Alumni Territory Citrus Bowl Tour

It’s official: Michigan is headed to Orlando for the 2020 Citrus Bowl! The Wolverines will take on the Alabama Crimson Tide on Jan. 1 at 1 p.m. ET.

Once again, the Alumni Association is hosting the only official University of Michigan Citrus Bowl Tour. Our bowl tours are a can’t-miss experience. Let us do all the work so you can have all the fun. Act now, as tours will sell out quickly.

In order to book a tour, you must be a member of the Alumni Association. Not currently a member? Join now.

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Tour Dates

Sunday, Dec. 29 – Thursday, Jan. 2

Champions Tour includes:

  • Deluxe accommodations at the team hotel (Hyatt Regency Orlando)
  • Police-escorted game-day transporation
  • Exclusive poolside Welcome Reception
  • Fun-filled tailgate party
  • Post-game meal
  • Custom Alumni Association souvenir package
  • Official bowl tour name badge and lanyard
  • Alumni Association hosts and escorts
  • Dedicated alumni information and hospitality desk at the hotel
  • Option to purchase game tickets in the Michigan section

Note: Base tour package does not include a game ticket. Game tickets are an optional add-on.

Pricing

Tour TypePrice
Single$2,019
Double$1,499
Triple$1,419
Quad$1,349
Child (2-17)$299

For pricing information on optional game tickets, please see the Tour Add-Ons tab.

Featured Hotel

Hyatt Regency Orlando (Team Hotel)

A stay at Hyatt Regency Orlando puts you near all major theme parks, steps from Pointe Orlando, and a short trolley ride from ICON Park—home to restaurants, funky bars, and more.

Hyatt Regency Orlando also offers dining options around the clock, with menus and signature items for all tastes and moods—they even have a poolside bar and grill. Three of their seven on-site options are located on the perimeter of The Atrium: a bright, soaring space with areas for sitting or lounging with family and friends.

You’ll also enjoy the 6,500-square-foot fitness center, and award-winning instructors make it easy to get a workout in.

Tour Dates

Tuesday, Dec. 31 – Thursday, Jan. 2

Victors Tour includes:

  • Deluxe accommodations at the team hotel (Hyatt Regency Orlando)
  • Police-escorted game-day transporation
  • Fun-filled tailgate party
  • Post-game meal
  • Custom Alumni Association souvenir package
  • Official bowl tour name badge and lanyard
  • Alumni Association hosts and escorts
  • Dedicated alumni information and hospitality desk at the hotel
  • Option to purchase game tickets in the Michigan section

Note: Base tour package does not include a game ticket. Game tickets are an optional add-on.

Pricing

Tour TypePrice
Single$1,399
Double$1,149
Triple$1,119
Quad$1,079
Child (2-17)$229

For pricing information on optional game tickets, please see the Tour Add-Ons tab.

Featured Hotel

Hyatt Regency Orlando (Team Hotel)

A stay at Hyatt Regency Orlando puts you near all major theme parks, steps from Pointe Orlando, and a short trolley ride from ICON Park—home to restaurants, funky bars, and more.

Hyatt Regency Orlando also offers dining options around the clock, with menus and signature items for all tastes and moods—they even have a poolside bar and grill. Three of their seven on-site options are located on the perimeter of The Atrium: a bright, soaring space with areas for sitting or lounging with family and friends.

You’ll also enjoy the 6,500-square-foot fitness center, and award-winning instructors make it easy to get a workout in.

GAME TICKET

Need a ticket to the game? We’ve secured seats in the Michigan section at Camping World Stadium just for you (click here for a seating chart). Tickets are $157 each for mid-field and $111 each for goal line.

Ticket prices include a $10 Michigan Athletics surcharge.

Rental Cars

If you are interested in renting a car, below are the discount numbers for Hertz and National, offering substantial savings for bowl tour participants.

In partnership with Conlin Athletic Tours

Conlin Athletic Tours has one important goal: to be the best there is in athletic tours, offering the exceptional quality reflective of your high standards. The Alumni Association of the University of Michigan is proud to partner with Conlin Athletic Tours as the exclusive University of Michigan Alumni Bowl Tour Operator.

For more information or to book your tour by phone, please call Conlin Athletic Tours at 877.513.2320.

Choosing the Official Tour

What are the benefits of joining a tour?

Joining a tour conducted by a professional tour operator offers convenience, reputation and peace-of-mind, so the focus can be on enjoying yourself and cheering on your team. Since 1964, Conlin Athletic Tours has taken over 100,000 fans to almost every bowl game. That means we know all the best airlines, hotels, event sites, and activities to make your tour experience the most enjoyable and memorable possible.

Why should I join the Official Tour?

In joining the Official Tour, you can be assured of a quality travel experience with a tour operator that has been researched and endorsed by the University and the Alumni Association. This means a worry-free experience for all travelers knowing that every aspect of the tour is being carried out by a professional and experienced tour operator.

Isn't it less expensive to go on my own?

People often assume that organized tours are more expensive; this is not always true. Tours offer an inclusive program with multiple features, such as transfers, the official tailgate party, souvenirs, receptions, gratuities, taxes, staffing, and quality organization of all tour aspects. Organized transfers alone, between events, make your investment worthwhile. No need to search for parking in remote areas or having to depend upon public transportation. Inclusive tours offer a great buy due to large group discount pricing. And, don’t forget the fun and memories that go along with sharing your tour experience with other alumni and loyal fans!

What makes your tour better than other, less expensive tours?

One of the primary reasons we were selected as the Official Tour Operator is our dedication to providing travelers with the best tour experience for the money. We work with vendors year-round to maintain relationships that make the difference between receiving the best price and quality for our travelers and simply reserving whatever hotels and flights are available. Upon close comparison, you will find that our tours offer more of the inclusions that are important and desirable to our travelers, including staying at the team hotel, welcome reception, souvenir, New Year’s Eve party (if appropriate), pre-game tailgate, transfers, all taxes, and gratuities, as well as interesting optional tours.

It's my first time on a tour; what should I expect?

For many travelers, a professionally escorted tour is the best way to experience a unique and exciting event such as a bowl game. A properly planned tour will provide the details, assurances, and framework necessary to allow the tour participant to maximize enjoyment of the overall experience. With the right combination of included items and free time, most people find a tour to be the best way to attend a game. However, tours are not for everyone. Although we care about each individual participant, we also care for the group as a whole. If your schedule deems it necessary to deviate from the group, then you may want to consider traveling independently.

General Tour Questions

What is included in the tour price?

All items listed under the Included Features section of the tour are included in the tour price. Optional tours, transportation between your home and the airport, and any items of a personal nature, such as in-room charges and laundry, are not included in the tour. Conlin Athletic Tours reserves the right to substitute hotels of similar quality and other included features when necessary.

What is a Land-Only Tour?

A Land-Only Tour begins upon arrival at the tour hotel. Because tour participants live all over the world, and many wish to use frequent flyer miles or cash-in rewards, departing from the university’s home airport is not convenient for everyone. Land-Only participants take care of their own transportation to the tour city and hotel. Upon check-in at the hotel, they are officially on the tour, along with the Air/Land Tour participants. Subsequently, on departure day, Land-Only participants are again responsible to arrange for return transportation home. Conlin Athletic Tours can arrange airline reservations for Land-Only participants upon request.

What defines a "child" traveler?

Participants ages 2-17 are defined as “children.” Children must share a room with at least one adult. Two adults rooming with two children would pay the double rate for the adults and the child’s price for the children. One adult sharing with one or more children would pay the single adult rate and the child’s price for the children.

What defines an "infant"?

Any child under 2 years of age is defined as an “infant.” There is no charge for infants on the tour. Under these terms, they cannot occupy a seat on the plane, or any other form of conveyance—they must be held on the lap of an adult. A game ticket is required for a child of any age.

Can I make special requests?

We will make every attempt to accommodate special requests; however, please understand, they cannot be guaranteed.

What if I want two beds in my room?

Every effort will be made to accommodate room-type requests; however, they cannot be guaranteed. Hotels have a limited number of double-bedded rooms.

Can you guarantee my requested hotel?

Again, we work very hard to accommodate any specific hotel request; however, we reserve the right to substitute similar-type properties if the situation warrants. Just a reminder: all of our hotels are Official Tour Hotels and are the best tour hotels available.

Can I earn reward points at the tour hotel?

Point programs vary throughout the hotel industry. It is best to research your program for complete information.

When is hotel check-in?

Check-in time usually begins at 3 p.m.

What if I want to check in early or check out late?

This can be requested, but not guaranteed.

Why are my game seats always in the end zone?

This is one of the most common questions on the tour. Corporate sponsors and television companies are in possession of the majority of the “good” tickets. Conlin Athletic Tours receives game tickets from the university’s athletic department.

What's the best way to purchase my game tickets?

If not included in the tour, game tickets may be secured directly through the university’s athletic department.

Tour Registration Questions

How do I know if you've successfully received my online application?

After you complete your online reservation, you will receive an automated e-mail acknowledgement within 20 minutes. If you do not receive this, please contact the Bowl Tour Hotline.

What if I make a mistake while completing the online application?

If you make a mistake, you may simply close the browser window and re-register. If you need to amend an existing reservation, simply call us and we will be happy to assist you.

Why didn't the hotel have my reservation when I called them?

Because we deal with hotels on a group level, name manifests are not entered into the hotel reservations system until approximately one week prior to arrival. Your confirmation from Conlin Athletic Tours assures that your reservation has been processed.

What if members of my party are arriving/departing on different dates?

Please advise us of any deviations at time of booking.

What if I want to make a reservation for someone else?

Reservations can be made for multiple passengers under one form of payment. Additional reservations can be made by listing other group members in the “Traveling with” box on the tour registration form.

What if I need to cancel or change my reservation?

All cancellations must be received in writing—by fax, e-mail, or standard mail—to Conlin Athletic Tours. Cancellation deadlines vary by tour and can be found in the Terms & Conditions on the Tour Application form or on the bowl tour website. We highly recommend purchasing cancellation insurance.

Why is my billing address required when using my credit card?

The credit card companies require billing addresses for authorization.

How do you keep my credit card information secure?

Our website is protected by VeriSign and is encrypted with the latest encryption technology.

What credit cards are accepted?

We accept VISA, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover.

Why does the Bowl Tour Hotline always seem busy?

Sometimes there is a lot of excitement in the home city and many people are calling for tour information. Please be assured that your call will be answered in the order in which it was received and messages will be returned promptly. Reservations can be made online or through a faxed registration form.

TOUR CANCELLATIONS

Cancellations in writing received on or before December 13, 2019, are refundable in full, less a $200.00 per person administrative fee. Cancellations received after December 13 are non-refundable unless a qualified replacement can be found, in which case a full refund will be made, less a $200.00 per person administrative fee. Refunds will be made within 14 days of receipt of your notice of cancellation.

APPLICATIONS

Hotel rooms are limited to our contracted capacity. Applications will be processed on a priority-based first-come, first-served basis to the capacity of our available space. Payment in full must accompany this application. 

HOTELS

While every effort has been made to honor your hotel preference, it cannot be guaranteed. The tour company has the right to substitute hotels when necessary and add or delete hotels as needed.

INFANTS

Under 2 years old. There is no charge for infants on the tour; however, a game ticket is required for a child of any age. Under these terms, they cannot occupy a seat on the plane or any other form of conveyance.

CHILDREN (Ages 2-17)

Children must share a room with parent(s) and do not count in room count total. Two adults rooming with two children would pay the double rate for the adults and the children’s price for the children. An adult must accompany children. One adult sharing with one or more children would pay a single adult rate and children’s price for the children.

TRIPLE AND QUAD ROOMS

Triples and Quads refer to how many adults are in the room and not to how many beds are in the room or size of the room. Most Triples and Quads have two double beds. Some involve the use of cots or couches with pull-out beds.

DISABILITY SERVICE NEEDS

Persons with physical disabilities requiring wheelchairs or special assistance must notify Conlin Travel, Inc. as to the nature of the disability at the time of booking. Persons requiring extraordinary assistance must be accompanied by someone who can and will be totally responsible for providing all required assistance.

INSURANCE

Travel insurance is strongly recommended, as it covers trip cancellation, travel accident, medical and baggage insurance. For complete information, please visit Alumni Travel Protect or call 1.800.753.1000 (option 6) and identify yourself as a traveler with the Alumni Association of the University of Michigan.

RESPONSIBILITY

The University of Michigan, the Alumni Association of the University of Michigan and Conlin Travel, Inc. act only as agents for the various owners or contractors providing means of transportation or other services and all tickets and coupons are issued subject to any and all terms and conditions under which such means of transportation or other services are offered or provided. The University of Michigan, the Alumni Association of the University of Michigan and Conlin Travel, Inc. have no responsibility in whole or in part for any delays, delayed departure or arrival, missed carrier connections, loss, death, damage, weather, strikes, acts of God, circumstances beyond our control, force majeure, war, acts of terrorism, quarantine, criminal activity, expense, accident, sickness, injury or death to person or property, or mechanical defect, failure or negligence of any nature howsoever caused in connection with any accommodation, restaurant, transportation or other services or for any substitution of hotels or of common carrier equipment beyond our control, with or without notice, or for any additional expenses occasioned thereby. The University of Michigan, the Alumni Association of the University of Michigan and Conlin Travel, Inc. are not responsible for personal injury or property damage arising out of the act of negligence of any direct carrier, hotel or travel service or other person rendering any of the services being offered in connection with the tour. If due to weather, flight schedules or other uncontrollable factors such as suspended air service due to circumstances beyond our control, you are required to spend any additional nights, you will be responsible for your own hotel, transfers and meal costs. No refund will be made for any unused portion of the tour due to these causes or voluntary cancellations. Baggage is at the owner’s risk entirely. The issuance or acceptance of such tickets and coupons shall be deemed to be consent to the future conditions that they shall not become liable or responsible in any way in connection with such means of transportation or any other services, for any loss, injury or damage to or in respect to person or property, howsoever caused or arising. Conlin Travel, Inc. reserves the right to withdraw the tour, to refuse to accept or retain any person as a member of the tour at any time or to make changes in the published itinerary whenever in their sole judgment conditions warrant, or if they deem it necessary for the comfort, convenience, or safety of the tour. The airlines and other transportation companies concerned are not to be held responsible for any act, omission or event during the time passengers are not on board their conveyances. The Passage Contract, in use by the company concerned, when issued, shall constitute the sole contract between the company and the purchaser of these tours and/or passengers.

TOUR CHANGES

If we make major changes prior to departure, you have the right to cancel and receive a full refund. The following are major changes: 1) a change in the departure or return date, unless the change results from a flight delay experienced by the air carrier, or an overnight return flight. 2) a change in the origin or destination city, unless the change affects only the order in which cities named in a tour package are visited; and 3) a price increase of more than 10 percent occurring 10 or more days before departure. In no event can we increase your price less than 10 days before departure. If a major change must be made in the program, we will notify you within 7 days after first learning of the change, but in any event, at least 10 days prior to the scheduled departure. If, less than 10 days before scheduled departure, we become aware that a major change must be made, we will notify you as soon as possible. Within 7 days after receiving notification of a major change, but in no event later than departure, you may cancel your reservation and you will receive a full refund within 14 days after canceling. If a major change occurs after the departure of the flight which you are unwilling to accept, we will refund, within 14 days after your scheduled return date, that portion or your payment which applies to the services not accepted. If we must cancel the charter, we will notify you in writing within 7 days of the cancellation, but in no event later than 10 days before the scheduled departure date. We have no right to cancel the charter less than 10 days before departure, except for circumstances that make it physically impossible to perform the charter trip. If that occurs, we will make a full refund to you within 14 days after cancellation.

The rights and remedies made available under this contract are in addition to any other rights or remedies available under applicable law. However, we offer refunds under this contract with the express understanding that the receipt of that refund by a passenger waives any additional remedies.

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Due to the number of available scheduled flights and lower cost, we will not be offering chartered air service this year. However, if you would like assistance booking flights, please contact the Bowl Tour Hotline at 877.513.2320.

Citrus Bowl Game-Day Packages

Citrus Bowl Game-Day Packages
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Game-day packages are offered exclusively to members of the Alumni Association and include a ticket to both the Citrus Bowl and the Official U-M Citrus Bowl Tailgate.

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Alumni Territory Citrus Bowl Tailgate
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This year’s event will include tons of spirited entertainment, appearances by numerous University officials, games, and a host of fun for Wolverines, family, and fans of all ages.

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