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Lori Corvino
Senior Director of Alumni Engagement
The Ball State Alumni Travel program offers diverse tours and destinations for you to discover! Our trips are educational by nature with access to unique destination spots around the world. The best part? You get to take this journey with fellow Ball State alumni!

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Rose Parade and New Years Rose Parade float

Premier World Discovery

December 30, 2019–January 4, 2020

Price: $3,199 per person/double
Register with Booking #/Web Code 127864

Highlights include:

  • New Year’s Eve Dinner Party
  • Tournament of Roses Parade
  • Lunch at Lawry’s in Beverly Hills
  • Showcase of Floats
  • Richard Nixon Library and Museum
  • Hollywood and Beverly Hills Tour
  • Rodeo Drive
  • Grauman’s Chinese Theatre
  • Hollywood Walk of Fame
  • Mission San Juan Capistrano
  • Newport and Laguna Beaches
  • San Diego City Tour
  • San Diego Harbor Cruise
  • 5 nights, 1 hotel

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Legends of the NileGiza Pyramids

AHI Travel

February 11–22, 2020

Discover ancient Egypt along the Nile River. This thrilling 10-night adventure features four nights on a first-class ship, five nights in Cairo, and one night in Luxor. The Great Pyramids of Giza, the Valley of the Kings, and the tomb of King Tutankhamen come to life with an expert, licensed Egyptologist by your side during all excursions. Stroll the burial grounds at the Temple of Karnak, witness the gold burial mask and sarcophagus of Tutankhamen at the Egyptian Museum, and learn how ancient treasures are restored and preserved with special access at the Oriental Institute’s Chicago House in Luxor. Witness the Great Temple of Ramses II carved out of a mountain, seek out fantastic treasures in Cairo’s old bazaar, and visit venerable mosques and Coptic Christian churches. This small-group trip includes flights to Luxor and Abu Simbel, first-class hotel and cruise accommodations, and an extensive meal program with wine at dinner.

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Great Trains & Grand Canyons Great Trains and Grand Canyons - Mountains

Premier World Discovery

March 8, 2020

Price: $3,095 per person/double
Register with Booking #/Web Code 130285

Highlights include:

  • Two rail journeys: Grand Canyon Railway and Verde Canyon Railroad
  • Grand Canyon National Park
  • Oak Creek Canyon
  • Black Bart's Steakhouse
  • Sedona Trolley Tour
  • Chapel of the Holy Cross
  • Tlaquepaque and Uptown Sedona
  • Montezuma Castle
  • Jerome
  • Chuckwagon Supper & Show
  • Old Town Scottsdale

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Wonders of Peru, Featuring an Amazon CruiseAncient buildings in Lima, Peru

AHI Travel

April 2–13, 2020

From the lush Amazon basin to sophisticated Lima and mysterious Machu Picchu, explore the richness of Peru on this 10-night adventure. In the capital city of Lima, take in colonial architecture, study the country’s history at the Larco Museum, and savor an authentic Peruvian dinner at a historic home. Travel to Cusco and the Sacred Valley to learn about Peru’s Incan heritage, then mingle with residents of an Andean mountain village. Ride a train through the Andes to wander the temples, palaces, and plazas of Machu Picchu. Spend three nights aboard the deluxe Delfin III on a luxury cruise through the Amazon rain forest and discover the amazing diversity there on guided skiff boat rides and jungle hikes. Visit a manatee rescue center and see pink-hued river dolphins! This journey includes two round-trip flights in Peru, first-class accommodations, and an extensive meal plan plus wine with dinner. No single supplement.

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Ancient AdventuresAncient stone ruins next to the ocean

GO NEXT, Inc.

May 25–June 7, 2020

Explore enchanting destinations along the Mediterranean coastline aboard Oceania Cruises’ Riviera! Embark in Venice amid Venetian architecture and timeless piazzas. Sail to Koper and explore the Praetorian Palace. In Kotor, a UNESCO World Heritage site, take in the 12th century cathedral. Next, stroll through Dubrovnik, an ancient walled city on the Dalmatian Coast. Relax along the coastline in Corfu before setting off for Taormina, where you can visit the Teatro Antico di Taormina, an ancient Greco-Roman theater. Then, voyage to Amalfi and experience its ancient sites and iconic coastline. In Rome, discover the Colosseum and Michelangelo’s frescoes in the Sistine Chapel. Travel to Florence and see the masterpieces of the Renaissance: Brunelleschi’s Duomo, the Baptistery, and Michelangelo’s David. Nearby, walk through the monument-rich city of Pisa and the captivating Tuscan countryside. The next port is Monte Carlo, where you’ll encounter its famous casino and the Circuit de Monaco, the site of the Grand Prix. Journey to Saint-Tropez, the heart of the French Riviera, and mingle with the elite among the more than thirty beach clubs that line the sand. Your journey will end in sunny Barcelona, but before that, voyage to Marseille and wander through the ancient Le Panier neighborhood and the République quarter, or explore the idyllic countryside of Provence.

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California Rail Discovery - Napa Valley

California Rail Discovery

Premier World Discovery

July 22, 2020

Price: $3,595 per person/double
Register with Booking #/Web Code 130441

Highlights include:

  • Two rail experiences: Napa Valley Wine Train and Sierra Nevada Rail Journey
  • San Francisco City Tour
  • San Francisco Bay Cruise
  • Sausalito
  • Wine tasting and lunch
  • Winery tour and tasting
  • Lake Tahoe Paddlewheeler Cruise
  • Old Town Sacramento
  • Virginia City
  • Two night stay in San Francisco
  • Two night stay in Lake Tahoe

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Riches of the Emerald IsleThe Emerald Isle

AHI Travel

July 29–August 9, 2020

Experience the best of Ireland’s heritage and natural history on this 10-night adventure including stays in Ennis, Killarney, Mallow, and Dublin. From dancing to storytelling to a special farm-to-fork meal, you’ll sample Irish culture, cuisine, and traditions. Walk along the fossil-laden limestone terrain of the Burren and peer into a Neolithic portal tomb on the dramatic Cliffs of Moher—a UNESCO Global Geopark. On the Loop Head and Dingle Peninsulas, take in the stunning coastline from land and water. Cruise to the Aran Island of Inishmore to learn more about island life from a local guide, and explore Killarney National Park by horse-drawn carriage. Watch border collies corral sheep in the open countryside of the Ring of Kerry and meet the shepherd to learn more about the dogs and flock. Cap off your journey in seaside Dublin and Dalkey Village. Your first-class accommodations are enhanced by a generous meal plan featuring wine with dinner.

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Baltic and Scandinavian EmperorsBaltic and Scandinavian building

GO NEXT, Inc.

August 28–September 8, 2020

Experience Baltic and Scandinavian culture, history, and scenery aboard Oceania Cruises’ Marina. Your adventure begins in Copenhagen, the capital of Denmark. Sail to Warnemünde and laze on the beach or take a scenic drive to Berlin to see the Brandenburg Gate and the Berlin Wall. In Rønne, wander the cobblestone streets or venture outside the city limits to take in the natural beauty of the ivory-white beaches and rocky cliffs. Uncover the history of Gdynia at the Emigration Museum and the Polish Naval Museum or visit nearby Gdańsk and tour one of its many historic churches. Discover Klaipėda, where a single surviving tower of a once-glorious red brick castle remains. Tallinn, the next stop, has a UNESCO-listed Old Town and is one of Europe’s most compelling walled cities. Spend three days in the imperial grandeur of St. Petersburg, Russia’s window to the West, where pastel-colored palaces and onion domes complement the city’s vast network of canals and arched bridges. Visit the Russian Museum or browse Picasso paintings at the Hermitage. Your journey will end in Stockholm, but before that, stop in Helsinki and see the Suomenlinna, a ruined fortification that spans six islands.

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Cape Cod & The Islands

Premier World Discovery

September 19, 2020

Price: $3,175 per person/double
Register with Booking #/Web Code 130256

Highlights include:

  • 6 nights at one hotel
  • Nantucket Island visit
  • Nantucket Whaling Museum
  • Boston City Tour
  • Plimoth Plantation
  • Hyannis
  • Martha's Vineyard Tour
  • Newport's Ocean Drive
  • Breakers Mansion Tour
  • Heritage Plantation
  • Sandwich
  • New England lobster dinner
  • Faneuil Hall Marketplace

 

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Cruise the Heart of EuropeChurch in Cologne, Germany

AHI Travel

October 3–18, 2020

Celebrated in art and song, Europe’s great rivers carved borders, created trade routes, and cultivated traditions and cultures that live on today. Enjoy an intimate look at five distinct countries and appreciate Europe from a wider lens on this expertly crafted journey. Cruise the charming canals of Amsterdam and navigate the mighty Rhine, Main, and Danube rivers. Explore great cities, including Amsterdam, Budapest, Cologne, Passau, and Vienna and the charming towns of Koblenz, Melk, and Miltenberg. Marvel at the beauty of the Middle Rhine and Wachau Valley. Personalize your experience in eight ports with a choice of included shore excursions that range from cycling adventures to museum and culinary tours; learn from local experts who shed light on destinations they know and love. This once-in-a-lifetime adventure includes 14 nights aboard an exclusively chartered first-class river cruiser, all meals and wine, beer or soft drinks with lunch and dinner. No single supplement!

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