Flavors of Provence by Luxury River Ship
Awaken your senses as you explore the French countryside, sailing the picturesque Rhône and Saône Rivers. Discover a bounty of flavors, stand in awe before towering castles, feel the texture of vines that produce the wines of Burgundy and Provence, and taste your way through France’s gastronomic capital, Lyon. History, art, architecture, and natural beauty stimulate the mind and satisfy the soul on this journey.
Inside the London Theatre Scene: One Week in the West End
Introducing an exciting expansion to our theatre lineup! For 2024, Cal Discoveries will offer both a one-week ("short") London Theatre program in addition to our traditional two-week program. This short program will take place June 23-30, 2024, conveniently preceding the regular program running June 30-July 13, 2024. True theatre enthusiasts can save $300 by combining both programs into a single, unforgettable theatre-filled vacation!
Inside the London Theatre Scene
Immerse yourself in the London theater scene for two weeks. Join lively discussions and learn from theater directors, producers, and actors in intimate Chorus Chats. Unpack once and feel like a local in the heart of London. Can't get enough theatre? Add on our one-week London Theatre trip June 23-30, 2024 for a spectacular, theatre-filled vacation and save $300!
Taste of Catalonia: Cambrils to Barcelona
Experience Catalonia, one of Spain’s most prestigious wine regions, with its relaxed coastal vibes and rich culture.
Taste of Crete: A Hands-on Study of Traditional Mediterranean Foods
Embark on a transformative learning experience with esteemed enrichment lecturer Kristen Rasmussen as you explore the captivating island of Crete. Discover the intricate connections between food systems, culture, and nutrition as Kristen guides you through immersive discussions and hands-on experiences. From ancient castles to seaside villages, indulge in the delights of Mediterranean cuisine while gaining valuable insights into the historical, ecological, and biological factors that shape our diets and food traditions.
Emperors, Conquerors & Saints: A Voyage Exploring Turkey, Greece, the Greek Islands & Cyprus
The shores of the Aegean Sea and the Eastern Mediterranean gave birth to several of the world’s most important civilizations.
Pearls of Dalmatia: Dubrovnik & the Islands of Hvar
Independent, democratic Croatia welcomes visitors eager to absorb its remarkable history and culture – and its beautiful and unspoiled Dalmatian coastline. As our small group travels from historic Zagreb and beautiful Lake Bled to the Habsburg resort of Opatija, the island of Hvar, and beloved Dubrovnik, we see why this cherished region lays such a claim on the hearts of all who visit.
Provincial French Countryside [singles: waitlist only]
Experience the beauty, allure, and hospitality of provincial France at an easy pace and in a unique style. Anchored by stays in vibrant Toulouse and enchanting Paris, this journey features diverse Languedoc, the remote Dordogne, the lovely Loire Valley, and historic Normandy as we stay in charming rural inns and small country hotels. It’s a small group tour de force!
Legendary Turkey: Istanbul to the Turquoise Coast [waitlist only]
Fascinating sights, scents, and sounds reign in this land where Europe and Asia meet. From Istanbul, magnificent “Empress of the World,” to ancient ruins, stunning landscapes, and the dramatic – and legendary – Turquoise Coast, Turkey engages and beguiles, offering us an unparalleled small group experience.
Portrait of Italy from the Amalfi Coast to Venice [waitlist only]
From the breathtaking Amalfi Coast to eternal Rome, through the gentle Umbrian and Tuscan countryside to timeless Venice, this wide-ranging tour showcases ancient sites, contemporary life, priceless art, and beautiful natural scenery. You’ll especially appreciate the small size of your group as you stay in unique accommodations in the Tuscan countryside and in a medieval village.
Alpine Splendor: Switzerland and Austria
The towering peaks of the Alps serve as the stunning backdrop for our Swiss and Austrian exploration. As our small group discovers mountain villages and European cities, rides the famed Glacier Express, cruises on glassine lakes, and ascends snowcapped summits, borders disappear and the region’s history – and beauty – enchant one and all.
Flavors of Northern Italy [singles: waitlist only]
From art-packed museums and mosaic-filled cathedrals to Roman ruins and hill towns amid vineyards that produce some of Europe's best wines, Northern Italy's riches are plentiful, wide-ranging, and ripe for discovery. Embark on a cultural and gastronomic adventure with this signature journey where days are dedicated to the joy and art of good food and wine, and evenings are for quiet relaxation at guestrooms in the country.
Stay Connected to Berkeley for Life
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Our Tour Lecturers
Meet the enrichment lecturers who accompany many of our tours and offer fascinating educational details to take your vacation to the next level.