Travel Insider Trips

Take your next trip with IU

The IU Travels team works with carefully vetted and trustworthy travel partners—AHI, Lindblad, Odysseys Unlimited, Go Next, Orbridge, and Gohagan & Company—to provide more than 50 trip itineraries for you to choose from each year.

These getaways are tailor-made to provide an educationally enriching, culturally immersive experience led by seasoned guides and, on a few select excursions, IU experts. Each trip offers top-rated and unique accommodations, as well as opportunities to see the sights and participate in local life—visiting regional schools, taking culinary classes, and observing trade demonstrations.

Most of the trip links will take you directly to a webpage created by one of our travel partners. This webpage is where you’ll find the complete trip itinerary, pricing, and booking instructions.

Have questions? Contact the IU Travels team at iutravel@iu.edu. Trip-specific questions should be directed to the travel company hosting the trip you’re interested in.

Discover the Canadian Rockies by Rail

June 26, 2024–July 2, 2024

View more information about Discover the Canadian Rockies by Rail on the Orbridge website

Icelandic Revelation

John Lucaites

July 7, 2024–July 17, 2024

View more information about Icelandic Revelation on the Go Next website

North Sea Escapade

July 13, 2024–July 23, 2024

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Alpine Splendor

August 1, 2024–August 14, 2024

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Jewels of the Rhine with Lucerne

August 2, 2024–August 11, 2024

View more information about Jewels of the Rhine with Lucerne on the Go Next website

Great Pacific Northwest

August 4, 2024–August 12, 2024

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Irish Emeralds

August 4, 2024–August 14, 2024

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Radiant Alaska

August 6, 2024–August 16, 2024

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Cruise the Rhine and Moselle Rivers

August 20, 2024–August 28, 2024

View more information about Cruise the Rhine and Moselle Rivers on the AHI Travel website

Portrait of Italy

August 27, 2024–September 11, 2024

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Swiss Alps & the Italian Lakes

August 28, 2024–September 6, 2024

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Vancouver To Toronto by Rail

August 29, 2024–September 4, 2024

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Grand Cities of Central Europe

September 10, 2024–September 19, 2024

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Northern Lights and the Wildlife of Northern Manitoba

September 11, 2024–September 16, 2024

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Great Trains & Grand Canyons

Melissa Nam

September 15, 2024–September 20, 2024

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Basque Country – Spain & France

September 21, 2024–September 29, 2024

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In the Path of Cartier

September 25, 2024–October 6, 2024

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Wonders of Peru

September 26, 2024–October 7, 2024

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Croatia & the Dalmatian Coast

October 1, 2024–October 12, 2024

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Hadrian’s Italian Homecoming

October 3, 2024–October 13, 2024

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Grand Danube Passage

October 15, 2024–October 30, 2024

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Paradores and Pousadas

October 17, 2024–October 31, 2024

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Classic Greece & Italy

October 20, 2024–October 30, 2024

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United Arab Emirates

November 5, 2024–November 14, 2024

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Forums and Frescoes

November 11, 2024–November 20, 2024

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Antarctica Direct: Fly the Drake Passage

Kathy Licht, Ph.D.

December 1, 2024–December 8, 2024

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Holiday Markets Cruise – The Festive Rhine River

Peg Faimon

December 11, 2024–December 19, 2024

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Wild Baja Escape – The Whales of Magdalena Bay

January 16, 2025–January 21, 2025

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Moroccan Discovery from the Imperial Cities to the Sahara

February 7, 2025–February 20, 2025

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Great Southern Lands – Australia & New Zealand

February 10, 2025–February 24, 2025

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Tahitian Legends

February 15, 2025–February 25, 2025

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Finland – Arctic Magnificence

March 4, 2025–March 12, 2025

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Botswana

Fred and Beth Cate

March 13, 2025–March 25, 2025

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Paradores and Pousadas

March 17, 2025–March 31, 2025

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Exploring Australia and New Zealand

March 21, 2025–April 11, 2025

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Panama Potpourri

March 23, 2025–April 2, 2025

View more information about Panama Potpourri on the Go Next website

Journey to Southern Africa

March 30, 2025–April 14, 2025

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Focus On Japan

April 1, 2025–April 13, 2025

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Provincial French Countryside

April 18, 2025–May 2, 2025

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Coastal Gems Of The Emerald Isles

May 11, 2025–May 23, 2025

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Montenegro & The Bay of Kotor

May 12, 2025–May 20, 2025

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Cruise The Rhine and Moselle Rivers

May 27, 2025–June 4, 2025

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Celtic & Viking Vistas

June 3, 2025–June 14, 2023

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Croatia & The Dalmatian Coast

June 6, 2025–June 17, 2025

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Iconic Mediterranean

June 9, 2025–June 16, 2025

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Apulia – Undiscovered Italy

June 11, 2025–June 19, 2024

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London - The African Diaspora

June 12, 2025–June 20, 2025

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Discover the Canadian Rockies by Rail

July 9, 2025–July 15, 2025

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Danube Delights with Munich

July 12, 2025–July 19, 2025

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Radiant Alaska

July 29, 2025–August 8, 2025

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Icelandic Reaches

July 31, 2025–August 11, 2025

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Vancouver to Toronto by Rail

August 7, 2025–August 13, 2025

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Switzerland's Alpine Majesty

August 20, 2025–August 29, 2025

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National Parks and Lodges of the West

August 22, 2025–August 30, 2025

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British Isles Bounty

August 24, 2025–September 3, 2025

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Island Life® – Greek Isles and Ephesus

August 29, 2025–September 6, 2025

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Italy's Magnificent Lake District

September 2, 2025–September 10, 2025

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Kenya Safari: The Big 5

September 3, 2025–September 13, 2025

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Grand Seine River and Normandy Passage

September 15, 2025–September 23, 2025

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Paris featuring the African American Experience

September 20, 2025–September 28, 2025

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Flavors of Tuscany

September 25, 2025–October 3, 2025

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Hellenic Inspiration

September 26, 2025–October 3, 2025

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The Charm of the Amalfi Coast

October 1, 2025–October 9, 2025

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Portrait of Italy from the Amalfi Coast to Venice

October 5, 2025–October 20, 2025

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Romance of the Douro River

October 7, 2025–October 18, 2025

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Patagonia and the Chilean Fjords

October 22, 2025–November 2, 2025

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Discover Egypt and the Nile Valley

October 26, 2025–November 7, 2025

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Polar Bears of Churchill

November 2, 2025–November 7, 2025

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Legendary Turkey

November 7, 2025–November 10, 2025

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Mediterranean Seafarer

November 9, 2025–November 19, 2025

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Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

November 26, 2025–November 29, 2025

View more information about Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on the SET website

Cuba and its People – Havana

November 28, 2025–December 5, 2025

View more information about Cuba and its People – Havana on the AHI Travel website

Holiday Markets Cruise – The Festive Rhine River

December 12, 2025–December 20, 2025

View more information about Holiday Markets Cruise – The Festive Rhine River on the AHI Travel website