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! 

More trips coming soon!

*Those with asterisks waive the supplement for solo travelers. 


2019/2020 Upcoming Trips


2020 Alumni Journeys Catalog



2020 Alumni Journeys Catalog


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.




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.





Legends of the Nile with Professor Steven David

January 14 - 25, 2020, with Additional Departure Dates

During this 10-night experience focused on the antiquities along the vibrant Nile River, you'll encounter Egypt's wonders and the optimistic spirit of its citizens today. This engaging program has been thoughtfully designed to connect you to the people, places and culture of this captivating country.



Wonders of the Galapagos Islands

January 23 - 31, 2020

This incredible nine-day journey features the Galapagos Islands, where the unique wildlife accepts up-close human interaction like nowhere else. Accompanied by certified naturalists, cruise for six nights and enjoy one night on mainland Ecuador. Three-night Quito Pre-Program Option. Six-night Machu Picchu and the Sacred Valley Post-Program Option.



Tanzania Safari during the Great Migration

January 30 - February 10, 2020 (SOLD OUT) Additional Departure Dates

Experience Africa's premier safari destination on game drives during the annual Great Migration. This 12-day journey of a lifetime includes one privately chartered flight and daily game drives in Tanzania's finest game parks - Lake Manyara, Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater and Tarangire - with deluxe accomodations in Serena Safari Lodges and a comfortable tented camp.



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

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

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

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

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!


January 14-25 | Legends of the Nile ~ Royal St. George I with Professor Steven David - Additional departures available January 7-18 and February 25-March 7

January 23 – 31 | Wonders of the Galapagos Islands

January 28 - February 10 | Expedition to Antarctica

January 30- February 10 | Tanzania Safari during the Great Migration *SOLD OUT* Additional departures available January 12-23 and March 18-29

February 16-25  | Israel ~ Land of Cultural Treasures

February 18 - March 1 | New Zealand: Auckland and Circumnavigation of South Island

February 22 - 29 | Cruising the Caribbean's Windward Islands

March 18 - 29 | Tanzania Safari during the Great Migration

March 20-29 |Morocco: Land of Enchantment

March 31-April 8 | Dutch Waterways ~ MS Amadeus Queen*

April 25-May 3 | Basque Country ~ France and Spain

May 1-9 | Verona

May 26-June 3 | France ~ Albi*

May 30 - June 7 | Scottish Islands and Norwegian Fjords *SOLD OUT*

June 10-19 | Swiss Alps & The Italian Lakes

June 22-July 6 | Iceland Cruise ~ The Land of Fire and Ice ~ Azamara Pursuit

June 25-July 3 | Majestic Slovenia

June 27-July 9 | Sailing Ancient Trade Routes ~ Helsinki to Copenhagen Aboard Sea Cloud II

July 7-21 | Grand Danube Passage ~ MS Amadeus Queen*

July 8-17 | Imperial Splendors of Russia

July 8 - 18 | Great Journey through Europe

August 2 - 8 | Grand Canadian Passage -train Calgary/Vancouver

August 14-21 | Discover Southeast Alaska on the Admiralty Dream

August 29-September 6 | Paris ~ Art, Culture & People

September 2-13 | Journey to Cornwall: Bath, London, Cornish Coast

September 10-18 | Cruising the Aegean and Adriatic Seas on Le Bougainville

September 30-October 8 | Sorrento ~ The Charm of the Amalfi Coast

October 3-11 | Rhone & Saone River Cruise*

October 6-17 | Romance of the Douro River ~ MS Amalia Rodrigues

Oct 15-23 | Island life in the Greek Isles on the Bouganville

October 29 - November 10 | Greece, Egypt, Red Sea, Jordan


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.

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For additional information,
please contact Marguerite Ingalls-Jones.