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Alumni Travel

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!

Travel Insurance

Your Ohio University 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

American Queen – Southern Culture & Civil War: June 3 - 12, 2017

Explore the rich history of the South as you discover the legends and glory of the America Civil War. Cruise along the shores of the Mississippi River that includes stops in Vicksburg, the “Red Carpet City of the South” where you’ll find the Vicksburg National Military Park, and Baton Rouge, Louisiana, the capital city rich with historic treasures.

From $2,199 + air, Go Next

Paris Immersion

Paris Immersion: June 10 – 18, 2017

Immerse yourself in Paris enjoying apartment-style living and an itinerary that offers a balance of planned sightseeing and free time. Explore the city’s unique neighborhoods with engaging local guides. Your accommodations include complimentary Wi-Fi and an equipped kitchen, and you’ll enjoy a Paris Museum Pass, an extensive meal plan plus wine with dinner.

From $3,295 + air, AHI

OHIO Alumni Travel

Grand Tour of Peru - Machu Picchu to Lake Titicaca: June 3 - 15, 2017

Travel from the Amazon rainforest to plateaus high in the Andes. See Spain’s colonial influences in Lima and Cuzco, then walk in the footsteps of the ancient Incas in the Sacred Valley and at Machu Picchu. Visit traditional Peruvian villages to discover the traces of pre-Columbian civilizations. You’ll see a country filled with wonder on this tour of Peru.

From $3,859 + air, Go Ahead Tours


Highlights of England, Scotland & Ireland: July 6 - 17, 2017

Journey from England’s cosmopolitan capital to Edinburgh, where the city streets have been declared masterpieces of urban planning. Then, pass through the Lake District and Wales en route to the Emerald Isle, where you’ll taste a Guinness with Dubliners before making your way through the beyond-scenic Ring of Kerry and Cliffs of Moher.

From $3,149 + air, Go Ahead Tours

OHIO Alumni Travel

Oceania Cruise – Awe-Inspiring Alaska: July 14 - 21, 2017

Begin your luxury cruise in Seattle and sail along Canada’s coast to Ketchikan, “Alaska’s First City.” Behold surreal seascapes while sailing Tracy Arm Fjord, and explore the gold-rush heritage of Wrangell, a storied town that attracts visitors with its unique Petroglyph Beach. Browse the waterfront attractions in delightful Prince Rupert, home to the Museum of Northern British Columbia.

From $1,999, includes air from select cities, Go Next


England’s Castles, Cottages, & Countryside: July 20-30, 2017

Dip your toes into enchanting England during stays in Canterbury, Broadway and London. Local guides and experts provide intriguing insight during included excursions and interactive talks. This small-group experience features first-class accommodations and an extensive meal plan including wine with dinner.

From $3,995 + air, AHI
Special offer: Book by April 11 and save $500 per couple!


Food & Wine – Flavors of Tuscany & Umbria: Sept. 9 - 18, 2017

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

OHIO Alumni Travel

Highlights of Japan-Kyoto to Tokyo: Sept. 28 - Oct. 7, 2017

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

OHIO Alumni Travel

Trade Routes of Coastal Iberia: Oct. 9 - 17, 2017

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.

OHIO Alumni Travel

Languedoc – The Real South of France: Oct. 14 - 22, 2017

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.

OHIO Alumni Travel

Cuba: People, Culture, Art: Oct.  22 - 30, 2017

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

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

Galapagos Islands

Wonders of the Galápagos Islands: Jan. 29 - Feb. 6, 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 

OHIO Alumni Travel

Journey to Southern Africa: Feb. 20 - March 7, 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.

From $6,995 + air, AHI 

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

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 

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 $1,999 + air, Go Next

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 

Ireland Golf

Ireland "The Emerald Isle" Golf Trip: June 8 - 16, 2018

Join Jennifer Neubauer, Assistant Vice President for Alumni Relations & Executive Director of the OHIO Alumni Association at these world-class links courses: Old Head, Tralee, Ballybunion, and Lahinch with options to play Dooks and Waterville. Non-golfers can enjoy some of Ireland’s best-loved 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 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 $3,295 + air, AHI

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

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 $3,499 + air, Go Next 

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 

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