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Alumni Travel


Megan Clayton

2 East South Street

Galesburg, IL 61401-4999



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Travel with Knox! 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 to Great Lakes

Cruising the Great Lakes
September 25–October 2, 2023
Partnering with Gohagan & Company

You are invited to join us for an expertly created program that cruises all five of the Great Lakes—Ontario, Erie, Superior, Huron, and Michigan—when the region’s foliage begins to put on its breathtaking, vibrant show. Call at smaller ports and discover some of North America’s most alluring towns, visionary cities, and magnificent coastal scenery.

Enjoy a nostalgic horse-drawn carriage ride along the picturesque streets of quaint Mackinac Island to the iconic Grand Hotel. Cruise the protected waters near Tobermory, Ontario, Canada; transit the historic Soo Locks at Sault Sainte Marie and the Welland Canal near Niagara Falls; and experience Detroit’s fascinating cultural legacy at the Detroit Institute of Arts, the Edsel and Eleanor Ford Mansion, and the Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation.

Your journey through the Great Lakes’ history and natural splendor culminates with a visit to awe-inspiring Niagara Falls, where a thunderous cascade of crashing water summons one of life’s most mesmerizing spectacles.

Brian Williams ’86, alum and former Knox administrator, will bring his passion for arts and culture, travel, and history to this program. Read his biography.

This refined itinerary aboard the five-star Le Bellot, with all meals and excursions included, triumphs the vitality, dynamism, and natural beauty of North America’s five Great Lakes. We encourage you to make your reservations while space and early booking savings are still available!

For more information, please call Gohagan & Company at 800-922-3088.

Past Trips

Alumni Travel Circumnavigation of IcelandCircumnavigation of Iceland
July 17–25, 2021
Partnered with Gohagan & Company

Alumni travelers enjoyed the "Land of Fire and Ice," one of the world's most enchanting and distinctive destinations, on a seven-night circumnavigation cruise of this stunning Nordic island nation. Travelers had opportunities to watch for orca, humpback whales, and rare migratory birds; and see landscapes of ancient Viking ruins and crystalline glaciers atop simmering volcanoes. They crossed the Arctic Circle on Grímsey Island and cruised along the coast of Surtsey, one of Earth's youngest islands and a UNESCO World Heritage site; and explored the majestic vista of a former lava lake and marveled at dramatic Goðafoss, the "Waterfall of the Gods."

Alumni Travel: Greek Isles

Ancient Greece Aegean Odyssey
November 7–15, 2019
Partnered with Gohagan & Company

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
Partnered with Gohagan & Company
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Knox alumni and friends joined Emeritus 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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