BY MAY 14, 2010SAVE $2000 PER CO
R I V E R L I F E™
ABOARD THE M.S. REMBRANDT
SEPTEMBER 25 TO OCTOBER 3, 2010
The Columbia Alumni Association—a free, no RSVP-required association of all
University alumni—keeps you connected to the intellectual and social network of
Columbia University. The CAA Travel Study program is an integral part of our mission.
Featuring specially chosen destinations and accommodations, and inquisitive alumni
travelers from Columbia, the Travel Study program is your ticket to a fresh experience with
your alma mater. We invite you and your family to join us as we explore RIVER LIFE™ IN
BURGUNDY AND PROVENCE on a specially designed travel itinerary that captures the authentic
character of daily life in these fabled regions of France.
For centuries, wine, silk, art, religions and ideas have flourished along the Rhône River’s
fertile valley, linking the ancient provinces of Burgundy and Provence to the Mediterranean
world. Seamlessly blending the past with the present, this cradle of European civilization
features Roman ruins, medieval abbeys, romantic Renaissance castles and idyllic villages
nestled among rolling hills and lush family-owned vineyards
Expert-guided tours and lectures will delve into the fascinating history, rich artistic legacy
and exquisite cuisine of the Rhône River Valley. To further stimulate and satisfy your intellectual
curiosity, we offer you the opportunity to engage in a VILLAGE FORUM™, introducing you to local
residents who provide a personal perspective of the modern life and their cultural heritage.
You’ll even learn to speak some French, so you can engage in the time-honored ways of the
people in these celebrated regions while tasting acclaimed wines and world-renowned cuisine.
Throughout this journey, we’ll discover the history of this region from Roman and
medieval times to present day. Take advantage of the opportunity to enrich your mind and
palate. Columbia's intellectual and social c