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February 21 to March 7, 2018

The Nile

GLORIES OF ANCIENT AND MODERN EGYPT

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Enjoy exclusive tours with Stanford scholars to historical and cultural sites not open to the public, including two of Cairo’s major mosques, Ibn Tulun and Sultan Hassan.

March 16 to 29, 2018

Kingdom of Morocco

FROM THE SAHARA TO THE SEA

With faculty leader extraordinaire Scott Pearson, discover the cultural, religious and geographical diversity of Morocco, as we journey from Marrakesh, where snake charmers and magicians still ply their ancient arts, to the capital city of Rabat.

March 23 to 31, 2018

Focus: Milan

AN INSIDER'S LOOK

Explore such classical sites as Santa Maria della Grazie, home to da Vinci’s Last Supper, with faculty leader Christine Junkerman, an expert in Italian Renaissance art.

March 24 to April 3, 2018

Cuba by Sea

A REVOLUTIONARY HERITAGE

Sail from Santiago de Cuba, birthplace of the Cuban Revolution, to Havana aboard the luxury yacht, Le Ponant.

April 6 to 15, 2018

Colombia

BOGOTA, MEDELLIN AND CARTAGENA

Colombia has gone through social transformation over the past several decades, bringing to the fore rich cultural traditions of art, cuisine and music that are played out on a backdrop of stunning colonial architecture and vibrant colors. Modern and traditional are juxtaposed in the cities we will visit and also in the country's inhabitants, who are embracing a new freedom of expression with exuberance.

April 6 to 19, 2018

Israel: Past and Present

EXPLORING THE HOLY LAND

Meet with Palestinians, Jewish settlers, local academics and journalists to hear various, often opposing opinions about current events and the future of this hotly contested land.

April 15 to 23, 2018

Cinque Terre Hike

FIVE COASTAL VILLAGES IN NINE DAYS

Spend one splendid day after another hiking the trails that lace the seven-mile stretch of the five quintessential Italian coastal villages that give Cinque Terre its name.

April 18 to 28, 2018

Catalunya Food and Wine

DISCOVERING IBERIA

Catalunya is located in the northeast corner of the Iberian Peninsula, and has a distinctly unique culture, especially present in the food, wines and even the dialect of the language spoken by Catalan people, which makes it an amazing place to focus our travels.

April 25 to May 4, 2018

Focus: Berlin

AN INSIDER'S LOOK

Learn from faculty leader Bob Hamrdla, '59, MA '64, who designed this program, about pre- and post-WWII, the hedonistic interwar years of the Weimar Republic and modern-day Berlin.

April 27 to May 7, 2018

Dutch Waterways

MASTERPIECES OF ART AND NATURE

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Explore the world’s largest flower auction in Aalsmeer and stroll through the Keukenhof’s 88 acres of magnificent flowers at the peak of the blooming season.

May 7 to 18, 2018

Tuscany, Umbria and Rome

CASTLES, CHIANTI & CLASSIC COUNTRYSIDE

Slow down and enjoy the “good life” as we explore the scenic Italian countryside, savor the local culture and sample the regional cuisine.

May 8 to 20, 2018

Path to Rome Walk

TRAVEL THE VIA FRANCIGENA

Travel a portion of the Via Francigena, the pilgrimage route that linked Canterbury to Rome in the Middle Ages, following its route outside Rome through olive groves, vineyards and stands of ancient cypress trees.

May 9 to 24, 2018

Wild and Ancient Britain

ANCIENT SITES AND UNTAMED PLACES

Ply waters marked by ancient lore and tumultuous history, sailing through the narrow channels of the Celtic Sea and the cold waters of the Irish and North Seas.

May 11 to 21, 2018

Mississippi River

FROM MEMPHIS TO NEW ORLEANS

Rediscover a slice of our country’s history—richly exhibited through the traditions of music, art and literature—while celebrating the longest and most storied of American waterways.

May 17 to 29, 2018

Western Australia by Air

VOYAGE IN THE LAND DOWN UNDER

Travel aboard our privately chartered Dash 8-300 aircraft with Professor Ian Smith, MA ’70, PhD ’71, to explore Western Australia’s far-flung, lesser-known destinations—journeying from Perth to Darwin.

May 17 to 29, 2018

Spain and Portugal by Sea

ABOARD THE SEA CLOUD II

Sail the coasts of Spain and Portugal aboard the magnificent, three-masted Sea Cloud II that brings back the elegance of a bygone era.

May 20 to June 1, 2018

Burgundy and the Loire Valley

THE HEART OF FRANCE

Travel back in time with faculty leader Herant Katchadourian, visiting artisans still using techniques from the Middle Ages, family-run 200-year-old wine estates, and ancient Romanesque abbeys and churches.

May 31 to June 13, 2018

Opera in the Lands of Mozart and Wagner

CULTURAL GEMS IN CENTRAL EUROPE

Join former general director of the Seattle Opera, Speight Jenkins, on a tour that takes us to some of Central Europe’s most famous opera houses and allows us to discover the Germany of Bach and Wagner and the Austria of Mozart and Haydn.

June 3 to June 12, 2018

Alaska's Inside Passage

GLACIERS, GRIZZLIES AND EAGLES

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Aboard the MV Alaskan Dream, cruise with faculty leader Barton “Buzz” Thompson, ’73, MBA ’76, JD ’76, past rain forest-carpeted mountainsides as seals cavort shipside.

June 18 to 30, 2018

Tanzania Safari

A GRAND SAFARI

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Join faculty leader Larry Diamond, ’73, MA ’78, PhD ’80, for an adventure filled with engaging dialogues and captivating wildlife.

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