Past Trips

Wed, February 08, 2017 - Thu, March 02, 2017

Begin your epic 23-day journey in Cairns. Ride the historic railway to the mountain village of Kuranda. Cruise out to the Great Barrier Reef. Learn about the ancient Walpiri culture. Take a catamaran sail around Sydney Harbor and tour Koala Sanctuary Park.

Fly to New Zealand and explore...

Aboard the Santa Cruz II
Sun, January 29, 2017 - Tue, February 07, 2017

This incredible 10-day journey is a nature lover’s dream. After three nights in Quito, sail five nights aboard Santa Cruz II and visit six distinct islands to observe the exotic birds, animals and plants that inspired Charles Darwin, including species unknown anywhere else in the...

Journey to the End of the Earth
Thu, January 05, 2017 - Tue, January 17, 2017

Join a 13-day expedition to Patagonia during the Southern Hemisphere’s summer, and featuring study leader Dr. Jared Diamond, author of five best-selling books about human societies and human evolution.   

Enjoy a four- night cruise aboard the expedition ship M/V...

Havana & the Viñales Valley
Wed, December 07, 2016 - Wed, December 14, 2016

Explore old Havana's history and architecture. Learn about Cuba's creative and vibrant art scene. Attend a private flamenco performance by some of Cuba's best dancers.

Discuss U.S. foreign policy and economic changes during lectures with local experts.

Featuring the Pushkar Camel Fair
Fri, November 04, 2016 - Tue, November 22, 2016

From the capital city of New Delhi to the breathtaking vistas of Rajasthan, take in this colorful and mind-boggling country. Admire the magnificent work of Mughal architecture at the Taj Mahal; take an elephant ride at Amber Fort; and discover the opulent forts and palaces of Jaipur.  ...

Minarets & Mosaics
Tue, October 18, 2016 - Wed, November 02, 2016

Explore Tehran including the vault of the Bank Milli Iran to view the spectacular Crown Jewels. Visit the Contemporary Art Museum and a local gallery to learn about the local art scene. Explore Kerman’s Grand Bazaar, and visit Shiraz, city of poetry and gardens. Experience the magnificent...

Wonders of Antiquity
Mon, October 10, 2016 - Mon, October 24, 2016

Experience Cairo’s Egyptian Museum and the open-air museum at Memphis. Encounter the enigmatic Sphinx. Explore the necropolis at Sakkara and the astounding Pyramids of Giza. Relax during a deluxe 3-night cruise on Lake Nasser. Discover the temples at Abu Simbel and Aswan’s temples at...

Poland, Hungary, Austria, Slovakia & the Czech Republic
Thu, September 22, 2016 - Sat, October 08, 2016

Begin your 17-day journey in Poland’s capital, Warsaw. Explore the faithfully rebuilt Old Town, and visit the Poline Museum of the History of Polish Jews. Travel south for a guided visit of the Nazi death camp of Auschwitz-Birkenau. Continue to Krakow, and visit the Old Town and Market...

Aboard the M.Y. Variety Voyager
Wed, September 21, 2016 - Thu, September 29, 2016

Discover the fascinating mix of cultures left in the wake of ancient empires while traveling across the historic Mediterranean and Tyrrhenian seas to the resplendent islands of Malta, Sicily and Capri and Italy’s southern coast during the best time of year.

Cruise for seven nights...

From Tokyo to Kyoto
Mon, September 12, 2016 - Sat, September 24, 2016
Our 13-day journey begins in Tokyo. Experience the Shinto Meiji Shrine and historic Imperial Palace. Visit Mt. Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park and see the magnificent Mt. Fuji. Spend the night in Suwa at a ryokan, a traditional Japanese inn.

Travel to lovely Takayama and...