The Wake Forest travel program features a variety of different trips & experiences available to alumni, parents and friends at an exceptional value.
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Delhi | Jaipur | Agra | Varanasi | Nepal
February 7-23, 2016
$4,753 per person, double occupancy (airfare included from select cities)
Mystical and spiritual, chaotic and confounding, India abounds with riches that invite your personal exploration. Begin the 18-day tour in bustling Delhi touring both Old Delhi and New Delhi. Continue to the “pink city” of Jaipur and enjoy a home-hosted dinner with a multi-generational Rajasthan family. Spend two nights at Ranthambore Tiger Preserve and search for elusive Bengal tigers and other wildlife. Travel to Agra to visit the sublime Taj Mahal as well as Agra Fort. Witness Hindu pilgrims performing their rituals on the Ganges River in Varanasi where we conclude our exploration of India. Absorb the beauty of Nepal on an optional 5-day/4-night post-tour extension to the Himalaya Kingdom.
Central Valley to Pacific Coast
February 22 – March 4, 2016
$3,481 per person, double occupancy (airfare included from select cities)
Discover this small Central American democracy kissed by nature during a 12-day educational journey that begins in cosmopolitan San Jose. Travel through the Central Valley to Poas Volcano National Park before continuing on to the Doka Coffee Estate. After visiting La Garita at the Botanical Orchid Garden, enjoy magnificent night viewing of Arenal Volcano from this evening’s lodge. Visit with children at a local elementary school and embark on a “float safari” on the Penas Blancas River. Continue to Monteverde Cloud Forest for visits to the hanging bridges of Sky Walk, the biological reserve, and the Hummingbird gallery. Your journey continues with a three-night stay at a beachfront resort hotel in Guanacaste. Explore canals, lagoons, and wetlands on an optional 4-day/3-night post-tour extension to Tortuguero National Park.
Costa Brava to Mediterranean Beaches
April 16-24, 2016
From $4,495 per person, double occupancy (airfare included from select cities)
During this unforgettable journey, explore the coveted region of Costa Brava, rich in architectural, cultural, and edible treasures. In a country overflowing with unique history, art, and scenery, you’ll visit ancient ruins, stroll down exquisite Mediterranean beaches, discover picturesque coves, and peruse delightful towns and villages. Without hesitation, you’ll embrace an impeccable landscape that was inspiration for artists like Joan Miro, Pablo Picasso, and Salvador Dalí.
Barcelona to Rome
June 1-9, 2016
From $2,799 per person, double occupancy (airfare included from select cities)
The soul-stirring landscapes, cosmopolitan cities and captivating cultures of the Mediterranean are yours to experience as you sail aboard Oceania Cruises’ graceful Riviera to Spain, France, Monaco and Italy. Depart Barcelona for the “Island of Tranquility,” Mallorca, where Palma beckons with a majestic Gothic cathedral and palm-fringed waterfront. Then explore France’s oldest city, Marseille, a gateway to the quaint villages and postcard-worthy landscapes of Provence. Take in the glamorous charms of Monte Carlo, home to the impressive Prince’s Palace and the world’s most prestigious casino. Cruise to Italy and visit the fishing village turned resort town, Portofino, a modern playground of villas and yachts, and see the beautiful cliffside villages of the fabled Cinque Terre. Before concluding your journey in Rome, stop at the port of Livorno, a jumping-off point for adventures in the glorious Tuscan countryside or the world-class Renaissance cities of Florence and Pisa.
Scotland | Norway | Denmark
June 8-16, 2016
From $4,495 per person, plus airfare, double occupancy
Join us for a unique, comprehensive, nine-day journey to Scotland’s rarely visited Inner Hebridean, Orkney and Shetland Islands and Norway’s majestic coastal fjords, remote destinations forever linked by their Viking heritage. Cruise from Glasgow, Scotland, to Copenhagen, Denmark, aboard the exclusively chartered Five-Star small ship M.S. LE BORÉAL with spacious, 100% ocean-view Stateroom and Suite accommodations. Travel in the wake of early Viking explorers, cruising into ports accessible only to small ships amid spectacular landscapes in this seafaring region steeped in history and cultural richness. Specially arranged excursions include a journey on The Jacobite steam train through the Scottish Highlands; Kirkwall in the Orkney Islands; prehistoric Jarlshof in the Shetland Islands; and the UNESCO World heritage sites of Orkney’s Neolithic Ring of Brodgar and Skara Brae, including a special presentation by local archaeologist and site director Nick Card, and Bergen’s picturesque Bryggen. A Glasgow/Edinburgh Pre-Cruise Option and Copenhagen Post-Cruise Option are offered.
Corno | Bellagio | Maggiore | Verona | Veneto
June 9-17, 2016
From $3,795 per person, plus airfare, double occupancy
Immerse yourself in the true essence of town and country life in northern Italy with three nights in Venice and four nights in the fabled Lake District. Enjoy a private boat cruise on Lake Como and expert-guided excursions. In the extraordinary floating city of Venice, enjoy a private cruise on the Grand Canal.
Copenhagen to Stockholm
July 12-23, 2016
From $4,099 per person, double occupancy (airfare included from select cities)
Baltic & Scandinavian treasures abound on this voyage to some of Northern Europe’s most legendary ports aboard Oceania Cruises’ majestic Marina. Discover distant monarchies, magnificent palaces and stunning harbors as you cruise the Baltic Sea to Germany, Lithuania, Latvia, Finland, Russia, Estonia and Sweden. Depart Copenhagen for the German port of Warnemünde, home to Gothic churches, charming market squares and a seaside promenade, or head inland to Berlin, a city brimming with historical landmarks. Stroll past quaint timber-framed buildings in Klaipeda’s Old Town, and take in the Art Nouveau structures of Riga, the “Paris of the East.” Explore the Finnish capital of Helsinki, a renowned international design mecca where you’ll encounter a splash of modern art and architecture. Delight in almost three full days to admire St. Petersburg’s gorgeous onion-domed cathedrals and fabled palaces, such as the immense Winter Palace and lavish Catherine’s Palace. Before concluding your odyssey in Stockholm, experience the fairy-tale atmosphere at Tallinn, a beautifully preserved Estonian city that radiates old-world charm with red-roofed homes, cobbled streets and spire-crowned churches.
Oxford to Cotswolds
August 5-13, 2016
From $3,995 per person, plus airfare, double occupancy
Discover the true character of England’s town and country life during this extraordinary small-group itinerary featuring the university town of Oxford and the charming Cotswolds. Meet Lord Charles Spencer-Churchill, cousin to Sir Winston Churchill, at Blenheim Palace; visit “Downton Abbey;” and converse with locals during the exclusive TOWN & COUNTRY LIFE FORUM®.
Languedoc & Provence
August 29 – September 10, 2016
$3,481 per person, double occupancy (airfare included from select cities)
Come with us to “le Midi,” the south of France – from the Pyrénées and Languedoc, to Provence and the Riviera. Arrive in Toulouse and travel to the town of Albi, hometown of famed artist Toulouse-Lautrec. Explore medieval Carcassonne with magnificent vistas of the Pyrénées. Stop in Figueres, Spain, to learn more about the life and work of Salvador Dalí and the Catalan culture. Visit Abbaye de Fontfroide, the 11th-century monastic complex and the best preserved Cistercian monument in France. Cruise the Canal du Midi, one of the waterways connecting the Mediterranean to the Atlantic. Encounter the sights in both Avignon and Arles. Enjoy a private cooking class taught by a local chef. Tour Saint-Remy-de-Provence, and stroll along the Cours Mirabeau. Continue on to the Cote d’Azur with visits to hilltop Saint-Paul-de-Vence, the charming village of Èze, and bustling and elegant Monte Carlo.
Prague | Passau | Melk | Vienna | Bratislava | Budapest
October 2-11, 2016
From $3,595 per person, plus airfare, double occupancy
Visit five countries and up to five UNESCO World Heritage sites on this exclusive journey to the cultural centers that inspired classical music’s Great Masters. This unique combination of river and land travel includes three nights in Prague and a five-night cruise on the legendary Blue Danube from Passau, Germany, to Budapest, Hungary, aboard the deluxe Amadeus Elegant. The custom-designed itinerary has been carefully orchestrated to include private classical music performances and a comprehensive schedule of guided excursions featuring magnificent Melk Abbey, the storybook village of Dürnstein, imperial Vienna and medieval Bratislava. Berlin Pre-Program and Budapest Post-Program Options are offered.
Rome to Venice
November 1-9, 2016
From $2,399 per person, double occupancy (airfare included from select cities)
Discover the remnants of ancient empires and the spellbinding beauty of Southern Europe as you cruise the fabled waters of the Adriatic aboard Oceania Cruises’ chic Riviera. Depart Rome for Naples, a classic Italian city of breathtaking frescoes, archaeological and artistic treasures, and mouthwatering culinary delights. Find yourself in Sicily’s second-largest city, vibrant Catania, graced with elegant Baroque buildings and a glorious 18th-century cathedral. Stroll the cobbled seaside promenade in Argostoli, Greece, and experience Montenegro’s coastal port of Kotor, a medieval town enclosed by impressive walls. Then cruise to Croatia and the intriguing city of Zadar, featuring marble streets framed by Romanesque structures. Take in Slovenia’s largest cathedral at Koper, an age-old city filled with grand architecture, followed by Venice, a romantic masterpiece built on water. Before your voyage concludes, explore the city’s opulent palazzi and enchanting squares set amid a network of weaving canals and bridges.
Featuring WFU Professor Dr. Peter Siavelis
January 5-13, 2017
From $4,999 per person, double occupancy
Join Cross Cultural Journeys and Peter Siavelis, Wake Forest University Professor of Politics and Director of the Latin American and Latino Studies Program on an amazing journey to experience richness of the social, political and cultural fabric of Chile and Argentina. The journey begins in Santiago, the capital of one of Latin America’s richest country and was also one of the most enduring democracies, before the advent of the brutal Pinochet dictatorship. We will make a foray in to Chile’s wine country, recognized as one of the richest in the world and one that is aggressively taking on French and California producers. During our time in the coastal cities of Valparaíso and Viña del Mar, we will meander through the colorful streets and labyrinthine hills, taking in the stunning views of Chile‘s most important port, and explore the world of Nobel Prize winning poet, Pablo Neruda. The adventure continues in Buenos Aires where we will sample the rich cuisine in this culinary capital, explore the phenomenon of Peronism (the cult of personality surrounding Eva Peron), Argentina’s dirty war, and the human rights movement centered on the famous Madres de la Plaza de Mayo and visit sites related to each. We will take time to become familiar with the richness of Argentine culture with a daylong visit to an estancia (a traditional Argentine country estate) to experience Argentina’s gaucho culture first hand. You will return home with a understanding of Latin America different from that of most Americans, and one that reflects the richness of the cultures and societies of the southernmost countries in the Americas.