Travel with UL

Whether following the team on a bus trip or traversing the globe on a memorable excursion, the UL Alumni Association has just the right trip for you.  

A partnership with GO NEXT Travel, affords our alumni travelers even more opportunities to travel. Through GO NEXT, Louisiana state colleges such as the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, the University of Louisiana at Monroe, the University of New Orleans, Northwestern State University, Louisiana Tech University, McNeese State University and Nicholls State University have joined efforts for the following "All-Louisiana Alumni Cruises":

GRECIAN DELIGHTS | October 1-9, 2016
Athens, Crete, Santorini, Katakolon, Corfu, Messina, Sorrento/Capri, Rome

Indulge your senses with Grecian delights, from whitewashed villages tumbling toward crystal-blue seas to powdery beaches backed by charming tavernas, olive groves, and dramatic cliffs. Begin your voyage in Athens and sail to Crete, an enchanting island with Minoan palaces and photogenic windmills.  Take in magnificent panoramas and clifftop villages on Santorini, the Aegean's crown jewel, and stroll the seaside promenade in Katakolon, a jumping-off point for adventures in ancient Olympia. Watch more incredible scenery unfold on the fairy-tale island of Corfu, featuring a stunning backdrop of olive trees, turquoise waters, and sandy beaches.  Then journey to northeastern Sicily, where Messina beckons with local culinary treasures and a lively piazza. Before capping off your adventure in Rome, browse the elegant shops at Sorrento, your gateway to the celebrated island of Capri.



GREAT PACIFIC NORTHWEST | September 17-25, 2016
Portland/Vancouver, Astoria, The Dalles, Stevenson, Sacajawea State Park, Clarkston/Spokane

Imagine a region of unparalleled natural bounty and spellbinding beauty, where majestic waterfalls plunge down mossy cliffs and powerful rivers flow through deep, awe-inspiring gorges edged by steep canyon walls, rugged high desert, and mountains swathed in verdant forests. From Vancouver to Clarkston, cruise the mighty Columbia and Snake Rivers aboard the American Empress, the largest and most elegant riverboat west of the Mississippi, and experience this pristine, captivating corner of America—the Pacific Northwest.



CUBAN DISCOVERY | Several Dates Available
Miami, Havana, Cienfuegos, Trinidad, Sancti Spiritus, Santa Clara

Cuba: Historically rich, culturally diverse, environmentally magnificent. For decades, the Caribbean’s largest island—roughly 90 miles away from U.S. soil—has been but a mystery, perceived through secondhand sources and beyond the grasp of most American travelers.

We invite you to embark on a captivating journey that reveals Cuba’s complex history and culture. This trip is specially designed to broaden your understanding of a nation of stark contradictions molded by a turbulent past. Time seems to stand still as you watch vintage 1950s-era automobiles roll along cobbled streets past beautifully preserved Spanish colonial buildings. As the hub for economic and political heritage, Havana presents an ideal setting to interact with local citizens and uncover new perspectives. You will gain insight into the country’s thriving arts community through discussions with independent artists and visits to performing arts schools and studios. You’ll also journey beyond the spirited capital to fertile tobacco and sugar cane fields that permeate the countryside revealing a glimpse into rural Cuban life. Along the southern coastline, you’ll visit the beautifully preserved colonial cities of Trinidad and Cienfuegos—both UNESCO World Heritage Sites.



For more information on these exciting travel opportunities,
please visit www.gonext.com.


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