2022 USNA Alumni Travel Catalog

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2022 USNA

ALUMNI TRAVEL Celebrating 50 Years


Five Decades of Travel

1972 1982 1992 FIRST TRIP

LONDON TOUR

PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF CHINA TOUR

From the July-August 1972 issue of Shipmate:

INTRODUCTION OF

OMNI TRAVEL

From the May 1992 issue of Shipmate:

“This London tour was advertised only to alumni on the coastal area from New York to Norfolk as a trial of alumni interest in such programs. The result was so successful we hope to develop a more extensive, national tour program with perhaps four or five different tours annually. I will be most interested in hearing comments or recommendations from alumni to help in its development. Please write.” —Captain W.S. Busik ’43, USN (Ret.) Executive Director, USNA Alumni Association

From the July-August 1982 issue of Shipmate: “Our group spanned classes from ’23 to ’59 and they were good travelers. This made the trip most enjoyable for all. The schedule in China is demanding… We found the food to be generally good, even though different. In summary, I’d say we found conditions better than we expected they would be—but as the compatible group we were, perhaps we just laughed off any hardships. All in all, it was the experience of a lifetime.” —Captain W.S. Busik ’43, USN (Ret.) Executive Director, USNA Alumni Association

2002 2012 Dreaming 2022 ANCHORS AWAY ALUMNI TRAVEL

NATIONAL PARKS AND LODGES OF THE OLD WEST

From the September-October 2012 issue of Shipmate:

YOUR ADVENTURE AWAITS IN THESE PAGES…

From the July-August 2002 issue of Shipmate: “Jackie and I just completed our USNA Alumni Group Tour to Florence. This was our fourth, having previously visited Rome, Ireland and Switzerland. These tours have been outstanding. The attention to details, including hotels, meals, transportation and overall organization was superb! Best of all was the camaraderie with Alumni, shared backgrounds and experiences. If you haven’t tried a tour, do it! You’ll love it!” —Dick Westfahl ’59

of Travel?

Class of 1960: Jack and Muriel Greenhalgh, Jane and Jerry Nelson


Hello Past and Future Travelers! Who can travel With the u.s. naval academy alumni association? Everyone’s welcome to travel with the U.S. Naval Academy Alumni Association— whether you’re a grad or not—so explore the world with us! We love having alumni, friends and family on our tours to share these wonderful experiences together.

Want to knoW more? Visit www.usna.com/travel or call 410-295-4016 to request a brochure about a specific tour(s) in this catalog that interests you. Individual tour brochures are typically ready 9-12 months in advance. Often, more information can be located online prior to the brochure being printed. Also, at times, there are discounts for booking a tour prior to the printing of the brochure. Reservations can be made directly with the tour operator we have

W

e couldn’t be happier to share with you our 2022 tour offerings. While it’s been over a year since we’ve all traveled together, we are ready to celebrate our 50th year of travel with you. Are you ready to explore this amazing world together? While travel was put on pause, at the time of this printing, we are confident we’ll be seeing you with us around the world soon. We can’t wait to see you on one of our exciting tours where you’ll discover, or rediscover, incredible and fascinating destinations in addition to making new friends. We are pleased to present the 2022 listing of tours for our alumni, parents and friends. We have some new itineraries we hope you’ll find amazing. We have once again partnered with our outstanding tour operators with strong reputations in providing you, our traveler, with exceptional service. Our tour operators are watching the COVID-19 requirements and going above and beyond to ensure everyone’s safety. This of course remains fluid, so please check with the tour operator about the specific trip safety requirements. The itineraries are designed to offer you

unique opportunities to explore special areas of our wonderful country and countries all around the globe. To make a reservation, please call the tour operator noted directly. The top reasons alumni, family and friends travel with us? Dependability—we’ve researched and experienced the fantastic work of our travel partners and comradery—all of our travelers love getting to know other alumni, parents and friends. Where will you travel with us?

partnered with for each tour.

travel around your schedule Can’t find the destination you’re looking for? The listed dates don’t work for you? We can fix that! Call or email me to work out alternative arrangements.

There are many offerings in this 2022 guide; please let me know if you have any questions. We look forward to welcoming you on a tour soon.

Want to travel With your oWn group?

We thank each of our affected 2020 travelers who transferred to another tour or who took a voucher for a future tour for their support.

with Company mates? Teammates?

Wouldn’t it be a great experience travel Family? Let us know and we’ll be happy to accommodate.

Bon Voyage!

Noreen Frenaye Director, Alumni Travel U.S. Naval Academy Alumni Association noreen.frenaye@usna.com

Follow Alumni Travel on Instagram @usnaalumnitravel

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December 2021-January 2022 ROSE PARADE AND NEW YEAR’S 30 DECEMBER-4 JANUARY Ring in the New Year at the ‘parade of all parades’ the 132nd Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, CA—a festival of flowers, music and sports. Enjoy five nights in Southern California in one hotel as well as touring including Hollywood, Mission San Juan Capistrano, the Rose Parade float viewing, Beverly Hills, Richard Nixon’s Presidential Library and the beautiful city of San Diego!

$3,425

PREmIER WORLd dISCOVERy 1-877-953-8687

ANTARCTICA DISCOVERY 13-24 JANUARY

Join this truly life-changing adventure to experience the boundless beauty and pristine vastness of Antarctica. This remote continent and its precarious waterways have hosted some of the most courageous explorers in history and have been the scenes of both triumph and tragedy since Captain Cook first sailed the region in 1773. Embark from Ushuaia, Argentina, and cruise through the Drake Passage to the South Shetland Islands amid the Antarctic Peninsula—exploring the dramatic landscapes and remarkable wildlife that call this continent home. Trek through penguin rookeries, observe vast flocks of seabirds, learn about Antarctic ice conditions and discover the sites of both past and present scientific expeditions.

$9,995

ORbRIdgE 1-866-639-0081

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February 2022 GALAPAGOS 19-26 FEBRUARY

Join fellow alumni and friends as we explore the Galapagos Islands. Designated the first UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1978, the Galapagos Islands have been described as a “unique living museum and showcase of evolution.” They are home to a fascinating array of wildlife inhabiting an unspoiled ecosystem, living in harmony with their human visitors.

$4,995

ORbRIdgE 1-866-639-0081

This exciting journey features a day of guided touring in Quito plus an intimate cruise through the archipelago with up-close access to endemic species. Expert naturalists guide you through the wonders of this national park, whale sanctuary and marine reserve.

STAFF FAVORITE

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February-March 2022 NEW ZEALAND: LAND OF THE LONG WHITE CLOUD 12-27 FEBRUARY

From breathtaking fiords and snowcapped mountains to vibrant Auckland and Christchurch, relish the adventure of New Zealand on this 13-night, small-group journey. Witness a Maori war dance, hike to a glacier, sample fine wines in the famed Marlborough region, enjoy a whale-watching cruise and much more! Includes first-class hotels and a flight from Auckland to Queenstown.

$5,995

AhI 1-800-323-7373

TREASURES OF THE CARIBBEAN:

CRUISING THE WINDWARD ISLANDS 26 FEBRUARY-5 MARCH

Experience seafaring in its most timeless form on this custom-designed, seven-night cruise of the Caribbean’s tropical Windward Islands aboard the exclusively chartered WIND STAR. This five-star, four-masted small sailing ship features ocean-view accommodations and complimentary Wi-Fi access (conditions permitting). Sail into secluded harbors inaccessible to larger vessels, exploring the Windward Islands’ natural, cultural and historical treasures. Visit Grenada, the “Spice Island,” replete with historical landmarks and rare herbs; Martinique’s rum distillery and Balata Gardens; St. Lucia’s majestic waterfall and volcanic Sulphur Springs; and St. Vincent and the Grenadines, including Tobago Cays Marine Park. Barbados Pre-Program Option is offered.

$3,995

gOhAgAN 1-800-922-3087

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March 2022 SELLS QUICKLY

BEST OF TANZANIA: A MIGRATION SAFARI 15-26 MARCH

Experience and explore Tanzania while traveling to extraordinary national parks and reserves such as Tarangire National Park, known for its large herds of elephant and spectacular baobab trees; the Ngorongoro Crater, a garden of Eden and the only place in East Africa where a natural population of black rhino can be found; Olduvai Gorge, one of the most important prehistoric sites on Earth; and the acacia dotted plains of the Serengeti National Park. Traveling in such diverse habitats, you’ll experience unparalleled wildlife viewing opportunities like none other in Africa, including the opportunity to observe the annual movement of wildebeest and other grazing herbivores in the Serengeti—one of the greatest spectacles of the natural world… The Great Migration!

$4,950

SAFARI LEgACy 1-205-706-0306 (CT)

STAFF FAVORITE

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April 2022 NO SINGLE SUPPLEMENT

DUTCH WATERWAYS: FEATURING FLORIADE 15-23 APRIL

See the Netherlands and Belgium brilliantly revealed as you glide along scenic waterways during this seven-night, first-class river cruise. Explore Amsterdam, Bruges and Antwerp plus discover what’s blooming at Floriade Expo 2022, the internationally famous, once-in-a-decade horticultural festival! Follow your passions with included excursion choices. View renowned works by Dutch masters, bicycle through villages or savor Belgian chocolate.

$2,995

AhI 1-800-323-7373

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April-May 2022

FRENCH AND ITALIAN RIVIERAS 25 APRIL-6 MAY

Discover the French and Italian Rivieras on an extraordinary nine-night journey! Stay in Nice and Sestri Levante, experiencing the best of these coveted destinations. Tour Nice, glamorous Monaco and swanky Monte Carlo. Take in the sights of Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, medieval Èze and Villefranche-sur-Mer. The adventure continues in Sestri Levante where we’ll explore Genoa, Portofino, Santa Margherita Ligure and the colorful Cinque Terre! This small-group journey features first-class hotels and a generous meal plan.

$3,995

AhI 1-800-323-7373

NO SINGLE SUPPLEMENT

APULIA: UNDISCOVERED ITALY 4-12 MAY

Life is different in Apulia, Italy’s rustic, sun-kissed southern region. Experience Mediterranean meals savored slowly amidst olive groves and family vineyards. Tour ancient villages atop limestone cliffs and see boats bobbing in Adriatic seaports where time stands still. Relish Apulia’s heart-warming charm, its landmarks and its famously fresh, simple dishes on this journey.

$3,195

AhI 1-800-323-7373 Please note—dates, Prices and itineraries are tentative. see sPecific triP brochure for final information. usna alumni travel 2022—www.usna.com/travel—410-295-4016

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May 2022 KENTUCKY DERBY 4-8 MAY

NO SINGLE SUPPLEMENT

Delight in the horse capital of the world with an exclusive Kentucky Derby experience in Lexington. Enjoy downtown accommodations at the Lexington Marriott City Center or Hyatt Regency Lexington while exploring what makes the Run for the Roses a truly special event including the Belle of Louisville, the Kentucky Bourbon Trail, working horse farm tours, Keeneland race track and more! Sit front and center for all the excitement on Derby Day and take in the sights, grandeur (and hats!) at Churchill Downs. This specialty tour offers an unforgettable way to experience “The Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports.”

$3,599

SET 1-888-826-8077

SPAIN AND PORTUGAL 11-22 MAY

On this 10-night, small-group Iberian adventure, explore hidden gems in Spain’s ruggedly splendid Extremadura region and Portugal’s enchanting Alentejo countryside, plus Madrid, Segovia and Toledo! Discover fascinating medieval towns including Portugal’s marble-adorned beauties, a superb, 14th-century Spanish monastery and the remarkable ruins of a Roman aqueduct and theater. Enjoy deluxe and first-class accommodations, guided tours and educational lectures.

$3,995

AhI 1-800-323-7373

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May 2022 POLAND UNDER OCCUPATION: GENOCIDE, RESISTANCE AND UPRISING 18-28 MAY

To fully comprehend World War II, one needs to understand its origins. As Hitler launched the war by invading Poland on September 1, 1939, the Nazis unleashed a hell that would cause immense suffering and leave the country vulnerable to Stalin’s post-war ambitions for Soviet expansion. Through the German occupation and the following decades of Soviet oppression, the Polish people held strong in their push for freedom. This unique educational journey traces the history of Poland from 1939 to the fall of communism and the rejuvenation of a country and its people. Travel through Poland, exploring historical sites and reflecting on how the Nazis rose to power and then brought destruction and misery to Europe. Visit battlefields, museums, memorials, and interact with locals, and become immersed in the heritage of the Polish people.

$6,995

NATIONAL WWII mUSEUm 1-877-813-3329 ExT 325

FLAVORS OF NORTHERN ITALY 21-29 MAY

STAFF FAVORITE

Join our small group for a nine-day journey to the culinary and cultural heart of Northern Italy—a region brimming with exquisite local wines, specialty ingredients, soul-satisfying signature dishes and the wonderful Italians who conjure them with time-honored techniques. Settle into a beautiful wine estate outside Verona. Within reach is a connoisseur’s pick of centuries-old wineries, artisan producers and extraordinary, historic sites. With each day highlighted by exclusive experiences, access authentic Italy, learn from local Italians and, most of all, revel in la dolce vita—the joyful celebration of food, friends and life!

$4,495

ORbRIdgE 1-866-639-0081 Please note—dates, Prices and itineraries are tentative. see sPecific triP brochure for final information. usna alumni travel 2022—www.usna.com/travel—410-295-4016

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May-June 2022 SCOTTISH ISLES 26 MAY-3 JUNE

Join us for this custom-designed, seven-night voyage to Norway’s majestic fjords and Scotland’s Orkney and Shetland Islands. Cruise from Bergen, Norway, to Glasgow, Scotland, aboard the five-star small ship LE DUMONT-D’URVILLE. Travel in the wake of Viking explorers, cruising into ports accessible only by small ship. Ride Norway’s Flåm Railway, one of the world’s most scenic rail journeys, and enjoy a full-day excursion into the Scottish Highlands. Visit Neolithic Orkney— including a special presentation by the Ness of Brodgar archaeological site director and head archaeologist, Nick Card—and tour Bergen’s UNESCOinscribed Bryggen. Norway/Copenhagen Pre-Program and Edinburgh/Glasgow Post-Program Options.

$5,595

goHAgAN 1-800-922-3087

D-DAY: THE INVASION OF NORMANDY 3-9 JUNE

This tour provides an in-depth itinerary exploring America’s most famous WWII battle. Offering a full week of touring in Normandy at an incredible price, this unforgettable journey offers great value and features top guides, superior accommodations in prime locations, comprehensive dining and exclusive access to sites unseen on other programs. With stops at the Musée Airborne, Mémorial de Caen, the American Cemetery at Colleville-sur-Mer, and more, this tour is for both the advanced and amateur historian in search of the most authentic experience of Normandy as it was.

$4,695

NAtIoNAl WWII MuseuM 1-877-813-3329 ext 325

NO SINGLE SUPPLEMENT

LATVIA: HEART OF THE BALTICS 5-13 JUNE

Breathtaking Latvia delights with pristine woodlands, serene countryside and a cosmopolitan capital adorned with world-class architecture. On this seven-night journey, set off to discover Latvia’s natural beauty and multilayered history. Explore the impressively preserved medieval castles, Turaida and Cesis, and admire baroque Rundale Palace. Take in the peaceful, Old World ambience and beauty of Kuldiga. In seaside Jurmala, breathe in the pine-scented air and follow walkways through the tranquil Great Kemeri Bog. See Riga’s historic center, a UNESCO World Heritage site, on a guided stroll and select another excursion that suits your interests, from the city’s Jewish or Soviet heritage to its Art Nouveau masterpieces. You’ll learn about Latvian culture through enriching lectures, a farm visit, a wine tasting and a bread-making lesson!

$3,195

AHI 1-800-323-7373

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June 2022

STAFF FAVORITE

NATIONAL PARKS OF THE OLD WEST 9-17 JUNE

Join fellow alumni and friends on a journey that celebrates the American West’s magnificent National Parks, tracing legends and storied monuments along the way. From Mount Rushmore to Old Faithful and from Spearfish Canyon to the Snake River, you will see the best of the Old West, and traverse its beautiful vistas in style and comfort. Wonderfully historic hotels and lodges are a highlight of this program, including landmark lodging within the parks themselves. Experience ranch life in the Big Horn Mountains. Indulge in the geological phenomena of hot springs in South Dakota and journey through Badlands National Park, known as nature’s surreal masterpiece, where impressive herds of bison roam, and dazzling, dramatic pinnacles rise over the largest undisturbed mixed-grass prairie in the United States.

$4,995

oRBRIDge 1-866-639-0081

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June 2022 HEART OF BRITAIN 16-28 JUNE

Immerse yourself in soul-stirring natural splendor on this 11-night, first-class journey to northern England and Wales featuring the Yorkshire Dales, the English Lake District and Snowdonia National Park! Explore mighty castles, a spectacular Gothic cathedral, majestic abbey ruins and an ancient stone circle. Enjoy English afternoon tea, Welsh music, a lake cruise and two nights at a country manor! Includes expert guides and lecturers.

$4,995

AHI 1-800-323-7373

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SWITZERLAND, GERMANY AND AUSTRIA WITH OBERAMMERGAU 15-25 JUNE

Explore the northern Alps in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, including stays in Oberstaufen, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Salzburg and Munich. Gaze at majestic mountain peaks while exploring medieval towns and baroque cities. In Oberammergau, watch a decennial performance of the Passion Play and cruise Lake Constance to charming Lindau. Along the way, savor a fondue dinner and a special beer garden lunch. From the cultural heart of Munich to the celebrated landmarks of Salzburg, St. Gallen and Innsbruck, each day of this incredible journey will fill your heart with joy. 14

$5,990

AHI 1-800-323-7373

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July 2022 SELLS QUICKLY

BEST OF KENYA MIGRATION SAFARI 1-12 JULY

Kenya is renowned for its unparalleled wildlife, habitat diversity and fascinating cultural heritage. A wide range of ecological zones, semi-arid plains and vast savannahs, tropical montane forests, rugged wilderness and acacia woodlands provide for a tremendous array of fauna and flora. Under a limitless sapphire sky thrives an animal population, staggering in both diversity and number. Here, elephant, zebra, leopard, lion, rhinoceros, giraffe, cheetah and baboon have lived and adapted for eons in this ancient landscape, alongside more than a thousand colorful bird species and a multitude of butterflies and other insects. Our safari combines superlative wildlife viewing with luxurious comfort and attentive service, while staying in some of Kenya’s finest safari lodges and tented camps, as we explore in depth, this magical land known as the “Gem of Africa.”

$4,950

sAfARI legAcy 1-205-706-0306 (ct)

STAFF FAVORITE

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July 2022 CRUISING THE DANUBE RIVER AND OBERAMMERGAU 7-17 JULY

Experience one of the world’s greatest dramatic spectacles amid storybook Bavarian landscapes— the extravagant Passion Play staged once a decade by the quaint village of Oberammergau. With a cast of thousands and a legacy that encompasses nearly four centuries, Oberammergau is a rare and exceptional tradition. This custom itinerary blends remarkable history with stunning scenery, featuring a five-night deluxe cruise along the Danube River, two nights in the idyllic Bavarian Alps and two nights in Munich. Visit four countries—Hungary, Slovakia, Austria and Germany. Tour Budapest, Vienna, Melk Abbey, Bratislava and Salzburg, and see Neuschwanstein Castle. Budapest Pre-Program and Berlin Post-Program Options.

$4,395

goHAgAN 1-800-922-3087

ALASKAN HERITAGE AND WILDLIFE 10-17 JULY

Discover Alaska’s breathtaking landscapes, fascinating history and abundant wildlife on a seven-night journey featuring stays in Anchorage and Denali National Park! Encounter storied history in world-class museums, visit friendly communities and search for remarkable wildlife! Enjoy visits to a working sled dog kennel and a reindeer farm, and witness jawdropping views during a spectacular train journey and scenic cruise.

$4,595

AHI 1-800-323-7373

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July-August 2022 DISCOVER CANADIAN ROCKIES BY RAIL 13-19 JULY

We are pleased to invite you to join this well-paced sojourn through Canada’s glorious Rocky Mountains— highlighted by two days traveling aboard the Rocky Mountaineer in GoldLeaf Service—with visits to the stunning areas of Lake Louise and Banff. En route, embrace the dynamic changes in scenery as you wind through lush green ranchlands and flowing river canyons surrounded by mountain peaks. Enjoy a guided tour through Yoho National Park and take advantage of leisure time to explore the small hamlets as well as Banff National Park.

$5,995

oRBRIDge 1-866-639-0081

CANADIAN MARITIMES

30 JULY-8 AUGUST From quaint harbors and lighthouses to whale-watching in the Bay of Fundy, bask in the breathtaking beauty and maritime charms of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island! On this nine-night, first-class adventure along the Canadian Atlantic coast, enjoy the scenic Cabot Trail, the beautiful settings of the Anne of Green Gables books, a wine tasting and a lobster boil! Includes expert guides and lecturers.

$3,995

AHI 1-800-323-7373

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August 2022 DISCOVER SOUTHEAST ALASKA 5-12 AUGUST

Join us for a summertime expedition through some of nature’s more secluded landscapes as we discover the remote inner reaches of Alaska’s Inside Passage aboard the 76-guest Chichagof Dream. Enjoy the agility and flexibility of small-ship travel, up-close encounters with wildlife, stunning scenery, cultural experiences and the guidance of two expert naturalists including an Orbridge Expedition Leader. Capture the sight of whales breaching next to your boat, bears fishing along the shoreline and eagles looking down from their nests—all part of nature’s amazing show.

$4,395

oRBRIDge 1-866-639-0081

STAFF FAVORITE

SELLS QUICKLY

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August-September 2022 NO SINGLE SUPPLEMENT

TRENTINO, SOUTH TYROL AND THE DOLOMITES 31 AUGUST-8 SEPTEMBER

On this seven-night journey, discover the rich cultures of the Trentino and South Tyrol regions. From your base in Trento, explore idyllic villages and the stunning Dolomites. Visit Bolzano, with its intriguing mix of Italian and Germanic influences, and admire enchanting Verona. Cruise on Lake Garda and savor the region’s diverse food culture. This small-group journey features a first-class hotel and an extensive meal plan.

$3,295

AHI 1-800-323-7373

NO SINGLE SUPPLEMENT

GRAND SEINE AND NORMANDY PASSAGE 17-25 SEPTEMBER

From Honfleur to Paris, this spectacular seven-night Seine River cruise will reveal poignant wartime history, colorful Norman cities and the majestic City of Light. Unpack once on your exclusively chartered first-class ship and sail through bountiful French countryside to cherished ports and sites brimming with antiquity. Stroll through centuries-old harbor towns, including Rouen, host to a well-preserved medieval quarter and a Gothic Cathedral, and Honfleur, a humming village with an enchanting Vieux Bassin. Delve into the intricate and dramatic history of the D-Day invasion at Normandy’s beaches, Pointe du Hoc and the Caen Memorial Museum while expert guides add context to your visit. Walk through flower-filled gardens at the home of Claude Monet and see the ruins of elaborate French estates. Then it’s off to Paris to experience the city’s timeless districts and classic architecture, from the Notre-Dame Cathedral to the Latin Quarter, plus enjoy a memorable evening cruise.

$3,695

AHI 1-800-323-7373

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September-October 2022 EASY COMPANY:

ENGLAND TO EAGLE’S NEST

SELLS QUICKLY

23 SEPTEMBER-5 OCTOBER

Made famous by The New York Times best-seller Band of Brothers and the critically acclaimed miniseries that followed, the stories of the Easy Company members were immortalized by the National WWII Museum founder Stephen E. Ambrose. On this unforgettable, 13-day travel experience, you will follow in the footsteps of Easy Company, from England to the hedgerows of Normandy, along “Hell’s Highway” in the Netherlands, through the foxholes surrounding Bastogne, and atop the Eagle’s Nest. Led by expert battlefield guides, and accompanied by original cast members from the miniseries, this tour immerses you in the incredible lives of the 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment of the 101st Airborne.

$6,995

NAtIoNAl WWII MuseuM 1-877-813-3329 ext 325

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STAFF FAVORITE

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October 2022 NO SINGLE SUPPLEMENT

GRAND DANUBE 6-20 OCTOBER

Experience Europe from a new vantage point on this unforgettable Grand Danube Passage! Visit eight countries, including stays in Sofia, Bulgaria, and Prague, and an eight-night Danube cruise. Gain insight into each destination’s history, regional cuisine, soul-stirring landmarks and architecture, and personalize your cruise with a selection of included excursions! Enjoy first-class ship accommodations, deluxe hotels and a generous meal plan.

$4,995

AHI 1-800-323-7373

DISCOVER EGYPT AND THE NILE VALLEY 13-26 OCTOBER

Wander the fabled land of pharaohs and kings— where colossal pyramids, legendary tombs and towering temples cascade across the terrain. The mighty Nile River welcomes you for an unhurried journey that reveals seemingly limitless vistas of infinite deserts contrasted by metropolitan cities. From biblical times to modern day, Egypt has been the site of monumental historical events, staggering technological achievement, and compelling human stories. During this 14-day expedition, traverse the Nile Valley like past explorers and discover ancient treasures including the Great Sphinx, the Temple of Horus, and the tombs of El Kab. This all-meals-included program also features an exclusive four-night cruise on the Nile River aboard a private dahabiya.

$6,495

oRBRIDge 1-866-639-0081

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October 2022

JOURNEY TO SOUTHERN AFRICA: LUXURY SAFARIS, ROVOS RAIL AND CAPE TOWN

STAFF FAVORITE

16-31 OCTOBER

Join an exceptional 12-night journey that reveals the raw beauty, exotic wildlife and unparalleled wonders of South Africa, Zimbabwe and Botswana! See the highlights of Cape Town, take a poignant tour of Robben Island and spot penguins by the Cape of Good Hope. Throughout this exciting program, you’ll discover the diversity of animals in legendary safari destinations: Chobe National Park, Hwange National Park and Thornybush Nature Reserve. With knowledgeable guides leading the way, search for ambling elephants, sleeping lions and racing antelope, and gain insights into the African bushveld. Experience the utmost in luxury aboard Rovos Rail on a three-night train journey and meet welcoming locals in Soweto and other fascinating towns that hold powerful history lessons. From thundering Victoria Falls to historic Kliptown, Johannesburg to a sunset safari, every moment will touch your heart! This unmatched adventure includes a Rovos Rail journey, two flights within South Africa and an extensive meal plan featuring wine with dinner!

$7,995

AHI 1-800-323-7373

OPERATION HOMEFRONT: BEYOND THE GALLERIES 16-19 OCTOBER

Travel with fellow alumni to The National WWII Museum in New Orleans to explore, remember and reflect on World War II through exclusive access to the Museum’s campus. The National WWII Museum tells the story of the American experience in the war that changed the world—why it was fought, how it was won and what it means today—so that all generations will understand the price of freedom and be inspired by what they learn. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to experience a custom program at this world-class institution!

$1,399

NAtIoNAl WWII MuseuM 1-877-813-3329 ext 325

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Please note—dates, Price, and itineraries are tentative. see sPecific triP brochure for final information. usna alumni travel 2022—www.usna.com/travel—410-295-4016


November-December 2022 NO SINGLE SUPPLEMENT

STAFF FAVORITE

HOLIDAY MARKETS CRUISE: THE FESTIVE RHINE RIVER

27 NOVEMBER- 5 DECEMBER Feel the magic of the holidays in Germany and France on a seven-night Rhine River cruise! Celebrate centuries-old traditions in festive markets aglow with twinkling lights and good cheer and overflowing with handmade decorations and other treasures. Delight in the sounds of carolers and bells and the scent of nutmeg, cinnamon and fresh pine in the air. Visit Heidelberg’s castle and enjoy an exclusive musical performance in the romantic old town. Stroll through Freiburg, a vibrant university city. Admire Cologne’s spectacular cathedral and delight in Düsseldorf’s lively riverfront district. In the ports of Breisach, Strasbourg, Rüdesheim and Düsseldorf, select excursions that fit your interests, such as wine tastings, culinary tours or cultural experiences. Aboard your exclusively chartered, first-class ship, revel in the beauty of the Rhine Gorge and sip warm, spicy Glühwein.

$2,595

AHI 1-800-323-7373

Please note—dates, Prices and itineraries are tentative. see sPecific triP brochure for final information. usna alumni travel 2022—www.usna.com/travel—410-295-4016

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December 2022 MONTREAL AND QUEBEC CHRISTMAS MARKETS 1-5 DECEMBER

Embrace the holiday spirit with the wonderland of the Christmas markets with a unique and warm atmosphere, beautiful decorations, a great selection of succulent German treats (bratwurst, mulled wine, gingerbread and much more), exquisite Christmas gifts, choral singing and indoor and outdoor performances. This tour features world-famous hotels, sightseeing and wonderful meals and provides ample time to explore the Quebec and Montreal Christmas Markets.

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$2,995

PReMIeR WoRlD DIscoveRy 1-877-953-8687

Please note—dates, Price, and itineraries are tentative. see sPecific triP brochure for final information. usna alumni travel 2022—www.usna.com/travel—410-295-4016


2022 Tour Operators

CELEBRATING 50 YEARS OF TRAVEL

aHi 1-800-323-7373

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orbridge 1-866-639-0081

go NexT 1-888-664-0141

Celebrating a 45 year partnership

Celebrating a 37 year partnership

Celebrating a 14 year partnership

Celebrating a 10 year partnership

THe NaTioNal WWii MuseuM 1-877-813-3329 EXT 325

sPorTs & eNTerTaiNMeNT Travel (seT) 1-888-826-8077

PreMier World discovery 1-877-953-8687

Celebrating a 5 year partnership

Celebrating a 5 year partnership

Celebrating a 5 year partnership

saFari legacy 1-205-706-0306 (CT)

Holbrook Travel 1-877-295-7927

Celebrating a 2 year partnership

Celebrating a 2 year partnership

DISCOVER SOUTHEAST ALASKA (2016) ORBRIDGE

NORMANDY: 75TH ANNIVERSARY OF D-DAY (2019) AHI


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