Tufts University European Center on the banks of Lake Annecy, with the foothills of the Alps in the background.
Great opportunity in Talloires!

We are pleased to share the What Happens Next? seminar offered by the Tufts University European Center.

Join Tufts Rabbi Jeffrey Summit and Stanford University's Reverend Scotty McLennan for this intimate and thought-provoking program, where we will consider how best to direct our time and energy to ensure our lives are fulfilling and balanced as we age. How do we come to a deeper appreciation of the pleasures we find meaningful, the causes we consider worthwhile, our relationships, our time? Using literature, philosophy, and spiritual sources, we will explore these issues, and many more.

Situated on the banks of Lake Annecy in the foothills of the French Alps, the Tufts European Center in Talloires is the perfect place to embark on this personal exploration.

You can learn more on the seminar registration page.


Our 2025 Travel-Learn trips are now available to view online!  We will post additional trip details as we receive them from our tour operators. And, there is still space remaining on select 2024 departures.

Travel with fellow curious Tufts alumni, parents, and friends, to diverse destinations in an enriching and immersive way with the Travel-Learn program. On most trips, you'll also enjoy the benefit of traveling with a Tufts faculty member.

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

Explore Upcoming Trips

August 26 to September 5, 2024
With Faculty Host Nina Gerassi-Navarro
A land of treasures archaeological, cultural, and natural awaits your small group on this engaging 11-day tour. The Peruvian adventure begins with Lima’s colonial and modern highlights. See several of Cuzco’s important sacred sites, then experience Peru’s rich cultural heritage in the beautiful Sacred Valley, visiting Incan ruins and indigenous villages. Overnighting at a nearby hotel, take two guided tours of astounding Machu Picchu. Encounter Sacsayhuamán’s impressive ruins and enjoy a home-hosted lunch in Cuzco. Traveling through Peru’s scenic altiplano, reach stunning Lake Titicaca and spend a day exploring. Discover the Amazon rainforest’s wonders on an optional 4-day/4-night post-tour extension
Machu Picchu
September 2 to September 16, 2024
With Faculty Host Lewis Edgers
Experience provincial France’s many charms on this unique 15-day small group tour. Discover the rich history of Carcassonne and Albi with its Toulouse-Lautrec Museum. Spending three nights in picturesque Sarlat, see Lascaux IV’s cave paintings, cruise the Dordogne River, and tour cliffside Rocamadour. A three-night Loire Valley sojourn follows, with visits to a winery and the impressive Chenonceau château. In Normandy, see the renowned Mont-St-Michel abbey and the poignant D-Day landing beaches and American Cemetery. Walk through Monet’s famed Giverny gardens, then get acquainted with enchanting Paris during a two-night stay. Savor Paris independently with an optional 3-day/2-night post-tour extension.
french village
September 11 to September 23, 2024
With Faculty Host Christopher Whittier
A land of open skies and endless horizons, Namibia is renowned for captivating vistas, sculpted red canyons, and some of the most spectacular sand dunes on the planet. The Namib desert, with its shimmering mirages, swirling sand seas, and apricot-colored parabolic dunes, has been described as a Technicolor dreamscape. What’s more, the mighty power of wind and water is stunningly displayed where desert sands are juxtaposed against roiling swells of the south Atlantic Ocean. On this journey you'll have the opportunity to marvel at these geological wonders and admire the remarkable creatures that make their home in this vast and varied landscape–leopards, rhinos, zebras, antelopes and elephants.
September 22 to October 4, 2024
With Faculty Host Eulogio Guzmán
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From Lisbon to the north of Portugal, for 13 days your small group navigates this country’s gentle charms, staying in three unique pousadas. A three-night Lisbon sojourn includes an excursion to stunning Pena Palace and seaside Cascais. Visit medieval Óbidos and spend three nights in a hilltop pousada. Oporto’s rich history unfolds with a Douro cruise and a port wine tasting. Tour Guimaraes, Portugal’s “birthplace”; and Coimbra’s historic university. In the pastoral Alentejo region, lodge in a pousada occupying a 13th-century castle. Discover charming Evora. Staying at a pousada overlooking the Atlantic, encounter Portugal’s maritime legacy in Sagres and Lagos.
Porto portugal
September 25 to October 3, 2024
With Faculty Host John Cerone
The unspoiled coastlines and idyllic islands of the Adriatic, Aegean, and Ionian Seas are the crossroads of the Roman, Byzantine, and Venetian civilizations that flourished here for more than 3,000 years. Our exclusive itinerary reveals an extraordinary cultural legacy spanning four countries - Italy, Croatia, Montenegro, and Greece. No Single Supplement on select cabin categories!
Croatia Korcular
September 29 to October 6, 2024
With Faculty Host Richard Vogel
Exploring the Columbia and Snake Rivers by ship is a study in contrasts. It’s at once relaxing and mentally stimulating. It reveals great natural beauty, and yet it features modern marvels of human engineering such as an imposing system of locks and dams and several large-span bridges. We’ll visit the Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum, enjoy a farm-to-table orchard lunch in the golden Hood River Valley, see important landmarks of the Lewis and Clark expedition including Cape Disappointment, and board kayaks, Zodiacs, and local jet boats for unique perspectives on wonders such as the Palouse River and Hells Canyon. Our culinary program follows the flow of the seasons and focuses on locality and sustainability, allowing you to taste the region’s bounty, and complimentary wine and beer tastings will introduce you to local vintners and brewers for which the region is renowned.
Columbia and Snake Rivers
October 2 to October 10, 2024
Awaken your senses as you explore the French countryside, sailing the picturesque Rhône and Saône Rivers. From the comfort of your 140-guest luxury vessel, Amadeus Provence, discover a bounty of flavors, stand in awe before towering castles, feel the texture of vines that produce the wines of Burgundy and the Provence, and taste your way through France’s gastronomic capital, Lyon. History, art, architecture, and natural beauty stimulate the mind and satisfy the soul on this journey. **Only 2 cabins remaining, as of April 2**
Cruising in Provence
October 3 to October 18, 2024
With Faculty Host Steve Chapra
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From the breathtaking Amalfi Coast to eternal Rome, through the gentle Umbrian and Tuscan countryside to treasured Venice, this wide-ranging 16-day small group tour showcases ancient sites, contemporary life, priceless art, and unique accommodations. Experience the storied Amalfi Coast by sea and land, visit Pompeii’s exquisite ruins, and encounter Rome’s most cherished sights. In Umbria, Italy’s “green heart,” enjoy a cooking demonstration and visit beloved Assisi. Journeying to alluring Tuscany, tour Siena, splendid Florence, and San Gimignano. Sample a local winery’s offerings before concluding your tour in wondrous Venice. Savor more time in Venice with an optional 3-day/2-night post-tour extension.
Amalfi coast
October 7 to October 15, 2024
With Faculty Host Lee Edelman

Our inaugural Pillars of Pride cruise to ancient Greece and Turkey explores the iconic stories of antiquity from an often untold LGBTQ+ lens. This dynamic, first-of-its-kind itinerary combines ancient history and culture with immersive experiences in modern LGBTQ+ life.

October 15 to October 30, 2024
Sail through Central Europe from Budapest to Amsterdam along the legendary Rhine, Main and Danube rivers. Unpack once aboard an exclusively chartered first-class river ship for a 14-night cruise, enjoying an intimate look at Hungary, Germany, Austria, Slovakia and the Netherlands! Uncover the history and heritage of Budapest, Bratislava, Vienna and Amsterdam, and visit medieval villages and lauded landmarks! Included excursions allow you to customize your journey, from cycling and walking tours to wine tastings and more! No single supplement for solo travelers!
Budapest, Hungary
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. 

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