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Our travel program provides world-class travel at great rates. Click the links for full details and join fellow alumni for one of these amazing adventures today.


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2019 Trips

New Zealand- Land of the Long White Cloud
Feb 27-March 14, 2019

Experience Kiwi life in vibrant Auckland, and feel the intensity of a Maori haka war dance. In Dunedin, stroll through the Scottish-influenced town, and choose from a Taieri Gorge train ride or wildlife-watching on Otago Peninsula. 

Spend a full day in breathtaking Fiordland to cruise Lake Manapouri and sail by catamaran through the majestic Doubtful Sound fiord. Outside Queenstown, explore the enchanting backdrops of the “Lord of the Rings” movies. 

Take a 13-night excursion today and click the link above for more information. 

Journey along the Elbe
April 25- May 6, 2019

Join us as we wend our way through enchanting scenery and centuries of history on this unique river cruise aboard a state-of-the-art paddleboat cruiser. This remarkable journey is bookended by overnight hotel stays in two of Europe's sparkling gems, Berlin and Prague.

Reserve your 8-night trip today by clicking the link above. 

Gaelic Glory
June 18-27, 2019 

Step back in time in Waterford, the oldest city in Ireland; delight in the fishing communities of Cobh; take in the unparalleled beauty of Bantry; sink into Gaelic heritage at An Taibhdhearc in Galway; explore historic city of Londonderry; see the birthplace of the Titanic in Belfast and embrace Viking history in Douglas.

Book your excursion today by clicking the link above. 

Canadian Rockies
July 11-19, 2019 

NEW DATE: Take this eight-night trip to the Canadian Rockies where you will spend two nights in Kananaskis, Canada, three nights in Jasper and three nights in Banff. This is a one-of-a-kind journey where you will see local culture, heritage, and history. You will learn more about the region and will also have time to freely pursue your interests. 

To reserve your trip today, click the link above. 

Normandy, Deauville: 75th Anniversary of D-Day
October 25 - November 2, 2019

This excursion will take you to Deauville, France where you will spend seven days discovering and learning about the local culture, heritage, and history.

Take an emotional journey along the beaches of the Calvados coastline, the theatre for D-Day. Delve into the origins of the Resistance, it's leaders and the heroic efforts of the French patriots who fought to liberate their country. 

Don't miss out! Click the link below and reserve your spot today.

Majestic Vistas
October 27- November 4, 2019 

Enjoy this seven-night luxury cruise that will go through several cities and countries. Stroll through Dubrovnik's ancient walled city; view Venetian architecture in Kotor; experience Valletta's timeless fortified metropolis built by the Knights of St. John; enjoy Messina's lovely churches and cathedral; relax in fascinating Naples or explore the ruins of Pompeii.

To reserve your spot today, click the link above. 

Timeless Cuba
November 15-23, 2019 

Discover the true depth and beauty of the once-forbidden island nation of Cuba on this impressive seven-night voyage, with an included one-night pre-cruise Miami stay, aboard Oceania Cruises' elegant insignia. Experience Havana's old-fashioned aesthetic, be enchanted by Cienfuego's French spirit and uncover Santiago de Cuba's rich heritage.

Click above to reserve your spot today.


Past CWU Alumni Travel Program Trips

Salute to Spain
May 15-May 24, 2017

This trip visited some of Spain’s most iconic cities–complete with colorful piazzas, tapas bars, glittering beaches, and regal palaces–and experience Portugal’s lovely capital, Lisbon. Trip-goers cruised to Barcelona, a cultural hub set on the Mediterranean Sea, and sailed to Valencia, admired the sandy beaches and whitewashed villas of Ibiza, strolled along Alicante’s seaside promenade, and browse the rich art museums of Málaga and more. 

Dutch Waterways - Antwerp to Amsterdam
April 17-April 25, 2017

This trip incorporated seven nights aboard the first-class MS Amadeus Silver with leisure time to experience the local culture and cuisine independently. After the Dutch Waterways river cruise, travelers could linger a while longer in picturesque Amsterdam with a two-night stay to explore Amsterdam’s lively neighborhood streets and scenic canals, as well as its world-class museums and attractions. Included a guided walking tour of one of the most beautiful and upscale canals, the Herengracht. 


Cultural Cuba
January 22 – January 30, 2017

This trip was an immersion in the culture of Cuba via a People-to-People educational exchange program licensed by the U.S. Department of Treasury. Travelers visited the cities Havana, Trinidad, and Cienfuegos as well as rural Pinar del Río to see the majestic Sierra del Rosario mountains. Local experts, such as a university professor, an architect, members of the clergy, health care workers and more, gave insight into Cuba’s culture, history, economy, and daily life. This program featured nine nights in Cuba and one night in Miami.

Journey To Southern Africa
October 29-November 13, 2017

The trip featured three nights in Cape Town, South Africa, at Mount Nelson Hotel, two nights in Chobe National Park at the Chobe Game Lodge, three nights aboard the deluxe Rovos Rail, one night in Johannesburg at 54 on Bath, and three nights in Thornybush Game Reserve at Thornybush Game Lodge. Flights from Cape Town, South Africa, to Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, and Johannesburg, South Africa, to Hoedspruit. Train from Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, to Pretoria, South Africa.


Music of America - Nashville to Memphis, TN
October 29-November 6, 2017

This trip celebrated the classic music of America with an exploration of beautifully preserved monuments and picturesque towns. The trip began with a stay in the Country Music Capital of the World, Nashville, Paducah, a lovely city at the confluence of the Ohio and Tennessee Rivers, and concluded in Memphis, Home of the Blues.


Sparkling South Pacific
February 3-February 13, 2018

Settled into the laid-back island life, this trip included pristine beaches and glistening lagoons while aboard the luxurious Marina. The ship embarked in Papeete, the capital of French Polynesia in Tahiti. The trip continued to Moorea, then to the gorgeous island of Fakarava. The adventure ended in Rangiroas expansive lagoon in Bora Bora.

Gateway to Sunshine
April 6-April 22, 2018

The Caribbean cruise embarked in Los Angeles aboard Oceania Cruises' elegant Marina, an award-winning ship. Onboard visitors admired the canopies of San Juan del Sur and the rare virgin tropical dry forest of Puntarenas before they traversed into the Panama Canal. Visitors also scanned the clear turquoise waters for the rare green sea turtle bred on its palm-fringed shores. Guests ended their trip disembarking in the Miami Marina.

April 30-May 9, 2018

Travelers enjoyed the beautiful Normandy region with seven Nights in Honfleur, France, at the first-class Mercure Honfleur Hotel. Discovery excursions highlighted the local culture, heritage, and history. Expert-led Enrichment programs also provided insight into the region.




Cruise the Rhine River
June 27-July 05, 2018

Adventure-seekers relaxed for seven nights aboard the exclusively chartered, first-class MS Amadeus Silver III. Expert-led Enrichment programs enhanced travelers' insight into the region. Guest also experienced free time to pursue their own interests.


October 9-October 17, 2018

Spend seven Nights in Cortona, Italy, at the deluxe Villa Marsili. Discovery excursions highlight the local culture, heritage, and history. Expert-led Enrichment programs enhance your insight into the region. And free time will allow you to pursue your own interests.

Click the link above for more information and get to exploring beautiful Tuscany today.


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