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Cancun 2016

Join fellow Ichabods on trips across the globe during one of our Washburn University Alumni Association trips. We’ve taken Ichabods to China, Australia, London, England and dozens of other destinations.  For more information about our trips, call 785.670.1641 or send us an email.

Travel with the Washburn Alumni Association is a benefit of membership.  Since we sell out nearly every trip we offer, at least one traveler who shares a room must be a member of the Alumni Association.  You don't have to be a graduate of Washburn to be a member of the Association or to travel with us.  The more the merrier.  Join online. 

Rhine River Cruise: June 6-14, 2017 - SOLD OUT

Trip is currently sold out, but we can add your name to a waitlist -- Fly to Amsterdam and board Viking River Cruise’s Longship Kvasir and experience the highlights of the legendary Rhine River. In Germany, sail past castles commanding the riverbanks. Admire Cologne, the jewel of the Rhine, with its awe-inspiring Dom, and witness the lush landscape of the Black Forest region. Explore Holland’s famous windmills and waterworks, and encounter multicultural Strasbourg in France. Disembark in Basel and return home. Various cabin categories available; pricing begins at $3,694 per person double occupancy (new price as of Aug. 1) and includes round trip airfare from Kansas City to Amsterdam (other departure cities available, price may vary), 8-day cruise, all meals, guided tours with audio headset, onboard gratuities and ground transportation. Time is of the essence. Don’t delay; make your reservation soon. Price likely to increase every month due to cost of Viking airfare.  Print a copy of the trip information and registration form.*

Treasurers of Peru and Machu Picchu: October 6-15, 2017

Enjoy and experience the beauty, culture and history of Peru.  Begin your journey in the ancient city of Lima, then fly to Cusco and explore colonial style churches, ancient Inca culture, temples and the amazing Sacred Valley.  Along the way, trace the rise and fall of the Inca civilization, culminating with a visit to the breathtaking ruins of Machu Picchu, one of the New Seven World Wonders.  Travel by bus to Puno, stopping along the way in Andahuaylillas, Racchi and Pukara. While in Puno, located on Lake Titicaca, visit the floating islands of the Uro people, an ancestral society that inhabits a series of artificial islands built with totora, a reed that grows in the lake.  Visit Sillustani, a pre-Incan cemetery on the shores of Lake Umayo.  Board a plane back to Lima and further explore the city visiting the Barranco and Miraflores districts, the Museo de Osma, the Mario Testino Art Gallery and Larcomar.     

Cost is $3,395 per person for two people sharing one room and includes roundtrip airfare from Kansas City to Peru (other departure cities available, but pricing may vary), plus eight nights first class hotel accommodations, sightseeing, eight breakfasts, seven lunches and one dinner.  Add $475 if you plan on traveling by yourself.  Print a copy of the trip information and registration form.*

Playa del Carmen, Mexico: January 21-27, 2018

Back by popular demand, we’re headed to Mexico for the fifth year in a row.  Get away next winter and enjoy the sun, sugary-white sands and crystal-clear waters of the Mexican Caribbean at the all-inclusive Sandos Playacar Beach Resort located in Playa del Carmen, 20 miles south of Cancun.  Dates and pricing will be finalized in mid-July.  Cost will likely begin at $1,600 per person for two people sharing one room and includes roundtrip airfare from Kansas City (other departure cities available, but pricing may vary), and six nights stay at the all–inclusive resort hotel, all meals and beverages. Last January, we sold out an entire Boeing 737, taking 166 Ichabods and friends to this popular vacation destination.  Brochure will be available in mid to late July.*

Picturesque Provence and Paris: May 14-24, 2018

Fly to Marseille and spend the week meandering by motorcoach through Provence in the South of France visiting among others, the cities and villages of Marseille, Fontvieille, Aix-en-Provence, Avignon, Remoulins, Les Baux de Provence, Nimes, Carcassonne and more.  Along the way, enjoy the beautiful scenery, explore ancient sites, relish French wines and savor French cuisine.  Later board the high-speed train to Paris for an additional three nights in the City of Lights.  Dates and pricing will be finalized soon.  Per person cost will be approximately $3,995 per person based on two people sharing one room including roundtrip airfare from Kansas City (other departure cities available, but pricing may vary), nine nights first class hotel accommodations, sightseeing, nine breakfasts, four lunches and two dinners and more.  Add $750 if traveling by yourself.  Brochure available soon.*

Timeless Cuba: October 19-26, 2018

Experience Cuba, this once forbidden island nation, aboard Oceania’s intimate, 684 passenger ship, Sirena.  The cruise starts and ends in Miami with visits to three Cuban cities.  Spend two days in the island’s largest and most lively city, Havana.  Then enjoy a relaxing day at sea before arriving in the former French settlement and bayside city of Cienfuegos.  Sail to the southeastern cultural hub of Santiago de Cuba, home of the Battle of San Juan Hill and the Cuban Revolution’s victory proclamation.  Enjoy one last day at sea before returning to Miami.  Pricing begins at $1,899 per person for two people sharing one stateroom, and includes roundtrip airfare to/from Miami, seven-night luxury cruise and exclusive excursions while in Havana.  As a bonus each stateroom has its choice of either four additional free excursions, or free beverage package or $400 shipboard credit.  Cost of trip nearly doubles if traveling by yourself.  Print a copy of the trip information and registration form.*

*Itineraries and pricing subject to change.  For additional information about these trips, contact Susie Hoffmann at susie@washburn.edu.