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.

2019 Tour Catalog

2019 Tour Catalog is Here

Badger travelers, start planning your next world-class trip by “paging” through the complete online version of the 2019 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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  • 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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  • Cuba Charms

    October 29, 2019 - November 9, 2019 starting at $3,099

    Sail the warm waters of the Caribbean on this exclusive journey to Cuba and the Bahamas. Before embarking in Miami, enjoy a group lecture on Cuban and Latin American affairs, and take a panoramic tour of Miami to see Little Havana, Coral Gables, and Coconut Grove. Journey to Havana, and spend two days taking in […]

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  • Polar Bears of Churchill

    November 2, 2019 - November 7, 2019 starting at $4,995

    Much like the bears themselves, visitors make their way to Churchill each fall when temperatures drop, brimming with anticipation. The reward: experiences of a lifetime, including a special opportunity to witness one of the largest confluences of polar bears in the world. During this six-day journey, it is possible to observe polar bears interact and […]

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  • Amazon Voyage

    November 8, 2019 - November 17, 2019 starting at $5,698

    Beyond the inland port of Iquitos, the Amazon landscape changes dramatically from bustling frontier town to encompassing wilderness. Board the five-star riverboat Zafiro alongside other Wisconsin alumni to travel past the reaches of civilization and deep into the heart of the living rain forest. More than 1,300 species of birds, 40,000 plant species, grey and […]

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  • Historic South and Golden Isles

    November 30, 2019 - December 9, 2019 starting at $4,695

    Delight in an exploration of South Carolina and Georgia, and experience the U.S. South’s most charming destinations along the Intracoastal Waterway. This incredible, nine-night journey includes a seven-night cruise aboard a state-of-the-art ship, plus two nights in Charleston, South Carolina, at a first-class hotel. While cruising, choose from a variety of optional excursions such as […]

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  • Panama to Paradise

    January 3, 2020 - January 22, 2020 starting at $6,749

    Explore a variety of cultural traditions, exotic landscapes, and historical archeological sites cruising around the western coast of South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Arrive in Santiago de Chile, a city of dazzling skyscrapers surrounded by the snow-capped Andes, and travel to Coquimbo to bask in the comfortable desert climate. In vibrant Lima, enjoy […]

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  • Galapagos Islands

    January 18, 2020 - January 25, 2020 starting at $4,995

    Join us as we explore the Galapagos Islands — one of the most biologically unique places on earth. Undiscovered by Europeans until the 16th century, the Galapagos Islands hold a central position in modern history as the birthplace of the theory of evolution. Designated the first UNESCO World Heritage site in 1978, the Galapagos Islands […]

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  • Accent on Africa

    January 19, 2020 - February 3, 2020 starting at $6,899

    Embark on an unforgettable cruise of southern Africa where you’ll join with fellow Badgers in discovering the culture, landscape, wildlife, and cuisine of this exotic land. Your journey begins and ends in vibrant Cape Town. In between you’ll visit fascinating ports where you can experience the African way of living.

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  • Chilean Wonders

    January 22, 2020 - February 2, 2020 starting at $4,295

    Connect with the wild nature and heart of Chile — a land known for poets, penguins, and, of course, Patagonia’s striking landscape — on this nine-night journey through the South American jewel. Take in Santiago’s modern and colonial architecture and see palaces, museums, and more.

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