Travel Program

Whether you are planning the trip of a lifetime, a return to a favorite locale, or simply looking for your next adventure, the UAMS Travel Program is a great place to start your journey. Scroll down for details of the 2017-18 roster of trips and stay tuned for more information to come. Should you have any questions, please call Institutional Advancement at 501-686-8200.



ALASKA CHARMS

July 21–28, 2017 (7 nights)
From $1,999 (airfare included from select cities)
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Let the charms of Alaska—America’s last frontier—captivate you as you sail aboard Oceania Cruises’ intimate Regatta, a state-of-the-art haven of elegance. Depart from Seattle and cruise through the Inside Passage en route to one of Alaska’s oldest towns, Wrangell, renowned for its unique Petroglyph Beach and intriguing gold rush history. Continue cruising through Tracy Arm, a breathtaking fjord whose pristine waters reflect its ice-blue tidewater glaciers and soaring granite cliffs.


RIVIERAS AND ISLANDS

France • Italy • Spain
October 2 - 10, 2017 (7 nights)
From $4,495 plus air
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From Rome to Barcelona, enjoy the sun-drenched landscapes and lush, mountainous backdrops of the French and Italian rivieras and islands, a glamorous retreat for artists, writers, nobility and gourmands. This unique, comprehensive itinerary immerses you in the region’s dynamic history, inimitable art and culture and stunning scenery.


AMAZON RIVER EXPEDITION

February 17 – 25, 2018 (8 nights)
From $5,295 plus air
Exclusively Chartered Deluxe All-Suite Riverboat M.V. ZAFIRO
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This once-in-a-lifetime journey features a cruise into the mysterious Amazon River Basin aboard the deluxe all-Suite M.V. ZAFIRO and two nights in historic Lima, Peru. Led by expert naturalists, seek out rare indigenous species and visit local villages to observe the traditions of the ribereños (river people).


VILLAGE LIFE IN DORDOGNE

May 24 – June 1, 2018 (8 nights)
From $3,795 plus air
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Experience the provincial character of Dordogne for one full week in Sarlat-la-Canéda, one of the most beautiful and  well-preserved medieval villages in France. Stay in the family-owned PLAZA MADELEINE HÔTEL, formerly a grand 19th-century townhouse. Discover the region’s charming villages, medieval castles and prehistoric treasures.

ROMANTIC RHINE & MOSELLE

Luxury River Cruise aboard the Scenic Opal
No Credit Card Needed • Private Butler in Every Suite

Zurich/Basel to Amsterdam
June 12 – 27, 2018 (14 nights)
From $6,449 plus air
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On this luxury cruise up the Rhine, you’ll have the opportunity to not only marvel at fairy-tale landscapes, but also experience a unique and sublime classical concert in the Baroque Palace of Rastatt, tour the Hockenheim Formula 1 race track, explore the magnificent Rhine Gorge, and much more in our unforgettable, all-inclusive Enrich experiences.

CIRCUMNAVIGATION OF ICELAND

July 25 - August 2, 2018 (7 nights)
From $5,995 - Air included from Boston, New York-JFK, Newark, Philadelphia, Toronto and Washington-Dulles
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Discover the stunning beauty of Iceland on a seven-night circumnavigation of this Nordic island nation. Cruise aboard the five-star, all-Suite, small ship M.V. STAR PRIDE, featuring only 106 Five-Star Suites. See ancient Viking ruins and glittering glaciers atop simmering volcanoes. Cross the Arctic Circle and cruise along Surtsey, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Attractively priced air add-ons are available from select cities.± Reykjavík Pre-Cruise Option and Greenland Post-Cruise Option.




ALLURE OF AUTUMN

Montréal to New York (10 Nights)
September 23 – October 3, 2018 (10 nights)
From $3,949 plus air
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Experience the explosive colors of autumn as you sail down North America’s immense and beautiful Atlantic coast aboard the Insignia. Delve into America’s revolutionary history in Boston and Newport, admire the natural grandeur of the Gulf of Lawrence and Sept-Îles, and discover old-world European charm in Québec and Montréal.


Twelve UAMS travelers enjoyed the “Waterways of Belgium and Holland” tour in April, 2016. Pictured are Madelyn and Jerry Adams, Corey Barnett, Sherry and Lance Burchett, Mary Lou and Bill Cravens, Gwen and Jim Gaston, Helen and Nick Lang, and Julia Whitehead.

The UAMS travel program provides exclusive guided, cultural and educational tours to a variety of international locations. Participation is open to any and all friends, supporters, alumni, and/or grateful patients who enjoy first-class group travel. To be included in any future UAMS travel program offerings, contact us.