2017 by Region

Africa

January 30 - February 15, 2017
Egypt & the Eternal Nile (Waitlist Only)

Faculty Lecturer: Roger Allen
Accompanied by an expert Egyptian guide, travel from vibrant Cairo and the Great Pyramids to Abu Simbel and the Upper Nile for a cruise on Lake Nasser, then take a voyage along the lower Nile from Aswan to Luxor.

August 16 - 27, 2017
Tanzania Migration Safari - (Waitlist Only)

Faculty Lecturer: TBD
Accompanied by expert naturalists, venture into the vast and varied terrain of East Africa. Experience thrilling moments viewing diverse and abundant bird and mammal species, while getting to know local people and learning about the cultures around you.

September 6 - 17, 2017
Tanzania Migration Safari (Waitlist Only)

Faculty Lecturer: Tom Van Winkle
Accompanied by expert naturalists venture into the vast and varied terrain of East Africa. Experience thrilling moments viewing diverse and abundant bird and mammal species, while getting to know local people and learning about the cultures around you.

November 27 - December 8, 2017
Egypt & Abydos (1 spot remaining)

Faculty Lecturer: Josef & Jennifer Wegner
The ancient land of Egypt has enthralled travelers for centuries. No one can fail to be moved by the Great Pyramids and the tombs and temples of Luxor. This iconic journey across the millennia features a Nile cruise and a private flight to awe-inspiring Abu Simbel.

Asia

November 7 - 20, 2017
Mysteries of Myanmar
Faculty Lecturer: Justin McDaniel
Set out on the road to Mandalay and see the spectacular temples at Bagan, tour colonial Yangon, and explore the pastoral Inle Lake region on a journey of deep discovery and reward.

Australia

March 2017
Australia & New Zealand (Waitlist Only)
Faculty Lecturer: Julie Nelson Davis
Tour the Lands Down Under as we travel from Australia's Great Barrier Reef and the storied Outback to Sydney; from New Zealand's Christchurch towering over Mt. Cook, and breathtaking Milford Sound to Queenstown and Auckland.

Europe

April 26 - May 4, 2017
Waterways of Holland & Belgium

Faculty Lecturer: André Dombrowski
Come celebrate the beauty of Holland and Belgium in springtime when the breathtaking tulip fields are in bloom.

April 27 - May 13, 2017
Portrait of Italy
Faculty Lecturer: Lynn Marsden-Atlass
From the breathtaking Amalfi Coast to eternal Rome, through the gentle Umbrian and Tuscan countryside to timeless Venice, this tour showcases ancient sites, contemporary life, priceless art, and beautiful scenery.

May 8 - 16, 2017
Cruising the Adriatic (Waitlist Only)

Faculty Lecturer: C. Brian Rose
Cruise from Athens through the Corinth Canal and along the stunning Dalmatian Coast to Venice exploring the influence of the Roman, Greek, Byzantine, Venetian and Slavic civilizations..

May 16 - 25, 2017
Celtic Lands (Waitlist Only)
Faculty Lecturer: Jonathan Moreno
Cruise from Scotland to Wales, Ireland, and France. Walk the hallowed beaches of Normandy with Dwight David Eisenhower II, and meet Lord Charles Spencer-Churchill. Join us for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
June 8 - 17, 2017
Cruising the Baltic Sea (Sold Out)
Faculty Lecturer: Phil M. Nichols
Experience the cultural rebirth of the Baltic States, the magnificent imperial riches of St. Petersburg, and the luminous "White Nights of Summer."
June 22- July 7, 2017
Norwegian Splendor

Faculty Lecturer: Paul Cobb
As the Midnight Sun turns night into day, Scandinavia shines. It's the perfect time to visit with the majestic countryside at its loveliest, and the cities at their liveliest.  

 

July 4 - 20, 2016
Discovering Eastern Europe

Faculty Lecturer: Larry Silver
Whether you're seeking to recapture your ancestral heritage or simply discover a beautiful and poignant part of the world, this tour offers ample opportunity for enrichment, enlightenment, and enjoyment.

August 1 - 9, 2017
Exploring Iceland (Waitlist Only)

Faculty Lecturer: Thomas Max Safley
A land of massive glaciers and rumbling volcanoes, bubbling mud holes, and powerful waterfalls; hugely abundant bird life and just 300,000 people; and where the sun never sets for six weeks. It's perfect for exploring.

October 2 - 10, 2017
Rivieras & Islands

Faculty Lecturer: David Wallace
This unique, comprehensive itinerary immerses you in the dynamic history, inimitable art, and culture of the sun-drenched French and Italian rivieras and islands.

October 5 - 13, 2017
Flavors of Sicily

Faculty Lecturer: Michael Gamer
No other part of Europe embraces you as warmly and feeds you as well as Sicily. Explore the many layers of the island's history, its delectable cuisine and vintages, and its engaging culture.

October 18 - 26, 2017
Vineyards, Vintages, & Chateaux

Faculty Lecturer: Gwendolyn DuBois Shaw
Discover the rich Bordeaux region during the autumn vendage. Home to Eleanor of Aquitaine, Queen of France, Queen of England, and one of the most powerful women in the Middle Ages, Bordeaux's fame as a capital of culture and wine has only grown since her day.

North America

July 8 - 16, 2016
Glacier, Waterton, & Banff National Parks

Faculty Lecturer: Lucy Fowler Williams
Explore the great Northwest, where majestic American and Canadian Rockies meet and share a distinguished history, breathtaking scenery, and one of the largest ecosystems in North America.

Central & South America

January 27 - February 4, 2017
Passage through the Panama Canal & Costa Rica

Faculty Lecturer: Philip M. Nichols
Join this spectacular journey from the Costa Rican rainforest through the mighty locks of the Panama Canal.

February 18 - 25, 2017
Explore Cuba

Faculty Lecturer: Kenneth L. Shropshire
Discover the exciting art and architecture of Cuba.  Interact with artists and cultural leaders, stroll the main squares of Old Havana, visit historical cities, and enjoy the warm hospitality of this captivating Caribbean nation.

March 11 - 27, 2017
Patagonian Frontiers 
Faculty Lecturer: Peter Dodson
Enjoy the rare privilege of face-to-face encounters with two of the world's last great frontiers: Southern Patagonia and Torres del Paine.

August 7 - 15, 2017
Hike to Machu Picchu (Waitlist Only)
Faculty Lecturer: Paul Sniegowski
Our Peruvian Adventure to Machu Picchu combines the very best of the area’s archaeological sites, a taste of Peruvian cuisine, expertly-guided adventures such as biking and hiking, as well as visits to the sacred sites of Machu Picchu and Huayna Picchu.

August 25 - September 3, 2017
Galapagos Islands

Faculty Lecturer: Michael Weisberg
"A little world within itself," as Darwin described it, where life-altering encounters with animals happen like nowhere else on earth.

December 2 - 9, 2017
The Art & Culture of Cuba
Faculty Lecturer: Larry Silver
Discover the exciting art and architecture of Cuba. Interact with artists and cultural leaders, stroll the main squares of Old Havana, visit historical cities, and enjoy the warm hospitality of this captivating Caribbean nation.