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!
Great Trains & Grand Canyons
September 23 – 28, 2018
“The Grand Canyon is the one great sight which every American should see.” In 1903, President Theodore Roosevelt said this when he first laid eyes on one of nature’s most awe-inspiring sights. This travel experience features a combination of American West highlights with the scenery of Grand Canyon National Park and the red rocks of Sedona, the Native American history at the Montezuma Castle National Monument, the Old West nostalgia of Two Train Rides and 5 Nights at a Resort property in Sedona, Arizona.
Essence of Europe – an Oceana Cruise
September 23 – October 4, 2018
Explore ancient cities, alluring beaches, and culture straight from the Old World as you set sail across the Mediterranean Sea aboard the luxurious Marina. Bask in the glamour of the French and Italian Rivieras, explore the lives of legendary artists from Dalí to Picasso, and marvel at the architecture of some of Spain’s most historic port cities.
October 13 – 24, 2018
Step back in time at the medieval ruins of Gythion; stop in Katakonos and visit Olympia, birthplace of the Olympic Games; stand in awe of Mount Etna in Taormina; explore Valletta, Europe’s smallest capital; visit historic Heraklion on the island of Crete; soak up the rays in Rhodes; lounge on the black-sand beaches of Santorini; and listen to the sounds of church bells on the island of Patmos.
Recent Grad Travel Program: New Year’s on Cloud 9 in Austria
December 29, 2018 – January 2, 2019
Come celebrate New Year’s Eve in the Austrian Alps, high above the city of Innsbruck. Travel back in time, strolling down the charming narrow streets of the Old Town, exuding a special charm and sophistication that is unique in the Alps. Enjoy the festive atmosphere in the city, taste roasted chestnuts, or enjoy a cup of hot chocolate in a fashionable café. Take part in our very own Winter Olympics on the mountain, then ring in the New Year over 6,200 feet above sea level at “Cloud 9” – an igloo club with stunning views of the city and the New Year’s Eve laser show.
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.
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.
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.