Travel with WAA

Connecting Badgers to the world and to each other.

WAA Travel offers journeys of discovery — expanding global perspectives and fueling intellectual curiosity. And all the while alumni and friends share new memories, enjoy Badger spirit, and make lasting friendships.

2020 Tour Catalog

2020 Tour Catalog is Here

Badger travelers, start planning your next world-class trip by “paging” through the complete online version of the 2020 WAA Travel catalog. Features more than 50 tours and every continent represented!
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WAA Travel — what a trip!

To learn about specific tours, you can check out descriptions for all our upcoming trips. But to really get a sense of what makes traveling with WAA special, it helps if tour experiences, stories, and adventures come from the mouths of Badger travelers themselves. So discover the Badger difference by watching this video.

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  • Mediterranean Pathways

    August 22, 2019 - September 2, 2019 starting at $4,099

    Sail to incredible destinations in Italy, Greece, and Croatia aboard the luxurious Sirena. Embark in Civitavecchia, the port for legendary Rome; and head to Sorrento, a city that delights with cobblestone streets, a seaside promenade, vibrant southern-Italian culture; and then to stunning Capri, with its jagged, cavernous coastline. Continue to the picturesque island of Sicily […]

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  • Inspiring Italy

    September 1, 2019 - September 12, 2019 starting at $4,099

    Take in the renowned scenes of the Italian coastline during this incredible 11-day/ 10-night cruise. Overnight in Venice, an enchanting city of weaving canals and opulent palazzi. Embark Sirena and sail to Umbria, a region of amazing beauty with rolling hills and wildflower-dotted meadows. Bari, the following stop, is home to Saint Nicholas Basilica, beneath […]

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  • Photo of a town square from the Great Danube passage trip.

    Grand Danube Passage

    September 3, 2019 - September 17, 2019 starting at $4,995

    Travel through eight 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 — […]

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  • West Ireland

    September 10, 2019 - September 18, 2019 starting at $3,295

    Envelop yourself in the rich culture and rugged beauty of Ireland on a journey through County Kerry. Delve deep into Irish traditions during your seven-night stay in Killarney, and explore the Kerry Gaeltacht, one of the country’s regions that nurtures Irish language and culture. Hear about history and local legends during a carriage ride through […]

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  • Great Pacific Northwest

    September 15, 2019 - September 23, 2019 starting at $3,999

    Sail the Columbia and Snake Rivers aboard the American Empress — the largest and most elegant riverboat west of the Mississippi — to the Pacific Northwest, a region renowned for its spectacular scenery and, as of late, its wine-growing capabilities. Your adventure begins with a stay in Spokane, Washington’s second-largest city. Board the American Empress […]

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  • Kenya and Tanzania Safari

    September 25, 2019 - October 11, 2019 starting at $8,295

    Boasting Masai Mara, Amboseli, Ngorongoro, Lake Manyara, and the fabled Serengeti, Kenya and Tanzania count among the most alluring places to be “on safari.” As your small group travels from grasslands to highlands, enjoy intimate wildlife drives; see stupendous landscapes; stay in excellent accommodations; and meet gracious local people. Read more

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  • Paris: The African American Experience

    September 29, 2019 - October 7, 2019 starting at $3,495

    Discover the reach of African American culture in Paris, the City of Light; and walk in the footsteps of luminaries such as Josephine Baker, Langston Hughes, Eugene Bullard, Miles Davis, and many more. From jazz musicians and club owners to writers and scholars, many African Americans felt welcome and accepted here in Paris, thousands of […]

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  • Flavors of Sicily

    October 4, 2019 - October 12, 2019 starting at $4,995

    With Sicilian wine and cuisine as our inspiration, and a luxurious hotel as our home base, join us as we embrace the beauty of Sicily. An intimate, small-group atmosphere and authentically Sicilian experience distinguish this nine-day program. Immerse yourself in a cultural and culinary adventure: indulge in a decadent brioche and granita for breakfast, just […]

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  • Fall Foliage of Canada & New England

    October 8, 2019 - October 19, 2019 starting at $4,099

    Take in vibrant, fall colors in Canada and along the coast of New England. Depart from Montréal, and sail to Québec City to stroll romantic, cobbled stone streets and admire centuries-old architecture. Next, visit the setting of the historic conference that led to the formation of Canada in Charlottetown, located on Prince Edward Island — […]

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  • Artists and Aristocrats

    October 29, 2019 - November 6, 2019 starting at $2,299

    Take in the legacy of the great patrons, popes, and painters of the Mediterranean on this weeklong voyage. Depart from Civitavecchia, and sail to Livorno, a jumping-off point for adventures in the monument-rich cities of Florence and Pisa and the idyllic Tuscan countryside. Monte Carlo, the next stop, is an extravagant city surrounded by the […]

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