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Photo of Plaza de Espana in Seville, Spain

Important COVID-19 Information

Smith College, along with institutional partners, tour operators and government authorities, continues to monitor the COVID-19 outbreak. As this is a fluid situation, Smith Travel and our tour operator partners will continue to update travelers who are booked on Smith Travel trips accordingly and on a trip-by-trip basis. More information can be found at the Centers for Disease Control and Smith College’s Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) page, with recommendations and information as they become available. We are sorry for any inconvenience and distress this situation is causing our travelers. 

Upcoming Trips

Village Life in the Dordogne

Apr 30-May 8, 2020 Postponed

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 Postponed

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 Postponed

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.

Running on Waves, a three masted sailing vessel

Celtic Classics on the Irish Sea

Aug 8-August 16, 2020

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

Global Symposium

Aug 30-September 10, 2020

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

Château de Camon

Sep 9-September 17, 2020 Back by Popular Demand

Smith Travel is once again offering a week away at the Château de Camon. Journey to the Languedoc region in the south of France and explore history from cave drawings to 12th century medieval castle ruins.

Château de Camon

Cruising the Adriatic and Aegean Seas

Sep 17-September 25, 2020

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

Insider’s Japan

Sep 23-October 5, 2020 Just Added

Take in the stunning sights, sounds and tastes that render Japan a nation of many wonders. Spend 13 days immersed in mesmerizing land of superb art, bustling commerce and rich traditions.

Japan pagoda in water

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.

Ha Long Bay in Vietnam

Los Angeles

Dec 2-December 6, 2020 Uniquely Smith

Experience the best of art and culture in Los Angeles and its surroundings during this five-day tour of the city’s most iconic museums and unique private homes.

J. Paul Getty Museum - curved architecture detail

Sicily in Depth

Apr 22-May 3, 2021 Postponed

This program is postponed and rescheduled to operate April 22-May 3, 2021. 

An updated brochure and program details will be uploaded once available. 

Please read below for original tour details (April 16-27, 2020). 

Taormina Mount Etna