Travel Opportunities


The Villanova University Alumni Association Travel Program is a benefit for the University's extended family of alumni, parents and friends.  Our tour providers are among the best in the world and understand all that goes into planning a first class travel experience.

Our Services

  • Unique Villanova activities and experiences
  • Personalized customer service through the VUAA's travel coordinator
    Pat Gillin, 1-800-VILLANOVA (800-845-5266)
  • First-class travel agencies
  • The opportunity to travel with people who share your common interests

If you're looking for a deeper, more immediate acquaintance with our world - and congenial company throughout - please join us for an exciting discovery of some of the world's most fascinating people and places.

Upcoming Trips

April 23 - May 1, 2015 European Coastal Civilizations
June 15 - 23, 2015 Coastal Life of Ancient Civilizations (Venice, Italy to Athens, Greece)
June 27 - July 7, 2015 
Great Journey through Europe (Amsterdam-Basel)
July 11 - 20, 2015 National Parks & Lodges of the Old West
July 18 - 25, 2015 
Alaska's Glaciers and the Inside Passage
August 19 - 27, 2015 Baltic Marvels
September 11 - 19, 2015
Town & Country – Oxford/Cotswolds
September 17 - 25, 2015 
Village Life- Dordogne
October 1 - 13, 2015 
Symphony on the Blue Danube (Budapest to Passau)
October 23 - 31, 2015
Trade Routes of Coastal Iberia (Lisbon, Portugal to Barcelona, Spain)
January 29 - February 6, 2016 Passage through the Panama Canal and Costa Rica
alumni travel
Pictured (from left to right): Dr. Richard Faro (CLAS, BS 1968) and his wife Eileen, Joe Lucas (VSB, BS 1980) and his wife Dr. Mary Lee Fugina, and Joe Croteau (VSB, 2011 MS) and his wife Marcia. They took part in the Alumni Travel Expedition to Antarctica January 20-30, 2013 and were among the Gentoo penguins at Neko Harbour on the Antarctic Continent.

For more information about travel programs contact Pat Gillin.

Travel Testimonials

"Villanova travel is a unique opportunity to meet and travel with fellow Villanovans building lifelong friendships.  When the Villanova community travels together, FUN happens and memories are made."
--Patti '77 & David May ’75

"Two of the nursing faculty had recommended that I consider VU alumni trips and I'm so glad that they did.  I just returned from the Australia/New Zealand trip offered by VU Alumni through Gohagan. What a WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE! I can't say enough about the experiences that we had. Great weather, a super tour manager and guides, and the people we met on the trip were incredible from colleges and universities all across the country.  I was even able to get tickets while I was in Sydney to see La Boheme and snorkeling the Great Barrier Reef was amazing. I would definitely recommend these trips to anyone in the future and can't wait to take another one. Thanks for your part in this experience."
--Dr. Susan C. Slaninka RN, EdD  ‘69, Adjunct Professor of Nursing at Villanova University