2023 Upcoming Trips

Village in the mountains of Machu Picchu.Machu Picchu to the Galapagos

Land-based program with optional extension to Amazon Rainforest

September 26 - October 11, 2023

Encounter two of South America’s greatest treasures on this small group (no more than 20 passengers) tour, exploring Machu Picchu’s enigmatic ruins and witnessing the fascinating Galapagos Islands’ wonders. Further discoveries await in Lima, the Sacred Valley, Cuzco, and Quito.

Approximately $8,793 (including airfare from Miami)

Brown faculty:

David Boruchoff, Visiting Scholar in Hispanic Studies

Tall Moroccan stone structure with beautiful sky.Moroccan Discovery

From the imperial cities to the Sahara

September 29 – October 12, 2023

Explore Morocco on this small group (maximum of 24 passengers) tour, from seaside Rabat to desert Erfoud and Ouarzazate. Watch the sun set over the dunes on camelback, traverse the snow-topped High Atlas Mountains and discover Fez, Marrakech, and Casablanca.

Approximately $5,979 (including airfare from Boston, New York, or Washington, D.C.)

Brown faculty:

Caroline Karp, Senior Lecturer Emerita in Environmental Studies and International and Public Affairs

Boat on a Great Lakes Cruise neat Flowerpot IslandCruising the Great Lakes

Cruise on Le Bellot

October 2 – 9, 2023

Admire magnificent coastal scenery and discover nearly two centuries of North American innovation and maritime history on this one-of-a-kind cruise itinerary from Toronto to Milwaukee featuring all five Great Lakes aboard the exclusively chartered, five-star small ship with private balcony in all suites and staterooms.

From approximately $4,995

Brown faculty:

To be announced

Church in Santorini with blue roofs on the coast.Island Life in Ancient Greece

Cruise on Le Bougainville

October 3 – 11, 2023

Visit Volos, Delos, Mykonos, Pátmos, Rhodes, and Santorini. Explore Meteora; Delos’ classical ruins, including the Sanctuary of Apollo and the theater quarter; the archaeological site and ancient ruins of Ephesus; and Santorini, believed to be the lost city of Atlantis.

From approximately $4,995

Brown faculty:

Mary M. Flynn, Associate Professor of Medicine, Clinician Educator

Grapes hanging on a vine in a vineyard.Cruise the Heart of Europe


October 14 – 29, 2023

Experience the best of Europe aboard an exclusively chartered first-class ship. Unpack once and sail to five countries along legendary rivers. Visit Budapest, Vienna, Bratislava, and Amsterdam, plus medieval villages and lauded landmarks. Enjoy insightful lectures and personalize your journey with unique excursions on this 14-night adventure.

From approximately $5,945

Brown faculty:

L. Peter Gromet, Professor Emeritus of Earth, Environmental & Planetary Sciences

Ancient ruins in Sicily. Sketches of Sicily

Palermo, Caltagirone, and Taormina

November 1 – 10, 2023

Explore Sicily, the multicultural crossroads located between Italy’s boot and Northwest Africa. With your small group (maximum of 24 participants), stand in the shadows of gods and savor the sites, sounds, and flavors of this treasure trove encircled by the Mediterranean.

Approximately $4,095

Brown faculty:

Peter Harrington, Curator Emeritus Anne SK Brown Military Collection, Brown University Library

Mosque with beautiful golden pillars.United Arab Emirates

Dubai, Arabian Desert, and Abu Dhabi

November 7 – 16, 2023

From sensational architecture to sweeping desert landscapes, relish modern wonders and remarkable heritage. Learn about Emirati life, and enjoy a celebration beneath starry skies at a desert resort. This small group (no more than 24 passengers) program features no single supplement!

Approximately $3,795

Brown faculty:

Terry E. Tullis, Professor Emeritus of Geological Sciences, Professor of Earth, Environmental, and Planetary Sciences


2024 Upcoming Trips

Travelers on Antarctica trip on water observing whaleExpedition to Antarctica

February 13 – 26, 2024

Retrace sea lanes navigated by storied explorers Shackleton, Amundsen, and Scott on a once-in-a-lifetime journey that includes two nights in vibrant Buenos Aires, Argentina, and a nine-night, five-star cruise to “The White Continent.” Enjoy guided excursions led by an expedition team of naturalists aboard sturdy Zodiac crafts amid floating ice sculptures, intricate ecosystems, and abundant wildlife—including humpback whales, leopard seals, and Adélie penguins.

From $10,855

Brown faculty:

Bathsheba R. Demuth, Dean’s Associate Professor of History and Environment and Society

wolvesWolves and Wildlife of Yellowstone

February 24 – March 1, 2024

Dressed magnificently with frost and snow, and with visitors few and far between, experience the Yellowstone ecosystem when its beauty is more untouched by the outside world than any other time of the year. Safari aboard custom vehicles with expert naturalists as we explore and learn about the animals, environment, hydrothermal activity, and history of the park.

From $5,495

Departure #1: Jackson to Bozeman (sold out) 
Brown faculty:

Reid Cooper, Professor of Earth, Environmental, and Planetary Sciences

Departure #2: Bozeman to Jackson
Brown faculty:

Stephen Parman, Professor of Earth, Environmental, and Planetary Sciences

Egypt's pyramids at GizaEgypt and the Eternal Nile

March 11 – 25, 2024

Your small group of no more than 24 travelers begins its 15-day immersion in Egypt’s unsurpassed historic atmosphere in Cairo, where highlights include the acclaimed Egyptian Museum, Memphis, and Sakkara. Experience Giza’s astounding pyramids before embarking on a three-night Lake Nasser cruise from Abu Simbel to Aswan, visiting ancient Nubia’s outstanding temples and Aswan’s massive dam. A classic four-night Nile voyage from Aswan to Luxor follows, with a traditional felucca sail and exploration of Luxor’s awe-inspiring temples, before returning to Cairo.

From $5,497 (including airfare from select cities)

Brown faculty:

To be announced

Gold Temple over still lake, Kyoto, JapanInsider’s Japan

March 13 – 25, 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)

Brown faculty:

L. Peter Gromet, Professor Emeritus of Earth, Environmental & Planetary Sciences

Juno Beach, Normandy with Allied flagsNormandy ~ Deauville

Commemorating the 80th Anniversary of D-Day

April 12 – 20, 2024

Immerse yourself in Normandy’s remarkable history and enchanting beauty on this seven-night, first-class journey based in the lovely seaside resort town of Deauville. Explore Omaha and Utah Beach and other renowned D-Day sites during the 80th anniversary year of this crucial operation. Take in stunning Mont-Saint-Michel and the Bayeux Tapestry. Enjoy a wine tasting and lunch at a 10th-century castle and taste Calvados, Normandy’s celebrated apple brandy, on an estate. No single supplement!

From $3,995

Brown faculty:

Kenneth Sacks, Professor of History

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

Brown faculty:

Douglas Anderson, Professor Emeritus of Anthropology

puffins on a rock in IcelandCruising 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

Brown faculty:

Stephen Foley, Associate Professor of English and Comparative Literature

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

Brown faculty:

No faculty will be accompanying this trip

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

June 26 – July 4, 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

Brown faculty:

Holly Case, Professor of History

View from river in Copenhagen, DenmarkScandinavian 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

Brown faculty:

To be announced

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)

Brown faculty:

To be announced

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

Brown faculty:

To be announced

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

Brown faculty:

To be announced

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

Brown faculty:

To be announced

windmills on Mykonos, GreeceIsland 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

Brown faculty:

Caroline Karp, Senior Lecturer Emerita in Environmental Studies and International and Public Affairs

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

Brown faculty:

Peter Harrington, Curator Emeritus Anne SK Brown Military Collection, Brown University Library

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

Brown faculty:

To be announced

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).