Upcoming Programs

travelJoin UAF Summer Sessions & Lifelong Learning for an educational experience unlike any other! Our tours are tailored for a mature traveler, and the inclusions are special experiences that only we can offer! 

To learn more about what to expect during our trips, please visit our FAQ page.

Please note:

  • We require a minimum number of travelers to run a tour.  After registering for a tour, do not purchase trip insurance or plane tickets until you hear back from us that the minimum has been met and your travel plans can proceed, full steam ahead.
  • Payment deadlines for all travel programs are pending until we receive final approval for the trip from UAF.  

 

2023 Tours

March 18-April 1, 2023

Small as the country by the North Sea may be, it has a dazzling number of historical, cultural and engineering sights. From the Dutch masters of painting to sober medieval and ornate renaissance architecture.  Explore historic monuments, modern engineering, and, to pique your gustatory senses, a tremendous variety of cheeses and chocolate.

A bike in front of a canal in the Netherlands

These are just a few of the many exciting and interesting things the country has to offer. Come with us and see the very best of them, enhanced by fascinating lectures and guided tours executed by local experts. Bikes will be on board and will be available for organized tours.

You will discover the Netherlands in an unusual way via its most typical element: the water. Rivers, canals, and lakes abound, and you will sail many of them on the lovely Fiep. This comfortable barge will be both your main mode of transportation and your group’s hotel for the entire trip. The Grand Tulip tour gives you a wonderful insight into the heart and soul of The Netherlands.


Grand Tulip Double Occupancy
Tour cost $4500

 

There is a non-refundable $500 deposit due at registration.

Inclusions: 24/7 tour director/guide, accommodations, in-country ground transportation, entry fees, three meals per day, and gratuities.

Transportation costs to and from the Netherlands are NOT included in this tour price.  All travelers must arrange their own transportation to and from the dock in Amsterdam where we board the boat.

**This travel program is currently WAITLIST ONLY. **

Important note: 

- Proof of COVID-19 vaccination will be required.
- Guests must have the ability to walk comfortably for up to 3 miles a day

If you have traveled with us in recent years, you may already have a CampDoc account. 
If this is your first tour with Summer Sessions, take a look at this "How-To" Document on how to register.

If you have any questions about registration, please reach out to us at summer@alaska.edu or by phone at (907)474-7021.  

Aerial shot of the city of Nafplio in Greece
April 24-May 10, 2023

Join us for a glorious adventure as we explore ancient Greece over 16 days. We'll be immersed in the rich culture and history of this ancient land. The food, the colors, and the people are all part of this journey. We begin in Athens, then move on through the Peloponnese to visit historic sites and fertile wine producing valleys. We then head north through ancient olive groves, ending in Thessaloniki. Next we hop to the island of Rhodes, and we conclude our journey on the magical island of Kastelorizo, 800 meters off the coast of Turkey.

Greece: South, North and Islands    
 Double Occupancy     Single Supplement
Tour Price $6,195.00 +$750.00

 

There is a non-refundable $500 deposit due at registration.

Program fee includes in-country costs such as lodging, lectures, entrance fees, three meals a day, transportation, and gratuity.  All travelers must arrange their own transportation to and from the starting and ending cities.

Important note: 
- Proof of COVID-19 vaccination will be required.
- Guests must have the ability to walk comfortably for up to 3 miles a day

If you have traveled with us in recent years, you may already have a CampDoc account. 
If this is your first tour with Summer Sessions, take a look at this "How-To" Document on how to register.

If you have any questions about registration, please reach out to us at summer@alaska.edu or by phone at (907) 474-7021. 

October 1 - October 14, 2023

Your exploration of the Nordic way of life begins in the capital of Finland, which is celebrated as the happiest country on earth. Known for its functional design, excellent food, and numerous saunas, Helsinki is the perfect starting point for gaining insight into Finnish culture. Continue then to Lapland, the region above the Arctic Circle, rich in indigenous Sami culture. 

Fjord in norway

Known to the locals as the time of ‘ruska’, autumn in northern Finland is an exciting time of change. This phenomenon starts when the days get shorter and the weather gets colder. The birch turns a gentle shade of yellow, aspen turns bright gold, and the leaves of blueberry and lingonberry shrubs turn deep red. Add the magic of the Northern Lights at night, and you have an unforgettable autumn experience above the Arctic Circle.

From Finland, we continue along the Norwegian Coast on board a Havila ship. Experience the natural, unspoiled beauty of Norway's coastline. These postal ships call at over 30 ports as part of their support to the isolated Norwegian communities, and you can be part of their voyage. 

Finally, in Bergen, get to know the Capital of the Fjords before making your way amidst the fjords, and experience the Flåm Railway, one of the most incredible train journeys in the world, before ending your Nordic Adventure in Oslo. 


Program Tuition:  
Double Occupancy    $8,900 
Single Supplement + $2,200 

 

There is a non-refundable $500 deposit due at registration.

Inclusions: 24/7 tour director/guide, accommodations, ground transportation, in-country air transfers, entry fees, three meals per day, transfer to and from the airport, and gratuities.

Important note: 

- Proof of COVID-19 vaccination will be required.
- Guests must have the ability to walk comfortably for up to 3 miles a day.

If you have traveled with us in recent years, you may already have a CampDoc account. 
If this is your first tour with Summer Sessions, take a look at this "How-To" Document on how to register.

If you have any questions about registration, please reach out to us at summer@alaska.edu or by phone at (907) 474-7021. 

 

 

Traveling with Summer Sessions & Lifelong Learning is not just a vacation, but an educational experience in culture, art, and history. Our tours are personalized for our groups, and we strive to make meaningful connections with local guides to create memorable experiences. 

Here are just a few of the places we've visted over the years:

South Africa
Cuba
Netherlands
Greece
Panama

Bali
Chile
Scotland
Portugal
Ecuador

Morocco
Vietnam
Spain
Ireland
China