Alumni Travel Program

Planning the trip of a lifetime? Simply looking for your next adventure? HSU’s Traveling Range Riders program is a great place to start your journey to some of the most historic and scenic locations on earth! And, while the Hardin-Simmons connection is an important component of our program, our trips are open to all travel enthusiasts, ensuring a richer, more-diverse experience.

Current travel opportunities are listed below. Check back soon for newly added trips!

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10-Night Luxury Cruise, Seattle to Seattle
Aboard Oceania’s Regatta

July 16-26, 2019 • from $3,340 per person, double occupancy. Includes air fare!
Special pricing offers expire December 12, 2018

Join HSU President Eric and Elise Bruntmyer as you sail the stunning islands of the Inside Passage; sample fresh-caught salmon in Ketchikan; explore contemporary Alaska in the capital city of Juneau; strike gold in Skagway; stand in awe of the Hubbard Glacier; immerse yourself in native cultures in Sitka; and celebrate British heritage in Victoria.

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Commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the historic D-Day Invasions aboard the exclusively chartered, Five-Star, small ship Le Boréal
Lisbon • Oporto • Santiago de Compostela • Bilbao • Mont-St-Michel • Normandy Beaches • London’s Tower Bridge

May 5- 14, 2019 • from $6,195 per person, double occupancy, land/cruise only
Discount Deadline Extended! Reserve soon to save $2,000 per couple (refundable deposit).

Explore the historical legacies and dynamic cultures of coastal Portugal, Spain, France and England, and commemorate the 75th anniversary of the historic D-Day landings. Visit three UNESCO World Heritage sites and conclude with a memorable cruise up the storied River Thames to London’s illustrious Tower Bridge. Special guest speaker Dwight D.  Eisenhower II accompanies you to the hallowed beaches of Normandy. Find detailed itinerary notes by clicking here.

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Aboard Oceana Sirena

Miami to Miami, Featuring: Havana • Cienfuegos • Santiago de Cuba • Punta Cana • Nassau

January 2–13, 2019 • from $2,949 per person with free airfare*

Just the name of Cuba conjures images of sugar-white beaches, salsa music, and 1950s-era cars. Sail the warm waters of the Caribbean with HSU during this fantastic trip aboard Oceania’s Sirena. Although Cuba is not fully open to Americans, by traveling with Hardin-Simmons, you will gain privileged access. Developing deeper friendships and encouraging one another while enjoying exceptional opportunities to learn and grow are central to HSU’s Traveling Range Riders trips. Don’t miss this chance to explore the with us!

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Branson with the Band
A Travel with Students opportunity

April 11-14, 2019   $600-$1200, depending on package options

Join the World Famous HSU Cowboy Band in Branson, MO, where, over four days, they will perform eight times. Many of these venues are not on the usual tourist route. You will have the option of attending all, most, or several of the band’s concerts.

Two variants of Branson with the Band are being offered to Alumni & Friends:
Ground-Only: Make your own way to Branson and “shadow” the band using your own vehicle.
Travel-with-the-Band: This immersive experience includes roundtrip motorcoach transportation from Abilene.

Both packages include three nights’ lodging, entrance to Cowboy Band performance venues including Silver Dollar City Theme Park, Titanic Museum, Branson Belle; admission to The Haygoods show; breakfast daily, 2 lunches, 2 dinners. HSU and Green Light Group Tours provide liability and emergency medical insurance. When booking use registration code, HSU19ALUMNI

Book your trip! Click here.

Helps:
How to Register: https://youtu.be/hnzJ-r9NyXY
How to Make a Payment: https://youtu.be/-ql4jAYoFI4
help@greenlightgrouptours.com

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Florence • Verona • Lake Garda • Venice

May 30 – June 9, 2019 • price from $2,500, land only
Registration Deadline: November 1, 2018

Experience Italy alongside HSU students during a choral festival in Florence, Italy, and surrounding areas. HSU’s Dr. Clell Wright is directing the festival choir in a performance of the Schubert Mass in G. The trip is open to any and all who want to go. You are welcome to sing in the chorus or simply tag along. Either way, you’ll have a wonderful experience touring Florence, Verona, Lake Garda, and Venice.

If you chose to sing the Schubert, no prior rehearsals are required – familiarize yourself with the piece on your own, then participate in rehearsals after arriving in Italy. Purchase your copy of the score here: Schubert Mass in G. The HSU choir will also present a concert in Verona with a repertoire different from the Schubert. You may join the choir for this performance, provided you attend three days of rehearsals in Abilene immediately prior to departure.

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“God blows on the leaves, they turn to gold, and we call it autumn.” ― Joyce Rachelle

September 30-October 7, 2019
$3,659 per person with round-trip air from DFW

Join the Hardin-Simmons Traveling Range Riders as we journey through New England, soaking up the magnificent fall landscape and experiencing hallmarks of the area on this 8-day tour that brings you from the heart of Boston to the farms, coast and mountains of the north.

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With Pastor Stan Allcorn of Pioneer Drive Baptist Church, Abilene

March 3-12, 2020 • $3,746 per person. Includes round-trip air from DFW; $300 deposit per person required. Final Payment due 11/19/19. Space is limited.

If you have ever had the desire to see Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Nazareth, the Sea of Galilee, and many of the places you have read about all your life in God’s word, then please consider joining us for this incredible trip. It’s entirely possible that your life will never be the same!

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Reservations Closed

October 21–29, 2018 • from $1,699 per person
Aboard the Luxurious American Queen®

New Orleans • Nottoway • St. Francisville • Natchez • Vicksburg • Greenville • Memphis

From moss-draped oak trees and fragrant idyllic gardens to stately pillared mansions and storybook downtown districts, the American South conjures up an array of enchanting images.

Celebrate the region’s intriguing history and architectural elegance on a relaxing Lower Mississippi River cruise aboard the magnificent American Queen, the largest, most opulent steamboat in the world.  Sit in on daily lectures by the Riverlorian, your onboard history and culture expert, and enjoy listening to professional vocalist and Outstanding Young Alumni Award recipient Deanna Julian ’00, a member of the on-board troupe.