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A C U L T U R A L C A L E N DA R 2018 Travel Programs

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A C U LT U R A L C A L E N D A R 2018 T R A V E L P R O G R A M S

S PR I N G 2 018 Mar 12 to 18 Apr 15 to 23 Apr 16 to 24 May 2 to 7 May 7 to 11 May 10 to 19 May 11 to 23 May 13 to 18 May 16 to 24 May 19 to 27 May 28 to Jun 7

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Contemporary Art in Texas: Dallas, Marfa & Fort Worth with Ian Alteveer Holland & Belgium by Barge with Elizabeth Cleland Additional dates available Enchanting Douro River Aboard AmaVida with Nadine Orenstein Washington D.C.—The World’s Political Stage The Arts in America’s Heartland with Carrie Rebora Barratt The Pleasures of Burgundy with Adam Eaker In the Footsteps of St. James: El Camino de Santiago with Lori Catanzaro Artistic Legacy of the Hudson Valley with Elihu Rubin Also offered Oct. 2018 Italian Fashion, Then & Now: Florence & Venice with Sarah Scaturro Grand English Gardens & Estates featuring the RHS Chelsea Flower Show Castles of Andalusia: A Journey Through Southern Spain with Inés Powell

S U M M E R 2 018 Jun 2 to 12 Jun 22 to 27 Jun 24 to Jul 2 Jun 29 to Jul 11 Jul 10 to 21 Aug 20 to 25 Aug 30 to Sep 13

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Waterways of the Tsars Aboard Volga Dream with Femke Speelberg Majestic Maine: Art, Architecture & Coastal Landscapes with Elizabeth Kornhauser The Alluring Aegean: Round-trip Athens Aboard Sea Cloud with Seán Hemingway Sailing the Baltic’s Amber Coast Aboard Sea Cloud II with Pierre Terjanian In the Wake of the Vikings Aboard Sea Cloud II with Melanie Holcomb Seattle: The Land of Innovation China: Political & Cultural Landscapes

FA L L | W I N T E R 2 018 Sep 19 to 30 Oct 1 to 8 Oct 1 to 9 Oct 6 to 22 Oct 7 to 16 Oct 9 to 20 Oct 11 to 21 Oct 13 to 20 Oct 15 to 25 Nov 30 to Dec 9 Dec 1 to 15 Dec 27 to Jan 5 Dec 27 to Jan 7

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Golden Cities of Central Europe with Keith Christiansen Ireland: North & South Sicily by Sail: Valletta to Naples Aboard Sea Cloud with C . Griffith Mann Iconic Iran: A Journey Through Persia with Sheila Canby Divided Holy Land: Insight into the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict Poland: Then & Now Adriatic Odyssey: Venice to Valletta Aboard Sea Cloud II with Kathy Galitz Contemporary Cuba: Cultural Insights The Ancient Civilizations & Modern Art of Chile with Joanne Pillsbury Iconic Christmas Markets Aboard AmaLea with John Meffert Zimbabwe & South Africa with Alisa LaGamma Russian Winter Arts: A New Year’s Celebration with Stephan Wolohojian A Journey into Antiquity: Egypt & The Nile with Janice Kamrin


February 2018 Dear Travelers and Friends, Our name may imply foreign travel, but Arrangements Abroad has also offered a selection of domestic programs for many years. With some travelers expressing interest lately in exploring closer to home, we are pleased to unveil an inviting array of American itineraries for 2018, to places both familiar and new. And of course, we continue to offer programs for those preferring to venture further afield, such as our trips to Italy and Andalusia and later in the year, to Iran and Africa. Also new to our list of offerings for the new year are programs with an emphasis on contemporary politics, drawing on our longtime friendships with U.S. diplomats and journalists based overseas, and special contacts at Newsweek magazine. Go behind the scenes in Washington, D.C. Delve deep into what divides—and unites—Israel and Palestine. Enhance your understanding of today’s China through talks with reporters, artists, entrepreneurs, and scholars. Here is just a sampling of new travel opportunities for 2018: • Washington D.C.—The World’s Political Stage, May 2 to 7, 2018 Enjoy insider access into the heart of America’s governing institutions through interactions with Congress members, diplomats, lobbyists, and journalists. Visit a foreign embassy for an exclusive lunch and tour the Naval Academy with military experts. • Seattle: The Land of Innovation, August 20 to 25, 2018 Go behind the scenes at Boeing, Microsoft, Amazon, and other cutting-edge companies based in Seattle and the Puget Sound area. Hear from founders, entrepreneurs, and CEOs of promising start-ups, and trace the city’s history from Pike Place Market to Pioneer Square. • Golden Cities of Central Europe, September 19 to 30, 2018 Hear Chopin’s works at an exclusive concert in Warsaw, and in Kraków marvel at the Veit Stoss altarpiece, Poland’s national treasure. Discover Wroclaw’s wonderfully restored Old Town before concluding in Prague with a viewing of music scores handwritten by Mozart and other masters. • Zimbabwe & South Africa, December 1 to 15, 2018 Join a unique sojourn showcasing the ancient civilizations and history, contemporary art, diverse landscapes, and present-day challenges of southern Africa. Tour the UNESCO-listed ruins of Great Zimbabwe, visit apartheid-related sites in Johannesburg and Cape Town, and view private art collections. We also continue to offer our classic cruises in Egypt, and in Aegean, Baltic, and Viking waters, as well as other regions. Whether the New Year takes you to domestic or distant destinations...whether you’d rather get involved or just get away, we look forward to welcoming you once more in 2018. Sincerely,

Jim Friedlander President


2018

T R AV E L P R O G R A M S

The Arts in America’s Heartland: Kansas City & Crystal Bridges May 7 to 11, 2018 Celebrate American art, architecture, and landscape design in Kansas City, Missouri and Bentonville, Arkansas. In Kansas City, tour the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, and Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. Drive to Bentonville to admire the superb collections and gardens of the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. Land rate $4,999 The Pleasures of Burgundy: Culture & Cuisine in the Heart of France May 10 to 19, 2018 Travel through Burgundy to admire the treasures of Dijon’s Musée des Beaux-Arts; explore Lyon’s culinary traditions and innovative modern architecture; and visit local wine estates to meet with the owners. Experience Michelin-starred restaurants and attend a private concert in Beaune. Land rate $7,999 In the Footsteps of St. James: El Camino de Santiago May 11 to 23, 2018 Follow the legendary Camino as it winds through the medieval towns and fertile plans of Spain on this more active program. Visit stunning Burgos Cathedral; view Gaudí’s Casa de Botines in León; and stay in splendid paradores. Conclude at the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela to see the botafumeiro ritual. Daily walks average 3.5 miles. Land rate $6,150

Windmills of Kinderdijk, The Netherlands

Contemporary Art in Texas: Dallas, Marfa & Fort Worth March 12 to 18, 2018 Texas, in the last few decades, has become one of America’s great centers of modern and contemporary art. Visit inspiring holdings, both public and private, in Dallas and Fort Worth; admire celebrated architecture; and journey by private jet to the enchanting desert town of Marfa— a mandatory stop for aficionados of the avant-garde. Land rate $8,499 Holland & Belgium by Barge Aboard Magnifique II April 15 to 23, 2018 (additional dates available) Experience the best of Holland and Belgium during a seven-night barge cruise aboard Magnifique II. This delightful journey from Amsterdam to Bruges follows meandering rivers and canals. Visit the Rijksmuseum, Kinderdijk windmills, and a traditional brewery; and call at Delft, Ghent, and other historic towns. Optional Amsterdam prelude. Cruise rates from $7,999

Artistic Legacy & Splendid Estates of the Hudson Valley May 13 to 18, 2018 (also offered October 2018) Discover the lovely gardens and lovely mansions of the Hudson River Valley. Tour the homes of celebrated artists and Gilded Age financiers; view major collections of contemporary art; and enjoy fine dining and exceptional accommodations. Special meals at Philipsburg Manor and the Culinary Institute of America are additional highlights. Land rate $4,259 Italian Fashion, Then & Now: Florence & Venice May 16 to 24, 2018 Rediscover the artistry and allure of two of Italy’s most desirable destinations, this time with a focus on fashion. Explore the fashion of Florence and Venice from a historical perspective, and gain insight into contemporary Italian design on visits to warehouses, ateliers, textile museums, and important fashion libraries. Land rate $7,799

Enchanting Douro River: Round-trip Porto Aboard AmaVida April 16 to 24, 2018 On a cruise through Portugal’s verdant landscapes, explore timeless villages and impressive museums. Admire Baroque architecture in Lamego; tour Salamanca in Spain; and dine at family-owned wine estates. Disembark in Porto for a private concert at Casa da Música. Optional Lisbon prelude and Santiago de Compostela postlude. Cruise rates from $5,999 Washington D.C.—The World’s Political Stage May 2 to 7, 2018 Enjoy unique contact with the political, military, and economic traditions that still rule Washington today. Tour the Capitol Building and the National Archives, lunch in the Congressional cafeteria, and see the Smithsonian’s treasures before public hours. Interact with newsmakers including Congress members, lobbyists, and journalists. Land rate $6,999

Grand Canal, Venice

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Grand English Gardens & Estates May 19 to 27, 2018 Celebrate the exuberant beauty of English gardens in late spring, when these glorious properties should be in full bloom. Visit the Chelsea Flower Show on Members’ Day, stroll through some of London’s loveliest gardens, and explore the historic estates of the charming Cotswolds region. Land rate $5,699 Castles of Andalusia: A Journey Through Southern Spain May 28 to June 7, 2018 From the whitewashed hill town of Mojácar to the iconic cities of Granada, Córdoba, and Seville, explore the rich art, splendid architecture, and dramatic history of Southern Spain. Visit Vélez Blanco, the Alhambra, and other impressive castles; stay at charming paradores and savor traditional Andalusian cuisine. Land rate $7,799

Waterways of the Tsars Aboard Volga Dream June 2 to 12, 2018 Explore Moscow before cruising Russian waterways to Uglich, with its five-domed Church of the Transfiguration; Yaroslavl, the oldest city on the Volga River; Goritsy, with its painted monasteries; UNESCOdesignated Kizhy; and the village of Svirstroy. Conclude in St. Petersburg. Optional Moscow prelude. Cruise rates from $7,999

Spanish Synagogue, Prague

Sailing the Baltic’s Amber Coast Aboard Sea Cloud II June 29 to July 11, 2018 From Helsinki to Copenhagen, cruise past medieval spires and Baroque and Art Nouveau buildings on this discovery of Baltic and Scandinavian nations. Highlights include an overnight call in Stockholm, a private concert in Tallinn, Estonia and an optional excursion to Vilnius, Lithuania. Optional Helsinki or St. Petersburg prelude and Copenhagen postlude. Cruise rates from $8,999 Join Both the Baltic and Vikings Cruises for a Special Back-to-Back Rate! In the Wake of the Vikings Aboard Sea Cloud II July 10 to 21, 2018 Explore Scandinavian and Scottish cities and villages. Sailing from Copenhagen aboard Sea Cloud II, call in Norway at Oslo, Stavanger, and Bergen. Continue to Scotland’s Shetland and Orkney Islands, and lively university city of Aberdeen. Disembark in Leith. Optional Copenhagen prelude and Edinburgh postlude. Cruise rates from $7,999

Portland Head Lighthouse, Maine

Majestic Maine: Art, Architecture & Coastal Landscapes June 22 to 27, 2018 Discover Maine’s natural beauty and artistic legacy from charming Camden to vibrant Portland. Tour collections of American painters influenced by Maine life, and see the setting for some of their iconic works. Sail Casco Bay aboard a historic schooner to admire the striking beauty of the coast. Conclude in Portland, both a culinary destination and an artists’ haven. Land rate $6,999 The Alluring Aegean: Round-trip Athens Aboard Sea Cloud June 24 to July 2, 2018 Sail to enchanting Greek isles aboard the legendary Sea Cloud. Call at the Cycladic islands of Delos, Mykonos, and Naxos; discover Monemvasia and Mycenae on the Peloponnese, and relax on lovely Hydra. View archaeological treasures and savor the local cuisine. Optional Athens prelude. Cruise rates from $8,999

Seattle: The Land of Innovation August 20 to 25, 2018 Trace Seattle’s colorful history, from Pike Place Market to Pioneer Square. Get an inside look at some of the most innovative companies running the city today such as Boeing and Microsoft, and a host of upand-coming start-ups that are quickly changing the city’s entrepreneurial landscape. Land rate $6,499 China: Political & Cultural Landscapes August 30 to September 13, 2018 Explore both modern China—with its vibrant contemporary art scene, bustling financial centers, and eye-catching architecture—and ancient China, with thousands of years of history. Visit the Forbidden City, walk on the Great Wall, explore Wenshu Monastery in Chengdu, see the pandas, and cruise on the Yangtze River. Land/cruise rate $10,499 Golden Cities of Central Europe: Poland & the Czech Republic September 19 to 30, 2018 Discover the art and architecture of Central Europe. In Poland, explore Warsaw, Kraków, and Wroclaw, destroyed during WWII but now beautifully restored. Continue to Prague and the Lobkowicz Palace, to enjoy a private lunch and admire a priceless assemblage of Old Masters. Land rate $8,999

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Ireland: North & South October 1 to 8, 2018 In Belfast and Dublin, experience the shared culture that unites these lively cities, and examine the political and religious differences that divide them. Meet with local journalists and business leaders, explore historic houses and stunning gardens, and tour industrial areas that have been reimagined as centers of culture and business. Land rate $5,499 Sicily by Sail: Valletta to Naples Aboard Sea Cloud October 1 to 9, 2018 Circumnavigate Sicily on a voyage aboard the legendary Sea Cloud. View extraordinary Greek ruins in Syracuse, Segesta, and Agrigento. Visit the Palatine Chapel in Palermo and marvel at glittering mosaics in the cathedral of Monreale. Enjoy exclusive receptions at private palazzi. Optional Malta prelude and Sorrento postlude. Cruise rates from $8,999

Adriatic Odyssey: Venice to Valletta Aboard Sea Cloud II October 11 to 21, 2018 Cruise the Adriatic, Ionian, and Mediterranean seas on this unforgettable voyage. Sail to Ravenna to see stunning mosaics; Dubrovnik, to explore exquisite architecture; and Sicily, to tour the classical ruins of Syracuse. This program includes new visits to Trieste and Otranto, Italy, and returns to Butrint, Albania. Optional Venice prelude and Malta postlude. Cruise rates from $7,999 Contemporary Cuba: Cultural Insights October 13 to 20, 2018 Experience Cuba through the eyes of its people during a time of momentous change. Meet local journalists, professors, entrepreneurs, diplomats, artists, and curators on specially arranged people-to-people visits; savor Cuban cuisine; and travel outside Havana to Finca Vigía, where Ernest Hemingway lived for 20 years. Land rate $5,999 The Ancient Civilizations & Modern Art of Chile October 15 to 25, 2018 Savor the stunning scenery, unique flora and fauna, and amazing artifacts of Chile. Begin in Santiago with a private visit to the Pre-Columbian Art Museum. In Valparaíso, tour the former residence of poet Pablo Neruda. Discover the world’s highest altitude desert in Atacama and sample regional vintages in the Maipo Valley. Optional Easter Island prelude. Land rate $9,499 Iconic Christmas Markets: Budapest to Nuremberg Aboard AmaLea November 30 to December 9, 2018 Travel back in time on a special holiday cruise through the storybook cities and villages of the Danube. Stay overnight in Budapest before embarking AmaLea for a voyage to Vienna, Melk, Regensburg, and other historic cities. Disembark in Nuremberg, home to one of Germany’s largest holiday markets. Cruise rates from $4,999

Persepolis

Iconic Iran: A Journey Through Persia October 6 to 22, 2018 Discover one of the world’s oldest civilizations on visits to exceptional museums, antiquities, mosques, and palaces. Highlights include lovely Shiraz, the ruins of 2,500-year-old Persepolis, Isfahan’s magnificent Naghsh-e-Jahan Square, Tehran’s outstanding museums and palaces, and the stunning Crown Jewels. Land rate $9,999

Zimbabwe & South Africa December 1 to 15, 2018 On a journey through Southern Africa, discover ancient civilizations, contemporary art, and diverse landscapes. View the granite ruins of Great Zimbabwe, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In South Africa, visit Johannesburg and Cape Town to learn about the history of apartheid, see private art collections, and sample local wines. Optional safari postlude. Land rate $11,999

Divided Holy Land: Insight into the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict October 7 to 16, 2018 Gain new insights into conflict and reconciliation in one of the world’s most divided regions. Explore layers of history while touring the Old City of Jerusalem; visit disputed borders and learn how they are viewed by experts and residents; and receive exclusive updates at the U.S. and EU embassies. Land rate $8,999

Russian Winter Arts: A New Year’s Celebration December 27, 2018 to January 5, 2019 Discover the magic of the holidays in Russia. See the ancient treasures of St. Petersburg and Moscow, and greet the New Year with caviar and champagne. See the Kremlin on a private tour, and the great treasures of the Hermitage. Land rate $TBA

Poland: Then & Now October 9 to 20, 2018 This immersive journey through Poland begins in Gdansk, at the site where World War II began. Then explore Warsaw, which is undergoing an artistic renaissance, and Kraków and Wroclaw (formerly Breslau), restored to their pre-World War II glory. Experience traditional Polish cuisine and music, and enjoy lectures and presentations by local experts. Land rate $8,999

A Journey into Antiquity: Egypt & the Nile December 27, 2018 to January 7, 2019 Enjoy special access to the monuments and ancient treasures of Egypt on an extraordinary New Year’s trip. Marvel at the Great Pyramids and the Sphinx in Giza. Cruise the Nile from Luxor to Aswan aboard the elegant Sanctuary Nile Adventurer, stopping en route to explore fabulous temples. Fly to awe-inspiring Abu Simbel. Optional Cairo and Alexandria postlude. Land/cruise rates from $8,999

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Judd Foundation, Marfa, Texas Moyka River, St. Petersburg

2019 CRUISE PREVIEW Cuba by Sea Aboard Variety Voyager January 24 to February 1, 2019 Hamilton’s Caribbean: Barbados to Antigua Aboard Sea Cloud January 29 to February 5, 2019 Art & Gardens of the Caribbean: Antigua to Barbados Aboard Sea Cloud February 5 to 12, 2019 Westerly Winds of Morocco & Iberia Aboard Sea Spirit April 6 to 19, 2019 Spanish Treasures: Cádiz to Barcelona Aboard Sea Cloud II April 23 to May 1, 2019 Belgium & Holland by Barge Aboard Magnifique III May 17 to 25, 2019 Normandy to Paris Aboard AmaLyra: Commemorating the 75th Anniversary of D-Day June 5 to 12, 2019 Waterways of the Tsars: Moscow to St. Petersburg Aboard Volga Dream June 5 to 15, 2019 Adriatic Odyssey: Dubrovnik to Venice Aboard Sea Cloud June 30 to July 8, 2019 Castles & Collections of the Celtic Isles: Dublin to Edinburgh Aboard Sea Cloud II July 6 to 17, 2019 Undiscovered Greek Islands Aboard Sea Cloud July 21 to 29, 2019 Sicily by Sail: Valletta to Catania Aboard Sea Cloud II October 3 to 11, 2019 Sicily by Sail: Catania to Naples Aboard Sea Cloud II October 10 to 18, 2019 Front cover photo: Mojácar, Spain. Back cover photos: clockwise from top right: The Sphinx, Egypt; Alhambra, Spain; Havana, Cuba; Cradle of Humankind Museum, South Africa. Reservation page photos: Moai statue, Easter Island (top); Sea Cloud II (bottom).

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S PR I N G 2 018 q Contemporary Art in Texas: Dallas, Marfa & Fort Worth P R I N G Ⅰ q Holland & Belgium by Barge Aboard Magnifique II (April 15 to 23) q Enchanting Douro River: Round-trip Porto Aboard AmaVida q Washington D.C.—The World’s Political Stage q The Arts in America’s Heartland: Kansas City & Crystal Bridges q The Pleasures of Burgundy: Culture & Cuisine in the Heart of France q In the Footsteps of St. James: El Camino de Santiago q Artistic Legacy & Splendid Estates of the Hudson Valley q Italian Fashion, Then & Now: Florence & Venice q Grand English Gardens & Estates Featuring the RHS Chelsea Flower Show q Castles of Andalusia: A Journey Through Southern Spain

S U M M E R 2 018 q Waterways of the Tsars Aboard Volga Dream q Majestic Maine: Art, Architecture & Coastal Landscapes q The Alluring Aegean: Round-trip Athens Aboard Sea Cloud q Sailing the Baltic’s Amber Coast Aboard Sea Cloud II q In the Wake of the Vikings Aboard Sea Cloud II q Seattle: The Land of Innovation q China: Political & Cultural Landscapes

FA L L Ⅰ W I N T E R 2 018 q Golden Cities of Central Europe: Poland & the Czech Republic q Ireland: North & South q Sicily by Sail: Valletta to Naples Aboard Sea Cloud q Iconic Iran: A Journey through Persia q Divided Holy Land: Insight into the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict q Poland: Then & Now q Adriatic Odyssey: Venice to Valletta Aboard Sea Cloud II q Contemporary Cuba: Cultural Insights q The Ancient Civilizations & Modern Art of Chile q Iconic Christmas Markets: Budapest to Nuremberg Aboard AmaLea q Zimbabwe & South Africa q Russian Winter Arts: A New Year’s Celebration q A Journey into Antiquity: Egypt & The Nile

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