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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September 21 to September 30, 2021
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
September 29 to October 7, 2021
With Faculty Host Steve Chapra
Experience an easy-going, languid lifestyle in Italy’s Apulia region, where Mediterranean meals are savored slowly amidst olive groves, ancient seaports and timeless villages. Spend seven nights in seaside Polignano a Mare and venture out each day to enjoy the unique character that defines Apulia, the heel of Italy’s boot. An exclusive lecture series complements your excursions. Plus, enjoy ample free time to stroll down romantic cobblestone alleys, drink in soul-stirring views of a brilliant blue sea and revel in an easier easy pace of life
Apulia Undiscovered Italy
For more than a millennium, pilgrims have walked the Camino de Santiago, the Way of St. James, to the Shrine of the Apostle at Santiago de Compostela in Galicia, Spain. On this moderately active program, hike the most interesting sections of the Camino, enjoying exquisite cuisine, regional wines, breathtaking architecture, and splendid hotels en route. Daily walks average 3.5 miles.
Puente La Rena
October 6 to October 17, 2021
Experience the wild nature and welcoming culture of Chile on this nine-night adventure of a lifetime. Explore dynamic Santiago and savor an asado—or barbecue—with Chilean cowboys. On Chiloé Island, peek at penguins in their natural habitat. Then surrender yourself to the icy mountain splendor of Patagonia’s famed national parks.
Colorful Chile Shore
October 27 to November 5, 2021
It’s a land of scenes epic in scope, from the immense Grand Canyon and the sinuous Colorado to the sandstone spires of Bryce and Zion’s red-rock cliffs. It’s the Southwest, which your small group celebrates at favorite national parks, along with dazzling Sedona and a rousing Colorado River rafting excursion.
Canyon
November 5 to November 14, 2021
With Faculty Host Christopher Whittier
Experience Kenya's endless savanna plains and wide open vistas. It is the land of the proud Masai, an ancient Arab history and Swahili heritage. Watch the endless stream of migratory wildebeest as they cross the precarious Mara River in search of greener pastures, stand in shadow of Mount Kilimanjaro- Africa's highest peak - and meet conservationists who are in the front lines to preserve east Africa's iconic wild life. This program offers a unique experience by merging the academic and the aesthetic, by exploring Kenya’s rich ecosystem, and offering a glimpse into the country’s, and Tufts’, commitment to conservation.
Elephant family close together
Commemorate the Civil Rights movement in Alabama by exploring the poignant past of three communities critical to the movement. In Montgomery, see the pulpits and bus stops from which MLK and Rosa Parks inspired thousands. Walk the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma where activists were attacked on “Bloody Sunday.” Visit Birmingham’s 16th Street Baptist Church, a pivotal flashpoint after the deadly bombing that killed four young girls. See memorials to Freedom Riders, victims of lynching, and voters' rights activists, and meet organizers active in the 1950s and ’60s.
Civil Rights march MLK & crowd
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
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