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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 the image of each trip below to see complete itineraries and reservation information. Please review our Frequently Asked Questions, the trip itinerary and the trip activity level carefully before reserving a trip. Contact Sue Barnes, UC Retirees Travel coordinator, at UCRetireesTravel@gmail.com with any questions.

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Safe travel update: As of April 2023, most tour operators are no longer requiring COVID vaccines, so check with the tour operator when registering for a trip. Participating in group activities carries a risk of exposure to any number of communicable diseases, including COVID-19. UC Retirees Travel strongly recommends that travelers receive the COVID vaccine as well as all boosters for which you are eligible. Read more about our COVID-19 protocols here.

2023 Adventures

Collette-148 max on cruise
Trip is full
Email UC Retirees Travel
to join the wait list.
Shades of Ireland
Collette Travel
44 or fewer travelers
Trip is full
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to join the wait list.
Untamed Iceland
O.A.T. - 16 or fewer travelers
Both trips are full
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to join the wait list.
Greece & Its Isles
Collette-44 or fewer travelers
Trip is full
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to join the wait list.
Cuba Discovery
Premier World Discovery
40 or fewer travelers
Havana, Vinales, & the
Pinar del Rio.
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America's Music Cities Holiday
Collette-44 or fewer travelers
Memphis, New Orleans, and
Nashville in holiday splendor

2024 Adventures

Costa Rica - A World of nature
Collette-24 or fewer travelers
Rainforests, Volcanoes,
National Parks, & More
Australia and New Zealand
Collette-24 or fewer travelers
Sydney, Cairns, Ayers Rock,
Wellington, Hokitika, & More
Japan's Cultural Treasures
O.A.T.-16 or fewer travelers
Tokyo, Hakona,
Kanasawa, Kyoto & More
Sicily - Ancient Landscapes
O.A.T. - 16 or fewer travelers
Palermo, Mazara del Vallo,
Ragusa, Catania, & More
Colors of Morocco
Collette-24 or fewer travelers
Fes, Marrakech, Sahara,
Desert Camp and More
Turkey’s Magical Hideaways
O.A.T. - 16 or fewer travelers
Ancient sites,
natural beauty,
4-night gulet cruise
Great Rivers of Europe
Grand Circle - 162 max on ship
Visit Netherlands, Germany
Austria on a private riverboat
Croatia & Its Islands
Collette-36 or fewer travelers
Historic & natural sites
and a 7-night cruise in
the Adriatic Sea
Memorials of WWII
Collette-44 or fewer travelers
London, Paris
Normandy, & more
Scottland Revealed
O.A.T. - 16 or fewer travelers
Glascow, Edinburgh, Loch
Ness, St. Andrews & More
Culinary Journey through Tuscany
Premier-24 or fewer travelers
7-night stay in boutique
hotel in beautiful Tuscany
Montreal & Quebec City Christmas text:
Premier-24 or fewer travelers
Christmas markets, historic
hotels, and more

Read About Our Travel Escorts

When you participate in UC Retirees Travel trips, you help to support CUCRA (Council of University of California Retirees Associations), a systemwide consortium of volunteer representatives from all of the UC retiree associations. CUCRA represents retiree interests and advocates for retiree benefits in regular meetings with UC leadership.