Alumni & Friends

FALL 2014 TRIPS

A new way to travel. With your Viking family. Beginning this year, we're taking you around the world. And get this: everything's already been planned for you. We've teamed with some of the best travel experts to deliver an experience like none other. Sign up today. Trips always have a limited number of seats. Here's to making memories that last a lifetime.

To learn more about each of our trips, contact Kathleen Kulik at 216.523.7289 or k.kulik@csuohio.edu.


FALL 2014 TRIPS

CUBAN DISCOVERY
A People-to-People Educational Exchange

Date: October 17–25, 2014
Price: From $4,899 per person double occupancy

Cuba: Historically rich, culturally diverse, environmentally magnificent. For decades, the Caribbean's largest island—roughly 90 miles away from U.S. soil—has been but a mystery, perceived through secondhand sources and beyond the grasp of most American travelers.

Now that People-to-People exchanges are possible, we invite you to embark on a captivating journey that reveals Cuba's complex history and culture. This trip is specially designed to broaden your understanding of a nation of stark contradictions molded by a turbulent past. Time seems to stand still as you watch vintage 1950s-era automobiles roll along cobbled streets past beautifully preserved Spanish colonial buildings. As the hub for economic and political heritage, Havana presents an ideal setting to interact with local citizens and uncover new perspectives. You will gain insight into the country's thriving arts community through discussions with independent artists and visits to performing arts schools and studios. You'll also journey beyond the spirited capital to fertile tobacco and sugar cane fields that permeate the countryside revealing a glimpse into rural Cuban life. Along the southern coastline, you'll visit the beautifully preserved colonial cities of Trinidad and Cienfuegos—both UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

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GREEK ISLES ODYSSEY
OCEANIA CRUISES
Istanbul to Athens (7 nights)

Date: October 21–29, 2014
Riviera
Price: From $2,499 per person double occupancy (Includes airfare from select cities)

Discover incredible ancient wonders on this Greek Isles odyssey from Istanbul to Athens while sailing the Aegean Sea aboard the elegant Riviera, Oceania Cruise's newest ship. Begin in Turkey's magnificent capital, Istanbul, studded with exquisite mosques, palaces and churches. Then set sail for the picturesque city of Kavala, home to neoclassical museums and a spectacular Byzantine fortress. Stroll though Mykonos, a winding seaside maze of streets edged by classic Cycladic architecture, and cruise to Rhodes, famed for its ancient Acropolis and former site of the legendary Colossus. Savor the island's alluring fusion of medieval walls and archaeological sites with sweeping beaches and dazzling turquoise waters. Explore the vibrant port of Kusadasi or visit the amazing ruins of Ephesus, a former Roman town that is now one of the best-preserved archaeological sites on the Mediterranean. Before your Aegean adventure concludes in Athens, take in the stunning blue-domed, whitewashed towns of beautiful Santorini.

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UPCOMING 2015 TRIPS

Waterways of Holland and Belgium

Spring

Ireland (Galway, Killarney, Mallow, and Dublin)

Spring

Mediterranean Marvels

April 24–May 3, 2015

Alaskan Glory

July 14–24, 2015

Baltic Marvels

August 13–23, 2015

Italian Riviera

Fall

Historic Interlude (Greece, Italy, France and Spain)

October 4–12, 2015

Spain (Valencia and Barcelona)

Fall

Danube Passage with Prague

Fall