Classic China and Tibet <p>Take in the highlights of Beijing, Xi'an, and Shanghai, including the Forbidden City, the Terra-Cotta Warriors, and Yu Yuan Gardens, and venture to Lhasa, set high on a Himalayan plateau for an insider's look at Tibet's Buddhist culture.</p>

Classic China and Tibet

19 days | Multiple departures in 2015

Splendors of Morocco <p>Explore this land of dramatic contrasts, from vast deserts and snowcapped mountains to ancient ruins and colorful <em>souks</em>.</p>

Splendors of Morocco

14 days | Multiple departures in 2015

Spoleto Festival USA <p>Experience an exciting variety of world-class music, opera, dance, and theater performances at Charleston's Spoleto Festival USA.</p>

Spoleto Festival USA

6 days | May 31 - Jun 5, 2015

Exploring Southern Africa <p>Experience breathtaking landscapes and exciting wildlife safaris as you journey across Southern Africa with stops in South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, and Zimbabwe.</p>

Exploring Southern Africa

18 days | Apr 30 - May 17, 2015 | Sep 17 - Oct 4, 2015

Exploring London and Paris: A Family Adventure <p>Explore the Tower of London and see Shakespeare’s theater; then take the “Chunnel” to Paris to visit the Eiffel Tower, join a scavenger hunt in the Louvre, and take in Versailles and Monet's Giverny.</p>

Exploring London and Paris: A Family Adventure

10 days | Multiple departures in 2015

Northern Summer by Private Jet <p>Journey in style as you experience the Northern Hemisphere's most exciting destinations, from Japan to Greenland, with stops in Mongolia, Russia, Norway, and Iceland!</p>

Northern Summer by Private Jet

22 days | Jun 9 - 30, 2015

The Art and Music of Berlin <p>Immerse yourself in Berlin's musical heritage, history, and artistic ambitions as you explore the city and enjoy private performances. </p>

The Art and Music of Berlin

8 days | May 2 - 9, 2015


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Franklin Knight

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  Cathleen Lewis is Curator of International Space Programs and Spacesuits at the Smithso...