May 2013

Machu Picchu to the Galapagos

Incan Treasures & Darwin's Islands
Tue, September 30, 2014 - Tue, October 14, 2014

Begin your journey in Lima, where you’ll visit the Larco Herrera Museum and enjoy a local city tour.  Spend two nights in the Sacred Valley, exploring this region of important Inca sites and indigenous villages.  Travel by train for an unforgettable excursion to Machu Picchu, the stunning “Lost City of the Incas.”  In a small group, move nimbly through the ruins, and enjoy an overnight stay at the on-site Machu Picchu Sanctuary Lodge affording you virtually private access.  Returning to Cuzco, explore this archaeological hub of the Americas and enjoy lu Read more »

Travel Cost: 

$8,493 total price from San Francisco
($7,795 air, land & cruise inclusive plus $698 airline taxes and departure fees)

Spain & Portugal with Professor Tom Dandelet

Paradores and Pousadas
Mon, May 05, 2014 - Mon, May 19, 2014

Travel with historian Professor Tomas Dandelet, while staying in distinctive lodgings and experience the rich history of Portugal and Spain during this 15-day Iberian sojourn. 
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Travel Cost: 

Approximately $5,757 per person, total price, based on double occupancy
($5,095 air & land inclusive, plus $662 airline taxes and departure fees)

 

Journey through Vietnam - Sold Out

Optional Excursion to Cambodia
Thu, February 27, 2014 - Fri, March 14, 2014

Discover Vietnam’s captivating beauty, enduring traditions, and profound hospitality on this comprehensive 16-day journey.  Tour the highlights of the French-accented capital Hanoi and take a full-day excursion to scenic Ha Long Bay.  See Da Nang’s acclaimed Cham Museum, explore the nearby colorful village of Hoi An, where many traditions hold sway, and relax at a lovely resort on China Beach. Visit the imperial capital Hue, once home to emperors and mandarins. Read more »

Travel Cost: 

$4,547 per person, total price, based on double occupancy
($3,995 air & land inclusive plus $552 airline taxes and departure fees)
 

 

A Tour of Scotland, One Glass at a Time

Whiskey
Thu, Aug 15 2013 - 6:30pm

Steve Beal, Whiskey expert Read more »

Orville Schell and John Delury: The Rise of China

Image - Orville Schell and John Delury: The Rise of China
Tue, Jul 30 2013 - 7:00pm

Orville Schell, Arthur Ross Director of the Asia Society’s Center on U.S.-China Relations; Former Dean of the Graduate School of Journalism, UC Berkeley; Twitter: @orvilleschell. Co-Author, Wealth and Power: China’s Long March to the Twenty-First Century

John Delury, Associate Director, the Asia Society’s Center on U.S.-China Relations; Twitter: @JohnDelury. Co-author, Wealth and Power: China’s Long March to the Twenty-First Century Read more »