Whether by land or sea, our Cougars on Tour trips are designed to promote educational and cultural experiences for our alumni and friends. Whether as a seasoned traveler or joining us on a trip for the very first time, we invite you to explore the globe with Cougars on Tour.

Our tours are open to anyone, so if you have family or friends you enjoy traveling with, please feel free to invite them to join you on these once-in-a-lifetime experiences. When you travel with Cougars on Tour a portion of your tour price will come back to the UH Alumni Association, helping our organization fund scholarships, events and programs. We hope you will take advantage of one or more of the wonderful travel opportunities in the coming year.


July 1 – 8, 2018

Starting at $1,695 per person

Prepare to open your mind and your taste buds while traveling along the southern coast of Ireland from Dingle to Dublin. This journey is not only filled with behind-the-scenes glimpses into how some of the most popular beverages are made, but also offers delicious local foods, sights you’ll never forget and a great deal of knowledge about the beautiful country


January 18 – 24, 2019

Starting at $3,995 per person

This winter, head to Yellowstone National Park for a very special seven-day wildlife expedition. Search for wolves while traveling in safari vehicles and interpreting tell-tale signs of their presence with the help of an Orbridge Expedition Leader. Enjoy a private after-hours museum visit along with other exclusive experiences, and stay overnight in cozy hotels and authentic park lodges.

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December 30, 2018 – January 4, 2019

Starting at $2,895 per person, airfare included!

Enjoy a five-night stay in beautiful Orange County and visit the Mission San Juan Capistrano, Laguna Beach, Newport Beach, Hollywood and Beverly Hills. Dance 2018 away with a New Year’s Eve Dinner Party, and experience all of the majesty of the Tournament of Roses Parade from reserved grandstand seats. The following day, visit the parked floats to view up close and visit the Richard Nixon Presidential Library & Museum. Close out the trip with a day-long excursion to visit San Diego.


February 13 – March 1, 2019

Starting at $6,899 per person, airfare included!

Take in the best of New Zealand and Australia on a 14-night voyage aboard Oceania Cruises’ elegant Regatta. Sail to the Bay of Islands, Rotorua, Napier and Wellington. Stroll Colonial-architecture-framed streets in Akaroa, look for sunbath- ing fur seals in Dunedin, uncover natural splendors in Burnie and spend two days in Melbourne before ending your cruise in Sydney.

CELTIC LANDS – Featuring Guest Speakers Dwight David Eisenhower and Allen Packwood

April 27 – May 6, 2019

Starting at $6,495 per person

Commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the historic D-Day landings during this once-in-a-lifetime, eight-night Celtic Lands voyage. Cruise aboard the exclusively chartered, Five- Star small ship Le Champlain from London, England to Wales, Ireland, France and Scotland, with guided excursions in each port. By special arrangement, walk the hallowed beaches of Normandy with Dwight David Eisenhower II, grandson of General and President Dwight D. Eisenhower.

For any questions regarding Cougars on Tour, please contact Kendra Hakanson at 713-743-8982 or kahakanson@uh.edu.


  • Exploring Iceland September 22 – October 2, 2018
  • Flavors of Northern Italy October 13 – 21, 2018
  • Glorious Greece October 13 – 24, 2018
  • Great Trains & Grand Canyons March 17 – 22, 2019
  • Legendary Europe May 7 – 15, 2019
  • The Great Journey Through Europe June 6 – 16, 2019
  • Gaelic Glory June 18 – 27, 2019
  • Canadian Maritimes June 20 – 30, 2019
  • Iceland Expedition for Young Alumni June 27 – 30, 2019
  • Alaska’s Glacier and the Inside Passage July 13 – 20, 2019
  • Cape Cod & the Islands July 28 – August 3, 2019
  • Symphony on the Blue Danube September 16 – 25, 2019

COUGARS around the globe

Traveling this summer? Be sure to take the University of Houston with you on your next vacation. Wear your favorite UH tee or hoist a flag to show-off your Cougar pride, and we will share your photos with the entire UH family! Email us at: alumni@uh.edu.

Thanks for representing UH across the globe!