Trips and Travel

OLLI's Travel Opportunities committee organizes foreign and domestic trips. It's fun to travel with a group of friends, or soon-to-become-friends. Great fun at at great value!

Holland Windmills, Waterways & Tulips River Cruise - Departing April, 2023

A 10-day trip featuring Amsterdam & 7 nights aboard cruising canals and waterways aboard the Amadeus Queen.  Stops in Arnhem, Middelburg, Ghent & Bruges, Antwerp and Rotterdam. Click for details!

Epic Iceland: Dynamic Lands and Enduring People – Departing June 15, 2023

A 10-day trip featuring Iceland's spectacular waterfalls, geysers, hot springs, mud pools, lava formations, craters and caves. Take this opportunity to get close to Iceland's abundant bird life and to watch Minke, Humpback and Blue whales in addition to excursions where you will learn about Iceland's marine ecology, the history of its fishing industries and Iceland's shift to renewable energy. Click for details!  

Colorado's Historic Trains - Departing August 4, 2023

A 9-day trip following historic routes of the Old West, featuring six scenic rail excursions and three National Parks. Highlights include Rocky Mountain National Park; the cliff dwellings in Mesa Verde National Park; the red sandstone formations in the Garden of the Gods and the Black Canyon of Gunnison National Park. Click for details! 

Learn even more about this trip in this presentation:

Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta - Departing October 6, 2023

In your 6-day trip, experience one of the most photographed events in the world, the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta and visit Albuquerque’s Old Town. Delve into science and history through museum excursions to learn about the making of the first atomic bomb and the Native American Pueblos. Visit the ancient village of Chimayo. Explore the city of Taos. Tour Santa Fe and learn about its history, culture, unique architecture and explore its many art galleries. Click here for details.

View photos of a recent OLLI-USF trip here!  

Day Trips

Day Trips are back, led by the indomitable, inimitable Don Clark. Local tours are free
unless otherwise noted but require advance registration. Day trips are open to OLLI-USF
members and their guests. Pre-registration is required; register for day trips via our website, or call our registrar at 813-974-5848. You’ll receive an email confirmation and a reminder that the trip is coming up, along with day-of-trip arrangements and contact info. 

Victorian Christmas Stroll
Monday, December 5, morning
Tuesday, December 13, morning

Let’s return to the iconic Tampa Bay Hotel, now the University of Tampa’s Plant Museum. Experience the splendor and excess of a Victorian Christmas as you pass through the highly decorated rooms, each with a different theme. Tickets to the stroll are $14 per person, paid to the Museum. We will meet on the museum’s back porch which faces the river at 10 a.m.

Tampa International Airport Tour
Thursday, January 12, morning
Thursday, May 11, morning

Have you been to our airport since the new construction has been completed? Find out what is new at the airport and take a look at what goes on behind the scenes at an international airport on this guided tour. Learn about the Airside/Landside concept that makes Tampa International Airport one of “America’s Favorite Airports.” Even the remodeled restrooms are award winners! We will ride the train, visit all three levels of the airport and the beautiful firehouse, check out the operations area and more. Tours are limited to 40 persons for this fabulous tour. Specifics about where to park and where we’ll meet will be provided upon registration.