Marquette Explorers | Alumni and Friends Travel Program


Follow in Père Marquette's footsteps

Be an explorer! In the spirit of Father Jacques Marquette, famed Jesuit explorer and Marquette University's namesake, we invite you to take full advantage of your alma mater's exciting travel program. Explore unique and interesting areas of the world with old classmates and friends; learn about other people and cultures; or simply relax in beautiful surroundings. View our current trip offerings below and visit our travel partner’s website directly for further information and to book your trip! 

Travel Partners
The Marquette University Alumni Association is dedicated to bringing you an extraordinary travel experience. That’s why we work with trusted travel partners who share our commitment to making your next adventure hassle-free and unforgettable. Our trips are coordinated by highly regarded tour operators that work with many other major university alumni associations around the country.

To learn more about our travel partners and to book a trip, please visit the links below.

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Be sure to book as soon as possible! Because we often share a departure with other university alumni groups, a limited amount of space on each tour is available for our group. The best cabins and rooms book up quickly, usually only a month or two after the trip is announced. Special pricing and other incentives are also sometimes available for booking early. To avoid disappointment, we recommend making your deposit to hold your reservation as soon as you know you'd like to join us on a trip.

Want to stay informed regarding upcoming alumni trips? Join our mailing list by filling out this form and you will receive both e-mails and trip brochures mailed to you regarding upcoming offerings.

For more information about the Marquette Explorers Alumni & Friends Travel Program, contact Jennilee Schlinksy at or (414) 288-7661.



2024 Trips

Bali, Singapore, Thailand and Angkor Wat  

February 13 - 28, 2024
Bali, Singapore, Thailand & Angkor Wat

From the lovely shores of Bali to modern Singapore, exciting Bangkok to legendary Angkor, this incredible 12-night journey reveals the best of Southeast Asia! Thrill to Bali’s traditional culture, explore Singapore’s diverse neighborhoods, cruise along Bangkok’s legendary canals, and explore the jungle-clad temples of Angkor. Plus, meet welcoming locals and dig into savory regional dishes. Enjoy first-class accommodations, an extensive meal plan and flights to Singapore, Bangkok and Siem Reap. Download the flyer.

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Southern Charm  

March 16 - 24, 2024
Southern Charms

Feel the allure of authentic Southern living from Memphis to New Orleans. See beautiful historic architecture towering above the streets and tour historic plantation homes. Discover the unique history and culture of the South and enjoy the best views of the Mississippi River. 

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Land of the Rising Sun  

March 20 - April 1, 2024
Land of the Rising Sun

Vibrant lights and culture surround you as you make your way through Japan. See historical remnants, quaint cities, volcanoes, and beautiful offshore islands. Meander through Japanese gardens and marvel at the majestic mountain views. Take a walk through the budding cherry blossoms and indulge in mouth-watering street food.

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Norwegian Fjords and Midnight Sun  

May 26 - June 5, 2024
Norwegian Fjords and Midnight Sun

Treat yourself to an unforgettable, nine-night Norwegian adventure! Explore captivating Oslo, Bergen and far northern Tromsø. Discover sensational scenery, cultural treasures and life above the Arctic Circle on this first-class, small-group journey. Cruise along the breathtaking Aurlandsfjord, watch storybook landscapes unfold aboard mountain railways and experience the midnight sun phenomenon!

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 Tuscany and Emilia-Romagna  

June 11 - 20, 2024
Italy ~ Tuscany & Emilia-Romagna

Incredible heritage and culinary history are yours to enjoy on this eight-night escape to Italy’s Emilia-Romagna and Tuscany regions! During stays in Parma and Cortona, uncover the alluring spirit of these celebrated destinations. Witness Bologna’s porticoes and Parma’s lauded cathedral, and visit charming villages and beautiful farms. Along the way, savor culinary favorites, including balsamic vinegar, parmesan cheese and prosciutto, sip locally made wines and learn to cook typical regional dishes. This small-group journey features first-class hotels and an extensive meal plan with wine at dinner. Download the flyer.

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Normandy - France  

July 5 - 13, 2024
Normandy ~ Deauville

Immerse yourself in Normandy’s remarkable history and enchanting beauty on this seven-night, first-class journey based in the lovely seaside resort town of Deauville. Explore Omaha and Utah Beach and other renowned D-Day sites during the 80th anniversary year of this crucial operation. Take in stunning Mont-Saint-Michel and the Bayeux Tapestry. Enjoy a wine tasting and lunch at a 10th-century castle and taste Calvados, Normandy’s celebrated apple brandy, on an estate. No single supplement!  

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Alaskan Heritage & Wildlife  

July 28 - August 4, 2024
Alaskan Heritage and Wildlife

Discover Alaska’s beauty, unique culture and abundant wildlife on a seven-night journey featuring stays in Anchorage and Denali National Park! Encounter storied history in museums, visit friendly communities and search for remarkable wildlife in a world-class national park! Plus, visit a working kennel and a reindeer farm, and soak up ubiquitous Alaskan landscapes via train and boat journeys. This small-group experience features first-class accommodations and a generous meal plan!  

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Northern Delights  

July 31 - August 10, 2024
Northern Delights    

Join us on a spectacular 10-night cruise through Norway and Denmark aboard Oceania Cruises’ Sirena. From Hamburg to Oslo, this voyage is filled with iconic landscapes that inspired Viking legends and fairytales alike. Discover majestic fjords, cascading waterfalls, stunning glaciers, imposing mountains, and idyllic islands and lighthouses.

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August 5 - 13, 2024
Scotland ~ Stirling

Discover Scotland’s stirring scenery and vibrant history on a seven-night, first-class stay in charming Stirling. Take in the pristine splendor of The Trossachs National Park and commanding views from the ramparts of Stirling and Edinburgh Castles. Stroll along Edinburgh’s celebrated Royal Mile and attend an unforgettable performance of the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo. Sample Scottish whisky, cruise Loch Lomond, see golf’s home in St Andrews and more! This small-group experience features expert guides and lecturers.

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Celtic Kaleidoscope  

August 14 - 24, 2024
Celtic Kaleidoscope

Join us for an unforgettable adventure through the green coasts of Ireland and Scotland on a 10-night cruise aboard Oceania Cruises’ Nautica.

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In The Path Of Cartier  

September 25 - October 6, 2024
In the Path of Cartier

Get a taste of Nova Scotia in Halifax and Sydney as you try a sampling of local brews in downtown pubs. See the famous Reversing Falls in Saint John, participate in a fudge-making class in Sydney, and enjoy a performance at the Théâtre Palais Municipal in Saguenay. In Quebec City, delight in high tea at the iconic Château Frontenac.

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Classic Greece & Turkey  

October 20 - 30, 2024
Classic Greece & Turkey

Immerse yourself in the history and culture of Greece and Turkey on this 10-night cruise from Athens to Istanbul aboard Oceania Cruises’ Vista.

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