Looking Ahead, and Looking Out for You

While Tufts University is strongly discouraging all but essential travel at this time, we remain very hopeful that, with the roll out of the vaccine, and health and safety protocols in place, we will be able to travel again soon. This schedule reflects current travel projections and is subject to change as we monitor the developments of the pandemic and the latest travel advisories. Please check back here often for updates.  Our tour operator partners have created more flexible terms and conditions to help you feel comfortable when you decide to travel again. The decision to return to travel is a personal one. Please consider your own comfort level and if you will enjoy yourself while traveling. We look forward to welcoming you back and want you to have the pleasant, rich experience we know traveling the world can be! 

Experience the world. A world of experience.

"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

Check out our featured Virtual Tour: Machu Picchu
While we take a pause from our favorite destinations, we are keeping the spirit of learning and exploration alive. Whether you are disappointed about canceling your travel plans, just missing your local museum, or looking for ways to introduce your family to new places, consider digital exploration and these great Virtual Travel Opportunities.

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Machu Picchu

“Machu Picchu is legendary for many reasons— the stunning scenery with its strategically perched jungle mountain above raging river far below, the marvel of Incan engineering, the unpredictable climate with rapidly alternating clouds, mist and sun with the Andes in the distance, the Incan history, etc. One of the top trips of a lifetime."

—John R. Serafini Jr., A’70,  participant on Treasures of Peru, February 2020

Explore Upcoming Trips

July 24 to August 1, 2021
Join us for the opportunity to experience the lands and legacies forged by centuries of Baltic history. By special arrangement, hear from Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and former President of Poland Lech Wałęsa and interpreter and advisor to Mikhail Gorbachev, Pavel Palazhchenko. Experience the cultural rebirth of the Baltic states, the imperial riches of St. Petersburg and the luminous “White Nights of Summer” on this six-country, eight‑night Baltic Sea program. Cruise aboard the exclusively chartered, Five-Star Le Dumont-d’Urville from Stockholm, Sweden, to Copenhagen, Denmark, visiting Gdańsk, Poland; Tallinn, Estonia; Helsinki, Finland; and Visby, Sweden. Spend two days in St. Petersburg. Splendors of Stockholm Pre‑Program and Wonders of Norway Post‑Program Options.
Russia Peterhof Petrodvorets
July 26 to August 2, 2021
Join this exploration-style cruise through the Inside Passage from Vancouver to Juneau during optimal long summer days aboard the exclusively chartered, Five-Star, small ship Le Soléal. Navigate isolated inlets inaccessible to larger vessels for superlative views of Alaska’s spectacular scenery. Cruise the breathtaking Misty Fjords and Tracy Arm Fjord to the majestic Dawes and South Sawyer Glaciers, call at the Gold Rush towns of Sitka, Petersburg and Ketchikan, and look for humpback whales at Point Adolphus. Vancouver and Victoria Pre-Program Option and Anchorage, Denali and Fairbanks Post-Program Option.
Mountain & Glacier Alaska
July 29 to August 6, 2021
With Faculty Host James Stavridis
Join us for this seven-night circumnavigation of ethereal Iceland, a land of fire and ice where glittering glaciers cap active and dormant volcanoes and Viking ruins coexist with geothermal baths, mud pots and powerful geysers. Cruise aboard the Five‑Star, ice-class expedition ship Le Dumont d’Urville, featuring only 92 Suites and Staterooms. Look for orcas and humpback whales and in UNESCO‑designated Vatnajökull National Park, touch ice fragments calved from one of Europe’s largest glaciers. Cross the Arctic Circle on Grímsey Island and marvel at dramatic Goðafoss, the “Waterfall of the Gods.” Economy-class air from Boston, New York‑JFK, Newark, Toronto and Washington-Dulles is included; low air add‑ons are available from other select cities. Reykjavík and The Golden Circle Pre‑Program Options offered.
Iceland Gulfoss
August 21 to September 1, 2021
Ireland’s gorgeous, sweeping coastal scenery awaits you on the Wild Atlantic Way and in pristine County Donegal! Visit iconic cities like Dublin, Galway and Derry, Northern Ireland, and marvel at the Slieve League sea cliffs and Giant’s Causeway. Revel in the best of Ireland’s natural beauty, culture and cuisine on this unforgettable 10-night journey!
Irish Coast
August 25 to September 6, 2021
It’s a land of delicate art and bustling commerce, of rich traditions and dizzying modernity; a jumble of sights, sounds, and tastes that for visitors are truly foreign – and truly fascinating.his well-crafted tour features the highlights of Tokyo and Kyoto, engages us in local life, and takes us off the beaten path to the lovely historic cities of Takayama and Kanazawa. *Greater Flexibility: Your deposit is fully refundable up to 95 days prior to departure!
Insiders Japan
August 30 to September 9, 2021
One of North America’s great unspoiled wildernesses, the Canadian Rockies offer bountiful rewards for outdoor-loving travelers. While staying in unique mountain lodges, we ride in Glacier National Park’s famed Red Jammers, visit cerulean Lake Louise, and set foot on Athabasca Glacier. Amid stunning alpine scenery, it’s a feast for the eyes – and the spirit. *Greater Flexibility: Your deposit is fully refundable up to 95 days prior to departure!
Canada Waterfront
September 12 to September 25, 2021
Eyes and hearts are opened to a truly foreign land and genuinely hospitable people on this singular small group tour. A 14-day exploration takes you from seaside Rabat to the desert towns of Erfoud and Ouarzazate and through the snow-topped High Atlas Mountains. In a journey featuring the many cultural treasures of Fez, Marrakech, and Casablanca – and five UNESCO sites – encounter Roman ruins, an ancient caravan route, and medinas bustling with snake charmers and spice merchants. Dine with local people in a private home and in a family-run riad, and watch the sun set over the Saharan dunes on camelback.
Moroccan Blue Gate Mosque
September 21 to September 30, 2021
Discover—or return to—Tufts University’s campus in France! Spend some time in the charming village of Talloires at the wonderful Abbaye de Talloires hotel, set on the lake shore next to the European Center. There, 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 of learning 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 7, 2021
Experience an easy-going, languid lifestyle in Italy’s Apulia region, where Mediterranean meals are savored slowly amidst olive groves, ancient seaports and timeless villages. Spend seven nights in seaside Polignano a Mare and venture out each day to enjoy the unique character that defines Apulia, the heel of Italy’s boot. An exclusive lecture series complements your excursions. Plus, enjoy ample free time to stroll down romantic cobblestone alleys, drink in soul-stirring views of a brilliant blue sea and revel in an easier easy pace of life
Apulia Undiscovered Italy
October 6 to October 17, 2021
Experience the wild nature and welcoming culture of Chile on this nine-night adventure of a lifetime. Explore dynamic Santiago and savor an asado—or barbecue—with Chilean cowboys. On Chiloé Island, peek at penguins in their natural habitat. Then surrender yourself to the icy mountain splendor of Patagonia’s famed national parks.
Colorful Chile Shore
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