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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!

Travel Insurance

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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2019 Tours

Balloon Festival

Albuquerque Balloon Festival & U.S. National Parks: October 11 - 22, 2019

Watch hundreds of balloons float gracefully upward, covering the sky with color. Marvel at the Grand Canyon, see the famed Old Faithful, and stand in the shadow of the Grand Teton. Each day presents a new destination and new adventures.

From $2,649 + air, Go Ahead Tours


Kotor, Montenegro

Oceania Cruise - Majestic Vistas, Venice to Rome: Oct 27 - Nov 4, 2019

Explore ancient cities and alluring architecture, as you set sail across the Ionian Sea on this seven-night tour, aboard Oceania Cruises’ Marina. From the winding alleyways and the hidden piazzas of Venice to the famous museums and stunning temples of Naples and Pompeii, embrace the unique and awe inspiring history of Italy.

From $1,999 includes air from select cities, Go Next
EBD extended to April 25, 2019


Holiday Markets

Holiday Markets Cruise – The Festive Rhine River: November 27 - December 5, 2019

Visit holiday markets in France, Germany and Switzerland during a seven-night Rhine River cruise. Personalize your journey with a choice of included excursions in many ports. All meals are included. Wine, beer and soft drinks are complimentary with lunches and all dinners aboard the ship. No single supplement!

From $2,295 + air, AHI
Special Offer - Book by 7/2/19 & save $500 per couple


2020 Tours


Tauranga

Oceania Cruise – Tasman Sea Traveler: Jan 18 - Feb 3, 2020

Discover the geothermal wonders of Rotorua, enjoy the celebrated wineries of Gisborne, and view art deco architecture in Napier. Take-in a thriving art scene in Wellington, uncover Akaroa’s French history, and look for sunbathing fur seals in Dunedin. In Burnie, explore its many wilderness areas, then, encounter Melbourne’s chic galleries and boutiques. Finally, relax on Eden’s sandy beaches.

From $6,899, includes air from select cities, Go Next


Giza Pyramids

Legends of the Nile: February 4 - 15, 2020  SOLD OUT
Optional Date: January 28 - February 8, 2020

Treat yourself to a thrilling adventure along the Nile River, plus explorations in Cairo and Abu Simbel. This 10-night, small-group journey includes a first-class, four-night cruise and the company of an expert Egyptologist who will guide you through the Pyramids of Giza, the Valley of the Kings and the magnificence of ancient Egypt.

From $4,995 + air, AHI
Book by 7/30/19 and save $500 per couple


Morocco

Morocco - Land of Enchantment: February 24 - 23, 2020

Embrace the charms of Morocco on this eight-night journey in Marrakech and Casablanca. Explore the colorful souks and medina, tour ornate gardens and marvel at minarets. Drink tea with a Berber family in the Atlas Mountains, relish cosmopolitan Casablanca and marvel at the wonders of ancient Rabat. Enjoy an extensive meal program plus wine with dinner.

From $3,745 + air, AHI
Book by 8/6/19 and save $500 per couple


Peru

Wonders of Peru, featuring an Amazon Cruise: April 23 - May 4, 2020

Experience Peru’s past and present on this thrilling 10-night adventure through Lima, Cusco and the Amazon rain forest. Explore the country’s Incan heritage on excursions to Machu Picchu and the Sacred Valley, plus take a three-night luxury cruise in the Amazon Basin through Earth’s most diverse natural habitat. No single supplement!

From $6,295 + air, AHI


Venice

Oceania Cruise – Legacies & Legends: May 8 - 20, 2020

Immerse yourself in the culture and charm of the eastern Mediterranean aboard Oceania Cruises' Riviera on this spectacular eleven-night cruise. Visit the ruins of Pompeii in Sorrento and see the Ear of Dionysius in Syracuse. Stroll through the secluded coastal city of Kotor and discover the timeless piazzas of Venice. Explore the ancient walled city of Dubrovnik and the Temple of Artemis in Kuşadasi.

From $3,899, includes air from select cities, Go Next


Alumni Europe

Essential Europe – Graduation/Young Alumni Tour: May 12 - June 3, 2020

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 $4,175 + air, AESU


Passion Play Oberammergau Tour

42nd Passion Play Oberammergau: June 9 - 19, 2020

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

From $4,295 + air, Gohagan & Co


Costa Rica Group

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


Newcastle

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
Early Booking Savings, Now November 4, 2019


Great Journey Europe

The Great Journey through Europe: July 8 - 18, 2020

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 $3,395 + 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 $3,999, includes air from select cities, Go Next
Reduced Single Supplement for SOLO GUESTS!


Niagara Falls

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 $5,799, Go Next


Africa

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


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


Monks

Vietnam & Angkor Wat: November 3 - 17, 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 $6,895 + air, Gohagan & Co.


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