Connecticut College - Alumni & Parent Travel Program

We don’t stop learning once we leave CONN - the world is one big classroom, let’s explore it together!

New for 2024, Connecticut College has partnered with the world renown Collette Travel to kick off a new opportunity to Connecticut College alumni and parents. Travel together to explore new cultures and continue learning about the world around us.

Including airfare, hotel accommodations, transportation, select meals and special guided experiences, these expertly planned trips will introduce travelers to must-see iconic sights while immersing them into the culture of each destination. These guided trips also allow for independent exploration and free time to customize your itinerary.


Tuscany & the Italian Riviera
October 11 — October 19, 2024
9 Days • 12 Meals

From the rolling hills of Tuscany to the sun-soaked coast of the Italian Riviera, a romantic rendezvous with Italia awaits. Discover regal Turin, surrounded by alpine peaks. Revel in a 2-night stay on the stunning Riviera. Spend a day exploring the Cinque Terre’s rugged coastline. Relax with a 3-night stay in a Tuscan village and savor the sprawling vineyards and charming medieval hill towns of the region. Enjoy an interactive pasta-making demonstration. Visit Lucca, encircled by a stunning set of 16th-century walls. Explore the iconic sites of Florence and the medieval charm of Greve in Chianti. Throughout your journey, discover a land rich in history, culture, and cuisine.

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British Landscapes featuring England, Scotland and Wales
April 22 — May 01, 2025
10 Days • 12 Meals

An adventure fit for a Shakespearean tale takes you from verdant hillsides to bustling British cities rich with culture. Explore The Athens of the North during your stay in Edinburgh. Explore the ruins of a Roman Fort during a visit to Hadrian’s Wall. Enjoy medieval York and its historic Minster. See the picturesque village of Llangolen in Wales. Walk in the footsteps of the Bard, visiting the childhood home of William Shakespeare. Personalize your tour with a choice of included excursions in Edinburgh and Oxford. See the quintessential sights of London with a local guide. Sleepy villages, grassy slopes, mountainside lakes, and cities built upon layers of history – these are the landscapes of Britain.

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A few reasons you will love traveling with Collette:

  • Expertly crafted itineraries
  • 4-star accommodations
  • Attraction entrance fees with preferential access
  • Unparalleled sightseeing
  • Enriching cultural experiences
  • Comfortable on-tour transportation
  • Hotel-to-hotel baggage handling
  • Many meals full of local flavor