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!

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

Antarctica Hidden Bay

Learn more from viewing our information sessions!

If you want to learn more about why Tufts alumni, parents and friends travel with us, and what our trips are like, viewing our information sessions is the perfect opportunity to do so from the comfort of your own home!

Expedition to Antarctica
Join Patrick Webb, faculty host from our last trip to the White Continent, and Michael Romero, faculty host for our upcoming trip in January 2023. Patrick and Michael will be joined by Kathleen Callahan, Manager, Travel Director & Educational Coordinator with our tour operator partner Gohagan & Co.

Click here to view the recording!

Click here to view our 2022 catalog.

 

 

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. 

Explore Upcoming Trips

January 28 to February 11, 2022
Accompanied by an expert Egyptian guide, this singular 15-day small group journey reveals antiquity’s treasures. Cairo’s highlights include Memphis, Sakkara, and Giza’s astounding pyramids. Visit Aswan’s massive dam then take a fascinating four-night Lake Nasser cruise to Abu Simbel, encountering ancient Nubia’s outstanding temples. A classic three-night Nile voyage from Aswan to Luxor follows, with a traditional felucca sail and exploration of Luxor’s awe-inspiring temples. Returning to Cairo, tour Old Cairo and the acclaimed Egyptian Museum. Discover fabled Petra, ancient Jerash, and Amman with an optional 5-day/4-night post-tour Jordan extension.
Sunset Camel Silhouette Egypt
February 9 to February 17, 2022
With Faculty Host Colin Orians
This incredible journey features a four-night cruise in the Galápagos Islands, a nature lover’s dream destination and UNESCO World Heritage site, aboard the first-class, small ship SANTA CRUZ II. This exploration vessel is equipped for the complete Galápagos experience, from a fleet of Zodiacs and a glass-bottom boat to certified naturalists and complimentary snorkeling gear. Visit six islands where the unique wildlife accepts up-close human interaction like nowhere else on Earth. On mainland Ecuador, enjoy three nights exploring the treasures of UNESCO-inscribed Quito, one of South America’s most captivating cities.
Galapagos Bluefoot Boobie
February 23 to March 2, 2022
With Faculty Host Nina Gerassi-Navarro
Join a seven-night Cuban adventure like no other! Learn about the lives and experiences of local Cubans during meaningful encounters and conversations. Engage with artists, ride in a classic convertible, meet local entrepreneurs and explore Old Havana. Visit Trinidad, Cienfuegos, an organic farm and much more. Come away with a broader perspective of Cuba’s culture and citizens while benefiting and supporting the Cuban people.
Old Havana Courtyard
April 18 to April 26, 2022
With Faculty Host Lewis Edgers
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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. (Sold out! Contact AHI for alternate dates in May, 2022 and April, 2023.)
Dutch Waterways Stroopwaffel
Discover—or return to—Tufts University’s campus in France! In the charming village of Talloires at the wonderful Abbaye de Talloires hotel, set on the lake shore next to the European Center. Learn about the 50-year history of the Center from director, Gabriella Goldstein, and its tradition of keeping international exchange and cultural understanding alive for Tufts students and faculty. Then, in keeping with our mission to learn through travel, cross the Alps into Italy to the capital city of the Piedmont region, Turin—the region and city are renowned for their gourmet food and wine — for more exploration!
Taillores Tufts European Center
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
June 9 to June 19, 2022
With Faculty Host Greg Carleton
As the proverb goes, “To know Russia is to know the Volga.” Join us for three nights in stately St. Petersburg, followed by a six-night voyage along some of Russia’s most picturesque lakes and a fabled stretch of the Volga, Europe’s longest river. You will sail in luxury aboard the elegant Volga Dream from St. Petersburg to Moscow, stepping off to explore charming medieval towns, multicolored cathedrals, and graceful monasteries throughout the Russian heartland. Lectures from acclaimed scholars will add wonderful depth and context to your adventure. 
Kizhi
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
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