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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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River Life along the Dutch Waterways | April 25 to May 3, 2018

From $3995 per person!

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Come celebrate the beauty of Holland and old-world Flanders in springtime, the best season for this comprehensive itinerary!  Cruise aboard the exclusively chartered, deluxe Amadeus Brilliant, and discover the true essence of river life with an included excursion in every port.  You don’t want to miss this exceptional itinerary that travels further afield through this delightful region and includes exclusive Cultural Enrichments, specially arranged museum entry, privately chartered small boat canal cruises and much more!

Passage of Lewis & Clark | May 6 – 14, 2018

From $2,799 per person!
1-night pre-cruise hotel stay, and $600 early booking savings if booked by Dec 28!

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Follow Lewis and Clark’s fabled expedition to the Pacific Ocean as you journey through geological masterpieces and astounding landscapes.  Cruise the Columbia and Snake Rivers aboard the American Empress, the largest and most elegant riverboat west of the Mississippi.  Kick off your 7 night  journey with a stay in Spokane, then embark on your river cruise in nearby Clarkston.  Delve into the pioneer history of The Dalles, visit the Columbia Gorge Interpretive Center Museum in Stevenson, and discover Astoria’s small-town gems before your voyage concludes in Portland.

Southwest National Parks | May 7 – 16, 2018

From $3,995 per person! 

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Travel to Grand Canyon National Park for awe-inspiring views from the park’s rim.  Admire the beauty of light striking Antelope Canyon’s narrow sandstone walls, share a peaceful evening with Navajo storytelling, and ponder cultures past and present at a petroglyph site during a river raft ride down Glen Canyon.  Continue to Utah where you’ll spend enjoyable time at all five national parks – Arches, Canyonlands, Bryce Canyon, Capitol Reef, and Zion – viewing rock formations and otherworldly landscapes that must be seen to be believed.

Riviera Rhapsody | May 9 – 17, 2018

From $2,499 per person – FREE AIRFARE!

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Explore the sapphire waters of the French and Italian Rivieras on this luxurious cruise from Monte Carlo to Rome.  Experience the height of flamour in ports like Saint-Tropez and Palamos and relax into island culture in Sicily and Sardinia as you sail along the Mediterranean coast.  Relax on the picture-perfect Amalfi Coast before finishing your journey aboard Riviera in Civitavecchia, the port for legendary Rome, Italy’s treasure of history and architecture.

Romantic Rhine & Moselle River Cruise | June 12-27, 2018

From $6,499 per person – airfare discounts, aLL-iNCLUSIVE!

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From Zurich to Amsterdam and everywhere in between, romance is alive and well on the Rhine river and its idyllic tributary, the Moselle.  On this luxury cruise up the Rhine, aboard the Scenic Opal, you’ll have the opportunity to not only marvel at fairy-tale landscapes, but also experience a unique and sublime classical concert in the Baroque Palace of Rastatt, tour the Hockenheim Formula 1 race track, explore the magnificent Rhine Gorge, and much more in our unforgettable all-inclusive Enrich experiences.

NEW! Hops, Grains & Slainte for Young Alumni | July 1 – 7, 2018

From $1,695 per person

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For alumni under 35 years old, prepare to open your mind and your taste buds while traveling along the southern coast of Ireland from Dingle to Dublin. This journey is also filled with behind-the-scene glimpses, sights you’ll never forget, and plenty of knowledge. Highlights include a Dingle Distillery exploration, historic castles, Crean’s Brewery crafting & sampling, Jameson Distillery experience, Middleton – historic market town, an Irish Farewell dinner, and much more!

NEW! The Galapagos Islands | July 11-18, 2018

From $4,495 per person, double occupancy

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This exciting journey features a day of guided touring in Quito plus an intimate cruise through the archipelago with up-close access to endemic species.  Discover the myriad of aquatic wildlife in the clear waters of the world’s second largest marine reserve, snorkel with sea lions, colorful tropical fish, and sea turtles – or observe them through a glass bottom boar, and visit dramatic and historic places, including the lush highlands of Santa Cruz Island, the perfect habitat to see the Galapagos Giant Tortoise, and Cerro Brujo, one of the first sites visited by Charles Darwin.  Accommodations for this adventure are aboard the Isabela II, a 40-guest vessel with spacious cabins, local cuisine, and a staff dedicated to ensuring both your comfort and maximum enjoyment of this truly extraordinary destination and its diverse inhabitants.

NEW! Majestic Great Lakes | August 14 – 23, 2018

From $4,699 per person, double occupancy – AIR INCLUDED!

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Explore the verdant wilderness, rocky shores, and pristine islands of North America as you cruise all five Great Lakes aboard the 202-guest M/V Victory I. Unwind in idyllis Mackinac Island; traverse the legendary Soo Locks in Sault Ste. Marie; explore native traditions on Manitoulin Island; browse Cleveland’s famous and expansive West Side Market; dive – or drive – into automotive history in Detroit; and see Niagara Falls up close and personal from the thrilling perspective of a Hornblower vessel.

NEW! Canadian Rockies Parks & Resorts | August 23 – 29, 2018

Special Rate! From $3,995 per person, double occupancy

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Head north with us during summer for a peak-season journey to Canada’s glorious Rocky Mountains.  Relax at legendary Fairmont resorts, each with a range of outdoor activities to choose from: canoe, golf, or walk nearby trails. Enjoy the beauty of Banff and Jasper National Park, admire the crystal waters of Lake Louise, adventure up scenic Sulphur Mountain in a gondola or ride a specially designed Ice Explorer on to the Columbia Icefield, and cruise in the glacial blue waters of Maligne Lake. Space is limited, reserve today!

NEW! Baltic & Scandinavian Treasures | August 18-29,  2018

From $3,799 per person, double occupancy – AIR INCLUDED!

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Discover the unique personality of northern Europe as you set sail across the Baltic Sea from Copenhagen to Stockholm on the luxurious Marina. Laze on the unforgettable beaches of the Baltic States in Klaipeda, Riga, and Tallinn; explore the cosmopolitan flair of Helsinki and Berlin; and embrace a two night stay in St. Petersburg, Russia’s window to the West. 

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European Coastal Civilizations | September 4 – 13, 2018
With Guest Speaker, Dwight David Eisenhower II

From $5,195 per person, double occupancy, if booked by Feb 23, 2018

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From the Celtic heritage of Brittany and the timeless, stately elegance of London to the old-world sophistication of Portugal and the artistic riches of Spain’s Basque country, a riveting canvas of influential European seaports awaits you along the shores of the Atlantic Ocean.  A highlight is sure to be your experience at the hallowed beaches of Normandy with special guest speaker Dwight David Eisenhower II, grandson of General and President Dwight D. Eisenhower. An extraordinary nine-day program aboard the exclusively chartered, Five-Star Le Laperouse, space will go fast, so book today!

NEW! Ancient Empires | September 20-28, 2018

From $4,595 per person, double occupancy
Early booking tariff through March 22!

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Aboard the Five-Star Le Laperouse, cruise along the shores of Malta, Sicily and Italy.  Marvel at Italy’s stunning Amalfi Coast and the colorful seaside towns of Positano and Sorrento.  Visit the superbly excavated site of Pompeii and the legendary island of Capri.  Discover Sicily’s storied town of Taormina as well as the legendary city of Syracuse, and experience the rich history of Malta. Onboard lecturers will further illuminate these ancient cities and islands, medieval ports and scenic landscapes, once coveted territories of the world’s most powerful empires.

NEW! Exploring Iceland| September 22 – October 2, 2018

From $6,097 per person, double occupancy – AIR INCLUDED!

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A special 11-day small group tour to explore the unique country of Iceland, a land of astonishing natural beauty and diverse wildlife. Travel to Lake Myvatn, stand on the edge of Europe’s largest and most powerful waterfall, Dettifoss, see the site of the country’s historic parliament founded in 930 CE in Thingvellir National Park, and learn about traditional Icelandic life before concluding your journey in Reykjavik.  Space is limited to 24 guests in total, and will fill quickly.  Please call today to reserve your place!

NEW! Glorious Greece | October 13 – 24, 2018

From $2,999 per person, double occupancy – AIR INCLUDED!
Space is limited, offers expire March 13, 2018!

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Classic mythology, glistening oceans, and ancient cities await you on this luxurious tour of Greece.  Embark Riviera in Athens, sail to Gythion, the port city of Sparta, and to Katakonos, where you can head inland to Olympia, birthplace of the Olympic Games.  Enjoy views of Mount Etna in Taormina, and explore Valetta before cruising the Mediterranean to the island of Crete. Soak in the sunshine of Rhodes, lounge on the black-sand beaches of Santorini, and journey to Patmos before completing your 10 night voyage in beautiful Athens.

NEW! Rose Parade New Year’s | December 30, 2018 – January 4, 2019

From $2,895 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 beautiful beach towns including San Juan Capistrano, Laguna Beach & Newport Beach. Ring in the New Year with a Dinner Party filled with music, dancing, and champagne! Experience all the majesty of the Tournament of Roses Parade from a reserved grandstand, visit featured sights in Hollywood & Beverly Hills, and see the beautiful floats up close at the Showcase of Floats.  You’ll also visit the Richard Nixon Presidential Library & Museum before spending the in San Diego and enjoying a Harbor Cruise.

NEW! Dazzling Down Under | February 13 – March 1, 2019

From $6,899 per person, double occupancy – AIR INCLUDED!

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Take in the best of New Zealand and Australia on the beautiful Regatta. Sail to the Bay of Islands, Rotorua and to Napier to view eye catching Art Deco architecture. Visit Wellington, Akaroa, and look for sunbathing fur seals and yellow-eyed penguins in Dunedin. Navigate one of the world’s most exquisite fjords, Milford Sound and Burnie’s many wilderness areas. Spend two days in Melbourne before ending your cruise in Sydney.


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