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UC Retirees Travel offers extraordinary opportunities to discover and explore iconic sites and lesser-known destinations featuring a mix of history, culture, and nature. Connect with travelers from all UC locations including retirees, emeriti, family members, and friends. Expert group trip planners coordinate all of the details so you can relax and enjoy the journey.

Click on "more details" for each trip to see complete itineraries and reservation information. Contact Sue Barnes, UC Retirees Travel coordinator, at UCRetireesTravel@gmail.com with any questions.

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2019 Adventures

Christmas on the Danube
Christmas on the Danube
Featuring a 6-night Danube River Cruise with Optional 2-Night Magical Christmas Markets of Prague Post-Tour Extension
December 02 - December 10, 2019 • 9 Days • 19 Meals
Land only rates: Air inclusive rates from LAX or SFO
Lower Outside Double $2,699 Lower Outside Double $3,499
Middle Outside Double $3,099 Middle Outside Double $3,899
Upper Outside Double $3,499 Upper Outside Double $4,299
Suite Double Rate$3,899 Suite Double Rate$4,699
Celebrate the holidays with a scenic river cruise, stopping at traditional Christmas markets in Vienna, Regensburg, Passau, Rothenburg and Nuremberg. Pass castles and small villages, enjoy a German holiday party and discover Wurzburg, an ancient Franconian wine town. In Vienna, join a local expert to explore the historic sites. Visit the 900-year-old Benedictine Melk Abbey. This tour includes moderate physical activity, including walking tours, stairs and uneven surfaces. For information or to register, call Collette Travel, (800) 581-8942; refer to booking #951640. More details...

 


2020 Adventures

New Zealand:
Natural Wonders North & South
New Zealand: Natural Wonders North & South
Overseas Adventure Travel (O.A.T.) - 16 or fewer passengers
Departs February 19, 2020 • 17 Days • 27 Meals
Air inclusive from LAX or SFO: $6,695;*
Land only: $5,595*
*Double occupancy
Learn about New Zealand's history and traditions while exploring the North and South islands. Hike Abel Tasman National Park and experience the mud pools, hot springs, and geysers of a thermal reserve in Taupo. Learn Maori legends and watch a traditional ceremony, explore the Kiwi culture, visit a sheep farm and travel aboard a ferry to the scenic Queen Charlotte Sound. (OAT - 16 or fewer travelers). Traveling alone? Register early - this trip has four single rooms at no extra charge. This tour includes moderate physical activity, including walking tours, stairs and uneven surfaces. To reserve, call (800) 353-6262, select 2 and mention Group Code GO-28708. More details...
Romance of the Rhine & Mosel
Romance of the Rhine & Mosel
Grand Circle Travel - Travel in a group of 38-45 aboard a privately-owned 140-passenger ship
Departs April 30, 2020 • 15 Days • 28 Meals
Air inclusive from LAX or SFO at $5,295*
Land only: starting at $4,095*
*Double occupancy
Behold fairytale castles and terraced vineyards along the Rhine and Mosel rivers. Visit the Dutch and German cities and learn their history in World War II. In Basel, Switzerland, see how the future is evolving. And throughout this popular itinerary, delve into this region's diverse history. This tour includes easy physical activity, including walking tours and some stairs. Traveling alone? Register early - this trip has just one single cabin at no extra charge. To reserve, call (800) 353-6262, select 2 and mention Group Code GO-28708.. More details...
Taste of Vietnam
Taste of Vietnam
Small Group Travel - 24 or fewer passengers
April 17 - April 30, 2020 • 14 Days • 21 Meals
Land only: Single $2,599; Double $3,599
Air inclusive from LAX (SFO add $100):
LAX Double - $4,449; Single; $5,549
SFO Double - $4,369; Single; $5,369
Explore Vietnam's rich culture and complex history. At the Vietnam War Memorial park, tour the Cu Chi Tunnels - underground hideouts used during the war. Experience life on the Mekong Delta. Take a cooking class and try your hand at lantern making. Stay aboard a luxury junk boat on brilliant Halong Bay. Visit the stunning Thien Mu Pagoda and marvel at the haunting ruins of My Son. This tour includes moderate physical activity, including walking tours, stairs and uneven surfaces. For information or to register, call Collette Travel, (800) 581-8942; refer to booking #951592. More details...
Japan's Cultural Treasures
Japan's Cultural Treasures
Overseas Adventure Travel (O.A.T.) - 16 or fewer passengers
Departs May 9, 2020 • 15 Days • 28 Meals
Air inclusive from LAX or SFO: $5,895;*
Land only: $4,595*
*Double occupancy
Explore more than 2,000 years of Japanese history and culture, from ultra-modern Tokyo to the former imperial capital of Kyoto and Kanazaw's unique samurai architecture. Discover an intimate glimpse of Japan's distinct culture and meet local artisans that specialize in woodwork, a Buddhist monk who will guide the group through Zen meditation and a local family that will show us their traditions. This tour includes moderate physical activity, including walking tours, stairs and uneven surfaces. Traveling alone? Register early - this trip has four single rooms at no extra charge. To reserve, call (800) 353-6262, select 2 and mention Group Code GO-28708. More details...
Croatia & Its Islands
Croatia & Its Islands
Small Ship Cruising on the Adriatic Coast
June 5 - June 16, 2020 • 12 Days • 19 Meals
Land only: Lower Outside Double $3,499; Main Deck Double $4,499
Air inclusive from LAX:
LAX Lower Outside Double - $5,399; Main Deck Double; $5,899
Enjoy a 7-night cruise and see sites from medieval architecture to ethereal waterfalls. Visit Zagreb, the country's capital, and Krka National Park. Discover the ancient palace of Emperor Diocletian in Split. On Brac Island, take in the "Golden Cape" of Bol. Visit the island of Biševo, home to the mystical Blue Cave. Tour the Old City of Dubrovnik. This tour is fairly active and will include longer walking tours, sometimes over uneven terrain or up/down stairs, as well as periods of standing. For information or to register, call Collette Travel, (800) 581-8942; refer to booking #951573. More details...
The Aegean Islands, Athens, & Istanbul
The Aegean Islands, Athens & Istanbul
Overseas Adventure Travel (O.A.T.) - 25 or fewer passengers
Departs July 1, 2020 • 16 Days • 31 Meals
Air incl. LAX (SFO add $100): starting at $7,895:*
Land only: starting at $6,295*
*Double occupancy
Journey to Greece and discover the enduring treasures of antiquity, from the Parthenon in Athens to the Temple of Apollo and the monasteries of Meteora. Enjoy a Greek island cruise aboard O.A.T.'s private small ship and explore millennia-old settlements. Visit Delos, birthplace of Apollo, volcanic Santorini, bustling Syros and Kusadasi, gateway to ancient Ephesus. Plus, spend two nights in Istanbul, Turkey's cosmopolitan capital. This tour includes moderately easy physical activity, including walking tours, stairs and uneven surfaces. Traveling alone? Register early - this trip has only one single room at no extra charge. To reserve, call (800) 353-6262, select 2 and mention Group Code GO-28708. More details...
Switzerland/Germany and
Oberammergau Passion Play
Switzerland/Germany
Departs July 7, 2020 • 9 Days • 13 Meals
Land only: Double $4,099; Single $6,099
Air inclusive from LAX or SFO
Double $5,949; Single $7,949
Experience the grand cities of Europe's Alpine region and enjoy a performance of the legendary Passion Play in the Bavarian village of Oberammergau. View the pinnacles and turrets of Neuschwanstein Castle and stay overnight in Bavaria's mysterious Black Forest. In Switzerland, highlights include a visit to the Chateau de Chillon on lovely Lake Geneva and a walking tour in Lucerne. This tour includes moderate physical activity, including walking tours, stairs and uneven surfaces. For information or to register, call Collette Travel, (800) 581-8942; refer to booking #951335. More details...
Nova Scotia & the Canadian Maritimes
Nova Scotia
Departs July 16, 2020 • 9 Days • 12 Meals
Air Inclusive from LAX or SFO
Double $3,425 $3,325* Single $4,500 $4,400*
Land Only: Double $2,425 $2,325;* Single $3,500 $3,400*
*Save $100 per person by making final payment by check at least 75 days prior to departure
Experience the salty fishing towns, towering cliffs and rugged geography of Canada's eastern shores. Tour Halifax, Cape Breton National Park, Prince Edward Island, Charlottetown, Peggy's Cove and more. This tour includes moderate physical activity, including walking tours, stairs and uneven surfaces. For information or to register, call Premier World Discovery, (877) 953-8687; refer to booking #135638. Click or tap here for more details (PDF file)
Cape Cod & the Islands
Cape Cod
Departs September 26, 2020 • 7 Days • 9 Meals
Air Inclusive from LAX or SFO
Double $2,725 $2,625* Single $3,475 $3,375*
Land Only: Double $1,975 $1,875;* Single $2,725 $2,625*
*Save $100 per person by making final payment by check at least 75 days prior to departure
Visit beautiful beaches with sandy dunes, enjoy legendary seafood and tour pristine conservation land – and no need for a passport. Take a Boston city tour, visit Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard and tour the Cape Cod National Seashore. This tour includes moderate physical activity, including walking tours, stairs and uneven surfaces. For information or to register, call Premier World Discovery, (877) 953-8687; refer to booking #135639. Click or tap here for more details (PDF file)
San Antonio Holiday
San Antonio
Departs December 3, 2020 • 5 Days • 6 Meals
Air Inclusive from LAX or SFO
Double $2,225 $2,125* Single $2,825 $2,725*
Land Only: Double $1,375 $1,275;* Single $1,975 $1,875*
*Save $100 per person by making final payment by check at least 75 days prior to departure
San Antonio's old-Spanish flavor, multi-cultural heritage, numerous parks and plazas, and the Riverwalk make it one of America’s most intriguing cities. Take a city tour, visit the San Jose Mission, the Alamo, Fredericksburg and more. Enjoy the Fiesta del las Luminarias and take a Riverwalk cruise. This tour includes moderate physical activity, including walking tours, stairs and uneven surfaces. For information or to register, call Premier World Discovery, (877) 953-8687; refer to booking #135640. Click or tap here for more details (PDF file)