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! 

Upcoming Trips

 

 

cuba

New Year's in Havana - A Family Friendly Program

with Professor Tim Murphy

December 27, 2017  - January 1, 2018
Spend the holidays with your family in Havana, immersing yourself in the Cuban culture as well as celebrating New Year’s Eve and Cuba Liberation Day! This program appeals to a variety of ages with different activities including festivals, museum visits, baseball, dance, and much more!  

Nile

Legends of the Nile

January 9 - 20, 2018
The ancient treasures of Egypt await your discovery and amazement on this spectacular Legends of the Nile program. From Cairo, the capital of Egypt, rich with antiquity, to the towns along the banks of the great Nile, filled with awe-inspiring monuments, visit the wealth of sites that have inspired humanity's collective imagination for thousands of years.

Antarctica

Expedition to Antarctica

with Professor Emeritus Tony Dalyrumple

January 11 - 24, 2018
"Everything wears an aspect of unreality," Ernest Shackleton wrote. "Icebergs hang upside down in the sky; the land appears as layers of silvery or golden cloud. Cloud-banks look like land, icebergs masquerade as islands..." Discover Antarctica, and see how its spectacular illuminations reveal the mystique and contrasts of the most unique place on Earth to those fortunate enough to visit on this extraordinary 14-day program.

Tanzania

Tanzania Safari during the Great Migration

February 1 - 12, 2018
Travel with us on this custom-designed, nine-night journey of a lifetime into the majestic natural wonder that is Tanzania to behold the timeless phenomenon of the extraordinary Great Migration by land and air - the best and most comprehensive way to experience one of Earth's most incredible natural spectacles.

Gallapagos

Voyage of Discovery: Wonders of the Galapagos Islands

February 12 - 20, 2018
Join us for this incredible, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience firsthand what Charles Darwin keenly observed of the Galapagos Islands: "The natural history of this archipelago is very remarkable... the greater number of its inhabitants, both vegetable and animal, being found nowhere else."

Colombia

Colombia: From San Agustin to Cartagena

with Professor Lisa DeLeonardis

March 1 - 12, 2018
Join us on a carefully designed program though Colombia which has emerged from its divisive civil war a true jewel of South America with rich history, remarkably diverse landscapes, and infectious vibrancy.

Israel

Israel: Land of Cultural Treasures

March 17-26, 2018
Join us for an eight-night journey that explores the multicultural traditions of the Israeli people, the ruins of ancient civilizations, and Israel's natural beauty. This tiny nation - a fascinating focal point for three of the world's major religions - exudes spirituality while brimming with historic treasures and religious milestones. Begin in Tel Aviv, a city rich with world-class museums and architectural wonders.

Edmund Pettus Bridge

On the Road to Freedom: Understanding the Civil Rights Movement

with Bloomberg Distinguished Professor Lawrence Jackson

March 18 - 25, 2018
Join Bloomberg Distinguished Professor of English and History Lawrence Jackson as we visit the major sites of the movement - from Selma to Little Rock High School - and meet with many of the figures who were involved. Framed within the civil rights story are the histories of the music and cuisine of the South, some of which were born out of hardship, and today continue to evolve in exciting ways.

China

Dynasties of China and Tibet

April 21 - May 5, 2018
Mysterious China and enchanting Tibet - two lands whose stunning beauty forms the backdrop of centuries-old civilizations steeped in legend and tradition. Here, the people's reverence for ancestral customs has been passed on through dynasties and kingdoms and preserved from one generation to the next, influencing life today as well as providing an impetus for change and a springboard for the future.

France

Champagne and Remembrance: Centennial of the WWI Armistice

April 10 - 18, 2018
We invite you to join us on a fascinating journey through one of the most historically and culturally important regions of France. Based in the charming city of Reims, we'll explore the significant World War I battlefields and visit the memorials, as well as delve into the cultural history of Champagne, the world's favorite celebratory drink and a true French icon.

Dutch

River Life along the Dutch Waterways

April 25 - May 3, 2018
Come celebrate the beauty of Holland and old-world Flanders in springtime, the best season for this comprehensive itinerary. Cruise aboard the exclusively chartered, deluxe Amadeus Brilliant, one of the finest ships to ply the waterways of Europe and traverse the canals of this delightful polder land.

Morocco

Moroccan Discovery

May 4 - 17, 2018
Join us on a special 14-day journey to Morocco! From the imperial cities of Rabat, Fez, and Marrakech to the imposing High Atlas Mountains and the vast Sahara, explore Morocco’s unique history and culture.

Camino

The Way to Santiago: A Walking Tour in Northern Spain

May 11 - 23, 2018
Take part in a walking tour of Northern Spain on the Way of St. James, the Camino de Santiago de Compostela.  Hike the most interesting sections, enjoying exquisite cuisine, regional wines, breathtaking architecture, and splendid hotels en route.

Dordogne

Village Life in Dordogne

with Assistant Professor Molly Warnock

May 24 - June 1, 2018
Join a small group of travelers for this unique opportunity to experience the authentic provincial character of Dordogne, a hidden treasure where all the delights of Southern France have been distilled into one of Europe's most beautiful and intact medieval villages, Sarlat-la-Candeda.

Celtic Lands

Celtic Lands - France, Ireland, Wales, Scotland

with Dwight David Eisenhower II and Allen Packwood

May 24 - June 2, 2018
Experience the rich traditions and astonishing beauty of the British Isles and Northern France's storied coastline during this once-in-a-lifetime Celtic Lands voyage.

Wyoming

Family Guest Ranch: Jackson Hole, Wyoming

with Professor Bill Blair

June 1 - 7, 2018
Bring your family for an iconic ranch vacation at the acclaimed and award winning Moose Head Ranch located in the heart of Grand Teton National Park – reserved exclusively and discounted for Johns Hopkins families and friends. Enjoy an unparalleled natural experience with the opportunity to observe bison, moose, elk, eagles, and hawks and enjoy a guided trip to Yellowstone for its geologic and natural wonders.

Douro

Romance of the Douro River

June 9 - 20, 2018
We invite you to join us on a delightful journey to Portugal, featuring a cruise on the Douro River through wine country. Enjoy an intimate cruising experience on a small ship built specifically for river travel, and lose yourself in the old-world ambience of Portugal.

baltic sea

Changing Tides of History: Cruising the Baltic Sea

with Sergei Khrushchev and former Polish President Lech Walesa

June 11 - 19, 2018
Join us for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to explore the lands and legacies forged by centuries of Baltic history and hear firsthand from historic world leader, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and former President of Poland, Lech Walesa, and noted author and award-winning scholar Sergei Khrushchev, son of Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev.

Barcelona

Barcelona: Art, Culture, and People

May 3 - 11, 2018
Please join us on a thrilling exploration of Barcelona that highlights the best of this cosmopolitan city and the surrounding Catalonian region. Over seven nights, immerse yourself in Barcelona's history, art, architecture, and cuisine, and witness its truly original flair

lodges

National Parks and Lodges of the Old West

July 7 - 16, 2018
We are pleased to invite you on a journey that celebrates the American West’s magnificent National Parks, tracing legends and storied monuments along the way.

Tuscany

Tuscany

with Associate Dean Paul Matthews

June 12 - 20, 2018
Join us for an enriching discovery of Tuscany, a region cherished the world over for its breathtaking natural beauty, magnificent Renaissance art, superb cuisine, delectable wines, and rich cultural heritage.

Elbe

Journey along the Elbe: Berlin to Prague

with Professor Richard Giarusso

July 15 - 26, 2018
This remarkable river journey is bookended by overnight hotel stays in two of Europe's sparkling gems, Berlin and Prague. In each capital city, enjoy fascinating guided excursions that showcase its renowned landmarks and special beauty.

alaska

Discover Southeast Alaska by Small Ship

July 20 - 27, 2018
Capture the sight of whales breaching next to your boat, bears fishing along the shoreline, and eagles looking down from their nests—all part of nature’s amazing show. Enjoy the Johns Hopkins and Gilman Glaciers while spending the day in Glacier Bay National Park.

Russia

Imperial Splendors of Russia: Moscow and St. Petersburg

July 23 - August 1, 2018
Experience the opulence, humanity, and drama of Russia on this thoughtfully designed 10 day journey. From its golden spires and onion domes, to its gingerbread cottages and babushkas, get to know a vast and dichotomous land that can feel like a world away.

newfoundland

Newfoundland and Labrador

with Senior Research Professor Christopher Sands

July 28 - August 7, 2018
Join us on this epic adventure to discover Newfoundland and Labrador— Canada’s most eastern province, and one with a rich history dating back some 9,000 years. Along with its majestic natural beauty and welcoming locals, this region has much to offer.

Norway

Nordic Magnificence

August 26 - September 5, 2017
Discover the Scandinavian capitals of Copenhagen and Oslo. Glide through Copenhagen's canals for a different perspective of the city's landmarks. Witness the majestic beauty of Norway's countryside during a train ride to Flam and a cruise of the Songefjord, the King of Fjords.

Iceland

Exploring Iceland

September 22 - October 2, 2017
It's a surprising, even astonishing land; one of massive glaciers and rumbling volcanoes, bubbling mud holes and powerful waterfalls; hugely abundant bird life and just 300,000 people; and where the sun never sets for six splendid weeks.

Cornwall

Journey to Cornwall: Bath, London, and the Cornish Coast

September 26 - October 7, 2018
Experience Bath’s magical ambience, creamy limestone architecture and ancient hot springs. Slip into the affluent world of England’s elite while roaming the gardens and manors of Longleat and Stourhead.

Greece

Greece: Athens and Poros

October 11 - 19, 2018
Visit the Acropolis and witness magnificent views of Athens. Explore the charming, car-free island of Hydra. Learn a Greek folk dance at a festive farewell reception. Spend time in Nauplio, a historic Venetian seaport that was the Greek capital from 1823 to 1834. Experience three UNESCO World Heritage sites.

New Zealand

New Zealand: Land of the Long, White Cloud

October 13 - 27, 2018
Witness the emotional intensity of a traditional Maori haka war dance. Sail through the unspoiled wilderness of extraordinary Fiordland National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Breathe in crisp, cool air as you walk to see the Franz Josef Glacier.

Chile

Cruising Patagonia's Chilean Fjords

October 30 - November 10, 2018
From the legendary Tierra del Fuego to magnificent Glacier Alley, experience the extremes and contrasts of Patagonia on this unique, 12-day land and sea journey through the virtually untouched landscapes of southern Chile. Cruise for four nights aboard the expedition ship m.v. Ventus Australis, designed specifically for the Chilean fjords, the Beagle Channel and the Strait of Magellan.

Sri Lanka: The Island of Serendipity
Oct. 5 - 21, 2018
Botswana
Oct. 31 - Nov. 10, 2018

Yellowstone

Click here to read JHAA President David Yaffe's travel log detailing his journey to view the wolves of Yellowstone.

Learn more about the distinguished faculty representing a variety of disciplines who will accompany many of the tours.

Going on a trip through the Alumni Journeys Program? Be sure to fill out the necessary forms.

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For additional information,
please contact Marguerite Ingalls-Jones.