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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 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.

April 28 to May 8, 2020

Barcelona to Valencia Food and Wine

DISCOVERING IBERIA

Travel with historian Peter Mann, PhD ’12, and wine expert Jeremy Shaw to Spain’s Catalonia and Valencia regions to learn about the culture, art and, of course, food and wine.

April 30 to May 13, 2020

Slovenia and Croatia

CRUISE THE ADRIATIC

With Professor Scott Pearson, sail leisurely down the Croatian coast from Rovinj to Dubrovnik aboard the 18-cabin yacht, Queen Eleganza, calling at more than half a dozen unique and charming port towns.

May 1 to 10, 2020

St. Petersburg

RUSSIA'S IMPERIAL CAPITAL

Traveling with faculty leader David Holloway, visit several of St. Petersburg’s most iconic edifices, such as the Peter and Paul Fortress, the Peterhof Palace and the ornate Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood.

May 7 to 16, 2020

Alaska's Inside Passage

GLACIERS, GRIZZLIES AND EAGLES

Cruise aboard the MV Alaskan Dream past carpets of rain forest as seals cavort shipside and Professor Margot Gerritsen, PhD ’97, enlightens us about Alaska’s natural treasures.

May 8 to 22, 2020

Israel: Past and Present

EXPLORING THE HOLY LAND

With religious studies professor Robert Gregg, explore the importance of Jerusalem to the three Abrahamic monotheistic faiths and observe their practices at the holy sites in the Old City.

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