Looking Ahead, and Looking Out for You

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!

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. 

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

Monarch on a tree

Learn more from viewing our information sessions!

Mexico Monarch Migration
Click here to view the recording!
With Michael Romero, faculty host from our last Mexico Monarch trip, and Sara Lewis faculty host for our upcoming trip this February. Michael and Sara were joined by a representative from our tour operator partner, Holbrook Travel.
 

Expedition to Antarctica
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Join Patrick Webb, faculty host from our last trip there and Michael Romero, faculty host for our upcoming trip this January. Patrick and Michael will be joined by Kathleen Callahan, Manager, Travel Director & Educational Coordinator with our tour operator partner Gohagan & Co..
 

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!

 

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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
June 29 to July 9, 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
Discover Ljubljana and Lake Bled in Slovenia before continuing to Rovinj, Croatia to begin your cruise aboard an 18-cabin yacht. Sail along the coast to Dubrovnik, calling at Veliki Brijun, Pula, Zadar, Split, Hvar, and Korčula. Enjoy on/off access near city centers for leisure time in town.
Franciscan Monastery
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
September 10 to September 18, 2022
Embark on an enriching seven-night journey to learn how African American culture forever influenced the City of Light. Specially designed excursions and talks reveal the remarkable contributions of African Americans on Parisian culture and its jazz and art scenes. Plus, enjoy a gastronomic walking tour, vibrant Montmartre, a Seine River cruise and much more! This active program features a first-class hotel and a generous meal plan.
Paris Metro
September 29 to October 14, 2022
It’s a pure New Zealand experience – a 16-day small group journey traversing the country through lively cities and pristine fjords. Tour cosmopolitan Auckland and cruise its glittering harbor. Experience Maori culture in geothermal Rotorua. In Hawke’s Bay, sample an acclaimed winery’s offerings, then discover Napier’s Art Deco architecture. Visit Wellington’s celebrated national museum. After touring historic Christchurch, ride the breathtaking TranzAlpine train. Encounter spectacular Franz Josef Glacier and see kiwi birds. In Fiordland National Park, cruise through stunning Doubtful Sound. A day at leisure in scenic Queenstown concludes the adventure.
New Zealand Landscape with Sheep Herd
October 3 to October 13, 2022
With Faculty Host Felicia Nutter
A once-in-a-lifetime trip to see the last remaining apes in Uganda, affectionately called the “Pearl of Africa” by Winston Churchill. Only 850 mountain gorillas still make their home in the primeval forests of central Africa. Intimately experience these animals and other primates in their natural habitat. Tufts very own Dr. Felicia Nutter, Assistant Professor and Director of the International Veterinary Medicine at the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine will lead this trip. Dr. Nutter research interests range from infectious disease ecology, to veterinary medical contributions to endangered species conservation.
Gorilla and mum
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