The Great Lakes: A
Voyage through North
June 27 – July 4
On the shores of the Great Lakes,
welcoming towns have changed
little since the 19th century— in
marked contrast to much of the
North American continent. Sail
the many scenic waterways
and locks aboard the 100-guest
all-suite Clelia II and thrill to the
thunder of Niagara Falls, witness
Native American culture on
Manitoulin Island and enjoy
warm summer breezes skimming
through the lush leaves of the
woody, rocky coasts. UNC
lecturer: Bland Simpson. Starting
from $5,595 (plus air).
July 17– 25
Bring along your children on this
trip to three fabled Italian cities
that cast their spell on all who
visit them. With pizza-making
and gelato tasting in Florence, a
horse-drawn carriage ride in
Rome and mask-making and a
gondola ride in Venice, you and
your children are sure to develop
a lifelong love of bella Italia.
Starting from $3,495 for adults,
$995 for children (plus air).
July 22 – August 5
Travel to Scandinavia for an
unforgettable voyage along
Norway’s majestic western coastline of snow-capped mountains
and crystalline fjords. From the
Finnish capital Helsinki head north
to unspoiled Lapland, then board
your first-class passenger ship in
Kirkenes, Norway. Ports of call
include Hammerfest and the
Lofoten Islands, Trondheim,
Bergen and Oslo. Starting from
$4,795 (plus air).
Cruise the Black Sea
September 1 – 14
The shores of the Black Sea have
given rise to captivating cities that
have played pivotal roles in the
emergence of Western civiliza-
tion. Discover the lands of
Cossacks and crusaders, gods and
goddesses, minarets and mythical
beasts aboard the luxurious
Crystal Serenity. Starting from
$5,695 (plus air).
ACA Amalfi Coast
September 9 – 17
Delight in the scenic grandeur of
the Amalfi Coast — with its varied
architecture and amazing vertical
landscape — during your stay at
the seaside resort of Vietri sul
Mare. Visit Ravello, Amalfi,
Positano, Sorrento, Pompeii and
the isle of Capri. Starting from
$2,595 (plus air).
The Oxford Experience
September 6 – 19, 2009
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. $4,500 (plus air).
ACA Chianti in a
September 20 – 28
Enjoy this unique region of
Tuscany with its luxuriously tem-
perate climate, wealth of artistic
treasures and undulating hills
blanketed with verdant vineyards
and silvery olive groves. Savor the
legacy of a 3,000-year history of
great food and extraordinary
wine. Starting from $2,395
Treasures of Tanzania
September 22 – October 2
Giraffes and elephants lumbering
across the open savanna, a stand
of pink flamingos wading in a
sun-drenched lake and a pride of
sleepy lions yawning under an
acacia tree — discover nature’s
grandeur on this classic East
African safari. Starting from
$4,590 (plus air).
Island Life in Ancient
September 27– October 5
Join this distinctive voyage across
the Aegean Sea, through the
Greek Isles and on to Turkey’s
historic coast. Discover a region
acclaimed for its fascinating
history, stunning natural beauty
and deep-rooted cultures. While
aboard the exclusively chartered
M.S. Le Diamant, explore Greece’s
most fabled islands and sail in the
wake of Achilles, Odysseus and
Agamemnon to legendary Troy.
UNC lecturer: Sara Mack.
Starting from $2,995 (plus air).
In the Wake of Lewis
& Clark— A Voyage
Along the Columbia &
October 6 – 12
Embark the National Geographic
Sea Bird and relive a chapter of
U.S. history and discover a land-
scape that looks much as it did
two centuries ago. You’ll climb
a mountain by voyaging up a
river —and watch the Columbia
change character from habitation
to the sculptural wilds of steppe
and butte. Enjoy morning Zodiac
cruises and kayaking adventures
with expert historians and natu-
ralists. UNC lecturer: Joe Flora.
Starting from $3,650 (plus air).
October 10 – 27
Explore the cultural and historical
treasures of China and Tibet.
Begin in the 800-year-old capital
Beijing, and explore the Forbidden
City, Tiananmen Square and the
Great Wall. Travel to Xian, Lhasa,
Tibet, Chengdu and Guilin.
Explore Suzhou, a typical water
town in the south where you’ll
tour the Grand Canal and explore
the famous gardens. Your tour
ends in the vibrant city of
Shanghai. UNC lecturer: Tom
Martineau. Starting from $5,380
(airfare from New York included).
Treasures of Jordan
October 30 – November 10
The land of Jordan offers visitors
a dazzling diversity of sights, full
of Biblical, archaeological and
historical treasures. Enjoy this
12-day journey, which includes
Amman, Petra, resorts on both
the Red Sea and the Dead Sea,
Jerash and Wadi Rum with a
small group of no more than 24
alumni and friends. Starting from
$2,995 (plus air).
November 14 – 23
See this enduring, evolving
country on a comprehensive tour
and discover the myriad and
magnificent wonders of Israel.
Explore Jerusalem, the Dead Sea,
Nazareth, the Sea of Galilee,
Haifa and Tel Aviv. Starting from
$2,395 (plus air).
December 10 – 22
Arrive in Buenos Aires before
flying to Patagonia to embark
the 57-suite Corinthian II for a
magnificent cruise through the
Drake Passage in the Antarctic
Peninsula and back to Ushuaia.
On-board naturalists enhance
your journey as you watch for
penguins, whales, seabirds and
elephant seal colonies. Starting
from $7,995 (plus air).
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