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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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2017 Tours

OHIO Alumni Travel

Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and the Marching 110: Nov. 21 - 25, 2017

Join us in celebrating the performance of the Ohio University Marching 110 in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. In addition, enjoy 4 nights in New York City that includes a balloon inflation tour, Thanksgiving Dinner, Radio City Music Hall Christmas Spectacular with the Rockettes, shared rides via Super Shuttle, shopping discounts, and other extras. Viewing spot along the parade route and a reception will be held. For more information and reservations, please contact your OHIO Alumni Association or NYCVP at 1-877-692-8747 (touch 12) and mention Ohio Alumni Association. 

From $827 + air, Price varies on # per room, NYCVP

2018 Tours

Old Havana Square

Cuban Discovery: Jan. 12-19, 2018

Join us on a once-in-a-lifetime journey to Cuba, specially designed to reveal the authentic spirit and culture of a nation undergoing great change. With an intimate group of up to 25 travelers, explore the history and architectural majesty of Havana, Cienfuegos, Trinidad and Santa Clara; with insider access to unique cultural experiences and off-the-beaten-path sides you won't find on the typical tourist's itinerary.

From $4,999 + air, Go Next

Galapagos Islands

Wonders of the Galápagos Islands: Feb. 12 - 20, 2018

This incredible nine-day journey features the Galápagos Islands, where the unique wildlife accepts up-close human interaction like nowhere else on Earth. Accompanied by certified naturalists, cruise for four nights and enjoy three nights on mainland Ecuador. Ecuadorian rainforest eco lodge Pre-Tour Option. Six-night Machu Picchu and the Sacred Valley Post-Tour Option.

From $4,995 + air, Gohagan & Co

OHIO Alumni Travel

Amazon River Expedition: Feb. 17 - 25, 2018

This once-in-a-lifetime journey features a cruise into the mysterious Amazon River Basin aboard the deluxe all-Suite M.V. ZAFIRO and two nights in historic Lima, Peru. Led by expert naturalists, seek out rare indigenous species and visit local villages to observe the traditions of the ribereños (river people). Machu Picchu and Sacred Valley Post-Tour Option.

From $5,395 + air, Gohagan & Co 

Masters Golf Tournament

The Masters: April 4 - 7, 2018

Join us for an unparalleled opportunity to experience The Masters Golf Tournament first hand. Stay in historic Savannah and play the Club at Savannah Harbor. Head to Augusta National for Friday at the Masters to see who will advance for the chance to don the green jacket. This specialty tour offers the perfect combination of golf, relaxation, southern charm and the opportunity to be a part of this historic tournament.

From $3,779 depending on occupancy, Sports and Entertainment Travel 

OHIO Alumni Travel

Oceania Cruise – Gateway to Sunshine: April 6 - 22, 2018

The sunny scenery of Central America awaits you on this luxurious cruise from Los Angeles to Miami by way of the magnificent Panama Canal. You’ll see astounding volcanoes, awe-inspiring rainforests, exotic wildlife, and more as you take in the diverse cultures of Central America.

From $4,299, includes air from select cities

"EBD" NOW September 7, 2017

OHIO Alumni Travel

Journey to Southern Africa: April 8 - 23, 2018

Discover the remarkable beauty and vibrant culture of South Africa and Zimbabwe as you explore modern cities, track wildlife on safari and explore the natural wonder of Victoria Falls on the Zambezi River. Talks by local experts, excursions with expert guides and safari game drives combine to make this the travel experience of a lifetime.

Special Offer: book by 8/15/17 and save $500 per couple

From $6,995 + air, AHI 

Churchill Downs Racing

The Kentucky Derby: May 2 - 6, 2018

Delight in the horse capital of the world in Lexington and enjoy downtown accommodations at the Hyatt Regency Lexington while exploring Dawn at the Downs, the Kentucky Bourbon Trail, working horse farm tours, Keeneland race track, and more! Sit front and center for all the excitement on Derby Day at Churchill Downs. This specialty tour offers an unforgettable way to experience “The Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports.”

From $2,599 depending on occupancy, Sports and Entertainment Travel 

apulia trani

Apulia Undiscovered Italy: May 2 - 10, 2018

Spend seven nights in Polignano a Mare and explore Apulia, Italy's unrivaled southern destination. Witness the region's architecture, villages and historical sites during daily excursions. See an ancient amphitheater, visit cave dwellings and wander labyrinthine passageways. Along the way, meet friendly locals and taste regional flavors. For solo travelers, there is no single supplement.

From $2,695 + air, AHI

Book by 12/5/17 and save $500 per couple.

OHIO Alumni Travel

American Queen – Southern Grandeur: May 6 - 14, 2018

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

From $1,699 + air, Go Next

EBD - December 28, 2017.

OHIO Alumni Travel

Oceania Cruise – Riviera Rhapsody: May 9 - 17, 2018

Explore the sapphire waters of the French and Italian Rivieras on this luxurious cruise from Monte Carlo to Rome. Experience the height of glamour in ports like Saint-Tropez and Palamós and relax into island culture in Sicily and Sardinia as you sail along the Mediterranean coast.

From $2,499, includes air from select cities, Go Next 

EBD - NOW Nov. 9, 2018


Essential Europe: May 15 - June 1, 2018

Celebrate graduation with a 19-day, 8-country tour of Europe. Visit London, Paris, Rome, Athens and destinations in-between. An optional 5-day extension to Greece is available.

From $3,898 + air, AESU


Scottish Isles & Norwegian Fjords: May 17-25, 2018

Join us for a unique, comprehensive, seven-night journey to Scotland's rarely visited Orkney and Shetland Islands and Norway's majestic coastal fjords. Cruise from Bergen to Glasgow aboard the exclusively chartered, five-star small ship M.S. Le Boreal and enjoy two of the world's most scenic rail journeys. Norway/Copenhagen Pre-Cruise and Edinburgh/Glasgow Post-Cruise Options.

From $4,995 + air, Gohagan & Co.



Village Life in Dordogne: May 17-25, 2018

Experience the provincial character of Dordogne for one full week in Sarlat-la-Caneda, one of the most beautiful and well preserved medieval villages in France. Stay in the family-owned Plaza Madeleine Hotel, formerly a grand 19th-century townhouse. Discover the region's charmind villages, medieval castles and prehistoric treasures. Bordeaux Pre-Program Option.

From $3,695 + air, Gohagan & Co.

Ireland Golf

Ireland "The Emerald Isle" Golf Trip: June 8 - 17, 2018

Join your OHIO Alumni Association at these world-class golf courses: Old Head, Tralee, Ballybunion and Lahinch with options to play Dooks and Waterville. Non-golfers can enjoy some of Ireland's most beloved destinations such as Dingle Bay, The Cliffs of Moher, Kinsale and Killarney. Hotels include Perryville House Hotel, Killarney Park Hotel and Dromoland Castle, all with breakfast daily.

Based on double occupancy $2,765 per non-golfer and $3,610 per golfer + air, Premier Golf

In order to confirm this once-in-a-lifetime trip, a $1,500 per-person deposit is due on or before November 15, 2017.

Swiss Alps and Italian Isles

Swiss Alps & The Italian Lakes: June 27 - July 6, 2018

Join us and experience the stunning beauty of Switzerland and Italy on this not-to-be-missed journey that will take you to see majestic alpine peaks, charming towns, villages and magnificent glacial lakes. This remarkable adventure will showcase natural beauty, as well as the culture and artistic heritage of two amazing countries.

From $3,395 + air, AHI

London Phone Booths
London - The City Experience: July 28 - Aug. 3, 2018

Get acquainted with this city at your own pace, whether that means strolling through Kensington Gardens, entering Westminster Abbey or seeing Big Ben up close. Inclused 5 nights in a well-located hotel, breakfast daily and welcome and fairwell dinners.

From $1,989 + air, Go Ahead Tours

OHIO Alumni Travel

Oceania Cruise – Majestic Frontiers: Aug. 16 - 27, 2018

Stand in awe of massive glaciers and all-enveloping scenery as you cruise up the Alaskan coast. Explore Alaska’s breathtaking natural beauty, unique native culture, famous gold fields, and more on this 10-day trip starting and ending in Seattle.

From $3,849, includes air from select cities, Go Next

SW England

Journey to Cornwall - Bath, London, Cornish Coast: Sept. 5 - 16, 2018

Discover Southwest England during a 10-night journey featuring stays in Bath, Falmouth, Exeter and London. Visit ancient Roman baths, sprawling estates and charming fishing villages. Experience history at the Bedruthan Steps, Salisbury Cathedral, St. Michael's Mount and Heartlands, a renovated mining landscape. This small-group program concludes with a stay in vibrant London.

$3,995 + air, AHI

OHIO Alumni Travel

American Empress – Wines of the Pacific Northwest: Sept. 9 - 17, 2018

Explore one of North America’s premier wine regions on this grand voyage through the Pacific Northwest. From Clarkston to Portland, cruise the Columbia and Snake Rivers aboard the elegant American Empress; stopping at Sacajawea State Park, The Dalles, Stevenson, and Astoria. 

From $3,399 + air, Go Next 

New Zealand

New Zealand, Land of the Long White Cloud: October 6 - 20, 2018

Marvel at New Zealand's spectacular natural wonders on a 12-night, small-group adventure including majectic Fiordland, the Franz Josef Glacier and Queenstown's alpine landscapes. Experience Auckland, Scottish-influenced Dunedin, and an epic train ride across the Southern Alps to Christchurch. This enthralling journey features superior accommodations, local lectures, extensive meals and wine with dinner.

$5,495 + air, AHI

OHIO Alumni Travel

Oceania Cruise – Glorious Greece: Oct. 13 - 24, 2018

Classic mythology, glistening oceans, and ancient cities await you on this luxurious tour of Greece, the cradle of democracy. Lounge on fabulous black sand beaches, see the birthplace of the Olympic Games, and bounce between Greek isles in this illuminating voyage through ancient history.

From $2,999, includes air from select cities, Go Next 

Provence Fountain

Springtime in Provence - Burgundy-Beaujolais: Oct. 31 - Nov. 8, 2018

Join us on a one-of-a-kind itinerary cruising two of France's storied rivers. Dock in one port every day, often in the very heart of each charming French city, town or village. Enjoy an intimate cruising experience aboard the exclusively chartered M.S. Amadeus Provence.

$3,795 + air, Gohagan & Co.

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

Book before Nov. 30 & be entered into a raffle to win trip for FREE!

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

Book before Nov. 30 & be entered into a raffle to win trip for FREE!

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