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"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

If you want to learn more about why Tufts alumni, parents and friends travel with us, and what our trips are like, viewing our information sessions is the perfect opportunity to do so from the comfort of your own home!

MYSTICAL MONARCHS INFO SESSION

Watch Sara Lewis, faculty host of our upcoming 2023 trip, along with Michael Romero, host of our 2021 departure, discuss the Mystical Migration of the Monarchs program. Sara and Michael were joined by Lisa Graubard and Kevin Van Dien from our tour operator partner, Holbrook Travel. Watching this session you'll get an overview of the itinerary and some insight from Sara Lewis about what makes this trip so special. 

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(Please note this was recorded in 2021 and some changes may have been made to the itinerary.)

Monarchs during Migration

Our 2023 Travel-Learn programs are now available online and you can view our NEW Brochure HERE !

We’ve added several new trips, including The Wolves and Wildlife of Yellowstone and Cruising the Canary Islands and Morocco. We’ve also brought back classic favorites including Dutch Waterways and Egypt and the Eternal Nile. 2023 is poised to be a very busy year for travel—register now to ensure your spot alongside fellow Jumbos! 

If you have any questions, please call us at either 617-627-5323 or 617-627-0633. You can also email us at travel-learn@tufts.edu.

 

 

Looking Ahead, and Looking Out for You

This schedule reflects current travel projections and is subject to change as we and our tour operator partners monitor the latest travel advisories. The decision to travel is a personal one. Please consider your own comfort level and if you will enjoy yourself while traveling. Our tour operators can guide you through the evolving health and safety protocol of each destination. Please check back for updates.

Explore Upcoming Trips

October 8 to October 16, 2022
With Faculty Host Daniel Jay
Join us for this nine-day Aegean Odyssey cruising round trip Athens, Greece, aboard the exclusively chartered, Five-Star small ship Le Bougainville. Our epic voyage calls on the islands of Delos, Mykonos, Pátmos, Rhodes and Santorini, including the Peloponnese Peninsula. Visit extraordinary Meteora, where 14th- and 15th-century monasteries stand high atop soaring natural sandstone pinnacles; walk through the fabled Lion Gate of legendary Mycenae; and explore the monumental ruins of the Sanctuary of Asklepios of Epidaurus. Enjoy guided tours in these storied destinations and visit up to eight magnificent UNESCO World Heritage sites. Engage with local residents who will discuss contemporary life on the islands during the specially arranged Island Life® Forum.
Greece Santorini Sea View
October 14 to October 24, 2022
With Faculty Host Felicia Nutter
*NOTE - DATE CHANGE* A once-in-a-lifetime trip to see the last remaining apes in Uganda. Just over 1,000 mountain gorillas still make their home in the primeval forests of central Africa. Intimately experience these animals and other primates in their natural habitat. Tufts very own Dr. Felicia Nutter, Assistant Professor and Director of the International Veterinary Medicine at the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine will lead this trip. Dr. Nutter research interests range from infectious disease ecology, to veterinary medical contributions to endangered species conservation.
Gorilla and mum
October 16 to October 23, 2022
With Faculty Host Gilbert Metcalf
Travel along the Columbia and Snake Rivers as early explorers, settlers, and native Americans did—by the waterways that stretch far inland from the Pacific Ocean. You’ll experience the region’s history, harvests, and landscapes sailing through a beautiful land that offers access to fantastic wineries, places to kayak and hike, and extraordinary scenery. Taste local fruit from a nearby orchard and enjoy views of Mt. Hood and Mt. Adams. Learn of the struggles experienced by Meriwether Lewis and William Clark while they made their way to the Pacific Coast.
Snake River ledge waterfall view
October 27 to November 7, 2022
With Faculty Host Shafiqul Islam
Encounter a land of extraordinary beauty and belief on this exceptional 12-day small group journey. Explore Tel Aviv, Israel’s cultural capital, and ancient Jaffa. Experience the Ein Hod artists’ village. Overnighting at a hotel on a kibbutz’s grounds, visit a winery. See storied biblical sites: the Sea of Galilee, Tiberias, the Mount of Beatitudes, and Nazareth. With five nights at Jerusalem’s legendary King David Jerusalem Hotel, tour the city’s treasured sights. Enjoy an ethnic cooking class. On a Dead Sea excursion, explore the Qumran Caves and Masada’s ruins. Discover stunning Petra and Amman with an optional 5-day/4-night Jordan post-tour extension.
Dome of the Rock
January 4 to January 17, 2023
With Faculty Host Michael Romero
Spend two nights in vibrant Buenos Aires, Argentina before embarking on a nine-night cruise to “The White Continent” aboard the exclusively chartered, 200 passenger, Le Boréal. Retrace sea lanes navigated by storied explorers Shackleton, Amundsen and Scott and be among the fortunate few to set foot on this pristine wilderness. Led by our onboard expedition team of naturalists, enjoy guided excursions aboard sturdy Zodiac craft amid floating ice sculptures, intricate ecosystems and abundant wildlife, including humpback whales, leopard seals and Adélie penguins.
Antarctica iceberg with zodiac
January 22 to January 28, 2023
With Faculty Host Sara M. Lewis
One of the most amazing phenomena in nature is the annual migration of millions of monarch butterflies southward from their breeding grounds in the United States and Canada to overwintering sites high in the mountains of southern Mexico.  Stand amid the fir-covered mountains and witness this awe-inspiring spectacle firsthand as the monarchs flutter, dip, and swoop overhead.
Monarch butterflies
February 3 to February 11, 2023
With Faculty Host Lewis Edgers
Begin your nine-day expedition with a night in San José, Costa Rica, then cruise for seven nights aboard the exclusively chartered, Five-Star expedition ship Le Bellot, from the Costa Rican rainforest through the mighty locks of the Panama Canal—an experience unmatched for sheer drama and engineering prowess. Explore the wonders of Costa Rica’s Curú National Wildlife Refuge and Manuel Antonio National Park and visit seldom-visited Cébaco Island. Tour Panama City and experience a daylight passage through the awe-inspiring Panama Canal.
Panama Canal
February 10 to February 23, 2023
With Faculty Host Jill Weinberg
In a journey featuring the many cultural treasures of Fez, Marrakech, and Casablanca—and five UNESCO sites—encounter Roman ruins and medinas bustling with traditional artisans and spice merchants. Dine with local people, and watch the sun set over the Saharan dunes on camelback!
Morocco image
February 11 to February 15, 2023

Iceland...the Land of Fire and Ice is a country full of contrasts. From steamy hot springs to top-notch spas, spectacular scenery to art museums, this unique land is the perfect place to relax, recharge, and explore.

White church Iceland
February 25 to March 3, 2023
Dressed magnificently with frost and snow, and with visitors few and far between, experience an ecosystem when its beauty is more untouched by the outside world than any other time of the year. Hushed and magical landscapes are the setting for steaming geysers, trees covered in ice crystals, and the movements of bison, elk, pronghorn, bighorn sheep, and other wildlife—followed closely by the park’s wolves.
Wolves
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