What Our Travelers Have to Say

"Walking along the Camino with Ken Wolf and Peter Watson was the experience of a lifetime—spiritual, intellectual, cultural and historical moments packed into a few days over magnificent country. Ken Wolf’s lectures are learned and compelling and Peter Watson’s knowledge of the trails and sites along the way unparalleled. We relive this trip in our thoughts constantly."  — Flo P'92 and Paul Eckstein '62 P'92

​"When you travel with  Peter Watson and Ken Wolf you are in for one of life's great  experiences. If you've been thinking of the Camino, do it now. You are not getting any younger. This is something you want to do before you crump." — Steve Pauley MD '62


For more than 25 years, Pomona College has assembled some of the most amazing vacation tours imaginable for alumni and their families. An extension of the College’s educational mission and part of the Alumni Lifelong Learning Program, each trip is accompanied by top faculty to deepen your appreciation of the destination and offer intellectual richness.

Upcoming Tours

For more information or to learn about making reservations for Alumni Travel Program trips, please call (909) 621-8110.

April 4 – 12, 2020: Andalucía: The Enduring Legacy of Islam

Join your fellow alumni and John Sutton Miner Professor of History and Professor of Classics Ken Wolf on a unique trip through Andalucía, the southern-most province in Spain and part of Western Europe most intimately connected to the history of Islam. Learn more about the Andalucía trip.

September 22 – October 4, 2019: The Path to Rome

Join John Sutton Miner Professor of History and Professor of Classics Ken Wolf for a once-in-a-lifetime walking tour to Italy as we traverse the ancient pilgrimage routes to Rome through the beautiful natural landscapes of Tuscany and Lazio. Learn more about the Path to Rome trip.

June 15 – 24, 2019: Galápagos Aboard National Geographic Islander - SOLD OUT

Join W.M. Keck Professor of Environmental Analysis Char Miller PZ ’75, PO P’03 for a trip to the Galápagos Islands with Lindblad/National Geographic Expeditions. See Galápagos as Darwin did—aboard an intimate expedition ship equipped to give you the most engaging experience possible. Please note that we have filled all available cabins for this trip.

Recent Tours

May 25 – June 3, 2018: A Pilgrimage along the Camino de Santiago

Pomona alumni and friends embarked on one of the great journeys of the world, the Camino de Santiago, done in the way it was meant to be traveled: on foot.

May 30 – June 10, 2017: Burgundy: The Cradle of the Crusades

Led by John Sutton Miner Professor of History and Professor of Classics Ken Wolf, guest enjoyed a walking tour of Burgundy. Burgundy, the east-central region of France so well known for its food and wine, was also an incubator for two of the most distinctive features of the European Middle Ages: monasticism and crusade. This trip provided the perfect context for exploring “holy violence” in the Middle Ages and its implications for the twenty-first century.

May 2016: Angles to Angels: A Short Historical Walk from the Irish Sea to the North Sea

Led by Ken Wolf, a five-time Wig Distinguished Professor award winner, coordinator of the Late Antique-Medieval Studies Program and professor of history and classics at Pomona, this trip explored the fascinating chapter of early medieval English history along the dramatic backdrop of Western Scotland, the Hebrides, the Borders, and Yorkshire.

December 2015: Hawaiian Seascapes

Rick Hazlett, coordinator of the Environmental Analysis Program and professor of geology at Pomona College, led participants on a unique cruise through the beautiful central Hawaiian Islands. Stops included Lanai and Molokai, the Maui channel, the Big Island, and Hawaii’s active volcanoes. Along the way, Professor Hazlett shared his extensive background in Hawaiian culture, history, and nature. The journey also offered snorkeling, marine life search in the Humpback National Marine Sanctuary, kayaking, and more.