Imperial China and the Yangtze <p>Discover China's treasures, including the Forbidden City, the Terra-Cotta Warriors, and Yu Yuan Gardens, on a classic journey through China's Middle Kingdom and a three-day cruise on the Yangtze River.</p>

Imperial China and the Yangtze

14 days | Multiple departures in 2015

France Through the Ages <p>Discover the essence of France as you travel from Carcassonne to the chateaux of the Loire Valley, Mont-Saint-Michel, the D-Day beaches of Normandy, and Paris.</p>

France Through the Ages

15 days | Multiple departures in 2015

Springtime at the Metropolitan Opera <p>Experience spectacular performances featuring Orchestra Prime seating!</p>

Springtime at the Metropolitan Opera

5 days | Mar 3 - 7, 2015 | Apr 20 - 24, 2015

Splendors of Australia and New Zealand <p>Explore Australia and New Zealand's stunningly diverse landscapes and wildlife—from the Great Barrier Reef and Sydney's Royal Botanic Gardens to renowned Milford Sound.</p>

Splendors of Australia and New Zealand

22-23 days | Multiple departures between 2015 & 2016

Journey to Costa Rica: A Family Adventure <p>Costa Rica is a veritable playground for families! Walk along hanging bridges in the canopy of an amazing rainforest, spot exotic birds and caimans, and walk right up to the rim of Poás Volcano on this adventure where you will travel with like-minded grandparents, parents, and children.</p>

Journey to Costa Rica: A Family Adventure

9 days | Multiple departures in 2015

Living in Italy: Three Weeks in Florence <p>Live your Tuscan dream on our 22-day program in Florence, and enjoy independent living in a fully furnished apartment located within walking distance to historic sites, museums, restaurants, markets, and your Italian language center.</p>

Living in Italy: Three Weeks in Florence

22 days | Mar 7 - 28, 2015 | Oct 3 - 24, 2015

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45 YEARS IN TRAVEL

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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A River Cruise through Provence

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A Transpacific Voyage from Alaska to Japan: Lands and Islands of Mystery

A Transpacific Voyage from Alaska to Japan: Lands and Islands of Mystery

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JOURNEY WITH OUR EXPERTS

Smithsonian’s world-class Experts will bring your destination alive. These men and women are the secret ingredient that turn a fine tour into an unforgettable experience.
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Joan Grimbert

Joan Grimbert is Professor Emerita of French and Medieval Studies at Catholic University of Ameri...

Franklin Knight

Franklin W. Knight joined the faculty of the Johns Hopkins University in 1973. He was appointed t...

Nina Zitani

Dr. Nina Zitani bonded with nature as a young child growing up in a small historic New Jersey tow...