Jun 09, 2020 — Jun 19, 2020

Arctic Expedition: Voyage Under the Midnight Sun

With Jim Falk

About this trip

Travel with Jim Falk as you voyage through the pristine beauty of the Arctic Circle on this unique 11-day itinerary featuring an extraordinary seven-night cruise on the Five-Star, eco-friendly L’Austral, exclusively chartered for your expedition. Visit during the region’s most enchanting season, when shimmering ice basks in the midnight sun’s constant glow. Sail the shores of secluded Spitsbergen, the jewel of Norway’s seldom visited Svalbard archipelago; see glaciers crease and calve in luminous blues; and look for the “King of the Arctic,” the polar bear. Survey an ethereal topography of red sandstone mountain ranges, lush green tundra and awe-inspiring ice formations and enjoy Zodiac excursions led by a team of expert naturalists in diverse, serene terrains, where remarkable wildlife—including whales, walruses, seals, Svalbard reindeer, Arctic foxes, northern fulmars and Arctic terns—roam freely. The program’s round-trip flights to Longyearbyen originates in Paris; spend one night each in the deluxe Hilton Paris Charles De Gaulle Airport Hotel before and after your Arctic cruise. Extend your expedition with the Normandy/Rouen Pre-Expedition and Paris/Giverny Postlude Options.

From $7995 per person plus airfare

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About the lecturer

Jim Falk joined the non-profit, non-partisan World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth in 2001. He is president & CEO. The Council has been entertaining and enlightening North Texans since 1951 in Dallas and 1961 in Fort Worth, bringing history-makers and experts face to face with its members and the community, and supporting DFW trade and economic growth. Jim’s interest in international affairs was launched during his high school years which were spent in Tunis where he attended a French lycée. He is a Washington and Lee University graduate and earned his master’s in foreign affairs in international law and organization and Middle Eastern studies from the University of Virginia. If you ever spot Jim crashed out on one of his frequent marathon bike rides, he will probably be bleeding UVA Cavalier orange and blue. Jim spent ten years as a commercial banker for First City in Houston. His international career also includes stints at the Institute of International Education in Houston and the Middle East Institute in Washington, D.C. In April 2013, he was appointed Honorary Consul for the Kingdom of Morocco for the state of Texas.