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“Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer.” 
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Our trips abound with history, cultural diversity and intellectual engagement. You’ll return home with an appreciation for how much you’ve seen, learned and possibly how much you’ve grown.

 

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July 27 to August 4, 2018
North and west of London lies the England of legend, grandeur, intellectual brilliance, and storybook charm. It’s the countryside that inspired the likes of Thomas More, Charles Darwin, and Beatrix Potter. Now it’s our turn to be inspired. Join us on a custom-designed journey through great university towns, palatial estates, and picturesque villages.
View of Oxford University in England, gothic stone buildings on a grassy lawn with a waterway, in the waterway there is a boat of people and one person standing rowing
August 5 to August 12, 2018
At a time when the sun barely sets, join Tufts travelers for a week-long discovery of the wonders of Iceland. Beginning with the dynamic city of Reykjavik, we’ll explore in all four directions. Visit small towns, remote settlements, and amazing natural landscapes.
View of a waterfall in the foreground and a tall spike mountain behind
August 26 to September 5, 2018
In 1702, Peter the Great envisioned uniting Russia’s principal waterways. Now we can pursue his dream in a style fit for tsars and tsarinas, on the premier small ship in all of Russia. After three nights in St. Petersburg, we’ll board the exclusively chartered M.S. Volga Dream for a six-night, kaleidoscopic voyage into history.
A Russian Orthodox church is seen on the banks of a river sitting among trees
September 25 to October 10, 2018
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Southern Africa is more than a travel destination. It’s a place that will take us outside ourselves. We’ll gain new perspectives on history, cultural diversity, and the eternal struggle for freedom.
Two elephants walking with a sunset
September 26 to October 4, 2018
There’s so much more to the so-called “playgrounds of the rich and famous” than what’s portrayed in popular culture. Let’s discover the real riches of the Rivieras together.
Houses crowded on a tall cliff by the sea
October 13 to October 28, 2018
With Faculty Host Daniel Jay
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The European heartland is a feast for the senses and the intellect. On our Tufts Travel-Learn adventure, it will be a moveable feast.  Our deluxe, 14-night river cruise will wend through Hungary, Slovakia, Austria, Germany, and the Netherlands. Every day, we’ll find ourselves in an amazing new port of call: Vienna, Nuremberg, Koblenz, Cologne, Amsterdam, to name but a few.
A stone castle stands between two mountains on the banks of a river
October 14 to October 25, 2018
With Faculty Host Patrick Webb
Come get closer to one of the world’s last truly wild places than few travelers ever have. Join us aboard an amazing new expedition ship, the M.V. Ventus Australis, designed to cruise deeper into Chile’s fjords than conventional vessels dare to go. Together, we’ll probe the fjords’ narrow inlets, follow in the wake of Darwin through Beagle Channel, navigate the Strait of Magellan, and sail into Glacier Alley.
A cruise ship and two smaller boats in the sea with a large snow topped mountain in the background
October 17 to October 25, 2018
With Faculty Host Jeanne Goldberg
Just when you thought you knew Italy, along comes Apulia. Let’s discover this delightfully different region together. Our small-group journey will lead us from Lecce, the “Florence of the South,” to a whitewashed hillside village; from magnificent Baroque architecture to conical-roofed limestone huts; and from a vibrant seaport to a Stone Age city of cave dwellings.
Old stone church on a mountain top with lush vegetation and flowers
November 1 to November 12, 2018
With Faculty Host Jill Weinberg
Few places on earth stir the heart, mind, and soul like Israel. On our 12-day, small-group adventure, we’ll explore the remarkable culture and miraculous nature of this land. We’ll get to know Israelis in all walks of life, from artists to kibbutzniks. We’ll eat (and learn to cook) their foods, drink their wines, and shop in their marketplaces. We’ll visit sites that have shaped the course of humanity — including the caves of the Dead Sea Scrolls, the streets of Nazareth, and the mountain fortress of Masada.
Stone temple in the desert with a domed top
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