Travel Partners

Meet Our Travel Partners

We work with some of the most experienced tour operators in the educational travel industry. You can take comfort in secure travel arrangements, and enjoy a uniquely special travel experience enriched with exclusive events and regional experts. In light of the recent COVID-19 pandemic, our tour partners have updated their cancellation policies. They provide flexibility when booking a tour and vigorously administer on-tour protocols to maintain traveler health and safety.

The Tar Heel Travel office would be delighted to discuss tour questions you might have. We can be reached at (877) 962-3980. Please call the tour operator directly for billing questions, airline seat assignment questions and health concerns such as dietary restrictions and mobility factors.

AHI Travel

For the past 60 years, AHI Travel has designed and operated deluxe international travel programs for sophisticated travelers. AHI Travel programs are sponsored by colleges, universities and museums throughout the U.S. and Canada, and are distinguished by innovative itineraries and an unwavering commitment to service, quality and lifelong learning.

(800) 323-7373

Gohagan & Company

Gohagan & Company develops and operates deluxe educational group travel programs for America’s most prestigious museums, colleges, universities and cultural institutions. Designed with the knowledge and insight provided by 35 years of experience, their unique itineraries and educational components are paired with the style and comforts of the world’s finest cruise ships, trains and hotels and enhanced by world-class guides and academic experts.


(800) 922-3088

Lindblad Expeditions

In 1966, Lars-Eric Lindblad led the first civilians to Antarctica. In 1967, he repeated the feat in Galápagos—inventing the category of expedition travel. In the 50+ years since then, Lindblad has perfected the art: providing authentic, in-depth, ship-based experiences for intelligent, curious travelers to the planet’s most remote and fascinating geographies. Discover the world, accompanied by renowned expedition teams, on ships equipped with the tools for exploration that allow you to experience it all—actively, up-close and personally. Plus, capture your best photos ever with the help of an onboard Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic certified photo instructor.

(833) 985-1261

Odysseys Unlimited

Founded in 1998, Odysseys Unlimited is a leader in high-quality, affordable small-group travel. By limiting tours to just 12 to 24 guests, Odysseys Unlimited can provide an intimate and authentic travel experience with a high level of personal service. Its small-group tours allow guests to stay in high-quality, well-located accommodations and experience one-to-one cultural encounters. It further distinguishes itself by employing top-notch tour directors who are among the best in the industry. Odysseys Unlimited Special Interest Groups division has a client roster that includes more than 100 of the country’s alumni organizations, respected museums and other nonprofit institutions. The company remains committed to developing, marketing and operating tours of excellent quality at a fair price for special interest groups.

(888) 370-6765, Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. (EDT)


Orbridge represents a breed of alumni travel with a focus on select destinations and exclusive departures with top accommodations such as private villas, boutique properties, historic lodges and small, deluxe ships. All programs are designed with the understanding that education is an essential part of travel and the itineraries, excursions, staff, local guides and lectures are all geared to provide guests an in-depth view of a region, ecosystem or culture. Our top-tier guest services department, along with itineraries that are experiential and engaged, ensure our guests’ needs are met from the first phone call to the return home.

(866) 639-0079