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2018 Traveling with The Tide

The University of Alabama National Alumni Association’s Traveling with the Tide program has launched its official Alabama Alumni Association Tour for Alabama football away game travel, powered by All Seasons Sports Travel. This year’s offerings include travel packages for Alabama’s season opener in Orlando against Louisville, Alabama versus Ole Miss in Tupelo, and Alabama versus LSU in New Orleans.

“We are looking forward to another exciting football season and a great away game schedule,” said Amanda Laycock, Assistant Director of Affinity Programs. “The National Alumni Association is excited to offer high quality, convenient accommodations for all of our travelers. All Alabama alumni and fans are welcome to travel with us for an unforgettable game day experience.”

The Alabama versus Louisville package is now sold out.

Packages for the Alabama versus Ole Miss game start at $310 per person and include two night hotel accommodations at the Hilton Garden Inn Tupelo as well as admission to the Alabama Alumni Association Tailgate. Game day motor coach package from Birmingham, AL to Oxford, MS is also available for purchase at $150 per person.

The tour will end the regular season in New Orleans as Alabama takes on LSU. Packages for the Alabama versus LSU game start at $875 per person and will include two night hotel accommodations at the Omni Riverfront in New Orleans, admission to the Alabama Alumni Association Tailgate, and roundtrip deluxe motor coach game day transportation.

More information on the packages as well as purchasing can be found here.

Additional packages will be added if the Crimson Tide reaches post season play. Please feel free to contact Amanda Laycock by email at if you have any questions. We look forward to Traveling with the Tide!


New! Just for Young Alumni:
Classic Europe (Young Grad)
Iceland (Young Alumni)
The Continental (Young Grad for 40+)
Costa Rica (Young Alumni)
Cloud 9 (Young Alumni)


For more information about travel contact:
Amanda Laycock
Alabama Alumni Association
P.O. Box 861928
Tuscaloosa, AL 35486-0017
Phone: (205) 348-1547
Fax: (205) 348-1737


June 2019

Baltic and Scandinavian Ballads

A columned structure surrounding a square with a statue on top

Dates: June 13 - June 24, 2019
Price: $3,899
Operator: Go Next

Enjoy historic charms as you sail the Baltic Sea between legendary cities. Embark marina in Stockholm, and sail to Tallinn. Explore the medieval town before continuing to Saint Petersburg for a two-day visit. Take in Russia’s elaborate palaces before sailing to Helsinki, where innovative architecture overlooks open-air markets. Then, continue to Riga, where elaborate Art Nouveau structures transform city streets into works of art. Stroll past stately buildings in Klaip da, a gateway to the pine groves and sand dunes of the Curonian Spit, and wander avenues of the unique Polish city of Gdansk. Before concluding your adventure in Copenhagen, sail to the city of Rostock, a seaside gem in northern Germany, enchanting all with its Hanseatic flair, or travel inland to Berlin, one of Europe’s liveliest capitals.

Arctic Expedition

Mountains in the Arctic

Dates: June 14 - June 24, 2019
Price: $6,995 +Air
Operator: Gohagan

Voyage through the otherworldly Arctic Circle on this unique 11-day itinerary featuring an extraordinary seven-night cruise on the five-star L’austral, exclusively chartered for your expedition. Visit in the region’s most enchanting season, when the sun never sets. Sail the shores of secluded Spitsbergen, the jewel of Norway’s rarely visited Svalbard archipelago, and enjoy expert-led Zodiac excursions in diverse terrains, where remarkable wildlife—from whales and walruses to Svalbard reindeer and arctic foxes—roam freely. Complimentary Wi-Fi and alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages on cruise. Overnight accommodations are included in Paris for the program’s flights to/from Longyearbyen. Paris pre-program option available.

Gaelic Glory

An impressive manor house with pink pipes and accents on windows

Dates: June 18 - June 27, 2019
Price: $3,899
Operator: Go Next

Immerse yourself in history and tradition as we sail through the Emerald and the British Isles, aboard Oceania Cruises’ Nautica. Embark Nautica in Dublin and head back in time to Viking-founded Waterford, the oldest city on the east coast of Ireland. Admire nature’s bounty in the delightful fishing town of Cobh and take in the unparalleled beauty of Bantry—a town rich with glens, streams, and forests. See Gaelic heritage come to life in Galway at An Taibhdhearc—the national Irish language theater of Ireland—and explore historic Londonderry, the only completely walled city remaining in the British Isles. While in Belfast, birthplace of the Titanic, discover an industrial city polished into a beautiful Northern Irish destination; and embrace Viking history at the museums in Douglas.

Iceland Expedition

A view of cliffs on a semi-cloudy day in Iceland

Dates: June 20 - June 23, 2019
Price: $1,475
Operator: AESU

Iceland’s unspoiled landscapes are shaped by the forces of nature and vary from deep fjords to vast volcanic deserts. With its stunning coastlines, black sand beaches, snow-capped mountains, glaciers and staggering waterfalls, the range of natural treasures make Iceland a highly unique and memorable destination. The Northern Lights (or Aurora Borealis) are among the most spectacular phenomena

on earth—and Iceland is the perfect place to see them. The trip is not complete without a dip in the Blue Lagoon geothermal spa. Although nature abounds everywhere, the city of Reykjavík has gained a reputation for legendary nightlife being one of the hottest (or coolest) places to party in the world today!

New England Islands Cruise

A view of Nantucket Island from the water on a cloudless day

Dates: June 28 - July 06, 2019
Price: $4,595 +Air
Operator: AHI

Discover New England on a coastal Rhode Island and Massachusetts journey. Spend one night in Providence, Rhode Island, before embarking on an exciting round-trip, seven-night cruise. Learn about Massachusetts’ whaling industry, tour historic Fort Adams, delve into America’s Cup history at a yacht museum and tour Blithewold, an elegant 19th-century Rhode Island estate. Customize your cruise with optional excursions, such as tours of Nantucket, Martha’s Vineyard and Newport’s stately 19th-century “summer cottages.”

Enjoy first-class accommodations in Providence and aboard the American Star, and delight in meals showcasing delicious seafood and other New England specialties.

July 2019

The Continental

Dates: July 1 - July 11, 2019
Price: $2,695 + Air
Operator: AESU

You are invited to explore layers of European history and experience the cultural diversity of five intriguing countries. Start off with oompah-pah bands at the famous Hofbräuhaus in the fun Oktoberfest city of Munich, then visit Alpine Austria and Mozart’s enchanting birthplace, Salzburg. In Italy, explore romantic Venice and Michelangelo’s magnificent Florence, then continue to France and enjoy leisure time on the famous beaches of the French Riviera and excursions to Cannes and Monte Carlo. Your journey ends in Spain with time to discover Barcelona’s cosmopolitan flair and legendary nightlife. Europe’s most famous cities and fabulous beaches provide the setting for a journey that celebrates and educates.

Rhine Discovery

A row of townhouses at sunset with a bit of a castle like tower in the far right background

Dates: July 8 - July 17, 2019
Price: $4,699
Operator: Go Next

From Amsterdam to Basel and everywhere in between, romance is alive and well on the Rhine River. The Rhine has become as much an icon of Northern Europe as the pristine castles, fairy-tale villages, and lush forests that dot its banks. As you cruise its shores and explore its treasures, you’re sure to fall in love with a landscape you didn’t believe could truly exist. Embark on an all-inclusive, credit-card free luxury river cruise aboard the state-of-the-art Scenic Opal. With a meticulously planned itinerary and unforgettable shore excursions, there is no better way to experience the Rhine and immerse yourself in the history and culture that line the banks.

Glacial Adventures of Alaska

A small town main street in Alaska with mountains in the background

Dates: July 16 - July 26, 2019
Price: $3,449
Operator: Go Next

Explore the astounding glaciers and awe-inspiring scenery on this cruise along the Alaskan and Canadian Pacific coast. Embark on the Regatta in Seattle and sail up the Inside Passage; a stunning waterway edged
by verdant forests, mountains, and glaciers. Stop in Ketchikan, and explore the town’s rustic boardwalk or the glacially carved cliffs of Misty Fjords National Monument. From authentic totems to upscale shopping, Juneau is a picturesque blend of the historical and the contemporary. Catch gold fever in Skagway, gateway to the famed Klondike gold fields; visit icy strait point, known for its harmonious Native Tlingit village. Spend a day sailing in the shadow of the majestic Hubbard Glacier; and immerse yourself in native cultures in Sitka. Finally, cruise the open blue waters of the Outside Passage to Victoria before disembarking Regatta in Seattle.

Africa Wildlife

A group of 5 different African Elephants wandering through the brush

Dates: July 24 - August 06, 2019
Price: $8,254 +Air
Operator: Odysseys Unlimited

Glimpse a world primeval on this singular 14-day safari through some of Southern Africa’s great wildlife sanctuaries in Zimbabwe, Botswana and Zambia. The small group adventure begins with a day’s sightseeing in Johannesburg, South Africa. Spend three nights in Zambezi National Park at a deluxe lodge, viewing spectacular Victoria Falls, embarking on a “Sundowner” Zambezi cruise, and taking a game drive in search of the elusive black rhino. Continue to Chobe National Park, boasting one of Africa’s largest concentrations of wildlife, for a three-night stay with sensational game drives and boat safaris. Take a private flight to Zambia for a tour highlight: unparalleled wildlife viewing at Lower Zambezi National Park—UNESCO site and one of Africa’s last pristine wildernesses—and a relaxing three-night stay at the intimate Royal Zambezi Lodge. Discover Cape Town, South Africa’s sparkling “Mother City,” including the Cape Peninsula and Winelands, on an optional four-day/three-night post-tour extension.

Majestic Great Lakes

The Big Sable Point Lighthouse at sunset

Dates: July 24 - August 02, 2019
Price: $4,699
Operator: Go Next

Explore the wilderness, rocky shores, and pristine islands of North America as you sail the Great Lakes aboard the M/V Victory I. Embarking in Chicago, you’ll leave the Windy City and cruise scenic Lake Michigan on your way to the idyllic Victorian atmosphere of Mackinac Island. Traverse the legendary
Soo Locks in Sault Ste. Marie, the Midwest’s oldest city; sail the waters of Georgian Bay; and explore the native traditions of Manitoulin Island. Relive the glory days of the American automobile at the Henry Ford Museum in Detroit, and celebrate music history at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland. Cap off your cruise by experiencing the grandeur of Niagara Falls from the thrilling perspective of a Hornblower vessel before disembarking in Toronto, one of the most culturally diverse cities in the world.

August 2019

Costa Rica Eco Explorer

A group of people posing in front of a waterfall

Dates: August 7 - August 11, 2019
Price: $1,375 + Air
Operator: AESU

Travel to this small but very diverse country on an adventure tour of wildly contrasting landscapes. Get off the beaten track and explore the Rincon de la Vieja region, known for its active volcanos and bubbling mud pools, natural hot springs and shooting geysers. Get your adrenaline going on a whitewater tubing trip or rappel waterfalls cascading over beautiful canyons. Zip line through the rainforest canopy or enjoy the lush jungle and open plains by horseback or a guided nature hike. Enjoy geothermal activities of an active volcano by soaking in its hot mineral springs or taking a therapeutic mud bath. Relax on the beautiful Hermosa beaches or jump on a surf board and ride the waves. Experience all that Costa Rica has to offer.

Canadian Rockies

A view of the Canadian Rockies from across a lake

Dates: August 16 - August 22, 2019
Price: $3,995 + Air
Operator: Orbridge

Head north during summer for a peak-season journey to Canada’s glorious Rocky Mountains, relaxing at legendary resorts including Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge, and Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel. Each resort offers a range of activities to choose from: canoe, golf or walk nearby trails to take in inspiring landscapes and Rocky Mountain wildlife. Accompanied by an Orbridge Expedition Leader, enjoy the magnificent ranges in Banff and Jasper National Parks, the crystal waters of Lake Louise and Maligne Lake, and the glacial masses of the Columbia Icefields. Embark upon a marvelous cruise through the

glacial blue water of Maligne Lake, adventure up scenic Sulphur Mountain in a gondola, and ride a specially designed Ice Explorer on to the Columbia Icefield.

September 2019

Machu Picchu To Galapagos

An aerial view of the ruins of macchu pichu

Dates: September 3 - September 18, 2019
Price: $8,593 + Air
Operator: Odysseys Unlimited

This 16-day South American small group adventure begins with Lima’s highlights. Spend two nights in the magnificent Sacred Valley visiting impressive Incan sites and indigenous villages. Journey by train to Machu Picchu, the stunning “Lost City of the Incas,” overnighting at an on-site hotel and exploring the ruins on
two tours. Discover Cuzco, the Americas’ archaeological hub, and enjoy lunch in a local family’s home. Tour historic Quito, a UNESCO site, then fly to the fascinating Galapagos Islands. Spend four nights on Santa Cruz Island in a beautiful hotel, taking cruises on a private yacht to nearby islands. Learn about Darwin’s “living laboratory” firsthand, observing giant Galapagos tortoises and other unique Galapagos. Explore Santa Cruz with its lava tunnels and craters then return to Quito for a final day.


Anibre Bannon sculptures on Omaha Beach in Normandy France

Dates: September 5 - September 11, 2019
Price: $4,295
Operator: WWII Museums

For more than two-and-a-half years the Allies planned and gathered their military strength to launch a decisive amphibious invasion of northern France, and in anticipation of the invasion, Hitler stockpiled reserves in the Atlantic Wall defenses, determined to keep the Allied forces at bay. There would be no second chance for the Allies: The fate of the continent hangs upon this day and there is no plan to evacuate the troops in a failure. Join us on a seven-day tour visiting the sites and walking the beaches that became the backdrop for one of the most written about invasions in history, and the turning point of the war that changed the world.

North Atlantic Quest

A gazebo amid a garden on a cloudy grey day

Dates: September 10 - September 27, 2019
Price: $5,899
Operator: Go Next

Sail the North Atlantic on this cruise to Iceland, Greenland, Canada and New England. Start with an overnight
stay in Reykjavík. Continue to Ísafjörður, and take in the town’s rugged mountain peaks. On your way to Greenland, sail the Prince Christian Sound surrounded by towering glacier-carved mountains. Qaqortoq, the next stop, radiates a rustic feel with a landscape covered in colorful quaint wooden homes. Sail up the coast to Paamiut, a town backed by towering mountains: a great location to observe the nattoralik eagle. Before cruising across the Labrador Sea and the Strait of Belle Isle, spend time in Nuuk, Greenland’s capital highlighting the city’s. Once in Canada, see landmarks from the 1700s in Sydney, experience Halifax, and witness the Reversing Falls in Saint John. Before ending your cruise in New York, visit Bar Harbor and Boston, New England’s largest city.

Wines of he Pacific Northwest

An aerial view of some docks and high rises in the city of Vancouver a little past sundown

Dates: September 15 - September 23, 2019
Price: $3,999
Operator: Go Next

Your adventure through the Pacific Northwest begins with an overnight stay in Vancouver, Washington, just minutes from Portland and known for its gorgeous parks, eclectic neighborhoods and culinary scene. Board
the American Empress and journey to Astoria, where splendid Victorian homes and maritime relics mingle with delightful cafés and shops. Head ashore in Stevenson, your gateway to the famed Bonneville Dam and Columbia Gorge Interpretive Center Museum, then glide down the river and admire the lovely scenery and small-town charm of The Dalles. Before concluding your riverboat journey in Clarkston, travel to Richland, and explore nearby Sacajawea State Park, the site of Lewis and Clark’s 1805 camp.


An aerial view of land jutting out into the waters in greece

Dates: September 19 - September 27, 2019
Price: $2295 +Air
Operator: AHI

Experience life on the Greek island of Poros, stroll by the sparkling sea, where octopuses hang to dry outside waterfront tavernas and locals pass the time at the kafenion, the neighborhood coffee shop. From Poros, ideally located for exploring ancient Greece sites, discover the 2,400-year-old theater in Epidaurus and
the ruins of Mycenae. Visit the island of Hydra and Nafplio, Greece’s first capital. A visit to the Acropolis in Athens and an Athens city tour rounds out your journey. Enjoy first-class accommodations during two nights in Athens and five nights on Poros. The extensive meal plan features wine with dinner.

Grand Danube Passage

A Gothic style church on a sunny day

Dates: September 29 - October 14, 2019
Price: $4,995 + Air
Operator: AHI

Travel through nine European countries to discover Old World capitals and charming villages along the mighty Danube River. Enjoy two nights in Sofia, Bulgaria, sail the Danube for nine nights and complete your adventure with three nights in Prague, Czech Republic. During this exciting journey, discover Roman ruins, castles, cathedrals, synagogues, mosques and fortresses—all part of the complex history of this region. Feast your eyes on gorgeous panoramas of Budapest illuminated at night, the lush Wachau Valley and the immense Iron Gate Gorge, and immerse yourself in authentic cultural experiences. In several ports, choose from a selection of included excursions, featuring culinary outings, cycling, art tours and more. There is no single supplement for solo travelers.

Masterpiece Montage

A walkway lined with palm trees and an impressive building in the background

Dates: September 30 - October 11, 2019
Price: $2,899
Operator: Go Next

Discover enduring masterpieces of art and architecture, enthralling history, and unique natural attractions as you cruise along the Mediterranean coast. Embark Sirena in Civitavecchia, and sail to Livorno, a jumping- off point for adventures in the monument-rich cities of Florence and Pisa. Then, take in Corsica’s rugged countryside while you visit Ajaccio, the birthplace of Napoleon Bonaparte. Next, explore La Spezia’s old town’s trattorias. Portofino, the following stop, is a fishing village that has pretty pastel-colored houses on the harbor. Next is Monte Carlo, an extravagant city surrounded by the renowned destinations of Nice, Èze, and Cannes. Toulon draws visitors with its ever-vibrant waterfront, while romantic canals, and historic architecture add to the magical atmosphere that makes up Sète. Finally, before ending the cruise in Barcelona, travel to the island of Mallorca de Palma and to Valencia.

October 2019

Egypt and The Eternal Nile

A pyramid and the Sphinx on a bright cloudless day

Dates: October 21 - November 04, 2019
Price: $,697
Operator: Odysseys Unlimited

Accompanied by an expert Egyptian guide, this singular 15-day small group journey through antiquity begins in storied Cairo. Visit the Egyptian Museum and Memphis’s open-air museum and see Sakkara and the astounding Pyramids of Giza with their Great Sphinx. Travel to Abu Simbel to embark on a fascinating three-night Lake Nasser cruise through ancient Nubia, exploring the outstanding temples of Abu Simbel— host to a dramatic sound-and-light show—Amada, Wadi el-Seboua, New Kalabsha, and Philae, and touring massive Aswan High Dam. In Aswan, set out on a classic four-night Nile cruise, sailing on a traditional felucca; visiting Kom Ombo’s temple and Edfu’s remarkably preserved Temple of Horus; and exploring Luxor’s splendid temples and statuary on both banks. Fly back to Cairo, where touring includes the exotic Khan el-Khalili bazaar and Old Cairo. Discover fabled Petra, ancient Jerash, and the capital of Amman with an optional five-day/four-night Jordan post-tour extension.

Timeless Cuba

A public square in Cuba with pastel buildings

Dates: October 22 - October 30, 2019
Price: $2,299
Operator: Go Next

Cruise the warm waters of the Caribbean during a trip to Cuba. Arrive in Miami and check-in to your hotel. Enjoy dinner at your leisure, and then join us for a group lecture by Havana-born scholar Dr. Jaime Suchlicki, a consultant on the private and public sectors on Cuban and Latin American Affairs. The following day take a panoramic tour of Miami and see Little Havana, Coral Gables and Coconut Grove. Then, embark Insignia and set sail to Cuba, discover the true depth and beauty of the once-forbidden destination. Stop in Santiago de Cuba. Wedged between looming mountains and the Caribbean Sea. Then, journey to Cienfuegos. Known as the Pearl of the South, the city’s French spirit, tranquil seaside setting, and neoclassical architecture are sure to enchant. Finally, before returning to Miami, spend two days exploring Havana, a captivating city with an old-fashioned aesthetic.

November 2019

Thanksgiving in New York

Dates: November 27 - December 01, 2019
Operator: Beyond Group Travel

2019 Thanksgiving in New York City

There is no place like New York City during the holiday season. The legendary shop windows are on display and Manhattan is brimming with cheer. We are excited to once again offer this wonderful multi-generational Thanksgiving trip to world-famous New York City!

Thanksgiving is the perfect time for you and your family to start the holidays and experience the wonders of New York: its famous Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, the brilliance of Broadway, impeccable restaurants and endless sightseeing.

December 2019

Holiday Market Cruise

A view of townhouses on the far side of a waterway with a bridge on the right

Dates: December 11 - December 19, 2019
Price: $2,295 + Air
Operator: AHI

Celebrate centuries-old traditions on a Rhine River cruise taking you to holiday markets in France, Germany and Switzerland. Holiday delights—Old World decorations, toys, jewelry and more—fill these festive fairs.
In Heidelberg, visit the castle and attend a musical performance. Admire Cologne’s spectacular cathedral, and personalize your cruise with a selection of included excursions in Basel, Breisach, Rüdesheim and Strasbourg. Ample free time allows you to explore the markets at your leisure. Aboard the first-class MS Amadeus Silver III, you’ll never miss a sight, including the scenic Rhine Gorge, on this seven-night journey. All meals are included. Wine, beer and soft drinks are complimentary with lunches and all dinners aboard the ship. There is no supplement for solo travelers.

New Year’s On Cloud 9

Fireworks exploding over a mountain at night with a lit city below

Dates: December 29 - January 02, 2020
Price: $1695 + Air
Operator: AESU

Come celebrate New Year’s Eve in the Austrian Alps, high above the city of Innsbruck. Travel back in time, strolling down the charming narrow streets of the Old Town, exuding a special charm and sophistication that is unique in the Alps. Enjoy the festive atmosphere in the city, taste roasted chestnuts or enjoy a cup of hot chocolate in a fashionable café. Take part in our very own Winter Olympics on the mountain, then ring in the New Year over 6,200 feet above sea level at “Cloud 9”—an igloo club with stunning views of the city and the New Year’s Eve laser show. Bring your friends. You don’t want to miss out on this one!