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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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2019 Tours


Iceland Northern Lights

Iceland - Reykjavik & The Northern Lights: February 23 - 28, 2019

Iceland in winter is a beautiful experience where waterfalls freeze into icicles and the Northern Lights often light up the sky. Spend the day in Reykjavik, travel the Golden Circle, walk on the South Coast’s black sands, and relax at the Blue Lagoon, a famed geothermal spa. Two evening Northern Lights cruises are scheduled.

From $2,299 + air, Go Ahead Tours


Caribbean

Sailing the Windward Islands: March 12 - 19, 2019
Elude the depths of winter on this seven-night cruise of the Caribbean’s tropical Windward Islands aboard the exclusively chartered, 64-passenger, three-masted yacht LE PONANT. Enjoy classic “life under sail” from Bridgetown, Barbados, to Grenada, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Tobago Cays Marine Park, Martinique and St. Lucia.

From $4,795 + air, Gohagan & Co.


Cork, Ireland

Oceania Cruise – Atlantic Encounters: April 5 - 19, 2019

After visiting three fascinating ports in Canada, cruise across the Atlantic aboard Oceania Cruises’ elegant Marina to Ireland and France during an impressive fourteen-night voyage. See the unique Bay of Fundy in Saint John, experience the small-town feel of big-city Halifax and the strong artistic and musical spirit of St. John’s, view Cobh’s large harbor, walk Dublin’s cobblestone streets and the walled city of Saint-Malo, and take in the modernist architecture of Le Havre.

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


French Quarter, LA

Southern Grandeur - American Queen: April 7 - 15, 2019

Relax into the history and hospitality of the Southern Mississippi on this week-long riverboat experience aboard the stately American Queen. From Civil War battlefields to hoppin’ blues bars, Southern culture is on display as you cruise from Memphis to New Orleans.

From $2,599 + air, Go Next


Dutch Waterways

Dutch Waterways: April 8 - 16, 2019

Discover the Netherlands and Belgium during a seven-night cruise aboard the exclusively chartered MS Amadeus Queen, a first-class river ship. Explore Amsterdam and Antwerp; select other included excursions from many options, including cycling, chocolate tasting, exploring gardens and more. Enjoy an extensive meal plan and no single supplement!

From $2,795 + air, AHI


Masters Golf Tournament

The Masters Golf Tournament: April 10 - 13, 2019

Experience the great golf tradition, The Masters Golf Tournament. Stay in historic Savannah and play the Club at Savannah Harbor, designed by Robert Cupp and Sam Snead. Head to Augusta National for Thursday at the Masters for the first day of play. This specialty tour offers the perfect combination of golf, relaxation, southern charm and the opportunity to be a part of the historic tournament that is the Masters.

From $3,979 + air, Sports & Entertainment Travel


Celtic Lands

Celtic Lands: April 27 - May 6, 2019

Cruise for eight nights aboard the Five-Star small ship LE CHAMPLAIN from England to Wales, Ireland, France and Scotland. Meet Dwight David Eisenhower II and Allen Packwood, who will provide exclusive lectures and personal insights. Enjoy guided excursions in each port of call, including the beaches of Normandy.

From $6,495 + air, Gohagan & Co.
SOLD OUT - Please call 800-922-3088 to be added to a wait list


Kentucky Derby

The Kentucky Derby: May 1 - 5, 2019

Delight in the horse capital of the world with an exclusive Kentucky Derby experience. Enjoy accommodations at the Hyatt Regency Lexington while exploring what makes the Run for the Roses a truly special event including Dawn at the Downs, Kentucky Bourbon Trail, Keeneland race track, and more! Sit front and center for all the excitement on Derby Day, take in the sights, grandeur (and hats!!) at Churchill Downs. This specialty tour offers an unforgettable way to experience “The Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports”.

From $2,979 + air, Sports & Entertainment Travel


Greece Athens

Greece - Athens & Poros: May 9 - 17, 2019

Discover ancient treasures and island life on an exciting, weeklong journey to Greece. Gaze upon the great Parthenon, visit the ancient theater in Epidaurus, and explore Hydra, Nafplio and Mycenae. Enjoy first-class accommodations in Athens and on the island of Poros and an extensive meal plan featuring wine with dinner.

From $2,295 + air, AHI


Large Group Tower Bridge

Essential Europe – Graduation/Young Alumni Tour: May 18 - June 9, 2019

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 $4,095 + air, AESU


Rivieras 1

Cruising the Rivieras and Islands of France, Italy & Spain: May 29 - June 6, 2019

Cruise for seven nights from Rome to Barcelona aboard the exclusively chartered, Five-Star LE BOUGAINVILLE. Visit the sun-drenched French and Italian Rivieras and islands and up to five UNESCO World Heritage sites, with excursions featuring Corsica, Florence or Pisa, Italy’s Cinque Terre, Monte Carlo, Marseille and Nice.

From $4,895 + air, Gohagan & Co.


Arctic Expedition

Arctic Expedition Under the Midnight Sun: June 14 - 24, 2019

Voyage through the otherworldly Arctic Circle on this extraordinary 11-day itinerary featuring a seven-night cruise on the exclusively chartered, Five-Star L’AUSTRAL. Sail through an ethereal topography of red sandstone mountains, lush green tundra and awe-inspiring ice formations. Enjoy expert-led excursions to diverse terrains where remarkable wildlife roam. Flights round trip Paris/Longyearbyen included.

From $6,995 + air, Gohagan & Co.


Cobh, Ireland

Oceania Cruise - Gaelic Glory: June 18 - 27, 2019

Experience the wonders of Gaelic culture on this fascinating eight-night voyage, through the Emerald and the British Isles, aboard Oceania Cruises’ Nautica. Step back in time in Waterford, the oldest city in Ireland; delight in the fishing communities of Cobh; take in the unparalleled beauty of Bantry; explore the historic city of Londonderry; see the birthplace of the Titanic in Belfast and embrace Viking history in Douglas.

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


Mendenhall Glacier

Oceania Cruise - Glacial Adventures of Alaska: July 16 - 26, 2019

Stand in awe of massive glaciers and all-enveloping scenery as you cruise up the Alaskan coast aboard Regatta. Explore Alaska’s breathtaking natural beauty, unique native culture, famous gold fields, and more on this ten-night trip starting and ending in Seattle.

From $3,449 includes air from select cities, Go Next
EBD extended to December 13, 2018


Poland Krakow

Poland – Krakow: July 26 - August 3, 2019

Discover Kraków, and stroll through Europe’s largest market plaza and the 16th-century market hall. Visit St. Mary’s Basilica, the historic Jewish Quarter and Oskar Schindler’s factory. If you choose, learn more about Poland’s tragic wartime history at Auschwitz. Visit a national park to see unusual limestone formations and a salt mine that has provided the material for spectacular monuments.

From $3,095 + air, AHI


Mackinac Island

The Majestic Great Lakes: August 2 - 11, 2019

Sail the Great Lakes aboard the 202-guest M/V Victory I embarking in Chicago and disembarking in Toronto, one of the most culturally diverse cities in the world. Cruise scenic Lake Michigan on your way to idyllic Mackinac Island. Traverse the legendary Soo Locks in Sault Ste. Marie, sail the shimmering waters of Georgian Bay; and explore the native traditions of Manitoulin Island. Cap off your cruise by experiencing the grandeur of Niagara Falls.

From $5,499, includes air from select cities, Go Next


Waterfall Group HR

Costa Rica Eco Explorer: August 7 - 11, 2019

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 $1,375 + air, AESU


Omni Mt Washington  
Historic Hotels of New England: September 20 - 27, 2019

Take a step back in time as you stay in four historic New England hotels featuring The Equinox and Omni Mount Washington resorts. Explore historic Boston, visit the Norman Rockwell Museum and Hildene, the Lincoln Family home, and see spectacular lighthouses in Portland, Maine. Finish your tour in picturesque Kennebunkport for a farewell lobster dinner at the waterfront Nonantum Resort.

From $3,499 + air, Collette


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


Northern Lights

The Northern Lights of Finland: October 26 - November 2, 2019

After an engaging city tour of Helsinki, Finland, board a flight to Ivalo and magical Lapland where you will relish encounters with reindeer and unspoiled views of the northern lights. At the breathtaking Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort, indulge in two nights among the snow and ice igloos. Hit the snow and mush to breakfast aboard an authentic Finnish sleigh, then head to the home of Santa Claus. As a leader of your own dog sled team, zoom through the wilderness on a husky safari.

From $4,299 + air, Collette


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


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 2/26/19 and save $1000 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


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


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


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


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


Niagara Falls

St. Lawrence Seaway & French Canada: Aug 23 - Sept 1, 2020

Journey through the landscapes of the St. Lawrence Seaway and French Canada on this remarkable nine-nine luxury cruise aboard the M/V Victory II. Visit the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland and see Niagara Falls up close on a state-of-the art Hornblower. Experience some of the world’s finest restaurants in Toronto, sail through the Thousand Islands, and enjoy a cable car ride in Québec City.

From $5,699, Go Next


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


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