The River Becomes the Line: Basel to Berlin The 75th Anniversary of Victory in Europe Aboard the S.S. Antoinette April 25 - May 5, 2020
The Rhine, Germany’s longest river, is extravagant in both length and its mystique. Joining us from Basel, Switzerland to Berlin will be Dr. John Morrow, Franklin Professor of History at the University of Georgia, who will weave the intricate details and stories of the Allied struggle to reach and ultimately cross the Rhine. Our journey down the Rhine also includes visits to storybook villages, romantic hilltop castles built by tyrannical kings, and areas where hunter-gatherers settled 200,000 years before the Romans brought vineyard culture to the Rhine. We will have seven extraordinary days sailing from Basel to Cologne aboard Uniworld's state-of-the-art S.S. Antoinette. Sailing from Basel we will include Colmar,Strasbourg, Speyer, Rudesheim, Koblenz, and Cologne. From Cologne, we continue via high-speed rail to the iconic city of Berlin and spend three nights at the Rocco Forte Hotel de Rome, our home in Berlin as we immerse ourselves in the art, music, and history of this iconic city.
Sicily aboard the Sea Cloud: Lazio, Campania, Sicily, & Malta A Private Charter for Historic Charleston Foundation October 10 - 19, 2020
Our journey begins in Rome as we continue to the ancient city of Naples, the western port of Italy where we board the Sea Cloud and sail through the Tyrrhenian Sea to Sicily and Malta. Sicily is seductively beautiful and perfectly placed in the heart of the Mediterranean. Sicily has lured passersby since the time of legend. The land of the Cyclops has been praised by poets from Homer to Virgil and prized by the many ancient cultures – Phoenicians, Carthaginians, Elymians, Romans and Greeks reminders of bygone civilizations are everywhere. Our private yacht will circumnavigate Sicily and call on the ports of Tripani and Porto Empedocle, as well as extended overnight stays in Palermo and Syracuse. After exploring the ancient ruins, exquisite villas, palaces, and gardens of Sicily, we will continue to Malta. Malta is a country settled by Phoenicians, Greeks, Romans, Byzantines, and Crusaders under the Holy Roman Empire; the history of mysterious Malta is the history of the entire Mediterranean—and beyond.