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.


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.

Take a look at the travel brochure and 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.

Take a look at the pre-cruise program and the travel brochure. 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.

Take a look at the travel brochure and 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.

Take a look at the travel brochure and 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.

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

Mossel Bay at sunsetSouth Africa

May 9-21, 2024

Embark in Cape Town and see the flat-topped Table Mountain in the distance. Enjoy spectacular views as a natural lagoon and sand dune surround you. Encounter the small-town charm of Port Elizabeth and dip your toes in the pristine sands of its local beaches. Continue making memories in vibrant Richards Bay where you will find magnificent diversity and a wonderland of activities, including opportunities for big mammal wildlife viewings. Before returning, enjoy the thrill of horseback riding and dolphin watching in sunny Mossel Bay.

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

Isafjordur waterfallIcelandic Revelation

July 7-17, 2024

Enjoy the ambiance of serene waterfalls and unique views. Take a boat trip around Isafjordur where you can fish along the bay. Picturesque Seydisfjordur holds some of Iceland’s most iconic scenery to experience and wildlife to spot. Stroll through the streets of Djupivogur where the culture is rich and the nature is breathtaking. Take a trip to the mysterious Faroe Islands to experience a unique blend of quirky local culture and modern day cafes. Before journey’s end, spend time in Heimaey and cruise around the island where you will find lava formations and can spot puffins in their natural habitat.

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

Edinburg CastleCeltic Kaleidoscope

August 14-24, 2024

See Shannon River as you admire the town's medieval castles and bask in the beauty of the Cliff of Moher. Explore the town history of Killybegs. Let the rainbow-colored buildings of Belfast welcome you before experiencing the views from Lyle Hill in Greenock and the scenic landscapes of Portree. Retrace the steps of ill-fated Scottish heroes at Culloden Battlefield near Invergordon. Fall in love with the lush gardens and charming historical district of Aberdeen and stroll the iconic Water of Leith in Edinburgh. 

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

Red WingFall Colors on Mark Twain's Mississippi

September 28-October 6, 2024

Discover the beauty of Mark Twain's Mississippi. Meander along the riverfront trail and rest at Leach Park in Bettendorf as you take in the views of the mighty Mississippi. Before journey's end, spend a day in Red Wing, a city whose pioneering story lives on in its many galleries and museums.

Trevi Fountain in RomeRenaissance Triumphs

November 4-14, 2024

Escape to Naples to see Pompeii, a preserved ancient Roman city once buried under the ashes of nearby Mt. Vesuvius. Cruise the terracotta cliff-lined waters of the Amalfi Coast and visit Valletta to see the celebrated St. John’s Co-Cathedral. Take in Italian Renaissance masterpieces in Florence and Pisa. Immerse yourself in the captivating landscapes of Provence as the aroma of lavender fields and breathtaking views of the coastlines and mountainous areas sweep you away. Before journey’s end in beautiful Barcelona, pop into Palma de Mallorca’s plentiful art galleries and admire the fascinating exhibits on display.

Take a look at the travel brochure and 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.

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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.

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