“One's destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.” - Henry Miller
OLLI at UMass Boston offers remarkable opportunities for travel throughout the world. Some of our past travel offerings have included visits to Thailand, Vietnam, Costa Rica, Canada, Holland and Belgium. We continue to schedule trips to intriguing destinations. Some of the upcoming trips include a Hamburg to Prague river cruise; Discover Thailand; Cuba; Peruvian Adventure; Eastern Europe to the Black Sea.
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Eastern Europe to the Black Sea
Day: Time: Dates: August 30, 2013 (13 days) Location: Hungary: Budapest, Kalocsa • Osijek, Croatia • Belgrade, Serbia Bulgaria: Vidin, Ruse • Romania: Constanta, Bucharest Facilitator: N/A Description: This Grand Circle River Cruise sails continuously from the Danube River to the Black Sea Canal. You’ll step ashore in five Eastern European nations—Hungary, Croatia, Serbia, Bulgaria, and Romania—to visit both Old World villages and rejuvenated world capitals. Enjoy a Homehosted Lunch in Croatia, witness nature’s amazing Iron Gates while cruising between Serbia and Romania, discover what life is really like here during discussions with the locals, and much more. Plus, you’ll visit historic, seaside Constanta, Romania. And once you’ve immersed yourself in the region’s fascinating culture and history, you can explore it even further on our optional extensions to Prague, Czech Republic; Vienna, Austria; and Transylvania, Romania. Cost: $4,245 plus port charges of $165. Included in the price are round trip air fare from Boston, accommodations, cruise, meals, and more). For more information, please contact Pat Flynn at (781) 335-2986 or see the attached pdf. Please Note: There is a discount available to those who reserve by February 15, 2013.
Ancient Kingdoms: Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, and Vietnam
Day: Time: Dates: November 3-21, 2013, 19 days Location: Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, and Vietnam Facilitator: Trip Leader is Wichian Rojanawon Description: Visit Thailand and three Southeast Asian countries-- Laos, Cambodia, and Vietnam, once called Indochina by French colonists. With a diverse cultural inheritance; a mixture of Hindu and Buddhist religions; and the romantic remnants of French Colonial architecture, Thailand and Indochina are the perfect setting for a thrilling adventure. We delve into the distant past. You’ll explore the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Bangkok, Luang Prabang, and Angkor Wat, discover the lost kingdoms of the Khmer, the Lao, and the Vietnamese, and tour some of Southeast Asia’s most impressive temples and palaces. In addition to a local tour guide, you will be accompanied by Wichian Rojanawon, OLLI Director, who is a native of Thailand and three-time traveler to Vietnam. In the Fall 2013, Wichian will teach a 6-week course about the history and culture of these four countries and conduct a trip orientation to prepare travelers for the trip. Cost: $4,795 per person based on double occupancy. It includes taxes, roundtrip international airfare from Boston; all accommodations; 37 meals—17 breakfasts, 10 lunches, 10 dinners; 16 small group activities; all land transportation and four internal flights. You can also see further details here.
Morocco Sahara Odyssey
Day: Time: Dates: January 21-February 4, 2014 Location: Facilitator: Trip Leader is Jan Taylor Description: Travel to Morocco enthralls even the most experienced adventurer. Tradition infuses its labyrinthine medinas; village oases seem to rise from the desert, mirage-like. We'll discover the beauty of mosques and sample regional specialties during home-hosted meals. Get a true feeling for the mighty Sahara when we spend two unforgettable nights camping (with real beds!) in the dunes - and even explore by camel. Maximum group size of 16. Cost: $3,695 (double occupancy), inclusive of air fare from Boston (7 hour direct flight from NYC to Casablanca). Save 10% when you book by August 1, 2013 and make full payment within 14 days. Trip extensions possible. Deposit $350 per person. For maximum protection purchase the travel insurance at the time of your deposit. For more information, please contact the trip leader, Jan Taylor: email@example.com or call 781-862-1897.
Bienvenidos a Cuba (Welcome to Cuba)
Day: Time: Dates: 12 days, March 2014 Location: Havana, Cienfuegos, Trinidad, Cojimar, Santa Clara, and Varadero Beach Facilitator: Trip Leader is Pat Mulcahy Description: Architecture, art, music, salsa, and Santeria are some of the things you will experience when you travel to Cuba under a “people to people program” authorized by the US Treasury Department. The people of Cuba are the island’s greatest asset. They are friendly, welcoming, and willing to share their history and culture with us as we participate in educational exchanges. OLLI had an enjoyable trip with 26 members this past January and we want to offer it again to those who didn’t have a chance to go this year. Cost: Further details will be provided as soon as a travel company is selected, an itinerary is available, and pricing is settled. To receive information, please register with the OLLI office (617-287-7312, or email firstname.lastname@example.org) with your name, email address and phone number. For more information, please contact Pat Mulcahy at 339-832-0775.
Enrichment Voyages: Iron & Ice
Day: Time: Dates: May 18-June 1, 2014 & June 1-June 15, 2014 Location: Northern Europe and Iceland, (St. Petersburg, Russia, Stockholm, Sweden, Tallin, Estonia, three ports in Iceland, and a trek through the Isle of Man.) Facilitator: N/A Description: Embark on an exciting journey through Northern Europe and Iceland on the Iron and Ice Enrichment Voyage from May 18 to June 15, 2014. The unique itinerary features incredible and contrasting destinations, including St. Petersburg, Russia, Stockholm, Sweden, Tallin, Estonia, three ports in Iceland, and a trek through the Isle of Man. Enrichment Voyages offer a variety of field excursions, abundant educational programming, and a vibrant shipboard community of scholars and vacationers alike. Participants of all ages are encouraged. Don’t miss the chance to explore amazing cultures once hidden behind the Iron Curtain as well as some of the world’s most pristine areas of wilderness. OLLI at UMass Boston joins other lifelong learning programs in this intergenerational travel organized by the Institute for Shipboard Education. You may sign up for only one segment or two segments. Cost: One segment costs from $1,504 to $4,999 depending on what type of room you prefer. Prices do not include air fare to Hamburg, Germany where the cruise begins. A deposit of $300 per participant is required with reservation. Final payment is due 90 days prior to sailing date. Government tax and fees of $280 per person is in addition to the program cost. Basic medical emergency insurance is included. The deposit is non-refundable, but it is transferrable to other future Enrichment Voyages. Any questions please contact Andrea Bronson at (434)243-4068 or email her at email@example.com.
Russia Revealed: Moscow to St. Petersburg
Day: Time: Dates: July 31-August 15,2014 (16 days) Location: Moscow to St. Petersburg Facilitator: N/A Description: On this journey through the heart of Russia, you’ll enjoy 14 nights aboard the M/S Rossia. You will unpack just once and settle in for an unforgettable exploration of the great Volga River, enjoying all breakfasts, most lunches and dinners (with complementary wine) onboard. Discover the country’s revitalized capital of Moscow, the architectural wonders of Kizhi Island, the historic majesty of St. Petersburg and more. You can enhance your Russia River Cruise with optional extensions to Stockholm, Sweden; Kiev, Ukraine and the Baltic Capitals. Cost: $5,195 – double, inclusive of air fare from Boston. Save $100 if booked by July 9, 2013. For a full trip description please visit: Russia Revealed: Moscow to St. Petersburg or call 1-800-597-2452 and press option #2. Please mention this code when booking: G4-23625 or Contact Pat Flynn at 781-335-2986