Explore the world with Holy Cross faculty, alumni and friends. Experience the world's cultures, sights, and sounds. We handle the arrangements and work so that you can relax, immerse, and explore your dream destinations.
Holy Cross Alumni Travel was created to provide unique travel experiences to Holy Cross alumni, parents, families, and friends. The program offers social and educational travel opportunities designed exclusively for the Holy Cross family. Whether you're looking to catch up with old friends or wish to embark on an educational adventure, Alumni Travel has something for you.
"How fortunate was I to have the HC Alumni Travel Group put this trip together. It was the experience of a lifetime and your efforts to make it happen are greatly appreciated."
Upcoming Travel Opportunities
A Tale of Two Cities: Moscow & St. Petersburg
with Holy Cross Associate Professor of Russian, Dr. Olga Partan
June 13-21, 2020
$4,599 per person/double occupancy
$5,499 per person/single occupancy
Deposit and first payment deadline has been extended. Both payments due by January 15, 2020. See registration form for more details.
Have you ever wondered why Moscow is called “The Third Rome” and St. Petersburg “The Northern Venice”? In the current political climate, when Russia is often demonized by the Western mass media, what is the essence of Russian attitudes toward the Western world?
On this tour, we will visit the two great rival cities – Moscow and St. Petersburg - exploring how their rich cultural heritages reflect the juxtaposition of Russia and the West. In the first part of this journey we will plunge ourselves into Moscow’s eclectic nature, with its golden cupolas of Orthodox churches, rich cultural life, and streets jammed with foreign cars and expensive boutiques that exhibit both centuries-old tradition and the new post-Soviet ways of life. In the second part of the trip, we will move to the stylish westernized city of St. Petersburg, envisioned by Emperor Peter the Great as “a window to Europe” and built by foreign architects. We will visit world famous art museums and the country estates of the Russian Tsars. While exploring the Russian and Soviet past that is interwoven with the post-Soviet quasi-capitalist present of these two cities, we will visit cathedrals and museums, go to performances and concerts, and of course experience great Russian food.
Through daily talks, Prof. Partan (a Moscow native who teaches Russian language, literature and culture) will share her expertise on Russian culture, addressing such topics as Russia and the West, Russian art and literature, Faith and Superstitions, Gender Roles in Russian Society, as well as Russian views of national identity and historic destiny.
Experience New Mexico
October 8-13, 2020
$2,500 per person/double occupancy (+$900 for single occupancy supplement)
Join fellow alumni and friends of Holy Cross and join us for an unforgettable week in New Mexico. We welcome you to The Land of Enchantment!
Our trip begins in Albuquerque with a VIP experience at the world’s largest hot air balloon fiesta. We then travel to Santa Fe, Taos and Abiquiú. Explore the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, the famed Museum Hill in Santa Fe and take a private guided tour of Georgia O’Keeffe’s Home & Studio. Experience one of the world’s premier art destinations, while connecting with Pueblo, Hispano and Anglo cultures with centuries of history.
This six-day, five-night tour includes five nights of accommodations, private guided tours through museums and other venues, tickets and exclusive access to performances, all dinners and breakfasts at top regional restaurants, snacks and beverages between meals, all gratuities at hotels and restaurants, luxury van transportation and baggage transfer and porterage. Airfare not included.
Photos from past Alumni Trips
Greece - May 2019
Croatia - October 2018
Haiti - June 2018
Iceland - April 2018
Tuscany - October 2017
Germany – October 2016
Amsterdam & Keukenhof Gardens – April 2016
Southern Italy – May 2015
Paris, France – October 2014
Ireland – April 2014
Florence, Italy – October 2013
Praque and Vienna – October 2012
Barcelona, Spain – October 2011