Dubai is home to one of the world’s most distinctive and rapidly growing skylines. With the help of massive cash investments from the government and foreign investors, hundreds of imaginative skyscrapers have sprung up. After exploring the highlights of Dubai, travel to the neighboring emirate of Abu Dhabi — the capital of the UAE and also home to extravagant architecture such as the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque. Departs Nov. 3, 2018 & Dec. 1, 2018.
From the bustling cosmopolitan capital city, Buenos Aires, to the majestic mountainous wine region of Mendoza, Argentina has much to offer those with a refined palate and sense of adventure. Departs April 22 and Sept. 22, 2019.
The architecture of Japan is a study in contrasts. On this trip, explore these and other aspects of the fascinating world of Japanese design, from ancient temples to modern architecture, as your journey takes you from Tokyo to Hiroshima, Takamatsu, Osaka and Kyoto. Departs May 13, 2019.
Join LA Times Expeditions regional culinary experts and local chefs as you explore Mexico from a culinary perspective: in the bustling streets of Mexico City, the vibrant markets of colonial Oaxaca, the pre-Hispanic villages still carrying on centuries-old traditions, and the splendid beauty of the agave fields. Departs May 26 and Sept. 22, 2019.
"The Longest Day," "Saving Private Ryan" and "Band of Brothers" provide a sense of the heroism of D-day: the Normandy beaches, the fortified cliffs of Pointe du Hoc and the impeccably kept American cemetery above Omaha Beach. We invite you to retrace the first steps in the historic liberation of France and to view these iconic sights from the comfort of a river cruise. Departs June 3, 2019.
Enjoy the highlights of Swiss and Italian scenery in style on this 10-day journey by rail that carries you from the peaks of the Alps to the island-dotted waters of Lake Maggiore. Departs July 1 and Aug. 12, 2019.
With an itinerary that balances time relaxing with time exploring, take a holistic approach to what it means to be “well” in Iceland — from the famous saunas to the food to the chance to be out in the fresh air surrounded by the country’s striking natural beauty. Departs July 14 and July 28, 2019.
L.A. Times travelers will receive special passes providing total access to the movie village and all festival events. Departs Aug. 27, 2019.
Join a L.A. Times expert next fall for a reporter's-eye view of Washington, and learn just how accurate the dramatic portrayals of politics might be on any given day. Depart Sep. 22, 2019.
From renowned directors such as François Truffaut and Luc Besson to seminal films such as “An American in Paris” and “Amélie,” the imprint of Paris on the film canon is indelible. As you explore film locations ranging from Amélie Poulain’s tiny grocery store to Paris’ most iconic sites as memorialized in countless films, discover for yourself how a city can be a muse. Departs Oct. 26, 2019.
Where a few decades ago there was mostly empty desert, today Dubai is home to one of the world’s most distinctive and rapidly growing skylines. Delve also into the darker side of such rapid expansion — accusations of worker abuse and human rights violations. Come away with a balanced perspective and new insight into this fascinating and dynamic part of the world. Departs Nov. 2 and Nov. 30, 2019.
In Cuba, cars are not just a means of transportation; they are an obsession, a point of pride and a history lesson in U.S.-Cuban relations. Meticulously maintained and restored, these classic cars are the epitome of the Cuban spirit, resourcefulness and the ability to turn utility into art. Embark on a unique Cuban expedition with the LA Times. Departs Nov.6, 2019.
The Great Pyramid of Giza ranks high on most travelers’ bucket lists. Los Angeles Times managing editor Scott Kraft, along with an Egyptologist guide and guest speakers give you a view of Egypt you won’t find anywhere else. Departs Nov. 11, 2019.