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.
Your safety and comfort in traveling with your fellow Bearkats remains our number one priority. The SHSU Alumni Association is working with our travel vendor partners to provide the best information for you to make decisions about upcoming trips.
We will continue to support the recommendations of our travel vendors regarding upcoming trips. Please visit the below links from our travel vendors for questions regarding cancellations, travel insurance and other concerns you may have.
2021 Travel Destinations
Highlights of Norway
Begin your journey to a land of mountains, glacial fjords, legends, and charming people, as you set off for Norway. Dive into the culture of the region, connecting with layers of Viking history, attention-grabbing nature, and a sense of refined traditions.
Travel: June 25 - July 3
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: Oct. 14 - 25
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
2022 Travel Destinations
Tropical Costa Rica
San Jose, Coffee Plantation, Guanacaste, Monteverde Cloud Forest, Choice on Tour, Arenal Volcano, Lake Arenal Cruise, Cano Negro Refuge, Zarcero
Travel: March 12 - 20
Imperial Cities with Oberammergau
This trip will visit the Imperial Cities and see the once-in-a-lifetime Oberammergau Passion Play.
Travel: May 23 - June 2
Croatia & Its Islands
Wander along medieval walls, marvel at enchanting waterfalls, and relax on sunny islands.
Travel: Aug. 5 - 16
Discover Switzerland and Austria
Discover storybook castles and opulent palaces amidst stunning Alpine vistas and you explore Austria and Switzerland.
Travel: Sept. - TBD
More Info Coming Soon
California Rail Discovery
Come enjoy two rail experiences: San Fransico, a San Fransico Bay cruise, Sausalito wine tour and tasting, Lake Tahoe Paddle wheeler Cruise, and Old town Sacramento.
Travel: Oct. 12 - 18
Rose Parade New Year’s
New Year's Eve in sunny California. Highlights include the tournament of the Roses parade, lunch in Beverly Hills, Hollywood tour, Newport Beach and Laguna Beach, San Diego Harbor tour, Nixon Library, and more.
Travel: Dec. 30, 2021 - Jan. 4, 2022
Canadian Christmas Markets
Visit the German Christmas Market in Quebec and the Christmas Market in Montreal. Travel by rail between cities and see the note Dame Cathedral, Montmorency Falls, Gilles Copper museum, the Quartier Petit Champlain, and much more.
Travel: Dec. - TBD
More Info Coming Soon