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Katharine Houghton Hepburn Center

Travel Program


Land of the Ice Bears: An In-depth Exploration of Arctic Svalbardice bears

June 6 - 16, 2014

A remote archipelago situated just over 350 miles north of Norway's North Cape, Svalbard is a place of deep fjords, mountains and massive sheets of ice. During summer, when the sun never sets, the tundra experiences a warm awakening. It is carpeted with wildflowers. Ice-peppered fjords ring with the thunderous sound of glacial ice crashing to the sea. Walrus raise their sleepy heads to observe us. And everyone holds their breath as a polar bear is spotted and cameras click wildly. Experience nature in its purest form in the High Arctic. More Information »

National Parks and Historic Lodges of the Old West
with Eileen P. Kavanagh'75, Trustee and President of the Bryn Mawr Alumnae Association June 7- 16, 2014

Inspiration, a connection to the past, and nature's beauty are the gifts of this American expedition. Amidst spectacular scenery and over-nighting in extraordinary historic lodges that are destinations unto themselves, this journey traces the historic paths and natural splendors of the Old West. With an expert Orbridge Expedition Leader by your side, see and learn about the storied sights and monuments of four of our most magnificent national parks; and enjoy the rustic luxury of unique lodging, like Custer State Park's famed State Game Lodge, the Spearfish Canyon Lodge in the Black Hills of South Dakota, and majestic Old Faithful Inn. Join us and experience the best of the West. We invite you to join us as we follow the legends and natural beauty of the old American West while overnighting in these extraordinary historic lodges. More Information »

Discovering Eastern Europeeastern europe
With Robert Dostal, Rufus M Jones Professor of Philosophy
An exclusive Bryn Mawr only departure
June 10-26, 2014

Whether you are seeking to recapture your ancestral heritage or simply discover a beautiful and poignant part of the world, this tour offers ample opportunity for enrichment, enlightenment, and enjoyment. Both leisurely and comprehensive, this itinerary provides a generous overview of five distinctly different – and fascinating nations: Poland, Czech Republic, Austria, Slovakia and Hungary. The major cities of Eastern Europe make perfect travel destinations. Marked by history, evolving with the times, the major cities of Eastern Europe offer magnificent sites, shopping, food, entertainment, and so much more.
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With Sharon Ullman, Professor of History
An exclusive Bryn Mawr only departure
June 11 – 24, 2014

We invite you to join us on this comprehensive tour of China that combines monumental Beijing, a cruise on the fabled Yangtze, fascinating Xian, and cosmopolitan Shanghai. Traveling in a small group you will meet local people and experience a host of China’s highlights both ancient and of the moment.
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Fantasy North
With Katherine Rowe, Professor of English and Elly Truitt, Assistant Professor of Comparative Medieval History
An exclusive Bryn Mawr only departure
June 18 - 27, 2014

We invite you to join us on "The Fantasy North" a custom-designed tour created exclusively for Bryn Mawr by Professors Katherine Rowe and Elly Truitt. Our tour is inspired by the distinct landscapes and cultures of the northern British Isles and by the classic fantasy and historical fiction they have fostered. Fans of these genres will venture northwards, exploring together the works of writers such as George R. R. Martin, Dorothy Dunnett, Susannah Clarke and Shakespeare. More Information »

Provence — Lifestyle Explorations
June 21 – July 13, 2014

Immerse yourself for three weeks and experience Provençal living in the vibrant town of Aix-en-Provence during AHI’s International Lifestyle Explorations small group program. Throughout this authentic introduction to living abroad, you will reside in your own apartment in Aix’s beautiful Old Town, and will be paired with an experienced Lifestyle Guide four days each week who will connect you with the people, places and skills needed should you choose to pursue independent living in France. Broaden your awareness of the lifestyle, customs and history with included and optional seminars, language lessons, cooking and art classes. Share a home-cooked meal and enjoy wine-tastings, Friday night mixers and inspiring hikes. See lavender fields, lively markets, and lovely villages on excursions to the Luberon valley, Avignon, Châteauneuf-du-Pape and Marseille. Celebrate your accomplishments with a gala and graduation dinner. This unique French adventure includes an extensive meal plan, furnished accommodations, a French cell phone, cable, Internet and independent leisure time. More Information »

Peru Family Trek
With Kathy Tierney, Director of Athletics, Bryn Mawr College
An exclusive Bryn Mawr only departure
June 28 - July 6, 2014

Exhilarating, magical, and ultimately memorable, Peru is one of the great family travel destinations in the Americas. Our time here gives everyone the chance to release their inner explorer and wander in wonder among some of the most amazing ruins in the world, remnants of the golden age of extremely advanced ancient Incan culture. From Machu Picchu – the mysterious “Lost City of the Incas” – to the impressive ruins of Ollantaytambo, Sacsayhuaman and Pisaq, this sacred land is steeped in the history of its once-powerful empires and still-thriving indigenous mountain communities, alive with markets and alive with markets and colorful textiles. We invite you to join your faculty host, Kathy Tierney, Director of Athletics at Bryn Mawr College, on this wonderful family adventure! More Information »

Exploring Alaska's Coastal Wilderness alaska
with Pedro Marenco, Assistant Professor of Geology
June 29 - July 6, 2014

The coast of Southeast Alaska and British Columbia is a majestic maze of fjords, channels, rivers and glaciers gliding towards the sea — ideally suited for small ship cruising that enables our travelers to experience an up-close and personal style of adventure travel. This part of Alaska is an impossibly pristine land where you can see the effects of glaciers advancing and retreating. The size of Linblad's ships allow us to get in close — into the small coves and inlets where larger cruise ships can never go and where the real Alaska is. More Information »

Namibia: Open Skies & Endless Horizons
An exclusive Bryn Mawr only departure
July 18 – 31, 2014

Namibia is a land of open skies and endless horizons. A country of varying eco-systems, it is best known for its towering sand dunes, red canyons and ethnic groups who continue to practice their traditional way of life. Much of the population is centered around Windhoek- the capital giving you a sense of tranquil quietness as one travels into the rural areas. This trip will go through the north of the country visiting wild life conservancies and game reserves, tribal outposts and small towns all the while learning about the fascinating history of this former German colony and one of the world's largest diamond producer. It is a land that is full of surprises and contrasts and it is not uncommon to feel 'surreal' as you travel up the Skelton Coast witnessing huge waves of the Atlantic Ocean crashing into the desert sand dunes that undulate for hundreds of miles. Or the sight of bright pink flamingoes as they swoop down into the multi-colored salt flats in search of food. One can get the opportunity to see the desert elephants as they travel for up to 70 kilometers a day in search of water or conservationists who have played an important role in re-introducing the Big Cats into the wild life areas More Information »

Exploring Iceland
with Weecha Crawford '60, Professor Emeritus of Geology
An exclusive Bryn Mawr only departure
August 2 – 12, 2014

We invite you to join us on an exploration of Iceland. It’s a surprising, even astonishing land; one of massive glaciers and rumbling volcanoes, bubbling mud holes and powerful waterfalls; hugely abundant bird life and just 300,000 people; and where the sun never sets for six splendid weeks. It’s also perfect for exploring in a small group, as we discover traveling the breadth of the country under the guidance of Maria Luisa Crawford’60, professor emerita of geology. More Information »

Lifestyle Exploration in Spain - Salamanca Spain
An Extended Living Abroad Opportunity
September 13 - October 7, 2014

Have you always dreamed of moving or retiring abroad? Then this program is for you! The Lifestyle exploration program provides an authentic, extended introduction to living abroad. Enjoy language instruction combined with an immersion experience in Spanish lifestyle, customs, history and cuisine, courtesy of our experienced Lifestyle Guides. Spend three weeks in an apartahotel in Salamanca, a university town near Madrid that offers the convenience of a metropolis and the intimacy of a village. Mingle with locals, embark on exciting excursions and enhance your learning with educational lectures by local experts. More Information »

Legendary Turkey From Istanbul to the Turquoise Coast turkey
with Camilla MacKay '91, Ph.D., Classical Art and Archaeology
SOLD OUT for Departure Date September 18 - October 2, 2014

2nd Departure Date: September 25 - October 9, 2014

Exotic sights, scents and sounds reign in this fascinating land where Europe and Asia meet. From Istanbul, magnificent "Empress of the World," to ancient ruins, stunning landscapes, and the dramatic Turquoise Coast where we board privately chartered "gullet" yachts for a unique four-day voyage, Turkey engages and beguiles, offering us an unparalleled adventure. More Information »

Legendary Turkey From Istanbul to the Turquoise Coast turkey
with Jenifer Neils (AB, Bryn Mawr '72. PhD Princeton)
September 25 - October 9, 2014

Exotic sights, scents and sounds reign in this fascinating land where Europe and Asia meet. From Istanbul, magnificent "Empress of the World," to ancient ruins, stunning landscapes, and the dramatic Turquoise Coast where we board privately chartered "gullet" yachts for a unique four-day voyage, Turkey engages and beguiles, offering us an unparalleled adventure. More Information »

Flavors of Northern Italy
with Nick Patruno, Professor Emeritus of Italian
An exclusive Bryn Mawr only departure
September 27 - October 5, 2014

Where else, but in Northern Italy–where passion for local foods and soul satisfying cuisine easily rivals the other famous love affair from Verona. Here, cheeses are straight from Parma, balsamics from Modena, and risotto is proudly sourced from the Veronese plain and infused with Amarone. Savor them all, share your table, raise a glass, and join the celebration! We invite you to join us on this wonderful trip to a very special part of Italy, led by our own Nick Patruno
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France: Barging in Burgundy burgundy
With Catherine Lafarge, Professor Emeritus of French
Co-sponsored with Smith College
October 7 - 17, 2014

Discover the bucolic country-side, picturesque vineyards and charming towns of Burgundy on a special program that explores the history and charm of this famous region. Begin your adventure in Beaune, the wine capital of Burgundy. In Dijon, walk in the footsteps of Burgundy’s dukes as you wander its bustling streets. Travel the legendary Route des Grands Crus and explore the Côte d’Or region, enjoying wine tastings in medieval châteaux and private wineries. Cruise for three nights aboard the Caprice and take in magnificent views of vineyards covering the rolling hills. Conclude in Lyon, a sophisticated metropolis replete with scenic parks, riverside paths and a historic old town listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site. More Information »

The Art Connoisseur's Berlin

With Lisa Saltzman, Professor of History of Art .
An exclusive Bryn Mawr only departure
October 10 – 18, 2014

Discover the heady blend of grand museums, contemporary architecture, and cutting-edge culture in the avant-garde city of Berlin, deemed by the New York Times to be one of the "hottest destinations on the planet." You'll explore the city's beautiful new buildings, art galleries, and embassies while also digging deep into Berlin's historic core. Learn from an expert historian while visiting Berlin's museums and private art collections. Celebrate new architectural works by Norman Foster, Renzo Piano, Frank Gehry, and others while examining the vestiges of the city's early-20th-century identity More Information »

On Asia's Frontiers: Laos, Cambodia & Thailand
With Kristin Kelly '74
An exclusive Bryn Mawr only departure
October 31 – November 16, 2014

We invite you to join us in our exploration of the remote corners of Southeast Asia.The countries of Laos, Cambodia and Thailand beckon with their rich amalgam of cultural treasures, natural beauty and kind, friendly people. This superb itinerary combines iconic sites with avant-garde, practically unpronounceable destinations that will be on everyone’s radar in a decade. Our far-flung meanderings will allow access to remote tribes that are days away by foot from the nearest town. Recently built 4WD roads will take us deep into the countryside and we will utilize local footpaths to explore outlying villages, lost temples and the remnants of ancient civilizations. More Information »

Costa Rica and the Panama Canal
Aboard National Geographic Sea Lion

December 13 – 20, 2014

We invite you to join us on an expedition to Costa Rica and the Panama Canal. It is the perfect winter escape. Dense, lush rain forest. Pristine deserted beaches. Monkeys galore. Coatimundis and dozing sloths, plus toucans, macaws, and hummingbirds. Walk deep into the rain forest; the only sounds are the birds and monkeys in the trees and your own footfalls. And slowly, everyday life dissipates as revitalization takes over. Each day reveals distinct facets of the region: forest trails for hiking, a cool swim in a waterfall pool, or a coral reef to snorkel. Opportunities abound to see creatures in their natural environs—both on land and in the sea.
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Patagonia Frontiers

An exclusive Bryn Mawr only departure
with Selby Cull, Assistant Professor of Geology
January 2 - 19, 2015

Enjoy the rare privilege of face-to-face encounters with two of the world’s last great frontiers: the magnificent fjords and glaciers of Southern Patagonia, on a small ship cruise; and the stunningly dramatic scenery ot Torres del Paine on a three night stay at the part. You will also visit Buenos Aires and Santiago as we discover the remarkable diversity of South America.
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Exploring Australia & New Zealand
An exclusive Bryn Mawr only departure
With Sharon Ullman, Professor of History
January 3 - 24, 2015

We invite you to join an exclusive Bryn Mawr only trip to the Lands Down Under. We will travel from Australia’s spectacular Great Barrier Reef to the storied Outback and Ayers Rock to sophisticated Sydney; from New Zealand’s towering Mt. Cook and breathtaking Milford Sound to high-spirited Queenstown and nautical Auckland. This 22-day journey begins in Cairns. Ride the historic railway to the mountain village of Kuranda for time to explore. Descend to Tjapukai Aboriginal Culture Park via the gondolas of Skyrail. Board a boat for a day-long excursion to the Great Barrier Reef where you can swim, snorkel, or view the reef from a semi-submersible vessel. Embark on an Aboriginal “dreamtime” tour and learn about the ancient culture of the Walpiri tribespeople. We will watch the sun set over the fabled Ayers Rock and then travel to Sydney where we will tour the highlights of the city, board a catamaran for a lunch cruise around Sydney Harbour, and enjoy ample leisure time. Next, we fly to New Zealand and explore Mt. Cook National Park, take a cruise through the breathtaking fjords of Milford Sound and visit geo-thermal Rotorua.
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AMAZON RIVER CRUISE - A Birding and Natural History Odyssey
aboard La Estrella Amazonica

With Maria Luisa Crawford '60. Professor Emerita of Geology
January 8-17, 2015

We invite you to join us on a birding and natural history odyssey to the Amazon, led by Weecha Crawford ’60, Professor Emerita of Geology and birding enthusiast. The Amazon region conjures many images, but it is, above all, a realm of superlatives. The centerpiece of this vast region is the Amazon River itself, the largest river in the world. In fact, many of its tributaries rival or exceed the size of other great rivers of the world. The Amazonian region also boasts the highest diversity of both birds and plants anywhere in the world. During the course of the trip we’ll explore small wooded streams, lakes, seasonally flooded forest (várzea), and flooded river islands. Toward the latter part of the trip, we’ll spend some time walking in tall, high ground forest. Here or nearby we may find a fruiting tree frequented by colorful Araçaries, tanagers, and honeycreepers, or an army ant swarm with its attendant antbirds and woodcreepers. More Information »

Legacies and Landscapes of Cuba

An exclusive Bryn Mawr only departure

With Enrique Sacerio-Garí, Professor of Hispanic and Hispanic-American Studies
January 9-19, 2015

Join us for this opportunity to immerse yourself in the rich local culture and rhythms of daily life in Cuba. Our program has been designed to unravel the richness of Cuban culture and allow the group to meet professionals from all walks of contemporary Cuban life while exploring local landmarks that are significant to Cuba’s heritage. Begin in Santiago, the second largest city in Cuba. The rich racial mixture in this city has produced some of the most exciting music, art and architecture in the Caribbean. Drive west to Camaguey, which during the 19th century was the frontier of the insurrectionists in the Ten Years War. Continue west to Cienfuegos, a city with beautiful architecture, nestled between lush mountains and rich agricultural lands. From here enjoy a day trip to Trinidad and then our adventure concludes exploring Havana which harbors magnificent Spanish colonial architecture—a treasure trove of churches, palaces, citadels and mansions wedged along narrow streets or looming over palm-fringed plazas. Our trip will be filled with people to people meetings, made even more special by our Bryn Mawr faculty leader.
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East India: Temple Mythology & Mountain Peaks

An exclusive Bryn Mawr only departure
with Kristin Kelly '74
January 23 – February 8, 2015

A trip through time and off the beaten path. This itinerary was recognized in the May 2013 National Geographic Traveler as one of the ‘50 Tours of a Lifetime.’ We invite you to join us as we experience the colorful cacophony of Kolkata (formerly Calcutta) located in West Bengal state, through the eyes of locals. The former seat of the British Raj- Kolkata was home to two Nobel Laureates (Tagore and Mother Teresa). The world famous temples that typifies the state of Orissa offer a view of Indian mythology and architecture going back to the 13th century or even earlier. This is where modernity meets 21st century. Up to the highlands and tea estates of Darjeeling and Sikkim state gives you a glimpse of mountain culture which is a confluence of Nepali, Chinese and Tibetans who have lived together for centuries. These “hill stations” were once favored by the British aristocracy to escape the summer heat. The wide expanse of space, the towering mountain range of the Himalayas and Kanchenjunga and the spectacular sunrise provide a stark contrast to the controlled chaos that typically defines India
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Icelandic Interlude & the Northern Lights
An exclusive Bryn Mawr only departure

February 13 - 17, 2015

Join fellow Bryn Mawr Travel passengers for a long weekend escape to exotic Iceland. From steamy hot springs to top-notch spas, magnificent malls to art museums, this unique land is the perfect place to relax, recharge, and explore. More Information »

Wildlife and Culture Safari to Tanzania

An exclusive Bryn Mawr only departure
with Eileen Kavanagh'75, President, Bryn Mawr Alumnae Association
March 4 - March 15, 2015

We invite you to join the Bryn Mawr Alumnae Association for an exclusive journey into the heart of East Africa. This 12-day journey was thoughtfully designed to explore Tanzania’s fascinating history and culture while taking advantage of premier wildlife viewing. Our adventure begins with a short, scenic flight to a private nature refuge and model for community-based tourism located just east of Serengeti National Park. This will make for the perfect launching point, offering not only your first taste of wildlife viewing, but several up-close, un-scripted encounters with members of the local Maasai community who are as curious about your lives as you will be about theirs. Next we will spend three spectacular days immersed in the untamed wilderness of the magnificent Serengeti.
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Moroccan Discovery - From the Imperial Cities to the Sahara

An exclusive Bryn Mawr only departure
March 28 - April 10, 2015

This land of dramatic contrasts invites us to encounter its ancient ruins and sacred mosques, endless desert and storied mountains, imposing kasbahs and spirited souks. As we travel from the imperial cities of Rabat, Fez, and Marrakech to the High Atlas and vast Sahara, we open our eyes, and hearts, to a truly foreign land, an age-old culture, and genuinely hospitable people. We invite you to join us on this
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Route of the Maya
El Salvador • Honduras • Guatemala • Belize

An exclusive Bryn Mawr only departure
with Weecha Crawford '60, Professor Emerita of Geology
April 13-26, 2015

Travel to Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, and Belize to delve into the legacies of the ancient Mayan civilization. More than 3,000 years ago this sophisticated culture emerged from the humid rain forests, flourished for centuries, and then vanished. In that time, the Mayans created a complex writing system, devised a calendar equivalent to our own, introduced the concept of zero in mathematics, predicted lunar and solar eclipses, and built the tallest structures in the western hemisphere—all while Paris was just a sleepy village. Today, their ghostly remnants are scattered across Central America in an ancient, 1,500-mile-long trade ring known as La Ruta Maya. From ruins to rituals to rural villages, we’ll trace the footsteps of the enigmatic Mayan culture as only OAT can—in our trademark small groups. Along the way, we'll meet modern-day descendants preserving their Mayan heritage with jade carvings, colorful weavings, and warm hospitality. Join us as we travel back in time to explore the Route of the Maya
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Portrait of Italy

An exclusive Bryn Mawr only departure
With Nick Patruno, Professor Emeritus of Italian
April 18 – May 4, 2015

We invite you to join on this wonderful tour of Italy. From the breathtaking Amalfi Coast to eternal Rome, through the gentle Umbrian and Tuscan countryside to timeless Venice, this leisurely tour showcases ancient sites, contemporary life, priceless art and beautiful, natural scenery. You’ll especially appreciate the small size of your group as you stay in unique accommodations in the Tuscan countryside and a medieval village. Our faculty host is Nick Patruno, Professor Emeritus of Italian at Bryn Mawr College.
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Trade Routes of Iberia

with Rosi Song, Associate Professor of Spanish
May 1 - 9, 2015

We invite you to sail the ancient trade routes of Phoenician, Roman and Moor mariners during this comprehensive itinerary and small ship cruise to the coastal jewels of the Iberian Peninsula, an area not often visited by Americans, during the best time of year.
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In the Wake of the Vikings

Scotland - Norway - Denmark Inner Hebridean Islands - Orkney Islands - Shetland Islands - -Norwegian Fjords
May 19 - 27, 2015

Join us for a unique, comprehensive, nine-day journey to Norway’s majestic fjords and Scotland’s rarely visited Shetland, Orkney and Inner Hebridean Islands, remote destinations forever linked by their Viking heritage. Cruise from Copenhagen, Denmark, to Glasgow, Scotland, aboard the exclusively chartered Five-Star Small Ship m.s. Le Boréal with spacious, 100% Ocean-View Stateroom and Suite accommodations. Travel in the wake of early Viking explorers, cruising into ports accessible only to small ships, and visit three UNESCO World heritage sites amid spectacular landscapes in this seafaring region steeped in history and cultural richness. Cruise Norway’s spectacular fjords. Specially arranged excursions include the former home of Norwegian composer Edvard Grieg in Bergen, with a private recital of his music; the Neolithic Ring of Brodgar, Skara Brae and Kirkwall in the Orkney Islands; the ancient Callanish Stones on the Isle of Lewis; and the iconic Eilean Donan Castle in the Isle of Skye’s highlands
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Wild Wales: Landscapes and Literature

An exclusive Bryn Mawr only departure
with Kate Thomas, Associate Professor of English, Nineteenth-Century British Literature
June 6 - 16, 2015

Pearls of the Mediterranean - Rome to Monte Carlo

June 15 - 23, 2015

A Tapestry of Gardens in British Columbia photo credit: Paul Hamilton

With Antonia Adezio '75, past president of The Garden Conservancy
Co-Sponsored with Vassar College

June 17 – 22, 2015

We invite you to join us on a unique visit to the gardens of British Columbia. The lush, temperate climate of British Columbia combined with exceptional natural lighting conditions forms a true gardener’s paradise. This unique environment supports an amazing variety of trees, plants, and flowers and offers gardening enthusiasts a year-round growing cycle. Beneath the region’s towering native pine trees, gardeners past and present have woven blankets of color, hidden edens where tranquility reigns and fresh water flows.
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Discover Southeast Alaska

With Pedro Marenco, Assistant Professor of Geology
July 10 - 17, 2015

We invite you to discover the awesome beauty, abundant wildlife and native cultures of Southeast Alaska. Aboard the nimble, 66-passenger Admiralty Dream, access the breathtaking byways of Alaska’s Inside Passage. With skilled naturalists by your side, encounter its magnificent peaks and fjords, and ice- blue glaciers of unfathomable proportions—while learning about the traditions of Alaska’s ancient cultures.
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An exclusive Bryn Mawr only departure

July 22-26, 2015

Join us as we explore the wonders of Santa Fe & Taos; from the galleries of Canyon Road to the artistic heritage of Georgia O'Keeffe's Ghost Ranch and the exquisite beauty of the world famous Santa Fe Opera. We will be granted special access to many of the venues and enjoy private talks from gallery owners and museum curators.
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Trekking Kilimanjaro

August 3 - 15, 2015
Optional Safari extension August 14 - 20, 2015

Waterways of Russia

August 26 - September 5, 2015
Join us as we enjoy time in Russia’s two great cultural capitals on this carefully crafted itinerary—spend one night aboard ship in the fabled city of Moscow, the political and commercial capital of the world’s largest country, see the world’s largest collection of Fabergé eggs, and spend two nights aboard ship in St. Petersburg, czar Peter the Great’s “window on the West,” with a special early-opening tour of the State Hermitage Museum. Cruise through the heartland of Mother Russia along scenic rivers, lakes and canals to tenth-century Uglich, medieval Yaroslavl, the 14th-century monastery of Goritsy and the legendary open-air museum of Kizhi Island, rustic remnants of Old Russia. This unique and always popular program will appeal not only to the first-time visitor to Russia, but also to the return visitor curious to see the astounding changes that have taken place in Russia’s two largest and most important cities. Our trip will be one the exclusively chartered, deluxe M.S. VOLGA DREAM, the premier ship cruising Russia’s waterways.
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Provincial French Countryside
An exclusive Bryn Mawr only departure
With Catherine Lafarge, Professor Emerita of French
September 30 - October 14, 2015

Experience the beauty, allure, and hospitality of Provincial France, at an easy pace and in a unique style. Anchored by stays in vibrant Toulouse and enchanting Paris, the journey features diverse Languedoc, the remote Dordogne, the lovely Loire Valley, and historic Normandy as we stay in charming rural inns and small country hotels. It’s a small group tour de force!
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Pearls of Dalmatia
An exclusive Bryn Mawr only departure
With David Morgan, HC'60, Professor Emeritus of History, Wesleyan University
October 5 - 19, 2015

We invite you to join Bryn Mawr alumnae/i, family and friends on this wonderful journey through an independent and democratic Croatia. Croatia welcomes visitors eager to absorb its remarkable history, culture, and an unspoiled Dalmatian coastline. As our small group travels from Zagreb to beloved Dubrovnik, from the beautiful island of Hvar and the seaside Opatija to timeless Venice, we see why this cherished region lays such a claim on the hearts of all who visit.
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Discover Thailand
Bangkok • Kanchanaburi • Sukhothai • Chiang Rai • Chiang Mai

An exclusive Bryn Mawr only departure

November 4-20, 2015

Travel to Thailand—once called Siam—where independence, hospitality, and the traditional philosophy that "life is pleasure" weave a spell over every visitor. Visit Bangkok with a small group, have personal encounters, and make unique cultural discoveries on an Asian adventure. Exploring Thailand from the cosmopolitan south to the remote northern hill tribes, you'll witness Buddhist monks receiving alms at a dawn ceremony ... ride an elephant through the jungle ... maybe even buy some fresh lemongrass in Bangkok's floating market. And get an insider's perspective into Thai culture as you take part in a cooking class, dine in a local home, and ride on a traditional bamboo raft. Discover what captivates so many visitors in this tropical nation
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Holiday Markets Departure

December 1 - 12, 2015