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Charles Ingrao

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Charlie Ingrao, a popular Smithsonian Journeys Expert, is a professor emeritus of history at Purdue University, where he has taught a broad range of courses on the European World. He has published twelve books and given over a hundred public lectures to academic, governmental, and military audiences across North America and Central Europe. Charles has also been a regular commentator for print, radio, and television media, including The News Hour with Jim Lehrer (PBS).

What Our Travelers Say

He is a great professor and also has a good sense of humor. His lectures were very, very interesting and well presented.

- Alejandrina D., Treasures of Southern Spain and Portugal

I felt that if I had a question about history, politics, etc. I could ask Charles, and always got a knowledgeable answer. He is remarkable, and a pleasant guy as well.

- Smithsonian Journeys Traveler

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Upcoming Tours

Pearls of Croatia and Slovenia

15 days | Starting at: $5,184
Apr 23, 2018 - May 7, 2018
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St. Petersburg and the Baltics

14 days | Starting at: $4,998
Sep 22, 2018 - Oct 5, 2018
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Portrait of Portugal: Cruising the Douro

12 days | Starting at: $4,090
Oct 11, 2018 - Oct 22, 2018

With three nights in Lisbon
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