The Silk Road: A Journey to Central Asia <p>Explore the fabled Silk Road as you journey through Central Asia’s Five ’Stans: Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, and Kazakhstan.</p>

The Silk Road: A Journey to Central Asia

16 days | Multiple departures between 2019 & 2020

Athens and Poros <p>Immerse yourself in the history and culture of Greece during this special Cultural Stay program featuring two nights in Athens and a six-night stay on the quiet island of Poros at the New Aegli Hotel, located on the beach. </p>

Athens and Poros

10 days | Multiple departures between 2019 & 2020

Smithsonian at Oxford <p>Given the popularity of our Smithsonian at Oxford program and enthusiastic requests for new courses, we once again return to Merton College – a prestigious academic institution that has produced multiple Nobel laureates and cultural giants such as J.R.R. Tolkien and T.S. Eliot. Explore the libraries and grounds, dine in the college hall, and sample life as an Oxford student. You'll study with renowned Oxford tutors after choosing a course from five fascinating themes for the summer program or two themes for the autumn program. </p>

Smithsonian at Oxford

8 days | Multiple departures between 2019 & 2020

A Cruise from Lisbon to London <p>Experience some of the rich highlights of England, France, Spain, and Portugal—four nations that have had a major impact on European and world history. </p>

A Cruise from Lisbon to London

10 days | Apr 27 - May 6, 2020 | May 8 - 17, 2020

Around the World by Private Jet <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

24-25 days | Multiple departures between 2019 & 2020

Cruising Southern Coastlines <p>Savor the charm of the South and gain insight into its history during a cruise along the Intracoastal Waterway.</p>

Cruising Southern Coastlines

9 days | Multiple departures between 2019 & 2020

A River Cruise of Provence <p>Feel the essence of sun-drenched Provence as you cruise along the Rhône and Saône Rivers from Arles to Beaune. Trace the history of the Romans in southern France, hear stories of medieval popes, savor Burgundy and Beaujolais wines, and appreciate the landscapes and ambiance that drew famous artists.</p>

A River Cruise of Provence

9 days | May 3 - 11, 2020 | Oct 3 - 11, 2020

Journey Through New Zealand <p>Take an unforgettable journey through New Zealand’s North and South Islands where you’ll gaze in awe at magnificent landscapes and meet the “Kiwi” people.</p>

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Journey Through New Zealand

16 days | Multiple departures between 2019 & 2020

Greece: A Family Journey <p>Greece is the perfect destination for family travel. In addition to Athens, visit the mythological islands of Santorini and Crete, the lands of muses, gods, and goddesses. Learn about the historical sites, enjoy a Greek dance class, cook with a local Greek <em>Yia Yia </em>(grandmother), and experience vibrant Greek community and culture!</p>

Greece: A Family Journey

9 days | Jun 27 - Jul 5, 2020

Vietnam Cycling Adventure <p>Explore the rich cultural heritage and history of Vietnam by foot and bike on this new Active Journey adventure.</p>

Vietnam Cycling Adventure

11 days | Multiple departures in 2020

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                      Enjoying the cruise on the Yangtze River 


                      Arctic-blue glaciers and spectacular scenery of Alaska 


                      Fiordland National Park on New Zealand's South Island. Credit: Ed Kanze 


                      Exploring Antarctica. Credit: Jim Zimbelman 


                      Smithsonian Around the World by Private Jet traveler in India. Credit: Dr. Richard Kurin 


                      On Easter Island 


                      At Potala Palace, Tibet 


                      In Agra, India 


                      In Bali. Credit: Dawn Rooney 


                      Aboard Zodiacs in Alaska 


                      In Singapore. Credit: Dawn Rooney 


                      On a hike in Europe 


                      Relaxing on the dunes in Morocco 


                      In the Baltics  


                      Legendary Peru travelers at Machu Picchu 


                      Enjoying the Highlights of Italy 


                      Enjoying the international Cannes Film Festival 


                      Loch Lomond, Scotland. Credit: Katherine Forsyth 


                      Railroading in New England. Credit: Jen Slowey 


                      Exploring the Galápagos Islands 


                      At Cannes Film Festival 


                      On an Expedition to Antarctica 


                      On an Expedition to Antarctica with the Le Soléal in the background 


                      On an Expedition to Antarctica with the Le Soléal in the background 


                      Enjoying the Great European Journey  


                      Enjoying the Emerald Isle in front of Blarney Castle 


                      African Safari – group photo with surprise guest in the background 


                      In Potsdam, Germany 


                      Doubtful Sound in New Zealand