Trips and Travel

Day Trips

Advance registration is required. No walk-ins can be accepted. OLLI-USF day trips are free unless otherwise noted and are open to current OLLI-USF members and their guests. See each trip for registration information. Call Don Clark at 813-985-4859 for more information.

The University of Tampa and the Henry B. Plant Museum, Tuesday, December 12 

Learn the history of the grand Tampa Bay Hotel that Henry Plant opened in 1891, which now houses the Henry Plant Museum and the offices of the University of Tampa. We will tour the building, and then enjoy the annual Christmas Stroll in the museum as we see how the hotel was decorated in the 1890s. There is a $10 fee payable at the entrance. Call Don Clark at 813-985-4859 to reserve a spot and for parking information.

The Carnival Museum, Thursday, Jan. 11

The carnival shows we knew are gone but we can relive the days of our youth as we tour The Carnival Museum in Riverview. See the carnival as we remember it, with girly shows, games of chance, as we hear stories about the shows. Cost is $10.00 paid at the door. Call Don Clark at 813-985-4859, for reservations and directions. Limited to 30 people.

Big Cat Rescue Tour, Tuesday, Jan. 16

Join us for a guided walking tour of Big Cat Rescue in Citrus Park, one of the largest accredited sanctuaries in the world dedicated to abused and abandoned big cats. Since 1992, the Rescue has been home to 80 or more lions, tigers, bobcats, cougars and other species most of whom have been abandoned, abused, orphaned, saved from being turned into fur coats, or retired from performing acts. Learn about the plight of both wild and captive big cats and what you can do to save them. 

10-11:30am ● FEE: $25 ● 182XOSTSE0811

Click here to register online for this tour or call our registrar at 813-974-2403, option 1, Mon.-Fri., 8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Travel Opportunities

OLLI's Travel Opportunities committee has assembled a series of U.S. trips for 2018. It's fun to travel with a group of friends, or soon-to-become-friends. Great fun at at great value! Click on each trip name to view details.

Great Trains & Grand Canyons - April 22-27, 2018

Southern Grandeur Mississippi River Cruise - May 6-14, 2018

Fall Colors & Lighthouses of the Great Lakes - Sep. 27-Oct. 5, 2018

New Orleans Holiday - Dec. 2-6, 2018


USF World Travel Opportunities

Looking for a more in-depth experience abroad? Join USF students for month-long immersion programs!

OLLI goes to London in 2018 alongside USF Honors College undergrads and faculty. Spend a month (Jun. 24-Jul. 21, 2018) in the heart of London. This program includes accommodations, tuition for two classes, field trips, tours, passes for traveling in London. Contact Dr. Peter Stiling,, or 813-974-5558 for more information. View detailed information here. 


Join USF in Paris for study with the Art and Art History Department. June 1- June 30, 2018. Contact Dr. Lou Marcus at or 813-974-2360 for more information. View detailed information here.