Enjoy Switzerland's cultural traditions and experience the breathtaking mountains on easy hikes and special train rides during our stay program. 

Starting at: $4,190 Make a Reservation Ask Us A Question or Call 855-330-1542
 Spectacular scenery of the Swiss Alps  The charming Swiss town of Lucerne with its famous bridge  Medieval street and clock tower, Bern  A view of historic Bern

The Swiss Alps

A One-Week Stay

9 days from $4,190

Enjoy Switzerland's cultural traditions and experience the breathtaking mountains on easy hikes and special train rides during our stay program. 

or Call 855-330-1542

Experts

Sep 19 - 27, 2018 Departure
Carol Reynolds

Carol Reynolds

Dr. Carol Reynolds weaves history, humor, and high energy into everything she does. A musicologist, pianist, and organist, she specializes in Russian, East European, and German cultural history. Before becoming a professor of Music at Southern Methodist University (Dallas), she studied at the Leningrad Conservatory and lived in West Germany.

Dr. Reynolds is a frequent Smithsonian Journeys Expert and has led tours through Russia, the Baltic States, Germany, Poland, Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Switzerland, and Croatia. She is fluent in Russian and German.  

A staunch advocate of Arts Education at every stage of life, she works with organizations like The Dallas Symphony, Van Cliburn Concerts, Kimball Museum, Opera America, and Smithsonian Associates. 

Under the moniker Professor Carol, she publishes courses in cultural history for adults and students, including Discovering Music: 300 Years of Interaction in Western Music, Arts, History, and Culture, Exploring America’s Artistic Heritage, Imperial Russia, and Early Sacred Music. She and her husband Hank maintain a second home in Weimar (former East Germany).

Jul 17 - 25, 2019 Departure
Ursula Rehn Wolfman

Ursula Rehn Wolfman

Ursula Rehn Wolfman is an adjunct professor at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. Born in Steinfeld, Austria, Ursula was educated in Germany, England, France, and the United States. As an independent scholar who formerly worked with the National Gallery of Art in Washington, her particular field of interest is the relationship between the arts, literature, painting/sculpture, architecture, and music. She has lectured extensively in the U.S. and abroad on French literature and its relationship with the arts. She received the Diplome Superieur from the Sorbonne in Paris and completed her graduate studies in the United States at Case Western Reserve in Cleveland, Ohio and the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor with a doctorate in French literature and philosophy as well as a minor in art history.

Aug 28 - Sep 5, 2019 Departure
Diana Toman

Diana Toman

Born in Germany, Diana Toman grew up outside an idyllic medieval village close to the Rhine River. She was surrounded by nature and shaped by the music of Schumann and Schubert. From childhood on, she accompanied her mother, a singer, to performances in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Diana received degrees in Philosophy, Psychology and Comparative Literature attending Princeton University and Fordham University. In Graduate School she studied Psychology and worked as an intern at Bellevue Psychiatric Hospital. She also pursued a graduate degree in Comparative Literature at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York (CUNY). Diana has taught Comparative Literature and German throughout the CUNY system, The Jewish Theological Seminary, etc.  She currently teaches at the Graduate Center (CUNY) and also coordinates the Language Reading Program which offers intensive courses [Latin, French, German, Spanish, etc.] for the translation of scholarly texts.  Some of life’s pleasures for her: viewing [not climbing!] snow-covered mountains, eating chocolate and watching the antics of her two cats, Kafka and Lola.