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"I Left My Heart in San Francisco"

Join Dr. Marie Jureit Beamish, Principia College Professor Emerita of Music, to explore some of San Francisco’s most iconic locales, including the Palace of Fine Arts and Muir Woods. Learn about Bernard Maybeck from a leading scholar. Enjoy magical musical evenings, ranging from the symphony to a Beatles Tribute Band. And relax on a sunset cruise of San Francisco Bay. Add your name to our waiting list.

Trekking Nepal

Join Dr. Mike Rechlin and Principia College Assistant Professor Chris Young on a ten-day educational trek through the Himalayas. Get an in-depth look at the way religion and the environment mesh to create a culture unique to the Himalayas. You’ll visit ancient Hindu and Buddhist temples in Kathmandu and learn how Nepal is rebuilding sustainably following the 2015 earthquake. Optional post-trip add-ons (May 28–31) include volunteering in the earthquake recovery by helping to rebuild a school or traveling to the jungles of Nepal’s Chitawan National Park (reminiscent of Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book), with a visit to India’s Taj Mahal on your way home. Add your name to our waiting list.

Ireland: Land of the Celts

Join Alice Dervin on an exploration of Ireland—a land shrouded in myth and legend, steeped in tradition, and surrounded by beautiful scenery. As connected as the island is to its past, Ireland has made rich contributions to the modern world through literature, art, and music. Experience a nation characterized by an indomitable spirit both obvious and irresistible. Our journey includes the famed Ring of Kerry, Blarney Castle, the Rock of Cashel, the stunning Cliffs of Moher, and many more highlights. Register today.

Aussie Adventure

Join Dr. Joe Ritter and Steve Shedd on an unforgettable trip through Australia. From the world-famous Sydney Opera House to the rural outback, you’ll experience the variety of peoples, places, and cultures that make up Australia. Highlights include the Great Barrier Reef (one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World), pristine Kangaroo Island, cosmopolitan Adelaide, and much more. Register today.

Golfing at Torrey Pines

Fore! Enjoy golfing three of Southern California’s finest championship courses: Torrey Pines North and South and the legendary La Costa. Our gracious accommodations overlook Torrey Pines with expansive views of the La Jolla coastline. Register today.

New York City Performing Arts Tour

Led by Dr. Marie Jureit-Beamish, Principia College Professor Emerita of Music, you’ll explore many of New York’s performing arts treasures, with prime seats at the Metropolitan Opera, New York Philharmonic, a Broadway musical, and more. Daytime lectures will help you get the most out of each performance. You’ll also enjoy special tours of a major art gallery and museum, and visit the National September 11 Memorial and Museum. Register today.

Paris to Normandy Cruise with London Pre-trip Extension

Visit key historical sites related to the D-Day Allied invasion of occupied France and the incredible events that led to the liberation of Paris as WWII ended. You’ll also see Monet’s home and gardens and spend two days touring Paris’s art museums. A pre-cruise extension in London is available. Register today.

Greece: Footsteps of the Apostle Paul

Explore some of the most beautiful and inspiring biblical sites in Greece and gain deeper insight into Acts and Paul’s letters as you trace his likely paths in ancient Philippi, Corinth, Thessaloniki, and Athens. You’ll also cruise the Aegean Sea to the Greek islands and significant early Christian sites. Add your name to our waiting list.