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Northwest Missouri State University


Alumni Spotlight

Jan. 20, 2017

Tourin’ Bearcats now accepting reservations for upcoming trips

A covered bridge in New England is among the sights travelers will have an opportunity to see during two upcoming Tourin' Bearcats trips.

A covered bridge in New England (above) and Piazza della Signoria (below) in Florence, Italy, are among the sights travelers will have an opportunity to see during two upcoming Tourin' Bearcats trips.

Piazza della Signoria in Florence, Italy, is among the sights travelers will have an opportunity to see during two upcoming Tourin' Bearcats trips.

Northwest Missouri State University’s Tourin’ Bearcats, the travel program for Northwest alumni and friends, is now accepting reservations for two trips, “Colors of New England” and “Spotlight on Tuscany,” this fall.

“We hope that by traveling as a group, participants experience parts of the world that they wouldn’t do on their own,” Bob Machovsky, director of alumni relations and annual giving at the University, said. “The Tourin’ Bearcats program allows for alumni and friends to travel together without the hassle and worry of planning during the trip.”

“Colors of New England” is planned for Sept. 30 through Oct. 7. Prices start at $3,329 per person and include seven breakfasts and three dinners as well as transportation from Maryville to Kansas City International airport and roundtrip airfare from Kansas City.

Highlights include Boston, Woodstock, Quechee Gorge, Stowe, the Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream Factory, Rocks Estate, North Conway, a Lake Winnipesaukee cruise, Kancamagus Highway, Boothbay Harbor and a lobster dinner.

A $500 deposit is due at the time of reservation. Deposits are due by March 23. The final payment is due Aug. 1.

“Spotlight on Tuscany” is planned for Nov. 7-15. Prices start at $3,199 per person and include seven breakfasts and three dinners as well as transportation from Maryville to Kansas City International airport and roundtrip airfare from Kansas City.

Highlights include Montecatini Terme, Florence, Lucca, Gothic Line, Siena, Winery Tour, Pisa and San Gimignano.

A $500 deposit is due at the time of reservation. Deposits are due by May. 1. The final payment is due Sept. 8. 

Rates for both trips are based on double occupancy and departure from KCI. Trip insurance is available for purchase. Taxes and fees on airline tickets are subject to change until issued.

Tourin’ Bearcats programs, which are sponsored by the Northwest Alumni Association and Northwest’s National Public Radio affiliate KXCV-KRNW, are available to the public.

“The relationships between travelers that are made on these trips are extraordinary as everyone shares the common bond of being a Bearcat,” Machovsky said. “Many travelers continue to travel together on trips with the Tourin’ Bearcats program.”

For more information about the Tourin’ Bearcats travel program, click here. To book a trip, contact the Northwest Alumni Association at alumni@nwmissouri.edu or 660.562.1248. Reservations are limited.


For more information, please contact:

Mark Hornickel, Communication Manager
mhorn@nwmissouri.edu | 660.562.1704 | Fax: 660.562.1900

Northwest Missouri State University
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