Great European Journey


Take a grand tour of Europe on this popular journey, featuring rides on legendary trains in Alpine settings and a five-night cruise along the Rhine River, as well as visits to Cologne's magnificent Gothic cathedral and Heidelberg's 13th-century castle.

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 The picturesque town of Strasbourg reflects the culture of both France and Germany  Traditional canal houses in Amsterdam  Picturesque canals wind their way through Amsterdam  Homes and canals of Amsterdam  The historic city of Germany's Heidelberg, located on the Neckar River   Strasbourg, along the Rhine River  A view of historic Berne, Switzerlan   The famous Gornergrat Bahn, the highest cog railway in Europe, with the profile of the Matterhorn  Mount Pilatus, Switzerland. Credit: Josh Butler
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John Sweets

John Sweets

Jun 26 - Jul 6, 2015

Professor Sweets is Professor Emeritus of History, specializing in the Vichy France era, the French Resistance, and occupied France. He has taught 19th and 20th century European history at the University of Kansas, University College, Dublin (Ireland), The School of International Studies (Fort Bragg, NC), and at the Université de Franche-Comté, Besançon (France). Professor Sweets has received two NEH Fellowships for his research and is a member of Phi Beta Kappa. He has authored many works on France, including The Politics of Resistance in France (1976) and Choices in Vichy France (1986), and has edited four volumes of The Proceedings of the Western Society for French History (1982-85). His other current research interests include a case study of the Lacemakers of Le Puy in the 19th century and an investigation of France and the Holocaust.