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The Cliffs of Moher is among the planned destinations for the Tourin' Bearcats during the group's next trip. Reservations for “Shades of Ireland” are now being accepted.

The Cliffs of Moher is among the planned destinations for the Tourin' Bearcats during the group's next trip. Reservations for “Shades of Ireland” are now being accepted.

Sept. 15, 2017

Tourin’ Bearcats offers ‘Shades of Ireland’ trip

By Hannah Brod, media relations assistant

Northwest Missouri State University’s Tourin’ Bearcats, the travel program for Northwest alumni and friends, is now accepting reservations for “Shades of Ireland” next summer.

“Our trips are just simply fun,” Bob Machovsky, director of alumni relations and annual giving at the University, said. “Traveling with others that have a connection and an affinity toward being a Bearcat allows individuals to get to know each other and relax.”

“Shades of Ireland” is planned for June 11-20. Prices start at $3,699 per person and includes 13 meals as well as transportation from Maryville to Kansas City International airport and roundtrip airfare from Kansas City.

Highlights include visits to Dublin, Kilkenny, Waterford, Blarney Castle, Kellarney, Ring of Kerry, Limerick, Cliffs of Moher and Galway as well as a farm visit, jaunting car ride and a castle stay.

A $500 deposit is due at the time of reservation. Deposits are due by Dec. 12. The final payment is due April 12, 2018.

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.

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

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