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Alumni Travel

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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Your OHIO Alumni Association partners with USI Travel Insurance Services for alumni and friends who travel with us. Every year, Travel Insurance Select gives peace of mind to thousands of alumni travelers just like you. Be sure you’re adequately insured for your next trip—whether participating in an OHIO Alumni Travel tour or traveling on your own.

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

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
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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
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St. Petersburg at sunset

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

 

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: 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.

Costa Rica Beach

Costa Rica’s Natural Heritage: March 1 - 11, 2021

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

Dutch Waterways

Dutch Waterways: April 5 - 13, 2021

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

Large rock formations in the ocean

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
 

Montenegro & the Bay of Kotor

Montenegro & the Bay of Kotor: May 9 - 17, 2021

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

Athens Group Essential Europe

Essential Europe: May 15 - 31, 2021

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

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

Charm of the Amalfi Coast

Charm of the Amalfi Coast: May 26 - June 3, 2021

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

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

Undiscovered France

Undiscovered France: September 7 - 15, 2021

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

Monks at Angkor Wat

Singapore & the Islands of Indonesia: September 22 - October 8, 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

The city of Venice

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

 

Florence in the Serene Season

Florence in the Serene Season: December 3 - 11, 2021

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


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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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