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Alumni Journeys Program

 

Johns Hopkins Alumni Journeys offers you exceptional destinations, enlightened faculty experts and local guides, and like-minded traveling companions in an array of tours — from deluxe and traditional to the exotic and adventurous. If you cherish discovery, education and lively discussion, join us!
2014 Trips
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National Parks and Lodges of the Old West

July 26 - August 4, 2014
Inspiration, a connection to the past and nature's beaty are the gifts of this American expedition. Amidst spectacular scenery and over-nighting in extraordinary historic lodges that are destinations unto themselves, this journey traces the historic paths and natural spendors of the Old West.
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Golf in the Emerald Isle

August 2 - August 9, 2014
Ireland has a proud golfing history stretching back to the 1800s. In this most beautiful of countries, its golf courses are a connoisseur’s paradise. From the southwest to the northeast, the mention of its worldfamous courses conjures up a dream vacation.
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Trade Routes of Coastal Iberia

August 15 - 23, 2014
This unique and exclusive eight-day itinerary and small ship voyage showcases the resplendent Iberian Peninsula and the coastal jewels of, and between, Barcelona, Spain, and Lisbon, Portugal.
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Paris Immersion

September 3 - 18, 2014
Experience an unprecedented program of cultural immersion in the City of Lights. Your two-week adventure showcases the best of Paris and provincial France while you reside in your own apartment in the heart of the 12th arrondissement.
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Symphony on the Blue Danube

September 13 - 25, 2014
Visit six countries and up to eight UNESCO World Heritage sites on this exclusive journey to the cultural centers that inspired classical music’s Great Masters
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Spain: International Lifestyles Explorations

September 20 - October 14, 2014
Spain is a wonderful destination for those who dream of learning a second language and discovering another culture. Discover this nation’s allure for yourself on a three-week, authentic introduction to living overseas.
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Eastern & Oriental Express: Bangkok to Bali

September 23 - October 5, 2014
Experience an exotic kaleidoscope of colors, sounds, cultures and ancient histories on this exciting 10-night journey in Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand.
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Island Life in Greece and Turkey

September 24 - October 2, 2014
Join us for this exclusive seven-night odyssey to the windswept paradise of Greece’s ancient islands and Turkey’s fabled coast. Cruise from Athens to Istanbul aboard the state-of-the-art, deluxe small ship M.S. Le Soleal, launched in 2013.
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Barging in Burgundy

October 10 - 20, 2014
Discover the bucolic countryside, luxuriant vineyards and picture postcard towns of Burgundy on a special program that explores the history and culture of this famous region. Discover the highlights of Beaune, wine capital of Burgundy. Marvel at the 15th-century Hospices de Beaune, a former hospital that today is a museum showcasing priceless works of art.
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Exploring Cuba's Cultural Heritage in Havana and Trinidad
With Professor Gianfranco Pasquino

November 1 - 8, 2014
Immerse yourself in the rich culture and rhythms of daily life in Cuba while participating in discussions on why the Cuban regime has lasted so long and how, why and with what consequences the country will transition to a quasi-democratic society. Enjoy a rich program full of people-to-people experiences!
2015 Trips
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101st Anniversary Passage through the Panama Canal and Costa Rica
with Phyllis Berger

January 3 - 11, 2015
We invite you to join us for this voyage of a lifetime featuring a passage through the historic Panama Canal, following its centennial anniversary, and the unspoiled rainforests of Costa Rica and Panama at the best time of year. Visit two UNESCO World Heritage sites and Panama’s ancient San Blas Islands.
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Peru

January 15 - 23, 2015
Join us on an exciting journey to Peru! Travel experts have meticulously planned this exciting program, which showcases the best of Peru. Our educational program features expert local speakers and is the hallmark of our Alumni Campus Abroad programs.
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Jewels of Southeast Asia - Cruise from Singapore to Bali

January 18 - February 9, 2015
Join us on a cruise as we journey from Singapore to Bali. Along the way, we will explore the Borobudur Buddhist temple compounds on the Island of Java, admire Komodo National Park, explore Borneo's renowned orangutan sanctuary, and much more!
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Tanzania Safari During the Great Migration

January 25 - February 5, 2015
Travel with us on this journey of a lifetime into the majestic natural wonder that is Tanzania, Africa’s most authentic safari destination, to experience the ancient phenomenon of the extraordinary Great Migration, one of Earth’s greatest natural spectacles.
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Voyage of Discovery: Wonders of the Galapagos Islands
with Hollis Robbins

February 6 - 14, 2015
Today, 95 percent of the Galapagos' natural biodiversity, first seen when a Spanish ship drifted off course in 1535, is still intact—this UNESCO World Heritage site is home to the amazing exotic birds, animals and plants that inspired Darwin—and continues to offer the excitement of original discovery to every visitor.
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Bhutan - The Mystical Himalayan Kingdom

March 4 - 15, 2015
Experience nirvana in Bhutan, a tiny kingdom the size of Switzerland where the royal government actively strives to make “Gross National Happiness” a top priority. Discover the unique history, culture and traditions of the beautiful, friendly cities of Thimphu, Punakha and Paro. 
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Emperors and Empires - Oceania Cruise to China, Korea, and Japan

March 9 - 26, 2015
From blossom-fringed temples and luminous skyscrapers to spice-scented markets and imposing castles, the fabled lands of East Asia evoke a range of diverse, exotic images. Encounter this unique continent’s impressive contrasts as you cruise along the faraway shores of China, South Korea and Japan.
Past Trips
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Peru
with Phyllis Berger

January 9 - 16, 2014
In this extraordinary country, stand at altars where ritual sacrifices once were performed and stroll through colorful highland markets where descendants of the Inca offer their traditional arts and crafts. Peel back the layers of great civilizations to discover Peru’s cultural treasures.
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Tanzania Safari
with Steven David

January 12 - 23, 2014
Travel with us on this journey of a lifetime into the majestic natural wonder that is Tanzania, Africa's most authentic safari desintation, to see the ancient phenomenon of the extraordinary Great Migration, one of Earth's greates natural spectacles.
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Tropical Islands, Rain Forests
& Ancient Sites of Central America

February 1 - 8, 2014
The Atlanta coastlines of Guatemala and Honduras, as well as Belize, remain among the least explored and developed areas of Central America. Here you will find crystal clear turquoise waters, pristine and uncrowded beaches, and off-lying islands and cays surrounded by spectacular coral reefs. 
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Myanmar

February 8 - 21, 2014
Discover Myanmar, a country long isolated from the outside world. This is a land in which Buddhist monks are revered above movie stars and frenzied, 21st-century ways have had little influence on the traditional routines. Explore Yangon, the former capital, where gilded stupas, ornate pagodas and 19th-century British colonial buildings form the cityscape.
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Treasures of South America
with Franklin W. Knight

February 23 - March 7, 2014
Discover the best of Argentina and Chile on this 10-night journey that takes you on an exploration of the most scenic regions of these two countries as you travel from Buenos Aires, Argentina, to Santiago, Chile. Immerse yourself in the European-influenced ambience of Buenos Aires, exploring diverse neighborhoods from fashionable Recoleta to La Boca, a colorful Italian harbor district.
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Panama Canal and Costa Rica
with Tony Dalrymple

March 7 - 15, 2014
Few experiences can match one of the world's msot dramatic voyages, a cruise from one ocean to another through one of the greatest man-made wonders of the world, the Panama Canal. An engineering marvel when it opened one hundred years ago, the 50-mile passage through the Panama Canal continues to astonish the most veteran traveler.

Florence: International Lifestyles Explorations

March 7 - 29, 2014
Experience the excitement of living abroad in Florence, the birthplace of the Renaissance and the heart of Tuscany. Throughout this three-week, authentic introduction to living abroad, you will reside in your own apartment that is just a short walk from the historic city center and develop the skills you need should you choose to pursue independent living in Italy.

Cuba: Cultural Heritage in Havana and Trinidad
with Franklin W. Knight

March 22 - 29, 2014
Join us for this unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the rich local culture and rhythms of daily life in Cuba while exploring local landmarks that are significant to Cuba’s heritage. Spend five days exploring Havana, which has the reputation of being the most splendid and the finest example of a Spanish colonial city in the Americas.

Passage to India: Cruise from Singapore to Mumbai

April 1 - 15, 2014
For centuries, the treasures of Southeast Asia beckoned to explorers who longed to discover this mystical land. Now you can follow in their footsteps, in a level of luxury early seafarers could never have imagined. Begin your 12-night adventure in Singapore, a kaleidoscope of centuries-old tradition, diverse culture and modern sophistication.

Historic Reflections: Barcelona to Athens

April 20 - May 1, 2014
Uncover cultural and historical treasures as you sail the shores of France, Monaco, Italy, Turkey and Greece aboard Oceania Cruises’ newest ship, Riviera, which offers one of the best cruising experiences at sea. Depart Barcelona for the colorful French city of Marseille and explore its historic old town or head into the Provençal countryside where you’ll find the lovely towns of Aix and Avignon.

Pearls of Antiquity: Cruise from Athens to Istanbul
with Susan McCarter

April 25 - May 12, 2014
Explore the charming, white-washed islands of the eastern Mediterranean as you cruise from Athens to Istanbul. Spend two nights in Athens and visit the renowned acropolis. Then, board MV Aegean Odyssey, a boutique ship that offers unique access to remote inlets and quiet harbors, and set sail for some of the most important archaeological sites in turkey and Greece.

River Life along the Waterways of Holland and Belgium

April 27 - May 5, 2014
Join us for this marvelous nine-day travel program, cruising for seven nights along the waterways of Holland and Belgium aboard a state-of-the-art AMA Waterways vessel during the best time of year, when Holland’s breathtaking tulip fields are in bloom!

Croatia’s Adriatic Coast
with Phyllis Berger

May 19-31, 2014
Admire the diverse scenery and experience the vibrant cultural heritage of Croatia, a trove of historic cities, pristine parkland and miles of sundrenched Adriatic coastline. This 10-night program includes accommodations at boutique and deluxe hotels, all excursions and an extensive meal program with wine at dinner.
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Celtic Lands

May 28 - June 7, 2014
Our comprehensive Celtic Lands itinerary focuses on the Celtic People. Their immeasureable contributions to the culture of Europe's civilizations are surrounded by mystery, legend and folklore, and rooted in the wealth of art, science and mythology spanning from Ireland's Age of Heroes through King Arthur and his knights. 
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Mediterranean Inspiration: Venice to Rome

June 6-17, 2014
This Mediterranean adventure aboard Oceania Cruises’ elegant Nautica takes you to amazing ports of call in Italy, Slovenia, Croatia, Montenegro, Albania and Greece. Appreciate artistic masterpieces in Florence, experience dramatic hillside Italian towns, relax on a Greek island and explore the historical wonders of Kotor and Durres on this inspirational journey.
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The Wake of the Vikings
with Susan McCarter

June 13-21, 2014
Across the length and breadth of Scotland and Norway lies an unsurpassed richness of archaeological heritage left from the age of the Vikings and before, where ancient stone monuments and castles present an enigmatic and imposing face to the world. Explore this fascinating land of ruines and castles, Viking and Celtic clans, and the spectacular natural features of misty isles, wild glens, lochs and moors. 

Changing Tides of History: Cruising the Baltic Sea

June 20-29, 2014
This unique Baltic Sea journey, one of the great cruises of the world, features five Baltic countries and Russia and seven UNESCO World Heritage sites.
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The Great Journey through Europe: The Netherlands, Germany, France, Switzerland
with Ernest Liotti

June 20-30, 2014
This extraordinary 11-day “Grand Tour” of Europe features five nights aboard the deluxe Amadeus Fleet. Travel through the Western heart of the continent through The Netherlands, Germany, France and Switzerland, cruising the most scenic sections of the fabled Rhine River.
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Provence: International Lifestyles Explorationse
with Richard Giarusso

June 21 - July 13, 2014
Experience the excitement of living abroad in the vibrant town of Aix-en-Provence. Throughout this three-week, immersion into daily life in Provence, you will reside in your own apartment in the heart of Aix and develop the skills you need should you choose to pursue living in France.
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Family Adventure to South Africa & Victoria Falls

June 29 - July 13, 2014
Charming, elegant and mysterious, South Africa awaits you on an exciting safari of cultural and natural treasures, perfect for everyone in the family! Feel the warmth of the African sun while exploring Cape Town’s immense cache of unrivaled beauty, from Table Mountain and the Cape of Good Hope, to vineyards, exotic gardens and endearing penguins.
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The Town and Country Life of the Oxford English Countryside
with Ernest Liotti

July 12 - 20, 2014
Immerse yourself for one full week in quintessential England, with four nights in the four-star Oxford Spires Four Pillars Hotel, just steps away from the fabled quads of Oxford University, and three nights in the charming Cotswolds villages. Visit the Victorian Highclere Castle and the village of Bampton of Downton Abbey fame.
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Great Pacific Northwest Aboard the American Empress
with Ron Walters

July 12 - 20, 2014
Experience this spectacular region that captivated intrepid explorers as you cruise the Columbia and Snake Rivers aboard the American Empress, the largest and most elegant riverboat in the Pacific Northwest.