Brandeis Travelers

Sydney, Australia
Italian Riviera, Cinque Terre

Travel the world with Brandeis  

Explore distant lands, experience other cultures and gain unique perspectives by traveling with Brandeis faculty experts and fellow alumni and friends. Whether sharing a meal, visiting a well-known landmark or exploring an off-the-beaten-path hidden treasure with a local guide, Brandeis travelers enjoy a uniquely "Brandeisian" experience: stimulating conversation, renowned faculty leaders and an in-depth look at a destination's rich history, traditions and culture. Make your next excursion the trip of a lifetime.

Upcoming Trips 

Sydney Operal House

Exploring Australia and New Zealand

Jan. 3-24, 2018

Tour Operator: Odysseys Unlimited
Faculty Leader: Dan Perlman
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From $8,984 per person (based on double occupancy), total price air and land inclusive from Los Angeles, CA (includes airline taxes and fees of $389). Land-only package starts at $7,895 per person. based on double occupancy. Single accommodations are an additional $1,995 (limited availability). Please see the brochure for complete details

Discover the allure of the “Land Down Under” with Brandeis Travelers on a journey of a lifetime to Australia and New Zealand. From the Great Barrier Reef, to the storied Outback, to the historic Sydney Opera House, to the breathtaking fjords of Milford Sound, experience the natural splendor and cultural diversity of these fascinating countries on a 22-day tour.

Our exclusive tour will be led by Dan Perlman, professor of biology and environmental studies at Brandeis. Professor Perlman will share his knowledge of ecology, evolution, animal behavior and conservation biology as we explore the region’s remarkable ecosystems and unique wildlife.

For more information, please contact Odysseys Unlimited at 888.370.6765 and reference the Brandeis departure.


Weekend Getaway to Iceland 

Feb. 15-19, 2018

Tour Operator: Discover Europe
Faculty Leader: Dave Roberts
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$2,180 per person, including airfare from Boston or New York, based on double occupancy, single supplement $290. Prices are available from other departure cities. 

Accommodations are available at The Raddison Blu Saga, Reykjavik. 

Join Brandeis Travelers as we explore the wonders of authentic Iceland on a custom-crafted weekend getaway to the Land of Fire and Ice. From steamy hot springs to breathtaking scenery, Iceland is the perfect destination to explore, relax and unwind. Iceland is a land of contrasts. Enormous glaciers frozen around active volcanoes. Geothermal hot springs are blanketed with quiet snowfall. Rich history contrasts with modern comforts and culture. Perhaps the greatest draw is the Aurora Borealis - the Northern Lights - as this is the best time of year to attempt to see them.

To reserve your space or for a program brochure and registration materials, contact Discover Europe at (866) 563-7077 or

Stockholm Harbor

Changing Tides of History: Cruising The Baltic Sea

June 11-19, 2018

Tour Operator: Thomas P. Gohagan & Company
Faculty Leader: Irina Dubinina
Acclaimed Guest Speakers: Lech Wałęsa, former president of Poland, and Sergei Khrushchev, son of Soviet Union Premier Nikita Khrushchev
Ship: Star Breeze
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Pricing from $6,495 based on double-occupancy, plus air and taxes if booked by Nov. 17 (EBD). Cabin category and occupancy info available upon request. Prices for all departures are subject to change. Additional taxes and fees may apply.

Experience the cultural rebirth of the Baltic states, the magnificent imperial riches of St. Petersburg and the luminous “White Nights of Summer” on this remarkable five-country, seven-night Baltic Sea cruise. Enjoy a rare opportunity to hear enriching presentations by Lech Wałęsa, former president of Poland, and noted author and scholar Sergei N. Khrushchev, son of Soviet Union Premier Nikita Khrushchev. Cruise the Baltic Sea aboard the Star Breeze, from Stockholm to Copenhagen, with an excursion included in every port. Enjoy two days exploring UNESCO World Heritage-designated St. Petersburg, including specially arranged extended hours at the world-acclaimed State Hermitage Museum, a visit to Peter and Paul Fortress, and an excursion to Catherine’s Palace in Pushkin and Peter the Great’s Petrodvorets. Revel in the medieval charms of Tallinn, Estonia, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Discover the stunning architecture of cosmopolitan Helsinki, Finland, and explore the picturesque Danish island of Bornholm. Splendors of Stockholm pre-cruise and Wonders of Norway post-cruise options.

For information please contact Gohagan and Company at 800-922-3088 and reference the Brandeis University departure.  

National Parks

National Parks and Lodges of the Old West

July 5-14, 2018

Tour Operator: Orbridge
Faculty Leader: Charles Chester
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Packages start at $3,995 per person based on double occupancy. Airfare is additional. Single accommodations are $5,395 (limited availablity), please see the brochure for details.

Discover the American West’s magnificent national parks with Brandeis Travelers on a 10-day journey along the old frontier. From Old Faithful to Mount Rushmore and from Spearfish Canyon to the Snake River, experience the best of the Old West and traverse its beautiful vistas in style and comfort. Explore Yellowstone’s renowned geothermal geysers and hot springs. Marvel at the grandeur of Mount Rushmore, Crazy Horse Memorial and the world’s largest mammoth site, where scientists are excavating remains of Columbian and woolly mammoths from 26,000 years ago. Enjoy landmark accommodations within the parks in the famous historic hotels and lodges. Professor Charles Chester, the faculty leader, will share with you his knowledge of the biodiverse ecosystems of the national parks, with particular focus on the conservation of Yellowstone’s myriad resources, including wolf reintroduction and bioprospecting. 

Optional Extension Jackson Hole, days 10-12: Experience the area’s vibrant cultural offerings, jaw-dropping scenery, abundant wildlife and outdoor activities.

To reserve your space or for additional information please contact our tour operator Orbridge at 866-639-0079 and reference our Brandeis departure.

Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu & Cusco

Aug. 18-25, 2018

Tour Operator: International Expeditions
Faculty Leader: Charles Golden
Accommodations: Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo, Aranwa Cusco Boutique Hotel and Aranwa Hotel Resort and Spa
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Packages start at $3,748 per person based on double occupancy, with the addition of in-country air at $399 and park fee of $185 per person. Airfare to Peru is additional. Single-occupancy packages begin at $4,738 per person (limited availability). 

Join Brandeis Travelers for a spectacular eight-day journey to one of the world’s most iconic destinations, Machu Picchu and Cusco. Dwarfed by mighty peaks covered in a perpetual mantle of snow and the massive stone walls of ancient forts and temples, this Sacred Valley and "lost city" of Machu Picchu tour offers a rare glimpse into the soul of the Andes. Experience the unique tapestry of life in the Urubamba Valley and Cusco, a picturesque city that blends Spanish fortifications, bohemian artistry, and Inca culture and customs. Discover the walls of Sacsayhuamán, the great city of Ollantaytambo and the Koricancha Sun Temple. Guests will enjoy accommodations at the famed Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel, nestled in more than 12 acres of natural beauty. In Cusco, stay at the Aranwa Hotel Resort and Spa with mesmerizing views of the Sacred Valley and in the heart of the Inca city at Aranwa Cusco Boutique Hotel.

To reserve your space or for more information, please contact our representative Whitney Holderfield at International Expeditions at 800-633-4734 ext. 27169 or email and reference our Brandeis departure.

Please contact Alyson Saykin, director of special programs ( to be added to our mailing list for upcoming departures.

Travel Insurance 

Meyer and Associates

Brandeis Alumni Travel Program works exclusively with Meyer and Associates to offer trip insurance for our Brandeis travelers. Travel insurance products are available to all travelers on a Brandeis trip with TripAssure Travel Insurance Services (TripAssure) and Travel Insured International (TII). Please inquire about trip insurance options once you've made your reservation to meet any time-sensitive requirements.  

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For more information, please call Meyer and Associates at 800-635-7801, or enroll online.  

Why Brandeis?

Brandeis Faculty

Travel Insurance

L. Kranc

“With the Brandeis Alumni Travel program, we experience a country, rather than simply visiting it. Our fellow travelers are engaged, adventurous and well-informed.” 

Lisa Kranc '75, Brandeis traveler and University Trustee

Prof. Singh
Prof. Harleen Singh, India, 2015

Many tours are led by world-class Brandeis faculty who, in concert with local guides and experts, enrich the journey with lectures and interactive discussions. Traveling with Brandeis faculty offers a dynamic experience, one with endless possibilities for exploration, learning and connection.

Travel Insurance

Meyer and Associates

For trip insurance call: 800-635-7801


Brandeis Travel Program Contact:

Alyson Saykin,  Director of Special Programs

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