NYU Alumni Explore
Experience the world with fellow alumni through these NYU global travel adventures! NYU Alumni Explore brings alumni and friends together to visit exciting new places and experience different cultures while participating in a variety of activities.
All trips are subject to availability; dates subject to change.
The romantic splendor of the Douro River is yours to enjoy on this spectacular journey. Stay in lively Lisbon, packed with maritime legacies and historic charms; visit colorful Porto; and cruise along the revered Douro River. Along the way, you’ll learn about the Alto Douro’s winemaking history, witness the elegance of Salamanca, Spain, and explore charming villages with stories to share. These experiences and more await on this sun-kissed sojourn!
Join fellow alumni and friends as we explore the Galapagos Islands. Designated the first UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1978, the Galapagos Islands have been described as a “unique living museum and showcase of evolution.” They are home to a fascinating array of wildlife inhabiting an unspoiled ecosystem, living in harmony with their human visitors. This exciting journey features a day of guided touring in Quito plus an intimate cruise through the archipelago with up-close access to endemic species. Expert naturalists guide you through the wonders of this national park, whale sanctuary, and marine reserve. Accommodations for this adventure are aboard the Isabela II, a 40-guest vessel with spacious cabins, local cuisine, and a staff dedicated to ensuring both your comfort and maximum enjoyment of this truly extraordinary destination and its diverse inhabitants.
Wander the fabled land of pharaohs and kings—where colossal pyramids, legendary tombs, and towering temples cascade across the terrain. During this 14-day expedition, traverse the Nile Valley like past explorers and discover ancient treasures including the Great Sphinx, the Temple of Horus, and the tombs of El Kab. Accompanied by expert Egyptologists, you’ll gain in-depth knowledge of Egypt and its antiquities. Then in the evenings, relax among some of the area’s most opulent hotels. This all-meals-included program also features an exclusive four-night cruise on the Nile River aboard a private dahabiya.
Embark on a seven-night cruise brimming with centuries of history and Old-World splendor along the intimate waterways of the Netherlands and Belgium! Delight in Amsterdam’s lively canals and stroll amid the glorious tulips at Keukenhof Gardens. Revel in the wonderfully preserved Gothic gems of Bruges and the impressive medieval old town in Antwerp. Other ports of call introduce you to Kampen, a historic Hanseatic city, and Veere, a laid-back harbor town. Plus, enjoy a choice of included cultural and culinary experiences in several ports. Savor the ever-changing panoramas and relaxing comforts that make river cruising so enticing!
Discover the illustrious beauty and chic cultures of the French and Italian Rivieras during stays in Nice, France, and Sestri Levante, Italy. Spend sunny days uncovering the lauded sights, cultures, and historic wonders of these coveted destinations. Indulge in glamorous Nice, Monaco, and Monte Carlo, and bask in the quietude of scenic villages, such as Portofino, Santa Margherita, and the unrivaled Cinque Terre hamlets. Nothing compares to the Mediterranean landscapes and soul-stirring character of this special corner of the globe!
Ireland’s gorgeous coastal scenery of towering cliffs and ruggedly beautiful islands awaits you on this magical exploration of the Wild Atlantic Way and hidden gem County Donegal! Watch lively dogs herding sheep on a farm, hear tales from a traditional storyteller and taste classic dishes on a culinary tour. You’ll also journey into Northern Ireland to admire the walled city of Derry-Londonderry and the otherworldly formations of Giant’s Causeway. Embrace the Emerald Isle’s natural splendor, vibrant culture, and warm welcome on this fulfilling adventure!
The unyielding forces of nature are on full display throughout Alaska's Inside Passage. Mountains erode by the crushing force of massive glaciers, icebergs drift across aquamarine waters, and the life cycles of flora and fauna are compressed into the scant weeks of an arctic summer. During this expedition cruise, navigate narrow channels and waterways with skilled naturalists at your side—ready to encounter Alaska's abundant wildlife, breathtaking peaks and fjords, and ice-blue glaciers of unfathomable proportions.
Life moves at a slower pace in Apulia, Italy’s sun-kissed southern region. From your base in seaside Polignano a Mare, travel over timeless terra to historical towns filled with indelible wonders. Witness the preserved heritage of Alberobello and enjoy Mediterranean meals amidst olive groves and family vineyards. Each day invites new opportunities to drink in vistas of brilliant blue seas and savor the region’s famously fresh cuisine. Along your journey, celebrate Puglia’s authentic culture and warm hospitality.
Immerse yourself in the majestic beauty of the American Southwest, discovering the geological wonders of our national parks, including visits to Grand Canyon, Zion, and Bryce Canyon. Millions of years of uplift and erosion have left a spectacular, monumental imprint across America’s Southwest plateau.
Go where hoodoos, slot canyons, arches, buttes, and mesas fill vast horizons with impossible beauty; and learn about the Americans of “Red Rock Country” who shaped our nation’s history.