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Europe and Turkey

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July 7 to 20, 2018

Scandinavia

SUMMER IN SWEDEN, DENMARK AND NORWAY

With Travel/Study favorite Ed Steidle, explore Sweden, Denmark and Norway by ferry and rail—modes of transport uniquely suited to Scandinavia’s mountains, fjords and coastlines.

July 15 to 25, 2018

Wales, England and Scotland by Rail

TRAVERSE THE HIGHLANDS

With faculty leader Charlie Junkerman, traverse the Highlands aboard the Belmond Royal Scotsman and relive bygone eras on day trips aboard vintage private trains—to the summit of Snowdon, on the world’s oldest narrow gauge railway, and across the Yorkshire moors.

July 17 to 27, 2018

Iceland Family Adventure

GEOTHERMAL WONDERS, GLACIERS AND WATERFALLS

Explore Reykjavik, the world’s northernmost capital, embarking on a private whale- and puffin-watching tour from the city harbor and soaking in the family-friendly Blue Lagoon geothermal spa.

July 18 to 26, 2018

Rhine River Family Adventure

A 50TH ANNIVERSARY TRIP

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of Stanford Travel/Study on a re-creation of our very first trip, a cruise on the
Rhine River, newly redesigned for families.

August 27 to September 5, 2018

Northern Europe by Sea

COPENHAGEN TO LONDON ABOARD LE LAPEROUSE

In the company of history professor Bert Patenaude, MA ’79, PhD ’87, cruise aboard Le Lapérouse across the northern coasts of Europe and through the Kiel Canal connecting the Baltic and North Seas to the canals of Amsterdam and the River Thames.

September 4 to 12, 2018

Literary London

EXAMINING A CITY'S GREAT LEGACY

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The third installment of our popular literary seminar series—following T.S. Eliot in the Cotswolds and Literary Dublin—continues with an examination of the works and authors of Britain’s monumental capital.

October 7 to 18, 2018

Great War Centenary

ECHOES OF THE PAST IN FRANCE

Journey through northern France with history professor James Sheehan, ’58, reflecting on the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I—November 11, 1918.

October 8 to 20, 2018

Provence Walk

A PAINTER'S CANVAS

Discover just how captivating Provence can be. Walk through the countryside that inspired so many impressionist painters, from Cézanne to van Gogh, to capture it all on canvas.

October 9 to 18, 2018

Sicily

CROSSROADS OF CIVILIZATIONS

Travel with classics professor and Travel/Study icon, Marsh McCall, to several of Sicily’s most inviting towns and cities, including Palermo, Syracuse and Taormina, and ancient sites such as Agrigento, Selinunte and Segesta.

October 31 to November 9, 2018

Tuscany Seminar

CASTLES, CHIANTI AND CLASSIC COUNTRYSIDE

We designed this trip with solo travelers in mind. Explore the pleasures of the Tuscan countryside with fellow Stanford solo travelers at fall’s end—the perfect time of year for crisp weather, hearty pastas and fewer crowds.

March 6 to 17, 2019

Arctic Finland and Norway

IN SEARCH OF THE NORTHERN LIGHTS

Travel above the Arctic Circle with faculty leader Scott Pearson on a Nordic odyssey to visit one of the northernmost areas of the planet that’s inhabited by humans year-round. 

April 6 to 13, 2019

Focus: Florence

CRADLE OF THE RENAISSANCE

Traveling in the company of Florentine native, political science professor and journalist Roberto D’Alimonte, dive deep into Florence’s history, from its culture, art and architecture to its science, politics and religion.

April 6 to 15, 2019

Venice and the Veneto

CANALS AND COUNTRYSIDE

Wander among the canals and twisting streets of this “most serene” city with European history professor Paula Findlen. Also enjoy specially arranged visits to the Basilica di San Marco and the Palazzo Ducale, as well as a private reception in a 17th-century Venetian palazzo.

April 12 to 22, 2019

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 13 to 21, 2019

Andalucia Hike

HOLY WEEK IN THE SOUTH OF SPAIN

This region of southern Spain has it all: whitewashed towns, Moorish villages, incredible vistas, hillsides drenched with the fragrances of spring blooms. Our faculty leader Barbara Pitkin and trail expert Peter Watson will walk us through this verdant, beautiful land’s rich political, cultural and religious past.

April 28 to May 9, 2019

Provence and Burgundy

CRUISING THE RHONE AND SAONE RIVERS

Stroll alongside European history professor Carolyn Lougee through the colorful streets of Aix-en-Provence, a city that’s a treasure trove of art, architecture, brasseries and bistros, open-air markets and thousands of fountains. It’s easy to see why it was such a magnet for the impressionists.

May 3 to 18, 2019

Wild and Ancient Britain

ANCIENT SITES AND UNTAMED PLACES

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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 8 to 20, 2019

Northern Portugal Walk

SPRINGTIME IN A STORIED LAND

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Faculty leader Ed Steidle will show us the huge impact this tiny country had on history—from its explorations to being a global empire in the 16th century.

May 26 to June 5, 2019

West Coast of Europe

ABOARD THE SEA CLOUD II

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Sail aboard the magnificent, three-masted Sea Cloud II, a seafaring luxury ship that beautifully recalls the bygone era of cruising with style and elegance.

June 12 to 21, 2019

Focus: Berlin

AN INSIDER'S LOOK

With Stanford music and German studies professor Stephen Hinton, explore Berlin through a music history lens during an in-depth, close-up look at one of Europe’s greatest cities.

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