Around the world with the Brown Travelers


Around the World with the Brown Travelers

From Botswana to Bulgaria, China to the Czech Republic, Serbia to Singapore, the Brown Travelers program offers something for everyone. Our schedule includes educational adventures on land, sea and inland waterway. As always, each program features the added experience and unique perspective provided by a faculty member. Join the Brown Travelers – you will not be disappointed!

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Our 2015 Season
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The Magic of Myanmar and Yunnan, China

Yangon, Inle Lake, Bagan, Mandalay, Lijiang, Zhongdian and Beijing
February 7–18, 2015

Experience the magic of Myanmar and Yunnan, China against a stunning backdrop of ancient temples, lush forests, idyllic lakes and majestic mountains. Explore the rich history entrenched in these mystical lands and discover ancient cultures still untouched by modernity.

Brown Faculty: Douglas Anderson ’62 AM, Emeritus Professor of Anthropology
Approximately $5,995

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Amazon Riverboat Voyage

Aboard the new La Estrella Amazonica
February 27–March 8, 2015

Discover the mist-shrouded Amazon on a small-ship voyage. Enjoy kayaking, hiking and small-boat excursions with seasoned naturalist guides. Watch the passing jungle from a private balcony or head to the Amazon’s largest observation deck for stargazing.

Brown Faculty: to be announced
From approximately $4,498

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Machu Picchu to the Galapagos

Land program and cruise on the M.Y. Coral II
March 3–17, 2015

Discover two of South America’s greatest treasures: the enigmatic ruins at Machu Picchu, with an overnight at an intimate on-site hotel, and the fascinating Galapagos Islands, Darwin’s “living laboratory,” where we cruise aboard a privately chartered ship.

Brown Faculty: Alberto Saal, Associate Professor of Geological Sciences
Approximately $7,993 (including air fare from Miami!)

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Trade Routes of Coastal Iberia

Lisbon, Andalusia, Gibraltar, Granada and Barcelona on the M.V. Tere Moana
April 17–25, 2015

This voyage showcases the Iberian Peninsula between Lisbon and Barcelona and features Spain’s legendary Guadalquivir River. Visit Portugal’s Algarve region, Granada, Spain, the Strait of Gibraltar and two of the Balearic Islands – Ibiza and Palma de Mallorca.

Brown Faculty: to be announced
From approximately $5,295

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Alumni College in Spain

Valencia and Barcelona
April 20–29, 2015

Spain is a land of history and culture, a melting pot of diverse civilizations that beckons travelers from near and far. This exciting program showcases its best treasures, with four nights in beautiful Valencia and four nights in cosmopolitan Barcelona.

Brown Faculty: to be announced
Approximately $2,895

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Alumni College in Northern Italy

Ferrara
May 6–14, 2015

From the sun-drenched beaches of the Adriatic Sea to the soaring peaks of the Apennine Mountains, this region of Italy is celebrated for its landscape, art and architecture, wines and cuisine. Discover the many facets of the area during visits to Mantua, Venice, Verona and Bologna.

Brown Faculty: to be announced
Approximately $2,695

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In the Wake of the Vikings

Scotland; Norway; Denmark; Hebridean, Orkney and Shetland Islands; and Norwegian Fjords aboard the M.S. Le Boréal
May 28–June 5, 2015

Join us for a unique, comprehensive journey to Scotland’s rarely visited Inner Hebridean, Orkney and Shetland Islands and Norway’s majestic coastal fjords. Cruise from Glasgow, Scotland, to Copenhagen, Denmark, visiting ports accessible only to small ships.

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

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Changing Tides of History

Denmark, Poland, Estonia, Russia, Finland and Sweden aboard the M.S. Le Boréal
June 4–13, 2015

Experience the cultural rebirth of the Baltic States. Visit Gdańsk, Tallinn, St. Petersburg, Helsinki and Visby while you enjoy specially arranged presentations by former president of Poland Lech Wałęsa and Sergei Khrushchev, son of Nikita Khrushchev.

Brown Faculty: Sergei Khrushchev, Former Senior Fellow at the Watson Institute for International Studies
From approximately $5,995

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Countryside and Coastlines of the British Isles

England, Scotland and Ireland on Oceania’s Nautica
June 6–17, 2015

Discover the brilliant architecture, centuries-old landmarks and dramatic scenery of the British Isles. Watch picturesque landscapes and enthralling city centers unfold as you visit London, Newcastle, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Liverpool, Dublin, Cork and Plymouth.

Brown Faculty: to be announced
From approximately $4,299 (including air fare from select cities!)

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France’s Cultural Crossroads

Featuring Bordeaux, Toulouse and Carcassonne
June 16–25, 2015

Discover the celebrated heritage of southwest France during a journey through the storied regions of Languedoc-Roussillon, Midi-Pyrenees and Aquitaine. Begin in the picture-perfect fortified medieval city of Carcassonne and, along the way, explore seven UNESCO World Heritage sites.

Brown Faculty: Lewis Seifert, Professor of French Studies
Approximately $4,595

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Discovering Eastern Europe

Warsaw, Krakow, Budapest, Vienna, Bratislava and Prague
June 23–July 9, 2015

Travel in a small group to five distinctly different – and fascinating – nations: Poland, Hungary, Austria, Slovakia and the Czech Republic. Both leisurely and comprehensive, this tour provides an overview of a beautiful and poignant part of the world.

Brown Faculty: to be announced
Approximately $4,595 (including air fare from Boston or New York!)

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Continental Passage

Lisbon to London on the Crystal Serenity
July 11–25, 2015

Begin your cruise in Portugal’s capital city and end in England’s. Along the way, visit Oporto, known for its port wine; Saint-Jean-de-Luz, a Middle Age fishing port; Bordeaux; Brest; the walled city of Saint-Malo; Guernsey; the quaint port town of Honfleur; and the beautiful white cliffs of Dover.

Brown Faculty: to be announced
From approximately $5,270

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Grand Danube Passage

Sofia to Prague on the new M.S. Amadeus Silver II
August 8–23, 2015

Experience Eastern European culture, marvelous old-world capitals, ornate cathedrals and picturesque villages as you travel on the “king of Europe’s rivers.” Begin this fascinating program with two nights in Sofia, Bulgaria’s capital, and conclude your adventure with a three-night stay in Prague. This departure features no single supplement for solo travelers!

Brown Faculty: Duncan Smith ’61, ’67 PhD, Emeritus Professor of German Studies and Modern Culture and Media
From approximately $4,595

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Rivieras and Islands of France, Italy and Spain

Rome to Barcelona aboard the M.V. Tere Moana
September 4–12, 2015

Visit the sun-drenched landscapes of the French and Italian rivieras and islands and up to five UNESCO World Heritage sites. Excursions feature Corsica, Sardinia, Florence, Italy’s Cinque Terre, Monte Carlo, Cannes and Nice.

Brown Faculty: to be announced
From approximately $5,295

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Bali to Bangkok

Featuring the Eastern & Oriental Express
October 5–17, 2015

Encounter an exotic kaleidoscope of colors, sounds, cultures and ancient histories in Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand. Visit elaborate temples, palaces and shrines throughout this exciting program, which includes two nights aboard the legendary Eastern & Oriental Express train.

Brown Faculty: to be announced
From approximately $6,295

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Lifestyles Explorations in Provence

Aix-en-Provence
October 17–November 15, 2015

Experience the excitement of living abroad in one of the most attractive sites for people seeking to spend extensive time overseas. You will reside in your own apartment near Aix’s beautiful Old Town and develop the skills you need should you choose to pursue independent living in France.

Brown Faculty: to be announced
From approximately $5,795

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Alumni College in Sicily

Taormina
October 23–31, 2015

As a cultural crossroads of the ancient world, Sicily abounds with enchanting natural beauty, impressive man-made creations seemingly untouched by time, fascinating culture and a vast history. Explore this melting pot of Mediterranean civilizations.

Brown Faculty: to be announced
Approximately $2,795

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Botswana

A Wildlife Safari
November 4–14, 2015

Adventure is wrapped in luxury in Botswana, where you wing your way on small planes, flying low enough to witness elephant, giraffe and red lechwe crossing the Delta. Explore this paradise in open 4x4 vehicles, on foot and in mokoros before returning to your exclusive, luxury tented camps.

Brown Faculty: to be announced
Approximately $6,995

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