Looking Ahead, and Looking Out for You

While Tufts University is strongly discouraging all but essential travel at this time, we remain very hopeful that, with the roll out of the vaccine, and health and safety protocols in place, we will be able to travel again soon. This schedule reflects current travel projections and is subject to change as we monitor the developments of the pandemic and the latest travel advisories. Please check back here often for updates.  Our tour operator partners have created more flexible terms and conditions 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! 

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: Italy in Focus 
Tuesday June 15th, 1:00 p.m. (EST)

With Lewis Edgers, Professor Emeritus of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Tufts University 

In the spirit of travel, let’s head to Italy through the lens of Venice! This panel-style lecture will cover an array of thought-provoking topics with a special focus on Venice’s environmental challenges and engineering feats, storied writers who sought inspiration, and the history of virtual reality in this distinct Italian region.

Please note, your confirmation email will come from Harvard Alumni Travels. Space is limited and on a first come, first serve basis!

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Machu Picchu

“Machu Picchu is legendary for many reasons— the stunning scenery with its strategically perched jungle mountain above raging river far below, the marvel of Incan engineering, the unpredictable climate with rapidly alternating clouds, mist and sun with the Andes in the distance, the Incan history, etc. One of the top trips of a lifetime."

—John R. Serafini Jr., A’70,  participant on Treasures of Peru, February 2020

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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
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
October 8 to October 16, 2022
Join us for this nine-day Aegean Odyssey cruising round trip Athens, Greece, aboard the exclusively chartered, Five-Star small ship Le Bougainville. Our epic voyage calls on the islands of Delos, Mykonos, Pátmos, Rhodes and Santorini, including the Peloponnese Peninsula. Visit extraordinary Meteora, where 14th- and 15th-century monasteries stand high atop soaring natural sandstone pinnacles; walk through the fabled Lion Gate of legendary Mycenae; and explore the monumental ruins of the Sanctuary of Asklepios of Epidaurus. Enjoy guided tours in these storied destinations and visit up to eight magnificent UNESCO World Heritage sites. Engage with local residents who will discuss contemporary life on the islands during the specially arranged Island Life® Forum.
Greece Santorini Sea View
October 16 to October 23, 2022
Discover the history, geology, excellent food and wine, and the sheer beauty of the Pacific Northwest. We travel through the region as early explorers, settlers, and natives did—by the waterways that stretch far inland from the Pacific Ocean.
Snake River ledge waterfall view
October 27 to November 7, 2022
Encounter a land of extraordinary beauty and belief on this exceptional 12-day small group journey. Explore Tel Aviv, Israel’s cultural capital, and ancient Jaffa. Experience the Ein Hod artists’ village. Overnighting at a hotel on a kibbutz’s grounds, visit a winery. See storied biblical sites: the Sea of Galilee, Tiberias, the Mount of Beatitudes, and Nazareth. With five nights at Jerusalem’s legendary King David Jerusalem Hotel, tour the city’s treasured sights. Enjoy an ethnic cooking class. On a Dead Sea excursion, explore the Qumran Caves and Masada’s ruins. Discover stunning Petra and Amman with an optional 5-day/4-night Jordan post-tour extension.
Dome of the Rock
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