Alumni Journeys Program

Alumni Journeys and concerns regarding COVID-19
All Johns Hopkins Alumni Journeys trips have been postponed through December 2021. We expect to relaunch our travel program in January 2022.

For now, check out the list of trips offered Pre-COVID to learn more about our program.

What are Alumni Journeys?
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 Trips: Postponed or Canceled


2020 Alumni Journeys Catalog



2020 Alumni Journeys Catalog



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!


Great Journey Through Europe

July 8 - 18, 2020

This extraordinary 11-day “Grand Tour” of Europe features an incredible combination of river, rail, lake and mountain travel including five nights aboard the deluxe AMADEUS SILVER III. Journey through the western heart of the Continent through Switzerland, France, Germany and the Netherlands, cruising the fabled Rhine River. 

Rocky Mountains

Grand Canadian Passage

August 2 - 8, 2020

Join this well-paced sojourn through Canada’s glorious Rocky Mountains highlighted by two days traveling aboard the Rocky Mountaineer in GoldLeaf Service—with visits to the stunning areas of Lake Louise and Banff. 


Discover Southeast Alaska on the Admiralty Dream

August 14 - 21, 2020

Join fellow alumni and friends for a summertime expedition through some of nature’s more secluded landscapes as we discover the remote inner reaches of Alaska’s Inside Passage aboard the 66-passenger Admiralty Dream.


Paris ~ Art, Culture, & People

August 26 - September 6, 2020

Immerse yourself in rousing, romantic Paris on this seven-night adventure through the City of Light. Cruise the Seine to take in the highlights of Parisian architecture from the water, and explore Le Marais, finding trendy boutiques and bars nestled on narrow medieval streets


Journey to Cornwall: Bath, London, Cornish Coast

September 2 - 13, 2020

Experience cozy fishing villages, grand estates, and historic Plymouth, Britain’s Ocean City, during the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower voyage. This stirring 10-night program in South West England begins in Bath, a UNESCO World Heritage city bursting with beautiful Georgian architecture and sacred hot springs.


Cruising the Aegean and Adriatic Seas on Le Bougainville

September 10 - 18, 2020

The unspoiled coastlines and idyllic islands of the azure Adriatic, Aegean and Ionian Seas are dynamic crossroads of the Roman, Byzantine and Venetian civilizations and their distinctive cultures that flourished here for more than 3000 years.


Provence & Burgundy

September 28 - October 8, 2020

Savor Burgundy wines, lavender-scented foothills, culinary traditions and world-renowned landmarks as you cruise the Rhône and Saône Rivers in Southern France. Unpack once and travel with ease as you enjoy seven nights on an exclusively chartered first-class ship.


Sorrento ~ The Charm of the Amalfi Coast

September 30 - October 8, 2020

Italy’s Amalfi Coast has been luring travelers, artists and romantics for centuries. Treat yourself to the region’s scenic splendor during a seven-night adventure based in cliff-side Sorrento, overlooking the Mediterranean Sea.


Rhone & Saone River Cruise

October 3 - 11, 2020

Savor the romance of river cruising through a landscape of bucolic countryside, flourishing vineyards and lavender-scented foothills. Delight in Lyon, a metropolis replete with scenic parks, riverside paths and a beautiful, historic old town.


Romance of the Douro River ~ MS Amalia Rodrigues

October 6 - 17, 2020

The romantic Douro River meanders its way from Spain through Northern Portugal, delivering a breathtaking landscape of sculpted hills, terraced vineyards and scenic splendor. Explore the historic river and its environs during a seven-night cruise on an exclusively chartered first-class ship

Greek Isles

Island Life in the Greek Isles on the Bouganville

October 15 - 23, 2020

Join us for this unparalleled and comprehensive nine-day Aegean odyssey to the very cradle of Western civilization and the classical world. Cruise round trip Athens, Greece, aboard the exclusively chartered, newest Five-Star small ship LE BOUGAINVILLE.

Greece Egypt

Greece, Egypt, Red Sea, Jordan

October 29 - November 10, 2020

Join this one-of-a-kind 12-night sojourn on three continents to explore the ancient treasures and engineering marvels of Greece, Egypt and Jordan. Cruise for eight nights from the azure Aegean into the brilliant Mediterranean and through the Suez Canal to the Red Sea.


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 Jones.