Are you up for a Bobcat adventure? Pack your bags! Tuscany, Morocco, Cuba, Alaska, and more…your Ohio University 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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Tucked-away towns and villas make up the core of Tuscany and Umbria, while the cultural capitals of Rome and Florence offer urban elegance and historic remnants of the once-great empire. From handmade pasta in heavy sauces to wood-grilled steaks, discover the simple, honest flavors for which central Italy’s medieval villages and sweeping country sides are known.
From $2,849 + air, Go Ahead Tours
You’ll experience the traditional Japanese tea ceremony every day of your Japanese tour which is the embodiment of Japanese hospitality, representing harmony, respect, purity, and tranquility. Uncover ancient temples alongside futuristic cityscapes and witness how Japan’s art, architecture and day-to-day culture continue to reflect its time-honored philosophies.
From $3,699 + air, Go Ahead Tours
This nine-day voyage showcases the Iberian Peninsula between Barcelona and Lisbon and features Spain’s legendary Guadalquivir River. Visit Portugal’s Algarve region, Spain’s Granada and Valencia, the Strait of Gibraltar and the Balearic Island of Palma de Mallorca. Cruise aboard the Five-Star small ship M.S. LE LYRIAL. Barcelona Pre-Cruise and Lisbon Post-Cruise Options.
From $4,295 + air, Gohagan & Co.
Experience the “Real South of France” for nine days in the unspoiled Languedoc-Roussillon region of traditional French villages, Cathar fortresses, olive groves and vineyards. Stay in the 16th-century CHÂTEAU DES DUCS DE JOYEUSE. Visit La Cité de Carcassonne and cruise the Canal du Midi, both UNESCO World Heritage sites. Exclusive VILLAGE FORUM® with local residents.
From $3,595 + air, Gohagan & Co.
Enjoy authentic experiences as you uncover Cuban culture during presentations by local experts coupled with visits to historic sites, museums, schools and community projects.
The program includes round trip charter flights from Miami, all excursions and interactive activities and talks. Your small-group experience features first-class accommodations and an extensive meal plan including local beverages with dinner.
From $5,895, AHI
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
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
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
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
New Zealand, Land of the Long White Cloud: March 24 - April 7, 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
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
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
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
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
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 $1,999 + air, Go Next
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
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
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 "The Emerald Isle" Golf Trip: June 8 - 16, 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 $2,795 per non-golfer and $3,610 per golfer + air, Premier Golf
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
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
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
Southwest England: 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
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 $3,499 + air, Go Next
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
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.