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"A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step." — Lao Tzu, founder of Taoism

Pack your suitcase and your love for learning when you travel with Oakland University Grizzly Getaway Alumni Travel. Choose from extraordinary places to explore and immerse yourself in the history, art, culture and cuisine in faraway corners of the globe. You’ll be in good company when
sharing your travel experience with fellow OU alumni with a mutual interest in discovery and adventure.

For more information about upcoming trips please contact Amanda Fylan, assistant director of alumni and community engagement, at (248) 364-6128 or fylan@oakland.edu.

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Tahitian Jewels: March 26 - April 5, 2014
Price from $3,299 per person including airfare

Swaying palm trees. Pristine beaches. Crystal-clear turquoise waters. Welcome to paradise. Cruise the balmy South Seas and discover some of the finest and most scenic Polynesian jewels as you explore the stunning islands of the South Pacific.

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Waterways of Holland and Belgium: April 6 - 14, 2014
Price from $2,995 per person

Cruise for seven nights in Holland
Belgium aboard a state-of-the-art AMA WATERWAYS vessel during the best time of year! Meet local residents during the exclusive VILLAGE FORUM for a personal perspective of the Low Countries' modern life and cultural heritage. Visit Amsterdam, Bruges, Kinderdijk, the Delta Works and Keukenhof Gardens.

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Normandy, 70th Anniversary of D-Day: May 6 - 14, 2014
Price from $2,895 per person

On June 6, 1944, a heroic formation of Allied troops achieved the largest coordinated military invasion in history on the beaches of Normandy, triggering the beginning of the end of World War II. Walk through history on this exclusive journey through Normandy, featuring two full days of exploration that highlight this important victory during the 70th anniversary of D-Day. From your base in the charming town of Honfleur, journey to the D-Day landing beaches, including poignant Omaha Beach, led by a historian who will discuss D-Day's events. Visit the American Military Cemetery, the Peace Memorial at Caen and the commune of Sainte Mère Église, one of the first towns liberated on D-Day.

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Shades of Ireland: May 18 - 27, 2014
Price from $3,749

The Emerald Isle, a land renowned for its "forty shades of green," is filled with rolling hills, warm people, stately castles and rollicking fun. Visit Dublin, Waterford, Killarney and Limerick as the comprehensive tour introduces Ireland's natural beauty, rich history and hospitable culture.

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National Parks and Lodges of the Old West: June 7-16, 2014
Price from $3,695 per person

Amidst spectacular scenery and over-nighting in extraordinary historic lodges that are destinations in themselves, this journey traces the historical paths and natural splendors of the Old West. See and learn about the storied sights and monuments of four of our most magnificent national parks; enjoy the rustic luxury of unique lodging. Join us and experience the best of the West.

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Cruising the Baltic Sea: June 20 - 29, 2014
Price from $5,995 per person

Experience the cultural rebirth of the Baltic States and the magnificent imperial riches of St. Petersburg on this remarkable six-country Baltic Sea program. By special arrangement, enjoy an enriching presentation by former President of Poland Lech Walesa. Cruise from Copenhagen, Denmark, to Stockholm, Sweden, with shore excursions in Gda´nsk, Poland; Tallin, Estonia; Helsinki, Finland; and Visby, Sweden. Spend two days in regal St. Petersburg, including an early-opening tour of the Hermitage Museum and a visit to the Peter and Paul Fortress. Copenhagen pre-cruise and Stockholm post-cruise options offered.

For more information, please contact Amanda Fylan at (248) 364-6128 or fylan@oakland.edu


Discover Southeast Alaska: August 23 - 30, 2014
Price from $2,495

The inexorable forces of nature are on full display in Alaska — mountains eroded by the crushing force of massive glaciers, icebergs crowding cold, aquamarine seas, the cycles of plants and animals compressed into the scant weeks of an arctic summer. Navigate the waterways in luxury aboard Admiralty Dream where you will encounter abundant wildlife, breathtaking peaks and fjords, and ice-blue glaciers of unfathomable proportions. 

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Alpine Lakes and Scenic Trains: September 26 - October 5, 2014
Price from $4,249

Breathtaking Alpine vistas paint the canvas of your trip of a lifetime through Switzerland and Italy. Explore dramatic railways and scenic lakes, and enjoy cultural experiences in charming villages in the heart of Europe.

For more information, please contact Amanda Fylan at (248) 364-6128 or fylan@oakland.edu



Flavors of Northern Italy: October 4 - 12, 2014
Price from $3,995

This amazing program introduces you to Italy in a way few people ever experience. Make a beautiful, historic Italian wine estate outside Verona your base as you explore the region, visiting Verona's Roman Arena and other ancient sites, and discovering Italy's cultural connection to farm and table along the way. Touring centuries-old wineries, tasting rate hand-made cheeses, and dining in homes of chefs and producers are just some of the exclusive highlights of this journey.

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Cruising the Canary Islands and Morocco : November 7 - 15, 2014
Price from $2,995 plus air

Cruise from the fabled coast of Morocco to the sin-washed Canary Islands aboard the exclusively chartered, 90-passenger M. S. Serenissima. This unparalleled combination of Moorish treasures and natural beauty features seven UNESCO World Heritage sites, cosmopolitan Casablanca, medieval Marrakech and seldom-visited islands. Rabat and Fez Pre-Cruise and Madrid Post-Cruise Options. 

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Polynesian Paradise: January 14 - 24, 2015
Price from $3,799 including airfare

Cruise the South Pacific on one of the finest vessels afloat, Oceania Cruises' elegant Marina, where every port of call is a Polynesian paradise. Savor the tropical splendor of Moorea, Bora Bora, Rangiroa, and more on this unforgettable voyage.

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Spectacular South Africa: March 12 - 24, 2015
Price from $4,799 including airfare

One country with a world of treasures, South Africa awaits your arrival. Breathtaking mountain scenery, winding coastlines, remarkable cultural diversity and abundant wildlife in its natural habitat comprise this incredible experience. Highlights include Johannesburg, Soweto, Panoramic Route, Kruger National Park, Safari Game Drive, Garden Route, Knysna, Featherbed Nature Reserve, Ostrich Farm Visit, Wine Pairing Dinner, Cape Town, and Table Mountain.

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Mediterranean Classic: 2015
Details coming soon. Please contact Amanda Fylan, assistant director of alumni and community engagement, at (248) 364-6128 or fylan@oakland.edu.

Canadian Rockies and Glacier National Park: 2015
Details coming soon. Please contact Amanda Fylan, assistant director of alumni and community engagement, at (248) 364-6128 or fylan@oakland.edu.

Galapagos Islands: 2015
Details coming soon. Please contact Amanda Fylan, assistant director of alumni and community engagement, at (248) 364-6128 or fylan@oakland.edu.

Heart of Russia: 2015
Details coming soon. Please contact Amanda Fylan, assistant director of alumni and community engagement, at (248) 364-6128 or fylan@oakland.edu.

Discover Southeast Alaska: 2015
Details coming soon. Please contact Amanda Fylan, assistant director of alumni and community engagement, at (248) 364-6128 or fylan@oakland.edu.

The Rhine: 2015
Details coming soon. Please contact Amanda Fylan, assistant director of alumni and community engagement, at (248) 364-6128 or fylan@oakland.edu.

Yangtze River and China: 2015
Details coming soon. Please contact Amanda Fylan, assistant director of alumni and community engagement, at (248) 364-6128 or fylan@oakland.edu.

Treasures of Northern Italy: 2015
Details coming soon. Please contact Amanda Fylan, assistant director of alumni and community engagement, at (248) 364-6128 or fylan@oakland.edu.

Holiday Markets: 2015
Details coming soon. Please contact Amanda Fylan, assistant director of alumni and community engagement, at (248) 364-6128 or fylan@oakland.edu.


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