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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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
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
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
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.
Wonders of the Galápagos Islands: February 8 - 16, 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.
See the Netherlands and Belgium brilliantly revealed as you glide along scenic waterways during a seven-night cruise on a first-class river ship. Explore Amsterdam, Antwerp and fairy-tale Giethoorn, while enjoying an ever-changing panorama. Follow your passions with included excursion choices. See Dutch masters, bicycle through villages or savor chocolate. No single supplement!
From $2,995 + air, AHI
Oceania Cruise - Panama to Palms: April 22 - May 10, 2021
Spot bright schools of fish off of Catalina Island, sip wine in Ensenada, and enjoy water sports in Cabo San Lucas. Stroll the waterfront in Puerto Vallarta. Explore Antigua’s Spanish history, catch a sunset in Nicaragua, and visit a rain forest outside of Puntarenas. Pass through the Panama Canal, take in the colorful Carribbean old town in Cartagena, and relax on the beach in George Town.
From $4,049, includes air from select cities, Go Next
Discover the rich wonders of Montenegro, an enchanting Balkan nation packed with old-world architecture, jaw-dropping beauty & cultural treasures. Encounter inviting villages, ancient relics, Lake Skadar & storied viniculture! Stay for 6 nights in Tivat, Montenegro, then cap off your trip with an overnight in Dubrovnik, Croatia!
From $3,295 + air, AHI
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. Europe, in all its splendor, awaits.
From $4,175 + air, AESU
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
Let Italy’s Amalfi Coast dazzle you with its stunning seaside tapestry. Enjoy 7 nights in Vietri sul Mare and explore cliff-side villages, olive and lemon groves, and ancient sites! Step back in time at Pompeii, sail to the Isle of Capri, witness Amalfi town and savor local dishes including authentic pizza made the Napolitano way!
From $3,495 + air, AHI
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
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
Oceania Cruise - Northern Gateways: August 18 - 29, 2021
See the Suomenlinna in Helsinki and spend two days in the imperial city of St. Petersburg. Explore fourteenth-century churches in Tallinn, amble narrow lanes of cottages in Visby, and visit the dunes of the Curonian Spit. Shop the colorful Long Market in Gdańsk. Seek out Bornholm’s beaches and craggy cliffs, and visit the historic Berlin Wall.
From $3,849, includes air from select cities, Go Next
US Open Tennis Championship: August 29 - September 2, 2021
Cross a must-see tennis championship, the US Open, off your bucket list! Mix in all the sites and attractions of New York City with the experience of the premier tennis championship at beautiful USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Watch opening night action from a courtside seat at Arthur Ashe Stadium, spend a day exploring the Big Apple before heading back to the Tennis Center and touring the campus and courts with a day session Arthur Ashe Loge ticket on Wednesday.
From $3,799 + air, SET
Celebrate the soul of France in and around the beautiful city of Albi on this seven-night adventure. Revel in the pink-washed city of Toulouse, stroll along romantic riverbanks and savor local delicacies. A myriad of French masterpieces await you in this elegant, easygoing region, including paintings by Toulouse-Lautrec, famous frescoes, medieval fortresses and a revolutionary 17th-century canal. No single supplement!
From $2,995 + air, AHI
Oceania Cruise – Byzantine Sojourn: October 17 - 28, 2021
Explore the ancient ruins of Philippi and see the Library of Celsus in Ephesus. Discover the legendary artifacts of Athens. Browse the charming shops in Katakolon, see the UNESCO-listed walls of Kotor, and stroll the gardens of Dubrovnik. Sip local wine in Ravenna and enjoy Venetian cuisine.
From $2,999, includes air from select cities, Go Next
Beautiful Brazil beckons you on this 11-night, small group adventure! Enjoy a wonderful mix of urban and natural experiences, from vibrant Rio de Janeiro and hillside colonial towns to the Pantanal’s amazing wildlife and Iguassu Falls’ thundering cascades. Go behind-the-scenes at a Carnaval workshop, set off on exciting wetland safaris, savor authentic churrasco barbecue and much more!
From $6,794 + air, AHI
Delve into glorious Florence more intimately without high-season crowds on this seven-night, deluxe stay! Italy’s city of art shines with Renaissance jewels, from Michelangelo’s David and the towering Duomo to elegant palazzi and the Uffizi’s masterpieces. Take in the medieval grandeur of hill towns San Gimignano, Colle di Val d’Elsa and Siena, plus sample Chianti in the lovely Tuscan countryside.
From $2,995 + air, AHI
Costa Rica's Natural Heritage: March 3 - 13, 2022
In this small Central American democracy kissed by nature, your small group enjoys a relaxed yet comprehensive 11-day exploration of four distinct regions, encountering staggering biodiversity from cloud forest to rainforest; Central Valley to Pacific Coast. Discover more ecological wonders with a 4-day/3-night pre-tour option in celebrated Tortuguero National Park.
From $3,681, includes air from Miami, Odysseys Unlimited
Photos from previous OUAA Travel Tours are below.