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Be More Than a Tourist

Dartmouth offers travel experiences that go way beyond sightseeing. Enjoy opportunities to learn, engage with local leaders, and expand your horizons. Our journeys are led by faculty and experts who can provide insights and perspectives you can’t get anywhere else. 

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Scotland, Ireland, England, and France

Celtic Lands | 80th Anniversary of D-Day & the Battle of Normandy - WAITLIST ONLY

May 28, 2024 - Jun 7, 2024


Encounter the legacy of the Celts in Scotland, Ireland, Wales, and France on this carefully curated itinerary. Enjoy two full-day excursions to the historic D-Day beaches of Normandy—each accompanied by acclaimed historians Dwight David Eisenhower II and Allen Packwood OBE, in Cherbourg, France.
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Leslie Butler

Associate Professor of History and Vice Chair for the Department of History

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Robert Bonner ’68a

Professor of History and Kathe Tappe Vernon Professor in Biography

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Scotland, Iceland, and the Faroe Islands

Cruising Scotland to the Faroe Islands and Iceland

May 30, 2024 - Jun 8, 2024


Encounter the lands of the Vikings and Gaels on an exclusive itinerary that combines the treasures of Scotland and Iceland. Sail amidst Scottish Isles, visit the Faroe Islands, and cruise Iceland's glacial waters.
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Paul Musselwhite

Associate Professor of History

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Circumnavigating Iceland

Jun 7, 2024 - Jun 15, 2024


Encounter the enchanting “Land of Fire and Ice,” where glaciers cap active and dormant volcanoes and Viking ruins coexist with geothermal baths, mud pots, and geysers.
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Colin Meyer

Assistant Professor of Engineering

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

Scandinavia and the Baltic Capitals

Jul 31, 2024 - Aug 10, 2024


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

Grand Danube Passage 2024

Jul 31, 2024 - Aug 14, 2024


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.
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Klaus Milich

Senior Lecturer, American Literary and Cultural Studies

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Grand Seine River & Normandy Passage

Sep 1, 2024 - Sep 9, 2024


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.
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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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Galápagos Islands

Wild Galápagos Escape—Fall 2024

Sep 12, 2024 - Sep 19, 2024


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

Charles Hansen Professor of Anthropology

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Scotland: Highlands and Islands

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.
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Croatia & the Dalmatian Coast - WAITLIST ONLY!

Sep 17, 2024 - Sep 28, 2024


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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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.
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Silvia Spitta

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

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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.
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Reiko Ohnuma

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

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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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Greece and Turkey

Island Life | Greek Isles and Ephesus - LIMITED AVAILABILITY!

Oct 14, 2024 - Oct 22, 2024


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

Clinical Professor of Business Education

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Hungary, Slovakia, Austria, Germany, and Amsterdam

Cruise the Heart of Europe

Oct 15, 2024 - Oct 30, 2024


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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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


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


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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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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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

Nelson A. Rockefeller Professor of Government

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Germany, France, and Switzerland

Holiday Markets Cruise

Dec 10, 2024 - Dec 18, 2024


December 10–December 18, 2024: Celebrate joyous holiday traditions in Germany and France on this festive Rhine River cruise!
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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

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


February 5–February 10, 2025: 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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Australia and New Zealand

Exploring Australia & New Zealand

Feb 5, 2025 - Feb 26, 2025

Land based

February 5–February 26, 2025: 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

Associate Professor, Emeritus, of Anthropology

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Icebergs in Antarctica


Antarctica Direct: Fly the Drake Passage - WAITLIST ONLY!

Feb 15, 2025 - Feb 22, 2025


February 15–February 22, 2025: 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


February 21–March 3, 2025: 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

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

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Insider’s Japan

Mar 22, 2025 - Apr 3, 2025

Land based

March 22–April 3, 2025: 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

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

March 29–April 6, 2025: 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 2025

Apr 8, 2025 - Apr 16, 2025


April 8–April 16, 2025: Embark on a seven-night cruise brimming with centuries of history and Old-World splendor along the intimate waterways of the Netherlands and Belgium!

Victoria Holt

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

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French Rivieras

Spain, France, and Italy

Rivieras of France and Italy

Apr 14, 2025 - Apr 23, 2025


April 14–April 23, 2024: 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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Sea turtle in the Galapagos Islands


Wild Galápagos Escape Spring 2025

Apr 19, 2025 - Apr 26, 2025


April 19–April 26, 2025: 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

Associate Professor in the Department of Anthropology

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Havana: The Afro-Cuban Experience

Apr 25, 2025 - May 2, 2025

Land based

April 25–May 2, 2025: 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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Spain, Portugal, and Morocco

Cruise Spain, Portugal, and Morocco

Apr 26, 2025 - May 5, 2025


April 26–May 5, 2025: 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

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


Moroccan Discovery 2025

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

Associate Professor of Government Adjunct Professor, Tuck School of Business

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Portugal, Spain, France, and England

European Coastal Cruise

May 3, 2025 - May 12, 2025


May 3–May 12, 2025: 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

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

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Streets of italy


Italy’s Magnificent Lake District

Jun 3, 2025 - Jun 11, 2025

Land based

June 3–June 11, 2025: 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

Clinical Professor of Business Education

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Poland, Hungary, Austria, Czech Republic, and Germany

Journey through Central Europe

Jun 11, 2025 - Jun 26, 2025

Land based

June 11–June 26, 2025: 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.
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Nordic fjord

Norway and Sweden

Nordic Splendors

Jun 27, 2025 - Jul 6, 2025


June 27–July 6, 2025: 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

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


June 27–July 5, 2025: 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


Exploring Iceland

Aug 7, 2025 - Aug 17, 2025

Land based

August 7–August 17, 2025: 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

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

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