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! 

*Those with asterisks waive the supplement for solo travelers. 

 

Upcoming Trips

 

 

Alumni Journeys 2019 catalog

   2019 Alumni Journeys Catalog 

 

Nile

 

Legends of the Nile

January 8 - 18,
January 22 - February 13,
March 19 - 30

From Cairo, the capital of Egypt rich with antiquity, to towns
along the great Nile filled with stunning monuments, marvel
at the wealth of sites that have inspired humanity's collective
imagination for thousands of years

 

Macchu Picchu

 

Machu Picchu to the Galapagos

January 29 - February 1

Join us on an exclusive 16-day tour to Peru and Ecuador.
Explore two of South America’s treasures – the enigmatic ruins
at Machu Picchu and the fascinating Galapagos Islands.

 


Peru

The Wonders of Peru, featuring an Amazon
Cruise aboard Delfin III

February 8 - 16

Find your sense of adventure as you explore Peru and the Amazon
rain forest. Enjoy this 10-night journey with deluxe cruise,
specially selected accommodations, and extensive meal plans. 


 

Panama Canal

 

Passage Through the Panama Canal and
Costa Rica aboard Wind Star

February 8 - 16

Called the "coast of riches" by the Spanish conquistadors who
sought to colonize it following Columbus's arrival in 1502,
Costa Rica offers diverse and fascinating riches, from its impossibly
fertile landscape to the perseverant culture of its indigenous people.

 


Morocco

 

Crossroads of Cultures: Canary Islands,
Morocco & Iberia aboard Sea Spirit with
lecturer Tony Dalrymple 

April 5 - 18, 2019

Spend two weeks with Tony Dalrymple in Moroccan cities,
historic Canaries towns, Seville, Lagos, and more!

 

 

Spain

 

Spain - Andalucía in a Parador

April 11 - 19, 2019

Experience romantic southern Spain on a seven-night journey in 
Andalucía. From modern Antequera to historical Al-Andalus, 
enjoy this small-group program around beautiful Spain. 

 

 

Mont Saint Michel

 

European Coastal Civilizations

April 20 - 29, 2019

From the old-world sophistication of Portugal and the artistic
riches of Spain's Basque country to the Celtic heritage of
Brittany and the timeless elegance of London, a riveting
canvas of influential seaports awaits you along
Europe's Atlantic coastline.

 

Normandy Beach

 

Celtic Lands: England, France, Ireland,
Wales, and Scotland aboard Le Champlain

April 27 - May 6. 2019

The ancient Celts' immeasurable contributions to Europe
are rooted in a tradition of art, science and folkloric legend.
This tribal civilization spanned two thousand years with a
diversified domain extending from the Iberian Peninsula to
the Black Sea and from the Mediterranean to the North Sea.

 

 

Notre Dame

 

Paris featuring the African-American Experience

May 5 - 13, 2019

Trace the rich African American history in Paris through
tours, talks, documentaries, and jazz concerts. This
small-group program features first-class accommodations
and extensive meal plans. 

 

 

Terracotta Army

 

Dynasties of China and Tibet - The Himalayas and the Yangtze aboard Victoria Jenna

May 11 - 25, 2019

Experience the stunning beauty of centuries-old civilization steeped in legend and tradition. Journey to the Himalayan "Rooftop of the World, "the "Sun City" of Lhasa, Beijing, and more!

 

 

Japan

 

Inland Sea of Japan aboard Le Soleal

May 22 - June 1, 2019

Relish in the awe-inspiring beauty of historic ports of Japan and South Korea as you travel from enchanting Kyoto to storied Hiroshima, to Miyajima and the Buddhist wonders of Gyeongju. 

 

 

Italy

 

Apulia - Undiscovered Italy with lecturer Ernest Liotti

May 29 - June 6, 2019

Venture seaside Italy with stunning views of the Adriatic Sea. Hear from Ernest Liotti from the Peabody Institute while enjoying the romantic cobblestone, heart-warming region. 

 

 

Paris

 

Commemorating the 75th Anniversary of D-Day: Normandy to Paris aboard AmyLyra with lecturer Molly Warnock

June 4 - 13, 2019

Commemorate the 75th anniversary of D-Day landings by Allied Forces as part of WWII's Operation Overload. Visit Omaha Beach to observe the anniversary then board AmyLyra to trace the rich cultural history down the Seine River. 

 

 

Polar Bears

 

Arctic Expedition: Spitsbergen and Svalbard Archipelago

June 14-24, 2019

Engage in the spirit of adventure to explore the unspoiled Arctic wilderness at the best time of year, under the Midnight Sun, on this 11-day program featuring the High Arctic's extraordinary Svalbard Archipelago.

 

Swiss Alps

 

Swiss Alps with lecturer Phyllis Berger

June 26 - July 4, 2019

Immerse yourself into the beautify of Switzerland on this 7-night adventure. Hike through the spectacular Bernese Oberland region and gaze at classic views of the Eiger, Monch and Jungfrau peaks.

 

 

Scotland

 

Scotland - Edinburgh with lecturer Tristan Davies

July 1 - 9, 2019

Experience Scotland with Tristan Davies, the author of the fiction collection Cake (JHU Press). Throughout your 7 night stay in Edinburgh, visit the Palace of Holyroodhouse, Stone of Scone, and St. Andrews' gems. 

 

 

Alaska

 

Alaska's Glaciers and the Inside Passage aboard Le Soleal

July 6 - 13, 2019

Explore the Inside Passage from Juneau to Vancouver, viewing Arctic-blue glaciers, untouched coastlines and abundant wildlife aboard the exclusively chartered, Five-Star, small ship Le Soléal

 

 

Canada

 

Canadian Maritimes

July 19 - 28, 2019

Spend 10 days discovering the stunning beauty, sprawling landscapes, and charming people of the Canadian provinces of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Prince Edward Island.

 

 

Baltic Sea

 

Changing Tides of History: Cruising the Baltic Sea aboard Le Dumont D'Urville

July 7 - 16, 2019

Experience the cultural rebirth of the Baltic States, the magnificent imperial riches of St. Petersburg and the luminous “White Nights of Summer” on this remarkable five-country, seven-night Baltic Sea cruise.

 

 

New England

 

New England Islands Cruise aboard the American Star

August 2 - 10, 2019

Discover New England on an eight-night journey that introduces you to the history and culture of the U.S. Northeast.

 

 

Poland

 

Poland - Krakow with lecturer Jo Ann Kulesza

August 2 - 10, 2019

Enjoy a seven nights journey in Kraków, where you can visit Rynek Gówny, St. Mary's Basilica, Wieliczka Salt Mine, historic Jewish Quarter and Oskar Schindler's factory. 

 

 

Canadian Rockies

 

Canadian Rockies with lecturer Chris Sands

August 8 - 16, 2019

Treat yourself to vistas of unspoiled lakes and mountains during this eight-night journey through the Canadian Rockies.

 

 

Ireland

 

Ireland - Wild Atlantic Way

September 3 - 11, 2019

From remote Achill Island to the lively city of Galway, feast your eyes on the untamed beauty of Ireland’s western coast, the Wild Atlantic Way. Nestled along rugged terrain are inviting villages, historic sites and ancient monuments.

 

 

Greece

 

Island Life in Ancient Greece: An Aegean Odyssey aboard Le Bougainville

September 12 - 20, 2019

Visit Greece and walk in the footsteps of leaders who laid the foundation of Western government, philosophers who have influenced our thinking for more than 2,000 years and architects whose building styles we consider to be classic.

 

 

Croatia

 

Ancient Civilization: Cruising the Adriatic and Aegean Seas abroad Le Lyriad

September 15 - 23, 2019

Cruise from Venice along the stunning Dalmatian coast and through the Corinth Canal to Athens on this seven-night itinerary aboard the exclusively chartered, Five-Star, small ship Le Lyrial

 

 

Sicily

 

Flavors of Sicily

October 11 - 19, 2019

Explore the many layers of Sicily's history, its delectable cuisine and vintages, and its engaging culture. Enjoy seven nights in the luxury and elegant private villa, Don Arcangelo all'Olmo, with views of Mount Etna in this small group program. 

 

 

National Parks

 

Southwest National Parks

October 16 - 25, 2019

Immerse yourself in the majestic beauty of the American Southwest, discovering the geological wonders of our national parks. Stay at lodges inside Grand Canyon National Park and other properties carefully selected for their rich histories, beautiful locations, and superb service and accommodations.

 

 

Africa

 

Classic Safari: Kenya & Tanzania

October 30 - November 15, 2019

Go “on safari” to the premier safari destinations of Kenya and Tanzania, enjoying unparalleled game viewing and top-rated lodges and meeting gracious local people.

 

 

Southeast Asia

 

Singapore, Thailand and Angkor War featuring the Eastern & Oriental Express

November 10 - 23, 2019

In modern cities and centuries-old ruins, discover the diversity of Southeast Asia during a 10-night journey to Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia and Cambodia.

 

 

Charleston

 

Historic South and Golden Isles Cruise aboard the Independence

November 21 - 30, 2019

Delight in an exploration of South Carolina and Georgia, and experience the U.S. South’s most charming destinations along the Intracoastal Waterway. This incredible nine-night journey includes a seven-night cruise aboard a state-of-theart ship, plus two nights in Charleston, South Carolina, at a first-class hotel.

 

   

 

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.

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For additional information,
please contact Marguerite Ingalls-Jones.