July 14 – 27 ❯❯
Cruise the Dnieper River aboard
the MS Dnieper Princess through
the heart of Ukraine, located at
the crossroads of Europe and
Asia. Highlights include Kiev,
Crimea, Odessa and Bucharest.
UNC lecturer: Don Raleigh.
Starting from $1,995 (plus air).
The Classical World in
the Time of St. Paul:
A Voyage to the Ancient
Shores of Greece, the Greek
Isles and Turkey
July 19 – 29
Join UNC Professor Bart D.
Ehrman on a voyage following
the footsteps of St. Paul through
Macedonia and the Aegean,
exploring the culture of the
ancient Mediterranean at the first
flowering of Christianity. Enjoy
the luxurious all-suite Corinthian II
as you sail from Greece to Corinth,
Rhodes, Patmos, Kusadasi,
Ephesus, Thessaloniki, Philippi, Troy
and Istanbul. See the exhilarating
mosaics, icons and basilica domes
from the ancient world during this
time of great civilizational change.
Starting from $6,495
August 5 – 15
See the migration of thousands
of animals making their way
across the Mara River and
through the grasslands of Kenya’s
Masai Mara Reserve. You may opt
for your once-in-a-lifetime climb
up Mt. Kilimanjaro pre-safari, or
enjoy a post-safari trip to the
islands of Zanzibar. Starting from
$5,598 (plus air).
August 24 – September 2 ❯❯
Discover the best of Scotland,
from the historic Lowlands to the
scenic Highlands and the Isle of
Skye. Visit St. Andrews’ storied
golf course and four of Scotland’s
most fabled castles. Starting from
$2,695 (plus air).
The Oxford Experience
September 9 – 20
Immerse yourself in the centuries-
old tradition of learning and
community in the historic setting
of towers, spires and gargoyles.
Study a topic in small classes led
by Oxford faculty. Starting from
approx. $4,450 (plus air).
ACA Italian Lakes
September 9 – 17 ❯❯
Delight in the magical vistas of
the Italian Lake district and venture out from your home on the
shores of Lake Maggiore, the
deluxe Lido Palace Hotel. Learn
firsthand why Romantic poets,
famous philosophers, artists and
composers have looked to the
Italian lakes for inspiration.
Starting from $2,295 (plus air).
Cruise the Face of
September 9 – 25 ❯❯
Trace the wondrous features of
Europe along its most legendary
waterways —the Rhine, the Main
and the Danube. Cruise aboard
the intimate M.S. Switzerland II
through five countries, from the
Netherlands to Hungary. UNC
lecturer: Thomas Stumpf.
Starting from $4,695 (plus air).
ACA Provence and the
September 22 – October 1 ❯❯
Discover the charms of Provence
and the Côte d’Azur. Visit the
Palace of the Popes in Avignon
and delight in tasting the fine
wines at Châteauneuf du Pape.
Starting from $2,695 (plus air).
A Taste of Napa Valley
September 28 – October 3
Experience the wonders of Napa
Valley from your base at the
luxurious Meritage Resort & Spa.
Enjoy wine tasting and wine
blending seminars plus two
hands-on cooking lessons with
the Culinary Institute of America,
as well as tours of three wine
cellars and a cooking lesson in
Julia Child’s kitchen. Starting from
$2,125 (plus air).
Bhutan, the Mythical
September 30 – October 11 ❯❯
Explore the exotic treasures of the
east on this tour from Bangkok to
the mountain tranquility of the
Buddhist kingdom of Bhutan,
nestled high in the slopes of the
Himalayas. Your journey ends in
Hong Kong, where old-world
Chinese traditions blend with
Western modernism. Starting
from $5,495 (plus air).
Portrait of Italy
October 7 – 23
Enjoy a 17-day tour of bella Italia
showcasing ancient sites, priceless
art, outstanding cuisine and
unique lodgings. From the Almafi
coast to magical Venice, experi-
ence the best of Italy’s country-
side and its famed cities — Rome,
Florence and Venice. Starting
from $4,295 (plus air).
Coming in 2009
October 10 – 27 and
October 15 – November 1
Explore the cultural and historical
treasures of China and Tibet. Begin
in Beijing, the 800 year-old capital
of China—explore the Forbidden
City, Tiananmen Square and the
Great Wall. Travel to Lhasa, Tibet,
the holy land for Tibetan Buddhists.
In Xiamen, meet with UNC faculty
and students in residence at
Xiamen University. Your tour
concludes in Shanghai. UNC
lecturers: Steven I. Levine
(first departure); Tom Martineau
(second departure). Starting from
$5,380 (airfare from New York
Gardens of the
Caribbean Aboard Sea
January 26– February 2, 2009
Enjoy the rich cultural legacy, lush
landscapes and the extraordinary
geology of the Caribbean. This
voyage is a rare opportunity,
aboard the legendary Sea Cloud,
to explore many ports that are
difficult to reach by larger vessels.
Discover the fascinating heritage
of this region with visits to its
great houses and public and
private gardens. Starting from
$4,995 (plus air).
May 30 – June 6, 2009
Join the GAA on a small-ship
expedition to Alaska’s Inside
Passage with experienced natural-
ists and expedition leaders. This
exciting voyage to Southeast
Alaska will introduce you to a
land of fjords and islands teeming
with wildlife. Tour participants will
kayak among icebergs, hike amid
towering spruce and hemlocks
and watch the gravity-defying
humpback and orca whales and
listen to their ‘songs’ through a
hydrophone. You’ll spend a full
day in Glacier Bay National Park.
Starting from $5,290 (plus air).
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