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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.

England, Scotland & Wales: September 17 - October 1, 2018
Overview

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

Rates

  • 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.

Highlights
  • 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
Inclusions
  • 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
Overview

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

Rates

  • 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.

Highlights
  • 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. 
Inclusions
  • 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
Overview

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

Rates

  • 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.

Highlights
  • 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
Inclusions
  • 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
Impressions of Italy - Amalfi Coast & Tuscany: May 18 - June 2, 2019
Overview

Grand Circle Travel welcomes the Osher Institute at the University of Richmond to a 16-day Impressions of Italy tour including the Amalfi Coast and Tuscany. Review the detailed itinerary from Grand Circle Travel for deadlines, deposits and more information.

Dates: May 18–June 2, 2019

Rates

  • Total cost per person, tour only, double occupancy: $3,595
  • Roundtrip airfare from Richmond supplement: Add $1,410
  • Single supplement FREE, but with limited availability

Rates are per person and subject to change.

Highlights
  • Tour of Sorrento
  • Tour of Pompeii
  • Tour of Amalfi Coast 
  • Optional tour of Capri
  • Tour of Montecassino Abbey
  • Tour of Pienza
  • Tour of Cortona
  • Tour of Siena
  • Tour of Montecatini
  • Tour of Florence
  • Tour of Vinci
  • Optional tour of Pisa
Inclusions
  • Choose to purchase Grand Circle’s airfare, and your airport transfers, government taxes, fees, and airline fuel surcharges are included. Or, make your own air arrangements
  • Accommodations for 14 nights in comfortable rooms with private baths
  • 25 meals: 14 breakfasts, 4 lunches, and 7 dinners (including 1 Home-Hosted Dinner)
  • 17 included features: 11 guided tours and 6 exclusive Discovery Series events
    • Olive oil mill visit
    • Home-Hosted Dinner
    • Italy & the Camorra discussion
    • Local cheesemaker visit
    • Tuscan vineyard visit
    • Italy’s Lucciole discussion
  • 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 $249
Alaskan Adventure: July 12-23, 2019
Overview

Summer Sessions & Lifelong Learning at University of Alaska - Fairbanks (UAF) welcomes the Osher Institute at the University of Richmond to a 12-day trip to explore Alaska. Review the detailed itinerary from UAF for deadlines, deposits and more information.

Dates: July 12-23, 2019

Rates

  • Total cost per person, double occupancy: $3,500
  • Total cost per person, single occupancy: $4,400

Rates are per person and subject to change.

Additional Details

  • Deposits for the trip are due upon signing up ($500).
  • Total payment due April 12, 2019.
  • Deposit is kept if an individual cancels before total payment is due UNLESS there’s a waiting list and a substitute can be found at that time OR the trip does not meet minimum and is canceled.
  • Because this is a domestic trip, UR does not provide travel insurance. Trip insurance may be purchased during the sign up process; we also recommend getting quotes from Allianz and Travelex to make an educated decision.
Highlights
  • Fairbanks
  • Morris Thompson Cultural & Visitors Center
  • Large Animal Research Station (Musk Ox Farm)
  • Creamer’s Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge
  • Trans-Alaska Oil Pipeline
  • Chena Hot Springs
  • Alaska Mining Hall of Fame Museum
  • Chena Riverboat Cruise
  • Museum of the North
  • Denali National Park
  • Talkeetna & Anchorage
  • Alaska Native Heritage Center
  • Alaska Railroad
  • Alaska SeaLife Center
  • Exit Glacier
Details

This program begins in Fairbanks and ends in Anchorage. It is designed for individuals who can easily walk up to one mile a day. The program fee includes airport transfers, hotels, three meals a day, educational programs, entrance fees, transportation for program and tipping. It does not include transportation to and from Alaska, liquor, laundry, and luxuries (souvenirs). Space is limited to 25 participants.

Registration

Register online at http://app.campdoc.com/register/uaf

  1. Click the SIGN UP button and enter email address, make a password, and click CONTINUE
  2. CampDoc will prompt to enter information as a New Participant
  3. Complete the About You page, click CONFIRM and SAVE
  4. Now that profile has been started, click on Registration
  5. Choose REGISTER FOR A NEW SESSION
  6. Select Grade Level Adult and click CONTINUE. (This registration system is also used for our youth camps)
  7. Select Richmond OLLI Alaskan Adventure from among available tours
Black Hills, Badlands & Legends of the West: August 14-20, 2019
Overview

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

Dates: August 14-20, 2019

Rates

  • Total cost per person, double occupancy, with booking discount: $2,875*
  • Total cost per person, single occupancy: add $750 to double occupancy

Rates are per person and subject to change.

* $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.

Highlights
  • Mount Rushmore
  • Mount Rushmore at Night
  • Devil’s Tower Nat’l Monument
  • Crazy Horse Memorial
  • Fort Hays
  • Badlands National Park
  • Wall Drug Store
  • Custer State Park
  • Buffalo Jeep Safari
  • State Game Lodge Dinner
  • 1880 Train
  • Deadwood
  • Wild Horse Sanctuary
  • The Journey Museum & Sioux Indian Museum
  • Black Hills Gold Factory
  • K-Bar S Ranch Dinner
  • Chuckwagon Supper & Cowboy Show
Inclusions
  • Roundtrip Airfare - RIC
  • 10 Meals: 6-Breakfasts & 4-Dinners
  • Professional Tour Director
  • Sightseeing per Itinerary
  • Motorcoach Transportation
  • Hotel Transfers
  • Baggage Handling
Memorials of World War II: September 11-20, 2019
Overview

Collette welcomes the Osher Institute at the University of Richmond to a 10-day tour of the Memorials of World War II featuring the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landing. Review the detailed itinerary from Collette for deadlines, deposits and more information.

Dates: September 11-20, 2019

Rates

  • Total cost per person, double occupancy: $4,599
  • Total cost per person, single occupancy: $5,599
  • Optional Elite Airfare upgrade to Business Class: Add $4,190

Rates are per person and subject to change.

 

Highlights
  • London & Paris WWII-themed City Tours
  • Churchill War Rooms
  • Eurostar Train
  • Pegasus Bridge
  • Caen
  • Arromanche-les-Baines
  • Juno Beach
  • Sword Beach
  • Bayeux Cemetery & Memorial
  • Caen Memorial Peace Museum
  • Normandy American Cemetery
  • Omaha Beach
  • Utah Beach
  • Pointe du Hoc
  • Airborne Museum
  • Memorial of Internment and Deportation
  • Reims
  • Musée de la Reddition
  • Eiffel Tower Dinner
Inclusions
  • Roundtrip Airfare - RIC
  • 12 Meals: 8 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 3 dinners
  • Sightseeing per Itinerary
  • Eurostar Transportation
  • Hotel Transfers
Discover Greece & Its Islands: October 20 - November 3, 2019
Overview

Collette welcomes the Osher Institute at the University of Richmond to a 14-day tour of Greece and its islands featuring classical Greece, Mykonos and Santorini. Review the detailed itinerary from Collette for deadlines, deposits and more information.

Dates: October 20–November 3, 2019

Rates

  • Total cost per person, double occupancy: $4,899
  • Total cost per person, single occupancy: $5,899
  • Total cost per person, triple occupancy: $4,849
  • Optional Elite Airfare upgrade to Business Class: Add $4,490

Rates are per person and subject to change.

 

Highlights
  • Athens
  • Taverna Dinner Show
  • Choice on Tour
  • Metéora
  • Delphi
  • Olympia
  • Greek Farm Visit
  • Cooking Class
  • Greek Dance Class
  • Mycenae
  • Nafplio
  • Mykonos
  • Santorini
  • Ancient Akrotiri
Inclusions
  • Round Trip Air from RIC
  • Air Taxes and Fees/Surcharges
  • Hotel Transfers
Great Trains & Grand Canyons: October 27-November 1, 2019
Overview

Premier World Discovery welcomes the Osher Institute at the University of Richmond to a 6-day trip featuring Great Trains and Grand Canyons. Review the detailed itinerary from Premier World Discovery for deadlines, deposits and more information.

Dates: October 27–November 1, 2019

Rates

  • Total cost per person, double occupancy, with booking discount: $2,495*
  • Total cost per person, single occupancy: add $700 to double occupancy

Rates are per person and subject to change.

* $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.

Highlights
  • Two Rail Journeys: Grand Canyon Railway & Verde Canyon Railroad
  • Grand Canyon Nat’l Park
  • Oak Creek Canyon
  • Black Bart’s Steakhouse
  • Sedona Trolley Tour
  • Chapel of the Holy Cross
  • Tlaquepaque & Uptown Sedona
  • Montezuma Castle
  • Jerome
  • Chuckwagon Supper & Show
  • Old Town Scottsdale
Inclusions
  • Roundtrip Airfare - RIC
  • 5 Nights Accommodations
  • Sightseeing per Itinerary
  • Admissions per Itinerary
  • 8 Meals: 5 breakfasts & 3 dinners
  • Hotel Transfers
  • Professional Tour Director
  • Motorcoach Transportation
  • Baggage Handling
Holland & Belgium in Springtime Cruise: April 2020 (Dates TBA)
Overview

Grand Circle Travel welcomes the Osher Institute at the University of Richmond to a 12-day cruise featuring Holland and Belgium in the springtime. Review the detailed itinerary from Grand Circle Travel for deadlines, deposits and more information.

Dates: April 2020 (Dates TBA)

Rates

  • Total cost per person, double occupancy, river cruise only: $3,195
  • Total cost per person, double occupancy, including roundtrip RIC airfare: $4,195

Rates are per person and subject to change.

Highlights
  • Tour of Antwerp
  • Tour of Ghent
  • Tours of Veere, Kinderdijk, Rotterdam, Arnhem, Enkhuizen
  • Zuiderzee Museum
  • Optional tour to Delta Words, Delft, Van Gogh’s Experience
  • Tour of Amsterdam by canal
  • Keukenhof Flower Park
  • Optional tour of Aalsmeer Flower Auction
Inclusions
  • International airfare, airport transfers, government taxes, fees, and airline fuel surcharges, unless you choose to make your own air arrangements
  • Accommodations for 10 nights aboard a private river ship with wireless Internet access in all common areas and cabins
  • 29 meals: Daily breakfasts, 10 lunches, 10 dinners—plus all onboard house beer, wine, and soft drinks
  • 10 included tours with personal headsets and 3 exclusive Discovery Series events
    • Home-Hosted Op de Koffie
    • Tulip farm visit
    • Operation Market Garden discussion
  • Local Program Directors, a Grand Circle Cruise Line exclusive: These dedicated experts are with you and your group of 38-45 travelers from beginning to end to provide insider’s knowledge and the perspective that will enrich your experience
  • Gratuities for local guides and motorcoach drivers
  • All port charges
  • Baggage handling for 1 piece of luggage per person, including tips
  • 5% Frequent Traveler Credit toward your next Grand Circle vacation—an average of $207
Romantic Blue Danube Cruise - Budapest to Prague: April 2021 (Dates TBA)
Overview

Grand Circle Travel welcomes the Osher Institute at the University of Richmond to a 15-day Danube River Cruise from Budapest to Prague. Review the detailed itinerary from Grand Circle Travel for deadlines, deposits and more information.

Dates: April 2021, exact dates TBA

Rates

  • Total cost per person, double occupancy, river cruise only: $4,045
  • Total cost per person, double occupancy, including roundtrip RIC airfare: $5,115

Rates are per person and subject to change.

Highlights
  • Tour of Budapest
  • Optional tour of Hospital in the Rock
  • Tour of Bratislava
  • Tours of Vienna, Nachmarket
  • Optional tour of Schonbrunn Palace
  • Tour of Krems
  • Winery vist
  • Gottweig Abbey
  • Tours of Linz, Mauthausen, Cesky Krumlov
  • Tour of Prague
  • Optional tour of Jewish Prague
Inclusions
  • International airfare, airport transfers, government taxes, fees, and airline fuel surcharges, unless you choose to make your own air arrangements
  • Accommodations for 10 nights aboard a private river ship with wireless Internet access in all common areas and cabins, and 3 nights in Corinthia Hotel Prague or similar
  • 34 meals: Daily breakfasts, 10 lunches, 11 dinners, 3 meals in local restaurant—plus all onboard house beer, wine, and soft drinks
  • 10 included tours with personal headsets and 3 exclusive Discovery Series events
    • Home-Hosted Visit
    • Student roundtable discussion
    • School visit
  • Local Program Directors, a Grand Circle Cruise Line exclusive: These dedicated experts are with you and your group of 38-45 travelers from beginning to end to provide insider’s knowledge and the perspective that will enrich your experience
  • Gratuities for local guides and motorcoach drivers
  • All port charges
  • Baggage handling for 1 piece of luggage per person, including tips
  • 5% Frequent Traveler Credit toward your next Grand Circle vacation—an average of $291

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.

Contact Us

Osher Institute
Special Programs Building 100
490 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