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Dear UW Alumni and Friends, People always ask what we enjoy most about working within the alumni travel business. The opportunity to see exciting places and meet wonderful new friends are favorites, but we agree it’s the value we give our travelers that really stands out. Knowing that our trips make lasting memories and bring incredible joy to our alumni and friends is why we are proud to be involved with UW Alumni Tours. Every detail is taken care of for you, which makes traveling with UW Alumni Tours a breeze. All you have to do is relax and have fun. Plus, there’s the educational part of our tours. You don’t just “see” places, you learn about their historical and cultural background. This year, we are thrilled about our first trip to Libya (accompanied by a UW professor), a new safari itinerary (Africa’s Wildlife), and the new Colonial South tour that focuses on southern U.S. history. Each itinerary has been carefully planned so that you get the most out of each destination. You’ll experience things you will remember forever, and you’ll do it all with fellow Huskies and UW friends. Of course, you do not have to be a UW graduate to travel with us. The more, the merrier. Please contact either of us if you have any questions. We are here to help and are working hard to bring you the best travel experiences. Best,

Pauline Ranieri

Director, UW Alumni Tours

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Susan Cathcart

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WHY TRAVEL WITH US? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4–5 2012 OCEANIA CRUISES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6–7 ALASKA. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 FRENCH ALPS & PROVENCE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 AFRICA’S WILDLIFE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 TURKEY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 CHIANTI & ITALIAN RIVIERA. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 COLONIAL SOUTH. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 ST. PETERSBURG . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 LIBYA. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 ISRAEL. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 INDIA. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 WHO CAN TRAVEL WITH US?. . . . . . . . . . . 18–19 CONNECT WITH UW ALUMNI TOURS. . . . . . . . 20 PHOTO ALBUM. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 UPCOMING 2012 TRIPS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22

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Why Travel With Us? UW Alumni Tours blends exploration and education into amazing travel experiences you won’t find anywhere else. The world is your campus now. See us for your class schedule. Learn on the go We work with companies dedicated to educational travel. They hire the best guides and provide lifelong learning opportunities all across the globe. Get more for your money Traveling is an investment, and our trips stretch your dollar to the max. If you tried to piece together the same itineraries we offer, including hotels and meals, you’d likely spend

hundreds more. Our tours offer a great value for your travel dollars. We do all the work Convenience and ease of travel are staples of UW Alumni Tours. Every detail, from transportation and lodging to the finest dining and sightseeing activities, is pre-planned so that your trip is 100% worry-free. Your only responsibility is to relax, learn and, most importantly, have fun!

CUSTOMIZE YOUR TRIP We can choose our own excursions

Herman, ’69, & Norma McKinney Caribbean 2010 Rome Escapade 1996

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We had such high expectations for our trip and all of our expectations were more than met. This is a very organized and easy way to take advantage of places you want to see and learn about. We especially enjoy the ability to choose which excursions we go on and how we manage our own time.


Make new friends Traveling with fellow Huskies and friends is one of the main reasons people travel with us. More than half of our travelers are on their second or third tour, meaning they trust UW Alumni Tours and intend to see more of the world with us. Enjoy first-class treatment Quality, expertise and professionalism—that’s what you get with UW Alumni Tours.

Travel in style and enjoy dazzling hotels and attentive hosts who continually go the extra mile. Vacations come and go, but we make sure your travel memories last a lifetime.

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MEET NEW FRIENDS

Traveling with great companions brings us back

The tours are a great way to meet new people. We have established a group of travel friends, and we enjoy getting together to talk and drink wine after the day’s activities. The friendships gained and strengthened are what we remember most about our trips.

Wayne, ’65, & Debbie Hill, ’67 Sicily ACA 2010 , Paradores & Pousadas 2009 French Riviera ACA 2007, Greek Isles ACA 2006 Cortona ACA 2005, Italian Lake District ACA 2004 Sorrento ACA 2003, Greece ACA 2002

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Florence Tavarnelle Val di Pesa • Castellina San Gimignano • •• Sienna Mediterranean Sea

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TAHITIAN JEWELS Aboard Oceania’s Regatta

January 5–17 Gorgeous islands of Polynesian paradise await your exploration when you board Oceania’s Regatta. Savor the tropical magnificence of Moorea, Bora Bora, Hiva Oa and more as you sail the breathtaking South Pacific.

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• Al Bayda •• Benghazi

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Price: From $2,799 per person, double occupancy (including airfare) Mediterranean Sea • Tripoli

Bay of Bengal

Indian Ocean

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• Hanoi

•St. Petersburg

Sahara Desert

South China Sea

LIBYA

VIETNAM • Hue • Da Nang CAMBODIA Siem Reap • (Angkor Wat) Phnom Penh • • Ho Chi Minh City • Can Tho (Saigon) (Mekong Delta)

MAYAN MYSTIQUE

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February 26–March 7 Discover the vibrancy of Eastern AuSTRALIA Arenal Region Tortuguero Central America from the comfort of NEW Bora Bora • National Park zEALAND Pacific Ocean jewel, the Marina. Oceania’s newest •Sydney • Miami Guanacaste • • Taha’A • Monteverde • • Rainforests, pristine beaches and Auckland Key West • San Jose Caribbean Sea Gulf of Mexico Tasman Sea historic ruins abound as you journey Christchurch • COSTA RICA through the lush Caribbean islands Queenstown • Cozumel • and ancient lands of the Mayas. Papeete •

Pacific Ocean TAhITI Price: From $1,499 per person, double occupancy (including airfare) Society Islands

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• Hanoi South China Sea

VIETNAM • Hue • Da Nang CAMBODIA Siem Reap • (Angkor Wat) Phnom Penh • • Ho Chi Minh City • Can Tho (Saigon) (Mekong Delta)

•Belize City •Roatan

• Istanbul

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• Kusadasi • Rhodes

• Aghios Nikolaos

• Limassol

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ALASKA’S INSIDE PASSAGE August 19–26, 2011 The harsh, rugged land of Alaska takes center stage as you watch for humpback whales, weave among icebergs in inflatable rafts, and enjoy the untouched wildlife of Alaska. This balanced and perfect landscape of America is open to you, from the majestic Grand Pacific Glacier to the forested Admiralty Island to the sparkling waterfall of Ford’s Terror. Price: From $5,995 cruise only Tour Operator: Orbridge

Day 1 Fly to Juneau and embark on the 36-guest Safari Explorer Day 2 Search for wildlife such as humpback whales, sea otters and bears Days 3–4 Tour the bluewhite glaciers of Glacier Bay National Park and see some ZAMBIA Lusaka of the most spectacular • Lower Zambezi scenery on Earth

Nat’l Park • Livingstone

Day 7 Explore Ford’s Terror before enjoying a farewell dinner in a quiet harbor Day 8 Disembark and return to the airport for flights home

Day 6 Gaze at the never logged forests of Admiralty Island

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FRENCH ALPS TO PROVENCE September 22–October 1, 2011 Historic France, from Arles and Avignon to Annecy and Chamonix, is at your fingertips in this deluxe cruise along the Rhone River. Enjoy delicious cuisine, red wine and beauty that will inspire you as it did Cezanne and Van Gogh. Wander the small cobble-stoned streets of charming villages and stay in the fabulous Imperial Palace Hotel. Price: From $4,935 cruise only Tour Operator: Gohagan and Company Day 1 Fly to Marseilles Day 2 Travel to Arles to embark on the M.S. Rembrandt Day 3 Visit the former Cathedral of St. Throphime in Arles and later the Papal Palace in Avignon Day 4 Be welcomed by the convent of the Blessed Sacrament in Tournon

Day 5 Tour Lyon and climb up Fourvière Hill Day 6 Come to Chateau Montmelas, enjoy the music of Marcia Hadjimarkos and see the historic Cluny Abbey Day 7 Disembark the M.S. Rembrandt and discover a jewel among the Alps in Annecy

Day 8 Ride to Chamonix and explore the vibrant alpine town by train, foot and cable car Day 9 Take pleasure in a day for yourself, or join the group for a relaxing lake cruise Day 10 Return home

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AFRICA’S WILDLIFE September 28–October 12, 2011 Primeval landscapes and unspoiled habitats await your arrival on this African safari. Enjoy Botswana’s Chobe National Park, the dazzling Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe, and the exceptional scenery of Lower Zambezi’s National Park. Don’t forget the camera as you get up close and personal with many of Africa’s magnificent wildlife and game. Price: $5,995 land only Tour Operator: Odysseys Unlimited

Days 1–2 Fly to Johannesburg, South Africa Day 3 Travel to Victoria Falls and relax on a sunset cruise on the Zambezi River Days 4–5 Tour Victoria Falls and embark on an elephant-back ride

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Days 7–8 Both days include early-morning game drives and afternoon boat safaris Day 9 Fly to Lower Zambezi National Park

and engage in more game-viewing activities Day 10–12 Game and bird viewing continues in the sanctuary of the park Day 13 Fly to Lusaka then Johannesburg for a farewell dinner Days 14–15 Fly home

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September 29–October 13, 2011 FRANCE

A Turkish• Tournon voyage of historical and modern sites gives you endless opportunities to learn. Travel to the ancient locations of Troy • Avignon andArles Perge, relax in the Sunken Baths of • • Marseille Cleopatra and explore the frightening ghost town Mediterranean of Kayakoy. Sea It all starts in Istanbul, the “Empress of the World,” and takes you to museums, archeological sites and ancient theaters. Price: $2,895 land only Tour Operator: Odysseys Unlimited

Mediterranean Sea Sea of Galilee •Turkey • Day 1 Fly toAkko Istanbul, • Haifa • Kibbutz Lavi Caesarea Enjoy a •walking tour of

Day 2 the city and dineTelatAviv a local restaurant • Days 3–4 Investigate the Hippodrome • Jerusalem and Museum of Turkish and Islamic Art, and cruise the Bosphorus Strait Dead Sea

Masada Day 5 StopJerusalem by the Aegean Coast on the • way to Troy and ancient Assos ISRAEL

Day 6 Explore spectacular Pergamum with its wealth of Greco-Roman ruins Day 7 Visit Ephesus, one of the bestpreserved classical cities, and share lunch with a Turkish family Day 8 Journey to coastal Göcek where the private gulets are waiting

Day 9 Cruise to the hidden cove of Aga Limani and relax in the Sunken Baths of Cleopatra Day 10 Visit the Lycian rock tombs of the Lake of Koycegiz Day 11 Tour a Byzantine monastery on Gemiler Island and the ghost town of Kayakoy Day 12 Drive from Fethiye to Antalya through Demre and Myra Day 13 Encounter the highlights of Antalya including the Archaeological Museum Day 14 Visit the ruins of Perge and the huge theater in Aspendos Day 15 Return home to the U.S.

Black Sea Istanbul

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CHIANTI & ITALIAN RIVIERA ALUMNI CAMPUS ABROAD October 4–13, 2011 This tour combines two fabulous areas of Italy—the romance and history of the Tuscan hills, with the coastal villages and architectural treasures of the Italian Riviera. Taste delicious wine at Castello di Monsanto, view the amazing Basilica of Santa Maria di Nazareth, and meander along La Via dell’Amore. Price: $2,920 land only Tour Operator: AHI Travel

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Day 1  Fly to Florence Day 2  Attend a welcome reception in Tavernalle Val Di Pesa Day 3  Taste wine at Castello di Monsanto and learn about Renaissance art Day 4  Admire the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore Day 5  Visit the Gaia Fountain, Mangia Tower and Duomo Day 6  Enjoy a walking tour in Lucca and visit the local marble quarry in Carrara

Day 7  See the Basilica of Santa Maria di Nazareth, and take a short cruise to Portofino Day 8  Take a train to Riomaggiore and then admire stunning vistas along La Via dell’Amore Day 9  Sample regional foods and wine as local residents explain Cinque Terre cuisine

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ITALY Portofino • •Santa Margherita Sestri Levante• • Carrara • Cinque Terre • Lucca • Florence Tavarnelle Val di Pesa • Castellina San Gimignano • •• Sienna Mediterranean Sea

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Masada • Jerusalem

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COLONIAL SOUTH October 8–18, 2011 The South is unveiled in this wonderful exploration into America’s past and present. From the historic and luxurious Biltmore House, to Fort Sumter, where the first battle of the Civil War took place, to modern day Savannah, there is no shortage of activities and chances Black Sea to learn about our country’s heritage in thisIstanbul • unique trip through the South. TURKEY

Price: $3,895 land only RUSSIA Tour Operator: AHI Travel

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Day 1  Arrive in Charlotte, North Carolina Day 2  Set out for Asheville and gaze at the opulent and exquisite Biltmore House Day 3  Discover Cherokee history in the Smoky Mountains Day 4  Visit the childhood home of Thomas Wolfe and travel to Charleston

Days 5–6  Jump into Charleston’s past with a boat trip to Fort Sumter and al Region a Tortuguero drive through The Citadel • • National Park

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Day 7  Take a walking tour of Beaufort and thenKusadasi • continue to Jekyll Island Day 8  Learn about the fascinating history of Jekyll Island and enjoy an afternoon of leisure

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Day 9  Make your way to St. Simon’s Island and visit Wormsloe Plantation Day 10  Explore Savannah and visit a museum if you like Day 11  Fly home North Carolina

Lascaux II • Charlotte La Madeleine •• •• Sarlat-la-Canéda South Carolina • •• Bordeaux •Charleston Georgia Beynac Domme

•Savannah Beaufort•• Jekyll Island

• Istanbul

• Kusadasi • Rhodes

• Nikolaos

• Limassol

• Haifa • Jerusalem • • Port Said Alexandria • Cairo

• Kampen Amsterdam • •Deventer The Hague • Delft • HOLLAND •Arnhem • Veere • • • Bruges Antwerp BELGIUM • Brussels

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Johannesburg

CULTURE & ARTS OF ST. PETERSBURG October 13–21, 2011

ITALY Portofino Santa Margherita •• stri Levante• • Carrara • Cinque Terre • Lucca • Florence

Tavarnelle Val di Pesa • Castellina San Gimignano • •• Sienna erranean Sea

Kathmandu • NEPAL

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Inundated in culture and history, St. Jaipur • Varanasi Agralearn •and Petersburg welcomes you to • Ranthambore • discover the character to the Nat’l Park it brings • Kalakho •Khajuraho world. From the unforgettable Amber Room, to the sorrow and beauty of the Arabian Sea Church of Spilled Blood, to the renowned Mariinsky Theater, you INDIA will be astounded by this remarkable city. Bay of Bengal Price: $3,140 Indian landOcean only Tour Operator: AHI Travel

Days 1–2  Fly to St. Petersburg and attend a welcome reception Day 3  Visit some of the churches, palaces and historic buildings that give St. Petersburg character

Mediterranean Sea

Day 4  Tour Catherine’s • Al Bayda with its •illustrious • Amber Room Benghazi

• Tripoli Palace

• Ghadames Day

5  Visit the State Desert Hermitage Sahara Museum, which has LIBYA one of the world’s best art collections

Bora Bora Taha’A

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Day 6  Explore the Church of Spilled Blood before attending a performance at the Hermitage Theater Day 7  Receive a behind the scenes view of the Mariinsky Theater Day 8  Your final day in St. Petersburg is at your leisure

RUSSIA •St. Petersburg

Day 9  Fly home

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Johannesburg

November 1–13, 2011 WITH UW PROFESSOR JERE BACHARACH

For the first time, UW Alumni Tours invites you to experience Libya. With the accompaniment of UW Professor Jere Bacharach, explore four fascinating ITALY Portofino UNESCO World Heritage sites: the ruins at • •Santa Margherita Leptis Magna, the Berber architecture of Sestri Levante• • Carrara • Cinque Terre Ghadames, the Roman archaeological site of • Lucca • Florence Leptis Magna and the Greek ruins of Cyrene. Price: $4,695 with group air from Seattle Tour Operator: Odysseys Unlimited

Tavarnelle Val di Pesa • Castellina San Gimignano • •• Sienna Mediterranean Sea

Days 1–2  Fly to Tripoli and enjoy dinner at a local restaurant

Day 8  Visit the remains of the vivid metropolis of Leptis Magna

Day 3  Explore the Libya Museum, the Old City, several mosques and the Jewish school

Day 9  Travel to Ptolemais where ingenious water storage tanks are still present

Day 4  Tour Sabratha, the finest Roman ruins in northern Africa

Day 10  Discover the Greek ruins of Cyrene and then the ancient port of Apollonia

Day 5  Enjoy scenic Berber architecture in Ghadames Day 6  Watch the sun set over the Sahara sand dunes Day 7  Experience Berber culture in Kabaw and Gharyan

Day 11  Tour a cave temple in Slontah, the Byzantium mosaics of Qasr Libya, and Libya’s second largest city, Benghazi

Day 12  Fly to Istanbul and enjoy a farewell dinner Day 13 Fly home

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ISRAEL

ALUMNI CAMPUS ABROAD November 5–14, 2011 Israel—a land of extraordinary beauty and belief, spirit and story, history and hospitality. Join us as we tour the cosmopolitan city of Tel Aviv and visit the legendary landmarks of Jerusalem. Experience the sanctity of the Holy Sepulchre, the splendor of the Sea of Galilee, and the enigma of the Dead Sea. Chalon sur Saône• Geneva Price: $2,740 land•only Mâcon • •Trévoux• •AHI Tour Operator: Travel • Annecy Chamonix Lyon

DaysFRANCE 1–2  Arrive•in Tel Tournon Aviv and attend a welcome reception

Day 5  See the largest reforestation project in Haifa

Day 8  Tour the storied fortress of Masada before heading to the Dead Sea

• Avignon at the White Day 3  Marvel Arles • City in Tel Aviv before• Marseille heading to Lower Galilee to Mediterranean Sea see Roman architecture and a Crusader fort

Days 6–7  Visit the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem and the Holocaust memorial of Yad Vashem

Day 9  Fly to Frankfurt en route to the U.S.

Day 4  Travel along the northwestern shore of the Sea of Galilee Mediterranean Sea Akko • Haifa • Caesarea •

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MYSTICAL INDIA November 6–23, 2011 India is an intriguing country filled with beauty and culture. Visit bustling Delhi, view the magnificent Taj Mahal, and tour the jungle forest of Ranthambore National Park. You’ll marvel at the history, spirituality and diversity of northern India in this action-packed tour highlighting the best of India’s Golden Triangle. Price: $3,495 land only Tour Operator: Odysseys Unlimited Days 1–2  Fly to Delhi

Day 8  Enjoy a game drive through Ranthambore Days 3–4 Tour the Tomb National Park of Humayun before dining inGthe lacie home of an urban ALASKADay 9  Morning and r Bay Indian family afternoon game drives take you to palace and fort ruins Juneau Day 5  Travel to the• “pink Icy Straight

Day 13  Visit Khajuraho, featuring 22 Hindu temples Day 14  Tour many of Geneva the well-preserved and • Mâcon Trévoux architecturally•• outstanding • • • Chamonix Annecy temples Lyon

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Day 10  See Madhosager Lake and meet local Meena tribes-people

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Day 6  Explore the “Palacend u k So of the Winds,” Amber ericFort Fred Pacific Ocean and the observatory of Jantar Mantar

Day 11  Stop in Fatehpur Sikri, with its excellent Mughal architecture

• Avignon the Experience Day 16  Arles • spiritual nature of •the Marseille Ganges and visit the KashiMediterranean Sea Wishwasnath Temple

Day 7  Visit Sanganer, a city famous for the printer and paper industries

Day 12  Tour the Taj Mahal and receive a lesson on Indian cooking

Day 17  Fly back to Delhi and enjoy a day at your leisure Day 18  Depart for the U.S.

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Mediterranean Sea Akko • Haifa • Caesarea •

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Who Can Travel With Us?

Who can travel with UW Alumni Tours? Every tour is open to UW alumni, their families, and friends of the University of Washington. You do not have to be a UW graduate or even have attended the UW to participate in our tours. But the travel program is a benefit of UW Alumni Association membership, so it is required that one person per reservation be a member of the UWAA.

Do I need a roommate? A limited number of single spaces are available on a firstcome, first-served basis, for an additional fee. Due to limited availability, we encourage single travelers to sign up early. You also have the option of letting us know that you’d be interested in sharing a room (and save having to pay the single supplement). We’ll let you know if we have another single traveler looking for a roommate.

FAMILY VACATION

Share the fun with your family

There’s nothing like traveling with your family. We’re all so busy but getting together for this tour was a highlight of our year. It’s like we never missed a beat. Going abroad and experiencing new things, new foods and new sights with the family was a once-in-a-lifetime feeling. Thank you! Sharon Nelson, ’76 Samba Rhythms 2011 Scandinavian Odyssey 2010 Egypt 2009

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Kristin Nelson Conner Nelson Karl Nelson Scandinavian Odyssey 2010


Please note: Program details and costs are based on information available on Dec. 1, 2010. They are also based on double occupancy. Dates and prices are subject to change. For more information, including activity ratings and insurance options, visit UWalum.com/tours.

SOLO TRAVELER

I always feel at home with the UW tours

Going anywhere by yourself is an adventure, but I always feel at home with the UW tours. The customer service is fantastic, and the people you meet are fun to be around. I can’t even imagine what a trip would be like without these new friends. It’s the reason I came back again.

Janice Franett, ’65 Historic Reflections 2010 Croatia 2008

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Connect with UW Alumni Tours

Our Website Come see us online for up-to-date information on all tours. You can also request tour brochures, read our blog, sign up for the quarterly E-newsletter, and more. www.UWalum.com/tours Blog Do you know about all the travel discounts for UWAA members? What’s the latest on TSA screenings? Our tours blog is a great resource for travelers. www.UWalum.com/tours/blog E-newsletter Sign up for our quarterly E-newsletter and stay on top of changing itineraries, travel features, special prices and member benefits. www.UWalum.com/tours/e-news Flickr Share photos with fellow travelers once you return home. Our group page on Flickr is perfect for reconnecting with new friends from your latest trip. www.UWalum.com/photos Facebook Connect with UW Alumni Tours on Facebook and join the conversation. www.facebook.com/uwalumnitours How to Contact Us UW Alumni Tours Box 359508 Seattle, WA 98105 Phone: 206-685-9276 or 800-289-2586 Fax: 206-616-3863 E-mail: uwaatour@uw.edu

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UPCOMING TRIPS IN 2012

Already working on filling out your travel schedule for 2012? We’re here to help with a few trips that we have already lined up for early next year. Of course, we will have many more wonderful travel opportunities scheduled throughout the year, so please continue to check our website for the most up-to-date information at UWalum.com/tours.

Tahitian Jewels January 5–17, 2012 ABOARD OCEANIA’S REGATTA

Highlights: Moorea, Huahine, Raiatea, Bora Bora, Rangiroa

Egypt & the Nile River

Two sold out departures in 2011 February 1–16, 2012 Highlights: Hanoi, Hue, Da Nang, Can Tho, Ho Chi Minh City

This trip sells out early, so sign up today! January 13–29, 2012 Highlights: Cairo, Lake Nasser, Nile cruise, Luxor, Alexandria

Machu Picchu to Galapagos

Kenya & Tanzania

Morocco

Back by popular demand January 18–February 3, 2012 Highlights: Masai Mara, Amboseli, Ngorongoro, Serengeti, Lake Manyara

Costa Rica

Two sold out departures in 2011 January 19 – 30, 2012 Highlights: San Jose, Arenal Volcano Region, Monteverde Cloud Forest, Guanacaste

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Vietnam

February 14 – 28, 2012 Highlights: Lima, Cuzco, Machu Picchu, Four-night Galapagos cruise February 18–March 2, 2012 Highlights: Rabat, Fez, Marrakech, Erfoud, Ouarzazate

Mayan Mystique February 26–March 7, 2012 aboard Oceania’s Marina Highlights: Key West, Costa Maya, Roatan, Belize City, Cozumel

Turkey & the Turquoise Coast Sold out 4 years in a row! September 15 – 29, 2012 Highlights: Istanbul, Ephesus, Izmir, Four night gulet cruise, Antalya


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