Miami Explorers Travel Program

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

 

Travel Program Featured Trip

Wonders of the Galapagos Islands
February 12-21, 2017
This incredible 10-day journey features the Galápagos Islands, where the unique wildlife accepts up-close human company like nowhere else on Earth. Accompanied by certified naturalists, cruise for five nights and enjoy three nights on mainland Ecuador.


 

Flavors of Northern Italy
September 17-25, 2016
Join a small group for your own intimate 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.

Odysseys of Ancient Civilizations
September 19-27, 2016
Cruise from the picture-perfect canals of Venice along the stunning Dalmatian coast through the Corinth Canal to Athens.

Croatia's Adriatic Coast
October 3-14, 2016
Admire the diverse scenery and experience the vibrant cultural heritage of Croatia, a trove of historic cities, pristine parkland and miles of sun-drenched Adriatic coastline.

European Empires of Artistry
October 14-22, 2016
Trace the remnants of ancient empires and revel in the Mediterranean’s striking beauty as you sail to Spain, France, Monaco and Italy aboard Oceania Cruises’ graceful Nautica.

Adriatic Gems
November 1-9, 2016
Discover the remnants of ancient empires and the spellbinding beauty of Southern Europe as you cruise the fabled waters of the Adriatic Sea aboard Oceania Cruises’ chic Riviera.

Cuban Discovery
January 21-29, 2017
Specially designed to showcase the island’s authentic spirit, this nine-day adventure goes beyond the tourist surface to reveal the rich culture, compelling history and architectural majesty of this long-forbidden island on the verge of great change.

Sparkling South Pacific
January 25-February 4, 2017
Experience the incredible beauty of French Polynesia from the luxurious comfort of Sirena, Oceania Cruises’ newest ship. This extraordinary itinerary provides the perfect blend of glittering turquoise lagoons and idyllic, slow-paced islands, with visits to Bora Bora, Moorea, Rangiroa, and more.

Wonders of the Galapagos Islands
February 12-21, 2017
This incredible 10-day journey features the Galápagos Islands, where the unique wildlife accepts up-close human company like nowhere else on Earth. Accompanied by certified naturalists, cruise for five nights and enjoy three nights on mainland Ecuador.

Expedition to Antarctica
February 19-March 5, 2017
Join us for this spectacular 15-day journey featuring a 10-night cruise to Antarctica, Earth’s last frontier, aboard the intimate M.S. LE LYRIAL. Experience “The White Continent” in its unspoiled state, accompanied by the ship’s expert team of naturalists.

Divine Classics
April 8-19, 2017
Sail away on Oceania Cruises’ elegant Riviera to some of the Mediterranean’s most classic destinations. From Barcelona to Athens, take in enchanting resort towns, beautiful architectural masterpieces, and naturally resplendent islands

Apulia
April 29-May 7, 2017
Journey to Apulia and explore this fascinating, less-explored corner of Italy. Over the centuries this region has witnessed the
ebb and flow of foreign armies and settlers, many of which imprinted their cultures on Apulia

European Coastal Civilizations
April 30-May 9, 2017
This eight-night cruise along coastal Portugal, Spain, France and the United Kingdom aboard the Five-Star M.S. LE BORÉAL features a memorable cruise up the River Thames.

Dutch Waterways
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.

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

Swiss Alps & the Italian Lakes
June 9-18, 2017
The best of Swiss and Italian culture and heritage await you! Discover the best of both countries from two charming towns. From your Swiss base in St. Moritz, discover the delightful alpine village of Zuoz.

Coastal Mediterranean
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.

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

Oxford and Cotwolds
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®.

Regal Routes of Northern Europe
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.

Grand Danube Passage
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.

Cruising the Rhine River
August 25-September 9, 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.

St. Petersburg and the Baltic Capitals
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.

Capitals & Coastlines of Canada & New England
August 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.

Village Life in Languedoc

September 30-October 8, 2017

Experience the real south of France in the Languedoc-Roussillon region's unspoiled landscapes, traditional French villages, lofty Cathar fortresses and legends of the Holy Grail.


Enchanting Ireland
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.

Classic China and the Yangtze
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.

Autumn Colors
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.

Medieval Masterpiece
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.

Travel News





Adventure awaits in 2017 with the Miami Explorers
The 2017 MUAA travel program includes 22 trips that visit almost every corner of the world—even Antarctica!





Space still available on an exciting culinary trip to Italy, exclusive to Miami alumni & friends!
Take a journey with fellow alumni to Northern Italy Sept. 17-25. Make your reservation today!





Miami Explorers featured trip: Croatia's Adriatic Coast
Oct. 10-21, 2016 
Admire the diverse scenery and experience the vibrant cultural heritage of Croatia, a trove of historic cities, pristine parkland and miles of sun-drenched Adriatic coastline.

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.

Sincerely,

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


Contact Us

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 Kathryn.Myles@MiamiOH.edu.


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