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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Mystical and spiritual, chaotic and confounding, India abounds with riches that invite your personal exploration. Start the tour in bustling Delhi, the apex of the country's Golden Triangle, where we explore the sights of Old Delhi and New Delhi. Continue to legendary Jaipur, one of the great cities of the Rajput known for its pink sandstond buildings and dine in the home of a multi-generational Rajasthan family. Search for elusive Bengal tigers and other wildlife at Ranthambore National Park, once a royal hunting ground, and enjoy a two-night stay at Ranthambore Tiger Preserve. Embark on an afternoon camel safari to meet the Meena tribespeople in Kalakho. Travel to Agra to visit the sublime Taj Mahal as well as Agra Fort, both UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Visit the evocative Hindu temples at Khajuraho. Witness Hindu pilgrims performing their rituals on the Ganges River in the holy city of Varanasi where we conclude our exploration of India. A 5-day/5-night post-tour extension to the Himalayan Kingdom of Nepal is available.
Whether you’re seeking to recapture your ancestral heritage or simply to discover a beautiful and poignant part of the world, this small group tour limited to 24 guests offers ample opportunity for enrichment, enlightenment, and enjoyment. Both leisurely and comprehensive, it provides a generous overview of five distinctly different nations—Poland, Hungary, Austria, Slovakia, and the Czech Republic. Begin your 17-day tour in Poland’s capital, Warsaw, where sightseeing includes the faithfully rebuilt Old Town and guided visits to the Auschwitz and Birkenau concentration camps. Travel to Krakow and tour the Wieliczka Salt Mines, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Explore Budapest with comprehensive touring and time on your own to discover the “Paris of the East.” View the scenic Danube Bend. In Vienna, attend a classical music performance and enjoy sightseeing including an inside visit to majestic Schönbrunn Palace. Continue to old-world Bratislava and dine at the restaurant of a local family. Travel to the Czech Republic and enjoy a tour of elegant Prague, including Old Town Square, Prague Castle, and Charles Bridge. Extend your stay in this alluring Czech capital on an optional 3-day/2-night post-tour “On Your Own” extension.
From quaint villages fringed by sparkling blue seas to cosmopolitan cities graced with enchanting architecture, experience classic European destinations as you cruise for 7 nights aboard the graceful Oceania Cruises Riviera to Spain, France, Monaco, and Italy. Depart Barcelona for the glorious island of Mallorca and the lovely city of Palma. Marvel at its massive Gothic cathedral and circular castle overlooking the harbor, relax amid the windmill-dotted countryside or stroll the cobbled streets of Old Palma. Next, take in the colorful French city of Marseille or explore the rich Provençal countryside dotted with quaint villages and medieval towns. Then stop in glamorous Monte Carlo, a small, affluent enclave famous for its casino and its stunning locale on the Riviera’s winding Grand Corniche. Sail to Italy and visit the fishing village turned resort town, Portofino, a modern playground of villas and yachts, and see the charming cliffside villages of Italy’s renowned Cinque Terre. Explore the magnificent Renaissance museums and architecture of legendary Florence, stand before Pisa’s famous Leaning Tower, or admire the picturesque rolling hills of Tuscany, before disembarking in Civitavecchia, the port of Rome.
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