Four hundred years ago Galileo developed a telescope that forever changed our views of the heavens—literally and philosophically. This new special interest tour explores the man and his achievements through the Smithsonian lens of scientific discovery.

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In the Footsteps of Galileo

8 days from $5,395

Four hundred years ago Galileo developed a telescope that forever changed our views of the heavens—literally and philosophically. This new special interest tour explores the man and his achievements through the Smithsonian lens of scientific discovery.

or Call 855-330-1542

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For the convenience of our travelers, Smithsonian Journeys includes an on-tour Provided Insurance Plan through Travel Guard with the price of your tour. This travel insurance plan includes on-tour emergency evacuation insurance (up to $100,000), medical expense coverage (up to $25,000), dental expense coverage (up to $500), travel medical assistance and worldwide travel assistance. You will receive details on this included insurance with your Tour Confirmation and Tour Bulletins after you book a tour (U.S. Residents only).

In addition, you may want to consider purchasing travel insurance to protect your investment from unforeseen events, such as missed flight connections, lost luggage, and cancelled plans. There are many plans you can consider. For your convenience, you may visit www.TravelGuard.com/SmithsonianJourneys or call Travel Guard at 1.800.208.6142 to learn more.