UW-Eau Claire Alumni

Alumni travel opportunities

Check out these travel adventures offered by the UW-Eau Claire Alumni Association:

Oct. 7-17, 2017
Mediterranean Radiance

From glorious cathedrals to sparkling seascapes and sun-kissed beaches, encounter the Mediterranean’s radiant beauty on this odyssey aboard Oceania Cruises’ chic Riviera. Depart Rome for Livorno, a jumping-off point to admire the magnificent architecture of legendary Florence, Pisa’s famous Leaning Tower, and the rolling hills of Tuscany. Experience one of the most photogenic fishing villages on the Italian Riviera, Portofino, where the majestically perched Castello Brown fortress affords splendid views, and laze on sandy beaches at St-Tropez, the heart of the French Riviera. Take in rich Catalan culture and splendid beaches at Palamós, located on Spain’s rugged Costa Brava. Witness Gaudí’s imaginative masterpieces in Barcelona, see Valencia’s City of Arts and Sciences, and stroll along Mahón lovely waterfront. Before your journey concludes in Monte Carlo, browse Marseille’s lively markets, or explore the fairy-tale landscapes and hilltop towns of Provence. For more information about this alumni travel opportunity contact GoNext Travel or 1-800-842-9023. View trip flyer.

December 3-11, 2017
Vienna & Christmas Markets River Cruise

For more information please view the Vienna River Cruise trip brochure. Questions: contact Premier World Discovery, 1-877-953-8687.

February 3-13, 2018
Sparkling South Pacific

Price:  From $4,299 per person, double occupancy (airfare included from select cities)

Embark on your cruise in Papeete, the capital of French Polynesia in the tropical paradise of Tahiti. The island’s volcanic peaks overlook lush rainforest, black-sand beaches, and shimmering waterfalls. Continue to Mooréa, with its verdant mountains, then to the gorgeous island of Fakarava, home to extremely rare birds. Marine life is abundant in Rangiroa’s expansive lagoon and in Bora-Bora’s sparkling turquoise waters. Raiatea is dotted with vanilla plantations and is rich with fascinating history and mythology, while serene Huahine, the last stop before your return to Papeete, has beautiful white-sand beaches.

Highlights:
Take in Papeete’s waterfalls, view stunning landscapes in Mooréa, listen to Fakarava’s rare birds, witness one of the world’s largest lagoons in Rangiroa, gaze upon Bora-Bora’s sparkling waters, learn about Raiatea’s fascinating history, and explore the connected islands that make up Huahine. GoNext Travel or 1-800-842-9023. View trip brouchure.

April 22-26, 2018
Spotlight on San Antonio

AlamoIt’s easy to see why San Antonio is often referred to as the “American Venice.” Historic missions, River Walk restaurants, Spanish architecture and a beautiful river centerpiece come to life during your stay as the city celebrates Fiesta San Antonio! This is one of the city’s premier festivals, commemorating the heroes of the Alamo. This evening get to know your fellow travelers at a welcome reception. More trip information. Questions: please contact Collette Travel, 1-800-852-5655.

April 25, 2018
California Rail Discovery

For more information please view the California Rail Discovery trip brochure. Questions: Premier World Discovery, 877-953-8687.

May 6-22, 2018
Kaleidoscopes of Cultures

Embark on your luxury cruise aboard the Regatta in vibrant Miami, an international city rich with the influence of Caribbean and Latin American culture. Start with a trip through Havana’s history, from its colonial beginnings to post-revolutionary present. Learn all about Spanish military history at the Castillo San Felipe de Barajas in Cartagena before traversing the iconic Panama Canal on your way to the awe-inspiring rainforest canopy of Puntarenas. Delight in the coastal beauty of San Juan del Sur and travel back in time to visit the Mayan temples of Puerto Quetzal. In Mexico, you’ll see why Acapulco was the resort of choice for celebrities from Elvis Presley to Elizabeth Taylor and take in the exotic desert coastline of Cabo San Lucas. Finally, disembark the Regatta in San Francisco, a dramatic city with an artistic personality. GoNext Travel or 1-800-842-9023.

July 15-23, 2018
Iceland: Land of Fire & Ice

Some of the highlights: Reykjavík, Golden Circle, Thingvellir National Park, Gulfoss Waterfall, Geysir, Snæfellsnes Peninsula, Cave Tour or Lava Field Walk, Breidafjördur Bay, Waterfall Seljalandsfoss, Vík, Eyjafjallajökull Volcano Visitor Center, Skógar Museum, Skógafoss, Jökulsárlón Glacial Lagoon, Vatnajökull National Park & Glacier, Blue Lagoon or Whale Watching. More trip information. Questions: please contact Collette Travel, 1-800-852-5655.

July 16-24, 2018
Breathtaking Bordeaux

Experience the breathtaking beauty of the Dordogne and Garonne rivers, which together have shaped the scenery and culture of the Bordeaux region of France.

In addition to the world-class wines made possible by Bordeaux’s perfect combination of climate and soil, the region has built a rich tapestry of culture and tradition from Gothic churches to opulent châteaus and medieval villages, all thanks to these magnificent waterways. Embark on an all-inclusive, credit-card free luxury river cruise aboard the state-of-the-art Scenic Diamond. With a meticulously planned itinerary, unique and unforgettable shore excursions, and all onboard drinks and dining included, there is no better way to experience the Bordeaux region and immerse yourself in the history and culture that lie inside.


Highlights:On this luxury cruise around the Bordeaux region, you’ll have the opportunity to not only taste some of the world’s greatest wines, but also explore the underground catacombs in Saint-Émilion, tour the Château de Roquetaillade in Cadillac, and much more in our unforgettable, all-inclusive Enrich experiences. GoNext Travel  or 1-800-842-9023.

September 13-23, 2018
Autumn Inspiration of Canada and New England

Experience the explosive colors of autumn as you sail up North America’s immense and beautiful Atlantic coast. Embark on your luxury cruise aboard the Insignia in New York, the “City that Never Sleeps.” Your first stop is New England’s own European-style resort city, Newport. Take in America’s revolutionary history on Boston’s renowned Freedom Trail before docking in Bar Harbor, where you can immerse yourself in the awe-inspiring Acadia National Park. As you sail north into Canada, you’ll discover Saint John, a Victorian city with its own curious reversing river. Embrace British and Scottish traditions in Halifax before sailing across the magnificent Gulf of Lawrence to Sept-Îles, a port town fronted by a stunning seven-island archipelago. Flanked by emerald mountains and towering plateaus, Saguenay claims Canada’s only navigable fjord; while Québec City, the only walled city in North America, shows old-world European charm seeping into the heart of French Canada. You’ll disembark in Montréal, Canada’s second-most populous city, which blends North American charisma with European charm. More information soon. GoNext Travel or 1-800-842-9023.

September 9, 2018
Cape Cod & the Islands

For more information please view Cape Cod & the Islands trip brochure.Questions: contact Premier World Discovery, 1-877-953-8687.

October 15-26, 2018
Pathways of the Peninsula

Greek mythology, Renaissance art, and ancient cities await you on this luxurious tour of the Italian Peninsula. Embark on the Marina in cosmopolitan Barcelona, Spain’s gem of art and architecture; and set off to Provençal France and the historic port city of Marseille. Monte Carlo has an area of less than one square mile, but packs plenty of excitement and history, from the famous Grand Corniche to the site of its namesake Grand Prix. View the great masterpieces of the Renaissance—Brunelleschi’s Duomo, the Baptistery of San Giovanni, Michelangelo’s David—in Florence, while even more remnants of Italy’s glorious past await you in Rome. Greek mythology comes to life in Sorrento, home of the Sirens, before you cruise the Mediterranean to the ancient city of Dubrovnik. Marvel at Slovenia’s largest cathedral in Koper before spending your final night among the mysterious and romantic canals of Venice. GoNext Travel or 1-800-842-9023.