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Release: Oct. 23, 2001

Iowa Voyagers hosts program Nov. 1 on Scandinavia, U.S. tours

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The University of Iowa Alumni Association's Iowa Voyagers travel program is hosting an information meeting Nov. 1 to showcase its "Best of Scandinavia" tour next May 9-18, 2002, and to present its "Travel the U.S.A." offerings for 2002.

The program and film presentation begins at 7 p.m., preceded by a 6:30 p.m. reception at the Levitt Center for University Advancement, One West Park Road in Iowa City. The meeting is free and open to the public.

The program will highlight the 10-day tour to Scandinavia, which begins in Copenhagen and continues by ship to Oslo, and concludes in Stockholm. Travelers will not only visit museums, shops and major attractions in these cities, but also will see Norway's fjords and take a mountain railway to the picturesque Norwegian village of Geilo.

Cost of the trip begins at $2,249, departing from several major Midwestern cities.

The information program will also highlight "Travel USA" destinations in 2002 offered by the Iowa Voyagers, including a tour of the Antebellum South March 16- 23, a Great Lakes Cruise July 6-13, Alaska cruises May 25- June 1 or Aug. 1- 11, and an expedition following the path of Lewis and Clark May 20-26 and Oct. 12-18.

Iowa Voyagers director Diane Baker said additional destinations in the U.S. and surrounding countries were added to the Voyagers program because of increased interest in domestic travel.

For complete list of destinations, see the Iowa Voyagers website at To RSVP for the Nov. 1 information meeting,, contact Diane Baker at (319) 335-3294, (800) IOWALUM (469-2586), or email