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 how to register  for our tours, and what to expect during our trips, please visit our FAQ page.

To register, create an account with UAF Summer Sessions on CampDoc.com, and pick your trip!

Please note that 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.

 

2020 Tours

Due to travel restrictions related to the pandemic, we had to cancel this tour as originally planned.  We hope to run this same tour during the 2021 tulip season.  Stay tuned!

March 21-April 4, 2020haarlem

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.

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 Tour: Netherlands   Double Occupancy   
Tour Price $4500.00

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

All in-country costs are covered including, hotels, lectures, entrance fees, three meals a day, tipping, and ground transportation. Your transportation costs to and from Argentina are not included.

Important note: Travel insurance is always recommended for any travel out of the United States. It protects the passenger’s financial investment, as well as any unexpected medical needs during travel. University of Alaska Fairbanks does not sell travel insurance policies, but there are several ways to purchase coverage. Some credit card companies insure trips that are purchased with their card. Another option is to check with a local travel agency. Travel insurance is also available via CampDoc, our travel program registration system. We advise that you look into coverage within 15 days of making the deposit, as some vendors require the coverage to be purchased within that time period to receive the most benefit.

Netherlands Itinerary

Registration for this tour has closed. Please call 907-474-7021 for more information.

Due to travel restrictions related to the pandemic, we had to cancel these tours as originally planned.  We hope to run the same tours during the 2021 spring migration.  Stay tuned!nome

May 25-29, 2020
June 1-5, 2020

Summer Sessions & Lifelong Learning is offering two four-day birding trips to the community of Nome, at a time when people from all over the world come to enjoy the bird migration. Nome is a special place for birders. The short list of year-round resident birds is joined by a vast number of summer breeding birds migrating to the area from the Americas, Pacific Islands, Asia and beyond.

Nome Birding        Double Occupancy    
Tour Price $1300.00

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

All transportation, guided tours, and hotel costs while in Nome are covered by the tour price. Dining options are available but limited. 

Important note: Nome is located in a remote region of Alaska, and part of the experience of this tour is to be part of the arctic environment. Participants should be able to walk comfortably on uneven ground unaided, and be able to navigate getting in and out of passenger vans. 

Tour Information

Register Here

Due to travel restrictions related to the pandemic, we had to cancel this tour as originally planned.  We hope to run this same tour during the 2021 tulip season.  Stay tuned!

September 18-October 1, 2020 norway

Known to the local Finns as the time of ‘ruska’,  autumn in Finland and Norway is an exciting time of change.

Your exploration of the Nordic way of life begins in the capital of Finland, before going north to explore the Sami culture and Arctic landscape. Travel south along the Norwegian coast on the Hurtigruten ferry cruise. Final docking will be in Bergen, where travelers will explore the rich history of the region. A train will take travelers from Bergen to Oslo in some of the most beautiful country in the world. Join us for this Arctic adventure!

Norway and Finland      Double Occupancy      Single Supplement
Tour Price $7950.00 $1600.00

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

All in-country costs are covered including, hotels, lectures, entrance fees, three meals a day, tipping, and ground transportation. Your transportation costs to and from Finland are not included.

Important note: Travel insurance is always recommended for any travel out of the United States. It protects the passenger’s financial investment, as well as any unexpected medical needs during travel. University of Alaska Fairbanks does not sell travel insurance policies, but there are several ways to purchase coverage. Some credit card companies insure trips that are purchased with their card. Another option is to check with a local travel agency. Travel insurance is also available via CampDoc, our travel program registration system. We advise that you look into coverage within 15 days of making the deposit, as some vendors require the coverage to be purchased within that time period to receive the most benefit.

Norway and Finland Itinerary

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October 3-19, 2020 killarney

Experience the unrivaled beauty of Ireland, an amazing green patchwork quilt, while learning about its natural, cultural, and political history.

Circumnavigate the Emerald Isle from Belfast to Dublin, witnessing the natural wonders of the North Coast, down the rugged west seacoast through Galway, to the Southwest’s Ring of Kerry, and on to Cork, where countless immigrants boarded ships bound for America.

In addition to an incredible Irish guide, Richard Murphy, the Pulitzer Prize winning photographer and former photo editor of the Anchorage Daily News will be along to help you use your camera to its fullest capability.

Enchanting Ireland      Double Occupancy     Single Supplement
Tour Price $4500.00 $850.00

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

All in-country costs are covered including, hotels, lectures, entrance fees, three meals a day, tipping, and ground transportation. Your transportation costs to and from Ireland are not included.

Important note: Travel insurance is always recommended for any travel out of the United States. It protects the passenger’s financial investment, as well as any unexpected medical needs during travel. University of Alaska Fairbanks does not sell travel insurance policies, but there are several ways to purchase coverage. Some credit card companies insure trips that are purchased with their card. Another option is to check with a local travel agency. Travel insurance is also available via CampDoc, our travel program registration system. We advise that you look into coverage within 15 days of making the deposit, as some vendors require the coverage to be purchased within that time period to receive the most benefit.

Ireland Itinerary

Register Here

Due to travel restrictions related to the pandemic, we had to cancel this tour as originally planned.  We hope to run this same tour during the 2021 tulip season.  Stay tuned!

October 19 - November 2, 2020israel

Jordan and Petra Extension:

November 2 - 6, 2020

Israel is a place of contradictions: an ancient land with the newest technology; a tiny state with immigrants from dozens of countries; a haven for the Jewish people and a home for Muslims, Christians and Druse; a country small in area with an astounding array of flora and fauna. Join us on this 14‐day trip to explore, encounter and understand Israel.

Also, did we mention gorgeous beaches, delicious food and wonderful wine? Join us to experience this amazing adventure!

Israel     Double Occupancy     Single Supplement
Tour Price      $5300.00 $1100.00
Jordan and Petra Extension   $1790.00 $380.00

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

All in-country costs are covered including, hotels, lectures, entrance fees, three meals a day, tipping, and ground transportation. Your transportation costs to and from Ireland are not included.

Important note: Travel insurance is always recommended for any travel out of the United States. It protects the passenger’s financial investment, as well as any unexpected medical needs during travel. University of Alaska Fairbanks does not sell travel insurance policies, but there are several ways to purchase coverage. Some credit card companies insure trips that are purchased with their card. Another option is to check with a local travel agency. Travel insurance is also available via CampDoc, our travel program registration system. We advise that you look into coverage within 15 days of making the deposit, as some vendors require the coverage to be purchased within that time period to receive the most benefit.

Israel Itinerary

Register Here