Alumni Travel Program

The Pitt Alumni Association Travel program provides Pitt alumni, family, and friends with an exceptional choice of destinations, with the goal of reinforcing the University's traditions and values with an emphasis on education.

Below are the 2015-2016 Alumni Travel Program trips. We work with great travel partners to provide outstanding travel experiences. Their knowledge in the field of educational travel and professional staff give us the confidence that your travel needs will be met, and that your journey will be filled with lasting memories.

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Offered by GoNEXT Travel (1-800-842-9023) Oct 1-Oct 9, 2016

Grecian Delights - Oceania Cruises

From $2,899 per person - double occupancy + Airfare included from select cities. Istanbul to Athens (7 nights) Riviera

Discover incredible ancient wonders and delightful sun-soaked islands on this Aegean adventure aboard Oceania Cruises' state-of-the-art Riviera. From Istanbul to Athens encounter stunning landscapes and historical treasures in Volos, Kusadasi, Patmos, Rhodes, Santorini, and Mykonos.

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Offered by Orbridge (1-866 639-0079) Sep 10-Sep 18, 2016

Flavors Of Northern Italy

From $3,995 per person - double occupancy + Airfare.

Settle in and spend time learning and enjoying Northern Italian culinary traditions con gusto. A key ingredient of this signature journey is the luxury of unpacking once and dedicating your days to the rich cultural opportunities unique to this region.

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Offered by Thomas P. Gohagan & Company (1-800-842-9023) Oct 2-Oct 11, 2016

Symphony On The Blue Danube

From $3,595 per person + Airfare. Prague/Passau/Melk/Vienna/Bratislava/Budapest. Exclusively Chartered Deluxe Small River Ship AMADEUS FLEET

Visit five countries and up to five UNESCO World-Heritage sites on this custom-designed, music-themed journey featuring three nights in Prague and a five-night cruise on the legendary Blue Danube aboard the deluxe AMADEUS FLEET. Enjoy a comprehensive schedule of private classical music performances and guided excursions. Berlin Pre-Program and Budapest Post-Program Options.

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Offered by GoNext Travel (1-800-842-9023) Oct 14-Oct 22, 2016

Mediterranean Pathway & Piazzas Oceania Cruises

From $2,399 per person, double occupancy (Airfare included from select cities). Rome to Monte Carlo (7 nights) Marina

From elegant churches rising above lively piazzas to cobbled pathways leading to colorful markets, explore the distinctive charms of the Mediterranean on a luxury cruise to Naples, Palermo, Tunis, Barcelona, Marseille, and Monte Carlo aboard Oceania Cruises majestic Marina.

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Offered by AHI Travel (1.800.323.7373) Dec 6-Dec 17, 2016

Holiday Markets

From $2,995 + VAT & airfare if booked by 5/3/16 (no single supplement)

Recapture the magic of the holiday as you escape the frantic pace and pressures of the holiday season at home and step into scenes that glitter with fair-tale charm. Spend seven nights cruising along the Rhine and Mosel rivers aboard the award-winning MS Amadeus Silver. Travel by train to Luxembourg before ending your journey with a three-night hotel stay in Paris. Your program includes flexible excursions, the chance to shop at holiday markets in three countries. There is no single supplement for solo travelers.

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Offered by GoNext Travel (1-800-842-9023) Aug 4-Aug 11, 2016

Coastal Alaska - Oceania Cruises

From $2,599 per person, double occupancy (airfare included from select cities). Seattle to Seattle (7 nights) Regatta

Travel to Alaska, a natural wonder of stunning landscapes and unspoiled wilderness aboard Oceania Cruise' elegant Regatta. Depart Seattle and sail to Ketchikan, through the incredibly scenic Tracy Arm fjord to Wrangell, with a stop in Prince Rupert, B.C. on your return to Seattle.

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Offered by Orbridge (1-800-639-0079) Jun 22-Jul 1, 2016

National Parks and Lodges Of The Old West

From $3,995 per person, double occupancy + airfare

A 10-day American expedition, tracing the historic paths of natural splendors of the Old West. See and learn about the storied sights and monuments of Badlands National Park, Custer State Park, Spearfish Canyon, Yellowstone National Park, and Grand Teton National Park. Traveling comfortably in a private motor coach, there is no better way to see our national parks.

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Offered by GoNext Travel (1-800-842-9023) Sep 30-Oct 12, 2016

Canada & New England Fall Medley - Oceania Cruises

From $4,299 per person, double occupancy (airfare included from select cities). Montreal to New York (12 nights) Regatta

Experience the glorious autumn foliage along North America's East Coast aboard Oceania Cruises' regal Regatta. From New York to Montreal, explore picturesque landscapes and historic sites in Canada and New England.

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Offered by GoNext Travel (1-800-842-9023) Oct 13-Oct 21, 2016

Cuban Discovery 2016

Pricing will be determined at a later date. (Round-trip airfare to Miami additional).

Cuba's turbulent economic and political past and vibrant, culturally rich present unfold on this enriching journey developed for the Pitt Alumni Association. Specially designed to showcase the island's authentic spirit, this nine day adventure goes beyond the tourist surface to reveal the rich culture, compelling history, and architectural majesty of this long-forbidden island on the verge of great change. During your visits to Havana, Cienfuegos, Trinidad, and Santa Clara, you will connect to Cuban citizens from all walks of life including artists, educators, and entrepreneurs, to discover the realities of this incredibly fascinating nation.

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Offered by Class Escapes (1-800-627-1244) Oct 15-Oct 26, 2016


From $3,495 per person. Land package only & air within Vietnam

Meet the cultured, attractive, and hospitable people of Vietnam in a variety of settings...from the entrepreneurial spirit of the Vietnamese in the markets of fast-moving Ho Chi Minh City, to the spirit of the past in the tranquil Temple of Literature in Hanoi. Though often associated with hardships and war, today you will find Vietnam a serene and peaceful place to visit.

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Offered by Classic Escapes (1-800-627-1244) Nov 2-Nov 11, 2016

North India Mosaic

From $2,995 per person. Land package including air within India.

India's romantic culture, storied past, and natural beauty come alive on this classic tour. Recount centuries of great imperial rulers, spiritual devotion and legends at such famed sites as the Taj Mahal, Amber Fort, Delhi and Jaipur. Search for the magnificent wild tiger amidst crumbling monuments at Ranthambhore National Park. This is India as you've never imagined it - and will never forget!

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Offered by AHI Travel (1-800-323-7373) Sep 12-Sep 26, 2016

China & The Yangtze River

Based on double occupancy Executive Suite $5,645 + port taxes, VAT and airfare. Single Supplement $1,995 + port taxes, VAT and airfare.

Discover one of the most fascinating and dynamic nations in the world. This comprehensive journey reveals China's mystique and highlights its timeless treasures. Travel to famous landmarks, the sprawling Summer Palace, the Temple of Heaven and the Great Wall. Volunteer for a day in the Chengdu Panda Base. Cruise the Yangtze River for three nights and take in the beauty of Shennong Lesser Gorges and the spectacular Three Gorges Dam. This program includes luxurious accommodations, excursions, and an extensive meal plan.

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Offered by GoNext Travel (1-800-842-9023) Jan 20-Feb 7, 2016

Bridge Of The Americas

From $4,999 per person, double occupancy (including airfare). Featuring Panama Canal Transit - OCEANIA CRUISES. Miami to Limia - Regatta

From Miami to Lima admire the wonders of the Americas - marvelous ancient ruins, glittering white-sand beaches and stately colonial architecture-as Oceania Cruises' regal Regatta take you on a spectacular 18-night luxury cruise.

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Offered by Thomas P. Gohagan & Company (1-800-922-3088) Jan 29-Feb 16, 2016

Passage Through The Panama Canal and Costa Rica

From $4,295 plus air. Exclusively chartered five-star all-suite small ship M.V. Star Breeze

A spectacular nine-day journey from the Costa Rica rainforest through the mighty looks of the Panama Canal. Aboard the exclusively chartered, Five-Star, all-Suite M.V. Star Breeze, experience a daylight passage through the canal and call at remote island paradises. Please note that activity level on this program is very active. Explore Costa Rica's terrestrial wonders and tour Panama City. Pre and Post-Program Options offered.

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Offered by GoNext Travel (1-800-842-9023) Apr 24-May 10, 2016

Palms In Paradise

From $3,299 per person, double occupancy(including airfare). Featuring Panama Canal Transit-OCEANIA CRUISES. Miami to San Francisco - Regatta

Admire the pristine natural wonders, spirited cultures and grand colonial architecture of Florida, Columbia, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Guatemala, and Mexico while sailing aboard Oceania Cruises' regal Regatta.

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Offered by Thomas P. Gohagan & Company (1-800-922-3088) Apr 15-Apr 23, 2016

Trade Routes Of Coastal Iberia

From $5,595 plus air. Barcelona/Balearic Islands/Granada/Gibraltar/Andalusia/Lisbon. Aboard the Exclusively Chartered, Five-Star Small Ship M.V. Tere Moana.

This nine-day voyage showcases the Iberian Peninsula between Barcelona and Lisbon and features Spain's legendary Guadalquivir River. Visit Portugal's Algarve region, Spain's Granada, the Strait of Gilbraltar and two of the Balearic Islands-Ibiza and Palma de Mallorca. Cruise aboard the Five-Star small ship M.V. TERE MOANA. Barcelona Pre-Cruise and Lisbon Post-Cruise Options.

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Offered by GoNext Travel (1-800-842-9023) Apr 24-May 5, 2016

Mediterranean Passage - Oceania Cruises

From $3,799 per person, double occupancy (airfare included from select cities). Barcelona to Istanbul (10 nights).

Sail away on Oceania Cruises' elegant Riviera to some of the Mediterranean's most majestic destinations. From Barcelona to Istanbul, take in enchanting seaside resorts, beautiful architectural masterpieces, and naturally resplendent islands.

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Offered by AHI Travel (1-800-323-7373) Apr 26-May 5, 2016

ACA ~ Apulia And Amalfi Coast

From $3,195 if booked by 12/1/15 + VAT +air

Whet your appetite for this adventure in Southern Italy that features two unique coastal regions. Apulia has been settled since the immemorial. The Amalfi Coast an idyllic paradise of stately mountains majestically over the Mediterranean Sea has drawn royalty and celebrities for decades. Walk through history of Pompeii and marvel at the well-preserved ruins. This Alumni Campus Abroad program includes accommodations, excursions, educational programs, and an extensive meal plan with wine at dinner.

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Offered by AHI Travel (1-800-323-7373) May 14-May 23, 2016

ACA ~ Sicily ~ Palermo ~ Taormina

From $3,295 if booked by 12/1/15 + VAT +air

As a cultural crossroads of the ancient world, Sicily abounds with enchanting natural beauty, impressive man-made creations seemingly untouched by time, fascinating culture and a vast history. See Il Duomo and medieval castles before meeting a local family that runs an olive farm, where you'll enjoy a tour and tasting. Journey to the Valley of the Temples, one of Western Europe's most impressive classical sites. Marvel at the ancient ruins in Syracuse. This Alumni Campus Abroad program includes excursions, educational programs, accommodations, and an extensive meal plan with wine with dinner.

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Offered by AHI Travel (1-800-323-7373) May 1-May 10, 2016

ACA ~ Spain ~ Barcelona & San Sebastian

From $3,495 if booked by 12/1/15 + VAT +air

Discover the regions of Catalonia and Basque Country, each with its own distinct identity, rich history and proud traditions. Begin a four-night stay in the surreal Mediterranean cityscape of Barcelona before traveling to the seaside village of San Sebastian, a 2016 European Capital of Culture. Get an insider's look at the Gehry-designed Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao and marvel at the magnificent masterpiece's inside. Your journey concludes in Pamplona, famous for the annual Running of the Bulls. This Alumni Campus Abroad program includes excursions, educational programs, deluxe accommodations, and an extensive meal plan featuring Spanish wine with dinner.

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Offered by Thomas P. Gohagan & Company (1-800-922-3088) Jun 15-Jun 24, 2016

Changing Tides Of History Cruising The Baltic Sea

From $5,995 plus air. Denmark/Poland/Estonia/St. Petersburg/Finland and Sweden. Featuring guest speakers Lech Walesa, Former President of Poland, and Dr. Sergei N. Khrushchev, son of Nikita Khrushchev. Exclusively chartered by Small Ship, Five-Star M.S. Le Boreal.

Experience the cultural rebirth of the Baltic States, with eight nights aboard the Five-Star M.S. Le Boreal. Enjoy specially arranged presentations by former president of Poland Lech Walesa and by Brown University Professor Sergei N. Khrushchev, son of Nikita Khrushchev. Visit Gda'nsk, Tallinn, St. Petersberg, Helsinki, and Visby.

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Offered by AHI Travel (1-800-323-7373) Jun 13-Jun 24, 2016

ACA ~ Scottish Highlands & English Lakes

From $3,995 if booked by 12/15/15 + VAT + air.

Journey to the storied hills of Scotland and the picturesque English Lake District for this special 10-night Alumni Campus Abroad program. During a five-night stay in Stirling, Scotland, visit its spectacular fortress, the Stirling Castle, the renowned Loch Lomond, and cruise on Loch Katrine. In the historically rich capital of Edinburgh, step inside its famous castle and tour Old Town. Continue to England for a five-night stay in Bowness-on-Windemere. Cruise on Lake Windermere, and visit the homes of literary greats William Wordsworth and Beatrix Potter. Enjoy a traditional English teatime, and journey over the country's highest mountain passes. This program includes excursion's educational programs, accomodations, and an extensive meal plan featuring wine with dinner.

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Offered by GoNext Travel (1-800-842-9023) Jul 12-Jul 23, 2016

Baltic & Scandinavian Treasures - Oceania Cruises

From $4,099 per person, double occupancy (airfare included from select cities).

The treasures of the Baltic & Scandinavian are revealed on this magical voyage aboard Oceania Cruises' majestic Marina. Discover medieval towns, onion-domed cathedrals, ornate palaces and stunning harbors as you cruise from Denmark to Germany, Lithuania, Latvia, Finland, Russia, Estonia, and Sweden.

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Offered by AHI Travel (1-800-323-7373) Jul 28-Aug 8, 2016

London Immersion

From $3,995 if booked by 3/22/16 + VAT + air.

Come discover the best of London, and stay for 10 nights in the fashionable Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, home to world-class museums, legendary department stores and the popular royal family. Enjoy special experiences, such as unique walks in the eyes of The Beatles. This program features an extensive meal program with wine at dinner and an Oyster train card so you can create your own London adventure during ample leisure time.

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Offered by Thomas P. Gohagan & Company (1-800-922-3088) Aug 10-Aug 18, 2016

Town And Country Life Oxford "English Countryside" Cotswolds

From $3,995 + air. Featuring Blenheim Palace and "Downtown Abbey" (Highclere Castle) and Guest Speaker Lord Charles Spencer-Churchill. Macdonald Randolph Hotel in Oxford and Lygon Arms Hotel in the Cotswolds

Discover the true character of England's town and country life during this extraordinary small-group itinerary featuring the university town of Oxford and the charming Cotswolds. Meet Lord Charles Spencer-Churchill, cousin to Sir Winston Churchill, at Blenheim Palace; visit "Downtown Abbey"; and a converse with locals during the exclusive TOWN & COUNTRY LIFE FORUM.

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