2015 Alumnae Tours

The Alumnae Travel Program will feature visits to Ireland and Italy in 2015. Make plans now to join your fellow alumnae on one of these adventures.

Circling the Emerald Isle
June 6-17, 2015

“Come Away . . . .” (an invitation from Yeats himself) with Meredith College to Ireland, on a tour designed to delight your mind, your heart, and your senses. We will start in Dublin, where we will lay the ground work for the rest of our trip, which will focus on the arts, artifacts, history, and cultural richness of Eire. We will spend most of our time on the west coast, traveling there via the beautiful Boyne Valley and magical New Grange (older than Stonehenge and the pyramids!). Sligo, the Connemara, Galway, the Clare Burren, Dingle Peninsula, and the Wicklow Mountains are among the places we aim to visit. If there is interest among our travelers, there will be an optional three-day add-on to Northern Ireland.

Pageantry, Palaces, Paintings, and Pumpkin Pasta
September 10-21, 2015

From the famed canals of Venice to the Roman coliseum of romantic Verona to the stunning d’Este fortress in Ferrara, this custom tour will focus on the Veneto and the surrounding area, including Mantua, Padua and Lake Garda! The tour will also include the possibility of a ring-side seat for the Palio della Balestra in Sansepolcro, in Tuscany, where Meredith has had a vibrant study abroad program for over 20 years and the crossbow competition and attendant pageantry have taken place for centuries. We promise a most interesting sojourn, with excellent food, on and off the beaten track, during this delightful time of the year.

These tours work equally well for singles, couples, mothers and daughters and granddaughters, Meredith classmates, friends of Meredith graduates, and friends of their friends. We had to close the program enrollment in 2014, so apply early!

For more information, visit

Melyssa Allen

News Director
316 Johnson Hall
(919) 760-8087
Fax: (919) 760-8330