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Lizard on Galápagos island.

Glorious Galápagos: Darwin’s Enchanted Isles Aboard Santa Cruz II

July 17-25, 2025

Accompanied by Dr. Pat Spencer, Grace F. Phillips Professor of Geology

Explore the Galápagos Islands—one of the world’s most pristine and well-preserved ecosystems—in the footsteps of Charles Darwin. Join Dr. Pat Spencer, Grace F. Phillips Professor of Geology, whose on-the-ground knowledge of the Galápagos will enrich your experience on an eight-night expedition aboard the deluxe Santa Cruz II, custom-built for Galápagos exploration, uncover Darwin’s living laboratory that sparked his evolution theory in the Pacific archipelago off Ecuador’s coast.

Map GalapagosThe most experienced Galápagos guides will lead you on thrilling, fascinating wildlife encounters via glass-bottom boats and other innovative methods. See unique creatures like sea lions and giant tortoises up close, and dive in clear waters full of fish, penguins, and turtles. With visitors strictly limited to the Galápagos, you’ll access this fragile environment responsibly. Watch conservation in action as you learn about protecting Earth’s biodiversity. Call our tour operator Arrangements Abroad at 212-514-8921 to reserve your place on this exclusive Galápagos adventure.

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City aerial view of Slovenia

Enchanting Slovenia - A Sojourn in the Heart of Europe

August 21-28, 2024

Uncover Europe’s best-kept secret, Slovenia, a spectacular country on the Adriatic coast. Tucked between Italy, Austria, Croatia, and Hungary, Slovenia has a deep-rooted history as a confluence of varied European cultures. Its small size belies the diversity of its landscapes, from the towering Julian Alps to the welcoming shores of the Adriatic Sea. Join Whitman College for a unique exploration centered in Portorož, an Adriatic coastal delight, and Ljubljana, Slovenia’s charming capital. Throughout a week-long journey, expert guides will lead us through pristine lakes, stunning castles, and historic medieval towns, offering an insider’s view into this enchanting country.

Map of Slovenia

Admire the serene beauty of the Adriatic coast in Piran, going behind the scenes of the town’s Venetian architecture. Journey into the Goriška Brda wine region, where you will meet boutique wine producers who will reveal the essence of Slovenian viticulture. At the UNESCO-recognized Škocjan Caves, marvel at some of the world’s most extensive underground caverns in the company of a geologist. Revel in the almost inconceivable splendor of Lake Bled, boarding a traditional Pletna boat along its blue-green waters to a charming island church. In Ljubljana, meet skilled jewelry makers for a hands-on private demonstration of their craft and take an enlightening inside look at masterpieces at the National Gallery of Slovenia.

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2018 Iceland Trip -Jokulsarlon glacial lagoon

Any income generated from participation in the Whitman College Alumni Association travel program is used to pay for the travel expenses of faculty and staff and the promotional costs associated with the travel program.

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