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University of Rochester Alumni Association Tours are designed to provide worry-free basics--transportation, transfers, accommodations, some meals, baggage handling, and professional guides--and still allow you time to pursue your individual interests. Escorts drawn from University faculty and staff accompany most tours to provide special services and educational enrichment.

Alumni Association tours are open to all members of the University community and their immediate families. Other relatives and friends are welcome as space permits (these unaffiliated travelers are requested to make a $100 gift to the University).

Northern Italy's Po River
May 19-30, 1998

After three days spent exploring Florence, the four-star M.S. Venezia becomes your home for a tour of three regions connected by the tranquil Po River--Lombardy, Emilia-Romagna, and Veneto. The Po, Italy's longest river, flows past historic cities, quaint towns, and lush valleys and marshlands. The program features guided visits to some of the world's most historic cities, significant museums, and precious artistic and architectural treasures.

A Cultural Celebration of Paris
July 18-26, 1998

Two thousand years of art, culture, and history have given Paris an endless wealth of dazzling charms. This in-depth exploration is designed for those who want to uncover the real Paris. Spend seven nights at a centrally located, first class hotel while devoting each day to a different era or discipline reflecting the city's rich heritage. A French study leader will accompany you throughout the trip, and enough free time is built into the program to ensure that you have a chance to pursue individual interests along with the group activities.

Alaskan Klondike
July 20-August 1, 1998

Join us in this centennial year on a journey north to commemorate one of the most colorful chapters in American history--the Alaskan Gold Rush of '98. Unlike the gold seekers of 1898, travel in style aboard the deluxe glass-domed rail cars of the McKinley Explorer and the four-star deluxe M.S. Westerdam. The trip begins in Anchorage and features two days in Denali National Park. After visiting Fairbanks, you'll venture into the Klondike to trace one of the "Trails of '98" before embarking on your four-night cruise of the Inside Passage. Fly home from Vancouver at the end of your Alaskan adventure.

Caves and Castles of France
September 10-21, 1998

Are you looking for an unusual travel experience? Explore the prehistoric and medieval sites of France. This itinerary combines tours of the famous Upper Paleolithic caves of Southern France with visits to the area's historic towns and castles. Stay in charming hotels and enjoy wonderful cuisine and wines as you travel through beautiful French countryside in the Perigord region. If you're interested in early art and archaeology, this is your trip.

Alumni Campus Abroad®, Tuscany
September 22-30, 1998

Those of you who have enjoyed previous Alumni Campus Abroad® programs know that these programs provide a travel and study opportunity based in a region steeped in history, culture, and natural beauty. You unpack just once, spending seven nights in the Tuscan village of Pienza. Educational presentations complement the excursions to Siena, Perugia, Assisi, and other lovely towns in the Tuscan countryside.

Mandarin China
October 9-26, 1998

Your journey in Mandarin China includes Beijing, Xian (home of the famous terra cotta warriors), and Shanghai. Between the fascinating tours of Xian and Shanghai, spend five nights on the M.S. Victoria cruising the Yangtze River and the beautiful Three Gorges. This is the area where the world's largest hydro-electric dam will soon submerge this breathtaking scenery forever.

The Ante-Bellum South
October 31-November 7, 1998

Cruise from Jacksonville, Fla., to Charleston, S.C., aboard the Nantucket Clipper. The trip along the Intracoastal Waterway allows you to glimpse the abundant wildlife inhabiting saltwater marshes and view the grand mansions with their stately moss-covered oaks.


Panama Canal
November 10-21, 1998

January 15-28, 1999

Brochures with full details on each of these tours are generally available six months prior to the trip date. At that point, you may request brochures from the Alumni Association, University of Rochester, 685 Mt. Hope Avenue, P.O. Box 278993, Rochester, NY 14627-8993. The phone number is (800) 333-0175 or (716) 273-5888 and the e-mail address is

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