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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

Portrait of Ireland
Portrait of Ireland

Sept. 25 - Oct. 6, 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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Cuba: Art, Culture & People
Cuba: Art, Culture & People
January 7 – January 15, 2018
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Cuba: Art, Culture & People
Cuba: Art, Culture & People
Cuba is a trove of storied heritage, revolutionary history and vibrant culture. This eight-night People-to-People educational exchange, licensed by the U.S. Treasury Department, abounds with authentic, enriching experiences. Immerse yourself in this fascinating nation during presentations by local experts coupled with visits to historic sites, museums, schools and community projects. Discover Havana’s highlights and antiquated charms. Visit Hemingway’s home, cruise Habana Vieja in a vintage convertible and meet local artists and dancers. Admire artistic talent at the National Museum of Fine Arts, and encounter Cuba’s most famous export during a cigar factory tour. See a slower side of Cuba as you journey through the Pinar del Río region; enjoy the history and hospitality of Trinidad; and watch a musical performance in Cienfuegos. Along the way, revel in Cuba’s captivating blend of music, cuisine and art. This small-group experience includes round-trip flights between Miami and Cuba, all excursions and talks, first-class accommodations and an extensive meal plan. Special Offer: Book by 9/6/2017 and save $500 per couple. Use promo code: CUBA18.

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Costa Rica & the Panama Canal
Costa Rica & the Panama Canal

April 19 – 27, 2018

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Costa Rica & the Panama Canal
Costa Rica & the Panama Canal
Behold the natural beauty and history of Costa Rica and Panama during our exhilarating eight-night adventure. Spend one night in San José before boarding the first-class Safari Voyager for seven nights. Indulge in your ship’s comforts and amenities as you cruise Costa Rica’s Pacific coast and the Gulf of Panama through the Panama Canal to the Caribbean Sea. Wake to fresh, ocean breezes each morning and celebrate your day’s adventure with a cocktail and a spectacular sunset. Onshore, join jungle hikes, explore wildlife-rich national parks, paddle a kayak, scout for tree frogs and monkeys, and so much more. Plus, enjoy a thrilling transit of the 48-mile Panama Canal, a marvel of engineering. Along the way, embrace opportunities to swim and snorkel among marine life or unwind on golden, sun-kissed sands. This small-ship adventure includes all meals onboard the Safari Voyager, discovery excursions and expert-led enrichment programs. Special Offer: Book by 9/6/2017 and save $500 per couple. Use promo code: COSTRICA18.


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Dutch Waterways
Dutch Waterways

May 1 – May 9, 2018

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Dutch Waterways
Dutch Waterways
Experience a captivating seven-night cruise through Holland and Belgium’s lovely waterways and canals. As you alight in waterfront towns, customize your cruise with a choice of excursions. In Amsterdam, delight in a vividly colorful tulip garden, pedal through the scenic countryside, or admire the Rijksmuseum’s masterpieces. Discover The Hague, the Dutch government’s cosmopolitan center, walk through Delft’s romantic old town, and select from museum tours featuring fine art or Delft porcelain. Stroll across Bruges’ tiny cobbled bridges, and then visit an art museum, family brewery or chocolatier’s shop. Other included excursions take you cruising down Amsterdam’s picturesque canals, floating through fairy-tale Giethoorn and walking through Antwerp’s medieval streets. Your Travel Director handles all the logistics, while local guides and lecturers enlighten you on the region’s history and culture. Enjoy the simplicity of unpacking once aboard a first-class ship, where your welcoming crew provides exceptional service and delicious meals, including wine and beer with lunch and dinner. For solo travelers, the single supplement is waived. Special Offer: Book by 9/12/2017 and save $500 per couple! Use promo code: ABHOLBEL18.

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England's Castles, Cottages & Countryside
England's Castles, Cottages & Countryside
June 28 - July 8, 2018
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England's Castles, Cottages & Countryside
England's Castles, Cottages & Countryside
Southern England reveals a tapestry of castles, exquisite estates and whimsical villages during this nine-night journey. Stay in Canterbury, Woodstock and London, and discover England’s history and culture during daily excursions. Begin in Canterbury, splendid with medieval tales and a towering cathedral. Stroll hallowed corridors in Leeds and Dover castles, and see the wind-swept White Cliffs of Dover. Admire carefully crafted foliage at Hidcote and Leeds gardens, epitomes of English country landscaping. At Chartwell House, experience the life of Sir Winston Churchill, and allow the storybook villages and knolls of the Cotswolds capture your heart. Wander ornate galleries in Blenheim Palace and enjoy the scholastic atmosphere and campus of Oxford University. Applaud the Changing of the Guard at Windsor Castle before completing your journey in cosmopolitan London. Along the way, local guides and experts provide insight during included excursions and interactive talks. This small-group experience features first-class accommodations and an extensive meal plan including wine with dinner. Special Offer: Book by 11/14/17 and save $500 per couple! Use Offer Code: ENGSO18

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Swiss Alps and Italian Lakes
Swiss Alps and Italian Lakes
July 4 - 13, 2018
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Swiss Alps and Italian Lakes
Swiss Alps and Italian Lakes
The Swiss Alps and the Lake District of Italy offer striking contrasts. Both have inspired travelers for centuries with towering mountain peaks and charming lakeside towns. Settle in the jet-set resort of St. Moritz. Travel by rail to the delightful village of Zuoz. Take a ride on the renowned Bernina Express for the scenic rail journey to Tirano. Drive through the Maloja Pass, and embark on a leisurely cruise of Lake Como. Stay in Stresa in the Italian Lakes District. Situated on Lake Maggiore, Stresa is the perfect place to launch your exploration of northern Italy. Visit the Borromean Islands. Travel to cosmopolitan Milan to see Leonardo da Vinci’s “The Last Supper” and visit the La Scala Museum. A popular local chef will give a cooking demonstration while preparing an exclusive lunch. Local guides and speakers provide insight during included excursions and lectures. This engaging program includes first-class accommodations and an extensive meal plan including wine with dinner. Special Offer: Book by 3/3/18 and save $500 per couple! Use Offer Code: SWISSITA18

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Pearls of Italy
Pearls of Italy
September 20 - October 1, 2018
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Pearls of Italy
Pearls of Italy
Italy is a brilliant showcase of natural beauty, magnificent art, and a culture that’s had a profound influence on the western world. This journey highlights the best of Italy, as you travel by train to explore four diverse regions. Discover the Italian Lakes in the north. Cruise Lake Maggiore, and travel to Milan to see Leonardo da Vinci’s “The Last Supper.” Continue to Venice to tour the Piazza San Marco and other historic highlights. Head south to Florence, birthplace of the Renaissance, en route to Colle di Val d’Elsa. Venture to Chianti to sample its renowned wine. Then, as they say, all roads lead to Rome. Your remarkable journey concludes in the Eternal City. Historic highlights come to life as local guides offer fascinating narrative as you walk in the footsteps of ancient Romans. Enjoy a small group of curious fellow travelers, first-class accommodations and an extensive meal plan including wine with dinner. Special Offer: Book by 3/3/18 and save $500 per couple! Use Offer Code: ITAPEARL18

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Barcelona
Barcelona
September 20-28, 2018
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Barcelona
Barcelona
Cosmopolitan Barcelona, the capital of Catalonia, is the sparkling jewel of Spain’s Mediterranean coastline, imbued with a creative spirit that has propelled innovations in architecture, art, cuisine and more. Settle in and explore this enchanting seaside city with a small group of fellow travelers on an exhilarating seven-night adventure. Discover the historic Barri Gòtic neighborhood, and marvel at the whimsical masterpieces of architect Antoni Gaudí, the Sagrada Familía basilica and Parc Güell. During a hands-on cooking class, roll up your sleeves and prepare delectable Catalán cuisine. Explore the serene, ninth-century monastery of Montserrat, and sample the Penedès region’s renowned sparkling cava wine. Tour the El Born district, the center of medieval Barcelona, and admire the Picasso Museum’s impressive collection, including many of the artist’s earliest works. In addition to ample free time for exploring on your own, this program includes first-class accommodations, a Travel Director, enlightening lectures and generous meals with wine at dinner. Special Offer: Book by 3/3/18 and save $500 per couple! Use Offer Code: SPAINBAR18

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New Zealand
New Zealand
October 13-27, 2018
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New Zealand
New Zealand
While small in size, New Zealand is packed with spectacular natural wonders – sparkling lakes, mountains, ice-carved fiords, glaciers, volcanoes and lush rain forests. On this enthralling 12-night small-group adventure, discover its diverse landscapes, from cosmopolitan North Island to South Island’s remote wilderness. Experience Kiwi life in vibrant Auckland, and feel the intensity of a Māori haka war dance. In Dunedin, stroll through the Scottish-influenced town, and choose from a Taieri Gorge train ride or wildlife-watching on Otago Peninsula. Spend a full day in breathtaking Fiordland to cruise Lake Manapouri, marvel at the rain forest and sail by catamaran through the majestic Doubtful Sound fiord. Outside Queenstown, explore the enchanting backdrops of the “Lord of the Rings” movies. Stand before the Franz Josef Glacier and breathe in the crisp air. Then traverse the scenic Southern Alps on an epic TranzAlpine train journey to Christchurch. This trip of a lifetime features superior accommodations, a Travel Director, enlightening local lectures, extensive meals and wine with dinner. Special Offer: Book by 5/1/18 and save $500 per couple! Use Offer Code: NEWZEAL18.

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

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