Times Journeys 2019 Catalog

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Explore the

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2019 Departures


Contents

4 WHY TRAVEL WITH THE NEW YORK TIMES

6 CITY TOURS

8 PRIVATE DEPARTURES

9 WEEKENDS

10 TIMES JOURNEYS EXPERTS

12 EXPERT-LED TOURS WITH A FOCUS ON…

14 TRAVEL COMPANIES

AFRICA

16 Egypt: To the Land of the Pharaohs

History & Context

18 Culture, History and Progress

in Morocco

History & Context

87 Ethiopia: Ancient Lands

and Religious Festivals

History & Context

ANTARCTICA

22 Antarctica and Climate Change

ASIA

Sailing & Cruises

24 History and Current Events

in Jordan and Lebanon

History & Context

26 Unlocking the Mysteries

of Indochina

History & Context

30 Foreign Affairs Afloat at

Cherry Blossom Time in Japan

Sailing & Cruises

32 Extreme Cuisine in China

Food & Wine

34 The ’Stans of Asia: Follow the Silk Route

History & Context

36 A Culinary Journey to India

Food & Wine

38 The Many Faces of Russia

Politics & Perspectives

89 Conflict, Culture and History:

The Israeli-Palestinian Conundrum

Politics & Perspectives

89 The Cultures of Kashmir

EUROPE

History & Context

42 A Walk in Provence

Food & Wine

44 Drone Photography in Norway

Science & Nature

46 Hiking and Yoga in the Dolomites

Activities & Sports

48 Iceland Family Adventure

Activities & Sports

50 Hiking the Pilgrims’ Footsteps

at El Camino de Santiago

Activities & Sports

52 Treasures of the Mediterranean

World: A Family Learning Adventure

Sailing & Cruises

54 Tulip Time in Holland by Barge

Sailing & Cruises

58 Wellness at Sea in Spain and Morocco

Sailing & Cruises

60 Ireland, Scotland and European Affairs Afloat

Sailing & Cruises

62 Jewish Food and Heritage In Italy

With Joan Nathan

Food & Wine

64 Looted Art: The History

of World War II Plunder in France

Arts & Culture

66 Mystery Lover’s Edinburgh

Arts & Culture

68 The Fall and Rise of Berlin

History & Context

72 Operation Overlord: Commemorating

the 75th Anniversary of D-Day

History & Context

86 Andalusia: Center of Judaism,

Christianity and Islam

History & Context

90 Remembering The Great War (1914 – 1918)

History & Context

NORTH AMERICA

74 Cruising the Food, Wine and Culture

of California

Sailing & Cruises

76 Arctic Adventure: An Exploration

of Canada’s North

Science & Nature

78 Fall Foliage and Photography

Sailing & Cruises

80 Québec City: A Modern City with

Old-World Charm

Arts & Culture

82 The Canyons of the Southwest,

in Deep and in Depth

Science & Nature

86 Behind the Scenes of New York Theater

Arts & Culture

87 A New Era in Politics: All Eyes on 2020

Politics & Perspectives

88 A Family Hunt for Dinosaurs

Science & Nature

91 Winter in Yellowstone

Science & Nature

91 Flying in Zero Gravity

Activities & Sports

SOUTH AMERICA

88 Chasing the Sun, Moon and Stars

in South America

Science & Nature

90 The Galápagos: Evolution in Action

Science & Nature

86 JOURNEY SPOTLIGHT

92 DECK PLANS

100 TERMS AND CONDITIONS

102 2019 JOURNEYS BY DESTINATION

104 2019 JOURNEYS BY CATEGORY

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Why Travel With

The New York Times

Times Journeys creates bespoke itineraries traveling to destinations

that tell a story, accompanied by experts on the subject matter. That is

why we invite our journalists to join you and handpick other experts

so they can help you discover more.

Small group tours or cruises

From our collection of land-based journeys, limited

to no more than 26 guests, to our specialist sailings

on world-renowned cruise lines, you’ll travel with

like-minded individuals.

EVERY DEPARTURE INCLUDES

Times-selected experts

A journalist or subject-matter specialist joins every

departure, from Pulitzer Prize winners to Times Science

reporters. Enjoy a mix of lectures, Q&As and informal

conversations during meals.

Destinations that tell a story

Visit locations as diverse as Morocco and Iceland,

exploring everything from their politics and history

to their cultures and natural wonders.

Exclusive access

Escape the crowds with after-hours entrance and

access to attractions normally closed to the public.

HISTORY

Travel has always been an important aspect of the

newspaper, and one look into the archives clearly

portrays this. As early as 1852, travel articles were

already being published. A dedicated Travel section

didn’t fully emerge until 1923, however, under the

guidance of Lester Markel, the man behind the Sunday

editions from 1923 to 1964.

TODAY

The Times still regards the Travel section as a pivotal

part of the publication. A natural progression in our

approach to travel is integrating hard-hitting world news

with compelling journeys that delve into such topics as

the cuisine of China or the history of Morocco, to bring

the world closer to you — Times readers and those

with similar values.

OTHER WAYS TO TRAVEL WITH TIMES JOURNEYS

City Tours

Spice up your vacation on a Times Journeys city tour,

complete with exclusive experiences inspired by articles

from The New York Times.

Private Departures

A limited number of Times Journeys tours are available

on demand. Name a departure date and size of group

and go when you want.

Weekends

Whether you’re an experienced globe-trotter or aspiring

wanderer, take a two-day tour that combines panel

discussions and talks by Times experts with interactive

experiences in the field.

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City Tours

Spice up your vacation and go deep into the city you’re visiting

with walking tours inspired by The New York Times, including

its 36 Hours feature. Interact with locals, get hands-on

experience, and enjoy exclusive access to places with a local

guide. With stops that take you off the beaten path, the local

expertise of Urban Adventures and quality curation by

The New York Times, these half-day or full-day tours allow

you to immerse yourself in the sights, sounds and tastes

you might otherwise miss.

The City Tour

Experience

• Behind-the-scenes access

• Meetings with locals

• Hands-on learning

• Local food and drinks

• Transportation

Illustration by Timo Kuilder

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Private Departures

Weekends

Maybe your local science club wants to travel to the Galápagos,

or you’re planning a family vacation to Provence. Whatever your

needs, these Private Departures are Times Journeys in nearly

all respects, with the same comfortable accommodations, meals

and insight from local, on-the-ground guides (we just can’t

promise the Times-selected expert).

Private Departures

• Departure dates to suit

your needs

• The same educational

focus as Times Journeys

• Offer the same high

standards as all

Times Journeys

• Provide flexibility for

your group

• These trips are perfect

for groups of six or more;

if yours is smaller, call

us and we’ll try to arrange

something for you.

Whether you’re an experienced globe-trotter or aspiring

wanderer, take a short tour to up your game on topics from

photography and food to climate change and the environment.

Discussions by Times experts help you tap into recent

developments in the field, and hands-on lessons and local

interactions help you travel smarter. Enjoy a weekend getaway

or a staycation in your own city, and emerge a better explorer.

The Weekend

Experience

• Two to three days, the

perfect short getaway

or addition to your

planned travels

• A mix of plenary-style

panel discussions, lectures

and social events with

Times experts

• Meetings with locals

• Small group interactive

experiences in addition

to larger-group discussions

• To find out if your

preferred tour is offered

as a Private Departure,

look for the blue note in

the trip information and

then call our reservations

team at 855 399 6677.

Private departures available

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Times Journeys Experts

When you travel with Times Journeys, you will be in good company: not only

will you be traveling with like-minded individuals but with New York Times

journalists and Times-selected experts, too.

Unless stated otherwise our experts travel with the group for the entire journey.

In addition to formal talks and Q&A sessions, your experts are usually available

at meals and during the tour for casual, more intimate chats.

Henry Fountain

Times Editor

and Reporter

Antarctica and

Climate Change

Carol Giacomo

Times Editorial

Board Member

Egypt: To the Land

of the Pharaohs

Bonnie S. Glaser

Director, China Power

Project at CSIS

Foreign Affairs Afloat

at Cherry Blossom Time

in Japan

James Gorman

Times Science Writer

Antarctica and

Climate Change

Matt Gross

Food Writer

Extreme Cuisine

in China

Todd Heisler

Times Photographer

Fall Foliage and

Photography

Depending on the tour, expect to be joined by experts in history, world affairs,

politics and the arts. Your Times Journeys experts are so much more than

ordinary tour guides: They are there to give you the kind of perspective you’ve

come to expect from The New York Times.

Here are just a few of the experts confirmed for our 2019 programs.

Richard E. Hoagland

Former U.S. Diplomat

The ’Stans of Asia:

Follow the Silk Route

George Johnson

Times Science Writer

Chasing the Sun,

Moon and Stars

in South America

Andrew Kramer

Times Reporter

Moscow Bureau

The ’Stans of Asia:

Follow the Silk Route

Nicholas Kulish

Times Investigative

Reporter

Egypt: To the Land

of the Pharaohs

Mark Landler

Times White House

Correspondent

Ireland, Scotland and

European Affairs Afloat

Adam Liptak

Times Supreme Court

Correspondent

Ireland, Scotland and

European Affairs Afloat

Peter Applebome

Times Editor, Columnist

and Reporter

Hiking the Pilgrims’

Footsteps at El Camino

de Santiago

Eric Asimov

Times Chief Wine Critic

Cruising the Food, Wine

and Culture of California

Jan Benzel

Former Times Journalist

and News Editor

Hiking the Pilgrims’

Footsteps at El Camino

de Santiago

Sandra Blakeslee

Times Science

Reporter

The Canyons of the

Southwest, in Deep

and in Depth

Galápagos:

Evolution in Action

Celestine Bohlen

International New York

Times Columnist

The ’Stans of Asia:

Follow the Silk Route

The Many Faces

of Russia

Jackie Calmes

White House Editor,

Los Angeles Times

A New Era in Politics:

All Eyes on 2020

Raphael Minder

Times Journalist

Andalusia: Center of

Judaism, Christianity

and Islam

Culture, History and

Progress in Morocco

Steven Lee Myers

Times Diplomatic

and National Security

Correspondent

The Many Faces

of Russia

Foreign Affairs Afloat

at Cherry Blossom Time

in Japan

Joan Nathan

Cookbook Author

Jewish Food and Heritage

In Italy With Joan Nathan

Peter Osnos

Former Indochina

Correspondent, The

Washington Post

Unlocking the Mysteries

of Indochina

Richard C. Paddock

Times Southeast

Asia Contributor

Unlocking the Mysteries

of Indochina

Tara Parker-Pope

Founding Editor

of Times Well Feature

Wellness at Sea in

Spain and Morocco

Hiking and Yoga in

the Dolomites

Doreen Carvajal

Former Times Culture

Correspondent

Looted Art: The History

of World War II Plunder

in France

Mitchell Davis

Chief Strategy Officer,

James Beard Foundation

Extreme Cuisine

in China

Judith H. Dobrzynski

Former Times Reporter

and Editor

Tulip Time in Holland

by Barge

Michele Dunne

Director, Middle East

Program at the

Carnegie Endowment

for International Peace

Egypt: To the Land

of the Pharaohs

Reese Erlich

Foreign Correspondent

The Many Faces

of Russia

Geraldine Fabrikant

Senior Times

Business Writer

Tulip Time in Holland

by Barge

Thomas Ricks

Senior Adviser

for National Security

at New America

Ireland, Scotland and

European Affairs Afloat

Elaine Sciolino

Times Writer and Former

Paris Bureau Chief

A Walk in Provence

Patrick Scott

Travel Writer

Egypt: To the Land

of the Pharaohs

Unlocking the Mysteries

of Indochina

Seth Sherwood

Times Travel Contributor

Culture, History and

Progress in Morocco

Ray Wilkinson

Former U.P.I.

Correspondent

Unlocking the Mysteries

of Indochina

Ethiopia: Ancient Lands

and Religious Festivals

Mitch Yockelson

Military Historian

and Archivist

Operation Overlord:

Commemorating

the 75th Anniversary

of D-Day

Remembering The Great

War (1914–1918)

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Expert-Led Tours

With a Focus on...

All Times Journeys have a tale to tell, one that will satisfy sophisticated curiosities.

Whether it be unlocking the secrets of Indochina or exploring the culture

and cuisine of India, each Times Journey will help unravel some of the world’s

ecological, political, historical or sociological enigmas.

Each tour has been placed into one of six categories. With over 40

journeys traveling to over 30 countries, find your next vacation with

Times Journeys.

Activities & Sports

Journeys designed for those who prefer to take

part and not sit on the sidelines of life. Walk in the

footsteps of pilgrims on El Camino de Santiago,

or hike in the Dolomites.

History & Context

Rediscover the great events that have shaped and

influenced our world, whether along the Silk Road of

the ’Stans of Asia, retracing the Great War in Europe,

or exploring the history of Morocco.

Arts & Culture

Indulge your senses as you go behind the scenes of

New York theater, experience the cultures of Jordan or

immerse yourself in the religious festivals of Ethiopia.

Science & Nature

Get closer to wildlife and geographical wonders, or

learn about important scientific challenges. Visit the

canyons of the American Southwest or learn about

climate change in Antarctica or walk in Darwin’s

footsteps in the Galápagos.

Politics & Perspectives

Designed for questioning minds with an interest in

foreign or domestic affairs, go deeper into American

politics, examine the state of Israel or discuss modern

problems while cruising in Japan.

Food & Wine

Whether you are interested in the food of Provence,

China or Italy, or want to sample the real foods of

India, discover great tastes from around the world.

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Travel Companies

Relax, it’s all taken care of.

Times Journeys has collaborated with five world-class tour operators, each

charged with sourcing and designing bespoke travel experiences exclusively

targeting the intellectually curious.

Our travel consultants possess a passion for travel and for sharing

their enthusiasm for exploring the world and the people in it.

Introducing your Times Journeys travel consultants

You will be well cared for.

Abercrombie & Kent

Abercrombie & Kent is the world’s

foremost luxury travel provider, with more

than 50 years of experience in combining

authenticity and comfort in the world’s

most extraordinary destinations. Through

a network of more than 50 offices and a

staff of thousands worldwide, A&K offers

inspiring journeys to 100 countries on

all seven continents.

Insight Cruises

Insight Cruises, founded in 1999,

believes that education and travel foster

growth and wholeness. Sensing that

travel connects us and that the real

journey is within, we create educational

travel experiences for guests who value

learning for its own sake. Insight Cruises

welcomes you to a vital, engaging

community for whom curiosity and

discovery are second nature.

MT Sobek

MT Sobek is the premier, all-inclusive,

specialty adventure travel company.

Since 1969, MTS has pioneered

authentic and deeply immersive

experiential journeys worldwide. MTS

creates fresh alternatives and unique

experiences, and has an 85 percent

repeat and referral rate. Clients often

share how profound and moving their

trip experiences have been.

Whether you are interested in science, history or politics,

have a passion for the arts or seek exhilarating outdoor

adventures, your Times Journeys travel consultant will

confidently review the pace of your trip, outline what’s

included and work with your other special requests.

They will help customize your pre- and post-trip desires

and provide details about purchasing travel insurance

and when to book your flights!

How do I reserve my Times Journeys trip?

Reserving a Times Journeys trip is easy. Contact us tollfree

at 855 399 6677. Our dedicated travel consultants

will review the many itinerary options to fit your interest,

schedule and budget. Find all trip details online at

nytimes.com/timesjourneys.

From the moment you inquire about a Times Journeys

trip through to your departure, you will have access

to the highest levels of planning services. You will receive

a personalized and detailed predeparture planning

guide for your destination, along with our exclusive

suggested packing list and other information. Your travel

consultants will ensure that your pre-trip details will be

as enriching as the trip itself, so that you are fully prepared

for your world-class journey.

The real advantage

Trust us to manage your reservation and pre-trip details

wisely and in a timely manner so that you can fully enjoy

the anticipation of your journey as much as the journey

itself! Call us toll-free today at 855 399 6677.

Academic Travel Abroad®

Judy Perl Worldwide Travel

Academic Travel Abroad® Inc. combines

the competency of an educational travel

company over 60 years old with the

depth of an international education (study

abroad) provider. This unique pairing of

skills, talents and resources gives it great

breadth. As a result, ATA’s innovative

itineraries delve deeper, go behind the

scenes, access the authentic and shun

the touristic.

Judy Perl Worldwide Travel has planned

and operated special-interest cruises

for groups of all sizes, all around the

world since 2001. Our extensive cruise

ship program experience ensures

seamless event execution. President

Judy Perl, recognized as one of the top

cruise specialists in the world, brings

insider experience from her own years

at Cunard and Seabourn.

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Egypt: To the Land

of the Pharaohs

For more than 2,000 years, travelers have come to

Egypt seeking traces of the powerful dynasties swept

away by the sands of time. On this eight-day journey

into the past, including a cruise on the mighty Nile,

New York Times experts will help you piece together

the life and times of a mighty ancient civilization and

share the vision for the country’s future.

Destinations

HISTORY & CONTEXT

8 days, 7 nights

24 travelers

Egypt: Cairo, Giza, Abu

Simbel, Aswan, Kom Ombo,

Edfu, Luxor

Journey Highlights

• Tour the Egyptian Museum

with an Egyptologist

to learn more about

the ancients.

• Visit the iconic Pyramids

of Giza, the Sphinx and the

Valley of the Kings.

Featured Experts

Mediterranean Sea

EGYPT

Edfu

Kom Ombo

Cairo

Giza

Luxor

Aswan

Abu Simbel

Red Sea

• Enter into one of Egypt’s

legendary pyramids, which

you can literally explore

from the inside out.

• Cruise the Nile, take a

cooking lesson on board

and see the mammoth

temples and statuary

that the river almost

swallowed.

• Learn about the country’s

current state of affairs

from a local expert.

• Hear exclusive talks and

get exclusive insight into

Egypt from your New York

Times expert.

Carol Giacomo

Times Editorial

Board Member

September 12

Carol Giacomo,

a former

diplomatic

correspondent

for Reuters in Washington,

covered foreign policy for

more than two decades

before joining The Times’s

editorial board.

Journey Details

Michele Dunne

Director, Middle

East Program at the

Carnegie Endowment for

International Peace

October 22

Michele Dunne

directs the

Middle East

Program at

the Carnegie Endowment

for International Peace,

focusing on political and

economic change in

Arab countries.

Nicholas Kulish

Times Investigative

Reporter

November 7

Nicholas

Kulish is an

investigative

reporter for The

New York Times who has

reported extensively from

around the Arab and Muslim

world. In 2011 he covered

the Egyptian revolution in

Cairo and Alexandria.

Patrick Scott

Travel Writer

November 23

Patrick Scott

was a business

editor for

The New

York Times in New York

and London until he leapt

into a life of traveling the

world and writing about his

adventures. He was based

in Cairo from 2015 to 2017.

DATES PRICE SINGLE SUPPLEMENT INTERNAL AIR (FROM) EXPERT

Sept. 12–19, 2019 $6,695 $995 $685 Carol Giacomo

Oct. 22–29, 2019 $7,495 $1,395 $685 Michele Dunne

Nov. 7–14, 2019 $7,495 $1,395 $685 Nicholas Kulish

Nov. 23–30, 2019 $7,495 $1,395 $685 Patrick Scott

Prices listed are per person, double occupancy. Total does not include internal or international air where required.

Program subject to change.

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Culture, History and Progress

in Morocco

Featured Experts

Raphael Minder

Times Journalist

April 21

Seth Sherwood

Times Travel Contributor

October 31

A land of legend and intrigue, Morocco lies close to

Europe, yet its place on the African continent has

made it a multicultural crossroads for goods, ideas and

people, including refugees from sub-Saharan Africa

seeking asylum. On this 11-day journey, discover the

rich, artistic influences of Moorish and European

cultures, meeting with locals and experts to delve deep

into this colorful nation.

Destinations

Atlantic Ocean

Essaouira

El Jadida

MOROCCO

Casablanca

Marrakesh

Rabat

Fez

Volubilis

HISTORY & CONTEXT

11 days, 10 nights

25 travelers

Morocco: Casablanca,

Volubilis, Fez, Rabat,

Marrakesh, Essaouira,

El Jadida

Private departures available

Journey Highlights

• Visit cooperatives that

provide locals with the

necessary skills to thrive

in modern-day Morocco.

• Discover Morocco’s

diverse architecture,

including visits to

Volubilis — the ruins of

a Roman city — and the

Kasbah Telouet, once a

key stopping point for

caravans journeying over

the Atlas Mountains.

• Explore the imperial cities

of Meknes, Fez, Rabat and

Marrakesh, all Unesco

World Heritage sites.

Raphael

Minder, who

is based

in Madrid

for The New York Times

International Edition, has

written about Andalusia for

years, focusing not only on

politics but on social issues

and traditions, like the

Semana Santa celebrations

in Seville. He has written

about current debates as

well as Andalusia’s rich

historical inheritance.

Abdou Berrada

Journalist

September 22

Abdou Berrada

is a Moroccan

journalist who

spent many

years with Agence France-

Presse. He has covered

major events in Morocco

(the death of Hassan II and

the crowning of his son)

and has traveled the country

extensively since childhood,

visiting major cities and

tourist sites many times.

A native New

Yorker based

in Paris, Seth

Sherwood

has contributed some 200

articles to the Travel section

of The New York Times.

Ever since his first Morocco

article for The Times — a

2005 piece on Marrakesh

titled “In an Ancient

Desert, a Modern Oasis

Beckons”—he has returned

to the country almost every

year, covering Casablanca,

Tangier, Fez, Agadir,

Taroudant, Ouarzazate

and the Sahara desert for

various features and “36

Hours” guides.

• See firsthand Europe’s

influence on the country

with visits to the coastal

cities of Essaouira and

El Jadida.

Journey Details

DATES PRICE SINGLE SUPPLEMENT INTERNAL AIR (FROM) EXPERT

April 21–May 1, 2019 $6,295 $1,600 N/A Raphael Minder

Sept. 22–Oct. 2, 2019 $6,295 $1,600 N/A Abdou Berrada

Oct. 31–Nov. 10, 2019 $6,295 $1,600 N/A Seth Sherwood

Prices listed are per person, double occupancy. Total does not include internal or international air where required.

Program subject to change.

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“In a sentence, the journey was fun, luxurious,

edifying and full of discovery — even for

a Morocco veteran like myself.”— Seth S.


Antarctica and Climate Change

Antarctica, the most remote continent on earth, is

also at the heart of study and concern about climate

change. Join two New York Times science writers,

Henry Fountain and James Gorman, on this 13-day

expedition to the heart of the Antarctic Peninsula,

onboard PONANT’s L’Austral. Discover how climate

change may alter its role in the global ecosystem.

SAILING & CRUISES

13 days, 12 nights

L’Austral, PONANT

Antarctica: Ushuaia,

Argentina; Antarctic

Peninsula (locations subject

to change), Neko Harbor,

Paradise Harbor, Pléneau

Island, Port Charcot, Port

Lockroy, Deception Island

Featured Experts

James Gorman

Times Science Writer

James Gorman

has been an

editor and

reporter at

The Times for 25 years. He

writes about the natural

world and the animals that

inhabit it, and is the host

of “ScienceTake,” a regular

video series that explores

the visual side of scientific

research. He has been

to Antarctica twice and

has written two books on

Antarctica and environs.

Journey Highlights

Henry Fountain

Times Editor and Reporter

Destinations

Pacific Ocean

ARGENTINA

Ushuaia

Port Charcot

Pléneau Island

Port Lockroy

Deception Island

ANTARCTICA

Neko Harbor

Paradise Harbor

Atlantic Ocean

• Spend two days

before your cruise in

Ushuaia, Argentina,

including private climate

change symposium

with the Times experts.

• Visit the Centro Austral

de Investigaciones

Científicas in Ushuaia,

the southernmost

multidisciplinary research

center in the world.

• On board the ship, enjoy

a range of Times Journeys

exclusives including

private lectures in addition

to public ones, private

Q&A panels, private

cocktail receptions and

afternoon teas.

• Depending on conditions,

walk on glaciers, visit

penguin colonies or cruise

among an abundance of

other sea life.

• Mingle with Times

journalists and experts

over dinners, and gain

insight into how The Times

covers science.

Journey Details

Henry Fountain

has been an

editor and

reporter at

The Times for more than

two decades, writing about

science for most of that

time. He is currently one of

a team of reporters covering

climate change, and has

written about declining sea

ice, melting ice sheets and

thawing permafrost, among

many climate-related

subjects. This will be his

second trip to Antarctica.

DATES PRICE SINGLE SUPPLEMENT INTERNAL AIR (FROM) EXPERT

Dec. 8–20, 2019 Superior Stateroom from $14,780

Deluxe Stateroom from $15,650

Prestige Stateroom from $17,065

Deluxe Suite from $24,255

Prestige Suite from $27,735

$10,940

$3,950

$4,375

$6,520

$7,565

N/A

James Gorman

Henry Fountain

Prices listed are per person, double occupancy. Total does not include international air where required. Total includes air between Buenos Aires

and Ushuaia. Program subject to change. Pricing is subject to change and based on availability at time of booking. See deck plan on page 92

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History and Current Events

in Jordan and Lebanon

On this 11-day journey to Jordan and Lebanon, enjoy

extraordinary access to politicians, places and people

as you learn to unravel the complicated pasts, presents

and futures of these beguiling countries. Plus, visit

Petra and spend a night in the desert. With local

guides and a New York Times expert, help put this

region in better perspective.

HISTORY & CONTEXT

11 days, 10 nights

24 travelers

Jordan: Amman, Petra,

Jerash, Wadi Rum,

Dead Sea

Lebanon: Beirut, Byblos,

Baalbek, Deir el-Qamar

Journey Highlights

Destinations

Mediterranean Sea

Byblos

Beirut

Baalbek

Deir el-Qamar

LEBANON

Jerash

Amman

Dead Sea

JORDAN

Petra

Wadi Rum

• Meet with the personal

photographer of King

Hussein and get an

insider’s glimpse into the

life of the royal family

in Jordan.

• Hear a talk by a high level

politician of Lebanon.

• Visit the finest pastry shop

in Amman for a taste of

kanafa, a pastry mastered

in the Levant, and take

a cooking lesson from a

local chef in Petra.

• Attend a talk by a

Nabatean expert before

exploring Petra.

• Have a private lunch in the

home of one of the few

remaining residents inside

the ancient city of Petra.

Featured Experts

Gardiner Harris

Times International

Diplomacy Reporter

March 4

Gardiner Harris

previously

served as a

White House,

South Asia, public health

and pharmaceutical reporter

for The Times.

Journey Details

Martin Regg Cohn

Toronto Star

Political Columnist

September 9

Martin Regg

Cohn is a

political

columnist and

foreign correspondent for

The Toronto Star. He was

chief of The Star’s Middle

East bureau, and then its

Asia bureau.

Roger Cohen

Times Columnist

October 28

Since joining

The New

York Times,

Roger Cohen

has served as a foreign

correspondent, foreign

editor and columnist.

Anne Barnard

Edward R. Murrow

Press Fellow at the Council

on Foreign Relations

November 11

Anne Barnard

led Times

coverage of

the devastating

Syria war for six years,

reporting from across the

Middle East and living in

Beirut as bureau chief from

2012 to 2018.

• Meet with journalism or

political science university

students in Beirut, and

visit the newsrooms of

leading Arabic or English

publications.

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March 4–14, 2019 $7,895 $1,395 $380 Gardiner Harris

Sept. 9–19, 2019 $7,895 $1,395 $380 Martin Regg Cohn

Oct. 28–Nov. 7, 2019 $7,895 $1,395 $380 Roger Cohen

Nov. 11–21, 2019 $7,895 $1,395 $380 Anne Barnard

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Unlocking the Mysteries

of Indochina

Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia on the Indochinese

Peninsula had centuries of history before French

colonization and the Vietnam War. On this 12-day

journey, visit the modern yet traditional Hanoi and

Ho Chi Minh City and the ancient sacred temples

of Luang Prabang and Angkor Wat. Meet with

local artisans and experts to go deeper than most

tourists go.

HISTORY & CONTEXT

12 days, 11 nights

21 travelers

Vietnam: Ho Chi Minh City,

Hanoi, Halong Bay

Laos: Luang Prabang

Cambodia: Angkor Wat

Private departures available

Journey Highlights

Destinations

LAOS

Hanoi Halong Bay

VIETNAM

Luang Prabang

Angkor Wat

CAMBODIA

Ho Chi Minh City

South China Sea

• Tour the old and new

quarters of Hanoi and Ho

Chi Minh City, meeting

local merchants and

sampling local specialties.

• Visit ancient Buddhist and

Hindu temples in Luang

Prabang and Angkor Wat.

• Meet Chuck Searcy, a U.S.

veteran who is working

actively in Vietnam to help

clean up bombs left from

the Vietnam War.

• Visit a waterfall outside

Luang Prabang and take a

hands-on cooking class for

a home-cooked Lao meal

with ingredients from the

chef’s garden.

• Explore gorgeous Halong

Bay, Vietnam, on a

traditional junk, and the

mysterious Pak Ou caves

of Laos, with its hundreds

of Buddha statuettes.

• See how silk is made, visit

the home of Saa paper

and visit musicians in

their homes.

Featured Experts

Richard C. Paddock

Times Southeast

Asia Contributor

January 24

Richard C.

Paddock

reports on

Southeast

Asia as a contributor to The

New York Times based in

Bangkok. He has reported

from nearly 50 countries

on five continents.

Journey Details

Peter Osnos

Former Indochina

Correspondent, The

Washington Post

March 7

Peter Osnos

was the

Indochina

correspondent

of The Washington Post in

the early 1970s, covering

the wars in Vietnam,

Cambodia and Laos.

Patrick Scott

Times Business Editor

October 31

Patrick Scott

was a business

editor for The

New York Times

in New York and London

until he leapt into a life of

traveling the world and

writing about his adventures.

He is based in Ho Chi Minh

City, exploring Vietnam and

Southeast Asia.

Ray Wilkinson

Former Newsweek

Foreign Correspondent

November 14

Ray Wilkinson,

a British citizen,

first arrived

in Vietnam

50 years ago this year, in

the unlikely role of a U.S.

Marine. He was a Newsweek

foreign correspondent

and an official of the U.N.

Refugee Agency.

DATES PRICE SINGLE SUPPLEMENT INTERNAL AIR (FROM) EXPERT

Jan. 24–Feb. 4, 2019 $6,995 $1,100 $625 Richard C. Paddock

March 7–18, 2019 $6,995 $1,100 $625 Peter Osnos

Oct. 31–Nov. 11, 2019 $6,995 $1,100 $625 Patrick Scott

Nov. 14–25, 2019 $6,995 $1,100 $625 Ray Wilkinson

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“All the guides, drivers and other staff were

excellent. I had the feeling that the guides

were giving us inside information and enabling

us to see things we might have missed on

our own.”— Joseph T.


Foreign Affairs Afloat at Cherry

Blossom Time in Japan

Journey to nine distinctive regions of Japan in its most

beautiful season, cherry blossom time, as you learn

about United States-Asian relations from a New York

Times journalist and team of foreign affairs specialists.

The many splendors of Japan will delight your senses,

and your exclusive learning experience will delight

your brain. This 15-day cruise aboard the Holland

America Line’s recently reimagined Westerdam is a

journey unlike others.

SAILING & CRUISES

15 days, 14 nights

MS Westerdam,

Holland America Line

Japan: Yokohama, Shimizu,

Osaka, Kochi, Fukuoka

(Hakata), Kanazawa, Otaru,

Hakodate, Aomori

Russia: Vladivostok

Journey Highlights

Destinations

Hakata-ku

RUSSIA

Vladivostok

Sea of Japan

Osaka

Kochi

Otaru

Hakodate

Aomori

JAPAN

Kanazawa

Yokohama

Shimizu

North Pacific Ocean

• Attend 16 exclusive

seminars with Times

journalists or noted

experts to learn about

international and regional

affairs, and mingle at

exclusive receptions.

• Sample many of Japan’s

local crafts and cuisines,

and marvel in the beauty

of a country showing off

its floral best.

• Learn more about the

complicated interplay

among China, Japan,

Russia, the Koreas and

the United States from

people deeply immersed

in their pasts and presents.

Featured Experts

Susan Shirk, Ph.D.

Chair of the 21st Century

China Center

Susan Shirk,

Ph.D. is the

Chair of the

21st Century

China Program and

Research Professor at the

School of Global Policy

and Strategy at the University

of California San Diego.

Steven Lee Myers

Times Diplomatic

and National Security

Correspondent

Steven Lee

Myers is

a veteran

diplomatic

and national security

correspondent, now based

in the Beijing bureau of

The Times. He previously

served as a correspondent

and bureau chief there.

Sheila A. Smith, Ph.D.

Sr. Fellow for Japan

Studies at the Council

on Foreign Relations

Sheila A.

Smith, Ph.D.,

an expert on

Japanese

politics and foreign policy,

is senior fellow for Japan

studies at the Council on

Foreign Relations.

Bonnie S. Glaser

Director, China Power

Project at CSIS

Bonnie S.

Glaser is a

senior adviser

for Asia and the

director of the China Power

Project at CSIS, where she

works on issues related to

Asia-Pacific security with

a focus on Chinese foreign

and security policy.

• Stop in Vladivostok, and

see why it is sometimes

more closely related to

China and Japan than it

is to Russia.

• Combine your love

of travel with your

love of learning on a

newly reimagined ship

designed for 21st-century

casual comfort.

Journey Details

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April 14–28, 2019 Interior from $4,089

Ocean View from $4,289

Verandah from $4,969

Signature Suite $5,899

Neptune Suite from $9,199

Pinnacle Suite $15,549

$1,754

$1,904

$3,219

$4.149

$7,449

$13,799

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Steven Lee Myers

Sheila Smith

Bonnie S. Glaser

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Extreme Cuisine in China

Hike and eat your way across some of China’s most

delicious regions on this eight-day “extreme cuisine”

adventure celebrating the far edges of Chinese cuisine.

Introduce your taste buds to new flavors, from fried

scorpion and silkworm chrysalis in the stalls of the

Wangfujing night market to the delicate seahorse

soups of Yangshuo. With a New York Times expert

and local aficionados, discover types of food you never

knew existed.

Destinations

CHINA

Beijing

East China Sea

FOOD & WINE

8 days, 7 nights

20 travelers

China: Beijing, Longsheng,

Yangshuo, Guangzhou

Private departures available

Journey Highlights

• Take a guided walk

through the Wangfujing

night market and taste

exotic foods including

fried scorpion, silkworm

chrysalis, seahorse

and starfish.

• In Longsheng, meet a local

chef to learn about Zhuang

cooking techniques.

• Hike the Huanghuacheng

Great Wall, the only

lakeside Great Wall

in Beijing.

• Take a cooking class

and learn to make local

specialties like cashew

chicken and beer fish.

Featured Experts

Matt Gross

Travel and Food Writer

May 10

Matt Gross

has been

writing about

travel and

food for most of the last

two decades. East Asia

has been a particular focus

of his adventures, and

over multiple trips to

Japan he’s delved deeply

into Tokyo’s culture. As

The New York Times’s Frugal

Traveler columnist he

wandered the globe seeking

extraordinary experiences

on a tight budget.

Max Duncan

Video Journalist

and Filmmaker

June 7

Max Duncan

is a British

video journalist

and filmmaker,

with a focus on Asia. He

previously worked as a

video journalist for Reuters

News Agency in Beijing.

He has traveled to all but a

handful of China’s provinces,

reporting on everything

from human rights to arts

and culture.

Mitchell Davis

Chief Strategy Officer,

James Beard Foundation

September 6

Mitchell Davis

is chief strategy

officer of the

James Beard

Foundation, a cookbook

author, a food journalist

and a scholar with a Ph.D.

in food studies from N.Y.U.

With the Beard Foundation

for almost 25 years, Davis

has helped situate the

foundation at the forefront

of thought leadership

regarding food-system

change, culinary diplomacy

and gastronomy.

Longsheng

Yangshuo

Guangzhou

• With expert guidance and

perspective, learn the

origins of unique culinary

habits and gain insight

into another culture.

• Yangshuo, where extreme

cuisine might include

snake soup and wokgrilled

bullfrog.

Journey Details

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May 10–17, 2019 $4,995 $1,200 $375 Matt Gross

June 7–14, 2019 $4,995 $1,200 $375 Max Duncan

Sept. 6–13, 2019 $4,995 $1,200 $375 Mitchell Davis

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The ’Stans of Asia:

Follow the Silk Route

Though they were ruled by Russia or the Soviet Union

for more than 100 years, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan

have remained far more connected to their earlier

histories. This 11-day journey, with insight and guidance

from Times-selected experts, will take you deep into

the heart of these Silk Road nations.

HISTORY & CONTEXT

11 days, 10 nights

20 travelers

Uzbekistan: Tashkent,

Samarkand, Bukhara, Khiva

Turkmenistan: Ashgabat

Private departures available

Journey Highlights

Destinations

Caspian

Sea

UZBEKISTAN

Khiva

Tashkent

TURKMENISTAN

Bukhara

Samarkand

Ashgabat

• Visit many legendary

Silk Road cities including

Samarkand and Bukhara.

• Soak up the history of this

region from Alexander

the Great to Tamerlane to

the Soviets.

• Shop for famous carpets,

handicrafts and spices in

bustling, colorful markets.

• Climb the Kalyan Minaret

in Bukhara, known as “The

Tower of Death.”

• Gain insight into the

turmoils past and present

in Central Asia.

Featured Experts

Victoria Clement

Author and Historian

April 21

Victoria

Clement is

a scholar,

historian

and an author who has

traveled widely in Central

Asia and who has lived in

Turkmenistan and Russia.

Celestine Bohlen

International New York

Times Columnist

May 19

Celestine

Bohlen is

a columnist

for The

International New York Times

and formerly a foreign

correspondent for The

New York Times, as well

as The Washington Post

and Bloomberg.

Andrew Kramer

Times Reporter,

Moscow Bureau

September 1

Andrew Kramer

has been a

reporter based

in the Moscow

bureau of The Times for the

past decade, covering the

15 countries of the former

Soviet Union.

Richard E. Hoagland

Former U.S. Diplomat

October 6

As a

professional

U.S. diplomat,

Ambassador

Richard E. Hoagland was

Principal Deputy Assistant

Secretary of State for

South and Central Asian

Affairs, October 2013–

August 2015.

Journey Details

DATES PRICE SINGLE SUPPLEMENT INTERNAL AIR (FROM) EXPERT

April 21–May 1, 2019 $6,795 $1,000 $215 Victoria Clement

May 19–29, 2019 $6,795 $1,000 $215 Celestine Bohlen

Sept. 1–11, 2019 $6,795 $1,000 $215 Andrew Kramer

Oct. 6–16, 2019 $6,795 $1,000 $215 Richard E. Hoagland

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A Culinary Journey to India

Indian cuisine is as diverse as India itself. In this

12-day journey, sample the foods of four areas of India,

Delhi, Jaipur, Hyderabad and Mumbai, learning

from residents and Times-selected experts how

these dishes evolved and the cultural significance

surrounding them. Along the way, visit local bazaars,

food and spice markets and popular attractions.

Destinations

Jaipur

Delhi

Agra

FOOD & WINE

12 days, 11 nights

24 travelers

India: Delhi, Agra, Jaipur,

Hyderabad, Mumbai

Private departures available

Journey Highlights

• Explore Delhi, famous for

the street food delicacies

found in almost all the

corners of the city.

• Discover unique Indian

cuisine at the home of a

cooking expert and enjoy

a sumptuous dinner.

• Taste authentic flavors of

North Indian cuisine at

one of its best restaurants,

where you’re invited to

eat with your hands.

Featured Experts

Tejal Rao

Times Food Writer

Tejal Rao is a food writer

for The New York Times,

based in Los Angeles. She is

the newspaper’s California

restaurant critic as well as a

food columnist for The New

York Times Magazine. Tejal

has won two James Beard

Foundation Awards for her

writing. A first-generation

Indian-American, she

frequently writes about her

relationship to Indian cuisine

through this lens in personal

essays, and covers Indian

cuisine, authors and chefs

as a reporter.

Arabian Sea

Mumbai

INDIA

Hyderabad

• Visit a spice market to

learn about the spices

and condiments used

in an Indian meal and a

vegetable market to learn

how produce fits in.

Bay of Bengal

• In Jaipur, join an Indian

family for dinner to

experience Rajasthani

cuisine and cook a

few dishes.

• Get cultural insight into

Mumbai and pamper

your taste buds on a local

street food tour.

Journey Details

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Nov. 2–13, 2019 $8,895 $2,795 $315 Tejal Rao

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The Many Faces of Russia

Throughout history, the United States and Russia

have been on the same side, the opposite side, and

somewhere between. On this eight-day journey to

Moscow and St. Petersburg with exclusive access

to some of the most historic Russian sites and inthe-know

experts, delve deep into Russia’s turbulent

past since 1917, and gain new insight into this giant,

complicated nation.

Destinations

Norwegian Sea

St. Petersburg

RUSSIA

Moscow

POLITICS & PERSPECTIVES

8 days, 7 nights

24 travelers

Russia: Moscow,

St. Petersburg

Private departures available

Journey Highlights

• Visit parts of the Kremlin

before regular hours and

beat the crowds.

• Discuss politics with

Gorbachev’s interpreter

and the Romanovs with

an expert on the family.

• Gain perspective from

The New York Times and

its unparalleled tradition of

deep coverage of Russia.

• Get insight into the

revolution, and the fall

of the Soviet Union as

you visit many of their

important sites.

• Visit the Hermitage,

Pushkin and Peterhof

museums, seeing the

legacies and riches

amassed by Peter and

Catherine the Great.

• See prerevolution Russian

art icons and visit the Leo

Tolstoy’s museum — one

of Russia’s literary greats.

Journey Details

Featured Experts

Reese Erlich

Foreign Correspondent

May 17

Reese Erlich,

a Peabody

Award-winning

foreign

correspondent, has been

traveling to the U.S.S.R./

Russia since 1966. As a

freelance reporter, he filed

for the Chicago Tribune

and ABC (Australia), among

others. His two-hour radio

documentary, “The Russia

Project,” hosted by Walter

Cronkite, won two major

journalism awards.

Celestine Bohlen

Times Moscow

Correspondent

June 14, August 16

Celestine

Bohlen has

been a Moscow

correspondent

three times. She covered

the rise of Mikhail Gorbachev,

the collapse of the Soviet

Union, the first faltering

steps of Russia’s democracy

and the emergence of

Vladimir Putin.

DATES PRICE SINGLE SUPPLEMENT INTERNAL AIR (FROM) EXPERT

May 17–24, 2019 $8,995 $1,995 N/A Reese Erlich

June 14–21, 2019 $8,995 $1,995 N/A Celestine Bohlen

Aug. 16–23, 2019 $8,995 $1,995 N/A Celestine Bohlen

Sept. 13–20, 2019 $8,995 $1,995 N/A Steven Lee Myers

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Steven Lee Myers

Times Washington Bureau

Correspondent

September 13

Steven Lee

Myers is a

correspondent

in the Times

Washington Bureau who

covers foreign policy and

national security issues.

He returned recently from

Moscow, where he worked

as bureau chief, covering

Russia and the other former

Soviet republics.

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“Again, [Steven Lee Myers] brings a

different perspective as someone still

in the field. His international experience

is a definite plus.”— Shelly B.


A Walk in Provence

In a week that celebrates the world-renowned

gastronomy of Provence, go behind the scenes and

have access to unique experiences. From a Michelinstarred

restaurant to a home-cooked meal, this

journey is packed with the flavors of Provence. With

a little walking to literally take you off the beaten path,

this is a trip you won’t find in any guidebook.

Destinations

FRANCE

Arles

Châteauneuf-du-Pape

Avignon

Gordes

Saint Rémy de Provence

FOOD & WINE

8 days, 7 nights

22 travelers

France: Avignon,

Châteauneuf-du-Pape,

Gordes, Saint Rémy de

Provence, Arles

Private departures available

Journey Highlights

• Walk through vineyards,

past fields of thyme

and lavender, and in the

mountains.

• Learn to cook specialties

of Provence.

• Visit farms and local

producers, and taste

their wares.

• With expert guidance and

private access, experience

a Provence few can.

• In Avignon, join a

local chef for a private,

hands-on cooking class,

resulting in lunch.

Featured Experts

Elaine Sciolino

Former Times Paris

Bureau Chief

May 26

Elaine Sciolino

is a contributing

writer and

former Paris

bureau chief for The New

York Times, based in France

since 2002. She is currently

writing a book on the Seine

River. In 2010, she was

decorated a chevalier of the

Legion of Honor, the highest

honor of the French state.

Marjorie R. Williams

Author and Photographer

September 1

Marjorie R.

Williams is the

author and

photographer of

“Markets of Provence,” and

coauthor and photographer

of “Markets of Paris.” Her

insights into food, travel and

markets have been featured

in AFAR and GoNomad,

on NPR’s “Travel With

Rick Steves” and “Peter

Greenberg Worldwide Radio

Show,” and in The Huffington

Post, France Today and

House Beautiful.

Nicholas Delbanco

Author

October 6

A true man

of letters,

Nicholas

Delbanco has

authored over thirty books

of fiction and nonfiction.

He is the two-time winner

of the National Endowment

for the Arts Award in Creative

Writing and an adjudicator

for both the Pulitzer Prize

and the National Book

Award. Among his nonfiction

publications is “Running in

Place: Scenes From the

South of France,” a memoir

of his time and times in

the region.

Mediterranean Sea

Journey Details

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Sept. 1–8, 2019 $7,295 $1,400 N/A Marjorie R. Williams

Oct. 6–13, 2019 $7,295 $1,400 N/A Nicholas Delbanco

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Drone Photography in Norway

Get a bird’s-eye view of Norway, literally, in this eightday

journey with the noted drone photographer Josh

Haner. Spend a week exploring above the Arctic

Circle, where darkness never truly falls during the

summer. In two sessions each day, learn to use a drone

as a tool for storytelling and capture your own aerial

imagery of this wondrous place.

Destinations

SCIENCE & NATURE

8 days, 7 nights

16 travelers

Norway: Tromsø, the

Lofoten Islands (Vestvågøy,

Henningsvaer), Senja

Journey Highlights

• Learn the basics of drone

photography, or hone your

skills, in the company

of an experienced

award-winning drone

photographer.

• Take advantage of the

long days to photograph

Norway’s alluring

range of light.

Featured Experts

Josh Haner

Times Staff Photographer

Josh Haner

is a staff

photographer

and the

senior editor for photo

technology at The Times.

He was awarded the 2014

Pulitzer Prize for feature

photography for his photo

essay documenting the

arduous recovery of Jeff

Bauman, who survived the

Boston Marathon bombings.

He spends his free time

traveling and backpacking.

Norwegian Sea

Tromsø

• Hike to a summit of the

Lofoten Islands for a

bird’s-eye view.

Senja

• Explore Norway’s Viking

past with a visit to an

ancient settlement.

NORWAY

• Capture your own videos

and imagery of Arctic

wildlife and landscapes

in the land of the

midnight sun.

Vestvågøy

Henningsvær

Journey Details

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Hiking and Yoga in

the Dolomites

Reconnect your mind, body and spirit with this

weeklong yoga retreat in the stunningly beautiful

Dolomites of Italy. With a special itinerary created

for Times Journeys, deepen your practice amid

emerald meadows and let the surrounding peaks

inspire you. Each day begins with yoga, and most

include hikes through mountain villages and

spectacular vistas. Wholesome, delicious meals

are designed to complement your practice.

Destinations

Alpe di Siusi

ITALY

Alta Badia

Adriatic Sea

ACTIVITIES & SPORTS

7 days, 6 nights

16 travelers

Italy: Alpe di Siusi,

Alta Badia

Private departures available

Journey Highlights

• Get away to practice

mindfulness in one of

the most picturesque

places on earth.

• Hike amid the glorious

landscapes of pillars,

pinnacles and colossal

rock walls of the

Dolomites.

• Experience the rich Ladin

culture with traditions

that make the Italian

Alps so unique, plus dine

in a Michelin-starred

restaurant.

• Engage in daily yoga

sessions, some outdoors,

with dedicated,

experienced instructors.

• Take a cooking lesson

and enjoy a wine tasting

at the charming Gostner

Schwaige hut.

Featured Experts

Tara Parker-Pope

Founding Editor of

Times Well Feature

June 21

Tara Parker-

Pope joined

The New York

Times in August

2007 and is the founding

editor of Well, an awardwinning

consumer health

site with news and features

to help readers live well

every day. She is also a

regular contributor to Well,

Science Times and The New

York Times Magazine.

Gretchen Reynolds

Times Phys Ed Columnist

September 19

Gretchen

Reynolds is

the Phys Ed

columnist for

The New York Times. Her

weekly column, which began

in 2008, appears online as

part of the Well health site

and also in print.

Journey Details

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Sept. 19–25, 2019 $7,995 $1,400 N/A Gretchen Reynolds

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Iceland Family Adventure

Volcanoes, glaciers, river rafting, Vikings, horseback

riding and more, Iceland is the active family’s perfect

summer holiday destination. This seven-day journey

allows families to learn together about plate tectonics,

climate change, birds, sea creatures and Icelandic

ponies, while seeing them all firsthand. And learning

to spell Icelandic is fun! An expert guide leads the

way to the adventure of a lifetime.

Destinations

North Atlantic Ocean

ICELAND

Thingvellir

Gullfoss

Reykjavik

Hveragerdi

Eyjafjallajokull

Solheimajokull

Westman Islands Glacier

Norwegian Sea

ACTIVITIES & SPORTS

7 days, 6 nights

25 travelers

Iceland: Hveragerdi,

Gullfoss, Eyjafjallajokull,

Solheimajokull Glacier,

Westman Islands,

Thingvellir, Reykjavik

Private departures available

Journey Highlights

• Get active with exciting

activities like a glacier

hike on Solheimajokull

Glacier and an afternoon

of river rafting.

• See the most dramatic

landscapes Iceland has

to offer, from gushing

geysers that spout water

over 200 feet into the air

to stunning waterfalls

to the rugged volcanic

geographic formations.

• Ride a ferry to the

seldom-visited Westman

Islands just off the

coast of Iceland, home

to the largest colony

of puffins in the world

and, several decades

ago, a volcanic eruption.

• Take part in a scavenger

hunt in the capital city of

Reykjavik, experiencing

the city’s highlights along

the way — the winners

will receive a prize!

Journey Details

DATES PRICE SINGLE SUPPLEMENT INTERNAL AIR (FROM) EXPERT

June 30–July 6, 2019 Adult: $6,495

Child: $5,995

Featured Experts

John Schwartz

Times Science Reporter

$1,100 N/A John Schwartz

John Schwartz

is a science

reporter for

The Times

whose work focuses on

climate change. Since

coming to The Times in

2000, he has covered legal

affairs, the space program,

infrastructure issues and

many other topics; he has

written for nearly every

section of the paper. He is

the author of several books,

including the memoir “Oddly

Normal.” He previously

worked at The Washington

Post and Newsweek.

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Hiking the Pilgrims’ Footsteps

at El Camino de Santiago

Each year, thousands of pilgrims travel the Camino

de Santiago, St. James’s Way, to the shrine of the

apostle St. James in Santiago de Compostela, Spain.

Many just want to enjoy the beautiful scenery of the

Pyrenees and Basque country. In this 11-day trek,

hike the route so many have followed for centuries.

Destinations

Santiago de Compostela

O Cebreiro

Bay of Biscay

León

SPAIN

Burgos

Roncesvalles

Pamplona

ACTIVITIES & SPORTS

11 days, 10 nights

24 travelers

Spain: Roncesvalles,

Pamplona, Burgos, León,

O Cebreiro, Santiago

de Compostela

Journey Highlights

• Experience one of

the world’s most epic

pilgrimages via the famed

Camino Francès route.

• Explore the town of

Pamplona, famous for

the running of the bulls;

the medieval city of

Burgos, home of the

11th-century hero El Cid;

and the ancient Christian

capital of León.

• Enjoy guided visits to

historic towns, including

Santiago de Compostela

and Finisterre.

• Hike gorgeous mountain

and Basque scenery,

with nights in luxury

accommodations.

Featured Experts

David Ratzan

Head of Library, Institute

for the Study of the

Ancient World

May 27

David Ratzan

is head of the

library at the

Institute for the

Study of the Ancient World

at New York University.

An expert in ancient Greek

and Roman history and

papyrology, Ratzan has

traveled widely in the

Mediterranean and Egypt,

where he participates in

several archaeological

excavations.

Peter Applebome

Times Editor, Columnist

and Reporter

June 20

Peter

Applebome has

been an editor,

reporter and

columnist at The New York

Times for more than three

decades. He was Houston

and Atlanta bureau chief,

covered education and

culture, and took unexpected

journeys to the outer edges

and hidden corners of

New York and its environs

for his Our Towns column.

Jan Benzel

Former Times Features

and News Editor

September 30

Jan Benzel

is a veteran

features and

news editor

who, in her 30-year career

at The Times, has worked

in many corners of the

paper, covering arts and

entertainment, travel,

media, New York City and

style. Her two most recent

assignments have been

running the Metropolitan

section and working in

Paris on the arts and

features coverage of The

International Herald Tribune,

now The International New

York Times.

Journey Details

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May 27–June 6, 2019 $6,995 $1,300 N/A David Ratzan

June 20–30, 2019 $6,995 $1,300 N/A Peter Applebome

Sept. 30–Oct. 10, 2019 $6,995 $1,300 N/A Jan Benzel

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Treasures of the Mediterranean

World: A Family Learning Adventure

Take the family on a cruise to the ancient world of the

Mediterranean, from Rome to Athens, to learn about

the history, literature, mythology and culture of

the cradle of civilization. This 10-day journey, intended

for families with children 8 to 17, is joined by New

York Times columnist Roger Cohen and the storyteller

Jason Weiser, making it a unique opportunity for

grandparents, parents and children to learn together.

Destinations

Rome

Herculaneum

Pompeii

Salerno

ITALY

Mediterranean Sea

GREECE

Athens

Ephesus

Santorini

Crete

SAILING & CRUISES

10 days, 9 nights

Le Lyrial, PONANT

Italy: Rome, Salerno,

Pompeii, Herculaneum

Greece: Crete, Santorini,

Ephesus, Athens

Journey Highlights

• Mingle with Times

journalists and experts

over dinners.

• Shore excursions are

escorted by Times and

family experts, with some

designed separately

for children, some for

adults and some for the

whole family.

• On board Le Lyrial, enjoy

a range of Times Journeys

exclusives including

private lectures in addition

to public ones, private

Q&A panels, private

cocktail receptions and

afternoon teas.

• Hear from Kathleen Lynch,

a Classical archaeologist

who teaches at the

University of Cincinnati.

• Young Explorer counselors

make sure the children

have fun as well as learn.

Journey Details

Featured Experts

Roger Cohen

Times Columnist

Since joining

The New York

Times in 1990,

Roger Cohen

has served as a foreign

correspondent, foreign

editor and columnist. He

is the author of several

books, including accounts

of conflicts in Eastern

Europe and a biography

of General Norman

Schwarzkopf.

Jason Weiser

Writer and Host of “Myths

and Legends” Podcast

Jason Weiser

is a storyteller.

Formally, he’s

the writer and

host of “Myths and Legends,”

a weekly podcast started

in 2015 that adapts world

folklore and mythology for

the modern audience. From

Hercules to Baba Yaga,

King Arthur to Mulan, Osiris

to Anansi, and more, Jason

taps into his training in

English literature, narrative

theory and literary analysis

from Ohio State University

to narrate new retellings

as closely to the originals

as possible.

DATES PRICE SINGLE SUPPLEMENT INTERNAL AIR (FROM) EXPERT

• Explore wonders of the

ancient world from the

intimate luxury of your

PONANT ship.

July 14–23, 2019 Superior Stateroom from $7,165

Deluxe Stateroom from $7,440

Prestige Stateroom from $7,885

Deluxe Suite from $10,145

Prestige Suite from $12,455

$3,715

$1,625

$1,765

$2,435

$3,130

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Roger Cohen

Jason Weiser

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Tulip Time in Holland

by Barge

Featured Experts

Page Dickey

Garden Writer, Lecturer

and Designer

April 7

Geraldine Fabrikant

Senior Times

Business Writer

April 30

Travel as they did in Holland’s 17th-century Golden

Age: by private barge through the countryside. With

a New York Times-selected expert to add perspective

and context and a barge chartered just for Times

Journeys, visit great Dutch cities with their historic

architecture and famous museums. The highlight

of this nine-day journey is the famous Keukenhof

tulip garden.

Destinations

North Sea

Leiden

Delft

Amsterdam

Oude Wetering

Gouda

Rotterdam

SAILING & CRUISES

9 days, 8 nights

32 travelers

M.S. Magnifique II

The Netherlands:

Amsterdam, Rotterdam,

Leiden, Delft, Gouda,

Oude Wetering

Journey Highlights

• Sail through Holland

during the Tulip Festival,

when thousands of acres

of flowers are in bloom.

• Visit museums to see

works of Dutch masters.

• Explore the famous

Keukenhof tulip garden.

• Visit a delftware factory,

where the delicate blueand-white

pottery is made.

• See centuries-old

windmills and learn

how the Dutch keep the

sea at bay.

Page Dickey is

a garden writer,

lecturer and

designer. She

has written on gardening

and garden design over

the years for House &

Garden, House Beautiful,

Horticulture, Elle Décor,

Architectural Digest and

The New York Times.

Judith H. Dobrzynski

Former Times Reporter

and Editor

April 23

Judith H.

Dobrzynski,

a former

reporter and

editor for The New York

Times, has been an arts

reporter, covering artists,

the art market, museums

and cultural heritage.

Dobrzynski first visited the

Netherlands in the mid-

1970s, and has returned

many times.

Geraldine

Fabrikant,

who travels

frequently

to the Netherlands and

writes about the art market

there, was a senior business

writer for The New York

Times for more than two

decades. She continues

to write regularly for The

Times as well as other

publications on business

and the arts, particularly

in the Netherlands.

NETHERLANDS

• With a Times-selected

expert on the M.S.

Magnifique II, chartered

just for your group, go

deeper into the art,

geography and history

of your journey.

Journey Details

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April 7–15, 2019 Standard from $6,695

Suite from $7,695

$2,750 N/A Page Dickey

April 23–May 1, 2019 Standard from $6,695

Suite from $7,695

April 30–May 8, 2019 Standard from $6,695

Suite from $7,695

$2,750 N/A Judith H. Dobrzynski

$2,750 N/A Geraldine Fabrikant

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“I had a marvelous time and loved the

barge plus all the things we saw and did.

I was treated royally.”— Marian H.


Wellness at Sea in Spain

and Morocco

Join this 12-day cruise aboard Silversea’s Silver

Shadow with the team behind Well, The New York

Times’s acclaimed section on wellness, mindfulness,

healthful eating and aging. From Barcelona and back,

take in the sights, sounds, tastes and flavors of the

Mediterranean’s most stylish country. Mix history with

glamour in Palma, discover the sights and smells of

Casablanca and dance flamenco in Valencia.

Destinations

Cádiz

Casablanca

SPAIN

Tangier

Málaga

MOROCCO

Valencia

Cartagena

Barcelona

Palma de Mallorca

Porto Mahón

Mediterranean Sea

SAILING & CRUISES

12 days, 11 nights

Silver Shadow, Silversea

Spain: Barcelona,

Málaga, Cádiz, Cartagena,

Valencia, Palma de

Mallorca, Porto Mahón

Morocco: Casablanca,

Tangier

Journey Highlights

• Mingle with the

contributors to Well, The

Times’s acclaimed health

and wellness feature,

and gain insight into the

world of Well.

• Optional shore excursions

with your Well experts

will guide you on the

healthful aspects of the

areas you visit.

• Mix the educational

and practical to learn

ways of improving your

health and life.

• On board the ship, enjoy

a range of Times Journeys

exclusives including

private lectures and

seminars, Q&A sessions,

cocktail receptions and

afternoon teas.

• Experience Silversea

luxury on the Silver

Shadow, refurbished in

2017 and offering a

Relais & Châteaux wine

restaurant among its

dining options.

Journey Details

DATES PRICE SINGLE SUPPLEMENT INTERNAL AIR (FROM) EXPERT

May 30–June 10, 2019 Vista Suite from $5,600

Veranda Suites from $6,735

Medallion Suite from $10,125

Silver Suite from $11,160

$1,825

$2,395

$6,565

$7,600

Featured Experts

Tara Parker-Pope

Founding Editor of

Times Well Feature

Tara Parker-

Pope joined

The New York

Times in August

2007 and is the founding

editor of Well, an awardwinning

consumer health

site with news and features

to help readers live well

every day. She is also a

regular contributor to Well,

Science Times and The New

York Times Magazine.

Susan M. Love

M.D., M.B.A.

Susan M. Love,

M.D., M.B.A.,

has dedicated

her professional

life to the eradication of

breast cancer. As chief

visionary officer of Dr. Susan

Love Research Foundation,

she oversees an innovative

research program.

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Jane Brody

Times’s Personal Health

Columnist

Jane Brody is

The Times’s

Personal Health

columnist. Her

column earned her the title

of “High Priestess of Health”

from Time Magazine.

Tara Parker-Pope

Dr. Susan M. Love

Jane Brody

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Ireland, Scotland and

European Affairs Afloat

Combine a relaxing, beautiful voyage around

the British Isles with intellectual and stimulating

discussions about United States domestic and foreign

affairs with New York Times-selected experts on

this 13-day journey aboard the Celebrity Reflection.

With exclusive access to and cocktail parties with

your experts, and the beautiful scenery of England,

Scotland and Ireland, feed your curiosity and

your soul.

SAILING & CRUISES

13 days, 12 nights

Celebrity Reflection,

Celebrity Cruises

Netherlands: Amsterdam,

St. Peter Port

Scotland: Edinburgh,

Inverness, Glasgow

(Greenock)

Northern Ireland: Belfast

England: Liverpool

Featured Experts

Thomas Ricks

Adviser for National Security

Thomas Ricks

is senior adviser

for national

security at New

America, a Washington think

tank. He writes The Long

March column for Task &

Purpose. He formerly wrote

Best Defense, which was

named the best blog of

the year by the American

Society of Magazine Editors

in 2010, for Foreign Policy

magazine. He is also the

military history columnist

for The New York Times

Book Review.

Destinations

Atlantic Ocean

Inverness

SCOTLAND

Glasgow Edinburgh

Belfast

North Sea

N. IRELAND

Dublin

Liverpool

IRELAND

Amsterdam

Cork ENGLAND

NETHERLANDS

St. Peter Port

Ireland: Dublin, Cork (Cobh)

Journey Highlights

• Attend twenty exclusive

seminars with Times

journalists and eminent

experts discussing the

issues of the day.

• Immerse yourself in

international and regional

affairs, and the history,

cultures and landscapes

of the British Isles with

experts eager to share

their inside knowledge.

• Choose from many

optional shore excursions

in your ports of call in

the British Isles.

• Combine your love

of travel with your love

of learning.

• Travel on the

newly refurbished,

casually elegant

Celebrity Reflection.

Mark Landler

Times White House

Correspondent

Mark Landler

has been a

White House

correspondent

for The New York Times

since March 2011, covering

the presidencies of Barack

Obama and Donald J.

Trump. Previously, he was

the newspaper’s diplomatic

correspondent.

Journey Details

Dr. Kathleen Hicks

Director, International

Security Program at CSIS

Dr. Kathleen

Hicks is senior

vice president,

Henry A.

Kissinger Chair, and director

of the International Security

Program at CSIS. She

is a frequent writer and

lecturer on geopolitics,

national security and

defense matters.

Ivo H. Daalder

President, Chicago Council

on Global Affairs

Ambassador

Ivo H. Daalder

is president of

the Chicago

Council on Global Affairs.

He served as the U.S.

ambassador to NATO. Prior

to his appointment as

ambassador, Daalder was

a senior fellow in foreign

policy studies.

Adam Liptak

Times Supreme Court

Correspondent

Adam Liptak

covers the

Supreme Court

for The New

York Times. He joined The

Times as a copyboy after

graduating from Yale. He

returned to Yale for a law

degree and went on to

practice law, specializing

in First Amendment issues.

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Aug. 13–25, 2019 Interior from $4,641

Oceanview from $6,107

Verandah from $6,557

Sky Suite $10,857

Celebrity Suite $14,157

Signature Suite $17,757

Royal Suite $18,657

Penthouse Suite $19,957

$2,264

$3,081

$3,499

$7,738

$11,385

$14,646

$15,478

$16,823

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Thomas Ricks

Mark Landler

Kathleen Hicks

Ivo Daalder

Adam Liptak

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Jewish Food and Heritage

in Italy With Joan Nathan

Join the renowned food writer Joan Nathan on

a culinary cultural exploration through Italy’s

rich Jewish heritage on this eight-day journey to

Tuscany and Rome. As you discover the secrets of

pasta making and kosher wine production, sample

traditional and modern dishes, and explore the

imprint of 2,000 years of Jewish life in Italy.

Destinations

Florence

Siena

ITALY

Adriatic Sea

FOOD & WINE

8 days, 7 nights

25 travelers

Italy: Florence, Siena, Rome

Journey Highlights

• Travel with the awardwinning

food writer Joan

Nathan, who curated

the itinerary.

• Tour Florence’s colorful

food market, and learn the

secrets of pasta and sauce

making in a cooking class.

• Explore the past and

present of Italy’s Jewish

communities through

visits to synagogues

and former ghettos in

Tuscany and Rome.

• Descend into Rome’s

labyrinthine Jewish

catacombs, dating

from the second and

third centuries.

Featured Experts

Joan Nathan

Cookbook Author

Joan Nathan

considers

food through

the lenses

of history, culture and

tradition. She regularly

contributes to The New York

Times and Tablet magazine

and is the author of 10

award-winning cookbooks.

Her most recent cookbook

is “King Solomon’s Table,”

Knopf 2017.

Mediterranean Sea

Rome

• Visit Europe’s only

kosher winery and learn

about the process of

winemaking according

to strict religious rules.

• Enjoy a special evening

of music, stories and

mouthwatering flavors

at the home of a Libyan

Jewish chef in Rome.

Journey Details

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March 23–30, 2019 $7,490 $1,290 N/A Joan Nathan

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Looted Art: The History of

World War II Plunder in France

During World War ll, German forces operated a vast

system to seize Jewish art collections and other works

essentially from private owners in occupied France.

Spend six days in Paris exploring the systematic

plunder of art that offers a universal lesson today

about international conflicts. With a New York Times

expert, hear the stories these looted works have to tell.

Destinations

ARTS & CULTURE

6 days, 5 nights

24 travelers

France: Paris

Journey Highlights

• Tour the sumptuous

Musée Nissim de Camondo

mansion and unlock the

secrets of a looted Renoir

painting that hung there.

• Discover the dark history

of the fabled Hôtel Drouot

auction house.

• Take a private cruise on

the River Oise and explore

the Museum Pissarro with

an expert guide.

Featured Experts

Doreen Carvajal

Former Times Culture

Correspondent

May 7, September 24

Doreen Carvajal

is a Paris-based

journalist

and former

reporter at The New York

Times whose coverage of

European culture and art

finance led her to become

part of the intensive art

market training program at

Drouot, the historic Parisian

auction house.

Atlantic Ocean

Paris

FRANCE

• In a visit to the Jeu de

Paume, trace the footsteps

of Rose Valland, the French

heroine and spy who saved

some of the country’s

art heritage during the

Nazi occupation.

• Learn about cultural life

in occupied Paris during

a walking tour of the

Left Bank and lunch at

the historic Hôtel Lutetia.

Journey Details

DATES PRICE SINGLE SUPPLEMENT INTERNAL AIR (FROM) EXPERT

May 7–12, 2019 $7,995 $1,895 N/A Doreen Carvajal

Sept. 24–29, 2019 $8,495 $2,295 N/A Doreen Carvajal

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Mystery Lover’s Edinburgh

Calling all fans of Scottish mysteries: This six-day trip

is especially for you. Meet with mystery writers like

Lin Anderson, the creator of the forensic scientist

Rhona MacLeod. Examine the real-life individuals

who inspired tales like Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. Attend

panel discussions led by New York Times book critics

as they discuss this special genre.

Destinations

Atlantic Ocean

SCOTLAND

Edinburgh

North Sea

ARTS & CULTURE

6 days, 5 nights

25 travelers

Scotland: Edinburgh

Private departures available

Journey Highlights

• Join contemporary

Scottish mystery writers,

including Lin Anderson,

creator of the forensic

scientist Rhona MacLeod,

for lively discussions

led by New York Times

book critics.

• Wander the streets and

sites of Scotland’s most

famous fictional sleuths,

like Alexander McCall

Smith’s Isabel Dalhousie

and Ian Rankin’s Detective

Inspector John Rebus.

• Attend a Criminal Court

session for a firsthand

look at Scotland’s criminal

proceedings today.

• Explore Edinburgh’s

historic underbelly as

you walk the city’s twisting

alleyways, maintained

to look just as they did

in the 17th century.

• See highlights of

Scotland’s capital,

including Edinburgh

Castle, the Museum

of Scotland and

the Edinburgh

Writers’ Museum.

Journey Details

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Featured Experts

Marilyn Stasio

Author, Writer, Theater

and Literary Critic

May 1–6, 2019 $5,695 $ 1,200 N/A Marilyn Stasio

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Marilyn Stasio

is an author,

writer, theater

and literary

critic living and working in

New York City. She is

currently the drama critic

for Variety and, since 1988,

the “Crime Columnist”

for The New York Times

Book Review. She also

reviewed theater for The

New York Post and Cue

and has written features

and profiles for many other

newspapers and magazines.

For 12 years she served as

a dramaturg at the Eugene

O’Neill National Playwrights

Conference in Waterford,

Conn. She is a frequent

lecturer on the subject of

mystery fiction and theater.

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The Fall and Rise of Berlin

In the past century, Berlin survived defeat in World

War I, raging inflation in the ’30s, the rise and fall of

the Nazi party, 40 years as a divided city, and the fall

of the Berlin Wall and Communism itself. On this sixday

journey accompanied by New York Times experts,

trace the epic story of Berlin from the rise of Hitler

to the amazing city it is today.

Destinations

North Sea

GERMANY

Berlin

HISTORY & CONTEXT

6 days, 5 nights

24 travelers

Germany: Berlin

Private departures available

Journey Highlights

• Follow the path of

the Russian attack on

Berlin in 1945.

• Visit the ruins of the

Führer bunker and the

“Topography of Terror.”

• See Cecilienhof Palace,

where Stalin, Churchill

and Truman met to decide

the future of Europe in

the summer of 1945.

• Recall the Cold War

era at the Berlin Wall,

and step into the former

headquarters of the

Stasi, the East German

secret police.

• Gain insight into Berlin’s

tumultuous past with a

Times-selected expert.

• Visit some of

Berlin’s fabulous

museums marking its

turbulent history.

Featured Experts

Terence Smith

Times Reporter

October 6

In the course of

a four-decade

career with

The New York

Times, CBS News and

PBS, Terence Smith has

reported from Germany at

key moments in its modern

history: before and after

the fall of the Berlin Wall,

during and after the

reunification of East

and West Germany.

John Tagliabue

Former Times

Foreign Correspondent

October 20

John Tagliabue

was a

correspondent

for The New

York Times for 28 years,

including stints as a

business reporter based

in Bonn, a reporter based

in Rome and as the

bureau chief in Warsaw.

He reopened the Times

bureau in Berlin as its chief

in 1990, and then returned

to Rome and later Paris

as a business reporter

for western Europe.

Journey Details

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Oct. 20–25, 2019 $5,695 $1,030 N/A John Tagliabue

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“I can’t wait to take my next trip. This

was worthwhile for the expertise and

the experience” — Brian K.


Operation Overlord: Commemorating

the 75th Anniversary of D-Day

June 6, 2019, marks the 75th anniversary of

D-Day, the largest coordinated amphibian landing

in history and a significant turning point of World

War II. In commemoration of Operation Overlord

and its unforgettable culmination and with New

York Times-provided insight and guidance, take

an eight-day journey to delve into the motivations

and multinational efforts necessary to stage this

remarkable feat.

Destinations

ENGLAND

English Channel

Portsmouth

London

HISTORY & CONTEXT

8 days, 7 nights

25 travelers

England: London,

Portsmouth

France: Normandy, Paris

Journey Highlights

• Gain perspective on one

of the biggest military

operations in modern

history from an expert.

• Travel during the yearlong

75th anniversary to

commemorate the valiant

forces that participated in

the 1944 D-Day landings.

• Learn of the buildup to

D-Day and the battle

staging that took place

in England in visits to

key sites in London and

Portsmouth, including

the Churchill War

Rooms, Bletchley Park

and the Portsmouth

D-Day Museum.

Featured Experts

Richard Rubin

Author; Times Contributor

June 11

Richard Rubin

has been

writing about

history, society

and culture for The New

York Times, The Atlantic,

The New Yorker and other

publications for more

than two decades. He is

the author of four books,

including two about America

and World War I.

Dr. Mitch Yockelson

Military Historian

and Archivist

June 18, September 3

A military

historian and

archivist, Mitch

Yockelson

teaches at Norwich

University and is a military

history specialist for the

National Archives. He

has written three books

and dozens of articles,

with an emphasis on

U.S. involvement in the

world wars.

Normandy

FRANCE

Paris

• Walk along Utah and

Omaha beaches with

an expert historian,

and get an in-depth

perspective on the historic

coastal landings and

air invasion by American

and Allied forces.

Journey Details

DATES PRICE SINGLE SUPPLEMENT INTERNAL AIR (FROM) EXPERT

June 11–18, 2019 $7,995 $1,750 N/A Richard Rubin

June 18–25, 2019 $7,995 $1,750 N/A Dr. Mitch Yockelson

Sept. 3–10, 2019 $7,995 $1,750 N/A Dr. Mitch Yockelson

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Cruising the Food, Wine

and Culture of California

Join Eric Asimov, Brooks Barnes and Kim Severson

on this eight-day journey as you discover the food,

wine and culture of California from your base aboard

PONANT’s Le Soléal. Begin in Vancouver, then sail

down the California coast, sampling wine with

The New York Times’s wine columnist, touring Sony

Pictures in Los Angeles with a premier Times culture

writer and discussing food with one of The Times’s

stellar food writers.

Destinations

Pacific Ocean

Vancouver, B.C.

Victoria, B.C.

San Francisco

Monterey

CALIFORNIA

Los Angeles

San Diego

CANADA

UNITED STATES

SAILING & CRUISES

8 days, 7 nights

Le Soléal, PONANT

Canada: Vancouver, B.C.,

Victoria, B.C.

United States: San

Francisco, Monterey, Calif.,

Los Angeles, San Diego

Journey Highlights

• Join exclusive shore

excursions curated and

escorted by New York

Times experts.

• Take a private V.I.P. visit to

Frog’s Leap Winery, one of

the nation’s best, with The

Times’s wine columnist.

• Have a private, behindthe-scenes

tour of

Monterey Bay Aquarium.

• Take an exclusive,

behind-the-scenes tour of

Sony Pictures Studios in

Culver City with a Times

culture reporter.

• Aboard Le Soléal, enjoy

a range of Times Journeys

exclusives including

additional private

discussions, private

Q&A panels, private

cocktail receptions and

afternoon teas.

Top: Philip Plisson/Ponant

Journey Details

Featured Experts

Eric Asimov

Times Chief Wine Critic

Eric Asimov is

the chief wine

critic of The

New York Times

and the author of “How to

Love Wine: A Memoir and

Manifesto’’ and “Wine With

Food: Pairing Notes and

Recipes From The New York

Times.” His weekly column

appears in the Food section

of The Times. Before he

started writing full-time

about wine in 2004, Asimov

wrote primarily about

restaurants and food.

Brooks Barnes

Times Reporter

Brooks Barnes

is a reporter

for The New

York Times

who covers all things

Hollywood, writing for the

Business, Culture and Style

departments. Mr. Barnes

has chronicled the arrival of

Netflix and sweeping change

in the television and movie

businesses, and handled

other breaking stories.

Kim Severson

Times Reporter

Kim Severson

travels the

country for

The New

York Times, telling stories

through food. She has been

a Times reporter since

2004. During her career,

she has lived, worked and

cooked all along the West

Coast. Before she joined

The Times, Severson spent

six years writing about

food for the San Francisco

Chronicle. She also had

a seven-year run as an

editor and reporter at the

Anchorage Daily News.

DATES PRICE SINGLE SUPPLEMENT INTERNAL AIR (FROM) EXPERT

Sept. 3–10, 2019 Superior Stateroom from $4,875

Deluxe Stateroom from $5,090

Prestige Stateroom from $5,260

Deluxe Suite from $6,565

Prestige Suite from $6,915

$3,070

$985

$1,030

$1,430

$1,525

N/A

Eric Asimov

Brooks Barnes

Kim Severson

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Arctic Adventure: An

Exploration of Canada’s North

This itinerary was developed in partnership with

Times Journeys and Canada Keep Exploring.

Experience Churchill, Manitoba, along the shores

of Canada’s majestic Hudson Bay, the polar bear

capital of the world, on this active eight-day journey.

See wildlife up close (depending on the animals, of

course), including migrating beluga whales, Arctic

foxes, seals and polar bears. Discover Churchill’s

3,000 years of indigenous and European history.

Destinations

CANADA

Manitoba

Churchill

Hudson Bay

SCIENCE & NATURE

8 days, 7 nights

20 travelers

Canada: Winnipeg,

Manitoba

Churchill, Manitoba

Journey Highlights

• Voyage to one of the

more remote polar bear

viewing areas in the

world along the western

Hudson to observe polar

bears in their summer

environment.

• Embark on a shoreline

expedition to watch

hundreds of Beluga

whales as they surface

just meters away.

• Participate in a dogcart

excursion led by a

local expert.

• Go off-roading to explore

the magnificent wildlife

including caribou, Arctic

fox and a vast array

of birdlife.

Featured Experts

David G. Barber

Ph.D., C.R.C.

Dr. Barber

obtained his

bachelor’s

and master’s

degrees from the University

of Manitoba, and his

Ph.D. from the University

of Waterloo, Ontario. He

received a Canada Research

Chair in Arctic system

science in 2002. He is

currently associate dean

(research), CHR Faculty

of Environment, Earth

and Resources.

The news and editorial

staffs of The New York Times

had no role in this itinerary’s

preparation.

Winnipeg

• Learn more about the

climate and environmental

issues with special

access to the Churchill

Northern Studies Centre

and discussions with

resident scientists.

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Journey Details

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Fall Foliage and Photography

Featured Experts

Todd Heisler

Times Photographer

Ruth Fremson

Times Photographer

Hone your photography skills with New York Times

photographers and watch as a riot of color lights up

your journey from Montréal to irrepressible New York.

On this 12-day journey with one night post-cruise

stay in N.Y.C. aboard the Silversea’s Silver Whisper,

be dazzled by the vibrant fall foliage and the diversity

of culture and landscapes along the Canadian and

United States coast.

Destinations

Montréal

UNITED STATES

Saguenay

Québec City

Prince Edward Island

Charlottetown

CANADA

Bar Harbor

Nova Scotia

Halifax

Sydney

SAILING & CRUISES

12 days, 11 nights

Silver Whisper, Silversea

Canada: Montréal,

Québec City, Saguenay,

Charlottetown, Prince

Edward Island, Sydney,

Halifax, Nova Scotia

United States: Bar

Harbor, Me.; Boston,

Mass.; Newport, R.I.;

New York, N.Y.

Journey Highlights

• Learn from the pros with

photography lessons from

New York Times experts

as you sail to Canada

and New England in the

vibrant fall.

• Attend a range of Times

Journeys exclusives

on board the Silversea

Silver Whisper, including

private talks and

seminars, Q&A sessions,

cocktail receptions and

afternoon teas.

Todd Heisler

is a Pulitzer

Prize-winning

photographer

for The New York Times

who shoots a little bit of

everything, from presidential

campaigns to weather in

New York City. But he’s

happiest working on the

periphery of news stories

looking for subjects away

from the spotlight.

Gustave Axelson

Freelance Author and Editor

Gustave

Axelson

is a writer

fascinated by

birds, wild things and wild

places, beer and coffee —

all subjects he has managed

to weave into a 20-year

writing career as a freelance

author and magazine editor.

Axelson has been a frequent

contributor to The New

York Times Travel section

since 2009.

Ruth Fremson

is a Pulitzer

Prize-winning

photographer

based in Seattle for The New

York Times and covering

the Pacific Northwest and

news elsewhere around the

country. Earlier Ms. Fremson

covered international news,

including the second intifada

in the Middle East and, after

the attacks on the World

Trade Center, the turmoil in

Pakistan and Afghanistan

and the war in Iraq.

New York

Boston

Newport

Atlantic Ocean

• Mingle with Times

journalists and experts,

and gain insight into the

world of photography.

• Spend a night in New York

City after the cruise.

Journey Details

• Visit The New York Times

Building for an exclusive

brunch and a tour

of the newsroom with

Times journalists.

DATES PRICE SINGLE SUPPLEMENT INTERNAL AIR (FROM) EXPERT

Oct. 22–Nov. 2, 2019 Vista Suite from $7,395

Veranda Suites from $9,155

Medallion Suite from $12,775

Silver Suite from $14,430

$1,585

$2,025

$11,085

$12,740

N/A

Todd Heisler

Gustave Axelson

Ruth Fremson

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Québec City: A Modern City

With Old-World Charm

This itinerary was developed in partnership with

Times Journeys and Canada Keep Exploring.

Explore the fascinating history and culture of Québec

City on this six-day itinerary designed in partnership

with Québec City Tourism. See how this provincial

capital has redeveloped its colonial architectural

landscape to meet the needs and diversity of a 21st

century population. Experience the provincial

capital city and its surrounding region as few can.

Destinations

CANADA

Québec City

ARTS & CULTURE

6 days, 5 nights

25 travelers

Canada: Québec City,

Québec

Journey Highlights

• Discover hidden treasures

through the eyes of a

local historian with

special access to sites like

Cathedral of the Holy

Trinity and the Séminaire

de Québec.

• Savor the range of Québec

cuisine, from trendy

eateries to indigenous fare

to local specialties like

maple syrup.

• Meet with a range of local

people, from architects

and museum curators

to military personnel

and community leaders,

to gain a multifaceted

perspective on

Québécoise culture.

• Learn more about the

city’s ability to adapt

and redevelop colonial

buildings to meet the

needs of the 21st century.

• Gain a deeper

understanding of Québec

politics with a visit to the

Parliament Building.

Jeff Frenette/Quebec City Tourism

Journey Details

Featured Experts

David Mendel

Author

David Mendel

is often called

upon to give

talks about

the history of Québec at

international conferences

and has given numerous

tours of the city for visiting

dignitaries. He is very

involved in preservation

issues. He is president of

the first Anglican Cathedral

to have been built outside

the British Isles and a

member of the Consulting

Committee for Religious

Architecture of the City of

Québec. David is the author

of a best-selling series

of guide books devoted

to Québec City and its

surrounding region.

The news and editorial

staffs of The New York Times

had no role in this itinerary’s

preparation.

DATES PRICE SINGLE SUPPLEMENT INTERNAL AIR (FROM) EXPERT

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The Canyons of the Southwest,

in Deep and in Depth

Featured Experts

Jim Robbins

Times Science Reporter

May 5

Sandra Blakeslee

Times Science Reporter

September 15

Go far beyond sightseeing and go deep into the

Grand Canyon, Bryce, Zion and other national

parks. Spend an active eight days and seven nights

learning about the geology, flora and fauna of these

diverse landscapes with naturalist guides. Instead

of lectures and slides, hike to the sites to see and

hear the incredible stories where they began.

Destinations

Bryce Canyon National Park

Zion National Park

UTAH

Grand Staircase-Escalante

National Monument

Antelope Canyon

Grand Canyon National Park

ARIZONA

SCIENCE & NATURE

8 days, 7 nights

18 travelers

United States: Zion

National Park, Bryce

Canyon National

Park, Grand Canyon

National Park, Grand

Staircase-Escalante

National Monument,

Antelope Canyon

Private departures available

Journey Highlights

• Hike with local geology

experts to hear how these

beautiful landscapes were

carved by water and wind.

• Gaze at the stars with

a local expert and highpowered

instruments,

taking you from the land

to the heavens.

• Take an exclusive tour

with the Grand Canyon

Field Institute to see

this natural wonder

through the eyes of a

professional instructor.

• Examine current

environmental and

political concerns that

threaten some of these

beautiful areas.

• From vividly colored

rocks to deep gorges, see

America’s wonderlands

through new eyes.

Journey Details

Jim Robbins

has written

for The New

York Times

for almost 40 years,

primarily on science and

environmental issues.

He has also written six

books. His first was about

Yellowstone National

Park and the West. His

most recent book is about

the future of birds in a

changing world.

William Schmidt

Professor, University

of Arizona

June 9

William

Schmidt is a

professor at

the University

of Arizona and a veteran

journalist who spent more

than three decades as

a correspondent and

senior editor for The New

York Times.

DATES PRICE SINGLE SUPPLEMENT INTERNAL AIR (FROM) EXPERT

May 5–12, 2019 $5,695 $1,400 N/A Jim Robbins

June 9–16, 2019 $5,695 $1,400 N/A William Schmidt

Sept. 15–22, 2019 $5,695 $1,400 N/A Sandra Blakeslee

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Sandra

Blakeslee

moved to

Santa Fe,

New Mexico, over two

decades ago and has been

exploring and writing about

the region ever since —

on foot, by bicycle and

from shooting over rapids

on river rafts. As a science

reporter for the Times,

she has written about

Southwestern geology,

hydrology, climate,

environment, biology,

ancient human

history and more.

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of my fellow travelers were by the sights they saw,

many for the very first time.”— William S.


Journey Spotlight

A SNAPSHOT OF SOME OF OUR MOST POPULAR TOURS

HISTORY & CONTEXT

ARTS & CULTURE

POLITICS & PERSPECTIVES

HISTORY & CONTEXT

Andalusia: Center of Judaism,

Christianity and Islam

Behind the Scenes of

New York Theater

A New Era in Politics:

All Eyes on 2020

Ethiopia: Ancient Lands

and Religious Festivals

From $6,995

8 days, 7 nights

25 travelers

Departs March 13 and November 6, 2019

Operated by Academic Travel Abroad

Spain: Toledo, Córdoba, Seville, Granada

Private departures available

Andalusia is one of the most remarkable places in the

world. The second most-populated and the second-largest

area of all the autonomous communities in Spain, it is also

a melting pot of cultures, races and religions. On this eightday

journey with a Times-selected expert, learn more about

a place rich with Jewish, Muslim and Christian influences,

where sites of all three major religions coexist.

From $5,995

6 days, 5 nights

20 travelers

Departs May 5 and November 10, 2019

Operated by Academic Travel Abroad

United States: New York, N.Y.

When you go to the theater, you probably don’t think about

the hours, conversations and details that went into that

production. On this six-day backstage journey, meet with

the creators of New York theater, visit some Broadway

hangouts, and learn about the inner workings that come

together only when the curtain rises.

From $4,095

4 days, 3 nights

35 travelers

Departs December 8, 2019

Operated by Academic Travel Abroad

United States: Washington, D.C.

If there has been one consistency throughout the Trump

administration, it has been its unpredictability. The run-up to

the 2020 elections will be no exception. Attend a symposium

moderated by Jackie Calmes, a former New York Times

national correspondent, focused on the political landscape

of the 2020 presidential election.

From $7,995

9 days, 8 nights

24 travelers

Departs April 24 and November 28, 2019

Operated by Abercrombie & Kent

Ethiopia: Addis Ababa, Axum, Cave Churches of Lalibela,

Gondar, Blue Nile Falls

Private departures available

Ethiopia, the oldest independent country in Africa, is among

its most stable, at least since 1991. This nine-day journey,

coinciding with a national religious festival, will showcase

the unique cultural heritage of Ethiopia, home to one of the

oldest Christian churches, the Queen of Sheba and, legend

has it, the ark of the covenant.

JOURNEY HIGHLIGHTS

JOURNEY HIGHLIGHTS

JOURNEY HIGHLIGHTS

JOURNEY HIGHLIGHTS

• Enjoy a private Sephardi concert at Casa de Sefarad.

• Take a guided tour of the newly discovered medieval

Synagogue del Agua in Úbeda led by the director of

the museum.

• Explore the magnificent gardens and water features

of Generalife Gardens, summer palace of the Granada

emirate and a Unesco World Heritage site.

Raphael Minder

Times Journalist

November 6

Raphael Minder, who is based in Madrid for

The New York Times International Edition, has

written about Andalusia for years, focusing

not only on politics but on social issues and

traditions, like the Semana Santa celebrations in Seville.

He has written about current debates as well as Andalusia’s

rich historical inheritance.

• Participate in exclusive discussions and seminars

with theater insiders like a director, producer, casting

director, actor or dramaturge.

• Discuss the delicate balance of art and commerce that drives

the theater industry.

• Experience stages of the theatrical process by attending

a reading, workshop or invited dress rehearsal (subject

to availability).

Michael Paulson

Times Theater Reporter

November 10

Michael Paulson is the theater reporter at The

New York Times, writing news and features about

Broadway and beyond. He was a religion reporter,

and an editor, at The Boston Globe and The Times.

• Gain special insight from opinion makers, scholars,

advocacy leaders and media experts on the hot

issues today and how they affect our current

political system.

• Take a deep dive into understanding the 2018 midterms

and their potential influence on the remaining years

of the Trump administration.

• Continue discussions over informal evening

cocktail receptions.

Jackie Calmes

White House Editor, Los Angeles Times

Jackie Calmes is a former national

correspondent for The New York Times covering

the 2014 midterm elections. She was most

recently a White House correspondent.

Previously she had been chief political correspondent

for The Wall Street Journal.

• Participate in a Christian festival, a joyous ceremony

and once-in-a-lifetime experience.

• Attend an ancient coffee ceremony and learn of its

importance to Ethiopia.

• Visit the National Archaeological Museum and see a

replica of Lucy, one of the oldest hominids ever found.

Charles Wallace

Former U.P.I. Foreign Correspondent

November 28

In a 30-year career as a foreign correspondent,

Charles Wallace worked across the globe

including in Africa, Russia and the Middle East.

He has worked for the news agency U.P.I.,

the Los Angeles Times, Fortune and Time magazines, won

the Business Journalist of the Year Award given by the City

of London and is a member of the board of governors

of the Overseas Press Club.

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Journey Spotlight

SCIENCE & NATURE

SCIENCE & NATURE

POLITICS & PERSPECTIVES

HISTORY & CONTEXT

A Family Hunt for Dinosaurs

Adults from $4,825

Children under 12 from $3,995

6 days, 5 nights

25 travelers

Departs June 25, 2019

Operated by Academic Travel Abroad

United States: Utah: Price, Moab, Arches, Salt Lake City

Private departures available

Join The New York Times, known for its coverage of

dinosaurs, on this specially designed, six-day adventure

to western Colorado’s red rock country, for children 8

and older and their families. Dig in an active quarry, go

behind the scenes in a paleontology laboratory, see the

geologic wonders of the West and take a thrilling jet

boat ride on the Colorado River.

Chasing the Sun, Moon

and Stars in South America

From $6,595

8 days, 7 nights

25 travelers

Departs June 29, 2019

Operated by Academic Travel Abroad

Chile: Santiago, La Serena, Vicuña

Argentina: Córdoba City, Yacanto

Marvel at the beauty and magnificence of a total solar

eclipse. Join the New York Times science expert George

Johnson on an eight-day journey to experience this once-ina-lifetime

total solar eclipse in the foothills of the Sierras in

Argentina. Immerse yourself in the world of the cosmos

by traveling to northern Chile’s Elqui Valley, home to many

of the world’s best telescopes.

Conflict, Culture and History:

The Israeli-Palestinian Conundrum

From $6,995

9 days, 8 nights

25 travelers

Departs April 7 and September 8, 2019

Operated by Academic Travel Abroad

Israel: Jerusalem, Tiberias, Golan Heights, Tel Aviv/Jaffa

More than 70 years ago, the State of Israel was founded.

But its history goes back more than 5,000 years, and

even now, its future promises many difficulties. On this nineday

itinerary, enjoy extraordinary opportunities to hear

from opinion makers, scholars, grass-roots activists and

media experts.

The Cultures of Kashmir

From $8,495

13 days, 12 nights

20 travelers

Departs March 8, April 5 and October 4, 2019

Operated by MT Sobek

India: Delhi, Dharamsala, Amritsar, Srinagar

Private departures available

One of the most populous nations on earth, India also

has some of the most varied religions on earth, though the

Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists and Muslims have not always

peacefully coexisted. On this 13-day journey, explore this

nation’s colorful religious history, from Delhi to Kashmir, with

expert guidance and unparalleled access to remote regions.

JOURNEY HIGHLIGHTS

JOURNEY HIGHLIGHTS

JOURNEY HIGHLIGHTS

JOURNEY HIGHLIGHTS

• Go behind the scenes at a university paleontology

laboratory for a special hands-on experience to learn

how fossils are cleaned, identified and preserved.

• Visit Cleveland-Lloyd Dinosaur Quarry, one of the most

productive dig sites in the West.

• Dig on your own for 250-million-year-old fossils,

which you can bring home.

Nicholas St. Fleur

Former Times Science Reporter

Nicholas St. Fleur, a former science reporter

for The New York Times, has written about

archaeology, paleontology and space and is

a regular contributor to The Times’s science

coverage. In 2018 he received the Gene S. Stuart Award

from the Society for American Archaeology.

• Experience a total solar eclipse in the foothills of

Argentina’s mountains, away from the crowds that will

gather for this event.

• Explore the world of astronomy led by George Johnson,

a New York Times science expert and two-time winner

of the AAAS Science Journalism Award.

• Discover some culinary and cultural hidden treasures

in some of Latin America’s more remote regions.

George Johnson

Times Science Reporter

George Johnson has been writing about science

for The New York Times for more than 25 years.

He is a two-time winner of the AAAS Science

Journalism Award and the author of nine books,

including “Strange Beauty: Murray Gell-Mann and the

Revolution in 20th-Century Particle Physics” and “The Ten

Most Beautiful Experiments.”

• Meet with an Israeli journalist who specializes in Palestinian

affairs and wrote a highly acclaimed geopolitical TV thriller.

• Visit a Palestinian refugee camp and meet with a senior

Palestinian official.

• Re-examine the tragic events that precipitated the

establishment of Israeli statehood by visiting Yad Vashem,

the World Holocaust Remembrance Center, and hear

the personal experience of a Holocaust survivor.

• Tour communities surrounding the Gaza Strip to learn

about the resilience of these communities, the way they

deal with their precarious position, and the geopolitical

threats inherent in their proximity to the Gaza Strip.

You will be joined by a variety of local experts from both

Israeli and Palestinian backgrounds.

• Tour Delhi with a historian for insight into its multilayered

religious past.

• Visit the home of the sister-in-law of the Dalai Lama, and

learn about the challenges and cause of the Tibetan nuns.

• In the Punjab, see the main temple of the Sikh religion

and a volunteer kitchen that serves up to 100,000 free

meals a day.

Basharat Peer

Times Opinion Editor

March 8, October 4

Basharat Peer is an opinion editor at The New

York Times. His memoir, “Curfewed Night”

(2010), won India’s Crossword Award for

nonfiction, and was chosen as a Book of the

Year by both The New Yorker and The Economist. He has

been an editor at Foreign Affairs and The New York Times’s

India Ink blog.

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Journey Spotlight

HISTORY & CONTEXT

SCIENCE & NATURE

SCIENCE & NATURE

ACTIVITIES & SPORTS

Remembering The Great War

(1914–1918)

From $7,595

9 days, 8 nights

25 travelers

Departs April 11 and September 12, 2019

Operated by Academic Travel Abroad

France: Verdun, Reims, Paris

Belgium: Ypres

Private departures available

World War I was supposed to be “the war to end all wars.”

Sadly, that did not happen. On this nine-day journey, trace

the footsteps of the Great War and reflect on the 100 years

since it ended. From Flanders Fields to postwar Paris, gain

insight into this terrible time.

The Galápagos: Evolution in Action

From $7,495

11 days, 10 nights

14 travelers

Galaxy II Eco Catamaran

Departs March 14, May 23 and November 21, 2019

Operated by MT Sobek

Ecuador: Quito, Baltra Island, Floreana Island,

Española Island, Genovesa Island, San Cristóbal Island,

North Seymour Island

Private departures available

Charles Darwin called the Galápagos Islands “a little

world within itself.” This intimate, active journey lets you

explore the world’s most fascinating wildlife destination

while cruising in comfort. With expert guidance from

The New York Times, experience evolution in progress.

Winter in Yellowstone

From $4,995

7 days, 6 nights

25 travelers

Departs January 10 and 24, 2019

Operated by Academic Travel Abroad

United States: Yellowstone National Park, Grand Teton

National Park, Jackson Hole, Wyoming

Winter is magical in Yellowstone, when visitors are few and

wildlife viewing is outstanding. In the chilled air, see bubbling

mud pots and gushing geysers eerily veiled in steam. With

expert guidance, this seven-day journey, with insight provided

by a New York Times-selected expert, puts one of our

greatest ecosystems on full display.

Flying in Zero Gravity

From $10,195

7 days, 6 nights

25 travelers

Departs March 12, 2019

Operated by Academic Travel Abroad

United States: New Mexico: Albuquerque, Truth or

Consequences, Socorro, White Sands, Alamogordo,

Cloudcroft. Texas: Houston.

The fantasy of floating through the air, weightless, is

one that has been realized by only a few. Now, you can

experience it for yourself. With a New York Times journalist,

join one of the famous ZERO-G Experience® flights for

a true weightless experience. You’ll also learn about the

frontiers aeronautics and space scientists are seeking

to conquer.

JOURNEY HIGHLIGHTS

JOURNEY HIGHLIGHTS

JOURNEY HIGHLIGHTS

JOURNEY HIGHLIGHTS

• Walk the most famous and bloodiest battlefields of World

War I with a military historian, from the Somme to the

Marne to Verdun.

• See the affected areas and remember the Great War 100

years after its conclusion.

• With the expert insight of your Times-selected guide,

learn the lessons of the Great War.

• Participate in a tour and tasting at a Champagne house.

Richard Rubin

Author and Times Contributor

September 12

Richard Rubin has been writing about history,

society and culture for The New York Times, The

Atlantic, The New Yorker and other publications

for more than two decades. He is the author

of four books, including two about America and World War I.

• With expert guidance from The New York Times, known

for its coverage of evolution, biology and geology, learn

more about these historic islands.

• Visit islands with wildlife species that exist nowhere

else in the world.

• See giant tortoises, iguanas and seabirds, and swim

with sea lions.

Sandra Blakeslee

Times Science Reporter

November 21

Sandra Blakeslee has been writing about

science and medicine for The New York Times

for over 45 years. She has covered a huge

range of subjects, but since the mid-80s has

focused on neuroscience. Blakeslee has co-authored

nine books on a variety of topics.

See deck plan on page 95

• Enjoy exclusive access to sites at Yellowstone.

• View wildlife in their habitat as few see them.

• Hike the geysers, springs and mud pools of Yellowstone.

• Take a horse-drawn sleigh through the National Elk

Refuge, where over 7,500 elk spend their winter.

Jim Robbins

Times Science Reporter

January 10, January 24

Jim Robbins has written for The New York Times

for more than 35 years, primarily on science

and environmental issues. He has also written

five books. His first, about Yellowstone National

Park and the West was “Last Refuge: Environmental

Showdown in the American West.” He has just completed

a sixth book about the future of birds in a changing world.

He has lived in Helena, Mont., for forty years.

• Take part in a true weightless experience on a Zero-G

flight, where you’ll experience six to seven total minutes

of reduced gravity.

• Explore highlights of the Johnson Space Center and

go behind the scenes to see NASA at work.

• Experience some of New Mexico’s more surreal natural

and human-made sites.

Kenneth Chang

Times Science Reporter

Kenneth Chang is a science reporter for

The New York Times. With a background in

physics, he specializes in writing about NASA

and the physical sciences. His articles have

included the mysteries of ghostly elementary particles

known as neutrinos.

Al Powers/Zero Gravity Corporation

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Deck Plans

Antarctica and Climate Change — L’Austral, PONANT

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Foreign Affairs Afloat at Cherry Blossom Time in Japan — Westerdam, Holland America Line

Page 30 (See full deckplans at nytimes.com/timesjourneys)

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Deck Plans

Treasures of the Mediterranean World: A Family Learning Adventure — Le Lyrial, PONANT

Page 52 (See full deckplans at nytimes.com/timesjourneys)

Tulip Time in Holland by Barge — M.S. Magnifique II

Page 54 (See full deckplans at nytimes.com/timesjourneys)

The Galápagos: Evolution in Action — Galaxy II Eco Catamaran

Page 90 (See full deckplans at nytimes.com/timesjourneys)

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Deck Plans

Wellness at Sea in Spain and Morocco — Silver Shadow, Silversea

Page 58 (See full deckplans at nytimes.com/timesjourneys)

Ireland, Scotland and European Affairs Afloat — Celebrity Reflection, Celebrity Cruises

Page 60 (See full deckplans at nytimes.com/timesjourneys)

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Deck Plans

Cruising the Food, Wine and Culture of California — Le Soléal, PONANT

Page 74 (See full deckplans at nytimes.com/timesjourneys)

Fall Foliage and Photography — Silver Whisper, Silversea

Page 78 (See full deckplans at nytimes.com/timesjourneys)

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We have no special knowledge regarding the financial condition of the Suppliers, unsafe

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information we recommend contacting the Centers for Disease Control at (877) FYI-

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reasonably provide. We regret that we cannot accommodate you if you have special

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your special needs, a companion who will be responsible for independently

providing the needed assistance must accompany you.

We reserve the right to decline acceptance of anyone we consider unsuitable due to

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if your condition is such that it could create a hazard to you or others, or otherwise

impact the enjoyment of other passengers.

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expressly waived, any and all disputes and claims concerning, relating or referring to this

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numbers for Operators are: Abercrombie & Kent CST#2007274-20; Mountain Travel

CST#2014882-10; Academic Travel Abroad CST#2059002-40; Insight Cruises

CST#206538-40; and Judy Perl Worldwide Travel LLC CST# 2122227-40.

SUPPLEMENTAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Binding Arbitration Clause (for Mountain Travel only): I agree that any dispute with

Mountain Travel concerning, relating or referring to this contract, the brochure, or any

other literature concerning my trip, or the trip itself shall be resolved exclusively by

binding arbitration in San Francisco, California, according to the then existing commercial

rules of the American Arbitration Association. Such proceeding will be governed by

substantive California law without regard to the California Arbitration Act. The arbitrator(s)

and not any federal, state, or local court or agency shall have exclusive authority to

resolve any dispute relating to the interpretation, applicability, enforceability, conscionability,

or formation of this contract, including but not limited to any claim that all or any

part of this contract is void or voidable.

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2019 Journeys by Destination

DESTINATION TRIP PRICE EXPERTS DEPARTURES PAGE

AFRICA JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC

ANTARCTICA

ASIA

HISTORY & CONTEXT Egypt: To the Land of the Pharaohs From $6,695 Carol Giacomo, Michele Dunne, Nicholas Kulish, Patrick Scott • • • 16

HISTORY & CONTEXT Culture, History and Progress in Morocco From $6,295 Raphael Minder, Abdou Berrada, Seth Sherwood • • • 18

HISTORY & CONTEXT Ethiopia: Ancient Lands and Religious Festivals From $7,995 Charles Wallace, Raymond Wilkinson • • 87

SAILING & CRUISES Antarctica and Climate Change From $14,780 Henry Fountain, James Gorman • 22

HISTORY & CONTEXT History and Current Events in Jordan and Lebanon From $7,895 Gardiner Harris, Martin Regg Cohn, Roger Cohen, Anne Barnard • • • • 24

HISTORY & CONTEXT Unlocking the Mysteries of Indochina From $6,995 Richard C. Paddock, Peter Osnos, Patrick Scott,

• • • • 26

Raymond Wilkinson

SAILING & CRUISES Foreign Affairs Afloat at Cherry Blossom Time in Japan From $4,089 Susan Shirk, Ph.D., Sheila Smith, Steven Lee Myers, Bonnie Glaser • 30

FOOD & WINE Extreme Cuisine in China From $4,995 Matt Gross, Max Duncan, Mitchell Davis • • • 32

HISTORY & CONTEXT The ’Stans of Asia: Follow the Silk Route From $6,795 Victoria Clement, Celestine Bohlen, Andrew Kramer,

• • • • 34

Richard E. Hoagland

FOOD & WINE A Culinary Journey to India From $8,895 Tejal Rao • 36

POLITICS & PERSPECTIVE The Many Faces of Russia From $8,995 Reese Erlich, Celestine Bohlen, Steven Lee Myers • • • • 38

POLITICS & PERSPECTIVE Conflict, Culture and History: The Israeli-Palestinian Conundrum From $6,995 You will be joined by a variety of local experts from both Israeli

• • 89

and Palestinian backgrounds.

HISTORY & CONTEXT The Cultures of Kashmir From $8,495 Basharat Peer, Martin Regg Cohn • • • 89

EUROPE

FOOD & WINE A Walk in Provence From $7,295 Elaine Sciolino, Marjorie R. Williams, Nicholas Delbanco • • • 42

SCIENCE & NATURE Drone Photography in Norway From $7,595 Josh Haner • 44

ACTIVITIES & SPORTS Hiking and Yoga in the Dolomites From $7,995 Tara Parker-Pope, Gretchen Reynolds • • 46

ACTIVITIES & SPORTS Iceland Family Adventure From $6,495 John Schwartz • 48

ACTIVITIES & SPORTS Hiking the Pilgrims’ Footsteps at El Camino de Santiago From $6,995 David Ratzan, Peter Applebome, Jan Benzel • • • 50

SAILING & CRUISES Treasures of the Mediterranean World: A Family Learning Adventure From $7,165 Roger Cohen, Jason Weiser • 52

SAILING & CRUISES Tulip Time in Holland by Barge From $6,695 Page Dickey, Judith H. Dobrzynski, Geraldine Fabrikant • 54

SAILING & CRUISES Wellness at Sea in Spain and Morocco From $5,600 Tara Parker-Pope, Susan M. Love, Jane Brody • 58

SAILING & CRUISES Ireland, Scotland and European Affairs Afloat From $4,641 Thomas Ricks, Adam Liptak, Mark Landler, Kathleen Hicks,

• 60

Ivo H. Daalder

FOOD & WINE Jewish Food and Heritage In Italy With Joan Nathan From $7,490 Joan Nathan • 62

ARTS & CULTURE Looted Art: The History of World War II Plunder in France From $7,995 Doreen Carvajal • • 64

ARTS & CULTURE Mystery Lover’s Edinburgh From $5,695 Marilyn Stasio • 66

HISTORY & CONTEXT The Fall and Rise of Berlin From $5,695 John Tagliabue, Terence Smith • 68

HISTORY & CONTEXT Operation Overlord: Commemorating the 75th Anniversary of D-Day From $7,995 Richard Rubin, Mitch Yockelson • • 72

HISTORY & CONTEXT Andalusia: Center of Judaism, Christianity and Islam From $6,995 Luisita Lopez Torregrosa, Raphael Minder • • 86

HISTORY & CONTEXT Remembering The Great War (1914–1918) From $7,595 Richard Rubin, Mitch Yockelson • • 90

NORTH AMERICA

SAILING & CRUISES Cruising the Food, Wine and Culture of California From $4,875 Brooks Barnes, Eric Asimov, Kim Severson • 74

SCIENCE & NATURE Arctic Adventure: An Exploration of Canada’s North From $8,995 David Barber Ph.D., C.R.C. • 76

SAILING & CRUISES Fall Foliage and Photography From $7,395 Todd Heisler, Ruth Fremson, Gustave Axelson • 78

ARTS & CULTURE Québec City: A Modern City With Old-World Charm From $5,150 David Mendel • 80

SCIENCE & NATURE The Canyons of the Southwest, in Deep and in Depth From $5,695 Jim Robbins, William Schmidt, Sandra Blakeslee • • • 82

ARTS & CULTURE Behind the Scenes of New York Theater From $5,995 Scott Heller, Michael Paulson • • 86

POLITICS & PERSPECTIVE A New Era in Politics: All Eyes on 2020 From $4,095 Jackie Calmes • 87

SCIENCE & NATURE A Family Hunt for Dinosaurs From $4,825 Nicholas St. Fleur • 88

SCIENCE & NATURE Winter in Yellowstone From $4,995 Jim Robbins • 91

ACTIVITIES & SPORTS Flying in Zero Gravity From $10,195 Kenneth Chang • 91

SOUTH AMERICA

SCIENCE & NATURE Chasing the Sun, Moon and Stars in South America From $6,595 George Johnson • 88

SCIENCE & NATURE The Galápagos: Evolution in Action From $7,495 Eduardo Fernandez-Duque, Allison Amend, Sandra Blakeslee • • • 90

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2019 Journeys by Category

CATEGORY TRIP PRICE EXPERTS DEPARTURES PAGE

ACTIVITIES & SPORTS JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC

EUROPE Hiking and Yoga in the Dolomites From $7,995 Tara Parker-Pope, Gretchen Reynolds • • 46

EUROPE Iceland Family Adventure From $6,495 John Schwartz • 48

EUROPE Hiking the Pilgrims’ Footsteps at El Camino de Santiago From $6,995 David Ratzan, Peter Applebome, Jan Benzel • • • 50

NORTH AMERICA Flying in Zero Gravity From $10,195 Kenneth Chang • 91

ARTS & CULTURE

EUROPE Looted Art: The History of World War II Plunder in France From $7,995 Doreen Carvajal • • 64

EUROPE Mystery Lover’s Edinburgh From $5,695 Marilyn Stasio • 66

NORTH AMERICA Québec City: A Modern City with Old-World Charm From $5,150 David Mendel • 80

NORTH AMERICA Behind the Scenes of New York Theater From $5,995 Scott Heller, Michael Paulson • • 86

FOOD & WINE

ASIA Extreme Cuisine in China From $4,995 Matt Gross, Max Duncan, Mitchell Davis • • • 32

ASIA A Culinary Journey to India From $8,895 Tejal Rao • 36

EUROPE A Walk in Provence From $7,295 Elaine Sciolino, Marjorie R. Williams, Nicholas Delbanco • • • 42

EUROPE Jewish Food and Heritage In Italy With Joan Nathan From $7,490 Joan Nathan • 62

HISTORY & CONTEXT

AFRICA Egypt: To the Land of the Pharaohs From $6,695 Carol Giacomo, Michele Dunne, Nicholas Kulish, Patrick Scott • • • 16

AFRICA Culture, History and Progress in Morocco From $6,295 Raphael Minder, Abdou Berrada, Seth Sherwood • • • 18

AFRICA Ethiopia: Ancient Lands and Religious Festivals From $7,995 Charles Wallace, Raymond Wilkinson • • 87

ASIA History and Current Events in Jordan and Lebanon From $7,895 Gardiner Harris, Martin Regg Cohn, Roger Cohen, Anne Barnard • • • • 24

ASIA Unlocking the Mysteries of Indochina From $6,995 Richard C. Paddock, Peter Osnos, Patrick Scott,

• • • • 26

Raymond Wilkinson

ASIA The ’Stans of Asia: Follow the Silk Route From $6,795 Victoria Clement, Celestine Bohlen, Andrew Kramer,

• • • • 34

Richard E. Hoagland

ASIA The Cultures of Kashmir From $8,495 Basharat Peer, Martin Regg Cohn • • • 89

EUROPE The Fall and Rise of Berlin From $5,695 John Tagliabue, Terence Smith • 68

EUROPE Operation Overlord: Commemorating the 75th Anniversary of D-Day From $7,995 Richard Rubin, Mitch Yockelson • • 72

EUROPE Andalusia: Center of Judaism, Christianity and Islam From $6,995 Luisita Lopez Torregrosa, Raphael Minder • • 86

EUROPE Remembering The Great War (1914–1918) From $7,595 Richard Rubin, Mitch Yockelson • • 90

POLITICS & PERSPECTIVES

ASIA The Many Faces of Russia From $8,995 Reese Erlich, Celestine Bohlen, Steven Lee Myers • • • • 38

ASIA Conflict, Culture and History: The Israeli-Palestinian Conundrum From $6,995 You will be joined by a variety of local experts from both Israeli

• • 89

and Palestinian backgrounds.

NORTH AMERICA A New Era in Politics: All Eyes on 2020 From $4,095 Jackie Calmes • 87

SAILING & CRUISES

ANTARCTICA Antarctica and Climate Change From $14,780 Henry Fountain, James Gorman • 22

ASIA Foreign Affairs Afloat at Cherry Blossom Time in Japan From $4,089 Susan Shirk, Ph.D., Sheila Smith, Steven Lee Myers, Bonnie Glaser • 30

EUROPE Treasures of the Mediterranean World: A Family Learning Adventure From $7,165 Roger Cohen, Jason Weiser • 52

EUROPE Tulip Time in Holland by Barge From $6,695 Page Dickey, Judith H. Dobrzynski, Geraldine Fabrikant • 54

EUROPE Wellness at Sea in Spain and Morocco From $5,600 Tara Parker-Pope, Susan M. Love, Jane Brody • 58

EUROPE Ireland, Scotland and European Affairs Afloat From $4,641 Thomas Ricks, Adam Liptak, Mark Landler, Kathleen Hicks,

• 60

Ivo H. Daalder

NORTH AMERICA Cruising the Food, Wine and Culture of California From $4,875 Brooks Barnes, Eric Asimov, Kim Severson • 74

NORTH AMERICA Fall Foliage and Photography From $7,395 Todd Heisler, Ruth Fremson, Gustave Axelson • 78

SCIENCE & NATURE

EUROPE Drone Photography in Norway From $7,595 Josh Haner • 44

NORTH AMERICA Arctic Adventure: An Exploration of Canada’s North From $8,995 David Barber Ph.D., C.R.C. • 76

NORTH AMERICA The Canyons of the Southwest, in Deep and in Depth From $5,695 Jim Robbins, William Schmidt, Sandra Blakeslee • • • 82

NORTH AMERICA A Family Hunt for Dinosaurs From $4,825 Nicholas St. Fleur • 88

NORTH AMERICA Winter in Yellowstone From $4,995 Jim Robbins • 91

SOUTH AMERICA Chasing the Sun, Moon and Stars in South America From $6,595 George Johnson • 88

SOUTH AMERICA The Galápagos: Evolution in Action From $7,495 Eduardo Fernandez-Duque, Allison Amend, Sandra Blakeslee • • • 90

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