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 2024 Travel-Learn catalog has recently mailed and our programs are now available online! View our new catalog HERE!

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 either 617-627-5323 or 617-627-0633. You can also email us at travel-learn@tufts.edu.

Explore Upcoming Trips

April 22 to April 30, 2024
With Faculty Host Gilbert Metcalf
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Glide along picturesque waterways in the Netherlands and Belgium on this wonderful, seven-night, first-class cruise from Amsterdam to Antwerp! Take in Amsterdam’s gabled canal houses, Keukenhof Gardens’ breathtaking tulips and the Old-World ambience of Bruges and Antwerp. Plus, enjoy a choice of included cultural and culinary experiences in several ports. Savor the ever-changing panoramas and carefree comforts that make river cruising so enticing! No single supplement.
Amsterdam canal with bikes
April 26 to May 4, 2024
Explore the treasures of the Spanish and French Rivieras, from the romantic Roman ruins at Arles to the art nouveau architecture of Gaudí’s Barcelona and the landscapes that inspired Picasso and Cézanne. Luxuriate in the comforts of a 5-star hotel in the center of Barcelona for three nights, followed by the unparalleled experience of cruising aboard one of the world’s finest sailing vessels, the Sea Cloud II, for four nights with an itinerary carefully designed to maximize our time under sail.
A confederation of merchant guilds and market towns from the 12th to the 15th centuries, the Hanseatic League fueled unprecedented wealth along Europe’s northern coasts and laid the groundwork for the Renaissance. Set sail on this North Sea voyage from the south of England to Denmark, and explore the extravagant legacy of those riches in the great public buildings, private houses, and above all, the museums that these fortunes built and furnished.
May 14 to May 25, 2024
With Faculty Host Elena Naumova (2)
Experience dramatic coastlines, sacred temples, celebrated gardens, and cutting-edge art and architecture during an eight-night cruise through the Sea of Japan and the Inland Sea aboard the 140-passenger Heritage Adventurer. After two exciting days in Tokyo, venture beyond the bustle of Japan’s capital city to the historic and artistic quarters of Kanazawa and the idyllic island worlds of Miyajima and Sado. Visit sacred temples and shrines and renowned gardens and castles while engaging with expert study leaders throughout the program. An optional pre-trip extension to Hakone/Kamakura and an optional post-trip extension to Kyoto are also available.
Miyajima torri gate
From Dublin town down to the “rebel city” of Cork, then around and up the coast to Galway and Belfast, this enchanting 8-night cruise itinerary includes some of the island’s most iconic sites. From an excursion to the famous Blarney Castle and Cliffs of Moher to visits to legendary landmarks such as the UNESCO-inscribed Skellig Michael, Giant’s Causeway, and the Titanic Quarter in Belfast, the best of the Emerald Isle awaits. Extend your journey with the Dublin Pre-Program Option and/or the Glaslough, County Monaghan Post-Program Option. No single supplement for Ocean and Premium Staterooms! (limited availability)
Ireland Cliffs of Moher
May 30 to June 8, 2024
With Faculty Host Sean Cash
Discover the lands of the Vikings and Gaels on an exclusive 8-night cruise itinerary that combines the treasures of Scotland and Iceland. Marvel at the 5,000-year-old Neolithic ruins of the Standing Stones of Callanish on the Isle of Lewis and learn more about Outer Hebrides from stone circle expert and guest speaker, Professor Colin Richards. Experience the beauty of the Inner Hebridean Isles and visit the breathtaking archipelago of the Faroe Islands. Enjoy an excursion to Iceland’s Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon and cruise along UNESCO-inscribed Surtsey Island. Extend your journey with the Edinburgh/Glasgow Pre-Program and/or Reykjavík and the Golden Circle Post-Program options.
Faroe Islands
June 4 to June 14, 2024
With Faculty Host Monica Toft
Discover the legacy of the Celts in Scotland, Wales, Ireland, England, and France on this carefully curated 9-night itinerary. Enjoy two full-day excursions to the hallowed beaches of Normandy on the 80th anniversary of D-Day—each accompanied by acclaimed historians Dwight David Eisenhower II and Allen Packwood OBE. Your Celtic journey begins in London, England, before continuing to France to visit Omaha Beach and Arromanches in Caen and then Utah Beach in Cherbourg. From there, cruise to the Isle of Scilly, England, and then on to Dublin, Ireland; Wales; and the Isles of Iona and Tobermory before your last stop at Fort William, Scotland. Complement your journey with the London Pre-Program and/or the Edinburgh and Glasgow Post-Program options.
Celtic Lands Scotland Toberm
Incredible heritage and culinary history are yours to enjoy on this eight-night escape to Italy’s Emilia-Romagna and Tuscany regions! During stays in Parma and Cortona, uncover the alluring spirit of these celebrated destinations. Witness Bologna’s porticoes and Parma’s lauded cathedral, and visit charming villages and beautiful farms. Along the way, savor culinary favorites, including balsamic vinegar, parmesan cheese and prosciutto, sip locally made wines and learn to cook typical regional dishes. This small-group journey features first-class hotels and an extensive meal plan with wine at dinner. (Please note trip date change from June 4 - 13 to June 11 - 20.)
July 5 to July 14, 2024
With Faculty Host Anthony P. Monaco
Zodiac to pristine beaches, kayak or stand-up paddleboard along volcanic shores, explore wildlife on land or under the sea. Experience the Galápagos aboard an elegant and nimble ship, well-equipped for up-close exploration. Encounter abundant wildlife—blue-footed boobies, marine iguanas, Darwin’s finches, pink flamingos, giant tortoises and more. The wildlife of Galápagos is legendary for being without fear in the presence of humans and it is a perfect destination for couples, families, and solo travelers.
Galapagos giant tortoise
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
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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