Byzantine Sojourn

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OCT. 17-28, 2021 From $2,999 (including airfare from select cities)
Istanbul, Kavala, Kuşadası, Athens, Piraeus, Katakolon, Kotor, Dubrovnik, Ravenna, Venice
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Byzantine Sojourn

OCT. 17-28, 2021
Istanbul, Kavala, Kuşadası, Athens, Piraeus, Katakolon, Kotor, Dubrovnik, Ravenna, Venice
Aboard Riviera

Experience historic treasures of the Mediterranean on this ten-night cruise aboard Oceania Cruises’ Riviera. Embark in Istanbul, a city astride two continents, and set sail for Kavala. Explore this ancient city’s cultural landmarks like the Turkish Imaret and the Kamares aqueduct, or travel to discover the nearby ruins of Philippi, an incredible UNESCO-listed archaeological site. From your port in Kuşadasi, venture to Ephesus to see blockbuster sights like the Library of Celsus and the Great Theater. Next, wander through legendary Athens to take in its astounding array of historic attractions—from the Parthenon to the Acropolis. In Katakolon, relax at a charming seaside café or head inland to the site of ancient Olympia, where the Olympic Games commenced in 776 BC. Cruise the Adriatic Sea to Kotor, a medieval walled city with narrow streets and Venetian architecture, then continue to Dubrovnik, the “Pearl of the Adriatic.” Stroll the pedestrian-only Old Town and check out its chic shops and cafés. Your adventure will conclude with a day exploring the canals and ornate plazas of Venice, but before that, make a stop in Ravenna. Once the western capital of the Roman Empire, today Ravenna is an off-the-beaten-path beauty filled with Byzantine charm. Discover its eight UNESCO-listed churches and mausoleums adorned with captivating early Christian mosaics and frescoes.

Cost: From $2,999 (including airfare from select cities)
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Activity Level: Mild Activity
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UCLA Faculty on Tour

Professor Teo Ruiz
Department of History
Teofilo Ruiz received his doctorate from Princeton University and has taught at many universities, including the University of Michigan and Princeton. He served as UCLA History Department chair (2002-2005) and chair of the Department of Spanish and Portuguese (2008-2009). A medievalist and early modern historian, Ruiz was selected by the Carnegie Foundation as one of the four Outstanding Teachers of the Year in 1994. The author of 14 books, he received the prestigious 2007 Guggenheim Fellowship and the Distinguished Teacher Award at UCLA. In 2012, Ruiz was selected as the Senior Research Lecturer at UCLA and received the National Humanities Medal from President Obama. With 13 past tours, Professor Ruiz is the most popular and beloved lecturer traveling with UCLA Alumni Travel.

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STEP 1
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.