Iconic Israel 2024 
Prof. Gary Gilbert holding an ancient pot found at a dig in Israel  

Join Gary Gilbert, CMC's associate professor of religious studies, on a long-awaited excursion through the Holy Land. This once-in-a-lifetime itinerary includes all the highlights such as visits to Tel Aviv, Jaffa, Caesarea, the Sea of Galilee, Nazareth, Mount of Olives, Jerusalem, the Western Wall, Yad Vashem, Masada, and the Dead Sea, plus a host of enrichment activities such as a Carmel Market food tour, a Druze lunch, a winery visit, a home-hosted dinner, and a discussion with a Holocaust survivor.

Details and more information are available in the Collette tours brochure.

Questions and reservations are available through CMC's travel agent, Karen Goodrich, at karen.go@travelstore.com or call 949.930.9288.


Wild Galapagos Escape 2024 

After a long hiatus, the Claremont McKenna College travel program is restarting in 2024 with a magical visit to the enchanted Galápagos Islands.

This enticing exploration has been organized for us by Lindblad Travel on the beautiful new all-suite National Geographic Islander II.

Members of The Claremont Community from around the globe will spend June 29 to July 6, 2024 exploring the wonders of the Galápagos on a customized itinerary of education, recreation, and relaxation. It is the perfect family vacation!

As our speical guest, we will be joined by Donald McFarlane, the Kenneth S. Pitzer professor of biology and environmental science in the Keck Science Department, who will provide added expertise and commentary during our journey. Lindblad Expeditions/National Geographic and their certified naturalists will embark with us on this remarkable journey to a place full of wonder and beauty. As an added bonus, this cruise features free round-trip airfare for those who book by April 30, 2023. More information, prices, and a reservation form are in the Galapagos 2024 brochure.

(Note that we still have one solo suite available for a similar cruise with Professor Ran Libeskind-Hadas from June 20 to 27, 2024. Details are in Galapagos-Brochure-1-2023.)

If you have any questions, please contact our travel agent Karen Goodrich at karen.go@travelstore.com or call 949.930.9288.

Prior offerings include:

Galapagos Island cruises (2003, 2007, 2013, and 2019)
Cruises: Columbia & Snake Rivers (2003), Alaska (2004, 2016), Antarctica (2004), Baja California (2007), the Greek Islands (2011), the Arctic (2014), and Hawaii (2015)
Alumni Colleges in Washington, DC (2000, 2001, 2004)
African safaris (2002, 2006)
World War II in England and France (2008)
Summer Athenaeum Retreats (2009, 2010, 2012) 
Rediscover Cuba (2017)
Exploring Scotland and Ireland (2019)
Summer Euromeets (1989 to 2019)
Summer Worldmeet (2022)

In addition, alumni have been offered the opportunity to travel in Europe with the Stags football team. A number of family camping adventures in Southern California have featured faculty members from the Keck Science Department discussing the flora, fauna, and geography of the local area. Other local travel adventures, including sleep-overs at the LA Zoo, have been enjoyed by many CMC families.

If you have travel ideas to suggest, please contact the Office of Alumni and Parent Engagement at 909-621-8097 or email alumni@cmc.edu.