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.

Upcoming Trips

All trips are subject to availability; dates subject to change.

United Arab Emirates

Trip Dates: January 3-12, 2023

Discover a marvelous fusion of ancient and modern framed by golden desert dunes and sparkling gulf waters on this intriguing journey to the United Arab Emirates. Whether it’s your first visit or a return to explore more deeply, enjoy a multifaceted immersion into Emirati history and culture. Stroll through old Dubai and the colorful Spice and Gold Souks, then admire spectacular contemporary landmarks like Palm Jumeriah and Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building. In Abu Dhabi, tour the stunning Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, the Louvre Abu Dhabi and the magnificent presidential palace, plus learn about the UAE’s national bird at a falcon hospital. You'll also chat with Emiratis during two fascinating cultural exchanges and delight in a magical celebration under the desert stars!

Spain ~ Andalucia in a Parador

Trip Dates: May 11-19, 2023

Embrace the soulful spirit of southern Spain, from flamenco and bullfighting to Moorish fortresses and Gothic cathedrals, on this enchanting adventure. From a modern parador in the scenic heartland, head off to discover how diverse cultures have uniquely shaped Andalucía. Marvel at the stunning Alhambra, Córdoba’s magnificent La Mezquita and the astounding Cathedral of Sevilla. Savor Spanish wine in the countryside and a passionate flamenco performance!

The Charm of the Amalfi Coast

Trip Dates: June 7-17, 2023

Imagine a land where rugged coastlines melt into butter-soft sands and sinuous cobblestones lead to dreamy vistas. Where the remnants of ancient civilizations hum with history and villages are graced with artistic inspiration. From your base in Sorrento, treat yourself to the indelible spirit of the Amalfi Coast. Amid soothing, lemon-scented breezes, you’ll fall into a relaxed rhythm, filling your days with archeological treasures, authentic Italian cuisine and the region's unforgettable wonders! On the Amalfi Coast, the possibilities are endless!

Greece ~ Athens & Gytheio

Trip Dates: September 1-10, 2023

Greece’s cultural riches, from the glorious remnants of ancient civilizations to a palate-pleasing bounty of wine, olives and seafood, abound on this eight-night journey to Athens and Gytheio! Marvel at the world-famous Parthenon, the Bronze Age ruins of Mycenae and the mountainside Byzantine city of Mystras. Soak up the ruggedly beautiful coastal scenery on the Mani Peninsula and be charmed by romantic Monemvasia, a medieval fortified city on an island. You'll also learn how olive oil is made at an olive mill and savor a celebration with delectable food, folk music and traditional dancing!

Romance of the Douro River

Trip Dates: September 26-October 7, 2023

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!