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Upcoming Trips

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Join alumni and friends on an exciting travel adventure to one of these fascinating destinations. We’ll guide you along the way, provide pre-trip assistance, send an informational packet, and offer an enjoyable, worry-free travel experience. For more information on the Travel Program, contact Pat Anderson at panders1@niu.edu or 815-753-1512.


  • Chile and Easter Island Exploration

    Chile is a country of vast differences in landscape, history, culture, and physical terrain. On this touring itinerary we’ll explore the modern progressive capital of Santiago, travel to Valparaiso, overlooking the Pacific Ocean and journey south to the

  • Treasures of Israel and Jordan

    On this touring itinerary, we will explore the historical and religious sites and modern wonders of Israel, and include a journey to the ancient stone-carved city of Petra - a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the new Seven Wonders of the World.

  • Highlights of Southern Spain and Madrid

    Spain’s southern region is known for its beautiful landscapes, mild climate, numerous historic monuments, distinctive cultural life, unique architecture and fine arts.

  • Portugal – Douro River Cruise

    The distinct heritage and colorful customs of Portugal are revealed in Lisbon, Porto and the World Heritage-listed Douro Valley over the course of this memorable journey through Iberia.

  • Canadian Rockies Adventure—Featuring Two Days Onboard the Rocky Mountaineer

    From Vancouver we will set out on the famed Rocky Mountaineer for a journey through some of the most charming towns, majestic mountain scenery and the most awe-inspiring sites the Canadian Rockies have to offer.

  • Passion Play Tour – Oberammergau, Germany

    Nestled high in the Bavarian Alps, Oberammergau is a favorite location for anyone who loves majestic snow-capped mountains and old-world villages. A theatrical tradition since 1634, the world-famous Oberammergau Passion Play is a much-anticipated reenactm