Jaguar Journeys - Alumni Travel

The University of South Alabama National Alumni Association is proud to announce our 2016 tours! Exclusive to our alumni, these unique travel programs offer exciting opportunities to explore the globe in ways that connect you as a traveler to the people, places and cultures of your destination. From exotic locales in distant lands to in-depth journeys in more familiar destinations, you will find an expansive variety of programs and educational opportunities, along with first-class accommodations featuring exceptional service and cuisine, all at affordable prices. We invite you to explore your world as a Jaguar Journeys traveler.

Cuban Discovery

Date: March 4-12, 2017
Price: From $5399 per person, double occupancy (airfare included from select cities)

Cradled between the Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean Sea, just 90 miles from Florida, lies an island of pivotal history and lush natural beauty, of rich artistic tradition and architectural grandeur. Off-limits to most American travelers for half a century, Cuba—one of the world’s most enigmatic countries—is ready for you to unravel its mysteries.

As diplomatic relations between Cuba and the U.S. continue to develop, now is the perfect time to experience this long-isolated nation on the verge of great transformation. Join us on an extraordinary people-to-people exchange, specially designed to reveal the authentic spirit and culture of Cuba—where 1950s-era automobiles still roll past magnificent Spanish colonial buildings. Together we’ll encounter the true heart and soul of this colorful country by engaging with the diverse, inspiring people who call it home.  

Cuba Film Strip 

Discover Tuscany

Date: March 30 - April 8, 2017
Price: From $2949 per person, double occupancy (airfare included from select cities)

The rolling hills of Tuscany are home to sprawling vineyards, charming medieval hill towns and enchanting cities steeped in history, culture and legend.Discover them for yourself on this relaxing sojourn into the Italian countryside. Visit Rome, Assisi and San Gimignano. Savor a six-night stay in Montecatini Terme, the famous resort and spa town.

Enjoy free time to explore the cultural treasures of Florence, including Michelangelo's "David." Discover the charming town of Lucca, Italy's best-kept secret. Learn about the heroic deeds of WWII at remains of the Gotic Line and visit the Museum of Liberation. Enjoy fabulous local wines and the region's famous cuisine.

This is Tuscany as you always imagined it.

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 Tuscany Film Strip

 

Palms in Paradise

Date:  April 24 - May 10, 2017
Price: From $3699 per person, double occupancy (airfare included from select cities)

From the grand churches and flower-draped balconies of Cartagena, the “Venice of Colombia,” to the unspoiled beaches and desert landscapes of Cabo San Lucas, take in a collection of enchanting sights on this 16-night odyssey. Depart Miami for palm-studded Key West, once home to author Ernest Hemingway. Step back into the 16th century as you explore Cartagena’s beautiful old city, where cobbled streets twist past brightly colored mansions. Then transit the impressive Panama Canal en route to Puntarenas, your gateway to Costa Rica’s idyllic mangroves and butterfly gardens. Admire San Juan del Sur’s gorgeous cliffs and pristine coves, and unwind in Puerto Quetzal, the jumping-off point for excursions to Antigua, a postcard-worthy colonial city nestled between majestic volcanoes. Before concluding your voyage in San Francisco, encounter the beachside charms of Cabo San Lucas and Acapulco.

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 Palms in Paradise Film Strip

 

Springtime Tulip River Cruise

Date:  April 20-28, 2017
Price: From $4449 per person, double occupancy (airfare included from select cities)

Experience the color and glory of spring on this leisurely river cruise through Holland and Belgium. Float past blooming fields of flowers and windmills. Visit the expansive tulip fields of Keukenhof Gardens, home to more than 7 million tulips and one of the most visited attractions in all of Europe! Visit Kinderdijk, and see Holland’s largest concentration of windmills. Enjoy a canal cruise in the heart of Amsterdam. Step back to medieval times during a Bruges sightseeing tour. Sample artisanal cheese at a Dutch farm. Stop in Arnhem, the favorite summer retreat of the Dutch royal family.

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Tulips Film Strup 

Passage of Lewis & Clark

Date:  May 7-15, 2017
Price: From $2899 per person, double occupancy (airfare included from select cities)

Set sail on a seven-day cruise along the Columbia and Snake rivers aboard the most majestic, largest riverboat cruising the Pacific Northwest. Follow in the path of Lewis & Clark, from Clarkston, Washington, to Portland, Oregon. Enjoy shore excursions to six ports of call, gaining insights along the way from an engaging group of distinguished guest lecturers. Revel in beautiful natural scenery, including picturesque forests, orchards and high desert, blended with peaceful riverfront parks and vibrant downtown scenes. Leave with a deeper understanding of America’s rich history and cultural heritage.

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Passage of Lewis & Clark  

Regal Routes of Northern Europe

Date:  August 12-23, 2017
Price: From $4299 per person, double occupancy (airfare included from select cities)

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 and regal monuments. From London, travel to Southampton and begin your voyage aboard Oceania Cruises' majestic Marina, stopping first in Le Havre, a jumping-off point for adventures in magical Paris. Admire Bruges' lovely gabled buildings and arched stone bridges, and take in the stylish art galleries of Antwerp.

Explore the fine museums and canals of Amsterdam, Europe's captivating cultural hub, and behold the sprawling parks and gardens of Hamburg, Germany's "Green City." Continue to Kristiansund, a gateway to Norway's welcoming villages and gorgeous fjords, followed by Scandinavia's oldest capital, Oslo, home to the imposing Akershus Fortress and the whimsical world of sculptures at Vigeland Park.

Before your voyage concludes in Copenhagen, discover the charming boutiques, cozy cafes and elegant structures that grace Gothenburg, Sweden's cultural heart.

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Regal Routes of Northern Europe 

Adriatic Rhapsody

Date:  October 27 - November 4, 2017
Price: From $2999 per person, double occupancy (airfare included from select cities)

From graceful canals to captivating ruins and medieval towns, discover awe-inspiring sights on this Adriatic odyssey aboard Oceania Cruises’ Marina. Depart Athens for Santorini, a photographer’s paradise with blue-domed churches and black-pebble beaches. Stroll the seaside promenade in Katakolon, a jumping-off point for adventures in ancient Olympia. Watch incredible scenery unfold on the fairy-tale island of Corfu, featuring a stunning backdrop of olive trees, turquoise waters, and sandy beaches. Admire Kotor’s mist-shrouded mountains, marvel at Diocletian’s Palace in Split, and take in the historic piazzas, serene canals, and arched bridges of Venice. Then cruise to Sicily to explore Taormina’s Greek theater and modern boutiques. Before concluding your voyage in Rome, visit Naples, a classic Italian city of culinary delights and artistic masterpieces, or encounter the legendary ruins of Pompeii.

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Adriatic Rhapsody 

Spotlight on New York City

Date:  December 11-15, 2017
Price: From $2999 per person, double occupancy (airfare included from select cities)

This City Never Sleeps! Experience the best of the "Big Apple” in this spectacular 5-day tour. From Little Italy to Greenwich Village, New York City is a destination even the most seasoned traveler can enjoy. Spend four nights in the heart of Midtown, close to Central Park and Times Square. Take your seat and watch the curtain rise for two exciting Broadway shows. Ferry to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. See the Empire State Building and Central Park. Visit either the poignant 9/11 Museum or One World Observatory. Enjoy plenty of free time to shop and explore this fabulous city on your own. Get ready to “start spreading the news!”

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Spotlight on NYC 

Tropical Costa Rica 

Date:  April 7-15, 2018
Price: From $2949 per person, double occupancy (airfare included from select cities)

Lush forests and stunning waterfalls… rumbling volcanoes and endless coastlines… Costa Rica is a paradise teeming with exotic plants and incredible animals. Luxuriate at a resort for two nights in Tamarindo Beach, known for its breathtaking beauty and fine sandy beaches. Spend two nights in Monteverde’s fascinating cloud forest. Experience the forest canopy on hanging bridges nature walk. Explore part of the 20,000 acre nature preserve of Cano Negro on a river boat adventure. Relax in the mineral-rich waters of a hot springs with views of Arenal Volcano. Explore San Jose’s Plaza de Cultura and the magnificent National Theatre.

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Tropical Costa Rica