Panther Tours

We're excited to announce our 2023-2024 lineup of trips! We have several different travel programs for alumni and friends. 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.

Hut over water in TahitiTahiti and French Polynesia

January 16 - 26, 2024

Travel the beautiful sea towards Tahiti and explore the Spring Garden of Vaipahi and the Point Venus lighthouse before touring Bora Bora. Go snorkeling in turquoise lagoons and see vibrant colors underneath the waters all while enjoying a 5-star sailing experience.

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

Italy waterfrontVillage Life Around the Italian Lakes

April 27 - May 5, 2024

Partake in an authentic experience of life in the Italian Lake District in the foothills of the majestic Alps. Be charmed through private boat tours through gorgeous lakes before escaping to Milan. Enjoy divulging into the village life and learning from a local resident.

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

Mossel Bay at sunsetSights of South Africa

May 8 - 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 South Africa travel brochure and learn more on the South Africa trip's webpage.

Isafjordur waterfallIcelandic Revelation

July 6 - 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 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 Iceland travel brochure and learn more on the Iceland trip's webpage.

Edinburg CastleCeltic Kaleidoscope

August 13 - 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 historic district of Aberdeen and stroll the iconic Water of Leith in Edinburgh. 

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

Hawaii coastlineAloha, Hawaii

September 18 - 22, 2024


Enjoy the sunshine while watching the Panthers! Cheer on the UNI Football team as they take on the Rainbow Warriors. 

Take a look at the Hawaii travel brochure and learn more on the more on the Hawaii 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 the journey's end, spend a day in Red Wing, a city whose pioneering story lives on in its many galleries and museums.

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

Cabo San LucasPacific Paradise

October 2 - 16, 2024

Search for migrating whales in the sparkling blue waters of Cabo San Lucas. In La Paz, find your wild side and swim with whale sharks or snorkel with sea lions. Explore Manzanillo's quaint old-town plaza, the Miramar Flea Market or join an eco-tour to see a waterfall or volcano.

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

Trevi Fountain in RomeRenaissance Triumphs

November 3 - 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 Renaissance Triumphs travel brochure and learn more on the Renaissance Triumphs 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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Gohagan & Company 

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

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