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 2018 tours below.

2017 Tours

Cultural Cuba
November 19–27, 2017

Experience Cuban culture, history, and people in four destinations: Havana, Cienfuegos, Trinidad, and Pinar del Rio. Meet with artists, dancers, and musicians to learn about their craft and lives in Cuba.

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2018 Tours

Australian Splendors
March 2–15, 2018

Visit Australia’s cosmopolitan cities, from Sydney’s iconic Opera House to the cafes and jazz clubs of Melbourne. Experience the Great Barrier Reef up close and visit the unspoiled habitat of Kangaroo Island, rich with sleepy koalas, sea lions, and wallabies. And taste your way through regional food specialties in Australia’s fertile wine country.

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Double your pleasure! Australia and New Zealand are scheduled so that travelers can take both trips back to back.

New Zealand
March 17–31, 2018

Spectacular natural wonders await! Sail through majestic Doubtful Sound fjord, enjoy an epic train ride across the Southern Alps to Christchurch, and feel the intensity of a Māori haka war dance—all set against New Zealand’s diverse landscapes of sparkling lakes, stunning mountains, and lush rain forests.

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Journey Along the Elbe
April 18–29, 2018

This luxury cruise makes it easy to admire Berlin’s famed landmarks, including the Reichstag and Brandenburg Gate, delve into Martin Luther’s revolutionary teachings in Wittenberg and immerse yourself in enchanting scenery and centuries of history. Picturesque Meissen, Dresden, and breathtaking Prague round out your itinerary.

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May 15–23, 2018

Discover the essence of France’s Champagne country and explore the history, culture, and joie de vivre of this magnificent region. Sip Champagne, stroll through picturesque towns, and commemorate the centennial of the WWI Armistice with a visit to historic grounds of the Battle of the Somme, Verdun, and the Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery.

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Double your pleasure! Reims and Normandy can be combined into one spectacular journey.

May 21–29, 2018

Delve into vibrant Normandy with a special emphasis on its World War II legacy. Take an emotional journey to Omaha Beach, the American Cemetery, and the inspiring Peace Memorial. Explore Honfleur, visit a fromagerie, and journey to Mont Saint-Michel. Look back through the ages when you view the famous Bayeux Tapestry. (No supplement for solo travelers.)

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Scottish Isles and Norwegian Fjords
May 17–25, 2018

Follow the footsteps of early Viking explorers from Norway’s majestic fjords to Scotland’s rarely visited northern islands aboard the small ship MS Le Boréal. Explore the UNESCO World Heritage sites of Orkney’s neolithic Ring of Brodgar and Skara Brae, including a special archaeological presentation, and excursions on two of the world’s most scenic rail journeys. Norway/Copenhagen pre-cruise and Edinburgh/Glasgow post-cruise options available.

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The World of Jane Austen
June 11–25, 2018

Professor of English Kirsten Saxton ’90, an expert on 18th-century British literature, provides literary commentary and color as you adventure into the thatched country villages, green countryside, and small parish churches that make up the idyllic world of Jane Austen. The itinerary includes a visit to a regal estate used for recent film versions of her works as well as stops in Bath, Salisbury, and Stratford-Upon-Avon to discover more about the novelist, those who inspired her, and other British women authors.

$4,999 double occupancy; single supplement $865. See preliminary flyer for itinerary and pricing. Contact Kim’s Life Tours for more information and to book.

Cruise the Rhine
July 4–12, 2018

Discover the timeless beauty of the Rhine River on a fascinating cruise through Holland, Germany, and France. Glide along Amsterdam’s picturesque canals, explore medieval river towns, and marvel at forested hills crowned by castles. Throughout your journey, learn about the region’s history and culture from expert guides and lecturers. (No supplement for solo travelers.)

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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