Italy's Lake District <p>Italy’s breathtaking Lake District has inspired painters, writers, and poets. Enjoy the area's gardens, arts, and contemporary life, set amid Italy's northern lakes and mountains, during this one-week Cultural Stay in Stresa.</p>

Italy's Lake District

9 days | Multiple departures in 2020

Hiking Through Patagonia <p>Go hiking amid the breathtaking beauty of Patagonia! Take in views of pristine glacial lakes, iconic snowcapped peaks, and dramatic glaciers and learn about the region's natural wonders as you trek amid Torres del Paine and Los Glaciares National Parks, both World Heritage sites.</p>

Hiking Through Patagonia

14 days | Multiple departures between 2020 & 2021

A Celtic Cruise <p>Trace the strands of Celtic, Viking, and Norman civilizations during this special cruise from Glasgow to Honfleur, which concludes with a focus on D-Day. </p>

A Celtic Cruise

10 days | Multiple departures between 2020 & 2021

Mythical 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>

Mythical Greece: A Family Journey

9 days | Jun 27 - Jul 5, 2020

Smithsonian at Space Academy <p>Go behind the scenes at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama, for a VIP experience. Meet scientists, engineers, and astronauts and participate in space exploration simulations and astronaut training activities. </p>

Smithsonian at Space Academy

5 days | Mar 8 - 12, 2020 | Nov 8 - 12, 2020

Smithsonian at Oxford <p>Stimulate your mind in pursuit of knowledge as you immerse yourself in the lifestyle of Oxford University for a week. Choose a fascinating course of study, live at historic Merton College, sample life as a student again, and explore the charming town of Oxford.</p>

Smithsonian at Oxford

8 days | Jul 4 - 11, 2020 | Sep 19 - 26, 2020

A Danube River Cruise <p>Discover nine countries and many World Heritage sites as you cruise the fabled Danube River through the heartland of Central and Eastern Europe between Germany and Bulgaria, with stays in Prague and Sofia.</p>

A Danube River Cruise

15-16 days | Multiple departures in 2020

A Seine River Cruise  <p>The Seine River led to the development of Paris as the center for French trade, politics, religion, and culture. Like travelers of old, cruise the legendary Seine and discover the significant historic, artistic, and cultural highlights of Ile-de-France and Normandy.</p>

A Seine River Cruise

9 days | May 23 - 31, 2020 | Jun 6 - 14, 2020

Ancient Egypt and the Nile <p>Travel from vibrant Cairo and the Great Pyramids to Abu Simbel and Aswan, plus take a classic voyage along the Nile River from Aswan to Luxor.</p>

Ancient Egypt and the Nile

14 days | Multiple departures between 2020 & 2021


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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 

                      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 

                      In Potsdam, Germany