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Alumni Travel


Carol Brown

Director, Alumni Programs

2 East South Street

Galesburg, IL 61401-4999


Fax: 309-341-7770


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Live and learn! Join the Knox Alumni Travel Program as we explore varied and exciting destinations. A Knox professor or alumni expert will travel with each group and enrich your experience with insights on the culture, history, or landscape of your destination. Best of all, you'll enjoy your adventure in the company of like-minded alumni and friends. Let our staff and trusted travel partners do the planning. Your only decision is: where do I want to travel with Knox?

Upcoming Travel

Knox College Alumni Travel to Florence, Italy
April 28-May 4, 2017

Partnering with Go Ahead Tours
$1,984 (deposit by August 15 for early-bird rate; final payment/reservations due by February 17, 2017)

Settle in​ and​ experience Florence through the eyes of Margot from Professor Hellenga's ​​16 Pleasures. Immerse yourself in the beauty of ​the city, the gateway to the greater Tuscany region. This hub of modern culture and influential history is lined with cobblestone streets and overflowing with masterpieces from some of the greatest minds in Renaissance art, and is the place to go for world-renowned food and wine​​.​ ​Unpack only once and discover why ​Florence shines as the Tuscan capital.

Reserve online at or call Go Ahead Tours at 800-438-7672 (group number for this trip is 70032946).


Alumni Travel 2017 to Civil War Battlesights
September 11-17, 2017

Partnering with The Grand Tour
$2,790 ($600 deposit due now; balance due by June 9, 2017)

Join Knox alumni and friends on this in-depth excursion to key Civil War battlefields in Virginia and Pennsylvania with Retired U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel George Eaton '80*. From your base in two key towns, Richmond and Gettysburg, Mr. Eaton and other historians will lead you across famous historical sites and provide additional context for these seminal events in U.S. history. (*George replaces Dr. Peter Cozzens '79, who had to withdraw as our tour guide due to unforeseen circumstances.)

Past Trips

Old Havana, Cuba

December 5-12, 2016
Partnering with Scott Schwar '70, Cuba Tours 4 U
Professor William Hope shares his expertise on Cuban culture and music. He first traveled to Cuba in 1995 and has returned to the island 14 times over the past two decades to conduct ethnographic research. This exciting and educational trip offers you a one-of-a-kind opportunity to discover Cuba's rich culture and history. Benefit from the expertise of tour guide Scott Schwar '70, who has led more than 25 groups to Cuba.

Knox alumni will tour the Southwest

June 18-26, 2016

Led by: Professors Michael Godsil '76 and Greg Gilbert, Department of Art and Art History
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Knox alumni and friends visited the Southwest desert with Professors Godsil '76 and Gilbert and experienced the picturesque landscape featured in the Knox Magazine story about Professor Godsil's advanced photography course, "The S.W. Desert Landscape Photography Workshop." Professor Gilbert presented two evening lectures on the history and culture of the ancient Puebloan peoples.


A Plaza in Cuba

March 14-21, 2016

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In March, members of the Knox College community traveled to Cuba to experience its culture, interact with its people, and gain insights into the life of writer Ernest Hemingway, who lived there for 20 years. Here's what alumni had to say about the trip:

"I am so thankful to have been a part of this group and will treasure the experience forever!!"

"I don't have anything put positives to say about this trip ... the destination and timing were fantastic and the people were a joy to be with."

"The Cuban guide was very friendly, forthright, and knowledgeable, and the coach services were first-rate. "

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