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

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River Life Dutch Waterways featuring the Floriade Expo

May 2 – 10, 2022 

Cruise for seven nights in Holland and Flanders aboard the exclusively chartered, deluxe Amadeus Queen. Meet local residents during the exclusive River Life® Forum and tour the Kröller-Müller Museum. Visit Amsterdam, Bruges, Ghent, Delft, Kinderdijk, Antwerp, Keukenhof and the Floriade World Horticulture Expo. Amsterdam Pre-Program and The Hague Post-Program Options.

From $2,995, not including air. Offered through Gohagan & Co.

Visit Dutch Waterways

Tulips in Holland

Trentino, South Tyrol & The Dolomites

May 4 – 12, 2022 

On this seven-night journey, discover the rich cultures of the Trentino and South Tyrol regions. From your base in Trento, explore idyllic villages and the stunning Dolomites. Visit Bolzano, with its intriguing mix of Italian and Germanic influences, and admire enchanting Verona. Cruise on Lake Garda and savor the region’s diverse food culture. This small-group journey features a first-class hotel and an extensive meal plan. No single supplement for solo travelers!

From $3,395, not including air. Offered through AHI. 

Explore Trentino and South Tyrol regions

City of Trentino

Essential Europe Grad Trip

May 15 – June 6, 2022

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 $4,465. Offered through AESU. 

Travel Europe

Canal in Venice Italy

Heartland Journey: Bourbon Experience

June 12 – 21, 2022

Venture through the heartland of America as you sample from its distilleries and experience good old Kentucky charm. Begin your journey with an included two-night Louisville Pre-Cruise Program, featuring tours of several historic Kentucky bourbon distilleries, including bourbon tasting and lunch. Embark the American Countess and set sail on the Ohio River. Stop to taste the traditions of Brandenburg, Kentucky’s bourbon-infused past, and in Owensboro, learn the history of the distillers who operate around the city.

From $2,799, not including air. Offered through Go Next. 

Travel through Kentucky

Beautiful Bluegrass Region of Kentucky

New Orleans – Art, Culture, & People

June 19 – 24, 2022 

Revel in New Orleans’ multicultural riches, irresistible cuisine and feel-good energy on this five-night, first-class journey! Take in the enchanting French Quarter and Garden District, taste classic dishes at a cooking school and enjoy two jazz shows. Explore the history of Louisiana’s plantation country and visit NOLA’s must-see National World War II museum. Experience the unforgettable ambience of this truly unique American city!

From $2,595, not including air. Offered through AHI. 

Visit New Orleans

White horse drawn carriage on the street in New Orleans

Alsace – Fairytale France

June 19 – 27, 2022

Behold the old-world allure and proud heritage of France’s Alsace region on an unforgettable seven-night program. From our base in charming Colmar, visit dynamic Strasbourg, multicultural Basel and whimsical towns along the Alsatian Wine Route that capture your imagination. Along the way, savor divine cuisine and superlative wines, and learn about the region’s illustrious past.

From $3,495, not including air. Offered through AHI. 

Travel to France

Vineyards outside Kayersburg, France

Great Journey Through Europe

June 29 – July 9, 2022

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, not including air. Offered through Gohagan & Co.

Explore Europe

The Glacier Express

Oceania Cruise – Black Sea Brilliance

July 17 – 27, 2022

Taste the exotic flavors of the eastern Mediterranean and the Black Sea on this 10-night cruise aboard Oceania Cruises’ Riviera. You'll have new tales to tell, from Istanbul to Athens, with the traditions of Bulgaria, Romania, Turkey and Ukraine sprinkled in. Planned specifically for the culturally curious, this cruise seeks out authentic experiences of lesser-known European cultures and explores their Greek and Roman roots in depth. Catch folk performances, village visits, and food tours set against a Byzantine backdrop of onion-domed cathedrals and ancient ruins.

From $4,299, including air from select cities. Offered through Go Next.

Cruise the Black Sea

Santorini, Greece

42nd Passion Play Oberammergau

July 17 – 27, 2022

Experience a rare performance of the extravagant Passion Play, staged once a decade for nearly four centuries 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 Berlin Post-Program Options offered.

From $4,295, not including air. Offered through Gohagan & Co. 

Explore Oberammergau in Rare Form

Hungarian State Opera House

Oceania Cruise – Radiant Alaska

August 8 – 18, 2022

Alaska is calling—journey with us to the Last Frontier! Enjoy natural wonders, quaint coastal towns, and a sense of culture that's unique to Alaska on Oceania Cruises’ Regatta. Catch a crab feast in Ketchikan, where they pull each day’s dinner fresh from the water. Keep your eyes peeled for wildlife as you cruise Hubbard Glacier to Hoonah, where whales breach and spout. Get gold fever in Juneau, where you can pan for gold in the same creek where miners of yore struck it rich.

From $3,399, including air from select cities. Offered through Go Next. 

Cruise Alaska

Alaskan Whale

The Majestic Great Lakes

August 18 – 28, 2022

Step back in time on Mackinac Island, take in maritime lore and Ojibwe culture on the U.S-Canadian border lands, and see the mighty Soo Locks. Take in Cleveland's rock n' roll history, visit the must-see Detroit Institute of Arts, and make a splash at Niagara Falls.

From $4,699, not including air. Offered through Go Next. 

Visit the Great Lakes

Mackinac Island, Michigan

Grand Seine River & Normandy Passage

September 10 – 18, 2022 

Cruise the Seine River for seven nights from Paris to Honfleur! Indulge in Paris’ spectacular landmarks and walk through Monet’s flower-filled gardens. Explore colorful Honfleur and Rouen, and witness opulent abbeys and chateaux. Plus, visit poignant D-Day beaches, Point du Hoc and the Caen Memorial. Spend sunny days relaxing aboard your exclusively chartered first-class ship and enjoy a generous meal plan. No supplement for single travelers!

From $3,795, not including air. Offered through AHI. 

Cruise the Seine River

Beach in Normandy

Greek Isles

October 8 – 16, 2022  

Join this nine-day Aegean Odyssey from Athens, Greece, aboard the Five-Star Le Bougainville. Visit Delos, Mykonos, Pátmos, Rhodes and Santorini and explore the legendary ruins of Meteora, Mycenae and Epidaurus. Engage with local residents during the Island Life® Forum. Athens Pre-Program and Delphi and Thebes Post Program Options.

From $4,895, not including air. Offered through Gohagan & Co.

Visit the Greek Isles

The Acropolis

Oceania Cruise – Rivieras & Retreats

November 11 – 19, 2022  

It’s time to go to the western Mediterranean! Traipse a trail from Rome to Monte Carlo on this tantalizing 10-night trip. Start your trip off right with an included two-night Go Next Rome Pre-Cruise Program, which includes a stay at a four-star hotel. Make stops at iconic sites like the Vatican City and its museums and the Sistine Chapel. Experience the history of the Basilica of St. Paul, the Colosseum, and the fountains of the Plazza Navona.

From $2,399, including air from select cities. Offered through Go Next. 

Cruise the Mediterranean

Valencia, Spain

2023 Tours

Amazon River & Machu Picchu

March 5 – 17, 2023

Discover the natural wonder of Amazon River Basin and the UNESCO World Heritage site of Machu Picchu, the “lost city of the Incas,” on this five-night, guided river cruise through the tributaries of the Peruvian Amazon and the Pacaya‑Samiria National Reserve. Our exclusive itinerary features one night in Lima; one night at the incomparable Machu Picchu; two nights in the breathtaking Sacred Valley and two nights in the Inca capital of Cuzco.

From $7,295, not including air. Offered through Gohagan & Co.

Photo of Machu Picchu Mountain

Oceania Cruise – Peru, Panama & Palms

March 19 – April 6, 2023

Join us for the adventure of a lifetime on an 18-night journey from Lima to Miami aboard Oceania Cruises’ Marina. Explore Mayan ruins in Costa Maya, and swim by the reef in Harvest Caye. The treasures of Guatemala await you in Santo Tomas, where you’ll venture to crystal-clear springs and spot orange-breasted falcons. Relax on the beach in Roatan and discover Puerto Limon’s incredible wildlife at Cahuita National Park.  

From $4,299, includes air from select cities. Offered through Go Next.

Cruise from Lima to Miami

Colorful Caribbean sea life, fish and coral reef.

Village Life in Dordogne

May 4 - 12, 2023

Immerse yourself in the authentic provincial character of Dordogne in Sarlat-la-Canéda, one of France’s most beautiful and well-preserved medieval villages. Discover charming villages, medieval castles and prehistoric treasures through specially arranged excursions, including Sarlat’s famous open-air market; the pilgrimage site of Rocamadour; the English-style Gardens of Eyrignac; the fascinating prehistoric cave paintings of Cap-Blanc; and a specially arranged gabare cruise on the Dordogne River.

$3,995, not including air. Offered through Gohagan & Co.

Boat on the Dordogne River with France Village in the background.

Essential Europe

May 15 – June 6, 2023

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 $4,565, not including air. Offered through AESU.

People walking across crosswalk on Abbey Road.

Grand Seine River & Normandy Passage

May 16 – 24, 2023

Cruise the Seine River for seven nights! Delight in historic Honfleur and Rouen, and explore opulent abbeys. Walk through Monet’s bountiful gardens and enjoy a special lunch at a privately owned castle. Visit poignant D-Day beaches and the Caen Memorial before capping off your journey amid Paris’ spectacular landmarks. Spend sunny days relaxing aboard your exclusively chartered first-class ship and enjoy a generous meal plan. No supplement for single travelers!

From $3,895, not including air. Offered through AHI.

Bridge over the Seine River in Paris at dusk.

Tuscany – Lucca, Carrara & the Cinque Terre

June 10 – 18, 2023

Discover the wonders of Tuscany on a seven-night stay in Lucca. Indulge in the region’s riches, from its irresistible cuisine to cliffside villages and storied landmarks! Linger in Pisa, Carrara and the unforgettable Cinque Terre, sip wines at a countryside vineyard, and witness an Italian opera show! Your heart will yearn for the treasures of Tuscany! This handcrafted, small-group program features a first-class hotel and an extensive meal plan, complemented by wine with dinner.

From $3,395, not including air. Offered through AHI.

Windy road through Tuscan countryside.

Oceania Cruise – Icons of Sweden and Baltic Sea

July 11 - 23, 2023

Experience iconic Swedish landmarks, such as the Royal Opera House, in Stockholm. Learn about Finland’s seafaring history and kayak on the tranquil Minija River in Klaipėda. Enjoy a nature reserve walk in Tallinn and see the UNESCO-listed buildings of Riga and explore the medieval quarter of Gdynia.

From $4,299, includes air from select cities. Offered through Go Next.

Visit iconic Sweden
 

Alexander Nevsky cathedral and St Mary's Cathedral at sunset in Tallinn, Estonia.

Cruise the Rhine & Moselle Rivers

August 9 – 20, 2023

Bask in the alpine splendor of Interlaken, Switzerland, on a three-night, deluxe stay, then cruise the storied Rhine and Mosel rivers for seven nights through France, Germany and the Netherlands! Aboard your first-class ship, take in charming medieval towns, hilltop castles and grand cathedrals, plus enjoy a choice of engaging, included excursions in Interlaken, Strasbourg, Heidelberg, Rüdesheim and Amsterdam. No single supplement!

From $4,795, not including air. Offered through AHI.

Shoreline of the city Interlaken with mountains in the background.

Exploring Iceland

August 26 – September 5, 2023

Travel the breadth of Iceland on an 11-day small group tour. From the stunning Snaefellsnes Peninsula to fascinating Lake Mývatn and jaw-dropping Dettifoss waterfall, Iceland’s many natural wonders are revealed on this exciting journey. Conclude with a two-night stay in Reykjavik. Extend your time in Iceland’s colorful capital with a 3-day/2-night post-tour extension.

From $5,497, including air. Offered through Odyssey’s Unlimited.

Basalt Cave at Reynisfjara Beach in southern Iceland.

Village Life Italian Lakes

September 9 – 17, 2023

Northern Italy’s fabled Lake District beckons with its shimmering glacial waters, soaring Alpine peaks and bijou towns. Immerse yourself in the distinct bella figura Italian style that has inspired poets, composers, artists and philosophers for centuries. Visit Bellagio, Villa del Balbianello, Stresa, Isola Bella, San Giulio and Sacro Monte di Orta, a UNESCO World Heritage site. In Milan, visit the Duomo and Teatro alla Scala, and enjoy a specially arranged viewing of Leonardo da Vinci’s The Last Supper.

$3,995, not including air. Offered through Gohagan & Co.
 

Gazebo and bush with pink flowers on left with Lake Maggiore in the background.

Alsace – Fairytale France

September 17 – 25, 2023

Behold the old-world allure and heritage of France’s Alsace region on an unforgettable seven-night program. From charming Colmar, visit dynamic Strasbourg, multicultural Basel and whimsical towns along the Alsatian Wine Route. Along the way, savor divine cuisine and superlative wines, and learn about the region’s illustrious past. This small-group adventure features a first-class hotel and a generous meal plan.

From $3,695, not including air. Offered through AHI.

Shoreline of the city Basel.

Cruising the Great Lakes

September 18 – 25, 2023

Admire magnificent coastal scenery and discover nearly two centuries of North American innovation and maritime history on this one-of-a-kind cruise itinerary from Toronto to Milwaukee featuring all five Great Lakes. Experience the thunderous force of Niagara Falls historical charm of Mackinac Island, the unspoiled beauty of the UNESCO‑inscribed Niagara Escarpment, the Henry Ford Museum of Innovation in Detroit and. Transit the Welland Canal and Soo Locks, among the greatest engineering feats of the 19th century.

From $4,995, not including air. Offered through Gohagan & Co.
 

Image of Wood Islands Lighthouse on the water.

The Mighty Mississippi

October 1 – 16, 2023

Explore the enchanting Mississippi River with us on a 14-night cruise aboard American Queen Voyages’ American Queen. Glimpse Burlington’s pioneering past and visit the boyhood home of Mark Twain in Hannibal. Visit the iconic Gateway Arch in St. Louis, and in Memphis, dig into award-winning barbeque and beignets. Delve into the history of the Civil War in Vicksburg and step back in time in Natchez and see streetscapes bursting with grand old architecture. 

From $4,799, not including air. Offered through Go Next.

Explore the Mississippi River

Mississippi River with bank on left and right. Sun beans shining down from the left and bridge crossing water off in the distance.

Oceania Cruise – Gladiators to Gondolas

October 19 – 30, 2023

Weave your way through the mythical Mediterranean on this 10-night cruise aboard Oceania Cruises’ Riviera. Take a boat ride along the Amalfi Coast, see St. John’s Co-Cathedral in Valletta, and sip hand-crafted wine in Messina. Visit ancient Olympia near Katakolon and take a beach day in Corfu. Explore a 14th-century monastery in Dubrovnik, shop at a farmer’s market in Koper, and take a gondola ride in Venice.

From $3,449, including air from select cities. Offered through Go Next.

Cruise from Gladiators to Gondolas

Calabria Italy city view of the shoreline.

Please contact Debbie Crabtree with questions about tours and travel.