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Treat yourself to a great Drake trip

May 7, 2007

Drake is offering alumni and friends several exciting travel opportunities for 2007-08. Consider treating yourself to these fun and affordable ways to see the world!

A Southern Caribbean cruise is being offered through SeaMaster Cruises for Feb. 9-16, 2008.  Special stateroom pricing starts at $1,014 per person and includes prepaid gratuities, insurance, transportation between ports of call, entertainment, all meals and lodging onboard and a modest donation to Drake University. This price does not include airfare but that can be arranged through SeaMaster Cruises.

The Drake cruise will port in San Juan, Puerto Rico; Philipsburg, St. Maarten; Roseau, Dominica; St. George’s, Grenada; Kralendijk, Bonaire; and Oranjestad, Aruba.

Drake also is offering the below trips through GoNext. Cost includes round-trip air transportation, first-class accommodations, daily breakfast buffet, transfers via motor coach, luggage handling and related tipping, local government and hotel taxes, complete pre-flight information and tour manager. For questions and reservations, contact GoNext at 800-842-9023 or reservations@gonext.com.

• Prague and Fairly Tale Bavaria, Sept. 27-Oct. 5, 2007, $1,899 per person: From the land of Edelweiss and bratwurst to a captivating city of spires and domes, this is a gorgeous journey through the heart of Europe. Go where the roots of Bohemia thrive in Prague, where Mozart and Kafka wandered, where the 14th century Charles Bridge still teems with artists, puppeteers and musicians. Visit Dresden and see museums, churches and the spectacular Semper Opera House. Explore the little known scenic delights of northern Bavaria beckon -- to the world spa resort of Bad Kissingen.

• Italy’s Lake Garda and the French Alps, Oct. 5-13, 2007, $1,899 per person: Stand at the edge of one of the most beautiful lakes in the world. Go where snowcapped mountains wear flowing skirts of sparkling glaciers, where picturesque little towns, fabulous cuisine and great shopping enchant one and all. Visit Venice, mysterious city on water, and the stylish resort of Chamonix, nestled in the French Alps.

• Beijing, China, Oct. 31-Nov. 7, 2007, $1,699 per person: Go where the contrasts are exciting, to a city over seven centuries old rushing headlong into the 21st century. It’s a place where history haunts with the ancient grandeur of the Forbidden City and the future beckons with exciting possibilities. Visit the Ming Tombs, the Summer Palace and the Temple of Heaven.

• Spring 2008 trips through GoNext -- dates to be determined -- will include China and Yangtze River, late March through early June; and the Danube River Cruise, May. Fall 2008 trips will include Croatia and Venetian Treasures, September/October; the Italian Riviera and Tuscany, September/October; and Davos, Switzerland, and Salzburg, Austria, September/October.