Around the world with the Brown Travelers



Around the World with the Brown Travelers

For 40 years, the Brown Travelers program has offered unique educational trips for alumni, parents and friends of Brown. And 2016 will be no exception. We offer an array of land-based programs and cruises, to favorite places such as Alaska and Paris as well as to new destinations like Croatia and Australia/New Zealand. Take a look and we’re sure you’ll find something that interests you!

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2016 Season
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Croatia’s Adriatic Coast

Featuring Zagreb, Split, Hvar and Dubrovnik
May 2–13, 2016

Admire the diverse scenery and experience the vibrant cultural heritage of Croatia, a trove of historic cities, pristine parkland and miles of sun-drenched Adriatic coastline. Explore the best of this crossroads of central Europe and the Mediterranean.

Brown Faculty: Ann Dill, Emerita Professor of Sociology
Approximately $3,995

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Celtic Lands

Cruise from Honfleur to Glasgow on the M.S. Le Boréal
May 31–June 9, 2016

Cruise from France to Ireland, Wales and Scotland. Meet Dwight David Eisenhower II and Lord Charles Spencer-Churchill, who will provide exclusive lectures and personal insights. Enjoy guided excursions in each port of call, including the beaches of Normandy.

Brown Faculty: Gordon Wood, Alva O. Way University Professor Emeritus
From approximately $6,195

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Mediterranean Riviera

Cruise from Nice to Seville on the M.V. Aegean Odyssey
June 1–15, 2016

Delight in a journey through antiquity along both sides of the picturesque Mediterranean Sea. Experience the beautiful coasts of France, Spain and Morocco, ending your adventure with a two-night hotel stay in the elegant Andalucian city of Seville.

Brown Faculty: Caroline Karp, Senior Lecturer in Environmental Studies
From approximately $4,595

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Southern Culture and Civil War

Cruise from Memphis to New Orleans on the American Queen
June 4–13, 2016

Southern culture and the American Civil War spring to life on this unique Mississippi River cruise. Take in historic sites from Memphis to New Orleans, visiting Shiloh National Military Park, Greenville, Vicksburg, Natchez, St. Francisville, Baton Rouge and Plantation Road.

Brown Faculty: James Patterson, Emeritus Professor of History
From approximately $2,499

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Alaska

On the Crystal Serenity
June 19–26, 2016

Cruise from Vancouver to Anchorage on an epic journey. Enjoy ample time to explore the rich wonders of Alaska and the northern coastline of the Pacific Ocean. Best of all, discover Glacier Bay and Hubbard Glacier.

Brown Faculty: Terry Tullis, Emeritus and Research Professor of Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences
From approximately $2,915

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Cruise the Face of Europe


From Budapest to Amsterdam on the M.S. Amadeus Silver
June 23–July 8, 2016

Winding through peaceful countryside, past storybook villages and fairy-tale castles, the Rhine, Main and Danube waterways showcase the best of Europe. Cruise these three vital rivers and enjoy a customizable journey with a choice of included excursions in most ports of call.

Brown Faculty: to be announced
From approximately $4,795

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Flavors of Northern Italy

With a beautiful Italian wine estate outside Verona as your base
June 25–July 3, 2016

This program introduces you to Italy in a way few people ever experience. Discover Italy's cultural connection to farm and table, touring exclusive centuries-old wineries, tasting rare hand-made cheeses and dining in homes of chefs and producers.

Brown Faculty: Mary Flynn, Associate Professor of Medicine, Clinical
From approximately $4,495

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The Great Journey Through Europe

Switzerland, France, Germany and the Netherlands featuring the M.S. Amadeus Silver III and the Glacier Express
June 25 – July 5, 2016

This extraordinary “Grand Tour” of Europe combines river and rail, lake and mountains. After exploring Switzerland and the Alps by land and riding aboard three legendary railways, cruise for five nights along the most scenic sections of the Rhine River.

Brown Faculty: to be announced
From approximately $4,295

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Paris Immersion

A blend of planned excursions and free time
July 15–26, 2016

Explore the city and its environs at an unhurried pace. This unique opportunity includes excursions, an extensive meal program, accommodations in a quaint Parisian neighborhood, Metro tickets, a museum pass and ample independent leisure time to pursue your individual interests.

Brown Faculty: to be announced
From approximately $3,495

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Treasures of Peru

Featuring Machu Picchu and Lake Titicaca, with an Optional Extension to the Amazon Rainforest
August 29–September 8, 2016

A land of treasures archaeological, cultural and natural, Peru draws those travelers eager to learn about the distant past and encounter a fascinating present of colonial and indigenous influences. Marvel at the riches of an intriguing land somewhat off the beaten path.

Brown Faculty: to be announced
Approximately $3,995

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Alumni College in Apulia and the Amalfi Coast

Polignano a Mare and Vietri sul Mare
September 10–19, 2016

This adventure in southern Italy features two unique coastal regions. Kissed by the Adriatic sun, Apulia has been settled since time immemorial. The Amalfi Coast, an idyllic paradise of stately mountains over the Mediterranean Sea, has drawn royalty and celebrities for decades.

Brown Faculty: to be announced
Approximately $3,195

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Odyssey of Ancient Civilizations

Cruise the Adriatic and Aegean, from Venice to Athens, on the M.S. Le Lyrial
September 19–27, 2016

Cruise along the stunning Dalmatian coast and through the Corinth Canal. Visit five countries and up to eight UNESCO World Heritage sites, exploring the influence of the Roman, Greek, Byzantine, Venetian and Slavic civilizations.

Brown Faculty: to be announced
From approximately $4,195

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Alumni College in the Rhône Valley and the French Alps

Lyon
September 19–27, 2016

Sitting at the confluence of the gentle Saône and fast-flowing Rhône rivers, the city of Lyon has been a center of commerce, art, architecture and, most famously, food over the centuries. Discover the Rhône-Alpes, of which Lyon is the capital.

Brown Faculty: to be announced
Approximately $3,695

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Mediterranean Art and Antiquity

Cruise from Rome to Athens on Oceania’s Nautica
October 21–November 1, 2016

Explore riveting ancient ruins, picture-perfect islands and incredible artistic treasures on a voyage to Italy, Malta, Greece and Turkey. This beautiful ship has quickly become a favorite of many Brown Travelers.

Brown Faculty: Edward Widmer, Donald Saunders Fellow for Public Engagement at Brown
From approximately $2,999 (including air fare from select cities!)

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The Art of Living, Tuscany

Florence
October 28–November 19, 2016

Everything in Italy is enriched by a fascinating history and culture. This program provides an authentic, customizable three-week introduction to living abroad. Reside in your own apartment in Florence as you explore the sites, wine, food and history of beloved Tuscany.

Brown Faculty: to be announced
From approximately $4,195

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Exploring Australia and New Zealand

With an Optional Extension to Auckland
October 29–November 20, 2016

Travel in a group of no more than 24 from Australia’s spectacular Great Barrier Reef and the storied Outback and Ayers Rock to sophisticated Sydney; from New Zealand’s towering Mt. Cook and breathtaking Milford Sound to high-spirited Queenstown.

Brown Faculty: to be announced
Approximately $7,595

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