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Special Travel Opportunities

The Osher Institute at the University of Richmond, in partnership with other Osher Institutes around the country, has developed a series of international travel opportunities for Osher members. Details are listed below. Contact the Osher Institute office with questions.

Old World Prague & the Blue Danube: April 23 - May 5, 2017
Overview

Grand Circle Cruise Line welcomes the Osher Institute at the University of Richmond, along with several Osher Institutes from around the US, to a 12-day Prague city tour and Danube River cruise featuring Cesky Krumlov, Melk, Durnstein, Vienna, Bratislava, Budapest and additional optional extensions. Review the detailed itinerary from Grand Circle Cruise Line for deadlines, deposits and more information.

Dates: April 23–May 5, 2017

Rates

  • Total cost per person, River Cruise Tour only, from $2,995*
  • Total cost per person River Cruise including airfare from RIC: $4,205*

* Fees based on 2016 departures. Prices are subject to change for 2017.

Highlights
  • Accommodations: 3 nights in Prague at the Moderate First-Class Park Hotel Praha or similar and 8 nights aboard a private Grand Circle river ship in an outside cabin
  • 28 meals, including Captain’s Welcome and Farewell receptions and dinners: 11 breakfasts, 8 lunches, and 9 dinners (and beverages — including beer, wine, and soft drinks — during all onboard lunches and dinners)
  • 7 exclusive, included tours with personal headsets: Prague Old Town, Cesky Krumlov, Melk Abbey, Durnstein, Vienna, Bratislava, Budapest
  • Exclusive Discovery Series events: Apfelstrudel baking demonstration, Home-Hosted Visit, School visit
  • Airport transfers upon arrival and departure with the purchase of Grand Circle’s airfare
Western Frontiers - Mt. Rushmore, Yellowstone & the Badlands: September 15-23, 2017
Overview

Premier World Discovery welcomes the Osher Institute at the University of Richmond to an 8-day tour of the Western Frontiers including Mt. Rushmore, Yellowstone and the Badlands. Review the detailed itinerary from Premier World Discovery for deadlines, deposits and more information.

Dates: September 15-23, 2017

Rates

  • Total cost per person, double occupancy, with booking discount: $2,795*
  • Single occupancy supplement: +$975

* Requires payment in full by check by the final payment due date, 75 days prior to departure. Standard cost per person is $2,895.

Highlights
  • Yellowstone National Park
  • Mount Rushmore
  • Mount Rushmore at Night
  • Crazy Horse Memorial
  • Fort Hays
  • Badlands National Park
  • Grand Teton National Park
  • Jackson Hole Valley
  • Buffalo Bill Historical Center
  • Devil’s Tower
  • Deadwood
  • Salt Lake City Tour
  • Wall Drug Store
  • Cowboy Cookout
  • 3 Night Stay in Rapid City
Inclusions
  • Roundtrip airfare from RIC
  • 12 Meals: 8 breakfasts & 4 dinners
  • Professional Tour Director
  • Sightseeing per Itinerary
  • Motorcoach Transportation
  • Hotel Transfers
  • Baggage Handling
Gardens & Mansions - New Orleans & Cajun Country: October 15-21, 2017
Overview

Premier World Discovery welcomes the Osher Institute at the University of Richmond to an 7-day tour of the gardens and mansions including New Orleans and Cajun Country. Review the detailed itinerary from Premier World Discovery for deadlines, deposits and more information.

Dates: October 15-21, 2017

Rates

  • Total cost per person, double occupancy, with booking discount: $2,299*
  • Single occupancy supplement: +$650

* Discount requires payment in full by check by the final payment due date, 75 days prior to departure. Standard cost per person is $2,399.

Highlights
  • 3 Nights in the French Quarter
  • French Quarter Walking Tour
  • Steamboat Natchez Cruise
  • Café du Monde
  • Court of Two Sisters Dinner
  • New Orleans School of Cooking
  • New Orleans City Tour
  • Longue Vue Gardens & House
  • Baton Rouge
  • Natchez Area Tour
  • Dinner at Antebellum Mansion
  • Antebellum Mansion Visits (2)
  • Bayou Cruise
  • Vermillionville
  • Jean Lafitte Cultural Center
  • Avery Island - Tabasco Factory
Inclusions
  • Roundtrip Airfare from RIC
  • 10 Meals: 6 breakfasts & 4 dinners
  • Professional Tour Director
  • Motorcoach Transportation
  • Admissions per Itinerary
  • Sightseeing per Itinerary
  • Baggage Handling
  • Hotel Transfers
Vienna & Christmas Markets River Cruise: December 3-11, 2017
Overview

Premier World Discovery welcomes the Osher Institute at the University of Richmond to a 9-day tour of Vienna and Christmas Markets river cruise featuring Rothenburg and Nuremburg and 6 nights aboard the Amadeus Silver II. Review the detailed itinerary from Premier World Discovery for deadlines, deposits and more information.

Dates: December 3-11, 2017

Rates

  • Total cost per person, double occupancy, with booking discount: starting at $3,195*, depending on cruise line deck selection
  • Single occupancy supplement: starting at +$1,000, depending on cruise line deck selection

* $400 discount per couple/$200 discount per person requires payment in full by check by the final payment due date, September 3, 2017.

Cities & Ports
  • Frankfurt
  • Wurzburg
  • Rothenburg
  • Nuremberg
  • Passau
  • Rogensburg
  • Vienna
  • Salzburg (optional full-day excursion)
Highlights & Inclusions
  • Roundtrip Airfare from RIC
  • 1 Night Hotel in Frankfurt
  • 6 Night Cruise on Amadeus Silver II - Outside Cabin
  • 18 Meals (7 breakfasts, 5 lunches & 6 dinners)
  • PWD Tour/Cruise Manager
  • Local Wine with Dinners Onboard
  • Welcome & Farewell Dinners
  • Ship Staff
  • Baggage Handling
  • Internationall Air Taxes/Fuel/Fees & Port Charges
  • Hotel & Ship Transfers
  • Shore Excursions & Land Tours
  • Vienna City Tour and Extended Vienna Port Docking
  • Frankfurt Christmas Market
  • Rothenburg Walking Tour & Christmas Market
  • Nuremberg City Tour & Christmas Market
  • Regensburg Walking Tour & Christmas Market
  • Melk Abbey & Gluehwein Tasting
  • Sound of Vienna Onboard Concert

Insurance Policy

The University of Richmond purchases an international travel insurance policy that provides benefits to Osher members who travel on University-sponsored programs. The policy is underwritten by ACE American Insurance Company, with assistance services provided by ACE’s travel assistance partner, AXA. For more details, review the complete Summary of Benefits.

The following are major features of the innternational insurance.

Benefit Amount
Medical Expense Benefit for covered accident or sickness Up to $100,000
Medical Evacuation & Repatriation of Remains 100% of covered expenses
Security Evacuation Up to $100,000
Trip Cancellation due to disabling injury, sickness or death Up to $5,000
Personal Liability $100,000
Travel Assistance Services Available 24 hours per day

This summary above is provided for quick reference and does not take the place of or alter the policy’s conditions, exclusions and other terms.

Upon enrolling in an international program, you will be provided a Summary of Benefits document that further details the policy’s benefits, coverage, definitions, terms, conditions, exclusions and limitations.

For questions regarding coverage, please contact Keesha Trim, Director of Risk Management and Insurance.

Contact Us

Osher Institute
Special Programs Building 100
28 Westhampton Way
Univ. of Richmond, VA 23173
Phone: (804) 287-6608
Fax: (804) 287-1264
osher@richmond.edu

Monday-Friday: 8:30am–5pm
Closed for University holidays