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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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We sincerely appreciate your support for our Cougars on Tour program and the University of Houston Alumni Association.

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

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Cape Cod & the Islands | September 8 – 14, 2019

$2,699 per person, double occupancy – AIR INCLUDED!

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Unpack once, enjoy 6 nights on the Cape, and experience its beauty and history while also visiting amazing Boston, mansion filled Newport, RI, and via ferry, the two most scenic and famous Islands off the Cape, Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket.

Symphony on the Blue Danube | September 16 – 25, 2019

$3,195 per person, double occupancy
Early Booking Discount if booked by March 5, 2019!

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Join us for this comprehensive itinerary showcasing five countries in the heartland of central Europe. Enjoy three nights in the world-class city of Prague before cruising the celebrate Blue Danube from Passau, Germany to Budapest, Hungary. High notes of your experience include a distinctive schedule of exclusive, specially arrange expert lectures, private classical music performances, guided excursions in Prague and in each port of call along the Danube River, and an overnight stay in the fin-de-siecle grandeur of Vienna, Austria’s extraordinary capital.

SOLD OUT! Portrait of Italy | September 17 – October 2, 2019

$4,874 per person, double occupancy – AIR INCLUDED!

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From the breathtaking Amalfi Coast to eternal Rome, through the gentle Umbrian countryside to Tuscany’s crown jewel of Florence and wondrous Venice, this wide-ranging 16-day small group tour showcases ancient sites, contemporary life, priceless art, and beautiful natural scenery.  Enjoy more time in Venice on an optional 3-day/2-night post-tour extension. 

SOLD OUT!Masterpiece Montage | September 30 – October 11, 2019

From $2,899 per person, double occupancy – AIR INCLUDED!
Special Offers if booked by Mar 12, 2019!

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Sail to Livorno, a jumping-off point for adventures in the cities of Florence and Pisa and Tuscan, and take in Corsica’s stunning rugged countryside aboard Oceania’s Sirena. Visit Ajaciio, explore La Spezia’s old town’s trattorias or consider a trip along the Cinque Terre.  Stroll through Portofino’s sidewalk cafes and shops, see Monte Carlo’s famous extravagant casino and discover Toulon’s vibrant waterfront. Take in Mallorca de Palma’s impressive architecture and Valencia’s lush parks on this 10 night luxury cruise.

Captivating Croatia: The Gates of King’s Landing | September 30 – October 6, 2019

For Young Alumni! (35 years and younger)

From $1,625 per person, double occupancy – AIR INCLUDED!

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Croatia land has seen kingdoms and empires come and go leaving behind cultural treasures and cuisine. Croatia’s natural beauty can be found at UNESCO World Heritage Parks, amazing islands and beaches with crystal clear waters. It is no surprise that the makers of the HBO TV series ‘Game of Thrones’ used many of these historic locations as filming sites. Walk along the ancient city walls of Dubrovnik, the setting for King’s Landing and visit the ‘Red Keep.’ Step inside Diocletian’s Palace in Split, a UNESCO World Heritage site and one of the world’s most impressive Roman monuments – and visit the dungeons where Daenerys Targaryen kept her Dragons. From Zagreb to Dubrovnik, be captivated by enchanting Croatia.

Rose Parade New Year’s | December 30, 2019 – January 4, 2020

From $3,250 per person, double occupancy – AIR INCLUDED!

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Unpack once and enjoy a five night stay in beautiful Southern California. The tour features Orange County’s most famous sights and beach towns including Mission San Juan Capistrano, Laguna Beach and Newport Beach, Hollywood and Beverly Hills, the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum, and a Harbor Cruise in San Diego. Ring in 2020 with a New Year’s Eve Dinner Party, the Tournament of Roses Parade, and an exclusive tour of the Showcase of Floats. 

SOLD OUT! Accent on Africa| January 19 – February 3, 2020

From $5,099 per person, double occupancy – AIR INCLUDED!

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Discover the culture, landscape, wildlife, and cuisine of the southern portion of Africa during their late summer season – the perfect time to enjoy these exotic lands. Take in the dramatic natural beauty of Cape Town, a city exuding warmth and energy. Enjoy marine and wild life sighting in the Walvis Bay and stroll along golden sand beaches in Port Elizabeth and East London. Experience the energy of Durban, a thriving metropolis set against pristine beaches, and tour some of the most magnificent wetland scenery in Richards Bay and Maputo.

WAITLISTED! Treasures of Southern India | February 8 – 18, 2020

From $6,000 per person, double occupancy

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President Khator and Dr. Suresh Khator will join us as hosts on this epic journey! During the ten-day and nine-night excursion (including one night onboard a private houseboat), we will visit some of the most beautiful and important sites in Southern India and will experience the gorgeous Indian culture firsthand.  This trip has been planned and customized by President Khator to provide travelers a true cultural experience, visiting breathtaking sites along the southern region of India. In addition to the ten-day itinerary, travelers have the option of extending travels (three additional days) to the Taj Mahal – the most identifiable image in all of India.

NEW! Great Trains & Grand Canyons | March 8 – 13, 2020

$2,945 per person, double occupancy – AIR INCLUDED!

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This travel experience features a combination of American West highlight with the scenery of Grand Canyon National Park and the red rocks of Sedona. Visit the Native American history at the Montezuma Castle National Monument, experience the Old West nostalgia of two train rides, and 5 nights at a beautiful resort in Sedona, Arizona.

Legends to Lagoons| March 15 – 25, 2020

From $4,299 per person, double occupancy – AIR INCLUDED!
Special inclusions if booked by July 11, 2019!

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Laid-back island life awaits you in the South Pacific on this spectacular cruise aboard the luxurious Regatta. Discover Papeete’s pristine beaches and lagoons, take in the vivid colors of Moorea, and search for rare birds in Fakarava. See the world’s tallest waterfall in Nuku Hiva and abundant marine life in Rangiroa. Spend two days in Bora Bora before ending back in Papeete, spending time on the calm shores of Raiatea.

NEW! Experience The Masters Golf Tournament | April 8-11, 2020

From $6,069 per person, double occupancy

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Since its inception in 1934, The Masters Golf Tournament has been synonymous with excellence and has stood as the most coveted
Championship in golf. Every April, the world’s best golfers compete for the famous Green Jacket at Augusta National Golf Club. This
spectacular event is known as “The Masters”, an event where legacy, competition, challenge, charm and prestige combine for one
of the most celebrated weekends in sports. Join Sports & Entertainment Travel for an unparalleled opportunity to experience this
tournament first hand.

NEW! Cloisters of Culture| April 28 – May 9, 2020

From $3,399 per person, double occupancy – AIR INCLUDED!

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Experience the beauty and culture of the western Mediterranean aboard Oceania Cruises’ elegant Riviera. Visit Barcelona, the sun-kissed capitol of Spain, and wander the countryside of Provence. See the site of the famed Grand Prix in Monte Carlo, visit the beach clubs of Saint-Tropez, and take in the masterpieces of the Renaissance in Florence. Visit Pisa and the captivating Tuscan countryside, experience the old-world beauty of Valleta, explore the Duomo, and walk the cobblestone streets in Sorrento before ending your journey in Rome. 

NEW! Kentucky Derby | April 29 – May 3, 2020

From $3,119 per person, double occupancy

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Join the Houston Alumni Association and Cougars on Tour in the hills of Kentucky in celebration of the 2020 Kentucky Derby! Packages include Lexington hotel accommodations, tour welcome event, tickets to Saturday’s Kentucky Derby, horse farm and bourbon tours, and more!

NEW! Swiss Alps & The Italian Lakes| May 27 – June 5, 2020

$3,695 per person, double occupancy

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Spend four nights in St. Moritz, the mountain resort town loved by royals, celebrities and outdoor enthusiasts alike, and journey by train to the colorful Swiss town of Zuoz. Board the Bernina Express and gaze at dramatic vistas as you ride from snowy peaks to temperate Tirano in hours! Pass little Swiss villages on a drive to Tremezzo, sitting on the shores of Lake Como. Cruise to the quaint villages of Bellagio and Como, and see Leonardo da Vinci’s “The Last Supper” in Milan. Stroll through palace gardens in the Borromean Islands and learn cooking secrets at a family-owned restaurant. 

NEW! Egypt: Valley of the Kings for Young Alumni| May 31 – June 7, 2020

From $1,998 per person, double occupancy

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Hop on a luxury Nile cruise and visit the city of Edfu; discover the pharaonic temples in the Valley of the Kings, then see timeless treasures at the Egyptian Museum in Cairo. Translate ancient stories told in the beautiful hieroglyphics that line the walls of ancient tombs and part-take in a traditional Galabiyah party. Travel with young alumni and friends of peer institutions, ages 20-35.

NEW! Portugal Adventure for Young Alumni | June 20 – 28, 2020

From $1,795 per person, double occupancy 

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Encounter Portuguese traditions in Porto’s beautiful historic old town and cross the bridge into Vila Nova de Gaia for a tasting of the famous port wine. Go biking in the Douro Valley wine country and discover lush river valley vineyards that lie beneath the hilltop castles. Meander up one of Lisbon’s lofty hills to the Alfama neighborhood or take famous Tram 28 to discover the capital city’s tiny neighborhoods with baroque streets and dazzling statues. Venture south to the famed Algarve with its stunning coastline views for some beach time and watersports. Travel with young alumni and friends of peer institutions, ages 20-35.

NEW! Circumnavigation of Iceland | June 28 – July 6, 2020

From $6,795 per person, double occupancy – Includes Air!
Save $1,000 if booked by Nov 20, 2019!

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Discover the ethereal “Land of Fire and Ice” on this specially designed cruise aboard the newest Five‑Star expedition ship, Le Bellot, launching in 2020, featuring only 92 Suites and Staterooms. Look for orca, humpback whales and rare migratory birds; see landscapes of ancient Viking ruins and crystalline glaciers atop simmering volcanoes; and touch ice fragments calved from one of Europe’s largest glaciers. Cross the Arctic Circle on Grímsey Island and cruise along the coast of Surtsey, one of Earth’s youngest islands and a UNESCO World Heritage site. Explore the majestic and rocky vista of a former lava lake and marvel at dramatic Goðafoss, the “Waterfall of the Gods.” 

NEW! The Great Journey through Europe | July 18 – 28, 2020

From $3,995 per person, double occupancy

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This extraordinary 11-day “Grand Tour” of Europe features an incredible combination of river, rail, lake and mountain travel including five nights aboard the deluxe Amadeus Silver III. Journey through Switzerland, France, Germany and the Netherlands, cruising the Rhine River. Spend two nights each in Zermatt and Lucerne; ride aboard three legendary railways—the Gornergrat Bahn for breathtaking views of the Matterhorn, the Glacier Express from Zermatt to Andermatt and the Pilatus Railway, the world’s steepest cogwheel railway; and enjoy a scenic cruise on Lake Lucerne.

NEW! Ancient Greece | October 8 – 16, 2020

From $4,695 per person, double occupancy

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An unparalleled nine-day Aegean odyssey round trip from Athens, Greece, aboard the exclusively chartered, Five-Star small ship Le Bougainville. Visit serene Meteora, and visit historic, mythological Delos, Mykonos, Pátmos, Rhodes, and stunning Santorini, Mycenae and Epidaurus—islands steeped in myth and history. Meet and engage with local residents during the specially arranged Island Life® Forum.

NEW! Albuquerque Balloon Festival | October 9 – 14, 2020

From $2,925 per person, double occupancy – AIR INCLUDED!

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Travel with us to the Land of Enchantment to enjoy New Mexico’s beautiful landscapes, history and architecture. Enjoy 3 nights in Santa Fe, renowned for its beauty, Pueblo-style architecture & museums. Visit the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, Taos Pueblo, Old Town Albuquerque, and the incredible Albuquerque Balloon Festival! Witness the Mass Ascension, which includes over 500 balloons taking to the sky. Also experience the balloons up close and illuminated on solid ground during the Balloon Glow.

NEW! Rivieras and Islands of France, Italy & Spain | October 10 – 18, 2020

From $4,995  per person, double occupancy

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Cruise for seven nights from Barcelona to Rome aboard the exclusively chartered, Five-Star Le Jacques Cartier. This unique itinerary immerses you in the history, art and culture of the sun-drenched French and Italian Rivieras and islands. Visit up to five UNESCO World Heritage sites, including Carcassonne’s medieval fortifications and the picture-perfect cliffside villages of Italy’s Cinque Terre. Explore Corsica’s fortified town of Bonifacio. Visit either Florence or Pisa. Along the enchanting Côte d’Azur, enjoy specially arranged excursions in Monaco, Marseille and Nice

NEW! Paris: Art, Culture & People | October 17 – 25, 2020

From $3,495 per person, double occupancy

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Immerse yourself in rousing, romantic Paris on this seven-night adventure through the City of Light. Cruise the Seine to take in the highlights of Parisian architecture, and explore Le Marais, finding trendy boutiques and bars nestled on narrow medieval streets. Learn about artistic treasures at the Louvre and the Musée d’Orsay, and visit the opulent Palais Garnier Opera House. Sample the city’s artisan-made foods on a gastronomic walking tour, and find out how African-American culture influenced Jazz Age Paris as you explore Montmartre. Then, travel to Dijon via high-speed rail to tour the ancient capital of Burgundy and enjoy lunch at a historic mansion.

NEW! Vietnam & Cambodia for Young Alumni | October 17 – 25, 2020

From $1,598 per person, double occupancy

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Be enchanted by the lush beauty of Cambodia and the teeming excitement of bustling Phnom Penh. See the sights by tuk-tuk in Siem Reap and go deep into the jungle as we explore the mysterious 12th-century Angkor Wat. Peer into Vietnam’s imperial past and descend into the Vietcong’s Cu Chi tunnels. Indulge in the delicious cuisine, culture and heritage of these fascinating Indochinese countries. Travel with young alumni and friends of peer institutions, ages 20 – 35.

NEW! Holiday Markets Cruise – The Festive Rhine River | December 11 – 19, 2020

From $2,395 per person, double occupancy

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Feel the magic of the holidays in France, Germany and Switzerland on a seven-night Rhine River cruise. Celebrate centuries-old traditions and shop festive markets overflowing with handmade decorations, toys, jewelry and other treasures. Delight in the sounds of carolers and bells and the scent of nutmeg, cinnamon and fresh pine in the air. Sip warm spicy Glühwein on the ship. Visit a hillside castle and enjoy a musical performance in Heidelberg.  Admire Cologne’s spectacular Gothic cathedral, the red sandstone landmarks of bustling Freiburg, and the pastel-colored houses of charming Breisach. Personalize your cruise with a variety of included excursion choices in Basel, Breisach, Rüdesheim and Strasbourg, such as a wine tasting, art tour or culinary experience. Aboard your first-class ship, revel in the beauty of the Rhine Gorge.


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