From Havana’s colonial core, a jewel box of grand churches and mansions, to Trinidad’s terracotta rooftops set against a backdrop of rolling green hills, it’s easy to fall under Cuba’s spell. And now, as U.S.-Cuba relations continue to evolve, there’s never been a more exciting time to experience this breathtaking island firsthand. With insider access to premier guides, intimate connections, and off-the-beaten-path sites, our signature journey brings you closer to the authentic Cuba––more complex and inspiring than you ever imagined––with memories to treasure for a lifetime.
Some programs are hosted by a Hamilton faculty member while others offer shore excursions led by national guides. Trips are open to all members of the Hamilton family -- alumni, parents, and friends.
They are organized in concert with other NESCAC colleges, creating a comfortable group with shared backgrounds. We hope to see you and your family on one of our upcoming trips
Glide through a world of verdant forests, towering mountains, and picturesque coasts on this remarkable Alaskan voyage. Explore Wrangell’s Petroglyph Beach, designated a State Historic Park; take in the majesty of Tracy Arm fjord, with its serene waterfalls; stroll the totem-lined forest trails of Sitka National Historical Park; and browse Prince Rupert’s Museum of Northern British Columbia.
Highlights of our journey include an insider’s tour of 18th-century Switzerland and France, stays in two major European capitals, and several side trips to beautiful countryside in these two countries. As we follow in the footsteps of Voltaire and Rousseau, we will explore such diverse themes as the search for freedom and happiness, justice, progress, censorship, 18th-century culture wars, safe havens in exile, the contemplation of nature, nature as refuge, and walking as psychotherapy. Many of these ideas are just as relevant today as they were in the 18th century.
Ecuador may be one of South America’s smallest countries, but lying between its borders on the Pacific Ocean at the equator and the countries Columbia and Peru, is an extreme amount of biodiversity that includes coastal plains, Andean central highlands, tropical Amazonian rainforest lowlands and the Galapagos Islands. Ernest H. Williams, Jr., the William R. Kenan professor of biology emeritus, was the featured faculty member.
From rugged headlands crowned by ancient ruins to sun-kissed islands graced with whitewashed architecture and shimmering olive groves, participants discovered awe-inspiring scenery on the shores of the Aegean. Passengers about Oceania's Riviera traveled from Istanbul to northern Greece on the"Sultans and Palaces trip.
French Polynesia evokes images of vivid beauty: towering emerald mountain peaks, sparkling neon-blue lagoons and silky white-sand beaches. The trip began with a stay in Papeete, Tahiti’s capital. Participants then sailed to Moorea, touted by Frommer’s as the most beautiful island in the world. They snorkelled Raroia’s crystalline lagoon, relaxed on the flawless beaches of Fakarava, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, and enjoyed the island splendors of Rangiroa, the largest atoll in the Tuamotu Archipelago.
Participants encountered the Mediterranean’s awe-inspiring beauty, from the enchanting towns of Italy and the surreal cityscapes of Barcelona to the sunlit countryside of Provence and the golden beaches of the French Riviera.
Alumni joined Carl A. Rubino, the Winslow Professor of Classics, on a trip to Cuba. Participants traveled to Havana, Cienfuegos, Trinidad, Sancti Spiritus and Santa Clara.