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Alumni Tours 2025

The Ohio University Alumni Association offers a variety of tours all year long. To learn about more OHIO travel opportunities, visit the Alumni Travel page.



Classic Panama Canal

Date: Feb. 18 - March 1, 2025
Starting Price: $3,899
Trip Length: 11 nights
Trip: Panama City to Miami
Cruise line: Oceania Cruises | Sirena

Embark on an extraordinary 11-night cruise along the Panama Canal and the Caribbean Sea, where enchanting tales of the past merge seamlessly with breathtaking coastlines and vibrant local cultures.

Set foot in Panama City, a mesmerizing fusion of tradition and modernity that links two worlds. Then, marvel at the Panama Canal before strolling down the narrow stone walkways of historic Cartagena. Feel the gentle embrace of the sun-drenched Sierra Nevada mountains and rest in the sand of the forest-fringed beaches of Santa Marta. In Oranjestad, observe the colorful colonial buildings and traverse the floating bridge in Willemstad. Escape to the serenity of Port Antonio, a hidden gem of natural beauty. Before journeys end in Miami, discover the vibrant markets in Nassau and immerse yourself in the rhythm of island life.

Cruise the Panama Canal

Colorful buildings along waterway.

Tahiti & French Polynesia

Date: Feb. 21 - March 3, 2025
Starting Price: From approximately $6,295* plus air
Trip Length: 11 Days | 10 Nights
Trip: Sail Roundtrip from Pape’ete
Cruise line: Star Breeze, Exclusively Chartered Small Ship

Experience paradise on Earth as you set sail for the idyllic islands and motus of one of French Polynesia’s most beautiful archipelagos. Formed over millennia by underwater volcanic activity, Tahiti and the celebrated Society Islands—Mo’orea, Ra’iatea, Taha’a, Bora Bora and Huahine—distill the essence and allure of the South Pacific. Explore French Polynesia’s spectacular history, rich culture and unique topography on a luxury itinerary that includes a seven-night cruise aboard the sailing ship Star Breeze. Choose optional excursions at an additional cost to curate your own adventure and enjoy unmatched small ship sailing amid the splendor of the South Pacific.

Experience Paradise on Earth

Aerial image of Bora Bora resort.

Revelations of Japan

Date: April 13-25, 2025
Starting Price: $7,299
Trip Length: 12 nights
Trip: Tokyo to Tokyo
Cruise line: Oceania Cruises | Riviera

From the simplest pleasures of a tea ceremony to the excitement of sumo spectating, this voyage offers a unique insight into the Japanese way of life. Begin your journey in metropolitan Tokyo and set sail for Nagoya. Explore the industrial side of Japan as you take in the newly reconstructed palace and visit the many museums of Nagoya before heading to the surfer’s paradise—quaint Kochi. Here, visit traditional markets, peruse Kochi castle, and take in the beautiful views of the Pacific Ocean. Enjoy Nagasaki’s volcanoes and offshore islands and see the flourishing art scene, renowned Buddha statues, and beautiful beaches of Busan. Sail down the Kanmon Strait to Hiroshima and stroll through the beautifully landscaped Hiroshima Gardens or visit Hiroshima Castle. Experience ultimate relaxation and rejuvenation amidst the soothing embrace of Beppu’s renowned hot springs. Spend a few days in Kyoto, where awe-inspiring temples await, and with a touch of luck, witness the ethereal beauty of cherry blossoms painting the city in delicate hues. End your trip with the views of the majestic Mount Fuji from the seaport in Shimizu.

Experience Japan

South Korea house.

Rivieras of France & Italy

Date: April 14 - 23, 2025
Starting Price: From approximately $5,795* plus air
Trip Length: 10 Days | 9 Nights
Trip: A journey from Barcelona to Rome
Cruise line: Wind Spirit, Exclusively Chartered Sailing Yacht

Experience the allure of the legendary Cote d’Azur under the billowing white sails of the Wind Spirit, a luxurious, yacht-like vessel with ocean views from every suite or stateroom. Experience the best of the French and Italian Rivieras on our exclusive cruise itinerary, which takes you from Barcelona to the coast of Marseilles and along the sparkling coastline to such iconic destinations as Nice, Monaco, Portofino and Cinque Terre.

Explore the Rivieras of France & Italy

France beach coastline.

Cruise Sicily, Malta & Amalfi Coast

Date: June 27 - July 5, 2025
Starting Price: From approximately $5,095* plus air
Trip Length: 9 Days | 8 Nights
Trip: Amalfi Coast to Malta
Cruise line: World Navigator, Exclusively Chartered Small Ship

Bask in sun-dappled islands at the crossroads of history on this deluxe, seven-night cruise from the Amalfi Coast to Malta. Visit the UNESCO-inscribed ruins of Pompeii and savor the splendor of the Isle of Capri. Enjoy calls at Palermo, Taormina, ancient Syracuse and Malta’s capital city of Valletta. Hear from distinguished guest speaker Dwight David Eisenhower II, noted historian and grandson of President Dwight D. Eisenhower.

Experience the Rich Beauty & History

Faraway view of Amalfi on hillside.

Bucolic British Isles

Date: Aug. 24-Sept. 3, 2025
Starting Price: $5,099
Trip Length: 10 nights
Trip: London to London
Cruise line: Oceania Cruises | Marina

Unleash your wanderlust on this 10-night cruise through the British Isles aboard Oceania Cruises’ Marina. Begin your journey in London, then venture towards Edinburgh and take a leisurely stroll along the Water of Leith. In Kirkwall, visit the UNESCO-listed Heart of Neolithic Orkney featuring the 5,000-year-old Standing Stones of Stenness. Explore the stunning Uig coastline aboard an inflatable boat near Stornoway or tour the majestic St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Dublin. Let the rainbow-colored buildings of Belfast welcome you to a place where local business and street art thrives. Spend a day in Holyhead and enjoy the beautiful Welsh countryside with a visit to the imposing Caernarfon Castle. Experience Cork, the culinary capital of Ireland and before returning to London, relax on the idyllic beaches of Torbay.

Explore the British Isles

Tall cathedral building and multicolored houses in front.

Greco-Roman Echoes

Date: Oct. 3-13, 2025
Starting Price: $5,299
Trip Length: 10 nights
Trip: Athens to Monte Carlo
Cruise line: Oceania Cruises | Vista

Step into sophistication and timeless charm on this 10-night cruise aboard Oceania Cruises’ newest luxury ship, Vista. Begin your journey in Athens and set sail for breathtaking Santorini. Sample remarkable vintages at a renowned winery where the house-dotted cliffs are the perfect backdrop for a glass of Brusco. Spend a day in Rhodes admiring the pristine beaches and visit Heraklion, the capital of Crete. In Syracuse, visit the Ear of Dionysius, a cave known for its remarkable acoustics. Escape to Naples to see Pompeii, a preserved ancient Roman city once buried under the ashes of nearby Mt. Vesuvius. In Rome, get your fill of Italian Renaissance art and architecture and see the towering remains of the ancient Roman Empire. In Pisa, see the whimsical Leaning Tower. Taste an array of Tuscan wines as you relax in an ancient Italian wine cellar in Livorno. Indulge your romantic side in France as you drink cafe au lait in Marseille’s sidewalk bistros. End your journey in Monte Carlo, home to the famed Monte Carlo Casino.

Board the Vista

Alleyway in Rhodes, Greece.

Iceland and the Northern Lights

Date: Oct. 25 – Nov. 2, 2025
Starting Price: From approximately $4,195* plus air
Trip Length: 9 Days | 8 Nights
Trip: Reykjavik & Akureyri
Accommodations: Hotel Borg and Hotel Kea

Experience the otherworldly beauty of the Northern Lights on this unique, seven-night land journey specially timed for optimal viewing of the aurora borealis. See Iceland’s “Big Three” wonders, known as the Golden Circle — the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Thingvellir National Park; the two-tiered “Golden Waterfall” of Gullfoss; and Strokkur, an active geyser that erupts every few minutes. From cosmopolitan Reykjavík to the harbor town of Siglufjördur and beyond, immerse yourself in the rustic splendor of this “land of fire and ice” with guided evening excursions to chase the natural phenomenon that lights up the sky.

View the Northern Lights

Northern Lights in Iceland.
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