McGraw Tower, Uris Library and Ho Plaza in fall, shot from Barnes Hall.

Our travel partners

We partner with award-winning travel operators to share an exciting variety of culturally immersive opportunities—from cruises to land journeys, from active adventures to relaxing vacations. In your own words, our operators are “experienced,” “trusted experts,” “so friendly,” and “professional, helpful, and exceptionally service-oriented.”


AHI has long been recognized as a leader in educational travel, and Cornell has a great history of offering extraordinarily high-end and surprisingly affordable journeys with them. We look forward to another exciting year with AHI’s expert guides across the globe, as well as on international six-star cruises with Crystal. In 2018, Cornell is thrilled to offer 10 trips with AHI including Cruise Europe, a fabulous program requiring no single supplement for travelers who want to strike out on their own in high style at a great value.

We had a terrific trip, one of the best Cornell/AHI that we have ever taken. The group was wonderful; Liz was a perfect host; the SA guide, Inga, was outstanding; the local guides were excellent; the Rovos Rail train ride was amazing; and the activities, animals, scenery, background culture, food, and accommodations were superb. The couple with Arizona State affiliation were a delightful addition to the group and we all enjoyed them and they us.
—Ann Lemley MS ’70, PhD ’71, P’03, ’07, professor emerita in the College of Human Ecology

Odysseys Unlimited

Odysseys Unlimited offers exceptional quality at a great value, with airfare included for most tours. If there’s a destination you’ve previously felt was out of your reach, then you will finally be able to check it off your bucket list (without denying yourself the luxuries) by taking Cornell’s trips with OU. Through 2017 and 2018, we will be headed to India, Japan, Morocco, France, Peru, Italy, and Australia with OU, to mention just a few destinations.

Thank you so much for a wonderful experience in Vietnam. We both returned home with a much better understanding of the country, its people, history, and beautiful scenery. We were particularly impressed with our Odysseys Unlimited guide’s knowledge about the country shared in stories and explanations on all of our excursions. Again, thank you for a wonderful time.
—Dick ’66 and Kathy Overton


Commitment to Sustainability

Our Orbridge trips have become the go-to summer vacation for multi-generational Cornell families who rave about the special experience of visiting national natural treasures and enjoying scenic luxury eco-lodges with their children, grandchildren, and other Cornell families. Destination specialists offering unique and diverse itineraries that provide a deep cultural and educational experience, Orbridge provides exceptional service from the moment of your reservation to the moment you arrive home from the journey. In 2018, we are excited to reprise several National Parks trips with Orbridge, as well as to offer Astounding Antarctica for the first time.

We are glowing with happy memories of THE western parks trip. Each Fleming, of all 3 generations, had a WONDERFUL time and learned so much. We made so many good friends and will hope to keep in contact with them.We truly enjoyed this fantastic journey through such a beautiful part of our country.
—Nancy and Sam Fleming ’62