Alumni Journeys Program

<Updated 3.23.2020>

Alumni Journeys and concerns regarding COVID-19
If alumni have made reservations for one of our Alumni Journeys travel programs, and have concerns regarding the status of their trip, they should contact the travel company directly regarding their COVID-19 contingency plans.

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. 

2020 Upcoming Trips


2020 Alumni Journeys Catalog



2020 Alumni Journeys Catalog



Expedition to Antarctica

January 28 - February 10, 2020

Join us for this spectacular 14-day journey featuring a nine-night, exclusively chartered cruise to Antarctica, Earth's last frontier, aboard the intimate L'Austral. Experience "The White Continent" in its unspoiled state, accompanied by the ship's expert team of naturalists. Spend two nights in vibrant Buenos Aires. Iguazu Falls Post-Program Option offered. 



Israel - Land of Cultural Treasures

February 16 - 25, 2020

Experience Israel's open-air markets. Taste regional olive oils, falafel, spice blends and wine. Lunch with a Druze family in their home. Visit Yad Vashem and partake in expert-led discussions. Discover multi-faceted Israel and its diverse people on this unforgettable small-group, eight-night journey featuring Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, and so much more. 

New Zealand


New Zealand - Auckland and Circumnavigation of South Island

February 18 - March 1, 2020

Join this 10-night itinerary circumnavigating the South Island of New Zealand. Cruise for seven nights aboard Le Laperouse. Spend three nights in Auckland and visit the Northland District. Experience the friendly nature of "Kiwis" and Maori culture. Cruise Queen Charlotte Sound, visit the famous Marlborough District and tour Christchurch.



Cruising the Caribbean's Windward Islands

February 22 - 29, 2020

Elude the depths of winter on this seven-night cruise of the Caribbean's tropical Windward Islands aboard the exclusively chartered, Five-Star, small expedition ship, Le Champlain. Cruise into secluded harbors, exploring the Windward Islands' treasures of Grenada, to the Grenadines Tobago Cays Marine Park; Martinique, St. Lucia; St. Vincent and Bridgetown, Barbados. 



Morocco: Land of Enchantment

March 20 -29 and March 27 - April 5, 2020

Embrace the charms of Morocco on this eight-night journey in Marrakech and Casablanca. Explore the colorful souks and medina, tour ornate gardens and marvel at minarets. Enjoy tea with a Berber family in Atlas Mountains, relish cosmopolitan Casablanca and marvel at the wonders of ancient Rabat.

Dutch Waterways


Dutch Waterways - Amsterdam to Antwerp*

March 31 - April 8, 2020

See the Netherlands and Belgium brilliantly revealed as you glide along scenic waterways during a seven-night cruise on a first-class river ship. Explore Amsterdam, Antwerp and fairy-tale Giethoorn, while enjoying an ever-changing panorama. Follow your passions with included excursion choices. See Dutch masters, bicycle through villages or savor chocolate. No single supplement!



Basque Country - France & Spain

April 25 - May 3, 2020

Delight in a seven-night adventure through Basque Spain and France. Discover the chic beach resort of Biarritz and foodie-friendly San Sebastian. Explore French Basque culture in St-Jean-de-Luz, Espelette and Bayonne. In Spain, dine at a private Basque gastronomical society, tour the Bilbao Guggenheim and stroll the streets of Hemingway's Pamplona!



Italy - Verona, featuring Venice and the Italian Lakes with Peabody faculty member Ernest Liotti

May 1 - 9, 2020

Fall in love with "fair Verona," the setting of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. Soak up the warmth of Verona's pink-hued buildings. Cruise the canals of nearby Venice. Sip wine in a vineyard and grappa in the foothills of the Italian Alps! From shimmering Lake Garda to Giotto's Renaissance frescoes, enjoy an inspiring, romantic journey!



Undiscovered France with Assistant Professor Molly Warnock*

May 26 - June 3, 2020

Celebrate the soul of France in and around the beautiful city of Albi on this seven-night adventure. Revel in the pink-washed city of Toulouse, stroll along romantic riverbanks, and savor local delicacies. A myriad of French masterpieces await you in this elegant, easygoing region, including paintings by Toulouse-Lautrec, famous frescoes, medieval fortresses, and a revolutionary 17th-century canal. No single supplement!



Scottish Islands and Norwegian Fjords with faculty member Robert Barbera

May 30 - June 3, 2020

Join us for a unique, comprehensive, seven-night journey to Scotland’s rarely visited Orkney and Shetland Islands and Norway’s majestic coastal fjords. Cruise from Glasgow to Bergen aboard the exclusively chartered, Five-Star, small ship Le Champlain and enjoy one of the world’s most scenic rail journeys. Edinburgh/Glasgow Pre-Cruise and Norway/Copenhagen Post-Cruise Options.


Swiss Alps


Swiss Alps & The Italian Lakes with Peabody faculty member JoAnn Kulesza

June 10 - 19, 2020

Enjoy high alpine splendor in glamorous St. Moritz and get to know the much-loved Italian Lakes region. Along the way, enjoy the natural beauty and distinct cultures of two countries. Stand in awe of magnificent scenery, architecture, and masterpieces including a baroque palace and da Vinci’s “The Last Supper” in Milan on this exciting eight-night journey.



Iceland Cruise - The Land of Fire & Ice

June 22 - July 6, 2020

Follow in the wake of Vikings as you travel the North Sea, from charming Copenhagen, Denmark to Iceland on this 13-night first-class Azamara cruise! Enjoy popular Reykjavik then circumnavigate this peaceful, storied island. Choose from a variety of optional excursions ranging from cycling to traditional cooking lessons to enchanting folklore before disembarking in Dublin, Ireland.



Majestic Slovenia

June 25 - July 3, 2020

Slovenia offers visitors an enchanting, well-rounded surprise. Tucked between Italy, Austria, Hungary and Croatia, this small country has it all: cosmopolitan cities, shimmering lakes, Alpine mountains, and great swaths of forestland. Savor Slovenia's farm-fresh fare, its wine, and its Mediterranean breezes - and enjoy a refreshing journey, off the beaten path. No single supplement!

Trade Routes


Sailing Ancient Trade Routes ~ Helsinki to Copenhagen Aboard Sea Cloud II

June 27 - July 9, 2020

Next summer, please join us for a Baltic adventure aboard the luxury barque Sea Cloud II during the region’s loveliest season, when the northern sunlight shines on stunning medieval cities and shimmers on the sea well into the night. On this cruise, retrace the trade routes of the Hanseatic League, an alliance of northern European merchant towns that dominated Baltic commerce from the 13th through the 15th centuries. Admire the richly ornamented houses, lavish churches, and exquisite relics that proliferated during this era of prosperity, which contributed to Europe’s Renaissance.



Grand Danube Passage ~ MS Amadeus Queen*

July 7 - 21, 2020

Explore eight countries and discover epic history, Old World capitals and charming villages along the mighty Danube River. Enjoy three nights in Prague, Czech Republic, an eight-night Danube cruise and two nights in Sofia, Bulgaria. Personalize your cruise with a selection of included excursions, featuring culinary outings, cycling, art tours and more.



Imperial Splendors of Russia

July 8 - 18, 2020

From the Kremlin and St. Basil’s Cathedral to Peterhof and Catherine Palace, discover the opulent world of Russia’s czars on this eight-night journey to Moscow and St. Petersburg. Watch an exclusive performance at the Saint Petersburg Classic Ballet School, see masterworks of art at the Hermitage, enjoy a vodka tasting and more!



Click here to read immediate past 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.

Biographical Information form

Been on a trip lately? Tell us about it.
Participant Survey [pdf] [online form]

For additional information,
please contact Marguerite Ingalls-Jones.