Alumni

Alumni Travel Program

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Do U want to C the world? Traveling with the University of Cincinnati Alumni Association allows you to see the world with fellow Bearcats in an exclusive and worry-free environment. Our trusted travel partners take care of all the details, so you can relax, meet fellow Bearcats, and enjoy the sights.

All UC alumni trips include enhanced travel services:

  • All excursions and visits, as outlined in brochure, with experienced local guides.
  • Gratuities to local guides and drivers on included excursions and transfers.
  • The services of experienced Gohagan & Company Travel Directors throughout the program.
  • Pre-departure concierge service such as a travel document wallet, name badge and pre-departure brochures.
  • Automatic $250,000 flight insurance policy for each participant ticketed on flights by Gohagan & Company.
  • Transfers and luggage handling abroad for participants whose arrival(s)/departure(s) coincide with the scheduled group transfer(s).

Cruising the Canary Islands and Morocco

Canary Islands Trip Map

April 12 – 20, 2023

From approximately $4,995 plus air

Explore the stunning natural beauty of the Canary Islands and treasures of the rose-pink cities of Morocco on this one-of-a-kind journey, featuring scenic coastlines and idyllic ports rarely visited by larger vessels. Visit La Palma’s Mirador de la Concepción for spectacular views of Caldera de Taburiente. Discover iconic Casablanca and enjoy full-day excursions to the island of Tenerife and Teide National Park, the 1,000-year-old city of Marrakesh and the ancient city of Fez. Enhance your journey with the Las Palmas Pre-Program Option and/or the Casablanca Post‑Program Option.

Contact us to receive a brochure in the mail. For more information, you may call our travel partner Thomas P. Gohagan & Company at 800-922-3088.

Itinerary

Day      Destination

1          Depart the U.S. or Canada

2          Arrive Las Palmas, Grand Canaria, Canary Islands, Spain/Embark LE DUMONT – D’URVILLE

3          Santa Cruz de la Palma

4          Los Cristianos, Santa Cruz de Tenerife

5          Day at Sea

6          Safi, Morocco, for Marrakech

7          Casablanca

8          Rabat for Fez

9          Disembark ship/Casablanca/Return to the U.S. or Canada

Itinerary is subject to change.

Highlights

  • Excursions in every port, featuring four UNESCO World Heritage sites, scenic coastlines and idyllic ports rarely visited by larger ships.
  • Visits to La Palma scenic Caldera de Taburiente and the Mirador de la Concepción for spectacular views of the “Pretty Isle.”
  • Full-day excursion to Tenerife, renowned for its Spanish colonial architecture and the stunning scenery of Mount Teide in UNESCO‑designated Teide National Park, with a visit to the 15th‑century colonial town of San Cristóbal de la Laguna.
  • Full-day excursion to the 1,000-year‑old city of Marrakech to visit the Medina, the12th‑centuryKoutoubiaMosqueand see Jemaa el-Fnaa Square, including lunch.
  • Half-day cultural immersion in Casablanca Hassan II Mosque.
  • Full-day excursion to the ancient city of Fez, one of the most completely intact Islamic cities in North Africa. 

Scottish Isles and Norwegian Fjords 

Scottish Isles Trip Map

June 2 – 10, 2023

From approximately $5,795 plus air

Trace the legacies of Viking and Celtic clans on this extraordinary voyage across the mist-enshrouded peaks of Scotland and the pristine natural beauty of Norway’s mighty fjords. Cruise into ports accessible only by small ship. Enjoy a full-day scenic excursion into the glens of the Scottish Highlands. Discover the Orkney Islands’ fascinating Neolithic history, featuring a special presentation by archaeologist, Nick Card. Take in the views during your specially arranged ride on Norway’s legendary Flåm Railway. Enhance your journey with the Edinburgh/Glasgow Pre-Program and/or Norway/Copenhagen Post-Program Options available.

Contact us to receive a brochure in the mail. For more information, you may call our travel partner Thomas P. Gohagan & Company at 800-922-3088.

Itinerary

Day      Destination

1          Depart U.S. or Canada

2          Glasgow, Scotland/Embark LE DUMONT – D’URVILLE

3          Fort William for the Scottish Highlands

4          Kyle of Lochalsh/Isle of Skye

5          Kirkwall, Orkney Islands, for Ring of Brodgar and Skara Brae

6          Lerwick, Shetland Islands, for Jarlshof

7          Cruising Sognefjord/Flam Railway

8          Bergen, Norway

9          Bergen/Disembark ship/Return to the U.S. or Canada

Itinerary is subject to change.

Highlights

  • Excursion through the Scottish Highlands, featuring Glencoe, Scotland’s most scenic glen, and the bucolic village of Glenfinnan.
  • Visit 13th-century Eilean Donan Castle and a scenic excursion to the Isle of Skye.
  • Scenic excursion to the UNESCO World Heritage sites of the Orkney Islands’ Neolithic Ring of Brodgar and 5,000-year‑old Skara Brae.
  • Excursion to the 5,000-year-old prehistoric site of Jarlshof on Scotland’s remote Shetland Islands.
  • Specially arranged ride on Norway’s Flåm Railway­—one of the world’s most scenic rail journeys.
  • Visit to UNESCO World Heritage-designated Bryggen and a specially arranged tour of Troldhaugen, home of Edvard Grieg. 

Autumn in Provence: Burgundy and Beaujolais

Autumn in Provence Trip Map

September 6 – 14, 2023

From approximately $3,985 plus air

Discover the world-famous Burgundy and Beaujolais wine regions of Provence at the height of the harvest season. Cruise round-trip from historic Lyon, France, along the storied Rhôneand Saône rivers. Dock in the heart of each port and visit the historical HOTEL-DIEU in Beaune; the medieval Papal Palace of Avignon; the Roman Amphitheater in Arles; the Roman city of Orange and the ancient Roman Pont du Gard aqueduct. Enjoy an exclusive tour of the Beaujolais wine region’s Château Montmelas, guided by a member of the family, with a specially arranged fortepiano concert and wine tasting. Enhance your experience with the Geneva Pre-Program Option.

Contact us to receive a brochure in the mail. For more information, you may call our travel partner Thomas P. Gohagan & Company at 800-922-3088.

Itinerary

Day      Destination

1          Depart the U.S. or Canada

2          Lyon, France/ Embark AMADEUS PROVENCE

3          Tournus for Beaune/ Mâcon for Beaujolais

4          Lyon

5          Avignon

6          Arles

7          Châteauneuf-du-Pape for Orange/Pont du Gard

8          Vienne

9          Lyon/Depart to the U.S or Canada

Itinerary is subject to change.

Highlights

  • Excursion to the town of Beaune, known for its Burgundy wines, with a tour of the magnificent HÔTEL-DIEU.
  • Walking tour of historic Old Lyon.
  • Walking tour of Avignon, featuring the vast Gothic papal palace and the iconic Pont d’Avignon.
  • Walking tour of Arles, highlighted by visits to the Roman Amphitheater and Église Saint‑Trophime.
  • Visit to the Roman city of Orange including its Triumphal Arch and well‑preserved, ancient Roman Theater.
  • Walking tour of Vienne, featuring the Temple of Augustus and the medieval Cathédrale de Saint‑Maurice.

Protect your vacation investment with a Travel Protection Plan

Plan for the unexpected. Protect your travel investment against trip cancellation, travel delay, baggage loss and more. Plus, make sure you’re covered while you’re away from home for emergency medical care and emergency medical evacuation, if needed. The UC Alumni Association has partnered with USI Travel Insurance Services to offer a plan designed with our travelers in mind. Visit http://my.travelinsure.com/ucaa to learn more, get a quote and enroll.


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Kelly Grant

Associate Director of Annual Giving and Member Services

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