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Vol. 62, No. 3

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Wherever You Go, There UR!
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).


Russia's White Sea, the North Cape, and the Norwegian Fjords
June 27-July 11, 2000

The distant reaches of Europe and Russia offer an awe-inspiring, remote landscape of fjords, bays, and forests lit by the midnight sun. This trip begins with two nights in Helsinki, followed by an 11-night cruise aboard the M.V. Kristina Regina. The ship will take you through the Barents and White seas to Archangelsk, the Solovetski Islands, and Murmansk, then to the North Cape Plateau in Norway. You'll be fascinated by the glimpses of traditional life as well as the stunning scenery.



Village Life in Wales
July 10-18, 2000

Spend eight days in Llandudno, on the Irish Sea in North Wales. Llandudno offers convenient access to the fascinating Llechwedd slate caverns and to Snowdonia National Park, which you'll tour on the Ffestiniog steam railroad. Tours of castles at Caernarfon, Conwy, and Penrhyn, and visits to fine gardens and charming villages also are planned. A harp recital, a performance by a Welsh choir, and presentations on history and language allow you to broaden your knowledge of Welsh culture.



Alumni College in the Swiss Alps for Families
July 23-31, 2000

This special program, offered by Alumni Campus Abroad®, is designed to provide a fun and educational experience for the entire family. Meiringen, in the heart of the Bernese Oberland, will be your home for seven nights. All alumni and friends are welcome to join us for this program, which includes independent special events for children ages 8-17 as well as inclusive events for the entire family. Excursions include visits to the Aare and Rosenlaui gorges, the open-air, living history museum of Ballenberg, and a wonderful trip on the Brienzer Rothorn Cog Railway.



Luxury Cultural Cruise
July 28-August 5, 2000

Cruise France's Saône River on the Chardonnay, a 50-passenger river cruiser designed with your comfort in mind. The beautiful Saône valley is an area of pastoral scenery, fascinating history, and fine architecture. It's also home to many of the world's finest and most prestigious vineyards, and is known for its exquisite wines, superb cuisine, and dedication to the good life. Shore excursions include a visit to the medieval village of Perouges; wine tastings in the Beaujolais Country and in Beaune; and a tour of the Benedictine Abbey of Cluny.



Alumni College in Spain
(Úbeda, Andalucia)
August 14-22, 2000

Úbeda is located in the heart of the olive groves of the Jaén Province of Andalucia. The town boasts one of the most outstanding collections of 16th century architecture in Spain. While staying in Úbeda for the duration of the trip, you'll have the opportunity to visit Córdoba and its spectacular Mezquita (mosque), built between the 8th and 10th centuries, Granada's Alhambra, and the towns of Cazorla and Baeza. This trip highlights the contrasts of Eastern Andalucia: historic cities, magnificent beaches and mountain landscapes, and whitewashed villages below ruined castles.



Art Treasures of Poland
October 6-15, 2000

Poland is a country of old traditions and wonderful art and architecture. In Warsaw, highlights include visits to the Nieborow Palace, the National Museum, and Chopin's birthplace. A tour of Krakow and its environs includes visits to the Old Town, the Kazimierz District, the Wieliczka salt mine, and Auschwitz. A resident art historian travels with our group throughout Poland to enhance your understanding and appreciation of the country's heritage.



Exploring Copper Canyon and the Sea of Cortez
November 11-22, 2000

Depart Chihuahua, Mexico, aboard the South Orient Express and travel through the Sierra Madre Mountains to historic towns that reflect the colonial and Indian heritage of Northern Mexico. Stay in first-class hotels along the way. Then, board the Yorktown Clipper at La Paz, Baja California. Cruise the Sea of Cortez and its uninhabited islands, home to many plants and animals found nowhere else on earth. Experienced naturalists will help you spot unusual species. Swim, snorkel, collect shells, and birdwatch as you discover "Mexico's Galapagos." Clipper also offers a cruise-only option for this trip.




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, Rochester, NY 14620. The phone number is (800) 333-0175 or (716) 273- 5888 and the e-mail address is info@alumni.rochester.edu.

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