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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
April 6 - 12, 2021
Cusco - Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu
June 20 - 27, 2021
Lisbon - Alentejo Region - Algarve Coast - Tomar - Porto
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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Renita Smith (B.S. '07, M.S. '08)
Director of Membership & Marketing