Jaguar Journeys - Alumni Travel

The University of South Alabama National Alumni Association is proud to announce our 2018 and 2019 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.

Sparkling South Pacific

Date:  January 21-31, 2019
Price: From $4,299 per personBora BoraSettle into laid-back island life as you encounter the South Pacific’s pristine beaches and glistening lagoons aboard the luxurious Marina. Spend a day exploring Papeete, the capital of French Polynesia in the tropical paradise of Tahiti. The island’s volcanic peaks overlook lush rainforest, black-sand beaches, and cascading waterfalls. Embark Marina and sail to verdant Moorea. Take in the colors of this paradise—the greens of the volcanically-formed cliffs, the blues of the still-watered lagoons, and the white pops of the small tiare flower. Fakarava, the following port, is home to many rare plant and animal species. Search for unique tropical birds before continuing to Rangiroa where marine life is abundant. Spend two days in Bora Bora, known as the most romantic island in the world, and two days in Raiatea, an island dotted with vanilla plantations that spread the plant’s rich, sweet scent. Before ending the cruise back in Papeete, stop in relaxed Huahine. Minimally impacted by modern times, this is the perfect place to relax and take in the sunshine, pristine natural areas, and easy-going attitudes of the locals.

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Irish Splendor

Date:  March 26 — April 02, 2019
Price: From $2999 per person, double occupancy (airfare included from select cities)Irish SplendorSavor a true taste of “Irish Splendor” when you spend the night in a stately castle. Relax by a roaring peat fire. Stand in awe on the Cliffs of Moher. Tour rollicking Dublin and share a conversation with the locals at a pub featuring traditional Irish entertainers. Sip on the “Water of Life” at a whiskey distillery. Visit Christ Church Cathedral, one of Ireland’s most historic buildings. Explore the spectacular Dingle Peninsula and drive the Slea Head road for majestic coastal views. Gaze upon the historic Rock of Cashel. Visit the famous Gap of Dunloe where you can shop for traditional Irish goods. Meet a local family and enjoy tea and scones at their farm. Kiss the Blarney Stone at Blarney Castle. From the breathtaking sights of Kerry to the historic Rock of Cashel, gaze across the countryside and culture of Ireland.

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Memorials of World War II

Date:  April 03 — April 12, 2019
Price: From $4599 per person, double occupancy (airfare included from select cities)WestminsterAn unforgettable journey of discovery and remembrance awaits you on a sojourn to Northern France on the 75th Anniversary of D-Day. In Westminster, discover London’s connections to the war at Churchill’s underground War Rooms. Travel to Paris via the high-speed Eurostar Train, and drive through the French countryside en route to Caen Canal and Pegasus Bridge, captured by the heroic British 6th Airborne Division. Immerse yourself in the history of Normandy’s D-Day Landing Beaches and visit the Normandy American Cemetery. Pay your respect to the fallen men of the Commonwealth land forces with no known graves at Bayeux Memorial, and visit the Museum of Surrender in Reims, where the German’s gave their unconditional surrender to end the war in Europe. Finish in Paris for the incomparable experience of dining inside the Eiffel Tower.

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Mystic Russia

Date:  May 13-24, 2019
Price: From $3,699 per person, double occupancy
RussiaRussia is the largest and one of the most influential countries in the world. The Russian Federation, as it is known today, came to exist in its present form through many centuries of military conquest in Europe and Asia.  Travel to Russia with a member of the USA faculty.

Contact Dr. Nick Gossett - ngossett@southalabama.edu or (205) 901-1851. 

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Baltic & Scandinavian Ballards

Date:  June 13-24, 2019
Price: From $3,899 per person, double occupancyWestminsterView ancient churches in Tallinn, elaborate palaces in Saint Petersburg, innovative structures in Helsinki, and Art Nouveau architecture in Riga; stroll past stately buildings in Klaipe¯ da; wander the history-lined streets of Gdan´ sk; and be enchanted by Rostock in northern Germany or visit unforgettable cultural landmarks in Berlin.

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Great Trains & Grand Canyons

Date: September 22-27, 2019
Price: From $2895 per person, double occupancy

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Grand Canyone

“The Grand Canyon is the one great sight which every American should see.” In 1903, President Theodore Roosevelt said this when he first laid eyes on one of nature’s most awe-inspiring sights. Every traveler should explore our own beautiful American West, and that is exactly what you will do on this exciting travel program to Arizona.

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Artists & Aristocrats

Date:  October 29-November 6, 2019
Price: From $2299 per person, double occupancyRomeTaste Livorno’s renowned fresh seafood, visit Monte Carlo’s famous extravagant casino, relax on Antibes’ natural-sand beaches, explore Marseille’s historic monuments, see Palma de Mallorca’s impressive gothic cathedral, and view Valencia’s unique mix of old and new architecture.

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Sunny Portugal

Date: November 1-10, 2019
Price: From $3,199 per person, double occupancy

Sunny PortugalAncient castles and Roman ruins. Groves of lemon and almond trees. Quiet, whitewashed villages, and kind gentle people. Portugal is waiting for you.

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Rose Parade New Year's

Date: December 30, 2019 - January 4, 2020
Price: From $3,395 per person, double occupancy

Sunny PortugalThe Pasadena Tournament of Roses is a celebration more than a century old – a festival of flowers, music and sports unequaled anywhere else in the world. It’s America’s New Year Celebration, a greeting to the world on the first day of the
year, and a salute to the community spirit and love of pageantry that have thrived in Pasadena for more than 100 years.

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