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.

Our 2016 Travel Catalog will be sent early summer - until them, check out the great list of tours for 2016 by clicking here. Click here to see the 2015 travel catalog. 


  OSU Alumni Association, Travel Program
  J
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.   Click here for 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.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Baltic and Scandinavian Treasures | Alumni Group Travel
Baltic treasures abound on this voyage to some of Northern Europe’s most legendary ports aboard Oceania Cruises’ elegant Marina. Discover distant monarchies, Baroque palaces and stunning harbors as you cruise the Baltic Sea to Estonia, Russia, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Germany and Denmark.


Friday, June 19, 2015

Spain's Costa Verde- Alumni Group Travel
This exclusive small-group program includes deluxe accommodations, all excursions, a program of informative lectures and an extensive meal plan with wine at dinner.


Friday, July 03, 2015

Discover Southeast Alaska- Alumni Group Travel
Navigate the waterways in luxury aboard Admiralty Dream where you will encounter abundant wildlife, breathtaking peaks and fjords, and ice-blue glaciers of unfathomable proportions.


Monday, July 06, 2015

Great Journey through Europe by Boat and Train - Alumni Group Travel
New Date! This is the trip of a lifetime at an exceptional value.


Friday, July 24, 2015

Land of the Midnight Sun: Norway, Arctic Circle & White Sea

NEW Tour for 2015

A unique journey that combines the natural beauty of Norway’s coastal fjords, the rugged North Cape and the pristine expanse of Russia’s rarely visited White Sea. Cruise in the wake of the Vikings aboard the exclusively chartered, 90-passenger M.S. SERENISSIMA. Discover the remote jewels of Russia, including Tromsø, the North Cape, Murmansk, and the UNESCO World Heritage site designated monastery of Solovetsky Islands, and Archangelsk.


Monday, August 17, 2015

Scotland (Military Tattoo)- Alumni Group Travel
This Alumni Campus Abroad program includes first-class accommodations, an extensive meal plan, all excursions, informative educational programs and ample time for independent exploration.


Friday, August 28, 2015

Town and Country Oxford and English Countryside-Alumni Group Travel
Travel through quintessential England, with four nights in Oxford’s landmark Macdonald Randolph Hotel and three nights in a charming Cotswold village. By special arrangement, visit Highclere Castle of Downton Abbey fame and meet Lord Charles Spencer-Churchill in Blenheim Palace, the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill.


Tuesday, September 01, 2015

Portrait of Italy: From the Amalfi Coast to Venice- Alumni Group Travel

From the breathtaking Amalfi Coast to eternal Rome, through the gentle Umbrian and Tuscan countryside to timeless Venice, this leisurely tour showcases ancient sites, contemporary life, priceless art, and stunning natural scenery. You’ll especially appreciate your small group of only 24 travelers as you stay in unique accommodations in the Tuscan countryside and in a medieval village.


Wednesday, September 02, 2015

Greece: Athens & Poros- Alumni Group Travel
This 10-day Alumni Campus Abroad land tour includes first-class hotel accommodations in Athens and Poros, all excursions and an extensive meal plan featuring wine with dinner.


Tuesday, September 08, 2015

Grand Danube Passage Cruise- Alumni Group Travel
No Single Supplement for solo travelers! 
14 Day Land and Cruise Journey
Join us down the Grand Danube Passage, featuring Prague and Sofia. This program includes excursions, lectures by local experts to enhance your insight into the region, luxury hotel accommodations, an extensive meal plan, wine with dinner and time for independent exploration.


Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Jewels of the Aegean: Historic Holy Lands Cruise- Alumni Group Travel
Istanbul, Greek islands of Patmos, Israel, Jerusalem, Islands of Rhodes, Crete, Turkey, Ephesus and more!


Sunday, September 20, 2015

Colors of Fall: Fall Foliage of Canada & New England- Alumni Group Travel
Sail the East Coast of North America aboard the elegant Oceania Cruises Regatta from New York to Montreal, Canada. 


Friday, September 25, 2015

River Life, Elbe River (Germany & Czech Republic) | Alumni Group Travel
Cruise with us for seven nights aboard the exclusively chartered, superior first-class m.s. Swiss Ruby. Explore the timeless treasures and traditions of the Elbe River Valley, visiting the UNESCO World Heritage sites of Prague, Wittenberg, Potsdam and Berlin. Meet local residents during the exclusive River Life Forum®. Prague Pre-Cruise and Berlin Post-Cruise Options offered.


Friday, October 23, 2015

Treasures of Southern Africa- Alumni Group Travel
This adventure includes excursions, first-class accommodations and an extensive meal plan.


Monday, November 09, 2015

Kenya Safari - Alumni Group Travel

Join the vibrant club of those intoxicated with Africa’s magic, from its beautiful landscapes and sunsets, to animals and people whose lives have changed little over the centuries. Watch the gripping action of predator and prey at the famous parks of Sweetwaters, Lake Nakuru and Maasai Mara.


Sunday, January 10, 2016

Mystical India: With Ranthambore Tiger Preserve
Mystical and spiritual, India abounds with riches that invite personal exploration. Explore Old and New Delhi, Jaipur and enjoy a family-hosted dinner in Rajasthan. Spend two nights at Ranthambore Tiger Preserve, visit the Taj Mahal, Agra Fort and witness Hindu pilgrims performing their rituals on the Ganges River in Varanasi. 


Monday, January 11, 2016

Expedition to Antarctica
This spectacular 15-day journey features a 10-night cruise to Antarctica, Earth’s last frontier, aboard the Five-Star, ice class small ship M.S. Le Lyrial and two nights in Buenos Aires. 


Monday, January 25, 2016

Pacific Dreams of the Tahitian Islands
Some of the worlds best snorkeling, clear turquoise waters, and rich cultural explorations await!  


Saturday, January 30, 2016

Pride of South Africa: Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe
Travel from Nelson Mandela’s long road to freedom in South Africa to a unique river safari aboard the exclusively chartered Five-star M.S. Zambezi Queen in Namibia and superb game drives in Botswana to Zimbabwe’s incomparable Victoria Falls. Enjoy five-star hotels in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Victoria Falls.


Sunday, February 14, 2016

Wonders of the Galapagos Islands
This ten-day Galápagos experience includes visits to six islands where the unique wildlife accepts human company up-close like nowhere else on earth, a glass-bottom boat, certified naturalists and complimentary snorkeling gear. In Quito, enjoy deluxe hoor sttel accommodations. Pre- and post-tour options: Ecuadorian rainforest eco lodge or Machu Picchu and the Sacred Valley.


Sunday, February 21, 2016

Tasman Treasures: Australia, Tasmania & New Zealand
Visit the land of koalas and kangaroos as you explore charming seaside towns down under. Discover the stunning landscapes and rich heritage of Australia, Tasmania and New Zealand while cruising aboard Oceania Cruises Marina, a masterpiece of sophistication.


Wednesday, March 02, 2016

Vietnam- Saigon & Hanoi
Vast history and unique culture await on this 10-night tour of Saigon, Hanoi, a cruising Ha Long Bay. Visit Jade Emperor Pagoda, Notre Dame Cathedral, Mekong Delta, and experience life on a local farm. A trip to Ho Chi Minh’s home as well as visiting a street market with a local chef are all on itinerary.


Thursday, March 10, 2016

Journey through the Amazon
Journey deep into the Amazon, and encounter secluded towns nestled amid exotic wilderness, as Oceania Cruises’ regal Regatta takes you on an incredible 22-night voyage to historic ports in Brazil and the Caribbean.

 


Wednesday, April 13, 2016

River Life - Along the Waterways of Holland and Belgium
Cruise for seven nights in Holland and Belgium aboard an exclusively chartered, deluxe, Amadeus small river ship when Holland’s breathtaking tulip fields are in bloom! Meet local residents and tour the Rijksmuseum and Kröller-Müeller museum. Visit Amsterdam, Bruges, Hoorn, Maastricht, Antwerp and Keukenhof Gardens.


Thursday, April 21, 2016

The Art of Living in Bali
Immerse yourself in Bali during this three-week tour. Stay in a luxurious apartment–style hotel in Ubud. Visit Monkey Forest, Agung Rai Museum of Art, grand temples and more! Customize the trip with a variety of special interest activities: spirituality and wellness, cuisine, or art and architecture.


Sunday, April 24, 2016

Mediterranean Passage
Sail away on Oceania Cruises’ elegant Riviera to some of the Mediterranean’s most majestic destinations. From Barcelona to Istanbul, take in enchanting seaside resorts, beautiful architectural masterpieces and naturally resplendent islands.


Palms in Paradise with a Panama Canal Transit
Admire the pristine natural wonders, spirited cultures and grand colonial architecture of Florida, Colombia, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Guatemala and Mexico while sailing aboard Oceania Cruises’ regal Regatta.


Monday, April 25, 2016

Croatia's Adriatic Coast
Admire the diverse scenery and experience the vibrant cultural heritage of Croatia, a trove of historic cities, pristine parkland and miles of sun-drenched Adriatic coastline. Travel the Dalmatian Coast, visit Plitvice Lakes National Park and Dubrovnik while staying in boutique and deluxe hotels.


Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Italy's Magnificent Lake District

No additional costs for a single traveler
Discover Italy’s turquoise lakes while you explore the Renaissance villas, towns and lush gardens that adorn their shores.  The spectacular frescoes on the island of San Giulio, baroque villas in the beautiful Borromean Islands, and a chance to see rare birds, exotic gardens and a 16th-century palace filled with antiques await. See Leonardo da Vinci’s “The Last Supper” in Milan before crossing into Switzerland to explore Ascona’s Old Town and Cannobio’s medieval architecture.


Saturday, May 14, 2016

Discovering Eastern Europe
This small group tour will visit Warsa’s rebuilt Old Town and the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum. You will tour the Wieliczka Salt Mines in Krakow, explore Budapest, view the scenic Danube Bend en route to Vienna and continue to old-world Bratislava before ending your tour in Prague.

 


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

Spain-Ronda
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.


Thursday, June 16, 2016

College Senior 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. From London to Paris; from the French Riviera to the ancient ruins of Rome and the majesty of the Greek isles, your adventure awaits. 


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.


Monday, June 27, 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. 


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. 


Friday, August 05, 2016

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.


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 and Turkey
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.


Tuesday, September 27, 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.


Saturday, October 01, 2016

Village Life in Dordogne, France
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.

 


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.

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