Traveling Bearkats

Explore the World with Us

Together, with fellow Bearkats, you can mark exotic destinations off your bucket list! Our Traveling Bearkats program takes alumni on remarkable trips across the globe. 

2023 Travel Destinations

Landscapes & Lighthouses of Coastal Maine


Enjoy Maine in the summer! Five nights in one hotel with outings to Fenway Park, boat cruises, lobster clambake, and many lighthouses.

Travel: July 22 - July 27

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Discover Scotland


From its rugged sea-sprayed islands to its stately castles layered in history, Scotland awaits. 

Travel: August 6 - 15

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Spotlight on Tuscany


Rolling landscapes, savory wines, delicious food, and stunning architecture – find all this and more in Tuscany. Unpack once on this journey among Italy's most charming towns.

Travel: September 20 – 28

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Iceland’s Magical Northern Lights


Enjoy the majestic beauty of nature and search for the northern lights on this magical trip that includes Reykjavik, the Blue Lagoon, the Lava Exhibition museum, Thingvellir National Park, Jokulsarlon Glacial Lagoon, Vik, the Golden Circle, and more.

Travel: November 6 – 12, 2023

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Magical Christmas Markets


Enjoy the majestic beauty of Germany and Austria and the unique charm of the incredible Christkindlesmarkt! Highlights of the tour include Innsbruck, Seefeld, a carriage ride, Salzburg, St. Peter's Restaurant, Oberammergau, Munich, and the Markets.

Travel: December 9 - 16  May 4 Webinar Recording 

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Rose Parade New Year's


Travel to beautiful Southern California and the Tournament of Roses Parade. Tour the showcase of floats, Richard Nixon Library, Hollywood and Beverly Hills, Grauman's Chinese Theatre, Newport and Laguna Beach, and a San Diego City Tour. 

Travel: December 30 - January 4, 2024

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2024 Travel Destinations

Alaska's Northern Lights


Your journey starts in Fairbanks on this small group exploration (max 24) of Alaska. This magnificent tour includes Dog Mushing, Northern Light Excursions, Alaska Railroad, Talkeetna, Anchorage, a Winter Glacier Cruise, and Prince William Sound.

Travel: February 29 – March 6

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Classical Greece


Your journey begins in Athens, the cradle of Democracy and the capital city of Greece.  Trip highlights include The Acropolis and Parthenon, Meteora, Delphi, Olympia, a visit to a Greek farm, and a Greek dancing class. 

Travel: April 21 - May 1

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Washington DC Cherry Blossoms

Cherry blossoms tour

Travel to Washington DC and spend 5 nights at the spectacular Gaylord National Resort. The tour includes Arlington National Cemetary, Cherry Blossom Cruise, White House Visitor's Center, Smithsonian Institutes, National Portrait Gallery, Ford Theatre, Annapolis, and the US Naval Academy.

Travel: April 8 - 13

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The Canadian Rockies via Rail

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Enjoy this scenic tour via rail. Arrive in Vancouver to begin the tour. Highlights include Ferry to Vancouver Island to stroll the world-famous Butchart Gardens, rail through the Canadian Rockies to visit Jasper National Park, Maligne Lake, Icefields Parkway, Lake Louise, Banff, Yoho National Park, and Athabasca Glacier Ice Explorer Ride 

Travel: July 13 - 20

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Memorials of World War ll


Fly into London to begin an unforgettable journey of discovery and remembrance that awaits you on the 80th Anniversary of D-Day. Retrace the D-Day preparation efforts at the D-Day Story Museum, navigate the path of the D-Day landings as you cross the English Channel by ferry, and set foot on the hallowed grounds of the Normandy landing beaches. Your tour ends in Paris as you journey back to the time of German occupation and the puppet government of Vichy. See the sites that tell the story of the liberation of Paris and what life was like under the Nazis. 

Travel:  August 12 -21

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Portugal, Spain


Taste the essence of Portugal and Spain as you wander through historic cities with rich culture and vintage wines. 

Travel: September 1-10 

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Highlights of the Douro with Spain

duroro river

Tour Spain for 7 nights on MS Amalia Rodrigues cruise ship. Tour excursions include Porto, Lamego, Guimaraes, Vila Real and the Mateus Palace, and Salamanca. This is a small ship tour and availability is limited.  Book early.  

Travel: October 28 - November 5

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