Barcelona Parc Guell
Travel the world with Tufts in 2024!

Trip Highlight: Sailing the Spanish & French Rivieras, April 26 - May 4, 2024.

Join fellow Jumbos on this special trip that includes three nights in Barcelona followed by the unparalleled experience of cruising aboard one of the world’s finest sailing vessels, the Sea Cloud II, for four nights. Explore the treasures of the romantic Roman ruins at Arles to the art nouveau architecture of Gaudí’s Barcelona and the landscapes that inspired Picasso and Cézanne. 

 To learn more or book this trip, call Criterion Travel at 888-328-2089 or email us at: 

Miyajima Torri

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

Explore Upcoming Trips

January 4 to January 13, 2024
With Faculty Host Colin Orians
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Costa Rica has more than 5 percent of the world’s biodiversity, 801 miles of coastline, and the world’s highest percentage of protected areas. At the same time, it consistently ranks high in prestigious international quality of life studies.

three toed sloth
February 3 to February 9, 2024
With Faculty Host Katrina Burgess
Although just 90-miles from the United States, Cuba remains a mystery to most Americans. On this in-depth, six-night program travelers will experience this enigmatic island through the eyes of its people. Discover Havana during specially arranged meetings. Explore captivating Cuba, with privileged access to the country's arts community and experts. Savor Cuban cuisine at local paladares and get to know our neighbors to the south!
March 7 to March 24, 2024
With Faculty Host Michael Romero
Astonishing beauty and consummate adventure await on this wonderfully diverse 18-day Southern Africa small group journey. Explore Johannesburg’s renowned Soweto district. Staying near Zimbabwe’s spectacular Victoria Falls, embark on a “Sundowner” Zambezi cruise and a rhino safari. Enjoy a full-day safari excursion to Botswana’s exceptional Chobe National Park. In Namibia, encounter Sossusvlei’s immense dunes and cruise along the storied Namibian coast. Highlights of a four-night stay in beautiful Cape Town include a tasting at a Winelands winery, Cape of Good Hope touring, and a Table Mountain cable car ride. Experience the extraordinary Kruger region with an optional 4-day/3-night post-tour extension.
Lions in africa
March 8 to March 21, 2024
With Faculty Host Kenneth Garden
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Visit 3 continents; explore centuries-old landmarks in Jordan, Egypt, and Greece; and cruise from the Red Sea to the Aegean Sea via the Suez Canal on this remarkable 12-night voyage. Discover the historical sites of Jordan on a journey to Amman, Jerash, Wadi Rum, and legendary Petra.

Egypt Giza Sphinx
March 17 to March 25, 2024
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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, plus enjoy a snowshoe trek by moonlight and a fast-paced dogsled ride across the pristine fjells. You’ll also tour the splendid old town of Tallinn, Estonia! Includes first-class hotels and a round-trip flight within Finland.
urora Borealis
April 22 to April 30, 2024
With Faculty Host Gilbert Metcalf
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Glide along picturesque waterways in the Netherlands and Belgium on this wonderful, seven-night, first-class cruise from Amsterdam to Antwerp! Take in Amsterdam’s gabled canal houses, Keukenhof Gardens’ breathtaking tulips and the Old-World ambience of Bruges and Antwerp. Plus, enjoy a choice of included cultural and culinary experiences in several ports. Savor the ever-changing panoramas and carefree comforts that make river cruising so enticing! No single supplement.
Amsterdam canal with bikes
April 26 to May 4, 2024
Explore the treasures of the Spanish and French Rivieras, from the romantic Roman ruins at Arles to the art nouveau architecture of Gaudí’s Barcelona and the landscapes that inspired Picasso and Cézanne. Luxuriate in the comforts of a 5-star hotel in the center of Barcelona for three nights, followed by the unparalleled experience of cruising aboard one of the world’s finest sailing vessels, the Sea Cloud II, for four nights with an itinerary carefully designed to maximize our time under sail.
April 27 to May 7, 2024
With Faculty Host Lewis Edgers
A confederation of merchant guilds and market towns from the 12th to the 15th centuries, the Hanseatic League fueled unprecedented wealth along Europe’s northern coasts and laid the groundwork for the Renaissance. Set sail on this North Sea voyage from the south of England to Denmark, and explore the extravagant legacy of those riches in the great public buildings, private houses, and above all, the museums that these fortunes built and furnished.
May 1 to May 11, 2024
It’s a land of scenes epic in scope, from the immense Grand Canyon to Zion’s red-rock cliffs, which your small group celebrates on this captivating 11-day journey. Setting out from Phoenix, experience Sedona’s striking red sandstone landscape with an exhilarating Jeep tour. Spend a memorable day exploring the awe-inspiring Grand Canyon. Staying at a hotel on Lake Powell’s shores, discover spectacular Upper Antelope Canyon, and embark on a rousing Colorado River motorized rafting excursion. In stunning Bryce Canyon National Park, marvel at the hoodoo rock formations, then encounter wondrously diverse Zion National Park. Toast the Southwestern adventure in Las Vegas.
USA Southwest
May 14 to May 25, 2024
With Faculty Host Elena Naumova (2)
Experience dramatic coastlines, sacred temples, celebrated gardens, and cutting-edge art and architecture during an eight-night cruise through the Sea of Japan and the Inland Sea aboard the 140-passenger Heritage Adventurer. After two exciting days in Tokyo, venture beyond the bustle of Japan’s capital city to the historic and artistic quarters of Kanazawa and the idyllic island worlds of Miyajima and Sado. Visit sacred temples and shrines and renowned gardens and castles while engaging with expert study leaders throughout the program. An optional pre-trip extension to Hakone/Kamakura and an optional post-trip extension to Kyoto are also available.
Miyajima torri gate
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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