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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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Ultimate Galapagos Exploration & Ecuador's Amazon Wilds

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

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

Optional pre-trip extension to Machu Picchu

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, optional Jungle extension

Watch a 10-minue 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, reindeer safari, 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

Optional pre-trip extension to Taormina

Activity level 3; 44 or fewer travelers - Collette Travel

Italy details

Italian Vistas

Northern Spain & Portugal: Pilgrimage to the Past

March 30-April 15, 2025

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

Optional pre-trip extension to France

Activity level 3; 16 or fewer travelers - OAT

Northern Spain/Portugal details (PDF)

Northern Spain and Portugal

Northern Italy: The Alps, Dolomites & Lombardy

April 28-May 13, 2025

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

Optional extensions to Italian Riviera & Venice

Activity level 3; 16 or fewer travelers - OAT

Northern Italy details (PDF)

Galapagos

Ultimate Africa: Botswana, Zambia & Zimbabwe Safari

Departure A: June 19-July 6, 2025

Departure B: June 22-July 9, 2025 

Victoria Falls, Kafue and Chobe National Parks, and more

Optional extensions to Karongwe Reserve & Cape Town

Activity level 3; 16 or fewer travelers - OAT

Ultimate Africa details (PDF)

Ultimate Africa