Aggie Adventures Travel Program

Italy

Aggie AdventuresFor many years, UC Davis alumni and friends have discovered the world on Aggie Adventures. Time and time again, we hear from our travelers that their fondest travel memories involve the human element—fellow Aggie travelers, lecturers, guides, staff and the local community members we encounter during our programs. Aggie Adventures travelers have friends all over the world.

Exploring the globe with a spirit of relationship building is the foundation of every Aggie Adventures tour. Together we delve into the art, music, culture, industry, politics and community life of regions worlds apart from our own, getting to know the heart and soul of a place from the most credible source—the people who live there. Their mutual interest in our way of life often leads to rich cultural exchanges. 

Contact Us

Email: aggieadventures@ucdavis.edu
Phone: (530)7524502

Upcoming Trips

Glamorous Retreats

Glitz and glamour await as you sail the ports and resorts of the French and Italian Rivieras.

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Outback Explorer

Take in the best of Australia and New Zealand, destinations of thrilling contrasts and incredible scenery: sun-kissed golden beaches, lush green valleys, laid-back coastal towns, majestic fjords, and energetic urban landscapes. Depart Sydney for Eden, a sleepy seaside town that’s home to the fasc

Costa Rica Natural Heritage

In this small nature-kissed Central American democracy, discover staggering biodiversity in four distinct regions, from cloud forest to rain forest; Central Valley to Pacific Coast.  Your small group of no more than 18 guests sets out from San Jose on a comprehensive 11-day exploration.  Take an

Panama to Paradise

Cruise the coast of Mexico toward vibrant Central America before crossing the Panama Canal into the dreamy Caribbean. Embark Regatta in Los Angeles and set sail toward Cabo San Lucas. Its beautiful rugged coast includes the often-photographed Land’s End, a rock formation shaped by the sea.

The English Brewery Trail with Dr. Charlie Bamforth

Prepare to drink deeply of British brewing tradition on this themed tour of the United Kingdom. Combine some of the most famous sites in the British Isles with tastings, tours, and education about the long and storied history of beer and brewing throughout England.

Croatia & the Dalmatian Coast

Surround yourself with both culture and the beautiful outdoors of Croatia and the Dalmatian Coast on this 10-night, small-group journey. Stay in Zagreb, the old capital city that is young at heart, and Split and Dubrovnik, two Dalmatian Coast treasures.

Kentucky Derby

Delight in the horse capital of the world with an exclusive Kentucky Derby experience in Lexington.

European Coastal Civilizations

Explore the historical legacies and dynamic cultures of coastal Portugal, Spain, France and England. Cruise for eight nights aboard the exclusively chartered, Five-Star Le Boréal. Enjoy a memorable cruise up the storied River Thames to London’s Tower Bridge. Special guest speaker Dwight D.

Kenya: Safari Mystique Under African Skies

Experience Kenya, the original safari destination and home to beautiful landscapes and vibrant wildlife. Explore the amazing wildlife of Sweetwaters at Ol Pejeta Conservancy and the variety of Africa’s most spectacular animals on the shores of Lake Nakuru.

Baltic and Scandinavian Ballads

Enjoy historic charms as you sail the Baltic Sea between legendary cities. Embark Marina in Stockholm, and sail to Tallinn. Here, red-roofed homes line cobblestone streets and ancient churches are ornamented by powerful spires.

Arctic Expedition Under the Midnight Sun

Voyage through the otherworldly Arctic Circle on this unique 11-day itinerary featuring an extraordinary seven-night cruise on the Five-Star L’AUSTRAL, exclusively chartered for your expedition. Visit in the region’s most enchanting season, when the sun never sets.

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Rhine Highlights with Coach Dan Hawkins

From Amsterdam to Basel and everywhere in between, romance is alive and well on the Rhine River and its idyllic tributary, the Moselle. The Rhine has become as much an icon of Northern Europe as the pristine castles, fairy-tale villages, and lush forests that dot its banks.

Romance of the Douro River

Portugal led the world during the Age of Discovery. Now, it is time for the world to rediscover Portugal. Spend three nights in Lisbon and delve into its epic history. Visit the 16th-century Hieronymites Monastery, where monks and explorers prayed for successful voyages, and the Tower of Belém.

Symphony of the Blue Danube

Visit five countries and up to six UNESCO World Heritage sites on this journey to the cultural centers that inspired classical music’s Great Masters.

Great Trains & Grand Canyon

“The Grand Canyon is the one great sight which every American should see.” In 1903, President Theodore Roosevelt said this when he first laid eyes on one of nature’s most awe-inspiring sights.

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Exploring Iceland

Discover Iceland’s remarkable natural history and rich cultural heritage on this 11-day small group tour that traverses an astonishing land.  Encounter the Snaefellsnes Peninsula’s stupendous scenery –its vast lava field, fishing villages, bizarre rock formations, and nesting cliff birds.  Call o

Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta

Hear the thrilling roar of hundreds of burners simultaneously igniting, turning the Balloon Fiesta Park into a remarkable site with hundreds of thousands of smiling, upturned faces, awestruck by the spectacular beauty of hot air balloons filling the big blue New Mexico sky.

  • Albuequerque, New Mexico
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Village Life Around the Italian Lakes

Immerse yourself in the true essence of Italian life in the fabled Lake District for one full week, with charming accommodations in the PALACE HOTEL in the heart of lovely Como. Cruise by private boat on Lake Como, Lake Maggiore and Lake Orta.

Paradores & Pousadas

Feel the spell of Iberia’s rich Roman and Moorish past –and the pull of its vibrant contemporary life –on this distinctive 15-day journey through the Iberian Peninsula to the intimate lodgings of Spain’s paradores and Portugal’s pousadas.  Your small group begins with Lisbon’s highlights, includi

Journey Along the Elbe

Cruise through enchanting scenery and centuries of history aboard an exclusively chartered paddleboat cruiser. Christened in 2016, the MS Elbe Princesse transports you into the heart of cities in Germany and the Czech Republic along the Elbe and Vltava rivers.

Holiday Markets Cruise

Celebrate centuries-old traditions on a Rhine River cruise taking you to holiday markets in France, Germany and Switzerland. Holiday delights —Old World decorations, toys, jewelry and more —fill these festive fairs.