Everyone Can Travel with Cal Poly Alumni
Dear Cal Poly Alumni, Parents, and Friends:
We have many exciting travel opportunities coming up soon and hope you are able to join us.
Travel experts have meticulously planned our exciting programs, which showcase the best of each country. Enjoy preferred access to popular attractions and an exclusive educational program that will enhance your appreciation of the people and their culture. Our educational program features expert local speakers and is the hallmark of our Alumni Campus Abroad programs.
Our trips combine the ease and value of group travel with authentic experiences that introduce you to the true culture of your destination. You will enjoy the camaraderie of traveling with a reasonably sized group of like-minded people. Be sure to make your reservations today.
All our best wishes for a happy, healthy and adventurous voyage!
- Cal Poly Alumni Association
Please visit the AHI trip details page of your preferred destination for a digital brochure.
Oct. 6 – 14, 2014
Explore the heart of Normandy from the scenic port town of Honfleur with accommodations at the first-class Mercure Honfleur Hôtel. Soak in the scene that has inspired artists, writers and musicians for centuries as you visit the Old Port, the wooden Church of Sainte-Cathérine and other historic landmarks.Explore the colorful markets and shop for regional specialties such as world-renowned cheeses Camembert, Livarot and Pont-l’Évêque. Remember the courageous at historic D-Day beaches and the Caen Memorial. Tour Monet’s colorful home and gardens in Giverny.
Jan. 28 – Feb. 11, 2015
Southern Africa is a historic, cultural and natural wonderland. In South Africa, Cape Town offers mountains and the sea as well as culture, history and cosmopolitan style. The city is a showcase of Cape Dutch houses and inspiring landmarks, including Robben Island and St. George’s Cathedral. Soweto, once the main battleground in the war on apartheid, now offers opportunity and hope for a better future. See South Africa’s magnificent wildlife at the private Thornybush Nature Reserve. In Zimbabwe, feel the rumbling of Victoria Falls, known locally as Mosi-oa-Tunya, “The Smoke that Thunders.” Come discover the extraordinary treasures of southern Africa!
May 22 – 31, 2015
Literary luminaries in the 19th century heralded the idyllic treasures of Switzerland and Italy in praise-filled travelogues. Since then, not much has changed in this pristine part of Europe. At an elevation of 6,089 ft., the village of St. Moritz is billed as the “Top of the World.” Wooden chalets, weathered to a soft shade of gray and bedecked with red geranium boxes, are a charming complement to lush valleys and snow-capped peaks. On the southern side of the mountains, golden sunshine glints across the turquoise waters of Lake Maggiore and its lovely village of Stresa. Come experience the timeless magic of Alpine vistas and glacial lakes!
June 16 – 24, 2015
Provence is where sun-drenched beaches and undulating hills tie the Mediterranean to the Alps. Writers have long extolled Provence as the Land of Inspiration, and the colorful scenery inspired Paul Cézanne, Marc Chagall and Vincent van Gogh. Discover the magic of Provence first-hand on a seven-night adventure that showcases the many treasures of this fabled land. Explore Aix-en-Provence, the capital of the region and get to know a personal side of one of the world’s great artists by stepping inside Cézanne’s studio. Journey through the forested region of Le Lubéron and delight in its picturesque mountain villages. Marvel at the Roman amphitheater in Arles and the chapels, churches and museums of Les Baux. Visit the Palace of the Popes, Avignon’s medieval masterpiece, and see the remarkable Pont du Gard, an aqueduct built by the Romans in 19 B.C. This Alumni Campus Abroad program includes all excursions, educational programs highlighting local history and culture, first-class hotel accommodations and an extensive meal plan featuring wine with dinner.
Sept. 13 – 28, 2015
Explore the charming, white-washed islands of the eastern Mediterranean as you cruise from Athens, Greece, to Istanbul, Turkey. Spend two nights in Athens and visit the renowned Acropolis and the Acropolis Museum. Then, board MV Aegean Odyssey, a boutique ship that offers unique access to remote inlets and quiet harbors, and set sail for some of the most important archaeological sites in Greece and Turkey. Explore the islands of Delos and Santorini, and step into myth and legend at the Palace of Knossos. Cruise to Kos, the birthplace of Hippocrates. Walk through the ancient city of Ephesus to admire the amazing collections of ruins and ride a cable car to the hilltop capital of Pergamon. Visit the archeological remains of Troy, immortalized in Homer’s “Iliad.” Conclude your odyssey in Istanbul, the exotic crossroads of Europe and Asia. Marvel at the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia and other impressive landmarks. This unique adventure includes excursions, first-class hotel accommodations, an extensive meal plan and most gratuities.
AHI Trip Details - Coming Soon
Oct. 2 – 11, 2015
As a cultural crossroads of the ancient world, Sicily abounds with enchanting natural beauty, impressive man-made creations seemingly untouched by time, fascinating culture and a vast history. Spend seven nights in Taormina, celebrated for its stunning views and ancient Greek theater, and explore this melting pot of Mediterranean civilizations. Visit Piazza Armerina and marvel at the well-preserved mosaics found in the Imperial Roman Villa del Casale. Journey to the Valley of the Temples, one of Western Europe’s most impressive classical sites. Enjoy an exhilarating visit to Mount Etna and see the crater of the active volcano. Visit a lemon farm and learn about the growth of the key ingredient in Sicily’s famous limoncello. Marvel at the ancient ruins in Syracuse. This Alumni Campus Abroad program includes excursions, educational programs about local history and culture, first-class accommodations and an extensive meal plan with wine with dinner.
For complete details on excursions as they become available, join our mailing list by completing the travel interest form. For more information on CPAA travel programs contact the Alumni Relations office at 888-CAL-POLY (225-7659) or email@example.com