Cornell Alumni Association Travel Program

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Travel well with Cornell!

Whether you’re planning the trip of a lifetime, a return to a favorite locale, or simply looking for your next adventure, the Cornell Alumni Association Travel Program is a great place to start your journey.

About the travel program

The Cornell Alumni Association Travel Program has been providing domestic and international group travel opportunities for alumni, parents, and friends of the university for over 40 years. Travel with your entire extended family or venture out on your own for the first time, and we will help you check off your global bucket list at a reasonable price. We partner with award-winning operators to share culturally immersive experiences—from cruises to land journeys, from active adventures to relaxing vacations.

Unlike our sister program, Cornell’s Adult University, we don’t send faculty on our trips. However, your group, if large enough, may be accompanied by a Cornell staff member. You’ll always be accompanied by expert expedition leaders and local guides. And of course, Big Red conviviality is a hallmark of every trip. Let us manage your logistics so you are free to philosophize, stargaze, photograph, and muse over the experience, all the while enjoying rich conversations with fellow Cornellian travelers of diverse backgrounds and multiple perspectives.

2018 Tours

2019 Tours

  • South African Explorer (Oceania Cruise aboard Nautica)

    January 4 - 20, 2019
    Go Next 866-655-9070
    Shared departure with other universities.

  • Patagonia Frontiers

    January 7 - 23, 2019
    Odysseys Unlimited 888-370-6765
    Exclusive to Cornell.

  • Astounding Antarctica

    January 20 - February 1, 2019
    Orbridge 866-639-0079
    Shared departure with other universities.

  • Treasures of Thailand

    January 30 - February 15, 2019
    Odysseys Unlimited 888-370-6765
    Exclusive to Cornell.

  • Discover Egypt & the Nile Valley

    Dates TBD
    Orbridge 866-639-0079
    More info coming soon!

  • Israel, Land of Cultural Treasures

    February 2 - 11, 2019
    Exclusive to Cornell.
    AHI 800-323-7373

  • Cruising Cuba by Land & Sea (Windstar)

    February 3 -12, 2019
    Gohagan 800-922-3088
    Shared departure with other universities.
    More info coming soon!

  • Dazzling Down Under (Oceania Cruise aboard Regatta)

    February 13 - March 1, 2019
    Shared departure with other universities.
    Go Next 866-655-9070

  • Singapore, Thailand, & Angkor Wat featuring the Eastern & Orient Express

    March 6 - 19, 2019
    AHI 800-323-7373
    Shared departure with other universities.

  • Ethiopia: Treasures of Abyssinia

    March 14 - 28, 2019
    Classic Escapes 800-627-1244
    Exclusive to Cornell.

  • Guatemala: Cultural Service Tour

    March 23 - 30, 2019
    Unearth the World
    Exclusive to Cornell.
    More info coming soon!

  • Costa Rica's Natural Heritage

    March 7 - 17, 2019
    Odysseys Unlimited 888-370-6765
    Exclusive to Cornell.
    More info coming soon!

  • Africa's Wildlife

    March 31 - April 13, 2019 * and * May 22 - June 4, 2019
    Odysseys Unlimited 888-370-6765
    Exclusive to Cornell.
    More info coming soon!

  • Dutch Waterways

    April 10 - 18, 2019 No Single Supplement!
    AHI 800-323-7373
    Shared departure with other universities.

  • Pearls of Dalmatia

    April 11 - 25, 2019
    Odysseys Unlimited 888-370-6765
    Exclusive to Cornell.
    More info coming soon!

  • Insider's Japan

    April 22 - May 4, 2019 * and * October 14 - 26, 2019
    Odysseys Unlimited 888-370-6765
    Exclusive to Cornell.
    More info coming soon!

  • Northern Italy

    May 4 - 18, 2019
    Odysseys Unlimited 888-370-6765
    Exclusive to Cornell.
    More info coming soon!

  • Paris Noir: African-American History in Paris

    May 5 - 13, 2019
    Exclusive to Cornell.
    AHI 800-323-7373

  • Southwest National Parks

    May 8 - 17, 2019
    Orbridge 866-639-0079
    Shared departure with other universities.
    More info coming soon!

  • Normandy ~ Deauville: 75th Anniversary of D-Day

    May 31 - June 8, 2019
    Exclusive to Cornell.
    AHI 800-323-7373

  • Trans-Siberian Railway

    June 11 - 23, 2019
    Orbridge 866-639-0079
    Shared departure with other universities.
    More info coming soon!

  • Radiant Rivieras (Oceania cruise aboard Riviera)

    June 15 - 23, 2019
    Go Next 866-655-9070
    Shared departure with other universities.

  • National Parks & Lodges of the Old West (open to ages 6 and above)

    July 10 - 19, 2019
    Orbridge 866-639-0079
    Shared departure with other universities.
    More info coming soon!

  • Poland ~ Krakow

    July 12 - 20, 2019
    AHI 800-323-7373
    Exclusive to Cornell.
    More info coming soon!

  • Romance of the Douro River

    July 15 - 26, 2019 No Single Supplement!
    AHI 800-323-7373
    Shared departure with other universities.

  • Cruise the Rhine River

    July 22 - 30, 2019 No Single Supplement!
    AHI 800-323-7373
    Shared departure with other universities.
    More info coming soon!

  • Changing Tides of History: Cruising the Baltic Sea

    July 29 - August 7, 2019
    Gohagan 800-922-3088
    Shared departure with other universities.
    More info coming soon!

  • Untamed Alaska (Land journey)

    August 13 - 23, 2019
    Odysseys Unlimited 888-370-6765
    Exclusive to Cornell.
    More info coming soon!

  • Flavors of Sicily (Food tour!)

    September 5 - 13, 2019
    Orbridge 866-639-0079
    Shared departure with other universities.
    More info coming soon!

  • Grand Danube Passage

    September 12 - 27, 2019 No Single Supplement!
    AHI 800-323-7373
    Shared departure with other universities.
    More info coming soon!

  • Moroccan Discovery

    September 13 - 26, 2019 * and * October 8 - 21, 2019
    Odysseys Unlimited 888-370-6765
    Exclusive to Cornell.
    More info coming soon!

  • Ancient Greece

    September 16 - 29, 2019
    Odysseys Unlimited 888-370-6765
    Exclusive to Cornell.
    More info coming soon!

  • Timeless Cuba (Oceania cruise aboard Insignia)

    September 27 - October 5, 2019
    Go Next 866-655-9070
    Shared departure with other universities.

  • Galapagos Islands by Small Ship

    October 2 - 9, 2019 Open to ages 6 and above!
    Orbridge 866-639-0079
    Exclusive to Cornell: 40 people max.
    More info coming soon!

  • Across Spain & Portugal

    October 27 - November 12, 2019
    Odysseys Unlimited 888-370-6765
    Exclusive to Cornell.
    More info coming soon!

  • India: Splendors of the South

    October 29 - November 13, 2019
    Odysseys Unlimited 888-370-6765
    Exclusive to Cornell.
    More info coming soon!

Meet our travel partners

We partner with award-winning travel operators to share an exciting variety of culturally immersive opportunities—from cruises to land journeys, from active adventures to relaxing vacations. In your own words, our operators are “experienced,” “trusted experts,” “so friendly,” and “professional, helpful, and exceptionally service-oriented.”

Meet our partners
Division of Alumni Affairs and Development 130 E. Seneca Street, Suite 400 Ithaca, NY 14850