Travel & Learn Program
The University of Rochester invites you to join alumni, parents, and friends for exciting worldwide explorations designed for the inquisitive lifelong learner. If you are seeking new cultural experiences and enjoy group travel, consider our Travel and Learn Program for your next travel adventure.
You may just find yourself...
- Sailing the very same waters sailed by Ulysses in Greece
- Discovering Xi’an, home to China’s famous Terra Cotta Warriors
- Observing and photographing iconic species on the Galapagos Islands
Cultural immersion, exceptional value, expert guides, superior service, and personal attention are hallmarks of the University of Rochester Travel and Learn Program.
The opportunity to travel in the company of like-minded Rochester alumni, parents, and friends who share your interest in lifelong learning will greatly enrich your travel experience. Brochures with full details are generally available six months prior to the trip date. Spaces on upcoming tours sell quickly, so reserve your spot in advance!
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Detailed information to follow in July 2015!
Village Life in Dordogne
April 28 – May 6, 2016
From approximately $3495 based on double occupancy plus air
Arrangements provided by Gohagan Company
Experience the authentic provincial character of Dordogne for one full week in Sarlat-la-Canéda, one of the most beautiful and well-preserved medieval villages in France. Stay in the family-owned Plaza Madeleine Hôtel, formerly a grand 19th-century townhouse.
Discover the region’s charming villages, medieval castles and prehistoric treasures through specially arranged excursions and cultural enrichments—the medieval pilgrimage site of Rocamadour and the fascinating prehistoric cave paintings of Rouffignac and Cap Blanc, all part of UNESCO’s World Heritage list; the perfect replica cave art in Lascaux II; a specially arranged performance of French folk music and dance; Sarlat’s famous open-air market; the English-style Gardens of Eyrignac; a specially arranged gabare cruise on the Dordogne River; and the exclusive VILLAGE FORUM™ with local residents who will share candid insights into daily life in Dordogne.
University of Rochester Faculty Lecturer, Russell Peck, the John Hall Deane Professor of English and 2015 Medieval Academy’s Robert L. Kindrick-CARA Award recipient for Outstanding Service to Medieval Studies.
Treasures of Peru: with Machu Picchu and Lake Titicaca
May 30 – June 9, 2016
From approximately $3795 based on double occupancy plus air
Arrangements provided by Odysseys Unlimited
A land of treasures; archaeological, cultural, and natural, Peru draws those eager to learn about the distant past – and encounter a fascinating present of colonial and indigenous influences. Take in some of the country’s highlights – Lima, Cuzco, Sacred Valley, Ollantaytambo, Machu Picchu, and Lake Titicaca.
Discover Peru’s treasures in the capital of Lima and visit the Larco Herrera Museum; fly to Cuzco, the archeological hub of the Americas; tour the beautiful Sacred Valley, the Indian market at Pisac, and the extensive ruins at Ollantaytambo; board the train for Machu Picchu—the stunning “Lost City of the Incas” and a UNESCO World Heritage Site; return to historic Cuzco and stop at the ruins of Sacsayhuaman, an Incan masterpiece; travel overland through Peru’s scenic and rugged altiplano with its snow-capped mountains and remote villages to Lake Titicaca, one of the world’s highest navigable lakes. Spend a full day touring the lake and take a boat ride to the Floating Islands and Isla Taquile, known for the superb locally crafted textiles.
University of Rochester Faculty Lecturer, Renato Perucchio, professor of mechanical engineering and of biomedical engineering, and director of the program in Archaeology, Technology, and Historical Structures. Learn about Dr. Perucchio’s work in Peru: Global Rochester: Peru, An engineer takes part in a ‘cultural project of the highest kind.’
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Regional Programs Director
Office of Alumni Relations
(585) 276-3883 or (877) MELIORA