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.

Vendor Information

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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Cartagena, Colombia

Palms in Paradise

April 24 to May 10 2017
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From palm-studded landscapes to man-made wonders and majestic colonial architecture, experience the highlights of Central America on a 16-night luxury cruise from Miami to San Francisco. Board Oceania Cruises’ intimate Regatta and sail to Key West, once home to author Ernest Hemingway. Then behold Cartagena’s enchanting architectural treasures, flower-adorned balconies, and glorious 16th-century city walls. Cruise through the impressive Panama Canal en route to Puntarenas, a gateway to Costa Rica’s breathtaking tropical splendors. Savor the idyllic beauty of San Juan del Sur, with its gorgeous cliffs, golden sands, and gentle crystalline waters, and visit Puerto Quetzal, a gateway to the lovely colonial capital of Antigua. Before your voyage concludes in San Francisco, unwind on the glittering beaches of Acapulco and Cabo San Lucas.

More information on the Palms in Paradise trip (PDF).

Florence, Italy

Mediterranean Masterpiece

May 10 to May 21 2017
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Experience an inspiring Mediterranean odyssey, where each port of call is a striking masterpiece. From ancient cities soaked in color and culture to cobbled squares framed by elegant cathedrals, encounter extraordinary sights in Italy, France, Monaco, and Spain. From the comfort of Oceania Cruises’ Marina, set sail for Livorno, a gateway to Florence, Pisa, and the soul-stirring Tuscan countryside. Then journey to Sardinia’s Emerald Coast to discover the beauty of Olbia or Porto Cervo. Stop at Ajaccio, the capital of Corsica, an island of lush forests and scenic gorges. Behold breathtaking panoramas along Italy’s Cinque Terre, and savor the glamour of Monte Carlo and Antibes. Explore Marseille’s vibrant markets, and marvel at Palma’s Gothic cathedral. Before your adventure concludes in Barcelona, take in Valencia’s ultra-futuristic City of Arts and Sciences.

More information on the Mediterranean Masterpiece trip (PDF).


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).