Alumni Travel

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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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 $6,995, not including air. Offered through Gohagan & Co.

Discover the Amazon

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.

$3,595, not including air. Offered through Gohagan & Co.

Experience Dordogne

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

Essential Europe

May 15 – June 6, 2023

ATTENTION GRADUATING SENIORS: 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.

Explore Europe

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.

Explore the Grand Seine River

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.

Discover the wonders of Tuscany

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.

Explore the Rhine & Moselle

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 $5,592, including air. Offered through Odyssey’s Unlimited.

Explore Iceland

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.

Explore Village Life in Italy

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.

Discover Fairytale France

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.

Cruise the Great Lakes

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.

Dazzling Oceania - Australia & New Zealand

February 24 - March 10, 2024

Find adventure in the great Down Under on this 15-night journey aboard Oceania Cruises’ Regatta. Watch for dolphins in the Bay of Islands. Sip local wine in Napier, while getting a glimpse of Maori culture. Visit Cathedral Square in Christchurch and cruise the Fjords of Milford Sound as craggy cliffs tower over you. In Melbourne, stroll through historic Fitzroy Gardens and in Burnie see Tasmanian devils up close!

From $7,599, including air. Offered through Go Next.

Cruise from Auckland to Sydney

Ocean and city of Tauranga in the background with stone stair path leading to beach.

Oceania Cruise - North Sea Escapade

July 13 - 23, 2024

Sail away with us to the North Sea on this 10-night cruise aboard Oceania Cruises’ Nautica. Let the ebb and flow of the North Sea take over as you feel relaxed and energized by the people and places along the way. Admire the colorful wooden houses in Kristiansund and be inspired by the Viking spirit in Oslo. In Copenhagen, see why the Danes are considered some of the happiest people. Tour Tallinn’s underground passageways and learn about its historic past.

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

Sail the North Sea

Grand brick buildings in the city of Riga.

Oceania Cruise - Radiant Alaska

August 6 - 16, 2024

Experience unimaginable views, fresh seafood, and majestic wildlife on this 10-night cruise aboard Oceania Cruises’ Regatta. Join us on a cruise through the Outside Passage and Hubbard Glacier. See one of the largest collections of unrestored 19th century totem poles in Ketchikan. Have an onsite goldsmith custom design something just for you in Skagway. Spot Icy Strait Point's spouting whales and kick back while the magnificent Alaskan scenery glides by.

From $3,499, including air from select cities. Offered through Go Next.

Explore Alaska

City of Ketchikan, lush green landscape with colorful houses.

Oceania Cruise - Renaissance Triumphs

November 4 - 14, 2024

Take in art, architecture, history, and romance inspired by the Renaissance and the Enlightenment periods on this 10-night cruise aboard Oceania Cruises’ Riviera. Escape to Naples to see Pompeii, a preserved ancient Roman city once buried under the ashes of nearby Mt. Vesuvius. Sip hand-crafted wine in Messina. Cruise the terracotta cliff-lined waters of the Amalfi Coast and visit Valletta to see the celebrated St. John’s Co-Cathedral. Take in Italian Renaissance masterpieces in Florence and Pisa.

From $2,799, including air from select cities. Offered through Go Next.

Cruise back in time

Colorful houses sitting on the side of a large cliff.

Please contact Debbie Crabtree with questions about tours and travel.