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World Affairs
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2019 Trip Destinations
January through August

January 26 - February 8 – Expedition to Antarctica - Join us for this spectacular 14-day journey featuring a nine-night cruise aboard the 200-passenger L’ AUSTRAL. Experience “The White Continent” in its unspoiled state during the lingering light of the austral summer.  From $9,995 per person – a savings of $1,000 – limited time only!

January 29 - February5 - Hamilton's Caribbean - Discover the forgotten connections between the Caribbean and 18th-century America on a cruise aboard the legendary sailing yacht, the Sea Cloud.  Sail to Barbados, St. Lucia, Nevis, St. Kitts and St. Eustatius, St. Barthélemy before stepping ashore at Iles des Saintes, and conclude in Antigua. From $9,999 per person– a savings of $1,000 – limited time only!

February 17 - March 4 – Journey to Southern Africa featuring the Rovos Rail - Observe the abundant wildlife in three diverse safari parks. Marvel at Victoria Falls; discover Cape Town, Johannesburg and Soweto; and enjoy the elegance of Rovos Rail.  Honorary Consul for Botswana, Charles Frankel, will lecture on the tour. From $7,790 per person plus airfare.

March 16 – 25 – Israel- Explore Jaffa, Akko, Masada and more! Cruise the Sea of Galilee. Meet a Druze family and winemakers, and speak with a Holocaust survivor at the Yad Vashem memorial. Norm Olsen, a retired Senior U.S. Foreign Service Officer, will add special lectures to the tour.  $4,740 per person.

April 1 - 12 -  South Korea and Japan- Explore both South Korea and Japan in one trip that’s designed to give you all the highlights and off-the-beaten-path must-dos, with enough free time to truly get to know this fascinating part of the world. Highlights include two U.S. Embassy briefings, an excursion to the Demilitarized Zone, Gyeongu, Seoguram Grotto, Busan, Osaka, Hiroshima, Kyoto, and end in Tokyo.  $5,895 per person plus airfare.

April 28 - May 5 - Vienna & Prague Uncovered - Join Dr. Pamela Zeiseras we “Uncover” Vienna and Prague. Begin in Vienna to dive into the history and arts of this regal city.  Continue to Prague, to explore the Velvet Revolution and the city’s distinct Jewish heritage. $3,999 per person plus airfare.

May 1 – May 16 - Ethiopia & Kenya: A Kaleidoscope of Landscapes, Cultures & Safariwith Craig Snyder- Travel to Ethiopia and Kenya to take an inside look at the ways that communities are striving to evolve their societies with an itinerary custom built to educate and inform. Meet with community leaders, youth advisors and clergy members to experience the complexity of infrastructural development in Africa’s economic capital.  $7,795 per person – a savings of $250 if you book by October 31!

May 6 – 11 - Inside Washington- Our hallmark program! 5-night schedule of inside the beltway small-group briefings and cultural highlights. Stay at the historic Mayflower Hotel.  During the week, we will examine the Administration's foreign policy on the grounds of war, diplomacy, trade and development; and look at the challenges we face domestically including the opioid crisis, climate change, and national security matters.  $2,950 per person.

June 21 - July 1 - Arctic Expedition- Voyage through the Arctic Circle on this extraordinary 11-day itinerary featuring a seven-night cruise on the Five-Star L’AUSTRAL. Sail through an ethereal topography of red sandstone mountains, lush green tundra and awe-inspiring ice formations. Accompanied by Dr. Carla Thorson, you will explore the politics of this Arctic region.  Flights round trip Paris/Longyearbyen included. From $6,995 plus airfare - a savings of $1,000 if you book by November 9!

June 29 - July 7 - Grand Seine- Embark on a Seine River cruise from Honfleur to Paris. Cruise for seven nights aboard the 106-guest MS Renoir.  Begin in the charming town of Honfleur, delve into the life of impressionist painter Monet at his Giverny home, follow a storied path on Omaha Beach and visit the Caen Memorial, end for a cruise through an illuminated Paris at night. Along with Francophile, Mimi Gregory, attend a U.S. Embassy briefing in Paris.  No single supplement for solo travelers! From $3,695 per person – a savings of $250 if you book by November 20!

July 1 – 13 – Mongolia with Naadam Festival with Dr. Jerry Leach- Take a step into the culture and traditions of nomadic Mongolia. Explore Ulaanbaatar, the great Gobi Desert with a featured demonstration of Mongolia’s strong cultural heritage at the Naadam celebration. Dr. Jerry Leach will lecture on the tour. $7,695 per person.

July 13 – 20 - Alaska’s Glaciers and the Inside Passage- Cruise aboard the Five-Star, small ship Le Soléal. During naturalist-led Zodiac excursions and from the comfort of your own spacious, ocean-view accommodations, enjoy superior views of Alaska’s spectacular scenery and abundant wildlife. Experience unspoiled islands and fjords and historic gold-rush-era towns. Specially arranged expert lecturers join you on board. From $4,295 per person plus air - a savings of $1,000 if you book by December 7!

July 29 - August 7 - Changing Tides of History:  Cruising the Baltic Sea -Our popular cruise returns! Experience the cultural rebirth of the Baltic States, with eight nights aboard the Five-Star LE DUMONT D’URVILLE. Enjoy specially arranged presentations by Lech Wałęsaand by Sergei N. Khrushchev. Visit Visby, Helsinki, St. Petersburg, Tallinn and Gda´nsk.  From $6,995 plus airfare - a savings of $1,000 if you book by November 5!

August 7 – 14 - Toronto to Vancouver by Rail- Join this once-in-a-lifetime train trip across Canada—a journey from Toronto across the expanse of five provinces, through the Canadian Rockies and into the Pacific Northwest. Enjoy upgraded Prestige Class premium accommodations and observation cars that allow for unobstructed viewing of Canada’s great wilderness. Learn about the landscape, history, and people of Canada's provinces. From $5,995 per person plus airfare. Reserve by December 19 to receive a free expedition library and $1,000 savings!

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