Travel & Tours

The Wright State Alumni Association offers educational tours with unique itineraries exclusively to our Wright State family (alumni, friends, faculty, staff & retirees).  Travel to exotic destinations to learn about culture, art, history, and much more.   

2019 TOURS 

Inspiring Italy
10-night luxury cruise aboard Sirena
Venice to Monte Carlo
September 1–12, 2019
From $4,099/person including air fare

Take in the renowned scenes of the Italian coastline during this incredible eleven-day/ ten-night cruise. Overnight in Venice, an enchanting city of weaving canals and opulent palazzi. Embark Sirena and sail Umbria, a region of incredible beauty with rolling hills, and wildflower-dotted meadows. Bari, the following stop, is home to St. Nicholas Basilica, beneath which is where legendary Saint Nicholas is said to be interred. Next, sail to Crotone, which offers fine museums, art galleries, and imposing monuments, and to Taormina, a town that boasts unrivaled panoramas of the Ionian Sea and Mount Etna. Visit Amalfi, an enchanting town filled with ancient wonders like a twelfth-century Capuchin monastery and a beautiful eleventh-century cathedral and cloister. Nearby, Positano charms all who visit with its colorful fishing boats and Moorish-style houses. Next, sail to Civitavecchia, the port for legendary Rome, Italy’s treasure of history and architecture. Discover the capital’s legendary sites before visiting Portoferraio on the island of Elba, where Napoleon was exiled. Learn about his influence on the area before heading to Portofino, a fishing village turned seaside resort. In town you’ll find pretty pastel-colored houses on the harbor and plenty of boutique shopping and sidewalk cafes.

To register for this trip, download the PDF brochure here.

Colors, Coasts, & Coves of Canada & New England
11-night luxury cruise aboard Riviera
New York to Montréal
September 27 – October 8, 2019
From $4,099/person including air fare

Take in vibrant fall colors along the coast of New England and in Canada. Depart from New York and sail to Newport to take in the city’s remarkable shoreline and opulent Gilded Age mansions. Then, spend two days in Boston, one of America’s oldest and most influential cities, and learn about its remarkable history. The next stop in Bar Harbor  and view its sweeping natural vistas, while Saint John, the following port, is home to geological marvels like the Reversing Falls, a daily tidal phenomenon that reverses the flow of the Saint John River.  Big-city Halifax has a remarkable small-town feel, and Sydney is home to landmarks dating back to the 1700s. Before ending your cruise in Montréal, visit the setting of the historic conference that led to the formation of Canada in Charlottetown, located on Prince Edward Island—the setting of Anne of Green Gables—and stroll the romantic cobbled streets of Québec City as you admire centuries-old architecture.

To register for this trip, download the PDF brochure here.

2020 TOURS 

Mayan Mosaic
7-day cruise from Miami to Miami
From $1,599/person 
January 25 – February 1, 2020

Journey to the tropical paradise of the Caribbean and Mexico on this seven-night cruise aboard Oceania Cruises’ Sirena. Begin your voyage in Miami, Florida, “America’s Riviera,” where the Art Deco District and the Latin flavors of Little Havana entice visitors from around the world. Set sail for colorful Key West—this memorable island offers a unique combination of relaxed hospitality, distinctive architecture, and rich maritime history. See the local establishments where Ernest Hemingway once shared his big-game fishing exploits, or visit Harry Truman’s “Little White House.” Continue through the Gulf of Mexico and into the Caribbean Sea to Roatán, home to white sand beaches, clear topaz waters, and the Great Mayan Reef, the second-largest barrier reef in the world. Spend the day snorkeling, sunbathing, or exploring the natural habitat up close. Sail on to the island paradise of Harvest Caye just off the coast of Belize, inviting you to explore its remarkably biodiverse surroundings. Visit the Blue Morpho Butterfly Sanctuary or relax at the beach. Before your journey ends in Miami, spend a day in Costa Maya, where you can swim among the marine life  that inhabits the pristine coral reef or explore the area’s fascinating Mayan ruins hidden deep in the jungle.

Norwegian Cruise to Bermuda
7-day cruise from New York City to Bermuda
From $1,104/person + taxes and fees
May 3–10, 2020

The Wright State Alumni Association is excited to partner with Norwegian Cruise Lines (NCL) to provide alumni, families, friends, and community members the opportunity of a lifetime! Our 7-day cruise will disembark on May 3, 2020 from New York City to the beautiful island of BERMUDA where you will spend 3 days before returning to New York City on  May 10, 2020. This 7-day cruise to Bermuda from NYC will be on-board NCL's newest ship, ENCORE.


Medieval Sojourn
10-night cruise from Barcelona to Athens
From $3,199/person + taxes and fees
October 5–16, 2020

Encounter the history of the eastern Mediterranean aboard Oceania Cruises' Marina. Begin in Barcelona, a thriving center of culture. From there, sail to Monte Carlo and take in the glamorous Monte Carlo Casino and the Circuit de Monaco, the site of the famed Grand Prix. In Rome, come face to face with history as you experience the ancient Roman Forum, the Colosseum, St. Peter’s Basilica, and Michelangelo’s frescoes in the Sistine Chapel. Explore Sorrento—stroll the seaside promenades and cobblestone streets or travel to see the legendary ruins of Pompeii. Next, stop in Santorini and see its breathtaking rock formations climbing from the volcanic floor. Discover the ruins of Ephesus near Kuşadasi, which is home to the Temple of Artemis—one of the remaining Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Before concluding your trip in Athens, sail to Mitilini—the “Garden of the Aegean”—and visit its ancient Roman theater and Byzantine castle.

To register for this trip, download the PDF brochure here.

For more information on any tour, please call (937) 775-2620.

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