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Alumni Travel Program
Exciting, educational, and affordable travel adventures are available to University of Oregon alumni, thanks to the UO Alumni Association's travel program. Reservations are being taken now for 2013 trips, so make plans to travel today!
Call (800) 245-2586 for more information or click on a trip below for more complete details. Remember, the alumni travel program is a benefit for members of the UO Alumni Association, so if you're not a member, join today!
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2013 Travel Destinations
Experience authentic provincial village life and spend a full week in Sarlat-la-Canéda, one of the most beautiful and well-preserved medieval villages in France!You and fellow Ducks will stay in the family owned Plaza Madeleine Hôtel, formerly a grand nineteenth-century townhouse.
4/19/2013 to 4/26/2013
Take a trip to the beautiful coastlines, breathtaking mountains, and expansive plains of Southern Africa with fellow alumni! Discover the stunning beauty and fascinating culture of southern Africa, a diverse region poised over a beautiful coastline, breathtaking mountains, and expansive plains.
5/7/2013 to 5/21/2013
Set sail with fellow Duck alumni and cruise through France on a deluxe river ship! Set sail with fellow Duck alumni and cruise through France on a deluxe river ship! Opportunities abound on this grand vacation to experience French culture—and taste its sumptuous wines and cuisine.
5/19/2013 to 5/30/2013
Sail the shores of Italy, France, and Monaco. Depart Rome’s port of Civitavecchia for Sorrento, a trove of cobblestone streets and charm. Take in the stunning island beauty of Capri, or visit the famed ancient town frozen in time, Pompeii.
5/19/2013 to 5/30/2013
Dance a little jig with fellow UO Alumni and discover a land rich with Celtic myth and legend. Experience the rugged beauty of Western Ireland. Discover its vibrant culture during your seven-night stay in Galway at the deluxe Ardilaun Hotel, and see the Quiet Man’s Bridge, made famous in a classic John Wayne movie.
6/17/2013 to 6/25/2013
Interested in the London theater scene, experiencing the delicious restaurants in Paris, exploring the historic museums, or just relaxing with a cappuccino and watching daily life pass by? This program is designed to allow you and Duck friends a chance to tune their activities to their interests, while providing support and guidance of a local host.
8/24/2013 to 8/31/2013
This extraordinary eleven day “Grand Tour” of Europe features five nights aboard the deluxe M.S. Amadeus Diamond. Travel through the Western heart of the continent through Switzerland, France, Germany and The Netherlands, cruising the most scenic sections of the Rhine River.
8/27/2013 to 9/6/2013
Sail into history aboard the premium-class Odyssey. Discover the astounding wealth of culture and history on the shores of the Black Sea during an exciting journey that takes you from the birth of civilization to the dramatic end of the Cold War.
8/29/2013 to 9/12/2013
Travel to famous landmarks, including the sprawling Summer Palace, the Temple of Heaven and the Great Wall, which offers incomparable views. Feel the ambience of Beijing’s Tian’anmen Square, step inside the massive walls of the Forbidden City and see the Olympic stadiums. Marvel at the Terra cotta warriors in Xi’an and Buddhist cliff carvings in Dazu.
9/3/2013 to 9/16/2013
Showcasing the musical heritage of the European masters. Visit six countries and up to eight UNESCO World Heritage sites on this exclusive, comprehensive, and carefully crafted thirteen-day journey.
9/8/2013 to 9/20/2013
Experience Egypt’s unique cultural tapestry and its wealth of historic treasures on a spectacular twelve-day trip into the heart of this magical country Spend five exciting nights in Cairo and see amazing artifacts at the Egyptian Museum. Marvel at the Great Pyramids and the Temple of Ramses II at Abu Simbel.
11/5/2013 to 11/16/2013
Celebrate the holidays in old fashioned yet completely original style as you cruise to culturally rich ports in the American South from Memphis to New Orleans aboard the luxury steamboat American Queen. Enjoy traditional holiday festivities, including unique food and music at historic locales along the Mighty Mississippi in Tennessee, Mississippi and Louisiana.
11/7/2013 to 11/16/2013
2014 Travel Destinations
Discover unspoiled natural wonders and ancient civilizations. From pristine beaches and tropical jungles to fascinating Mayan ruins and extraordinary Incan temples, you’ll have the chance to delve into the natural wonders and ancient mysteries of the Americas.
1/16/2014 to 2/3/2014
Embark on a captivating tour of Cuban culture and history, designed to broaden your understanding of a country that has long been inaccessible.
1/17/2014 to 1/24/2014
Just thinking about this trip conjures up images of a magical adventure. Your adventure will embrace Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, and Indonesia, featuring an indulgent train journey designed by Eastern and Oriental Express.
1/22/2014 to 2/3/2014
It’s vast, magical, and exotic—and it’s home to our planet’s largest rainforest ecosystem. Your trip allows you to cruise into one of the earth’s most exotic natural realms—with thousands of butterfly species, along with other species yet to be classified or even discovered. You’ll visit local villages to observe the traditional way of life of the ribereños (river people) and see a shaman perform an ancient ritual of purification.
2/7/2014 to 2/16/2014
Cruise the turquoise waters of the radiant Caribbean with fellow Ducks. You will set sail from Miami and then cruise the warm Caribbean waters to the idyllic islands of Grand Turk, Puerto Rico, St. Maarten, St. Barts, Tortola, the Dominican Republic and the Bahamas.
2/22/2014 to 3/4/2014
Follow in the footsteps of the early seafarers during the Passage to India. For centuries, the treasures of South Asia beckoned to explorers who longed to discover this mystical land.
3/7/2014 to 3/23/2014
Discover where ancient cultures thrive and natural beauty astounds. Join other Ducks touring to historic ports glistening upon deep blue seas, as you cruise the coasts of Greece, Turkey, Italy, France, and Spain.
4/20/2014 to 5/1/2014
An exotic journey across the northern Pacific and the Bering Sea. This cruise takes you from Tokyo to Alaska on an exotic journey across the northern Pacific Ocean’s last frontier and the Bering Sea, with port calls in Japan’s northern island of Hokkaido, Russia’s Far East, the Aleutian Islands, and Alaska’s Kodiak and Homer.
5/1/2014 to 5/15/2014
Now you get to experience the history we’ve all read about. You’ll follow the footprints of the boys in blue and gray as you journey to battlefields where sons of our country fell, and learn about those poignant, tumultuous times through shore excursions and the expertise of the resident expert on river lore.
5/15/2014 to 5/24/2014
History, art, and scenic beauty await you! The Flavors of Northern Italy will offer you an intimate experience with celebrated Italian winemakers and chefs, showcasing age-old methods and ingredients of the Veneto and Emilia Romagna regions’ world-famous wine and cuisine.
6/7/2014 to 6/15/2014
Weave your way through the colorful tapestry of western Europe, calling on fascinating port cites in Portugal, Spain, and France. Visit La Coruña and see the famed Tower of Hercules, and then in Bilbao, witness amazing modern and contemporary art the Guggenheim Museum. Continue to Bordeaux, France, and explore the city punctuated by Gothic churches, broad avenues, and eighteenth-century mansions.
6/10/2014 to 6/18/2014
Idyllic alpine meadows, crystal lakes, and broad vistas await. You will get to know Switzerland in a unique way, spending seven nights in the picturesque town of Meiringen and then another seven nights in the traditional village of Villars-sur-Ollon.
6/18/2014 to 7/3/2014
Walk in the footsteps of William Wallace and leave your footprints along the “bonnie banks of Loch Lomond” as you journey through Scotland’s legendary landscape, forever a scenic stage for epic adventure. Discover the best of Scotland’s Celtic, Norse, and Norman cultures, and enjoy afternoon tea, festive Highland dancers, bagpipe playing, and a traditional haggis ceremony.
8/11/2014 to 8/19/2014
If you’ve wanted to explore Russia, you’ll want to explore with this trip. This carefully crafted itinerary highlights Russia’s two great cultural capitals: St. Petersburg and Moscow.
8/28/2014 to 9/7/2014
Cruise the scenic shores of Germany and France, dotted with wonderful small villages and fascinating historic towns like Strasbourg, Heidelberg, Cologne, and Amsterdam.
9/6/2014 to 9/14/2014
Both of these amazing imperial cities contrast the dynamic and young with the traditional and medieval. Vienna—famous for its music, artists, and philosophers—is the cultural, economic, and political center of Austria. Prague remains a city with cobbled lanes, cathedrals, and gold tipped towers shadowed by the medieval Prague Castle that gives a glimpse into the history of the Czech Republic.
9/20/2014 to 9/27/2014
Experience the timeless treasure of these tranquil villages on this unique and exclusive eight-day voyage. Your trip showcases the resplendent Iberian Peninsula and the coastal jewels of and between Lisbon, Portugal, and Barcelona, Spain.
10/17/2014 to 10/25/2014