Didi Kirtley '70 (pictured left) never gave Travel Program trips much thought until a brochure advertising our 2009 journey to Turkey arrived in her mailbox. She enjoyed that trip so much that she also explored Egypt & The Eternal Nile with the Alumni Association and spoke about her experiences in Executive Travel Magazine. Click here to read the article.
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Enjoy enriching journeys to fascinating destinations in the company of fellow alumni, warm friends and expert faculty. Travel in comfort while you pursue your desire for life-long learning.
Our journey begins in 2000-year-old Beijing, China’s modern-day capital. Experience its legendary sites: Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City, the Summer Palace, the Temple of Heaven, and, of course, the Great Wall. A tour highlight is a special inside look at communal life along Beijing’s ancient alleyways or hutongs, fast disappearing as the city rushes to modernize. Continue to Xian, site of the recently excavated terra-cotta army of nearly 8,000 life-size warriors, called the Eighth Wonder of the World. Then board our Victoria Cruises ship at Chongqing for a three-night cruise on the Yangtze, one of the world’s longest and busiest rivers. Witness daily life along its shores and see the spectacular Three Gorges and the much-heralded new dam. Our tour concludes in Shanghai, a dazzling city that epitomizes 21st-century China. Discover the European-influenced Bund and the renowned Shanghai Museum with its priceless collections.
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What could be a better way to discover the heart of Tuscany than tasting, learning, and engaging with inspired Italian chefs and proud producers of its finest ingredients? Explore bountiful markets, menus with flavors you will never forget, and your own knack for creating tantalizing Tuscan dishes while visiting a wealth of historical and cultural treasures. Taste regional wines in two of Chianti’s castles, step into the walled city of Cortona, and meander through Siena’s morning market. In Florence, walk through the Piazza Signoria, stop by the Ponte Vecchio, visit the Duomo, and admire Michelangelo’s David in the Accademia. Along with your culinary immersion, Tuscany's amazing history, art, and scenic beauty await on this 9-day Orbridge specialty program.