• Legends of the Nile
    Travel with an expert Egyptologist to guide you through the Pyramids of Giza, the Valley of the Kings and the magnificence of ancient Egypt.
  • Montenegro and the Bay of Kotor
    Discover Montenegro’s inviting villages along the Bay of Kotor and ecounter ancient relics, including storied Orthodox monasteries.
  • Journey to Southern Africa
    Thrill to the wildlife and wonder of South Africa, Zimbabwe and Botswana on this 12-night journey.
  • Cruise the Rhine and Mosel Rivers
    Visit four countries and choose from a variety of included excursions, such as cycling, hiking and culinary tours, plus onboard fun for the kids.

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.

For more information about the Marquette Travel Program, contact Jennilee Schlinksy at jennilee.schlinsky@marquette.edu or (414) 288-7661.

2020 Trips

   

September 25-October 3, 2020
Columbia & Snake River Voyage

Trace the path of Lewis and Clark on this inspiring cruise along the Columbia and Snake Rivers. Relax and take in the stunning mountain beauty of the Columbia River Gorge from the deck of your first-class ship. This eight-night adventure lets you explore towering Multnomah Falls, Mount St. Helens and more!

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October 7-October 16, 2020
Sketches of Sicily

There’s no place like Sicily, the sun-drenched multi-cultural crossroads located between the tip of Italy’s boot and Northwest Africa. On an eight-night adventure, rub shoulders with everyday Sicilians, stand in the shadows of Greek Gods, and savor the sites, sounds and flavors of a timeless treasure trove encircled by the Mediterranean Sea.

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October 15-October 25, 2020
Adriatic Awakening

Take in the idyllic scenery of Rhodes and visit the Temple of Artemis in Kuşadasi. Discover the dramatic seascapes of Santorini and stroll through Katakolon, a peaceful seaside town full of shops and cafés. Relax along the coast of Corfu and discover the walled medieval city of Kotor. Walk the seaside promenade in Zadar and experience the timeless piazzas and trattorias of Venice.

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October 17-October 25, 2020
Paris: Art, Culture & People

Spend seven nights in Paris as you immerse yourself in the culture, cuisine and history of the romantic City of Light. Cruise the Seine, enjoy a culinary walking tour, visit the Palais Garnier and learn about the city’s countless artistic treasures. Tour Le Marais, explore jazz-infused Montmartre, and travel to Dijon!

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October 17-October 25, 2020
Basque Country: Spain & France

Delight in a seven-night adventure through Basque Spain and France. Discover the chic beach resort of Biarritz and foodie-friendly San Sebastián. Explore French Basque culture in St-Jean-de-Luz, Espelette and Bayonne. In Spain, dine at a private Basque gastronomical society, tour the Bilbao Guggenheim and stroll the streets of Hemingway’s Pamplona!

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December 11-December 19, 2020
Holiday Markets Cruise: The Festive Rhine River

Feel the magic of the holidays come to life as you embrace the festive markets of France, Germany and Switzerland during a seven-night Rhine River cruise. Explore medieval villages, see cliff-top castles and personalize your journey with a choice of excursions, from wine tasting to art walks, in many ports. No single supplement!

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2021 Trips


 
 

January 31 – February 16, 2021
Tales of the Tasman

Stop in at an award-winning winery in Melbourne and taste local cheese or whiskey in Burnie. Cruise the fjords of Milford Sound. Look for yellow-eyed penguins in Dunedin and indulge in upscale dining in Wellington. Discover the vineyards of Napier, explore the waterfalls and beaches of Tauranga, and see the Māori history of the Bay of Islands.

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February 23 - March 6, 2021
Legends of the Nile

Treat yourself to an exhilarating, small-group adventure along the Nile River, plus explorations in Cairo and Abu Simbel. This 10-night, active journey includes a deluxe, four-night cruise and the company of an expert Egyptologist who will guide you through the Pyramids of Giza, the Valley of the Kings and the magnificence of ancient Egypt.

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March 14–22, 2021
Southern Grandeur | Memphis to New Orleans 

Experience the southern charm of Memphis and the historic roots of the Mississippi Delta region. Explore the grounds of a Civil War battle in Vicksburg and walk through the Mississippi Valley’s oldest European settlement in Natchez. Visit Louisiana’s capital, tour the historic buildings of St. Francisville, and see the famous Nottoway Plantation.

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March 23 - April 7, 2021
Journey to Southern Africa

Thrill to the wildlife and wonder of South Africa, Zimbabwe and Botswana on this 12-night journey. Witness abundant animal life and tour historic Cape Town. Follow in the footsteps of Nelson Mandela on Robben Island and see his home in Soweto. Travel in Victorian elegance on Rovos Rail through Hwange Game Reserve to majestic Victoria Falls! Relish the riches of this wonderous continent! Learn more.

     

 
 

April 18 - April 26, 2021
Montenegro and the Bay of Kotor

Join us in Montenegro, an enchanting Balkan nation packed with old-world architecture, jaw-dropping beauty and cultural treasures. Stay for six nights in Tivat, and discover Montenegro’s inviting villages along the Bay of Kotor. Encounter ancient relics, including storied Orthodox monasteries. Travel to stunning Lake Skadar and learn about Montenegro’s viniculture. Plus, enjoy a night in Dubrovnik, Croatia!

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April 22-30, 2021
Coastlines and Colonnades 

Take in archaeological wonders in Naples and bask in Messina’s old-world charm. Stroll the lovely waterfront in Argostoli. Take in impressive ruins outside of Gythio and see Santorini’s breathtaking rock formations climbing from the volcanic floor. Explore the magnificent ruins of Ephesus.

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May 8 - May 16, 2021
Paris featuring the African American Experience

After World War I, African American soldiers found a welcoming home in Paris and an audience hungry for jazz. On specially designed excursions, discover the history of Paris’ African American community from the Left Bank to the Musee du Quai Branly and beyond. Plus, cruise the Seine and discover Paris’ best bites on a culinary walking tour.

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May 18 - May 28, 2021
Majestic Switzerland ~ Interlaken | Vevey

Treat your senses to extraordinary experiences on this nine-night Swiss journey, featuring stays in Interlaken and Vevey. Visit Bern, Brienz, Kandersteg, Montreux and more! Indulge in traditional cuisine, gaze at unforgettable mountain vistas, ride a cogwheel train up the Brienzer Rothorn and delight in a folkloric performance. This active, small-group adventure is a breath of fresh air!

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June 6 - June 14, 2021
Grand Seine River & Normandy Passage

Uncover history along the Seine River on a 7-night passage between Paris and Honfleur while enjoying the comforts of your exclusively chartered first-class ship! Explore the highlights of Paris and step into the home of impressionist painter Monet. Visit Honfleur and Rouen, and witness abbeys and grand chateaux. Plus, visit the D-Day beaches, Point du Hoc and the Caen Memorial. Enjoy an extensive meal plan and no supplement for single travelers!

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June 7–14, 2021
Gold Rush and Glaciers of Alaska

Embark in the bustling cultural hub of Vancouver and cruise the Inside Passage. See native totems in Ketchikan, shop for Alaskan art in Juneau, and discover Skagway’s gold rush legacy. Explore Sitka’s native heritage, cruise Hubbard Glacier, and end your journey in Seward near Kenai Fjords National Park.

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June 11 - June 20, 2021
Greece ~ Athens and the Island of Poros

Explore the Parthenon and more in Athens, then head to Poros for sightseeing, Greek island-style. Feel awed by ancient theaters, lost kingdoms and exquisite harbors, and make a toast to Dionysus, the Greek god of wine, in a vineyard. Celebrate the laid-back Greek lifestyle along with ancient landmarks on this eight-night adventure!

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June 12-23, 2021
British Isles and Lowlands

Explore the flora and fauna and the Isle of Portland and indulge yourself in Cork, Ireland’s “foodie capital.” Take in stunning views in Bantry, listen to live folk music in Galway, and see the Gothic-style Guildhall in Londonderry. Visit the Titanic museum in Belfast, take in Victorian architecture in Glasgow, and spend a day in Dublin, the cosmopolitan capital of Ireland. 

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June 19 - June 30, 2021
Undiscovered Ireland

Discover Ireland’s breathtaking coastal landscapes, from the western Wild Atlantic Way to northern County Donegal’s pristine scenery, on this 10-night, small-group adventure. Marvel at the Slieve League sea cliffs and Giant’s Causeway, and stroll through Dublin and Derry, Northern Ireland. Explore serene islands, watch sheepdogs herding a flock, taste classic foods on a culinary tour and much more! Enjoy stays at deluxe and first-class hotels, including a castle estate.

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June 21 - June 29, 2021
Grandeur of Iceland

Behold the inspiring landscapes of Iceland during this unforgettable seven-night adventure. From our base in Reykjavik, we’ll journey through lands boasting unique land formations, waterfalls, hot springs and authentic, charming villages. Visit the Golden Circle, watch a fascinating storytelling performance, indulge in a traditional feast and thrill to a whale-watching cruise!

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June 27 - July 9, 2021
Imperial Journey

Embark on an 11-night exploration of captivating cities in Poland, Germany and the Czech Republic! Marvel at cultural treasures in Kraków, Warsaw, Berlin, Dresden and Prague while staying at deluxe hotels. Look forward to a private Chopin concert in a Warsaw palace, an Elbe River cruise through the picturesque Saxon Alps and a vodka tasting. Expert guides and lecturers offer historical insights,

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June 29 - July 7, 2021
Italy's Lake District

Experience northern Italy’s unforgettable lake district, where sparkling lakes mirror the green hills and craggy slopes of the Alpine foothills. Indulge in seven nights in Stresa by Lake Maggiore and spend your days cruising blue lakes and exploring islands, lakeside towns and Milan. Learn the secrets of northern Italian cuisine during a cooking lesson, and witness Leonardo’s extraordinary “The Last Supper.” This small-group program features an extensive meal plan, including wine with dinner, and exclusive lectures to enhance your journey.

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July 4 - July 12, 2021
Cruise the Rhine and Mosel Rivers

Treat the entire family to a seven-night Rhine and Mosel river cruise that will delight travelers of all ages! Journey aboard a first-class ship, and explore Amsterdam, Cologne, Strasbourg and more. Visit four countries and choose from a variety of included excursions, such as cycling, hiking and culinary tours, plus onboard fun for the kids!

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July 18 - July 28, 2021
Nordic Magnificence ~ Denmark | Norway

Treat yourself to a Nordic adventure. Feel the region’s cozy, optimistic charm as you explore enchanting Copenhagen, Oslo and Bergen. Discover palaces, modern architecture and Viking history. Storybook landscapes unfold as you cruise canals and the North Sea, and ride the Flåm Railway to Norway’s pristine Aurlandsfjord on this nine-night, small-group journey.

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August 1-9, 2021
Great Pacific Northwest

Sample farm-to-table dishes in Vancouver and stroll the Riverwalk in Astoria. Explore the Bonneville Dam in Stevenson, see the historic ending point of the Oregon Trail in The Dalles, and visit local wineries in Richland. Spend a day discovering Clarkston, the gateway to Hells Canyon.

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September 4-19, 2021
Historical Treasures | Athens to Rome

Lounge on the black sand beaches of Santorini, see the Temple of Apollo in Rhodes, and explore Roman villas in Paphos. Uncover biblical treasures in Ashdod and Jerusalem. Walk through the gardens of Haifa, tour a Minoan palace in Heraklion, and visit the site of ancient Sparta in Gythio. Stroll the Piazza del Duomo in Catania and enjoy fresh-caught seafood in Sorrento.

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