Travel Opportunities

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Panama Canal Cruise: The New Locks
Thursday, February 15, 2018 to Monday, February 26, 2018

Consider this: The average February temperature in Lincoln, Neb., ranges from a high of 40 degrees to a low of 18; The average February temperature in Panama ranges from a high of 84 degrees to a low of 76.  Now, is there any reason not to consider trading the snow and cold for a week of cruising the Caribbean? Toss in the Panama Canal’s new locks and a day of cruising Lake Gatun, day stops in the Bahamas, Colombia, Costa Rica and the Cayman Islands and you have a relaxing 11-day great escape.

 The fee schedule for participation in this cruise will depend on the type of cabin selected.

Pricing for each category includes:

  • Roundtrip motor coach transportation between Lincoln and the Omaha airport
  • Roundtrip airfare between Omaha and Ft. Lauderdale
  • February 15 overnight hotel accommodations in Ft. Lauderdale
  • The ship cabin in the price category selected including meals provided by the ship
  • Ship taxes and fees
  • Ft. Lauderdale transfers between the airport and hotel and ship to airport

 Pricing does NOT include Ft. Lauderdale overnight meals, shipboard drinks, any cruise excursions or any shipboard gratuities. All passengers will require a U.S. passport which is valid for six months beyond the ending cruise date.

 Final reservation, payment and cancellation without penalty deadline: November 15, 2017.

Beijing Summer Palace

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Travel with OLLI to China
Sunday, May 6, 2018 to Friday, May 18, 2018

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute in partnership with the Confucius Institute at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln is yet again leading a trip to China for OLLI members. This is a once in a lifetime trip visiting four major Chinese cities that provide travelers with a taste of Chinese history and society. During our travels, we will visit the cities and historic places of Beijing, Xi’an, Shanghai and Suzhou. Our tour guide will be Chris Heselton, associate director of the Confucius Institute, scholar of Chinese history and long-time resident of China. The group will have escorted tours of each city.

Travel Package

The Cost of the trip depends on the number of people going on the trip. Prices listed here are for the travel package, which includes local travel, inter-city travel, hotel accommodations, listed meals, local guide, and entrance price for the various sites visited. Travelers will be responsible for international airfare, international travel insurance, tipping (not common in China), visa expenses, and personal expenses. Below is an Estimate of cost.

 15-19 Travelers

$2,610 per person (Double Occupancy Room)

$3,220 per person (Single Occupancy Room)

 20+ Travelers

$2,400 per person (Double Occupancy Room)

$3,000 per person (Single Occupancy Room)

Registration Deadline: January 12, 2018

For more information, contact Pam Snyder,, 402-472-5370 or Chris Heselton, cheselton2@unl, 402-472-4024