Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI)

Best of Italy: Behind the Scenes


October 5 – 16, 2021

Visit beautiful cities of Siena, Florence and Verona, where you will tour extensively and learn their histories from expert guides, take cooking classes, learn basic Italian greetings and useful expressions, visit a winery, attend an olive oil tasting at gorgeous Lake Garda and so much more!

Reservations are now being accepted. This trip is full. However, please call the OLLI office at 843-208-8247 to be placed on the waiting list. 

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Day Trip to Brookgreen Gardens 


November 9, 2021

Travel via deluxe coach bus to Murrels Inlet, SC for an active tour, leaving USCB at 7:30am and returning at 6:30pm. Course #: TRI300 www.Brookgreen.org

Overview: Coach bus ride to Brookgreen (2.5+ hours). Spend the day at Brookgreen strolling through the gardens on a guided tour along with plenty of time to explore these incredibly beautiful spaces on your own. We’ll go on a Creek excursion aboard a 48-foot pontoon boat with an interpreter. We’ll pass historic rice fields, home to alligators, waterfowl, and osprey as we see the distinctive landscape of the rice plantations and understand the role of enslaved Africans in the cultivation of the rice crop and the shaping of the history of the Lowcountry.

Brookgreen Gardens is a unique melding of art, nature, and history. Since its founding in 1931, by Archer and Anna Hyatt Huntington, Brookgreen has been a cultural center for the community. South Carolina residents take pride in the fact that in their midst is one of America’s premier gardens and one of a few select places in the United States to have earned accreditation from the American Alliance of Museums and the Association of Zoos and Aquariums as well as being designated a National Historic Landmark and listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Price: $75 includes travel on a deluxe coach bus, park entrance with initial guide, and historical Creek excursion. Note: This is an active tour. Participants should feel comfortable walking, getting on/off a pontoon boat, and understand it’s a full day at Brookgreen.

Please call the OLLI office at 843-208-8247 to reserve your spot.