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.
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
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
Washington DC Cherry Blossoms
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
The Canadian Rockies via Rail
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: June 8-15
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
Ancient castles and Roman ruins, groves of orange and almond trees, quiet whitewashed villages, and welcoming locals - Portugal is waiting for you. Enjoy this 10-day tour that highlights: Lisbon, Belem, Portuguese Riviera, Obidos, Sintra, and UNESCO World Heritage sites.
Travel: September 1-10
Highlights of the Douro with Spain
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
Adriatic & the Dalmatian Coast
Cruise from picture-perfect Venice along the stunning Adriatic coast and through the Corinth Canal to Athens. Embark upon this unforgettable journey for seven nights aboard the five-star small ship, L'Austral. Visit four countries and five UNESCO Heritage Sites, exploring the influence of the Roman, Greek, Byzantine, Venetian, and Slavic civilizations. Early booking discounts are available.
Travel: September 25 - October 3
Scottish Isles & Norwegian Fjords
Across the mist-enshrouded peaks, sensuous glens, and velvet moors of Scotland, and through the unsurpassed natural beauty of Norway's mighty fjords, the legacies of Viking and Celtic clans are entwined with rich traditions and compelling archaeological heritage. On this unforgettable sea journey, stand in awe before 5,000-year-old ancient ceremonial standing stones; uncover Neolithic houses, a Bronzae-age village, and an Iron -age broch; step inside sacred ancient abbeys, Viking cathedrals, and legendary castles; and traverse majestic fjords abroad the breathtaking FLA< Railway. This is a small ship tour and availability is limited. Book early.
Travel: May 31 - June 8
Scandinavia and the Baltic Capitals
Discover the lands and legacies forged by centuries of Baltic history on a 9-night cruise to visit six countries on this extraordinary journey. Explore the cultural rebirth of Scandinavia and the Baltic states on this amazing itinerary with excursions to Gothenburg, Sweden; Copenhagen, Denmark; Gdansk, Poland; Riga, Latvia; Helsinki, Finland; and Tallinn, Estonia.
This program features a special guest speaker, Lech Walesa, a Distinguished World Leader Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, and former President of Poland, He will be speaking by exclusive arrangement about the establishment of the Polish Solidarity labor movement and the struggles he overcame through confronting a Soviet-backed regime - a message that is now more poignant than ever.
Travel: July 22 - August 1
Montreal & Quebec City Christmas Markets
Featuring first-class accommodations at The Chateau Frontenac and the Queen Elizabeth Fairmont Hotels. Arrive in Montreal to enjoy a tour highlighting the Notre Dame Cathedral, St. Joseph's Oratory, Jacques Cartier Square, and a panoramic view of the city from atop Mount Royal and stop to visit the underground city. Travel by rail to Quebec City and visit old and new Quebec, which is North America's only walled city. The German-inspired Christmas market is enchanting like no other within Old Quebec. Quebec ranks among the top 15 holiday destinations worldwide.
Travel: December 4-15
Spotlight on New York City Holiday
"Start Spreading the News" on this 5-day getaway filled with shopping, sightseeing, endless entertainment, and holiday cheer. Tour highlights include Greenwich Village, Wall Street, Christmas Spectacular at Radio City Music Hall, Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, 9/11 Memorial and Museum. You will experience the streets of New York City like a native when you walk to dinner and a Broadway show.
Travel: December 16-20