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Upcoming Travel Opportunities


Date Travel Opportunity
September 13 - 21, 2014 Flavors of Northern Italy
September 26 - October 4, 2014 Autumn in America's Heartland
November 1, 2014 Join the Aggies in Hawaii! USU vs. Hawaii
January 14 - 24, 2015 Polynesian Paradise
February 22 - March 7, 2015 Gauchos, Tangos & Tapas
March 15-22, 2015 Colorful Caribbean
March 7 - 17, 2015 Kenya: the Original Safari Destination
April 15 - 29, 2015 India: A Mosaic of Culture, Mysticism, and Wild Tigers
July 6 - 16, 2015 The Great Journey through Europe
October 1 - 13, 2015 Symphony on the Blue Danube A Classical Music Cruise
November 1-9, 2015 Costa Rica: Showcase of Conservation

For more information on upcoming alumni travel events, call the Alumni Relations office at (435) 797-2055.




September 13-21, 2014 - Flavors of Northern Italy


Portugal

This amazing program introduces you to Italy in a way few people ever experience. Make a beautiful, historic Italian wine estate outside Verona your base as you explore the region, visiting Verona's Roman Arena and other ancient sites, and discovering Italy's cultural connection to farm and table along the way. Touring centuries-old wineries, tasting rare hand-made cheeses, and dining in homes of chefs and producers are just some of the exclusive highlights of this journey. Offered by our travel partner Orbridge

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September 26 - October 4, 2014 - Autumn in America's Heartland


Portugal

The leaves along the Mississippi River burst with fall colors and all year long the river provides its own magical wonders. Discover the beauty and marvels for yourself on a spectacular voyage exploring Autumn in America's Heartland aboard the American Queen.







November 1, 2014 - Join the Aggies in Hawaii! USU vs. Hawaii


Hawaii

Enjoy the beauty and splendor of Hawaii with the Aggies just in time to enjoy some great Aggie football. Many different packages are available with flexible dates and hotel options. Don’t miss out on Aggie Day at the Polynesian Cultural Center in addition to the great football game. To reserve your space, contact Walt Jorgensen at Columbus Travel by calling (800) 373-3328 (x2015). Please note that game tickets, game transfers, and Aggie Day at the PCC are additional.







January 14 - 24, 2015 - Polynesian Paradise


Polynesia

Swaying palm trees. Luxurious white-sand beaches. Crystal-clear turquoise waters. Welcome to paradise. Cruise the balmy South Seas and discover the wonders of French Polynesia as you explore the stunning islands of the South Pacific.







February 22 - March 7, 2015 - Gauchos, Tangos & Tapas


Gauchos

From Argentina’s sweeping Pampas, home of the legendary Gauchos, and Buenos Aires’ passionate tango rhythms to Brazil’s cosmopolitan spirit and Uruguay’s magnificent beaches, South America offers an intriguing mosaic of diverse cultures and stunning landscapes. Cruise this vast continent’s eastern shores and experience the incredible natural beauty and colorful traditions that make it one of the most unique, treasured destinations in the world.







March 15-22, 2015 - Colorful Caribbean


Caribbean

An island off the coast of the Yucatan Peninsula, Cozumel’s rich history dates back to 300 A.D. when the Maya first settled here. Over the centuries, Cozumel became an important sanctuary and destination for religious pilgrimages. Today, Cozumel is renowned for its extraordinary reefs, vast beaches and ancient Mayan ruins

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March 7 - 17, 2015 - Kenya: the Original Safari Destination


Kenya

Arrive in Addis Ababa this morning and connect with your flight to Nairobi, the safari capital of East Africa. Upon arrival you are welcomed by your Classic Escapes expert driver/guide and escorted to your luxurious hotel. The remainder of your afternoon is at leisure where you are free to settle in, relax and enjoy your fabulous resort.







April 15-29, 2015 - India: A Mosaic of Culture, Mysticism, and Wild Tigers


India

Arrive in Mumbai (formerly Bombay) where you are met and escorted to your home for the night, the Taj Mahal Hotel. Situated on a peninsula halfway up the west coast of India, Mumbai is India's economic powerhouse and home to more millionaires than any other city on the Indian sub-continent. As well as being the country's financial capital, Mumbai is also an important port, handling a third of all international trade, and a base for many of India's largest companies.







July 6-16, 2015 - The Great Journey through Europe


Europe

The Netherlands/Germany/France/Switzerland
Featuring the Glacier Express
Small Deluxe River Ship Amadeus Fleet
From approximately $3995 plus air

This extraordinary 11-day “Grand Tour” of Europe features an incredible combination of river, rail, lake and mountains including five nights aboard the deluxe Amadeus Fleet. Travel through the Western heart of the Continent through The Netherlands, Germany, France and Switzerland, cruising the most scenic sections of the fabled Rhine River. Specially arranged guided excursions feature five great UNESCO World Heritage sites—explore Amsterdam’s storybook canals, visit Cologne’s magnificent Gothic cathedral, tour the lovely Alsatian city of Strasbourg, cruise through the heart of the Rhine River Valley and walk through Berne’s Old Town. Also visit Germany’s medieval Rüdesheim and 13th-century Heidelberg Castle. Spend two nights each in Lucerne and Zermatt, Switzerland, ride aboard three legendary railways—the Gornergrat Bahn, for breathtaking views of the Matterhorn; the Glacier Express from Lucerne to Zermatt; and the Pilatus Railway, the world’s steepest cogwheel railway—and enjoy a scenic cruise on Lake Lucerne. This is the trip of a lifetime at an exceptional value! Complement your journey with the two-night Amsterdam Pre-Program.







October 1-13, 2015 - Symphony on the Blue Danube A Classical Music Cruise


Danube

Budapest/Bratislava/Vienna and featuring Prague and Kraków
Featuring the Glacier Express
Small Deluxe River Ship Amadeus Fleet
From approximately $3995 plus air

Visit six countries and up to eight UNESCO World Heritage sites on this exclusive journey to the cultural centers that inspired classical music’s Great Masters. This custom-designed and comprehensive itinerary, a unique combination of river and land travel, includes three nights each in the medieval gems of Prague and Kraków and a five-night cruise on the legendary Blue Danube from Budapest, Hungary, to Passau, Germany, through the stunning Wachau Valley aboard the deluxe Amadeus Fleet, one of the finest ship fleets to ply the waterways of Europe. Most Suites and Staterooms feature floor-to-ceiling windows with a French balcony. Experience the musical heritage of Europe’s accomplished composers, including Mozart, Beethoven and Chopin. Enjoy a comprehensive schedule of exclusive expert lectures, classical music performances and guided excursions featuring Bratislava’s medieval Old Town, imperial Vienna, the storybook village of Dürnstein and the magnificent Melk Abbey. A Budapest Pre-Program Option and Warsaw Post-Program Option are offered.







November 1-9, 2015 - Costa Rica: Showcase of Conservation


Costa Rica

Upon arrival, you will be escorted to your accommodation, the Bougainvillea, where your evening is at leisure. Set among ten acres of lush gardens, the unique and comfortable Hotel Bougainvillea, located at the outskirts of a pleasant residential area in San Jose, provides a quiet hideaway where guests can truly experience the world famous natural beauty of Costa Rica. The grounds of the hotel are spectacular – being surrounded by coffee plantations, citrus orchards and lush gardens provides an enticing setting for walking through the winding trails, tennis, or relaxing by the swimming pool. Each of the 83 rooms has twin double beds, tub or shower, and a separate seating area. The furniture is made of Costa Rican hardwoods and rooms have cable television. In addition, each room has a balcony offering marvelous views of the mountains on one side and the San José skyline on the other.







Travel Insurance


USI Insurance

Travel Insurance Select is one of the most complete travel insurance plans offered anywhere and a proud partner of the USU Alumni Association. It is a flexible plan giving you a choice of benefits and services. And you can use this link for any and all of your travel insurance needs, whether they be with the Alumni Association or not.



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