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Classic Journeys

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 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.

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 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 11 to 22, 2020

Spain and Portugal by Sea

SHORES OF IBERIA ABOARD THE SEA CLOUD II

Cruise the Iberian coast with faculty leader Lisa Surwillo aboard the magnificent, three-masted Sea Cloud II that brings back the seafaring elegance of a bygone era.

May 20 to June 4, 2020

Wild Kamchatka and Kuril Islands

A WILDLIFE AND BIRDING EXPEDITION

Visit this remote and scenically dramatic region of Russia’s far east aboard the intimate 100-guest Caledonian Sky.

June 4 to 18, 2020

Shetland Islands and Norway

ALONG THE NORWEGIAN COAST ABOARD HEBRIDEAN SKY

Cruise aboard the Hebridean Sky from northern Scotland up the spectacular coast of Norway and into the Arctic Circle with faculty leader Scott Pearson.

June 8 to 22, 2020

Prague to Paris

CRUISE THE MAIN AND RHINE RIVERS

Learn from faculty leader Carolyn Lougee in fairy-tale-like Prague, and go back in time to view exquisitely preserved buildings that survived WWII, with architectural styles ranging from Romanesque to baroque and neoclassical.

June 10 to 22, 2020

Circumnavigation of Iceland

ABOARD THE BRAND-NEW LE BELLOT

Navigate Iceland’s entire coastline with faculty leader Dustin Schroeder aboard the all-new luxury yacht, Le Bellot, looking for summering whales from the ship’s decks.

June 18 to 27, 2020

Sailing the Western Mediterranean

CINQUE TERRE, CORSICA AND SARDINIA

Sail from the beautiful port of Nice on the newly renovated, three-masted sailing yacht, Le Ponant, to Genoa and then along Italy’s spectacular coastline and to the Italian island of Sardinia and the French island of Corsica.

July 25 to August 11, 2020

Southern Africa

WITH THREE NIGHTS ABOARD ROVOS RAIL

Travel in the lap of luxury while staying at Cape Town’s Mount Nelson Hotel and riding the Edwardian-style train, the Rovos Rail, with Professor Jeff Koseff, MS ’78, PhD ’83.

August 30 to September 10, 2020

European Symposium

A REFLECTION ON THE EVOLUTION OF EUROPE

Hear from numerous dignitaries, diplomats, authors and thought leaders on the development of the European Union and the challenges and opportunities it faces today. 

September 27 to October 10, 2020

Indonesia by Air

BALI, JAVA, BORNEO AND SULAWESI

Traveling entirely by air allows us to visit remote islands and stay longer at destinations than a typical trip to Indonesia would allow time for. Scott Pearson, a scholar of economic change in developing countries, leads the way. 

October 1 to 10, 2020

Hudson River

AUTUMN SPLENDOR IN NEW YORK

Travel aboard the American Constitution with Stanford  duo, Wanda M. Corn and Joe Corn, who love to expound on American art, history, technology and political science. 

October 6 to 21, 2020

Waterways of Southeast Asia

A NEW LOOK AT VIETNAM, LAOS AND CAMBODIA

Travel with Professor Barton “Buzz” Thompson, ’73, MBA ’76, JD ’76, through Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia, stopping at the villages that are dependent on the resources provided by the region’s extensive river system for economic, social and spiritual survival.

October 11 to 20, 2020

Malta, Sicily and Coastal Italy

ABOARD LE PONANT

Join history professor Norman Naimark, ’66, MA ’68, PhD ’72 and learn about the ancient residents of these fertile and oft-conquered lands.

October 11 to 27, 2020

Madagascar to Mauritius

EXPLORING PARADISE ABOARD THE CALEDONIAN SKY

Together with biology professor Tony Barnosky, observe many species of lemurs up close in their natural habitat, including the red ruffed lemur and the aye-aye, and learn about Madagascar’s dogged conservation efforts to protect these incredible animals.

February 8 to 23, 2021

West Coast of Africa

FROM GABON TO SENEGAL

With the Caledonian Sky as our base, explore nine coastal countries. Hike the lush interior of Príncipe Island; tour the streets, markets and beaches of tiny villages and bustling cities; and on board, learn from lecturers on western Africa's diverse cultures and tumultuous history. 

April 19 to May 3, 2021

North Africa, Corsica and Italy

MEDITERRANEAN MOSAIC

Sail on the capacious Le Champlain from the boot of Italy to Africa’s northern coast, putting in at the French island of Corsica along our journey. 

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