Passage to India <p>Sail from cosmopolitan Singapore and follow in the wake of early explorers as you sail exotic seas to Malaysia, Sri Lanka, and the exotic ports of India. Explore India’s Golden Triangle with visits to Jaipur, Agra with its Taj Mahal, and the bustling capital city of New Delhi.</p>

Passage to India

24 days | Feb 19 - Mar 13, 2016

Wonders of the Galápagos Islands Voyage <p>Sail aboard the <i>Santa Cruz</i> <em>II </em>and discover every nature lover's dream come to life on the Galápagos Islands.</p>

Wonders of the Galápagos Islands Voyage

10 days | Feb 14 - 23, 2016

Discovering Vietnam <p>Savor breathtaking beauty and enduring traditions as you travel from Vietnam's imperial cities to the Mekong River Delta, where you will experience local cuisine and get an up-close look at a farming settlement near Da Nang.</p>

Discovering Vietnam

16 days | Multiple departures between 2015 & 2016

Yellowstone in Winter <p>Experience the natural beauty of one of the first wilderness parks in the United States</p>

Yellowstone in Winter

7 days | Jan 10 - 16, 2016 | Feb 2 - 8, 2016

Treasures of South Africa <p>Explore the Cape Province and travel on <em>Rovos Rail</em> to Pretoria followed by time near Kruger National Park tracking the "Big Five" of African game and a visit to the remarkable Victoria Falls.</p>

Treasures of South Africa

16 days | Multiple departures in 2016

Exploring London and Paris: A Family Adventure <p>Explore the Tower of London and see Shakespeare’s theater; then take the “Chunnel” to Paris to visit the Eiffel Tower, enjoy art tours of the Louvre and Musée d’Orsay and visit Notre Dame, Versailles and more.</p>

Exploring London and Paris: A Family Adventure

10 days | Multiple departures in 2016

Around the World by Private Jet 2016 <p>Exotic adventure awaits you at every turn as you journey across five continents, experiencing the world's legendary sites up close, from climbing the terraced steps of Machu Picchu to traversing the Serengeti Plain on safari.</p>

Around the World by Private Jet 2016

24 days | Sep 29 - Oct 22, 2016

Springtime at the Metropolitan Opera <p>Experience Springtime in New York and spectacular opera performances with prime seating at the iconic Metropolitan Opera House!</p>

Springtime at the Metropolitan Opera

5 days | Apr 11 - 15, 2016


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Smithsonian Journeys marks its 45th anniversary in 2015! We, along with our travelers, continue to be inspired by the Smithsonian’s mission of “the increase and diffusion of knowledge.” This dedication to lifelong learning and passion for exploring the world drives us to develop authentic and exceptional cultural experiences. Since 1970, our collection of diverse tours and cruises has grown to more than 150 destinations on all seven continents.


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Joseph Snyder was a U.S. Department of State Foreign Service officer for 30 years, serving at dip...