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

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

Explore Upcoming Trips

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
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
July 24 to August 1, 2021
Join us for the opportunity to experience the lands and legacies forged by centuries of Baltic history. By special arrangement, hear from Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and former President of Poland Lech Wałęsa and interpreter and advisor to Mikhail Gorbachev, Pavel Palazhchenko. Experience the cultural rebirth of the Baltic states, the imperial riches of St. Petersburg and the luminous “White Nights of Summer” on this six-country, eight‑night Baltic Sea program. Cruise aboard the exclusively chartered, Five-Star Le Dumont-d’Urville from Stockholm, Sweden, to Copenhagen, Denmark, visiting Gdańsk, Poland; Tallinn, Estonia; Helsinki, Finland; and Visby, Sweden. Spend two days in St. Petersburg. Splendors of Stockholm Pre‑Program and Wonders of Norway Post‑Program Options.
Russia Peterhof Petrodvorets
July 26 to August 2, 2021
Join this exploration-style cruise through the Inside Passage from Vancouver to Juneau during optimal long summer days aboard the exclusively chartered, Five-Star, small ship Le Soléal. Navigate isolated inlets inaccessible to larger vessels for superlative views of Alaska’s spectacular scenery. Cruise the breathtaking Misty Fjords and Tracy Arm Fjord to the majestic Dawes and South Sawyer Glaciers, call at the Gold Rush towns of Sitka, Petersburg and Ketchikan, and look for humpback whales at Point Adolphus. Vancouver and Victoria Pre-Program Option and Anchorage, Denali and Fairbanks Post-Program Option.
Mountain & Glacier Alaska
July 29 to August 6, 2021
Join us for this seven-night circumnavigation of ethereal Iceland, a land of fire and ice where glittering glaciers cap active and dormant volcanoes and Viking ruins coexist with geothermal baths, mud pots and powerful geysers. Cruise aboard the Five‑Star, ice-class expedition ship Le Dumont d’Urville, featuring only 92 Suites and Staterooms. Look for orcas and humpback whales and in UNESCO‑designated Vatnajökull National Park, touch ice fragments calved from one of Europe’s largest glaciers. Cross the Arctic Circle on Grímsey Island and marvel at dramatic Goðafoss, the “Waterfall of the Gods.” Economy-class air from Boston, New York‑JFK, Newark, Toronto and Washington-Dulles is included; low air add‑ons are available from other select cities. Reykjavík and The Golden Circle Pre‑Program Options offered.
Iceland Gulfoss
July 29 to August 13, 2021
Whether you’re seeking to recapture your ancestral heritage or simply wish to discover a beautiful and poignant part of the world, this small group tour offers ample opportunity for enrichment, enlightenment, and enjoyment. With both comprehensive touring and time for independent exploration, it provides a generous overview of four distinctly different – and fascinating – nations. *Greater Flexibility: Your deposit is fully refundable up to 95 days prior to departure!
Skyline Eastern Europe
Enjoy a bicycling tour—geared for a range of abilities—through the famed wine country and Pacific Coast of Northern California. This adventure will feature a few 20- to 30-mile rides over easy terrain with van support and some longer distance options. Bike past stunning scenery including pastoral ranchlands, the rugged Pacific Coast, and of course verdant rolling vineyards, traveling through the towns of Petaluma, Bodega Bay, and Healdsburg. Off the bike you’ll be treated to stops at wineries—including visits with Tufts alumni working in the wine industry—a walk among some of the tallest trees on the planet and a half-day of kayaking on Tomales Bay; as well as the chance to dine at acclaimed restaurants and stay at two of the region’s best hotels.
Pedal paddle Pinot vineyards
August 21 to September 1, 2021
Ireland’s gorgeous, sweeping coastal scenery awaits you on the Wild Atlantic Way and in pristine County Donegal! Visit iconic cities like Dublin, Galway and Derry, Northern Ireland, and marvel at the Slieve League sea cliffs and Giant’s Causeway. Revel in the best of Ireland’s natural beauty, culture and cuisine on this unforgettable 10-night journey!
Irish Coast
August 25 to September 6, 2021
It’s a land of delicate art and bustling commerce, of rich traditions and dizzying modernity; a jumble of sights, sounds, and tastes that for visitors are truly foreign – and truly fascinating.his well-crafted tour features the highlights of Tokyo and Kyoto, engages us in local life, and takes us off the beaten path to the lovely historic cities of Takayama and Kanazawa. *Greater Flexibility: Your deposit is fully refundable up to 95 days prior to departure!
Insiders Japan
August 30 to September 9, 2021
One of North America’s great unspoiled wildernesses, the Canadian Rockies offer bountiful rewards for outdoor-loving travelers. While staying in unique mountain lodges, we ride in Glacier National Park’s famed Red Jammers, visit cerulean Lake Louise, and set foot on Athabasca Glacier. Amid stunning alpine scenery, it’s a feast for the eyes – and the spirit. *Greater Flexibility: Your deposit is fully refundable up to 95 days prior to departure!
Canada Waterfront
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