Brandeis Alumni, Family and Friends

Brandeis Travelers

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    Isola San Giulio
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    Iconic Cuban Car
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    Lyon Basilica
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Travel the World with Brandeis  

Explore distant lands, experience other cultures and gain unique perspectives by traveling with Brandeis faculty experts and fellow alumni and friends. Whether sharing a meal, visiting a well-known landmark or exploring an off-the-beaten-path hidden treasure with a local guide, Brandeis travelers enjoy a uniquely Brandeisian experience: stimulating conversation, renowned faculty leaders and an in-depth look at a destination’s rich history, traditions and culture. Make your next excursion the trip of a lifetime.

Upcoming Journeys

Make lasting memories and explore outstanding destinations with Brandeis Alumni and Friends.

Mississippi River Cruise Boat

Date:  September 16-24, 2024
Faculty Leader: Daniel Breen
Tour Operator: Epix Travels

Step aboard the American Heritage and be transported from the jazz-infused streets of New Orleans to the iconic blues rhythms of Memphis This riverboat voyage offers a deep dive into the history, culture, and cuisine of the American South. Begin your journey in New Orleans, where you’ll experience the city’s elegance and charm on a tour of the French Quarter, explore the local Jewish history and heritage, and visit the renowned National World War II Museum. Discover why the Mississippi River and the port of Vicksburg were vital during the Civil War. Enjoy the distinctive architecture and beautiful gardens of grand estates along the river, including Houmas House, and Rosedown. Savor a tasty mint julep while strolling under a canopy of 300-year-old trees, or peruse the local shops and museums of quaint and cozy towns like St. Francisville and Natchez.

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Cruise the Lower Mississippi River: New Orleans to Memphis

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Lake Como

Date:  October 19-27, 2024
Faculty Leader: Joseph Wardwell
Tour Operator: AHI

Experience northern Italy’s magnificent lakes district, where sparkling lakes mirror emerald hills and craggy slopes. Unpack once and enjoy a seven-night stay in Stresa by Lake Maggiore. Discover the area’s beautiful islands, charming villages, and elegant shores. Cruise aboard a private boat to the Borromean Islands, home to a lavish estate and a quaint fishermen’s islet. Visit Lake Como, Bellagio, Lake Orta, and Milan. Learn the secrets of northern Italian cuisine with a farm-to-table cooking lesson. In Milan, view Leonardo da Vinci’s “The Last Supper” and enjoy an optional visit to the legendary La Scala, Italy’s opulent opera house, or nearby Duomo. Explore Milan’s profound Jewish history and heritage.

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Northern Italy’s Majestic Lakes District

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Pyramids of Giza

Date:  December 6-20, 2024
Faculty Leader: Jonathan Decter
Tour Operator: Odysseys Unlimited

Explore the ancient wonders of Egypt on a spectacular 15-day journey with Brandeis Travelers.  In Cairo, visit the open-air museum of Memphis, the oldest capital of ancient Egypt, splendid Sakkara, and the Pyramids of Giza guarded by the Great Sphinx. Tour Aswan’s massive dam, and embark on a fascinating four-night Lake Nasser cruise through ancient Nubia. Enjoy a three-night Nile cruise aboard the MS Premium. Experience sailing aboard a small felucca, a traditional wooden sailboat during an afternoon excursion. Discover Kom Ombo’s unusual temple and Edfu’s remarkably preserved Temple of Horus. In Luxor, experience awe-inspiring temple complexes. Conclude your journey in Cairo with a tour of the exotic Khan el-Khalili bazaar, historic Old Cairo, and the acclaimed Egyptian Museum, the world’s largest repository of Pharaonic relics.

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Egypt & The Eternal Nile

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More Information

Upcoming Brandeis Travelers journeys are subject to change as we continue to monitor the latest travel advisories and university protocols. Our tour operators are available to assist with travel inquiries and to guide travelers through the evolving health and safety regulations for each destination.

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Let Brandeis Faculty Be Your Guide

Harleen Singh

Many tours are led by world-class Brandeis faculty like Associate Professor Harleen Singh, who, in concert with local guides and experts, enrich the journey with lectures and interactive discussions. Traveling with Brandeis faculty offers a dynamic experience, one with endless possibilities for exploration, learning and connection.

“With the Brandeis Alumni Travel program, we experience a country, rather than simply visiting it. Our fellow travelers are engaged, adventurous and well-informed.”

Lisa Kranc ’75, Brandeis traveler and trustee