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Alumnae Association Travel Opportunities
Travel the world with your fellow alumnae. These tour packages combine the best of first-class travel with first-class scholarship. Tour exotic locations with an expert guide who will provide insight on the people, culture, history and places. If you are interested in traveling with Sweet Briar, please consider joining us for one of the following tours:



River Cruise – Waterways & Canals of Holland & Belgium | April 10-18, 2015  with AHI Travel

Please join Sweet Briar College President Emerita Betsy Muhlenfeld and Larry Wollan as they host this special inclusive land and cruise journey to the waterways and sites showcasing Holland & Belgium. Tulips and painted pottery, tatted lace and diamonds — these iconic treasures are found in the pastoral countries on the North Sea coast. Discover the hidden gems of Holland and Belgium.

See brochure.



Wine and Culinary Tour — Flavors of Northern Italy | June 6-14, 2015 with Orbridge Tours
Join us on this journey to the culinary and cultural heart of Northern Italy — a region filled with centuries-old wineries, artisan producers and extraordinary historic sites. Settle in and spend time learning and enjoying Northern Italy on a beautiful family-owned wine estate. This is a rare opportunity in a small group setting to learn from local Italians, and more importantly come celebrate the joy of food and friends!

See brochure.              Read more about this tour.

Read more about Orbridge Tours.


Mediterranean Mosaic | October 4-13, 2015 Cruise with Go Next 
Greece, Italy, Monaco, France, Spain – 2-for-1 pricing includes airfare

   OCEANIA CRUISE Athens to Barcelona (8 nights)

Dates:                     October 4-13, 2015   Riviera   

Price:                     From $2,999 per person, double occupancy (Airfare included from select cities)

History comes to life on this impressive voyage that reflects the heart and soul of the Mediterranean. Uncover a dazzling mosaic of cultural and historical treasures as you sail to Greece, Italy, Monaco, France and Spain aboard Oceania Cruises’ newest ship, Riviera. Depart Athens for the Sicilian town of Taormina, boasting an incredibly preserved Greek theater and breathtaking views of Mount Etna. Visit Sorrento, a delightful seaside resort with its fragrant lemon groves, winding cobblestone streets and majestic mountain vistas, or travel to Capri, where idyllic seascapes and quaint villages await. Cruise to Civitavecchia and visit the Eternal City of Rome, abounding with marvelous ancient structures, including the Coliseum, Trevi Fountain and St. Peter’s Basilica. Explore the magnificent Renaissance museums and architecture of legendary Florence, stand before Pisa’s famous Leaning Tower, or admire the picturesque rolling hills of Tuscany. Then it’s on to glamorous Monte Carlo, a small, affluent enclave famous for its casino and stunning locale on the Rivera’s winding Grand Corniche, followed by colorful Marseille. Explore its lively markets and charming old quarter, or experience the rich Provencal countryside dotted with picturesque medieval towns, before your odyssey concludes in Barcelona.

Brochures for this trip will be mailed in January 2015. Until then, please click here for the pre-registration information.

For tour information, please call Dinah Watson, tour coordinator, in the Office of Alumnae Relations, at (434) 381-6318. 


As a service to its travelers, the Sweet Briar College Travel Program provides all travelers with minimal medical, accident and evacuation coverage under our group travel insurance policy. Sweet Briar College strongly encourages travelers to supplement this basic protection with their own additional coverage, trip cancellation/interruption and baggage coverage, since those benefits are not provided in the group policy.

For more information about how to protect your travel investment and avoid costly travel medical expenses with Travel Insurance Select, click on the logo below. Travel Insurance Select is recommended for our Sweet Briar Travel Program and may also be purchased from this site for your personal trips. Enroll early (within 15 days of paying your trip deposit) for maximum benefits.


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*Disclaimer: All tour destinations and dates are subject to change.