Soon you will be receiving the second edition of our 2019 travel catalog. This brochure will feature trips from July 2019 through April 2020. Many tours sell out before we mail brochures, and we wanted to bring three popular trips to your attention that sell out year after year.
Journey to the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Ashland, Oregon, in the company of Shakespeare expert Michael Allen, distinguished professor of English. Enjoy an extended weekend filled with theatre and lectures on our 28th trip to one of the best regional theatres in the country.
Join Dr. Susan Kresin, department of Slavic, East European and Eurasian languages, on our annual Grand Danube Passage trip aboard the Amadeus Star. Visit eight European countries to discover Old World capitals and charming villages along the mighty Danube River.
Lastly, if Cuba is still on your to-do list, consider joining our Timeless Cuba cruise with Oceania in November. Last month, 70 UCLA travelers visited last month, and we’ll do it again next fall in the company of professor Robin Derby, Department of History. 28 travelers are already booked!
Venture up to the charming town of Ashland, the perfect backdrop for the award-winning Oregon Shakespeare Festival. While the Bard is their inspiration and anchor, they offer a wide range of classical and modern plays and musicals performed by an outstanding multicultural acting company. We know the theater is a special focus, but there is also an exciting and diverse array of offstage activities to see and do during your visit to Ashland.
Grand Danube Passage
Sept. 12 - 27
Travel through eight European countries to discover Old World capitals and charming villages along the mighty Danube River. Enjoy two nights in Sofia, Bulgaria, then set sail up the Danube for nine nights to complete your adventure with three nights in Prague, Czech Republic. During this exciting journey, discover Roman ruins, castles, cathedrals, synagogues, mosques and fortresses—all part of the complex history of this region.
Nov. 15 - 23
On this licensed people-to-people tour, enjoy a week-long luxury cruise through the heart of this once-forbidden island nation. Embark Oceania’s Sirena in Miami, and make your way to Havana where you stay overnight. Sail to Cienfuegos, a former French settlement which remains a paragon of 19th century urban planning. Your last stop on the island is the remote southeastern cultural hub of Santiago de Cuba.
Kathryn Morgan is chair of the UCLA Department of Classics and teaches courses on ancient Greek literature, mythology and culture. Her most recent book focused on the praise poetry of Pindar (5th c. B.C.) and the way poetics and mythology merge to create a positive image of monarchy for Pindar's royal patrons. Morgan is currently beginning a new project on how the historian Thucydides and the philosopher Plato used historiography to advance particular and competing views of the world. She has a longstanding interest in the interactions of ancient Mediterranean civilizations, particularly in the realm of mythology, and regularly teaches courses that explore the movement of mythological narratives across space and time, from stories of the great goddess to the complications involved in investigating the myth of Atlantis. Join professor Morgan on our Island Life in Ancient Greececruise, Sept. 5-13.