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Europe and Turkey

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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.

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, and open-air markets. It’s easy to see why the "City of a Thousand Fountains" 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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Cruise the Celtic, Irish and North Seas with Dr. Linda Paulson aboard the Ocean Adventurer, exploring ancient sites that were home to Stone Age dwellers, Celtic tribes, Saxon invaders and Norman conquerors.

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.

June 17 to 29, 2019

West Coast of Turkey

ISTANBUL AND THE TURQUOISE COAST

Delight in the many facets of this fabled country, starting in Istanbul, one of the world’s most cosmopolitan cities, to view some of its greatest treasures.

June 19 to July 18, 2019

Aix-en-Provence Summer Sabbatical

A MONTH IN THE SOUTH OF FRANCE

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Always dreamed of doing this? Now’s the time! Dive headlong into French life, language and culture during this well-planned, month-long stay in beautiful, timeless Provence.

June 22 to July 2, 2019

Bordeaux to Rioja Food and Wine

A GASTRONOMIC JOURNEY IN SPAIN AND FRANCE

Through our well-fostered connections, visit some of Bordeaux and Rioja’s most exclusive wineries, and enjoy an introductory seminar with a lauded Master of Wine.

June 23 to July 3, 2019

Spain Family Adventure

FORTRESSES, FLAMENCO & FABULOUS ART TREASURES

Our faculty leader Peter Mann, PhD ’12, leads the way as we explore the traditional neighborhoods of Madrid and view the fabulous art treasures at the Prado, Spain’s world-famous national museum.

June 24 to July 6, 2019

Italian Riviera, Tuscany and Rome

PAGEANTRY OF THE PALIO

Experience just how sweet life is as we explore the hillside towns that dot the Italian Riviera and the pastoral Tuscan countryside with art history professor Fabio Barry and local experts.

July 17 to 27, 2019

Baltic Sea

NATION-HOPPING ABOARD THE HEBRIDEAN SKY

Sail around the Baltic Sea with faculty leader Amir Weiner aboard the all-suite Hebridean Sky, starting and ending in Sweden with stops in Latvia, Estonia, Russia and Finland.

July 20 to 29, 2019

Athens to Venice

VOYAGE TO SEMINAL SITES OF HISTORY

Voyage across the cobalt waters of the Ionian, Mediterranean and Adriatic seas aboard Le Lyrial in search of ancient civilizations and exquisitely well-preserved island cities.

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