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Are you up for a Bobcat adventure? Pack your bags! Tuscany, Morocco, Cuba, Alaska, and more…your OHIO Alumni Association offers exciting tours and weekend getaways all year long. Travel with fellow Bobcats to exotic international destinations or fascinating domestic locales. Learn about culture, art and history from top OHIO experts, all while experiencing the friendship and fun of fellow Bobcats. Best of all, your participation supports your alma mater!


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Travel insurance is important because it protects you when unforeseen circumstances occur after you’ve booked and paid for your trip. It helps if you have to cancel vacation plans because of a personal situation or error on the part of travel agencies and airlines, and safeguards you if emergencies arise once you reach your destination. Plus you get 24/7 worldwide travel assistance!

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2020 Tours

Giza Pyramids

Legends of the Nile: February 4 - 15, 2020 SOLD OUT
Optional Date: January 28 - February 8, 2020

Treat yourself to a thrilling adventure along the Nile River, plus explorations in Cairo and Abu Simbel. This 10-night, small-group journey includes a first-class, four-night cruise and the company of an expert Egyptologist who will guide you through the Pyramids of Giza, the Valley of the Kings and the magnificence of ancient Egypt.

From $4,995 + air, AHI
Book by 7/30/19 and save $500 per couple

Morocco

Morocco - Land of Enchantment: February 24 - 23, 2020

Embrace the charms of Morocco on this eight-night journey in Marrakech and Casablanca. Explore the colorful souks and medina, tour ornate gardens and marvel at minarets. Drink tea with a Berber family in the Atlas Mountains, relish cosmopolitan Casablanca and marvel at the wonders of ancient Rabat. Enjoy an extensive meal program plus wine with dinner.

From $3,745 + air, AHI
Book by 8/6/19 and save $500 per couple

Man and woman dancing in Peru

Wonders of Peru, featuring an Amazon Cruise: April 23 - May 4, 2020

Experience Peru’s past and present on this thrilling 10-night adventure through Lima, Cusco and the Amazon rain forest. Explore the country’s Incan heritage on excursions to Machu Picchu and the Sacred Valley, plus take a three-night luxury cruise in the Amazon Basin through Earth’s most diverse natural habitat. No single supplement!

From $6,295 + air, AHI
SOLD OUT Overflow dates available March 6 - 16 or March 19 - 30, 2020

Boats in Venice river

Oceania Cruise – Legacies & Legends: May 8 - 20, 2020

Immerse yourself in the culture and charm of the eastern Mediterranean aboard Oceania Cruises' Riviera on this spectacular eleven-night cruise. Visit the ruins of Pompeii in Sorrento and see the Ear of Dionysius in Syracuse. Stroll through the secluded coastal city of Kotor and discover the timeless piazzas of Venice. Explore the ancient walled city of Dubrovnik and the Temple of Artemis in Kuşadasi.

From $3,899, includes air from select cities, Go Next

Alumni standing in front of the London Tower Bridge

Essential Europe – Graduation/Young Alumni Tour: May 12 - June 3, 2020

From the pomp and pageantry of London to the snow-capped Austrian Alps; from the glorious art of Florence to the sun-kissed beaches of Greece, Europe’s infinite variety of people, places, and traditions are the perfect setting for a journey that celebrates and educates. Capture the flavor of the cities and the beauty of the countryside; sample the delicacies and specialties of nine wondrous countries – Europe, in all its splendor, awaits.

From $4,175 + air, AESU

Passion Play Oberammergau Tour

42nd Passion Play Oberammergau: June 9 - 19, 2020 [PDF]

Experience a rare performance of the extravagant Passion Play, performed for nearly four centuries and staged once a decade in storybook Oberammergau. Enjoy a five-night, deluxe cruise along the Danube River, spend two nights each in the Bavarian Alps and Munich, and visit four countries. Budapest Pre-Program and Munich Post-Program Options offered.

From $4,295 + air, Gohagan & Co

Costa Rica Group standing in front of a waterfall

Costa Rica Eco Explorer: Nature, Jungle & Beach Escape/Young Alumni Tour:July 1 - 5, 2020

Explore this small but very diverse country on an adventure tour of wildly contrasting landscapes. From active volcanoes to waterfalls and geysers, from exotic birds and playful monkeys to jungle-canopy walks. Get your adrenaline going on a whitewater tubing trip or rappel waterfalls cascading over beautiful canyons. Zip line through the rainforest canopy or enjoy the lush jungle and open plains by horseback or guided nature hike. Experience some of the best Costa Rica has to offer.

From $1,398 + air, AESU

Tyne Bridge in North East England

Oceania Cruise – Celtic Charms: July 2 - 13, 2020

Discover the iconic cities of the United Kingdom aboard Oceania Cruises' Nautica on this spectacular ten-night cruise. Visit iconic sites in London and tour the famous Edinburgh Castle. Stroll through the rolling hills of Invergordon. See Shetland ponies in Lerwick and Earl’s Palace in Kirkwall. Experience Hebridean hospitality in Stornoway and discover world-class restaurants, museums, and entertainment in Glasgow. Enjoy the picturesque harbor of Fishguard and the vibrant cultural appeal of Dublin.

From $4,799, includes air from select cities, Go Next
Early Booking Savings, Now November 4, 2019

Houses next to a lake and mountains across the lake

The Great Journey through Europe: July 8 - 18, 2020 [PDF]

This extraordinary 11-day “Grand Tour” of Europe combines river, rail, lake and mountain travel and features Switzerland, France, Germany and the Netherlands. Cruise aboard the deluxe AMADEUS SILVER III along the Rhine River. Ride aboard three legendary railways—the Gornergrat Bahn, the Glacier Express and the Pilatus Railway. Amsterdam Post-Program Option.

From $3,995 + air, Gohagan & Co

Bull Moose

Oceania Cruise – Glaciers & Wildlife of Alaska: July 13 - 23, 2020

Visit Kenai Fjords National Park and the starting point of the historic Iditarod Trail in Seward . Cruise through College Fjord and past Hubbard Glacier to Icy Strait Point and look for whales. In Juneau, take advantage of its wildlife viewing and discover Skagway’s Klondike Gold Rush National Historic Park. Experience indigenous art in Sitka, visit Tongass National Forest in Ketchikan, and immerse yourself in the thriving culture of Nanaimo.

From $3,699, includes air from select cities, Go Next
Reduced Single Supplement for SOLO GUESTS!

Niagara Falls lit up at night

North American Waterways: Lakes, Islands & French Canada: Sept. 2 - 14, 2020

Journey through the landscapes of the North American waterways on this nine-night luxury cruise aboard the M/V Victory II. Visit Mackinac Island and sail to Sault Ste. Marie. Experience some of the world’s finest restaurants in Toronto, sail through the Thousand Islands, and enjoy a cable car ride in Quebec City.

From $5,199, Go Next
New Early Bird Date: March 17, 2020

People on a safari

Journey to Southern Africa: Sept. 27 - Oct 12, 2020

Thrill to the wildlife and wonder of South Africa, Zimbabwe and Botswana! Witness abundant animal life and tour historic Cape Town. Walk the footsteps of Nelson Mandela on Robben Island; see his home in Soweto. Travel in Victorian elegance on the Rovos Rail through Hwange Game Reserve to majestic Victoria Falls.

From $7,495 + air, AHI

Albuquerque Balloon Festival

Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta: Oct 2 - 5, 2020

Hear the roar of hundreds of burners simultaneously igniting, turning Balloon Fiesta Park into a remarkable site with thousands of smiling, upturned faces, awestruck by the spectacular beauty of hot air balloons filling the big blue New Mexico sky. Enjoy hotel accommodations and free time in Old Town Albuquerque. Sit front and center at the Chasers’ Club hospitality patio for two morning and one evening session featuring Dawn Patrol and Evening Glow. Join us for special access to experience the world-renowned attraction, the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta!

From $1,899 + air, SET

Lighthouse next to rocks in Portland

Oceania Cruise – Seaside Harbors of Canada & New England: October 6 - 16, 2020

Take in the beautiful seaside harbors of Canada and New England in early fall aboard Oceania Cruises’ elegant Insignia on this incredible ten-night cruise. See Mont Royal in Montréal and visit Québec City—North America’s only walled city. Experience the wildlife of Saguenay, discover the beaches and trails of Sept-Îles, and stroll the historic waterfront of Halifax. See the Reversing Falls in Saint John and take in the sweeping vistas of Bar Harbor. Walk through the Victorian neighborhoods of Portland and see the Vanderbilt houses in Newport.

From $4,199, includes air from select cities, Go Next
New Early Bird Date: Feb. 27, 2020

Monks at Angkor Wat

Vietnam & Angkor Wat: November 3 - 17, 2020 [PDF]

This exceptional itinerary features two nights in Vietnam’s capital city of Hanoi, a seven-night cruise from Haiphong to Saigon aboard the newly launched, Five-Star LE LAPÉROUSE and three nights in Siem Reap to experience the magnificent, jungle-fringed temples of Cambodia. Featuring four UNESCO World Heritage sites—Ha Long Bay, Hué, Hôi An and Angkor Wat.

From $6,995 + air, Gohagan & Co.

2021 Tours

Galápagos

Wonders of the Galápagos Islands: January 11 - 19, 2021

This incredible nine-day journey features the Galápagos Islands, where the unique wildlife accepts up-close human interaction like nowhere else. Accompanied by certified naturalists, cruise for four nights and visit six islands each with their own ecosystem. Enjoy three nights in UNESCO-designated Quito. Six-night Machu Picchu, Cuzco, Sacred Valley and Lima Post-Program Option.

From $5,795 + air, Gohagan & Co.

Italian lake

Village Life Italian Lakes: May 22 - 30, 2021

Experience the essence of Italian life in the fabled Lake District for one week in the heart of Como, with charming accommodations in the PALACE HOTEL. Enjoy private lake cruises on Lakes Como, Maggiore and Orta and excursions to Bellagio, Villa del Balbianello, Isola Bella and Milan. Verona/Venice Post-Program Option.

From $3,895 + air, Gohagan & Co

Iceland

Circumnavigation of Iceland: July 17 - 25, 2021

Discover the beauty of Iceland on this seven-night circumnavigation aboard the Five‑Star expedition ship LE CHAMPLAIN. See crystalline glaciers atop slumbering volcanoes. Cross the Arctic Circle on Grímsey Island and cruise along Surtsey Island. Round-trip Included Air and Low Air Add-Ons are available from select cities.† Reykjavík and The Golden Circle Pre-Program Option.

From $6,795 includes air from select cities, Gohagan & Co

Monks at Angkor Wat

Singapore & the Islands of Indonesia: September 14 - 29, 2021

This comprehensive, 16-day journey features four nights in Five-Star hotels and an eight-night cruise round trip Bali aboard LE LAPÉROUSE. Experience three UNESCO World Heritage sites—Borobudur Temple, Prambanan Temple and Komodo Island—and observe Borneo’s endangered orangutans and Komodo’s fabled dragons. Angkor Wat and Bangkok Pre-Program and Bali Post-Program Options.

From $6,995 + air, Gohagan & Co

 


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Photos from previous OUAA Travel Tours are below.

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OUAA Europe Welcome Reception
OUAA Europe Tim and Lilly Walters, Bill and Belinda Probert
OUAA Europe Ohio Flag on the Rhine River
OUAA Europe Swiss Alps
OUAA Europe Amsterdam
OUAA Europe Rhine River at Cologne
OUAA Zermatt, Switzerland
OUAA Europe Departure from Zermatt
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