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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: 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.

2015 Program


 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

 

2016 Program

 

Pagoda & Palaces

Pagoda

  • 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


Amazon River Expedition

  • 10-days chartered deluxe, all-suite riverboat
  • March 11-20, 2016
  • Priced from $4695 per person, double occupancy (does not include airfare)
  • Activity level: Active

This custom-designed journey features a cruise in the mysterious Amazon River Basin and two nights in historic Lima, Peru. Led by expert Peruvian naturalists, seek rare indigenous species and visit local villages to observe the traditional way of life of the ribereños (river people).

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

 

 River Life Along The Waterways of Holland and Belgium

 

  • 7-night cruise, chartered deluxe small river ship
  • April 20-28, 2016
  • Priced from $2995 per person, double occupancy (does not include airfare)
  • Activity level: Moderately Active

Cruise for seven nights in Holland and Belgium aboard an exclusively chartered, deluxe, AMADEUS small river ship when Holland's breathtaking tulip fields are in bloom! Meet local residents during the exclusive River Life Forum® . Tour the Kröller-Müeller museum.  Visit Amsterdam, Bruges, Hoorn, Maastricht, Antwerp and Keukenhof Gardens.

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

 

 Cuban Discovery

 

  • 7-days
  • April 16-24, 2016
  • Priced from $5499 per person, double occupancy (does not include airfare)
  • Activity level: Moderately Active
  • Space is limited; maximum of only 25 participants

This exclusive travel opportunity is organized and operated by Go Next, Inc., a qualified people-to-people sponsoring organization allowed to conduct educational exchanges in Cuba. Specially designed to showcase the island’s authentic spirit, this nine-day adventure goes beyond the tourist surface to reveal the rich culture, compelling history and architectural majesty of this long-forbidden island on the verge of great change. With an intimate group of up to 25 travelers, you’ll engage with the true heart and soul of this colorful country: the diverse, inspiring people who call it home. During your visits to Havana, Cienfuegos, Trinidad and Santa Clara, you will connect with Cuban citizens from all walks of life, including artists, educators and entrepreneurs, to discover the realities of this incredibly fascinating nation.

GoNext Travel
800-842-9023
gonext.com

 

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
  • August 5-13, 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, Five-Star small ship
  • 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