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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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
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
Marvel at New Zealand's spectacular natural wonders on a 12-night, small-group adventure including majestic 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
Book by 5/5/18 and save $500 per couple
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
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.
From $3,795 + air, Gohagan & Co.
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
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.
Book by August 20, 2018 and save $2,000 per couple
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
"EBD" NOW August 30
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
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
Book by 9/5/18 & save $500 per couple
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
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.
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
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
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
Cruising the Riviera’s 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 Riviera’s 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 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.
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
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
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
Special Offer - Book by 10/23/18 and save $500 per couple
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
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
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
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
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
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 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