Top 10 Reasons to travel with your alumni association....

  • Travel with other college graduates who have your same interests
  • Network and bond with classmates and new alumni
  • Make new friends for a lifetime and share the memories
  • No going it alone
  • Backpacking is a lot of work
  • Can be unsafe
  • Lonely and frustrating doing it all yourself
  • Hostels and budget tours have mixed age groups
  • Superior tourist class/first class hotels
  • Two people per room with private bath
  • Convenient locations
  • No hardships or uncertainties
  • No single supplement for graduation tour travelers, if traveling alone
  • One or two star properties
  • No private bathroom
  • Budget tours require sleeping bags
  • Special stopovers have dorm rooms with six or more people
  • If hostel full – no place to sleep
  • Cabins and camping areas are outside the cities
  • AESU Alumni Travel has been arranging educational travel since 1977
  • Enjoy reliable, quality programs
  • Everything is arranged for you and costs at least 40% less than Eurail/hostel “Do-it-yourself” packages
  • Hotels, meals, guides, transportation and fun events are all included
  • Many hostels full in summer and you can’t pre book
  • Campsites and hostels are not always safe
  • You spend more as an individual. No group discount
  • US and European offices in daily contact with group
  • Qualified staff of experts means  trouble-free travel
  • Tour Director with group for duration of program
  • Hotels specifically chosen for safety, location and quality
  • Talk with past participants about program
  • Don’t always know where you will stay in advance
  • Traveling alone or with small group unsafe
  • Share room with complete strangers
  • Inability to pre book at many European hostels
  • Modern deluxe air conditioned coach with professional driver
  • Door-to-door service
  • English Channel crossing by ship on select trips
  • Overnight ship from Italy to Greece on select trips
  • Easily get lost traveling on own
  • Eurail second class cabin
  • Sleeping in small cabins with six people.
  • Foreign language issues trying to get directions
  • Your luggage goes with you on the bus
  • You have to lug around a heavy backpack while trying to find a hotel/hostel
  • Hope hotel/hostel has safe place for your luggage while you go sightseeing
  • Breakfast daily
  • More included multi-course dinners than other operators. More local cuisine
  • Special meals such French Bistro Dinner, Greek Beach BBQ, International Food Buffet in Dubai, etc.
  • Waste a lot of time finding restaurants and don’t know if any good or how to budget
  • Budget tours – less meals and you help cook at campsite
  • More fun events included in price
  • Examples: Biking in Holland, Rhine River Cruise, banquets in Rome, toga party in Greece, overnight desert safari in Dubai, whitewater rafting in Costa Rica and so much more
  • You pay extra for everything
  • Must research and budget for any special excursion
  • Well planned itinerary from decades of research. Shows you most important sites and builds in plenty of FREE time
  • You get the best of everything – no guess work
  • Informal, action-packed programming
  • Waste precious time just getting from place to place
  • Can’t relax when trying to organize everything and make yourself understood
  • Experienced and professional Tour Director for the whole trip plus local expert guides in many cities showing you their city
  • Avoid  tourist traps
  • Guides are multi-lingual
  • Worry about different languages
  • Don't know the best places to go and end up in crowded tourist traps
  • Other companies have non-European guides



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