Follow the Midnight Sun to some of the world’s most exciting northern destinations during our newest journey by private jet! Explore Russia’s wild Kamchatka Peninsula, stay in Mongolia’s dramatic Gobi Desert, and experience Iceland and Greenland’s starkly beautiful landscapes. 

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 Iceland's Gullfoss Waterfall  Russia's Kamchatka Peninsula  The shore of Lake Baikal, Russia  The Trans-Siberian Express approaches Lake Baikal   Russia's Lake Baikal, the world’s oldest and deepest lake  Serafim Sarovsky Cathedral, Khabarovsk, Russia  Mongolia's Gobi Desert  Traditional landscape in Mongolia with <i>ger</i> and livestock  Riga, Latvia  House of the Blackheads, Riga  Colorful Riga  Riga's Town Hall Square  View of Uspenski Cathedral at night, Helsinki, Finland  Finland's Helsinki Cathedral   Helsinki's old port   The colorful capital of Reykjavik, Iceland  Lake Tjörnin in Reykjavík, Iceland  The port town of Djúpivogur, Iceland  Iceland's Blue Lagoon  Icebergs in a fjord in Greenland  Ilulissat, Greenland

Northern Summer by Private Jet

A Journey Around the World Featuring Russia's Golden Eagle Train

23 days from $81,950

Follow the Midnight Sun to some of the world’s most exciting northern destinations during our newest journey by private jet! Explore Russia’s wild Kamchatka Peninsula, stay in Mongolia’s dramatic Gobi Desert, and experience Iceland and Greenland’s starkly beautiful landscapes. 

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The experience was truly fabulous – we will carry the glow of this wonderful experience forever. When we describe this adventure to others, our joy is evident as we relive the many delightful experiences and sights this tour provided. The memories give us continual delight. [Smithsonian Private Jet Journeys are] first rate in our view and we have told everyone that is the case.

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Jun 18 - Jul 10, 2018 Departure
Hugh Shapiro

Hugh Shapiro

Hugh Shapiro is a professor of East Asian history at the University of Nevada.  He has enjoyed visiting appointments at Princeton University, Nichibunken (International Research Center for Japanese Studies) in Kyoto, the National Taiwan Normal University in Taipei, and the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton.  His extensive archival and fieldwork in China, Japan, and Taiwan regards the history of medicine, disease, and the body in comparative context.  The analysis of bodily experience is a powerful tool for grappling with historical transformation, and Hugh focuses on how cultural practice and ideas, such as the integration of foreign medical systems, inflect the way that people experience illness, in particular neuropsychiatric distress.  He co-edited Medicine Across Cultures: History and Practice of Medicine in Non-Western Cultures, and his recent work appears in volumes published by Harvard University Press, Brill, Rowman & Littlefield, and Kluwer.  He received the Li-Qing Prize for the History of Chinese Science and won his university’s highest teaching award.  Hugh’s other research and teaching interests include visual and performance art, life in post-socialist societies, the military history of the Steppe, material culture in Central Asia, the history of de-colonization and revolution, and the cross-cultural experience of possession.  A popular Smithsonian Expert, Hugh earned his B.A. and M.A. from Stanford University and his Ph.D. in History & East Asian Languages from Harvard University.