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December 29, 2019 to January 17, 2020

Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia

AN INTRODUCTION TO SOUTHEAST ASIA

A Travel/Study favorite for more than 20 years, our popular introduction to this trio of Southeast Asian countries includes in-depth lectures and insightful discussions led by Professor Larry Diamond and other experts.

January 6 to 20, 2020

New Zealand by Air

MAGNIFICIENT MOUNTAINS AND LUMINOUS LAKES

Flying aboard our private Convair 580 jet-prop for five legs of our trip lets us eliminate some long drives and maximize our time exploring South and North Islands’ natural treasures with Professor Mike McWilliams.

January 7 to 17, 2020

Persian Gulf

EXPERIENCE THE BEAUTY OF THREE ARAB COUNTRIES

Cruise aboard the modern, newly renovated Crystal Esprit from Oman to Qatar and the United Arab Emirates—three Arab countries that are striking in their diversity and dazzling in their blending of ancient and contemporary.

January 7 to 22, 2020

Sudan

KINGDOM OF NUBIAN PHARAOHS

Journey with Stanford classics professor Grant Parker to ancient Nubia, set on the Nile. Meet present-day Nubians—descended from the founders of this once-great empire.

January 26 to February 8, 2020

Singapore, Bangkok and Angkor

SOUTHEAST ASIA AND THE EASTERN & ORIENTAL EXPRESS

Travel between ancient temples and cosmopolitan cities with UC-Santa Cruz professor Tim Duane, ’82, MS ’83, PhD ’89. Look for the Chinese, Malay and Indian influences that have helped shape the dynamic city of Singapore, our first stop.

February 1 to 9, 2020

Baja Whale Watching

ABOARD THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC SEA BIRD

Blue whales, fin whales, Bryde’s whales, humpbacks, sperm whales, plus orcas, false killer whales and pilot whales can all be found in the Sea of Cortez; it’s here where the greatest variety of whales and dolphins in the world can be observed, and, at this time of year, where California gray whales are birthing their calves.

February 4 to 10, 2020

Yellowstone in Winter

GEOTHERMAL WONDERS AND WILDLIFE ENCOUNTERS

Discover the dramatic beauty of Yellowstone National Park in the hush of winter. Travel across snow-covered landscapes to catch sight of Yellowstone’s wildlife, waterfalls framed by ice and geysers erupting into the cold winter air. Experience firsthand the park’s vastness, the silence and the slowness of life.

February 22 to March 14, 2020

India Grand Tour

TREASURES OF THE SUBCONTINENT

Join Professor Scott Pearson on the ultimate exploration of the subcontinent; a Grand Tour encompassing India’s many highlights. 

February 24 to March 9, 2020

Nile

GLORIES OF ANCIENT AND MODERN EGYPT

Travel with Barton "Buzz" Thompson, '73, MBA '76, JD '76, to Egypt and enjoy exclusive tours with Stanford scholars at historical and cultural sites, including two of Cairo’s main mosques, Ibn Tulun and Sultan Hassan.

March 9 to 25, 2020

Iran

MOSQUES AND MONUMENTS OF PERSIA

Follow in the footsteps of scores of Stanford travelers who have delighted in uncovering the facts about this historically and culturally rich nation and also discovering how incredibly warm and welcoming its people are.

March 13 to 27, 2020

Kingdom of Morocco

FROM THE SAHARA TO THE SEA

Discover the cultural, religious and geographical diversity of Morocco as we journey from Marrakech, where snake charmers and magicians still ply their ancient arts, to the seaside town of Essaouira, known for its fishermen’s blue boats, and then on to the colorful capital city of Rabat with its historic edifices.

March 22 to April 1, 2020

Emilia-Romagna

RENAISSANCE COURTS OF ITALY

With Christy Junkerman, explore Italy’s oft-overlooked court cities—Bologna, Parma, Ferrara, Mantua—whose aristocratic families played vital roles in the birth of the Renaissance, hosting artists, architects and musicians.

April 3 to May 2, 2020

Florence Sabbatical

A MONTH IN THE CRADLE OF THE RENAISSANCE

Ever dreamt about spending an entire month in Florence, heart and soul of the Renaissance? Now’s the time! Dive headlong into Florentine life, language and culture during this four-week stay in beautiful Firenze.

April 5 to 18, 2020

Tunisia

FROM CARTHAGE TO THE JASMINE REVOLUTION

Visit a total of seven UNESCO World Heritage sites, covering the Phoenician, Roman and Islamic periods, accompanied by faculty leader Grant Parker, chair of Stanford’s department of classics and faculty affiliate of the university’s Center for African Studies.

April 5 to 15, 2020

Dutch Waterways

MASTERPIECES OF ART AND NATURE

Attend the world’s largest flower auction in Aalsmeer and visit Keukenhof—80 acres of more than 7 million bulbs and 800 varieties of tulips—at the peak of the blooming season.

April 7 to 22, 2020

Spice Islands and Beyond

UNDERWATER EDENS OF EASTERN INDONESIA

Travel with two faculty leaders, Rob Dunbar and Bill Durham, '71, as we sail among the Maluku Islands and the 1,500 islands of the extraordinarily biodiverse Raja Ampat archipelago off New Guinea, home to more than 75 percent of the earth's coral and fish species.

April 15 to 26, 2020

Sicily Walk

ISLAND CROSSROADS OF THE MEDITERRANEAN

With Professor Elaine Treharne and trail expert Peter Watson, explore this historic island the way the ancients did, on foot.

April 16 to 26, 2020

Piemonte and the Italian Riviera

TREASURES OF NORTHWESTERN ITALY

Enjoy the good life as we delve into a pair of Italy’s most alluring regions—Piemonte and Liguria’s Italian Riviera. Faculty leader Roberto D’Alimonte enlightens us while our Stanford  connections give us special access.

April 18 to 26, 2020

Focus: Vienna

IMPERIAL GRANDEUR

Walk with former Vienna resident Bert Patenaude, MA ’79, PhD ’87, on the streets where Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven and Schubert once walked, and meet with a current member of the Vienna Symphony Orchestra.

April 22 to 29, 2020

Literary South

SAVANNAH TO CHARLESTON

Delve into the works of numerous Southern-born and -influenced authors with emeritus professor of English literature William M. Chace during daily lectures and discussion sessions.

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