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We have an exciting array of trips planned for 2020. View our current catalog, and make this the year you join a Smith Travel trip!
SMITH TRAVEL 2020 CATALOG
 

Upcoming Trips

Egypt & The Eternal Nile

Jan 7-January 21, 2020 Wait List Only

Back by popular demand, experience an unforgettable exploration of Egypt’s inspiring history and ancient civilizations. Join Scott Bradbury, professor of classical languages and literature, on a 15-day small group journey accompanied by an expert Egyptian guide.

Stock image of Egyptian sphinx

East India

Jan 9-January 24, 2020 Uniquely Smith

Travel off the beaten path to East India, a location selected by National Geographic Traveler as one of the “50 Trips of a Lifetime.” Immerse yourself in the cacophony of the city of Kolkata, the former seat of the British Raj and home to two Nobel laureates—Mother Teresa and Rabinranath Tagore.

Image of sunrise over Kanchanjunga Range

Expedition to Antarctica

Jan 15-January 28, 2020 Just Added

Join us on a 14-day journey featuring a nine-night exclusively chartered cruise to Antarctica, Earth’s last frontier. Cruise aboard the intimate Le Boréal, one of the finest vessels in Antarctic waters. Experience “The White Continent” in its unspoiled state. Admire fantastically shaped icebergs, turquoise glaciers, bustling penguin rookeries and breaching whales.

Zodiac in Antarctica

New Zealand by Sea

Jan 27-February 9, 2020 Limited Availability

Set sail on one of our most popular departures for a 14-day exploration of the lush green islands of New Zealand, sometimes referred to as “God’s own country.”  Soak up the dramatic setting of Queenstown during a two-night stay, then cruise for nine nights all the way from Milford Sound to Auckland, avoiding internal flights. Board the intimate Caledonian Sky and explore New Zealand’s

Iceland

Feb 20-February 25, 2020 Uniquely Smith

Join fellow alumnae and friends on this five-day escape to the Land of Fire and Ice. Immerse yourself in Iceland’s rich culture and Viking heritage beginning with two nights in the bustling capital city, Reykjavík, followed by two nights exploring the vast countryside.

Amazon River Expedition

Mar 8-March 20, 2020 Just Added

Delve into the lush Amazon River Basin and the legendary “lost city of Incas,” Machu Picchu on this 13-day custom-designed land and river cruise expedition. Join Donald Joraleman, professor of anthropology, on this unforgettable journey featuring a five-night natural history cruise aboard the deluxe, all-suite MV Zafiro.

On the Road to Freedom

Mar 15-March 22, 2020 Back by Popular Demand

We are delighted to be offering this extraordinary program for the second year in a row, in the Spring of 2020! Join fellow alumnae and Smith Professor Joshua Miller as we visit some of the most important sites of the Civil Rights Movement.

Edmund Pettus Bridge

Sicily in Depth

Apr 16-April 27, 2020 Just Added

Join alumnae and friends on an exclusive 12-day journey to the island of Sicily. In a small group of only 24 guests, experience Sicily’s diverse landscapes and cultural treasures while staying in unique, centrally located hotels. We are thrilled that Professor Joshua Birk will be joining the group to share a series of lecturers during our Sicilian adventure!

Taormina Mount Etna

Israel: Land of Cultural Treasures

Apr 19-April 28, 2020 Just Added

Experience the stirring beauty of Israel, from Tel Aviv’s White City to Old Jerusalem and the Dead Sea. This tiny nation—a fascinating focal point for three of the world’s major religions—exudes spirituality while brimming with treasures and religious milestones.

Israel Sea of Galilee Tiberias

Village Life in the Dordogne

Apr 30-May 8, 2020 Just Added

Experience the authentic provincial character of Dordogne for one full week in Sarlat-la-Canéda, one of the most beautiful and well-preserved medieval villages in France. Accompanying this tour and offering a series of lectures and in-depth discussions throughout the program will be Martine Gantrel, professor of French studies at Smith.

Gabare Boats in Dordogne

The Chelsea Flower Show

May 13-May 21, 2020 Back by Popular Demand

Nowhere in the world is the passion for horticulture expressed more vividly than in Britain, where gardens have served as inspiration for painters, writers and poets for centuries.

Smith group in English gardens

Scottish Isles and Norwegian Fjords

May 16-May 24, 2020 Just Added

Join Smith Travel on a unique, seven-night journey aboard Le Champlain to the Scottish Isles and Norway’s majestic fjords. Behold the splendor of these lush lands during the time of the year when the weather is mild and the days are long.

Norway Sognefjord from Aurlandsfjorden

Greece: A Family Odyssey

Jun 26-July 5, 2020 Family Adventure

Join Rebecca Worsham, assistant professor in the Department of Classical Languages and Literatures at Smith, on a 10-day family adventure exploring the rich archaeological history of Greece. Known as the “Cradle of Western Civilization,” Greece is one of the best destinations for exploration-based learning and adventure.

Celtic Classics on the Irish Sea

Aug 8-August 16, 2019 Just Added

Top off your summer with a unique eight-day cruise along the coastline of the Irish Sea aboard Sea Cloud II. Join us as we sail through charming ports in Ireland, Northern Ireland, Wales and the archaeologically rich isles of Arran and Man.

St. Davids Cathedral in Wales

Women to Women: Republic of Georgia

Aug 16-August 25, 2020 Just Added

Discover all that Georgia has to offer on this highly customized program co-sponsored by MIT Alumni Travel. Meet with leading businesswomen, distinguished experts, members of the Caucasus Environmental NGO Network and a rising culinary star. This ancient land offers breathtaking landscapes, flourishing cities, fabulous food, deep red wines and some of the most hospitable people on earth.

Mt. Kazbegi in Georgia

Global Symposium

Aug 30-September 10, 2020 Just Added

Join eminent thinkers, change-makers and historians from both continents for an in-depth examination of the relationship between Europe and the United States at this pivotal moment in history.

Brandenburg Gate in Berlin

Cruising the Adriatic and Aegean Seas

Sep 17-September 25, 2020 Just Added

Voyage through the Adriatic Sea along the coast of Croatia, Montenegro, and Albania stopping along the way at coastal towns and villages – to reach the final destination of Athens.

Venice, Italy

El Camino de Santiago

Oct 2-October 14, 2020

Walk the path that pilgrims have followed for more than a millennium on this twelve-day tour of El Camino de Santiago, or the Way of St. James.  Join Jane L. Carroll `76, Smith alumna and senior lecturer in art history at Dartmouth, as we traverse sections of the El Camino and experience this famous devotional path.

Portico de la Gloria at Santiago de Compostela Cathedral in Galicia, Spain

Enchanting Ireland

Oct 8-October 20, 2020 Just Added

Travel through this beautiful and magical emerald green land and encounter its warm and hospitable people along the way on this thirteen-day journey. From Dublin to Galway, Killarney to Kilkenny, this robust tour showcases Ireland’s many charms, both old and new.

Kylemore Abbey in Connemara, Ireland

Vietnam by Sea and Angkor Wat

Nov 3-November 17, 2020

Voyage through the South China Sea along the coastline of Vietnam to Cambodia and explore the verdant landscapes and centuries-old sandstone temples of these ancient lands.

Buddhist Monks at Angkor Wat temple in Siem Reap, Cambodia