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Whether you are traveling with your entire extended family, or adventuring out on your own for the first time, the Cornell Alumni Association Travel Program will help you check off your global bucket list at a reasonable price. We manage your logistics so you are free to philosophize, stargaze, photograph, and muse over the beauty, all the while enjoying rich conversations that bloom with fellow Cornellian travelers of diverse backgrounds and multiple perspectives. Travel with CAA and find a fresh take on our wondrous planet...and maybe even on life itself. CAA Travel: 607.254.5404


2014 Destinations
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Mississippi River Cruise
Sicily & the Amalfi Coast
Journey through Vietnam
Pearls of the Mediterranean


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Academic Arrangements Abroad, a boutique Manhattan-based tour operator, customizes trips for Cornell and other prestigious institutions including world-renowned museums and companies. Specializing in luxury travel that fulfills on all levels (intellectual to gastronomical; aesthetic to social), Cornell is pleased to be offering three custom trips with AAA in 2015. Great Indian Realms; Family Scotland; and Japan: Ancient Truth, Living Art

AHI has long been recognized as a leader in educational travel and Cornell has a great history of offering extraordinarily high end and surprisingly affordable journeys with them. We look forward to another exciting year with AHI’s expert guides across the globe, as well as on international six-star cruises with Crystal. In 2015, Cornell is thrilled to offer 10 trips with AHI including Italian Riviera, a fabulous program requiring no single supplement for travelers who want to strike out on their own in high style at a great value.

Ciclismo Classico, founded by Cornellian Lauren Hefferon ’83 has been heavily lauded as one of the world’s best adventure travel companies, as well as honored for being one of the top 100 women-led businesses in Massachusetts. Specializing in European cycling tours, Ciclismo is now branching out to offer photography-focused journeys in Argentina. In 2015, cycling Cornellians will travel hill and dale of the Italian countryside in search of slow food, local wines, and the finest views on our Piedmont: Feast for the Senses tour.

Collette Vacations is renowned for offering top of the line horticultural tours. In 2015, Cornellians will have a premium opportunity to gain first admittance to one of the world’s preeminent horticultural events, the Chelsea Flower Show in the company of a Royal Horticultural Guide on our London Gardens Tour with Collette. This trip also boasts signature Cornell Sesquicentennial Celebration events, making it a not-to-miss experience for alumni, parents, and friends who love gardening.

Lindblad Expeditions and National Geographic share a heritage and a passion for exploration. You will share your adventure with writers, photographers and filmmakers from National Geographic, and the exceptional Lindblad expedition leaders, naturalists, guides, teachers, and engaging companions, dedicated to sharing the world’s wonders with curious, intelligent travelers. In concert with Cornell’s strong commitment to sustainability, Columbia & Snake River Journey: Harvests, History & Landscapes, aboard the 62 guest National Geographic Sea Bird, will feature the highest quality travel experience leaving the smallest carbon footprint behind.

Odysseys Unlimited offers exceptional quality at a great value. Our November 2014 Journey through Vietnam is one example of the international small group experience possible on Cornell’s trips with Odysseys. If there’s a destination you’ve previously felt was out of your reach, then you will finally be able to check it off your bucket list (without denying yourself the luxuries) by taking Cornell’s trips with Odysseys. In 2015, we can’t wait to take you to Australia & New Zealand in the expert care of Odysseys Unlimited.

Orbridge wowed us with our 2014 National Parks program and the popularity of our Tanzania Migration Safari. Destination specialists offering unique and diverse itineraries that provide a deep cultural and educational experience, Orbridge provides exceptional service from the moment of your reservation to the moment you arrive home from the journey. In 2015 we are excited to offer four programs with Orbridge. (Polar Bears of Churchill; Great Parks of California; Hawaii by Small Ship; and Flavors of Tuscany)

 

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2015 Trips

  • Gardens of London & Chelsea Flower Show
    May 13 - 22, 2015

2014 Destinations

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Tulips

cyclists

Marrie and Julie

Ganesha

Scotland

Happy people in ITaly

Pizza

taking cell phone pics

Israel

polar bear family

falconry

Cornellians in Apuila

dolphins jumping

cyclist

French stew

Sea Lion

kangaroos

Dolls

sea turtle

Italian Sculptire

Cornellians

elephants bathing

CHeesemaking

Sequoia

wine tasting

Tuscany cityscape

sculpture foundry

cyclist

Lake Tahoe

2015 Trips
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Cruising the Caribbean January 4 -14, 2015

Hawaii by Small Ship February 14 - 21, 2015

Treasures of South Africa
February 18 - March 4, 2015 Last two spots just opened as of 09.08.14

Flavors of Tuscany
April 17 - 25, 2015

Waterways of Holland and Belgium
May 1 - 9, 2015

Paris Immersion
May 16 - 27, 2015

Sketches of Southern Spain
May 29 - June 10, 2015

Italy: Lifestyles Explorations
June 26 - July 25, 2015

Botswana Family Safari June 28 - July 11, 2015

Continental Passage: Lisbon to London
July 11 -25, 2015

Provence: Lifestyles Explorations
July 25 - August 23, 2015

Great Parks of California
August 1 - 9, 2015

Family Scotland
August 5 -16, 2015

Piedmont: Feast for the Senses (Cycling Italy)
September 14 - 21, 2015

Japan: Ancient Truth, Living Art
September 20 - 30, 2015

Columbia & Snake Rivers Journey
October 3 - 10, 2015

Italian Riviera
October 10 -18, 2015

Great Indian Realms
October 30 -
November 11, 2015

Polar Bears of Churchill
November 1 -6, 2015

Exploring Australia and New Zealand
November 14 - December 5, 2015

2015 Trips
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Gardens of London & Chelsea Flower Show May 13 - 22, 2015

 

2014 Destinations
(Click on red links or scroll down this page for more info)

Autumn in the
American Heartland
September 26 -
October 4, 2014

Journey through Vietnam
Novermber 3 - 18, 2014

Pearls of the Mediterranean
November 7 -15, 2014

2015 Trips
Available Now

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Cruising the Caribbean January 4 -14, 2015

Hawaii by Small Ship February 14 - 21, 2015

Treasures of South Africa
February 18 - March 4, 2015This departure is sold out.. Stay tuned for additional dates.

Flavors of Tuscany
April 17 - 25, 2015

Waterways of Holland and Belgium
May 1 - 9, 2015

Paris Immersion
May 16 - 27, 2015

Sketches of Southern Spain,
May 29 - June 10, 2015

Italy: Lifestyles Explorations
June 26 - July 25, 2015

Botswana Family Safari June 28 - July 11, 2015

Continental Passage: Lisbon to London
July 11 -25, 2015

Provence: Lifestyles Explorations
July 25 - August 23, 2015

Great Parks of California
August 1 - 9, 2015

Family Scotland
August 5 -16, 2015

Great Parks of California
August 1 - 9, 2015

Piedmont: Feast for the Senses (Cycling Italy)
September 14 - 21, 2015

Japan: Ancient Truth, Living Art
September 20 - 30, 2015

Columbia & Snake Rivers Journey
October 3 - 10, 2015

Italian Riviera
October 10 -18, 2015

Great Indian Realms
October 30 -
November 11, 2015

Polar Bears of Churchill
November 1 -6, 2015

Exploring Australia and New Zealand
November 14 - December 5, 2015

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2014 Destinations
(Click on red links or scroll down this page for more info)

Autumn in the
American Heartland
September 26 -
October 4, 2014

Journey through Vietnam
Novermber 3 - 18, 2014

Pearls of the Mediterranean
November 7 -15, 2014

 

2015 Trips
Available Now

(Click on red links)

Cruising the Caribbean January 4 -14, 2015

Hawaii by Small Ship February 14 - 21, 2015

Treasures of South Africa
February 18 - March 4, 2015This departure is sold out.. Stay tuned for additional dates.

Flavors of Tuscany
April 17 - 25, 2015

Waterways of Holland and Belgium
May 1 - 9, 2015

Paris Immersion
May 16 - 27, 2015

Sketches of Southern Spain,
May 29 - June 10, 2015

Italy: Lifestyles Explorations
June 26 - July 25, 2015

Botswana Family Safari June 28 - July 11, 2015

Continental Passage: Lisbon to London
July 11 -25, 2015

Provence: Lifestyles Explorations
July 25 - August 23, 2015

Great Parks of California
August 1 - 9, 2015

Family Scotland
August 5 -16, 2015

Piedmont: Feast for the Senses (Cycling Italy)
September 14 - 21, 2015

Japan: Ancient Truth, Living Art
September 20 - 30, 2015

Columbia & Snake Rivers Journey
October 3 - 10, 2015

Italian Riviera
October 10 -18, 2015

Great Indian Realms
October 30 -
November 11, 2015

Polar Bears of Churchill
November 1 -6, 2015

Exploring Australia and New Zealand
November 14 - December 5, 2015

 

2014 Destinations
(Click on red links or scroll down this page for more info)


Autumn in the
American Heartland
September 26 -
October 4, 2014

Journey through Vietnam
Novermber 3 - 18, 2014

Pearls of the Mediterranean
November 7 -15, 2014

 

2014 Destinations

 

Autumn in American Heartland

September 26 - October 4, 2014

Experience the breathtaking beauty of autumn along the Mississippi River from Missouri to Minnesota: the brilliant red, yellow and orange foliage among scenic river bluffs, and the one-of-a-kind communities of classic riverside America. Begin with a hotel stay in St. Louis, its famed, high-rising Gateway Arch dominating the cityscape before boarding the grand American Queen, an authentic paddlewheel steamboat that brings to life the river lore of Mark Twain. Continue to Mark Twain’s charming boyhood home, Hannibal, Missouri, a bountiful source of American lore. Take in a three-state fall vista in Dubuque, “The Masterpiece of the Mississippi,” home to a vibrant revitalized riverfront. Visit La Crosse, a Victorian architectural gem highlighted by towering bluffs and a scenic river walk. Cruise to the picturesque town of Red Wing, and let the past come to life on a walking tour of its many historic sites. Autumn in America’s Heartland concludes in Minnesota’s friendly capital, St. Paul, a cultural city rich with fascinating museums and lovely parks.

Dubuque Iowa

From $2595 per person based on double occupancy, airfare is additional
Tour Operator: GoNext

American Queen Steam Boat: Video | Resources | Deck Plan| Hop on-Hop off
Ports of Call Map | Reservation Form |

St Louis Missouri

 

Tanzania Migration Safari

September 26 - October 7, 2014

Journey to the best of East Africa’s vast natural reserves during one of the greatest spectacles of the natural world---the Great Migration. Explore Tanzania’s world-famous national parks and reserves, where wildlife such as lion, cheetah, leopard, elephant, wildebeest, zebra, primates, antelope, gazelle, crocodile, and more than a thousand species of birds inhabit the lands of Tarangire, Lake Manyara, the Ngorongoro Highlands, and the rarely seen western Serengeti. After an exciting day of game drives, retreat to a beautiful lodge or tented camp that overlooks Tanzania’s breathtaking landscape.

Imagine a morning game drive Tarangire National Park amidst baobab trees, more than 260 bird species, and large elephant herds. Perhaps a picnic lunch at Lake Manyara National Park, after the game drive you’re off to Karatu and the Mto Wa Mbu village where you will have an opportunity to explore and socialize with the locals. Later-the Ngorongoro Highlands, one of the most beautiful safari areas in East Africa because of both the exceptional natural surroundings as well as wildlife viewing opportunities. Volcanic craters form amazing backdrops to some of the richest grazing grounds in Africa. The most famous part is, without question, the Ngorongoro Crater, the world’s largest intact volcanic caldera - and home to the highest density of big game in Africa.

Giraffe

From $5795 per person based on double occupancy, airfare is additional
Tour Operator: Orbridge

Map of Itinerary | Detailed Itinerary | Movie about Tour

zebras

accomodations

native dancers

 

Sicily & The Amalfi Coast

October 3 - 12, 2014 SOLD OUT

Stay tuned for information about our 4 trips to Italy in 2015!

Strategically situation between Europe and Africa, the island of Sicily is a cultural crossroads paved by legendary Mediterranean civilizations. Its natural beauty is embellished by man-made creations seemingly untouched by time. Discover sun-bleached Greek temples, Roman ruins and ancient theaters amidst lively towns. Then continue to the divine Amalfi Coast, where mountains erupt from the waters of the Mediterranean and pastel-painted buildings cascade down their sides. Travel the Amalfi Road, the fables, serpentine ribbon that stretches from destination to destination. Along the way, gain historical perspectives and take in the breathtaking views that inspired countless artists adn poets throughout time. Tour Operator: AHI

Positano

From $3545 per person based on double occupancy, airfare is additional

Map | Itinerary | Reservation Form |

Italian Pottery

Journey Through Vietnam

November 3 - 18, 2014

Discover Vietnam’s captivating beauty, enduring traditions, and profound hospitality on this comprehensive 16-day journey. Tour the highlights of the French-accented capital Hanoi and take a full-day excursion to scenic Ha Long Bay. See Da Nang’s acclaimed Cham Museum, explore the nearby colorful village of Hoi An, where many traditions hold sway, and relax at a lovely resort on China Beach. Visit the imperial capital Hue, once home to emperors and mandarins. Cruise the Perfume River to peaceful Thien Mu Pagoda, a significant Buddhist monastery. In southern Vietnam explore the tributaries and floating markets of the beautiful Mekong River Delta. Conclude in bustling Saigon with tours of Reunification Palace, the History Museum, and the underground Cu Chi Tunnels. A 3-day/2-night optional post-tour extension to Cambodia to explore the incredible Angkor Wat temple complex is also available.
Tour Operator: Odysseys Unlimited

Ha Long

(with air from Los Angeles or San Francisco from $3595 per person)

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Vietnam Statuary

Vietnam Angkor Wat

Pearls of Mediterranean

November 7 - 15, 2014

Discover some culturally-rich pearls of the Mediterranean, as you cruise from Monaco to Spain aboard Oceania Cruises Riviera, an elegant vessel replete with breathtaking amenities and outstanding cuisine. Depart Monte Carlo for Portofino and find a magnificent 16th-century castle overlooking a modern playground of villas and yachts. Journey to Rome and admire its stunning wealth of historical monuments and marvelous wonders, like the Colosseum, the Trevi Fountain and St. Peter’s Basilica. Head inland from the port of Livorno and experience the idyllic Tuscan countryside and the legendary cities of Florence and Pisa---two icons bursting with world-class art and Renaissance architecture. Savor the historic port city of Marseille, or explore its rich Provencal countryside dotted with medieval towns and quaint villages, before heading to Port Vendres. Bound by beauty, this classic Mediterranean harbor town along the Vermillion Coast is a true gem. Continue to Palma de Mallorca, Spain, a beautiful island offering stunning architecture from a massive Gothic cathedral to an ancient circular castle overlooking the harbor. Stroll the cobbled streets of Old Palma, or relax along the picturesque countryside sprinkled with windmills, before your exceptional voyage concludes in Barcelona. Tour Operator: GoNext

Guell Park Barcelona Spain

From $2299 per person based on double occupancy, airfare included

Brochure | The Riviera | Manual | Itinerary | Reservation Form |

Monte Carlo

 

Florence Italy

 

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