UW-Eau Claire Alumni

Alumni travel opportunities

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

May 4-12, 2016
Sultans & Palaces - Oceania Cruises

http://www.collettevacations.com/timages/timages_2014/noblockimages_2014/89.jpgJourney through fabled islands and cities studded with awe-inspiring palaces and sun-bleached ruins on a spectacular Aegean luxury cruise. Board Oceania Cruises’ graceful Riviera in Turkey’s largest city, Istanbul—a dazzling display of exotic bazaars, gleaming domes and minarets. Then sail to Kavala, a picturesque city rising from the slopes of Mount Symvolo, and stroll a labyrinth of streets edged by classic Cycladic architecture on Mykonos. Admire the sweeping white-sand beaches and turquoise waters of Rhodes, famed for its vast Palace of the Grand Masters and the impressive Acropolis of Lindos. Stop at Turkey’s vibrant port city of Kusadasi, a gateway to the glorious ruins of Ephesus, one of the world’s best-preserved Greco-Roman cities. Relax on the serene island of Patmos, where magnificent frescoes adorn the Monastery of St. John. Before your odyssey concludes in Athens, behold the black-pebble beaches and blue-domed, whitewashed villages on Santorini. For more information about this alumni travel opportunity contact GoNext or 1-800-842-9023. View brochure.

June 13-24, 2016
Regal Routes of Northern Europe

Embark on an odyssey to Northern Europe, where beautiful medieval buildings reflect upon tranquil canals, fairy-tale turrets rise above marvelous cities, and quaint cobbled lanes lead to ornate cathedrals and regal monuments. From London, travel to Southampton and begin your voyage aboard Oceania Cruises’ majestic Marina, stopping first in Le Havre, a jumping-off point for adventures in magical Paris. Admire Bruges’ lovely gabled buildings and arched stone bridges, and take in the stylish art galleries of Antwerp. Explore the fine museums and canals of Amsterdam, Europe’s captivating cultural hub, and behold the sprawling parks and gardens of Hamburg, Germany’s “Green City.” Continue to Kristiansund, a gateway to Norway’s welcoming villages and gorgeous fjords, followed by Scandinavia’s oldest capital, Oslo, home to the imposing Akershus Fortress and the whimsical world of sculptures at Vigeland Park. Before your voyage concludes in Copenhagen, discover the charming boutiques, cozy cafes and elegant structures that grace Gothenburg, Sweden’s cultural heart. For more information about this alumni travel opportunity contact GoNext or 1-800-842-9023. View brochure.

Oct. 23-31, 2016
Country & Blues

Celebrate homegrown country and blues music on a luxury river cruise aboard the American Queen. Begin with a stay in the “Country Music Capital of the World,” Nashville, an iconic city that beckons with elegant architecture, an inventive culinary scene and ever-vibrant music culture. Then board the American Queen, the largest and most opulent riverboat in the world, and cruise the Cumberland River to Clarksville, dotted with unique attractions like the stately Smith-Trahern Mansion. Delve into fascinating Civil War history at Dover’s Fort Donelson National Battlefield and Cemetery, and encounter a striking blend of lush forests and rugged bluffs at Cave-In-Rock State Park in southern Illinois. Stroll past well-preserved historic landmarks in Mount Vernon, and take in the delightful 19th-century architecture of Paducah. Before concluding your voyage in Memphis, the “Home of the Blues,” witness colorful local artifacts on display at the New Madrid Historical Museum and the magnificent Hunter-Dawson home. For more information about this alumni travel opportunity contact GoNext or 1-800-842-9023. View brochure.