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.

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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.

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, ocean cruise

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, river cruise

April 14–22, 2020

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

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Greece

Led by Jim May, Professor Emeritus of Classics, and Donna May, Retired Teacher

April 23-May 8, 2020

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Spain, walking the Camino

Led by Gwen Barnes-Karol, Professor of Spanish

16 days in early June 2020

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Norway: Multi-generational

July 5–16, 2020
For grandparents, parents, and kids

Featuring trolls, vikings, St. Olaf (the martyr) and the land of Anna, Elsa, and Olaf (the snowman!)

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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

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Recently Completed Programs

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

Greece
Switzerland
Theater in London
France
Prague/Vienna/Budapest
Croatia
Scotland

North and Central America

North and Central 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.

Alaska, expedition cruise

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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Costa Rica

November 7–16, 2019

We invite you to explore glorious national parks and private reserves, and learn from the naturalists and conservationists who are stewards of these remarkable lands.

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Recently Completed Programs

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

Baja California expedition cruise

Boundary Waters active adventure

Hawaii

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, safari

February 18–29, 2020 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.

Recently Completed Programs

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

New Zealand active adventure

Hawaii

Asia

Asia

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

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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Borobudur and Bali

January 10-22, 2020
Optional extension Jan 22-25

Explore breathtaking landscapes, historic temples and the fascinating day-to-day culture of this less-traveled area of Asia.

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Israel & Palestine

June 5–18, 2020

Visit important biblical sites, engage in conversations with local scholars, and  explore a variety of religious expressions.

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Japan

Late June/Early July 2020

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

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Recently Completed Programs

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

Thailand and Laos

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