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Alumni Travel


Megan Clayton

Associate Director of Alumni Engagement, Lifelong Learning

2 East South Street

Galesburg, IL 61401



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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?

Current Trips

Alumni Travel Circumnavigation of IcelandCircumnavigation of Iceland
July 17–25, 2021 — NEW DATE
Partnering with Thomas P. Gohagen & Company
Call Gohagan & Company at 800-922-3088 for reservations.

Because of the Coronavirus pandemic and travel restrictions in Iceland this year, the trip to Iceland has been rescheduled to July 17-25, 2021. Look for more updates on the 2021 trip in the coming weeks.

You are invited to join us on a unique, custom-designed trip to Iceland. Discover the ethereal "Land of Fire and Ice"—one of the world's most enchanting and distinctive destinations—on a specially designed seven-night circumnavigation cruise of this stunning Nordic island nation.

Michael Godsil '76, instructor of art, has been photographing glaciers for more than 35 years in Iceland and around the globe and will bring a unique perspective to this trip. Read his bio.

Cruise aboard the newest five-star expedition ship, Le Bellot, launching in 2020, featuring only 92 suites and staterooms and the world's first multisensory, underwater observation lounge. Look for orca, humpback whales, and rare migratory birds; see landscapes of ancient Viking ruins and crystalline glaciers atop simmering volcanoes; and touch ice fragments calved from one of Europe's largest glaciers. Cross the Arctic Circle on Grímsey Island and cruise along the coast of Surtsey, one of Earth's youngest islands and a UNESCO World Heritage site. Explore the majestic and rocky vista of a former lava lake and marvel at dramatic Goðafoss, the "Waterfall of the Gods."

Includes round-trip air from Boston, Montreal, New York-JFK, Newark, Toronto and Washington-Dulles; low air add‑ons are available from select cities.† Reykjavík and the Golden Circle Pre-Circumnavigation Option is offered. 
†Included airfare and Low Air Add-Ons have limited availability and are not guaranteed.

For more information, view the trip itinerary.

For questions and reservations, call Thomas P. Gohagan & Company at 800-922-3088.

Past Trips

Alumni Travel: Greek Isles

Ancient Greece Aegean Odyssey
November 7–15, 2019
Partnering with Thomas P. Gohagen & Company
From $4,495 per person plus air
Call 800-922-3088 for reservations

Alumni and friends traveled with Professors Brenda and Stephen Fineberg for an unparalleled and comprehensive, nine-day tour of Athens, Greece, and the the islands of Delos, Mykonos, Pátmos, Rhodes, and Santorini, and the Peloponnese Peninsula. They visited extraordinary Meteora, where 14th- and 15th-century monasteries stand high atop natural sandstone pinnacles, and walked through legendary sites of antiquity—including the ancient citadel of Mycenae and historic Epidaurus.

Travelers were able to hear first-hand from local residents about what it's like to live and work on the shores of the Aegean Sea, and had the opportunity for personal exploration of Athens before the cruise or Ancient Olympia upon return.


Alumni Travel: Coastal Iberia

The Trade Routes of Coastal Iberia
October 3 – 11, 2018
Partnering with Thomas P. Gohagen & Company
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Knox alumni and friends joined President Teresa Amott and fellow travelers for a voyage from Barcelona to Lisbon. Along the way, enjoying stunning scenery and visiting four UNESCO World Heritage sites during daily port calls and included excursions.


May 5–12, 2018
Partnering with NIc Mink, Sitka Salmon Shares
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Knox alumni and friends enjoyed an exclusive, once-in-a-lifetime tour of Southeast Alaska exploring the nature and culture of this amazing region, and had multiple opportunities to enjoy the sights and sounds of this majestic Alaskan place.

Florence: The City Experience with Professor Emeritus Robert Hellenga

April 28–May 4, 2017
Partnering with Go Ahead Tours
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Travelers experienced Florence through the eyes of Margot from Professor Hellenga's 16 Pleasures. The group immersed themselves in the beauty of the city, the gateway to the greater Tuscany region, a hub of modern culture and influential history.

Old Havana, Cuba

December 5–12, 2016
Partnering with Scott Schwar '70, Cuba Tours 4 U
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Professor William Hope shared his expertise on Cuban culture and music. This exciting and educational trip offered a one-of-a-kind opportunity to discover Cuba's rich culture and history. The group benefited 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 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." 


A Plaza in Cuba

March 14–21, 2016

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Knox alumni and friends traveled to Cuba and experienced its culture, interacted with its people, and gained insights into the life of writer Ernest Hemingway, who lived there for 20 years.

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