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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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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.
March 14 to March 21, 2020
With Faculty Host Nina Gerassi-Navarro
Situated on the coastline along both the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, Colombia is a country of renown coffee, interesting cuisine and rich culture. Major cities such as Bogota and Cartagena are complemented by smaller towns with charming colonial histories. Start in the cultural capital of Bogota, a city where modernity meets it colonial past and spend the day visiting museums, markets and the historic city center. Fly to the coffee region and visit the quaint villages and walk among wax palm trees in Cocora Valley, considered the tallest trees in the world. Visit a coffee farm and learn about how Colombia’s world-famous coffee is produced from planting to the finished cup of coffee in your hand and indulge in coffee tasting. Finally, end in the vibrant coastal city of Cartagena known for its music and salsa dancing and explore this walled-city; go on a street food tour, spend an evening tasting local rum and visit the first free slave town in the Americas.
Colombia Residential  Beautiful Homes
March 31 to April 8, 2020
With Faculty Host Steve Chapra
Fall in love with the Netherlands and Belgium while you relish their intimate waterways. In Amsterdam, get a close-up look at 17th-century canals and landmarks on a river cruiser, then dive into acres of colorful tulips at Keukenhof Gardens, or gaze at masterpieces by Rembrandt and other Dutch artists at the Rijksmuseum. Explore The Hague and the art of the Mauritshuis, or watch an artisan paint porcelain at the Royal Delft factory. Tour Bruges’ Old Town, then savor its chocolate, discover its beer culture, or visit the Groeninge Museum.
Antwerp town scene from sailing the river
April 10 to April 15, 2020
Thesmall country of Portugal,squeezed between Spain and the sea, has a long and proud history of fierce independence. Lisbon, the capital, is a city with a vitality, variety, and pulse like none other, encompassing the chic shops of Chiada to its ancient Moorish Quarter, the Alfama, to the planned elegance of the Baixa district. On this short getaway, you will have a delightful mix of planned excursions contrasted with plenty of free time to explore the city at your own pace. Highlights include a sightseeing tour of Lisbon, an evening dining with the haunting soulfulness of fado (Portugal’s uniquely powerful folk music), an excursion north to Sintra to see the Palace of Pena, and a visit to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Evora.
Belem Tower Lisbon
April 23 to May 8, 2020
With Faculty Host Lewis Edgers
From the breathtaking Amalfi Coast to eternal Rome, through the gentle Umbrian and Tuscan countryside to treasured Venice, this wide-ranging 16-day small group tour showcases ancient sites, contemporary life, priceless art, and unique accommodations. Experience the storied Amalfi Coast by sea and land, visit Pompeii’s exquisite ruins, and explore Rome’s most cherished sights. In Umbria, Italy’s “green heart,” enjoy a cooking demonstration and visit beloved Assisi. Journeying to alluring Tuscany, tour Siena, splendid Florence, and San Gimignano. Sample a local winery’s offerings before concluding your tour in wondrous Venice. Savor more time in Venice on an optional 3-day/2-night post-tour extension.
Dome in city and countryside skyline Italy
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