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Alumni Travel Program

SMU Alumni Travel Program

Enhance your lifetime connection to SMU as you travel to points ranging from exotic ports of the Orient to quaint villages in France. Take advantage of unique opportunities to visit exciting destinations and learn about their culture, history and art.

Like us on FacebookSMU Alumni partners with premiere tour operators dedicated to creating first class educational travel experiences for alumni associations and other educational organizations. Our travel program is open to SMU alumni, parents, and friends. These trips are not exclusive to SMU, other alumni associations will also be traveling with you. We are proud to work with the following preferred travel partners: AHI Travel, Go Next Travel, Orbridge, and Thomas P. Gohagan & Company.

For more information, contact the Office of Alumni Relations at 214-768-2586, toll-free 1-888-327-3755 or e-mail smualum@mail.smu.edu.

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Disclaimer: The Southern Methodist University Office of Alumni Relations and Engagement provides these programs as a service to our alumni; their inclusion should not be considered an endorsement of the products and services provided by these vendors. The vendors supplying the products and services herein are solely responsible for: (a) providing and administering the products and services; (b) all of the information, statements and representations with respect to the products and services. Southern Methodist University (SMU) disclaims all responsibility and liability whatsoever for any information, statements, representations, products or services provided to you by these vendors. Any action you take with respect to the products and services will be at your own risk without any recourse or liability whatsoever to SMU.

 

 Mediterranean Coastal Hideaways - Oceania Cruises    

       Mediterranean Coastal Hideaways Monte Carlo

  • 8 days
  • April 24, 2015 - May 3, 2015  
  • Priced from $2999 per person, double occupancy (Airfare included from select cities)
  • Activity level: Easy

Discover the captivating cultures of the Mediterranean aboard the elegant Oceania Cruises Riviera.  Explore the lovely Spanish cities of Valencia and Palma de Mallorca, take in Marseille’s old town and glamorous Monte Carlo, and enrich yourself among celebrated art and natural beauty in Portofino, Cinque Terre, Florence and Pisa.

GoNext Travel
800-842-9023
gonext.com

 

 


Ancient Kingdoms of China

       Ancient Kingdoms of China

  • 15 days
  • May 18, 2015 - June 1, 2015
  • Priced from $3995 per person, double occupancy (does not include airfare)
  • Activity level: Active

This comprehensive, 15-day journey includes a three-night grand cruise along the fabled Yangtze River and Five-Star hotel accommodations in Beijing, Xi’an, Chongqing and Shanghai. Visit the Three Gorges Dam and six UNESCO World Heritage sites, including Beijing’s Forbidden City, the Great Wall and Xi’an’s Terra Cotta Warriors. Hong Kong Post-Program Option.

Thomas P. Gohagan & Company
800-922-3088
gohagantravel.com

Senior Graduation Europe Trip

  • 12 days
  • May 22 - June 2, 2015

SMU is offering this great travel opportunity to celebrate your college successes with an unforgettable journey through Europe. Visit London, Paris, Milan, and Rome.

AESU Travel
800-638-7640
http://www.alumniworldtravel.com/2015/smu.shtml

 
Danube River Cruise

       Evening River

  • 12 days
  • May 22, 2015 - June 02, 2015
  • Priced from $3895 per person, double occupancy (does not include airfare)
  • Activity level: Easy

Discover diversity along the banks of the river that connects more countries than any other in the world. From 1,000-year-old Prague, medieval architecture of Regensburg, history of Melk, enchanting music of Vienna, to the Gypsy violins of Budapest, you'll want to savor every moment of this unforgettable Danube River cruise aboard the 166–foot Avalon Vista.

Orbridge
866-639-0079
orbridge.com


Countryside & Coastlines of the British Isles - Oceania Cruises

        British Isles

  • 10 nights
  • June 6 - 7, 2015  
  • Priced from $4299 per person, double occupancy (Airfare included from select cities)
  • Activity level: Easy

Discover the brilliant architecture, centuries-old landmarks and dramatic scenery of the British Isles while cruising aboard the elegant and graceful Oceania Cruises Nautica. Watch picturesque landscapes and enthralling city centers unfold in England, Scotland and Ireland.

GoNext Travel
800-842-9023
gonext.com


Baltic Marvels - Oceania Cruises                     

       Stockholm

  • 7 nights
  • August 19 - 27, 2015  
  • Priced from $2999 per person, double occupancy (Airfare included from select cities)
  • Activity level: Easy

Marvel at the storybook settings, deep-rooted history and canal-laced capitals of the Baltic as you sail from Stockholm to Copenhagen aboard the elegant Oceania Cruises Nautica, with unforgettable interludes in Finland, Russia, Estonia and Germany.

GoNext Travel
800-842-9023
gonext.com

 

Town & Country Life® Paris · Provence

       Paris

  • 9 days
  • August 31 to September 8, 2015
  • Priced from $3695 per person, double occupancy (does not include airfare)
  • Activity level: Moderate

This exclusive French sojourn features two nights in Paris, travel aboard the TGV high-speed train to the Rhône Valley, and a cruise through the Burgundy, Beaujolais and Provence wine regions aboard the exclusively chartered m.s. Amadeus Symphony. Visit Lyon, Orange, Avignon and Arles. London Pre-Program and Aix-en-Provence Post-Program Options.

Thomas P. Gohagan & Company
800-922-3088
gohagantravel.com


Flavors of Tuscany

       Taste of Tuscany

  • September 25 to October 3, 2015 
  • Priced from $4495 per person, double occupancy (does not include airfare)
  • Activity level: Easy

What could be a better way to discover the heart of Tuscany than tasting, learning, and engaging with inspired Italian chefs and proud producers of its finest ingredients? Explore bountiful markets, menus with flavors you will never forget, and your own knack for creating tantalizing Tuscan dishes while visiting a wealth of historical and cultural treasures. Experience along with your culinary immersion, Tuscany's amazing history, art, and scenic beauty on this 9-day Orbridge specialty program.

Orbridge
866-639-0079
orbridge.com

Tanzania Migration Safari

       Tanzania

  • 12 days
  • October 7, 2015 - October 18, 2015
  • Priced from $5995 per person, double occupancy (does not include airfare)
  • Activity level: Easy

The annual movement of wildebeest and other grazing herbivores across the Serengeti Plains is one of the greatest spectacles of the natural world. Orbridge’s Tanzania Migration Safari is a once-in-a-lifetime journey, encompassing this and other incredible wildlife excursions to world-famous national parks and reserves: Arusha National Park, Tarangire National Park, Ngorongoro Crater, Olduvai Gorge and the acacia-dotted savannas of the Serengeti National Park.

Orbridge
866-639-0079
orbridge.com


The Polar Bears of Churchill

       Polar Bear Churchill

  • 6 days
  • November 7, 2015 - November 12, 2015
  • Priced from $4995 per person, double occupancy (does not include airfare, add $995 for internal airfare)
  • Activity level: Easy

When polar bears awaken from summer hibernation, they descend upon the tiny seaport town of Churchill, forming the largest congregation of polar bears in the world. On this 6-day wildlife expedition, watch the bears interact and play from a custom-designed Tundra Buggy during two day-long safaris. Enjoy the educational experiences including expert presentations and museum visits as well as the quality guidance of a naturalist Orbridge Expedition Leader. Join us for this extraordinary natural phenomenon and unforgettable adventure.

Orbridge
866-639-0079
orbridge.com

Pagoda & Palaces

 

  • 16-Night Luxury Cruise
  • January 6-24, 2016
  • Priced from $5999 per person, double occupancy (Airfare included from select cities)
  • Activity level: Easy

Discover timeless pagodas and palaces, exotic landscapes and captivating cities as you cruise the South China Sea aboard Oceania Cruises’ intimate Nautica from Singapore tomarvelous
ports in Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam and China.

GoNext Travel
800-842-9023
gonext.com