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




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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.



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.


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.


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.


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.


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 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.


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.


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.


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.

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka - The Island of Serendipity

October 5 - 21, 2018
Though only a small island nation, Sri Lanka gives visitors a perfect trifecta of experiences with its diverse natural offerings, vivid culture, and layered history. We begin in Sri Lanka’s coastal capital city, Colombo, where Sri Lankan artistry is on full display and the scars of the country’s long civil war, now over, can be best understood.


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.


Botswana - Desert Sunset, Delta Dawn

October 31 - November 10, 2018
Visit the Kalahari Desert and the otherworldly Makgadikgadi Salt Pans, where a glowing, white expanse of natural salt deposits create glittering mirages that seem to reach out into the horizon endlessly. Then, take in the spectacular view over the Okavango: a wetland wilderness of looping channels, islands forested with palms, and wide grassy floodplains.


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


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.

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For additional information,
please contact Marguerite Ingalls-Jones.