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2014

Scotland | Danube | China Normandy

2015

Southern Africa | Swiss Alps/Italian Lakes

 


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

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Please visit the AHI trip details page of your preferred destination for a digital brochure.


Scotland

Aug. 6 – 14, 2014

Discover the unique and storied culture of Scotland’s breathtaking Highlands and pastoral Lowlands, all regions steeped in Celtic mystery and lore. Delight in a private performance of Highland dance, bagpipe playing and a traditional Haggis Ceremony. See the historic homeland of William Wallace and visit Scotland’s noble castles — Stirling Castle, Edinburgh Castle and Scone Palace. Attend a stirring performance of the Edinburgh Military Tattoo. Discover the historic cities of St. Andrews and Edinburgh. Learn the secrets of Scotland’s ancient whisky artistry during a visit to The Famous Grouse Experience.

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Grand Danube Passage

Aug. 15 – 29, 2014

Enjoy eight nights aboard the exclusively chartered MS Amadeus Brilliant. Luxurious hotel accommodations, renowned for every modern convenience and amenity, in the beautiful and historic cities of Prague, Czech Republic, and Sofia, Bulgaria. Discover art, history, architecture, culture and more in eight countries and 11 cities and towns and experience Eastern European culture. See marvelous Old World capitals, medieval castles and churches, imposing cathedrals, storybook villages and beautiful Danube River landscapes. Cruise through one of the most historic and picturesque stretches of the storied Danube: the breathtaking Wachau Valley, the twisting Danube Bend and the amazing Iron Gate Gorge. Informative educational programs, presented by local experts, will enhance your insight into the region.

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China & the Yangtze River

Sept. 1 – 15, 2014

Explore Tiananmen Square, step inside the Forbidden City and experience the culture of the hutongs, Beijing’s mazelike streets lined with traditional courtyard residences. Walk along the ramparts of the Great Wall for a breathtaking view of it snaking over the surrounding hills. Marvel at the Terra Cotta Warriors: 8,000 life-size soldier replicas that have guarded the tomb of Qín Shi Huáng for 2,000 years. Feed the pandas and learn how breeders bathe and babysit them. Venture to Dazu County to see the colorful cliff carvings and rock statues from the Tang and Song dynasties. Board small boats to explore the soaring cliffs, thundering waterfalls and verdant bamboo groves of the Shennong Xi tributary. Walk along the Bund, Shanghai’s iconic waterfront, and stroll through the jasmine thickets of Yu Garden in the Old City. 

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Normandy, 70th Anniversary of D-Day

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.

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Treasures of Southern Africa

Feb. 4 – 18, 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!

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Swiss Alps & The Italian Lakes

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!

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Cal Poly Extended Education offers language courses. Start learning the language before you travel! Click here for current course offerings.

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 alumni@calpoly.edu

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