Arcadia Alumni

Alumni Travel Program

About the Alumni Travel Program

The Arcadia University Alumni Travel Program offers our alumni the opportunity to participate in unique group travel experiences that strengthen The Arcadia Promise to provide a distinctively global, integrative, personal learning experience. 

We have partnered with experienced travel providers to offer Arcadia alumni a variety of educational excursions. 

Iceland's Magical Northern Lights, Dec. 6-12, 2019

The “land of fire and ice” is a place of many wonders, including the rare opportunity to see the spectacular aurora borealis—or northern lights. Travel in Iceland will bring you on a search for that once-in-a-lifetime moment. Take an exhilarating evening northern lights cruise. Travel to the “Golden Circle,” home to many of Iceland’s most renowned natural wonders. Spend time at Thingvellir National Park, the nation’s most historic area. Gaze at the spectacular Gullfoss waterfall—one of the world's most incredible cascades. Explore the Skogar Folk Museum and see traditional turf-built homes. Walk on a black volcanic sand beach. See Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon filled with floating icebergs. Relax in the warm, mineral-rich water of the natural geothermal pool the Blue Lagoon. Spend your evenings gazing at the night sky in search of the elusive and dazzling northern lights.

  • Prices from $3,999 per person if booked by June 7, 2019 (double occupancy, includes round-trip airfare from PHL; triple occupancy available for $3,969 per person)
  • Tour operated by Collette
  • Make your reservation online or call 1-800-581-8942 (refer to booking #895103)

Swiss Alps & The Italian Lakes, June 10-19, 2020

From the high alpine splendor of St. Moritz, Switzerland, to the Italian Lakes tucked into Italy’s Lombardy region—fall in love with two naturally beautiful, culturally distinct countries on this scenic eight-night journey. Spend four nights in St. Moritz, the mountain resort town loved by royals, celebrities and outdoor enthusiasts alike, and journey by train to the colorful Swiss town of Zuoz. Board the Bernina Express and gaze at dramatic vistas as you ride from snowy peaks to temperate Tirano in hours! Pass little Swiss villages on a drive to Tremezzo, sitting on the shores of Lake Como. Cruise to the quaint villages of Bellagio and Como, and see Leonardo da Vinci’s “The Last Supper” in Milan. Stroll through palace gardens in the Borromean Islands and learn cooking secrets at a family-owned restaurant. This engaging program includes first-class accommodations and an extensive meal plan including wine with dinner.

California Rail Discovery, July 15-21, 2020

Begin your trip with a two-night stay in the Fisherman’s Wharf area of San Francisco. A tour of the “City by the Bay” will show the city’s many highlights and feature a San Francisco Bay Cruise for spectacular views of the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, and the beautiful skyline. The next day, you’ll cross the Golden Gate Bridge for a visit to the picturesque town of Sausalito before heading inland for a winery tour and tasting and then onto Sacramento. Old Sacramento is a unique 28-acre National Historic Landmark District and State Historic Park that lives in homage to California’s beginning with the Gold Rush of 1849. Explore the Napa Valley Wine Country as you board the famous Napa Valley Wine Train for lunch and wine tasting. Relive history as you roll through the Napa Valley on board vintage Pullman railcars—this is sure to be a highlight. You’ll enjoy a three-night stay at a resort in Lake Tahoe in the scenic and popular South Tahoe area and end with a Paddle Wheeler Cruise on Lake Tahoe followed by a farewell dinner at a local restaurant to cap off your western adventure.

Cruise the Rhine River: Basel to Amsterdam, July 19-27, 2020

Embark on an unforgettable journey along one of Europe’s most storied waterways and witness the splendor of the Upper Middle Rhine Valley, a dramatically beautiful stretch that has inspired writers, artists, and composers. Unpack once and see medieval castles nestled into the vine-laced hills, and stroll the streets of culturally rich Cologne, the 2,000-year-old city with its famous Gothic cathedral. Glide along the 17th-century canals of beautiful Amsterdam and tailor this journey to your interests by choosing among a variety of included excursions in Amsterdam, Breisach, Oberwesel, Speyer, and Strasbourg. Enjoy legends including the story of Loreley and partake in expert-led discussions that shed light on the region. Delight in the German tradition of Frühschoppen, the mid-morning snack of pretzels and sausages accompanied by a cold beer. This seven-night journey includes an ample meal plan, plus wine, beer or soft drinks with lunch and dinner.

  • Solo traveler friendly! No single supplement for solo travelers.
  • Prices from $3,095 per person if booked by Nov. 11, 2019 + port (land only)
  • Tour operated by AHI Travel
  • Make your reservation online or call 1-800-323-7373.

Forests and Fjords of Alaska, July 30-Aug. 10, 2020

Explore the forests and fjords of Alaska’s coastal cities on this unforgettable eleven-night trip aboard Oceania Cruises’ Regatta. Your journey begins in Seward, a lively coastal city that was once home to the starting point of the historic Iditarod Trail. Cruise College Fjord to Hubbard Glacier, the longest tidewater glacier in Alaska, which enchants visitors with its awe-inspiring walls of ice. In Icy Strait Point, watch for whales spouting at the nearby Point Adolphus feeding area before sailing to Juneau, a thriving town full of natural wonders, totems, and mountain scenery. Discover Skagway’s history at the Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park. Sitka, the next port, is known for its fishing industry, an annual music festival, and its vast array of historic attractions. Ketchikan is host to the Tongass National Forest, the largest national forest in the United States. Next, stop in Prince Rupert to experience its native culture and pioneer heritage. Your voyage will conclude in Vancouver, a wonderland of diversity, culture, and breathtaking natural vistas, but before that, cruise the Inside Passage to Nanaimo, a vibrant coastal city that sits on the cusp of wilderness and offers travelers a mélange of galleries, shops, and museums.

  • Prices from $3,799 per person if booked by Dec. 30, 2019 (double occupancy, airfare included from select cities)
  • Tour operated by Go Next
  • Make your reservation online or call 1-800-842-9023

Black Hills, Badlands & Legends of the West, Aug. 12-18, 2020

Journey to the fabled Black Hills of South Dakota and experience a region steeped in history, Native American culture, scenery, and wildlife. Visit the incomparable Mount Rushmore and walk the streets of Deadwood, once a lawless gold-mining town made famous by Wild West legends. Visit the Journey Museum and gain insight into the region’s archaeology, pioneer past, and the Sioux. See the landscape of Badlands National Park and the roaming herds of buffalo during a buffalo Jeep safari ride in Custer State Park. Experience hundreds of wild mustangs at the Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary and see Devil’s Tower National Monument of eastern Wyoming. Ride on the 1880 Train, a scenic and historic vintage steam train experience. Enjoy all this while staying at just one hotel in Rapid City.

Croatia & The Dalmatian Coast, Sept. 28-Oct. 9, 2020

Discover Croatia, from the winding streets of Zagreb, to the sparkling Dalmatian Coast, and magnificent Dubrovnik, the epic walled city featured in countless films. Croatia’s complex history comes to life as you explore landmark sites including Zagreb’s 13th-century St. Mark’s church decked in a medieval coat of arms. Rejuvenate your soul in a wonderland of misty waterfalls in Plitvice National Park, and linger in Diocletian’s palace before finding your way to Split’s lively town center, located inside palace walls. Meet master craftsmen on the island of Brac and explore charming Trogir with its 5th-century palace, landmark church, and the archeological ruins of Salonas nearby. Lose yourself along the ancient passageways of Dubrovnik, tour its Franciscan Monastery, and visit Europe’s oldest pharmacy. Expert lectures shed light on Croatia’s nautical history, Yugoslav Wars, modern life and more. This 10-night journey also includes first-class accommodations and an extensive meal plan, featuring wine with dinner.