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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Bangkok to Bali
Featuring the Eastern & Oriental Express
April 22-May 4, 2014
Experience an exotic kaleidoscope of colors, sounds, cultures and ancient histories on this exciting journey in Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand. With a group of no more than 28, visit elaborate temples, palaces and shrines and travel for two nights aboard the legendary Eastern & Oriental Express train.
Brown Faculty: Douglas Anderson ’62 AM, Professor of Anthropology
From approximately $5,995
Pearls of Antiquity
Cruise from Athens to Istanbul on the M.V. Aegean Odyssey
April 25-May 12, 2014
Explore the charming, white-washed islands of the eastern Mediterranean. Spend two nights in Athens, then set sail for some of the most important archaeological sites in Turkey and Greece, including Syros, Santorini, Kos, Rhodes, Ephesus, Troy, Pergamon and Bodrum. Conclude with two nights in Istanbul.
Brown Faculty: Johanna Hanink, Assistant Professor of Classics
From approximately $4,095
China, Tibet & The Yangtze River
Beijing, Xian, Lhasa, Yangtze cruise and Shanghai
April 30-May 18, 2014
This distinctive journey, for a group of no more than 24, combines a visit to remote, spiritual Tibet with a memorable cruise on the Yangtze, China’s fabled “long river.” This popular itinerary also includes intriguing Beijing, the extraordinary Terra Cotta Warriors of Xian and cosmopolitan Shanghai.
Brown Faculty: Dore J. Levy, Professor of Comparative Literature and East Asian Studies
Alumni College in Normandy
70th Anniversary of D–Day
May 27-June 4, 2014
Walk through history on this journey through Normandy, featuring two full days highlighting the D-Day victory. From our base in Honfleur, our group of no more than 36 also travels to Monet’s home and studio in Giverny and visits the majestic Mont-Saint-Michel.
Brown Faculty: Amy Remensnyder, Associate Professor of History
Cruise Scotland, Ireland, Wales, Normandy and London on the M.S. Le Boréal
May 28-June 7, 2014
Experience the ancient legacy of the Celts and their enduring influence along with captivating historical legacies of more recent times. Commemorate the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings with Dwight David Eisenhower II and Celia Sandys (grandchildren of Eisenhower and Churchill, respectively), who will join for a portion of the cruise and discuss WWII and Normandy.
Brown Faculty: James Patterson, Emeritus Professor of History
From approximately $5,795
Cruising along the Dalmatian Coast
Venice, Dubrovnik, Korčula and Montenegro on the M.S. Le Soléal
June 18-26, 2014
Visit four countries and five UNESCO World Heritage sites as you explore the true essence of life in Dalmatia. Unpack just once and immerse yourself in the history, culture, art, language and cuisine of the Dalmatian Coast.
Brown Faculty: Ann Dill, Associate Professor of Sociology
From approximately $3,895
The Great Journey Through Europe
Netherlands, Germany, France and Switzerland featuring the Amadeus Elegant and the Glacier Express
June 21-July 1, 2014
Begin with a five-night cruise from Amsterdam to Basel. Then spend two nights in Zermatt, including a ride on the Gornergrat Bahn to see the Matterhorn, before your spectacular train journey aboard the famous Glacier Express to Andermatt. Finish the trip with two nights in beautiful Lucerne.
Brown Faculty: Caroline Karp, Senior Lecturer in Environmental Studies
From approximately $3,995
Great Pacific Northwest
Columbia and Snake Rivers aboard the American Empress
July 12-20, 2014
Staggeringly beautiful and wildly bountiful, the Pacific Northwest presents a geological masterpiece where lush, unspoiled forests blanket dramatic slopes; imposing mountains cradle deep, mighty rivers; and sparkling waterfalls cascade into breathtaking gorges. Experience this spectacular region that captivated explorers as you cruise from Portland, Oregon to Clarkston, Washington.
Brown Faculty: Howard Chudacoff, Professor of American History and Urban Studies
From approximately $3,595
Featuring Ennis, Killarney and Dublin
August 3-13, 2014
Discover the best of the Emerald Isle! Our group of no more than 28 will explore Ennis, Galway, the Burren, the Cliffs of Moher, the Aran Islands, the Ring of Kerry and the Dingle Peninsula as well as Dublin, Ireland’s historic capital.
Brown Faculty: L. Perry Curtis, Emeritus Professor of History and Modern Culture
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: to be announced
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: to be announced
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: to be announced
All information is subject to change.
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Prices do not include air fare to/from trip departure/ending points (unless otherwise noted).
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