2017 Trips

Capitals and Coastlines of Canada and New England - September 20, 2017 to September 30, 2017
Leave behind the Southern humidity and travel along the coast of Northeastern US and Canada. You’ll visit scenic places like Montreal and Halifax on one of Oceania’s best ships. A great way to see the best of Canada! Brochure

Southwest National Parks- September 23, 2017 to October 9, 2017
Learn about America’s Red Rock country as you travel the canyons, lakes and deserts of the Southwest. Natural history lovers won’t want to miss this adventure in the warm American Southwest! Brochure

Mediterranean - October 7, 2017 to October 17, 2017
All of the best of the French, Spanish and Italian Rivieras, wrapped up in this unforgettable cruise around the Mediterranean. Enjoy breathtaking beaches, stunning architecture and top flight food and wine in this experience at sea. Brochure

Autumn Colors - October 22, 2017 to October 30, 2017
Rediscover America aboard the gorgeous American Queen riverboat as you sail the American South. Explore picturesque towns and 1800s grandeur, and cruise through US Civil War history. This is a “bucket-list” trip for anyone interested in river cruising and American heritage! Brochure

2018 Trips

Tasman Pearls - January 21 - February 5, 2018
Go Down Under! Head out to summer in Australia and New Zealand in this incredible cruise from one of the world’s best rated cruise lines. Air fare included. Brochure | Website

Rainforests to Relics - February 10 - 28, 2018
Live an adventured life on a river vessel and travel the Amazon. This trip will help you beat North America’s cold winters all while enjoying some of South America’s most unique and historical parts of Amazonian life. Brochure | Website

See the Galapagos – February 21- 28, 2018
See one of the earth’s most fragile ecosystems and encounter flora and fauna that famously inspired Darwin—and in his footsteps, generations of nature lovers. In a place where human presence is relatively minimal, take the opportunity to observe and photograph in this once in a lifetime journey. Brochure | Website

Gateway to Sunshine - April 6 - 22, 2018
This Gamecock trip is back by popular demand. Cruise the Panama Canal and go from sunny Los Angeles to Miami in this dramatic excursion. From Costa Rica and Guatemala to the Grand Cayman, this is one unforgettable experience. Brochure

European Coastal Civilizations - April 30 - May 9, 2018
Featuring Dwight David Eisenhower II, this trip encompasses a journey from Lisbon and Spain country all the way to the River Thames. An informative, fun way to view history. A don’t miss. *Sells out quickly. Brochure

Cuban Cultural Awakening – May 11 - 20, 2018
Join other Gamecocks in the now open paradise that is Cuba. As a nation on the verge of great change, you can explore the history and architectural majesty of Havana, Cienfuegos, Trinidad, and Santa Clara––with access to off-the-beaten-path sites you won’t find on the typical tourist’s itinerary. Come travel with Carolina! Brochure

Gems of Danube – May 14 - 24, 2018
Embark on the journey of a lifetime. Come aboard a lavish, cutting edge ship to travel the Danube from Prague to Budapest. Discover the treasures of the old world in this unforgettable Gamecock experience. More information coming. Brochure

Celtic Lands - May 24 - June 2, 2018
Talks from a Churchill grandson and history from a Cambridge historian are highlights on this not to miss adventure. Multiple ports of call include Scotland, Wales, Ireland to the English Channel and Normandy Beaches. You’ll love this small, intimate ship with luxury rooms and dining! 

National Parks and Lodges of the Old WestJune 7-16, 2018
Learn about America’s Old West as you view the drama of Mt. Rushmore, Yellowstone and the Crazy Horse Memorial. Lodging is in some of the West’s most interesting outposts. US history lovers won’t want to miss this adventure in best of our country’s national parks. Brochure | Website

Baltic Sea – June 11 – 19, 2018
Enjoy a rare and private chance to sail the Baltic Sea with Lech Walesa and Sergei Khrushchev as you cruise Gdansk, St. Petersburg and Helsinki. Along with presentations and question and answer sessions, travelers will sail 8 nights in 6 countries in this historical journey. This trip sold out quickly last year. Call 803-777-4111 for information on registration. Map

Gaelic Explorations - June 17 – 20, 2018
See the best of Ireland, Wales and Great Britain as you cruise the waterways of Dublin and Cork. Destinations on this captivating tour include Glengarriff, Waterford and Holyhead. A must-see for those who treasure the Old World and want to experience all of the wonders of Gaelic culture. Airfare is included.

Cambridge, Oxford and Cotswold - July 27 – August 4, 2018
Visit with Lord Charles Spencer-Churchill at Blenheim Palace and visit Downton Abbey’s Highclere Castle. Dine at Oxford and see the quads at Cambridge. Explore the interior of Great Britain on this iconic journey. More information coming soon.

Mighty Mississippi – August 5 - 20, 2018
See the best of the USA! Cruise the Mississippi aboard the American Queen river ship as you travel from Minnesota to Louisiana. Stop in Mark Twain’s Hannibal, Missouri, the best parts of Memphis and dock in gorgeous New Orleans. You won’t want to miss this piece of American history. More information coming.

The Ryder Cup in Paris – September 24/26 - October 1, 2018
Travel with other Gamecocks and cheer on Team USA at one of the world’s best golf tournaments. Experience 3 days of world class golf on Paris’ Le Golf National, and take a side tour to Normandy, the Eiffel Tour or Champagne country. Close out your trip with a river cruise on the Seine. This is the golf trip of a lifetime – don’t miss out! More information here.

Wines of the Pacific Northwest- September 16 – 24, 2018
Leave behind the Southern humidity and travel West Coast style. Cruise 7 nights aboard the riverboat the American Empress while tasting and visiting some of the Northwest’s most gorgeous river cities. Airfare included! More information coming.

Flavors of Northern Italy – September 22- 30, 2018
With only 20 guests on this trip, unpack your bags only once and stay at a historic, family owned country farmhouse on a wine and olive oil producing estate. You’ll enjoy picturesque vinyards, discover local wines and sample the best of Northern Italy’s cuisine. Don’t miss this relaxing, intimate getaway! More information coming.

Glamorous Retreats – November 1 - 9, 2018
Revel in the Mediterranean lifestyle aboard a luxurious Oceania ship. Drop in on Rome, Sardinia and St. Tropez, and finish in sunny Monte Carlo. Airfare is included in this exceptional vacation. More information soon!

Tasman Trip

Tasman Pearls
January 21 - February 5, 2018


Wines of the Pacific Northwest

Wines of the Pacific Northwest
September 16 – 24, 2018


Rainforests to Relics

Rainforests to Relics
February 10 - 28, 2018