Brandeis Travelers

Brandeis Travelers, Expanding Horizons
Fortress atop a mountain surrounded by greenery
Lower Danube River Cruise
Northern Italy

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 trips

Learn more about our upcoming trips below.


Flavors of Northern Italy, Wine Estate

May 23-31, 2020

Italian waterway with flowers blooming and yellow houses across the river

Tour Operator: Orbridge
Faculty Leader: Joseph M. Wardwell
Accommodations: Borgo San Donino, a charming farmhouse on the Selva Capuzza wine estate outside Verona in the Province of Bescia.

View the Northern Italy brochure for complete details.

Packages start at $3,995 per person based on double-occupancy. No solo supplement! Airfare is additional.

Journey to the heart of Northern Italy with Brandeis Travelers on nine-day culinary, arts and cultural adventure. Enjoy seven-nights accommodations at the beautiful family-owned Borgo San Donino, a wine and olive-oil producing estate outside Verona, in the Province of Brescia. This is the perfect place to unpack once and experience the region's centuries-old wineries, artisan producers, culture and history.

Explore the extraordinary regions of Veneto and Emilia Romagna, with historic visits to Verona’s 2,000-year-old Roman arena, contrasting with the magnificent medieval Castelvecchio along the River Adige. In the famed Valpolicella and Trentino wine regions, visit picturesque vineyards, discover local varietals, and enjoy exclusive tastings and presentations. While chefs and producers divulge secrets of their crafts, sample the best of Northern Italy’s cuisine. Explore Italian art and culture with Professor Joseph Wardwell, associate professor of painting at Brandeis, and founder of the Brandeis in Siena program. Admire the panoramic beauty at captivating Lago di Garda—Italy’s largest lake. See Palazzo Ducale—a UNESCO World Heritage Site—which was the royal residence of the Gonzaga family from 1328 to 1707. Optional extension to Venice.

To reserve your space or for more information please contact our tour operator, Orbridge at (866) 639-0079. Reserve by December 6, 2019 to receive the package rate listed above and six bottles of wine featuring labels by vintners in the regions visited during the tour.

Gems of Southeast Europe On The Lower Danube

June 12-21, 2020

Fortress atop a mountain with greenery surrounding and river in the distance

Tour Operator: Arrangements Abroad
Faculty Leader: Dr. Antony Polonsky
Accommodations: On this seven-night cruise, enjoy deluxe and first-class accommodations aboard the luxury river ship AmaCerto, featuring private balconies, advanced design and gourmet cuisine.

View the Danube brochure for complete details.

Packages start at $5,999 based on double occupancy. Single supplements start at an additional $3,000. Airfare is additional.

Join Brandeis Travelers on a spectacular seven-night cruise along the Lower Danube aboard the AmaCerto. Along the way, discover the art and architectural treasures of Hungary, Croatia, Serbia, Bulgaria and Romania. Visit exquisite museums, historic synagogues, ancient churches and medieval fortresses.

Begin in historic Budapest and discover the elegant architecture along Andrassy Avenue. Visit the Moorish-style Dohany Street Synagogue, the largest active synagogue in Europe, before boarding AmaCerto. Cruise to ancient Pecs and explore the UNESCO-designated Christian Necropolis. Experience the lively Serbian capital of Belgrade. Savor local specialties, from Croatian wines to Serbian plum brandy. Sail through the awe-inspiring Iron Gates, where the Danube winds through cliff-lined gorges. In Vidin, Bulgaria, tour the well-preserved 10th-century fortress of Baba Vida. Later, visit Veliko Tarnovo, former capital of Bulgaria, before disembarking in Giurgiu. Optional extension to Bucharest.

To reserve your space or for more information, please contact our tour operator Arrangements Abroad at 212-514-8921 or 800-221-1944 and reference this Brandeis Travelers departure.

Circumnavigaton of Iceland Cruise

July 5-13, 2020

Distant mountain with water and icebergs

Tour Operator: Gohagan & Company
Faculty Leader: Professor Dan L. Perlman
Accommodations: Enjoy luxury accommodations aboard the new, exclusively chartered five-star small ship MV Le Bellot, featuring elegant suites and staterooms with private balconies, superior service and the worlds-first multi-sensory underwater observation lounge. 

View the Iceland brochure for complete details.

Packages start from $6,595 based on double occupancy. Single cabins are additional. Round-trip airfare is included from Boston, Montreal, New York-JFK, Newark, Toronto and Washington-Dulles. Low airfare add-ons are available for an additional cost from select cities. Included airfare and low air add-ons have limited availability and are not guaranteed. 

Discover the ethereal “Land of Fire and Ice”—one of the world’s most enchanting and distinctive destinations—on this specially designed seven-night circumnavigation cruise of this stunning Nordic island nation. Cruise aboard the newest Five‑Star expedition ship, Le Bellot, launching in 2020, featuring only 92 Suites and Staterooms and the world’s first multisensory, underwater observation lounge. Look for orca, humpback whales and rare migratory birds; see landscapes of ancient Viking ruins and crystalline glaciers atop simmering volcanoes; and touch ice fragments calved from one of Europe’s largest glaciers. Cross the Arctic Circle on Grímsey Island and cruise along the coast of Surtsey, one of Earth’s youngest islands and a UNESCO World Heritage site. Explore the majestic and rocky vista of a former lava lake and marvel at dramatic Goðafoss, the “Waterfall of the Gods.”

Reserve by November 20, 2019 to receive the package price listed above. After Nov. 20 package pricing is an additional $1000 per person. For more information or to reserve your space, please contact our tour operator Gohagan & Company at 800-922-3088 and reference this Brandeis Travelers departure. 

Ancient Greece Island Cruise

October 22-30, 2020

Ancient Greece

Tour Operator: Gohagan & Company
Faculty Leader: Charles Golden
Accommodations: Unpack once aboard the elegant well-appointed Le Bougainville featuring 92 suites and staterooms each with a private balcony. This elite small ship navigates into ports of call incassecible to larger vessels. Enjoy viewing ocean life on board via the Blue Eye, the world's first multi-sensory, underater observation lounge.

View the Ancient Greece brochure for complete details.

Packages start from $4,895 based on double occupancy. Single cabins are additional. Airfare is additional.

Embark on a spectacular nine-day Aegean odyssey cruise to the Greek Isles. Discover the beautifully preserved treasures and mythical landscapes of ancient Greece. Cruise to halcyon islands and
uncover layers of history and storied architecture along the picturesque azure sea.

Our epic voyage calls on Santorini, Delos, Mykonos, Pátmos, Rhodes and the Peloponnese Peninsula—
ancient destinations steeped in myth and history—including eight magnificent UNESCO World
Heritage sites. Explore the extraordinary scenic wonder of Meteora, where 24 Orthodox monasteries,
built in the 14th and 15th centuries, crown dramatic, soaring natural sandstone cliffs. Experience the
Sanctuary of Asklepios at Epidaurus, where the history of early Hellenic and Roman natural healing
practices is engraved onto the exquisitely preserved stelae and the theater’s amazing acoustics continue to
resonate for audiences today.

Reserve by March 10, 2020 to receive the package price listed above. After March 10 package pricing is an additional $1000 per person. For more information or to reserve your space, please contact our tour operator Gohagan & Company at 800-922-3088 and reference this Brandeis Travelers departure. 


Travel Insurance

Meyer and Associates

Brandeis Travelers works exclusively with Meyer and Associates to offer trip insurance for our tours. Travel insurance products are available to all travelers on a Brandeis trip with TripAssure Travel Insurance Services (TripAssure) and Travel Insured International (TII). Please inquire about trip insurance options once you've made your reservation to meet any time-sensitive requirements. 

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For more information, please call Meyer and Associates at 800-635-7801, or enroll online.

Why Brandeis?

Brandeis Faculty

Program Contact

L. Kranc

“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 University Trustee

Prof. Singh
Prof. Harleen Singh, Southern Africa, 2017

Many tours are led by world-class Brandeis faculty 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.