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 AHI International Travel (1-800-323-7373) Sep 9-Sep 17, 2015
ACA Italy - Tuscany
From $2,795 + VAT + Airfare if booked by March 31, 2015.
Experience Tuscany on a special program that combines guided sightseeing excursions with ample free time to immerse yourself in the local culture.More Info
Offered by GoNEXT Travel (1-800-842-9023) Oct 15-Oct 23, 2015
From $4,599-$4,999 per person - double occupancy + Airfare. Space is limited to 25 people. FALL 2015 (Trip information, departure dates, and prices subject to change.)
Cuba's turbulent economic and political past and vibrant, culturally rich present unfold on this rare, enriching journey developed for the Pitt Alumni Association.More Info
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.More Info
Offered by Orbridge (1-866 639-0079) Sep 10-Sep 18, 2015
Flavors Of Northern Italy
From $3,995 per person - double occupancy + Airfare.
An intimate, nine-day journey to the culinary and cultural heart of Northern Italy. With each day highlighted by exclusive experiences, you'll access authentic Italy, learn from local Italians, and most of all, revel in la dolce vita-the joyful celebration of food, friends, and life.More Info
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.More Info
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.More Info
Offered by AHI Travel (1.800.323.7373) Dec 6-Dec 17, 2016
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.More Info
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.More Info
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.More Info
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. More Info
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.More Info
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. More Info
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.More Info
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!More Info
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.More Info
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.More Info
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.More Info
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.More Info
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. More Info
Offered by AHI Travel (1-800-323-7373) Apr 19-Apr 28, 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. More Info
Offered by AHI Travel (1-800-323-7373) May 28-Jun 6, 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.More Info
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.More Info
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.More Info
Offered by AHI Travel (1-800-323-7373) Jun 27-Jul 8, 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.More Info
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.More Info
Offered by AHI Travel (1-800-323-7373) Jul 28-Aug 8, 2016
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.More Info
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.More Info