Special Travel Opportunities

Osher travel opportunities have been suspended in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Our Online Resources page includes a section on International Studies & Travel that provides virtual opportunities to tour and travel. Please direct questions about possible and upcoming travel opportunities and timelines to OSHERtravel@gmail.com.

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

Osher travel opportunities require all travelers to be Osher members, including spouses and guests. Memberships may be purchased for as little as $75/year. If you have questions regarding this requirement or general questions, please email OSHERtravel@gmail.com.

Questions regarding trip details should be forwarded to the travel provider listed in the trip details below.

Tentative Opportunities

  • 10/2021: Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta

    Premier World Discovery welcomes the Osher Institute at the University of Richmond to a 6-day trip to the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta. Review the detailed itinerary from Premier World Discovery for deadlines, deposits and more information.

    Dates: October 2021


    • Total cost per person, double occupancy, with booking discount $2,725
    • Total cost per person, double occupancy, no booking discount: $2,825
    • Single occupancy supplement: Add $750

    Rates are per person and subject to change.


    • Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta: Dawn Patrol & Balloon Glow
    • Old Town, Albuquerque
    • 3 Nights in Santa Fe
    • Indian Pueblo Cultural Center
    • Los Alamos Science Museum
    • Santa Fe City Tour
    • Loretto Chapel
    • Taos Pueblo
    • Taos City Tour
    • High Road to Taos


    • Roundtrip Airfare from RIC
    • 7 Meals: 5 breakfast & 2 dinner
    • Professional Tour Director
    • Motorcoach Transportation
    • Admissions per Itinerary
    • Sightseeing per Itinerary
    • Baggage Handling at Hotels
  • TBA 2021: Rome & the Amalfi Coast

    Collette welcomes the Osher Institute at the University of Richmond to a 10-day tour of Rome and the Amalfi Coast. Review the detailed itinerary from Collette for deadlines, deposits and more information.

    Dates: 2021 TBA


    • Total cost per person, double occupancy: $4,499
    • Total cost per person, single occupancy: $5,399
    • Total cost per person, triple occupancy: $4,449

    Rates are per person and subject to change, through TBA.


    • Rome
    • Colosseum
    • Montecassino
    • Amalfi Coast
    • Sorrento
    • Buffalo Milk Mozzarella Factory
    • Paestum
    • Pompeii
    • Winery Visit
    • Naples
    • National Archaeological Museum


    • Roundtrip airfare from Richmond (RIC), air taxes and fees/surcharges, hotel transfers.
    • 13 meals: 8 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 4 dinners.
    • In Minori, sample some of the local specialties at a family-owned limoncello factory.
    • Enjoy a tasting and lunch at a local winery at the foot of Mount Vesuvius.
    • Discover the amazing mountaintop monastery of Montecassino.
    • Tour a buffalo milk mozzarella factory.
    • Visit the fascinating National Archaeological Museum in Naples.
    • Take a panoramic tour of classical Rome featuring an in-depth, guided visit of the spectacular Colosseum.
    • Visit the seaside resort town of Sorrento.
    • Discover the excavated ruins of Pompeii at the foothills of Mount Vesuvius.

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 international 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.