Upcoming Trips

Trip Leader:
Lech Walesa and Sergei Khrushchev
July 29–August 7, 2019

Join CWRU as we explore the lands and legacies forged by centuries of Baltic history and hear firsthand from historic world leader, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and former President of Poland, Lech Walesa, and noted author and award-winning scholar Sergei Khrushchev, son of Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev.

Trip Leader:
Steven A. Hauck, II, Professor Department of Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences, CWRU
August 19-27, 2019

Join CWRU as we journey through Iceland: the north, south, and west of the island, enjoying the long evening twilight of the northern summer and visit a wondrous variety of small settlements, good-size towns and amazing natural landscapes.

Trip Leader:
Peter Knox, Eric and Jane Nord Family Professor and Director of the Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities
September 19–24, 2019

We invite you to join CWRU on our long weekend adventure in the land of fairy tales that will take us by foot, by boat, and perhaps by bicycle (the way the locals do) throughout the wonderful and eclectic neighborhoods of Copenhagen. Copenhagen, for all its complexities, can best be described with one simple word, taste.

Trip Leader:
James B. Godfrey, specialist in Chinese History and Art History; Lifelong Learning Lecturer at CWRU; former Senior Vice President and Director of Chinese Art at Sotheby’s and Curator of Asian Art at the San Antonio Museum of Art
October 12–26, 2019

Join CWRU on the exceptional, custom-designed and comprehensive journey encompassing the breadth of China from the Himalayan “Rooftop of the World” with three nights in Tibet's spectacular and seldom-visited city of Lhasa, through the dramatic gorges of the Yangtze River and to the historic neighborhoods of Old Shanghai.

Trip Leader:
Cristián Gómez, Associate Professor, Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, CWRU
October 14–22, 2019

Join CWRU as we visit some of the important parts of Peru where modernity meets ancient cultures and civilizations. Start in historic Lima– the colonial capital with a unique architectural flair, exquisite restaurants, a harmonious synthesis of historical richness, art museums and a vibrant nightlife.

Trip Leader:
Maggie Popkin,the Robson Junior Professor in the Humanities and Associate Professor of Art History
October 17-23, 2019

Join CWRU as we explore all the wonders Rome has to offer: from the Sistine Chapel to the Trevi Fountain, the Colosseum and much more, this comprehensive trip will give you an in-depth experience in The Eternal City.

Trip Leader:
To Be Confirmed
January 09-23, 2020

The Taj Mahal, temples and tigers – experience all the spice of India on this comprehensive
tour. Explore Old Delhi’s historic streets by rickshaw. See the Taj Mahal bathed in the light of

Trip Leader:
David Fleshler, Vice Provost of International Affairs, CWRU
January 28–February 10, 2020

Everything wears an aspect of unreality,” Ernest Shackleton wrote. “Icebergs hang upside down in the sky; the land appears as layers of silvery or golden cloud.

Trip Leader:
Katie O'Malley Alumni Center Coordinator, CWRU
February 10–19, 2020

This is a small group adventure for people aged between 21-35 exclusively, giving you the perfect balance of new friends to travel with and access to even more authentic experiences. 

Trip Leader:
Damaris Punales-Alpizar, Associate Professor of Spanish, CWRU
February 13–18, 2020

Join us on a journey of learning and discovery to explore the ancient and living Maya of Yucatan. We’ll explore Maya archeological sites in the Yucatan Peninsula, visit Maya communities, we’ll learn of their living traditions in food, craft, art and more.

Trip Leader:
To Be Confirmed
March 6–15, 2020

On this exciting journey we study the history of Morocco: from the Berber dynasty to modern day Morocco, and gain insight into the fascinating history of this remarkable country. Explore the old medina, beginning at the 14th-century Ben Youssef Medrasa, noted for its lattice-work and interior décor.

Trip Leader:
Marc Buchner, Associate Dean of Academics, CWRU School of Engineering
April 18–24, 2020

Join CWRU on our 6-day Getaway to Budapest. With round-trip international airfare included, a welcome reception and dinner, full breakfasts daily, two lunches, and a farewell dinner, this six-day getaway is an excellent travel bargain.

Trip Leader:
Dario Gasparini, Professor of Civil Engineering, CWRU
April 28–May 6, 2020

Discover the true essence of river life in the Low Countries with an included excursion in every port and see firsthand this sublime region's breathtaking tulip fields in full bloom.

Trip Leader:
Rachel Sternberg, Associate Professor of Classics, CWRU
May 10-23, 2020

Join CWRU on an exciting trip to Greece where you'll enjoy the historical sites and ruins as well as leisurely relaxing on the beautiful beaches.

Trip Leader:
Sunniva Collins, Associate Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
May 30-June 7, 2020

This specially designed itinerary follows along the stepping stones of Nordic and Scottish civilizations during the best time of year, when the weather is mild and the days are long—a unique voyage accomplished only aboard a small ship cruising into smaller ports where larger vessels cannot venture.

Trip Leader:
To Be Confirmed
May 30–June 7, 2020

Poland is a country with castles, monuments and museums that pay tribute to its dramatic history. 

Trip Leader:
Patricia Princehouse & Glenn Starkman
June0 2-14, 2020 (tentative)

Join Case Western Reserve University's Institute for the Science of Origins and Siegal Lifelong Learning to explore southwest France and Geneva, Switzerland in 2020.

Trip Leader:
David Rothenberg, Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Music, CWRU
July 5-13, 2020

Bring the whole family along on this seven-night Rhine River adventure that will delight travelers of all ages! Introduce the youngsters in your life to the iconic Rhine Valley.

Trip Leader:
Kurt Koenigsberger, Associate Dean, College of Arts and Sciences; Associate Professor, English
July 12-21, 2020

From ancient castles and historic Dublin to less-traveled roads and charming villages, this adventure brings together the best of the Emerald Isle.

Trip Leader:
Peter Whiting, Professor, Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences, CWRU
August 01-08, 2020

Explore the Pantanal, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and Biosphere Reserve, one of South America’s premier wildlife sanctuaries.

Trip Leader:
Eileen Anderson-Fye, Associate Professor, Department of Bioethics, School of Medicine
September 23–October 1, 2020

Immerse yourself in the majestic beauty of the American Southwest, discovering the geological wonders of our national parks including visits to Grand Canyon, Zion, and Bryce Canyon.

Trip Leader:
Denise Caterinacci, Senior Instructor of Italian
October 03-11, 2020

Travel with CWRU to northern Italy’s fabled Lake District. Its extraordinary landscape of glacial waters, Alpine peaks and ancient towns painted in ocher and terra cotta hues, combined with its rich history, make it a fabulous destination.

Trip Leader:
Maggie Popkin, Robson Junior Professor; Associate Professor of Art History
October 4–11, 2020

This unique and exclusive nine-day itinerary and small ship voyage showcases the coastal jewels of the Iberian Peninsula between Barcelona, Spain, and Lisbon, Portugal, during the best time of year.

Trip Leader:
Peter Knox, Eric and Jane Nord Family Professor and Director of the Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities, CWRU
October 14–20, 2020

Join CWRU on our 6-day Getaway to majestic Florence.

Trip Leader:
Meghan Strong, Lecturer, Classics; Research Associate, Cleveland Museum of Natural History
November 06–19, 2020

During this 14-day expedition, traverse the Nile Valley like past explorers and discover ancient treasures including the Great Sphinx, the Temple of Horus, and the tombs of El Kab. Accompanied by expert Egyptologists, you will gain in-depth knowledge of Egypt and its antiquities.

Trip Leader:
Jacqueline Nanfito, Associate Professor, Spanish
December 27, 2020-January 4, 2021

Join CWRU and escape the cold of the winter on this 9-day friends-and-family tour of Costa Rica.