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A C U L T U R A L C A L E N DA R 2018 & 2019 Travel Programs

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A C U L T U R A L C A L E N DA R 2018 & 2019 Tr a v e l P r o g r a m s

SU M M E R 2 018 Majestic Maine: Art, Architecture & Coastal Landscapes Sailing the Baltic’s Amber Coast Aboard Sea Cloud II

Jun 22 to 27 Jun 29 to Jul 11 FA L L | W I N T E R 2 018 Sept 21 to 29 Oct 6 to 22 Oct 15 to 25 Nov 30 to Dec 9 Dec 6 to 10 Dec 27 to Jan 5

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Belgium & Holland Aboard Magnifique III Splendors of Persia Ancient Civilizations & Modern Arts of Chile Iconic Christmas Markets: Budapest to Nuremberg Aboard AmaLea Bermuda: Exclusive Collections & Exotic Gardens Russian Winter Arts: A New Year’s Celebration

W I N T E R | S P R I N G 2 019 Jan 24 to Feb 1 Jan 29 to Feb 5 Feb 5 to 12 Feb 8 to 20 Feb 15 to 20 March March 8 to 21 March 22 to 31 April 5 to 18 April 22 to May 7 May May 2 to 10 May 6 to 17 May 17 to 25 May 19 to 23

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Cuba by Sea: Cienfuegos to Havana Aboard Variety Voyager Hamilton’s Caribbean: Barbados to Antigua Aboard Sea Cloud Arts & Gardens of the Caribbean: Antigua to Barbados Aboard Sea Cloud Alluring Arabia Featuring the Louvre Abu Dhabi Ancient Cultures in Mexico Revealed The Jewels of Colombia Morocco: Land of Mists & Mysteries China, Classical to Contemporary Featuring Art Basel Hong Kong Crossroads of Cultures: Canary Islands, Morocco & Iberia Aboard Sea Spirit Poets, Princes & Palaces: A Journey through Persia Leonardo da Vinci: Genius of the Renaissance Vixens, Vistas & Versailles: Art of the Loire Valley & Paris Environs Treasures & Traditions of Armenia & Georgia High Art in the Low Countries Aboard Magnifique III Southern Charms: The Art & Architecture of Charleston

S U M M E R | FA L L 2 019 June June June 4 to 13 June 5 to 15 June 30 to July 8 July 6 to 17 October 10 to 18

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Japan: Castles, Armor & Samurai Art Artistic Splendors of the Basque Country Conquering Heroes: Normandy to Paris Aboard AmaLyra Waterways of the Tsars: Moscow to St. Petersburg Aboard Volga Dream Adriatic Odyssey: Dubrovnik to Venice Aboard Sea Cloud Castles & Collections of the Celtic Isles: Dublin to Edinburgh Aboard Sea Cloud II Sicily by Sail: Catania to Naples Aboard Sea Cloud II


June 2018 Dear Travelers and Friends, Throughout the year, Arrangements Abroad offers exciting itineraries to destinations near and far. Whether you’re seeking a luxurious cruise to a faraway place, an immersion in the art of another culture, or a visit to an enchanting American location, we provide trips that will delight your senses and stimulate your intellect. This summer, join us in Maine as we explore the stunning landscapes that have inspired generations of American artists. In the fall, explore the ancient civilizations of Chile and join the prelude to Easter Island. This winter, experience the magic of the holiday season on a cruise to storybook villages along the Danube. Come spring, voyage to Spain, Morocco, and the Portuguese islands to learn how their diverse cultures have intertwined over millennia.

Majestic Maine: Art, Architecture & Coastal Landscapes, June 22 to 27, 2018 There couldn’t be a finer time to visit Maine and marvel at her majestic coasts than June. A special welcome reception is planned at a private art collection and research center. Discover the world of Winslow Homer with an expert on his work; explore windswept islands aboard a chartered vessel; and tour picturesque maritime towns and harbors.

Ancient Civilizations & Modern Arts of Chile, October 15 to 25, 2018 See the renowned Pre-Columbian Art Museum during a private visit, and discover Santiago’s contemporary arts scene. Explore vibrant Valparaíso, and experience geysers, hot springs, and the moonlike desert in Atacama. On an optional Easter Island prelude, admire mysterious moai statues and visit the sacred ruins of Orongo.

Iconic Christmas Markets: Budapest to Nuremberg Aboard AmaLea, November 30 to December 9, 2018 Enjoy a holiday cruise along the Danube aboard the elegant AmaLea. Savor the season in fairytale towns and Christmas markets that have thrived along the riverbanks for centuries.

Crossroads of Cultures: Canary Islands, Morocco & Iberia Aboard Sea Spirit , April 5 to 18, 2019 Embark on a spring voyage from the Canary Islands through Northern Africa and Spain. Discover mosques, monuments, and Moorish art as well as dramatic landscapes and rare natural beauty on this fascinating journey.

These are just a few of the hundreds of trips we offer each year. In every season, you’ll find a host of cruises, domestic explorations, and art and cultural expeditions led by illustrious experts. Whether you prefer to discover the Russian Arts during wintertime, cruise the Nile over the New Year, or bask in the sun on a midsummer cruise through less-traveled Greek isles, we provide journeys that will enchant, engage, and excite you. You can always check out our latest offerings at www.arrangementsabroad.com, or by calling (212) 514-8921. We hope you will join us to explore the world together throughout the year to come! Sincerely,

Jim Friedlander President For reservations, please call 212.514.8921 or 800.221.1944

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Splendors of Persia October 6 to 22, 2018 Discover one of the world’s oldest civilizations with Met curator Sheila R. Canby on visits to exceptional museums, antiquities, mosques, and palaces. Highlights include less-visited Tabriz, lovely Shiraz, the ruins of 2,500-year-old Persepolis, Isfahan’s magnificent Naghsh-e-Jahan Square, and Tehran’s outstanding museums and palaces. Land rate $9,999

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Ancient Civilizations & Modern Arts of Chile October 15 to 25, 2018 Admire the stunning scenery, unique flora and fauna, and amazing artifacts of Chile with Met lecturer Joanne Pillsbury. 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

Portland Head Lighthouse, Maine

SU M M E R 2 018 Majestic Maine: Art, Architecture & Coastal Landscapes June 22 to 27, 2018 Join Met lecturer Elizabeth Kornhauser to discover Maine’s natural beauty and artistic legacy from charming Camden to vibrant Portland. Tour collections of American paintings 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 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

FA L L | W I N T E R 2 018 Belgium & Holland Aboard Magnifique III September 21 to 29, 2018 Experience the best of Belgium and The Netherlands aboard an intimate boutique riverboat. Embark on a journey through time, following canals and rivers from Bruges to Amsterdam. Avid cyclists can take to land several times during the cruise, rejoining the ship along the way. Cruise rates from $4,999

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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 Bermuda: Exclusive Collections & Exotic Gardens December 6 to 10, 2018 Join Met lecturer Stephanie L. Herdrich to visit Bermuda’s museums and charming gardens, and tour historic private homes during the Christmas Walkabout in UNESCO-listed St. George’s Town. Take a special tour of the Bermuda National Gallery, explore the Masterworks Museum with a curator, and stroll through the Bermuda Botanical Gardens. Land rate $4,999 Russian Winter Arts: A New Year’s Celebration December 27, 2018 to January 5, 2019 Experience the magic of the holidays in Russia on this exceptional New Year’s program with Met lecturer Stephan Wolohojian. Begin in St. Petersburg to explore the Hermitage, and listen to a choir singing joyous hymns of the season. In Moscow, see world-class art at the Pushkin Museum, and enjoy a performance of the legendary Bolshoi. Land rate $11,999

W I N T E R | S P R I N G 2 019 Cuba by Sea Aboard Variety Voyager January 24 to February 1, 2019 Experience Cuba’s southern shore, with its rugged mountains, pristine beaches, and well-preserved colonial architecture. From Cienfuegos, cruise east to UNESCO-listed Trinidad. Call at less-visited Isla de la Juventud and idyllic María la Gorda before concluding in Havana. Optional Santiago de Cuba postlude. Cruise rates from $6,999

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Hamilton’s Caribbean: Barbados to Antigua Aboard Sea Cloud January 29 to February 5, 2019 Explore the rich history and cultural legacy of the Caribbean islands aboard a legendary sailing yacht. From Barbados, sail to lush St. Lucia. Visit the childhood home of Alexander Hamilton on Nevis, and call at St. Kitts and St. Eustatius. Enjoy St. Barthélemy’s white-sand beaches before continuing to Îles des Saintes. Optional Barbados prelude. Cruise rates from $9,999* Arts & Gardens of the Caribbean Aboard Sea Cloud February 5 to 12, 2019 Discover lush gardens and experience Caribbean culture. From Antigua, cruise to St. Kitts to visit Romney Manor, then sail to Nevis for the museum at Alexander Hamilton’s former home. On Grenada, tour a fruit and spice plantation. Discover Carriacou’s museum and boat-building traditions before calling at St. Vincent to see its lush gardens. Optional Barbados postlude. Cruise rates from $9,999* Alluring Arabia Featuring the Louvre Abu Dhabi February 8 to 20, 2019 Experience a captivating part of the world where tradition and heritage combine with modernity and style. With Met lecturer Courtney Ann Stewart, visit palaces and museums in Muscat, and travel to the oasis city of Nizwa. In Dubai, tour the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building, with one of its architects. Highlights in Abu Dhabi include the new Louvre Abu Dhabi. In Doha, tour the Museum of Islamic Art and the unique Arab Museum of Modern Art. Land rate $TBA

Mexico City

Ancient Cultures in Mexico Revealed February 15 to 20, 2019 Experience the best of Mexico City’s great classical and modernist landmarks with The Met’s James Doyle, with special access to exceptional collections. Spend a day at Teotihuacan, “birthplace of the gods,” enjoy exclusive tours of the Museo Nacional de Antropología and the home of architect Luis Barragán, and more. Optional Palenque prelude. Land rate $6,999 The Jewels of Colombia March 2019 Discover Colombia’s exquisite art and architecture with Emilia Cortes, Conservator in the Department of Textile Conservation at The Met. In Cartagena, a colonial gem on the Caribbean, explore the historic walled city. Admire the extensive collection of works by Fernando Botero at Medellín’s Museo de Antioquia. Conclude in Bogotá, where highlights include a curatorial tour of the Gold Museum. Land rate $6,999 Morocco: Land of Mists & Mysteries March 8 to 21, 2019 Unveil the secrets of spectacular Morocco with Met lecturer Courtney Ann Stewart, on an exciting journey that includes the rarely visited UNESCO World Heritage Site of Tétouan. Visit Casablanca, Rabat, Tangier, Fes, Meknes, and Marrakesh, and marvel at the Roman ruins of Volubilis. Land rate $10,699

Louvre Abu Dhabi, photography by Roland Halbe

China, Classical to Contemporary Featuring Art Basel Hong Kong March 22 to 31, 2019 Experience fascinating China during a journey to Shanghai, Suzhou, and Hong Kong with Met lecturer Page Knox. Begin in vibrant Shanghai to explore the exciting contemporary art scene, and spend a day in Suzhou. In Hong Kong, visit the city’s landmarks and contemporary collections, as well as the annual Art Basel fair. Land rate $9,499

*Please inquire about special Early Booking Incentives offered on select cruise programs.


Crossroads of Cultures: Canary Islands, Morocco & Iberia Aboard Sea Spirit April 5 to 18, 2019 Discover lesser-known islands, magnificent Moroccan cities, and storied Spanish and Portuguese ports on a new cultural cruise. Optional Lisbon postlude. Cruise rates from $9,999* Poets, Princes & Palaces: A Journey through Persia April 22 to May 7, 2019 Visit eight World Heritage Sites from Tehran to Isfahan, including the Zoroastrian Fire Temple at Yazd and the Tomb of Cyrus at Pasargadae with The Met’s Kim Benzel. Attend a traditional music performance. Land rate $9,999

S U M M E R | FA L L 2 019 Japan: Castles, Armor & Samurai Art June 2019 Explore magnificent temples and remarkable museums during a journey through Japan with John Byck, Assistant Curator at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Land rate $TBA Artistic Splendors of the Basque Country June 2019 Discover stunning landscapes, cutting-edge architecture, and world-class cuisine on a journey through the Basque Country with Met lecturer Inés Powell. Land rate $TBA

Leonardo da Vinci: Genius of the Renaissance May 2019 2019 marks the 500th anniversary of Leonardo da Vinci’s death. Join Page Knox to celebrate his legacy of science, art, and engineering with an extraordinary tour from bustling Florence and the quiet Tuscan town of Vinci, to charming Mantua and the grandeur of Milan. Land rate $TBA

Conquering Heroes: From Joan of Arc to Eisenhower – Normandy to Paris Aboard AmaLyra June 4 to 13, 2019 Visit Omaha Beach to commemorate the 75th anniversary of D-Day before a seven-night cruise on the Seine River. Optional Normandy prelude; optional Versailles postlude. Cruise rates from $6,999*

Vixens, Vistas & Versailles: Art of the Loire Valley & Paris Environs May 2 to 10, 2019 Trace the artistic and cultural developments of the French Renaissance and beyond during a journey with Page Knox. Explore the charming Loire Valley, visit the Palace of Fontainebleau, and enjoy special access to Versailles. Land rate $7,499

Waterways of the Tsars: Moscow to St. Petersburg Aboard Volga Dream June 5 to 15, 2019 Sail the Volga River into Russia’s heartland, stepping ashore in Golden Ring towns few Americans have visited. Optional St. Petersburg postlude. Cruise rates from $8,999

Treasures & Traditions of Armenia & Georgia May 6 to 17, 2019 Travel through Armenia and Georgia with Met curator Helen C. Evans on an extraordinary journey. Visit World Heritage Sites, enjoy world-renowned hospitality, and admire the stunning natural beauty of this mountainous area. Land rate $7,499 High Art in the Low Countries Aboard Magnifique III May 17 to 25, 2019 Admire the art and architecture of Belgium and the Netherlands during a cruise aboard an intimate new boutique riverboat. Peruse nine centuries of architecture, from the 12th-century Gravensteen Castle in Ghent to Zaha Hadid’s futuristic Harbor House in Antwerp, and see the splendid masterpieces of the Rijksmuseum. Cruise rates from $7,999 Southern Charms: The Art & Architecture of Charleston May 19 to 23, 2019 See Charleston’s enchanting historic district, houses, gardens, and mansions. With Met curator Alyce Englund, visit museums including the Gibbes Museum of Art — among the oldest U.S. arts organizations — and discover well-preserved plantation houses. Highlights include cocktails at a private home. Land rate $4,699

Adriatic Odyssey: Dubrovnik to Venice Aboard Sea Cloud June 30 to July 8, 2019 Explore ancient towns and impressive archaeological sites during a voyage from Dubrovnik to Venice. Optional Dubrovnik prelude; optional Venice and Asolo postlude. Cruise rates from $9,999 Castles & Collections of the Celtic Isles: Dublin to Edinburgh Aboard Sea Cloud II July 6 to 17, 2019 Visit romantic estates, exotic gardens, and prehistoric settlements on a luxury summer cruise. Optional Dublin prelude and Edinburgh postlude. Cruise rates from $10,999* Sicily by Sail: Catania to Naples Aboard Sea Cloud II October 10 to 18, 2019 Experience the thrill of sailing around Sicily to Naples aboard the elegant Sea Cloud II. Optional Taormina prelude and Sorrento postlude. Cruise rates from $8,999*

Front cover photos, clockwise from top right: Iranian women, Isfahan, Iran; Havana, Cuba; Fields of lavender, Provence, France and Grand Canal, Venice, Italy. Back cover: Sea Cloud II.

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Throughout the year, Arrangements Abroad offers exciting itineraries to destinations near and far. Whether you’re seeking a luxurious cruise...

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Throughout the year, Arrangements Abroad offers exciting itineraries to destinations near and far. Whether you’re seeking a luxurious cruise...