January 2020 Cultural Calendar

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A CULTURAL CALENDAR

2020 & 2021 Travel Programs

Journey to the Deep North of Japan

Tokyo to Hokkaido Aboard the Train Suite Shiki-Shima

October 1 to 12, 2020


A CULTURAL CALENDAR

2020 & 2021 Travel Programs

SPRING 2020

Apr 20 to 28

Legends & Landscapes of Peru: Lima, Machu Picchu & Cusco

May 9 to 17

The Pearls of the Po: From Venice to Parma Aboard La Venezia

May 12 to 20

English Elegance: Majestic Manors of Bath & Cornwall

May 15 to 23

Belgium & Holland Aboard Magnifique III

May 17 to 22

Newport, Rhode Island: From the Revolution Through the Gilded Age

May 28 to Jun 7

Castles, Churches & Collections of Romania: Bucharest to Transylvania

SUMMER 2020

Jun 25 to Jul 3

Enchanting Greek Isles: Northern Aegean Islands & the Sporades Aboard Sea Cloud

Jun 27 to Jul 9

Sailing Ancient Trade Routes: Helsinki to Copenhagen Aboard Sea Cloud II

Jul 9 to 22

Splendors of Siberia & Mongolia Aboard the Golden Eagle

Aug 8 to 16

Celtic Classics on the Irish Sea: Round-Trip Dublin Aboard Sea Cloud II

Aug 30 to Sep 12

East Meets West: Treasures of Turkey & Georgia

FALL 2020

Sep 8 to 15

Phenomenal Iceland: Contemporary Art & Natural Wonders

Sep 9 to 23 New Met Adventures Buddhism & the Himalayas: Ladakh, Nepal & Bhutan

Sep 24 to Oct 5

Cruising the Mekong: Treasures of Vietnam & Cambodia Aboard The Jahan

Sep 29 to Oct 12

Alluring Arabia Featuring the Louvre Abu Dhabi & the National Museum of Qatar

Sept 30 to Oct 6 New Met Classics London

Oct 1 to 12

Journey to the Deep North of Japan: Tokyo to Hokkaido Aboard the Train Suite Shiki-shima

Oct 4 to 8 New Treasures of the Brandywine Valley: Private Estates & Exclusive Collections

Oct 4 to 12

Adriatic Odyssey: Venice to Catania Aboard Sea Cloud II

Oct 6 to 12 New Great Artists Raphael, Defining Beauty in Renaissance Italy: From Florence to Rome

Oct 11 to 15 New Behind the Scenes at The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Oct 11 to 19

Sicily by Sail: Catania to Naples Aboard Sea Cloud II

Oct 18 to 26 New Land of the Morning Calm: Ancient to Modern Korea

Nov 8 to 16

Hidden Gems of Northern Italy: Castles, Collections & Culture in Milan, Turin & Alba

WINTER 2020 TO SUMMER 2021

Dec 28, 2020 to Jan 8, 2021 A Journey Into Antiquity: Egypt & the Nile

Jan 21 to 30 New Sailing the Ganges: Round-Trip Kolkata Aboard Ganges Voyager 1

Feb 7 to 18

Siam to Singapore Aboard the Eastern & Oriental Express

Feb 8 to 16

Arts & Gardens of the Caribbean: Round-Trip Barbados Aboard Sea Cloud

Apr 10 to 23

Crossroads of Cultures: Canary Islands, Morocco & Iberia Aboard Sea Spirit

June 4 to 14 New Waterways of the Tsars: Moscow to St. Petersburg Aboard Volga Dream

Jun 28 to Jul 10 New Baltic Treasures & Viking Lands: Helsinki to Oslo Aboard Sea Cloud Spirit


Dear Travelers and Friends,

January 2020

Step boldly into the 2020s with stimulating new adventures and spectacular opportunities to explore

culture around the world. When you travel with Arrangements Abroad, you discover hard-to-reach destinations in

the company of esteemed experts, from art scholars at top museums to local guides with deep insider knowledge.

Join the first group of Americans to experience a scenic journey through northern Japan aboard a

dazzling cruise train—an astonishing achievement in technology and design. Embark on a once-a-year rail

expedition through Mongolia and Siberia, and see the Naadam Festival, a jaw-dropping display of athletics

and performance dating to the reign of Genghis Khan. Go beyond the legend of Dracula with a tour through

Romania to Transylvania, beholding monasteries painted in a kaleidoscope of vibrant colors. Or, closer to home,

venture behind the scenes of extravagant Gilded Age mansions in Newport, Rhode Island, from the iconic

Breakers to the Versailles-inspired Rosecliff with an expert in American decorative arts.

Here are simply a few of the once-in-a-lifetime journeys you may consider this year:

• Newport, Rhode Island: From the Revolution Through the Gilded Age, May 17 to 22, 2020

Before summer crowds arrive in this picturesque and historic resort town, marvel at the palatial

interiors of Newport’s famous summer cottages on exclusive tours alongside American decorative

arts curator Alyce Englund.

• Castles, Churches & Collections of Romania: Bucharest to Transylvania, May 28 to June 7, 2020

On an enchanting journey from Bucharest to legendary Transylvania, marvel at Romania’s fairytale castles,

first-rate museums, and vividly colorful painted monasteries with Byzantine art curator Helen C. Evans.

• Splendors of Siberia & Mongolia by Luxury Rail:

Ulaanbaatar to Moscow Aboard the Golden Eagle, July 9 to 22, 2020

Join Met armorer and conservator Ted Hunter for a luxurious summer train expedition through

Mongolia and Siberia, where highlights include the breathtaking annual Naadam Festival and a

decadent twilight feast beside the world’s oldest lake.

• Journey to the Deep North of Japan:

Tokyo to Hokkaido Aboard the Train Suite Shiki-shima, October 1 to 12, 2020

Savor traditional Japanese hospitality aboard the lavishly appointed Train Suite Shiki-shima. Step off

this elegant, champagne-colored train to explore ancient shrines, prehistoric archaeological sites, and

exceptional museums and private collections in the company of Japanese art curator John T. Carpenter.

And, in 2021, be among the first to sail on the new Sea Cloud Spirit, delighting in the extraordinary

pageantry of maiden calls on a sumptuous Baltic Sea cruise. Please visit www.arrangementsabroad.com or

call (212) 514-8921 to discover all we have to offer this year and beyond. You can be sure that profoundly

enriching journeys awaits you.

Sincerely,

Jim Friedlander

President

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2020 & 2021

TRAVEL PROGRAMS

Peleș Castle, Sinaia

SPRING 2020

Legends & Landscapes of Peru: Lima, Machu Picchu & Cusco

April 20 to 28, 2020

Discover Peru’s immense archaeological wealth during an

exploration of the ancient and colonial civilizations of this

magical land with Met curator Ronda Kasl. In Lima, admire the

artifacts at some of this vibrant city’s best museums. In Cusco,

delve into ancient and colonial eras, then ride a luxury train

back in time to the ancient civilization of Machu Picchu.

Land rate $9,999

The Pearls of the Po:

From Venice to Parma Aboard La Venezia

May 9 to 17, 2020

Join the first cruise in a decade along the legendary Po River

in northern Italy, from the Venetian Lagoon to glorious Parma.

Savor la bella vita on a newly renovated boutique riverboat,

and step off to explore a wealth of UNESCO World Heritage

Sites and Renaissance palaces housing treasured art collections.

Cruise rates from $6,999

English Elegance: Majestic Manors of Bath & Cornwall

May 12 to 20, 2020

Explore the picturesque Southwest of England with Met

lecturer and educator Alice W. Schwarz. On a journey from

the ancient Roman spa city of Bath to the rugged coastlines

of Cornwall, visit lavish ancestral properties, from Tudor/

Stuart estates to a Jacobean mansion owned by the Earl of

Sandwich. Lodge in luxurious manors including 17th-century

Pentillie Castle. Land rate $8,999

Belgium & Holland Aboard Magnifique III

May 15 to 23, 2020

Be among the first to visit the partially restored Ghent Altarpiece

during a cruise from the medieval Belgian city of Bruges to

the Dutch capital of Amsterdam aboard Magnifique III. This

luxurious riverboat with 20 comfortable cabins is ideal for

viewing the region’s charming landscapes and historic sites.

Cruise rate from $5,499

Newport, Rhode Island:

From the Revolution Through the Gilded Age

May 17 to May 22, 2020

Join Alyce Englund, Assistant Curator of American Decorative

Arts at The Met, to see the best of Newport before the summer

crowds arrive. With curators and local experts, wander through

the mansions epitomizing the height of the Gilded Age. Learn

about architecture and decorative arts from the 17th to the

20th century; dine at private homes and clubs; and visit with

local craftspeople. Land rate $5,499

Castles, Churches & Collections of Romania:

Bucharest to Transylvania

May 28 to June 7, 2020

Behold Romania’s fairytale splendors with Helen C. Evans,

the Mary and Michael Jaharis Curator for Byzantine Art in the

Department of Medieval Art and The Cloisters. Tour Bucharest’s

National Museum of Art of Romania, visit colorful Peleș Castle,

and cross the Carpathian Mountains into fabled Transylvania.

Discover the ASTRA National Museum Complex, and marvel at

the exquisitely decorated monasteries of Bucovina.

Land rate $7,599

SUMMER 2020

Enchanting Greek Isles:

Northern Aegean Islands & the Sporades Aboard Sea Cloud

June 25 to July 3, 2020

Embark the legendary Sea Cloud in Piraeus to discover the lovely

small islands of the Sporades, the age-old villages of glorious

Pelion, and the mythical towns of Volos and Thessaloniki. Relish

in sun-drenched scenery as our privately chartered vessel slips

into small harbors and shallow bays to visit important sites of

antiquity. Optional Athens prelude; optional Meteora and

Delphi postlude. Cruise rates from $8,999

Sailing Ancient Trade Routes:

Helsinki to Copenhagen Aboard Sea Cloud II

June 27 to July 9, 2020

Spend a night in lively Helsinki before boarding Sea Cloud II.

Enjoy an overnight call in Stockholm, and step ashore at tiny

Visby. Visit Gdańsk, one of Poland’s oldest cities, and continue to

Lübeck, Germany, for a full-day excursion to Hamburg. Optional

St. Petersburg prelude. Cruise rates from $9,999

Splendors of Siberia & Mongolia Aboard the Golden Eagle

July 9 to 22, 2020

Begin in Ulaanbaatar at the colorful Naadam Festival, then

board the luxurious Golden Eagle train with Met conservator

Ted Hunter. See immense Lake Baikal; visit a village where

residents still practice Russian Orthodox Christianity; and

discover the border where Asian and Russian cultures

converge. Finish in Moscow with a private viewing of the

treasures of the tsars.

Land/rail rates from $17,999

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Celtic Classics on the Irish Sea:

Round-Trip Dublin Aboard Sea Cloud II

August 8 to 16, 2020

Embark Sea Cloud II in Dublin to sail between charming towns

in Ireland, Northern Ireland, Wales, and the archaeologically

rich isles of Arran and Man. Enjoy an exclusive lunch with the

owners of Belfast’s Ballywalter Park, marvel at Brodick Castle

on the Isle of Arran, and take a private tour of Gwydir Castle in

Wales. Optional Dublin prelude. Cruise rate from $6,999

East Meets West: Treasures of Turkey & Georgia

August 30 to September 12, 2020

Join Deniz Beyazit, Assistant Curator in The Met’s Department

of Islamic Art, to delve into the ancient and medieval roots

of two picturesque countries whose histories are intertwined.

In Turkey, travel to Istanbul, at the crossroads of Eastern

and Western civilizations, and visit Cappadocia, with its

otherworldly landscape. Continue to Georgia, where Ottoman

and Byzantine influences linger, to discover Tbilisi, Mtskheta,

and Gori. Land rate: $10,999

FALL 2020

Phenomenal Iceland: Contemporary Art & Natural Wonders

September 8 to 15, 2020

Discover the unique culture of Iceland with Pari Stave, Senior

Administrator in the Department of Modern and Contemporary

Art. During an optimal time for witnessing the Northern Lights,

explore Iceland’s unparalleled natural splendors and its exciting

contemporary art scene. Land rate: $9,499

Met Adventures Buddhism & the Himalayas:

Ladakh, Nepal & Bhutan

September 9 to 23, 2020

This special journey with art historian Christopher Noey combines

three of Asia’s most fascinating and remote destinations: the

extraordinary high-desert Indian Himalayan kingdom of Ladakh;

Nepal, with its exquisite stupas, temples, and monasteries; and

Bhutan, a nation steeped in its religious beliefs. Land rate: $14,499

Hemis Monastery, Ladakh, photo by Leh Silver Blu3

Cruising the Mekong:

Treasures of Vietnam & Cambodia Aboard The Jahan

September 24 to October 5, 2020

Take an expedition along the Mekong River from Ho Chi Minh

City (formerly Saigon) in Vietnam to Phnom Penh, Cambodia, and

beyond. Conclude in Siem Reap, the gateway to the ancient Khmer

empire, to discover the UNESCO-designated temple complex of

Angkor. Optional Laos postlude. Land/cruise rate from $8,999

Alluring Arabia Featuring the Louvre Abu Dhabi

& the National Museum of Qatar

September 29 to October 12, 2020

Begin in Muscat, Oman, “Arabia’s Jewel,” to tour the Al Alam

Palace and the palatial Royal Opera House. Fly to Dubai, in

the United Arab Emirates, to tour the world’s tallest building

with an architecture guide. In Abu Dhabi, explore the Louvre

Abu Dhabi. Conclude in Doha, Qatar to explore the National

Museum and delight in a director-led tour of the Museum of

Islamic Art. Land rate $11,999

Met Classics London

September 30 to October 6, 2020

Experience London’s icons such as the fabulous Crown

Jewels and Kensington Palace outside of public hours, and

enjoy the luxury of uncrowded private moments. Delight in a

private reception hosted by the director of Wartski, a British

family firm of antique dealers that fashioned Kate Middleton’s

wedding ring. Outside of London, be welcomed by a Duke’s

family member at her family’s estate. Land rate: $6,599

Journey to the Deep North of Japan:

Tokyo to Hokkaido Aboard the Train Suite Shiki-shima

October 1 to 12, 2020

Experience the pinnacle of Japanese luxury aboard Train Suite

Shiki-shima train on this exciting new offering. Begin in bustling

Tokyo with John T. Carpenter, Mary Griggs Burke Curator of

Japanese Art at The Met. Then, travel to Hokkaido aboard this

sleek cruise train. Land/rail rate from $29,999

Treasures of the Brandywine Valley:

Private Estates & Exclusive Collections

October 4 to 8, 2020

Join Alyce Englund to explore how the legacy of E.I. du Pont

has shaped the Brandywine Valley, with its opulent homes,

world-famous gardens, and renowned museums and cultural

centers. Enjoy special openings, exclusive viewings, and walks

at private estates. Land rate $5,599

Adriatic Odyssey: Venice to Catania Aboard Sea Cloud II

October 4 to 12, 2020

Sail to ancient towns and important archaeological sites on

both sides of the exquisite Adriatic coast. Call at Ravenna,

Italy, to view stunning mosaics, and admire UNESCO-listed

architecture in Trogir, Croatia, before exploring Diocletian’s

Palace in Split. Marvel at ancient manuscripts in Dubrovnik,

and discover lesser-known sites in Montenegro and Albania.

Conclude in Catania, Sicily. Cruise rates from $6,999

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WINTER 2020 to SUMMER 2021

Naples

Great Artists Raphael, Defining Beauty in Renaissance Italy:

From Florence to Rome

October 6 to 12, 2020

Travel with popular Met lecturer Page Knox on the 500th

anniversary of Raphael’s death as she takes us through many of

this great artist’s works on display in Florence, Perugia, and Rome.

Throughout this journey, enjoy exclusive access to museums,

savor fine dining, and meet local experts. Land rate $8,699

Behind the Scenes at The Metropolitan Museum of Art

October 11 to 15, 2020

Discover the vast and varied collections of The Metropolitan

Museum of Art during a trip packed with exclusive tours and

special events. Explore the Fifth Avenue galleries with experts,

and delight in the medieval art and architecture of The Met

Cloisters. Accommodations are at the luxurious Surrey Hotel,

located just steps from The Met Fifth Avenue. Land rate $6,999

Sicily by Sail: Catania to Naples Aboard Sea Cloud II

October 11 to 19, 2020

Experience Sicily, stepping stone between Europe and Africa,

on a classic voyage aboard Sea Cloud II. Admire diverse

landscapes from our three-masted barque, and step ashore

to see ancient temples and theaters and glittering mosaics.

For 2020 this perennially popular program includes a stop

on the mainland in Reggio Calabria, to admire the fabled

Riace Bronzes. Cruise rates from $6,999

Land of the Morning Calm: Ancient to Modern Korea

October 18 to 26, 2020

Join Christopher Noey for an immersive journey into the

colorful past and eclectic present of an Eastern powerhouse.

Begin in flamboyant Seoul, then transfer to Gyeongju for a

window into Old Korea. Learn why this ancient capital city is

called the “Museum Without Walls” at its 8th-century Buddhist

temple, 7th-century observatory, and an authentic folk village

dating back to the 15th century. Land rate $8,999

Hidden Gems of Northern Italy:

Castles, Collections & Culture in Milan, Turin & Alba

November 8 to 16, 2020

Tour a less-explored region of Italy with Marco Leona, David H.

Koch Scientist in Charge at The Met. Discover the cities of Milan

and Turin, renowned for their amazing architecture and worldclass

art. Savor the finest Italian delicacies and wines, and stay

in lush settings, including a hotel nestled in a historic vineyard.

Land rate $8,999

A Journey Into Antiquity: Egypt & the Nile

December 28, 2020 to January 8, 2021

Marvel at ancient history on an extraordinary journey with

Egyptologist Isabel Stünkel. Discover the treasures of Giza and

Cairo, including the Great Pyramids and the Grand Egyptian

Museum. Fly to Luxor to ring in the New Year and board

Sanctuary Nile Adventurer for a cruise up the Nile, exploring

temples and tombs along the way. Land/cruise rate from $11,999

Sailing the Ganges:

Round-Trip Kolkata Aboard Ganges Voyager 1

January 21 to 30, 2021

Experience India on a trip that includes a seven-night journey along

the Ganges River. Begin in fascinating Kolkata, and embark Ganges

Voyager 1 to explore hidden corners of West Bengal, with its

historic palaces and colonial architecture. Cruise rate from $8,999

Siam to Singapore by Luxury Rail

Aboard the Eastern & Oriental Express

February 7 to 18, 2021

Explore Bangkok, with its glittering temples and palaces.

Then, board the luxurious Eastern & Oriental Express train,

see the legendary bridge on the River Kwai, and stroll through

Singapore’s renowned gardens. Land/rail rate from $TBA

Arts & Gardens of the Caribbean:

Round-Trip Barbados Aboard Sea Cloud

February 8 to 16, 2021

Set sail on the legendary Sea Cloud to discover stunning

collections and gardens on beautifully maintained estates.

On St. Lucia, stroll lush botanical gardens and marvel at volcanic

landscapes. Cruise rate from $9,999

Crossroads of Culture:

Canary Islands, Morocco & Iberia Aboard Sea Spirit

April 10 to 23, 2021

Embark the intimate Sea Spirit for an exciting voyage starting in

the historic Canary Islands. Experience the legacy of medieval

Spanish Islamic culture, and engage with the vibrant cultures of

Morocco and southern Iberia. Land/cruise rate from $9,999

Waterways of the Tsars:

Moscow to St. Petersburg Aboard Volga Dream

June 4 to 14, 2021

Sail the mighty Volga River through the heartland of Russia. In

Moscow, enter the Kremlin before public hours. Then, embark

Volga Dream to call at Uglich for an a cappella concert inside a

15th-century church, and visit medieval monasteries in Goritsy.

Land/cruise rate from $8,999

Baltic Treasures & Viking Lands:

Helsinki to Oslo Aboard Sea Cloud Spirit

June 28 to July 10, 2021

Embark Sea Cloud Spirit in its first year on the seas. Explore

the magnificent capitals of the Baltic states and navigate the

picturesque Stockholm archipelago. Visit magical Gdańsk,

Poland and charming Copenhagen before concluding in the

Norwegian capital. Cruise rate from $9,999

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SPRING 2020

q Legends & Landscapes of Peru: Lima, Machu Picchu & Cusco

q The Pearls of the Po: From Venice to Parma Aboard La Venezia

q English Elegance: Majestic Manors of Bath & Cornwall

q Belgium & Holland Aboard Magnifique III

q Newport, Rhode Island: From the Revolution Through the Gilded Age

q Castles, Churches & Collections of Romania: Bucharest to Transylvania

SUMMER 2020

q Enchanting Greek Isles Aboard Sea Cloud

q Sailing Ancient Trade Routes Aboard Sea Cloud II

q Splendors of Siberia & Mongolia Aboard the Golden Eagle

q Celtic Classics on the Irish Sea Aboard Sea Cloud II

q East Meets West: Treasures of Turkey & Georgia

FALL 2020

q Phenomenal Iceland: Contemporary Art & Natural Wonders

q Met Adventures Buddhism & the Himalayas

q Cruising the Mekong:

Treasures of Vietnam & Cambodia Aboard The Jahan

q Alluring Arabia Featuring the Louvre Abu Dhabi &

the National Museum of Qatar

q Met Classics London

q Journey to the Deep North of Japan:

Tokyo to Hokkaido Aboard the Train Suite Shiki-shima

q Treasures of the Brandywine Valley:

Private Estates & Exclusive Collections

q Adriatic Odyssey: Venice to Catania Aboard Sea Cloud II

q Great Artists Raphael, Defining Beauty in Renaissance Italy:

From Florence to Rome

q Behind the Scenes at The Metropolitan Museum of Art

q Sicily by Sail: Catania to Naples Aboard Sea Cloud II

q Land of the Morning Calm: Ancient to Modern Korea

q Hidden Gems of Northern Italy

WINTER 2020 TO SUMMER 2021

q A Journey Into Antiquity: Egypt & the Nile

q Sailing the Ganges Aboard Ganges Voyager 1

q Siam to Singapore Aboard the Eastern & Oriental Express

q Arts & Gardens of the Caribbean Aboard Sea Cloud

q Crossroads of Cultures Aboard Sea Spirit

q Waterways of the Tsars Aboard Volga Dream

q Baltic Treasures & Viking Lands Aboard Sea Cloud Spirit

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Hot-air balloons over Cappadocia, photo by Patrick Down

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