Jaguar Journeys - Alumni Travel

The University of South Alabama National Alumni Association is proud to announce our 2017 and 2018 tours! Exclusive to our alumni and friends, 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.

 

British Landscapes featuring England, Scotland and Wales

Date:  March 15-24, 2018
Price: From $3,699 per person, double occupancy (airfare included from select cities)Tropical Costa RicaSleepy villages where sheep wander the grassy hillsides, lakes set amidst mountains that inspired centuries of literature, and cities thriving with arts and culture – these are the landscapes of Britain. Discover them on this memorable journey through England, Scotland and Wales. Sleep in a historic castle. Enjoy medieval York and its historic Minster. Soak up the pastoral landscapes of the Cotswolds. Walk in the footsteps of William Shakespeare and enjoy dinner at Hall’s Croft, a 400-year-old Shakespearean family home. Explore London and Edinburgh. Personalize your tour with a choice of included excursions in Stratford and Edinburgh. Experience the wonder of Stonehenge.

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Tropical Costa Rica 

Date:  April 7-15, 2018
Price: From $2949 per person, double occupancy (airfare included from select cities)
Tropical Costa RicaLush 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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Kaleidoscope of Cultures featuring Panama Canal Transit

Date:  May 6-22, 2018
Price: From $3,799 per person, double occupancy (airfare included from select cities)Kaleidoscope of CulturesEmbark on your luxury cruise aboard the Regatta in vibrant Miami, an international city rich with the influence of Caribbean and Latin American culture. Start with a trip through Havana’s history, from its colonial beginnings to post-revolutionary present. Explore Cartagena’s Spanish roots before traversing the iconic Panama Canal on your way to Puntarenas, the gateway to beautiful Costa Rica. Delight in the coastal beauty of San Juan del Sur and travel back in time as you learn about Guatemala’s Mayan heritage in Puerto Quetzal. In Mexico, you’ll see why Acapulco was the resort of choice for celebrities like Elvis Presley and Elizabeth Taylor and take in the exotic desert coastline of Cabo San Lucas. Finally, disembark the Regatta in San Francisco, a dramatic city with an artistic personality.

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Islands of New England

Date:  June 15-22, 2018
Price: From $2899 per person, double occupancy (airfare included from select cities)Tropical Costa RicaNew England’s miles of sandy beaches, majestic coasts, and rolling surf invite relaxation. The Islands of New England tour spends eight days exploring New England’s charms, from the cobblestone streets of Nantucket to a dry harvest cranberry bog. Step back in time at Plimoth Plantation to sample traditional recipes from that period, learn some Pilgrim etiquette and enjoy a Thanksgiving feast where you’ll learn to “eat like a Pilgrim.” In Provincetown, the choice is yours – set out on a whale watch cruise or embark on a scenic adventure through the iconic sand dunes of the Cape. Visit Boston and Providence, the Gilded Age mansions of Newport, the lively artist colony of Provincetown, and the beautiful islands of Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket. Complete your New England experience as you indulge in a traditional seafood and lobster feast.

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Glacial Adventures of Alaska

Date:  July 23-August 2, 2018
Price: From $3649 per person, double occupancy (airfare included from select cities)Glacial AdventuresEmbark on a once-in-a-lifetime adventure to Alaska, an unspoiled wonderland where breathtaking glaciers rise above silver-blue seas, spectacular wildlife abounds, and distant mountains fringe lush, virgin forests. Begin your luxury cruise in Seattle, the “Emerald City,” and sail through the scenic Inside Passage along Canada’s coast to Ketchikan. Explore the town’s rustic boardwalk, or perhaps explore the glacially carved cliffs of Misty Fjords National Monument. Encounter an exhilarating blend of nature and modern culture at Juneau, and view the incredible Hubbard Glacier, the longest tidewater glacier in Alaska. Visit Icy Strait Point’s restored cannery, delve into Skagway’s gold-rush heritage, and enjoy wildlife-spotting at Sitka. Before returning to Seattle, admire the lovely gardens and ornate Craigdarroch Castle at Victoria, British Columbia.

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Ancient Vignettes

Date:  October 3-14, 2018
Price: From $2999 per person, double occupancy (airfare included from select cities)IcelandEmbark on your luxury cruise aboard the Riviera in Barcelona, Spain’s gem of art and architecture, and set off to the historic port city of Marseille. View masterpieces of the Renaissance—Brunelleschi’s Duomo, the Baptistery of San Giovanni, and Michelangelo’s David—in Florence, while even more remnants of Italy’s glorious past await you in Rome. Surround yourself with Greek Mythology in Sorrento; gaze upon the surprisingly modern architecture of Messina, famously rebuilt after a ruinous earthquake in 1908; and explore Valletta, Europe’s smallest capital city. As you cross into Greece, you’ll soon be lounging on the black sand beaches of Santorini and trekking through the medieval walled city of Rhodes before disembarking the Riviera in Athens, the Cradle of Western Civilization.

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Iceland's Magical Northern Lights

Date:  November 6-12, 2018
Price: From $3799 per person, double occupancy (airfare included from select cities)IcelandThe “land of fire and ice” is a place of many wonders, including the rare opportunity to see the spectacular aurora borealis – or northern lights. Travel in Iceland will bring you on a search for that once-in-a-lifetime moment. Take an exhilarating evening northern lights cruise. Travel to the “Golden Circle,” home to many of Iceland’s most renowned natural wonders. Spend time at Thingvellir National Park, the nation’s most historic area. Gaze at the spectacular Gullfoss waterfall – one of the world's most incredible cascades. At Eyjafjallajökull Volcano Visitor Center, learn about life during and after the dramatic 2010 volcanic explosion. Explore Skogar Folk Museum and see traditional turf-built homes. Walk on a black volcanic sand beach. See Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon filled with floating icebergs. Relax in the warm, mineral-rich water of the natural geothermal pool the Blue Lagoon. Spend your evenings gazing at the night sky in search of the elusive and dazzling northern lights.

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