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For over 15 years, Loyola’s Travel Program has provided Loyola alumni, friends and family with exceptional travel and educational opportunities to journey through the world, and connect with remarkable people and cultures.

Each trip provides unique opportunities for exploration carefully designed by our travel partner, Alumni Holidays International (AHI), to offer remarkable experiences that will surely broaden your travel and intellectual horizons!

Learn more by visiting AHI's YouTube Channel.

Upcoming trips

China and the Yangtze River
China and the Yangtze River

September 12-26, 2016

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China and the Yangtze River
China and the Yangtze River

14 DAY Land and Cruise Journeys

Three nights in Beijing, China, at the deluxe Four Seasons Hotel Beijing. Two nights in Xi'an, at the deluxe Shangri-La Hotel, Xi’an. Two nights in Chengdu, at The Ritz-Carlton, Chengdu, a deluxe hotel Three nights in Executive Suites aboard the deluxe Century Paragon. Three nights in Shanghai, at the deluxe Fairmont Peace Hotel.

Spend a full day volunteering at the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding and learning about China’s remarkable giant pandas. Enjoy luxurious hotel accommodations in four locations and a three-night cruise with deluxe accommodations on the Yangtze River plus much more!

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Mystique of the Maya, Miami to Colón
Mystique of the Maya, Miami to Colón

January 11-27th, 2016

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Mystique of the Maya, Miami to Colón
Mystique of the Maya, Miami to Colón
Set sail from Miami for 11 nights aboard the Six-Star Crystal Serenity. Your ports of call are Cozumel and Costa Maya, Mexico; Belize City, Belize; Santo Tomás de Castilla, Guatemala; Roatán Island and Trujillo, Honduras; Puerto Limón, Costa Rica; and Colón, Panama. Disembark in Colón.


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Cuba
Cuba

March 19-27, 2017

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Cuba
Cuba

Your exclusive Small-Group experience is limited to 28 travelers to maximize your travel experience. A uniquely designed itinerary provides opportunities to experience the Cuban culture, history and people in four destinations: Havana; Cienfuegos; Trinidad; and Pinar del Río. Discover the arts during visits to art, dance and music studios, and talk with artists, dancers and musicians about their craft and their lives in Cuba.

Savor authentic flavors of Cuban cuisine at state restaurants and paladars, privately owned and operated restaurants. Learn about contemporary and historic Cuba during insightful discussions led by local experts. Visit three UNESCO World Heritage sites — Old Havana and Its Fortification System, Trinidad and the Urban Historic Center of Cienfuegos — and Sierra del Rosario, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.


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Provence & The French Riviera
Provence & The French Riviera

May 4-14, 2017

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Provence & The French Riviera
Provence & The French Riviera
Marvel at four UNESCO World Heritage sites: Arles, Roman and Romanesque Monuments; the Roman Theater and its Surroundings and the Triumphal Arch of Orange; the Pont du Gard; and the Historic Center of Avignon: Papal Palace and Avignon Bridge. Discover the charm of Provence and the glamour of the French Riviera. Sample the famous wines of Châteauneuf-du-Pape during a winery tour.

Enjoy a Rhône River cruise. Admire Roman ruins and the legacy of one of the world’s greatest empires. Delve into the region’s artistic heritage through the contributions of Matisse, Chagall and many other artists.

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Apulia
Apulia

May 6-14, 2017

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Apulia
Apulia
Solo traveler friendly! Single supplement waived. Groups are limited to 36 travelers to maximize your travel experience. Visit two UNESCO World Heritage sites: the Trulli, or limestone, conical houses and the Sassi and Rupestrian Churches of Matera. Awaken your taste buds while savoring regional specialties during a tour, tasting and lunch at a locally owned and operated olive mill.

See the spectacular regional capital, Bari, and the remarkable Roman amphitheater of Lecce, the Florence of the South. Steep yourself in the medieval charms of Trani and wander narrow, whitewashed streets in Ostuni. Wander through the sassi, the remarkable cave-dwelling district of Matera, and learn more about this community’s rich and tumultuous past.

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Cruise the Rhine River
Cruise the Rhine River

June 26-July 4, 2017

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Cruise the Rhine River
Cruise the Rhine River
Designed with families in mind. Open to passengers 7-years-old and up, traveling with an adult.Includes excursions with a special youth focus and a children’s program onboard the cruise. Explore cruise ports in Holland, Germany and France aboard the exclusively chartered MS Amadeus Silver III, new in 2016.

Experience four UNESCO World Heritage sites: the 17th-century Canal Ring Area of Amsterdam inside the Singelgracht; Cologne Cathedral; Upper Middle Rhine Valley; and the historic center of Strasbourg. Cruise through the fascinating canals of Amsterdam, and sail past the famous Anne Frank House. Discover the famous cathedral in Cologne, cruise through the storied Rhine Gorge.Personalize your cruise with a choice of engaging shore tours and activities in historic ports.

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Portrait of Ireland
Portrait of Ireland

October 23-November 3, 2017

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Portrait of Ireland
Portrait of Ireland
Your exclusive Small-Group experience is limited to 28 travelers to maximize your travel experience. Hotel accommodations, renowned for every modern convenience and amenity, in four locations in two countries. A uniquely designed itinerary provides exceptional opportunities to experience the history and culture of Dublin, Belfast, Donegal and Mayo. Explore the following UNESCO World Heritage sites: Brú na Bóinne (Archaeological Ensemble of the Bend of the Boyne), in Ireland and Giant’s Causeway and Causeway Coast, in Northern Ireland.

Uncover fascinating history and heritage on your journey through Ireland’s Ancient East and Wild Atlantic Way. Enjoy a cruise around the picturesque Donegal Bay. Stroll along the Slieve League Cliffs. At 2,000 feet (598 meters), they are the highest in Ireland.

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Pearls of Italy
Pearls of Italy

September 30-October 11, 2017

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Pearls of Italy
Pearls of Italy
Your exclusive Small-Group experience is limited to 28 travelers to maximize your travel experience. Stay in four ideally located hotels, allowing you to make the most of your time at your destinations. A uniquely designed itinerary provides exceptional opportunities to experience the history and culture of four regions of Italy: Lombardy, Veneto, Tuscany and Rome. Cruise Lake Maggiore, and discover the picturesque Borromean Islands.

Explore the sights and sounds of Venice. Discover the winemaking tradition of Chianti, and enjoy a wine tasting. Four UNESCO World Heritage sites are featured on this program: Venice and its Lagoon and the historic centers of Florence, San Gimignano and Rome.

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Impressions of Northern Spain
Impressions of Northern Spain

September 5-15, 2017

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Impressions of Northern Spain
Impressions of Northern Spain
Your exclusive Small-Group experience is limited to 28 travelers to maximize your travel experience. Visit two UNESCO World Heritage sites: the Historic City of Toledo and Burgos Cathedral. Taste the wine and unrivaled local cuisine of La Rioja, Spain’s famous wine region. Get an insider’s look at the Gehry-designed Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao and the Marqués de Riscal winery hotel in Laguardia. Explore San Sebastián, a vibrant coastal resort town nestled along the Cantabrian Sea.

Discover Toledo’s European medieval history and its marvelous stone landmarks that hold secrets of past legacies. Discover Madrid and see its treasures, including the Royal Palace and Plaza Mayor.

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Please note: Schedules, locations and program information are subject to change.

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