FSU Alumni Association

Travel the world with fellow alumni

Explore the world with fellow Noles. The Florida State University Alumni Association invites you to experience culturally rich travel destinations hand-selected with FSU alumni and friends in mind. Our highly-respected travel partners take care of our tour planning and logistics so all you have to plan on is enjoying your trip.

We have selected world-class guided tours for our travel program. Each remarkable itinerary offers an opportunity to visit iconic destinations, sample authentic cuisine and truly experience the local culture. We hope you will join us.


Travel Destinations
 

Civil Rights — A Journey to Freedom - Alabama

April 17 — April 21, 2021

Join us for an intimate and essential opportunity to explore the Deep South with an informative program that highlights America’s civil rights movement in Alabama. Historically, perhaps no other state has played as vital a role, where a fourth of the official U.S. Civil Rights Trail landmarks are located.

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Cultural Treasures of Japan

April 18 — May 1, 2021

Immerse yourself in the ancient and modern cultures of Japan. Experience the electrifying city of Tokyo with views from Tokyo Tower. Learn the art of the tea ceremony, and stand before the famous Senso-ji Buddhist temple. Tour Matsumoto Castle, known as the “Crow Castle” for its black exterior. Taste legendary Hida beef and sip sake at a local brewery. Delve into Kyoto, the marvelous cultural capital of Japan. Absorb the beauty of the Golden Pavilion and the majesty of Nijo Castle. Board the Shinkansen “bullet” train to travel to Hiroshima to visit Shrine Island and the Peace Memorial Museum. Japan slowly draws you into its eclectic culture and charm, revealing incredible moments every step of the way. 

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Yosemite, Death Valley and the Great Parks of California

May 30 — June 7, 2021

Showcasing Death Valley, Yosemite, Sequoia, and Kings Canyon National Parks, this 8-day program celebrates the history, beauty, and culture of these magnificent public lands. Together we’ll experience rich and diverse natural landscapes, opportunities to glimpse wildlife, a cosmic voyage of stargazing, and a palpable connection with nature.

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Voyage to the Ancient Empires

May 30 — June 7, 2021

Discover an intriguing mélange of cultures on this seven-night cruise from Valletta to Rome aboard the exclusively chartered, Five-Star, small ship LE BOUGAINVILLE. This custom-designed itinerary features the rich history of Malta, Sicily’s Taormina, Italy’s stunning Amalfi Coast and superbly excavated Pompeii. Malta Pre- and Rome Post-Program Option

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Discover Southeast Alaska

July 23 — July 30, 2021

7 nights accommodations aboard the Admiralty Dream, Native dance performance at a Tlingit Clan House, Glacier Bay National Park, salmon hatchery, the Alaska Raptor Center, Sitka National Historical Park, Petersburg, Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve

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Discover Scotland - featuring the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

August 16 — August 25, 2021

From its rugged sea-sprayed islands to its stately castles rich in history, Scotland’s treasures are as diverse as they are compelling. Learn how to play the bagpipes and enjoy dinner at the National Piping Centre’s farm-to-table restaurant. Take a cruise on famed Loch Ness. Visit a local family on their working farm and meet their sheepdogs. Marvel at the stunning Isle of Skye, the magnificent landscapes of the Highlands and the mountain wilderness of Cairngorms National Park. Explore the magical Orkney Islands’ ancient Skara Brae and prehistoric Ring of Brodgar. Visit Dunrobin Castle. Sample Scotch whisky during a distillery tour. Stop in St. Andrews, home of the Royal and Ancient Golf Club. Explore the regal city of Edinburgh. Put a modern twist on traditional Scottish ingredients during an interactive cooking experience.

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The Galapagos Islands

October 26 — November 2, 2021

Join us as we explore the Galapagos Islands—one of the most biologically unique places on earth. Undiscovered by Europeans until the 16th century, the Galapagos Islands hold a central position in modern history as the birthplace of the theory of evolution. Designated the first UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1978, the Galapagos Islands are home to a fascinating array of wildlife inhabiting an unspoiled ecosystem, living in harmony with their human visitors.  

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South Pacific Wonders

November 7 — November 21, 2021

Explore two great countries of the Southern Hemisphere – Australia and New Zealand. From the tropical splendor of the Great Barrier Reef on Australia’s northeast coast to the ethereal beauty of glacial fjords on New Zealand’s South Island, this journey to the lands "Down Under" brings you the best of both countries at an enjoyable pace. Cruise Sydney Harbour and Milford Sound. Meet Australia’s wildlife up close. Discover the wonders of Aboriginal culture. Indulge in regional flavors during lunch at a family-run merino sheep farm and experience Queenstown, the adventure capital of the world. 

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Egypt and the Ancient Nile River

November 7 — November 17, 2021

3 nights aboard a dahabiya, Cairo, Pyramids of Giza, Great Sphinx, Grand Egyptian Museum, Luxor, Karnak Temple Complex, Valley of the Kings, Mortuary Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, Elephantine Island

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Peru's Inca Trail: The Sacred Valley

April 6 - 12, 2021

Cusco - Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu

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Destination Dubai

May 15 - 21, 2021

Desert Safaris - Skyscrapers - Luxury Retreats

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Portugal Adventure

June 20 - 27, 2021

Lisbon - Alentejo Region - Algarve Coast - Tomar - Porto

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Moroccan Magic

August 15 - 22, 2021

Marrakesh - Essaouira - Casablanca

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Kentucky Derby

April 28 - May 2, 2021

Four (4) nights deluxe hotel accommodations, full breakfast daily on tour days, admission to the Kentucky Derby which includes second floor reserved seating located on the front stretch at Churchill Downs (Optional ticket upgrades are available)...and more!

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The Masters

April 7 - 10, 2021

Three (3) nights deluxe hotel accommodations, welcome gathering, daily breakfast, Masters Badge for Friday's round...and so much more!

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Have questions about how our travel partners are handling travel during the COVID-19 pandemic? Just click the link below for each company to be directed to their policies.


Orbridge

866.639.0079

orbridge.com

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Gohagan

800.922.3088

gohagantravel.com

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Sports & Entertainment Travel

888.219.53238

sportsandentertainmenttravel.com

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Collette Travel

888.581.8942

gocollette.com

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AESU

800.638.7640

aesu.com

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Have any questions? Contact us at 850.644.2761 or travel@alumni.fsu.edu.
 

Jennifer TobiasJennifer Tobias
Jennifer Tobias (B.S. '03)
Assistant Director for Membership

       

 

 

 

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