Alumni Travel Adventures

World-wide travel and humanitarian adventures
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Stout Adventures

UW-Stout partners with Collette, a family-owned leader in travel excursions, to provide our alumni the opportunity to travel to destinations around the world. Each Stout Alumni Adventure is a packaged, guided tour that allows you to sit back and take in the culture and scenery of each destination. 

Stout Alumni Adventures

In this rapidly evolving situation, Collette wants guests to have the latest information regarding our tours. They are assessing tours and the regions they operate on a daily basis and communicating decisions immediately. They are closely monitoring guidance provided by the World Health Organization, Centers for Disease Control, U.S. Department of State, and other public and private organizations to ensure the well-being and enjoyment of our guests and employees worldwide.

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Iceland

Iceland's Magical Northern Lights 
November 3 - 9, 2022 is FULL 
November 9 - 15, 2022 is available

Experience the “land of fire and ice” and chase the aurora borealis across an ethereal wonderland. In the dark of the night, search for the northern lights as you drift along on an evening starlit cruise. Travel the “Golden Circle,” home to renowned natural wonders, and spend time at Thingvellir National Park, gaze at Gullfoss waterfall, and see the explosive geothermal fields at Geysir. Explore Skógar Museum and see traditional turf-built homes. Walk on a black volcanic sand beach. See Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon filled with floating icebergs. Relax in the warm, mineral-rich water of the Blue Lagoon. Spend your days surrounded by natural wonders and your nights in search of the elusive dancing lights.
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Christmas Markets

Magical Christmas Markets of Austria and Germany 
December 5-12, 2022

Experience the holiday spirit in Austria and Germany, where the tradition of the Christkindlesmarkt began over 600 years ago. Explore Christmas markets alive with festive cheer and cultural treasures. Uncover the history and tastes of these incredible regions spending five relaxing nights in Innsbruck, where the spirit of Christmas is undeniable. Venture to the Alpine village of Seefeld via train; partake in the traditional taste of schnapps before you’re whisked away on an actual horse-drawn Christmas sleigh. Head to Salzburg for an expert-guided walking tour and delight in dinner at the centuries-old St. Peter’s restaurant. Embark on the journey of a lifetime in this winter wonderland, where twinkling lights illuminate entire regions, and the spirit of Christmas is alive and well.

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Tropical Costa Rica
January 14-22, 2023

Lush forests and stunning waterfalls…rumbling volcanoes and endless coastlines…Costa Rica is a paradise teeming with exotic plants and incredible animals. Luxuriate at a resort for two nights at Playa Carrillo, Guanacaste, known for its breathtaking beauty and fine sandy beaches. Spend two nights in Monteverde’s lush cloud forest. Experience the forest canopy on your choice of a hanging bridges nature walk or an exhilarating zip lining tour. Explore part of the 20,000-acre nature preserve of Cano Negro on a riverboat adventure. Enjoy the tranquil views of the Arenal Volcano from your hotel. Explore San Jose’s Plaza de Cultura and view the magnificent National Theatre. You will find a slice of paradise and so much more.

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Spain & Portugal: Costa del Sol to the Portuguese Riviera
March 25 - April 05, 2023

From bustling cities to peaceful stays on the Mediterranean coast, get a true taste of the Iberian Peninsula. Explore Málaga on a walking tour, where you can taste some of the delicacies of this southern Spanish region. Visit Frigiliana and Nerja, two of the Andalusian white villages that leave memories of quiet, simpler days. Visit Ronda, a clifftop marvel. Gaze at Cordoba’s Mezquita and colorful patios. In Seville, learn about the history of Flamenco with a hands-on lesson. In Lisbon, travel by tram to the cobbled narrow streets and visit Belem, home to the Jerónimos Monastery. Relax on Portugal’s Riviera during a 3-night stay in Cascais. Experience the history of Spain and Portugal while enjoying the region’s sunshine and local flavors.

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Hawaiian Adventures
April 20 - April 29, 2023

Embrace the spirit of “Aloha” on a leisurely 3-island tour of Hawaii featuring 3-night stays each in Oahu, Big Island (Kona) and Maui. Remember Pearl Harbor and visit the USS Arizona Memorial. Embark on a wonderful journey along Oahu’s famous North Shore. Take in the natural beauty of Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park on the Big Island. Admire the hula dance, an ancient Polynesian art form. Visit a coffee farm in Kona and learn about the coffee bean’s journey from tree to cup. In Maui, visit the old royal capital of Lahaina where you can stroll through historic streets. Uncover the beauty, culture and traditions of all three islands.

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