You won't want to miss our exclusive VIP experience at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 
Join us Nov. 23-26, 2016 in New York!

Travel with Beavers and the Alumni Association 

There is no better chance to see the Great Pyramids, tour the Taj Mahal, float the Amazon River or admire Holland’s tulip fields. And those are just a few options. The experiences are endless when traveling with the OSU Alumni Association. So, what are you waiting for?

You will be immersed 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 2016 be the year you make your travel dreams come true? Join us for your next adventure.

View our 2016 Travel Catalog

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



Travel insurance will save you thousands if anything should happen or if you need to cancel. OSUAA has partnered with USI Travel Insurance, a leading travel insurance company for alumni group travel. Get a quote or call 800-937-1387. Please note: to receive some benefits, you will have to sign up for insurance within 14 days of paying your trip deposit for some trips and insurance products.

Saturday, June 04, 2016

Southern Culture & Civil War
Southern culture and the American Civil War spring to life on this unique Mississippi River cruise aboard the grand American Queen. Take in historic sites from Memphis to New Orleans, visiting Shiloh National Military Park, Greenville, Vicksburg, Natchez, St. Francisville, Baton Rouge and Plantation Road.

Tuesday, June 07, 2016

No additional costs for a single traveler
Begin in Ronda, Spain’s oldest and most picturesque white-washed hill towns. Visit the oldest bullring and enjoy of views over the spectacular gorge.  In Seville, explore the world’s largest Gothic building and the Alcázar.  Take a scenic drive to Malaga and visit museum dedicated to Picasso. Discover the grandeur of the Alhambra in Granada; enjoy lunch at the historic Parador de Granada; and sample sherry in Jerez de la Frontera.

Wednesday, June 08, 2016

Wake of the Vikings: Scotland, Norway & Denmark
Join us on a journey to Scotland’s rarely visited Inner Hebridean, Orkney and Shetland Islands and Norway’s majestic coastal fjords. Cruise from Glasgow, Scotland, to Copenhagen, Denmark, aboard the exclusively chartered Five-Star Small Ship m.s. Le Boréal, visiting ports accessible only to small ships. Glasgow/Edinburgh Pre-Cruise and Copenhagen Post-Cruise Options.

Monday, June 13, 2016

Scotland Highlands and English Lakes
Begin our journey Scotland to visit the Stirling and Edinburgh Castles, Loch Lomond, and cruise on Loch Katrine. Explore Scone Palace, and enjoy a tasting after a tour of Scotland’s oldest distillery. Continue to England and cruise on Lake Windermere and visit the homes of William Wordsworth and Beatrix Potter. Enjoy a traditional English tea, and journey over the country’s highest mountain passes. 

Monday, June 20, 2016

College Senior European Graduation Trip

For graduating OSU students and a great gift idea!

Celebrate this milestone with a trip to Europe’s most famous cities and fabulous beaches on journey that celebrates and educates. This adventure includes stops in England, France, the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Vatican City and Italy. There is an optional extension to Greece.

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Cruise the Face of Europe

No additional costs for a single traveler 

Winding through peaceful countryside, past storybook villages and fairy-tale castles, the Rhine, Main and Danube waterways showcase the best of Europe. Spend 14 nights through the Netherlands, Germany, Austria, Slovakia and Hungry with included excursions.

Friday, July 29, 2016

Discover Southeast Alaska
Spend eight days in Alaska’s Inside Passage aboard 66-passenger Admiralty Dream and witness Alaska’s wildlife up close from its kayaks and skiffs, its magnificent peaks and fjords, and ice-blue glaciers.  Learn about Alaska’s culture at a traditional Tlingit dance performance, current icefield research at the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center, and industry with a visit to a salmon hatchery. 

Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Ashland
Join fellow alumni at the 2016 Shakespeare Festival in Ashland – home to the nation’s oldest and largest rotating repertory company. Enjoy plays under the starts on the Allen Elizabethan Stage, and the Angus Bowmer and Thomas Theatres.  It will be weekend of music, drama and a boat trip down the Rogue River.

Thursday, September 08, 2016

Village Life in Dordogne, France
**New Tour Date
Experience the provincial character of Dordogne with a full week in Sarlat-la-Canéda, one of the most beautiful and well-preserved medieval villages in France. Stay in the family-owned PLAZA MADELEINE HÔTEL, and discover the region’s villages, medieval castles and prehistoric treasures.

Friday, September 09, 2016

Vienna, Munich & Oktoberfest
Join us for a festive river ship cruise on the Danube—a historical waterway distinguished with more UNESCO World Heritage Sites than any other in Europe. The trip includes sightseeing, on-board beer tastings and a visit to Oktoberfest. 

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Italy – Sorrento

No additional costs for a single traveler 

Stroll through sweet lemon groves, sample local delicacies and experience the beauty of Sorrento. Travel along the Amalfi Coast and delight in the colorful architecture of Positano and stay a day on the Isle of Capri. Explore Amalfi and travel back in time with a visit to Naples’ historic center and renowned Museo Archeologico Nazionale and the well-preserved historic ruins in Herculaneum and Pompeii. 

Monday, September 26, 2016

Island Life in Ancient Greece
An exclusive nine-day odyssey from Athens, Greece, to Istanbul, Turkey, aboard the exclusively chartered Five-Star small ship m.s. Le Lyrial. Meet local residents during the specially arranged Island Life Forum®. Visit the UNESCO World Heritage sites of Delos, Rhodes, Pátmos and Troy.

Sunday, October 02, 2016

Island life - Cuba
See authentic Cuba now, before it changes!  

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Legends of the Nile
Egypt – A trip of a lifetime! The Great Pyramids, royal mummies, a visit to Coptic Cairo and shopping in the vibrant Khan el-Khalili bazaar awaits you. Embark on a cruise of the Nile River to the Luxor and Karnak temple complexes and the Valley of the Kings and Queens. Continue to the Temples of Horus at Edfu, Kom Ombo, Ramses II in Abu Simbel, Aswan Dam and the island temple complex of Philae.

Tuesday, November 01, 2016

Adriatic Gems
Immerse yourself in ancient history and stunning landscapes as you cruise the azure waters of the Adriatic aboard Oceania Cruises’ state-of-the-art Riviera. Timeless wonders come to life with visits to fascinating ports on the shores of Italy, Greece, Montenegro, Croatia and Slovenia.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
Thanksgiving is the perfect time to experience New York City! Stay in Times Square, steps from Broadway, impeccable restaurants and sightseeing. Enjoy the famed, annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade with exclusive viewing ideally located on the 7th floor of the Museum of Arts and Design. 

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Holiday Markets

No additional costs for a single traveler 

Get into the holiday spirit – and get all of your shopping done early - with a trip down the Rhine and Mosel rivers plus three nights in Paris. Visit holiday markets starting in Germany and then travel to Strasbourg, France. Cruise to Speyer, Heidelberg, Rüdesheim, and sail through the Rhine Valley to Koblenz.  Continue to Mosel and travel by train to Luxembourg before ending your journey in Paris.

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“Traveling with OSU adventures is unique and offers a variety of educational and cultural opportunities for everyone. It is a wonderful way to learn about and experience the wonders of the world.”

-OSU President Ed Ray

TRIP PRICING AND DATES - All tour pricing is per person, excludes airfare unless otherwise noted, and is based on double occupancy, current exchange rates and tariffs. Additional taxes and fees may apply. A limited number of single spaces (with a supplemental charge) are available on a first-come, first-serve basis and vary by program.

TOUR INFORMATION - The dates, schedules, costs and program details are approximate and based on information received by the OSU Alumni Association (OSUAA) by August 25, 2011 and are subject to change.

OSU - Many adventures are hosted by OSU faculty members or OSU Alumni Association representatives if participation minimums are met. Please contact the OSUAA for more information.

TRAVEL INSURANCE - The OSUAA is pleased to partner with USI Travel Insurance Services. They offer a flexible plan with your choice of options and services. Please call 800-937-1387 or visit online for more information.*
*OSUAA is not an insurance provider - please direct questions to USI.

TRAVEL PARTNERS — The OSUAA is pleased to work with the following travel partners: