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 2017-18 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) 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 THOMAS P. GOHAGAN & COMPANY (1-800-922-3088) Oct 18-Oct 28, 2017

Pearls of Southeast Asia

From $7,195 including air from Los Angeles ±

This exclusive nine-night cruise from Hong Kong to Saigon aboard the Five-Star, small ship m.s. L’Austral showcases the fascinating treasures of Vietnam, including Hanoi, Ha Long Bay, Hue and Hoi An. Round-trip economy-class air from Los Angeles is included. ±

± Air included from Los Angeles has limited availability and is not guaranteed.

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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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OFFERED BY ORBRIDGE (1-800-639-0079) Jan 24-Jan 31, 2018

Galapagos Islands

From $4,595 per person, double occupancy

The Galapagos Islands holds a central position in modern history as the birthplace of the theory of evolution. Join fellow alumni on the deluxe Isabela II for a wondrous journey to one of the most biologically unique places on earth. Observe and photograph the many unique species and beautiful scenery of these remote islands.

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OFFERED BY GONEXT TRAVEL (1-800-842-9023) Apr 6-Apr 22, 2018

Gateway to Sunshine: Oceania Marina

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

The sunny scenery of Central America awaits you on this luxurious cruise from Los Angeles to Miami by way of the magnificent Panama Canal. You’ll see astounding volcanoes, awe-inspiring rainforests, exotic wildlife, and more as you take in the diverse cultures of Central America.

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OFFERED BY ORBRIDGE (1-800-639-0079) Apr 13-Apr 20, 2018

Costa Rica

From $2,795 per person, double occupancy

Discover endless tropical beauty and unparalleled wildlife viewing during this off-the-beaten-path exploration of Costa Rica and Panama. Embrace the crystal clear waters during snorkeling and kayaking expeditions, hike an active volcano, and search for native animals in various parks and refuges.

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OFFERED BY GONEXT TRAVEL (1-800-639-0079) Apr 22-Apr 30, 2018

Southern Grandeur: American Queen

From $1,999 per person, double occupancy

Relax into the heat, history, and hospitality of the Southern Mississippi on this week-long riverboating experience aboard the stately American Queen. From Civil War battlefields to hoppin’ blues bars, Southern culture is on full display as you cruise north from Memphis to New Orleans.

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OFFERED BY GONEXT TRAVEK (1-800-639-0079) May 9-May 17, 2018

Riviera Rhapsody: Oceania Riviera

From $2,499 per person, double occupancy

Explore the sapphire waters of the French and Italian Rivieras on this luxurious cruise from Monte Carlo to Rome. Experience the height of glamour in ports like Saint-Tropez and Palamós and relax into island culture in Sicily and Sardinia as you sail along the Mediterranean coast.

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OFFERED BY AHI TRAVEL (1-800-323-7373) May 9-May 24, 2018

Cruise the Heart of Europe

From $6,295 plus port, air included for select gateways

Cruise through the heartland of Europe on a journey that showcases the vibrant cities and charming riverside towns of the Netherlands, Germany, Austria, Slovakia, and Hungary. Unpack once and relax as your ship takes you to unforgettable places. Free economy air is included from select gateway cities, and there is no single supplement for solo travelers.

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OFFERED BY ORBRIDGE (1-800-639-0079) May 11-May 19, 2018

Flavors of Sicily

From $4,995 per person, double occupancy

With breathtaking natural beauty, deep history, and a fabled cuisine that must be savored slowly, this journey will allow you the time to explore and appreciate Italy’s most colorful region. From charming towns and archaeological sites to farms and vineyards in the shadow of Mount Etna, Sicily offers a bounty for the mind, heart, and all the senses.

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OFFERED BY GONEXT TRAVEL (1-800-639-0079) Jun 7-Jun 18, 2018

Isles of Enchantment: Oceania Nautica

From $4,799 per person, double occupancy

Experience the depth and breadth of culture in the United Kingdom and beyond as you cruise through the British Isles. Explore cosmopolitan capitals from Edinburgh to Dublin; immerse yourself in the medieval history of Newcastle and Douglas and the pristine countryside of Wales; and let loose in vibrant cultural centers from Glasgow to Liverpool.

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OFFERED BY AHI TRAVEL (1-800-323-7373) Jun 7-Jun 17, 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 AHI TRAVEL (1-800-323-7373) Aug 28-Sep 5, 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) 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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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 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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