Miami Explorers Travel Program

Pack bags. Board plane.
Begin adventure.

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

 

National Parks & Classic Lodge of the West
June 22-July 1, 2016
Inspiration, a connection to the past and nature's unmatched beauty are the gifts of this 10-day American expedition through the Western United States.


Baltic and Scandinavian Treasures
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Exploring Iceland
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Majestic Great Lakes
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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
November 10-18, 2016
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, our exclusive C’EST BON! CULINARY TRADITIONS™ program celebrating local cuisines and wines and a visit to the beaches of Normandy with special guest speaker Dwight D. Eisenhower II. ~Thomas P. Gohagan & Co.


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.


Travel News





Don’t miss out on an exciting alumni travel opportunity
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.





2016 Travel Brochure
Your next (or first) adventure awaits! A new itinerary of alumni travel destinations has been announced for 2016. If you would like to receive a copy of the brochure, click here.

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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