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ASIAN WONDERS
February 4-22, 2014
From $6,299 per person, based on double occupancy, free or low cost airfare from most major North American cities, airport transfers and visa fees are additional

The ancient wonders of East Asia invoke powerful notions of serene beauty and timeless traditions. See how the historic and modern seamlessly intertwine as you cruise the South China Sea aboard Oceania Cruises' Nautica to ports of call in Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam and China. Your adventure begins in Singapore, a city of delightful contrasts, where ancient Hindu temples and timeless Chinese structures mingle with soaring modern skyscrapers. Then set sail for Thailand, stopping at Ko Samui and Bangkok: one, an idyllic island; the other, a vibrant city rich with golden temples, age-old palaces and bustling markets. Next is Cambodia and the port city of Sihanoukville, a haven of pristine reefs, secluded coves and charming bungalows. Discover lovely colonial architecture in Ho Chi Minh City or witness more traditional rural life among the quaint villages of the Mekong Delta in Vietnam. See Hue's massive imperial citadel protected by a moat and find yourself in Hanoi's Ha Long Bay with views of breathtaking monolithic limestone islands. Your adventure concludes in Hong Kong, an exciting city of ancient temples and steel-edged buildings where Western colonial influences blend with its Chinese heritage. An optional Singapore pre-cruise program is available. Click here for a PDF of the brochure.

MAYAN MYSTIQUE
March 18-28, 2014
From $2,699 per person, based on double occupancy, free or low cost airfare from most major North American cities, airport transfers are additional

In a land drenched in tropical splendor and colorful wildlife, witness traces of the ancient, mysterious Maya and other natural wonders as you travel the warm Caribbean seas along the coasts of Florida and Central America aboard Oceania Cruises' elegant and inviting Riviera. From Miami, sail to palm-studded Key West, once home to author Ernest Hemingway, before traveling to Costa Maya, Mexico, and the ancient Mayan ruins of Chacchoben. Discover magnificent beaches and tropical forests on the island of Roatan, and see the stunning Mayan stelae of Quirigua in Guatemala. Explore Belize City or the beautifully restored temples of Cahal Pech, take in an ancient Mayan site or snorkel fabulous reefs on Cozumel, and visit a turtle farm or an exquisite beach in Grand Cayman. From reefs to ruins, the land of the Maya is filled with cultural teasures and natural beauty. An optional Miami pre-cruise program is available. Click here for a PDF of the brochure.

TREASURES OF SOUTHERN AFRICA
April 2-16, 2014
From $6,995 per person, based on double occupancy, airfare and VAT are additional

Embark on a once-in-a-lifetime journey to southern Africa, a region known both for its rich cultural heritage and natural beauty. Begin your journey in Cape Town, South Africa, known as the Mother City because it is the oldest city in the country. Table Mountain and the sea are just as much of Cape Town’s identity as its delightful and unique mix of cultures. Walk in Nelson Mandela’s footsteps on Robben Island. Ascend Cape Point and marvel at the panoramic view of the ocean. See African penguins at Boulders Beach. The luxurious Rovos Rail will take you on a two-night deluxe train journey across the country to Pretoria. At the deluxe Thornybush Game Reserve, keep an eye out for the Big Five and other exotic wildlife during game drives during a two-day luxury safari in this game-rich area next to Kruger National Park. In Johannesburg, tour Soweto and visit a local youth center. Bring to a close this exceptional program by experiencing the power and majesty of thundering Victoria Falls. This adventure includes excursions, luxury accommodations and an extensive meal plan. Click here for additional information.

CUBAN DISCOVERY
April 5-13, 2014
$4,999 per person, based on double occupancy, airfare to/from Miami and Cuban visa fees are additional

Cuba: Historically rich, culturally diverse, environmentally magnificent. For decades, the Caribbean's largest island - roughly 90 miles away from U.S. soil - has been but a mystery, perceived through secondhand sources and beyond the grasp of most American travelers. Now that People-to-People exchanges are possible, we invite you to embark on a captivating journey that reveals Cuba's complex history and culture. This trip is specially designed to broaden your understanding of a nation of stark contradictions molded by a turbulent past. Time seems to stand still as you watch vintage 1950s-era automobiles roll along cobbled streets past beautifully preserved Spanish colonial buildings. As the hub for economic and political heritage, Havana presents an ideal setting to interact with local citizens and uncover new perspectives. You will gain insight into the country's thriving arts community through discussions with independent artists and visits to performing arts schools and studios. You'll also journey beyond the spirited capital to fertile tobacco and sugar cane fields that permeate the countryside revealing a glimpse into rural Cuban life. Along the southern coastline, you'll visit the beautifully preserved colonial cities of Trinidad and Cienfuegos - both UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Through informative and educational People-to-People exchanges, you will uncover Cuba's lush beauty, paradoxes and remarkable intrigue on this unforgettable adventure. Click here for a PDF of the brochure.

FLAVORS OF NORTHERN ITALY
April 26-May 4, 2014
From $3,995 per person, based on double occupancy, airfare is additional

Join our small group for an intimate nine-day journey to the culinary and cultural heart of Northern Italy - a region brimming with exquisite local wines, specialty ingredients, soul-satisfying signature dishes, and the wonderful Italians who conjure them with time-honored techniques. Settle into a beautiful family-owned wine estate outside Verona. Within reach is a connoisseur's pick of centuries-old wineries, artisan producers, and extraordinary historic sights. With each day highlighted by exclusive experiences, access authentic Italy, learn from local Italians, and most of all revel in la dolce vita - the joyful celebration of food, friends, and life. Space is limited to just 18 guests. An optional Venice extension is available. Click here for additional information.

EUROPEAN COASTAL CIVILIZATIONS
Featuring Guest Speaker Dwight David Eisenhower II
April 27-May 5, 2014
From $3,995 per person, based on double occupancy, airfare and taxes are additional

Join fellow alumni and friends aboard the deluxe five-star small ship M.S. L’AUSTRAL on this unique seven-night cruise, which captures the historical legacies and the enduring yet dynamic cultures of the western coasts of Portugal, Spain, France and Guernsey, one of the United Kingdom’s charming Channel Islands. Acclaimed historian Professor David Eisenhower, grandson of General and President Dwight D. Eisenhower will share his personal insights during an onboard lecture and accompany you to the hallowed beaches of Normandy 70 years after Allied Forces made their historic D-Day landings. Visit Oporto on the Duoro River in Portugal’s renowned port wine country; walk in the footsteps of ancient pilgrims on St. James Way in Santiago de Compostela; cruise along Spain’s breathtaking Costa Verde; observe the intriguing balance of age-old traditions and modern touches in Bilbao, with a visit to the illustrious Guggenheim Museum; and survey the sheer cliffs and rolling moorlands of France’s “Beautiful Island,” Belle-Île-en-Mer. Extend your stay with the Pre-Cruise Option in romantic Lisbon and/or the Post-Cruise Option in cosmopolitan Paris. Click here for a PDF of the brochure. 

NATIONAL PARKS AND LODGES OF THE OLD WEST
July 19-28, 2014
$3,695 per person, based on double occupancy, airfare additional

Join us on this 10-day journey that celebrates the American West's magnificent National Parks, tracing legends and storied monuments along the way. From Old Faithful to Mount Rushmore and from Spearfish Canyon to the Snake River, you will see the best of the Old West and traverse its beautiful vistas in style and comfort. Wonderfully atmospheric hotels and lodges are a highlight of this program, including historic lodging within the parks themselves. Witness extraordinary roaming bison herds in Custer State Park and enjoy a chuck wagon cook-out. Visit the Crazy Horse Memorial and the world's largest mammoth site, where scientists are excavating remains of woolly mammoths from 26,000 years ago. An optional extension in Jackson Hole is available. Click here for additional information.

CRADLE OF HISTORY
May 4-15, 2014
From $3,499 per person, based on double occupancy, free or low cost airfare from most major North American cities, airport transfers and visa fees are additional

Follow the echoes of ancient civilizations as you cruise the Mediterranean on Oceania Cruises' Riviera, an elegant vessel replete with breathtaking amenities and culinary delights. Immerse yourself in the ancient legends, traditions and cultures of Turkey, Greece, Cyprus, and Israel, where each destination whispers an intriguing tale. Begin in Istanbul, the magnificent city that straddles two continents, and take in its legendary sites before departing for Kusadasi, where you can walk mosaic sidewalks in the nearby ruins of Ephesus. Cruise to the Greek island of Rhodes, a sun soaked canvas of age-old white-washed towns and dazzling, turquoise waters, and then on to Limassol and the ancient riches of Cyprus. Continue to Haifa, Israel, a picturesque city built on the slopes of Mount Carmel offering spectacular hanging gardens and ancient 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. Next, sail to the beautiful and serene Greek island of Patmos, where magnificent frescoes adorn the Monastery of St. John, before concluding your journey in Athens, one of the world’s oldest cities. An optional Athens post-cruise program is available. Click here for a PDF of the brochure.

CROATIA'S ADRIATIC COAST: ZAGREB, TROGIR, HVAR, DUBROVNIK
May 12-24, 2014
$3,695 per person, based on double occupancy, airfare and VAT are additional

Admire the diverse scenery and experience the vibrant cultural heritage of Croatia, a trove of historic cities, pristine parkland and miles of sun-drenched Adriatic coastline. Begin your journey by exploring Zagreb, Croatia’s capital city. Wander the historic Upper Town and see the detailed art nouveau architecture that is a legacy of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Delight in the crystal blue lakes, cascading waterfalls and lush forests of Plitvice Lakes National Park. Discover the Greek and Roman roots of Trogir, a beautiful seaside town, and cruise to Split, another picturesque city by the sea and home of Diocletian’s Palace, the pre-eminent Roman monument on this coast. Visit the island of Hvar, delve into the rich local culture and explore the island’s wine country. Conclude your journey in Dubrovnik, and marvel at the Gothic, Renaissance and baroque architecture tucked inside the medieval city wall. This 10-night program includes accommodations at boutique and deluxe hotels, all excursions and an extensive meal program with wine at dinner. Click here for additional information.

TOWN AND COUNTRY LIFE - OXFORD AND THE ENGLISH COUNTRYSIDE
May 17-25, 2014
$3,295 per person, based on double occupancy, airfare and taxes are additional

Immerse yourself for one full week in quintessential England, with four nights in the Five-Star landmark MacDonald Randolph Hotel, just steps away from the fabled quads of Oxford University, and three nights in the charming Cotswolds villages. Local experts accredited by the British Guild of Guides lead you on an exclusive exploration of the legendary university town of Oxford and the rolling hills of the Cotswolds, where the charming limestone villages have changed little since the 16th century. By special arrangement, Lord Charles Spencer-Churchill, Sir Winston Churchill’s cousin and brother of the present Duke of Marlborough, hosts an exclusive guided tour and private lunch in Blenheim Palace, Britain’s grandest private residence. Carefully designed excursions and cultural enhancements capture the true essence of life in this storybook region. Visit quaint Burford and Bampton, the village featured in Downton Abbey. Discuss contemporary life in Oxford with residents during the exclusive TOWN & COUNTRY FORUM™. Three-night Cambridge Pre-Program and three-night Canterbury Post-Program options are available. Click here for a PDF of the brochure.

IN THE WAKE OF THE VIKINGS: DENMARK/NORWAY/SCOTLAND/SHETLAND ISLANDS/ORKNEY ISLANDS/INNER HEBRIDEAN ISLANDS/NORWEGIAN FJORDS
May 21-29, 2014
From $3,995 per person, based on double occupancy, airfare and taxes are additional

Join us for a unique, comprehensive, nine-day journey to Norway’s majestic fjords and Scotland’s rarely visited Shetland, Orkney and Inner Hebridean Islands, remote destinations forever linked by their Viking heritage. Cruise from Copenhagen, Denmark, to Glasgow, Scotland, aboard the exclusively chartered five-star small ship M.S. LE BORÉAL with spacious, 100% ocean-view stateroom and suite accommodations. Travel in the wake of early Viking explorers, cruising into ports accessible only to small ships, and visit three UNESCO World Heritage sites amid spectacular landscapes in this seafaring region steeped in history and cultural richness. Cruise Norway’s spectacular fjords. Specially arranged excursions include the historic Hanseatic district of Bryggen in Bergen; the Neolithic Ring of Brodgar, Skara Brae and Kirkwall in the Orkney Islands; the ancient Callanish Stones on the Isle of Lewis; and the iconic Eilean Donan Castle in the Isle of Skye’s highlands. A Copenhagen Pre-Cruise Option and Glasgow/Edinburgh Post-Cruise Option are offered. Click here for a PDF of the brochure.

EXPLORE THE LIBRARY WORLD OF FLORENCE, ITALY
May 25-June 1, 2014
$2,200 per person, based on double occupancy (if booked by February 1), $2,400 after February 1, $300 single supplement, airfare additional

Enjoy a week exploring Italian history, art, and culture through the libraries of Florence - and all the offerings of one of Italy's greatest cities. This is a unique opportunity to explore the library world in one of Europe's richest cultural settings, and to share and enhance your understanding of libraries along with graduate library students who are embarking on their professional careers. iSchool faculty and staff will lead a group tour, and national library leaders and scholars will give personalized tours and lead discussions about the history of Florence, the Renaissance period as it played out in the city and country, and that era's immense impact on libraries. Maximum group size is 15 to ensure an optimal learning experience. For more information and trip details, visit: ischool.syr.edu/italy.

ALUMNI CAMPUS ABROAD - SICILY AND THE AMALFI COAST
June 6-15, 2014
$3,295 per person, based on double occupancy, airfare and VAT are additional

As a cultural crossroads of the ancient world, Sicily abounds with enchanting natural beauty, impressive man-made creations seemingly untouched by time, fascinating culture and a vast history. Discover sun-bleached Greek temples, stately Roman ruins and ancient amphitheaters with near-perfect acoustics as you explore Taormina, Agrigento and Syracuse (our sister city). Then, journey across the Strait of Messina to mainland Italy and the incomparable Amalfi Coast, where mountains erupt from the waters of the Mediterranean and pastel-painted buildings cascade down their sides. See why it is nicknamed The Divine Coast as you witness the region’s many treasures. Marvel at the spectacular, vertical town of Positano. Travel back in time as you roam through the remains of Pompeii, and delight in idyllic Naples and Sorrento. Immerse yourself in the enchantment of the town of Amalfi and Capri, the Isle of Dreams. This Alumni Campus Abroad® program includes deluxe accommodations in Taormina Mare and Vietri sul Mare, all excursions, presentations offering insight into local history and culture, and an extensive meal plan featuring wine with dinner. Click here for additional information.

COASTAL LIFE - CRUISING ALONG THE DALMATIAN COAST: VENICE/DUBROVNIK/KORCULA/MONTENEGRO
June 18-26, 2014
From $3,895 per person, based on double occupancy, airfare and taxes are additional

Explore the Adriatic Sea’s stunning, island-dappled Dalmatian Coast on this seven-night cruise aboard the exclusively chartered, deluxe M.S. LE SOLÉAL, launching in 2013 and featuring private balconies in 95% of the Ocean-View suites and staterooms. Visit three countries and four UNESCO World Heritage sites on this comprehensive itinerary. Stroll through Emperor Diocletian’s vast retirement palace in the lively and historic center of Split; explore the walled city of Korˇcula, supposed birthplace of Marco Polo; walk along the medieval fortifications of Kotor in Montenegro, one of the world’s newest nations; step back into the 15th century on the winding streets of Dubrovnik’s perfectly restored Gothic and Romanesque quarters; and walk in the footsteps of emperors and gladiators in the great Roman Arena in Pula. To further enhance your cruise, enjoy an exclusive VILLAGE FORUM™ with local residents, a folk music performance on board and a specially arranged lecture by a leading expert on the restoration of Dubrovnik. Experience the art and romance of Venice on the two-night Pre- or Post-Cruise Options. Click here for a PDF of the brochure.

THE GREAT JOURNEY THROUGH EUROPE: THE NETHERLANDS/GERMANY/FRANCE/SWITZERLAND
Featuring the Glacier Express
June 20-30, 2014
From $3,995 per person, based on double occupancy, airfare and taxes are additional

This extraordinary 11-day “Grand Tour” of Europe features five nights aboard the Deluxe M.S. AMADEUS ELEGANT. Travel through the Western heart of the continent through The Netherlands, Germany, France and Switzerland, cruising the most scenic sections of the fabled Rhine River. Specially arranged guided excursions feature five great UNESCO World Heritage sites—explore Amsterdam’s storybook canals, visit Cologne’s magnificent Gothic cathedral, tour the lovely Alsatian city of Strasbourg, cruise through the heart of the Rhine River Valley and walk through Berne’s Old Town. Also visit Germany’s medieval Rüdesheim and 13th-century Heidelberg Castle. Spend two nights each in Zermatt and Lucerne, Switzerland, ride aboard three legendary railways—the Gornergrat Bahn, for breathtaking views of the Matterhorn; the Glacier Express from Zermatt to Lucerne; and the Pilatus Railway, the world’s steepest cogwheel railway—and enjoy a scenic cruise on Lake Lucerne. This incredible combination of river, rail, lake and mountains is the trip of a lifetime at an exceptional value! Complement your journey with the two-night Amsterdam Pre-Program. Click here for a PDF of the brochure.

BALTIC TREASURES
June 20-July 1, 2014
From $3,999 per person, based on double occupancy, free or low cost airfare from most major North American cities, airport transfers are additional

Experience Northern Europe's eternal elegeance and striking fusion of medieval and modern on this Baltic voyage from Stockholm to Copenhagen aboard Ocean Cruises' majestic Marina. Set sail for Estonia where pastel gabled houses, lovely churches and gothic spires rise above the cobbled streets of Tallinn's Old Town. Continue to fabled St. Petersburg and spend a few days exploring this imperial city brimming with onion-domed cathedrals and magnificent gilded palaces. Cruise to Helsinki, Scandinavia's international design mecca, and on to Riga, Latvia's revered Art Nouveau gem. Exuding a German flavor with its timber-framed buildings is Klaipeda, a historically rich Lithuanian sea port that celebrates its nautical heritage. Stroll seaside promenades in the delightful German port of Warnemunde, or visit Berlin and its popular landmarks including the poignant Brandenburg Gate and Berlin Wall, before your voyage concludes in Copenhagen. An optional Stockholdm pre-cruise and Copenhagen post-cruise are available. Click here for a PDF of the brochure.

BLACK SEA ODYSSEY - CRUISE ROUNDTRIP FROM ISTANBUL
July 16-30, 2014
From $4,650 per person, based on double occupancy, special aifare from select North American cities, port charges are additional

Discover the astounding wealth of culture and history on the shores of the Black Sea during an exciting journey that takes you from the birth of civilization to the dramatic end of the Cold War. Begin with two nights in Istanbul, the fabled capital of two powerful empires. Explore the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia and more. Then embark the MV Aegean Odyssey, a premium-class ship, for an 11-night cruise to see more of Turkey plus Georgia, Russia, Ukraine and Bulgaria. This boutique ship offers unique access to remote harbors. Visit beautiful Trabzon and its mountainside monastery, see the botanical gardens of Batumi and Sochi, and explore Feodosiya’s Genoese fortress. Discover Yalta’s palaces and literary heritage, and the powerful military and ancient histories of Sevastopol. Enjoy the arts and culture of vibrant Odessa and the popular resort Nessebur. This spectacular adventure includes deluxe hotel accommodations, an excursion in every port, a lecture series by noted scholars, an extensive meal plan, and gratuities for guides and drivers on included excursions and for cabin and restaurant staff on the ship. Click here for additional information.

ALASKAN ADVENTURES
July 24-31, 2014
From $1,999 per person, based on double occupancy, free or low cost airfare from most major North American cities, airport transfers are additional

Travel to a place of stunning landscapes and unspoiled wilderness, a place where nature reigns supreme—amazing Alaska. Let the rugged beauty of America’s last frontier captivate you as you cruise its shores aboard the elegant Oceania Cruises' Regatta, an intimate vessel with outstanding amenities, cuisine and service. Depart from Seattle and travel north along Canada’s scenic coast to the small wilderness outpost of Ketchikan, once known as the “Salmon Capital of the World,” and the ancestral home of the Tlingit people. Continue cruising through Tracy Arm, a breathtaking fjord whose pristine waters reflect its icy-blue tidewater glaciers and soaring granite cliffs. Stop in one of Alaska’s oldest towns, Wrangell, where hints of past settlers—Tlingit, Russian and British—are reflected in its structures. Cruise south through the open blue waters of the Pacific to Canada and the spectacular port city of Prince Rupert, where ancient native culture and pioneer heritage spring to life, before returning to Seattle where your voyage concludes. Savor the majestic beauty of ancient glaciers, soaring mountains and pristine waters on this amazing Alaskan adventure. An optional Seattle pre-cruise is available. Click here for a PDF of the brochure.

GRAND DANUBE PASSAGE
August 15-29, 2014
From $4,595 per person, airfare and VAT are additional

Arguably Europe’s most important waterway, the Danube River has played an integral role in European development. The legacy of the traders, travelers, artists and others who have traveled this waterway has materialized in marvelous Old World capitals, picturesque villages and the many facets of rich Eastern European culture. This expertly planned land and cruise journey introduces you to this and more. Begin with three nights in Prague. Continue with a nine-night cruise of the Danube aboard MS Amadeus Brilliant, a state-of-the-art river cruiser. Venture into opulent palaces and elegant cathedrals. This cruise allows you to appreciate the man-made splendor of cities such as Belgrade, Budapest, Bratislava and Vienna as well as the region’s natural beauty. These highlights include the formidable Iron Gate Gorge, the twists of Danube Bend and the breathtaking Wachau Valley. Conclude your adventure with a two-night stay in Sofia, Bulgaria, a city filled with Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman monuments. Explore the Old Town, Jewish Quarter and more. The exclusively chartered MS Amadeus Brilliant features stylish and comfortable accommodations and a river view from every cabin. Your deluxe hotels offer elegant accommodations and excellent locations. This program includes all excursions and an extensive meal plan featuring wine with dinner. There is no single supplement for solo travelers. Click here for additional information.

TOWN & COUNTRY LIFE™ PARIS TO PROVENCE
Cruising the Rhône River aboard the Exclusively chartered, Deluxe M.S. AMADEUS SYMPHONY
September 1-9, 2014
From $3,595 per person, based on double occupancy, airfare and taxes are additional

Join this exclusive French sojourn featuring a two-night stay in Deluxe accommodations in the enchanting city of Paris, travel through the heartland of France aboard the famous Train à Grande Vitesse—TGV high-speed train—to the sun-drenched Rhône Valley, and cruise through the best of the world-famous Burgundy, Beaujolais and Provence wine regions. Spend a day in Lyon, France’s gastronomique gateway, before embarking the exclusively chartered M.S. AMADEUS SYMPHONY, one of the finest ships to ply the waterways of Europe. Experience the world-famous Côtes du Rhône wine region, the landscape of which inspired the great Impressionists Cézanne and Van Gogh, and visit the Roman city of Orange, the historic Papal Palace of Avignon and the wonderfully preserved Roman Amphitheater in Arles. The carefully designed London Pre-Program Option travels aboard the Eurostar train through the marvelously engineered Chunnel to Paris; an Aix-en-Provence Post-Program Option is offered also. Departing at the best time of year, this comprehensive itinerary is an excellent value, and you have the opportunity to travel from London into the very heart of Provence. Click here for a PDF of the brochure. 

SYMPHONY ON THE BLUE DANUBE
September 1-13, 2014
From $3,995 per person, based on double occupancy, airfare and taxes are additional

Visit six countries and up to eight UNESCO World Heritage sites on this exclusive journey to the cultural centers that inspired classical music’s Great Masters. This custom-designed and comprehensive itinerary, a unique combination of river and land travel, includes three nights each in the medieval gems of Kraków and Prague and a five-night cruise on the legendary Blue Danube from Passau, Germany, to Budapest, Hungary, through the stunning Wachau Valley aboard the deluxe M.S. AMADEUS DIAMOND, one of the finest ships to ply the waterways of Europe. Most Staterooms or Suites feature floor-to-ceiling windows with a French Balcony. Experience the musical heritage of Europe’s accomplished composers, including Mozart, Beethoven and Chopin. Enjoy a comprehensive schedule of exclusive expert lectures, classical music performances and guided excursions featuring magnificent Melk Abbey, the storybook village of Dürnstein, imperial Vienna and Bratislava’s medieval Old Town. A Warsaw Pre-Program Option and Budapest Post-Program Option are offered. Click here for a PDF of the brochure. 
 
ALUMNI CAMPUS ABROAD - TUSCANY
September 3-11, 2014
$2,795 per person, based on double occupancy, airfare and VAT are additional

Experience the charm and romance of Tuscany from your base in Colle di Val d’Elsa, a quintessential Tuscan town. During this seven-night program, see the towers built by wealthy powerbrokers and merchants in the town of San Gimignano during the Middle Ages. Explore Castellina, an Etruscan town that became an important Florentine garrison. Discover the architectural treasures of Renaissance Florence and Siena, a city unchanged throughout the centuries. Journey off the beaten path as you explore San Galgano and its Gothic abbey and medieval Massa Marittima, two unspoiled gems. Enjoy a tasting of local wines at Castello di Monsanto winery, savor the flavors of Tuscan olive oil at a local mill, visit a farm for a tasting of pecorino cheese, and learn the essence of Tuscan cooking during an exclusive lesson with a local chef. This Alumni Campus Abroad® program includes all excursions, deluxe accommodations, an extensive meal plan and wine with dinner. Click here for additional information. 

ALUMNI CAMPUS ABROAD - CRUISE THE MOSEL, RHINE AND MAIN RIVERS
September 15-23, 2014
From $2,695 per person, airfare, VAT and Port Tax supplement are additional

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. Click here for additional information.

AUTUMN IN AMERICA'S HEARTLAND
September 19-27, 2014
From $2,549 per person, based on double occupancy, airfare and airport transfers are additional

Experience the breathtaking beauty of autumn from Minnesota to Missouri along the Mississippi River: the brilliant red, yellow and orange foliage among limestone river bluffs, and the one-of-a-kind communities of classic riverside America. Begin with a hotel stay in St. Paul, a culturally rich city replete with fascinating museums and lovely parks, before boarding the grand American Queen, an authentic paddlewheel steamboat that brings to life the river lore of Mark Twain. Cruise south to the picturesque town of Red Wing, and let the past come to life on a walking tour of its many historic sites. Visit La Crosse, a Victorian architectural gem highlighted by towering bluffs and a scenic river walk. Take in a three-state fall vista in Dubuque, “The Masterpiece of the Mississippi,” home to a vibrant revitalized riverfront, and revel in Davenport’s elegant parks and dynamic downtown on the banks of the Mississippi. Savor more river town charm in Burlington, Iowa, home to snake alley, “the Crookedest Street in the World.” Continue to Mark Twain’s lovely boyhood home, Hannibal, Missouri, a bountiful source of American lore, before Autumn in America’s Heartland concludes in St. Louis, its famed, high-rising Gateway Arch dominating the cityscape. Book by March 6, 2014 to receive a free one-night pre-cruise program in Minneapolis and $100 onboard credit per stateroom. Click here for a PDF of the brochure. 

ACCENT ON THE ADRIATIC
October 20-28, 2014
From $2,499 per person, based on double occupancy, free or low cost airfare from most major North American cities, airport transfers are additional

Immerse yourself in wildly beautiful scenery and intriguing old-world cities, from Venice to Rome as you cruise the azure waters of the Adriatic aboard Oceania Cruises' Marina. Depart Venice for Croatia's cultural hub, the ancient city of Split, and admire its massive Diocletian's Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Experience Montenegro's port of Kotor, where medieval walls stretch from the sparkling bay to the dramatic mountains beyond. Continue to Durres, Albania, home to the largest Roman ampitheater in the Balkans, followed by Corfu, a multi-hued island sprinkled with cypress trees, olive groves and wildflowers. Perched on a cliff overlooking the sea, find the Sicilian town of Taormina, offering a timeless blend of ancient Greek and Roman ruins, along with stunning views of Mount Etna. Then explore Sorrento, a charming resort town situated on steep cliffs overlooking the Bay of Naples. Take in its breathtaking panoramas, stroll the captivating ruins of Pompeii, or succumb to the island allure of Capri, before concluding your journey in Rome. Two-night Verona and Venice pre-cruise and one-night Rome post-cruise programs are available. Click here for a PDF of the brochure.

POLAR BEARS OF CHURCHILL
November 5-10, 2014
$4,995 per person, based on double occupancy, airfare additional

We are thrilled to present you with a special opportunity to witness one of the largest confluences of polar bears in the world. Join us on this exciting six-day journey to remote Churchill, Manitoba. Watch the bears interact and play from a custom-designed Tundra Buggy during two day-long safaris. Educational experiences distinguish this program, including expert presentations from Churchill Northern Studies Centre, Polar Bears International, Manitoba Museum, the Eskimo Museum, and Parks Canada - as well as the quality guidance of a naturalist Orbridge Expedition Leader. When polar bears awaken from summer hibernation, they descend upon the tiny seaport town of Churchill, forming a 'celebration' - a polar bear gathering. Be part of an extraordinary natural phenomenon and unforgettable adventure. Click here for additional information.

CRUISING THE EXOTIC CANARY ISLANDS AND MOROCCO: CASABLANCA/MARRAKECH/TENERIFE/
LA PALMA/LANZAROTE/GRAN CANARIA

November 7-15, 2014
From $2,995 per person, based on double occupancy, airfare and taxes are additional

Join this unique and intimate nine-day itinerary showcasing the ancient ports and sea routes once plied by Phoenician triremes and Roman galleys. Cruise from the fabled coast of Morocco to the sun-washed Canary Islands aboard the exclusively chartered, 90-passenger small ship M.S. SERENISSIMA. With a port call every day and an included excursion in each port, balanced by ample leisure time, this unparalleled combination of Moorish treasures and natural beauty features seven UNESCO World Heritage sites, five UNESCO biosphere reserves, idyllic ports rarely visited by larger ships and the timeless monuments of two dynamic yet ancient societies—the Spanish and the Moors. Contemplate the contrast of ancient and modern while exploring the cosmopolitan city of Casablanca and medieval Marrakech and its medina quarter. Call on seldom-visited islands, where you can appreciate otherworldly landscapes that inspired painters, gaze into a 6000-foot-deep caldera carpeted with lush subtropical vegetation and walk beside picturesque Spanish colonial architecture. An Imperial Rabat and Fez Pre-Cruise Option and Madrid Post-Cruise Option are offered. Click here for a PDF of the brochure. 

KRAKOW
December 1-8, 2014
$1,399 per person, based on double occupancy, airfare included out of Newark, New Jersey

Krakow is a city dating to the early Middle Ages, when the original settlement functioned as a fortified castle on the Wawel Heights. It has a complex history that includes serving as the seat of the Polish kings until 1609, being incorporated into the Austrian Hapsburg empire as part of Galicia in 1846, and, during World War II, becoming the capital of the Nazi General Government administered by the notorious Hans Frank, who used the royal palace on Wawel hill as his residence. Today an intellectual center, Krakow is home to one of the oldest universities in Central Europe, the Jagiellonian University, first established in 1384 by King Kazimierz Wielka. Krakow is famous for being the setting of Steven Spielberg's masterpiece Schindler's List. A UNESCO World Heritage site, it is among the most charming cities in all of Europe. Click here for a PDF of the brochure. Click here to reserve your spot.

ANCIENT MYSTERIES OF THE AMERICAS
January 16-February 3, 2015
From $4,499 per person, based on double occupancy, free or low cost airfare from most major North American cities, airport transfers are additional

Discover breathtaking tropical scenery and mesmerizing ancient relics as you cruise from Miami to Lima aboard Oceania Cruises' Regatta, passing through the Panama Canal - one of the most legendary waterways in the world. Depart Miami for palm-fringed Key West, once home to author Ernest Hemingway, and then stop at Cozumel, a snorkeler's paradise with its fabulous sheltered reefs. See intriguing Mayan ruins near Costa Maya and Santo Tomas, admire ancient temples in Belize, and relax on idyllic white-sand beaches in Roatan. Be engulfed by exotic beauty in Costa Rica's lush rainforests before cruising the famous Panama Canal enroute to the port of Fuerte Amador and cosmopolitan Panama City. Sail the Pacific to Ecuador and explore Manta, a bustling seaport renowned for its splendid beaches, followed by Guayaquil, a revitalized city featuring a sparkling riverfront edged by museums, restaurants and shops. Continue to Salaverry, a gateway to archaeological treaures from the pre-Inca era, and on to Peru's historica capital, Lima. An optional Miami pre-cruise program and an optional Machu Picchu post-cruise program are available. Click here for a PDF of the brochure.
 
More tours will be added as information becomes available. Please continue to check for the most up-to-date schedule.

If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact Tina Casella '94, G'04 at cscasell@syr.edu or the Office of Alumni Relations mailbox at sualumni@syr.edu.



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