Jaguar Journeys - Alumni Travel

The University of South Alabama National Alumni Association is proud to announce our 2017 and 2018 tours! Exclusive to our alumni and friends, these unique travel programs offer exciting opportunities to explore the globe in ways that connect you as a traveler to the people, places and cultures of your destination. From exotic locales in distant lands to in-depth journeys in more familiar destinations, you will find an expansive variety of programs and educational opportunities, along with first-class accommodations featuring exceptional service and cuisine, all at affordable prices. We invite you to explore your world as a Jaguar Journeys traveler.

Adriatic Rhapsody

Date:  October 27 - November 4, 2017
Price: From $2999 per person, double occupancy (airfare included from select cities)

Adriatic RhapsodyFrom 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.

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Spotlight on New York City

Date:  December 11-15, 2017
Price: From $2999 per person, double occupancy (airfare included from select cities)

Spotlight on NYCThis City Never Sleeps! Experience the best of the "Big Apple” in this spectacular 5-day tour. From Little Italy to Greenwich Village, New York City is a destination even the most seasoned traveler can enjoy. Spend four nights in the heart of Midtown, close to Central Park and Times Square. Take your seat and watch the curtain rise for two exciting Broadway shows. Ferry to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. See the Empire State Building and Central Park. Visit either the poignant 9/11 Museum or One World Observatory. Enjoy plenty of free time to shop and explore this fabulous city on your own. Get ready to “start spreading the news!”

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Tropical Costa Rica 

Date:  April 7-15, 2018
Price: From $2949 per person, double occupancy (airfare included from select cities)
Tropical Costa RicaLush forests and stunning waterfalls… rumbling volcanoes and endless coastlines… Costa Rica is a paradise teeming with exotic plants and incredible animals. Luxuriate at a resort for two nights in Tamarindo Beach, known for its breathtaking beauty and fine sandy beaches. Spend two nights in Monteverde’s fascinating cloud forest. Experience the forest canopy on hanging bridges nature walk. Explore part of the 20,000 acre nature preserve of Cano Negro on a river boat adventure. Relax in the mineral-rich waters of a hot springs with views of Arenal Volcano. Explore San Jose’s Plaza de Cultura and the magnificent National Theatre.

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British Landscapes featuring England, Scotland and Wales

Date:  March 15-24, 2018
Price: From $3,699 per person, double occupancy (airfare included from select cities)Tropical Costa RicaSleepy villages where sheep wander the grassy hillsides, lakes set amidst mountains that inspired centuries of literature, and cities thriving with arts and culture – these are the landscapes of Britain. Discover them on this memorable journey through England, Scotland and Wales. Sleep in a historic castle. Enjoy medieval York and its historic Minster. Soak up the pastoral landscapes of the Cotswolds. Walk in the footsteps of William Shakespeare and enjoy dinner at Hall’s Croft, a 400-year-old Shakespearean family home. Explore London and Edinburgh. Personalize your tour with a choice of included excursions in Stratford and Edinburgh. Experience the wonder of Stonehenge.

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Islands of New England

Date:  June 15-22, 2018
Price: From $2899 per person, double occupancy (airfare included from select cities)Tropical Costa RicaNew England’s miles of sandy beaches, majestic coasts, and rolling surf invite relaxation. The Islands of New England tour spends eight days exploring New England’s charms, from the cobblestone streets of Nantucket to a dry harvest cranberry bog. Step back in time at Plimoth Plantation to sample traditional recipes from that period, learn some Pilgrim etiquette and enjoy a Thanksgiving feast where you’ll learn to “eat like a Pilgrim.” In Provincetown, the choice is yours – set out on a whale watch cruise or embark on a scenic adventure through the iconic sand dunes of the Cape. Visit Boston and Providence, the Gilded Age mansions of Newport, the lively artist colony of Provincetown, and the beautiful islands of Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket. Complete your New England experience as you indulge in a traditional seafood and lobster feast.

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Iceland's Magical Northern Lights

Date:  November 6-12, 2018
Price: From $3799 per person, double occupancy (airfare included from select cities)Tropical Costa RicaThe “land of fire and ice” is a place of many wonders, including the rare opportunity to see the spectacular aurora borealis – or northern lights. Travel in Iceland will bring you on a search for that once-in-a-lifetime moment. Take an exhilarating evening northern lights cruise. Travel to the “Golden Circle,” home to many of Iceland’s most renowned natural wonders. Spend time at Thingvellir National Park, the nation’s most historic area. Gaze at the spectacular Gullfoss waterfall – one of the world's most incredible cascades. At Eyjafjallajökull Volcano Visitor Center, learn about life during and after the dramatic 2010 volcanic explosion. Explore Skogar Folk Museum and see traditional turf-built homes. Walk on a black volcanic sand beach. See Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon filled with floating icebergs. Relax in the warm, mineral-rich water of the natural geothermal pool the Blue Lagoon. Spend your evenings gazing at the night sky in search of the elusive and dazzling northern lights.

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