COVID-19 Safety

Tufts Travel-Learn, along with institutional partners, tour operators, and government authorities, continues to monitor the COVID-19 outbreak. Your safety while traveling on our programs is our and our tour operators’ number one priority.  As this is a fluid situation, Travel-Learn and our tour operator partners will continue to update travelers who are booked on our trips accordingly and on a trip-by-trip basis regarding any status changes or updates for your particular departure. While we watch and wait, our operators have responded to the situation by loosening cancelation policies to allow participants to wait longer at no additional penalty. Decisions regarding the whether to operator or postpone a trip typically happen 45-60 days prior to departure.

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

Check out our featured Virtual Tour: Machu Picchu
While we take a pause from our favorite destinations, we are keeping the spirit of learning and exploration alive. Whether you are disappointed about canceling your travel plans, just missing your local museum, or looking for ways to introduce your family to new places, consider digital exploration and these great Virtual Travel Opportunities.

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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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April 2 to April 10, 2021
The Low Countries are high on savvy travelers’ must-visit lists, for many reasons. The people are wonderful. The scenery, sensational. There’s remarkable art, history, food, and fun at every turn. And there’s no better way to experience it all than by river, on a superb ship, with Tufts Travel-Learn. Together, we’ll explore fascinating cities, medieval towns, fairytale villages, and a paradise of tulips. Local experts will give us insider perspectives on artistic masterpieces, historic landmarks, architectural gems, culinary pleasures, and everyday life. Best of all, we can choose from an array of excursions, enrichment programs, and extensions —so each of us can have our very own, one-of-a-kind journey.
Statue Waterfall in Dutch Commons
April 6 to April 20, 2021
Accompanied by an expert Egyptian guide, this singular small group journey through antiquity travels from vibrant Cairo and the Great Pyramids to Abu Simbel and the Upper Nile for a fascinating cruise on Lake Nasser. Then: a classic voyage along the Lower Nile from Aswan to Luxor before returning to Cairo.
Sunset Camel Silhouette Egypt
April 25 to May 3, 2021
Discover the rich wonders of Montenegro, an enchanting Balkan nation packed with old-world architecture, jaw-dropping beauty & cultural treasures. Encounter inviting villages, ancient relics, Lake Skadar & storied viniculture! Stay for 6 nights in Tivat, Montenegro, then cap off your trip with an overnight in Dubrovnik, Croatia! Group size limited to 24 participants.
Perast bay
May 30 to June 7, 2021
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. We can even extend our adventure with an optional five-night, pre-cruise extension in Copenhagen, Oslo, and Stalheim, and/or a two-night post-cruise exploration of Scotland’s cultural capitals, Edinburgh and Glasgow.
Norway Sogneford
June 16 to June 24, 2021
Just when you thought you knew Italy, along comes Apulia. Let’s discover this delightfully different region together. Our small-group journey will lead us from Lecce, the “Florence of the South,” to a whitewashed hillside village; from magnificent Baroque architecture to conical-roofed limestone huts; and from a vibrant seaport to a Stone Age city of cave dwellings. Through expert-led talks and excursions, we’ll learn about Apulia’s dramatic past, its multicultural heritage, and the unique terroir that makes it so conducive to growing olives and wine grapes. And we’ll do more than talk about food. As we travel, we’ll sample delicious cuisine that focuses on Apulia’s bounty of fresh seafood and locally grown produce.
Apulia Landscape
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
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