Special Interest

  • Europe

     

    The Genius of Leonardo da Vinci

    Architecture, Cultural, Education, History, Special Interest Jan 01 - Jan 01

    March 23-30, 2019 Leonardo da Vinci was the essence of a Renaissance Man. In addition to the arts, he excelled in science, engineering, anatomy, writing, and many other disciplines. In 2019, the 500th anniversary of his death, join us to celebrate his genius and explore his life and work. On Read more >>

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  • Europe

     

    Jewish Food and Heritage in Italy with Joan Nathan

    Education, Food & Wine, History, Special Interest Jan 01 - Jan 01

    March 23-30, 2019 Join the renowned food writer Joan Nathan on a culinary cultural exploration through Italy’s rich Jewish heritage on this eight-day journey to Tuscany and Rome. As you discover the secrets of pasta making and kosher wine production, sample traditional and modern dishes, and explore the imprint of Read more >>

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  • Middle East

     

    Seventy Years of the State of Israel

    Cultural, History, Politics, Special Interest Jan 01 - Jan 01

    April 7-15, 2018 More than 70 years ago, the State of Israel was founded. But its history goes back more than 5,000 years, and even now, its future promises many difficulties. On this nine-day itinerary, travel with experts from The New York Times, a leader in its evenhanded coverage of Read more >>

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  • South America

     

    Savoring Argentina: Food and Wine Exploration

    Cultural, Education, Food & Wine, Special Interest, Specialty Jan 01 - Jan 01

    April 7-14, 2019 Argentina is at the southern tip of the world yet often at the center of the cultural crossroads of Europe and Latin America, as evidenced by the British, French and Italian influences throughout the country, including architecture, food and culture. From the bustling cosmopolitan capital city, Buenos Read more >>

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  • Europe

     

    Tulip Time in Holland by Barge

    Art, Cultural, Education, Food & Wine, History, Soft Adventure, Special Interest Jan 01 - Jan 01

    April 7-15, 2019 April 23-May 1, 2019 April 30-May 8, 2019 Travel as they did in Holland’s 17th-century Golden Age: by private barge through the countryside. With a New York Times-selected expert to add perspective and context and a barge chartered just for Times Journeys, visit great Dutch cities with Read more >>

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  • Europe

     

    Remembering The Great War (1914-1918)

    Cultural, Education, History, Special Interest Jan 01 - Jan 01

    April 11-19, 2019 The centennial of the Great War has attracted abundant attention, and 2017 is the 100th anniversary of the United States’ entry into the war. On this nine-day journey, join experts, travelling to many of the most important sites, from Flanders Fields to Paris, and gaining insight into Read more >>

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  • Asia

     

    The Architecture of Japan – From Ancient to Contemporary, Featuring the Islands of Naoshima and Teshima

    Architecture, Cultural, Design, Education, Special Interest, Specialty Jan 01 - Jan 01

    May 13-23, 2019 The architecture of Japan is a study in contrasts. Traditional Japanese building design is notable for its elegant minimalism, simplicity, and neutral color palette. However, within the last century — and particularly following WWII — Japan has become a leader in cutting-edge design. Key influencers such as Read more >>

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  • Europe

     

    Smithsonian at 2019 Cannes Film Festival

    Art, Cultural, Film and Performing Arts, Special Interest Jan 01 - Jan 01

    May 19-27, 2019 The Riviera at its most glamorous – starlets posing on sparkling beaches for eager paparazzi, veteran directors enjoying an espresso in a seaside cafe, the pageantry of elegant personalities filing down the red carpet amid flashing cameras, and – best of all – the artistic wealth found Read more >>

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  • Europe

     

    French and Italian Cars: Featuring the Monaco Grand Prix

    Automobile, Design, Education, Special Interest Jan 01 - Jan 01

    May 20-27, 2019 Some of the world’s most legendary cars—Lamborghini, Ferrari, Alfa Romeo, Maserati, Fiat—have been designed and built in the shadow of the Alps. Travel from Milan and Turin to the French Riviera and Monaco to explore this great tradition at prestigious design firms and exquisite private collections. It Read more >>

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  • Central America

     

    A Taste of Mexico: A Culinary Exploration

    Food & Wine, History, Special Interest Jan 01 - Jan 01

    May 26-June 2, 2019 Mexican food may be a staple on U.S. grocery store shelves, but it bears little resemblance to the authentic flavors, aromas and colors found in the open markets and streets of Mexico. The country’s cuisine is as diverse as the territories and geography it inhabits. The Read more >>

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