Travel

A man rides a camel. Another camel is beside it.
A group of people stand on a path in front of an old stone wall
A group of people in orange and yellow kayaks paddle under a mangrove tree

Make the journey with friendships that never fade

Curiosity is contagious, so surround yourself with like-minded people on your adventure. Group travel with IU alumni and friends of IU ensures a richer, more diverse experience—we each bring a unique and valuable perspective.

In Apulia, Italy, former traveler and IU alum Gretchen Mueller learned just how far human connection goes. “On some nights in Apulia, we would cross the bridge into the town center where there was a little bar,” she recalls. “The owner was super nice. We didn’t speak Italian and he didn’t speak English, but we both spoke a little Spanish, and so we ended up becoming friends.”

Who will you meet along the way?

See the world in ways you never imagined

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Indiana University Alumni Association
IU Travels
Grand Danube Passage

Voice:

These past two weeks we've traveled through much of Eastern Europe. Particularly, ah, South Eastern Europe.

Tour guide:

You were able to walk through the streets, and get your first glimpse of stuff.

Voice:

It seems like we've been seeing a part of the world a lot of people are not that familiar with.

Voice:

It would be very hard for me to say the most memorable moment of the trip.

Voice:

The pristine villages and the mountains, the vineyards, you know, it's just been an incredible experience.

Voice:

I, I guess I have an appreciation for the people that I've met, that we've met, along the way.

Voice:

Everyday the guides had arranged worthwhile interesting opportunities.

Voice:

Several of the talks of this trip they provided the opportunity for you to learn about the politics, the economics of the different areas. Education opens up your world.

Voice:

You read about something to see and do and then you go and experience it on a tour. It just brings it all to life.

Voice:

The Amadeus Silver has been an incredibly comfortable boat, living quarters, for the last two weeks.

Voice:

We can literally travel hundreds of miles and see a lot of territory and scenery and never have left our room.

Voice:

The food was phenomenal. Uh, the accommodations were great on the boat. Virtually the whole time there was something to take a picture of, something to see, something to look at, and that that uh, caught my attention. I enjoyed being on this trip with a bunch of people who were very well educated.

Voice:

I heard good things about the IU Alumni Association Tours. I have had friends who have gone on them and recommended and them highly. But, you have, you do feel a certain sense commonality.

Voice:

Being able to share, compare, and contrast, being with other people who have had a fair amount education. That looked at the world differently.

Voice:

We shared our reactions to the day, and what we've seen and what we've done. Because you can read about things, but until you actually are in the midst of the culture and people you really can't understand. You have to be there, and that's more of an education than reading about it.

Indiana University Alumni Association
IU Travels
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Embark on the journey of a lifetime

Bring home unforgettable lessons with IU Travels. Immerse yourself in unfamiliar places to remain a lifelong learner—appreciating the local culture and customs. It’s time to go explore the world.

Need help deciding on a trip?

With us and our travel partners taking care of the details, your only responsibility is to enjoy every moment.

We’re here to provide personal service for trouble-free travel. Contact us at 800-824-3044 and ask for IU Travels or send an email to iutravel@iu.edu.

For more information, consult trip details or request a brochure.

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