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Grand Tetons

South Dakota and Wyoming

National Parks & Lodges of the American West

Jul 12, 2024 - Jul 20, 2024

Land based

From Mount Rushmore to Old Faithful and the Snake River, see the best of the American West’s magnificent national parks. Trace the legends, visit popular monuments, and delve into untold histories along the way. Traverse the beautiful vistas of South Dakota and Wyoming in style and comfort.
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Melody Brown Burkins

Director of the Institute of Arctic Studies, Senior Associate Director in the John Sloan Dickey Center for International Understanding, and Adjunct Professor of Environmental Studies

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Aerial view of Tallinn old town

Sweden, Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Poland, Denmark, and Norway

Scandinavia and the Baltic Capitals

Jul 31, 2024 - Aug 10, 2024

Cruise

Encounter the lands and legacies forged by centuries of Baltic history on a 9-night cruise to visit 7 countries, featuring special guest speaker Lech Walesa, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and former President of Poland. Includes excursions to Tallinn, Estonia; Helsinki, Finland; Riga, Latvia; Gdansk, Poland; Copenhagen, Denmark; and Gothenburg, Sweden.
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Jason Barabas ’93

Director of the Rockefeller Center for Public Policy & the Social Sciences and Professor of Government

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City skyline with bridge and river

Czech Republic, Germany, Austria, Slovakia, Hungary, Croatia, Romania,and Serbia

Grand Danube Passage 2024

Jul 31, 2024 - Aug 14, 2024

Cruise

Experience the magic of eight European countries on this ever-enthralling journey, immersing yourself in everything from medieval villages to wine-soaked landscapes, elegant estates to magnificent natural wonders. Stay in Prague, Czech Republic, sail the Danube River where stories are etched around every bend, and finish your adventure in Sofia, Bulgaria.
Klaus Milich on a boat

Klaus Milich

Senior Lecturer, American Literary and Cultural Studies

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Seine river at night

France

Grand Seine River & Normandy Passage

Sep 1, 2024 - Sep 9, 2024

Cruise

Find abundant serenity, history and culture on this epic river journey through the heart of France, including Paris and Honfleur. From charming harbor towns to Paris’ distinctive spirit to utopic beauty, each day of this Seine River cruise offers a narrative of France’s past.
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Benoit Cushman-Roisin

Professor of Engineering Sciences

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Switzerland and Italy

Swiss Alps and the Italian Lakes - WAITLIST ONLY!

Sep 11, 2024 - Sep 20, 2024

Land based

From St. Moritz to Lake Como, Swiss charm and Italian beauty come together on a truly memorable journey. Marvel at the natural beauty and distinct cultures of two countries while discovering their epic landmarks, savory cuisine and warm, friendly communities.
Don Pease

Donald Pease ’68a

Professor of English, the Ted and Helen Geisel Third Century Professor in the Humanities, and Chair of the Master of Arts in Liberal Studies Program Founding Director, Futures of American Studies Institute

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Sea and the Galapagos Islands

Galápagos Islands

Wild Galápagos Escape Fall 2024

Sep 12, 2024 - Sep 19, 2024

Cruise

Amazing, enchanting, and wonderfully wild—no other corner of the world delivers the kind of exhilarating encounters like the Galápagos. Experience all the magic of the archipelago in one action-packed week aboard the sleek and elegant, 48-guest/all-suite, new National Geographic Islander II.
NATHANIEL DOMINY

Nathaniel Dominy

Charles Hansen Professor of Anthropology

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Misty mountain and lake

Scotland

Scotland: Highlands and Islands - WAITLIST ONLY!

Sep 17, 2024 - Sep 28, 2024

Land based

“My heart’s in the Highlands,” said Robert Burns – as will you, as we travel from city to country, mainland to island, on this sweet journey. From loch to loch and glen to glen, we encounter stunning natural beauty and welcoming clans, while city life serves up the colorful past and cosmopolitan present.
Lindsay Whaley

Lindsay Whaley

Professor of Classics and Linguistics

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City of Split from above

Croatia

Croatia & the Dalmatian Coast - WAITLIST ONLY!

Sep 17, 2024 - Sep 28, 2024

Cruise

Enjoy the bounty of Croatia on this incredible 10-night journey, including a seven-night Adriatic cruise! Witness the historic sights and buildings of cosmopolitan Zagreb; then visit Plitvice Lakes National Park, an astonishing marvel of nature. Board your ship and sail the Dalmatian Coast to enchanting islands and timeless ports of call.
Jane Carroll

Jane Carroll

Senior Lecturer Emeritus

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Drone shot of Machu Picchu

Peru

Treasures of Peru

Sep 30, 2024 - Oct 10, 2024

Land based

A land of archaeological, cultural, and natural treasures awaits you on this engaging 11-day tour. Begin in Peru’s capital, Lima, then fly to Cuzco to access the beautiful Sacred Valley. Experience the extraordinary heights and sights of Machu Picchu, and finally cruise Lake Titicaca, South America’s largest lake.
Sylvia Spitta

Silvia Spitta

Robert E. Maxwell 1923 Professor of Arts and Sciences and Chair of the Spanish and Portuguese Department

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Taj Mahal at sunset

India

India: The Golden Triangle, Varanasi, & the Ranthambore Tiger Reserve

Oct 6, 2024 - Oct 22, 2024

Land based

Mystical and spiritual, chaotic and confounding, India overflows with riches. Staying at excellent hotels, your small group travels the classic Golden Triangle: bustling New Delhi; Agra’s Taj Mahal; and the sandstone “Pink City“ Jaipur.
Reiko Ohnuma

Reiko Ohnuma

Chair of the Department of Religion and the Robert 1932 and Barbara Black Professor of Religion

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Bhutan

Bhutan

Bhutan: Is This the Last Shangri-La? - WAITLIST ONLY!

Oct 12, 2024 - Oct 22, 2024

Land based

A trip to Bhutan feels like the perfect antidote to the last few years of uncertainty and stress. Blissfully apart from the outside world, and notably untrammeled by travelers, Bhutan remains true to itself - its rivers and mountains pure and magical; its people gracious and welcoming; its culture rich and enlivening; and its spirituality prevalent and inspiring.
Sienna Craig

Sienna Craig

Professor of Anthropology

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Sun shining on the Acropolis

Greece and Turkey

Island Life | Greek Isles and Ephesus - WAITLIST ONLY!

Oct 14, 2024 - Oct 22, 2024

Cruise

Journey to the cradle of Western civilization and the classical world on our comprehensive Aegean Odyssey. Enjoy the exquisitely preserved treasures and mythical landscapes of ancient Greece and Turkey, uncovering layers of architectural history.
Aine Donovan

Aine Donovan

Professor Emerita

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View of bridge over river and old town in Germany

Hungary, Slovakia, Austria, Germany, and Amsterdam

Cruise the Heart of Europe

Oct 15, 2024 - Oct 30, 2024

Cruise

Experience the heart of Europe along the great rivers that shaped its borders and traditions. Unpack once and enjoy an intimate look at five countries, three storied rivers and timeless cities on one exclusively chartered, first-class ship.
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Steve Swayne ’57a

Jacob H. Strauss 1922 Professor of Music

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Marker for El Camino de Santiago

Spain

El Camino de Santiago: A Walking Tour in Northern Spain

Oct 18, 2024 - Oct 30, 2024

Land based

For more than a millennium, pilgrims have walked the Camino de Santiago, the Way of St. James, to the Shrine of the Apostle at Santiago de Compostela in Galicia, Spain. On this moderately-active program, follow the pilgrims' footsteps by hiking the most interesting sections of the Camino, enjoying exquisite cuisine, regional wines, breathtaking architecture, and splendid hotels en route.
Richard Wright

Richard Wright

Orvil E. Dryfoos Chair in Public Affairs and Professor of Geography Emeritus

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Zodiac boat sailing in Panama

Colombia and Panama

Panama & Colombia: Exploring the Caribbean Coast

Oct 20, 2024 - Oct 27, 2024

Cruise

Experience the diverse heritage of stunning cities and remote towns and immerse yourself in Colombian and Panamanian cultures as you navigate the Caribbean coast aboard the 100-guest National Geographic Quest.
Israel Reyes

Israel Reyes

Professor and Chair of the Department of Spanish and Portuguese

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Panorama of Torres Del Pain National Park

Chile and Argentina

Patagonia and the Chilean Fjords

Oct 25, 2024 - Nov 5, 2024

Cruise

Experience the wonder of discovery as you travel through mesmerizing landscapes almost untouched since Magellan found them nearly 500 years ago. Our unique 12-day voyage to Patagonia and the Chilean Fjords begins in Santiago, Chile, on a land and sea itinerary that takes you in the path of legendary explorers Captain Robert FitzRoy and Charles Darwin—through the Strait of Magellan, Beagle Channel, Glacier Alley, and Wulaia Bay. 
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Laura Ray

Myron Tribus Professor of Engineering Innovation

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Kenya

Highlights of Kenya

Nov 2, 2024 - Nov 10, 2024

Land based

SPECIAL VALUE-PRICED PROGRAM: Karibu (welcome) to Kenya! Feel the thrill of a wildlife safari in one of the most spectacular parts of the African continent. Here you will have plenty of opportunities to enjoy view animals and nature in some of Kenya’s most amazing locations.
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Row of Sphinxes in Egypt

Egypt

Egypt and the Eternal Nile - WAITLIST ONLY!

Dec 2, 2024 - Dec 16, 2024

Land based

Accompanied by an expert Egyptian guide, this singular journey through antiquity reveals a storied land’s many treasures. Your small group of no more than 24 travelers begins its 15-day immersion in Egypt’s unsurpassed historic atmosphere in Cairo and its environs.
MICHAEL MASTANDUNO

Michael Mastanduno

Nelson A. Rockefeller Professor of Government

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River underneath bridge in Cologne

Germany, France, and Switzerland

Holiday Markets Cruise

Dec 10, 2024 - Dec 18, 2024

Cruise

Celebrate joyous holiday traditions in Germany and France on this festive Rhine River cruise!
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Lion

Tanzania

Tanzania Adventure

Jan 12, 2025 - Jan 25, 2025

Land based

From the depths of Ngorongoro Crater to the vast Serengeti plains, through the regions of Tarangire and Zanzibar, your small group – limited to 18 travelers – encounters the breadth of Tanzania’s riches. With its abundant wildlife, exquisite landscapes, and diverse cultures, Tanzania presents many important aspects of the East African life.
ROBERT BAUM

Robert Baum

Professor of Religion and African and African American Studies Chair, Department of African and African American Studies

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Baja California

Wild Baja California Escape: The Whales of Magdalena Bay

Feb 5, 2025 - Feb 10, 2025

Cruise

Spend six extraordinary days in the company of majestic gray whales, on this compact expedition. This is not an ordinary whale-watching experience, as we will literally anchor among the whales in Bahía Magdalena, where mothers and calves relax and play after the longest mammal migration on earth. We’ll see and hear them around the ship and venture out in Zodiacs or local pangas for exhilarating up-close encounters. We will visit multiple sites in this 70-mile-long bay to maximize our opportunities for interactions. While whales may be the highlight of your voyage, this area is home to so much more.
Dorothy I. Wallace

Dorothy Wallace

Professor of Mathematics

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Sydney Opera House at sunset

Australia and New Zealand

Exploring Australia & New Zealand

Feb 5, 2025 - Feb 26, 2025

Land based

Small group touring and the Lands Down Under – they add up to a perfect combination as we travel from Australia’s sophisticated Sydney, sacred Uluru (Ayers Rock), and the wondrous Great Barrier Reef to New Zealand’s towering Mount Cook and breathtaking Milford Sound, plus Rotorua, Queenstown, and Auckland.
JOHN WATANABE

John Watanabe

Associate Professor, Emeritus, of Anthropology

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Bourguiba Mausoleum, Tunisia

Tunisia

Tunisia

Feb 14, 2025 - Feb 24, 2025

Journey to Tunisia, a majestic North African landscape coveted by empires for millennia. Step back in time to when ancient Carthage dominated the Mediterranean as a superpower. Experience this diverse heritage of Roman power and Arab-Islamic reign for yourself on this nine-night program.
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Tarek El-Ariss

James Wright Professor

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Icebergs in Antarctica

Antarctica

Antarctica Direct: Fly the Drake Passage - WAITLIST ONLY!

Feb 15, 2025 - Feb 22, 2025

Cruise

Join us for an amazing adventure and up-close encounters. Enjoy the penguins with their endlessly amusing antics—gabbling in their rookeries, bobbing by on a blue berg, or catapulting onto the shore. Witness an abundance of marine mammals, with expert narration by a dedicated Undersea Specialist. See icebergs of epic proportion. Explore by kayak, take Zodiac cruises and walks ashore, and even opt to brave a polar plunge – or you may decide to relax onboard instead and have a massage!
Alexis Abramson

Alexis Abramson

Dean of Thayer School

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Hotel bungalows over the water in Bora Bora

French Polynesia

Tahiti & French Polynesia

Feb 21, 2025 - Mar 3, 2025

Cruise

Set sail for the idyllic islands and motus of French Polynesia on this spectacular 7-night cruise. Enjoy unmatched small-ship sailing amid the emerald-green peaks, chalk-white atolls and blue lagoons of the Society Islands with a list of optional excursions.
JOHN STOMBERG

John Stomberg

Virginia Rice Kelsey 1961s Director of the Hood Museum of Art

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Japan

Insider’s Japan

Mar 22, 2025 - Apr 3, 2025

Land based

It’s a fascinating land of delicate art and bustling commerce, of rich traditions and dizzying modernity – all revealed on this well-crafted small group tour. See Tokyo and Kyoto’s highlights, engage in local life, and head off the beaten path to the lovely historic cities of Takayama and Kanazawa.
YUSAKU HORIUCHI

Yusaku Horiuchi

Professor of Government and the Mitsui Professor of Japanese Studies in the Department of Government and the Program in Quantitative Social Science

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Finland and Estonia

Finland: Arctic Magnificence

Mar 29, 2025 - Apr 6, 2025

Land based

Embrace Finland’s majestic beauty and Nordic charm on this exhilarating, seven-night adventure in the world’s happiest country! You’ll also tour the splendid old town of Tallinn, Estonia, a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Elizabeth F. Smith

Elizabeth Smith

Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences and Paul M. Dauten, Jr. Professor of Biological Sciences

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Canal in the Netherlands

The Netherlands and Belgium

Dutch Waterways

Apr 8, 2025 - Apr 16, 2025

Cruise

Embark on a seven-night cruise brimming with centuries of history and Old-World splendor along the intimate waterways of the Netherlands and Belgium!
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Jonathan Smolin

Associate Professor of Middle Eastern Studies and Affiliate of Jewish Studies

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French Rivieras

Spain, France, and Italy

Rivieras of France and Italy

Apr 14, 2025 - Apr 23, 2025

Cruise

Experience the allure of the legendary Cote d’Azur under the billowing white sails of the Wind Spirit, a luxurious, yacht-like vessel with ocean views from every suite or stateroom. Experience the best of the French and Italian Rivieras on our exclusive cruise itinerary, which takes you from Barcelona to the coast of Marseilles and along the sparkling coastline to such iconic destinations as Nice, Monaco, Portofino and Cinque Terre.
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Steve Swayne ’57a

Jacob H. Strauss 1922 Professor of Music

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Sea turtle in the Galapagos Islands

Ecuador

Wild Galápagos Escape Spring 2025

Apr 19, 2025 - Apr 26, 2025

Cruise

Amazing, enchanting, and wonderfully wild—no other corner of the world delivers the kind of exhilarating encounters like the Galápagos. Experience all the magic of the archipelago in one action-packed week aboard the sleek and elegant, 48-guest/all-suite, new National Geographic Islander II.
ZANETA THAYER

Zaneta Thayer

Associate Professor in the Department of Anthropology

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aerial view of havana

Cuba

Havana: The Afro-Cuban Experience -- WAITLIST ONLY!

Apr 25, 2025 - May 2, 2025

Land based

Learn about the profound influence of the African diaspora on Cuban culture! Take in Havana's striking grandeur while diving into the heart of the local people and gain perspective on Cuba's ever-changing landscape.
Kimberly Juanita Brown

Kimberly Juanita Brown

Associate Professor of English and Creative Writing and Director of the Institute for Black Intellectual and Cultural Life

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Colorful sky over Belem Tower in Lisbon

Spain, Portugal, and Morocco

Cruise Spain, Portugal, and Morocco

Apr 26, 2025 - May 5, 2025

Cruise

Unlock the secrets of one of the most storied civilizations of the Middle Ages on this deluxe, eight-night cruise through the Strait of Gibraltar, featuring Portugal’s breathtaking Algarve coast and the Iberian Peninsula.
REBECCA BIRON

Rebecca Biron

Chair of the Department of Theater Director of Leslie Center for the Humanities and Professor of Spanish & Portuguese

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Ornate Moroccan Doors

Morocco

Moroccan Discovery

Apr 27, 2025 - May 10, 2025

Land based

On this singular small group tour, experience a truly foreign land, an age-old culture, and genuinely hospitable people. See this country of dramatic contrasts on a program that takes you from seaside Rabat to the desert towns of Erfoud and Ouarzazate and through the snow-topped High Atlas.
DIEDRIK VANDEWALLE

Diederik Vandewalle

Associate Professor of Government Adjunct Professor, Tuck School of Business

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European castle on the beach

Portugal, Spain, France, and England

European Coastal Cruise

May 3, 2025 - May 12, 2025

Cruise

Indulge all the senses on this nine-night cruise itinerary aboard a deluxe small ship. Connect the past with the present as you sail from Lisbon to London, exploring the storied legacies of Portugal, Spain, France and England.
BARBARA WILL

Barbara Will

Vice Provost for Academic Initiatives and the A. & R. Newbury Professor of English

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Streets of italy

Italy

Italy’s Magnificent Lake District

Jun 3, 2025 - Jun 11, 2025

Land based

Discover Italy’s dreamy lake district, where glacial waters are cradled by jade knolls and the craggy slopes of Alpine foothills.
Aine Donovan

Aine Donovan

Professor Emerita

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European street at sunset

Poland, Hungary, Austria, Czech Republic, and Germany

Journey through Central Europe

Jun 17, 2025 - Jul 2, 2025

Land based

Whether you’re seeking to recapture your ancestral heritage or simply wish to discover a beautiful and poignant part of the world, this small group tour offers ample opportunity for enrichment, enlightenment, and enjoyment. With both comprehensive touring and time for independent exploration, it provides a generous overview of four distinctly different – and fascinating – nations.
Headshot of Professor Sally Pinkas wearing a green sleeveless blouse, a brown beaded necklace, smiling towards the camera while leaning on a piano behind her.

Sally Pinkas

Professor of Music and Pianist-in-Residence, Hopkins Center

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Nordic fjord

Norway and Sweden

Nordic Fjords

Jun 27, 2025 - Jul 6, 2025

Cruise

Embark on an unforgettable odyssey, where discovery and adventure converge on the vast canvas of the Nordic Fjords. Immerse yourself in stark and surprising landscapes that define this breathtaking region. Witness the majestic beauty as you trace the paths of Vikings at centuries-old sites. Discover the essence of Norway during naturalist-led hikes and Zodiac excursions. Every moment exploring the massive fjords of Norway defines a unique and awe-inspiring experience.
LISA ADAMS

Lisa Adams

Associate Dean for Global Health, Director of Dartmouth’s Center for Global Health Equity, Director of Global Initiatives, and Professor of Medicine in the Section of Infectious Disease and International Health

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Italian city overlooking water

Italy and Malta

Cruise Sicily, Malta, and Amalfi Coast

Jun 27, 2025 - Jul 5, 2025

Cruise

Bask in sun-dappled islands at the crossroads of history on this deluxe, seven-night cruise from the Amalfi Coast to Malta. Visit the UNESCO-inscribed ruins of Pompeii and savor the splendor of the Isle of Capri. Enjoy calls at Palermo, Taormina, ancient Syracuse and Malta’s capital city of Valletta. Join Guest Speaker Dwight David Eisenhower II on a guided tour of a museum devoted to the history of the 1943 Allied landings in Sicily during World War II.
Jane Carroll

Jane Carroll

Senior Lecturer Emeritus

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Waterfall in Iceland

Iceland

Exploring Iceland

Aug 7, 2025 - Aug 17, 2025

Land based

Discover Iceland’s spectacular scenery and rich cultural heritage on this 11-day small group tour that traverses an astonishing land. From Lake Mývatn’s stunning environs to incredible Vatnajökull National Park and jaw-dropping Dettifoss, Iceland’s “Niagara,” witness numerous natural wonders.
BILL FITZHUGH

Bill Fitzhugh ’64

Visiting Professor and Director of the Smithsonian’s Arctic Studies Center at the National Museum of Natural History

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Bulgaria, Serbia, Romania, Croatia, Hungary, Austria, Slovakia, Czech Republic, and Germany

Grand Danube Passage 2025

Aug 15, 2025 - Aug 29, 2025

Cruise

Experience the magic of eight European countries on this ever-enthralling journey, immersing yourself in everything from medieval villages to wine-soaked landscapes, elegant estates to magnificent natural wonders.
 VICTORIA HOLT

Victoria Holt

Norman E. McCulloch Jr. Director of the John Sloan Dickey Center for International Understanding

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Ghana

Ghana: History & Heritage

Aug 17, 2025 - Aug 25, 2025

Land based

Experience Ghana’s incredible nature, culture, and history with an 11-day/10-night trip. Join in an exceptional journey that will take you to places like Accra, Cape Coast, Kumasi, and Aksombo. Enjoy a boat ride on Volta Lake, a visit to a traditional African market, and a look at traditional Ghanaian culture at the Ghana National Museum. And, with expert guides leading the way, visit infamous forts, castles, and slave dungeons of Ghana.
Shontay Delalue smiling and standing outside

Shontay Delalue

Senior Vice President and Senior Diversity Officer

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Croatia, Slovenia, Montenegro, Italy

Cruise the Dalmatian Coast - Croatia to Venice

Aug 24, 2025 - Sep 2, 2025

Cruise

Discover the influence of Roman, Greek, Byzantine, Slavic and Venetian civilizations on this seven-night, deluxe small ship cruise from Dubrovnik, Croatia to Venice, Italy.
Roberta Stewart standing in front of bookcases

Roberta Stewart

Professor of Classical Studies

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Sunset in Turkey

Turkey

Legendary Turkey

Aug 29, 2025 - Sep 12, 2025

Land based

From exotic Istanbul, known as the magnificent “Empress of the World,” to ancient ruins, stunning landscapes, and the dramatic Turquoise Coast, experience all the natural wonders that Türkiye offers on an unparalleled 15-day small group experience. Discover ancient Konya and the unique Cappadocia region with an optional post-tour extension.
Ada Cohen smiling with a stone wall background

Ada Cohen

Israel Evans Professor in Oratory and Belles Lettres

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Greenland coastal city

Iceland and Greenland

Greenland's Arctic Grandeur

Aug 30, 2025 - Sep 9, 2025

Cruise

On this eight-night cruise aboard the newly renovated Exploris One (formerly Silversea Cruise Line's Silver Explorer), travel in the company of expert naturalist guides who will share their insights on local culture, wildlife, and the impact of climate change on Greenland's epic glaciers, which you see up close via enlightening cruises aboard Zodiacs. In a landscape dotted with vividly colorful, colonial-style houses and centuries-old Danish churches, meet local residents and experts to experience local Inuit traditions.
Melody Brown Burkins smiling with a brick building background

Melody Brown Burkins

Director of the Institute of Arctic Studies, Senior Associate Director in the John Sloan Dickey Center for International Understanding, and Adjunct Professor of Environmental Studies

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Cliffs of Doher

Ireland and Northern Ireland

Ireland and Northern Ireland

Sep 11, 2025 - Sep 20, 2025

Cruise

Experience the best of the Emerald Isle on this deluxe, eight-night cruise from Dublin down to Cork and back up to Galway and Belfast. Enjoy excursions to the UNESCO-inscribed Skellig Michael, the Dingle Peninsula, the remote Aran Islands, the UNESCO-designated Giant’s Causeway and the storied Titanic Quarter in Belfast. Customize your journey with a choice of included excursions that take you to such iconic sites as the famous Blarney Castle and the breathtaking Cliffs of Moher.
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Susan Ackerman

Preston H. Kelsey Professor in Religion, Professor of Women's and Gender Studies, and Professor of Jewish Studies

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Boat sailing down the snake river

Portland and Washington

Columbia and Snake Rivers

Sep 20, 2025 - Sep 27, 2025

Cruise

Delve deep into the history, harvests, and landscapes of the Columbia and Snake rivers while indulging your senses with the region’s culinary splendors and world-class wines. Our nimble, intimately-scaled ship will follow the storied waterways traveled by early explorers, settlers, and indigenous peoples as we take in spectacular scenery; tour museums and historic sites; and actively explore by foot, kayak, Zodiac, and jet boat. A top team of naturalists—including experts on history and geology—will illuminate all we see, and a wine expert will offer accessible wine education and nightly tastings to guide you through the region’s rich terroirs.
Frank Magilligan smiling with a stone wall in the background

Francis Magilligan

Frank J. Reagon ‘09 Chair of Policy Studies, Professor of Geography and Adjunct Professor of Earth Sciences

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Montreal ferris wheel in the fall

Canada and the USA

Fall Tableau of Canada and New England

Sep 24, 2025 - Oct 5, 2025

Cruise

Discover captivating fjords, rich biodiversity, and fascinating maritime heritage on this 11-night cruise aboard Oceania Cruises’ Insignia. Embark in lively Montreal and conclude your journey in Boston.
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Greece Santorini

Greece and Turkey

Island Life | Greek Isles and Ephesus

Sep 26, 2025 - Oct 4, 2025

Cruise

Behold breathtaking views and watch mythical landscapes come to life as you sail Greece’s fabled Aegean Sea and Turquoise Coast of Turkey on this deluxe, seven-night cruise. Traverse the streets of ancient Delos —legendary birthplace of Artemis and Apollo — and discover the UNESCO‑designated ruins of Ephesus. Tour the Monastery of St. John in Patmos, explore historic Rhodes Town and unlock the mysteries of Santorini. Conclude your tour in the rarely visited island of Milos, where the ancient Venus de Milo statue was discovered in 1820.
F. Jon Kull standing in front of brick building

F. Jon Kull

Rodgers Professor of Chemistry and Dean of the Guarini School of Graduate and Advanced Studies

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South Africa, Zimbabwe, Botswana, and Zambia

Africa’s Wildlife

Sep 29, 2025 - Oct 12, 2025

Land based

A glimpse of a world primeval awaits on this singular 14-day safari to Botswana’s Chobe National Park, where elephants preside; Zimbabwe’s dazzling Victoria Falls and its private game reserve; and Zambia’s exceptional South Luangwa National Park, a remote, unspoiled jewel. Discover beautiful Cape Town with an optional post-tour extension.
Jay Hull in front of greenery

Jay Hull

The Dartmouth Professor of Psychological Brain Sciences and Former Associate and Dean of Faculty for the Social Sciences

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French village on the water

France

Flavors of Dordogne

Oct 3, 2025 - Oct 11, 2025

Land based

Step into a world where medieval charm meets modern sophistication, where every cobblestone street tells a story, and every vineyard whispers secrets of centuries past. This is Dordogne, a captivating region in the heart of southwest France overflowing with history, architecture and enchanting beauty. This customized itinerary provides an idyllic setting for authentic cultural and culinary experiences, from exploring medieval towns and ancient castles to dining at Michelin-starred restaurants, partaking in vineyard tours and tastings and joining hands-on cooking demonstrations.
Lynn Higgins holding a book

Lynn Higgins

Edward Tuck Professor of French Studies Emerita

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Panoramic view of european countryside and river

Hungary, Slovakia, Austria, Germany, and Amsterdam

Cruise the Heart of Europe 2025

Oct 8, 2025 - Oct 23, 2025

Cruise

Experience the heart of Europe along the great rivers that shaped its borders and traditions. Unpack once and enjoy an intimate look at five countries, three storied rivers and timeless cities on one exclusively chartered, first-class ship.
Klaus Milich on a boat

Klaus Milich

Senior Lecturer, American Literary and Cultural Studies

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Seal on the shores of an island

Ecuador

Wild Galápagos Escape Fall 2025

Oct 9, 2025 - Oct 16, 2025

Cruise

Amazing, enchanting, and wonderfully wild—no other corner of the world delivers the kind of exhilarating encounters like the Galápagos. Experience all the magic of the archipelago in one action-packed week aboard the sleek and elegant, 48-guest/all-suite, new National Geographic Islander II. You’ll walk up-close among lively colonies of wildlife, all legendary for their lack of fear—see marine iguanas, frigatebirds, blue-footed boobies, the famous giant tortoises, and more. Plus, explore the dazzling undersea as you paddle board, kayak,  Zodiac cruise, and snorkel in rich waters teeming with fish, sea turtles, penguins, and curious sea lions. And discover the islands’ array of  interesting habitats—from lush green highlands and stark volcanic landscapes to pristine beaches and mangrove thickets.
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Jeremy DeSilva

Professor of Anthropology

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South Africa, Zimbabwe, and Botswana

Journey to Southern Africa

Oct 14, 2025 - Oct 29, 2025

Land based

Join an exceptional adventure that reveals the raw beauty, wildlife and unparalleled wonders of South Africa, Zimbabwe and Botswana. With expert guides leading the way, discover the density and diversity of exotic animals in southern Africa’s most incredible safari destinations.
MICHAEL MASTANDUNO

Michael Mastanduno

Nelson A. Rockefeller Professor of Government

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Apulia

Apulia: Undiscovered Italy

Oct 29, 2025 - Nov 6, 2025

Land based

Life moves at a slower pace in Apulia, Italy’s sun-kissed southern region. From your base in seaside Polignano a Mare, travel over timeless terra to historical towns filled with indelible wonders.
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Anna Minardi GR ’10

Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing

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Seychelles and Madagascar

Seychelles & Madagascar 2025

Nov 6, 2025 - Nov 22, 2025

Cruise

This is an extraordinary cruise for travelers who love the natural world and all its wonders. Located in the heart of the Indian Ocean, the 115 islands that make up the Seychelles are known for crystal-clear waters, endless stretches of powdery white-sand beaches, its diverse and vibrant marine ecosystem, and a range of unique plant and animal species.
Douglas Bolger

Douglas Bolger

Professor of Environmental Studies and Adjunct Professor of Biological Sciences

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New Zealand

The Best of New Zealand by Sea 2025

Nov 11, 2025 - Nov 24, 2025

Cruise

Discover the best of Aotearoa/New Zealand exploring its three main islands (the North Island, South Island, and Stewart Island) on this unforgettable 14-day New Zealand cruise. Traveling during springtime in New Zealand, begin with one night in Queenstown, the country’s adventure capital, followed by 10 nights cruising from Fiordland National Park to Auckland, with excursions to the island nation’s dramatic glacial fiords, geothermal wonders, cultural richness and untamed wilderness.
David Kotz

David Kotz

Provost and Pat & John Rosenwald Professor of Computer Science

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Mayan ruins

Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, Costa Rica, Peru, and Chile

Palms to Andean Peaks

Nov 29, 2025 - Dec 21, 2025

Cruise

From the refreshing coastal breeze to the grandeur of the Mayan pyramids, delve into the captivating landscapes of Latin America on this 22-night odyssey aboard Oceania Cruises’ Marina. Embark in Miami and set sail to Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, Costa Rica, Peru, and Chile.
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Egypt

Treasures of Egypt

Nov 29, 2025 - Dec 14, 2025

Land based

In Cairo, visit the renowned Egyptian Museum, Old Cairo and the Pyramids. Embark on our Nile Cruise and explore the Temples of Philae. Tour the Valley of the Kings. Visit Alexandria and see the Lighthouse of Alexandria. Tour the National Museum of Alexandria before the tour concludes in Cairo.
NATHANIEL DOMINY

Nathaniel Dominy

Charles Hansen Professor of Anthropology

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Austria and Germany

Christkindlmärkte Along the Danube River

Dec 1, 2025 - Dec 9, 2025

Cruise

Experience Yuletide magic on an enchanting Danube River sojourn to visit some of Europe’s oldest and most iconic Christkindlmärkte.
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