Miami Explorers travel program

Group of alumni on a Miami Explorers trip

Pack bags. Board plane.
Begin adventure.

See the world with the Miami Explorers, the official travel program of the Miami University Alumni Association.


Upcoming Trips


April 3-May 9, 2017
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Join this unique itinerary, which captures the historical legacies and dynamic cultures of coastal Portugal, Spain, France and the United Kingdom.


May 3-11, 2017 
There is no better way to experience Holland and Belgium’s remarkably rich history and culture than on an engaging cruise through its lovely waterways and canals.


May 14-31, 2017
A travel experience featuring the sights of Europe and sounds of the Miami Men’s Glee Club.


New Dates!
June 2-11, 2017

The best of Swiss and Italian culture and heritage await you! Discover the best of both countries from two charming towns.


June 13-21, 2017
Revel in the grand architecture, natural beauty, and coastal gems of the Mediterranean on a luxury cruise aboard Oceania Cruises’ state-of-the-art Riviera, stopping in Amalfi, Cagliari, Palma de Mallorca, Marseille, Antibes, and Monte Carlo.


July 7-14, 2017
Discover the endless beauty, abundant wildlife and native cultures of Southeast Alaska.


July 14-22, 2017
Discover the true character of England’s town and country life during this extraordinary small-group itinerary featuring the university town of Oxford and the charming Cotswolds. Meet Lord Charles Spencer-Churchill, cousin to Sir Winston Churchill, in Blenheim Palace; visit “Downton Abbey”; and converse with locals during the exclusive TOWN & COUNTRY LIFE FORUM®.


August 12-23, 2017
Embark on an odyssey to northern Europe, where beautiful medieval buildings edge tranquil canals and cobbled lanes lead to regal monuments.


August 23-September 6, 2017
Explore eight countries, discover old-world capitals and stroll through charming villages dusting the banks along Europe’s romantic and historic Danube River. Encounter Prague with visits to Prague Castle and the Old Jewish Quarter.


August 25-September 2, 2017
On this mesmerizing journey aboard the 361-foot Avalon Tranquility II, cruise the ancient trade route along the scenic shores of Germany and France, dotted with wonderful small villages and fascinating historic towns.


September 16-29, 2017
On your 14-day journey discover four distinct nations with their thriving capitals and their provincial outskirts. Arrive in Vilnius, a UNESCO world heritage site, to visit one of Europe’s oldest “Old Towns”, taking a tour to see its attractive Baroque buildings as well as the fascinating KGB Museum.


September 20-30, 2017
Experience the glorious autumn foliage along North America’s East Coast aboard Oceania Cruises’ regal Insignia. Savor stunning landscapes and visit historic sites in Canada and New England, stopping in Newport, Boston, Bar Harbor, Saint John, Halifax, Sydney, Saguenay, Quebec City, and Montreal.


October 1-13, 2017
Begin your 13-day trip in Dublin; tour the beautiful capital, including visits to Trinity College and St. Patrick’s Cathedral. Travel to Galway and stop for tea at Tyrrellpass Castle before continuing on to 6th-century Clonmacnoise.


October 4-17, 2017
Comprehensive in scope yet briefer in duration than many China tours, this relaxed, well-paced journey begins in the 2000-year-old capital of Beijing.


October 22-30, 2017
Experience picture-perfect towns set against beautiful autumn scenery on this river cruise aboard the American Queen, the largest and most opulent riverboat in the world. From Chattanooga to Nashville, take in breathtaking vistas and historic sites in Alabama, Tennessee, and Kentucky.


November 5-14, 2017
Incredible medieval monuments and spellbinding scenery intertwine on this Mediterranean voyage aboard Riviera, Oceania Cruises’ elegant masterpiece. From magical Venice to legendary Rome, discover beautiful cities and landscapes with interludes in Italy, Croatia, Montenegro, Greece, and Malta.



From the desk of the Director of Travel Programs

Dear Alumni and Friends:

Miami Explorers, the Miami University Alumni Association travel program, offers an opportunity for camaraderie while providing you with an educational, rewarding, and unforgettable experience.  Our goal is to offer enriching travel experiences to enhance your lifelong education, while strengthening your connection with Miami.

Some trip departures are exclusive to Miami Explorers, and some are shared with similar organizations. Space is limited on most departures, so be sure to plan ahead to avoid disappointment. 

We do limited mailings for our programs, but want to be sure everyone interested in a specific trip receives the detailed information. So, please take a few minutes to indicate the trips you are interested in and the brochures will be mailed to you when they are available.

I look forward to helping you plan your adventures.


Kathryn Myles '89, MGS '91
Director of Travel Programs



Travel News

The 2017 MUAA travel program includes 22 trips that visit almost every corner of the world—even Antarctica!

For more information on the travel program

For more information about Miami Explorers, contact Kathryn Myles at 513-529-1443 or toll free 866-MUALUMS (682-5867) or by e-mail at

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