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2017 Alumni Trips

Egypt | Cuba | Germany | ItalySwitzerland | Emerald Isle | Croatia | Amazon


Dear Cal Poly Alumni, Parents, and Friends:

We have many exciting travel opportunities coming up soon and hope you are able to join us.

Travel experts have meticulously planned our exciting programs, which showcase the best of each country. Enjoy preferred access to popular attractions and an exclusive educational program that will enhance your appreciation of the people and their culture. Our educational program features expert local speakers and is the hallmark of our Alumni Campus Abroad programs.

Our trips combine the ease and value of group travel with authentic experiences that introduce you to the true culture of your destination. You will enjoy the camaraderie of traveling with a reasonably sized group of like-minded people. Be sure to make your reservations today.

All our best wishes for a happy, healthy and adventurous voyage!

- Cal Poly Alumni Association

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Legends of the Nile

January 17 - 28, 2017

The ancient treasures of Egypt await your discovery and amazement on this spectacular Legends of the Nile program. From Cairo, the capital of Egypt, rich with antiquity, to the towns along the banks of the great Nile filled with awe-inspiring monuments, visit the wealth of sites that have inspired humanity's collective imagination for thousands of years. During this 10-night experience, focus on the antiquities along the Vibrant Nile River, we will present you the wonders of Egypt and show you the optimistic spirit of its citizens today. This thoughtfully designed program will connect you to the people, places and culture of captivating Egypt. An experienced Travel Director takes care of every  during your journey, and a dedicated travel staff is committed to ensuring your trip creates many fond memories. Plus, an Egyptologist will lead you on fascinating excursions that offer an in-depth look at the local culture and history of this ancient land. Space on this memorable journey is limited to 28 passengers, and the trip is sure to sell out quickly. Make your reservation today!

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Cuba: People, Culture, Art

February 19 – 27, 2017

We are pleased to invite you on a Cuban journey of discovery. For five decades, travel to this vibrant Caribbean nation has been strictly regulated, but recent events have made it easier for U.S. citizens to experience life on this beautiful island.
Meticulously planned by travel experts to comply with U.S. regulations, this journey puts you in contact with ordinary Cubans who are doing extraordinary things. Learn directly from them about their culture, their history and their heritage. During your trip, you’ll savor the flavors of authentic Cuban cuisine, admire the art of Cuban artists, listen to the infectious beat of Cuban music and much more!
Join us on this spectacular People-to-People educational exchange program, authorized by the U.S. Treasury Department’s Cuban Assets Control Regulations. Space on this amazing eight-night journey is limited to 28 travelers. Be sure to make your reservations today.

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Dutch Waterways

April 26 – May 4, 2017

There is no better way to experience Holland and Belgium’s remarkably rich history and culture than on an engaging cruise through its lovely waterways and canals. Personalize your cruise with a choice of excursions, as you explore celebrated river towns and charming villages. Admire Amsterdam’s bridges and canals, and choose from a visit to a gorgeous tulip garden, a bike tour of stunning Waterland or a visit to the renowned Rijksmuseum. Visit The Hague, the seat of Dutch government, and wander through picturesque Delft. Stroll along the cobbled lanes and tiny bridges of Bruges and discover the medieval treasures of Antwerp. Local guides provide fascinating insights during included excursions and lectures that showcase the region’s history, art and culture. This expertly crafted Alumni Campus Abroad program features first-class accommodations aboard a modern river ship and an extensive meal plan that includes wine with lunch and dinner. For solo travelers, there is no single supplement.

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Italian Riviera & Chianti

May 7– 16, 2017

The Italian Riviera and Chianti, two of Italy’s most beloved regions, harmonize to offer a captivating blend of Mediterranean vistas and rolling countryside, as well as fine wines and superb cuisine. From Sestri Levante, explore the Italian Riviera, including Portofino, Camogli and the seaside towns of the renowned Cinque Terre. Then travel to Chianti in the heart of Tuscany. Stay in the historic town of Radda in Chianti. Sample Chianti wine produced from the local vineyards. See the highlights of Florence, including the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, Piazza della Signoria, Palazzo Vecchio and Ponte Vecchio. Visit Siena, Florence’s powerful medieval rival. Explore the hill towns of Castellina and San Gimignano, and see the pretty town of Colle di Val d’Elsa. Local guides and expert speakers provide fascinating insight during included excursions and lectures. This Alumni Campus Abroad program is limited to only 28 travelers. The program includes first-class accommodations, engaging excursions, an enrichment program and an extensive meal plan plus wine with dinner.

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Aug. 30 – Sept. 9, 2017

Discover the pristine beauty of Switzerland. Immerse yourself first in the German-speaking area of the country, and settle in lakeside Thun. With an included Swiss rail pass, visit the towns of Kandersteg and Brienz, famous for woodworking and a steam train that winds its way up a mountain for a magnificent view of hundreds of mountains, including the iconic Jungfrau, Monc and Eiger peaks. Walk (or take a train if you prefer) through the Lauterbrunnen Valley to the car-free mountain village of Murren, and explore the capital of Bern. Conclude your journey with a stay in the French-speaking village of Villars-sur-Ollon. Visit a dairy farm in Gruyères and sample farm-made cheese. Journey to Zermatt to see the Matterhorn. Local guides and experts provide fascinating insight during included excursions and lectures. This Alumni Campus Abroad program is limited to only 28 travelers. The program includes first-class accommodations, engaging excursions, an enrichment program and an extensive meal plan plus wine with dinner.

Riches of the Emerald Isle

June 20 – July 1, 2017

Embark on a journey infused with Celtic history, intoxicating landscapes and energetic cities. Experience the best of Irish culture, music and folklore during stays in Ennis, Killarney, Mallow and Dublin. Explore 11th-century Ennis and stroll through coastal Galway. Drive through the unusual Burren landscape, visit the Poulnabrone Dolman tomb and feel the mighty wind along the resplendent Cliffs of Moher. Enjoy a scenic cruise to Inishmore before exploring the Dun Aengus ruins. Board a ferry and learn about life in a fishing community on Dingle Peninsula. Appreciate the coastal wonders along the Ring of Kerry, visit Blarney Castle and enjoy a meal and evening at the cozy, family-run Longueville House. En route to Dublin, learn about Ireland’s thoroughbreds before visiting St. Patrick’s Cathedral and historic Trinity College in Dublin. Local guides and experts provide background and context during fascinating excursions and interactive talks. This small-group experience features deluxe and first-class accommodations and an extensive meal plan featuring wine with dinner.

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Croatia's Adriatic Coast

Sept. 25 – Oct. 6, 2017

Discover a land drenched in fascinating culture and heritage while exploring Croatia’s captivating cities, lush landscapes and romantic Dalmatian Coast. In cosmopolitan Zagreb, see historic highlights including the fortified Upper Town and St. Mark’s Church. Tramp through the translucent lakes, cascading waterfalls and pine forests of Plitvice Lakes National Park. Explore the Roman heritage of Split during a visit to Diocletian’s Palace, one of the most significant Roman archaeological sites on the Dalmatian Coast. After traveling by ferry to Hvar, delve into the island’s rich local heritage, inhale the sun-soaked energy of its celebrated wine country, witness the sweeping Stari Grad Plain and visit a winery to sample a local vintage. In glorious Dubrovnik, marvel at the Gothic, Renaissance and baroque architecture tucked inside the city’s champagne–hued, medieval walls. Local guides and experts provide fascinating insight during included excursions and interactive talks. This small-group experience features deluxe and first-class accommodations and an extensive meal plan including wine with dinner.

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Cruise the Peruvian Amazon

Nov 3 – 12, 2017

Tap your sense of adventure as you explore the Amazon Basin on a six-night cruise of the Amazon River and its tributaries in the Peruvian rain forest. Begin with two nights in Lima, exploring the capital city’s impressive historic highlights. In Iquitos, join an intimate deluxe river ship for a remarkable cruise. Immerse yourself in the natural beauty of this remote region up close on guided excursions in small skiff boats. Meet residents of the Shipibo and Indiana communities and learn about their lives. Visit a primate rehabilitation sanctuary and see a favorite feeding spot for the boto, the famous pink river dolphin. See parrots, hawks and monkeys in Peru’s largest wildlife reserve and try your hand at piranha fishing. Return to Lima and savor a home-cooked Peruvian dinner at a landmark private residence. This expertly crafted journey features an extensive meal plan that includes wine with dinner.

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