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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.

Canadian Rockies & Glacier National Park: August 2018

Premier World Discovery welcomes the Osher Institute at the University of Richmond to a 7-day trip to the Canadian Rockies and Glacier National Park, including three days in Banff. Review the detailed itinerary from Premier World Discovery for deadlines, deposits and more information.

Dates: Call for availability for two possible start dates — August 15-21 or August 19-25, 2018


  • Total cost per person, double occupancy, with booking discount: starting at $2,775*
  • Single occupancy supplement: +$875

* $200 discount per couple/$100 discount per person requires payment in full by check by the final payment due date, 75 days prior to departure.

  • Three Nights at One Hotel in Banff
  • Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump
  • Waterton Lakes National Park
  • Glacier National Park
  • 1930’s Red Jammer Touring Cars
  • Going-to-the-Sun Highway
  • Kootenay National Park
  • Banff Area Tour
  • Moraine Lake & Valley of Ten Peaks
  • Lake Louise & Victoria Glacier
  • Peyto Lake
  • Icefields Parkway
  • Athabasca Glacier Ice Explorer
  • Roundtrip Airfare - RIC
  • 6 Nights Hotel Accommodations
  • 9 Meals: 6-Breakfasts & 3-Dinners
  • Professional Tour Director
  • Motorcoach Transportation
  • Admissions per Itinerary
  • Comprehensive Sightseeing
  • Baggage Handling
  • Hotel Transfers
England, Scotland & Wales: September 17 - October 1, 2018

Grand Circle Travels welcomes the Osher Institute at the University of Richmond to a 15-day tour tour of England, Scotland and Wales. Review the detailed itinerary from Grand Circle Travel for deadlines, deposits and more information.

Dates: September 17–October 1, 2018


  • Total cost per person, double occupancy: $3,595 tour only ($4,645 with roundtrip airfaire from Richmond)
  • Single occupancy supplement: No fee, but limited availability

A 4-day post-trip add-on to the Scottish Highlands is available from $1,095.

  • Two nights in London with tour
  • Two nights in Cheltanham with tours of Oxford, a Costwalds village, Bath and Stonehenge
  • Home-hosted dinner with local Welsh family
  • Two nights in Snowdonia, Wales
  • Three nights in York with tours of Chester and York
  • One night in the Lake District
  • Three nights in Edinburgh, Scotland, with tour
  • Optional tours in Wales, York and Edinburgh
  • Airport transfers, government taxes, fees, and airline fuel surcharge with roundtrip airfare purchase through Grand Circle
  • Accommodations for 13 nights in comfortable rooms with private baths
  • 22 meals: 13 breakfasts, 2 lunches, and 7 dinners (including 1 Home-Hosted Dinner)
  • 10 included features: 8 guided tours and 2 exclusive Discovery Series events: Home-Hosted Dinner, Lake District farm visit
  • Exclusive services of a local Grand Circle Program Director (assigned to no more than 42 travelers)
  • Gratuities on your main trip for local guides and motorcoach drivers
  • Personal headset for all included and optional tours on your main trip
  • Private motorcoach land travel
  • Baggage handling for 1 piece of luggage per person, including tips
  • 5% Frequent Traveler Credit toward your next Grand Circle trip — an average of $246
Expedition Antarctica: December 1-15, 2018

Road Scholar welcomes the Osher Institute at the University of Richmond to a 15-day expedition to Antarctica. Review the detailed itinerary from Road Scholar for deadlines, deposits and more information.

Discover the ethereal, ice-covered world of Antarctica on the only study cruise that flies over the Drake Passage instead of sailing it. Rather than voyaging two-plus days in each direction, you’ll take a short flight over the passage from Chile to an Antarctic base where you meet the ship and immediately start your exploration. Before your journey to the southernmost continent, experience cosmopolitan Santiago and discover the dramatic natural beauty of Patagonia’s Torres del Paine National Park.

Dates: December 1-15, 2018


  • Total cost per person, double occupancy: $15,495*
  • Single occupancy supplement: +$4,100 ($19,595)*

* Prices based on anticipated January 2018 costs; prices subject to change for late 2018.

  • Make the most of your journey to Antarctica by flying over the Drake Passage instead of four days at sea sailing across it. 
  • Observe fjords, icebergs and wildlife like whales, seals and penguins from aboard your ice-strengthened vessel and by Zodiac boat. 
  • Spend three nights at an eco-camp in Chilean Patagonia and discover dramatic mountains, glaciers and lagoons. 
  • 12 nights of accommodations 
  • 35 meals (12 B, 11 L, 12D) 
  • 4 expert-led lectures 
  • 6 expert-led field trips 
  • 3 flights during the program 
  • Group travel and transfers throughout the program 
  • A Group Leader to accompany you throughout the program to handle all logistics 
  • Modest gratuities, taxes and destination fees 
  • The Road Scholar Emergency and Travel Assistance Plan, including 24-hour assistance for medical and other emergencies 
Iceland's Magical Northern Lights: (March 8-14, 2019)

Collette welcomes the Osher Institute at the University of Richmond to a 7-day tour of Iceland’s Magical Northern Lights. Review the detailed itinerary from Collette for deadlines, deposits and more information.

Dates: March 8-14, 2019


  • Total cost per person, triple occupancy: $3,919
  • Total cost per person, double occupancy: $3,949
  • Total cost per person, single occupancy: $4,449

Rates are per person and subject to change.

  • Reykjavik
  • Northern Lights Cruise
  • Golden Circle
  • Thingvellir National Park
  • Geysir
  • Gullfoss
  • Seljalandsfoss
  • Vik
  • Eyjafjallajökull Volcano Visitor Centre
  • Skogar Folk Museum
  • Skógafoss
  • Jökulsárlón Glacial Lagoon
  • Skaftafell National Park
  • Vatnajökull Glacier
  • Blue Lagoon
  • Round Trip Air from Richmond International Airport
  • Air Taxes and Fees/Surcharges
  • Hotel Transfers
  • Savor gourmet Icelandic cuisine at a popular restaurant
  • Explore Skogar Folk Museum, covering all aspects of Icelandic life
  • Experience the energy at the geothermal fields of Geysir and Strokkur
  • Learn about the local’s struggles during the 2010 volcanic explosion
  • Search for nature's dazzling display on a northern lights cruise
  • See Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon, filled with floating icebergs
  • Relax in the warm, mineral-rich water of the Blue Lagoon

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

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Closed for University holidays