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Alumni Tours

What's your destination?

Traveling with the Penn State Alumni Association makes it easy to discover and explore new places.

  • Meet new people with a common Penn State bond;
  • Relax and leave the details to our reputable, pre–screened tour operators;
  • Discover new and interesting destinations that appeal to Penn Staters of all ages.


2015 Trip Calendar

Click here to view trips by category (land, sea, etc.).

2014 Trip Calendar


Trip Photos


Treasures of Peru
Treasures of Peru

Family Escape Aruba
Family Escape Aruba

Canary Islands
Canary Islands

TravelBlue Discount Vacations

Planning your own vacation? TravelBlue can save you money on lodging from historic inns in quaint New England to contemporary condos on Hawaii’s Kona Coast. Alumni Association members can access TravelBlue’s database of more than 20,000 deeply discounted vacation rentals here.

Independent Cruising for Penn Staters

The Penn State Alumni Association is pleased to introduce our members to AHI Cruises, travel experts who can help fulfill your independent cruise dreams. Whether you’re celebrating an anniversary or a special birthday, planning an on-board family reunion, or seeking a romantic getaway, our travel partners at AHI Cruises can assist with planning the perfect cruise experience for you. With access to every major cruise line in the world, AHI stands ready to serve as your trusted cruise authority. From luxury liners to an intimate yacht-like experience, AHI will help you find the perfect ship and design the cruise getaway that’s right for you!

Civil War Battlefield Tours

Join fellow history buffs for in–depth tours led by Civil War experts to relive the battles at storied places like Antietam, Vicksburg, and Gettysburg. Stay tuned for registration information on the 2014 tour.

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“My third alumni tour with Penn State was the best so far! I’ve lined up my next two trips to be with Penn Staters—both old friends, and those I haven’t met yet.” — Trish Lawlor ’78

Featured Trip

 Civil War Battlefield Study group photo

Seven Days Battles: 22nd Annual Penn State Civil War Study Tour
Oct. 1–5, 2014

Penn State Battlefield Study Tours, sponsored by the Penn State Alumni Association, offer a relaxed atmosphere and a broad array of Civil War topics. Recent tours have crisscrossed the United States, from Gettysburg to Vicksburg. The tours have ventured into every crevice of the Civil War, through towns, fields, forests, and swamps, and have reached hundreds of adults interested in continuing their education and experiencing firsthand the landscape of the Civil War.