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“Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer.” 
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Our trips abound with history, cultural diversity and intellectual engagement. You’ll return home with an appreciation for how much you’ve seen, learned and possibly how much you’ve grown.

 

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September 15 to September 23, 2019

Cruise from Venice along the stunning Dalmatian coast and through the Corinth Canal to Athens on this seven-night itinerary aboard the exclusively chartered, Five-Star, small ship Le Lyrial.

Adriatic Sea Korcula
September 17 to September 28, 2019
With Faculty Host Cristelle Baskins

Portugal led the world during the Age of Discovery. Now, it is time for the world to rediscover Portugal. Spend three nights in Lisbon and delve into its epic history. Visit the 16th-century Hieronymites Monastery, where monks and explorers prayed for successful voyages, and the Tower of Belém.

Porto Portugal
September 29 to October 7, 2019

This unique and exclusive nine-day itinerary and small ship voyage showcases the coastal jewels of the Iberian Peninsula between Barcelona, Spain, and Lisbon, Portugal, during the best time of year.

Granada Spain Alhambra
October 13 to October 27, 2019
With Faculty Host Jeanne Goldberg

Delight in a special 15-day exploration of Italy’s southern climes, from striking Sicily and the stunning Amalfi Coast to Apulia, the alluring “boot heel,” enjoying Italian hospitality, outstanding cuisine, and unique hotels.  Your small group sets out first to experience Sicily’s intriguing cult

Amalfi Coast Italy with colorful buildings
October 28 to November 11, 2019
With Faculty Host Daniel Jay
Accompanied by an expert Egyptian guide, this singular 15-day small group journey through antiquity begins in storied Cairo.  Visit the acclaimed Egyptian Museum, Memphis’s open-air museum, splendid Sakkara, and the astounding Pyramids of Giza with their Great Sphinx.  Travel to Abu Simbel to embark on a fascinating three-night Lake Nasser cruise through ancient Nubia.
Egyptian camel with red sunset
November 5 to November 19, 2019
With Faculty Host James Stavridis
Voyage through Vietnam and Cambodia, where lush landscape and centuries-old culture are harmoniously linked, on this exceptional itinerary featuring two nights in Vietnam’s capital city of Hanoi, an intriguing blend of French and Asian heritage, a seven-night cruise from Haiphong to Saigon and three nights in Siem Reap to experience the magnificent temples of Angkor.
Ha Long Bay Vietnam
January 28 to February 10, 2020
With Faculty Host Patrick Webb
Our adventure begins with two nights in enchanting Buenos Aires. Then we’ll fly to the world’s southernmost city and board the five-star Ice-Class ship M.S. L'Austral for an exclusively chartered cruise to the White Continent. We’ll cross the legendary Drake Passage to the Antarctic Convergence, where fin, humpback, and minke whales abound. Our team of expert naturalists will share a series of insightful commentaries, and will lead onshore expeditions into the Antarctic wilderness. We’ll encounter towering mountains of ice and lava, majestic glaciers, and amazing wildlife, including surprisingly approachable penguins and seals. To top off this journey of a lifetime, we can even add a three-night excursion to awe-inspiring Iguazú Falls.
Penguins diving from Antarctica Ice Shelf
February 24 to March 5, 2020
A land of treasures archaeological, cultural, and natural awaits your small group on this engaging 11-day tour. The Peruvian discovery begins with Lima’s colonial and modern highlights. See several of Cuzco’s important sacred sites then experience Peru’s rich cultural heritage in the beautiful Sacred Valley, visiting Incan ruins and indigenous villages. Overnighting at a nearby hotel, take two guided tours of astounding Machu Picchu. Encounter Sacsayhuamán’s impressive ruins and enjoy a home-hosted lunch in Cuzco. Traveling through Peru’s scenic altiplano, reach stunning Lake Titicaca and spend a day exploring. Discover the Amazon rainforest’s wonders on an optional 4-day/4-night post-tour extension.
Machu Picchu Citadel Mountain View
February 28 to March 15, 2020
With Faculty Host Daniel Jay
Encounter Vietnam’s breathtaking natural beauty, abiding tradition, and profoundly hospitable people on this comprehensive 17-day small group journey. Get acquainted with French-accented Hanoi and explore Ha Long Bay’s stunning waterscape by boat. Enjoying a three-night interlude at a beachfront hotel, tour Da Nang’s acclaimed Cham Museum and charming Hoi An. Visit a farming settlement and take a cooking lesson. Explore ancient Hue by traditional cyclo. Spending two nights in the storied Mekong Delta, experience river life at a floating market and on a sampan excursion. Finally, tour vibrant Saigon. Discover Angkor Wat’s amazing temples on an optional 3-day/2-night post-tour extension.
Vietnam Statuary Hue
March 7 to March 12, 2020
With Faculty Host Michael Romero
Witness a spectacular natural phenomenon unlike any other: hundreds of millions of monarch butterflies at their overwintering grounds in the mountains of southern Mexico. Stand amid the fir-covered mountains and witness this awe-inspiring spectacle firsthand as the monarchs flutter, dip, and swoop overhead. With two full days at sanctuaries within the Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve, you will have the opportunity to see Monarchs in staggering quantities: on the roosts in the early morning, in flight at midday, feeding on wildflowers, and watering at streams—so many at once that you hear the humming of their delicate wings and sense them as they touch down on your shoulders or hats. On this unforgettable learning adventure, you’ll also spend time in the colonial town of Angangueo and at the massive ancient Teotihuacán complex, exploring Mexico's rich history and culture. Join our small group experience, led by experienced naturalist and local guides.
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