A National Geographic expert will accompany each departure to share insights and a rare behind-the-scenes perspective. Listed below are some of the experts and the departure date(s) they will be joining.
David Scott Silverberg is a geographer working on conservation projects spanning six continents. His mix of exploration, research, and digital photo-video storytelling has been popular with National Geographic travelers for many years. A National Geographic grantee and a fellow of both the Royal Geographical Society and the Royal Asia Society, David was the executive science director at Earthwatch Institute, set up and managed Boston University environmental field research programs in British Columbia and eastern Africa, and was a founding White House staff member for AmeriCorps. David has worked in more than 100 countries, manages the Environmental Learning Institute, and teaches at several international universities.
William Saturno is an anthropologist, archaeologist, and storyteller who has been exploring the cities and ruins of Europe—from the Mediterranean to Scandinavia—since childhood. As a National Geographic Explorer and avid student and scholar of the ancient world, he is an expert at narrating the tales of adventurers, artists, commoners, and kings to bring the past vividly to life. He is equally passionate about Europe's past and present and has taught extensively on how these modern nations continue to build upon their varied Classical, Medieval, and Renaissance foundations.