Ramblin' Rams

Pack your bags for an unforgettable Ramblin' Rams travel adventure.


Ramble on, Rams!

We are proud to partner with outstanding travel partners to bring our alumni and friends once-in-a-lifetime travel opportunities across the world. These unique trips provide you with the chance to connect with other Rams on your journey while also supporting the Alumni Association. We hope you consider these trips when planning your travel and potentially joining other CSU alumni and friends on a journey you will never forget. Please contact us with any questions and about other trip opportunities.

For more information or a brochure, contact the CSU Alumni Association at (800) 286-2586 or email csualumni@colostate.edu.


2019 Destinations

Rhine Highlights *

Amsterdam to Basel (7 Nights)
July 9-17, 2019
From $3,799 per person, double occupancy
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Welcome aboard the Scenic Opal, a lavish, cutting-edge, and spacious ship staffed by expert cruise directors with an attention for the finer details. With its spacious suites, the 1:3 staff-to-guest ratio, and a private butler for every suite on board, comfort and luxury is a top priority. In addition, every Scenic river cruise is truly all-inclusive—no credit card is required on board. Discover the treasures of each port-of-call by foot, e-bike, or with Scenic’s renowned Freechoice and Enrich programs, and revere Europe’s historic river system.

Countryside of the Emerald Isle *

August 25 - Sept. 3, 2019
From $4,899, double occupancy. Small Group Tour - Limited to 19 passengers.
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To access a pre-recorded webinar about the trip, please click here.
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From ancient castles and historic Dublin to less-traveled roads and charming villages, this adventure brings together the best of the Emerald Isle. Spend two incredible nights experiencing the culture of Dublin, Ireland’s rollicking capital city. Step into the local culture as you stay in a country farmhouse B&B. Cruise down the River Lee. Travel the Ring of Kerry. Experience the wild terrain of West Cork. Jump into everyday life when you visit some favorite local pubs with your tour manager. Experience the great restaurants of Kinsale as part of your culinary journey. Raise a glass and celebrate Ireland. 

Exploring South Africa, Victoria Falls & Botswana *

(14 Days)
October 5-19, 2019
From $8,249, double occupancy. Small Group Tour - Limited to 19 passengers
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From cosmopolitan Cape Town to the power of Victoria Falls to the remote wilds of Botswana, this is the complete African travel experience. Gaze out from the top of Table Mountain. Explore the tip of the continent at the Cape of Good Hope. Make new friends during a home hosted dinner. Search out legendary wildlife along the remote Chobe River. Marvel at the bio-diversity of the Entabeni Conservancy. Sample wines at a vineyard. And that’s just the start. Multiple game drives and unique culinary experiences provide the perfect blend of culture and thrills. This is a small group tour.

Artists and Aristocrats - Rome to Barcelona *

(7 Nights)
Oct 29 - Nov. 6, 2019
From $2,299, double occupancy
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Take in the legacy of the great patrons, popes, and painters of the Mediterranean on this weeklong voyage. Depart from Civitavecchia and sail to Livorno, a jumping-off point for adventures in the idyllic Tuscan countryside and the monument-rich cities of Florence and Pisa. Monte Carlo, the next stop, is an extravagant city surrounded by the renowned destinations of Nice, Èze, and Cannes—all connected by the famous Grand Corniche—while Antibes, the following port, boasts the best natural sand beaches on the French Riviera. Continue to Marseille, France’s oldest city and gateway to the picturesque landscapes and medieval towns of Provence. Next, visit Palma de Mallorca, a town with impressive Moorish architecture and historic monuments. Finally, before ending your cruise in Barcelona, explore Valencia, famed for its unique mix of baroque cathedrals, futuristic architecture, and lush parks.

2020 Destinations

Legends of the Nile *

Jan. 7 - 20, 2020 (10 Nights)
From $4,995 if booked by June 18, 2019, + port + air, double occupancy
Special offer: Book by Aug. 6 and save $500 per couple. Use code EGYPT20

Treat yourself to a thrilling adventure along the Nile River, plus explorations in Cairo and Abu Simbel. This 10-night, small-group journey includes a first-class, 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. For more info, click here or call (800) 323-7373.

Costa Rica: A World of Nature *

Feb. 2 - 13, 2020 (12 days, 24 meals)
From $3,899 per person, double occupancy
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Immerse yourself in this vibrant, living Eden on the Central American isthmus. Visit the green turtle research station. Settle in for two nights in Tortuguero National Park which protects 13 of Costa Rica’s endangered species. Spend two nights in an eco-lodge within the Sarapiquí Rainforest. Taste Costa Rica’s finest during a cacao demonstration and tasting and a pineapple plantation visit. Take in the spectacular views of Arenal Volcano during your three night stay at the foot of the volcano. Choose from a thrilling zip-lining experience or hiking the lava fields of Arenal Volcano. Walk among the treetops on a guided tour of Arenal’s hanging bridges. Embark on a jungle crocodile safari and bird watching cruise. Soak up the sweeping view of the Pacific during a resort stay at Manuel Antonio. Explore the white sandy beaches of Manuel Antonio National Park, just minutes from your resort. For more info, click here.

Dutch Waterways *

March 31 - April 8, 2020 (9 days)
From $2,895 if booked by July 16, 2019, + port + air, double occupancy
Special offer: Book by Sept. 24 and save $500 per couple. Use code ABHOLBEL20
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See the Netherlands and Belgium brilliantly revealed as you glide along scenic waterways during a seven-night cruise on a first-class river ship. Explore Amsterdam, Antwerp and fairy-tale Giethoorn, while enjoying an ever-changing panorama. Follow your passions with included excursion choices. See Dutch masters, bicycle through villages or savor chocolate. No single supplement! Click here for more details or call (800) 323-7373.

Mediterranean Spotlight – Oceana Cruises *

Barcelona to Venice (10 Nights)
April 24 – May 5, 2020
From $3,299 per person, double occupancy (airfare included from select cities)
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Your voyage begins in Barcelona, a center for art, culture, and fine cuisine. Set sail for sunny Toulon then spend a day in Monte Carlo, home of the Circuit de Monaco and the Grand Prix, then continue on to the seaside resort of Marina di Carrara. Your journey continues in Rome, then spend a day exploring legendary Amalfi, and then cruise to Messina to seek out the finest cathedrals in Sicily. Explore the Venetian quarter and then sail on to Kotor, where the narrow medieval lanes and a twelfth-century cathedral invite discovery. Finally, take in the sparkling blue coves and vineyards of Korčula, the birthplace of Marco Polo before your journey’s end in timeless Venice.

Gaelic Inspiration – Oceana Cruises *

July 12-22, 2020 (9 Nights)
From $4,399 per person, double occupancy (airfare included from select cities)
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Begin your voyage in Dublin, a city immersed in history, culture, and art. Then discover cultural treasures in Waterford, explore the delightful fishing town of Cobh, and stroll along the breathtaking harbor front in Bantry. Enjoy winding lanes of boutiques and restaurants in the harbor city of Galway, and see the only completely walled city in Londonderry. Delight in Belfast, a city with ornate Victorian and Edwardian architecture, gracious gardens, and friendly pubs. Visit Douglas, the capital of the Isle of Man. Lastly, absorb the vibes of the Beatles heritage in the iconic city of Liverpool.

Normandy ~ Honfleur *

Sept. 26 - Oct. 4, 2020 (9 days)
Pricing to be announced. Web booking coming soon; call (800) 323-7373 for more details.

Immerse yourself in historic Normandy—from the Middle Ages to modern times—on this 7-night adventure through the coastal region. Set foot on Omaha Beach and visit the Normandy American Cemetery, contemplating the impact of D-Day and World War II. Admire the embroidery of the 11th-century Bayeux Tapestry and its delicate depiction of the Norman conquest of England. Marvel at the stunning medieval village Mont-Saint-Michel, a UNESCO World Heritage site, as it rises above tidal waters. Relax each evening at your first-class hotel in picturesque harbor town Honfleur. The colorful home to the ship-shaped wooden Church of Sainte-Cathérine, Honfleur delights visitors with its fishing-village charms. You’ll taste the region’s renowned Calvados apple brandy while enjoying lunch at a distillery set among the orchards, in addition to your extensive meal plan including wine with dinner. Expert guides share insights into local culture and history to enhance your journey. No single supplement!