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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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2016 Program

 

Alaska Passages - Oceania Cruises

  • 10-night luxury cruise aboard the Regatta
  • July 24 - August 4, 2016 
  • Priced from $3499 per person, double occupancy (airfare included from select cities)

Experience Alaska’s rugged beauty while sailing aboard Oceania Cruises’ graceful Regatta. From Seattle, sail north to the picturesque Alaskan ports of Ketchikan, Wrangell, Juneau, Skagway and Sitka, marvel at the magnificent Hubbard Glacier, and explore lovely Victoria, B.C. before returning to Seattle.

GoNext Travel
800-842-9023
gonext.com

Town and Country Life® - Oxford, English Countryside, Cotswolds

 

  • 8 days
  • Departs August 10, 2016
  • Priced from $3995 per person, double occupancy (does not include airfare)
  • Activity level: Moderately Active
  • Featuring Blenheim Palace and "Downtown Abbey" (Highclere Castle) and guest speaker Lord Charles Spencer-Churchill

 Discover the true character of England's town and country life during this extraordinary small-group itinerary featuring the university town of Oxford and the charming Cotswolds.  Meet Lord Charles Spencer-Churchill, cousin to Sir Winston Churchill, at Blenheim Palace; visit "Downton Abbey"; and converse with locals during the exclusive TOWN & COUNTRY LIFE FORUM®.

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

 

Town and Country Life® in Italian Lakes/Venice 

  • 7 days
  • September 8-16, 2016
  • Priced from $3795 per person, double occupancy (does not include airfare)
  • Activity level: Moderately Active

Immerse yourself in the true essence of town and country life in northern Italy with three nights Venice and four nights in the
fabled Lake District. Enjoy a private boat cruise on Lake Como and expert-guided excursions. In the extraordinary floating city of Venice, enjoy a private cruise on the Grand Canal.

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

 

Coastal Life® Ancient Civilizations Along the Adriatic and Aegean Seas

  •  7-night cruise
  • September 19-27, 2016
  • Priced from $3995 per person, double occupancy (does not include airfare)
  • Activity level: Moderately Active

 Cruise from Venice along the stunning Dalmatian coast to Athens for seven nights aboard the exclusively chartered Five-Star small ship m.s. Le Lyrial. Visit five countries and up to eight UNESCO World Heritage sites. Enjoy an exclusive Coastal Life Forum® withlocal residents, a folk music performance and specially arranged lectures.

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


Iberian Inspiration - Oceania Cruises

  • 10-night cruise aboard Marina
  • October 4-15, 2016
  • Priced from $4199 per person, double occupancy (airfare included from select cities)
  • Activity level: Moderately Active

 Explore the Mediterranean—where every port of call is an inspiring haven of history—on a voyage aboard Oceania Cruises’ graceful and intimate Marina. Savor a striking palette of colors, sounds and cultures from Lisbon to Spain, France, Monaco and Italy.

GoNext Travel
800-842-9023
gonext.com

 2017 Program

TAHITI ● BORA BORA ● PANAMA CANAL ● TURKEY ● ITALY ● FRANCE ● SPAIN ● CANADA

 NEW ENGLAND ● COSTA RICA ● GUATAMALA ● COLUMBIA ● NICARAGUA

 

Voyage of Discovery: Wonders of the Galapagos Islands

  • 10-days
  • January 29 - February 7, 2017
  • Priced from $5495 per person, double occupancy (does not include airfare)
  • Activity level: Active

Take in the pure natural wonders of French Polynesia on this South Pacific luxury cruise aboard Sirena, Oceania Cruises' newest masterpiece.  Experience glittering lagoons, tranquil islands, and fascinating marine life with interludes in Bora Bora, Moorea, Rangiroa, and more.

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

 

Pure Polynesia

  • 12-night luxury cruise aboard Sirena
  • February 4-16, 2017
  • Priced from $4499 per person, double occupancy (airfare included from select cities)
  • Activity level: Moderately Active

Take in the pure natural wonders of French Polynesia on this South Pacific luxury cruise aboard Sirena, Oceania Cruises' newest masterpiece.  Experience glittering lagoons, tranquil islands, and fascinating marine life with interludes in Bora Bora, Moorea, Rangiroa, and more.

GoNext Travel
800-842-9023
gonext.com

 

Palms in Paradise

  • 16-night luxury cruise aboard Regatta
  • April 24 - May 10, 2017
  • Priced from $3699 per person, double occupancy (airfare included from select cities)
  • Activity level: Moderately Active

From lush, palm-studded landscapes to man-made wonders and majestic colonial architecture, experience the highlights of Central America as Oceania Cruises’ intimate Regatta takes you from Florida to Colombia, through the Panama Canal, and on to Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Guatemala, Mexico, and California.

GoNext Travel
800-842-9023
gonext.com

 

Adriatic Charms

  • 10-night luxury cruise aboard Riviera
  • May 5-16, 2017
  • Priced from $3999 per person, double occupancy (airfare included from select cities)
  • Activity level: Moderately Active

From Rome to Venice, immerse yourself in ancient history and stunning landscapes on this Adriatic voyage aboard Oceania Cruises’ state-of-the-art Riviera. Timeless wonders come to life with visits to intriguing destinations in Greece, Montenegro, Croatia, Slovenia, and Italy.

GoNext Travel
800-842-9023
gonext.com

 

European Collage

  • 7-night luxury cruise aboard Riviera
  • May 27 - June 4, 2017
  • Priced from $3199 per person, double occupancy (airfare included from select cities)
  • Activity level: Moderately Active


Discover a collage of glamorous and quaint European ports on this luxury cruise aboard Oceania Cruises’ majestic Riviera. Unwind on the lovely islands of Ibiza and Corsica; explore glamorous charms in St-Tropez, Monte Carlo, and Portofino;and admire artistic masterpieces in Florence or Pisa.

GoNext Travel
800-842-9023
gonext.com

 

Wake of the Vikings; Voyage from Glasgow to Copenhagen

  • 9-days; chartered five-star small ship M.S. Le Boreal
  • June 1-9, 2017
  • Priced from $4895 per person, double occupancy (does not include airfare)
  • Activity level: Moderately Active
  • Guest speaker Archaeologist Nick Card and featuring the Jacobite Steam Train and Norway's Flam Railway 

Join us for a unique, comprehensive, nine-day journey to Scotland’s rarely visited Inner Hebridean, Orkney and Shetland Islands and Norway’s majestic coastal fjords. Cruise from Glasgow, Scotland, to Copenhagen, Denmark, aboard the exclusively chartered, Five-Star m.s. Le Boréal and enjoy two of the world’s most scenic rail journeys. Edinburgh/Glasgow Pre-Cruise and Copenhagen Post-Cruise Options.

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

 

Symphony on the Blue Danube

  • 9 days;chartered deluxe small river ship M.S. Amadeus Brilliant
  • June 22 - July 1, 2017
  • Priced from $3695 per person, double occupancy (does not include airfare)
  • Activity level: Moderately Active

Visit five countries and up to five UNESCO World Heritage sites on this custom-designed, music-themed journey featuring three nights Prague and a five-night cruise on the legendary Blue Danube aboard the
deluxe m.s Amadeus Brilliant. Enjoy private classical music performances and a comprehensive schedule of guided excursions. Berlin Pre-Program and Budapest Post-Program Options.

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

 

Village Life ®  Around the Italian Lakes 

  • 7 days
  • September 7-15, 2017
  • Priced from $3595 per person, double occupancy (does not include airfare)
  • Activity level: Moderately Active

Experience the true essence of life in northern Italy’s fabled Lake District for one full week, with a lake-view room in the charming Hotel Regina Olga. Enjoy a private boat cruise on Lake Como and expert-guided excursions to Bellagio, Villa del Balbianello, the Borromean Islands and Stresa. Milan Pre-Program Option.

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

 

Capitals and Coastlines of Canada and New England

  • 10-night luxury cruise aboard Insignia
  • September 20-30, 2017
  • Priced from $4299 per person, double occupancy (airfare included from select cities)
  • Activity level: Moderately Active

Experience the glorious autumn foliage along North America’s East Coast aboard Oceania Cruises’ regal Insignia. Savor stunning landscapes and visit historic sites in Canada and New England, stopping in Newport, Boston, Bar Harbor, Saint John, Halifax, Sydney, Saguenay, Quebec City, and Montreal.

GoNext Travel
800-842-9023
gonext.com

 

 Western Mediterranean

  •  9-night luxury cruise aboard Riviera
  • October 7-17, 2017
  • Priced from $3299 per person, double occupancy (airfare included from select cities)
  • Activity level: Moderately Active

Take in quaint European towns and radiant cities on a luxury cruise aboard Oceania Cruises’ Riviera. Discover the glamorous allure of St-Tropez, explore the Spanish charms of Palamós, Barcelona, Valencia, and Minorca, and delve into the intriguing history of Marseille, Portofino, and Florence/Pisa.

GoNext Travel
800-842-9023
gonext.com