Travel the world with Tufts in 2024!

Travel with Tufts alumni, parents, and friends, to diverse destinations in an enriching and immersive way with the Travel-Learn program. You'll explore the world with Tufts faculty (*on most trips) and other curious travelers. Take a look at our diverse 2024 program and let us know if you have any questions. If a trip is not yet open for bookings, we will put your name on a waitlist and notify you once it opens. To learn more, email us at: travel-learn@tufts.edu or call 617-627-5323 or 617-627-0633.



Two people in a kayak in front of a cruise ship, surrounded by mountains. The front person in the kayak is holding a camera pointed at the viewer.

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

If you're looking to travel last minute this year, we have a few trips remaining in 2023 with limited availability. These trips include Legendary Turkey and the River Seine to the Beaches of Normandy. We have seen an increase in bookings closer to departure—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.

Explore Upcoming Trips

September 29 to October 7, 2023
With Faculty Host Sarah Booth
Savor the layers of Sicily’s history, delectable cuisine and vintages, and its enriching culture on this nine-day immersive and comprehensive program. Converse with winemakers, sip boutique wines, take part in hands-on cooking lessons, and visit archaeological masterpieces.
Streetscape of Sicily
September 29 to October 10, 2023
With Faculty Host Cristelle Baskins
  • Waiting List
Discover the bounty of Croatia on this incredible 10-night journey, including a seven-night Adriatic cruise! Start your adventure in Dubrovnik, a marvelous medieval town, before boarding your first-class ship to sail along the Dalmatian coast to enchanting islands and timeless ports of call. Enjoy the beauty of Rab, Hvar and Korčula, and unravel history of Split, Zadar and Trogir. visit the stunning Plitvice National Park and then wrap up your adventure with three nights in Zagreb.
October 16 to October 30, 2023
With Faculty Host Shafiqul Islam
  • Waiting List
Accompanied by an expert Egyptian guide, this singular 15-day small group journey reveals antiquity’s treasures. In Cairo, tour the acclaimed Egyptian Museum, Memphis’s open-air museum, and splendid Sakkara. Experience Giza’s astounding pyramids and Sphinx. Embarking on a fascinating three-night Lake Nasser cruise from Abu Simbel to Aswan, visit ancient Nubia’s outstanding temples and Aswan’s massive dam. A classic four-night Nile voyage from Aswan to Luxor follows, with opportunities to sail aboard a traditional felucca and explore Luxor’s awe-inspiring temples. Returning to Cairo, tour historic Old Cairo.
man on camel with pyramid
October 24 to November 7, 2023
With Faculty Host Daniel Jay
This fascinating land where Europe and Asia meet offers an unparalleled small group experience. The engaging 15-day Turkish sojourn begins with magnificent Istanbul’s sights and a private Bosphorus cruise. After experiencing haunting Gallipoli, ferry to storied Troy. Explore Pergamum’s spectacular ruins and discover magnificently preserved Ephesus. Lunch in rustic Sirince. Enjoy the beautiful port city of Fethiye. Visit the ghost town of Kayakoy and relax on a private cruise along the tranquil Turquoise Coast. In Antalya, tour the acclaimed Archaeological Museum, then encounter Perge’s Grecian ruins.
October 28 to November 6, 2023
With Faculty Host Jill Weinberg
Sail from the heart of Paris along the River Seine and enjoy four nights on the five-star, exclusively-chartered Uniworld Joie de Vivre. After four nights cruising the Seine, transfer deep into the breathtaking countryside of Normandy, where you’ll spend four nights in a stunning, historic French château, and spend the days touring the beaches, bridges, and hedgerows our servicemen fought through to achieve victory on D-day and beyond.
American cemetery Normandy
November 4 to November 16, 2023
With Faculty Host Christopher Whittier
  • Waiting List
Join us on epic safari expedition that covers both Kenya and Tanzania. Your adventure will start in Kenya’s capital city of Nairobi, East Africa’s most cosmopolitan city and Africa’s 4th largest city. On your expedition, you'll also visit the last two remaining white rhino at Ol Pejeta Conservancy– a model in sustainable conservation. Enjoy a boat cruise on Lake Naivasha which is at the highest elevation of the Kenyan Rift Valley (6,100 feet). In Amboseli National Park watch large herds of tuskers under the shadow of Mount Kilimanjaro– Africa’s tallest mountain. Cross into Tanzania and descend into the extinct Ngorongoro Crater– a unique animal kingdom found nowhere in the world. Traverse the vast open plains of the Serengeti to witness a million migrating wildebeest– each one driven by the same ancient rhythm, fulfilling its instinctive role in the inescapable cycle of life.
Africa elephants
December 9 to December 17, 2023
  • Waiting List
Celebrate the enduring magic of the Yuletide season on an enchanting 9-day journey to Europe’s most beloved Christmas markets. Discover magnificent settings where cobblestoned streets strung with colorful lights meet festive market stalls of handcrafted ornaments, fine wooden toys, and irresistible holiday treats. This unique itinerary brings the old-world charm of the holidays to life in a vivid celebration of history and culture. Be inspired by some of Europe’s most noteworthy landmarks—Mozart’s birthplace in Salzburg, the 900-year-old Abbey of Melk in the legendary Wachau Valley, and the glamorous imperial monuments of Hapsburg Vienna.
January 4 to January 13, 2024
With Faculty Host Colin Orians

Costa Rica has more than 5 percent of the world’s biodiversity, 801 miles of coastline, and the world’s highest percentage of protected areas. At the same time, it consistently ranks high in prestigious international quality of life studies.

three toed sloth
January 27 to February 9, 2024
Experience Patagonia, the unspoiled wilderness at lands’ end, along with Buenos Aires’ zest, on this exhilarating 14-day small group journey. Embarking on a day cruise through the storied Strait of Magellan, see Magdalena Island’s penguins. At a ranch, meet cowboys, watch a sheepdog exercise, and enjoy a traditional barbecue. Explore Torres del Paine National Park’s unparalleled landscape on two full-day excursions. A day cruise through Los Glaciares National Park takes in spectacular Perito Moreno Glacier. Visit El Calafate’s Glaciarium Museum. With two nights in Buenos Aires, see the sophisticated city’s highlights.
February 3 to February 9, 2024
With Faculty Host Katrina Burgess
Although just 90-miles from the United States, Cuba remains a mystery to most Americans. On this in-depth, six-night program travelers will experience this enigmatic island through the eyes of its people. Discover Havana during specially arranged meetings. Explore captivating Cuba, with privileged access to the country's arts community and experts. Savor Cuban cuisine at local paladares and get to know our neighbors to the south!
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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