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

August 12 to August 17, 2025
Discover the land of fire and ice on a six-day voyage to the remote shores and volcanic isles of northwest Iceland. Hike and bike along rugged fjords and discover stunning waterfalls and nature-filled landscapes. Set out by Zodiac to navigate dramatic shorelines, from the dramatic Westfjords to the storied and adventurous Skagafjörður region. Explore the legacy of Viking explorers and intrepid fishermen during visits to historic villages.
A gathering of Puffins on a mossy coastal rock, surf breaking in the background as one of the group attempts a landing.
August 24 to September 4, 2025
Crossroads of the Mediterranean … “God’s Kitchen” … Sicily is all this, and much more, as this stellar small group journey reveals. Your 12-day sojourn begins with Palermo’s impressive architecture and world-class street food. Discover medieval Erice, Trapani’s famous salt pans, and stunning Monreale Cathedral. Sample a family-owned winery’s offerings. Marvel at Agrigento’s splendid Valley of the Temples and Villa Romana del Casale’s magnificent mosaics. In Syracuse, explore the renowned Archaeological Park of Neapolis and Latomia del Paradiso. After two more highlights –a Mount Etna excursion and lunch at a private farm – the final destination is delightful Taormina.
Sicilian city at dusk, mountain range in background.
September 1 to September 11, 2025
One of North America’s great unspoiled wildernesses, the Canadian Rockies richly reward outdoor-loving travelers, as this 11-day small group adventure reveals. In majestic Glacier National Park, ride a Red Jammer sightseeing bus along the fabled Going-to-the-Sun Road. Take a guided mansion tour. Highlights in Banff National Park include photogenic Lake Louise, the Columbia Icefields, and traversing Athabasca Glacier in a special vehicle. Jasper National Park follows, with dramatic Maligne Canyon and a cruise on cerulean Maligne Lake. An exhilarating Glacier Skywalk expedition affords spectacular views. Ride the Banff Gondola to Sulphur Mountain’s peak and see the Hoodoos and Bow Falls.
A small peninsula in an azure mountain lake, bearing a copse of coniferous trees, surrounded by snow-topped stony mountains
September 16 to September 27, 2025
The romantic splendor of the Douro River is yours to enjoy on this 10-night journey. After three nights in Lisbon, travel to Porto and settle in your first-class ship to begin an unforgettable seven-night cruise through the Douro River Valley. Daily excursions feature wine estates and charming townships, including Vila Real, Lamego and Salamanca, Spain. Along the way, indulge in regional dishes, authentic port wines and special performances! No single supplement for solo travelers!
Two traditional rabelo boats in the Douro river in Porto, with the Dom Luis I Bridge in the background.
September 26 to October 4, 2025
Behold breathtaking views and watch mythical landscapes come to life as you sail Greece’s fabled Aegean Sea and Turquoise Coast of Turkey on this deluxe, seven-night cruise. Experience the beauty of vehicle-free Hydra; unlock the mysteries of Santorini; explore historic Rhodes Town and tour the Monastery of St. John in Patmos. Discover the UNESCO‑designated ruins of Ephesus and traverse the streets of ancient Delos, legendary birthplace of Artemis and Apollo.
greek isles
October 3 to October 17, 2025
Accompanied by an expert Egyptian guide, this singular 15-day small group journey reveals antiquity’s treasures. In Cairo, tour the acclaimed Egyptian Museum and see Giza’s astounding pyramids and the Sphinx. Tour historic Old Cairo. After visiting Aswan’s massive dam, embark on a fascinating four-night Lake Nasser cruise to Abu Simbel, encountering ancient Nubia’s outstanding temples. A classic three-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 Memphis’s open-air museum and splendid Sakkara. Discover fabled Petra, ancient Jerash, and Amman with an optional 5-day/4-night post-tour Jordan extension.
egypt tomb
November 2 to November 15, 2025
Experience a truly foreign land and genuinely hospitable people on this singular small group tour. A 14-day exploration of this country of dramatic contrasts takes you from seaside Rabat to the desert towns of Erfoud and Ouarzazate and through the snow-topped High Atlas. On 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.
December 2 to December 10, 2025
Embrace the joyous Old-World holiday spirit in Germany and France on a seven-night Rhine River cruise! Unpack once on your first-class ship, then explore enchanting, festive markets decked out for the holidays and stroll through charming medieval towns. Personalize your journey with a choice of excursions, from wine tastings to culinary tours, in many ports. No single supplement!
holiday markets
December 6 to December 14, 2025
Embrace Finland’s majestic beauty and Nordic charm on this seven-night, active journey! Explore vibrant Helsinki and indulge in the quintessentially Finnish tradition of a rejuvenating sauna. In northern Lapland, gaze at the awe-inspiring Northern Lights from your glass-domed cabin, enjoy a snowshoe trek by moonlight, and drive across the pristine fjells aboard a dogsled or snowmobile! You’ll also tour the splendid old town of Tallinn, Estonia. Includes first-class hotels and a round-trip flight within Finland.
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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