2024 Upcoming Trips

Charles Bridge and architecture of the old town in Prague, Czech republic. Grand Danube Passage

May 27 – June 11, 2024

Experience Europe from a new vantage point on this unforgettable Grand Danube Passage. Visit eight countries, including stays in Sofia, Bulgaria, and Prague, Czech Republic, and a nine-night Danube cruise. Gain insight into each destination’s history, cuisine, soul-stirring landmarks, and architecture. Enjoy first-class ship accommodations, deluxe hotels, a generous meal plan, and a selection of included excursions. No single supplement!

From $5,895

Puffin sitting on rock by the sea.Cruising from Scotland to the Faroe Islands and Iceland

May 30 – June 8, 2024

Discover the lands of the Vikings and Gaels on an exclusive 10-day cruise from Glasgow, Scotland, to Reykjavík, Iceland, featuring the remote Faroe Islands. Marvel at the 5,000-year-old Neolithic ruins of the Standing Stones of Callanish on the Isle of Lewis and learn more about the Outer Hebrides from stone circle expert and professor Colin Richards.

From $6,115

Interlaken town with Thunersee river, SwitzerlandCruise the Rhine and Moselle Rivers ~ Family Journey

June 21 – 29, 2024

Imagine the family memories you’ll create when you cruise the Rhine and Moselle rivers together! Journey to France, Germany, and the Netherlands aboard a first-class ship, and explore Strasbourg, Heidelberg, Cologne, Amsterdam, and more. Choose from a variety of included excursions, such as cycling, hiking, and culinary tours, plus plenty of onboard fun for the younger generation. Open to ages 7 and up. No single supplement!

From $3,795

Ancient Roman Amphitheatre in Lecce, Puglia region, southern Italy Apulia ~ Undiscovered Italy

June 5  – June 13, 2024

Discover Apulia, a sun-kissed region in southern Italy. Stay for seven nights in Polignano a Mare and venture out to ancient villages, cerulean seaports, and storied landmarks. Savor Mediterranean meals amid olive groves and beautiful vineyards. From Locorotondo to Alberobello, Ostuni to Trani, you’ll relish Apulia’s charms and heart-warming traditions. This small-group journey features a first-class hotel and an extensive meal plan. No single supplement!

From $3,495

Colorful waterfront buildings in the Baltic region.Scandinavian and Baltic Capitals

July 31 – August 10, 2024

Discover the lands and legacies forged by centuries of Baltic history as we cruise to seven countries, featuring special guest speaker Lech Wałesa, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and former President of Poland. This Polish national hero will be speaking by exclusive arrangement about the establishment of the Polish Solidarity labor movement and the struggles he overcame when confronting a Soviet-backed regime—a message that will be more poignant than ever.

From $6,745

Godafoss waterfall in IcelandExploring Iceland

August 29 – September 8, 2024

Discover Iceland’s spectacular scenery and rich cultural heritage on this 11-day small group tour. From stunning Lake Mývatn to incredible Vatnajökull National Park and Dettifoss–Iceland’s “Niagara”—witness numerous natural wonders. See famed Icelandic horses and encounter the stupendous Snaefellsnes Peninsula. Learn about geothermal power at Hellisheidi Power Plant and gain fascinating historical insights at Thingvellir National Park before ending your Icelandic adventure in sophisticated Reykjavik.

From $6,392 (including airfare from select cities)

Street with timber framing houses in Rouen, Normandy, France. Grand Seine River and Normandy Passage

September 1 – 9, 2024

Cruise the Seine River for seven nights as you delight in historic Honfleur and Rouen, Conflans-Sainte-Honorine, and the white cliffs of Étretat. Walk through Monet’s bountiful gardens and explore Versailles, a decadent symbol of royal power. Visit poignant D-Day beaches, the Caen Memorial, and the spectacular landmarks of Paris. Spend sunny days relaxing aboard your exclusively chartered first-class ship and enjoy a generous meal plan. No single supplement!

From $3,495

Yellow vintage tram on the street in Lisbon, PortugalPortugal ~ Alluring Alentejo

September 8 – 16, 2024

Explore hidden gems in the enchanting Alentejo countryside on this seven-night, small-group adventure. Discover sparkling marble towns and the breathtaking royal city of Évora. Learn how to prepare authentic Portuguese dishes in a private home and relish a delicious meal at a family-owned winery. Plus, admire the remarkable Roman ruins of Mérida, Spain, and marvel at Lisbon’s cultural riches. Enjoy a deluxe hotel in picturesque Vila Viçosa, guided tours, and enriching lectures. No single supplement!

From $3,695

water buffalo in water with hundreds of flamingosKenya Safari: The Big 5

September 11 – 21, 2024

This 11-day journey of a lifetime provides exclusive access to Kenyan reserves and national parks that “the Big 5”—endangered black rhino, leopard, elephant, buffalo, and lion­—call home. Set out on game drives with local guides and a naturalist in comfortable 4x4 vehicles to spot endless wildlife including cheetahs, impalas, zebras, primates, a myriad of bird species, and more. Each evening, relax and rejuvenate amidst luxurious accommodations—each offering exceptional hospitality and superior amenities.

From $6,495

Japan pagoda in the waterInsider’s Japan

September 14 – 26, 2024

A truly fascinating land of rich traditions and dizzying modernity is revealed on this well-crafted 13-day small group tour. See highlights of amazing Tokyo and cultural capital Kyoto, engage in local life, and head off the beaten path to alluring historic destinations. Japan’s pastoral side dazzles with magnificent Mt. Fuji. Engage in local life and explore the lovely historic cities of Takayama and Kanazawa.

From $7,184 (including airfare from select cities)

Greek ruins with beautiful blue sky.Island Life in Ancient Greece and Turkey ~ Pillars of Pride Cruise

October 7 – 15, 2024

Our inaugural Pillars of Pride cruise to ancient Greece and Turkey explores the iconic stories of antiquity from an often untold LGBTQ+ lens. This dynamic, first-of-its-kind itinerary combines ancient history and culture with immersive experiences in modern LGBTQ+ life. This all-inclusive, five-star cruise also features a full day in Santorini with optional excursions, a special visit to the ruins of Ephesus, and full overnight in Mykonos.

From $5,295

View of Piazza del Plebiscito, Naples, ItalyThe Charm of the Amalfi Coast

October 30 – November 7, 2024

Your Italian daydreams will come to life on this handcrafted, small-group journey along the Amalfi Coast. Enjoy seven nights in Sorrento, venturing out to the special towns of Ravello, Amalfi, and Positano. Unravel history during excursions to Pompeii, Herculaneum, and Paestum, then visit a rural farm and experience bustling Naples. Plus, tuck into delicious local dishes and engage with the region’s welcoming locals. This program features a first-class hotel and an extensive meal plan.

From $3,995

Taxi driving through Habana Vieja in front of a colorful facadeCuba and Its People

November 1 – 8, 2024

Journey to Havana for a seven-night Cuban discovery. Explore Old Havana, Matanzas, the beautiful countryside, and much more! Learn about the lives of entrepreneurs, artists, and dancers during meaningful encounters. Come away with a broader perspective of Cuba’s culture and citizens while enjoying educational dialogue and cultural connections. This program includes round-trip flights between Miami and Cuba.

From $5,695

colorful buildings lining a waterway in Bilbao, SpainBasque Country: Spain & France

November 9 – 17, 2024

Revel in a seven-night, first-class adventure across Basque Spain and France from your home base in beautiful San Sebastián, Spain’s culinary capital. Discover the chic beach resort of Biarritz and explore French Basque culture in St-Jean-de-Luz, Espelette, and Bayonne. In Spain, savor a delicious dinner and conversation with local Basques, tour the Bilbao Guggenheim, and stroll the streets of Hemingway’s Pamplona!

From $3,595

People gathered at a Christmas market outdoors.Christkindlmärkte along the Danube River

December 6 – 14, 2024

Embark on a seven-night Danube river cruise from Vienna to Nuremberg, immersing yourself in the enchanting magic of Europe's oldest Christkindlmärkte. Explore historic cities, UNESCO sites, and imperial monuments, alongside visits to centuries-old Christmas markets. Discover Mozart's Salzburg, stroll through Passau's picturesque market, and explore Nuremberg’s Old Town with its legendary Christkindlesmärkt. From tiny towns to grand cities, experience the splendor of the season as storybook Christmas scenes come to life in this celebration of history and culture. Join us for a memorable journey amid the festive charm of the Danube.

From $2,995

2025 Upcoming Trips

  • Patagonia Explorer
    January 11 – 24, 2025
  • Panama Canal and Costa Rica
    January 31 – February 8, 2025
  • Discover Egypt & the Nile
    February 9 – 21, 2025
  • Havana: The Afro-Cuban Experience
    February 14 – 21, 2025
  • Journey to Vietnam
    February 20 – March 6, 2025
  • Finland ~ Arctic Magnificence
    February 25 – March 5, 2025
  • Italy ~ Tuscany & Emilia-Romagna
    April 8 – 17, 2025
  • Dutch Waterways
    April 29 – May 7, 2025
  • Spain ~ Andalucia in a Parador
    May 8 – 16, 2025
  • South Korea & Japan
    May 27 – June 12, 2025
  • Classic Safari: Kenya & Tanzania
    June 26 – July 11, 2025
  • Cruise Sicily, Malta & Amalfi Coast
    June 27 – July 5, 2025
  • Discover Southeast Alaska
    June 27 – July 4, 2025
  • Switzerland’s Alpine Majesty
    July 2 – July 11, 2025
  • African Expedition by Private Train
    August 5 – 18, 2025
  • Ireland and North Ireland | Emerald Isle Cruise
    September 11 – 20, 2025
  • Enchanted Gems of Austria: Graz & Salzburg
    September 24 – October 4, 2025
  • Flavors of Dordogne
    October 10 – 18, 2025
  • Flavors of Sicily
    October 17 – 25, 2025
  • India’s Golden Triangle
    October 27 – November 14, 2025
  • Holiday Markets Cruise ~ The Festive Rhine River
    December 12 – 20, 2025

PLEASE NOTE:  All trips, and especially dates, are subject to change.

 

Want more information?

Please contact brown_travelers@alumni.brown.edu if you’d like more information on the 2024 trips.

Please note:

  • All information is subject to change.
  • We strive to include a Brown representative on each trip. However, group travel is planned far in advance and we cannot guarantee confirmation of Brown faculty on each trip. 
  • All prices are per person, based on double occupancy.
  • Prices do not include airfare to/from trip departure/ending points (unless otherwise noted).