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2025 Adventures

It is not to early to make travel plans for 2025. Early registration is advised, as many trips fill several months to a year or more in advance. We are working on details for several new trips, so check back or join our mailing list to receive monthly email updates. If you have questions after reviewing trip details, email UCRetireesTravel@gmail.com.

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Galapagos & Ecuador's Amazon Wilds

A: January 9-24, 2025 - FULL
B: January 16-February 2, 2025

Quito, Amazon rain forest, six-day Galapagos cruise, and more

Singles sold out on both departures; email UC Retirees Travel to join waitlist.

Activity level 3; 14 or fewer travelers - OAT

Galapagos details (PDF)

Galapagos

Tropical Costa Rica

January 31-February 8, 2025

San Jose, Arenal Volcano, cloud forest, and more

Watch a 10-minute trip preview video.

Activity level 3; 44 or fewer travelers - Collette Travel

Costa Rica details

Costa Rica

The Northern Lights of Finland

February 20-27, 2025

Helsinki, Lapland region, dogsled ride, glass igloos, and more

Watch an eight-minute trip preview video.

Activity level 3; 24 or fewer travelers - Collette Travel

Finland details

Finland

Italian Vistas

March 3-15, 2025

Rome, Pompeii, Sorrento, Florence, Venice, and more

Activity level 3; 44 or fewer travelers - Collette Travel

Italian Vistas details

Italian Vistas

Japan’s Cultural Treasures

March 17-31

Tokyo, Hakone, Kanazawa, Kyoto, & more

Activity level 3; 16 or fewer travelers - Overseas Adventure Travel (O.A.T.)

Japan details (PDF)

Japan

Northern Spain & Portugal: Pilgrimage to the Past

March 30-April 15, 2025

Bilbao, Pamplona, Leon, Douro Valley, Porto, and more

Activity level 3; 16 or fewer travelers - OAT

Northern Spain/Portugal details (PDF)

Northern Spain and Portugal

Danube: Prague-Budapest

April 19-May 3, 2025

Prague, Cesky Krumlov, Linz, Vienna, Budapest, and more

Activity level 2; privately owned 162-passenger boat - GCT

Danube River cruise details (PDF)

Danube River cruise

Northern Italy: The Alps, Dolomites & Lombardy

April 28-May 13, 2025

Milan, Lecco, Tirano, Lake Iseo, Trento, and more

Activity level 3; 16 or fewer travelers - OAT

Northern Italy details (PDF)

Galapagos

Canadian Maritimes

July 27-August 6, 2025

Peggy's Cove, the Cabot Trail, Anne of Green Gables Museum, and more

Activity level 2; 44 or fewer travelers - Collette Travel

Canadian Maritimes Details

Canadian Maritimes

Ultimate Africa: Botswana, Zambia & Zimbabwe Safari

Departure A: June 19-July 6, 2025 - FULL

Departure B: June 22-July 9, 2025 

Victoria Falls, Kafue and Chobe National Parks, and more

Singles sold out on both departures; email UC Retirees Travel to join singles waitlist.

Activity level 3; 16 or fewer travelers - OAT

Ultimate Africa details (PDF)

Ultimate Africa

French Impressions: Loire Valley to Lyon & Paris

September 19-October 5, 2025

Angers, Limousin, Sarlat, Carcassonne, Lyon, Paris, and more

Activity level 3; 16 or fewer travelers - OAT

French Impression details (PDF)

French Impresssions

Niagara Falls to NYC

October 15-22, 2025

Niagara Falls, National Baseball Hall of Fame, West Point, Times Square, and more

Activity level 3; 30 or fewer travelers - Collette Travel

Niagara Falls details

Niagara Falls

Cuba Discovery

October 20-25, 2025

Old Havana, Museum of the Revolution, Vinales Valley, and more

Activity level 3; 24 or fewer travelers; Premier World Discovery

Cuba details (PDF)

Cuba

Athens & Ionian Sea - Voyage from Albania to Greece

December 2-17, 2025

Albania: Tirana, Berat; Greece: Corfu, Patra, Athens and more

Activity level 3; Privately owned 50-passenger ship - OAT

Albania to Greece details (PDF)

Albania to Greece Small Ship