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Travel Program

The Hamilton Travel programs involve small groups, and all contain a strong educational component. Trips are open to all members of the Hamilton family -- alumni, parents, and friends. They are organized in concert with other NESCAC colleges, creating a comfortable group with shared backgrounds. We hope to see you and your family on one of our upcoming trips!

  • Plans are set for our March and June 2015 programs to Cuba and the Mediterranean.
  • Learn more about our past trips.
  • Please complete our Travel Interest Survey to let us know what types of programs are of interest to you.
  • Questions? Please call Claudette Ferrone, 315-859-4019 or e-mail cferrone@hamilton.edu
  • View photos from the June 2014 Jane Austen's England tour here.

Recent Trips

Cuban Discovery: A People-to-People Educational Exchange

March 14-22, 2015

Cuba's turbulent economic and political past and culturally rich present unfold in this captivating journey. This exclusive opportunity to explore Cuba is organized and operated by Go Next Inc., which holds a People to People license from the U.S. Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control; the license authorizes registered travelers to visit Cuba through this educational exchange program. Uncover the beauty, paradoxes, and remarkable intrigue of Cuba–a country where 1950s-era automobiles roll along cobbled streets past beautifully preserved Spanish colonial buildings. During your visits to Havana, Cienfuegos, Trinidad, Sancti Spiritus and Santa Clara, you will meet with local dancers and teachers, visual artists and entrepreneurs, to discover the fascinating past and present of this distinct Caribbean nation. Led by Carl A. Rubino, Winslow Professor of Classics. More...

Cuban Discovery participants at Hemmingway's home (Finca Vigia) outside of Havana
Cuban Discovery participants at Ernest Hemingway's home (Finca Vigia) outside of Havana

Upcoming Trips


Pearls of the Mediterranean - Seven-Night Luxury Cruise Aboard Riviera

June 15-23, 2015

Encounter the Mediterranean’s awe-inspiring beauty, from the enchanting towns of Italy and the surreal cityscapes of Barcelona to the sunlit countryside of Provence and the golden beaches of the French Riviera. Begin in Rome, and then set sail on your seven-night luxury cruise, first stopping in Amalfi, a photogenic town with pearl-white buildings edging sparkling blue seas. Cruise to Sardinia, where Cagliari beckons with Roman ruins, Byzantine churches and lovely gardens. Continue to the island of Mallorca and take in Palma’s majestic Gothic cathedral, or venture north to Valldemossa, an idyllic mountain village dotted with quaint stone houses. Explore Barcelona, an energetic cultural hub renowned for its wonderfully preserved Gothic Quarter, and visit France’s oldest city, Marseille, a gateway to the picturesque hilltop towns of Provence. In Antibes, admire the Picasso collection at the 16th-century Château Grimaldi, or relax on the sandy beaches of Juan-les-Pins, before concluding your voyage in Monte Carlo. Don’t miss the opportunity to explore remarkable European cities and landscapes along with members of the Hamilton family. More...

Atolls and Islands of French Polynesia

March 25 - April 4, 2016
10-night luxury cruise aboard Oceania's Marina