Alumni Travel Program

Alumni Travel Program

The Alumni Association is proud to reintroduce the Alumni Travel Program! This program offers alumni the opportunity to travel with fellow Mercerians to various locations around the world. Check out the list of upcoming trips, and contact Anneliese Vanderheyden, Coordinator of Alumni Programs, at (478) 301-5675 or for more information.

southern AfricaSouthern Africa

August 28 - September 12, 2018

  • Stalk big game in their native habitat while on safari in South Africa, Botswana and Zimbabwe.
  • Feel the power of Victoria Falls. 
  • Surround yourself in classic luxury aboard Rovos Rail. 
  • Walk in the footsteps of Nelson Mandela on Robben Island. 
  • Meet the young people involved in projects at a Soweto youth center. 
  • Immerse yourself in the easygoing lifestyle of Cape Town, South Africa’s oldest city. 
  • Experience three UNESCO World Heritage sites.

Visit Mercer's travel partner, AHI Travel, for more information about this and other trips.

Grand DanubeGrand Danube Passage ~ MS Amadeus Silver

September 18 - October 3, 2018

  • Bask in the tranquil, amber glow and hypnotic reflections of Budapest while sailing on the Danube at night. 
  • Gaze at the scenic wonder of the Iron Gate Gorge, a remarkable feat of engineering. 
  • Applaud the graceful turns and flowing movements of elegant waltz dancers during an exclusive performance. 
  • Sip full-bodied, fragrant vintages during a wine tasting in Pécs. 
  • Marvel at the lush, storybook landscape of the Wachau Valley. 
  • Savor a moment of quiet thought in the marbled halls of Melk Abbey. 
  • Experience four UESCO World Heritage sites.

Visit Mercer's travel partner, AHI Travel, for more information about this and other trips.

RussiaImperial Splendors of Russia

September 26 - October 5, 2018

  • Be awestruck by the sumptuous, priceless treasures of Russia’s emperors and empresses. 
  • Study the fine details of artistic masterpieces at the internationally acclaimed Hermitage Museum. 
  • Feel the mist from the fountains as you stroll the grand promenades of Peter the Great’s opulent palace. 
  • Take in sweeping vistas of the Russian countryside on a high-speed train from Moscow to St. Petersburg. 
  • Walk through Red Square and admire the remarkable, iconic St. Basil’s Cathedral. 
  • Experience three UNESCO World Heritage sites

Visit Mercer's travel partner, AHI Travel, for more information about this and other trips.

IsraelIsrael: Land of Cultural Treasures

February 9 - 18, 2019

  • Experience Israel’s diverse religious heritage by visiting historical sites steeped in Christianity, Judaism and Islam.
  • Tour cosmopolitan Tel Aviv and Old Jaffa on the Mediterranean coast.
  • Engage with a local Druze family while enjoying lunch in their home.
  • Take a sensory journey in Jerusalem’s Machane Yehuda market.
  • Discover the stark beauty of the Dead Sea, a unique, natural phenomenon.
  • Savor crisp falafels and buttery olive oils, Israel’s delectable flavors.

Visit Mercer's travel partner, AHI Travel, for more information about this and other trips.

Rhine RiverCruise the Rhine River

June 24 - July 3, 2019

  • Float along Amsterdam’s leafy canals, past enchanting gabled houses of the Dutch Golden Age.
  • Witness the awe-inspiring Cologne Cathedral, a true Gothic masterpiece.
  • Sail through the spellbinding Rhine Valley with its forested hills crowned by castles.
  • Delight in charming Grande Île, the historic heart of Strasbourg.
  • Cast your eyes across sweeping views from atop Oberwesel’s fortified medieval walls.
  • Savor the natural beauty along the shores of Lake Titisee in the fabled Black Forest region.

Visit Mercer's travel partner, AHI Travel, for more information about this and other trips.

PeruWonders of Peru, featuring an Amazon Cruise

September 5 - 16, 2019

  • Immerse yourself in the unhurried atmosphere and serene, unspoiled natural beauty of this remote Amazon region. 
  • Witness the incredibly rich wildlife on the water and in the rain forest. 
  • Be awed by Machu Picchu, the majestic Incan complex perched high in the Andes among the clouds. 
  • Wander among the timeworn ruins of sacred Incan cities. 
  • Meet with residents of a remote village in the Sacred Valley and learn about their everyday life in the mountains. 
  • Visit a landmark private residence in Lima and savor a home-cooked Peruvian dinner. 

Visit Mercer's travel partner, AHI Travel, for more information about this and other trips.

Northern LightsIceland's Magical Northern Lights

December 2 - 8, 2019

  • Get acquainted with old town Reykjavik on a walking tour.
  • Travel the incredible Golden Circle, a route that encompasses many of Iceland's most renowned natural wonders.
  • Journey to the mesmerizing Selijalandsfoss, one of Iceland's most famous and picturesque waterfalls. 
  • Visit Skogar Folk Museum
  • Travel to Jokulsarlon glacial lagoon, filled with floating icebergs.
  • Drive along the south shore towards the Reykjanes Peninsula, stopping at the Lava Exhibition Center to learn about Iceland's historic eruptions and current lava flows that make the island a showcase of volcanism. 
  • Spend your nights in search of spectacular northern lights.

Visit Mercer's travel partner, Collette, for more information about this and other trips.


Please note that the Mercer University Alumni Association does not conduct tours, nor does it act as an agent for guests interested in tours. The Mercer Alumni Travel Program acts as a facilitator with tour operators, with whom tour participants make arrangements for travel. The Mercer Alumni Travel Program is pleased to act as a liaison with tour operators should you have any questions or concerns that may arise before, during, or after your trip. The Mercer Alumni Travel Program strongly encourages you to familiarize yourself thoroughly with the tour operator's cancellation and refund policies, and also highly recommends the purchase of comprehensive travel insurance. The University is not responsible for changes to trips or travel arrangements or for losses or additional expenses resulting from travel.