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!
Sparkling South Pacific – an Oceania Cruise
January 21 – 31, 2019
Dig your toes into Papeete’s beautiful beaches, take in the colors of Moorea, search for rare birds in Fakarava and marine life in Rangiroa, lounge under a coconut palm in Bora Bora, inhale the sweet scent of vanilla in Raiatea, and relax amongst the locals in Huahine.
Panama to Paradise – featuring a Panama Canal transit – an Oceania Cruise
April 1 – 17, 2019
Cruise the coast of Mexico toward vibrant Central America before crossing the Panama Canal into the dreamy Caribbean during an impressive sixteen-night voyage aboard Oceania Cruises’ elegant Regatta.
Gems of the Danube
April 29 – May 9, 2019
On this luxury cruise along the Danube River, marvel at magnificent scenery, explore powerful WWII sites in Nuremberg, sample beer at one of the world’s oldest breweries in Regensburg, experience a private concert featuring the works of Strauss and Mozart in the grand splendor of the iconic Palais Liechtenstein, and indulge in many more unforgettable, all-inclusive Enrich experiences.
The Great Journey Through Europe
June 6 – 16, 2019
This extraordinary 11-day “Grand Tour” of Europe combines river, rail, lake and mountain travel and features the Netherlands, Germany, France and Switzerland. Cruise aboard the deluxe AMADEUS SILVER II along the most scenic sections of the Rhine River. Ride aboard three legendary railways—the Matterhorn’s Gornergrat Bahn, the famous Glacier Express and Lucerne’s Pilatus Railway.
Recent Grad Travel Program: Iceland Expedition
June 27 – 30, 2019 (Depart U.S. via overnight flight on June 26)
Get to know Iceland’s most famous natural treasures. Experience black beaches, glacier views, stunning coastlines, magnificent bird cliffs, delightful towns, incredible waterfalls, erupting geysers, tectonic plates, and take a plunge into the healing mineral waters of the Blue Lagoon. Walk in the footsteps of your favorite Game of Thrones characters, and take time to visit the striking wilderness chosen to represent the regions north of the Seven Kingdoms or journey to the dramatic gorge at Thingveillir – the stomping ground of the White Walkers and the Wildlings. Reykjavík’s legendary nightlife or “jammith” as the locals refer to it, has gained a reputation for being one of the hottest places to party in the world today!
An inspiring journey to Lithuania and Poland – explore the rich history of Jewish Life
July 15 – 26, 2019
Trip Highlights include lectures by Dr. Samuel Kassow, a tour the Museum of the History of Polish Jews, a tour of the former Warsaw Ghetto and Kovno Ghetto, visit to Ponari, Tykocin, Treblinka, and more.
Recent Grad Travel Program: Irish Journey
September 16 – 22, 2019 (Depart U.S. via overnight flight on September 15)
This tour is unique; it speaks to those for whom the days of sweet and simple are no more, and the reign of sophisticated distilling and microbreweries has arrived in conjunction with a passion for healthier eating and ‘farm-to-table’ foods. If you are looking to learn and explore this new lifestyle, Ireland, as rich with history as it is with beauty, offers you the chance to explore all of these facets. Prepare to open your mind and your taste buds while travelling along the southern coast of Ireland from Dublin to Dingle on a journey filled with sights you’ll never forget. Don’t wait, come with us on the trip of a lifetime.
Recent Grad Travel Program: Captivating Croatia
October 14 – 20, 2019 (Depart U.S. via overnight flight on October 13)
For over 20 years, George R.R. Martin’s Song of Ice and Fire books have transported us to exotic locales without leaving the library. Then the HBO TV series, Game of Thrones, showed us where to find these destinations in our own world. The Red Keep gardens, Meereen, Slaver’s Bay, and King’s Landing: they’re all real locations, and they’re waiting for you in Croatia!
42nd Passion Play Oberammergau
June 21 – July 1, 2020
Experience one of the world’s greatest dramatic spectacles amid storybook Bavarian landscapes—the extravagant Passion Play staged once a decade by the quaint village of Oberammergau. With a cast of thousands and a legacy that encompasses nearly four centuries, Oberammergau is a rare and exceptional tradition. This custom itinerary blends remarkable history with stunning scenery, featuring a five-night deluxe cruise along the Danube River, two nights in the idyllic Bavarian Alps and two nights in Munich. Visit four countries—Hungary, Slovakia, Austria and Germany. Tour Budapest, Vienna, Melk Abbey, Bratislava and Salzburg, and see Neuschwanstein Castle. Budapest Pre-Program and Munich Post-Program Options offered.
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.