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:
Enchanting Ireland | July 28-August 9, 2013
Hosted by Heidi Hansen McCrory, Vice President for Alumnae and Development
It’s a beautiful, lyrical land, where the gentle green landscape dazzles and the people delight; where warmth and hospitality are national traits and poets are national heroes. From Dublin to Galway, Killarney to Kilkenny, this full yet well-paced tour showcases Ireland’s many charms — both old and new. On a city tour of Dublin, visit Trinity College, home of the stunning Book of Kells, and St. Patrick’s, the national cathedral of the Church of Ireland. Take in the magnificent scenery across both Galway and Kerry counties including the Cliffs of Moher, the Burren and Connemara. Tour the dramatic Aran Islands and enjoy a scenic drive around the Ring of Kerry, a 110-mile route connecting Dingle, Iveragh and Beara peninsulas. Conclude your journey in Kilkenny with a tour of the castle, considered by many to be the most beautiful in the country. This itinerary truly sums up the Irish experience.
Southern Italy and Sicily | September 9-23, 2013
Delight in a special exploration of Italy’s southern climes, from striking Sicily to unheralded Apulia, the alluring “boot heel” where a vivid history, unique architecture, distinctive traditions, and bountiful plains join the sun and sea in creating a prized (and crowd-free) region. Explore Italy’s autonomous island region of Sicily staying in lovely Taormina with excursions to Agrigento and Mt. Etna. Enjoy lunch and a walking tour of Bari, capital of the Apulia region. Discover Lecce, the “Florence of the South,” and visit Alberobello, whose 400 or so trulli – conical houses with grey-stone roofs – rank as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Tour Pompeii, the city frozen in time by the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius and gather for a hands-on Neopolitan cuisine cooking lesson. Embark on a breathtaking drive along the winding cliff-top Amalfi Coast above the glistening Tyrrhenian Sea. Travel to the storied isle of Capri. Spend 4-days/3-nights in Rome “On Your Own” as an optional post-tour extension.
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.
*Disclaimer: All tour destinations and dates are subject to change.