Alumni Travel Program
The Alumni Travel Program provides opportunities for Lafayette alumni and friends to travel the world together for one-of-a-kind learning experiences. Trips for 2014 and early 2015 are listed below. If you’d like to be added to our mailing list to automatically receive notices about Lafayette sponsored trips, please contact the Office of Alumni Relations at (610)330-5040 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Flavors of Northern Italy (October 17-25, 2014)
An intimate, small-group atmosphere and authentically Tuscan experiences distinguish this 9-day program, each one more magical than the next: stroll vineyards, make your own ricotta, sample olive oils and wine varietals, and fully enjoy the Tuscan way of life surrounded by great people and fabulous cuisine. Tour centuries-old wineries, tasting rare hand-made cheeses, and dine in homes of chefs and producers.
Eastern & Oriental Express (March 2-15, 2015)
Ride a tuk tuk through Bangkok and take a cruise of the Chao Phraya River to see Wat Arun and Wat Pho, two of the city’s most impressive temples, and a floating market. Experience the golden age of travel on the Eastern & Oriental Express train and see the Thai and Malaysian countryside as you make your way from Bangkok to Singapore. Wander through the impressive ruins of Ayutthaya and visit an elephant sanctuary. Cruise the River Kwai to see the historic bridge built by Allied troops. Explore the lively city-state of Singapore. Discover both the lush highlands and beautiful beaches of Bali, one of the world’s most idyllic islands.
Information to come.
Music and Art Tour of Salzburg, Vienna, and Prague (June 12-24, 2015) REGISTRATION TO COME
In Mozart’s Footsteps
Travel to three cities in the center of Europe that have wonderful musical and artistic histories. The traveler will experience great culture and walk in the footsteps of significant creative geniuses. Hear spectacular concerts, view incredible architecture, and visit outstanding museums. Visit Salzburg, the birthplace of Mozart, where walking the picturesque streets of Old Town, one can see more than four centuries of architectural styles. Tour Vienna which enjoys the richest musical history of any city in the world, having been the home of Mozart (adult life), Beethoven, Haydn, Schubert, Brahms, Johann Strauss and family, Mahler, Bruckner, and many others. Additionally, Vienna has an extremely strong Fin de siècle history, and was home to artists Klimt, Kokoschka, Schiele, and Gerstl, and architects Fischer von Erlach, Hoffman, Wagner and Hundertwasser. The city has many wonderful art museums, including the finest collection of Flemish art outside of the Netherlands at the Kunsthistorisches Museum. The third city in the tour, Prague, adds a different culture. Its art and architecture is heavily influenced by Jugenstil, and one of the finest examples of this, the Obecní dům (Municipal House) is right around the corner from the hotel. Musically, the Czech capital was the home of Dvořák, Smetana, and other composers with Slavic and Bohemian roots. This adds a nice contrast to the music of Salzburg and Vienna. For the literary‐minded, Franz Kafka lived in Prague and travelers have the option of exploring the Kafka Museum.
Information to come.
USEFUL Travel RESOURCES
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (travelers’ health)
- Currency Conversion Quick Reference
- Federal Aviation Administration (flight delay information)
- Frommer’s Travel Guides
- International Weather
- Time Zone Converter
- Transportation Security Administration (packing tips)
- U.S. Customs and Border Protection
- U.S. Department of State Travel (international travel and passport information)
- Worldwide Air Carriers
November 22, 2014
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