Travel 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!
April 30 – May 8, 2017
Experience the unique grandeur of the American South as you cruise the Mississippi River aboard the majestic American Queen. Begin your adventure in the enchanting New Orleans French Quarter, then board the American Queen, the largest and most opulent riverboat in the world, and cruise to picturesque cities including St. Francisville, Natchez, Vicksburg, and Memphis.
Mediterranean Masterpiece – An Oceana Cruise
Rome to Barcelona
May 10 – 21, 2017
From multicolored towns cascading toward glittering seas to timeless cities awash with perfectly preserved monuments, experience classic sights in Italy, France, Monaco, and Spain on the perfect luxury cruise aboard Oceania Cruises’ state-of-the-art Marina.
National Parks and Lodges of the Old West
June 5 – 14, 2017
Amidst spectacular scenery and overnighting in extraordinary landmark park lodges that are destinations in themselves, this 10-day journey traces the historical paths and natural splendors of the Old West. See and learn about the storied sights and monuments of four of our most magnificent national parks, travel with an expert Orbridge Expedition Leader, and travel comfortably in a private motor coach. Join us and experience the best of the West!
Glacial Adventures of Alaska
July 28 – August 7, 2017
Immerse yourself in the wild beauty of Alaska, with its sparkling glaciers and lush, pristine forests, on this adventure aboard Oceania Cruises’ graceful Regatta. Sail in the Inside Passage taking in the wonder of Alaska’s secluded seaports, wilderness outposts, and gold fields before ending in lovely Victoria, Canada.
Women’s Basketball: Tour of Italy
August 12 – 23, 2017
Join Head Coach Geno Auriemma and the UConn Women’s Basketball team on the trip of a lifetime! This exclusive tour features Italy’s most beautiful cities, deluxe hotel accommodations, tickets to four basketball games, and time with the team. We look forward to having you join us for this extraordinary trip!
August 17 – 23, 2017
A sampling of world-class Canadian resorts combined with breathtaking scenery highlight this 7-day journey into the Canadian Rockies. Accompanied by two Orbridge Expedition Leaders, find adventure in the vast lands and magnificent ranges of Banff, Yoho, and Jasper National Parks, the crystal waters of Lake Louise and Maligne Lake, and amidst the glacial masses of Icefields Parkway.
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.
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.
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.
Disclaimer: The UConn Foundation, Inc. (“Foundation”) is not the travel program tour operator. The Foundation does not own or operate any entity which provides goods or service for this travel program. Providers of transportation, hotel accommodations, restaurant and any other goods or services for this program are independent contractors not under the control of the Foundation. The Foundation is not liable for any wrongful, negligent, willful, arbitrary or other acts or omissions of any independent contractors, their employees, agents, servants or representatives or of any other third party. The Foundation is not responsible for any injury, loss, death, inconvenience, delay or damage to person or property whatsoever arising from or related to the travel program or the provision of any goods or services thereunder whether resulting from, but not limited to, acts of God, acts of government, acts of war, riot, civil unrest, insurrection or revolt, criminal or terrorist activities of any kind, strikes or other labor activities, flood, cyclone, hurricane, fire, earthquake or other natural occurrence, weather event or disaster, animals, food poisoning, illness, disease, mechanical or other failure of aircraft, vessels or other means of transportation, failure of any transportation mechanism to arrive or depart timely or safely, termination or cancellation of services by suppliers for any reason, missed carrier connections, overbooking or downgrading of services or accommodations, substitution of hotels or of common carrier equipment, without or without notice, or for any additional expenses occasioned thereby. The Foundation shall not be responsible for alteration in the itinerary as deemed necessary for carrying out the tour and the right is reserved to change the itinerary or trip features at any time and for any reason, with or without notice. The right is further reserved to cancel any tour prior to departure. Operator’s standard client refund policies will apply. The Foundation shall have no liability in the event of cancellation of the Tour. The right is also reserved to decline to accept or to retain any person as a member of the tour should such person’s health, actions or general deportment impede the operation of the tour or the rights or welfare of the other participants. No refund will be made for the unused portion of any tour. By paying the deposit or participating in this travel program applicants and participants accept in full all the terms and conditions set forth herein.