Destinations

 Welcome to Alumni & Family Travel at St. Olaf.
Click on a region to start exploring!

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.

Germany passion play

Germany

August 30–September 12, 2022

Experienced program leaders Rich and Wendy Allen will lead you on an exploration of Germany, past and present, and dive into questions surrounding the once-every-10-years Passion Play.

Learn more
London bridge

Theater in London

September 9–18, 2022

Led by Diana Postlethwaite, Professor Emerita of English, and Paul Thiboutot, Vice President and Dean of Admissions, Carleton College

Join us on a whirlwind theater tour in London!

Registration closes 5/1/22

Learn more
Beautiful panoramic view of Tbilisi at sunset

Georgia

Learn more
Amalfi-Italy

Mediterranean Cruise

Led by David Anderson, President of St. Olaf College, and Priscilla Paton, Author

April 13–24, 2023

Experience the beauty of Europe and springtime in the Mediterranean on this 10-night cruise aboard Oceania Cruises’ Riviera.

Learn more
Scotland Barbour 05

Hiking in Scotland

June 28–July 9, 2023

John Barbour returns to lead his fourth hiking in Scotland program, accompanied by Judith Nelson leading her second program, this time in the North Highlands and Isle of Lewis

Learn more
Ireland Dublin Temple Bar.jpg

Ireland

Led by Jon Naito, Associate Professor of English, and Mina Kinukawa, Scenic Designer

July 12–24, 2023

We invite you to join us as we circle the dazzling island of Ireland to explore literature, history, and culture.

Learn more
walking italy

France, Italy & Switzerland

A Ramble Around Mont Blanc
July 12–21, 2023

Join us for a moderate walking program in three distinct countries surrounding one majestic mountain.

Learn more
Italy south Tyrol walking.jpg

Italy & Slovenia

Choose from August 26–September 3, 2023 or September 4–12, 2023

Let’s walk the trails (all of them EASY), visit villages, sample wine, meet the locals, enjoy the food, marvel at the incredible views, and experience these less-oft visited places at 3 mph.

Learn more
world-map

Recently Completed Programs

Browse these recently completed programs for a sense of the breadth of our offerings. To see all recently completed programs, no matter the geographic region, go to the Calendar View.

Greece
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.

Boundary Waters Canoe Area

June 12–18, 2022

Join us for a week as we paddle and portage our way around the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.

Closes 3/31/22

Learn more
golf.jpg

Golf

July 13–17, 2022

St. Olaf Athletic Director Ryan Bowles invites you to golf with fellow St. Olaf graduates and honorary Oles at some of the most respected golf courses in the country.

Learn more

third chapter woman profile

Vocation Beyond Occupation: Finding Your Path in the Third Chapter of Life

November 6–9, 2022

If you’re in or approaching the “third chapter” of life, we invite you to join us at Spirit in the Desert Retreat Center in Carefree, Arizona to explore questions of purpose, meaning, vocation, and more. Stay tuned for more information.

Learn more
world-map

Recently Completed Programs

Browse these recently completed programs for a sense of the breadth of our offerings. To see all recently completed programs, no matter the geographic region, go to the Calendar View.

Monarchs in Mexico

America’s Struggle for Civil Rights

Africa

Africa

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

Africa madagascar lemur peek tree

Madagascar

October 6–22, 2023.

Join us to experience flora and fauna seen nowhere else on the planet – including the endangered lemurs – and to connect to local culture.

Learn more

world-map

Recently Completed Programs

Browse these recently completed programs for a sense of the breadth of our offerings. To see all recently completed programs, no matter the geographic region, go to the Calendar View.

Morocco

Tanzania

Islands of the Indian Ocean

Pacific / Oceania

Pacific / Oceania

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

Asia

Asia

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

vietnam-hanoi-capital-4029232_1920

Vietnam

October 8–18, 2022

We’ll traverse the country from north to south while exploring Vietnam’s history, religions, contemporary culture, and cuisine.

Learn more
Dome of the Rock in Israel

Israel & Palestine

June 15–27, 2022
Optional extension June 27–29

Led by Peder Jothen and Kaethe Schwehn

Visit important biblical sites, engage in conversations with local scholars, and to explore a variety of religious expressions all staking their claim to this small place on earth.

Learn more
India Children's faces

India

14 days in February 2023

We’ll thread through Rajasthan on a cultural arts tour, looking at the history with fabrics, spices, and how instruments are made and played.

Stay tuned for more details!

israel palestine ein gev kibbutz

Israel & Palestine

June 9–21, 2023
Optional extension June 21–24

Led by Matthew Marohl and Katherine Fick

Visit important biblical sites, engage in conversations with local scholars, and to explore a variety of religious expressions all staking their claim to this small place on earth.

Learn more
world-map

Recently Completed Programs

Browse these recently completed programs for a sense of the breadth of our offerings. To see all recently completed programs, no matter the geographic region, go to the Calendar View.

Borobudur and Bali

South America

South America

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

Peru Machu Picchu Llama.jpg

Peru

April 15–22, 2023

Explore the land of the Incas, including Machu Picchu, Cusco, and Ollantaytambo.

Learn more
world-map

Recently Completed Programs

Browse these recently completed programs for a sense of the breadth of our offerings. To see all recently completed programs, no matter the geographic region, go to the Calendar View.

Argentina