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 2018-2019 Alumni Travel Program trips. We work with great travel partners to provide outstanding 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.

Questions can be directed to alumnitravel@pitt.edu or 1-800-258-7488.

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The information departure dates, and prices are tentative and subject to change.

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OFFERED BY AHI TRAVEL (1-800-323-7373) May 24-Jun 3, 2018

England’s Castles, Cottages, and Countryside

From $3,795 plus value-added tax and airfare

Discover castles, sprawling estates, and whimsical villages on this nine-night journey featuring stays in Canterbury, Woodstock, and London. Listen to medieval Canterbury tales, and stroll through cathedrals, exquisite gardens, lofty castles, and Cotswolds’ villages. This small group journey features first-class accommodations, carefully crafted itineraries, and ample leisure time.

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OFFERED BY GONEXT TRAVEL (1-800-639-0079) Jun 21-Jul 2, 2018

Baltic & Scandinavian Treasures

From $3,799 per person, double occupancy

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 air of Helsinki and Berlin; and embrace a two night stay in St. Petersburg, Russia’s window to the West.

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OFFERED BY ORBRIDGE (1-800-639-0079) Jul 27-Aug 3, 2018

Discover Southeast Alaska

From $3,495 per person, double occupancy

Discover the endless beauty, abundant wildlife, and native cultures of Southeast Alaska. Aboard the Admiralty Dream, you’ll have access to the breathtaking byways of Alaska’s Inside Passage. With skilled naturalists by your side, you’ll encounter magnificent peaks, fjords, and ice-blue glaciers of unfathomable proportions—while learning about the traditions of Alaska’s indigenous cultures.

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OFFERED BY GONEXT TRAVEL (1-800-639-0079) Sep 9-Sep 17, 2018

Wines of the Pacific Northwest: American Express

From $3,499 per person, double occupancy

Explore one of North America’s premier wine regions on this grand voyage through the Pacific Northwest. From Clarkston to Portland, cruise the Columbia and Snake Rivers aboard the elegant American Empress, stopping at Sacajawea State Park, The Dalles, Stevenson, and Astoria.

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OFFERED BY AHI TRAVEL (1-800-323-7373) Sep 12-Sep 20, 2018

Switzerland – The Bernese Oberland

From $2,995 plus value-added tax and airfare

Discover the majesty of Switzerland on a journey that will take you to see lush alpine meadows, charming towns, and iconic mountain peaks. Stay in pretty Interlaken and travel by train and cable car high into the Swiss Alps. Enjoy opportunities to stretch your legs on hikes. Marvel at incredible scenery and explore the highlights of Lucerne and Interlaken.

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OFFERED BY THOMAS P. GOHAGAN & COMPANY (1-800-922-3088) Sep 5-Sep 14, 2018

Symphony on the Blue Danube

From $3,795 plus airfare

Visit five countries and up to five UNESCO World Heritage sites on this custom-designed journey featuring three nights in Prague and a five-night cruise on the Blue Danube aboard the deluxe M.S. Amadeus Queen. Enjoy private classical music performances and a comprehensive schedule of guided excursions. There are Berlin pre-program and Budapest post-program options.

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OFFERED BY AHI TRAVEL (1-800-323-7373) Sep 19-Sep 28, 2018

Imperial Splendors of Russia

From $3,495 plus value-added tax and airfare

Explore Russia’s grandeur on an eight-night, small-group experience that reveals Moscow’s imperial riches, St. Basil’s Cathedral, Metro stations and other treasures. Travel by high-speed train to St. Petersburg to visit the State Hermitage Museum, Peterhof Palace, Mariinsky Theater, and more. Enjoy first-class hotels, enriching lectures, extensive meals, and wine with dinner.

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OFFERED BY Collette (1-800-581-8942) Sep 22-Oct 1, 2018

Shades of Ireland

From $3,799 per person, double occupancy

From the vibrant and history-filled Dublin, across rolling green hills to the dramatic coast, experience all of Ireland’s charm on this magical tour of the Emerald Isle. Live like royalty during an overnight stay on the grounds of a castle. Visit Waterford, Ireland’s oldest city, where you’ll have the opportunity to visit the House of Waterford Crystal. Choose from a selection of Killarney’s best restaurants with our Diner’s Choice program. See the Atlantic from the stunning 700-foot Cliffs of Moher. Experience the world-famous beauty of the Ring of Kerry. See sheepdogs in action on a working farm. Explore Dublin with a local guide – either by foot or on a panoramic city tour – it’s your choice! See beautiful Killarney from your seat on an Irish jaunting car. Journey to historic Blarney Castle, lean back and kiss its famous stone!

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OFFERED BY AHI TRAVEL (1-800-323-7373) Oct 2-Oct 10, 2018

Tuscany - Cortona

From $2,895 plus value-added tax and airfare

Discover Tuscany during this seven-night journey featuring hilltop villages, storied architecture, and bountiful vineyards. Stay in a charming Tuscan villa in Cortona and enjoy excursions to Renaissance villages, beloved Florence, and a family-owned winery. Along the way, stroll charming piazzas, explore Etruscan treasures, and taste regional flavors. This small-group program features ample leisure time.

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OFFERED BY GONEXT TRAVEL (1-800-639-0079) Oct 13-Oct 24, 2018

Glorious Greece: Oceania Riviera

From $2,999 per person, double occupancy

Classic mythology, glistening oceans, and ancient cities await you on this luxurious tour of Greece, the cradle of democracy. Lounge on fabulous black sand beaches, see the birthplace of the Olympic Games, and bounce between Greek isles in this illuminating voyage through ancient history.

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OFFERED BY PREMIER WORLD DISCOVERY (1-877-953-8687) Dec 30-Jan 4, 2019

Rose Parade New Year's

$3,145 per person, includes airfare from Pittsburgh

The Pasadena Tournament of Roses is a celebration more than a century old – a festival of flowers and music unequaled anywhere else in the world. Bring in 2019 with this one of a lifetime trip.

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OFFERED BY GoNext Travel (1-800-639-0079) Jan 4-Jan 20, 2019

South African Explorer, Cape Town to Cape Town

From $5,299 per person, double occupancy (airfare included from select cities)

Explore southern Africa, an unforgettable region graced with sun-kissed beaches, intriguing cultures, and mesmerizing cities, as Oceania Cruises’ elegant Nautica takes you on an impressive fifteen-night voyage to South Africa, Mozambique, and Namibia. Take in the sun-filled climate, panoramic views, revered beaches, and wildlife.

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OFFERED BY Orbridge (1-800-639-0079) Jan 20-Feb 1, 2019

Astounding Antarctica

From $9,495 per person

Join this truly life-changing adventure to experience the boundless beauty and pristine vastness of Antarctica. This remote continent and its precarious waterways have hosted some of the most courageous explorers in history and have been the scenes of both triumph and tragedy since Captain Cook first sailed the region in 1773.

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OFFERED BY GoNext Travel (1-800-639-0079) Feb 13-Mar 1, 2019

Dazzling Down Under, Auckland to Sydney

From $6,899 per person, double occupancy (airfare included from select cities)

Explore New Zealand and Australia as Oceania Cruises’ elegant Regatta takes you on an impressive fourteen-night voyage. Learn about the fascinating history of the Bay of Islands, discover the geothermal wonders of Rotorua, view Art Deco architecture in Napier, discover a thriving art scene in Wellington, stroll Colonial-architecture-framed streets in Akaroa, look for sunbathing fur seals in Dunedin, uncover natural splendors in Burnie, encounter Melbourne’s chic galleries and boutiques, and explore the origins of Geelong.

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OFFERED BY AHI Travel (1-800-323-7373) Apr 5-Apr 13, 2019

Normandy: 75 Years

$3,795 if booked by 6/19/18 plus value-added tax and airfare

From its rolling hills to the sea, Normandy is a trove of unforgettable history and experiences. Explore Omaha and Utah beaches and other D-Day sites during this 75th anniversary year of the battle. Taste the local cuisine, visit extraordinary Mont-Saint-Michel and take in Normandy’s unique heritage. No single supplement!

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OFFERED BY GoNext Travel (1-800-639-0079) Jul 7-Apr 27, 2019

Far East Mystique, Singapore to Dubai

From $5,199 per person, double occupancy (airfare included from select cities)

Uncover the attractions of the Far East during this eighteen-night cruise aboard Oceania Cruises’ elegant Nautica. Look for local fares and contrasting cultures as you explore Malaysia, relax on Thailand’s beaches, take in a mix of tradition and modernity in Myanmar and impressive sites in India, and see the rugged Al Hajar Mountains in the United Arab Emirates.

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OFFERED BY THOMAS P. GOHAGAN & COMPANY (1-800-922-3088) Apr 18-Apr 26, 2019

River Life® Along the Dutch

From approximately $2,995 plus airfare

Cruise for seven nights in Holland and Flanders aboard the exclusively chartered, deluxe AMADEUS SILVER II when the vibrant Dutch tulip fields are in bloom. Meet local residents during the exclusive RIVER LIFE® FORUM. Tour the Kröller-Müller Museum. Visit Amsterdam, Bruges, Hoorn, Maastricht, Antwerp and Keukenhof Gardens. Amsterdam Pre-Cruise Option and The Delft, Kinderdijk and Hague Post-Cruise Option.

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OFFERED BY AHI Travel (1-800-323-7373) May 9-May 17, 2019

Greece: Athens & Poros

$2,295 per person, double occupancy if booked by 10/16/18 plus value-added tax and airfare

Discover ancient treasures and island life on an exciting, weeklong journey to Greece. Gaze upon the great Parthenon, visit the ancient theater in Epidaurus, and explore Hydra, Nafplio and Mycenae. Enjoy first-class accommodations in Athens and on the island of Poros and an extensive meal plan featuring wine with dinner.

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OFFERED BY THOMAS P. GOHAGAN & COMPANY (1-800-922-3088) May 9-May 17, 2019

Village Life® in Dordogne

From $3,795 plus airfare

Experience the provincial character of Dordogne for one full week in Sarlat-la-Canéda, one of the most beautiful and well-preserved medieval villages in France. Stay in the family-owned PLAZA MADELEINE HÔTEL, formerly a grand 19th-century townhouse. Discover the region’s charming villages, medieval castles and prehistoric treasures. Bordeaux Pre-Program Option and Albi/Toulouse Post-Program Option.

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OFFERED BY THOMAS P. GOHAGAN & COMPANY (1-800-922-3088) May 22-Jun 1, 2019

Ancient Traditions of the Inland Sea of Japans

From $5,995 plus airfare

Experience the timeless splendor of Japan and South Korea on this seven-night cruise across full length of the historic Inland Sea and during two nights in Kyoto. On board the exclusively chartered Five-Star LE SOLÉAL, visit captivating port calls featuring seven UNESCO World Heritage sites. Tokyo Pre-Program and Kanazawa Post-Program Options.

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OFFERED BY GoNext Travel (1-800-639-0079) Jun 18-Jun 27, 2019

Gaelic Glory, Dublin to Dublin

From $3,899 per person, double occupancy (airfare included from select cities)

Experience the wonders of Gaelic culture on this fascinating eight-night voyage, through the Emerald and the British Isles, aboard Oceania Cruises’ Nautica. Visit Waterford, the oldest city in Ireland; delight in the fishing communities of Cobh; take in the beauty of Bantry; sink into Gaelic heritage in Galway; explore historic city of Londonderry; see the birthplace of the Titanic in Belfast and embrace Viking history in Douglas.

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OFFERED BY AHI Travel (1-800-323-7373) Jun 21-Jun 29, 2019

Poland: Kraków

$3,095 per person, double occupancy if booked by 9/18/18 plus value-added tax and airfare

Discover Kraków, and stroll through Europe’s largest market plaza and the 16th-century market hall. Visit St. Mary’s Basilica, the historic Jewish Quarter and Oskar Schindler’s factory. If you choose, learn more about Poland’s tragic wartime history at Auschwitz. Visit a national park to see unusual limestone formations and a salt mine that has provided the material for spectacular monuments.

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OFFERED BY GoNext Travel (1-800-639-0079) Jul 9-Jul 17, 2019

Rhine Highlights Amsterdam to Basel

From $3,995 per person, double occupancy

Explore the beauty of the Rhine River aboard Scenic Opal on this seven-night cruise from Amsterdam to Basel, and enjoy the culture and traditions of this charming, idyllic, and romantic landscape.

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OFFERED BY Orbridge (1-800-639-0079) Jul 20-Jul 26, 2019

Polar Bears and Beluga Whales

From $3,995 per person, double occupancy

Head north and discover the beauty and wildness of Churchill, Manitoba. This small town on the banks of the Hudson Bay is known for hosting polar bears and beluga whales. Come and see this annual exhibition that can only be found here in the Canadian north, and meet the local people who call it home. Pioneering spirits and welcoming smiles are waiting for you.

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OFFERED BY GoNext Travel (1-800-639-0079) Jul 22-Aug 4, 2019

Northern Frontiers, Oslo to London

From $5,099 per person, double occupancy (airfare included from select cities)

The majesty of Northern Europe awaits you aboard the Nautica on this twelve-night cruise from Oslo to London. See natural beauty and rich Norwegian culture throughout the cities and towns of Norway. Then, sail to Bergen and take in the wharf’s wooden houses, sapphire waters, verdant hillsides.

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OFFERED BY Orbridge (1-800-639-0079) Aug 26-Sep 1, 2019

Toronto to Vancouver by Rail

From $5,995 per person, double occupancy

Discover the majestic beauty of Canada on a nostalgic rail journey that brings back the golden age of train travel. A journey from Toronto across the expanse of five provinces, through the Canadian Rockies and into the Pacific Northwest. And with time to also explore Niagara Falls, Toronto, and Vancouver, it’s a unique opportunity to get to know the beauty and history of our northern neighbor.

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OFFERED BY Orbridge (1-800-639-0079) Sep 19-Sep 27, 2019

Flavors of Chianti with optional Florence post-tour

From $3,995 per person, double occupancy

Meander through Tuscany’s breathtaking cultural capitals and intimate, cypress-studded hill towns during this small-group journey. Explore this Italian countryside that provides overwhelming inspiration for artists, chefs, and vintners alike. Enjoy seven nights deluxe accommodations in the luxurious hilltop Castello La Leccia in Castellina featuring exceptional views of the lush, rolling Tuscan landscape.

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OFFERED BY AHI Travel (1-800-323-7373) Oct 13-Oct 21, 2019

Paris: An African-American Experience

$3,495 per person, double occupancy if booked by 3/19/19 plus value-added tax and airfare

Following World War I, many African-Americans found a home in Paris. During this seven-night journey, trace the history of the city’s African-American community on specially designed excursions. Plus, enjoy a Seine cruise and traveling on the Métro. This small-group program features first-class accommodations and an extensive meal plan, including wine with dinner.

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OFFERED BY GoNext Travel (1-800-639-0079) Oct 29-Nov 6, 2019

Artists & Aristocrats Rome to Barcelona

From $2,299 per person, double occupancy (airfare included from select cities)

Take in the legacy of the great patrons, popes, and painters of the Mediterranean during an incredible seven-night voyage aboard Oceania Cruises’ Sirena. Taste Livorno’s renowned fresh seafood, visit Monte Carlo’s famous extravagant casino, relax on Antibes’ natural-sand beaches, explore Marseille’s historic monuments, see Palma de Mallorca’s impressive gothic cathedral, and view Valencia’s unique mix of old and new architecture.

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OFFERED BY AHI Travel (1-800-323-7373) Nov 5-Nov 15, 2019

Egypt: Legends of the Nile

From $4,895 per person, double occupancy if booked by 3/19/19 plus value-added tax and airfare

Embark on a once-in-a-lifetime journey to see the Pyramids of Giza, Valley of the Kings and more! This 10-night journey includes a four-night luxury Nile cruise and a tour of Cairo. An Egyptologist accompanies you throughout. This small-group trip includes flights within Egypt and an extensive meal program with wine at dinner.

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