Exploring Azerbaijan, Georgia, and Armenia <p>Wedged between the Caspian and Black Seas, the less-visited countries of Azerbaijan, Georgia, and Armenia, and showcase a wealth of cultural and historical treasures. Discover these special gems on this unique journey. </p>

Exploring Azerbaijan, Georgia, and Armenia

17 days | May 20 - Jun 5, 2020 | Sep 16 - Oct 2, 2020

Italy's Lake District <p>Italy’s breathtaking Lake District has inspired painters, writers, and poets. Immerse yourself in this lovely region during a one-week stay in Stresa at the Hotel La Palma, featuring views of Lake Maggiore and Alpine mountains.</p>

Italy's Lake District

9 days | Multiple departures between 2019 & 2020

Smithsonian at St Andrews <p>As the oldest university in Scotland, St Andrews holds centuries of history within its walls. The renowned university’s alumni include Nobel Prize winners, notable politicians, and other public figures. As you walk these storied halls, attend bespoke courses taught by St Andrews faculty, lodge in historic student accommodations on campus, and explore the charming town. </p>


Smithsonian at St Andrews

8 days | Jun 27 - Jul 4, 2020

Sailing the Coast of Iberia <p>Board the iconic tall ship <em>Sea Cloud II</em> and cruise along the northern coast of Portugal and Spain for an exhilarating sea voyage. From Lisbon to Bilbao, you'll experience many of the cultural highlights of each country.</p>

Sailing the Coast of Iberia

11 days | May 17 - 27, 2020

Around the World by Private Jet <p>Exotic adventure awaits you at every turn as you journey across five continents, experiencing the world's legendary sites up close, from climbing the terraced steps of Machu Picchu to traversing the Serengeti Plain on safari.</p>

Around the World by Private Jet

24-25 days | Multiple departures between 2019 & 2020

Smithsonian at Space Academy <p>Go behind the scenes at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama, for a VIP experience. Meet scientists, engineers, and astronauts and participate in space exploration simulations and astronaut training activities. </p>

Smithsonian at Space Academy

5 days | Multiple departures between 2019 & 2020

A Seine River Cruise  <p>The Seine River led to the development of Paris as the center for French trade, politics, religion, and culture. Like travelers of old, cruise the legendary Seine and discover the significant historic, artistic, and cultural highlights of Ile-de-France and Normandy.</p>

A Seine River Cruise

9 days | May 23 - 31, 2020 | Jun 6 - 14, 2020

Legendary Peru <p>A land of archaeological, cultural, and natural treasures, Peru offers a memorable travel experience. The Inca Empire was a highly developed civilization and at one time comprised some six million people. During this journey, you'll view spectacular sites and artifacts that bear silent testimony to this culture and learn about contemporary Peruvian culture from local people. </p>

Legendary Peru

11 days | Multiple departures between 2019 & 2020

Iceland Explorer: A Family Journey <p>Stir the imagination for Viking sea voyages and fun aspects of geology during a family learning vacation to popular Iceland.</p>

Iceland Explorer: A Family Journey

7 days | Jun 27 - Jul 3, 2020 | Jul 11 - 17, 2020

A Literary Hike Through the Cotswolds <p>Become immersed in the history and literature of England's Cotswolds as you hike along country lanes and overgrown carriageways to charming villages, such as Stow-on-the-Wold, Bourton-on-the-Water, Bibury, Chipping Campden, and Broadway—as well as Stratford-upon-Avon and Bath.</p>

A Literary Hike Through the Cotswolds

8 days | Multiple departures in 2020


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                      Enjoying the cruise on the Yangtze River 

                      Arctic-blue glaciers and spectacular scenery of Alaska 

                      Fiordland National Park on New Zealand's South Island. Credit: Ed Kanze 

                      Exploring Antarctica. Credit: Jim Zimbelman 

                      Smithsonian Around the World by Private Jet traveler in India. Credit: Dr. Richard Kurin 

                      On Easter Island 

                      At Potala Palace, Tibet 

                      In Agra, India 

                      In Bali. Credit: Dawn Rooney 

                      Aboard Zodiacs in Alaska 

                      In Singapore. Credit: Dawn Rooney 

                      On a hike in Europe 

                      Relaxing on the dunes in Morocco 

                      In the Baltics  

                      Legendary Peru travelers at Machu Picchu 

                      Enjoying the Highlights of Italy 

                      Enjoying the international Cannes Film Festival 

                      Loch Lomond, Scotland. Credit: Katherine Forsyth 

                      Railroading in New England. Credit: Jen Slowey 

                      Exploring the Galápagos Islands 

                      At Cannes Film Festival 

                      On an Expedition to Antarctica 

                      On an Expedition to Antarctica with the Le Soléal in the background 

                      On an Expedition to Antarctica with the Le Soléal in the background 

                      Enjoying the Great European Journey  

                      Enjoying the Emerald Isle in front of Blarney Castle 

                      African Safari – group photo with surprise guest in the background 

                      In Potsdam, Germany 

                      Doubtful Sound in New Zealand