RAMBLIN' RAMS

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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.

*ALL PRICES AND DATES LISTED ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.

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2021 Destinations

Roaming Coastal Maine

September 26 - October 2, 2021
From $3,999 (including 7 days, 9 meals, round trip air from DIA, air taxes and fees/surcharges, hotel transfers)
For more details and to book, click here.

This is Maine, where rocky shores, infinite nature, and endless lobster forge a coastal New England classic. Dig in to local delicacies with an oyster shucking lesson and tasting. Immerse yourself in dramatic nature at Acadia National Park. See how lobster traps are retrieved from the ocean. Admire the picturesque Portland Head Light, Maine’s oldest lighthouse. Take part in a vintage wine tasting at Cellardoor Winery. Enjoy free time in the vibrant city of Portland. Towering mountains, delectable cuisine, and bustling harbors await you in this maritime treasure.

Questions? Contact Collette at (800) 581-8942.

2022 Destinations

Tasman Tapestry

January 21 - February 4, 2022
From $6,499 (includes 14 nights)
For more details and to book, click here.

Say g’day to koalas and kangaroos on this fourteen-night cruise through the Tasman aboard Oceania Cruises’ Regatta. Whether you’re a sun seeker, a culture vulture, or you want to kick back and see incredible scenery, there’s something for everyone.

Forge a path through the glowworm cave in Bay of Islands and spy geysers spouting in Rotorua. Taste the flavor of Napier’s vintage vineyards and walk through movie-making history in Wellington, where The Lord of the Rings was filmed. The Fjords of Milford Sound tower over you as you make your way to Australia. Burnie’s local cheese makers will thrill your taste buds, then you’ll spend two days in Melbourne. Catch sight of a kookaburra or watch wallabies waddle and hop.

Questions? Contact GoNext at (800) 842-9023.

Shades of Ireland

March 28 - April 9, 2022
From $4,648 (includes 13 days, 17 meals, round trip air from DIA, air taxes and fees/surcharges, hotel transfers)
For more details and to book, click here.

Experience Ireland in all its vibrant shades as you travel from the lively city of Dublin to the untamed natural beauty of Northern Ireland. Explore Dublin with a local guide. Kiss the Blarney Stone at historic Blarney Castle. See Killarney from an Irish jaunting car. Experience the world-famous beauty of the Ring of Kerry. Marvel at the stunning 700-foot Cliffs of Moher. Enjoy tea and scones on a traditional family farm. Tour the walled city of Derry. Stand on the awe-inspiring Giant’s Causeway. Uncover the legend of the Titanic at Belfast’s famed Titanic Experience. From breathtaking nature and stunning coasts to a captivating culture and friendly locals – this is Ireland.

Questions? Contact Collette at (800) 581-8942.

Charms of the South

April 3-11, 2022
From $2,295 (includes 9 nights)
For more details and to book, click here.

Cruise up the Mississippi and experience southern charm aboard the American Queen on this eight-night trip with American Queen Steamboat Company. Begin your journey with an included one-night stay in New Orleans. Immerse yourself in the culture of this cosmopolitan city—take a stroll through the historic French Quarter or grab a bowl of gumbo. Then sail on to Nottoway, home to the largest historic mansion in the South.

In St. Francisville, find the perfect southern trinket at historic Old Market Hall, where local craftsmen and artists hustle and bustle. Walk through the history of the mighty Mississippi in Vicksburg, and, before you end your cruise in Memphis, make a stop in Greenville, where Civil War history lives on.

Questions? Contact GoNext at (800) 842-9023

Dutch Waterways

April 15 - 23, 2022
From $3,095 + port + air
For more details and to book, click here.

Discover Old World cities, picture-perfect towns and centuries of history along the intimate waterways of the Netherlands and Belgium! On this seven-night, first-class cruise, take in Amsterdam’s gabled houses from the Dutch Golden Age, and meander in Bruges’ romantic old town and along Antwerp’s colorful lanes. Best of all, be inspired by the beautiful profusion of trees, plants and flowers blossoming at Floriade Expo 2022, the world’s premier gardening festival held every 10 years! You’ll also enjoy a choice of included excursions. In Amsterdam, stroll amid a sea of cheerful tulips at Keukenhof Gardens, behold the Rijksmuseum’s masterpieces or bike through quaint villages. Explore The Hague and the Mauritshuis’ treasures, or watch artisans at the Royal Delft porcelain factory. In Bruges, visit a chocolaterie, discover the beer culture or admire fine Belgian art. Savor the ever-changing panoramas and carefree comforts that make river cruising so enticing. A generous meal plan with wine and beer at lunch and dinner complements your experience. No single supplement!

Questions? Contact AHI at (800) 323-7373.

Alaskan Heritage & Wildlife

June 26 - July 3, 2022
Starting from $5,670
For more details and to book, click here.

Alaska is for adventure and discovery! Nourish your soul amid the breathtaking landscapes, fascinating history and abundant wildlife of this must-see outdoor destination. During this seven-night journey, stay in both Anchorage and Denali National Park, Alaska’s most famous natural park. Encounter 10,000 years of history at Anchorage’s world-class museums and stroll through friendly Talkeetna. Search for caribou, moose and bear during a narrated tour of Denali National Park and learn about the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race at a working kennel. Witness jaw-dropping views on an epic train journey and spectacular coastal scenery while cruising Prince William Sound. In the Matanuska-Susitna Valley, visit a reindeer farm and tuck into a delicious lunch at a family farm. Along the way, local experts share their knowledge of Alaska’s history, geography and natural wonders, and you’ll be immersed in a wonderful mix of the region’s frontier-like culture, picturesque landscapes and welcoming communities. This small-group experience features first-class accommodations and a generous meal plan including wine with dinner.

Questions? Contact AHI at (800) 323-7373.

Northern Realms: Baltics & Scandinavia

August 7-17, 2022
Starting from $3,999 (includes 10 nights)
For more details and to book, click here.

We’re on our way north—come bask in the beauty of the Baltics! From Denmark to Sweden and everywhere in between, this trip will lead you through secret tunnels, into towers and turrets, and behind the scenes in some of the world’s most fascinating towns. Make your way through medieval ruins in Visby and take a kayak down a calm Lithuanian river in Klaipėda.

Tour Tallinn’s underground passageways as you learn about its historic past, then spend two days in Russia. Whether you seek art architecture, or music, St. Petersburg has something for everyone. Before ending in Stockholm, cruise into Helsinki, the white city of the north, where you can peruse an open-air market for the perfect present to pack in your suitcase.

Questions? Contact GoNext at (800) 842-9023.

Normandy

September 17 - 25, 2022
Starting from $3,495
For more details and to book, click here.

From Normandy’s sweeping, cliff-lined coast to its rolling countryside, discover proud traditions, dramatic history, culinary delicacies and alluring beauty on this seven-night exploration. Take an emotional journey to Omaha Beach, the Normandy American Cemetery and related sites, contemplating the impact of D-Day and World War II. Marvel at stunning Mont-Saint-Michel, a UNESCO World Heritage site, rising spectacularly above the tidal waters, and study the delicately embroidered, 11th-century Bayeux Tapestry. Relish life along the Seine on a scenic cruise and sip Normandy’s celebrated Calvados apple brandy over lunch on a farm. Throughout your travels, expert guides and lecturers share illuminating details about the region’s history and culture. Each evening, relax at your first-class hotel in the heart of Honfleur, a captivating, 17th-century harbor town. This small-group trip features a professional Travel Director and a generous meal plan with wine at dinner. Ideal for solo travelers with no single supplement!

Questions? Contact AHI at (800) 323-7373.

Adriatic & Aegean Array

October 6-16, 2022
Starting from $3,349 (includes 10 nights)
For more details and to book, click here.

Follow the sweeping path of Europe’s palaces and panoramic views on this 10-night trip aboard Oceania Cruises’ Nautica. Spy the steep slopes of Amalfi as you take a coastal cruise up the UNESCO-listed shores. Under the gaze of Mt. Etna, enjoy a Sicilian lunch of pecorino and prosciutto.

History buffs will linger in the lanes of the Old Town of Dubrovnik, filled with fortresses and fortifications. Spend two days in timeless Venice, where you’ll glide the old canals on gondolas while Italian musicians serenade you. In Greece, catch a glimpse of ancient Olympia near Katakolon and in Santorini, relax in the sea breeze with a glass of award-winning wine.

Questions? Contact GoNext at (800) 842-9023.

Apulia: Undiscovered Italy

November 2 - 10, 2022
Starting from $3,195
For more details and to book, click here.

Indulge your senses on this enchanting, seven-night stay in seaside Polignano a Mare, nestled in the heart of Italy’s Apulia region. Spend sunny days immersed in Roman history and heritage as you travel through gentle, fertile plains to fishing villages, family-run farms and medieval towns that leap from fairytales. In Alberobello, follow cobbled lanes to unique, conical trulli, and visit ancient Matera, famous for its sassi, incredible neighborhoods built from stone dwellings. Bask in breathtaking Locorotondo, where gleaming buildings coil around a hilltop setting, and wander through the narrow alleys of Ostuni’s Old Town. Experience the dazzling waterfronts and historic neighborhoods of Trani and Bari, and discover Lecce’s remarkable baroque stonework, including the opulent Basilica of Santa Croce. Savor Apulia’s simple cuisine, heirloom recipes crafted with a balanced use of both land and sea. Plus, enjoy a wine tasting at a family-owned vineyard and tour an olive oil mill, followed by lunch. This small-group journey features an exclusive lecture series, a first-class hotel and an extensive meal plan with wine at dinner. No single supplement for solo travelers!

Questions? Contact AHI at (800) 323-7373.