by Emily Sprewell

The University of West Georgia Alumni and Friends Travel Program embarks on a new travel opportunity on June 19, 2020. The group will be taking an 11-day river cruise of Eastern Europe that will span over five countries. And if you book by Feb. 29, your airfare is free from Atlanta.

Photo from last year's trip to Germany and the Netherlands.
Last year's travelers ventured to Germany and the Netherlands.

The river cruise will flow down the Danube River, allowing travelers to experience Romania, Bulgaria, Serbia, Hungary and Croatia.

The Alumni and Friends Travel Program offers the opportunity to travel around the world while connecting with other travelers and fellow UWG alumni. The trips are open to UWG alumni, staff and everyone in the community. Travelers from a wide range of age groups have participated in past trips.

“The UWG Alumni and Friends river cruise is a great opportunity to meet new people and experience different cultures,” said Denice Perdue, assistant director of alumni relations. “We partner with a trusted tour operator with decades of experience to offer exciting itineraries and well-orchestrated adventures with local tour guides.”

The trip will begin in Romania, where participants can visit exciting landmarks like Bran Castle, known throughout the world as Dracula’s castle.

After a few days in Romania, the travelers head to Bulgaria, where they will see a vast amount of historical landmarks. The next destination on the itinerary is Serbia, where the group will get to tour the capital city of Belgrade.

Towards the end of the trip, travelers will find themselves in Osijek, the fourth largest city in Croatia. The final days will include the Hungarian cities of Kalocsa and Budapest.

The Alumni and Friends program has hosted four expeditions in the past, including the most recent trip to Germany and the Netherlands on a Rhine River cruise. This trip gave travelers the opportunity to visit remarkable cities such as Munich and Amsterdam.

Perdue remarked on the positive impact that the past voyages have had on her own worldview.

“Getting to escort groups on these trips has been such a pleasure,” she said. “On every trip, I’ve gained a wealth of knowledge about each destination, formed lasting friendships and created amazing memories.”

For more information about the Alumni and Friends Travel Program, please visit

Posted on Feb. 13, 2020