The Smithsonian Journeys Difference
FIND A TOUR
With more than 45 years of experience in travel, we continue to be inspired by the Smithsonian mission of “the increase and diffusion of knowledge.” This dedication to lifelong learning and a passion for exploring the world drives us to develop authentic and exceptionally enriching experiences for our travelers.
Our collection of diverse tours and cruises has grown to more than 350 departures on all seven continents. And like the Smithsonian Institution, our tours enrich our guests’ lives and satisfy their curiosity about the world. Importantly, your participation benefits the work of Smithsonian’s nineteen museums, national zoo, and nine research centers, helping to preserve our national treasures and shape the future through science, research, and exhibitions.
Bring Your Destination to Life
Our knowledgeable and charismatic Smithsonian Journeys Experts, dedicated Travel Directors, and other staff will enrich your experience in a unique and personal way, bringing an insider’s perspective to every itinerary.
From people to places, our connections provide you with behind-the-scenes access to iconic sites, knowledgeable guides, local experts, and exclusive events all over the world, adding even more meaning and authenticity to your travel experience.
Travel with New Friends
On any given trip, you’ll be sure to forge lasting friendships with travelers who share your passion for learning and exploration. Our journeys are welcoming for solo travelers, couples, family, and friends. Plus, our arrangements deliver an intimate journey so you’ll never feel herded or rushed.
We Know Where to Take You
From unique lodgings in far-flung regions and charming hotels in well-traveled places to the ideal cruise ship, train, or cultural stay experience, you’ll always travel in comfort and style and enjoy authentic cuisine that reflects the local culture.
We’ve Got Everything Covered
When you travel with us, there is no need for exhaustive planning or worrying about travel logistics. Our first-rate staff manages every aspect of your trip to ensure the highest quality and provide you with comfortable, stress-free travel.
Discover Real Value
Once you add up the extras that we include—experts, enrichment, meals, excursions, transfers, 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!