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Cruise Program
Europe
Spring
May
European Coastal Civilizations
May 11-20, 2022
$5,395
Thomas P. Gohagan

Explore the storied legacies and dynamic cultures of coastal Portugal, Spain, France and England, and commemorate the historic D-Day landings on this uniquely designed itinerary.

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Cruise Program
Europe
Spring
May
Ancient Empires: Amalfi Coast with Sicily and Malta
May 12-20, 2022
$4,795
Thomas P. Gohagan

Discover the intriguing mélange of cultures that flourished in the wake of Ancient Empires on this exclusively chartered cruise to the shores of Italy, Sicily and Malta.

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Land Program
Europe
Summer
No Single Supplement
June
Flavors of Northern Italy
June 4-12, 2022
$4,495
Orbridge

Join our small group for a nine-day journey to the culinary and cultural heart of Northern Italy — a region brimming with exquisite local wines, specialty ingredients, soul-satisfying signature dishes and the wonderful Italians who conjure them with time-honored techniques.

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Land Program
Europe
Summer
June
Switzerland, Germany, Austria and the Passion Play in Oberammergau
June 6-16, 2022
$5,595
AHI

Discover the rich traditions, medieval heritage and distinct cultures of the northern Alps in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

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Cruise Program
Summer
South America
June
The Galapagos Islands
June 11-18, 2022
$4,995
Orbridge

Join fellow alumni and friends as we explore the Galapagos Islands. Designated the first UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1978, the Galapagos Islands have been described as a “unique living museum and showcase of evolution.”

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Cruise Program
Summer
Europe
June
Landing Page
Wild Iceland Escape
June 29- July 4, 2022
$6,580
Lindblad Expeditions

Discover why Iceland is known as the “land of fire and ice” on a voyage to the remote fjords and volcanic isles along the country's western coast. Venture across the stark landscape of an island formed by volcanic eruptions, where the ground is still warmed by geothermal activity.

Trip Tags
Cruise Program
Summer
Europe
July
Landing Page
Jewels of the Rhine
July 11-19, 2022
$4,995
Go Next

Explore castles, cathedrals and old-world charm on this seven-night river cruise through Holland, Germany, France and Switzerland aboard Emerald Waterways' Emerald Star —come with us!

Trip Tags
Land Program
Summer
Europe
July
Landing Page
Majestic Switzerland
July 20-29, 2022
$4,195
AHI Travel

Embrace Switzerland’s dreamy scenery on an eight-night journey for active travelers! This enchanting land is yours to behold, from its snowcapped summits to winding footpaths and unfettered blue skies.

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Cruise Program
Summer
North America
July
The Majestic Great Lakes
July 22-Aug. 1, 2022
$5,499
Go Next

Discover a world destination in your own backyard on this Great Lakes adventure aboard Victory Cruise Lines’ M/V Victory I. This high summer getaway begins with an included one-night hotel stay in the buzzing metropolis of Toronto.

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Land Program
Summer
Europe
July
Stunning Scotland
July 23- Aug. 1, 2022
$4,995
Orbridge

Join us as we explore the inspiring history, exuberant culture and fascinating sites of Scotland — from the bustling cities of Glasgow and Edinburgh, to the windswept islands of Skye and Arran — and the Highlands themselves.

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Land Program
Summer
Asia
Exclusive Trip
Airfare Included
August
September
Insiders Japan
Aug. 27- Sept. 8, 2022
$6,484
Odysseys Unlimited

A truly foreign and fascinating land of rich traditions and dizzying modernity is revealed on this well-crafted 13-day small group tour, limited to 24 travelers. See Tokyo and Kyoto’s highlights, engage in local life and head off the beaten path to alluring historic destinations.

Trip Tags
Land Program
Spring
Europe
No Single Supplement
September
Romance of the Douro Valley
Sept. 12-23, 2022
$4,295
AHI Travel

Delight your senses on this handcrafted 10-night program, featuring a three-night stay in world-class Lisbon and a seven-night cruise through the Douro River Valley, the world’s oldest demarcated winemaking region.

Trip Tags
Land Program
Fall
North America
September
 Southwest National Parks
Sept. 21-29, 2022
$4,395
Orbridge

Join us on a journey to the exceptional national parks and monuments of the Southwest. Travel to Grand Canyon National Park for awe-inspiring views from the park’s rim. Admire the beauty of light striking Antelope Canyon’s narrow sandstone walls.

Trip Tags
Land Program
Fall
Europe
September
October
Flavors of Catalonia
Sept. 24- Oct. 2, 2022
$3,995
Orbridge

Join fellow alumni and friends on an intimate journey to Catalonia — on Spain’s colorful coast — where natural beauty and distinctive art and architecture abound, historical ruins dot the countryside and gracious Catalans employ traditional ingredients fresh from farm and sea to create exceptional cuisine.

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Land Program
Fall
Exclusive Trip
Airfare Included
September
October
Exploring Australia and New Zealand
Sept. 28- Oct. 19, 2022
$9,484
Odysseys Unlimited

Journey from Australia’s spectacular Great Barrier Reef, the storied Outback and Ayers Rock to sophisticated Sydney; from New Zealand’s towering Mt. Cook and breathtaking Milford Sound to high-spirited Queenstown and nautical Auckland.

Trip Tags
Land Program
Fall
Africa
Exclusive Trip
Airfare Included
October
Moroccan Discovery
Oct. 2-15, 2022
$5,479
Odysseys Unlimited

On this 14-day small group tour, limited to 24 travelers, experience a land of dramatic contrasts that invites visitors to encounter its ancient ruins and sacred mosques, endless desert and storied mountains, imposing kasbahs and spirited souks.

Trip Tags
Cruise Program
Fall
Europe
October
Along the Danube River
Oct. 10-22, 2022
$4,695
Thomas P. Gohagan

Join us for an extraordinary 13-day journey along nearly the entire length of the fabled Danube River, from the Habsburgs’ imperial capital of UNESCO-inscribed Vienna to the captivating Black Sea.

Trip Tags
Train Program
Fall
North America
October
Toronto to Vancouver by Rail
Oct. 11-17, 2022
$5,995
Orbridge

Join this train trip across Canada — a small-group journey (26 guests maximum) from Toronto across the expanse of five provinces, through the Canadian Rockies to the Pacific Northwest.

Trip Tags
Cruise Program
Fall
Europe
October
November
Antiquities of Red and Aegean Sea
Oct. 29-Nov.11, 2022
$7,895
Thomas P. Gohagan

Join us on this custom-designed, 14-day journey to the cradle of civilization. Visit three continents, navigate the legendary waterways of the Red Sea, Mediterranean Sea and Aegean Sea, transit the Suez Canal and experience eight magnificent UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

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Land Program
South America
Winter
Exclusive Trip
December
Featured
Exploring Chile & the Skies of the Southern Hemisphere
December 5-14, 2022
$8,495
Royal Adventures

On this Traveling Owls expedition, explore world-class observatories that crown the northern mountaintops of Chile as well as its diverse geography and wildlife. Meet astronomers who peer deeper into the universe than ever before.

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Cruise Program
January
Antarctica
Antarctica
Jan. 11-22, 2023
$9,995
Orbridge

More information coming soon!

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Cruise Program
South America
Wild Baja Escape
Jan. 14-21, 2023
$6,400
Lindblad Expeditions

Feat. Scott Solomon, Associate Teaching Professor of BioSciences

Venture to Baja California and the Sea of Cortez to enter the California gray whale birthing lagoons of Bahía Magdalena for close encounters with these gentle giants―a rare privilege in the natural world.

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Cruise Program
January
South America
Panama Potpourri
Jan. 18-28, 2023
$3,099
Go Next

Jungle rhythms and mysterious ruins — let’s go to Central America! This 10-night journey aboard Oceania Cruises’ Sirena will drench you in sun, sand and the sweet flavors of this unique region.

Trip Tags
North America
Land Program
February
Wolves of Yellowstone
Feb. 18-24, 2023
$4,995
Orbridge

More information coming soon!

Trip Tags
Land Program
February
Africa
Cruise Program
Airfare Included
Egypt & the Eternal Nile
Feb. 27-Mar. 13, 2023
$5,297
Odysseys Unlimited

Accompanied by an expert Egyptian guide, this singular journey through antiquity reveals a storied land’s many treasures. Your small group of no more than 24 travelers begins its 15-day immersion in Egypt’s unsurpassed historic atmosphere in Cairo and its environs.

Trip Tags
Land Program
April
May
Europe
Airfare Included
Legendary Turkey
April 25-May 9, 2023
$4,592
Odysseys Unlimited

Feat. Lisa Balabanlilar, Professor of History and Transnational Asian Studies

Exotic sights, scents and sounds reign in this fascinating land where Europe and Asia meet. With its ancient ruins, stunning landscapes and dramatic Turquoise Coast, Turkey engages and beguiles, offering your small group an unparalleled experience.

Trip Tags
Asia
Land Program
May
Journey through Israel
May 16-26, 2023
$5,795
Orbridge

More information coming soon!

Trip Tags
North America
Land Program
A Journey through Colonial Virginia
May 21-27, 2023
$4,395
ISDI

Feat. John Boles ’65, Emeritus William P. Hobby Professor of History

More information coming soon!

Trip Tags
Europe
Cruise Program
May
June
Flavors of Sicily
May 26-June 3, 2023
$5,995
Orbridge

More information coming soon!

Trip Tags
Cruise Program
South America
June
Pearls of the Pacific
June 3-15, 2023
$12,350
Lindblad Expeditions

Feat. Scott Solomon, Associate Teaching Professor of BioSciences

This South Pacific expedition is a bucket-list adventure.

Trip Tags
Europe
Land Program
June
Airfare Included
Enchanting Ireland
June 11-23, 2023
$6,092
Odysseys Unlimited

From Dublin to Galway, Killarney to Kilkenny, this full yet well-paced 13-day tour showcases Ireland’s many charms. Set out to discover Dublin, the intimate Irish capital, visiting Trinity College with its remarkable Book of Kells, and St. Patrick’s Cathedral, seeing the haunts of Ireland’s beloved literary sons.

Trip Tags
North America
Cruise Program
June
July
Discover Southeast Alaska
June 30-July 7, 2023
$4,695
Orbridge

More information coming soon!

Trip Tags
Europe
Cruise Program
July
Swedish Scenery
July 11-23, 2023
$4,299
Go Next

Bask in the beauty of the Baltics on this 12-night cruise aboard Oceania Cruises’ Marina. From England to Denmark and everywhere in between, this trip will lead you through secret tunnels, into towers and turrets, and behind the scenes in some of the world’s most fascinating towns.

Trip Tags
North America
Land Program
August
September
Airfare Included
Canadian Rockies
Aug. 26-Sept. 5, 2023
$5,591
Odysseys Unlimited

One of North America’s great unspoiled wildernesses, the Canadian Rockies offer bountiful rewards for outdoor lovers. Amid stunning alpine scenery, this 11-day adventure shared by no more than 24 fellow travelers offers a feast for the eyes and the spirit.

Trip Tags
Land Program
September
Northern Lights & Wildlife of Manitoba
Sept. 9-14, 2023
$7,395
Orbridge

More information coming soon!

Trip Tags
Europe
September
October
Land Program
Airfare Included
Ancient Greece
Sept. 21-Oct. 4, 2023
$6,492
Odysseys Unlimited

Unearth the ancient world’s grandeur on this singular 14-day journey combining premier archaeological sites with the beauty and lore of the Aegean and her isles.

Trip Tags
Cruise Program
September
October
North America
Fall Colors on Mark Twain’s Mississippi
Sept. 24-Oct. 2, 2023
$2,399
Go Next

Join us for an autumnal jaunt up the Mississippi! While the leaves turn yellows and reds, travel with us from St. Louis to Minneapolis.

Trip Tags
Land Program
September
Africa
October
Tanzania
Sept. 26-Oct. 7, 2023
$7,795
Orbridge

More information coming soon!

Trip Tags
Land Program
September
October
Europe
Flavors of Dordogne
Sept. 29-Oct. 7, 2023
$5,995
Orbridge

More information coming soon!

Trip Tags
October
Cruise Program
Europe
Gladiators to Gondolas
Oct. 20-30, 2023
$3,449
Go Next

Weave your way through the mythical Mediterranean on this 10-night cruise aboard Oceania Cruises’ Riviera.

Trip Tags
Asia
Land Program
Splendors of India
Oct. 30 - Nov. 15, 2023
$6,495
ISDI

Feat. Lisa Balabanlilar, Professor of History and Transnational Asian Studies

Over millennia, countless cultures have imbued India with a wealth of distinct artistic and cultural traditions creating an incredible diversity of religions, food, dress, and customs. Delve into India’s rich heritage and mesmerizing culture with Dr. Lisa Balabanlilar. 

Traveling Owls

The Rice Alumni Traveling Owls program serves as a catalyst for lifelong learning and strengthens bonds between Rice University alumni and friends. With a commitment to education, engagement, exploration and excellence, the Traveling Owls program is designed to create exciting intellectual itineraries unlike any other travel opportunities, while sustaining enthusiasm for knowledge and building relationships among fellow Owls.