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. OLLI Members: Register now for any of our trips
Oconee River Land Trust Day Trip
September 13, 2018
Learn how property owners place conservation easements with a land trust to preserve unique landscapes and green space by visiting two easements along the Oconee River; day trip participants will travel via charter van and automatically be saved a space in the accompanying class presentation at River’s Crossing on Wednesday, September 12. Space is limited to 13. Cost is $51/person.
Chihuly at Night at Biltmore
September 27-28, 2018
*Registration Opens July 16
Join us for this once in a lifetime opportunity to view Dale Chihuly’s spectacular glass sculptures illuminated after dark in the historic gardens of Biltmore House in Asheville, N.C. One look and you’ll know why people travel from all parts of the country to see his exhibits. Breathtaking in the daytime, the dazzling displays come alive at night glowing by moonlight. You’ll be awed by the brilliant shapes of this exhibit set among the roses, ornamentals and garden sculptures in one of the most famous and historic gardens in America designed by Frederick Law Olmsted. This nighttime walking tour will be remembered for a lifetime. The tour includes bus transportation, admission to Biltmore House and gardens, self-guided audio tour of house, dinner, and hotel accommodations.
Georgia Aquarium Day Trip
October 8, 2018
Join OLLI friends as you explore behind the scenes at the USA’s largest aquarium on Monday, October 8. In addition to general admission to browse anywhere you wish among the spectacular displays, you will receive a special behind-the-scenes tour that shows critical operations and activities that make and keep the Georgia Aquarium a national landmark.
Your tour cost of $125 will include round-trip charter motorcoach transportation to the Georgia Aquarium, lunch at the facility and all admissions and overhead costs. You may stay at the Aquarium the entire time to examine at your leisure. Or, after lunch, you may want to visit on your own one of the other attractions within walking distance, such as the World of Coca-Cola, Centennial Olympic Park, the College Football Hall of Fame or the gigantic Ferris wheel. We will re-board the motorcoach at 3:30 pm at the Georgia Aquarium to return to Athens.
October 10-14, 2018
Visit Washington, D.C. and get insider perspectives from OLLI and UGA contacts in Congress, at the Supreme Court, and at major news media organizations.
Register now for a 4-night, 3 day visit to Washington, D.C. to visit Congress, the Supreme Court, national media headquarters such as Washington Post, National Public Radio, with the added insider perspective of OLLI members and UGA contacts who are active in our national government and news media operations.
OLLI members & their guests will pay an initial $100 payment to OLLI@UGA securing their spot. Participants will then be connected with the travel agency to secure travel/lodging arrangements ($2,100 single; $1,500 double).
North Georgia Wineries Day Trip
November 1, 2018
*Registration opens September 28
Travel with fellow OLLIs to visit three wineries near Dahlonega, GA. The bus departs from Athens at 9 AM and will return by 5:30 PM. Participants will visit Kaya Vineyards (formerly Blackstock), then visit and enjoy lunch at Frogtown Cellars, making a final stop at Montaluce Winery. Participants should plan for a moderate amount of walking and dress accordingly for the weather. The trip will take place rain or shine. The trip is limited to 40 and the cost is $118 per person.