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 trips that fall within the CDC’s high level advisory alerts.

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.

Upcoming Trips

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Grand Canyon
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Great Trains and Grand Canyons
Sept. 13-18, 2020

Starting at $2,945 per person, double occupancy
Train Program, Airfare Included
Tour Operator: Premier World Travel

Train Program
Airfare Included
North America
Fall
Chile and the Total Solar Eclipse
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Chile and the Total Solar Eclipse
Dec. 5-16, 2020

$8,995 per person, double occupancy
Exclusive Trip, Land Program, Adventure
Tour Operator: Royal Adventures

Land Program
Adventure
Winter
South America
Exclusive Trip
The Northern Lights of Finland
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The Northern Lights of Finland
Jan. 21-28, 2021

Starting at $5,449 perperson, double occupancy
Airfare Included, Land Program
Tour Operator: Collette
Call 800-581-8942 or click here to learn more!

Airfare Included
Land Program
Winter
Europe
Antarctica Discovery
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Antarctica Discovery
Jan. 27- Feb. 7, 2021

Starting at $8,895 per person, double occupancy
Cruise Program
Tour Operator: Orbridge
Call 866-639-0079 to learn more!

Cruise Program
Antarctica
Winter
Myths, Mayans, and Marinas
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Myths, Mayans, and Marinas
Feb. 16-26, 2021

Starting at $2,559 per person, double occupancy,
Airfare included, Cruise Program
Tour Operator: Go Next
Call 800-842-9023 to learn more!

Cruise Program
Winter
North America
Airfare Included
Brazilian Spotlight
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https://www.gonext.com/departures/brazilian-spotlight-3-8-2021-3-19-2021/
Brazilian Spotlight
March 8-19, 2021

Starting at $3,099 per person, double occupancy
Cruise Program, Land Program
Tour Operator: Go Next
Call 800-842-9023 or click here to learn more!

Cruise Program
Land Program
Spring
South America
Cuba and its People
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https://rice.ahitravel.com/gettrip/Overview.aspx?Pr=1536A&Tr=26100&Dt=0
Cuba and its People
April 21-28, 2021

Starting at $4,995
Land Program, No single supplement
Tour Operator: AHI Travel
Call 800-323-7373 or click here to learn more!

Land Program
No Single Supplement
Spring
North America
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
Paris France
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https://rice.ahitravel.com/gettrip/Overview.aspx?Pr=1546A&Tr=26189&Dt=0
Paris feat. The African American Experience
May 8-16, 2021

Starting at $3,595
Land Program, No Single Supplement
Tour Operator: AHI Travel
Call 800-323-7373 or click here to learn more! 

Land Program
No Single Supplement
Enchanting Bavaria
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Enchanting Bavaria
May 13-21, 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
Spring
Europe
Ancient Empires Amalfi Coast with Sicily and Malta
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Ancient Empires Amalfi Coast with Sicily and Malta
May 30-June 7, 2021

Starting at $4,795 per person, double occupancy
Cruise Program
Tour Operator: Thomas P. Gohagan & Company
Call 800-922-3088 to learn more!

Cruise Program
Spring
Europe
Pearls of Dalmatia
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Pearls of Dalmatia
May 31-June 14, 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
Spring
Europe
Great Journey through Europe
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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
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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
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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
Gardens, Glass, and Gastronomy in the Pacific Northwest
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Gardens, Glass, and Gastronomy in the Pacific Northwest with Dr. Lisa Balabanlilar, Associate Professor of History
July 7-14, 2021

Starting at $3,995 per person, double occupancy
Land Program
Tour Operator: International Seminar Design
Call 202-244-1448 to learn more!

Land Program
Summer
North America
Polar Bears and Beluga Whales
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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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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
Legendary Turkey
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Legendary Turkey
Sept. 10-24, 2021

Starting at $4,392 per person, double occupancy
Cruise Program, Land Program
Tour Operator: Odysseys Unlimited
Call 888-370-6765 to learn more!

Cruise Program
Land 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
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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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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
Jefferson’s Journey through France
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Jefferson’s Journey through France with John B. Boles '65, Emeritus William P. Hobby Professor of History
Oct. 13-23, 2021

Starting at $5,895 per person, double occupancy
Land Program
Tour Operator: ISDI
Call 202-244-1448 to learn more!

Land Program
Winter
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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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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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
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