International Adventures 2017-2018
Machu Picchu to the Galapagos*
August 22-September 5, 2017
15 days for $8,693 total price from Newark
($7,995 air & land inclusive plus $698 airline taxes and fees)
* Subject to change
Join us for an exclusive 15-day journey to two of South America’s treasures – the enigmatic ruins at Machu Picchu and the fascinating Galapagos Islands. Your tour begins with a full day in Lima, including a visit to one of Lima’s prominent art museums. Next, fly to Cuzco, where you will explore the important Incan site of Koricancha and tour the beautiful Sacred Valley. A captivating train ride delivers you to Machu Picchu, where your overnight stay at the on-site Belmond Sanctuary Lodge affords virtually private access to the ruins. Tour Cuzco, the Americas’ archaeological hub. In the Galapagos Islands, spend four nights in the lush highlands of Santa Cruz island, your base for exploring North Seymour, South Plaza, and Santa Cruz islands. Conclude your journey back in Quito, where you gather with your fellow travelers at a local restaurant to celebrate your adventure with a farewell dinner. A 4-day/4-night pre-tour option in the Amazon rainforest is also available. With space for only 20 guests in total, we expect this tour will fill quickly. Book today and secure your place on this unforgettable tour of the Galapagos! Galapagos PDF
PATAGONIA EXPLORER: THE BEST OF CHILE
January 30-February 13, 2017
15 days for $6,797 total price from Newark
($6,095 air & land inclusive plus $702 airline taxes and fees)
Join us on an exciting 15-day tour to Patagonia to discover the remarkable diversity of southernmost
South America. On this special small-group journey, you will visit national parks, take in stunning scenery, and take a day cruise to experience massive glaciers up close.
Your odyssey begins in Puerto Varas, Chile’s Lake District, where you enjoy a full-day excursion through the stunning Vicente Rosales National Park. See the Petrohue Waterfalls and Osorno Volcano, then fly to the small lakeside town of Calbuco, enjoying lunch prepared by a local fisher- man’s family. Get a close-up view of Patagonian Chile on an excursion to a working estancia (ranch), visiting with huasos (cowboys), watching a sheepdog exercise, and experiencing a sheep-shearing demonstration. Take a day cruise through the Strait of Magellan, cruising to Magdalena Island, and a day cruise through more Patagonian scenery. Drive north into Torres del Paine National Park. Here, explore its jagged peaks, ice-blue glaciers, turquoise lakes, rushing rivers, and thunderouswaterfalls. Your tour concludes with two days in the Chilean capital of Santiago.
CROATIA'S ADRIATIC COAST
May 29-June 9, 2017
$3,695 if booked by 10/18/16 (+ VAT + air)
Discover a land drenched in fascinating culture and heritage while exploring Croatia’s captivating cities, lush landscapes and romantic Dalmatian Coast. In cosmopolitan Zagreb, see historic highlights including the fortified Upper Town and St. Mark’s Church. Tramp through the translucent lakes, cascading waterfalls and pine forests of Plitvice Lakes National Park. Explore the Roman heritage of Split during a visit to Diocletian’s Palace, one of the most significant Roman archaeological sites on the Dalmatian Coast. After traveling by ferry to Hvar, delve into the island’s rich local heritage, inhale the sun-soaked energy of its celebrated wine country, witness the sweeping Stari Grad Plain and visit a winery to sample a local vintage. In glorious Dubrovnik, marvel at the Gothic, Renaissance and baroque architecture tucked inside the city’s champagne–hued, medieval walls. Local guides and experts provide fascinating insight during included excursions and interactive talks. This small-group experience features deluxe and first-class accommodations and an extensive meal plan including wine with dinner.
DORDOGNEMay 25-June 2, 2017$3,795 if booked by 11/08/16 (+ VAT + air)$4,095 if booked after 11/08/16 (+ VAT + air)Experience the authentic provincial character of Dordogne for one full week in Sarlat-la-Canéda, one of the most beautiful and well-preserved medieval villages in France. Stay in the family-owned Plaza Madeleine Hôtel, formerly a grand 19th-century townhouse. Discover the region’s charming villages, medieval castles and prehistoric treasures through specially arranged excursions and cultural enrichments—the medieval pilgrimage site of Rocamadour and the fascinating prehistoric cave paintings of Rouffignac and Cap Blanc, all part of UNESCO’s World Heritage list; the perfectly reproduced cave art in Lascaux IV; a specially arranged performance of French folk music and dance; Sarlat’s famous open-air market; the English-style Gardens of Eyrignac; a specially arranged gabare cruise on the Dordogne River; and the exclusive Village Forum® with local residents who will share candid insights into daily life in Dordogne. Complement your exploration of France’s rich culture with the Bordeaux Pre-Program Option, featuring the world-famous wine region of St-Émilion. This exceedingly popular travel program sells out quickly every year!
Mystique of the Maya
January 1-22, 2017
from $3,480 (+ port + air)
Follow in the wake of Spanish conquistadores who discovered the ancient Mayan world and changed the course of its culture forever. Join the Six-Star Crystal Serenity when it sails from Miami on this remarkable cruise to the sunny ports of Cozumel, Playa del Carmen and Costa Maya in Mexico. The cruise continues to exotic Belize City, Belize; Santo Tomás de Castilla, Guatemala; and Roatán Island and Trujillo in Honduras. Visit historic Puerto Limón, Costa Rica, before arriving at Colón, Panama. For 20 consecutive years, Travel + Leisure magazine has honored Crystal Cruises as the “World’s Best” cruise line. Experience the world’s best cruise value with two-for-one pricing, open bar service, all meals, shipboard gratuities, and Welcome and Farewell parties. Enjoy gala entertainment nightly, deluxe staterooms, shuttles to the center of each port town, and the services of an engaging Travel Director. Delight in the beauty and warmth of Mexico and Central America on this exceptional, luxurious travel experience.
ALUMNI CAMPUS ABROAD
Provence and The French Riviera
June 6-18, 2017
from $3,295 if booked by 11/1/16 (+ VAT + air)
Provence and the French Côte d’Azur conjure visions of sunny olive groves, lavender fields and the vineyards of the Côtes du Rhône. Settle in Avignon and begin your exploration with a visit to the Palace of the Popes and a cruise on the Rhône. Continue on to see Arles and its Roman amphitheater, the hilltop village of Les Baux, and St. Remy where Van Gogh once lived. Visit Châteauneuf-du-Pape, known for its superb wine. Marvel at the ingenious Pont du Gard, the three-level Roman aqueduct. On the drive to Cannes, discover the town of Aix-en-Provence. Explore Cannes and nearby Sainte-Marguerite Island. Discover glamorous Monaco and Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat and the exquisite Villa de Rothschild. Local guides and expert speakers provide fascinating insights during included excursions and lectures. This Alumni Campus Abroad program includes informative excursions, educational programs and an extensive meal plan, plus wine with dinner. First-class accommodations have been reserved in Avignon and Cannes. The French Riviera PDF
October 9-17, 2017
from $4,295 if booked by 3/24/17 (+ VAT + air)
Cruise the ancient trade routes of Phoenician, Roman and Moorish mariners
aboard the Five-Star small ship M.S. LE LYRIAL on this comprehensive itinerary to
the coastal jewels of the Iberian Peninsula.
The exclusively chartered M.S. LE LYRIAL exemplifi es the advantages of
Five-Star, small-ship cruising: elegant accommodations, an exclusive itinerary
carefully crafted with a specially arranged excursion in each port, the ability
to dock in small ports of call inaccessible to larger vessels, and no long lines
for tenders and touring. This state-of-the-art small ship features only 110 Suites and
Staterooms with distinctive French sophistication, so you can travel in style during
the unique opportunity to cruise into the heart of Seville on Spain’s legendary
The Italian and French Riviera Cruise
October 2-10, 2017
from $4,595 if booked by 3/17/17 (+ VAT + air)
Join us on this exclusive small ship voyage along the splendid coastlines of the French and Italian Rivieras and their stunning landscapes, ancient villages and idyllic islands that became a favorite retreat for artists, writers, nobility and gourmands. Experience the dynamic history of contending civilizations and their legacy—some of the world’s greatest art and architecture—and travel through the timeless cradle of the Renaissance between two great cultural capitals. Cruise from Rome to Barcelona with one port of call each day and opportunities to visit fi ve UNESCO World Heritage sites on this unique itinerary featuring small, off-the-beaten-path destinations along with incredible legendary ports. Visit Carcassonne’s French medieval fortifi cations and the awe-inspiring Italian cliffside villages of the Cinque Terre. Experience the stylish glamour of St. Tropez, explore the legendary principality of chic Monaco, walk through historic Marseille and its vibrant sixth-century Vieux Port, enjoy Corsica’s ancient port of Bonifacio and choose to admire the Renaissance treasuresof Florence or the historic Tuscan monuments of Lucca and Pisa. Rivieras and Islands pdf
October 14-11, 2017
from $3,695 if booked by 3/16/17 (+ VAT + air)
Join us on this exclusive specially designed, ninde-day soujourn in the south of France amid the unpoiled landscapes, traditional French villages and lofty Cathar fortresses of the rich historical provinces of Languedoc-Roussillon and Midi-Pyrenees-a well kept secret of alllure and intrigue-recently redesignated the Occitania region. France PDF
TRADITIONAL PEARLS OF ITALY
Pearls of Italy featuring the Lake District, Venice, Florence, Tuscany & Rome
October 7-18, 2017
from $4,595 if booked by 4/18/17 (+ VAT + air)
A land of sparkling glacial lakes, Renaissance cities and one of the world’s most influential ancient civilizations, Italy has a wealth of natural beauty and culture. This journey showcases the best of Italy as you travel by train to four different regions. Begin in the Italian Lakes District in northern Italy. Cruise Lake Maggiore, and travel to Milan to marvel at Leonardo da Vinci’s “The Last Supper.” Continue to romantic Venice on the Adriatic Sea. See the Piazza San Marco and other historic highlights. Travel south to Tuscany, and explore Florence, birthplace of the Renaissance. Venture to Chianti to sample its renowned wine. Then, as they say, all roads lead to Rome, and your journey concludes in the Eternal City. See the ancient ruins, including the Colosseum and Roman Forum. Local guides provide fascinating insight during included excursions. Enjoy a small group of fellow travelers, first-class accommodations and an extensive meal plan, plus wine with dinner.
Apulia, An Exclusive Educational and Travel Experience
May 6-14, 2017
from $2,495 if booked by 11/15/16 (+ VAT + air)
Journey to Apulia and explore this fascinating, less-explored corner of Italy. Over the centuries this region has witnessed the
ebb and flow of foreign armies and settlers, many of which imprinted their cultures on Apulia. Settle in the town of Polignano a Mare perched above the sparkling Adriatic. Begin your journey of discovery during an excursion to the vibrant seaport of Bari and its Basilica of St. Nicholas. Gaze at Lecce’s baroque architecture and Ostuni’s trove of ancient walls and white edifices. On a scenic excursion to Trani, visit historic highlights and a family olive mill. Explore the unusual Trulli of Alberobello, and wander through Locorotondo’s tranquil streets. Visit the Sassi di Matera, an extensive cave-dwelling district where troglodyte settlements once lived. Local guides and expert speakers provide fascinating insight during included excursions and interactive talks. This Alumni Campus Abroad program includes first-class accommodations, engaging excursions, educational programs and an extensive meal plan including wine with dinner. For solo travelers, there is no single supplement.
CRUISE THE RHINE RIVER
From Amsterdam to Basel
July 10 -18, 2017
from $2,795 if booked by 10/25/16 (+ Port + air)
Share your love of travel with the children in your life and cruise through the heartland of Europe on a journey designed with families in mind. Settle in onboard the elegant, new Amadeus Silver III and enjoy a choice of excursions and activities that showcase the highlights of Holland, Germany and France. In Amsterdam, explore charming canals and sail by historic sites like the Anne Frank House. Marvel at the famed Gothic cathedral in Cologne, sail through the Rhine Gorge and see fairy tale castles overlooking the river. Visit lovely river towns and explore Strasbourg, France. Expert guides and lecturers provide fascinating narrative during shore excursions and educational programs. This family program is open to passengers ages 7-years-old and up, traveling with an adult, and features onboard children’s activities coordinated by two energetic Youth Directors. Enjoy first-class ship accommodations, including some cabins with connecting doors; an extensive meal plan; and wine with lunch and dinner for the adults.
For details, contact Merle Lomrantz at 973.596.6643 or firstname.lastname@example.org