baroque palace. Travel the Romantic Road, and admire the walled, medieval towns that line the famous route. MS Amadeus Princess has been exclusively chartered for this program. It offers stylish and comfortable accommodations and a river view from every cabin. This program includes all excursions, presentations offering insight into local history and culture, and an extensive meal plan featuring wine with dinner. There is no single supplement for solo travelers.
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Accent on the Adriatic

October 20-28, 2014
Discover captivating ports, ancient ruins and the wild beauty of nature as you cruise the azure waters of the Adriatic aboard the deluxe Oceania Cruises Marina, an elegant vessel replete with breathtaking amenities and outstanding cuisine. Set out from Venice and sail to Split, Croatia’s jewel along the Adriatic Sea, where a centuries-old Roman palace and Croatia’s oldest museum filled with intriguing relics await. Stroll the pink-paved streets that wind through Montenegro’s coastal port of Kotor, a medieval town enclosed by impressive walls. Spend time in Durres, where remnants of its ancient past surface in a 2nd-century amphitheater and the columns of an amazing Byzantine forum. Discover the verdant island of Corfu, where beauty abounds among the lush emerald hills and white sand beaches. Perched on a cliff overlooking the sea, Sicily’s timeless town of Taormina offers a blend of ancient Greek and Roman ruins and vibrant modern shops, which have enticed authors and artists for centuries. Explore the charming trove of cobblestone streets and stunning panoramas of Sorrento, or travel to Capri, a lovely island of stunning panoramas, quaint villages and ancient villas, before concluding your Adriatic adventure in Rome. From historic Adriatic ports to celebrated Italian panoramas, this extraordinary voyage truly enchants and delivers.

Cruise the Panama Canal

November 19-30, 2014
Set sail on Crystal Serenity and escape the chill of November for the sandy beaches, sunny skies and easygoing spirit of the Caribbean. Embark the ship in Miami and cruise to Key West, once the winter home of Ernest Hemmingway and today a fashionable retreat with tempting boutiques and galleries. Continue to Cozumel, Mexico’s island paradise, and Costa Maya, famous for its ancient Mayan ruins. Discover the culture and history of Belize City, the tropical landscapes of Roatan Island and the fascinating architecture of Costa Rica’s Puerto Limón. Celebrate the centennial of the Panama Canal as you traverse this famous man-made marvel, a masterpiece of 51 miles of locks that allow ships to effortlessly pass between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. Conclude your adventure in Caldera, Costa Rica. During your journey, experience firsthand why Crystal Serenity is world-renowned for excellence. Enjoy award-winning entertainment, specialty restaurants, classes and expert speakers. Take advantage of 2-for-1 pricing and a host of amenities, including flexible dining times, open bar service, and gratuities for housekeeping, dining and bar staff. Special air add-ons are available from select gateway cities.

Recent Trips

Mediterranean Marvels

April 20-28, 2013
The elegance, excitement and rich cultures of the Mediterranean are yours explore as you cruise aboard Riviera, Oceania Cruises' newest vessel, to France, Monaco and Italy. Depart Barcelona and travel to Marseille, the gateway to Provence. Explore its historic old town, or perhaps experience the rich ProvenASal countryside near Aix, known as the city of a thousand fountains, or Avignon, home to the spectacular Palace of the Popes. Cruise to St. Tropez and sample the high life on the French Riviera, where museums featuring the artwork of Matisse blend with upscale restaurants and shops. Continue to Monte Carlo, a glittering wonder on the famed Grand Corniche, and stroll through the venerable old quarter, or explore the surrounding Côte d'Azur locales such as Nice, Cannes and St. Paul de Vence. Next stop is Italy and the resort town of Portofino, where a magnificent 16th-century castle overlooks a modern playground of villas and yachts. Savor the magnificent Renaissance museums and architecture of legendary Florence, or see Pisaas famous Leaning Tower amid the superb Field of Miracles. Arrive in Sorrento and visit Capri, its timeless island scenery famed since the Roman Empire, or take in the amazing ruins of Pompeii, before disembarking in Civitavecchia, the port of Rome.
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April 30-May 8, 2013
Discover all that is French and fabulous in the Great Land of Inspiration—the magical region of Provence, where sun-drenched beaches and undulating hills tie the Mediterranean to the Alps. Walk in the footsteps of Paul Cézanne as you explore the narrow streets and colorful markets of his hometown, Aix-en-Provence, and step inside his remarkable studio. Explore the ancient fortress of Les Baux and the medieval streets of Avignon. Witness the majesty of the Roman Empire in the historic monuments of Arles and the impressive Pont du Gard. Journey through the forested Lubéron region and admire red-ochre villages and a Cistercian abbey set amongst lavender fields. Enjoy a tour of the wine estate and spectacular gardens of Val Joanis, and a special French country dinner afterward. Experience ProvenASal living at its finest in this Alumni Campus Abroad© program that includes first-class accommodations, an extensive meal plan, wine with dinner, and leisure time to explore the region and local cuisine.
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Discover England's Lake District

June 13-21, 2013
Explore the unparalleled beauty of England's Lake District on this flexible walking journey designed for all ages. From Bowness-on-Windermere, where you will stay seven nights at the deluxe MacDonald Old England Hotel & Spa, discover the fells, valleys, scenic passes and charming villages that have inspired philosophers, writers and poets. Enjoy a reading at William Wordsworthas family home, and visit Hilltop Farm, home of Beatrix Potter. Cruise aboard an iron steamboat, ride the Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway to admire Scafell Pike and travel to Englandas deepest lake. In Cumbria, follow Hadrianas Wall, a UNESCO World Heritage site. See Castlerigg Stone Circle, Hardknott Roman Fort ruins, Lanercost Priory and other incredible landmarks throughout this program that also includes an extensive meal plan with wine at dinner. To learn more about this exciting opportunity, view the informational Webinar.
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Baltic Treasures

June 24-July 5, 2013
Baltic treasures abound on this voyage to some of Northern Europe's most legendary ports aboard Oceania Cruises' elegant Marina. This cruise on the Baltic Sea to Finland, Russia, Estonia, Poland and Germany begins in Sweden among the sights of Stockholm, including the medieval Gamla Stan (Old Town), which dates back to the 13th century. Depart for a completely different experience in the Finnish capital of Helsinki, where you will discover a splash of modern art and architecture. Cruise to St. Petersburg and enjoy almost three full days in this fascinating Russian city to take in its gorgeous onion-domed cathedrals and fabled palaces. Or indulge in a day trip to Moscow and visit famed sites like Red Square and St. Basilas Cathedral. In Estonia, stop at Tallinn and explore the lovely Old Town with its Guild Houses and Baroque palaces. Witness the rich spectacle of Gdansk, Poland, where medieval charm combines with a rebel spirit that gave birth to the famed Solidarity movement. And experience Warnemünde, a charming German port, or take a short drive to Berlin for a powerful glimpse of recent history.
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August 26-September 3, 2013
Experience the rugged beauty of Western Ireland, a land rich with Celtic myth and legend. Discover its vibrant culture during your seven-night stay in Galway at the deluxe Ardilaun Hotel, and see the Quiet Manas Bridge, made famous in a classic John Wayne movie. Enjoy daily excursions to idyllic spots to learn about Irelandas colorful history, music and sports from knowledgeable experts throughout this exclusive small group journey. Visit the homestead of Dan OaHara in Connemara, then learn about the ancient art of bodhrA!n drum making in Roundstone and visit the workshop of a famous craftsmen. Enjoy the energy and generational traditions of Irish singing, Seanchaí storytelling and "Sean-nós" dancing. Delight in the spectacular vistas along the Cliffs of Moher and the Burren, attend a Hurling demonstration, and cruise to the Aran Islands to see prehistoric monuments. This Alumni Campus Abroad® program includes all excursions, educational programs and an extensive meal plan featuring wine with dinner. To learn more about this exciting opportunity, view the informational Webinar.
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October 2-10, 2013
Discover the natural wonders and wealth of antiquities throughout the stunning region of Campania, home to writers, artists and emperors for over 2,000 years. Stroll through sweet lemon groves and experience the beauty of Sorrento, an idyllic seaside town and your home for the duration of your stay. Drive along the Amalfi Coast, one of the most amazing Mediterranean shores, and delight in the colorful architecture of the vertical town of Positano and the charming resort town of Amalfi. Sample local delicacies, talk with area residents about life in Italy and travel back in time with a visit to Naplesa historic center and renowned Museo Archeologico Nazionale. Explore the well-preserved historic ruins in Paestum, Herculaneum and Pompeii. Then spend a day on the majestic and storied Isle of Capri. This Alumni Campus Abroad® program includes deluxe accommodations, an extensive meal plan with wine at dinner, and leisure time to enjoy local culture and cuisine.
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Christmas Markets

December 5-13, 2013
Sip mulled wine and collect unique handicrafts, hand-made ornaments and toys at some of the largest and most famous Christmas markets in Europe. Spend three nights in the traditional Alpine Village of Oberammergau and two nights in the heart of the Black Forest. Bask in holiday cheer as you stroll along the cobblestone streets of Innsbruck, capital of Tyrolean Austria. Visit historic, medieval Nuremberg, Wurzburg and Rothenberg, some of the best preserved medieval towns in Europe. View the fairy tale Neuschwanstein Castle nestled in the heart of mountainous Bavaria. Explore Strasbourgas Petit France and its quaint market stalls huddled around the imposing cathedral.
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Asian Wonders

February 4-22, 2014
Experience exotic East Asia, where natural beauty and timeless traditions abound, on the elegant and beautifully-appointed Oceania Cruises Nautica. Enjoy the finest service, accommodations and cuisine as you cruise the South China Sea to Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam and China, and explore their captivating ports. Depart vibrant Singapore for Thailand and take in the serene beauty of Ko Samui and marvel at the giant Buddhas in legendary Bangkok, then stroll the white sand beaches of Sihanoukville in Cambodia. Sail to Vietnam and discover the rich heritage of Saigon and the rural Mekong Delta, then sail to Hue, celebrated for its distinctive cuisine or visit nearby Da Nang, home to stunning golden temples. Drink in the exquisite beauty of Ha Long Bay and stroll broad boulevards past French colonial architecture in Hanoi, before your adventure concludes in colorful Hong Kong. Let the wonders of Asia captivate you on this unforgettable voyage.
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Tanzanian Wildlife Safari

March 18-28, 2014
Join your host, UNH professor Drew Conroy ’86, ‘01G, on this extraordinary 11-day safari. You will safely explore the unspoiled landscapes of the Serengeti and Tarangire National Parks and the Ngorongoro Crater. Meet their celebrated residents–lions, elephants, cheetahs, giraffes, rhinos and more–and experience unobstructed access to the wildlife and everyday drama of Africa.
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Drew Conroy has been teaching at UNH since 1990. His Ph.D. fieldwork was done in northern Tanzania with the Maasai people, looking at land use change issues related to agriculture and wildlife conflict. He is experienced in travel and tourism in Tanzania and speaks some Swahili.

Tahitian Jewels

March 26-April 5, 2014
Savor the tropical splendor of emerald-green palms, white sand beaches and brilliant turquoise waters as you sail aboard the luxurious Oceania Cruises Marina to the most stunning destinations in the South Pacific, the gorgeous Polynesian islands. Experience a cruise with the finest service, accommodations and cuisine at sea, where every port of call is an island paradise. Admire multihued lagoons around Moorea and discover the region’s cultural heritage on beautiful Raiatea. Be engulfed by magnificent tropical beauty on romantic Bora Bora and wander the black sand beaches of Nuku Hiva. Sail to Hiva Oa, artist Paul Gauguin’s idyllic island home, and enchant your senses with colorful sea life at Rangiroa, before returning to Papeete on the lovely island of Tahiti. Set adrift, catch the breeze and discover Polynesia’s most beautiful gems on this exceptional voyage.
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Antebellum South

April 11-19, 2014
Revel in authentic Americana aboard the luxury steamboat American Queen as you cruise along the Mississippi River, stopping in Louisiana and Mississippi, destinations full of southern flare. In the culturally-rich city of New Orleans, board the paddlewheel steamboat and discover the beauty of the mighty river as you delve into the history, culture and grandeur of the Antebellum South. Tour the superb plantation known as Oak Alley and walk beneath its amazing 300-year-old canopy of oak trees. Take in the many historic 19th-century homes found among the scenic countryside in St. Francisville and revel in the antebellum splendor of Natchez, a glorious city rich with restored mansions. Enjoy a stop in “Red Carpet City of the South,” Vicksburg, renowned for its gracious Southern hospitality and National Military Park that commemorates the city’s famous Civil War siege. Visit Baton Rouge, Louisiana’s capital, rich with historic treasures both in and outside of the city, including the renowned 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 steamboat adventure in New Orleans.

Italy’s Magnificent Lake District

May 6-14, 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.
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Greek Isles Odyssey

May 14-22, 2014
Discover incredible ancient wonders on this Aegean odyssey from Athens to Istanbul while cruising aboard the graceful Riviera, Oceania Cruise’s newest ship. Depart Athens and sail to the lovely Greek island of Santorini, a stunning natural spectacle of volcano-carved landscapes and blue-domed, whitewashed towns. Explore Turkey’s vibrant port city of Kusadasi, or visit the amazing ruins of Ephesus, a former Roman town that is now one of the best-preserved archaeological sites on the Mediterranean. Cruise to the island of Rhodes, world famous for its ancient Acropolis and former site of the legendary Colossus. Savor its picturesque fusion of medieval walls and archeological sites with sweeping, white sand beaches and dazzling, turquoise waters. Next stroll through Mykonos, a winding seaside maze of streets amid stark white homes dotted with brightly painted shutters and doors, before cruising to Kavala, home to neoclassical museums and a spectacular Byzantine fortress. Before your exceptional odyssey comes to a close, relish the impressive Blue Mosque, Topaki Palace and fascinating Grand Bazaar in Istanbul, the magnificent city astride two continents.
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Discover Wales & Yorkshire

May 31-June 11, 2014
Explore England and Wales on this exclusive journey that takes you to historic walled cities, fairy-tale castles and bucolic landscapes. Begin your adventure with five nights in Conwy, Wales. Tour this coastal town, its impressive 13th-century castle and the beautiful paths of Bodnant Garden. Travel to the heart of Snowdonia National Park and stroll along picturesque Llyn Padarn before boarding the Welsh Highland Rail to Caernarfon, where you'll explore Caernarfon Castle, Europe’s finest medieval fortress. Spend five nights in England in the genteel spa town of Harrogate. Explore Chester, one of the best-preserved walled cities in Britain. Experience the ruins of Fountains Abbey, admire to the wild grandeur of the Yorkshire Dales, roam the Old Town in York and marvel at the dramatic interiors and grounds of Castle Howard. This unique adventure includes excursions and incredible walking tours, deluxe hotel accommodations, 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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