Travel with WAA

Connecting Badgers to the world and to each other.

WAA Travel offers journeys of discovery — expanding global perspectives and fueling intellectual curiosity. And all the while alumni and friends share new memories, enjoy Badger spirit, and make lasting friendships.

2018 Tour Catalog

2018 Tour Catalog is Here

Badger travelers, the 2018 WAA Travel catalog is packed (pun intended) with 57 world-class trips! Watch for a print copy to land in your mailbox. Otherwise, check out a complete online version of the catalog now.
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WAA Travel — what a trip!

To learn about specific tours, you can check out descriptions for all our upcoming trips. But to really get a sense of what makes traveling with WAA special, it helps if tour experiences, stories, and adventures come from the mouths of Badger travelers themselves. So discover the Badger difference by watching this video.

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Departure Month

  • Cruise the Rhine River

    June 26, 2017 - July 4, 2017 starting at $2,795

    Share your love of travel with the children in your life by cruising through the heartland of Europe on a journey designed with families in mind.

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  • Waterways of Russia

    June 28, 2017 - July 9, 2017 starting at $5,495

    Join UW Russian history professor David McDonald to cruise aboard the exclusively chartered, deluxe, 90-passenger Volga Dream.

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  • Blarney Castle, Ireland

    Riches of the Emerald Isle (Ireland)

    July 3, 2017 - July 14, 2017 starting at $4,095

    Experience the finest in Irish culture during stays in Ennis, Killarney, Mallow and Dublin.

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  • Ireland

    Classic Ireland: Riches of the Emerald Isle

    July 18, 2017 - July 29, 2017 starting at $3,995

    Experience the best of Irish culture, music, and folklore during stays in Ennis, Killarney, Mallow, and Dublin.

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  • Swiss Alps


    July 19, 2017 - July 29, 2017 starting at $3,495

    First settle in the German-speaking, lakeside village of Thun. With an included Swiss rail pass, visit the towns of Kandersteg and Brienz, and explore the capital of Bern. Conclude your journey with a stay in the French-speaking village of Villars-sur-Ollon.

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  • Alaska

    Southeast Alaska by Small Ship

    August 4, 2017 - August 11, 2017 starting at $3,295

    Discover the endless beauty, abundant wildlife, and native cultures of southeast Alaska.

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  • Canada

    Canadian Rockies

    August 4, 2017 - August 12, 2017 starting at $3,595

    Stand in awe of sweeping mountain vistas on this active journey.

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  • Scotland and Glasgow

    August 6, 2017 - August 14, 2017 starting at $3,295

    Discover the best of Scotland and visit two UNESCO World Heritage sites: the old and new towns of Edinburgh and the Forth Bridge.

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  • Polar Bear

    Polar Bears and Beluga Whales

    August 8, 2017 - August 14, 2017 starting at $3,995

    Head north to discover the beauty and wildness of Churchill, Manitoba, the “Polar Bear Capital of the World.”

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  • London Immersion

    August 9, 2017 - August 17, 2017 starting at $3,995

    Explore London while enjoying eight nights of apartment-style living in elegant South Kensington in the city’s West End.

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