Missouri State alumni and friends are invited to travel the world and all its wonders.
The Travel Bears program offers destinations to enjoy global trips in the company
of fellow Bears.
If you have questions, email Greg Fansler or call 417-836-5654.
Booking details will be available in early 2023. Email the Missouri State Alumni Association office to be the first to receive details about these upcoming trips.
March 10-25, 2024
Join an exceptional adventure that reveals the raw beauty, wildlife and unparalleled
wonders of South Africa, Zimbabwe and Botswana. From vibrant Cape Town, follow a compelling
route to Robben Island, majestic Victoria Falls and fascinating towns that hold powerful
history lessons. Traverse untamed landscapes on a bespoke train journey steeped in
elegant refinement aboard Rovos Rail. And, with expert guides leading the way, discover
the density and diversity of exotic animals in southern Africa’s most incredible safari
April 10-13, 2024
The 88th Masters Tournament began in 1934, and it is the only one of the four major
championships in men's professional golf that is played in the same location each
year. Make plans now to join Missouri State Bears and friends as we travel to Augusta
National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia.
April 22-30, 2024
Embark on a seven-night cruise brimming with centuries of history and Old-World splendor
along the intimate waterways of the Netherlands and Belgium! Delight in Amsterdam’s
lively canals and stroll amid the glorious tulips at Keukenhof Gardens. Revel in the
wonderfully preserved Gothic gems of Bruges and the impressive medieval old town in
Antwerp. Other ports of call introduce you to Kampen, a historic Hanseatic city, and
Veere, a laid-back harbor town. Plus, enjoy a choice of included cultural and culinary
experiences in several ports. Savor the ever-changing panoramas and relaxing comforts
that make river cruising so enticing!
May 11-21, 2024
Explore the history, charm, and majestic waters of the Aegean Sea for 10-nights aboard
Oceania Cruises’ Vista. Spend a day in Istanbul and meander the grand spice markets.
Walk along the ruins of Greek and Roman excavations. Take in the fascinating Minoan
and Byzantine villages surrounded by charming irrigating windmills and indulge in
authentic Italian pizza in Sorrento.
MAY 24-27, 2024
Thirty-three drivers. 200 laps. 500 miles. One bottle of cold milk. The only thing
missing from this magical Indianapolis 500 mix is you. Make plans to join other Missouri
State alumni and friends as we travel to another incredible edition of "The Greatest
Spectacle in Racing."
July 16-26, 2024
From England to Denmark and everywhere in between, this trip will lead you through
secret tunnels, into towers and turrets, and behind the scenes of some of the world’s
most fascinating towns. Relish the vibrant urban feel in Gothenburg and explore one
of the most important naval bases of both World Wars in Kiel. Take in historic buildings,
modern architecture, and vibrant culture in Berlin.
October 3-13, 2024
Sip specialty Menorcan wine as you embark in the Spanish paradise of Barcelona. Glide
down the famous Grand Corniche and try your hand at the Monte Carlo Casino. Savor
the flavor of Italy in Naples—let the margherita pizza, and perfected Italian wines
wow your palate.
Oct. 10-Nov. 2
Thrill to the eternal allure of Egypt! Guided by an expert, licensed Egyptologist
who accompanies you on all excursions, marvel at the magnificence of ancient Egypt
from Giza’s pyramids and the enigmatic Sphinx to Abu Simbel’s colossal statues. Delve
into Cairo, where Tutankhamen’s treasures gleam in the antiquities-filled Grand Egyptian
Museum. Explore royal tombs in the Valleys of the Kings and Queens and resplendent
temples in Luxor and Karnak. Cruise along the mighty Nile past fertile valleys and
the desert beyond. It’s an unforgettable adventure brimming with extraordinary moments!