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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January 11 to January 24, 2022
With Faculty Host Michael Romero
Join us for this spectacular 14-day journey featuring a nine-night exclusively chartered cruise to Antarctica, Earth’s last frontier. Cruise aboard the intimate LE BORÉAL, the finest vessels in Antarctic waters, featuring private balconies in 95% of the deluxe, ocean-view accommodations. Experience “The White Continent” in its unspoiled state; see fantastically shaped icebergs, turquoise glaciers, bustling penguin rookeries and look for breaching whales. Accompanied by the ship’s expert team of naturalists, board sturdy Zodiac watercraft for excursions ashore and observe Antarctica’s abundant wildlife.
Lamaire Channel
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 6 to February 12, 2022
With Faculty Host Sara M. Lewis
Witness a spectacular natural phenomenon unlike any other! With visits to three sanctuaries within the Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve, you will have the opportunity to see Monarchs in staggering quantities: on the roosts in the morning, in flight at midday, feeding on wildflowers, and watering at streams —so many at once that you hear the humming of their delicate wings and sense them as they touch down on your shoulders or hats. Also spend time in the colonial town of Angangueo and the massive ancient Teotihuacán complex, exploring Mexico's rich history and culture.
Monarchs migrating
February 9 to February 17, 2022
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 11 to February 24, 2022
Eyes and hearts are opened to a truly foreign land and genuinely hospitable people on this singular small group tour. A 14-day exploration takes you from seaside Rabat to the desert towns of Erfoud and Ouarzazate and through the snow-topped High Atlas Mountains. In a journey featuring the many cultural treasures of Fez, Marrakech, and Casablanca – and five UNESCO sites – encounter Roman ruins, an ancient caravan route, and medinas bustling with snake charmers and spice merchants. Dine with local people in a private home and in a family-run riad, and watch the sun set over the Saharan dunes on camelback.
Moroccan Blue Gate Mosque
February 23 to March 2, 2022
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
March 6 to March 19, 2022
Glimpse a world primeval on this singular 14-day safari through some of Southern Africa’s great wildlife sanctuaries. The small group adventure begins with sightseeing in Johannesburg’s renowned Soweto District. Experience Zimbabwe’s spectacular Victoria Falls and enjoy a “Sundowner” Zambezi cruise. Taking a game drive, search for the elusive black rhino. In Botswana’s Chobe National Park, embark on sensational boat safaris and game drives. Finally, enjoy unparalleled game viewing with three nights in Zambia’s exceptional Lower Zambezi National Park. *Greater Flexibility: Your deposit is fully refundable up to 95 days prior to departure!
African Elephant Family
March 10 to March 24, 2022
Encounter Vietnam’s breathtaking natural beauty, abiding tradition, and profoundly hospitable people on this comprehensive 15-day small group journey. Sightsee in French-accented Hanoi and explore stunning Ha Long Bay. In Da Nang, tour the acclaimed Cham Museum. Visit charming Hoi An and a farming settlement, and enjoy a cooking lesson. Explore Hue’s Imperial Citadel. With two nights in the storied Mekong Delta, experience river life, visiting a floating market. A three-night stay in vibrant Saigon concludes the journey. *Greater Flexibility: Your deposit is fully refundable up to 95 days prior to departure!
Vietnam Statuary Hue
April 18 to April 26, 2022
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.
Dutch Waterways Stroopwaffel
April 30 to May 15, 2022
Leisurely and comprehensive, this 16-day small group tour provides a generous overview of four fascinating Eastern European nations. First is Warsaw, where sightseeing includes the faithfully rebuilt Old Town and moving visits to the Auschwitz and Birkenau concentration camps. Traveling on to historic Krakow, tour the Wieliczka Salt Mine, a UNESCO site. Explore Budapest, the “Paris of the East.” After stops along the scenic Danube Bend, reach grand Vienna for a classical music performance and visits to the storied Opera House and majestic Schönbrunn Palace. Finally, enjoy exploration of elegant Prague. *Greater Flexibility: Your deposit is fully refundable up to 95 days prior to departure!
Skyline Eastern Europe
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