Cal Discoveries Travel programs are designed for alumni and friends of UC Berkeley who enjoy traveling as part of a group. We endeavor to make our tours safe, comfortable, rewarding, and enjoyable for all our travelers by helping you choose the trip that is right for you and best fits your abilities.
One traveler per room, whether an alumni or friend, must be a current Cal Alumni Association member at the time of departure to participate in Cal Discoveries Travel offerings. Payment of $60 for seniors 65 years and over and $75 for others establishes a regular or affiliate membership with all other Association benefits. Memberships are for individuals only, and are non-refundable and non-transferable.
A traveling pair and their children under 21 years of age may travel on one membership.
Please make dues payable to CAA by separate check, or, if you prefer, provide a Visa, MasterCard, or American Express number with expiration date for payment. Learn more about CAA membership.
Cal Discoveries Travel tours are designed for adults who are interested in the educational and cultural aspects of travel. Some tours may be appropriate for children ages 8 and older. Children, regardless of age, must pay the advertised price and any child under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Participants must be in good physical and mental health and be able to keep up with the pace of their group. Those requiring extraordinary assistance need to be accompanied by someone who can and will provide all required assistance. Trip descriptions:
- Mildly active
Easy pace, a little walking, relatively little stair climbing
- Moderately active
Faster pace, substantial distances walked and stairs climbed
Fast pace, long distance walking, hiking, stair climbing. Not for those who can’t keep up a quick pace throughout the trip.
The Cal Alumni Association offers travelers protection through Travel Insurance Services to guard against covered, unexpected situations or delays.
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Tour Lecturer Interview Series
Cal Discoveries Travel plans and operates educational travel opportunities around the world. We partner with UC Berkeley-affiliated lecturers to enhance the strong educational component of the trips. We invite you to dive deeper with these interviews to learn more about the lecturers, how they prepare for the trips, and the role they play while on tour.
Our Tour Lecturers
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