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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

Shared Departures: A series of virtual talks cohosted by Tufts, Harvard and Brown Universities that feature our fabulous faculty hosts talking about some of our favorite destinations!

In case you missed our past presentations, here are the links to the recordings:

Cuba in Focus:
Friday, March 26th, 2021
Speakers: Nina Gerasssi-Navarro, Tufts University | Evelyn Hu-Dehart, Brown University | Jonathan Hansen, Harvard University

Italy in Focus:
Tuesday, June 15th, 2021

Speakers: Lewis Edgers, Tufts University | Massimo Riva, Brown University | Sue Weaver Schopf, Harvard University

Gorilla closeup

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!


Gorillas in the Rift: An Adventure in Uganda

Watch our April 22, 2022 informative session with faculty host Felicia Nutter, Director of the International Veterinary Medicine program at the Cummings School, and Rumit Mehta from our tour operator, Immersion Journeys, to learn more about this unique Travel-Learn program being offered October 14 to 24, 2022.

Click here to view the recording.


Expedition to Antarctica

Watch Patrick Webb, faculty host from our last trip to the White Continent, and Michael Romero, faculty host for our upcoming trip in January 2023 discuss our Antarctica program. Patrick and Michael were joined by Kathleen Callahan, Manager, Travel Director & Educational Coordinator from our tour operator partner Gohagan & Co.

Click here to view the recording.


Click here to view our 2022 catalog.



Looking Ahead, and Looking Out for You

The decision to return 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, to help you feel comfortable when you decide to travel again. We look forward to welcoming you back and want you to have the pleasant, rich experience we know traveling the world can be!

This schedule reflects current travel projections and is subject to change as we and our tour operator partners monitor the latest travel advisories. Please check back here often for updates. 

Explore Upcoming Trips

June 29 to July 9, 2022
This extraordinary “Grand Tour” of Europe features an incredible combination of river, rail, lake and mountain travel including five nights aboard the new, deluxe AMADEUS IMPERIAL. Journey through the Netherlands, Germany, France and Switzerland, cruising the Rhine River. Spend two nights each in Lucerne and Zermatt. Ride aboard three legendary railways—the Gornergrat Bahn for views of the Matterhorn, the Glacier Express from Andermatt to Zermatt and the Pilatus Railway, the world’s steepest cogwheel railway—and enjoy a scenic cruise on Lake Lucerne. This is the trip of a lifetime at an exceptional value. Book by April 30 to take advantage of Early Booking Discounts of up to $1,000 per person!
Switzerland Glacier Express
July 30 to August 6, 2022
From steamy hot springs to top-notch spas, spectacular scenery to magnificent art museums, this unique land is the perfect place to relax, recharge, and explore. We’ll journey through the north, south, and west of the island, enjoying the long evening twilight of the northern summer and visit a wondrous variety of small settlements, good-size towns and amazing natural landscapes. This captivating geological wonderland offers the opportunity to explore dramatic natural phenomena, many not found together elsewhere on the planet: colossal glaciers, active volcanoes, geysers, hot springs, glacial rivers, cascading waterfalls, moss-covered lava fields, and glacial lagoons.
August 28 to September 8, 2022
Discover Ljubljana and Lake Bled in Slovenia before continuing to Rovinj, Croatia to begin your cruise aboard an 18-cabin yacht. Sail along the coast to Dubrovnik, calling at Veliki Brijun, Pula, Zadar, Split, Hvar, and Korčula. Enjoy on/off access near city centers for leisure time in town. **Only 3 cabins left!
Franciscan Monastery
September 27 to October 6, 2022
Discover—or return to—Tufts University’s campus in France! In the charming village of Talloires at the wonderful Abbaye de Talloires hotel, set on the lake shore next to the European Center. 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 to learn 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
September 29 to October 14, 2022
It’s a pure New Zealand experience – a 16-day small group journey traversing the country through lively cities and pristine fjords. Tour cosmopolitan Auckland and cruise its glittering harbor. Experience Maori culture in geothermal Rotorua. In Hawke’s Bay, sample an acclaimed winery’s offerings, then discover Napier’s Art Deco architecture. Visit Wellington’s celebrated national museum. After touring historic Christchurch, ride the breathtaking TranzAlpine train. Encounter spectacular Franz Josef Glacier and see kiwi birds. In Fiordland National Park, cruise through stunning Doubtful Sound. A day at leisure in scenic Queenstown concludes the adventure.
New Zealand Landscape with Sheep Herd
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
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