Essence of Europe

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SEP. 23 - OCT. 4, 2018 From $3,499
Rome, Florence, Cinque Terre, Corsica, Monte Carlo, Antibes, Marseille, Roses, Palma de Mallorca, Valencia, Barcelona
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Essence of Europe

SEP. 23 - OCT. 4, 2018
Rome, Florence, Cinque Terre, Corsica, Monte Carlo, Antibes, Marseille, Roses, Palma de Mallorca, Valencia, Barcelona
Aboard Oceania Cruises’ Riviera

Explore ancient cities, alluring beaches, and culture straight from the Old World as you set sail across the Mediterranean Sea aboard the luxurious Marina. Embark from Rome, Italy’s treasure of history and architecture, and view great masterpieces of the Renaissance—Brunelleschi’s Duomo, the Baptistery of San Giovanni, and Michelangelo’s David—in Florence. Hike the rugged coastline of the Cinque Terre, unwind in the sparkling beach town of Calvi, and bask in the glitz and glamour of fabulous Monte Carlo. Cruise the Côte d’Azur to Antibes and its marvelous Picasso Museum before being welcomed into Provençal France and the historic port city of Marseille. Explore Spanish history and culture in the Citadel of Roses, Beliver Castle in Palma de Mallorca, and the stunning blend of contemporary and baroque architecture in Valencia. Your time aboard the Marina will end in cosmopolitan Barcelona, Spain’s gem of art and culture.

Cost: From $3,499
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Activity Level: Mild
Easy Pace, little walking and stair climbing

UCLA Faculty on Tour

Aaron A. Burke
Department of Near Eastern Languages & Cultures
Aaron A. Burke is editor-in-chief of the Cotsen Institute of Archaeology Press, and Professor of Near Eastern Archaeology with the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures at the University of California, Los Angeles. He received his Ph.D. with a focus in Levantine Archaeology from The Oriental Institute at The University of Chicago in 2004. Since 2007, as director of the Jaffa Cultural Heritage Project, he has conducted excavations of a New Kingdom Egyptian fortress in Jaffa, Israel, which were funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities. In addition to his first monograph, “Walled Up to Heaven”: The Evolution of Middle Bronze Age Fortification Strategies in the Levant (Eisenbrauns, 2008), he has written numerous articles on warfare in the Bronze and Iron ages, and has co-edited two volumes resulting from his archaeological work in Jaffa published through the Cotsen Institute Press. His interests include the archaeology of Ancient Israel, warfare, and cultural transformations in the Bronze and Iron Ages in the ancient Near East and the Mediterranean with particular attention to the archaeology of refugees, forced migration, and identifying the ensuing cultural changes that are documented in archaeological and textual sources. Since 1994 he has worked in Israel, Turkey, and Egypt, and travelled extensively in Italy, Spain, Greece, Turkey, Syria, and Lebanon.

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Download the tour Reservation Form here. This tour is booked quickly, so sign up early to reserve space.

STEP 2
Enclose a check or provide credit card information for $950 per person, per tour, as a deposit for the selected tour. Make check payable to Go Next. Deposits are provisional and fully refundable pending your acceptance of final brochure terms.

STEP 3
Mail completed reservation form and your deposit to:
UCLA Alumni Association
Attn: Alumni Travel
James West Alumni Center
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1397

A brochure will be mailed to you as soon as it is available.