BC Beyond Educational Travel is pleased to facilitate lifelong learning opportunities through travel. We work with tour operators who expedite the travel arrangements and make available educational tours across the U.S. and around the world to Boston College alumni, parents, and friends. The program aims to connect alumni with Boston College, to showcase its faculty, and to embrace and expand the global reach of Boston College, in alignment with its Jesuit mission to learn continuously and to serve others.

Details of our inaugural tours are below. Please join us!

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Machu Picchu Adventure Expedition to Peru

New Tour Date:
June 20-27, 2021



 Registration deadline: January 29, 2021
Only a few spots remain. Register today!

8 days from $4,199 per person

Join us in Peru to experience a land of breathtaking scenery, rich heritage, and mystical appeal. Beginning in the former Incan capitol of Cusco, we’ll explore the region of the Sacred Valley and its ancient ruins. Our visit is timed to behold a truly once-in-a-lifetime experience, the Inti Raymi Festival of the Sun, an Incan festival in Cusco that marks the winter solstice.

After celebrating this sacred occasion, we summit the prize jewel of Peru, the mysterious archaeological ruins of Machu Picchu. Our tour concludes in cosmopolitan Lima, soaking in culinary delights and modern culture while traversing the colonial city.

Tour group size is limited to 24 alumni and friends of Boston College.

Your BC Faculty Host

Gustavo Morello, SJ, is Associate Professor of Sociology at Boston College. His research focuses on the religious transformation of Latin America, and on the relationship between Catholics and politics in Latin America’s recent history.

Oberammergau Passion Play & Cruising the Danube River

New 2022 Tour Date to be announced soon


Tour postponed to 2022

11 days from $4,295 per person

Nestled in the storybook landscapes of the Bavarian Alps, more than 2000 residents of the quaint hamlet of Oberammergau stage one of the world’s greatest dramatic performances, the extraordinary Passion Play, founded on unique local history and a legacy that encompasses nearly four centuries. 

Join us in July 2020 for a once‐in‐a‐lifetime opportunity to experience the 42nd production of this time‐honored tradition, the Oberammergau Passion Play, which is reenacted every 10 years. Spend two nights in the Oberammergau region, coupled with a delightful Danube River cruise aboard the exclusively chartered, deluxe Amadeus Brilliant through Hungary, Austria, Germany and seldom‐visited Slovakia.

Tour group size is limited to 24 alumni and friends of Boston College.

Your BC Faculty Host

Your faculty host, Jeremiah W. McGrann, is a founding member of the Boston College Music Department. Active as a scholar, pianist and public speaker, he has written on Beethoven, Haydn, liturgical music and hermeneutics.

Enchanting Ireland: A Tour of the Emerald Isle

 September 29–October 11, 2019


Past Tour

13 days from $4,972 total price
from Boston, New York

It’s a beautiful, magical land, where the gentle green landscape dazzles and the people delight; where warmth and hospitality are national traits and poets are national heroes. From Dublin to Galway, Killarney to Kilkenny, this full yet well-paced tour showcases Ireland’s many charms – both old and new – to our small band of travelers.

Muckross House

Your BC Faculty Host

Professor Rob Savage '79, PhD '94, has written four critically acclaimed books. A History Professor at BC, he teaches courses in Irish, British, and European History, and served as a director of the Irish Studies Program from 1995 to 2010.

 

Disclaimer: Boston College is pleased to facilitate educational travel opportunities for its alumni and friends, and works with tour operators to make available interesting and enriching travel opportunities for Boston College travelers. Please note that Boston College does not conduct the tours, make travel arrangements, or act as an agent for guests interested in tours.  The Tour Operators are responsible for all travel arrangements, payments, and bookings.  Boston College 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 tour. Boston College encourages you to familiarize yourself thoroughly with the tour operator’s cancellation and refund policies, and also to investigate available services such as trip cancellation insurance. Boston College is not responsible for changes to trips or travel arrangements or for losses or expenses resulting from travel.