Paris: City of Light <p>Join us for a special stay in Paris where you can enjoy a leisurely pace or pack your time with activities featuring the arts, culture, and <em>joie de vivre</em> of this amazing city</p>

Paris: City of Light

12 days | May 26 - Jun 6, 2015 | Aug 15 - 26, 2015

Panama Canal Passage and Costa Rica Cruise <p>Explore Costa Rica's natural wonders and cruise the mighty locks and waterways of the 100-year-old Panama Canal.</p>

Panama Canal Passage and Costa Rica Cruise

9 days | Mar 3 - 11, 2016

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

Exploring Glacier and Waterton National Parks  <p>Enjoy views of snowcapped mountain peaks, lush alpine meadows, and spectacular glacier-fed lakes during hikes and walks in Montana's Glacier National Park and Alberta's Waterton Lakes National Park.</p>
Tanzania Safari <p>Experience the breadth of Tanzania's riches, from Ngorongoro Crater and the Serengeti to exotic Zanzibar and Saadani National Park</p>

Tanzania Safari

15 days | Multiple departures between 2015 & 2016

Exploring Peru: A Family Adventure <p>Open new windows of understanding in your grandchildren's eyes as they discover ancient Incan heritage at astonishing Machu Picchu and go off the beaten path to meet the Uros people of Lake Titicaca.</p>

Exploring Peru: A Family Adventure

10 days | Multiple departures in 2015

Northern Summer by Private Jet <p>Journey in style as you experience the Northern Hemisphere's most exciting destinations, from Japan to Greenland, with stops in Mongolia, Russia, Norway, and Iceland!</p>

Northern Summer by Private Jet

22 days | Jun 9 - 30, 2015

Scandinavian Journey: Featuring Norway and Denmark <p>Take a Scandinavian journey featuring cosmopolitan cities and breathtaking countryside, as well as famed fjords and soaring snowcapped mountains.</p>

Scandinavian Journey: Featuring Norway and Denmark

16 days | Multiple departures between 2015 & 2016


2015 Tours

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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.


Expedition to Antarctica

Expedition to Antarctica

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Panama Canal Passage and Costa Rica Cruise

Panama Canal Passage and Costa Rica Cruise

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Nadieszda Kizenko

Nadieszda Kizenko teaches Russian and East European History at the State University of New York a...

Marc Glassman

Marc Glassman is a radio and print journalist, film programmer, documentary producer, and veteran...

Molly McDonough

Innately curious about the natural world, Molly McDonough spends a great deal of her time observi...