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The Carleton Alumni Travel program provides members of our community with immersive learning experiences through expert-led small group tours.
Your exploration will be enhanced by the knowledge of your guide, a Carleton faculty member or alumnus who is an expert in the culture, history or natural world of your destination.
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September 29 – October 5, 2017
Celebrate Canada’s 150th in Newfoundland. Find out what’s going on in St. John’s and on Fogo Island; the architecture, the art, the way of life on the edge of the earth.
Start in St. John’s with its eclectic mix of architecture; iconic jelly-bean coloured houses and the striking Rooms, the art and cultural centre. Enjoy the city’s vibrant food and music scene and take in a presentation at Memorial University.
Then enjoy four nights at the multi-award-winning Fogo Island Inn. The Inn is a masterpiece of modern architecture and design founded by Carleton alumna Zita Cobb. Community hosts share their own ‘salty Narnia’; a full program of land and sea excursions, foraging outings, and a visit to the outport town of Tilting.
November 1 – 11, 2017
Carleton history professor Rod Phillips is always keen to get back to Chile and Argentina for the variety and styles of wines beyond what we an find in North America. For this tour, Rod has selected wineries that not only produce fine wines, but are interesting to visit – for their historical value, architectural character and dramatically beautiful settings.
As you travel from Santiago out to the coast to Valparaiso, across the Andes to Mendoza, and north to Salta, the wine will be front and centre, and you’ll also enjoy local culinary specialities, visit markets and have cooking lessons.
Discover the great wines and stunning scenery of Chile and Argentina with Carleton alumni and friends.
June 12 – 22, 2018
Iceland – a destination synonymous with spectacular natural scenery, towering waterfalls, stark black lava flows, broad ice fields and geothermal spas. The allure of Icelandic geology makes Iceland a “go-to” destination for Professor Brian Cousens of the Earth Sciences department.
Located above a thermal anomaly in the Earth’s interior, sitting on the mid-Atlantic rift system, and partially covered by glaciers, the volcanic features of Iceland are unique in the world. The heat from the volcanic activity and the abundant water on Iceland results in spectacular hydrothermal activity, used to produce electricity and heating for Icelanders, as well as magnificent outdoor spas.
With Brian, you will be amazed by the coastal volcanic rock exposures of western Iceland as puffins play in the water, the spectacular craters of Lake Mývatn/Krafla area, the wilds of Hekla Volcano, and the dramatic mountain peaks in the fjord lands of the north. You will take in the enormous waterfalls at Gulfoss and Skogar, the geothermal features at Geysir, and swim in a hot spring. You will also learn about Icelandic history and culture, while enjoying superb Icelandic cuisine and friendly accommodations.
October 11 – 21, 2018
Greece – there are few places on earth whose history has shaped the modern world so powerfully and in so many ways. The birthplace of democracy, theatre, western literature and philosophy, with its timeless art and architecture, Greece is still at the center of our cultural imagination and research focus for Professor Shane Hawkins, Director of the College of Humanities.
This trip has something to offer everyone, whether interests run from the pre-historic to the modern. Experience the Parthenon by moonlight, dinner by the sea in the shadow of the temple of Poseidon at Cape Sounion, the famous ‘Palace of Minos’ at Knossos, and Mykonos’ “Little Venice”.
No trip to Greece is complete without a visit to the islands. We start in Crete with its Minoan ruins, museums, and monasteries and continue to the winding streets and beautiful beaches of Mykonos with a day excursion to sacred Delos, home of the Athenian treasury and birthplace of the god Apollo. In Athens we experience the resplendent Acropolis then to the ancient ruined citvadels of Tiryns and Mycenae, site of Heinrich Schleimann’s famous discoveries.
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