COVID-19 Safety

Tufts Travel-Learn, along with institutional partners, tour operators, and government authorities, continues to monitor the COVID-19 outbreak. Your safety while traveling on our programs is our and our tour operators’ number one priority.  As this is a fluid situation, Travel-Learn and our tour operator partners will continue to update travelers who are booked on our trips accordingly and on a trip-by-trip basis regarding any status changes or updates for your particular departure. While we watch and wait, our operators have responded to the situation by loosening cancelation policies to allow participants to wait longer at no additional penalty. Decisions regarding the whether to operator or postpone a trip typically happen 45-60 days prior to departure.

Experience the world. A world of experience.

"We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time."  -T.S. Eliot

Check out our featured Virtual Tour: Machu Picchu
While we take a pause from our favorite destinations, we are keeping the spirit of learning and exploration alive. Whether you are disappointed about canceling your travel plans, just missing your local museum, or looking for ways to introduce your family to new places, consider digital exploration and these great Virtual Travel Opportunities.

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Machu Picchu

“Machu Picchu is legendary for many reasons— the stunning scenery with its strategically perched jungle mountain above raging river far below, the marvel of Incan engineering, the unpredictable climate with rapidly alternating clouds, mist and sun with the Andes in the distance, the Incan history, etc. One of the top trips of a lifetime."

—John R. Serafini Jr., A’70,  participant on Treasures of Peru, February 2020

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April 2 to April 10, 2021
The Low Countries are high on savvy travelers’ must-visit lists, for many reasons. The people are wonderful. The scenery, sensational. There’s remarkable art, history, food, and fun at every turn. And there’s no better way to experience it all than by river, on a superb ship, with Tufts Travel-Learn. Together, we’ll explore fascinating cities, medieval towns, fairytale villages, and a paradise of tulips. Local experts will give us insider perspectives on artistic masterpieces, historic landmarks, architectural gems, culinary pleasures, and everyday life. Best of all, we can choose from an array of excursions, enrichment programs, and extensions —so each of us can have our very own, one-of-a-kind journey.
Statue Waterfall in Dutch Commons
April 6 to April 20, 2021
Accompanied by an expert Egyptian guide, this singular small group journey through antiquity travels from vibrant Cairo and the Great Pyramids to Abu Simbel and the Upper Nile for a fascinating cruise on Lake Nasser. Then: a classic voyage along the Lower Nile from Aswan to Luxor before returning to Cairo.
Sunset Camel Silhouette Egypt
April 25 to May 3, 2021
Discover the rich wonders of Montenegro, an enchanting Balkan nation packed with old-world architecture, jaw-dropping beauty & cultural treasures. Encounter inviting villages, ancient relics, Lake Skadar & storied viniculture! Stay for 6 nights in Tivat, Montenegro, then cap off your trip with an overnight in Dubrovnik, Croatia! Group size limited to 24 participants.
Perast bay
Discover—or return to—Tufts University’s campus in France! Spend some time in the charming village of Talloires at the wonderful Abbaye de Talloires hotel, set on the lake shore next to the European Center. There, learn about the 50-year history of the Center from director, Gabriella Goldstein, and its tradition of keeping international exchange and cultural understanding alive for Tufts students and faculty. Then, in keeping with our mission of learning through travel, cross the Alps into Italy to the capital city of the Piedmont region, Turin—the region and city are renowned for their gourmet food and wine — for more exploration!
Taillores Tufts European Center
May 30 to June 7, 2021
Join us on an exclusive, custom-designed journey from Norway’s majestic fjords to the Scottish Highlands. We’ll cruise to ports accessible only by small ship, and ride two of the world’s most scenic rail journeys. We’ll visit UNESCO World Heritage sites, including one that’s been called the world’s most spectacular Neolithic dig. Led by experienced local guides, we’ll explore life on remote, starkly beautiful Scottish islands, and discover unique dialects, music, and storytelling traditions. We can even extend our adventure with an optional five-night, pre-cruise extension in Copenhagen, Oslo, and Stalheim, and/or a two-night post-cruise exploration of Scotland’s cultural capitals, Edinburgh and Glasgow.
Norway Sogneford
June 12 to June 23, 2021
Ireland’s gorgeous, sweeping coastal scenery awaits you on the Wild Atlantic Way and in pristine County Donegal! Visit iconic cities like Dublin, Galway and Derry, Northern Ireland, and marvel at the Slieve League sea cliffs and Giant’s Causeway. Revel in the best of Ireland’s natural beauty, culture and cuisine on this unforgettable 10-night journey!
Irish Coast
June 16 to June 24, 2021
Experience an easy-going, languid lifestyle in Italy’s Apulia region, where Mediterranean meals are savored slowly amidst olive groves, ancient seaports and timeless villages. Spend seven nights in seaside Polignano a Mare and venture out each day to enjoy the unique character that defines Apulia, the heel of Italy’s boot. An exclusive lecture series complements your excursions. Plus, enjoy ample free time to stroll down romantic cobblestone alleys, drink in soul-stirring views of a brilliant blue sea and revel in an easier easy pace of life
Apulia Undiscovered Italy
July 29 to August 13, 2021
Whether you’re seeking to recapture your ancestral heritage or simply wish to discover a beautiful and poignant part of the world, this small group tour offers ample opportunity for enrichment, enlightenment, and enjoyment. With both comprehensive touring and time for independent exploration, it provides a generous overview of four distinctly different – and fascinating – nations. *Greater Flexibility: Your deposit is fully refundable up to 95 days prior to departure!
Skyline Eastern Europe
August 25 to September 6, 2021
It’s a land of delicate art and bustling commerce, of rich traditions and dizzying modernity; a jumble of sights, sounds, and tastes that for visitors are truly foreign – and truly fascinating. This well-crafted tour features the highlights of Tokyo and Kyoto, engages us in local life, and takes us off the beaten path to the lovely historic cities of Takayama and Kanazawa. *Greater Flexibility: Your deposit is fully refundable up to 95 days prior to departure!
Insiders Japan
August 30 to September 9, 2021
One of North America’s great unspoiled wildernesses, the Canadian Rockies offer bountiful rewards for outdoor-loving travelers. While staying in unique mountain lodges, we ride in Glacier National Park’s famed Red Jammers, visit cerulean Lake Louise, and set foot on Athabasca Glacier. Amid stunning alpine scenery, it’s a feast for the eyes – and the spirit. *Greater Flexibility: Your deposit is fully refundable up to 95 days prior to departure!
Canada Waterfront
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