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Feat. Alejandro Chaoul ’06, Glasscock School for Continuing Studies faculty member
This land of dramatic contrasts invites visitors to encounter its ancient ruins and sacred mosques, endless desert and storied mountains, imposing kasbahs and spirited souks. On this 14-day small group tour, limited to 24 travelers, you open your eyes, and heart, to a truly foreign land, an age-old culture, and genuinely hospitable people.
From striking glaciers to sparkling beaches, find adventure in the great Down Under on this 15-night cruise aboard Oceania Cruises’ Regatta. Embark in Auckland and watch for dolphins, whales, and blue penguins as you make way for the Bay of Islands.
Encounter Vietnam's breathtaking natural beauty, abiding tradition, and profoundly hospitable people on this comprehensive 15-day journey. Joining a small group limited to 24 travelers, see the country's many highlights and spend two days in the beautiful, remote Mekong Delta.
Embark on a carefree, seven-night cruise along the intimate waterways of the Netherlands and Belgium brimming with centuries of history and Old-World splendor!
Feat. guest speaker Dwight David Eisenhower II
Explore the storied legacies and dynamic cultures of coastal Portugal, Spain, France, and England and commemorate the 80th anniversary of D-Day on this 8-night cruise itinerary.
Join fellow travelers on a journey to the exceptional national parks and monuments of the Southwest. Travel to Grand Canyon National Park for awe-inspiring views from the park's rim. Admire the beauty of light striking Antelope Canyon's narrow sandstone walls.
Explore the history, charm, and majestic waters of the Aegean Sea on this 10-night cruise aboard Oceania Cruises’ Vista. Spend a day in Istanbul and meander the grand spice markets.
Set out on a distinctive small group journey, limited to 24 travelers, through the Iberian Peninsula to the intimate lodgings of Spain's paradores and Portugal's pousadas: medieval monasteries, historic fortresses, and stately palaces, each reflecting the spirit of its region.
Feat. Matthew Loden, Dean of the Shepherd School of Music
The Traveling Owls and the Shepherd School of Music are delighted to invite Rice alumni and friends on an enchanting journey through the City of Lights' rich musical heritage.
Awaken your senses as you explore the French countryside, sailing the picturesque Rhône and Saône Rivers.
Join our small group in one of our trips during May or September for a nine-day journey to the culinary and cultural heart of Northern Italy, a region brimming with exquisite local wines, specialty ingredients, soul-satisfying signature dishes and the wonderful Italians who conjure them with time-honored techniques.
Feat. Reception hosted by President Reginald DesRoches
"My heart's in the Highlands," said Robert Burns as will you, while traveling from city to country, mainland to island, on this sweet 12-day journey. From loch to glen, encounter stunning natural beauty and welcoming clans in a small group limited to 24 travelers.
Old World charm and captivating architecture await on this 7-night Danube River cruise aboard Emerald Cruises’ Emerald Destiny.
Join this once-in-a-lifetime train trip across Canada, a small-group journey (26 guests maximum) from Toronto across the expanse of five provinces, through the Canadian Rockies to the Pacific Northwest.
Feat. Dr. Elias Bongmba, Professor of Religion; Faculty Associate, Wiess College during the August departure.
Explore the diverse sights of four African countries during this private train expedition. This specially curated journey takes you through the inspiring landscapes of South Africa, Swaziland, Mozambique, and Zimbabwe, all without the hassle of inland flights or having to re-pack suitcases each day.
Join us for a summertime expedition through some of nature's more secluded landscapes as we discover the remote inner reaches of Alaska's Inside Passage aboard the 76-guest Chichagof Dream.
Feat. John B. Boles ’65, William P. Hobby Professor Emeritus
Join beloved Traveling Owls study leader John Boles as he returns to Italy for an autumn adventure tracing the real-life travels and Italian influences on our third president, Thomas Jefferson.
Feat. Arthur Gottschalk, Professor of Composition and Theory, The Shepherd School of Music
Independent, democratic Croatia welcomes visitors eager to absorb its remarkable history, culture, and unspoiled Dalmatian coastline. As your small group, limited to 24 travelers, journeys from Zagreb to beloved Dubrovnik on a captivating 15-day exploration, see why this cherished region lays such a claim on the hearts of all visitors.
From the iconic lighthouses perched along sparkling bays to Portland's cobblestone streets boasting award-winning restaurants, Maine offers unique landscapes and experiences for everyone.
From the breathtaking Amalfi Coast to eternal Rome, through the gentle Umbrian and Tuscan countryside to timeless Venice, this wide-ranging 16-day tour showcases ancient sites, contemporary life, priceless art, and beautiful natural scenery.
Wander the fabled land of pharaohs and kings, where colossal pyramids, legendary tombs, and towering temples cascade across the terrain. The mighty Nile River welcomes you for an unhurried journey that reveals seemingly limitless vistas of infinite deserts contrasted by metropolitan cities.
We are thrilled to present you with a special opportunity to witness one of the largest confluences of polar bears in the world. Much like the bears themselves, visitors make their way to Churchill each fall when temperatures drop, brimming with anticipation.
Feat. Dr. Scott Solomon, Associate Teaching Professor of BioSciences.
Inspiring. Exhilarating. Remote and spectacular. Antarctica! Join us for an amazing adventure and up-close encounters. Discover the Antarctic Peninsula, where endless white mountains roll to the horizon and massive glaciers churn icebergs into the sea.
Feel the magic of the holidays in Germany and France on a seven-night Rhine River cruise! Celebrate centuries-old traditions in festive markets aglow with twinkling lights and good cheer and overflowing with handmade decorations and other treasures.
Delight in a special exploration of Italy’s southern climes, from striking Sicily and the breathtaking Amalfi Coast to Apulia, the alluring “boot heel” where a vivid history, unique architecture, and distinctive traditions join the sun and sea in creating a prized (and crowd-free) region.