Around the world with the Brown Travelers



Around the World with the Brown Travelers

From Austria to Zimbabwe, the 2017 Brown Travelers schedule has you covered. Are you interested in Cambodia, Canada, China, Costa Rica, Cuba or the Czech Republic? Or perhaps you’ve always wanted to go to Slovakia, South Africa, Spain or Switzerland? We are offering trips to all of these countries and more. Join fellow alumni as well as a Brown faculty member, who will add a unique experience to these adventures of a lifetime.

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2017 Season
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Amazon Riverboat Voyage

Aboard La Estrella Amazonica
January 6 – 15, 2017

Enjoy unrivaled access to the Peruvian rainforest’s most pristine areas and the company of the river’s most knowledgeable guides. Exciting daily excursions include boating, nature walks and kayaking along narrow tributaries, birding, school visits in local villages and even piranha fishing!

Brown Faculty: Caroline Karp, Senior Lecturer in Environmental Studies
From approximately $4,948

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Passage through the Panama Canal and Costa Rica

Aboard the All-Suite M.V. Star Pride
February 17 – 25, 2017

A spectacular journey from the Costa Rican rainforest through the mighty locks of the Panama Canal. Experience a daylight passage through the canal and call at remote island paradises. Explore Costa Rica’s terrestrial wonders and tour Panama City.

Brown Faculty: Jonathan Waage, Emeritus Professor of Biology
From approximately $4,795

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The Pride of South Africa, Namibia, Botswana and Zimbabwe

Featuring a Chobe River Safari on the M.S. Zambezi Queen
February 24 – March 9, 2017

Travel the breadth of southern Africa, from Nelson Mandela’s long road to freedom in South Africa to a unique river safari. Experience superb game drives in Botswana and Zimbabwe’s incomparable Victoria Falls. Enjoy five-star hotels in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Victoria Falls.

Brown Faculty: Stephen Porder, Associate Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and Fellow in the Institute at Brown For Environment and Society
From approximately $7,395

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Classic China and the Yangtze River

Including Three Nights on a Victoria Cruises Premier Ship
March 21 – April 3, 2017

Comprehensive in scope yet briefer in duration than many China tours, this relaxed, well-paced journey combines monumental Beijing, a cruise on the fabled Yangtze, fascinating Xian and cosmopolitan Shanghai. You will travel in a small group of no more than 24 guests.

Brown Faculty: Dore J. Levy, Professor of Comparative Literature and East Asian Studies
Approximately $4,484 (including air fare from Los Angeles or San Francisco!)

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Jewels of Vietnam and Cambodia

Featuring Seven Nights on the Mekong Navigator
April 20 – May 3, 2017 (land/cruise dates)

Once a part of French Indochina, Vietnam and Cambodia showcase centuries of history and a fascinating blend of European and Asian cultures. Explore Saigon, Vietnam, and in Siem Reap, Cambodia, discover the ruins of the Angkor temples.

Brown Faculty: to be announced
From approximately $4,895

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Cultural Cuba

Havana, Pinar del Río, Cienfuegos, Trinidad and Santa Clara
April 23 – May 1, 2017 (land/cruise dates)

Cuba boasts a cache of vibrant culture, fascinating history and heritage and welcoming locals. This People-to-People educational exchange, licensed by the U.S. Treasury Department, is brimming with opportunities to learn and explore while you spend five nights in Havana and two nights in Cienfuegos.

Brown Faculty: Ourida Mostefai P’12, Professor of Comparative Literature and French Studies
Approximately $5,495 (including air fare from Miami!)

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Alumni College in Sorrento, Italy

Including Amalfi, Positano, Paestum, Naples, Herculaneum and Pompeii
April 26 – May 4, 2017

Discover a region of southern Italy renowned for its beauty and fascinating history. Soak up the Amalfi Coast’s sensational scenery, adorned with pastel-colored towns set into the cliff sides above the sparkling Mediterranean.

Brown Faculty: to be announced
Approximately $2,795

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Dutch Waterways

Antwerp to Amsterdam on the M.S. Amadeus Silver
May 1 – 9, 2017

There is no better way to experience Holland and Belgium’s remarkably rich history and culture than on a cruise through its lovely waterways and canals. This departure features no single supplement for solo travelers!

Brown Faculty: to be announced
From approximately $2,495

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Village Life in Dordogne, France

Sarlat-la-Canéda
May 4 – 12, 2017

Experience the 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 a former grand 19th-century townhouse as you discover the region’s charming villages, medieval castles and prehistoric treasures.

Brown Faculty: to be announced
Approximately $3,795

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The Art of Living, Provence

Aix-en-Provence
June 23 – July 22, 2017

From Cézanne’s lavender-infused fields to the vibrant city of Aix-en-Provence and its wealth of decadent gastronomy and warm hospitality, come discover the attraction of Provence. Live like a local during this unique program and embrace opportunities to explore on your own and connect with the region’s people and places.

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

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Oxford and the Cotswolds

Featuring Highclere Castle, "Downton Abbey"
July 7 – 15, 2017

Discover the true character of England’s town and country life during this extraordinary itinerary featuring the university town of Oxford and the charming Cotswolds. Meet Lord Charles Spencer-Churchill, cousin to Sir Winston Churchill, in Blenheim Palace; visit “Downton Abbey”; and have opportunities to converse with locals.

Brown Faculty: Geoffrey Russom, Emeritus Professor of English and Medieval Studies and Nicholas Brown Professor of Oratory and Belles Lettres, Emeritus
Approximately $3,995

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Polar Bears and Beluga Whales

Churchill, Manitoba, Canada
August 8 – 14, 2017

Head north and discover beauty and wildness. Known as the "Polar Bear Capital of the World," this small town on the banks of the Hudson Bay is famous for these majestic animals. In summer they share the area with more than 60,000 beluga whales!

Brown Faculty: Douglas Anderson ’62 AM, Emeritus Professor of Anthropology
Approximately $3,995

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Alumni College on the Italian Riviera and in Chianti

Sestri Levante and Radda
August 27 – September 5, 2017

These regions, two of Italy’s most beloved, harmonize to offer a captivating blend of Mediterranean vistas and rolling countryside as well as fine wines and superb cuisine. Visit Portofino, Camogli, the Cinque Terre, Florence, Siena, Castellina, San Gimignano and Colle di Val d’Elsa.

Brown Faculty: to be announced
Approximately $3,195

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Provincial French Countryside

Toulouse, the Dordogne, Loire Valley, Normandy and Paris
September 1 – 15, 2017

Experience the beauty, allure and hospitality of provincial France in a small group limited to just 24 guests. Anchored by stays in vibrant Toulouse and enchanting Paris, the journey features Languedoc, the remote Dordogne, the lovely Loire Valley and historic Normandy.

Brown Faculty: to be announced
Approximately $5,795 (including air fare from Boston or New York!)

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Barcelona Immersion

A Blend of Planned Excursions and Free Time
September 8 – 16, 2017

Sophisticated Barcelona, the capital of Catalonia, is the jewel of Spain’s Mediterranean coast. Settle in and begin to explore this vibrant city. First-class accommodations are reserved in the heart of Barcelona, and there is plenty of free time to pursue your own interests.

Brown Faculty: to be announced
Approximately $2,795

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Alumni College in the Swiss Alps and on the Italian Lakes

St. Moritz and Stresa
October 6 – 15, 2017

Literary luminaries in the 19th century heralded the idyllic treasures of Switzerland and Italy in praise-filled travelogues. Since then, not much has changed in this pristine part of Europe. Discover the best of both countries from these two charming towns.

Brown Faculty: to be announced
Approximately $3,295

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Ancient Empires

Cruise from Malta to Rome on the M.Y. Variety Voyager
October 7 – 15, 2017

Discover an intriguing mélange of cultures on this cruise from Valletta to Rome. This fantastic itinerary features eight UNESCO World Heritage sites, Italy’s stunning Amalfi Coast, superbly excavated Pompeii, Sicily’s seldom-visited interior and the rich history of Malta.

Brown Faculty: to be announced
From approximately $5,695

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Symphony along the Blue Danube

Cruise from Prague to Budapest on the M.S. Amadeus Silver II
October 10 – 21, 2017

Visit five countries and up to six UNESCO World Heritage sites on this music-themed journey that features three nights in Prague and a seven-night cruise on the legendary Blue Danube. Enjoy private classical music performances and a comprehensive schedule of guided excursions.

Brown Faculty: Duncan Smith ’61, ’67 PhD, Emeritus Professor of German Studies and Modern Culture and Media
From approximately $5,895

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Cultural Cuba

Havana, Pinar del Río, Cienfuegos, Trinidad and Santa Clara
October 29 – November 6, 2017

Cuba boasts a cache of vibrant culture, fascinating history and heritage and welcoming locals. This People-to-People educational exchange, licensed by the U.S. Treasury Department, is brimming with opportunities to learn and explore while you spend five nights in Havana and two nights in Cienfuegos.

Brown Faculty: to be announced
Approximately $5,695 (including air fare from Miami!)

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