Syracuse University

Alumni Tours

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August 13-21, 2015
From $2,999 per person, based on double occupancy, free or low cost airfare available from most major North American cities, airport transfers are addtional

Sail the Baltic Sea aboard Oceania Cruises' Marina to marvelous ports, where cobbled lanes twist past colorful medieval houses, lustrous gold domes and spires ornament vivid skylines, and ultra-modern architecture mingles with age-old masterpieces. Begin your luxury cruise in Cophenhagen, and sail to the delightful former fishing village of Warnemunde. Take in the town's landmark 19th-century lighthouse and charming, timber-framed cottages, or head inland to Berlin, Germany's captivating haven of history, art and culture. Cruise to Estonia and explore Tallinn's perfectly preserved Old Town, with its fairy-tale backdrop of enchanting Gothic churches, half-hidden courtyards and gabled merchants' houses. Then spend almost two full days admiring the splendors of St. Petersburg, a glittering metropolis crisscrossed by canals and dotted with onion-domed cathedrals and elaborate palaces. Before concluding your odyssey in Stockholm, visit the "Daugther of the Baltic," Helsinski, renowned for its fine neoclassical buildings, imaginative architecture, elegant gardens and leafy harborside parks. A pre-cruise option to Copenhagen and a post-cruise option to Stockholm are available. Click here for a PDF of the brochure. 

August 28-September 5, 2015
From $5,295 per person, based on double occupancy, airfare and taxes are additional

Cruise with us for seven nights from Barcelona to Rome aboard the exclusively chartered, Five-Star M.V. TERE MOANA, relaunched in 2013 after a multimillion-dollar refurbishment and featuring only 45 deluxe Staterooms. Travel to the sun-drenched landscapes and lush mountainous backdrops of the French and Italian rivieras and islands, a glamorous playground for the elite and favorite retreat for artists and gourmands. This unique, comprehensive itinerary immerses you in the region’s dynamic history, inimitable art and culture and stunning scenery, and features up to five UNESCO World Heritage sites, including Carcassonne’s medieval fortifications. Along the enchanting Côte d’Azur, enjoy specially arranged excursions in colorful Nice, to tour the renowned Musée Marc-Chagall; spectacular Cannes, the unofficial capital of the French Riviera; and alluring Monaco, the epitome of Riviera chic, to visit Monte Carlo’s world-famous Casino Square. Visit the postcard cliffside villages of Italy’s Cinque Terre and admire the Renaissance treasures of Florence. Explore Sardinia’s dazzling Costa Smeralda and Corsica’s fortified town of Bonifacio. Barcelona Pre-Cruise and Rome Post-Cruise Options also available. Click here for a PDF of the brochure. 
September 7-16, 2015
$2,895 per person, based on double occupancy, airfare and VAT are additional

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. Click here for additional information.

September 13-24, 2015
From $5,299 per person, based on double occupancy, free or low cost airfare available from most major North American cities, airport transfers are additional

Immerse yourself in the extraordinary food, wine and culinary traditions of the Mediterranean, a storied region that conjures up spectacular impressions and delicious taste memories - from the fresh and hearty flavors of Provence, the regal elegance of Monaco, and the welcoming rustic beauty of Italy, to the North African charms of Tunisia and the proud cultures of Malta and Sicility. Join Chef and Author David Shalleck, Class of 1983, at a perfect time of year as you taste and sail from Barcelona to Rome aboard Oceania Cruises' beautiful ship Marina, a masterpiece of elegance and grace. Throughout this exciting voyage, you'll savor the mouthwatering flavors of the Mediterranean on land and at sea. David will lead two fantastic Culinary Discovery Tours and will be teaching two special hands-on classes at the ship's Bon Appetit Culinary Center, and you'll savor a gourmet dinner in the La Reserve by Wine Spectator dining room on board the ship. You will also receive a copy of David's culinary travel memoir, Mediterranean Summer, which he will gladly sign for you during a private reception on board. Don't miss the opportunity to join fellow alumni and revel in the region's dramatic beauty, flourishing traditions and sumptuous cuisine on this remarkable and unique culinary travel adventure! Click here for a PDF of the brochure.

September 19-27, 2015
From $4,595, based on double occupancy, airfare additional

Join us on a nine-day, small-group journey to Provence to soak in its landscapes, learn the secrets of its cuisine from experts - including a two-Michelin-starred chef - and gain an insider's perspective on its history and culture. Atop the perched village of Bonnieux, enjoy superb French hospitality at a family-owned Relais & Chateaux property as a delightful start to each day. From here, our journey unfolds with hands-on cooking lessons, visits to local markets, exclusive private tastigs, privately guided visits to the area's most picturesque and historic sites, and other authentic and up-close experiences. An optional Paris extension is available. Click here for a PDF of the brochure or here to go to the website.

September 22-30, 2015
$2,995 per person, based on double occupancy, airfare and VAT are additional

Provence is where sun-drenched beaches and undulating hills tie the Mediterranean to the Alps. Writers have long extolled Provence as the Land of Inspiration, and the colorful scenery inspired Paul Cézanne, Marc Chagall and Vincent van Gogh. Discover the magic of Provence first-hand on a seven-night adventure that showcases the many treasures of this fabled land. Explore Aix-en-Provence, the capital of the region and get to know a personal side of one of the world’s great artists by stepping inside Cézanne’s studio. Journey through the forested region of Le Lubéron and delight in its picturesque mountain villages. Marvel at the Roman amphitheater in Arles and the chapels, churches and museums of Les Baux. Visit the Palace of the Popes, Avignon’s medieval masterpiece, and see the remarkable Pont du Gard, an aqueduct built by the Romans in 19 B.C. This Alumni Campus Abroad program includes all excursions, educational programs highlighting local history and culture, first-class hotel accommodations and an extensive meal plan featuring wine with dinner. Click here for additional information. 

October 4-13, 2015
From $2,999 per person, based on double occupancy, free or low cost airfare available from most major North American cities, airport transfers are additional

Discover an impressive mosaic of enchanting, storied cities, marvelous art and architecture, and awe-inspiring seascapes as you sail aboard Oceania Cruises' state-of-the-art Riviera to timeless Mediterranean destinations, including Italy, Monaco, France and Spain. Depart Athens for the charming Sicilian town of Taormina, boasting a stunning Greek-Roman theater and dramatic views of Mount Etna. Wander the cobbled streets of Sorrento, a photogenic resort graced with Romanesque churches and a lovely seaside promenade. Then behold striking monuments of antiquity in Rome, from the legendary Colosseum and Roman Forum to the beautiful Sistine Chapel. Continue to Livorno, a jumping-off point for adventures in the idyllic Tuscan countryside or the monument-rich cities of Florence and Pisa. Cruise to Monte Carlo, a glamorous coastal playground famed for its opulent Prince's Palace and lavish casino. Encounter the cosmopolitan charm of France's oldest city, Marseille, a gateway to the picturesque hilltop towns of Provence, before concluding your luxury cruise in Bracelona. An Athens pre-cruise program and a Madrid/Barcelona post-cruise program are available. Click here for a PDF of the brochure. 

October 24-November 1, 2015
$2,995 per person, based on double occupancy, airfare and VAT are additional

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. Click here for additional information.

October 24-November 1, 2015
From $2,699 per person, based on double occupancy, airfare, transfers, and port charges are additional

Join fellow alumni and friends and discover stunning landscapes, storied towns and the tranquility of river crusing aboard the American Queen, the largest and most opulent riverboat in the world. Celebrate quintessential country music on a unique voyage that highlights the historic charms of Tennessee, Alabama, and Kentucky. Experience the magic of river cruising - a true American pastime - while exploring the beautifully preserved monuments and picturesque towns that fringe the great Tennessee and Cumberland Rivers. Begin with a stay in America's "Scenic City," Chattanooga. Then cruise to Florence, Savannah, and Paducah. Before concluding your voyage in Clarksville, visit Dover, where Civil War history comes to life at Fort Donelson National Battlefield and Cemetery. A free one-night pre-cruise hotel stay in Chattanooga, Tennessee is included. Click here for a PDF of the brochure.
November 3-16, 2015
From $6,495 per person, based on double occupancy, airfare and taxes are additional

Join us for this unique expedition to Patagonia’s breathtaking Chilean fjords. Enjoy Five-Star hotel accommodations; explore one of Chile’s award-winning vineyards near Santiago; marvel at the spectacular natural beauty and wildlife of Torres del Paine National Park, including the dramatic peaks of Los Cuernos del Paine; immerse yourself in local culture at a privately owned Patagonian sheep ranch; and discover vibrant Buenos Aires. Cruise for four nights aboard the small ship M.V. VIA AUSTRALIS, specifically designed to cruise the waters of southern Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego, from Punta Arenas to Ushuaia, Argentina, via Cape Horn, including Zodiac landings and excursions each day. The ship is staffed with a team of naturalists and equipped with Zodiac landing crafts for up-close nature observation. Cruise through the historic Strait of Magellan and the vivid landscapes of Glacier Alley and explore Cape Horn National Park, a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve known as “The End of the Earth.” Easter Island Pre-Program and Iguazú Falls Post-Program Options are offered. Click here for a PDF of the brochure. 

May 17-25, 2016
$2,221 per person, based on double occupancy, airfare out of JFK included

Join fellow alumni and friends on this air and hotel inclusive tour to Madrid and Barcelona. Spend three nights in Madrid at the four star Paseo Del Arte Hotel and four nights in Barcelona at the four star Ayre Gran Via Hotel. Full breakfast buffet daily at both hotels. Trip includes a half day panoramic sightseeing tour in Madrid and Barcelona including entrance to Sagrada Familia. Enjoy a reception at SU Abroad's Madrid Campus. An optional tour to Segovia from Madrid with entrance to Alcazar and Valley of the Fallen will be 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 or the Office of Alumni Engagement mailbox at

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