July 10–19, 2015
Enjoy a coast-to-coast walking tour across northern England with Chuck Wilcoxen, Principia College's assistant athletic director. This well-traveled, 84-mile National Trail stretching the length of Haridan's Wall traverses some of the most beautiful countryside in England, from rolling fields to rugged moorland. Visit Roman forts, museums, quaint villages, and historic cities, stopping for tea with the locals along the way and a warm bed and tasty meal at trail's end each day. Learn more about how you can explore England with us.
May 29–June 6, 2015
Thoreau once wrote, “We need the tonic of wildness . . . We can never have enough of nature.” On this intimate cruise through Alaska’s Inside Passage, you’ll bask in nature’s abundance and variety in Glacier Bay National Park, with its mountains, glaciers, and coastal rain forest. You’ll also see brown and black bears, humpback whales, orca, bald eagles, and sea birds. Enjoy uncommon and up-close encounters with “wildness” led by expert teams of Principia faculty and local expedition guides.
Dr. Marie Jureit-Beamish, professor emerita of music, will lead this European river cruise with a focus on music. Get to know the Main and Danube Rivers and three breathtaking cities. Our time in Paris, the “City of Light,” includes a visit to the Paris Opera and other landmarks. Next, enjoy eight days aboard a top river cruise line, ending in the “Golden City” of Prague, with its famed Hradcany Castle and National Theatre Ballet. Choose Vienna, “The City of Music,” to learn about Beethoven, Mozart, and Brahms and enjoy a concert at the Musikverein. Stay tuned for more information!
Join Dr. Karen Eckert, director of Principia’s Sustainability Center, on an exploration of Peru, a multi-ethnic melting pot with a variety of art, literature, and music. Peru was home to two of the great ancient civilizations, and while it now boasts the modern urban centers of Lima and Cusco, traditional ways are still practiced in many small villages and respected throughout the country. Experience this unique blend of cultures and perspectives. Stay tuned for more information!