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Alumni Travel Program

2014 Travel Offering: Dordogne, France



October 9 to 17, 2014
$3495/person plus air
Trip Details and Registration Materials

Experience the authentic provincial character of Dordogne for one full week in Sarlat-la-Canéda, one of the most beautiful and well-preserved medieval villages in France. Stay in the family-owned Plaza Madeleine Hôtel, formerly a grand 19th-century townhouse.

Discover the region's charming villages, medieval castles and prehistoric treasures through specially arranged excursions and cultural enrichments-the medieval pilgrimage site of Rocamadour and the fascinating prehistoric cave paintings of Rouffignac and Cap Blanc, all part of UNESCO's World Heritage list; the perfect replica cave art in Lascaux II; a specially arranged performance of French folk music and dance; Sarlat's famous open-air market; the English-style Gardens of Eyrignac; a gabare cruise on the Dordogne River; and the exclusive VILLAGE FORUMTM with a local resident who will share candid insights into daily life in Dordogne.

Complement your exploration of France's rich culture with the two-night Bordeaux Pre-Program Option, featuring an excursion into St. Emilion, one of France's world-famous wine regions and a UNESCO World Heritage site. Early Booking Savings are available. This exceedingly popular travel program sells out quickly every year!


What are past participants saying about St. Scholastica Alumni travel?

"Do you want a relaxing, stress-free, safe, fun, educational and exciting international travel opportunity? Then join the CSS alumni travel tours! Although I've lived in and travel to many countries, often by myself, and speak a few languages, I thoroughly enjoyed the last two trips with the CSS alumni group (Italy/France and Ireland). You have the opportunity to stay with the group for tours and/or take time off on your own. The CSS travel group are interesting people, they look out for everyone and are a lot of FUN! So give it a try and you won't regret it! (Yes, I kissed the Blarney stone in Ireland!)"  ~ Penny Hatcher ‘70

"Although I am not a St. Scholastica Alumnus, ten years ago my husband and I were invited to tag along with my sister and brother-in-law on a trip to Rome with St. Scholastica's Alumni Travel Program...and we have been "tagging along" ever since. The 2010 trip to Ireland in September was more than I could have hoped for in so many ways. If we had done this trip on our own we would have missed seeing so many lovely, quaint places, and moreover we wouldn't have known enough to know what we were missing...and that, in short, could have been the real culture and beauty of the country. However, our terrific guide, Michael Nolen, with his wonderful Irish wit and historical knowledge gave us an authentic taste of that culture and beauty. All in all it was an amazing experience thanks in no small part to the attention to detail afforded us by the St. Scholastica Alumni Travel Program staff. Thank you, all."   ~ Judy (and Greg) Bonovetz 

Summer Kayaking

July 24-27, 2014

Alumni Outdoor Pursuit kayaking weekend! We are working with Outdoor Pursuit to bring you a summer kayaking weekend, open to Saints alumni, staff, faculty, and their guests. We will have a final date in early spring, but are planning a trip for 8-15 people to Sand Island. All ability levels are welcome!

Click here for trip agenda and details.

Space is limited! Reserve your spot today by emailing Outdoor Pursuit,


Past Travel


Saints alumni have returned from a European river cruise. Learn more on the Symphony on the Blue Danube: A Classical Music Cruise, featuring:  Prague, Kraków, Budapest, Bratislava and Vienna. River Cruise Travelers


Read about the 2010 alumni trip to Ireland in the Ireland Travel Blog