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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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2018 Tours

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 


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.

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

Due to popularity, the overflow date is September 12 - 21, 2018

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

"EBD" NOW January 18, 2018.

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 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

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

Autumn 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.

From $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


Windward Islands Caribbean: March 26 - April 2, 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 $4,695 + 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 $2,799 + air, Go Next

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.

Large Group Tower Bridge

Essential Europe – Graduation/Young Alumni Tour: May 15 - June 6, 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 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 $4,795 + 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

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

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

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