Taste of Chile: Culture & Cuisine
Join Dr. Laurence Michalak* for an enriching wine and culinary journey in Chile. Discover the vibrant South American spirit as you explore Chile's renowned wine regions and hear captivating stories shared by passionate local wine producers. From the bustling streets of Santiago to the quirky charm of Valparaiso and the tranquility of Santa Cruz, enjoy the delightful flavors, warm hospitality, and rich cultural heritage of this welcoming region.
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.
Mystical India with Ranthambore Tiger Preserve 2024
Mystical and spiritual, chaotic and confounding, India overflows with riches. While staying at excellent hotels, we travel the classic Golden Triangle: bustling Delhi; Agra, home of the sublime Taj Mahal; and Jaipur, great city of the Rajput. We also search for elusive Bengals at Ranthambore Tiger Preserve, and absorb the holiness of Varanasi.
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.
Egypt and the Ancient Nile River [singles: waitlist only]
A beautiful country rich in history and cultural gems, Egypt beckons visitors as a "bucket-list" worthy destination. On this up-tempo tour, delight in five-star accommodations and cruise the Nile River aboard a privately chartered dahabiya. Gaze at the spectacular pyramids of Giza, admire antiquities at the Egyptian Museum, survey the changing scenery while gliding down the Nile, and explore legendary tombs and temples on this journey through the land of pharaohs.
Discover Southeast Alaska (Sitka to Juneau) 2024
The unyielding forces of nature are on full display throughout Alaska's Inside Passage. Mountains erode by the crushing force of massive glaciers, icebergs drift across aquamarine waters, and the life cycles of flora and fauna are compressed into the scant weeks of an arctic summer. During this expedition cruise, navigate narrow channels and waterways with skilled naturalists at your side—ready to encounter Alaska's abundant wildlife, breathtaking peaks and fjords, and ice-blue glaciers of unfathomable proportions.
National Parks & Lodges of the Old West 2024
Awaken your pioneering spirit by tracing the legends and natural splendors of the American West—an awe-inspiring expanse filled with beautiful scenery, abundant wildlife, hiking, storytelling, and incredible historic lodges.
Grand Danube Passage: Prague to Sofia 2024
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Norwegian Fjords & Midnight Sun: Oslo, Bergen, & Tromso
EARLY BOOKING DISCOUNT: Book by Sep. 27 and save a total of $250 per person.
Dutch Waterways: Amsterdam to Antwerp
EARLY BOOKING DISCOUNT: Book by Jun. 27 and save a total of $250 per person.
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Our Tour Lecturers
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