Traveling Owls - Upcoming Trips

Traveling Owls 2021 Global Guidebook

We are working with our tour operators to currently monitor the impact of COVID-19 and the need to potentially cancel or postpone trips to keep the safety of our travelers a top priority.

Travel is a transformative experience, especially if you're a Traveling Owl! Our Rice Alumni Traveling Owls trips are designed to bring learning to life and foster opportunities for like-minded travelers to connect. Whether you are a seasoned traveler or are joining us on a trip for the very first time, we invite you to explore the globe with Traveling Owls and transform your dreams into reality.

Electronic brochures for each trip are posted below as they become available.

To request information about specific trips, please email the Traveling Owls at travelingowls@rice.edu.

If you have questions regarding the current status of your specific trip, please contact the tour operator offering the trip directly for the most updated information.

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Colombia Lost City *Young Alumni Trip*
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Colombia Lost City *Young Alumni Trip*
April 23-29, 2021

Starting at $949 per person, double occupancy
Adventure Trip, Land Program
Tour Operator: G Adventure
Call 888-800-4100 to learn more!

Land Program
Spring
Adventure
South America
Great Journey through Europe
6
50
Great Journey through Europe
June 1-June 11, 2021

Starting at $3,995 per person, double occupancy
Adventure, Cruise Program, Train Program
Tour Operator: Thomas P. Gohagan & Company
Call 800-922-3088 to learn more!

Adventure
Cruise Program
Summer
Europe
Yosemite, Death Valley and the Great Parks of California
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https://orbridge.com/grp_departures/overview/partner_rice_university_death_valley_2021
Yosemite, Death Valley and the Great Parks of California
June 6-13, 2021

Starting at $3,995 per person, double occupancy
Land Program
Tour Operator: Orbridge
Call 866-639-0079 to learn more!

Land Program
Summer
North America
Nordic Magnificence
12
55
https://rice.ahitravel.com/gettrip/Overview.aspx?Pr=1560A&Tr=26357&Dt=0
Nordic Magnificence
June 20-30, 2021

Starting at $4,595 per person
Cruise Program, Train Program, No Single Supplement
Tour Operator: AHI Travel
Call 800-323-7373 or click here to learn more!

Cruise Program
Train Program
No Single Supplement
Summer
Europe
Discover Southeast Alaska
https://alumni.rice.edu/sites/g/files/bxs3301/files/2020-10/ALASKA%202021%20RICE_BROCHURE.pdf
Discover Southeast Alaska
Jun. 25-July 2, 2021

Starting at $4,395 per person, double occupancy
Tour Operator: Orbridge
Call 866-639-0079 or  click here to learn more!

Land Program
Summer
North America
Tuscany
10
13
https://rice.ahitravel.com/gettrip/Overview.aspx?Pr=1514A&Tr=25881&Dt=0
Tuscany
June 26-July 4, 2021

Land Program, No Single Supplement
Tour Operator: AHI Travel
Call 800-323-7373 or click here to learn more!

Land Program
No Single Supplement
Summer
Europe
Polar Bears and Beluga Whales
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https://orbridge.com/grp_departures/overview/partner_rice_university_polar_bears_belugas_2021
Polar Bears and Beluga Whales
July 19-25, 2021

Starting at $4,995 per person, double occupancy
Cruise Program, Land Program
Tour Operator: Orbridge
Call 866-639-0079 or click here to learn more!

Cruise Program
Land Program
Summer
North America
Discover Scotland
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https://alumni.rice.edu/sites/g/files/bxs3301/files/2020-10/Scotland%20Collette%202021.pdf
Discover Scotland
Aug. 9-18, 2021

Starting at $4,999 per person, double occupancy
Cruise Program, Land Program
Tour Operator: Collette
Call 800-581-8942 or click here to learn more!

Cruise Program
Land Program
Summer
Europe
Discovering Eastern Europe
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Discovering Eastern Europe
Aug. 24-Sept. 8, 2021

Starting at $4,897 per person, double occupancy
Cruise Program, Land Program
Tour Operator: Odysseys Unlimited
Call 888-370-6765 to learn more!

Cruise Program
Land Program
Summer
Europe
Enchanting Bavaria
10
47
https://rice.ahitravel.com/gettrip/Overview.aspx?Pr=1564A&Tr=26401&Dt=0
Enchanting Bavaria
September 2-10, 2021

Starting at $3,795
No Single supplement, Land Program
Tour Operator: AHI Travel
Call 800-323-7373 or click here to learn more!

No Single Supplement
Land Program
Fall
Europe
Pearls of Dalmatia
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Pearls of Dalmatia
Sept. 6- Sept. 20, 2021

Starting at $5,484 per person, double occupancy
Cruise Program, Train Program
Tour Operator: Odysseys Unlimited
Call 888-370-6765 to learn more!

Cruise Program
Train Program
Fall
Europe
Northern Lights and Caribou Migration
https://orbridge.com/grp_departures/overview/partner_rice_university_northern_lights_2021
Northern Lights and Caribou Migration
Sept. 11-16, 2021

Starting at $6,995 per person, double occupancy
Tour Operator: Orbridge
Call 866-639-0079 to learn more!

Land Program
No Single Supplement
Fall
North America
Italian Lakes
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Italian Lakes
Sept. 18-26, 2021

Starting at $3,895 per person, double occupancy
Cruise Program, Land Program
Tour Operator: Thomas P. Gohagan & Company
Call 800-922-3088 to learn more!

Cruise Program
Land Program
Fall
Europe
Wonders of Australia and New Zealand
11
45
http://gobyprivatejet.com/traveling-owls/wonders-of-australia-and-new-zealand
Wonders of Australia and New Zealand
September 19-October 09, 2021

Starting at $84,950 per person, double occupancy
Adventure, Land Program
Tour Operator: TCS World Travel
Call 800-454-4149 or click here to learn more!

Adventure
Australia
Land Program
Fall
Journey through Israel
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https://orbridge.com/grp_departures/overview/partner_rice_university_israel_2021
Journey through Israel
Sept. 28 - Oct. 8, 2021

Starting at $4,995 per person, double occupancy
Land Program
Tour Operator: Orbridge
Call 866-639-0079 or click here to learn more!

Land Program
Fall
Asia
Fall Voyage on Mark Twain’s Mississippi
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https://www.gonext.com/departures/fall-voyage-mark-twains-mississippi-10-3-2021-10-10-2021/
Fall Voyage on Mark Twain’s Mississippi
Oct. 2-10, 2021

Starting at $2,599 per person, double occupancy
Cruise Program
Tour Operator: Go Next
Call 800-842-9023 or click here to learn more!

Cruise Program
Fall
North America
Andalucía in a Parador
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https://rice.ahitravel.com/gettrip/Overview.aspx?Pr=1533A&Tr=26080&Dt=0
Andalucía in a Parador
Oct. 7-15, 2021

Starting at $2,995 per person
No Single Supplement, Adventure
Tour Operator: AHI Travel
Call 800-323-7373 or click here to learn more!

No Single Supplement
Adventure
Fall
Europe
The Galapagos Islands
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https://orbridge.com/grp_departures/overview/partner_rice_university_the_galapagos_islands_2021
The Galapagos Islands
Oct. 26-Nov. 2, 2021

Starting at $4,995 per person, double occupancy
Cruise Program
Tour Operator: Orbridge
Call 866-639-0079 or click here to learn more!

Cruise Program
Fall
South America
Discover Egypt and the Nile Valley
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https://orbridge.com/grp_departures/overview/partner_rice_university_discover_egypt_nile_valley_2021
Discover Egypt and the Nile Valley
Oct. 28-Nov. 10, 2021
Starting at $5,995 per person, double occupancy
Cruise Program
Tour Operator: Orbridge
Call 866-639-0079 or click here to learn more!
Cruise Program
Fall
Africa
Ethiopia and Tanzania
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9
https://alumni.rice.edu/sites/g/files/bxs3301/files/2020-10/Rice%20University%20-%20Ethiopia%20%26%20Tanzania.pdf
Ethiopia and Tanzania
Oct. 31-Nov 18, 2021

Starting at $8,795 per person, double occupancy
Land Program
Tour Operator: Classic Escapes
Call 800-627-1244 to learn more!

Fall
Land Program
Africa
Tahiti and French Polynesia
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Tahiti and French Polynesia
Nov. 2 – 12, 2021

Starting at $6,795 per person, double occupancy
Cruise Program, Adventure
Tour Operator: Thomas P. Gohagan & Company
Call 800-922-3088 to learn more!

Cruise Program
Adventure
Fall
Australia
Journey through Vietnam
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21
/sites/g/files/bxs3301/files/2020-09/Journey%20through%20Vietnam.pdf
Journey through Vietnam
Nov. 4-18, 2021

Starting at $4,197 per person, double occupancy
Land Program, Cruise Program
Tour Operator: Odysseys Unlimited
Call 888-370-6765 to learn more!

Cruise Program
Land Program
Fall
Asia
Traveler standing in front of the Northern Lights.
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https://alumni.rice.edu/sites/g/files/bxs3301/files/2020-12/NLIghts%20of%20Finland_ColletteNEW.pdf
The Northern Lights of Finland
Nov. 4-11, 2021

Starting at $5,449 per person, double occupancy
Airfare Included, Land Program
Tour Operator: Collette
Call 877-252-8106 (booking # 1048412) or click here to learn more!

Airfare Included
Land Program
Fall
Europe
Panama: Canal, Conservation, and Culture
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Panama: Canal, Conservation, and Culture
Nov. 10-17, 2021

Starting at $3,645 per person, double occupancy
Tour Operator: Holbrook
Call 800-451-7111 to learn more!

Fall
North America
Holiday Markets Cruise
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https://rice.ahitravel.com/gettrip/Overview.aspx?Pr=1541A&Tr=26520&Dt=0
Holiday Markets Cruise
Dec. 12-20, 2021

Starting at $2,495 per person
No Single Supplement, Cruise Program
Tour Operator: AHI Travel
Call 800-323-7373 or click here to learn more!

Cruise Program
No Single Supplement
Winter
Europe
Half Moon Island Antarctica
-68.302948
-54.801910
Antarctica Discovery
Jan.13-24, 2022

Starting at $9,495 per person, double occupancy
Cruise Program
Tour Operator: Orbridge
Call 866-639-0079 or click here to learn more!
SOLD OUT – New Date Added!

Cruise Program
Winter
Adventure
Antarctica
Belize seaturtle
-88.497650
17.189877
Wild Belize Escape: Wildlife, Reefs, and Rivers
Jan. 15-20, 2022

Starting at $3,990 per person, double occupancy
Cruise Program
Tour Operator: Lindblad Expeditions
Call 888-773-9007 to learn more!

Cruise Program
Adventure
South America
Winter
Tahiti
-149.496971
-17.648275
Legends to Lagoons
March 7-17, 2022

Starting at $4,599 per person, double occupancy
Cruise Program
Tour Operator: Go Next
Call 800-842-9023 to learn more!

Cruise Program
Spring
Chilean Discovery
-70.669266
-33.448891
Exploring Chile & the Skies of the Southern Hemisphere
March 9-20, 2022

Starting at $8,495 per person, double occupancy
Land Program
Tour Operator: Royal Adventures
Call 800-453-4754 to learn more!

Land Program
South America
Spring
Exclusive Trip
Jefferson's Journey through France
2.3514616
48.8566969
Jefferson’s Journey through France
April 19-29, 2022

Featuring John B. Boles ’65, Emeritus William P. Hobby Professor of History
Starting at $5,995 per person, double occupancy
Land Program
Tour Operator: ISDI
Call 202-244-1448 to learn more!

Europe
Spring
Land Program
Exclusive Trip
African Elephants
29.7468414
-18.4554963
Africa’s Wildlife
May 1-14, 2022

Starting at $7,984 per person, double occupancy
Land Program, Airfare Included
Tour Operator: Odysseys Unlimited
Call 888-370-6765 to learn more!

Adventure
Spring
Africa
Airfare Included
Exclusive Trip
European Coastal Civilizations
0.3138532
49.0677708
European Coastal Civilizations
May 11-20, 2022

Starting at $5,395 per person, double occupancy
Cruise Program
Tour Operator: Thomas P. Gohagan
Call 888-773-9007 to learn more!

Cruise Program
Europe
Spring
Ancient Empires
14.155048
37.587794
Ancient Empires: Amalfi Coast with Sicily and Malta
May 12-20, 2022

Starting at $4,795 per person, double occupancy
Cruise Program
Tour Operator: Thomas P. Gohagan
Call 888-773-9007 to learn more!

Cruise Program
Europe
Spring
Northern Italy
10.9924122
45.4384958
Flavors of Northern Italy
June 4-12, 2022

Starting at $4,495 per person
No Single Supplement
Land Program
Tour Operator: Orbridge
Call 866-639-0079 to learn more!

Land Program
Europe
Summer
No Single Supplement
Oberammergau
11.0673611
47.5966949
Switzerland, Germany, Austria and the Passion Play in Oberammergau
June 6-16, 2022

Starting at $5,595 per person, double occupancy
Land Program
Tour Operator: AHI
Call 800-323-7373 to learn more!

Land Program
Europe
Summer
Galapagos Islands
-90.3638752
-0.6288151
The Galapagos Islands
June 11-18, 2022

Starting at $4,995 per person, double occupancy
Cruise Program
Tour Operator: Orbridge
Call 866-639-0079 to learn more!

Cruise Program
Summer
South America
Iceland
-18.1059013
64.9841821
Wild Iceland Escape
June 29- July 4, 2022

Starting at $6,580 per person, double occupancy
Cruise Program
Tour Operator: Lindblad
Call 888-773-9007 to learn more!

Cruise Program
Summer
Europe
Netherlands
5.7480821
52.5001698
Jewels of the Rhine
July 11-19, 2022

Starting at $4,995 per person, double occupancy
Cruise Program
Tour Operator: Go Next
Call 866-655-9070 to learn more!

Cruise Program
Summer
Europe
Majestic Great Lakes
-84.6824346
43.6211955
The Majestic Great Lakes
July 14-24, 2022

Starting at $5,499 per person, double occupancy
Cruise Program
Tour Operator: Go Next
Call 866-655-9070 to learn more!

Cruise Program
Summer
North America
Switzerland
6.393266
46.3613502
Majestic Switzerland
July 20-29, 2022

Starting at $4,195 per person, double occupancy
Land Program
Tour Operator: AHI Travel
Call 800-323-7373 to learn more!

Land Program
Summer
Europe
Scotland
-4.1140518
56.7861112
Stunning Scotland
July 23- Aug. 1, 2022

Starting at $4,995 per person, double occupancy
Land Program
Tour Operator: Orbridge
Call 866-639-0079 to learn more!

Land Program
Summer
Europe
Trans-Siberian Railway
97.7453061
64.6863136
Trans-Siberian Railway
Aug. 2-15, 2022

Starting at $9,995 per person, double occupancy
Train Program
Tour Operator: Orbridge
Call 866-639-0079 to learn more!

Train Program
Summer
Europe
Japan
139.7594549
35.6828387
Insiders Japan
Aug.27- Sept. 8, 2022

Starting at $6,484 per person, double occupancy
Train Program, Airfare Included
Tour Operator: Odysseys Unlimited
Call 888-370-6765 to learn more!

Train Program
Summer
Asia
Exclusive Trip
Airfare Included
Douro Valley
-8.6107884
41.1494512
Romance of the Douro Valley
Sept. 12-23, 2022

Starting at $4,295 per person, No Single Supplement
Land Program
Tour Operator: AHI Travel
Call 800-323-7373 to learn more!

Land Program
Spring
Europe
No Single Supplement
 Southwest National Parks
-112.0984941
36.0965604
Southwest National Parks
Sept. 21-29, 2022

Starting at $4,395 per person, double occupancy
Land Program
Tour Operator: Orbridge
Call 866-639-0079 to learn more!

Land Program
Fall
North America
Catalonia
1.5745043
41.8523094
Flavors of Catalonia
Sept. 25- Oct. 10, 2022

Starting at $3,995 per person, double occupancy
Land Program
Tour Operator: Orbridge
Call 866-639-0079 to learn more!

Land Program
Fall
Europe
New Zealand
151.0979607
-33.8641922
Australia and New Zealand
Sept. 28- Oct. 19, 2022

Starting at $9,184 per person, double occupancy
Land Program, Airfare Included
Tour Operator: Odysseys Unlimited
Call 888-370-6765 to learn more!

Land Program
Fall
Exclusive Trip
Airfare Included
Morocco
-6.842641
33.9667424
Moroccan Discovery
Oct. 2-15, 2022

Starting at $5,479 per person, double occupancy
Land Program, Airfare Included
Tour Operator: Odysseys Unlimited
Call 888-370-6765 to learn more!

Land Program
Fall
Africa
Exclusive Trip
Airfare Included
Danube River
19.5060937
47.1817585
Along the Danube River
Oct. 10-22, 2022

Starting at $4,695 per person, double occupancy
Cruise Program
Tour Operator: Thomas P. Gohagan
Call 888-773-9007 to learn more!

Cruise Program
Fall
Europe
Toronto to Vancouver by Rail
-123.1139529
49.2608724
Toronto to Vancouver by Rail
Oct. 11-17, 2022

Starting at $5,995 per person, double occupancy
Train Program
Tour Operator: Orbridge
Call 866-639-0079 to learn more!

Train Program
Fall
North America
Paris France
2.3514616
48.8566969
Paris: Featuring the African American Experience
Oct. 15-23, 2022

Starting at $3,695 per person
Land Program, No Single Supplement
Tour Operator: AHI Travel
Call 800-323-7373 to learn more!

Land Program
No Single Supplement
Fall
Europe
India
78.6677428
22.3511148
Splendors of India
Oct. 31- Nov. 15, 2022

Starting at $5,995 per person, double occupancy
Land Program
Tour Operator: ISDI
Call 202-244-1448 to learn more!

Land Program
Fall
Asia
Exclusive Trip
Greece
19.9999957
35.0000035
Antiquities of Red and Aegean Sea
Nov. 3-16, 2022

Starting at $7,895 per person, double occupancy
Cruise Program
Tour Operator: Thomas P. Gohagan
Call 888-773-9007 to learn more!

Cruise Program
Fall
Europe