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 developments of the pandemic and the latest travel advisories. Please check back here often for updates.  Our tour operators have created more flexible terms and conditions and can guide you through the evolving health and safety protocol of each destination, 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!

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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

Shared Departures: A series of virtual talks cohosted by Tufts, Harvard and Brown Universities that feature our fabulous faculty hosts talking about some of our favorite destinations!

Be sure to check back here the announcement of our Fall Shared Departure webinar.  In case you missed our past presentations, here are the links to the recordings:

Cuba in Focus:
Friday, March 26th
Speakers: Nina Gerasssi-Navarro, Tufts University | Evelyn Hu-Dehart, Brown University | Jonathan Hansen, Harvard University

Italy in Focus:
Tuesday, June 15th

Speakers: Lewis Edgers, Tufts University | Massimo Riva, Brown University | Sue Weaver Schopf, Harvard University

Professor Chris Whittier Teaching by Russell Gammons

Special presentation!

Kenya: A Showcase of Conservation Webinar
Friday, September 3, 12:00 noon (EST)

Want to learn more about this unique trip? Join us for an informative session with faculty host Chris Whittier, Director of the Conservation Medicine program at the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine and our tour operator, Rumit Mehta from Immersion Journeys. The session will include a brief presentation by Professor Whittier on what you can expect to see and learn about from him on the trip; and hear about the latest in health and safety protocol for Kenya from Rumit and how he can help you navigate them. There will be time for questions.

If you’ve seen our offerings and wanted to learn more about why Tufts alumni, parents and friends travel with us, and what our trips are like, this is the perfect opportunity to do so from the comfort of your own home!

Click here to register!

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March 10 to March 24, 2022
Encounter Vietnam’s breathtaking natural beauty, abiding tradition, and profoundly hospitable people on this comprehensive 15-day small group journey. Sightsee in French-accented Hanoi and explore stunning Ha Long Bay. In Da Nang, tour the acclaimed Cham Museum. Visit charming Hoi An and a farming settlement, and enjoy a cooking lesson. Explore Hue’s Imperial Citadel. With two nights in the storied Mekong Delta, experience river life, visiting a floating market. A three-night stay in vibrant Saigon concludes the journey. *Greater Flexibility: Your deposit is fully refundable up to 95 days prior to departure!
Vietnam Statuary Hue
April 18 to April 26, 2022
Join us for a seven-night cruise through the Netherlands and Belgium aboard a first-class river ship! Discover Amsterdam, Bruges, Antwerp and one of the world’s best gardening events, Floriade Expo 2022, wonderfully abloom with green ideas! Enjoy excursions that speak to you. Stroll through a sea of cheerful tulips, behold paintings by Dutch masters, visit a Belgian chocolaterie or bike through quaint villages.
Dutch Waterways Stroopwaffel
April 25 to April 29, 2022
Against the backdrop of outstanding cuisine and historic neighborhoods, discover how New Orleans’ ties to French, Spanish, and Caribbean cultures have contributed to its singular architectural and cultural legacy. Hear how its African and Cuban influences laid the groundwork for an astonishing musical heritage, from ragtime to Dixieland, funk and R&B, and most famously jazz. Tour the Whitney Plantation, a museum about slavery, including memorials honoring the 100,000-plus people held in slavery in Louisiana. Celebrate the people and events that shaped New Orleans’ Civil Rights movement; and examine the city’s struggles and transformation since Hurricane Katrina’s devastating blow.
New Orleans Jazz Musician
April 30 to May 15, 2022
Leisurely and comprehensive, this 16-day small group tour provides a generous overview of four fascinating Eastern European nations. First is Warsaw, where sightseeing includes the faithfully rebuilt Old Town and moving visits to the Auschwitz and Birkenau concentration camps. Traveling on to historic Krakow, tour the Wieliczka Salt Mine, a UNESCO site. Explore Budapest, the “Paris of the East.” After stops along the scenic Danube Bend, reach grand Vienna for a classical music performance and visits to the storied Opera House and majestic Schönbrunn Palace. Finally, enjoy exploration of elegant Prague. *Greater Flexibility: Your deposit is fully refundable up to 95 days prior to departure!
Skyline Eastern Europe
May 12 to May 20, 2022
With Faculty Host Prof. Steve Chapra
Discover the intriguing mélange of cultures that flourished in the wake of Ancient Empires. Cruise from Rome to Valletta aboard the exclusively chartered Five-Star small ship Le Lyrial. Custom‑designed itinerary features the monumental antiquities and spectacular scenery of this historical region affording the opportunity to travel with a small group that visits up to nine UNESCO World Heritage sites. Marvel at Italy’s stunning Amalfi Coast, the superbly excavated city of Pompeii and Agrigento’s unforgettable Valley of the Temples, discover Sicily’s storied town of Taormina and experience the rich history of Malta.
Amalfi Coast Ruins
May 19 to May 27, 2022
With Faculty Host James Stavridis
Join us on an exclusive, custom-designed journey from Norway’s majestic fjords to the Scottish Highlands. We’ll cruise to ports accessible only by small ship, and ride two of the world’s most scenic rail journeys. We’ll visit UNESCO World Heritage sites, including one that’s been called the world’s most spectacular Neolithic dig. Led by experienced local guides, we’ll explore life on remote, starkly beautiful Scottish islands, and discover unique dialects, music, and storytelling traditions.
Norway Sogneford
May 28 to June 5, 2022
Join our small group for a nine-day journey to the culinary and cultural heart of Northern Italy—a region brimming with exquisite local wines, specialty ingredients, soul-satisfying signature dishes and the wonderful Italians who conjure them with time-honored techniques. Settle into a beautiful wine estate outside Verona. With each day highlighted by exclusive experiences, access authentic Italy, learn from local Italians and, most of all, revel in la dolce vita—the joyful celebration of food, friends and life!
Home on Shore Italy Coast
With great weather, breathtaking scenery and over 500 vineyards, the valleys of Napa and Sonoma are a cyclist’s paradise. You’ll find terrain suitable for all abilities, just one of the reasons Bicycling Magazine described pedaling here as “the perfect cycling vacation.” Off the bike you’ll be treated to wine tastings, world-class cuisine and delightful accommodations.
Pedal, Paddle Pinot Vineyards
July 8 to July 18, 2022
This extraordinary “Grand Tour” of Europe features an incredible combination of river, rail, lake and mountain travel including five nights aboard the new, deluxe AMADEUS IMPERIAL. Journey through the Netherlands, Germany, France and Switzerland, cruising the Rhine River. Spend two nights each in Lucerne and Zermatt. Ride aboard three legendary railways—the Gornergrat Bahn for views of the Matterhorn, the Glacier Express from Andermatt to Zermatt and the Pilatus Railway, the world’s steepest cogwheel railway—and enjoy a scenic cruise on Lake Lucerne. This is the trip of a lifetime at an exceptional value.
Europe Cog Train over Landscape
August 28 to September 8, 2022
Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Prince Edward Island make for a scenic and history-infused journey. This 12-day small group exploration begins with Novia Scotia’s photogenic South Shore and iconic Peggy’s Point Lighthouse. Encounter the region’s history at the Grand-Pré National Historic Site in the picturesque Annapolis Valley. In the Bay of Fundy, take a whale-watching cruise. Dine aboard a lobster boat, then discover Prince Edward Island. On Cape Breton Island, visit the Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site, drive the world-famous Cabot Trail, and see the 18th-century Fortress of Louisbourg. *Greater Flexibility: Cancel up to 95 days prior to departure with no penalties!
Canadian Coast
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