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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 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.

Cuba Discovery: March 24-29, 2020
Overview

Premier World Discovery welcomes the Osher Institute at the University of Richmond to a 6-day trip to discover Cuba with highlights of Havana, Vinales and the Pinal del Rio. Review the detailed itinerary from Premier World Discovery for deadlines, deposits and more information.

Dates: March 24-29, 2020

Rates

  • Total cost per person, double occupancy, with booking discount $3,399
  • Total cost per person, double occupancy, no booking discount: $3,499
  • Single occupancy supplement: Add $650 

Rates are per person and subject to change.

Highlights
  • Museum of the Revolution
  • Old Havana Walking Tour
  • Artist Jose Fuster
  • Cigar Factory Tour
  • Colon Cemetery
  • Havana Club Rum Museum
  • Hemingway’s Farm
  • Habana Compas Dance Group Performance
  • Old Style Classic Car Club
  • Nacional Hotel Tour
  • Pinar Del Rio & Vinales Valley
  • Tobacco Farm & Farmhouse Visit
Inclusions
  • Round Trip Airfare From RIC
  • Air Departure Taxes & Fees
  • Cuban Health Insurance
  • 5 Nights Hotel Accommodations
  • Bilingual Cuban Tour Guide
  • 12 Meals: 5 breakfast, 4 lunch, 3 dinner)
  • People to People Interactions
  • Admissions per Itinerary
  • Baggage Handling
  • Air Conditioned Motorcoach
  • Hotel & Airport Transfers In Cuba
  • Gratuities for Hotel Porters, Wait Staff at included Meals, Local Step on Guides and All People to People Visits & Interactions

Note: Does not include required Cuban Travel Visa for U.S. citizens, which costs $100/person including processing fees.

Holland & Belgium in Springtime Cruise: April 10-21, 2020
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. Review additional information and videos on the Grand Circle webpage.

Dates: April 10-21, 2020

Rates

  • Total cost per person, double occupancy, river cruise only: $2,745
  • Total cost per person, double occupancy, including roundtrip RIC airfare: $3,895

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
Spain's Costa del Sol & the Portuguese Riviera: May 14-25, 2020

Collette welcomes the Osher Institute at the University of Richmond to a 12-day tour of Spain’s Costa del Sol and the Portuguese Riviera. Review the detailed itinerary from Collette for deadlines, deposits and more information.

Dates: May 14-25, 2020

Rates

  • 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 November 15, 2019.

Highlights
  • Madrid, including Prado Museum or walking tour
  • AVE High-Speed Train
  • Cordoba
  • Málaga
  • Costa del Sol
  • Granada
  • Alhambra
  • Ronda
  • Seville
  • Cascais
  • Lisbon
  • Sintra’s National Palace
Inclusions
  • Roundtrip airfare from Richmond (RIC), air taxes and fees/surcharges, hotel transfers.
  • 15 meals: 10 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 4 dinners.
  • Journey on the thrilling AVE high-speed train.
  • Embark on a walking tour of the Mezquita, a religious marvel.
  • Travel to Ronda, one of Spain’s loveliest and most historic towns.
  • Enjoy a day at leisure in the picturesque Costa del Sol.
  • Take a day trip to Granada, the last great capital of the Moors.
  • Tour the world-famous Alhambra, a hilltop palace
  • Enjoy the fresh flavors of Málaga’s coastal cuisine with a dinner in the Costa del Sol.
  • Savor regional wines with every included dinner.
Yellowstone & The Wild West: June 19-25, 2020
Overview

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

Dates: June 19-25, 2020

Rates

  • Total cost per person, double occupancy, with booking discount $3,145
  • Total cost per person, double occupancy, no booking discount: $3,245
  • Single occupancy supplement: Add $1,075

Rates are per person and subject to change.

Highlights
  • Salt Lake City Tour
  • Yellowstone National Park
  • Yellowstone Wildlife Safari
  • Old Faithful Geyser
  • Grizzly & Wolf Discovery Center
  • Grand Teton National Park
  • Jenny Lake Cruise
  • Museum of Wildlife Art & Elk Refuge
  • 2 Nights in West Yellowstone
  • 2 Nights in Jackson, WY
  • Bar J Chuckwagon Dinner
  • Park City, UT
  • Utah Olympic Park
Inclusions
  • Roundtrip Airfare from RIC
  • 9 Meals: 6 breakfast & 3 dinner
  • Professional Tour Director
  • Motorcoach Transportation
  • Hotel Transfers
  • Admissions per Itinerary
  • Sightseeing per Itinerary
  • Baggage Handling
Discover the Highlights of Norway: July 10-18, 2020

Collette welcomes the Osher Institute at the University of Richmond to a 9-day tour to discover the highlights of Norway, with optional pre-tour extension to Stockholm and/or post-tour extension to Iceland. Review the detailed itinerary from Collette for deadlines, deposits and more information.

Dates: July 10-18, 2020

Rates

  • Total cost per person, double occupancy: $4,599
  • Total cost per person, single occupancy: $5,399

Rates are per person and subject to change, through January 10, 2020.

Highlights
  • Oslo
  • Viking Ship Museum
  • Stave Church
  • Flåm Railway
  • Sognefjord
  • Briksdal Glacier
  • Geirangerfjord Cruise
  • Bergen
  • Optional 2-night Stockholm pre-tour extension
  • Optional 3-night Iceland post-tour extension
Inclusions
  • Roundtrip airfare from Richmond (RIC), air taxes and fees/surcharges, hotel transfers.
  • 12 meals: 7 breakfasts, 5 dinners.
  • Visit the intricately designed Borgund Stave Church, erected in 1180.
  • Travel across the dramatic Sognefjord to the Briksdal Glacier.
  • Embark on an exhilarating Geirangerfjord cruise.
  • Get an up-close look at Bergen's harbor front on a guided walk.
  • Immerse yourself in Oslo’s rich history on a city tour.
  • Witness scenic wilderness along the Flåm Railway.
  • Enjoy traditional Norwegian fare in one of Oslo’s oldest buildings.
  • Dine in Bergen’s historic Bryggen neighborhood.
Hiking in Acadia National Park: July 26-31, 2020

Road Scholar welcomes the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Richmond to a 6-day hiking trip to Acadia National Park. Discover why Acadia National Park is a hiker’s paradise as you explore trails that offer a variety of challenging terrain and majestic scenery. Review the detailed itinerary from Road Scholar for deadlines, deposits and more information.

Dates: July 26-31, 2020

Rates

  • Total cost per person, double occupancy: $1,399
  • Total cost per person, single occupancy: $1,969

Rates are per person and subject to change.

Highlights
  • Experience amazing hikes on Mount Desert Island, including Cadillac Mountain and “Ocean Drive.”
  • Learn about the geology of this area where mountains rise out of the sea, and examine the fascinating flora and fauna of this protected environment.
  • Learn from a Maine lobster expert how the crustaceans are captured (with authentic gear and live lobsters!) after you enjoy a real Down East lobster dinner.
Inclusions
  • 5 nights of accommodations
  • 14 meals (5 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 4 dinners)
  • 13 expert-led field trips
  • 2 hands-on experience
  • Group travel and transfers throughout the program
  • A Group Leader to accompany you throughout the program to handle all logistics
  • Customary gratuities, taxes and destination fees
  • The Road Scholar Emergency and Travel Assistance Plan, including 24-hour assistance for medical and other emergencies

Norwegian Fjords, Lapland & Finland Voyage: August 10-24, 2020
Overview

Grand Circle Travel welcomes the Osher Institute at the University of Richmond to a 15-day cruise featuring Norwegian fjords, Lapland and Finland. Review the detailed itinerary from Grand Circle Travel for deadlines, deposits and more information. Review additional information and videos on the Grand Circle webpage.

Dates: August 10-24, 2020

Rates

  • Total cost per person, double occupancy, river cruise only, from $4,795 (depending on cabin)
  • Total cost per person, double occupancy, including roundtrip RIC airfare: $6,335 (depending on cruise cabin)

Rates are per person and subject to change.

Highlights
  • Tour of Helsinki
  • Tour of Slida Museum
  • Hurtigruten Norwegian Coastal Voyage ship
  • Tour of Hammerfest
  • Tours of Verteralen, Svolvaer
  • Tours of Bronnoysund, Rorvik
  • Tour of Trondheim
  • Tour of Bergen
  • Optional tour Music of the Fjords
  • Norway in a nutshell, tour of Oslo
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.

  • All flights within Scandinavia
  • Accommodations for 8 nights in comfortable rooms with private baths, and 5 nights aboard a Hurtigruten Norwegian Coastal Voyage Ship
  • 30 meals: 13 breakfasts, 8 lunches, and 9 dinners (including 1 home-hosted dinner)
  • 15 included features: 13 guided tours and 2 exclusive Discovery Series events
  • Sami family visit
  • Home-hosted dinner
  • 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 (except tours offered through the Hurtigruten Coastal Voyage Ship)
  • Private motorcoach land travel
  • Baggage handling for 1 piece of luggage per person, including tips
  • 5% Frequent Traveler Credit toward your next trip—an average of $383
Rome and the Amalfi Coast: September 19-28, 2020
Overview

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: September 19-28, 2020

Rates

  • 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 March 20, 2020.

Highlights
  • Rome
  • Colosseum
  • Montecassino
  • Amalfi Coast
  • Sorrento
  • Buffalo Milk Mozzarella Factory
  • Paestum
  • Pompeii
  • Winery Visit
  • Naples
  • National Archaeological Museum
Inclusions
  • 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.
Hiking the Finger Lakes Trails - Trees and Gorges in Wine Country: September 20-25, 2020

Road Scholar welcomes the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Richmond to a 6-day hiking trip to the Finger Lake Trails: Trees and Gorges in Wine Country. Join us for a unique hiking adventure that explores the gorges, hills and waterfalls of this scenic area, and stop to sample the flavors of some of New York’s finest vineyards. Review the detailed itinerary from Road Scholar for deadlines, deposits and more information.

Dates: September 20-25, 2020

Rates

  • Total cost per person, double occupancy: $1,099
  • Total cost per person, single occupancy: $1,199

Rates are per person and subject to change.

Highlights
  • At a vineyard along Seneca Lake, learn about its grape harvest and savor some of its most popular wines.
  • Learn about Iroquois culture during an evening storytelling performance, “Tales From the Longhouse.”
  • Hike along the famous gorge at Watkins Glen State Park and view the spectacular waterfalls of the lower Gorge.
Inclusions
  • 5 nights of accommodations
  • 14 meals (5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 5 dinners)
  • 1 expert-led lecture
  • 7 expert-led field trips
  • 4 hands-on experiences
  • 1 performance
  • Group travel and transfers throughout the program
  • A Group Leader to accompany you throughout the program to handle all logistics
  • Customary gratuities, taxes and destination fees
  • The Road Scholar Emergency and Travel Assistance Plan, including 24-hour assistance for medical and other emergencies

The Baltic Capitals & St. Petersburg: September 29-October 14, 2020
Overview

Overseas Adventure Travel welcomes the Osher Institute at the University of Richmond to a 16-day small group adventure through the Baltic capitals and St. Petersburg. Review the detailed itinerary from Grand Circle Travel for deadlines, deposits and more information. Review additional information and videos on the Overseas Adventure Travel webpage.

Dates: September 29–October 14, 2020

Rates

  • Total cost per person, double occupancy, without roundtrip RIC airfare: $3,895
  • Total cost per person, double occupancy, including roundtrip RIC airfare: $5,085

Rates are per person and subject to change. Single supplement offered at no cost with limited availability.

Highlights
  • 3 days in Vilnius, Lithuania
  • 2 days Klaipeda, Lithuania
  • 3 days in Riga, Latvia
  • 3 days in Tallin, Estonia
  • 3 days in St. Petersburg, Russia
Inclusions
  • International airfare, airport transfers, government taxes, fees, and airline fuel surcharges unless you choose to make your own air arrangements
  • All land transportation
  • Accommodations for 14 nights
  • 32 meals: daily breakfast, 11 lunches and 7 dinners (including 1 home-hosted lunch)
  • 19 small group activities
  • Explore in a small group of 8-16 travelers (average group size of 14)
  • Services of a local O.A.T. Trip Experience Leader
  • Gratuities for local guides, drivers, and luggage porters
  • 5% Frequent Traveler Credit toward your next adventure—an average of $329
Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta: October 2-7, 2020
Overview

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: June 19-25, 2020

Rates

  • 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.

Highlights
  • 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
Inclusions
  • 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
Croatia & Its Islands: October 9-20, 2020
Small Ship Cruising on the Adriatic Coast

Collette welcomes the Osher Institute at the University of Richmond to a 12-day small ship cruise of Croatia and its islands. Review the detailed itinerary from Collette for deadlines, deposits and more information. Review additional information and videos on the Collette webpage.

Dates: October 9-20, 2020

Rates

  • Total cost per person, double occupancy, lower outside: $4,799
  • Total cost per person, double occupancy, main deck: $5,299

Rates are per person and subject to change.

Highlights
  • Dubrovnik
  • 7-night Adriatic Cruise
  • Slano
  • Mljet National Park
  • Korcula
  • Vis
  • Biševo Blue Cave
  • Hvar
  • Bol
  • Trogir
  • Split
  • Diocletian’s Palace
  • Šibenik
  • Cathedral of St. James
  • Krka National Park
  • Zagreb
  • Stone Gate
Inclusions
  • Roundtrip airfare from Richmond (RIC), air taxes and fees/surcharges, hotel transfers.
  • Dine on Continental and Istrian cuisine at a favorite local restaurant in Zagreb.
  • Enjoy traditional Dalmatian delicacies prepared according to ancient recipes.
  • Experience a Captain’s welcome dinner upon arrival in Dubrovnik.
  • Stand before the breathtaking waterfalls in Krka National Park.
  • Partake in traditional Croatian entertainment.
  • Explore the Old City of Dubrovnik with a local expert.
  • Tour Zagreb, the capital city of Croatia.
  • Visit Korcula Island, the debated birthplace of Marco Polo.
  • Relax on the “Golden Cape” of Bol, one of the most beautiful beaches in Croatia.
Discover South America: Chile, Argentina & Uruguay: November 12-27
Overview

Grand Circle Travel welcomes the Osher Institute at the University of Richmond to a 16-day exploration of South America including Chile, Argentina and Uruguay. Review the detailed itinerary from Grand Circle Travel for deadlines, deposits and more information. Review additional information and videos on the Grand Circle webpage.

Dates: November 12-27, 2020

Rates

  • Total cost per person, double occupancy, tour only: $3,495
  • Total cost per person, double occupancy, including roundtrip RIC airfare: $5,085

Rates are per person and subject to change.

Highlights
  • Stays in Santiago & Puerto Varas, Chile; Bariloche & Buenos Aires, Argentina; Montevideo & Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay
  • Tour of Chilean Family Winery
  • Tours of Santiago, Valparaiso
  • Visit to Angelmo Marketing in Peurto Varas
  • Tours of Petrohue Fall, Andean Lake Crossing
  • Bariloche Panaramic Tour
  • Visit to Campanarlo Hill
  • Optional floating touch in the Limay River
  • Tour of Buenos Aires
  • Optional Tango Show & Dinner
  • Tour of Montevideo
  • Tour of Colonia del Sacramento 
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

  • All flights within South America
  • Accommodations for 14 nights in comfortable rooms with private baths
  • 28 meals: 14 breakfasts, 8 lunches, and 6 dinners (including 1 Home-Hosted Dinner)
  • 11 guided tours and 11 exclusive Discovery Series events:
    • Chilean history discussion
    • Graffiti Art of Valparaiso
    • Lunch in a local home
    • Mapuche discussion
    • Chilean rodeo demonstration
    • Nazis in Patagonia discussion
    • Patagonian ranch visit
    • Argentina Today discussion
    • Home-Hosted Dinner
    • Tango demonstration & lesson
    • Estancia visit
  • Personal headset for all included and optional tours on your main trip
  • Gratuities on your main trip for local guides and motorcoach drivers
  • Exclusive services of a local Grand Circle Program Director (assigned to no more than 38 travelers)
  • 5% Frequent Traveler Credit toward your next trip
  • Private motorcoach land travel
  • Baggage handling for 1 piece of luggage per person, including tips
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
osher@richmond.edu

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