Alumni Travel Program

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The Villanova University Alumni Association is thrilled to re-launch our travel program! Explore destinations around the world with Villanova alumni, family and friends.


We invite the entire Villanova community to join us as we celebrate the University’s traditions and values through our alumni travel program. Our trips provide a rich travel experience thanks to their educational character, unique access to special events and, most importantly, traveling with your fellow Wildcats.

For more information, please contact our Travel Program Coordinator, Sarah Doody, at alumnitravel@villanova.edu or 904-432-3141. 


 

Upcoming Tours

2024 Programs
 

Peru

Peru Explorer

February 29 - March 8, 2024

Price: $1,899 per person (based on double occupancy); $2,149 single accommodations
Trip Status: Reserve your spot.

  • One-way Internal flight from Lima to Cuzco included in trip cost
  • An expert Travel Director and professional driver
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • Six breakfasts, four dinners and two lunches included
  • Audio headsets provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries
  • City orientation tours
  • Variety of optional experiences

 


 

Image from Cruising the Danube Alumni Travel Program Trip

Cruising the Danube: Vienna to the Black Sea

September 26 - October 8, 2024

Price: Cabin prices from $4,795 (based on double occupancy).
Trip Status: Reserve your spot.

  • Exclusively chartered, 13-day, 11-night voyage featuring two nights in Bucharest, Romania, and a nine-night luxury cruise along the fabled Danube River—one of the greatest river journeys in the world.
  • Visit seven countries (Austria, Slovakia, Hungary, Croatia, Serbia, Bulgaria and Romania) and give capital cities.
  • Gratuities to local guides and drivers on included excursions and transfers.
  • All excursions are included; complimentary WI-FI onboard the ship; beer and wine included with lunches and dinners.
  • Airport transfers if your arrival and departure coincide with the scheduled group transfer times.
  • Vienna Pre-Program and Transylvania Post-Program Options.


 

Pasta served in northern Italy

Flavors of Northern Italy

October 11-19, 2024

Second departure date just added; act fast, availiability is limited!

Price: $4,995 per person (based on double occupancy; no single supplement)
Trip Status: Reserve your spot.

May 17-25, 2024

Price: $4,995 per person (based on double occupancy; no single supplement)
Trip Status: At capacity; please email alumnitravel@villanova.edu to join the waitlist.

  • Seven nights of accommodations.
  •  Seven breakfasts, five lunches and seven dinners served with wine. 
  • All lessons, private tours and tastings, and special small-group excursions as noted in the nine-day itinerary. 
  • Full guiding services of an Orbridge Travel Director and expert local guides.
  • Private motor coach transportation.
  • Luggage porterage; gratuities to Orbridge Travel Director, local guides, and drivers. 
  • Airport transfers for guests arriving and departing during the suggested times.


 

Seal with kayakers in Antarctica

Antarctica: Journey to the White Continent

December 1-8, 2024

Price: Cabin prices from: $8,978* per person (based on double occupancy).
*Reflects a 10% discount for all travelers with the VU group
Trip Status: Please email alumnitravel@villanova.edu with inquiries or to reserve your spot.

Watch a video about this trip

  • Join VU on this new itinerary where we bypass the traditional crossing of the Drake Passage both ways on a 2-hour flight from Puerto Natales.
  • The flight provides us with a shorter program that is less expensive for our travelers.
  • Hike on magnificent mountains; see huge glaciers; and watch for gentoo, Adélie, and chinstrap penguins.
  • Kayak in protected waters, paddling as penguins swim nearby.
  • Early December departures offer the possibility to cross-country ski or snowshoe across the frozen sea ice, conditions permitting.

The final brochure is in production now, for more information, please contact our Travel Program Coordinator, Sarah S. Doody at alumnitravel@villanova.edu.


 

Completed Tours
 

Thank you to all the Villanovans who joined us on recent journeys! 

Villanova travelers in Iceland.

Getaway to Iceland

March 3-7, 2023

"I chose this trip because I was confident that Villanova would provide a fabulous experience. As expected, the entire group was fantastic.” — Jeanne B.
Villanova travelers in the Galapagos.

The Galápagos Islands: 8 Days of Wonder and Amazement

July 18 - 25, 2023

“I was blown away by the entire experience. Every aspect of this trip was perfectly tailored and managed.” — Rob B.
Image from the Great Journey Through Europe Alumni Travel Program trip

The Great Journey Through Europe: Switzerland, France, Germany and The Netherlands

June 28 - July 9, 2023

“The quality of the accommodations, restaurants, food, and transportation exceeded expectations. Everything being all inclusive was another luxury, especially guide tips. A fabulous trip!” — Annie F.
Image from Kenya Trip

Highlights of Kenya

November 3 - 11, 2023

Please note that in this ever-changing travel climate, all prices, itineraries, dates and departures are subject to change.

Required International SOS Coverage

All travelers on Villanova University sponsored international travel who are not current University employees or students are required to purchase an individual International SOS Membership prior to trip departure. International SOS provides predeparture services such as vaccination requirements, required medication, and travel security information, as well as many services while traveling such as worldwide assistance, security and medical evacuation services, telephone advice from a physician and referrals to more than 68,000 global, vetted providers. Each traveler will need to purchase their individual ISOS membership directly through ISOS at buymembership.internationalsos.com and provide the policy number to the travel coordinator. In certain circumstances, any traveler who is ineligible to purchase an individual ISOS membership should secure similar coverage that includes medical and emergency evacuation and repatriation coverage, and provide evidence of such purchase.

Please contact Sarah S. Doody at alumnitravel@villanova.edu or call (904) 432-3141 for complete details.

*Villanova faculty and staff traveling with employment responsibilities are automatically covered by the University and will not need to purchase the ISOS.