Around the World with the Brown Travelers
“The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only one page.” – Saint Augustine
“Certainly, travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living.” – Miriam Beard
“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness.” – Mark Twain
Join the Brown Travelers for a meaningful educational travel experience in 2014.
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Town & Country Life in Oxford, England
Including a visit to Highclere Castle (a.k.a. Downton Abbey)
August 30-September 7, 2014
Discover the true character and timeless charm of the villages of England’s Cotswolds. Enjoy an exclusive tour of Blenheim Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and stroll Oxford University’s quads and Hidcote Manor’s garden. Visit Highclere Castle, film location for the hugely successful Downton Abbey.
Brown Faculty: Peter Harrington '84 AM, Curator of the Anne S.K. Brown Military Collection
Meiringen and Villars-sur-Ollon
September 3-18, 2014
See the majesty of Switzerland’s landscape and discover the cultural and geographic heart of Europe by train, bus, boat and on guided walks. This remarkable experience, with a group of no more than 28, includes a Swiss Rail Pass and plenty of time for independent exploration.
Brown Faculty: Thomas Kniesche, Associate Professor of German Studies
Prague Across the Centuries
An in-depth exploration of a fascinating city
September 14-22, 2014
Embark on an exciting small-group exploration of Prague and the great architectural and cultural influences that have shaped this city since the Middle Ages. Our itinerary includes several exclusive behind-the-scenes tours and special visits.
Brown Faculty: Duncan Smith ’61, ’67 PhD, Emeritus Professor of German Studies and Modern Culture and Media
Alumni College in Sorrento
On the Amalfi Coast
October 8-16, 2014
Our group of no more than 36 will discover the beauty, culture and history of Italy’s Campania region. Based in Sorrento, an idyllic seaside town, we visit five UNESCO World Heritage sites. This departure features no single supplement for solo travelers!
Brown Faculty: Anthony Oldcorn, Emeritus Professor of Italian Studies
Cruise from Lisbon to Rome on Oceania’s Nautica
October 8-21, 2014
The sheer splendors and multifaceted cultures of the Mediterranean are yours to experience as you visit the shores of Portugal, Morocco, Spain, France, Monaco and Italy. Ports of call include Tangier, Málaga, Cartagena, Barcelona, Marseille, Antibes, Monte Carlo, Portofino, Florence and Corsica.
Brown Faculty: Michel-André Bossy, Emeritus Professor of French Studies and Comparative Literature
From approximately $4,299 (including air fare from select cities!)
With Ranthambore Tiger Preserve and Pushkar Camel Fair
October 27-November 15, 2014
Mystical and spiritual, India overflows with riches. Our group of no more than 24 travels the classic Golden Triangle: Delhi, Agra and Jaipur. Plus we experience a flourish of activity at the Pushkar Camel Fair, search for elusive Bengals at Ranthambore Tiger Preserve, admire Khajuraho’s ancient temples and absorb the holiness of Varanasi.
Brown Faculty: Shashi Mishra, Senior Library Specialist, Digital Technologies, University Library
All information is subject to change.
All prices are per person, based on double occupancy.
Prices do not include air fare to/from trip departure/ending points (unless otherwise noted).
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Office of Alumni Relations, Box 1859, Providence, RI 02912
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