Travel

The University of Ottawa Alumni Association's travel program has been offering exceptional educational travel experiences for alumni, friends and staff since 2008.

We offer an average of eight trips per year to exotic destinations covering most of the continents.

Join us for a unique and enriching experience today!

If you have questions regarding the travel program, if you want more information or a brochure, please contact Roch Pilon by email or call 613-562-5857 or 1-800-465-1888.

If you require travel insurance for your trip, UOttawa alumni can receive special offers through Johnson Insurance.

Upcoming Trips:

The Pride of South Africa, Namibia, Botswana

May 16 to 31, 2015
From approximately $4595 plus air

Winding through peaceful countryside, past storybook villages and fairy-tale castles, the Rhine, Main and Danube waterways showcase the best of Europe. Begin your adventure in Amsterdam, continue to the world-famous cathedral in Cologne then explore historic Koblenz and Würzburg. Experience the magical city of Vienna and visit the Imperial Apartments of the Hofburg Palace. Your voyage concludes in Budapest, Hungary's fascinating capital.

Activity Level: Moderate


Village Life around the Italian Lakes

May 16 to 31, 2015
From approximately $4595 plus air

Winding through peaceful countryside, past storybook villages and fairy-tale castles, the Rhine, Main and Danube waterways showcase the best of Europe. Begin your adventure in Amsterdam, continue to the world-famous cathedral in Cologne then explore historic Koblenz and Würzburg. Experience the magical city of Vienna and visit the Imperial Apartments of the Hofburg Palace. Your voyage concludes in Budapest, Hungary's fascinating capital.

Activity Level: Moderate


Cruising the Rivieras and Islands of France, Italy and Spain

August 28 to September 5, 2015
From approximately $5560 plus air

Cruise for seven nights from Rome to Barcelona aboard the exclusively chartered, Five-Star M.V. TERE MOANA, relaunched in 2013 after a multimillion-dollar refurbishment and featuring only 45 deluxe Staterooms. Visit up to five UNESCO World Heritage sites, including Carcassone. Explore Corsica's fortified town of Bonifacio and Sardinia's dazzling Costa Smeralda. Visit Florence and Italy's Cinque Terre. Along the enchanting Côte d'Azur, enjoy specially arranged excursions in Monte Carlo, Cannes and Nice.

Activity Level: Moderately Active


Island Life in Ancient Greece and Turkey

September 28 to October 6, 2015
From approximately $4195 plus air

Cruise from Athens to Istanbul aboard the exclusively chartered, Five-Star small ship M.S. LE LYRIAL, launching in 2015. Meet local residents during the specially arranged ISLAND LIFE FORUM® for a personal perspective on the true character of the Aegean Sea's maritime culture. Enjoy carefully designed, expert-led excursions highlighting the UNESCO World Heritage sites of Delos, Rhodes' Old Town, Pátmos' Monastery of St. John and legendary Troy.

Activity Level: Moderately Active


Amalfi: The Divine Coast

October 6 to 14, 2015
From approximately $3295 plus air 

The Amalfi Coast is an idyllic paradise of stately mountains, adorned with pastel-painted buildings, rising majestically over the Mediterranean Sea. Walk through history during visits to Herculaneum and Pompeii and marvel at their well-preserved ruins. Explore the idyllic town of Sorrento and Capri, the Isle of Dreams. This Alumni Campus Abroad program includes deluxe accommodations in Vietri sul Mare, all excursions, presentations about local history and culture, and an extensive meal plan with wine at dinner, and no single supplement for solo travelers.

Activity Level: Moderately Active


Voyage to Antiquity

October 17 to 28, 2015
From approximately $6995 plus air

Spend three nights in the heart of Jerusalem and cruise for seven nights from spiritual Israel to breathtaking Cyprus, Turkey's stunning Turquoise Coast and Athens, Greece, aboard the exclusively chartered, small ship M.Y. VARIETY VOYAGER, featuring only 36 all ocean-view cabins. Visit up to six UNESCO World Heritage sites, two of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World and sacred sites around the Sea of Galilee and Jerusalem, holy city to three major monotheistic faiths.

Activity Level: Moderately Active


Portugal: A Food and Wine Exploration

October 18 to 29, 2015
12 days / 11 nights

Tour price: C$5995 per person plus air
18 participants

Taste, cook and dine your way through the very best of Portugal, staying in delightful heritage properties and discovering the splendid coastline, the gorgeous Douro River valley and the charming, historic villages of the interior. Market visits, cooking classes and visits to artisanal food producers, port cellars, wine makers and fisheries are all part of this culinary adventure. Discover Europe's well-kept secret; a Portuguese gastronomy as rich and varied as the beautifully scenic landscapes and vibrant heritage.

Level of Activity: Moderate

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