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.

Port of Tampa Boat Tour

Wednesday, May 8, morning
The Port of Tampa looks different when seen from a boat! Enjoy a free boat ride with a narrated tour, beginning at the Florida Aquarium downtown, courtesy of the port of Tampa. Find out what goes in and out of the port – cargo ships loaded with everything from automobiles to pineapples, and huge cruise ships with more than a million total passengers this year! Learn interesting facts about our port, the largest and most diversified in Florida and one of the nation’s largest. The boat leaves from the Florida Aquarium downtown. You are invited to bring your grandchildren along on this tour!

Tampa International Airport Tour

Tuesday, May 14, morning
Have you been to our airport since much of 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.” We will ride the train, visit all three levels of the airport and the beautiful firehouse, and check out the operations area and more. This tour is limited to 40 people. Be sure to ask Don about parking and where to meet when you call him to register.

City of Tampa Trash Burning Plant Tour

Thursday, May 16, morning
Did you know that the City of Tampa burns your raw trash and turns it into electricity? The Wheelabrator McKay Bay waste-to-energy facility, owned by the City of Tampa and operating since 1985, uses up to 1,000 tons of residential and business waste each day from the city as a local fuel to produce clean, renewable energy. It generates enough energy to power 12,720 homes as well as its own operations. On our guided tour take a look at the plant’s specialized machinery, including giant claw machines that move the trash, and learn about proper waste disposal, recycling and environmental issues. Meet at the gate at 107 N. 34th Street, Tampa. This tour is limited to 30 people.

Upcoming Day Trips

University of Tampa and Plant Museum
Big Cat Rescue
Raymond James Stadium, Home of the Bucs

Travel Opportunities

OLLI's Travel Opportunities committee has assembled a series of U.S. trips for 2019-2020. 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.

Oregon Trails & Portland Rose Festival

June 6-11, 2019 - 5 days - Portland City Tour, Rose Festival, Oregon's Pacific Coast, Mount St. Helen's Monument

Cape Cod & the Islands

Sept. 15-21 2019 - 7 days - Featuring Boston, Martha's Vineyard, Nantucket & Newport

Santa Fe Holiday

Dec. 4-8 2019 - 5 days - Albuquerque, Santa Fe, Taos and Taos Pueblo

Rome & the Country Roads of Tuscany

May 12-20 2020 - Florence, Montecatini, Siena, Assisi, Rome

Portugal & Spain: Treasures Along the Golden Douro

Oct. 2-14 2020 - 14 days - Madrid, Lisbon, Porto, Salamanca, Douro Valley Cruise

View photos of a recent OLLI-USF trip here!