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! (The two-week program will open for bookings later this summer.)
Inside the London Theatre Scene 2024
More information and reservations will be available later this summer. Join the early interest list by requesting a brochure below under "Additional Resources." In the meantime, we have exciting news! In addition to this traditional two-week program, Cal Discoveries will also offer a one-week ("short") London Theatre program in 2024. The short program will take place June 23-30, 2024, immediately preceding the regular program running June 30-July 13, 2024. Can't get enough theatre? Those wishing to combine both programs into one spectacular, theatre-filled vacation will save $300!
Taste of Catalonia: Cambrils to Barcelona
Join Dr. Alex Saragoza for an unforgettable exploration of Catalonia's renowned wines and diverse landscapes. Delight in exclusive culinary experiences, from private cooking classes to Michelin-starred restaurants, and immerse yourself in the rich cultural tapestry of charming towns and vibrant Barcelona. Uncover the fascinating history behind Catalonia's wine-making traditions as Dr. Saragoza sheds light on the region's transformation through grape growing.
Mediterranean Food & Nutrition: A Learning Expedition in Greece
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 from Istanbul to Cairo
The shores of the Aegean Sea and the Eastern Mediterranean gave birth to several of the world’s most important civilizations. On this custom-designed voyage from Istanbul to Cairo, visit the port towns, islands, and sites that played a major role in the developments of these 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 2024
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 2024
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 2024
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 2024
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.
Tuscany & Emilia Romagna: A Cultural & Culinary Journey
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