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

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.
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
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
September 2 to September 16, 2024
Experience provincial France’s many charms on this unique 15-day small group tour. Discover the rich history of Carcassonne and Albi with its Toulouse-Lautrec Museum. Spending three nights in picturesque Sarlat, see Lascaux IV’s cave paintings, cruise the Dordogne River, and tour cliffside Rocamadour. A three-night Loire Valley sojourn follows, with visits to a winery and the impressive Chenonceau château. In Normandy, see the renowned Mont-St-Michel abbey and the poignant D-Day landing beaches and American Cemetery. Walk through Monet’s famed Giverny gardens, then get acquainted with enchanting Paris during a two-night stay. Savor Paris independently with an optional 3-day/2-night post-tour extension.
french village
September 11 to September 23, 2024
With Faculty Host Christopher Whittier
A land of open skies and endless horizons, Namibia is renowned for captivating vistas, sculpted red canyons, and some of the most spectacular sand dunes on the planet. The Namib desert, with its shimmering mirages, swirling sand seas, and apricot-colored parabolic dunes, has been described as a Technicolor dreamscape. What’s more, the mighty power of wind and water is stunningly displayed where desert sands are juxtaposed against roiling swells of the south Atlantic Ocean. On this journey you'll have the opportunity to marvel at these geological wonders and admire the remarkable creatures that make their home in this vast and varied landscape–leopards, rhinos, zebras, antelopes and elephants.
September 22 to October 4, 2024
With Faculty Host Eulogio Guzmán
From Lisbon to the north of Portugal, for 13 days your small group navigates this country’s gentle charms, staying in three unique pousadas. A three-night Lisbon sojourn includes an excursion to stunning Pena Palace and seaside Cascais. Visit medieval Óbidos and spend three nights in a hilltop pousada. Oporto’s rich history unfolds with a Douro cruise and a port wine tasting. Tour Guimaraes, Portugal’s “birthplace”; and Coimbra’s historic university. In the pastoral Alentejo region, lodge in a pousada occupying a 13th-century castle. Discover charming Evora. Staying at a pousada overlooking the Atlantic, encounter Portugal’s maritime legacy in Sagres and Lagos.
Porto portugal
September 29 to October 6, 2024
Exploring the Columbia and Snake Rivers by ship is a study in contrasts. It’s at once relaxing and mentally stimulating. It reveals great natural beauty, and yet it features modern marvels of human engineering such as an imposing system of locks and dams and several large-span bridges. We’ll visit the Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum, enjoy a farm-to-table orchard lunch in the golden Hood River Valley, see important landmarks of the Lewis and Clark expedition including Cape Disappointment, and board kayaks, Zodiacs, and local jet boats for unique perspectives on wonders such as the Palouse River and Hells Canyon. Our culinary program follows the flow of the seasons and focuses on locality and sustainability, allowing you to taste the region’s bounty, and complimentary wine and beer tastings will introduce you to local vintners and brewers for which the region is renowned.
Columbia and Snake Rivers
September 29 to October 12, 2024
Unearth the ancient world’s grandeur on this singular 14-day small group journey combining premier archaeological sites with the beauty of the Aegean isles. Visit Athens’ key sights, explore Delphi’s spectacular ruins, and tour the renowned National Archaeological Museum. After seeing Ancient Corinth’s ruins, spend three nights on the Peloponnesian coast. Marvel at Epidaurus and Mycenae’s ruins and discover idyllic Hydra. Staying three nights in Crete’s fascinating capital, Heraklion, tour the Palace of Knossos, cruise to Spinalonga, and visit an olive oil farm. With two nights on picturesque Santorini, tour a winery and the Akrotiri archaeological site before returning to Athens.
October 1 to October 10, 2024
Awaken your senses as you explore the French countryside, sailing the picturesque Rhône and Saône Rivers. From the comfort of your 140-guest luxury vessel, Amadeus Provence, discover a bounty of flavors, stand in awe before towering castles, feel the texture of vines that produce the wines of Burgundy and the Provence, and taste your way through France’s gastronomic capital, Lyon. History, art, architecture, and natural beauty stimulate the mind and satisfy the soul on this journey.
Cruising in Provence
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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