Explore the history, arts, and Alpine scenery of Switzerland, Italy, and Austria on this exciting new tour.

Starting at: $6,492 * Includes airfare, taxes & all fees Make a Reservation Ask Us A Question or Call 855-330-1542
 The charming Swiss town of Lucerne with its famous bridge  Historic Swiss train with the Matterhorn in the distance  The <i>Glacier Express</i> traveling through a tunnel in the Alps  View of Lake Lucerne, the town of Lucerne, and Mt. Pilatus in the distance  View of charming Salzburg

Treasures of the Alps

Swiss Trains, Lake Lugano, and Salzburg

14 days from $6,492 | includes airfare, taxes and all fees

Explore the history, arts, and Alpine scenery of Switzerland, Italy, and Austria on this exciting new tour.

or Call 855-330-1542

Experts

May 21 - Jun 3, 2020 Departure
Alexander J. Motyl

Alexander J. Motyl

Alexander J. Motyl (Ph.D., Columbia University, 1984) is professor of political science at Rutgers University-Newark. He served as associate director of the Harriman Institute at Columbia University in 1992-1998. A specialist on Ukraine, Russia, and the USSR, he is the author of Pidsumky imperii, 2009; Puti imperii, 2004; Imperial Ends: The Decay, Collapse, and Revival of Empires, 2001; Revolutions, Nations, Empires: Conceptual Limits and Theoretical Possibilities, 1999; Dilemmas of Independence: Ukraine after Totalitarianism, 1993; Sovietology, Rationality, Nationality: Coming to Grips with Nationalism in the USSR, 1990; Will the Non Russians Rebel?; State, Ethnicity, and Stability in the USSR, 1987; The Turn to the Right: The Ideological Origins and Development of Ukrainian Nationalism, 1919 1929, 1980, and the editor of over ten volumes, including The Encyclopedia of Nationalism, 2000. He is currently compiling The Holodomor Reader: An Anthology of Documents on the Ukrainian Genocide, 1932-1933. His novels include Whiskey Priest, 2005; Who Killed Andrei Warhol, 2007; Flippancy, 2009; and The Jew Who Was Ukrainian, 2011.

Aug 13 - 26, 2020 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. Carol was a professor of music history for more than 20 years at Southern Methodist University in Dallas. In addition to music, she is well versed in the history and fine arts of western Europe and Russia. Before becoming a professor, 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. Carol has turned her attention to public speaking and the creation of online arts curricula and educational programs for adult audiences and secondary-school students.

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).

Sep 10 - 23, 2020 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.