Upcoming Travel Opportunities
|June 12-20, 2013||European Tapestry – Oceania Cruises|
|August 16-25, 2013||Canadian Rockies Tour: Banff, Jasper and Vancouver|
|August 31 - September 7, 2013||Discover Southeast Alaska by Small Ship|
|October 8 - 19th 2013||Tanzania Migration Safari|
|February 21-March 11, 2014||Splendors Down Under|
|May 1-4, 2014||The Kentucky Derby|
|June 30-July 8, 2014||Paris to Normandy Beaches|
|September 13-21, 2014||Flavors of Northern Italy|
For more information on upcoming alumni travel events, call the Alumni Relations office at (435) 797-2055.
June 12-20, 2013 - European Tapestry – Oceania Cruises
Encounter some of the world's most evocative cities in Portugal, Spain and France as you weave your way through the colorful tapestry of Western Europe. Depart from Lisbon and travel north along the Atlantic coast aboard the elegant yet intimate Oceania Cruises Nautica. First is Oporto, Portugal, where an urban liveliness provides a modern sheen to the Renaissance architecture of the city's cathedral area and to the preserved medieval authenticity of its Barredo quarter. In Spain, visit La Coruña and its still-working 2nd-century Roman lighthouse, or take in Santiago de Compostela with its legendary cathedral marking a 9th-century pilgrimage route. In Bilbao, witness amazing modern and contemporary art at the thrillingly designed Guggenheim Museum. Complete your European tapestry with two days in Bordeaux, France, the city punctuated by Gothic churches, broad avenues and 18th-century mansions; and the region marked by famed vineyards and glorious château-dotted estates. Spend a day sailing along French shores and into the English Channel before arriving in England and the port of Dover.
- European Tapestry 2013 brochure (If PDF will not open try opening in a different browser)
- European Tapestry 2013 registration form (If PDF will not open try opening in a different browser)
August 16-25, 2013 - Canadian Rockies Tour: Banff, Jasper and Vancouver
Canada's treasures await you, from the glittering lights of Vancouver to the turquoise waters of Lake Louise. Take in mountain vistas as the famed Rocky Mountaineer train takes you through the twisting passes and valleys of western Canada. With included tours of Banff, Jasper and the Columbia Icefield, you'll gain an appreciation for this nation's untamed wildernesses. Offered by our travel partner Go Ahead Tours
- Details Coming Soon
August 31 - September 7, 2013 Discover Southeast Alaska by Small Ship
Discover the awesome beauty,abundant wildlife, and native cultures of Southeast Alaska. Orbridge's eight-day expedition aboard the nimble, 66-passenger Admiralty Dream features access to the breathtaking byways of Alaska's Inside Passage. With skilled naturalists by your side, encounter its amazing wildlife, magnificent peaks and fjords, and ice-blue glaciers of unfathomable proportions—while learning about the traditions of Alaska's ancient cultures.
• See the spray of whales only yards away and venture into secluded inlets as you get up close to nature, whether from the decks of the Admiralty Dream or aboard its skiffs and kayaks.
• Accompanied by a naturalist Orbridge Expedition Leader, learn surprising details about animal behavior, glacier activity, and the wealth of natural spectacles along these protected waters.
• Learn about Alaska's culture and industry while exploring the Alaska State Museum, visiting a salmon hatchery, and enjoying an authentic Tlingit dance performance.
• Observe the diverse wildlife and dramatic scenery of Glacier Bay National Park accompanied by a park ranger and Huna Totem Interpreter.
• Relax: included are all excursions, presentations, beverages including complimentary beer and wine with dinner, meals (seven breakfasts, five lunches, and seven dinners), and airport transfers for guests on suggested group flights.
- Discover Southeast Alaska 2013 brochure (If PDF will not open try opening in a different browser)
October 8 -19th 2013 - Tanzania Migration Safari
The annual movement of wildebeest and other grazing herbivores across the Serengeti Plains is one of the greatest spectacles of the natural world. Orbridge's Tanzania Migration Safari is a once-in-a-lifetime journey, encompassing this and other incredible wildlife excursions to world-famous national parks and reserves: Arusha National Park, Tarangire National Park, Lake Manyara National Park, Ngorongoro Crater, Olduvai Gorge and the acacia-dotted savannas of the Serengeti National Park. Accompanied by expert Orbridge naturalists in outfitted Toyota Land Cruisers, venture with a small group of travelers into the vast and varied terrain of East Africa. Experience thrilling moments viewing diverse and abundant bird and mammal species, while getting to know local people and learning about the tapestry of cultures around you. Then, restore your senses in extraordinary lodges and a beautiful tented safari camp. Join us on safari and witness marvelous dramas of life and survival unfold before your eyes.
- Tanzania Migration Safari 2013 brochure (If PDF will not open try opening in a different browser)
February 21-March 11, 2014 - Splendors Down Under
Visit the land of koalas and kangaroos as you explore fascinating cities down under. Marvel at the stunning landscapes and exotic wildlife of Australia, Tasmania and New Zealand while cruising aboard the deluxe Oceania Cruises Marina. Offered by our travel partner Go Next
- Splendors Down Under 2014 brochure (If PDF will not open try opening in a different browser)
May 1-4, 2014 - The Kentucky Derby
Come experience the 140th running of the Kentucky Derby and all its great tradition, May 1-4, 2014. Recognized as one of the "top ten events to experience in a lifetime", the Kentucky Derby is the leading stakes race for three year old thoroughbred horses. One of the oldest continuously-held sporting events in the world, the "Run for the Roses" was first contested back in 1875. Don't miss the 2014 Kentucky Derby!
- Kentucky Derby 2014 brochure (If PDF will not open try opening in a different browser)
June 30-July 8, 2014 - Paris to Normandy Beaches
A Seine river cruise through France is ideal for art, history, and wine lovers. In addition to seeing architectural marvels like the Louvre, the Eiffel Tower, and Notre Dame cathedral, enjoy a magical combination of time spent in Franceʼs splendid capital and discoveries of quaint villages in the picturesque region of Normandy. Relax in the delightful retreat of the deluxe, 140-passenger Avalon Creativity, savor the gourmet cuisine, and enjoy the space, comfort, and views characteristic of all its staterooms. Offered by our travel partner Orbridge
- Details Coming Soon
September 13-21, 2014 - Flavors of Northern Italy
This amazing program introduces you to Italy in a way few people ever experience. Make a beautiful, historic Italian wine estate outside Verona your base as you explore the region, visiting Verona's Roman Arena and other ancient sites, and discovering Italy's cultural connection to farm and table along the way. Touring centuries-old wineries, tasting rare hand-made cheeses, and dining in homes of chefs and producers are just some of the exclusive highlights of this journey. Offered by our travel partner Orbridge
- Details Coming Soon
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