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: Go Next Travel, 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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  2019 Program

 

Stunning Scenery of Alaska

Aboard the Regatta

  • 7 days aboard the Regatta
  • June 12 - 19, 2019
  • Priced from $2149 per person, double occupancy including airfare

Explore the glacier-studded waterways, native traditions, and awe-inspirng scenery on this curise along the Alaskan and Canadian Pacific Coast. Embark in Seattle and sail the blue water of the Outside Passage before arriving in Sitka. Juneau is a launchpad for sports-enthusiast activities such as hiking, ziplining, bear-viewing, or whale-watching. Other stops include Ketchikan, Misty Fjords National Monumnet, Victoria, and then return to Seattle. 

Go Next

866-655-9070

gonext.com

 

Majestic Great Lakes

Aboard the M/V Victory I

  • 9 nights aboard the M/V Victory I 
  • July 24 - August 2, 2019
  • Priced from $5499 per person, double occupancy including airfare

See Niagara Falls up close and personal from the thrilling perspective of a Hornblower vessel, browse Cleveland's famous and expansive West Side market, dive-or drive- into automotive history in Detroit, traverse the legendary Soo Locks in Sault Ste. Marie, explore the native traditions of Manitoulin Island, and unwind in idyllic Mackinac Island.

Go Next

866-655-9070

gonext.com

 

Mediterranean Pathways

Take in remarkable sites in Italy, Greece, Croatia, and Turkey

  • 10 nights aboard the Sirena
  • August 22 - September 2, 2019
  • Priced from $4099 per person, double occupancy (airfare included from select cities)

Walk Sorrento's seaside promenade; take in Taormina's unrivaled views of Mount Etna, Corfu's lush landscape,  Gythion's pastel-colored houses, and Mykonos' iconic windmills; browse the colorful market of Kusadasi and explore the archaeological wonder of Ephesus; visit Dubrovnik's charming sites; and discover Venice's hidden piazzas and romantic trattorias.

Go Next

866-655-9070

gonext.com

Great Trains & Grand Canyons

  

Featuring 5 nights in Sedona

  • 6 days 
  • September 22 - 27, 2019
  • Priced from $2695 per person, double occupancy including airfare

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 five nights at a resort property in Sedona, Arizona. Sedona is known for its upscale resorts, artist galleries and breathtaking red rock scenery, and is the perfect "home base" for this 6 day adventure. 

Premier World Discovery

877-953-8687

premierworlddiscovery.com

 

Rose Parade New Year's

 

  • 5 nights 
  • December 30,  2019 - January 4, 2020
  • Priced from $3199 per person, double occupancy including airfare
  • Moderate activity level

 Unpack once and enjoy a five night stay in beautiful Orange County in Southern California. The tour feaures Orange County's most famous sights and beach towns include San Juan Capistrano to visit  the beautiful Mission San Juan Capistrano. New Year Eve's Dinner Party, and welcome in 2020 with the majesty of the Tournament of Roses Parade from reserved grandstand seats for the ultimate in up close  viewing during the parade. 

Premier World Discovery

877-953-8687

premierworlddiscovery.com

 

   2020 Program

 

Circumnavigating of New Zealand

 

  • 10 nights 
  • February 11-23, 2020
  • Priced from $5995 per person, double occupancy including airfare
  • Moderate activity level

Join this 10-night itinerary circumnavigating the South Island of New Zealand. Cruise for seven nights aboard Le Laperouse.  Spend three nights in Auckland and visit the Northland District.  Experience the friendly nature of "Kiwis" and Maori culture. Cruise Queen Charlotte Sound, visit the famouos Marlborough District and tour Christchurch. 

Gohagan & Company

 800-922-3088

 gohagantravel.com

 

Celtic Lands

 

 

  • 8 nights 
  • June 7-16, 2020
  • Priced from $6895 per person, double occupancy 
  • Moderate activity level

Cruise for eight nights aboard the Five-Star small ship LeBoreal from France to Ireland, Wales and Scotland. Meet Dwight David Eisenhower II and Allen Packwood, who will provide exclusive lectures and personal insights.  Enjoy guided excursions in each port of call,  including the beaches of Normandy.  Paris Pre-cruise and Glasgow and Edinburgh Post Cruise options.  

 

Gohagan & Company

 800-922-3088

 gohagantravel.com 

 

Changing Tides of History;Cruising the Baltic Sea 

 

  • 8 nights 
  • July 7 - 16, 2020
  • Priced from $6695 per person, double occupancy
  • Moderate activity level 

Experience the cultural rebirth of the Baltic states, with eight nights aboard the exclusively chartered, the Five-Star Le Dumont D' Urville/Jacques Cartien. Enjoy a specially-arranged presentation by former president of Poland Lech Walesa. Visit Gdansk, Tallinn, St. Petersburg, Helsinki and Visby. 

 Gohagan & Company

 800-922-3088

 gohagantravel.com

  

Crusing Patagonia's Chilean Fjords 

  

  • 12-day land and sea journey 
  • October 25 - November 5, 2020
  • Priced from $6995 per person, double occupancy 
  • Moderate activity level

From the Tierra del Fuego Archipelago to Glacier Alley, experience the diversity of Patagonia on this unique, 12-day land and sea journey. Cruise aboard the expedition ship Tella Australis, designed specifically for the Chilean fjords, Beagle Channel and Strait of Megellan. Visit an award-winning winery near Santiago. Easter island Pre-program and Strait and  Buenos Aires/Iguazu Falls Post Program options are offered.   

Gohagan & Company

 800-922-3088 

gohagantravel.com