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A journey through the splendor of the past

Take in the beauty and history of southern Europe from the comfort of your private cabin aboard the luxurious Golden Eagle Danube Express. You’ll check off bucket-list items such as a gondola ride through Venice’s romantic waterways and a tour of Topkapi Palace, but also experience lesser known wonders like a Turkish bazaar in North Macedonia’s rarely visited Skopje.

Marvel at the wonders of Slovenia—the ethereal limestone caverns of the Postojna Cave system and the dramatic Predjama Castle, built within a cave mouth overhanging a cliff! During a sobering visit to the Tunnel of Hope in Bosnia and Herzegovina, we’ll hear a firsthand account of the nearly four yearslong Siege of Sarajevo from one of its survivors.


October 11–22, 2024


12 days

Minimum age

18 years

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Faculty leader

A different kind of classroom

With renowned Stanford faculty and scholars leading the way, every Travel/Study trip is a one-of-a-kind educational experience.

Norman Naimark


The Robert and Florence McDonnell Professor of East European History and a past chair of Stanford's history department, Professor Naimark's research has focused on the problems of radical politics in the Russian Empire and Eastern Europe.

“Norman was great, with that admirable combination of being personable and so very knowledgeable.”

—Ted Meyer, ’68, MBA ’74

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