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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.

SMU 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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National Parks & Lodges of the Old West

  • 10 days
  • July 19 – 28, 2014
  • Priced from $3695 per person, double occupancy (does not include airfare)
  • Activity level: Easy

Amidst spectacular scenery and overnighting in extraordinary historic lodges that are destinations in themselves, this journey traces the historical paths and natural splendors of the Old West. See and learn about the storied sights and monuments of four of our most magnificent national parks; and enjoy the rustic luxury of unique lodging. Join us and experience the best of the West.

Orbridge
866-639-0079
orbridge.com

Best of the British Isles

  • 10 days
  • July 22 – August 2, 2014
  • Priced from $4299 per person, double occupancy (includes airfare)

Explore the captivating ports, age-old castles and dramatic scenery of the British Isles while cruising aboard the elegant and graceful Oceania Cruises Marina. Watch picturesque landscapes and enthralling city centers unfold in Scotland, Ireland and England.

GoNext Travel
800-842-9023
gonext.com

Alaskan Adventures

  • 7 days
  • July 24 – 31, 2014
  • Priced from $1999 per person, double occupancy (includes airfare)

Travel to Alaska, a natural wonder of stunning landscapes and unspoiled wilderness aboard the elegant Oceania Cruises’ Regatta. Depart Seattle and sail to Ketchikan, through the stunningly scenic Tracy Arm Fjord to Wrangell, with a stop in Prince Rupert, B.C. on your return to Seattle. Let Alaska’s rugged beauty captivate you.

GoNext Travel
800-842-9023
gonext.com

Cuban Discovery

  • 7 days
  • September 12 or October 17 departure dates
  • Priced from $4,899 per person, double occupancy, including round trip charter flight from Miami to Havana; round trip domestic airfare to/from Miami is additional.

The exclusive opportunity to explore Cuba is organized and operated by GoNext, Inc., which has been issued a license by the U.S. Department of the Treasury that authorizes registered travelers of this educational exchange program to visit Cuba. During your visits to Havana, Cienfuegos, Trinidad and Santa Clara, you will meet with diverse locals, from dancers and teachers to visual artists and entrepreneurs, to uncover the fascinating history and realities of this intriguing nation.

GoNext Travel
800-842-9023
gonext.com

 

Voyage of Discovery: Wonders of the Galápagos Islands

  • 9 days
  • February 14 - February 22, 2015
  • Priced from $4195 per person, double occupancy (does not include airfare)
  • Activity level: Active

This incredible nine-day journey features the Galápagos Islands, a nature lover’s dream destination, where the unique wildlife accepts human company up-close like nowhere else on Earth. Accompanied by certified naturalists, cruise for four nights and enjoy three nights on mainland Ecuador. The six-night Post-Program Option features legendary Machu Picchu, the Sacred Valley and historic Lima and Cuzco.

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

 

Ancient Mysteries of the Americas                                                            

  • 19 days
  • January 16, 2015 - February 3, 2015
  • Priced from $4999 per person, double occupancy (includes airfare)
  • Activity level: Easy

Discover unspoiled natural wonders, dramatic coastlines and mesmerizing ancient relics along the shores of Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, Costa Rica, Panama, Ecuador and Peru while sailing aboard Oceania Cruises’ elegant Regatta.

GoNext Travel
800-842-9023
gonext.com


Tanzania Migration Safari

  • 12 days
  • February 11, 2015 - February 22, 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


Sailing the Windward Islands

  • 8 days
  • February 14 - 21, 2015
  • Priced from $3995 per person, double occupancy (does not include airfare)
  • Activity level: Moderate

Escape the depths of winter on this eight-day cruise of the Caribbean’s tropical Windward Islands aboard the exclusively chartered, 64-passenger three-masted yacht m.y. Le Ponant. Enjoy classic “life under sail” round trip from Fort-de-France, Martinique, to St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Tobago Cays Marine Park, Grenada, St. Lucia and Dominica.

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


Polynesian Paradise - Oceania Cruises   

  • 10 days
  • March 15 - 25, 2015
  • Priced from $3999 per person, double occupancy (includes airfare)
  • Activity level: Easy

Cruise the South Pacific on one of the finest vessels afloat, Oceania Cruises’ elegant Marina, where every port of call is a Polynesian paradise. Savor the tropical island splendor of Moorea, Bora Bora, Rangiroa, and more on this unforgettable voyage.  
Alternate: Discover the wonders of Polynesia while cruising the South Pacific on Oceania Cruises’ elegant Marina to enchanting tropical islands. Experience spectacular landscapes, fascinating marine life and storied cultures on an unforgettable odyssey.

GoNext Travel
800-842-9023
gonext.com


Mediterranean Coastal Hideaways - Oceania Cruises**    

  • 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

  • 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

 


River Cruise: The Danube

  • 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**

  • 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**                     

  • 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

  • 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

  • 9 days
  • Fall 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


The Polar Bears of Churchill

  • 6 days
  • October 29, 2015 - November 03, 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