Southern France <p>Soak up the south of France as you explore the colorful landscapes, celebrated art, and culture from the Pyrénées and Languedoc to Provence and the Riviera.</p>

Southern France

13-15 days | Multiple departures between 2015 & 2016

A Caribbean Islands Cruise <p>Enjoy a delightful winter interlude on this seven-night cruise aboard the luxurious <em>Sea Cloud,</em> where you'll take in balmy island breezes and experience the centuries-old tradition of gardening with private entrée to a splendid variety of colonial gardens.</p>

A Caribbean Islands Cruise

8 days | Jan 14 - 21, 2016

Costa Rica's Natural Treasures <p>Discover exotic flora and fauna as you traverse treetop bridges, float along the Tempisque River, trek to a volcano, and take guided walks at Monteverde's biological reserve.</p>

Costa Rica's Natural Treasures

12 days | Multiple departures between 2015 & 2016

Death Valley Adventure <p>Take leisurely hikes from 1-2 miles through ancient canyons and along magnificent sand dunes. Retrace the valley’s birth millions of years ago and discover how flora and fauna have adapted to this most magnificent and extreme environment.</p>

Death Valley Adventure

6 days | Mar 13 - 18, 2016

Northern Lights of Iceland <p>Explore Iceland's pristine beauty and experience the aurora borealis from one of the world's prime viewing spots.</p>

Northern Lights of Iceland

7 days | Mar 10 - 16, 2016 | Sep 1 - 7, 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

Islands Around the World by Private Jet <p>For the ultimate island hopping experience, take-off around the world as you visit Hawaii, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, the Maldives, Bermuda, and more!</p>

Islands Around the World by Private Jet

24 days | Jun 7 - 30, 2016

Discover Cuba: Its People and Culture <p>Feel the entrancing rhythms of Old Havana on our unique people-to-people cultural exchange, where you'll meet with Cubans from many backgrounds and learn about the history, culture, and contemporary issues of this fascinating island nation.</p>

Discover Cuba: Its People and Culture

8-9 days | Multiple departures between 2015 & 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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A Cruise of Japan and South Korea

A Cruise of Japan and South Korea

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A Cruise From Bordeaux to Britain

A Cruise From Bordeaux to Britain

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James Anderson

James Anderson is an Associate Professor in the Department of History at the University of North ...

Patricia Hostiuck

Patty Hostiuck has roamed the globe as a naturalist for nearly three decades, seeking out wildlif...

Ursula Rehn Wolfman

Ursula Rehn Wolfman is an adjunct professor at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. Born in ...