UW-Eau Claire Alumni

Alumni travel opportunities

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

Dec. 30, 2015-Jan. 4, 2016
Rose Parade New Year's

http://www.collettevacations.com/timages/timages_2014/noblockimages_2014/89.jpgWelcome to beautiful Southern California. Upon arrival transfer to your hotel for the
next five nights, the Hyatt Regency or Renaissance- Marriott, deluxe properties located in downtown Long Beach. This evening enjoy a Welcome Dinner to get acquainted with your fellow travelers. Tour Highlights: •New Year’s Eve Dinner Party •Tournament of Roses Parade •Lunch at Lawry’s •Rose Parade Floats On Display •Reagan Library & Museum •Los Angeles City Tour •Hollywood & Walk of Fame •Beverly Hills & Rodeo Drive •5 Nights at One Hotel. Includes: •Roundtrip Airfare - MSP* •9 Meals •Professional Tour Director •Motorcoach Transportation •Admissions per Itinerary •Sightseeing per Itinerary. For more information about this alumni travel opportunity contact Kelsey VanOrdstrand at 952-240-9742. View brochure.

January 20-Feb. 7, 2016
Bridge of the Americas featuring Panama Canal transit

Encounter the multifaceted cultures and ancient civilizations of Central and South America as you weave your way from Miami to Lima aboard Oceania Cruises’ regal Regatta. Admire 19th-century architecture in palm-studded Key West, snorkel among the colorful coral reefs surrounding Cozumel, see intriguing Mayan ruins near Costa Maya and Santo Tomas, admire the old St. John’s Cathedral in Belize, and relax on Roatan’s glittering beaches. Stop at Puerto Limon, a gateway to Costa Rica’s idyllic rainforests, before cruising the legendary Panama Canal to the port of Fuerte Amador. Sail the Pacific to Ecuador and stroll along Manta’s lively beaches and Guayaquil’s revitalized riverfront promenade. Then continue to Salaverry, a gateway to the colonial charms of Trujillo, followed by Peru’s historic capital, Lima. Take in its timeless colonial architecture and pre-Columbian temples or consider extending your visit with an optional trip to the “Lost City of the Incas,” mystical Machu Picchu. Call Go Next 1-800-842-9023, or go to GoNext. View brochure.

Jan. 30-Feb. 6, 2016
Riviera Maya, Mexico

http://www.collettevacations.com/timages/timages_2014/noblockimages_2014/89.jpgRelax and unwind on the beautiful turqiose beaches of the Caribbean or take an excursion into the jungle to visit Mayan Ruins. All Inclusive, all Gourmet, Culinary Series at the AAA Four Diamon Eldorado Royale on the Riviera Maya, Mexico, featuring the Jackson Family Wine Week. For more inforamtion, please contact the Travel Leaders, 31 E Columbia St., Chippewa Falls, WI 715-723-9352, 800-826-6644 or reservations@travelleaders-cf.com. View trip information.

March 8-14, 2016
Highlights of San Diego & Baja Cruise

http://www.collettevacations.com/timages/timages_2014/noblockimages_2014/89.jpgSouthern California & Queen Mary Getaway – Step back in time as you step aboard the legendary Queen Mary for a 5 night stay. Lovingly maintained in her original charm and glory, it is the perfect home to explore truly unique and exciting Southern California. From the Wayfarers Chapel to the Rose Bowl in Pasadena and everything in between, your Southern California adventure will truly be unforgettable. For more information about this alumni travel opportunity contact Kelsey VanOrdstrand at 952-240-9742.

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.