Travel with Beavers and the Alumni Association

Join is in some of the world’s most interesting destinations. Meet local residents and learn about different cultures, all while traveling with other Beavers who share your love for exploration and Oregon State. Will 2017 be the year you make your travel dreams come true? Join us for your next adventure. Take a look at our 2017 Travel Catalog and view our list of trips for 2018

The annual travel calendar is listed below with links for each tour. Many of our tours require walking on uneven terrain and each trip includes an activity level.

Activity Levels:

  1. Light - some walking required
  2. Moderate - walking necessary, possibly uneven terrain.
  3. Moderately Active - walking two miles at a time on uneven terrain, standing for 30 minutes or more, able to get in and out of boats on moving water without stairs, with or without assistance.
  4. Active - walking three or more miles on uneven terrain, able to get in and out of boats on moving water with minimal assistance.
  5. Very Active - physical fitness required, long walks, uneven terrain, possibly very cold conditions.

  OSU Alumni Association, Travel Program
  J
ulie Schwartz Associate Executive Director, Programs
  Kate Sanders Alumni Program Director



Travel | Pearls of Italy
May 13, 2017 to May 24, 2017
A land of sparkling glacial lakes, Renaissance cities and one of the world’s most influential ancient civilizations, Italy has a wealth of natural beauty and culture. Enjoy a small group of fellow travelers, first-class accommodations and an extensive meal plan, plus wine with dinner.
Travel | Paris Immersion
June 10, 2017 to June 18, 2017
Immerse yourself in Paris for 10 days of apartment-style living and an itinerary that offers a balance of planned sightseeing and free time. Hemingway described Paris as a moveable feast, a never-ending collection of sights and sounds unlike any other place in the world, so take advantage of this special opportunity to indulge in the best that Paris has to offer!
Travel | Essential Europe - OSU Graduation Tour
June 28, 2017 to July 15, 2017
Graduating Seniors - Celebrate your graduation by joining us on the Essential Europe tour to visit England, France, Belgium, Holland, Germany, Austria, Italy, Vatican and Greece.
Travel | Cruise the Rhine River
July 24, 2017 to August 1, 2017
This family program is open to passengers ages 7-years-old and up, traveling with an adult, and features onboard children's activities coordinated by an energetic Youth Director. Enjoy first-class ship accommodations, including some cabins with connecting doors; an extensive meal plan; and wine with lunch and dinner for the adults.
Travel | British Isles Legends
July 31, 2017 to August 13, 2017
Discover the brilliant architecture, centuries-old landmarks, and dramatic scenery of the British Isles on a luxury cruise aboard Oceania Cruises’ majestic Marina. Watch picturesque landscapes and enthralling city centers unfold in England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales.
Travel | Switzerland
August 2, 2017 to August 12, 2017
Discover the pristine beauty of Switzerland. Stay in Thun and travel by rail to Kandersteg and Brienz. Walk or go by train through the Lauterbrunnen Valley to Murren, see the Matterhorn and explore Gruyères and Bern. Conclude your journey with a stay in the French-speaking village of Villars-sur-Ollon.
Travel | The Majestic Great Lakes featuring Niagara Falls
August 20, 2017 to August 29, 2017
New Tour! Travel from Chicago to Toronto aboard the 202 passenger M/V Victory 1. Discover some of the most serene and incredible scenery in North America—from rugged coasts and dramatic bluffs to lush, pine-forested islands and clear blue waters.
Travel | Baltic and Scandinavian Treasures
August 22, 2017 to September 2, 2017
Baltic and Scandinavian treasures are revealed on this magical voyage aboard Oceania Cruises’ majestic Marina. Discover medieval towns, onion-domed cathedrals, ornate palaces and stunning harbors as you cruise from Denmark to Germany, Lithuania, Latvia, Finland, Russia, Estonia and Sweden.
Travel | Iceland: Land of Fire and Ice
August 30, 2017 to September 8, 2017
You will see it all - active volcanoes, natural spas, glacier filled mountain and rivers flowing to the ocean. Visit geothermal fields, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Thingvellir National Park and the puffin nesting area in Stórhöfði. Sail to Heimaey, hike to the 3,500 year old crater and immerse yourself in the Nordic culture of Iceland.
Travel | Mandalay Passage - Cruise the Irrawaddy
September 3, 2017 to September 15, 2017
Once a jewel in Britain’s colonial crown, exotic Myanmar, known then as Burma, was a center of the colonial trade in tea and teakwood. Today, Myanmar has revealed to the world the wonders of its beauty and captivating way of life. This “Golden Land” showcases remarkable gilded pagodas, Buddhist monasteries and friendly people who will welcome you with warmth and charm.
Travel | Atlantic Treasures - the Canaries, Azores & Morocco
September 5, 2017 to September 19, 2017
Follow a passage of ancient mariners and discover the seductive islands of the North Atlantic and exotic ports of Morocco. Join the Six-Star Crystal Symphony in Lisbon and sail on a westerly course to Ponta Delgada and Praia da Vitoria in the Azores. With a remarkable itinerary on an exceptional ship this voyage offers a once-in-a-lifetime travel experience.
Travel | Apulia, Italy
September 30, 2017 to October 8, 2017
Journey to Apulia and explore this fascinating, less-explored corner of Italy. Over the centuries this region has witnessed the ebb and flow of foreign armies and settlers, many of which imprinted their cultures on Apulia. Local guides and expert speakers provide fascinating insight during included excursions and interactive talks. This Alumni Campus Abroad program includes first-class accommodations, engaging excursions, educational programs and an extensive meal plan including wine with dinner.
Travel | Pearls of Southeast Asia
October 18, 2017 to October 28, 2017
This exclusive nine-night cruise from Hong Kong to Saigon aboard the Five-Star, small ship m.s. L’Austral showcases the fascinating treasures of Vietnam, including Hanoi, Ha Long Bay, Hué and Hôi An. Round-trip economy-class air from Los Angeles is included.  *Air included from Los Angeles has limited availability and is not guaranteed.
Travel | Medieval Masterpiece
November 5, 2017 to November 14, 2017

Incredible medieval monuments and spellbinding scenery intertwine on this Mediterranean voyage aboard Riviera, Oceania Cruises’ elegant masterpiece. From magical Venice to legendary Rome, discover beautiful cities and landscapes with interludes in Italy, Croatia, Montenegro, Greece and Malta.

Travel | Holiday Markets
November 27, 2017 to December 9, 2017
New Date! The holiday season provides a wonderful opportunity to get away and relax on an unhurried cruise through the heart of Europe that showcases delightful holiday traditions. This program features fascinating excursions, first-class ship and hotel accommodations, and an extensive meal plan including wine with lunch and dinner. Enjoy the start of the festive season as towns along the Rhine prepare for the holidays and open their charming Christkindlmarkts.
SOLD OUT | Timeless Cuba Cruise
December 1, 2017 to December 8, 2017
Join us for a cruise to Cuba. A perfect winter getaway. 
This dates is now sold out. Join us May 4-11, 2018
Travel | Cuba
January 28, 2018 to February 5, 2018
Discover Cuba’s highlights, architecture, music and culture for eight nights during stays in Miami, Havana and Cienfuegos. Meet local artists and dancers and learn from local experts during fascinating presentations. Along the way, visit historic sites, museums, schools and community projects, and enjoy a cigar factory tour. This small-group experience includes round-trip flights between Miami and Cuba and all excursions.
Travel | Australia and New Zealand
February 3, 2018 to February 24, 2018
Travel the Lands Down Under, from Cairns and the spectacular Great Barrier Reef to Ayers Rock and sophisticated Sydney.  Take an Aboriginal tour and explore New Zealand’s Mt. Cook National Park, Milford Sound and Auckland.  Extend your time in Auckland with an optional post-tour extension.
Travel | Untouched Costa Rica and the Panama Canal
February 8, 2018 to February 16, 2018
Behold the natural beauty of Panama and Costa Rica during our eight-night adventure. Spend one night in Panama City and seven nights on the first-class Safari Voyager. Along the way, transit the 48-mile Panama Canal, discover stunning islets, seek capuchins and iguanas, and explore tropical national parks. 
Travel | Rainforests to Relics - Miami to Lima
February 10, 2018 to February 28, 2018
Join us on a cruise to: Miami, Havana (new port!), Cozumel, Costa Maya, Harvest Caye, Santo Tomas, Roatan, Puerto Limon, Panama Canal, Balboa, Manta, Guayaquil, Salaverry and Lima.  Miami pre-cruise and Machu Picchu post-cruise options. 
Travel | Sparkling South Pacific
February 25, 2018 to March 7, 2018
An island vacation you will never forget!  Cruise to Papette, Moorea, Fakarava, Rangiroa, Bora Bora, Raiatea and Huahine.
Travel | Timeless Cuba
May 4, 2018 to May 11, 2018
Join us for a cruise to and around Cuba! This trip will sell out very quickly - reserve your cabin today.
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