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2020 Alumni Travel - COVID-19 Community Update 

The University is advising all members of its community to avoid any non-essential travel. There are many travel restrictions which York has communicated and can be found on our dedicated website.

On March 16, 2020, the Government of Canada outlined additional measures related to entry into Canada based on the advice received by public health officials to limit the spread of this pandemic and to provide support to Canadian travellers. Please refer to the Government of Canada Official Global Travel Advisory.

Our travel partners are monitoring the COVID-19 situation and how it impacts upcoming trips. Please review any cancellation insurance coverage you have purchased. For the most up-to-date information about specific trips, please contact our travel partner directly.

GLP Worldwide   1-866-760-1987
Gohagan Travel  1-800-922-3088

For general enquires, please contact York University’s Alumni Engagement contact, Melanie Mclean, at 416-716-5059 or

For the latest updates on York’s response to COVID-19, visit

Upcoming Tours

River and houses in Norway

Norway and Lapland

Experience Norway’s beautiful fjords, charming ports, rare wildlife and travel to places no other cruise ships can before venturing into northern Finland. Go where no one else goes, with a crew and ship that that have Scandinavia in their DNA.

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Passion Play in Oberammergau

Budapest, Bratislava, Vienna, Salzburg and Munich

Join us for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience the 42nd production of the time-honoured tradition, the Oberammergau Passion Play, reenacted every 10 years.

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Boat tour in Europe along the Rhine River

Great journey through Europe along the Rhine River

Join fellow alumni on this incredible journey through Europe to retrace the "Grand Tour," an elite tradition undertaken by enlightened ladies and gentlemen of the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries.

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Aerial photo of Santorini, Greece

Island life around the Greek Isles

Travel Athens, the birthplace of democracy, take a walking tour in Mykonos, the mythical birthplace of Apollo and Artemis, explore the island of Rhodes, and visit a a natural caldera in Santorini, among other beautiful and renowned places, on this historic tour.

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Landscape photo of pyramids of Giza, Egypt

Israel, Egypt and Jordan

Join us and explore some of the world’s greatest age-old monuments. Together we will explore the ancient city of Jerusalem, sail the Red Sea, visit the world-famous sites of Luxor and the Giza Pyramids in Cairo, discover the monuments of Petra, and float in the Dead Sea.

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African Explorer

Join us and traverse some of Namibia’s most spectacular landscapes on an epic journey. From deep canyons, wide-open plains, wild animals and the highest sand dunes in the world to lush forests, the African Explorer private train is your key to adventure.

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Past Tours

Field of poppies in Normandy, France

London, Normandy, Lille, Brussels and Amsterdam

As you visit memorials, trenches, and museums in Normandy, London and Amsterdam, you’ll learn about the important role Canadian forces played in the outcome of D-Day. Explore the locations that were the backdrops for pivotal battles and take time to honour the sacrifices made by the Allied soldiers.

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Field of flowers and windmill in Netherlands

Autumn in Provence

Join us for this exclusive nine-day French sojourn in Provence and the wine region of Burgundy and Beaujolais. In this historical region of southeastern France, visit six UNESCO World Heritage sites, including Old Lyon, Beaune, Avignon, and the Roman city of Orange. Taste iconic wines during private outings to Châteaus hosted by the ancestral owners.

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Don't forget your card

Remember to bring your York Alumni Card and/or your current York ID with you whenever you are using our Alumni and Friends benefits. Some partners will want it to confirm your eligibility for the discount offered. Unless otherwise stated, most benefits are for York University alumni, students, faculty and retirees only.

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