Upcoming Trips

Upcoming trips hosted by the Travel/Study Committee

OLLI@UGA offers exciting travel/study adventures throughout the year – from day trips throughout Georgia to multi-day international tours!

Our goal is to create a variety of opportunities that pique your curiosity about history, geography or different cultures, and then provide you with a means to explore those interests with other OLLI members.

You must be an OLLI@UGA member to register for a Travel/Study trip. However, non-members are welcome as guests of an OLLI@UGA member.

April 2017 – COASTAL PROCESSES AND CONSERVATION
$230/person required before Jan 15, 2017
Waitlist Currently being accepted

A three-day field trip has been organized to the Georgia Coast (Jekyll and St. Simons Islands). Participants will examine the relatively pristine coast of Jekyll Island where the dynamics of natural shoreline processes will be observed. Later they will visit St. Simons Island to observe a myriad of attempts at coastal “stabilization”.

April 13, 2017 ELLIJAY VINEYARDS
$110/person
OLLI@UGA Members Register Now

In the foothills of the Appalachian mountains and famed apple orchards lie three outstanding vineyards — Cartecay, Meichtry, and Englheim.  A combination of factors help to give these wines a distinctive taste.

April 21, 2017 FLANNERY O’CONNOR’S ANDALUSIA AND MILLEDGEVILLE’S OLD GOVERNOR’S MANSION
$85/person
OLLI@UGA Members Register Now

Enjoy a day in Flannery O’Connor Country! Dr. Sarah Gordon, one of the foremost experts on O’Connor’s work, will give us a tour of Andalusia Farm, where O’Connor spent the most productive years of her writing life. There she lived with her indomitable mother, Regina Cline O’Connor, and created such characters as The Misfit, Tom T. Shiftlet, and Ruby Turpin while farming “from the armchair.” We’ll tour the farmhouse and the recently restored Hill House and visit the peacocks. Those who are hardy may choose to walk the trail around the pond.
The tour of the farm will be followed by lunch (on your own) in Milledgeville and, in the afternoon, a guided tour of the Old Governor’s Mansion. Considered one of the finest examples of Greek Revival architecture in the South, it served as the executive mansion of Georgia’s governors from 1839 until the state capitol was moved to Atlanta in 1868. It was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1973 for its architecture. Participants should expect to be standing for up to an hour at a time and walking on uneven terrain at the farm site.

May 5, 2017: END OF THE CONFEDERACY
$65/person
OLLI@UGA Members Register Now

Day trip to Washington, GA to visit site of disappearance of Confederate Gold, site of last Confederate Cabinet Meeting, Robert Toombs House and Wilkes Historical Museum.  Lead by Dr. Waters.  Visit Robert Toombs house, Wilkes Historical Museum, site of  disappearance of Confederate Gold. Lunch will be at the Fitzgerald Hotel.

May 9, 2017 DELTA VIP TOUR
$62/person
Waitlist registration currently being accepted

Visit behind the scenes at Delta Airlines, view flight training, fly a current aircraft on Delta’s flight simulator, tour Delta’s campus and Museum, as well as visit a restored DC-3 and 747 aircraft.  Cost, including all transportation, admission and guided tour will be $62 per person.  Lunch will be on your own in the Delta staff cafeteria, estimated approximately $6 to $12