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Cougars on Tour!

Travel with Cougars on Tour!

Whether by land or sea, our Cougars on Tour trips are designed to promote educational and cultural experiences for our alumni and friends. As a seasoned traveler or joining us on a trip for the very first time, we invite you to explore the globe with Cougars on Tour.

Our tours are open to anyone so if you have family or friends you enjoy traveling with, please feel free to invite them to join you on these once-in-a-lifetime experiences. When you travel with Cougars on Tour a portion of your tour price will come back to the UH Alumni Association, helping our organization fund scholarships, events and programs. We hope you will take advantage of one or more of the wonderful travel opportunities in the coming year.

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For any questions regarding Cougars on Tour, please contact Kendra at 713-743-8982 or kahakanson@uh.edu.

Please be aware that in this ever-changing travel climate, all prices, itineraries, dates and departures are subject to change.

For all Athletics travel, please be sure to visit our Coogs on the Road page!


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Travel Insurance

Cougars On Tour highly recommends the purchase of travel insurance for your upcoming trip.  Our trusted partner, Meyer and Associates, provides travel insurance options to meet your needs and budget, including:

  • Trip cancellations or interruptions
  • Trip delays or missed connections
  • Medical expenses, including emergency medical evacuation
  • Cancel or interrupt for any reason
  • Pre-existing condition waivers


Click Learn More below for additional information or call 866-679-7836. 

2021 TRIPS

Great Trains & Grand Canyons | March 7 – 12, 2021

$3,145 per person, double occupancy

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Every traveler should experience the American West, and that is exactly what you will do on this exciting travel program to Arizona. This travel experience features a combination of American West highlights with the scenery of Grand Canyon National Park & the red rocks of Sedona, the Native American history at the Montezuma Castle National Monument, the Old West nostalgia of two train rides & 5 nights at a picturesque property in Sedona, Arizona.

Italy & the Adriatic | April 12 – 23, 2021

From $2849 per person, double occupancy, AIR INCLUDED! PRICE REDUCED!

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Wander the ambling streets of the Amalfi Coast, visit the trendy boutiques in Catania, and tour St. John’s Co-Cathedral in Valletta. Relax on the beach in Corfu and take in the walled city of Kotor. In Split, see the oldest Catholic cathedral in the world. Sip local wine in Ravenna, explore a fifteenth-century palace in Koper, and discover the canals of Venice.

California Rail Discovery | April 21 – 27, 2021

$3,695 per person, double occupancy, AIR INCLUDED!

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Join us on a spectacular seven day journey through Northern California. Enjoy overnight stays in San Francisco, Sacramento and Lake Tahoe, and experience rail journeys on the famous Napa Valley Wine Train and Amtrak’s California Zephyr. Other highlights include a San Francisco Bay Cruise, a winery tour and tasting, the Sierra Nevada Mountains, Reno, a Lake Tahoe Paddle Wheeler Cruise, and so much more!

River Life along the Dutch Waterways | April 24 – May 2, 2021

From $2,595 per person, double occupancy

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Celebrate the beauty of Holland and Flanders in springtime. Cruise for seven nights aboard the exclusively chartered, deluxe Amadeus Star when vibrant tulip fields are in bloom. Meet local residents during the exclusive River Life® Forum and discover the essence of river life in the Low Countries. Expert-led excursions include the historic canals of Amsterdam, storybook Bruges and Ghent, the world-class Kröller-Müller Museum, the incomparable Keukenhof Gardens, Hoorn, Maastricht, the American Military Cemetery in Margraten, and Antwerp. This comprehensive itinerary is an exceptional value, continually praised as the ideal Dutch and Flemish experience.

The Kentucky Derby | April 28 – May 2, 2021

From $3,499 per person, double occupancy

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Delight in the horse capital of the world with an exclusive Kentucky Derby experience in Lexington.  Enjoy downtown Lexington accommodations while exploring what makes the Run for the Roses a truly special event including the Belle of Louisville, the Kentucky Bourbon Trail, working horse farm tours, Keeneland race track, and more! Sit front and center for all the excitement on Derby Day, take in the sights, grandeur (and hats!!) at Churchill Downs. This specialty tour offers an unforgettable way to experience “The Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports”.

Tapestry of Culture | May 10 – 28, 2021

From $4,049 per person, double occupancy, AIR INCLUDED! PRICE REDUCED!

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Encounter enchanting destinations in the Caribbean and Central America on this incredible eighteen-night odyssey aboard Oceania Cruises’ Regatta. Visit the home of Hemmingway in Key West, swim with stingrays in George Town, and tour a historic fort in Cartagena. Transit the famed Panama Canal and take in the diverse wildlife of Puntarenas. Stroll the colonial quarter of Acapulco, go snorkeling in Cabo, and head to Balboa Park in San Diego.

Ancient Empires | May 30 – June 7, 2021

From $4,795 per person, double occupancy

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Discover the intriguing mélange of cultures that flourished in the wake of Ancient Empires. Cruise for seven nights from Rome to Valletta aboard the exclusively chartered, Five-Star Le Jacques Cartier. This custom-designed itinerary features the monumental antiquities and spectacular scenery of this historic region affording the opportunity to travel with a small group that visits seven UNESCO World Heritage sites. Marvel at Italy’s stunning Amalfi Coast, visit the superbly excavated city of Pompeii and Agrigento’s unforgettable Valley of the Temples, discover Sicily’s storied town of Taormina and experience the rich history of Malta. 

Cape Cod & the Islands | July 10 – 16, 2021

From $3,270 per person, double occupancy, AIR INCLUDED!

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The Cape is filled with endless miles of windswept seashore, dune-studded landscapes, inshore forests and historic sights. Spend one night in exciting Boston, and then head to the Cape for 5 nights at one hotel, while experiencing historic Plymouth, mansion-filled Newport, Hyannis, Provincetown, a cranberry bog and ferry to the two most scenic and famous islands off the Cape – Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket. 

The Majestic Great Lakes | August 16 – 26, 2021

From $5,199 per person, double occupancy, AIR INCLUDED!

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Discover the majesty of the Great Lakes on this nine-night journey aboard Victory Cruise Lines’ M/V Victory II and enjoy an included one-night pre-cruise hotel stay. Get up close to the power of Niagara Falls. Walk through boutiques in Cleveland, seek out street art in Detroit, and attend a traditional smudging ceremony in Little Current. Visit the Soo Locks in Sault Ste. Marie and watch a cannon firing at Mackinac Island.

France – Normandy | August 28 – September 5, 2021

From $3,395 per person, double occupancy

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Immerse yourself in historic Normandy—from the Middle Ages to modern times—on this 7-night adventure through the coastal region. Set foot on Omaha Beach and visit the Normandy American Cemetery, contemplating the impact of D-Day and World War II. Admire the tranquil beauty of Monet’s garden in Giverny and delight in Rouen’s medieval cityscape. Marvel at stunning Mont-Saint-Michel, a UNESCO World Heritage site, as it rises above tidal waters, and study the delicate embroidery of the 11th-century Bayeux Tapestry. You’ll taste the region’s renowned Calvados apple brandy while enjoying lunch at a farm.No single supplement!

Morocco| September 24 – October 3, 2021

From $3,795 per person, double occupancy

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Explore Morocco on this 8-night journey in Marrakech & Casablanca. Discover the old medina & famous souks, tour lavish gardens, marvel at minarets & mingle with snake charmers at Jamaal el-Fnaa square! Enjoy tea with a Berber family in the Atlas Mountains, relish cosmopolitan Casablanca & marvel at the wonders of ancient Rabat!

Albuquerque Balloon Festival| October 8 – 13, 2021

From $2,925 per person, double occupancy, Air Included!

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Travel with us to the world famous Albuquerque Balloon Festival! Witness the mass ascension, which includes over 500 balloons taking to the sky and experience the balloons up close and illuminated on solid ground during the Balloon Glow. Then, enjoy 3 nights in Santa Fe, the 3rd oldest continuously inhabited US city. Travel through ancient villages to Taos, visit healing El Santuario, see Santa Fe’s Plaza, Loretto Chapel, and the Palace of the Governor’s, built in 1610.

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