Adventure in Iceland <p>Explore the natural beauty and geological wonders of this amazing island, home to massive glaciers, powerful waterfalls, volcanoes, spouting hot springs, and black sand beaches.</p>

Adventure in Iceland

11 days | Multiple departures between 2015 & 2016

Cruise of the Aegean: Ancient Cities of Greece and Turkey <p>Discover archaeological ruins and treasured antiquities on this seven-night cruise from Athens to Istanbul.</p>
African Safari <p>Take part in an extraordinary journey to South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe, and Zambia as you take part in thrilling game drives in search of the elusive “Big Five” and witness the largest concentrations of wildlife and birds in Africa.</p>

African Safari

14 days | Multiple departures between 2015 & 2016

Art Along the Coast of Maine <p>Discover the enduring appeal of Maine's magnificent coastline, an inspiration for evocative seascape paintings by renowned American artists, during our unique cruise.</p>

Art Along the Coast of Maine

9 days | Jul 31 - Aug 8, 2015

Paris: A Stay in the City of Light <p>Explore at your own pace and let your interests be your guide as you explore the art, culture and <em>joie de vivre</em> of Paris during this special stay that showcases the City of Light in the tradition of lifelong learning. </p>

Paris: A Stay in the City of Light

12 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

Eastern Europe & Beyond <p>Explore Eastern Europe's most fascinating sites as you travel on a custom-configured Boeing 757 from Berlin to Prague, featuring Poland, Montenegro, Russia, and more.</p>

Eastern Europe & Beyond

20 days | Sep 17 - Oct 6, 2015

Celebrate Smithsonian <p>Go behind-the-scenes for an insider's look at iconic Smithsonian artifacts, beloved American treasures, and state-of-the-art research facilities on this exclusive tour led by top curators and collections managers.</p>

Celebrate Smithsonian

4 days | Sep 22 - 25, 2015


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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.


Southern African Adventure

Southern African Adventure

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Panama Canal Passage and Costa Rica Cruise

Panama Canal Passage and Costa Rica Cruise

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Dr. Lisa Passaglia Bauman

Lisa Passaglia Bauman is an Assistant Professor of Art History at George Mason University where s...

Janice Simon

Janice Simon is an Associate Professor of Art History at the University of Georgia, Lamar School ...

Franklin Knight

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