Travel Programs

The Travel Committee of the AAMC plans exciting trips that feature a wide range of destinations, activities, and educational opportunities—and the camaraderie of traveling with other alumnae.

Follow links below to download brochures or to view external travel websites for the full itinerary for each trip. Space is limited, so please register early. Proceeds from these travel programs benefit the AAMC. For more information about AAMC tours, please call 510.430.2110 or email

See 2016 tours below.

2015 Tours

Spain: Valencia and Barcelona
June 8–17, 2015

Spain is a melting pot of diverse civilizations. This educational odyssey showcases its best treasures, beginning in Valencia, where the blue sky stretches from the azure water of the Mediterranean Sea to the craggy heights of the coastal mountains. In Barcelona, walk through medieval streets, see the Olympic Stadium, take in panoramic views from the hilltop retreat of Montjuïc, and marvel at the whimsical creations of Antoni Gaudí.

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Canadian Rockies
July 23–29, 2015

Tucked away in the breathtaking Canadian Rockies are the legendary resorts of Lake Louise, Jasper, and Banff. Revel in the opulence, history, and graceful hospitality of these celebrated lodges. Ride the gondola up beautiful Sulphur Mountain and take a narrated cruise on the pristine waters of Maligne Lake.

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St. Petersburg
August 23–31, 2015

With its jewel-like cathedrals and stunning museums, St. Petersburg is a masterpiece of design and ingenuity that rivals the great capitals of Europe. Discover its highlights with a panoramic tour and visits to famous landmarks, early entrance to the State Hermitage Museum to see its extensive art collection, and a performance at the famous Hermitage Theater.

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China and the Yangtze River
September 2–16, 2015

Travel to famous landmarks, including the Great Wall, Tiananmen Square, and the Forbidden City. Marvel at the Terra Cotta Warriors in Xi’an and cruise the Yangtze River to see the spectacular Three Gorges. See the Master of Nets Garden in Suzhou, journey to the water town of Hangzhou, and take in a theatrical performance.

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Southwest Parks
September 25–October 5, 2015

Stand in awe before the Grand Canyon, enjoy a cruise on Lake Powell, and take a four-wheel drive tour through Monument Valley. End the day with a Navajo cookout and story telling. Observe unusual rock formations in Arches National Park, including Balanced Rock and the famous Delicate Arch.

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2016 Tours

Legends of the Nile
January 12–23, 2016

Royal mummies in Cairo’s renowned Egyptian Museum, the Sphinx and Great Pyramids of Giza, and the Luxor and Karnak temple complexes are just a few of the ancient treasures that await you on this fascinating trip, which includes a four-night Nile cruise.

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Wings over Tanzania
February 11–22, 2016

Witness one of Earth’s greatest natural spectacles: the annual Great Migration of vast herds of wildebeest, zebra, gazelle, and Cape buffalo. Visit four of Tanzania’s finest game parks, Olduvai Gorge, and the UNESCO World Heritage sites of the Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater.

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Trans-Pacific Voyage
May 5–19, 2016

Experience the wonders of Japan’s Northern Islands, the rugged beauty of the Kamchatka Peninsula and Aleutian Islands, and the native heritage of Alaska as you journey from Tokyo to Anchorage in luxury small-ship accommodations. A Kyoto, Japan, pre-program option is also offered.

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Cruise the Face of Europe
May 26–June 10, 2016

Wind past storybook villages and fairy-tale castles along the Rhine, Main, and Danube waterways. From Amsterdam’s scenic canals to Germany’s historic cities to the cultural centers of Vienna and Budapest, this program includes your choice of excursions in most ports of call.

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Tuscany with President Alecia A. DeCoudreaux
June 1–9, 2016

Join President DeCoudreaux to experience the charm and romance of Tuscany. Discover the architectural treasures of Florence, Siena, and Chianti; take part in tastings at a local farm and winery; and enjoy special educational programs that illuminate this region’s rich history and famed cuisine.

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Discover Southeast Alaska
June 24–July 1, 2016

The awesome forces of nature and an abundant world of wildlife are on full display in Alaska. See it all up close and in comfort aboard an exclusive 66-passenger ship. Optional program extension to Denali National Park.

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North Sea Circle Cruise
July 8–23, 2016

Travel the path of the Vikings! Journey from the bustling canal town of Amsterdam to the majestic fjords of Norway, past the pastoral beauty of Scotland’s Shetland Islands to the dramatic splendor of Iceland and on to cosmopolitan London.

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Oxford, England
August 5–13, 2016

A meeting with Lord Charles Spencer-Churchill at Blenheim Palace and a tour of Highclere Castle, also known as “Downton Abbey,” highlight this well-paced package through England’s pastoral villages and picturesque countryside. Pre- and post-trip options in Cambridge and London are available.

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Treasures of Southern Africa
October 12–26, 2016

Walk in the late Nelson Mandela’s footsteps on Robben Island, visit the Apartheid Museum in Johannesburg, and thrill to sightings of magnificent wildlife and spectacular landscapes, including thundering Victoria Falls, one of the seven natural wonders of the world.

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Machu Picchu
October 31–November 5, 2016

Travel to this remote mountain citadel and explore the famous city of Cusco and in the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Ride the train through the Urubamba valley, then visit a traditional Andean rural community and a modern artists’ colony.

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November 7–14, 2016

This people-to-people exploration provides opportunities to learn about contemporary and historic Cuba through insightful discussions with local experts. Meet artists, musicians, religious leaders, and teachers and venture to a model socialist community in the Sierra del Rosario mountains, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.

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NOTE: Prices may be subject to change. Links to travel itineraries and pricing will be posted as they become available. For more information about AAMC tours, please call 510.430.2110 or email