What Happens Next?

Tufts Travel-Learn is pleased to share the details of the “What Happens Next?” seminar, September 5 – 11, 2023, presented by our colleagues at the Tufts European Center in Talloires, France. This thought-provoking program addresses questions to be considered as we decide how best to direct our time and energy to ensure our lives are fulfilling and in balance. Situated in the foothills of the French Alps, the European Center is the perfect setting for reflection, nature walks, exploration, and sharing of food, wine, and conversation.

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Our 2023 Travel-Learn programs are now available online and you can view our NEW Brochure HERE !

We’ve added several new trips, including The Wolves and Wildlife of Yellowstone and Cruising the Canary Islands and Morocco. We’ve also brought back classic favorites including Dutch Waterways and Egypt and the Eternal Nile. 2023 is poised to be a very busy year for travel—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.



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. Please check back for updates.

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May 31 to June 8, 2023
This seven-night journey showcases the rich cultures of the Trentino and South Tyrol regions. From your base in Trento, explore idyllic villages and the stunning Dolomites. Visit Bolzano, admire enchanting Verona and cruise on Lake Garda. Along the way, savor the region’s diverse food culture and meet friendly locals, eager to share their traditions. This small-group journey features a first-class hotel and extensive meal plan. No single supplement for solo travelers!
Lake Garda
Experience the grace and romance of a bygone era of travel while you sail aboard the elegant three-masted Sea Cloud II through the turquoise waters of the Aegean to unspoiled islands, timeless villages, and ancient sites in Turkey and Greece. Visit an abundance of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including the well-preserved ruins of Ephesus, and the Cave of the Apocalypse and Monastery of St. John on Patmos. Wander through Amorgos, home to one of the most charming villages in the Cyclades, and discover its cobbled streets and whitewashed houses—overlooked by a castle—along with Byzantine churches and iconic windmills.
Sea Cloud II ship
August 1 to August 16, 2023
With Faculty Host Nina Gerassi-Navarro
Machu Picchu’s enigmatic ruins and the fascinating Galapagos Islands rank among South America’s greatest treasures, and a small group tour is the ideal way to experience both. This singular 16-day adventure begins with Lima’s highlights. After traversing the magnificent Sacred Valley, overnight at astounding Machu Picchu, absorbing its mystery on two tours. Encounter the history and beauty of Cuzco and Quito – both UNESCO sites. Then spend four nights on beautiful Santa Cruz Island, cruising by private yacht with an expert naturalist guide to nearby Galapagos islands to observe their unique wildlife.
Machu Picchu
August 12 to August 19, 2023
With Faculty Host Greg Carleton
Travel aboard the 100-guest National Geographic Venture and actively explore a land of mist-shrouded fjords, tidewater glaciers, and islands teeming with wildlife. Kayak amid glacial ice, hike an old growth forest, spend a full day in Glacier Bay National Park exploring and learning about Alaska’s rich Tlingit heritage from an on-board cultural interpreter. Your expedition teams include expert naturalists, an undersea specialist who reveals the seldom-seen wildlife beneath the water, and a certified photo instructor who will help you take your best photos ever!
Alaska Fjords
August 28 to September 12, 2023
Experience Europe from a new vantage point on this unforgettable Grand Danube Passage! Visit eight countries, including stays in Sofia, Bulgaria, and Prague, Czech Republic, and a nine-night Danube cruise. Gain insight into each destination’s history, regional cuisine, soul-stirring landmarks and architecture, and personalize your cruise with a selection of included excursions! Enjoy first-class ship accommodations, deluxe hotels and a generous meal plan. No single supplement!
Charles Bridge Prague
September 29 to October 7, 2023
With Faculty Host Sarah Booth
Savor the layers of Sicily’s history, delectable cuisine and vintages, and its enriching culture on this nine-day immersive and comprehensive program. Converse with winemakers, sip boutique wines, take part in hands-on cooking lessons, and visit archaeological masterpieces.
Streetscape of Sicily
September 29 to October 10, 2023
With Faculty Host Cristelle Baskins
Discover the bounty of Croatia on this incredible 10-night journey, including a seven-night Adriatic cruise! Start your adventure in Dubrovnik, a marvelous medieval town, before boarding your first-class ship to sail along the Dalmatian coast to enchanting islands and timeless ports of call. Enjoy the beauty of Rab, Hvar and Korčula, and unravel history of Split, Zadar and Trogir. visit the stunning Plitvice National Park and then wrap up your adventure with three nights in Zagreb.
October 16 to October 30, 2023
With Faculty Host Shafiqul Islam
Accompanied by an expert Egyptian guide, this singular 15-day small group journey reveals antiquity’s treasures. In Cairo, tour the acclaimed Egyptian Museum, Memphis’s open-air museum, and splendid Sakkara. Experience Giza’s astounding pyramids and Sphinx. Embarking on a fascinating three-night Lake Nasser cruise from Abu Simbel to Aswan, visit ancient Nubia’s outstanding temples and Aswan’s massive dam. A classic four-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 historic Old Cairo.
man on camel with pyramid
October 24 to November 7, 2023
With Faculty Host Daniel Jay
This fascinating land where Europe and Asia meet offers an unparalleled small group experience. The engaging 15-day Turkish sojourn begins with magnificent Istanbul’s sights and a private Bosphorus cruise. After experiencing haunting Gallipoli, ferry to storied Troy. Explore Pergamum’s spectacular ruins and discover magnificently preserved Ephesus. Lunch in rustic Sirince. Enjoy the beautiful port city of Fethiye. Visit the ghost town of Kayakoy and relax on a private cruise along the tranquil Turquoise Coast. In Antalya, tour the acclaimed Archaeological Museum, then encounter Perge’s Grecian ruins.
October 28 to November 6, 2023
Sail from the heart of Paris along the River Seine and enjoy four nights on the five-star, exclusively-chartered Uniworld Joie de Vivre. After four nights cruising the Seine, transfer deep into the breathtaking countryside of Normandy, where you’ll spend four nights in a stunning, historic French château, and spend the days touring the beaches, bridges, and hedgerows our servicemen fought through to achieve victory on D-day and beyond.
American cemetery Normandy
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