The Smithsonian Difference


Inspiring generations through learning and discovery, the Smithsonian museums have exhilarated visitors with unique and authentic experiences for more than 160 years. That same sense of awe and wonder can be yours, anywhere you travel in the world with Smithsonian Journeys. So let Smithsonian be your compass and help you get started on your exploration.

Your Destination Brought To Life
When you travel with Smithsonian, you will explore the world with experts who are masters at bringing our destinations to life. These inspiring scholars are compelling storytellers and charming travel companions. They'll be with you throughout your tour, and are available to answer your questions at any time.

"I came away from our Smithsonian cruise with so much knowledge of the Greek, Roman and Arab cultures of the Mediterranean I feel I have taken a course in archeology." J. Harwood
Travel With New Friends
On any given trip, you will be sure to forge lasting friendships with like—minded travelers who share your passion for exploration and learning. Our small groups deliver an intimate journey where you'll never feel herded or rushed.

"Though we were strangers to begin with, we were traveling with friends by the end." L. Weber
We've Got Everything Covered
When you travel with Smithsonian, there is no need for exhaustive planning, or worrying about getting you—or your luggage—there. Our first-rate staff meticulously manages every aspect of each trip to ensure the highest quality and provide you with comfortable, stress-free travel.

"The dedication and consideration given to each and every member of our group was obvious and greatly appreciated. We were well taken care of." S. and C. McNeese
We Know Where To Take You
From unique lodgings in far-flung regions to charming hotels in well-traveled places, you'll always travel in comfort and style, enjoying authentic cuisine and accommodations that reflect the local culture.
Discover Real Value
Once you add up the extras we include as a matter of course—experts, meals, transfers, gratuities, little luxuries and even airfare inclusive pricing on many tours—you'll know you're getting more than you pay for. That's what we call real value.