The Arcadia University Alumni Travel Program offers our alumni the opportunity to participate in unique group travel experiences that strengthen The Arcadia Promise to provide a distinctively global, integrative, personal learning experience.
We have partnered with experienced travel providers to offer Arcadia alumni a variety of educational excursions.
A country with a rich tradition of storytelling, Ireland has its own stories to share. Energetic music and dance serve as a constant reminder of Ireland's beloved culture. The counties of Galway and Kerry are part of the Gaeltacht, the country's Irish-speaking areas, where the locals resolutely preserve their traditions. Lush, green gardens and farmland speak to the country's strong agricultural roots. Stark, stony landscapes highlight the role of limestone in Ireland's history and architecture. Ireland's history dates from 6,000 B.C., and the country has preserved treasured sites and traditions throughout the years. Drive along the Ring of Kerry, one of the most scenic routes in the country. Explore the Burren, Cliffs of Moher, and other stories sights. Come discover the allure of this enchanting country!
Prices from $3,695 per person (double occupancy, land only, plus VAT of $395 per person)
Strategically situated between Europe and Africa, the island of Sicily is a cultural crossroads paved by the legendary Mediterranean civilizations. Its breathtaking natural beauty is embellished by man-made creations seemingly untouched by time. Sun-bleached Greek temples stand in peaceful valleys and Roman ruins house spectacular mosaics. Ancient theaters, still valued for their prime acoustics, stand majestically in the midst of lively towns. Cathedrals built in a multitude of styles stand as silent testament to the diversity that has created the Sicily of today. Discover the many treasurers of this melting pot of the ancient world.
Prices from $3,295 per person (double occupancy, land only, plus VAT of $295 per person)
Vineyards & Vignettes: Lisbon to London, May 23-June 1, 2017
Colorful tiled churches, marvelous architecture and cuisine, and sun-dappled vineyards await you on this voyage aboard Oceania Cruises’ exquisite Nautica. From Lisbon to London, encounter intriguing cities nestled on the coast of Portugal, northern Spain, and France. Visit the birthplace of port wine, Oporto—a charming medieval city on the Douro River. See the Roman Tower of Hercules in La Coruña, Spain, or explore the pilgrimage city of Santiago de Compostela. In Bilbao, witness incredible works of art at the Frank Gehry-designed Guggenheim Museum. Soak up the charming atmosphere of Saint-Jean-de-Luz, with its shop-lined streets, art galleries, and picturesque harbor sprinkled with multicolored fishing boats; or laze on the sandy beaches of Biarritz, a former fishing village turned glitzy resort. Before concluding your adventure in London, stroll graceful boulevards edged by 18th-century architecture in Bordeaux, or sample the region’s culinary and wine delights.
Prices from $3,499 per person (double occupancy, airfare included from select cities)
Glacial Adventures of Alaska, July 28-Aug. 7, 2017
Immerse yourself in the wild beauty of Alaska, with its sparkling glaciers and lush, pristine forests, on this adventure aboard Oceania Cruises’ graceful Regatta. Depart from Seattle and sail the Inside Passage en route to the small wilderness outpost of Ketchikan, once known as the “Salmon Capital of the World.” Stroll among the authentic totems of Juneau, where an exhilarating blend of nature and modern culture awaits, or perhaps explore nearby attractions, such as the magnificent Mendenhall Glacier. Take in the spectacular sight of Alaska’s longest tidewater glacier, Hubbard Glacier. Your journey continues to Icy Strait Point, a secluded seaport nestled in the pristine Alaskan wilderness; Skagway, a gateway to the famed Klondike gold fields; and Sitka, the former center of Russia’s Alaskan empire. Before returning to Seattle, visit Canada’s lovely city of Victoria, a former British colony distinguished by its charming houses, picturesque gardens, and colonial heritage.
Prices from $3,799 per person (double occupancy, airfare included from select cities)
Autumn Colors: Chattanooga to Nashville, Oct. 22-30, 2017
Set sail on a serene river cruise in autumn, a magnificent time of year when rolling landscapes are beautifully awash with a medley of rich colors. Begin your adventure in Chattanooga, America’s “Scenic City,” home to contemporary attractions like the Bluff View Art District. Then board the American Queen, a modern riverboat that captures Victorian-era elegance, and cruise to picturesque, historic towns in Alabama, Tennessee, and Kentucky. Admire the Frank Lloyd Wright–designed Rosenbaum House in Florence, and marvel at stately mansions in Savannah’s historic district. Experience the delightful shops and eateries of Paducah, a lovely city at the confluence of the Ohio and Tennessee Rivers. Before concluding your voyage in Nashville, explore Dover, where beautiful scenery awaits along the Cumberland River and rich Civil War history comes alive at Fort Donelson National Battlefield and Cemetery.
Prices from $1,699 per person (double occupancy, airfare not included)
If you are interested in learning more about the Arcadia University Alumni Travel Program and to be included in our brochure mailings, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 215-572-2160 and request to be added to our travel interest list. Please be sure to include your name and class year, preferred mailing address, email address and daytime phone number.