MORE THAN THIRTY YEARS, GOHAGAN & COMPANY
HAS BEEN CREATING INNOVATIVE TRAVEL PROGRAMS FOR DISCERNING TRAVELERS
An Institution in Cultural Travel
Gohagan & Company is the leading preferred
provider of international and domestic travel programs to North
Americas most prestigious non-profit organizations: museums,
college and university alumni associations and cultural institutions.
Highly discerning members have come to rely on Gohagan & Company
for singular travel programs of the very highest standards to confidently
travel the world, in style and comfort.
1984, Gohagan & Company has developed and operated imaginative
travel programs that are simply unavailable anywhere else. Gohagan
& Companys programs are designed to appeal to a wide range
of participantsfrom those seeking an ultra-deluxe river cruise
or sea voyage to those who yearn for the simplicity of a tranquil
week in one of Europes many historic villages. We offer up
to 60 individual itineraries each year spanning the worlds
itineraries encompass river cruises and continental journeys along
the worlds most storied rivers to the worlds great cultural
capitals; exclusive sea voyages and ocean cruises to ancient and
historic ports; our popular series of attractively priced Village
Life programs that also includes island- and river-themed itineraries;
and journeys of discovery that reveal the boundless marvels of the
natural world. Some programs are exquisite in their luxury and others
are delightful in their simplicity, but all have been carefully
designed to create travel experiences of a lifetime.
expand our repertoire annually by crafting several new travel programs
with the same attention to creating just the right itinerary, featuringwhenever
possible and appropriatecultural enhancements, educational
enrichment, local celebrations, historical observances and exclusive
experiences that characterize all of our hallmark travel programs.
& Companys innovative itineraries are the result of careful
consideration of all components of the travel program. Ships, hotels
and trains are meticulously selected by our program planning staff
not only for their overall quality, but also for their ability to
create an ambiance specific to the character of the program whether
the setting is one of five-star refinement and luxury or that of
a charming hotel in the countryside.
& Company specializes in offering small-ship cruises. Smaller
ships can access ports not accessible to larger cruise vessels and
provide a more intimate yacht-like cruise experience as well as
more personalized service.
give great attention to incorporating exclusive enhancements in
our travel programs that create truly singular experiences. Depending
on the program, we arrange early museum openings, so as to admire
artistic treasures without the crowds; we organize talks with museum
curators, to provide context and insight; for a literal taste of
our destination, we may organize a demonstration of regional cuisine.
Village Life programs feature a unique Village Forum during which
local residents engage participants in a discussion of the vital
issues of the village and region. Our goal is to provide travelers
with a unique travel experience.
CRUISES AND CONTINENTAL
From Americas Deep South and Mississippi
River delta to Chinas fabled Yangtze Gorges, Gohagan &
Company interprets the worlds great rivers as living texts
of culture, history and myth. Our river cruises and continental
journeys take in a range of wonders: the Impressionists light
of Frances Seine, the operatic legends of Germanys Rhine,
the Habsburg monuments of central Europes Danube, and the
rustic villages along Russias Volga. We weave a fascinating
tapestry of cultural enlightenment while gliding past millennia
of history along beautiful riverbanks.
SEA VOYAGES AND OCEAN
Gohagan & Companys historic sea
voyages and ocean cruises span the globe: from following in the
wake of Columbus through the Canary Islands to exploring wonders
of the ancients in the Greek isles of the Aegean, to experiencing
the exquisite beauty of the French and Italian rivieras and cruising
the classical ports of the Mediterranean and revelling in the burgeoning
spirit of the rejuvenated Baltic states.
LIFE, LIFE ALONG
THE RIVER AND ISLAND
Gohagan & Companys exclusive Village
Life series allows you to experience a unique way of life and the
local traditions of provincial villages abroad. Our ever-increasing
roster of itineraries currently includes programs in Sarlat-la-Caneda,
the heart of Frances Perigord Noir; Cheltenham, the Regency
capital of England's Cotswolds; Llandudno, a charming
seaside village in North Wales; the remarkable Roman villages on
Croatias Dalmatian Coast; and Italys Umbrian hill towns
including Assisi, the pilgrimage site blessed by St. Francis. Life
Along the River programs include an exploration of the fascinating
towns that line Holland and Belgiums waterways and the delights
of the Seine that lie between Paris and Normandy. Island Life programs
encompass the ruggedly beautiful isles of Scotland and the history-laden
volcanic islands of Greece.
WONDER AND HISTORY
At the southernmost edge of the world, stand
in the footsteps of intrepid explorers and admire sublime Antarctic
icescapes or cruise down the mysterious tributaries of Perus
Upper Amazon and encounter exotic species of bird, animal and plant
life unlike anything you have ever seen. Gohagan & Company programs
take you to places like the glaciated wonderland of Alaska and the
big game-laden savannas of Africa, places where the wonders of nature
surround you and enchant you with their unique rhythms.
& COMPANY STAFF
The strength of Gohagan & Companys
innovative programming is supported by a team of professionals dedicated
to total passenger satisfaction from reservation through departure,
program operation and return.
IS AT YOUR SERVICE PRIOR
Receptionist: Our receptionist is happy to
forward your call to the appropriate Passenger Services Coordinator
when you telephone our offices during regular business hours (9
a.m. to 5 p.m. Central Time).
Services Coordinator: For each travel program departure a designated
Passenger Services Coordinator will assist you from booking your
reservation until the day you depart on your travel program. Your
Passenger Services Coordinator can assist you with booking pre-
and post-tour programs, optional excursions and additional travel
services and also provide you with a series of timely informational
pieces in preparation for and about your travel program prior to
Coordinator: Working along with your Gohagan & Company Passenger
Services Coordinator is one of our experienced Air Coordinators
who is ready to assist you with all of your air travel needs including
First Class, Business Class or Economy Class air reservations from
the designated group gateway and/or to connect with your international
departure/return gateway, independent air arrangements if you prefer
to arrive before the group or return after the group, or to make
any other air arrangements in connection with your travel program.
IS AT YOUR SERVICE ON TOUR:
Local Airport Representative: If you have
purchased air tickets through Gohagan & Company, an experienced
and knowledgeable local representative will meet you at the designated
group airport gateway to assist you with check-in.
Director: Gohagan & Company Travel Directors possess a world
of destination knowledge, a keen sense of passenger service and
an adeptness for on-site logistical coordination. A Travel Director
will meet you on arrival at the airport and assist you with the
transfer to the hotel or ship, if you are meeting the scheduled
group airport transfer and accompany you throughout the travel program.
Guides: Carefully selected local English-speaking guides will accompany
you on excursions and provide cultural and historical commentary
on the sites you tour.