What Happens Next?

Tufts Travel-Learn is pleased to share the details of the “What Happens Next?” seminar, September 5 – 11, 2023, presented by our colleagues at the Tufts European Center in Talloires, France. This thought-provoking program addresses questions to be considered as we decide how best to direct our time and energy to ensure our lives are fulfilling and in balance. Situated in the foothills of the French Alps, the European Center is the perfect setting for reflection, nature walks, exploration, and sharing of food, wine, and conversation.

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Taillores What Happens Next

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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.

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April 12 to April 20, 2023
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Explore the stunning natural beauty of the Canary Islands and treasures of the rose-pink cities of Morocco on this one-of-a-kind journey, featuring scenic coastlines and idyllic ports rarely visited by larger vessels. Visit La Palma’s Mirador de la Concepción for spectacular views of Caldera de Taburiente. Discover iconic Casablanca and enjoy full-day excursions to the island of Tenerife and Teide National Park, the 1,000-year-old city of Marrakesh and the ancient city of Fez.
Morocco Marrakech Market
April 20 to April 30, 2023
With Faculty Host Elena Naumova
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See the Netherlands and Belgium brilliantly revealed as you glide along scenic waterways during this seven-night, first-class river cruise. Explore Amsterdam, Bruges and Antwerp plus enjoy the rare opportunity to view most of Vermeer's masterpieces together in a special exhibit at the Rijksmuseum. Follow your passions with included excursion choices. Learn about the beer culture in Bruges, bicycle through villages or savor Belgian chocolate. Solo travelers enjoy no single supplement!
April 29 to May 11, 2023
With Faculty Host Susan Napier
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A truly fascinating land of rich traditions and dizzying modernity is revealed on this well-crafted 13-day small group tour. See highlights of amazing Tokyo and cultural capital Kyoto, engage in local life, and head off the beaten path to alluring historic destinations. Japan’s pastoral side dazzles with magnificent Mt. Fuji. Overnight in a traditional ryokan inn and travel by express train to lovely Takayama. A traditional tea ceremony and a cooking class offer hands-on Japanese cultural experiences. Explore culturally rich Kanazawa.
Japanese temple
May 18 to May 27, 2023
With Faculty Host Sean Cash
Discover the legacy of the Celts in Scotland, Ireland, Wales and France on this exclusive itinerary. Enjoy two full-day excursions to the historic D-Day beaches of Normandy—each guided by acclaimed historians Dwight David Eisenhower II and Allen Packwood OBE, in Cherbourg, France. Continue your journey through the heart of Dublin, Ireland, to Wales, onward to Tobermory and Isles of Iona, and then explore Glasgow, Scotland.
Eilean Donan Castle Scotland
May 31 to June 8, 2023
This seven-night journey showcases the rich cultures of the Trentino and South Tyrol regions. From your base in Trento, explore idyllic villages and the stunning Dolomites. Visit Bolzano, admire enchanting Verona and cruise on Lake Garda. Along the way, savor the region’s diverse food culture and meet friendly locals, eager to share their traditions. This small-group journey features a first-class hotel and extensive meal plan. No single supplement for solo travelers!
Lake Garda
June 2 to June 10, 2023
With Faculty Host Patrick Webb

Join us on an exclusive, custom-designed journey from Norway’s majestic fjords to the Scottish Highlands. Cruise from Bergen, Norway, to Glasgow, Scotland, aboard the exclusively chartered, elegant small ship LE DUMONT-D'URVILLE with 100% ocean-view Suites and Staterooms.

Norway Fjords
June 28 to July 6, 2023
With Faculty Host Yannis Ioannides
Experience the grace and romance of a bygone era of travel while you sail aboard the elegant three-masted Sea Cloud II through the turquoise waters of the Aegean to unspoiled islands, timeless villages, and ancient sites in Turkey and Greece. Visit an abundance of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including the well-preserved ruins of Ephesus, and the Cave of the Apocalypse and Monastery of St. John on Patmos. Wander through Amorgos, home to one of the most charming villages in the Cyclades, and discover its cobbled streets and whitewashed houses—overlooked by a castle—along with Byzantine churches and iconic windmills.
Sea Cloud II ship
August 12 to August 19, 2023
With Faculty Host Greg Carleton
Travel aboard the 100-guest National Geographic Venture and actively explore a land of mist-shrouded fjords, tidewater glaciers, and islands teeming with wildlife. Kayak amid glacial ice, hike an old growth forest, spend a full day in Glacier Bay National Park exploring and learning about Alaska’s rich Tlingit heritage from an on-board cultural interpreter. Your expedition teams include expert naturalists, an undersea specialist who reveals the seldom-seen wildlife beneath the water, and a certified photo instructor who will help you take your best photos ever!
Alaska Fjords
August 28 to September 12, 2023
Experience Europe from a new vantage point on this unforgettable Grand Danube Passage! Visit eight countries, including stays in Sofia, Bulgaria, and Prague, Czech Republic, and a nine-night Danube cruise. Gain insight into each destination’s history, regional cuisine, soul-stirring landmarks and architecture, and personalize your cruise with a selection of included excursions! Enjoy first-class ship accommodations, deluxe hotels and a generous meal plan. No single supplement!
Charles Bridge Prague
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
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