Alumni Travel Programs

The Alumni Association offers several different travel programs for students and alumni. There are a wide range of destinations and programs to choose from, so there is always something for everyone!

Panther Tours

The Alumni Association has partnered with vendors to offer several international and domestic destination tours each year. Looking for a particular international trip and don't see it on our list of future offerings? Contact the vendors listed below and they will do all they can to accomodate your needs.

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Our vendors are happy to try to accommodate your needs. Please feel free to contact them and reference that you are with the University of Northern Iowa. They will do their best to take care of our loyal Panther travelers!

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Humble Travel


Regal Routes of Northern Europe

August 12 to August 23 2017
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Embark on an odyssey to northern Europe, where beautiful medieval buildings reflect upon tranquil canals, fairy-tale turrets rise above marvelous cities, and quaint cobbled lanes lead to ornate cathedrals. Depart Southampton for Le Havre, a gateway to the iconic sights of Paris, with its glittering Champs-Élysées and Gothic Notre-Dame Cathedral. Delight in the medieval atmosphere of Bruges, a fairy-tale city of bustling markets and serene waterways. See Antwerp’s richly decorated guild houses, and explore the world-class museums and cyclist-friendly avenues of Amsterdam. Discover Bremerhaven’s rich maritime history, or experience Hamburg’s leafy parks and UNESCO-listed warehouse district. Stroll past wooden houses in Kristiansand’s old quarter, and admire the towering Akershus Fortress in Oslo, Norway’s sophisticated capital. Before your voyage concludes in Copenhagen, take in the charming boutiques and cafés of Gothenburg.

More information on the Regal Routes of Northern Europe trip (PDF).

St. Petersburg, Russia

Baltic and Scandinavian Treasures

August 17 to August 28 2017
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Baltic and Scandinavian treasures abound on this voyage to some of northern Europe’s most iconic ports aboard Oceania Cruises’ majestic Marina. Set sail from Copenhagen for the delightful German port of Warnemünde, or perhaps encounter the world-class art galleries and museums of Berlin. Stroll past stately buildings in Klaipeda, a gateway to the pine groves and sand dunes of the Curonian Spit; and browse the Latvian National Museum of Art in Riga. Admire the architectural gems of Helsinki, a renowned international design mecca. Delight in three days to explore the regal monuments of St. Petersburg, a magical metropolis dotted with pastel, onion-domed cathedrals and fabled palaces. Before concluding your odyssey in Stockholm, experience the charming atmosphere at Tallinn, a beautifully preserved city of red-roofed homes and spire-crowned churches.

More information on the Baltic and Scandinavian Treasures trip (PDF).

Mount Hood

Great Pacific Northwest

September 17 to September 25 2017
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Incredibly beautiful and wildly bountiful, the Pacific Northwest presents a miraculous geological masterpiece where lush forests blanket dramatic slopes, imposing mountains cradle mighty rivers, and sparkling waterfalls cascade into breathtaking gorges. Experience this spectacular region that captivated intrepid explorers as you cruise the Columbia and Snake Rivers aboard the American Empress, the largest and most elegant riverboat west of the Mississippi. Begin with a stay in lovely Vancouver, Washington, before embarking on your voyage in Portland, the “City of Roses.” Sail to the oldest city west of the Rockies, Astoria, delve into the unique pioneer history of The Dalles, take in splendid scenery in Stevenson, and explore the fascinating exhibits at Sacajawea State Park. Conclude your journey in Clarkston, Washington, a gateway to Hells Canyon, North America's deepest river gorge.

More information on the Great Pacific Northwest trip (PDF).

Cologne Nights

The Enchanting Rhine

September 23 to September 30 2017
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Experience the magic of the Rhine . . . begin in the legendary city of Amsterdam, with its myriad canals and distinctive architecture.  Visit the majestic Gothic cathedral in Cologne, the German university town of Heidelberg and medieval Strasbourg.  Relax onboard your AMA Waterways cruise and marvel at the stunning Rhine gorge, lined with ruins of medieval castles and fortresses.

More information on the The Enchanting Rhine trip (PDF).


Capitals & Coastlines of Canada & New England

September 30 to October 10 2017
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From regal mansions perched on craggy coasts to historic lighthouses set against the season's rich medley of gold, amber, and crimson foliage, experience beautiful sights in Canada and New England on this luxury cruise aboard Oceania Cruises' Insignia. Being your voyage in Montreal and sail to Quebec City, home to the iconic Château Frontenac. Watch postcard-worthy scenery unfold at Saguenay, stroll the historic waterfront at the Halifax, and see Saint John's unique Reversing Falls. Then head ashore at Bar Harbor, a gateway to the natural treasures of Acadia National Park. Discover the elegance of Boston, where grand architecture and history await at every turn. Before concluding your voyage in New York, explore the rugged Cliff Walk at Newport, a charming resort city dotted with opulent mansions.

More information on the Capitals & Coastlines of Canada & New England trip (PDF).


Images of Indochina and Angkor Wat

October 8 to October 21 2017
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Immerse yourself in the romance and hospitality of Southeast Asia with expert local guides and luxury hotels.  This small journey, limited to 18 guests, will take you to Hanoi, Ha Long Bay, Hoi An, Danang, Ho Chi Minh City, Angkor Wat and Bangkok. Delve into the history, culture and cuisine of this fascinating part of the world.

More information on the Images of Indochina and Angkor Wat trip (PDF).


Medieval Masterpiece

November 5 to November 14 2017
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Incredible medieval monuments and spellbinding scenery intertwine on this Mediterranean luxury cruise aboard Riviera, Oceania Cruises’ elegant masterpiece. Begin your adventure in Venice, a fairy-tale city laced with canals and bridges, and set sail for Zadar, a lovely Croatian city featuring marble streets framed by Romanesque structures. Experience Montenegro’s crown jewel, Kotor, admire Corfu’s lush scenery, and marvel at St. John’s Co-Cathedral in Valletta, Malta. Cruise to Sicily’s second-largest city, vibrant Catania, graced with a glorious 18th-century cathedral. Before capping off your voyage in Rome, the “Eternal City,” explore the artistic treasures and culinary delights of Naples.

More information on the Medieval Masterpiece trip (PDF).

Sydney Opera House

Highlights of the South Pacific

January 17 to February 4 2018
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Join us for a seventeen day adventure through New Zealand and Australia. Stops will include a wine tasting in the beautiful vineyards of Waiheke Island, a skyline gondola ride over Queenstown and an excursion to the Great Barrier Reef. By boat and by air this voyage will consist of leisure tours through the Waimangu Volcanic Valley, Mossman Gorge and Daintree Forest.

Squirrel Monkey

Rainforests to Relics

February 10 to February 28 2018
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Marvel at the exotic wildlife, historic cities, and ancient ruins of Central and South America on this luxury cruise aboard the Sirena. From Miami to Peru, you’ll explore the many unique and vibrant cultures of Latin America.

More information on Rainforests to Relics.


Costa Rica Explorer

March 10 to March 16 2018
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Learn about the lush vegetation and the unique species of animals that inhabit this small country mostly surrounded by water. Also visit the Poas Volcano, the Doka Coffee House Plantation and the Arenal Hanging Bridges. Take a plunge in the Tabacón Hot Springs, set sail on a Tropical Mangrove Cruise, and end the trip at the beautiful beaches of Manuel Antonio National Park.

More information on Costa Rica Explorer.

Machu Picchu

A Private Journey to Peru

April 15 to April 22 2018
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Truly the art lover’s dream, this adventure will take you to see pre-Columbian artifacts at the Larco Herrera Museum, colonial art in the Barbosa-Stern private art collection and the workshop of Nilda Callanaupa, which is dedicated to preserving the arts of hand weaving and natural dyeing. Visit the salt mines of Maras and board a luxury train to Machu Picchu to watch the sunrise over the city of Incan legend.

More information on A Private Tour to Peru.

Scenic Amber in Budapest

Gems of the Danube

May 14 to May 24 2018
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Please note, dates for this trip have changed.
On this luxury cruise along the Danube river, you’ll have the opportunity to marvel at magnificent scenery, sample beer at one of the world’s oldest breweries in Regensburg, explore powerful WWII history in Nuremberg, experience a private concert featuring the works of Strauss and Mozart in the grand splendor of the iconic Palais Liechtenstein, and much more in our unforgettable, all-inclusive Enrich experiences.
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European Serenade

May 16 to May 25 2018
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Let the picturesque Amalfi Coast enchant you; embrace the youthful cultre of Catania; see nature and history join together in Argostoli; wander the ancient walled city of Kotor; explore the magnificence of Diocletian’s Palace in Split; see the birthplace of Hippocrates in Kos; and lose yourself in the romance and mystery of Venice.
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Dresden, Germany

Poland, East Germany & World War II

June 12 to June 24 2018
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Journey through Poland and Germany, exploring the tormented, often tragic, history of the region and discover some of its highlights as well. Visit the remnants of the Jewish Ghetto, concentration camps, the Oskar Schindler Factory, Checkpoint Charlie, the Brandenburg Gate and Nuremberg. See the restored architecture and feel the impact of history.
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Belfast Castle

Gaelic Exploration

June 17 to June 28 2018
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Experience the wonders of Gaelic culture as you sail through Ireland and the British Isles. Discover Ireland’s cosmopolitan heart in Dublin and Belfast, delve into its rich history from Waterford to Galway, and explore the natural bounty of Glengarriff and Holyhead.
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Breathtaking Bordeaux

Breathtaking Bordeaux

July 16 to July 24 2018
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On this luxury cruise around the Bordeaux region, you’ll have the opportunity to not only taste some of the world’s greatest wines, but also explore the underground catacombs in Saint-Émilion, tour the Château de Roquetaillade in Cadillac, and much more in our unforgettable, all-inclusive Enrich experiences.
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Cruise ship

15-Day Yukon & Triple Denali Cruise Tour

July 21 to August 4 2018
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Begin an adventure with a three-night stay in Denali National Park. Dredge for gold at the historic Gold Dredge 8 in Fairbanks. A short flight will land travelers in Dawson City, Yukon, where an adventure on a paddle-wheel cruise awaits. Follow the trail of the Klondike gold stampeders before jumping on a Holland American cruise ship to visit ice-studded fjords and the Alaskan port of Katchikan.
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Mendenhall Glacier, Juneau, Alaska

Majestic Frontiers

August 16 to August 27 2018
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Stand in awe of massive glaciers and all-enveloping scenery as you cruise up the Alaskan coast. Explore Alaska’s breathtaking natural beauty, unique native culture, famous gold fields, and more on this 10 day trip starting and ending in Seattle.
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Russian Dolls

Scandinavian Treasures

August 18 to August 29 2018
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Discover the unique personality of northern Europe as you set sail across the Baltic Sea from Copenhagen to Stockholm on the luxurious Marina. Laze on the unforgettable beaches of the Baltic States in Klaipeda, Riga, and Tallinn; explore the cosmopolitan flair of Helsinki and Berlin; and embrace a two night stay in St. Petersburg, Russia’s window to the West.
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Cinque Terre

Essence of Europe

September 23 to October 4 2018
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Explore ancient cities, alluring beaches and culture straight from the Old World as you set sail across the Mediterranean Sea aboard the luxurious Marina. Bask in the glamour of the French and Italian Rivieras, explore the lives of legendary artists from Dalí to Picasso, and marvel at the architecture of some of Spain’s most historic port cities.
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Havana, Cuba

Cuban Tropical Rhythms

October 26 to November 5 2018
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Embark aboard the Sirena in Miami for a week-long luxury cruise to Cuba and the Caribbean. Make your way to Great Stirrup Cay before visiting the cultural hub of Santiago de Cuba. Sail the warm waters of the Caribbean Sea to the astounding bayside city of Cienfuegos. Stop in Havana, the epicenter of Cuba’s lively lifestyle. Finally, cruise to Cozumel, the Mexican destination that draws visitors to its extraordinary reefs, ancient Mayan ruins, and expansive beaches.
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Strasbourg Christmas Market

Christmas Markets on the Rhine

November 24 to December 1 2018
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Enjoy seven nights aboard the AmaPrima as you journey along the Rhine. Embark in Switzerland and wind along through Germany, France and the Netherlands, exploring vineyards, historic castles and picturesque hamlets. Visit local the idyllic Christmas markets scattered throughout the Rhine Valley.
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