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.”

AHI

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 2018, Cornell is thrilled to offer 10 trips with AHI including Cruise Europe, a fabulous program requiring no single supplement for travelers who want to strike out on their own in high style at a great value.

We had a terrific trip, one of the best Cornell/AHI that we have ever taken. The group was wonderful; Liz was a perfect host; the SA guide, Inga, was outstanding; the local guides were excellent; the Rovos Rail train ride was amazing; and the activities, animals, scenery, background culture, food, and accommodations were superb. The couple with Arizona State affiliation were a delightful addition to the group and we all enjoyed them and they us.
—Ann Lemley MS ’70, PhD ’71, P’03, ’07, professor emerita in the College of Human Ecology

Classic Journeys

Classic Journeys is part of the Cornell family because of its exemplary customer service and focus of providing every guest a trip of a lifetime. Now in its 22nd year, the company has been rated as the World’s Best Tour Operator by Travel + Leisure magazine and scored a 97/100 in the T+L 2016 readers survey. Classic Journeys operates cultural walking adventures, family multi-sport trips, and culinary programs in 82 regions in 42 countries on six continents. Classic Journeys is family-owned and -operated, and its founders test its multi-sport programs on their own kids (one of whom is a Cornell hotelie). Cornellians stay in award-winning accommodations and travel in the company of exceptional local guides. In July 2017, Cornell is partnering with Classic Journeys to explore Venice, Florence, and Rome, as well as the pizza makers, art expert,s and gladiator trainers who all give Italy a happy, personal spin for your family.

The Tour de France banner from Saanenmoser, Switzerland, is going on a special wall at home. And the whole trip exceeded our expectations!
—Renee ’92 and Brian Wilson, about their summer 2016 Cornell-Classic Journeys experience with their children ages 9, 11, and 14

Go Next

Cornellians have been raving about Go Next cruises since the first group stepped aboard the American Queen and steamed down the Mississippi five years ago. Since then (from Tahiti to Alaska, from the Baltic to the Mediterranean), travelers return year after year to enjoy deluxe ocean cruising and to trace history on domestic river cruises. Flawless onboard service, overflowing hospitality, and remarkable value make Go Next cruises the perfect setting for bursting into spontaneous renditions of the “Alma Mater” in the formal dining room.

A short note to tell you that my wife and I enjoyed the trip, which just ended. Go Next handled all the arrangements well (we were surprised to see that there were alums aboard from about 20 other colleges!). Their reps were available on board and at our post-cruise extension hotel in Barcelona, and were knowledgeable and friendly. We were especially pleased with Oceania—one of the reasons we took this trip was to try out what for us was a smaller ship, and it was a success. Although we traveled with another (non-Cornell) couple, we very much enjoyed getting to know the other alums in our group. Hope someday to take another trip with CAA travel.
—Howard Needleman ’68, MPS ’75, Cayuga Society member

Odysseys Unlimited

Odysseys Unlimited offers exceptional quality at a great value, with airfare included for most tours. 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 OU. Through 2017 and 2018, we will be headed to India, Japan, Morocco, France, Peru, Italy, and Australia with OU, to mention just a few destinations.

Thank you so much for a wonderful experience in Vietnam. We both returned home with a much better understanding of the country, its people, history, and beautiful scenery. We were particularly impressed with our Odysseys Unlimited guide’s knowledge about the country shared in stories and explanations on all of our excursions. Again, thank you for a wonderful time.
—Dick ’66 and Kathy Overton

Orbridge

Our Orbridge trips have become the go-to summer vacation for multi-generational Cornell families who rave about the special experience of visiting national natural treasures and enjoying scenic luxury eco-lodges with their children, grandchildren, and other Cornell families. 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 2018, we are excited to reprise several National Parks trips with Orbridge, as well as to offer Astounding Antarctica for the first time.

We are glowing with happy memories of THE western parks trip. Each Fleming, of all 3 generations, had a WONDERFUL time and learned so much. We made so many good friends and will hope to keep in contact with them.We truly enjoyed this fantastic journey through such a beautiful part of our country.
—Nancy and Sam Fleming ’62

Unearth the World

Kathryn Pisco is a social entrepreneur from Chicago with a passion for travel and giving back. She grew up in Columbus, Ohio and attended Cornell University where she received a Bachelor’s of Science in Communications and Business. After years of working in sales for large corporations, she founded Unearth the World (UTW) with her husband Mike, also a Cornell alum, after a 250 day, 20-country journey of personal travel and volunteering. UTW is a social enterprise devoted to planning meaningful and transformative international volunteer opportunities for students, professionals, groups and families. Since 2015, more than 300 global citizens have donated over 4,000 hours of their time through UTW programs. In her time away from Unearth the World, Kathryn is a budding foodie, wannabe yogi and mom to beautiful twin girls – Lucia and Olivia.

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