Past Haverford Travel Excursions


Arctic Expedition: Under the Midnight Sun

with Associate Professor of Chemistry and Environmental Studies Helen White

June 14 to 24, 2019

On June 14th 2019, an adventurous contingent of 29 Haverfordian friends and family set off on a 10-day Arctic expedition cruise staffed by Vice President for Institutional Advancement Ann Figueredo ’84 P’12 P’22 and featuring Associate Professor of Environmental Chemistry Helen White as an expert lecturer.


Changing Tides of History: Cruising the Baltic Sea

with Professor of History Linda Gerstein

June 15 to 24, 2016

Denmark | Poland | Estonia | Russia | Finland | Sweden

From June 15–24, 2016, Haverford alumni and friends joined Professor of History Linda Gerstein on a six-country, eight-night Baltic Sea Cruise, enjoying a rare opportunity to hear enriching presentations by former President of Poland Lech Wałęsa and Brown University professor Sergei Khrushchev, the son of Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev while cruising aboard the five-star M.S. Le Boreal and visiting six UNESCO World Heritage sites.

Linda Gerstein is a Professor of History and Chair of Independent College Programs at Haverford. She specializes in Russian and Modern European History. Her biography of Nikolai Strakhov (Harvard University Press) marked the first full-length intellectual biography in any language of Strakhov, providing a guide to the individual and to nineteenth-century Russian intellectual life. She has also written about the Russian dissident intelligentsia and about Russian Art Nouveau architecture. Linda has trained generations of Haverfordians, including many who have become prominent in academia, international policy and business in their own right. She has co-led study trips for undergraduate students from Bryn Mawr, Haverford and peer institutions to the Soviet Union and to Warsaw, Budapest and Prague in the tumultuous spring of 1989. She received her B.A. from Radcliffe and her Ph.D. from Harvard University.


An Odyssey of Ancient and Glorious Civilizations: Coastal Life from the Adriatic to the Aegean

June 15 to 23, 2015

Italy | Croatia | Montenegro | Albania | Greece

From June 15–23, 2015, Haverford hosted an alumni educational travel trip aboard the small cruise liner the M.S. Le Lyrial. The itinerary began in Venice, Italy and ended in Athens, Greece with ports of call along the Dalmatian Coast of the Adriatic including the Croatian cities of Split (Diocletian's Palace); Hvar, Korcula, Dubrovnik, followed by Kotor (Montenegro), Corfu (Greece), Saranda (Albania) where we visited the archeological site of Butrint, and then the Oracle at Delphi (Greece). Forty-seven Haverford guests attended.

Summon your adventurous spirit and join Haverford College for a truly memorable travel experience. Visit stunning destinations with well-read, curious travelers, learn from subject matter experts and guest lecturers, and relax in comfort while experienced tour directors and local guides take care of the details.

For additional information about the Haverford Travel Program, contact:

Sara Goddard

Associate Director of Foundation Relations & Special Projects