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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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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.

Join faculty host and lecturer Mark Stone, OU associate professor for International Studies and Music, Theatre, and Dance, for a journey to spectacular South Africa. Mark will share his knowledge and research of African music, culture, language, and history while discovering Johannesburg, Soweto, Kruger National Park, Knysna, Stellenbosch, Cape Town and a safari game drive. A pre-departure lecture will explore the complex history of South Africa and the many cultures that shape the nation. Trip lectures will include The Birth of the Rainbow Nation and The Music of South Africa: Voice of the People.

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A Taste of the South Pacific: April 13-25, 2015
Price from $4,599

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

Mediterranean Artistic Discoveries: May 10-22, 2015
Prince from $3,999 including airfare

Acquaint yourself with the classical splendors and artistic landmarks of the Mediterranean as you sail to captivating ports of call in Italy, Croatia, Montenegro, Monaco, France and Spain aboard the luxurious Riviera, Oceania Cruises’ newest vessel.

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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.

Treasures of Northern Italy: May 13-21, 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: August 28 - September 4, 2015
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.

The Rhine: September 5-13, 2015
Sail along the Rhine to some of Europe's most romantic destinations. Begin in exciting Amsterdam, look skyward at the Kölner Dom in Cologne, and embrace enchanting Rüdesheim; then on to Heidelberg and its castle, the French countryside, and the legendary Black Forest, with quality educational experiences at every stop.

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Yangtze River and China: September 9-23, 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: October 7-14, 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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