Alumni & Family Travel

WELCOME TRAVELERS!

Whether you’re an Ole, parent of a current, former, or graduated student, friend of the college, or just stumbled upon us, we welcome you on St. Olaf Alumni & Family Travel.

Click on the interactive map, scroll down to see all our destinations, or use the menu to the right to view by time of year. We also invite you to take a look at a variety of resources (like travel insurance, a bunch of travel tips, and a Bucket List feature for you to see how St. Olaf can help you experience the world). Peruse Look Who’s Coming to see if any one you know is already on board.

Click on a region!

World Map

North America South America Europe Africa Asia Oceania

Europe

Europe

With its scenic beauty, epic history, and dazzling artistic and culinary diversity, Europe is ready for you to explore.

Prague, Vienna, and Budapest

Mar. 22–Apr. 2, 2019

Enjoy performances at opera houses, concert halls, palaces, street music, gypsy dances, and ethnic music venues.

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Croatia, Active Adventure

Apr. 24–May 4, 2019

We invite you to hike and bike your way through Croatia, a stunningly beautiful country, packed with history.

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Scotland

May 13–25, 2019

Combine hiking in spectacular locations with a wealth of fascinating history and archaeology.

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Norway

June 5–15, 2019

Experience the beauty and culture of Norway and enjoy performances by the St. Olaf Choir and St. Olaf Orchestra.

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Baltic States

Jul. 15–30, 2019

Our time in each Baltic country will focus on a major city and explore culture, history, geopolitics, economy, education, and architecture.

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Italy

Oct. 27–Nov. 4, 2019

Explore ancient cities and alluring architecture as we set sail across the Ionian Sea.

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Holland and Belgium

April 14–22, 2020

All inclusive river cruise led by David R. Anderson ’74 and Priscilla Paton

We’re working on the details. Please check back by spring 2019!

Ireland

Apr. 21–28, 2020

From the Irish people’s sparkling wit and inviting pub culture to the island’s incredible emerald landscapes, this small country packs a punch!

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Northern Spain

June 2020

Some walks along the Camino, designed for different ability levels, will be included. Please check back in early 2019 for more information!

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Norway: Multi-generational

13 days in July 2020

Led by Kari Lie Dorer, Associate Professor of Norwegian

Designed for kids ages 5–12. More details will be available by Spring 2019.

Germany

Sept. 1–14, 2020

We’ll traverse Germany as we search out the distinctive aspects of its history and culture and take in the once-every-10-years Passion Play.

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Georgia

Fall 2020
Led by Bruce and Carol Benson

We’re working on the details; check back in late spring 2019!

Recently Completed Programs

Browse these recently completed programs for a sense of the breadth of our offerings.

Sicily & Malta
Croatia
Greece
Switzerland
Theater in London
France

North America

North America

In addition to Canada, Mexico, and the United States, this region also includes Central America through Panama and contains an incredible variety of landscapes and people.

Hawaii

Jan. 5–15, 2019

We invite you to enjoy the beauty, culture, and history of the Hawaiian Islands! (We realize this state does not lie geographically within North America, therefore it’s also listed under Pacific / Oceania.)

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Alaska

Aug. 17–24, 2019

Explore Southeast Alaska on a Lindblad-National Geographic expedition for an unrivaled experience with all Alaska has to offer.

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Recently Completed Programs

Browse these recently completed programs for a sense of the breadth of our offerings.

Baja California

Boundary Waters

Africa

Africa

A vast continent with many bustling cities and tremendous biological, geographical, and human diversity.

Morocco

Jan. 11–28, 2020

Morocco is a beautiful country with an amazing landscape and diverse population. Experience this geographic diversity and the wonderful people that live there.

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Tanzania

February 18–29, 2020 (sold out) and February 28–Mar 10, 2020

Combine traditional wildlife viewing in 4-wheel drive vehicles and walking safaris with cultural interactions.

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Pacific / Oceania

Pacific / Oceania

Unlike the continents, this region has a unique character because it’s bound by the ocean rather than land.

Hawaii

Jan. 5–15, 2019

We invite you to enjoy the beauty, culture, and history of the Hawaiian Islands!

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New Zealand

Dec. 27–Jan. 13, 2019

New Zealand is a densely packed land of vast beauty, with diverse geographic regions.

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Asia

Asia

The largest and most populous continent, Asia is well known for its bustling diverse metropolitan megacities as well as its sparse regions.

Thailand and Laos

Feb. 6–22, 2019

Visit markets, museums, cultural shows, and enjoy a wide variety of fabulous foods.

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India

January 9–23,  2020

Seek out the nuances of modern India and experience firsthand this diverse nation’s unique history and contemporary culture.

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Japan

Late June/Early July 2020

Led by Kathy Tegtmeyer Pak, Associate Professor of Political Science and Asian Studies

We’re working on the details; check back in early 2019!

South America

South America

A continent rich with cultural legacies and beautiful landscapes, South America is sure to impress.

Recently Completed Programs

Browse these recently completed programs for a sense of the breadth of our offerings.

Chile and Argentina