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 2016-2017 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 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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Offered by AHI Travel (1-800-323-7373) Aug 17-Aug 28, 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 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) 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 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 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 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 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 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 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) 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) Jan 25-Feb 4, 2017

Sparkling South Pacific: Oceania Cruises

From $4,299 per person, double occupancy (airfare included from select cities)*

Experience the incredible beauty of French Polynesia from the luxurious comfort of Sirena, Oceania Cruises’ newest ship. This extraordinary itinerary provides the perfect blend of glittering turquoise lagoons and idyllic, slow-paced islands, with visits to Bora Bora, Moorea, Rangiroa, and more.

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OFFERED BY THOMAS P. GOHAGAN & COMPANY (1-800-922-3088) Feb 3-Feb 12, 2017

Amazon River Expedition

From approximately $5,195 per person plus airfare*

This once-in-a-lifetime journey features a cruise into the mysterious Amazon River basin aboard the deluxe all-suite m.v. Zafiro and two nights in historic Lima, Peru. Led by expert naturalists, seek out rare indigenous species and visit local villages to observe the traditions of the ribereños (river people).

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OFFERED BY THOMAS P. GOHAGAN & COMPANY (1-800-922-3088) Feb 25-Mar 8, 2017

Wings over Tanzania during the Great Migration

From $7,995 per person plus international airfare*

This 12-day journey of a lifetime includes two privately chartered flights and daily game drives in Tanzania, Africa’s premier safari destination. View abundant wildlife in Tanzania’s finest game parks—Lake Manyara, Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, and Tarangire—with deluxe accommodations in Serena Safari Lodges and a comfortable tented camp in Tarangire.

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OFFERED BY CLASSIC ESCAPES (1-800-627-1244) Apr 4-Apr 9, 2017

New Orleans

$2,995 per person, and only based on double occupancy; includes tax

Absorb the flavors of New Orleans through all of your senses as you’re surrounded by punctuated jazz notes; the mouthwatering aroma of down-home Cajun and Creole cooking; and stunning sights, both natural and man-made. Enjoy wandering from the Audubon Zoo and Aquarium to the balmy patina of the French Quarter.

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Offered by GONEXT Travel (1-800-842-9023) Apr 7-Apr 23, 2017

Outrageous Outback: Oceania Cruises

From $7,799 per person, double occupancy (airfare included from select cities)*.

Discover rugged Outback scenery, cosmopolitan cities, whimsical wildlife, and fascinating aboriginal heritage while cruising from Sydney to Auckland aboard Sirena, Oceania Cruises’ newest masterpiece.

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OFFERED BY AHI TRAVEL (1-800-323-7373 ) Apr 30-May 9, 2017

Italian Riviera and Chianti

$3,195 per person if booked by October 29, 2016, plus VAT and airfare*

The Italian Riviera and the region of Chianti harmonize to offer a captivating blend of Mediterranean vistas, rolling countryside, appealing towns and villages, fine wines, and superb cuisine. This Alumni Campus Abroad trip is limited to only 28 travelers. The program includes first-class accommodations, engaging excursions, an enrichment program, and an extensive meal plan plus wine with dinner.

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OFFERED BY GONEXT TRAVEL (1-800-842-9023) May 10-May 21, 2017

Mediterranean Masterpiece: Oceania Cruises

From $3,999 per person, double occupancy (airfare included from select cities)*

From multicolored towns cascading toward glittering seas to timeless cities awash with perfectly preserved monuments, experience classic sights in Italy, France, Monaco, and Spain on the perfect luxury cruise aboard Oceania Cruises’ state-of-the-art Marina.

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OFFERED BY THOMAS P. GOHAGAN & COMPANY (1-800-922-3088) May 17-May 25, 2017

Springtime in Provence and Burgundy: Cruising the Rhône and Saône Rivers

From approximately $3,595 per person plus airfare*

This exclusive French sojourn features one night in dynamic Marseilles and a six-night cruise through the Provence and Burgundy wine regions aboard the exclusively chartered, deluxe m.s. Amadeus Provence, launching in 2017. Explore Arles, Avignon, Orange, Beaune, Lyon, and the Beaujolais vineyards.

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OFFERED BY AHI TRAVEL (1-800-323-7373 ) May 22-Jun 2, 2017

Croatia’s Adriatic Coast

$3,695 per person if booked by October 29, 2016, plus VAT and airfare*

Discover a land drenched in fascinating culture and heritage while exploring Croatia’s captivating cities and romantic Dalmatian Coast. Local guides and experts provide fascinating insight during included excursions and interactive talks. This small-group experience features deluxe and first-class accommodations and an extensive meal plan.

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OFFERED BY AHI TRAVEL (1-800-323-7373) Jun 17-Jun 28, 2017

Pearls of Italy

$4,595 per person if booked by October 29, 2016, plus VAT and airfare*

A land of sparkling glacial lakes, Renaissance cities, and one of the world’s most influential ancient civilizations, Italy has a wealth of natural beauty and culture. Travel by train to the Italian Lake District and continue on to Milan, Venice, Florence, and Rome as well as the Tuscany and Chianti regions.

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OFFERED BY AHI TRAVEL (1-800-323-7373) Jul 10-Jul 18, 2017

Cruise the Rhine River

From $2,795 per person, double occupancy, plus VAT and airfare* (Children ages 7-16 are half-price fare when traveling with an adult.)

Settle aboard the elegant new Amadeus Silver III and enjoy a choice of excursions and activities that showcase the highlights of Holland, Germany, and France. This family program is open to passengers ages 7 years and up who are traveling with an adult and features onboard children’s activities.

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Book by 10/25/2016 and save $500 per couple.

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OFFERED BY ORBRIDGE (1-800-639-0079) Jul 27-Aug 2, 2017

Canadian Rockies Parks and Resorts

From $3,995 per person, double occupancy, plus airfare*

World-class Canadian resorts combined with breathtaking scenery highlight this journey into the Canadian Rockies. You’ll find adventure in the vast lands and magnificent ranges of Banff, Yoho, and Jasper national parks; in the crystal waters of Lake Louise and Maligne Lake; and amidst the glacial masses of Icefields Parkway.

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OFFERED BY GONEXT TRAVEL (1-800-842-9023) Jul 28-Aug 7, 2017

Glacial Adventures of Alaska: Oceania Cruises

From $3,799 per person, double occupancy (airfare included from select cities)*

Experience Alaska’s rugged beauty while sailing aboard Oceania Cruises’ graceful Regatta. From Seattle, journey north to the picturesque Alaskan ports of Ketchikan, Juneau, Icy Strait Point, Skagway, and Sitka; marvel at the magnificent Hubbard Glacier; and explore lovely Victoria, British Columbia.

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OFFERED BY THOMAS P. GOHAGAN & COMPANY (1-800-922-3088) Aug 1-Aug 9, 2017

Circumnavigation of Iceland, Land of Fire and Ice

From approximately $5,995 per person plus airfare*

Discover the unique beauty of Iceland on this seven-night circumnavigation aboard the exclusively chartered fivestar ice-class m.s. Le Soléal. See ancient Viking ruins, glittering glaciers atop simmering volcanoes, and rugged coastline. Visit Grimsey Island on the Arctic Circle and cruise past Surtsey, a UNESCO World Heritage site.

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OFFERED BY GONEXT TRAVEL (1-800-842-9023) Aug 12-Aug 23, 2017

Regal Routes of Northern Europe: Oceania Cruises

From $4,299 per person, double occupancy (airfare included from select cities)*

Embark on an odyssey to northern Europe, where beautiful medieval buildings reflect upon tranquil canals and quaint cobbled lanes lead to ornate cathedrals and regal monuments. Sail aboard Marina, Oceania Cruises’ award-winning ship, from England to France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, Norway, Sweden, and Denmark.

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OFFERED BY ORBRIDGE (1-800-639-0079) Aug 12-Aug 25, 2017

Jewish Heritage Danube River Cruise: From Budapest to Prague

From $4,495 per person, double occupancy, plus airfare*

Discover Europe’s monuments, museums, and traditions significant to Jewish history on this special cruise aboard the five-star luxury Avalon fleet. Sail the picturesque Danube River from Budapest to Passau and end your journey in cosmopolitan Prague. Enjoy this river ship voyage through some of Europe’s most charming cities.

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OFFERED BY AHI TRAVEL (1-800-323-7373) Sep 5-Sep 19, 2017

Atlantic Treasures

From $5,350 per person plus port and airfare*

Follow a passage of ancient mariners and discover the seductive islands of the North Atlantic and exotic ports of Morocco. Join the six-star Crystal Symphony in Lisbon. Experience the world’s best cruise value with two-for-one pricing, open bar service, all meals, shipboard gratuities, and welcome and farewell gatherings.

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OFFERED BY AHI TRAVEL (1-800-323-7373) Oct 9-Oct 20, 2017

Portrait of Ireland

$4,195 per person if booked by April 16, 2017, plus VAT and airfare*

Journey across the captivating emerald isle through Dublin, Belfast, Donegal, and County Galway. Along the way, delight in medieval architecture, delicious cuisine, and opportunities to make your own discoveries during ample free time. Local guides and experts will provide fascinating narratives during excursions and interactive talks.

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OFFERED BY GONEXT TRAVEL (1-800-842-9023) Nov 5-Nov 14, 2017

Medieval Masterpiece: Oceania Cruises

From $2,799 per person, double occupancy (airfare included from select cities)*

Incredible medieval monuments and spellbinding scenery intertwine on this Mediterranean voyage aboard Riviera, Oceania Cruises’ elegant masterpiece. From magical Venice to legendary Rome, discover beautiful cities and landscapes with interludes in Italy, Croatia, Montenegro, Greece, and Malta.

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