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 2018-19 roster of trips and stay tuned for more information to come. Should you have any questions, please call Institutional Advancement at 501-686-8200.

VILLAGE LIFE IN DORDOGNE

May 17 – 25, 2018
From $3,795 per person, plus airfare
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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

June 12 – 27, 2018
From $6,449 per person, 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.

ALLURE OF AUTUMN

September 23 – October 3, 2018
From $3,949 per person, plus airfare
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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.


CELTIC LANDS

April 27 May 6, 2019
From $6,495 per person, plus airfare

Cruise for eight nights aboard the exclusively chartered, Five-Star small ship LE CHAMPLAIN from London, England to Wales, Ireland, France and Scotland, with guided excursions in each port. By special arrangement, walk the hallowed beaches of Normandy with Dwight David Eisenhower II, grandson of General and President Dwight D. Eisenhower, and meet Allen Packwood, Director of the Churchill Archives Centre at the University of Cambridge. Visit the UNESCO World Heritage-designated Caernarfon Castle near Holyhead, Wales; experience the beauty of the Inner Hebridean isles; and view Celtic treasures in Dublin.


ICELAND'S MAGICAL NORTHERN LIGHTS

January 1218, 2019
From $3,999 per person, plus airfare
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The “land of fire and ice” is a place of many wonders, including the rare opportunity to see the spectacular aurora borealis – or northern lights. Travel in Iceland will bring you on a search for that once-in-a-lifetime moment. Take an exhilarating evening northern lights cruise. Travel to the “Golden Circle,” home to many of Iceland’s most renowned natural wonders. Spend time at Thingvellir National Park, the nation’s most historic area. Gaze at the spectacular Gullfoss waterfall – one of the world's most incredible cascades. Explore Skogar Folk Museum and see traditional turf-built homes. Walk on a black volcanic sand beach. See Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon filled with floating icebergs. 



GREEK & ITALIAN GEMS

August 22 – September 2, 2019
From $4,099 per person, airfare included from select cities

Walk Sorrento’s seaside promenade; take in Taormina’s unrivaled views of Mount Etna, Corfu’s lush landscape, Gythion’s pastel-colored houses, Santorini’s blue-domed churches, and Mykonos’ iconic windmills; visit Dubrovnik’s charming sites; and discover Venice’s hidden piazzas and romantic trattorias.


GREAT PACIFIC NORTHWEST

September 1523, 2019
From $3,999 per person, plus airfare

Your adventure through the Pacific Northwest begins with an overnight stay in Vancouver, Washington, just minutes from Portland and known for its gorgeous parks, eclectic neighborhoods, and culinary scene. Board the American Empress and journey to Astoria, where splendid Victorian homes and maritime relics mingle with delightful cafés and shops. Head ashore in Stevenson, your gateway to the famed Bonneville Dam and Columbia Gorge Interpretive Center Museum, then glide down the river and admire the lovely scenery and small-town charm of The Dalles. Before concluding your riverboat journey in Clarkston, travel to Richland, and explore nearby Sacajawea State Park, the site of Lewis and Clark’s 1805 camp.


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.