Traveling Range Riders Previous Trips
As HSU Traveling Range Riders closes out trips, you can find our completed vacations on this page. Our offerings change frequently, so our archive and our galleries are a great way to know what you may see in the future, as well!
10-Night Luxury Cruise to Alaska from Seattle
Aboard Oceania’s Regatta
July 16-26, 2019 • from $3,340 per person, double occupancy. Includes airfare!
Special pricing offers extended.
Call For Availability! 325-670-1377 or 800-460-3908.
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.
CALL FOR AVAILABILITY! 325-670-1377
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
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.
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.
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!
October 21–29, 2018 • from $1,699 per person
Aboard the Luxurious American Queen®
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.