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

A Voyage from New England to Montreal <p>Explore the coast from Portland to Montreal as you sail aboard the <em>MS Saint Laurent</em>.</p>

A Voyage from New England to Montreal

11 days | Jun 7 - 17, 2015

Classic China and Tibet <p>Take in the highlights of Beijing, Xi'an, and Shanghai, including the Forbidden City, the Terra-Cotta Warriors, and Yu Yuan Gardens, and venture to Lhasa, set high on a Himalayan plateau for an insider's look at Tibet's Buddhist culture.</p>

Classic China and Tibet

19 days | Multiple departures in 2015

A Canadian Rockies Adventure <p>Experience the breathtaking landscapes of the Canadian Rockies, travel overnight from Vancouver aboard <i>The Canadian</i>, then enjoy five days exploring the natural wonders of Jasper, Yoho, and Banff National parks.</p>

A Canadian Rockies Adventure

8 days | Aug 10 - 17, 2015

London: Past and Present <p>English author Samuel Johnson has been quoted as saying “when a man is tired of London, he is tired of life.” Experience this compelling city that showcases the history, culture and tradition of London while allowing you time to follow your own path.</p>

London: Past and Present

12 days | Jul 31 - Aug 11, 2015

Treasures of Italy: A Family Adventure <p>Grab your family for a fun-filled journey to Venice, Florence, San Gimignano, and Rome! You and your kids or grandkids will stay in a Tuscan villa, learn about Ferraris, attend gelato classes, and go to gladiator school.</p>

Treasures of Italy: A Family Adventure

11 days | Jun 20 - 30, 2015 | Jul 18 - 28, 2015

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

27 days | Sep 26 - Oct 22, 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.


A Cruise of Spain and Portugal

A Cruise of Spain and Portugal

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Cruising the Rivieras of Italy, France, and Spain

Cruising the Rivieras of Italy, France, and Spain

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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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Kevin Gover

Kevin Gover is the director of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian and...

Cassandra Hannahs

With a Ph.D. in medieval history, Cassandra Hannahs spent most of her academic career at Middlebu...

Stan Engebretson

Stan Engebretson is Director of Choral Studies at George Mason University, Artistic Director of t...