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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

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 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 19 to 29, 2019

Pantanal

LAND OF CONTRASTS

Discover the Pantanal, the largest freshwater wetland in the world and a premier destination for wildlife viewing.

July 26 to August 3, 2019

Iceland

GEOTHERMAL WONDERS, GLACIERS AND WATERFALLS

Join husbandand-wife team, professors Pam Matson and Peter Vitousek, environment and sustainability experts, as we stop at Thingvellir National Park, Strokkur Geyser and Gulfoss, or “Golden Waterfall,” on this acclaimed route of geological highlights.

August 16 to 26, 2019

Captivating Croatia

TREASURES ALONG THE ADRIATIC

Take a deep dive into the small, yet culturally rich, country of Croatia on a rare land-based itinerary led by Stanford English professor and Croatian native Ivan Lupic.

August 23 to September 11, 2019

Central Asia and the Caucasus

ANCIENT CULTURES OF THE CASPIAN

Accompanied by faculty leader and former ambassador to Afghanistan (2009–2011), Karl Eikenberry, MA ’94, explore nine different UNESCO World Heritage sites as we travel through five wildly diverse countries on this tailor-made, modern-day caravan.

September 8 to 23, 2019

Remembering World War II

FROM ENGLAND TO AUSTRIA

Follow the path of Easy Company, made famous by the book and HBO series, Band of Brothers, on this remarkable exploration of some of the most famous battles and sites of World War II. We’ll also stop at major monuments and commemorative cemeteries.

October 5 to 18, 2019

Central Europe: Prague to Berlin

A JOURNEY OF REMEMBRANCE

Become immersed in the rich history of Central Europe with historian Norman Naimark, ’66, MA ’68, PhD ’72. 

October 13 to 21, 2019

Focus: Amsterdam

AN IN-DEPTH TOUR OF "VENICE OF THE NORTH"

Enjoy a specially arranged visit to the Rijksmuseum’s research library, before-hours entry to the Rembrandt House Museum and a private cheese-tasting—all in the company of European history professor Bert Patenaude, MA ’79, PhD ’87.

October 17 to 28, 2019

Emirates and Sultanates

INSIDE DUBAI, OMAN AND QATAR

Whether the world’s tallest tower, the only indoor ski slope in the Middle East or a palm tree-shaped housing
complex in the sea, Dubai’s is tops.

October 27 to November 10, 2019

Sicily to Southern Spain

A MEDITERRANEAN JOURNEY

Learn from Professor Scott Pearson about the 10th-century farming and scientific practices in Sicily and Spain that started a medieval “green revolution” and revolutionized knowledge in Europe for centuries.

November 3 to 16, 2019

Unseen Japan

HIDDEN GEMS OF AN ISLAND NATION

Join Professor Daniel Sneider, a lecturer in International Policy at Stanford, on this itinerary created just for Travel/Study that takes us to fascinating sites few tourists visit.

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 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.

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 faculty leader, Scott Pearson, on the ultimate exploration of the subcontinent; a Grand Tour encompassing his esteemed India’s many highlights. 

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.

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