Programs

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!

Utah's Mighty National Parks - Departing October, 2022

Spend seven glorious days exploring Monument Valley, Arches and Canyonlands National Parks, including five nights in Moab, Utah. Click here for details!

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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!

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Epic Iceland: Dynamic Lands and Enduring People 2023 – 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!  

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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! 

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.

Tampa International Airport Tour
Thursday, May 19, morning  
Have you been to our outstanding 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 one of “America’s Favorite Airports.” This will be three separate tours, one by bus and two walking, visiting many areas and operations of the airport inside and outside. We will divide into three groups and change tours every hour so everyone sees everything. This tour is limited to 30 people. Call Don to register, and he will tell you about parking and where to meet, and he will answer any questions.

Port of Tampa Boat Tour
Thursday, June 9, 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, including cargo ships loaded with everything from automobiles to pineapples and huge cruise ships. 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. There is a limit of 50 people. You are invited to bring your grandchildren along on this tour! Call Don to register, and he will tell you about parking and where to meet, and he will answer any questions.