Special Travel Opportunities

The Osher Institute at the University of Richmond 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.

2023 Travel Opportunities

  • May 15-22: Mackinac Island & Niagara Falls

    Premier World Discovery welcomes the Osher Institute at the University of Richmond to an 8-day trip to Mackinac Island, the Grand Hotel & Niagara Falls. Review the detailed itinerary from Premier World Discovery for deadlines, deposits and more information.

    Note: UR Travel Insurance is not available for domestic travel.

    Dates: May 15-22, 2023

    Rates

    • Total cost per person, double occupancy, with booking discount $3,525
    • Total cost per person, double occupancy, no booking discount: $3,625
    • Single occupancy supplement: Add $825

    Rates are per person and subject to change.

    Highlights

    • 2 Nights at the Grand Hotel
    • 2 Nights in Niagara Falls
    • Henry Ford Museum
    • Greenfield Village
    • IMAX Movie – Niagara: Miracles, Myth & Magic
    • Niagara Area Tour
    • River Rouge Truck Plant
    • Skylon Tower Dinner
    • Bavarian town of Frankenmuth, MI
    • Mackinac Island crossing by ferry
    • Mighty Mac Suspension Bridge
    • Horse Drawn Carriage on Mackinac Island
    • Maid of the Mist Cruise
    • Journey Behind the Falls

    Inclusions

    • Roundtrip Airfare from RIC
    • 11 Meals: 7 breakfasts & 4 dinners
    • Sightseeing per Itinerary
    • Admissions per Itinerary
    • Hotel Transfers
    • Professional Tour Director
    • Motorcoach Transportation
    • Baggage Handling at Hotels
  • July 22-30: Nova Scotia & Canadian Maritimes

    Premier World Discovery welcomes the Osher Institute at the University of Richmond to a 9-day trip to Nova Scotia and the Canadian Maritimes. Review the detailed itinerary from Premier World Discovery for deadlines, deposits and more information.

    Dates: July 22-30, 2023

    Rates

    • Total cost per person, double occupancy, with booking discount $3,845
    • Total cost per person, double occupancy, no booking discount: $3,925
    • Single occupancy supplement: Add $1,175

    Rates are per person and subject to change.

    Highlights

    • Halifax City Tour
    • Peggy’s Cove
    • Alexander Graham Bell Museum
    • Baddeck
    • Cabot Trail
    • Cape Breton National Park
    • Prince Edward Island Tour
    • Charlottetown (PEI)
    • Lobster Dinner
    • Green Gables Farmhouse
    • Hopewell Rocks
    • Bay of Fundy
    • Lunenburg Walking Tour
    • College of Piping
    • Multi-Night Stays in Baddeck, Charlottetown & Halifax

    Inclusions

    • Roundtrip Airfare from RIC
    • 12 Meals: 8 breakfasts & 4 dinners
    • Professional Tour Director
    • Motorcoach Transportation
    • Hotel Transfers
    • Admissions per Itinerary
    • Sightseeing per Itinerary
    • Baggage Handling at Hotels
  • Aug 17-23: Alaska

    Premier World Discovery welcomes the Osher Institute at the University of Richmond to a 7-day trip to Alaska. Review the detailed itinerary from Premier World Discovery for deadlines, deposits and more information.

    Note: UR Travel Insurance is not available for domestic travel.

    Dates: August 17-23, 2023

    Rates

    • Total cost per person, double occupancy, with booking discount $5,099
    • Total cost per person, double occupancy, no booking discount: $5,199
    • Single occupancy supplement: Add $1,250

    Rates are per person and subject to change.

    Highlights

    • Anchorage
    • 2 Nights In Denali
    • 3 Nights in Seward
    • Domed Rail Journey
    • Denali Nat’l Park
    • Tundra Wilderness Tour
    • Mt. McKinley
    • Kenai Fjords National Park
    • Glacier & Wildlife Cruise
    • Seward

    Inclusions

    • Roundtrip Airfare From from RIC
    • Professional Tour Director
    • 6 Nights First Class Hotel Accommodations
    • Deluxe Motorcoach Transportation 
    • Domed Rail Journey – Anchorage to Denali
    • 10 Meals: 6 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners
    • Roundtrip Hotel Transfers
    • Sightseeing & Admissions per Itinerary
    • Baggage Handling at all Hotels & Lodges
  • Nov 29-Dec 7: Switzerland & Christmas Markets on...

    Premier World Discovery welcomes the Osher Institute at the University of Richmond to a 9-day trip to Switzerland and Christmas Markets on the Rhine. Review the detailed itinerary from Premier World Discovery for deadlines, deposits and more information.

    Dates: November 29–December 7, 2023

    Rates (vary by deck category)

    • Total cost per person, double occupancy, with booking discount: $3,995-$5,395
    • Total cost per person, double occupancy, no booking discount: $4,195-$5,595
    • Single occupancy supplement: Add $1,000-$5,395

    Rates are per person and subject to change.

    Highlights

    • Lucerne Walking Tour
    • 6 Night Rhine River Cruise aboard the MS Imperial
    • Strasbourg City Tour & Christmas Market
    • Speyer Walking Tour & Christmas Market
    • Rüdesheim & Rhine River Gorge
    • Koblenz Walking Tour & Christmas Market
    • Cochem Walking Tour
    • Reichsburg Castle, Wine Tasting & Christmas Market
    • Cologne Walking Tour & Christmas Market
    • Gala Farewell Dinner

    Inclusions

    • Roundtrip Airfare from RIC
    • 1 Night Hotel in Lucerne, Switzerland
    • 6 Night Cruise in Outside Cabin
    • 18 Meals: 7 breakfasts, 5 lunches & 6 dinners)
    • Professional Tour Director
    • English Speaking Ship Staff
    • Regional Wines & Beer with Dinners
    • Welcome & Farewell Dinners
    • Int’l Air Taxes/Fuel/Port Charges
    • Baggage Handling at Hotel/Ship
    • Roundtrip Hotel/Ship Transfers
    • Wifi Onboard

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.