Panther Tours

We're excited to announce our 2022-2023 lineup of trips! We have several different travel programs for students and alumni. There are many destinations and programs to choose from, so there's always something for everyone!

Panther Tours

We've partnered with vendors to offer several international and domestic destination tours each year. Looking for a particular international trip and don't see it on our list of future offerings? Contact the vendors listed below and they will do all they can to accommodate your needs.

Rostock GermanyNorthern Realms: Baltics and Scandinavia

August 7-17, 2022

Tour the maze of medieval ruins in Visby, paddle a kayak on the tranquil Minija River in Klaipeda, and see the UNESCO-listed buildings of Riga. Enjoy a nature reserve walk in Tallinn and spend two days in St. Petersburg, where you can tour the Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood. In Helsinki, take a scenic harbor cruise around charming bays and inlets.

Learn more on the trip's webpage and call 800-842-9023 for availability.


Vista of Mount HoodGreat Pacific Northwest

August 14-22, 2022

Climb the Astoria Column in Astoria and visit the Japanese Garden in Portland. Explore the Bonneville Dam in Stevenson and learn the gold mining history of The Dalles. Browse the downtown shops in Richland and trace the path of Lewis and Clark in Clarkston.

Learn more on the trip's webpage and call 800-842-9023 for availability.


Vista of Mount HoodMedieval to Modern Hearts of Germany

September 8-21, 2022

Frankfurt ➜ Eisenach ➜ Eisleben ➜ Quedlinburg ➜ Wernigerode ➜ Goslar ➜ Halberstadt ➜ Wittenberg ➜ Dresden ➜ Berlin

Join alumni Russell Baldner and Cathryn Elmer Baldner to explore the rich, diverse historical and cultural heritage of Germany. Featuring outstanding expressions of Germany’s historic architectural and artistic wealth, religious and linguistic legacy and the thousand-year political dimensions of its royal, imperial and recent past, Hearts of Germany guides travelers to extraordinary places. Leslie Prideaux, president of the UNI Alumni Association, will also join this trip to connect with alumni and friends!

Take a look at the travel brochure and learn more on the trip's webpage. For questions about travel logistics, please contact Witte Travel & Tours at 616-957-8113 or groups@wittetravel.com. For questions regarding any details about the tour, please email or call Russell Baldner at 563-419-8685. To request a brochure, please contact the alumni office at 319-273-2355 or alumni@uni.edu.


Vista of Mount HoodAdriatic & Aegean Array

October 6-16, 2022

Visit the Emerald Grotto in Amalfi and dine under Mt. Etna in Syracuse. Investigate the fortresses of Dubrovnik’s Old Town, then spend two days in Venice, where you can take a gondola ride down the Grand Canal. Explore ancient Olympia near Katakolon and sample vintage wines in Santorini.

Take a look at the travel flyer and learn more on the trip's webpage.


Flamingoes in the CaribbeanTaste of the Caribbean & Panama Canal

January 28 - February 7, 2023

Visit Panama City and journey through the Panama Canal. Stop along the shores of the Caribbean, witness some of the finest historical architecture in Colombia and surround yourself with forest-lined beaches and the Sierra Nevada. Visit charming Oranjestad in Aruba and cross the floating bridge in Willemstad. Lastly, visit the Cayman Islands and end your trip in Miami.

Learn more on the trip's webpage.


Mt. Fuji with cherry blossom treeBlossoming Japan

April 12-22, 2023

Begin your journey in metropolitan Tokyo (Yokohama) and set sail for Nagoya to visit one of the many fascinating museums. Make your way to Osaka to indulge in authentic street food. In Hiroshima, stroll through the beautiful Hiroshima Gardens or visit the rebuilt Hiroshima Castle. In Busan, explore the renowned large Buddha statues at the Main Buddha Hall. Discover remnants of old Nagasaki and experience the natural wonders of Shimabara Peninsula with its volcanoes and hot springs. Make a stop in the quaint city of Kochi and end in Tokyo.

Learn more on the trip's webpage.


Mykonos, GreeceMediterranean Legacies

May 11-22, 2023

Make your way through ruins and relics with a visit to the Acropolis in Athens. Enjoy time at the beach in Kavala and take in the pleasures of Istanbul. In Mykonos, tour a 16th-century monastery. Enjoy fresh fruits and vegetables along the Amalfi coast. Fall in love with Rome and then take in Florence’s Italian Renaissance masterpieces, see the whimsical Leaning Tower of Pisa and relax in an ancient Italian wine cellar. In Monte Carlo, try your hand at the famous Monte Carlo Casino. Lastly, stop in the bustling seaport of Toulon and end your trip Barcelona.

Learn more on the trip's webpage.


Train in AlaskaAlaska & British Columbia Array

July 21 - August 1, 2023

See mountian slopes and pristine waters in Seattle. Participate in rain forests hikes in Ketchikan, salmon sportfish in Sitka or kayak ocean bays and inlets with glacier views in Juneau. Spot spouting whales and immerse yourself in nature in Hoonah. Explore Wrangell and Prince Rupert before cruising into Victoria, British Columbia. Tour the lavish Craigdarroch Castle and visit a seaside café before returning to Seattle.

Learn more on the trip's webpage.


Canada flagAutumn Vistas of Canada & New England

September 18-29, 2023

Explore charming Newport and admire the lighthouses, walk the Freedom Trail Walk in Boston and cruise to Saint John. Get a taste of Nova Scotia in Sydney as you try a sampling of local brews in downtown pubs. In Saguenay, enjoy a show at the Théâtre Palais Municipal. Before completing your tour in Montréal, stop in Québec City for high tea at the iconic Château Frontenac.

Learn more on the trip's webpage.


Vendor Information

Our vendors are happy to try to accommodate your needs. Feel free to contact them and reference that you are with the UNI Alumni Association.

Go Next
askgonext@gonext.com
800-842-9023


Travel Insurance Services

Plan for the unexpected. Protect your travel investment against trip cancellation, travel delay, baggage loss and more. Plus, make sure you’re covered while you’re away from home for emergency medical care and emergency medical evacuation, if needed. We’ve partnered with USI Affinity Travel Insurance Services to offer travel insurance for Panther alumni and friends. View their travel insurance brochure and compare travel insurance plans with this guide.

USI Affinity
info@travelinsure.com
800-937-1387