Travel Program

Check out the slideshow of 6 items below:

  • Slide Title: Galapagos Cruise from Adventure-Life
  • Slide Title: Galapagos Cruise from Adventure-Life
  • Slide Title: Florence
  • Slide Title: Monte Carlo
  • Slide Title: Bridge of the Americas
  • Slide Title: Atolls and Islands

The University of Montana Alumni Association is proud to sponsor these extraordinary travel experiences. These unique trips combine cultural sightseeing with lifelong learning opportunities - often delivered by experts in the region. Join us, as well as alumni from other colleges and universities, on these delightful adventures.

For more information on the travel dates below, contact:

The Office of Alumni Relations and Alumni Association | 406-243-5211 | Toll-free 1-877-UM-ALUMS (1-877-862-5867)

2017 Travel Dates*

Baja & the Riviera

Baja & RivieraJanuary 7-17, 2017, from $1,999/person, double occupancy (airfare included from select cities)

Journey along the Baja Peninsula and the Mexican Riviera, where sparkling turquoise bays provide a playground for fascinating marine life, pristine white-sand beaches give way to ochre-colored desert landscapes, and chic resort towns beckon with stylish shops and galleries. Depart Los Angeles aboard Oceania Cruises’ intimate Regatta and sail to Topolobampo, a gateway to the colonial treasures of El Fuerte. Then wander the tree-lined promenade in La Paz, or perhaps travel to Espíritu Santo, a breathtaking island and UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. Stroll past colorful neoclassical buildings in Mazatlán’s old quarter; laze on glittering beaches at Puerto Vallarta; and discover scenic cliffs and picture-perfect beaches at Cabo San Lucas. Before returning to Los Angeles, explore San Diego’s famed Balboa Park.

Topolobampo • La Paz • Espíritu Santo • Mazatlán • Puerto Vallarta • Cabo San Lucas • San Diego

Discover Patagonia with Adventure-Life

PatagoniaJanuary 9-18, 2017, from $4,995/person

Begin your adventure by visiting Buenos Aires' main attractions and get a taste of life in the city. Continue on your trip to explore the wild beauty of Patagonia at the charmingly, rustic Estancia El Galpon del Glaciar, the working homestead in a unique ecosystem of rivers, lakes and lagoons. Explore one of the largest advancing glaciers in South America, Perito Moreno, up close and personal. Hike Chile's Torres del Paine National Park, one of the world's most spectacular parks to enormous glaciers, turquoise lakes, and verdant temperate rainforests. A quintessential Patagonia adventure! Presented by Adventure-Life.

Buenos Aires • El Calafate • Torres del Paine National Park • Punta Arenas • Magdalena Island • Santiago

Cuban Discovery

Cuban DiscoveryFebruary 2-11, 2017, Price TBD, double occupancy (round-trip airfare from Miami is additional)

Cuba’s turbulent economic and political past and vibrant, culturally rich present unfold on this enriching journey developed for the University of Montana Alumni Association. This exclusive travel opportunity is organized and operated by Go Next, Inc., a qualified people-to-people sponsoring organization allowed to conduct educational exchanges in Cuba. Specially designed to showcase the island’s authentic spirit, this nine-day adventure goes beyond the tourist surface to reveal the rich culture, compelling history, and architectural majesty of a long-forbidden island on the verge of great change. With an intimate group of up to 25 travelers, you will engage with the country’s true heart and soul: the diverse, inspiring people who call it home. During your visits to Havana, Cienfuegos, Trinidad, and Santa Clara, you will connect with Cuban citizens from all walks of life, including artists, students, and entrepreneurs, to discover the realities of one of the world’s most fascinating nations. 

Havana • Cienfuegos • Trinidad • Santa Clara

Discover Costa Rica with Adventure-Life

Costa RicaMarch 18-26, 2017, from $2,575/person

This 9-day Costa Rica vacation is perfect for the traveler who is short on time, but big on adventure. Start your travels at Arenal Volcano, followed by the beautiful Monteverde Cloudforest Reserve in search of capuchin monkeys, scarlet macaws, and two and three-toed sloths. Before leaving this lush cloudforest, climb into the rainforest canopy for a high adrenaline adventure along the zip lines and rope traverses of Monteverde. Enjoy the whitewater of the Rio Savegre - Class III rapids all morning long! Then end the trip on the coast exploring Manuel Antonio National Park. This exciting itinerary introduces you to the best of Costa Rica. Presented by Adventure-Life.

San Jose • Arenal Volcano • Monteverde • Manuel Antonio National Park

Outrageous Outback

Outrageous OutbackApril 7-23, 2017, from $6,799/person, double occupancy (airfare included from select cities)

Discover rugged outback scenery, cosmopolitan cities, and whimsical wildlife on this odyssey aboard Oceania Cruises’ elegant Sirena. Relax on Eden’s golden beaches, take in Melbourne’s graceful Victorian architecture, and browse the Makers’ Workshop in Burnie, Tasmania. Then cruise the glassy waters of Milford Sound fjord, a magnificent sight with its towering cliffs swathed in verdant forests. Delve into the Scottish heritage of Dunedin, glimpse the fascinating Maori culture of Akaroa, and explore the artists' galleries and boutique wineries of Nelson. Take a cable car ride to the top of Mount Victoria, offering stunning panoramic views of Wellington, and admire the art deco architecture of Napier. Before concluding your adventure in Auckland, laze on Tauranga’s pristine beaches or head to nearby Rotorua, renowned for its steaming geysers and thermal pools. 

Sydney • Eden • Melbourne • Burnie • Dunedin • Nelson • Wellington • Napier • Tauranga • Auckland

Salute to Spain

Salute to SpainMay 15-24, 2017, from $3,499/person, double occupancy (airfare included from select cities)

Spain evokes a collection of mesmerizing images: towering Moorish palaces, colorful flamenco dancers, glittering beaches, and lively plazas. Step aboard Oceania Cruises’ intimate Nautica to discover the country’s most vibrant ports of call. Depart Barcelona for Valencia, renowned for its impressive City of Arts and Sciences. Continue on to sun-kissed Ibiza, a holiday hotspot with glorious beaches. Marvel at the grand Castillo de Santa Bárbara in Alicante, and then stand in awe before Málaga’s 11th-century Gibralfaro castle. Take a cable car to the top of the Rock of Gibraltar for astounding views, or perhaps explore St. Michael’s Cave. Behold the yellow-domed cathedral in Cádiz, where cobbled streets lead to tapas bars and grand cathedrals. Cap off your voyage in Lisbon, home to the Jerónimos Monastery, Portugal’s gem of Manueline architecture.

Barcelona • Valencia • Ibiza • Alicante • Málaga • Cádiz • Lisbon

Southern Culture & Civil War

Southern CultureJune 3-12, 2017, from $2,199/person, double occupancy (airfare is additional)

Immerse yourself in glorious Southern culture and the compelling Civil War history that shaped our nation on this outstanding Mississippi River cruise. Begin with a stay in Memphis, home to legendary Beale Street, and encounter fascinating Civil War relics at Shiloh National Military Park. Then board the graceful American Queen, the largest and most opulent riverboat in the world, and cruise to Greenville, a   charming city with a rich cultural heritage. Browse the intriguing museums of Vicksburg, or step back in time at the renowned Vicksburg National Military Park. Take in Natchez’s palatial mansions and stunning gardens, stroll along St. Francisville’s historic Royal Street, and admire the Georgian-style Old Governor’s Mansion in Baton Rouge. Before concluding your journey in New Orleans, explore the impressive halls of Nottoway, the largest plantation house in the South.

Memphis • Greenville • Vicksburg • Natchez • Baton Rouge • New Orleans

Regal Routes of Northern Europe

Regal RoutesAugust 12-23, 2017, from $4,299/person, double occupancy (airfare included from select cities)

Embark on an odyssey to northern Europe, where beautiful medieval buildings reflect upon tranquil canals, fairy-tale turrets rise above marvelous cities, and quaint cobbled lanes lead to ornate cathedrals. Depart Southampton for Le Havre, a gateway to the iconic sights of Paris, with its glittering Champs-Élysées and Gothic Notre-Dame Cathedral. Delight in the medieval atmosphere of Bruges, a fairy-tale city of bustling markets and serene waterways. See Antwerp’s richly decorated guild houses, and explore the world-class museums and cyclist-friendly avenues of Amsterdam. Discover Bremerhaven’s rich maritime history, or experience Hamburg’s leafy parks and UNESCO-listed warehouse district. Stroll past wooden houses in Kristiansand’s old quarter, and admire the towering Akershus Fortress in Oslo, Norway’s sophisticated capital. Before your voyage concludes in Copenhagen, take in the charming boutiques and cafés of Gothenburg.

London • Southampton • Le Havre • Paris • Bruges • Antwerp • Amsterdam • Hamburg • Kristiansand • Oslo • Gothenburg • Copenhagen

Coastlines & Capitals of Canada & New England

Coastlines of CanadaSeptember 30 - October 10, 2017, from $3,999/person, double occupancy (airfare included from select cities)

From regal mansions perched on craggy coasts to historic lighthouses set against the season’s rich medley of gold, amber, and crimson foliage, experience beautiful sights in Canada and New England on this luxury cruise aboard Oceania Cruises’ Insignia. Depart Montreal and sail to Quebec City, where cobbled streets twist past mansard-roofed houses and magnificent churches. Watch postcard-worthy scenery unfold at Saguenay, home to museums and artisan workshops. Browse St. Patrick’s Church Museum in Sydney, stroll the lively waterfront at Halifax, and admire Saint John’s Reversing Falls. Delight in Bar Harbor’s stunning backdrop of sparkling blue waters and towering granite cliffs, or perhaps explore Acadia National Park. Before your odyssey concludes in New York, visit mansion-studded Newport, a charming resort city, and delve into the colonial history and architectural splendors of Boston.

Montreal • Quebec City • Saguenay • Sydney • Halifax • Bar Harbor • Boston • New York

Adriatic Rhapsody

Adriatic RhapsodyOctober 27 - November 7, 2017, from $2,999/person, double occupancy (airfare included from select cities). *Extended Booking Deadline now May, 1 2017.

From graceful canals to captivating ruins and medieval towns, discover awe-inspiring sights on this Adriatic odyssey aboard Oceania Cruises’ Marina. Depart Athens for Santorini, a photographer’s paradise with blue-domed churches and black-pebble beaches. Stroll the seaside promenade in Katakolon, a jumping-off point for adventures in ancient Olympia. Watch incredible scenery unfold on the fairy-tale island of Corfu, featuring a stunning backdrop of olive trees, turquoise waters, and sandy beaches. Admire Kotor’s mist-shrouded mountains, marvel at Diocletian’s Palace in Split, and take in the historic piazzas, serene canals, and arched bridges of Venice. Then cruise to Sicily to explore Taormina’s Greek theater and modern boutiques. Before concluding your voyage in Rome, visit Naples, a classic Italian city of culinary delights and artistic masterpieces, or encounter the legendary ruins of Pompeii.

Athens • Santorini • Katakolon • Olympia • Corfu • Kotor • Venice • Taormina • Naples/Pompeii • Rome

*2017 dates and prices subject to change

**Brochures will be posted as they become available. For trip details or to download a pre-registration form, visit the Go Next travel website.

2018 Travel Dates

Canadian Arctic Cruise with Adventure-Life

Photo of Arctic FoxJuly 2018, 13 days from $8,000/person based on double occupancy. Specific dates and pricing to be released soon.

This 13-day journey encompasses the beating heart of the Arctic from Nunavik in northern Quebec to Nunavut and, finally, the coast of Greenland across the Davis Strait. Travel with fellow University of Montana Alumni just after the summer solstice, when the midnight sun is near its zenith. The chances of seeing wildlife, including polar bears, walrus, and musk ox, are excellent. This expedition is far and away the most community- and art-focused Arctic itinerary. Kinngait (Cape Dorset) is widely hailed as the “Inuit art capital” and is home to some of the most celebrated stone carvers in the Arctic. Steeped in a culture all its own, the heart of the Arctic stays with you long after you return home. Presented by Adventure-Life. Trip starts at $8,000/person based on double occupancy, and specific dates and pricing to be released soon. Contact Adventure Life at 1.800.344.6118 for more details.

Vietnam & Cambodia with Adventure-Life

Photo of boater on Mekong RiverJuly 2018, 13 days from $4,095/person based on double occupancy. Specific dates and pricing to be released soon.

Explore the highlights of Vietnam and Cambodia – Siem Reap, Ha Long Bay, Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi, and Tonle Sap – by land and boat with your expert guide and fellow UM Alumni with an emphasis on the cultures, history, and cuisine of this fascinating region. Begin in Siem Reap and tour the archaeological sites of the Khmer empire. Embark on a seven night Mekong River cruise with visits to remote villages, local markets, and temples, and enjoy the accommodations and fine, local cuisine on your deluxe river ship. Tour the vibrant cities of Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi, and study their ancient and modern histories with your local guide. Extend your Southeast Asia adventure with an optional two day cruise on the iconic Ha Long Bay. Trip starts at $4,095/person based on double occupancy, and specific dates and pricing to be released soon. .

2019 Travel Dates

Antarctica Cruise with Adventure-Life

Man taking photos of penguinsJanuary - February 2019, 11 - 12 days from $9,500/person based on double occupancy. Specific dates and pricing to be released soon.

This expedition cruise to Antarctica is perfect for anyone with a sense of curiosity and adventure. Travel through icebergs, encounter unique wildlife, and experience a faraway destination like no other! Expert guides lead shore excursions to explore the penguin rookeries, remote bays in search of whales, seals, and seabirds, and historic sites in the South Shetland Islands and the Antarctic Peninsula. Embark in Ushuaia, Argentina, the gateway to Antarctica, and cross the Drake Passage to the Great White Continent. Trip starts at $9,500/person based on double occupancy, and specific dates and pricing to be released soon Contact Adventure Life at 1.800.344.6118 for more details.

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