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Saturday, May 7, 2016 at 9:30 AM

Explore four of England’s most beloved cities, from York’s bustling medieval streets and Oxford’s beautiful colleges to the splendid vistas of Cambridge and the Georgian elegance of Bath, and discover the treasures and the history that have long made these cities unforgettable.

 

Saturday, May 14, 2016 at 8:00 AM

Get an in-person look at several notable Northeast Washington, D.C. sites in this local tour. Part of 6-Session Lecture Series with All-Day Tour.

 

Monday, May 16, 2016 at 6:45 PM

Fred Plotkin, an expert on all things Italian, recently surveyed the delights of six Italian regions. In a 6-session course of illustrated talks, he casts his sights on six more from the Alps to the Mediterranean, revealing their histories, mysteries, and pleasures. This session focuses on Sicily.

 

Saturday, May 21, 2016 at 7:00 AM

Hop aboard an early 20th-century self-propelled railcar called the Doodlebug and take in the spring sights along the historic Wilmington and Western Railroad line. Joe Nevin, a railroad historian, serves as the tour’s leader.

 

Monday, June 13, 2016 at 6:45 PM

Fred Plotkin, an expert on all things Italian, recently surveyed the delights of six Italian regions. In a 6-session course of illustrated talks, he casts his sights on six more from the Alps to the Mediterranean, revealing their histories, mysteries, and pleasures. This session focuses on Umbria.

 

Tuesday, June 14, 2016 at 6:45 PM

Architectural historian and travel writer Barry Goldsmith offers a guide to the often-overlooked attractions of Northern Spain, a region whose unexpected treasures range from spectacular French-inspired cathedrals to striking contemporary architecture.

 

Thursday, July 21, 2016 at 7:00 AM

One of North America’s most awe-inspiring natural wonders is the perfect destination for a visit that includes all the don’t-miss attractions of Niagara Falls—and a stay in a hotel just 100 yards away from the falls itself.

 

 

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