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. 

2022 Travel Destinations

Imperial Cities with Oberammergau

germany oberammergau passion play

Great sightseeing, traditional entertainment, and fabulous cultural elements define an amazing tour of the Imperial Cities of Budapest, Vienna, and Prague. The trip includes tickets to see the once-in-a-lifetime Oberammergau Passion Play, the origins of this historic event date back to 1634. Travel back in time with a visit to a 14th-century castle, where knights with colorful costumes and authentic weaponry recreate the days of chivalry.  

Travel: May 23 - June 2

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Croatia & Its Islands


From medieval architecture to ethereal waterfalls, coast along the sparkling Adriatic Sea and experience the best of Croatia. Tour the Old City of Dubrovnik and walk along the picturesque cobblestone streets. Visit the island of Bisevo, home to the mystical Blue Cave. See the country's immaculate beauty as you cruise its vibrant waters and step into its rich history. Wander along medieval walls, marvel at enchanting waterfalls, and relax on sunny islands.

Travel: Aug. 5 - 16

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Discover Switzerland, Austria, and Bavaria


Discover spectacular Switzerland, Austria, and Bavaria on a lifetime tour. Spend four nights each in the UNESCO World Heritage city of Bern and the charming Alpine city of Innsbruck. Ride the legendary GoldenPass Panoramic Train from Montreux to the Alpine ski resort of Gstaad. Visit Mozart's birthplace and the Mirabell Gardens, featured in The Sound of Music.  Journey through spectacular mountain scenery and picturesque cities.  The hills are alive on this enchanting journey. 

Travel: Sept. 20-29 *New Date

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Colors of New England


Come with us to view the beautiful colors of New England featuring Portland, Maine. Start your tour in Massachusetts with a 2-night stay in Boston. Travel through Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine. Watch apple cider made and explore the Rocks Estate and learn the importance of maple sugaring on a farm tour. Visit the Trapp Family Lodge and then head to the von Trapp brewery for a traditional beer flight tasting.  Board the M/S Mount Washington and spend the afternoon cruising stunning Lake Winnipesaukee. Visit the most photographed lighthouse in America, the Portland Light.

Travel: Sept. 30 – Oct. 07

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California Rail Discovery


Come enjoy two rail experiences: Napa Valley Wine Train / Sierra Nevada Rail Journey, Take in the San Fransico city tour, a San Fransico Bay cruise, featuring the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, and the spectacular San Francisco Skyline. The trip also includes a Sausalito wine tour and tasting, Lake Tahoe Paddle wheeler Cruise, and visits to Oldtown Sacramento, Virginia City, Reno, and the National Auto Museum.

Travel: Oct. 12 - 18

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Canadian Christmas Markets

Canadian Christmas Markets

Stay 2 nights in Montreal at the historic Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth Hotel. Visit the German Christmas Market in Quebec and the Christmas Market in Montreal. Travel by rail between cities and spend 2 nights in the famous Fairmont Chateau Frontenac Hotel. Explore the Notre Dame Cathedral, Montmorency Falls, Gilles Copper museum, the Quartier Petit Champlain, and much more. 

Travel: Dec. - 1-5

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Christmas on the Danube

Christmas on the Danube

Travel this holiday season with a relaxing cruise along the scenic Danube River, stopping at traditional Christmas markets in Vienna, Passau, Regensburg, Nuremberg, and Rothenburg. See this breathtaking region of central Europe dressed in its holiday best.

Travel: Dec. 9 - 17

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2023 Travel Destinations

Treasures of Egypt


Travel to the ancient land of Egypt to discover the beauty and legends of the Nile River and the wonders that line its shores.

Travel: February 16-27

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Historic Savannah and Charleston

Streets of Savannah and Charleston

Enjoy this historical tour in the Spring, including city tours, antebellum mansions, Jekyll Island Trolley tour, Beaufort Carriage Ride and St Simmons Island.

Travel: March 29 — April 4

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Holland Windmills, Waterways & Tulips Cruise


Cruise aboard the MS Amadeus Queen for 7 nights to take in the spectacular beauty of the Netherlands and Belgium.

Travel: April 26 - May 5 

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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 2023

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Spotlight on Tuscany


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

Travel: September 20 – 28, 2023

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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 Reykavik, the Blue Lagoon, Lava Exhibition museum, Thingvellir National Park, Jokulsarlon Glacial Lagoon, Vik, the Golden Circle and more.

Travel: November 6 – 12, 2023

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