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. 

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

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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: June 8-15

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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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Sunny Portugal


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

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Highlights of the Douro with Spain

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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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Adriatic & the Dalmatian Coast

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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

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Scottish Isles & Norwegian Fjords

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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

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Scandinavia and the Baltic Capitals

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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

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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

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Spotlight on New York City Holiday

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"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

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2025 Travel Destinations

Wilderness of Southern Africa: Safari by Land & Water


You’re on your way to southern Africa, where your search for wildlife will take you from grasslands and dry woodlands to rivers and lakes.

Travel: January 23 - February 6

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Costa Rica & the Panama Canal


Immerse yourself in a natural world of wonder and travel through one of the greatest engineering marvels of our time as you journey from Costa Rica to Panama. On this luxury itinerary, cruise from Costa Rica, with its virgin rainforests and pristine beaches, to the UNESCO-designated historic district of Panama City and through the mighty locks of the Panama Canal, considered one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World.

January 31 - February 8

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Tahiti & French Polynesia


Experience paradise on Earth as you cruise the idyllic islands and motus of French Polynesia. Tahiti and its celebrated neighbors—Mo’orea, Ra’iatea, Taha’a, Bora Bora and Huahine—distill the essence and allure of the South Pacific. Explore French Polynesia’s spectacular history, rich culture and unique topography on a luxury itinerary that includes a seven-night cruise aboard the small ship Star Breeze. Choose optional excursions at an additional cost to curate your own adventure.

Travel: February 27 - March 3

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Rome & Amalfi Coast


Your adventure begins with an overnight flight to Italy. Journey through southern Italy and experience its rich scenery, art, culture, food and wine. Highlights include: Rome, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon, Piazza Navona, Colosseum, Montecassino, Amalfi Coast, Sorrento, Farmhouse Visit and Mozzarella-Making Demonstration, Pompeii, Choice on Tour, Winery Visit and Lunch 

Travel: April 7 - 16

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Village Life of Italian Lakes


One of the world’s most captivating destinations, northern Italy’s fabled Lake District beckons with its sublime vistas of shimmering glacial waters, soaring Alpine peaks and coastal villages. Indulge in the refined culture of the Lake District on this unique program, where you unpack only once in Lake Como, one of Italy’s loveliest settings, and travel to bijou towns, exquisite islands and the vivacious metropolis that is Milan.

Travel: October 11-19

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