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.
Atolls & Islands of French Polynesia, March 25-April 4, 2016
French Polynesia evokes images of vivid beauty: towering emerald mountain peaks, sparkling neon-blue lagoons and silky white-sand beaches. Experience one of the world’s most exotic destinations as Oceania Cruises’ graceful Marina takes you to the dreamy islands of the South Pacific. Begin with a stay in Papeete, Tahiti’s lively capital, before sailing to Moorea, touted by Frommer’s as the most beautiful island in the world. Snorkel Raroia’s crystalline lagoon, relax on the flawless beaches of Fakarava, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, and encounter the island splendors of Rangiroa, the largest atoll in the Tuamotu Archipelago. Be enchanted by the coral gardens and gorgeous beaches of Bora Bora, a vision of paradise with dramatic volcanic peaks and a postcard-perfect lagoon. Savor the vanilla-scented air on Raiatea—known as the “Sacred Island”—renowned for its pineapple and vanilla plantations, archaeological sites and black-pearl farms. Before returning to lovely Papeete, admire stunning scenery on the “Garden Island,” Huahine, an idyllic setting of secluded coves and lush, untamed forests.
Prices from $4,299 per person (double occupancy, includes airfare from select cities)
Southern Grandeur, New Orleans to Memphis, April 10-18 & April 24-May 2, 2016
Experience the unique grandeur of the American South as you cruise the Mississippi River aboard the majestic American Queen. Begin your adventure in New Orleans, where the well-preserved French Quarter charms with beautiful wrought-iron balconies, colorful courtyard gardens and Creole-style buildings. Then board the American Queen, the largest and most opulent riverboat in the world, and cruise to picturesque cities in Louisiana, Mississippi, and Tennessee. Admire the elegant Greek Revival-style mansion at Oak Alley Plantation, and stroll beneath the canopies of its 300-year-old live oak trees. Explore the lovely town of St. Francisville, home to more than 140 historic buildings on the National Register, and take in the stunning gardens and palatial antebellum mansions of Natchez, the oldest settlement on the Mississippi. Before your seven-night cruise concludes in Memphis, browse Vicksburg’s delightful antique shops and intriguing museums, or step back in time at the renowned Vicksburg National Military Park.
Due to overwhelming demand for the April 24 departure, Go Next has acquired additional space on an April 10-18, 2016 American Queen sailing, which features the same itinerary and pricing.
Prices from $1,999 per person (double occupancy, excluding airfare)
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)
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.