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Rioja and Basque: May 28 to June 4, 2023
Tuscany:  Coming in Spring 2024

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The Washington State University Alumni Association offers alumni and friends of WSU the opportunity to experience the world’s top food and wine destinations. The WSUAA has created international award-winning programs like the Feast of the Arts dinner series and the Wine-By-Cougars Wine Club to showcase the best of WSU and to celebrate the impact of WSU alumni.  We invite you to be a part of these once-in-a-lifetime experiences with fellow Cougs who enjoy fine wine, exquisite food, and epic Cougar camaraderie.

Be sure to look at our rafting trip and other wonderful alumni trips!


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Morocco- Land of Enchantment

Dates: March 1-10, 2024

Cost: From $4,295 per person

Travel Company: AHI
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Embark on a journey that showcases Morocco’s ancient cities, vibrant culture, and riveting history. Begin in the capital city of Rabat, home to the famous Hassan Tower. Continue your Moroccan discovery in cosmopolitan Casablanca and Marrakech, a captivating imperial city with endless treasures. Explore shaded souks and centuries-old square abundant with buskers and food stalls. Admire intricate palaces, the splendid Koutoubia Mosque, and tranquil gardens, including the subtropical Jardin Majorelle. Delve deeper into the culture during a cooking lesson and culinary tour and social visit with a Berber family.

Dutch Waterways - MS Amadeus Queen

Dates: April 22-30, 2024

Cost: Starting at $3295

Travel Company: AHI
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Glide along picturesque waterways in the Netherlands and Belgium on a seven-night, first-class river cruise and delight in the Old-World ambience of Amsterdam, Bruges, and Antwerp. Revel in a remarkable, once-in-a-lifetime exhibition of Vermeer paintings, the breathtaking tulips of Keukenhof Gardens and a choice of included cultural and culinary experiences! No single supplement!

Normandy-Deaville

Dates: May 10-18, 2024

Cost: From $4,245 per person

Travel Company: AHI
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From Normandy’s cliff-lined coast to its breathtaking countryside, discover proud traditions, dramatic history, culinary delicacies, and alluring beauty on this seven-night exploration! And as the world marks the 80th anniversary of D-Day, spend two full days visiting the D-Day beaches, Normandy American Cemetery, and other sites associated with this pivotal World War ll operation. You will also admire some of France’s greatest treasures, including magnificent Mont-Saint-Michel and the finely stitched Bayeux Tapestry. Plus, look forward to a memorable lunch at a lovely castle and a Calvados tasting on a pastoral estate!

Cruise the Rhine and Moselle Rivers

Dates: May 17-25, 2024

Cost: From $4,895 per person

Travel Company: AHI
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Delight in vineyard-lined valleys and hilltop castles on this seven-night, first-class cruise through the Netherlands, Germany and France. Glide along Amsterdam’s 17th-century canals, and marvel at UNESCO World Heritage cathedrals in Cologne and Speyer. In Cochem, admire half-timbered houses on cobblestone lanes and visit the stately castle above town. Cruise through the Rhine Gorge, a winding stretch renowned for its beauty, and stroll through lovely Koblenz, where the Rhine and Moselle rivers meet. Tailor this journey to your interests with a choice of included excursions. In Amsterdam, opt for the Rijksmuseum’s world-class art, a countryside bike ride, or a food tour in the hip Jordaan district. In Strasbourg, France, visit the splendid cathedral, along with a panoramic tour, a cruise through the charming Petite France area or a culinary tour. Enjoy insights from expert guides and an ample meal plan with wine and beer at lunch and dinner.

Coastal Gems of the Emerald Isle

Dates: June 16- 28, 2024

Cost: From $5,295 per person

Travel Company: AHI
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Ireland’s dazzling coastal beauty takes center stage on this magical, 11-night journey! Explore the Wild Atlantic Way, beginning with the breathtaking Cliffs of Moher and the fossil-laden limestone terrain of the Burren. Ferry to the starkly beautiful Aran Island of Inishmore and take in Achill Island’s moors and mountains. Amid Connemara’s glacier-carved landscape, watch lively dogs herding sheep on a family farm. Next, venture north on a less explored route to the hidden gem, County Donegal. Be awed by spectacular Slieve League, Ireland’s highest sea cliffs, and taste authentic dishes crafted by up-and-coming Donegal chefs on a culinary tour. From there, travel into Northern Ireland to discover the vibrant walled city of Derry-Londonderry and Giant’s Causeway, a natural wonder of interlocking columns. This well-rounded, small-group experience features visits to two 19th-century castles and tales from a traditional Irish storyteller. Enjoy stays at first-class hotels, including a family-owned castle estate, and a generous meal plan with wine at dinner.

The Charm of the Amalfi Coast

Dates: June 19-27, 2024

Cost: From $3,895 per person

Travel Company: AHI
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Your Italian daydreams will come to life on this handcrafted, small-group journey along the Amalfi Coast! Enjoy seven nights in Sorrento, venturing out to the special towns of Ravello, Amalfi and Positano. Unravel history during excursions to Pompeii, Herculaneum and Paestum, visit a rural farm and experience bustling Naples. Plus, tuck into delicious local dishes including homemade olive oil and cheese at a family-owned farm and engage with the region’s welcoming locals. This program features a first-class hotel and an extensive meal plan.

National Parks and Lodges

Dates: June 28-July 6, 2024

Cost: From $4,995 per person

Travel Company: Orbridge
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Join fellow alumni and friends on a journey that celebrates the American West’s magnificent National Parks, tracing legends and storied monuments along the way. From Mount Rushmore to Old Faithful and the Snake River, you will see the best of the Old West, and traverse its beautiful vistas in style and comfort. Wonderfully historic hotels and lodges are a highlight of this program, including landmark lodging within the parks themselves. Indulge in the geological phenomena of hot springs in South Dakota, and journey through Badlands National Park, known as nature’s surreal masterpiece, where impressive herds of bison roam, and dazzling, dramatic pinnacles rise over the largest undisturbed mixed-grass prairie in the United States.

Croatia and the Dalmatian Coast

Dates: July 2-13, 2024

Cost: From $6,045 per person

Travel Company: AHI
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Discover the bounty of Croatia on this incredible 10-night journey, including a seven-night Adriatic cruise! Witness the historic sights and buildings of cosmopolitan Zagreb. Then visit Plitvice Lakes National Park, a marvel of nature. Board your first-class ship and sail the Dalmatian coast to enchanting islands and timeless ports of call. Walk along cobblestones brimming with maritime legends and see landscapes that stir your soul. Plus, choose between touring the Cathedral of St. James or Krka National Park in Sibenik. Your adventure concludes in legendary Dubrovnik, one of the world’s best-preserved medieval towns! – Price: From $6,045 per person

Discover Canadian Rockies by Rail

Dates: July 3-9, 2024

Cost: From $5,995 per person

Travel Company: Orbridge
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We are pleased to invite you to join this well-paced sojourn through Canada’s glorious Rocky Mountains—highlighted by two days traveling aboard the Rocky Mountaineer in GoldLeaf Service—with visits to the stunning areas of Lake Louise and Banff. En route, embrace the dynamic changes in scenery as you wind through lush green ranchlands and flowing river canyons surrounded by mountain peaks. Enjoy a guided tour through Yoho National Park and take advantage of leisure time to explore the small hamlets as well as Banff National Park. Splendid evenings await at the close of each inspiring day, including three nights at the magnificent Rimrock Resort Hotel in Banff.

Toronto to Vancouver by Rail

Dates: July 30-August 5, 2024

Cost: From $6,995 per person

Travel Company: Orbridge
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Join this once-in-a-lifetime train trip across Canada—a small-group journey (26 guests maximum) from Toronto across the expanse of five provinces, through the Canadian Rockies to the Pacific Northwest. Enjoy upgraded Prestige Class premium accommodations onboard VIA Rail’s The Canadian, providing the perfect combination of modern and elegant cabins, private concierge service, delightful meals prepared by onboard chefs, all-inclusive bar service, and observation cars that allow for unobstructed viewing of Canada’s great wilderness. This is what travel was meant to be. And with time to explore Niagara Falls, Toronto, and Victoria during the optional pre-tour and post-tour, it’s a unique opportunity to get to know the beauty and history of our northern neighbor.

Galapagos Islands Western Itinerary

Dates: July 30-Aug 6, 2024

Cost: From $5,395 per person

Travel Company: Orbridge
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Join fellow alumni and friends as we explore the Galapagos Islands. Designated the first UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1978, the Galapagos Islands have been described as a “unique living museum and showcase of evolution.” They are home to a fascinating array of wildlife inhabiting an unspoiled ecosystem, living in harmony with their human visitors. 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. Expert naturalists guide you through the wonders of this national park, whale sanctuary, and marine reserve.

Stunning Scotland Highlands and Islands

Dates: August 3-12, 2024

Cost: From $5,995 per person

Travel Company: Orbridge
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Please join us as we explore the inspiring history, exuberant culture, and fascinating sites of Scotland—from the bustling cities of Glasgow and Edinburgh to the windswept islands of Skye and Arran—and the Highlands themselves. Experience the pure magic that is Scotland by cruising the infamous Loch Ness to Inverness, sampling heavenly spirits refined over centuries, and taking in the iconic music that illustrates the tales of this extraordinary land. Wander cobblestoned streets on panoramic city tours, explore fascinating castles, tour the southern area of the Isle of Skye, visit delightful shops to browse works crafted by skilled masters, and perhaps even try on a traditional tartan or two. An additional special inclusion features the electric atmosphere of the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo—a thrilling, international performance of music, dance, and military artistry. Witness the spellbinding sights and sounds of global talent accompanied by special effects that bring Edinburgh Castle to life in a unique way.

Northern Lights and the Wildlife of Northern Manitoba

Dates: September 11-16, 2024

Cost: From $7,395 per person

Travel Company: Orbridge
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Venture with us into the vast Canadian north—a remote tundra teeming with glacial landforms, boreal forest, and beautiful wilderness—accessible only by plane or boat. The destination: a supremely outfitted lodge that will be home base amidst days filled with wildlife spotting and outdoor adventures, and evenings featuring delicious dinners followed by opportunities to watch for the northern lights. Northern Manitoba is one of the best places in the world to view this phenomenon, and fall is considered the best time to comfortably view the aurora borealis and to experience the other wonders of this extraordinary region. Discover the uniqueness of the area during guided interpretive tours focusing on wildlife, botany, and geography, and learn about local plant life the First Nations Peoples used for food sources and medicines. At the lodge, take advantage of leisure activities like hiking, fishing, and kayaking or canoeing, or join optional excursions to further explore the area.

Wonders of Peru

Dates: September 12-23, 2024

Cost: From $7,245 per person

Travel Company: AHI
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From magnificent Inca ruins to sophisticated Lima and the lush Amazon Basin, explore the richness of Peru! Delight in a luxury cruise through the Amazon rain forest and discover the astonishing diversity of its wildlife on guided skiff boat rides and jungle hikes. In the Sacred Valley and Cusco, delve into Peru’s remarkable Inca heritage, and ride by train through the Andes to explore the temples, palaces, and plazas of magical Machu Picchu!

Flavors of Northern Italy

Dates: September 13-21, 2024

Cost: From $4,995 per person

Travel Company: Orbridge
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Join our small group for a nine-day journey to the culinary and cultural heart of Northern Italy—a region brimming with exquisite local wines, specialty ingredients, soul-satisfying signature dishes and the wonderful Italians who conjure them with time-honored techniques. Settle into a beautiful wine estate outside Verona. Within reach is a connoisseur’s pick of centuries-old wineries, artisan producers and extraordinary, historic sites. With each day highlighted by exclusive experiences, access authentic Italy, learn from local Italians and, most of all, revel in la dolce vita—the joyful celebration of food, friends and life!

Basque Country- Spain & France

Dates: September 28-October 6, 2024

Cost: From $3,595 per person

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Immerse yourself in the captivating beauty and intriguing heritage of Basque Spain and France on this seven-night adventure based in sensational San Sebastián, known for its top-notch dining scene and gorgeous beaches. See the historic highlights of Bayonne, France, including its Gothic cathedral, and stroll in Biarritz, a seaside resort favored by socialites and surfers alike. Take in the picturesque towns of St-Jean-de-Luz and Espelette, where strings of red peppers adorn whitewashed homes. Marvel at the visionary Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao and admire Ernest Hemingway’s beloved Pamplona. Along the way, chat with local Basques over dinner, visit a cider house and learn about traditions at a 16th-century farmhouse. Experienced guides and lecturers provide expert insight into the vibrant Basque culture. This small-group program includes a first-class hotel and an ample meal plan with wine at dinner.

Flavors of Provence

Dates: October 1-10, 2024

Cost: From $8,295 per person

Travel Company: Orbridge
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Few regions sum up the quintessential appeal of France better than the Dordogne. With its astonishing array of medieval towns and ancient castles, prehistoric caves, hanging gardens, spectacular views, and luxuriant countryside, the Dordogne has long been a favorite getaway for Europeans. Savor epicurean delights, a laid-back pace of life, and some of the oldest artwork ever created in this beautiful region writer Henry Miller said, “gives me hope for the future of the race, for the future of the earth itself.”

America’s Southwest: A Luxury Train Adventure

Dates: October 12-16, 2024

Cost: From $3,995 per person

Travel Company: Orbridge
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Ride the rails between Denver, Colorado to Moab, Utah, and experience stunning vistas of the American Southwest from the comfort of expansive glass-dome trains aboard the well-appointed Rocky Mountaineer. Relax and take in the riches of natural history with the mighty Colorado River, vast canyons, and mesmerizing red sandstone landscapes before you and delicious meals and beverages brought right to your seat. After arriving in Moab, delight in guided touring at Arches National Park and Canyonlands National Park for two additional areas to explore.

Antarctica Discovery

Dates: January 18-29, 2025

Cost: ​From $8,995 per person

Travel Company: Orbridge
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Embark on an unforgettable odyssey, where discovery and adventure converge on the vast canvas of the White Continent. Immerse yourself in stark and surprising landscapes that define this breathtaking region. As you traverse Antarctica's icy expanse, witness the majestic beauty of untouched vistas—a true testament to the raw power of nature. This once-in-a-lifetime journey offers up-close encounters with a diverse array of wildlife—from penguins waddling along the snow to fur seals lounging on ice floes—that call this pristine environment home. Every moment exploring this polar wilderness defines a unique and awe-inspiring experience.

Chilean Wonders ~ Lake District & Patagonia

Dates: January 27- February 7, 2025

Cost: From $5,495 per person

Travel Company: AHI
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Your next adventure begins in beguiling Chile, where each region of this slender country reveals fascinating contrasts. Relish the lively ambience and tantalizing cuisine of sophisticated Santiago. In the breathtaking Lake District, delight in watching penguins off Chiloé Island, cruise on stunning Lake Todos los Santos and savor a traditional Chilean barbecue. Further south, take in the jaw-dropping grandeur of Torres del Paine National Park, one of the world’s greatest national parks, and Patagonia’s fabled glaciers!

Galapagos Islands Western Itinerary

Dates: February 11-18, 2025

Cost: From $5,795 per person

Travel Company: Orbridge
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Join fellow alumni and friends as we explore the Galapagos Islands. Designated the first UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1978, the Galapagos Islands have been described as a “unique living museum and showcase of evolution.” They are home to a fascinating array of wildlife inhabiting an unspoiled ecosystem, living in harmony with their human visitors. 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. Expert naturalists guide you through the wonders of this national park, whale sanctuary, and marine reserve.

Secrets of Peru

Dates: April 23- May 1, 2025

Cost: From $4,995 per person

Travel Company: Orbridge
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From the Sacred Valley of the Inca to the magical heights of Machu Picchu to the natural wonders of the Ballestas Islands, join us as we uncover this culturally rich region of the Peruvian Andes. This extraordinary journey reveals Peru's enduring charm, centuries-old traditions, and enigmatic mysteries.

Romance of the Douro

Dates: April 30- May 11, 2025

Cost: From $4,995 per person

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The romantic splendor of the Douro River is yours to enjoy on this spectacular journey. Stay in lively Lisbon, packed with maritime legacies and historic charms' visit colorful Porto; and cruise along the revered Douro River. Along the way, you'll learn about the Alto douro's winemaking history, witness the elegance of Salamanca, Spain, and explore charming villages with stories to share. These experiences and more await on this sun-kissed sojourn!

Apulia- Undiscovered Italy

Dates: May 21- 29, 2025

Cost: TBD

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Life moves at a slower pace in Apulia, Italy’s sun-kissed southern region. From your base in seaside Polignano a Mare, travel over timeless terra to historical towns filled with indelible wonders. Witness the preserved heritage of Alberobello and enjoy Mediterranean meals amidst olive groves and family vineyards. Each day invites new opportunities to drink in vistas of brilliant blue seas and savor the region’s famously fresh cuisine. Along your journey, celebrate Puglia’s authentic culture and warm hospitality.

Grand Danube Passage

Dates: May 23- June 7, 2025

Cost: ​From $5,995 per person

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Experience the magic of eight European countries on this ever-enthralling journey, immersing yourself in everything from medieval villages to wine-soaked landscapes, elegant estates to magnificent natural wonders. Stay in Sofia, Bulgaria, sail the Danube River where stories are etched around every bend, and finish your adventure in Prague, Czech Republic. Discover prestigious destinations, traditional foods and centuries-old cities filled with timeless charms. Plus, you can personalize your journey with thoughtfully planned tours that showcase the region's indelible wonders!

Pleasures of Provence

Dates: June 3- 11, 2025

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Discover the irresistible allure of southeastern France during this quintessential Provençal experience. Unpack once and enjoy first-class accommodations for seven nights in the heart of magical Aix-en-Provence. Walk in the footsteps of great painters, savor immersive cultural experiences and visit picturesque French villages. In Aix, stroll the storied Cours Mirabeau and relish a tour of Paul Cézanne’s atelier. Then, tour the medieval Papal Palace in Avignon and witness the engineering marvel of UNESCO-inscribed Pont du Gard. Along the way, behold France’s “most beautiful village,” Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, tour van Gogh’s Arles and captivating Les Baux and St. Remy, admire the lovely towns of Lourmarin and Cucuron, and explore France’s oldest city of Marseille. Join truffle hunters as you search for the elusive “black gold,” sample a tasting and learn to play the local game of pétanque. Plus, savor fresh seafood in a Cassis fishing village, and enjoy a tour and tasting at an olive oil mill and a Châteauneuf-du-Pape vineyard. This small-group itinerary features engaging lectures and a generous meal plan, including wine with dinner.

Toronto to Vancouver by Rail

Dates: June 17-23, 2025

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Travel Company: Orbridge
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Join this once-in-a-lifetime train trip across Canada—a small-group journey (26 guests maximum) from Toronto across the expanse of five provinces, through the Canadian Rockies to the Pacific Northwest. Enjoy upgraded Prestige Class premium accommodations onboard VIA Rail’s The Canadian, providing the perfect combination of modern and elegant cabins, private concierge service, delightful meals prepared by onboard chefs, all-inclusive bar service, and observation cars that allow for unobstructed viewing of Canada’s great wilderness. This is what travel was meant to be. And with time to explore Niagara Falls, Toronto, and Victoria during the optional pre-tour and post-tour, it’s a unique opportunity to get to know the beauty and history of our northern neighbor.

Alaska

Dates: June 27- July 4, 2025

Cost: TBD

Travel Company: Orbridge
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Northern Adriatic

Dates: July 28- August 5, 2025

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Stunning Scotland Highlands and Islands

Dates: August 9-18, 2025

Cost: From $5,995 per person

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Please join us as we explore the inspiring history, exuberant culture, and fascinating sites of Scotland—from the bustling cities of Glasgow and Edinburgh to the windswept islands of Skye and Arran—and the Highlands themselves. Experience the pure magic that is Scotland by cruising the infamous Loch Ness to Inverness, sampling heavenly spirits refined over centuries, and taking in the iconic music that illustrates the tales of this extraordinary land. Wander cobblestoned streets on panoramic city tours, explore fascinating castles, tour the southern area of the Isle of Skye, visit delightful shops to browse works crafted by skilled masters, and perhaps even try on a traditional tartan or two. An additional special inclusion features the electric atmosphere of the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo—a thrilling, international performance of music, dance, and military artistry. Witness the spellbinding sights and sounds of global talent accompanied by special effects that bring Edinburgh Castle to life in a unique way.

African Expedition by Private Train

Dates: August 10-24, 2025

Cost: TBD

Travel Company: Orbridge
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Explore the diverse sights of four African countries during this private train expedition—an exclusive journey guiding you through historically notable cities, inspiring scenery, and legendary national parks. Uncover a tapestry of cultural wonders, untamed dynamic landscapes, and thrilling wildlife encounters throughout this soul-stirring expedition.

Croatia & Cruising the Dalmatian Coast

Dates: August 15- 26, 2025

Cost: From $5,995 per person

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Discover the bounty of Croatia on this incredible 10-night journey, including a seven-night Adriatic cruise! Board your first-class ship and explore one of the world's best-preserved medieval towns in legendary Dubrovnik. Then set sail along the Dalmatian Coast to enchanting islands and timeless ports. Walk along cobblestones brimming with maritime legends and see landscapes that stir your soul. Choose between touring the Cathedral of St. James or Krka National Park in Šibenik. Plus, revel in Plitvice Lakes National Park, an astonishing natural marvel, before capping off your adventure in cosmopolitan Zagreb!

Flavors of Northern Italy

Dates: August 22-30, 2025

Cost: From $5,395 per person

Travel Company: Orbridge
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Join our small group for a nine-day journey to the culinary and cultural heart of Northern Italy—a region brimming with exquisite local wines, specialty ingredients, soul-satisfying signature dishes and the wonderful Italians who conjure them with time-honored techniques. Settle into a beautiful wine estate outside Verona. Within reach is a connoisseur’s pick of centuries-old wineries, artisan producers and extraordinary, historic sites. With each day highlighted by exclusive experiences, access authentic Italy, learn from local Italians and, most of all, revel in la dolce vita—the joyful celebration of food, friends and life!

Cultural Capitals of Spain: Madrid and Barcelona

Dates: September 9- 18, 2025

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Explore two of Spain’s most vibrant, cosmopolitan, and historic cities on this enriching eight-night experience in Madrid and Barcelona! Relish four nights at first-class and deluxe hotels in the heart of both cities. Experience Madrid’s renowned art world with a private tour of the Prado Museum’s masterpieces and walk in the footsteps of Spanish royalty at the opulent Royal Palace. Visit the UNESCO-inscribed City of Toledo, one of the oldest cities in Europe, to admire architectural landmarks. In Barcelona, stroll the Gothic quarter with remains of the city’s Roman walls, and marvel at the surreal Art Nouveau works, La Sagrada Familia and Parc Güell, designed by modernist architect Antoni Gaudí. Participate in a fun, hands-on cooking class as you prepare and taste traditional Catalan specialties. This small group program features enrichment from expert guides and lecturers, a choice of included excursions in Barcelona, and a generous meal plan that includes wine with dinner, plus a special lunch at a Catalan farmhouse restaurant.

Enchanting Gems of Austria

Dates: September 10- 19, 2025

Cost: From $4,395 per person

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The splendor of Austria awaits on this exceptional, eight-night experience brimming with history, natural beauty and scrumptious cuisine! Enjoy four nights at first-class hotels in the heart of both Graz and Salzburg, named UNESCO World Heritage sites. Take in Graz’s charming ambience on a guided stroll and from atop its iconic hilltop. In music-filled Salzburg, the birthplace of Mozart, delight in a memorable performance of his works with a three-course dinner and see the landmarks of his life. Outings around the Styria region introduce you to mighty Riegersburg Castle, the renowned Lipizzaner stallions and regional delicacies. Other standouts include a cruise on picturesque Lake Hallstatt and a day in Bavaria featuring the historic Eagle’s Nest, a salt mine tour and a beer garden lunch!

America’s Southwest: A Luxury Train Adventure

Dates: October 1-9, 2025

Cost: TBD

Travel Company: Orbridge
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Ride the rails between Denver, Colorado to Moab, Utah, and experience stunning vistas of the American Southwest from the comfort of expansive glass-dome trains aboard the well-appointed Rocky Mountaineer. Relax and take in the riches of natural history with the mighty Colorado River, vast canyons, and mesmerizing red sandstone landscapes before you and delicious meals and beverages brought right to your seat. After arriving in Moab, delight in guided touring at Arches National Park and Canyonlands National Park for two additional areas to explore.

Cruise the Heart of Europe

Dates: October 19- November 3, 2025

Cost: From $5,995 per person

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Experience the heart of Europe along the great rivers that shaped its borders and traditions. Unpack once and enjoy an intimate look at five countries, three storied rivers and timeless cities on one exclusively chartered, first class ship. Tour medieval Germany; explore Bratislava, Vienna and Budapest; and marvel at the incredible beauty of the Rhine Gorge and Wachau Valley. Plus personalize your experience with a choice of included shore excursions in select ports, including Amsterdam! Adventure awaits on this once-in-a-lifetime journey!

Holiday Markets Cruise

Dates: December 2- 10, 2025

Cost: TBD

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Embrace the joyous Old-World holiday spirit in Germany and France on a seven-night, first-class Rhine river cruise! Explore enchanting, festive markets decked out for the holidays with twinkling lights and shop for handmade treasures. Stroll through charming medieval towns, enjoy a special musical performance in Heidelberg's romantic old town and taste delicious seasonal treats. Plus, customize your journey with a choice of excursions, such as wine tastings, culinary tours or cultural experiences, in the ports of Breisach, Strasbourg, Rüdesheim and Düsseldorf.


The WSU Alumni Association partners with the top travel companies in the world to offer you an array of exciting destinations and travel options. The WSUAA even offers travel insurance, protect your vacation investment with a Travel Protection Plan. Please take a look at the trips we have planned and let the daydreaming begin. Alumni travelers rave about the experience, and we invite you to be a part of it. 

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