ph-travel-France-ChateauChenonceauxTravel to exotic locations across the world with UConn Alumni Relations’ travel opportunities. Visit the Caribbean, explore the tulip fields of Holland, sample delicious cuisine in France, Spain, and Italy, or travel down under to see koalas and kangaroos—all with your UConn family.

With the convenience of a planned itinerary, guided tours, and a package deal that includes sleeping accommodations, our travel opportunities are not to be passed up!

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South Africa

Led by UConn Professor John Silander
August 26 – September 9, 2017

South Africa, a stunning country of diversity and contrast, offers a unique opportunity to experience bustling metropolitan centers and beautiful undisturbed wilderness. Sample excellent food, wine, and culture in the cosmopolitan Cape Town, then explore the untamed wildlife of the many National Parks and World Heritage Sites of Niewoudtville and Stellenbosch.

South Africa Trip Information

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California Rail Discovery

October 11 – 17, 2017

Featuring San Francisco, Lake Tahoe & the Napa Valley Wine Train – A crimson bridge, cable cars, a sparkling bay, and streets lined with elegant Victorian homes—San Francisco is undeniably one of the world’s great cities. Reason enough to join us on a spectacular seven day journey through Northern California on the California Rail Discovery.

California Rail Discovery Trip Information

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Adriatic Rhapsody

October 27 – November 7, 2017

From graceful canals to captivating ruins and medieval towns, discover awe-inspiring sights on this Adriatic odyssey aboard Oceania Cruises’ Marina. Depart from Athens for a tour of the best cities and islands including Santorini, Katakolon, Corfu, and Venice. Experience some of the most iconic and legendary sights of the Adriatic Sea.

Adriatic Rhapsody Trip Information

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Rainforests and Relics – Oceana Cruises

February 10 – February 28, 2018
Miami to Lima (18 nights)

Marvel at the exotic wildlife, historic cities, and ancient ruins of Central and South America on this luxury cruise aboard the Sirena. From Miami to Peru, you’ll explore the many unique and vibrant cultures of Latin America.

Rainforests and Relics Trip Information

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India | Birding the Foothills of the Himalayas

May 7 – 19, 2018

With more than 1,300 recorded avian species, India is a birder’s dream. Delve into the country’s beautiful and majestic northern landscapes while discovering its vast avifauna during this 13 day adventure. Together with your expert local guide, you’ll explore myriad habitats, visit sanctuaries and reserves with spectacular avian species diversity, enjoy panoramic views of the Himalayas, and experience the enchantment of this intriguing country.

India Trip Information

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