Specialty

  • Europe

     

    Music in the Swiss Mountains: The Verbier Music Festival

    Music, Special Interest, Specialty Jan 01 - Jan 01

    July 30-August 4, 2019 Overview Verbier, Switzerland is the home of one of the world’s top music festivals attracting the biggest stars not only to perform but to train the next generation of musicians. The Verbier experience means attending superb performances and going to master classes to discover the fascinating Read more >>

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  • Europe

     

    Smithsonian at St. Andrews

    Architecture, Education, Literary, Special Interest, Specialty Jan 01 - Jan 01

    Overview As the oldest university in Scotland, St. Andrews holds centuries of history within its walls. As you walk these storied halls, attend bespoke courses taught by St. Andrews faculty, lodge in student accommodations on campus, and explore the charming town of St. Andrews. Highlights Include  Courses of Study: Choose from Read more >>

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  • Europe

     

    Operation Overlord: Commemorating the 75th Anniversary of D-Day

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

    September  3-10, 2019 June 6, 2019, marks the 75th anniversary of D-Day, the largest coordinated amphibian landing in history and a significant turning point of World War II. In commemoration of Operation Overlord and its unforgettable culmination and with New York Times-provided insight and guidance, take an eight-day journey to 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

    September 22-29, 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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  • North America

     

    D.C. Politics: California’s Capital Presence

    Education, History, Politics, Special Interest, Specialty Jan 01 - Jan 01

    September 22-26, 2019 As dramatized in “The West Wing,””Scandal” and “House of Cards,” the U.S. political system is teeming with twists and turns, heroes and villains and scandals. But as Hollywood presents seductive fictional stories, the state of California is creating a new narrative on how state government can shape, Read more >>

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  • Europe

     

    The Fall and Rise of Berlin

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

    October 6-11-2019 October 20-25, 2019 In the past century, Berlin survived defeat in World War I, raging inflation in the ’30s, the rise and fall of the Nazi party, 40 years as a divided city, and the fall of the Berlin Wall and communism itself. On this six-day journey accompanied Read more >>

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  • Europe

     

    Paris Film with Kenneth Turan

    Architecture, Art, Education, Film and Performing Arts, Special Interest, Specialty Jan 01 - Jan 01

    October 26-31, 2019 From renowned directors such as François Truffaut to seminal films such as “An American in Paris” and “Amélie,” the imprint of Paris on the film canon is indelible. On this six-day expedition to the City of Lights, go behind the scenes with film critic Kenneth Turan to Read more >>

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  • North America

     

    Cuban Chrome

    Automobile, Education, History, Special Interest, Specialty Jan 01 - Jan 01

    November 6-11, 2019 In Cuba, cars are not just a means of transportation; they are an obsession, a point of pride and a history lesson in U.S.-Cuban relations. The classic Fords and Chevrolets from the 1950s — repaired countless times over many decades and still on the road — are Read more >>

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  • Europe

     

    Classic Mystery Lover’s England

    Cultural, History, Literary, Special Interest, Specialty Jan 01 - Jan 01

    October 1-9, 2019 October 18-26, 2019 Peaceful Devon, academic Oxford, and cosmopolitan London have all served as settings for stories of murder and mayhem and are the focus of this popular one-of-a-kind British mystery tour. Join our Smithsonian Journeys Expert who provides a fascinating insight into the lives and settings of famous detective novelists, Read more >>

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