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Reconnect with Smith through our travel program. Guest faculty or hosts accompany most of our trips. Together with highly skilled tour directors and local guides, they ensure an enlightening travel experience. Share adventures with Smith alums, their families, and friends while enjoying special behind-the-scenes visits that are impossible for individual travelers to arrange on their own. An added bonus is that you can relax while all your trip arrangements are made for you.

Phoebe Lewis ’51

As we relaunch the Smith College Travel Program, let’s take a moment to remember Phoebe Lewis ’51. Phoebe co-directed the Smith College Travel Program from 1979–1983 and 1986–1989. Phoebe also served on the Board of Alumnae Association serving as President from 1983-1986. She became a Member of the Board of Trustees from 1983–1989 and Chair of Trustees from 1989–1994. In 1996, Phoebe was honored with the John M. Greene award for her years of service to the college.

Phoebe died on January 26, 2024.

2025 Destinations

Eligibility & Requirements


While Smith Travel programs are designed for alums of Smith College and accompanying members of their immediate families, enrollment is open to all members and friends of the Smith community. Space permitting, a participating alum may bring a non-Smith friend or couple.

Group Size

Trip size varies. Any exclusive Smith Only land tours are capped at 20-24 passengers. Cruises are shared with other like-minded organizations and institutions and accommodate between 100 and 200 people, depending on the ship. Smith Travel reserves 20-30 spots on each cruise.

Activity Level

All participants must be in good health to enjoy a Smith Travel program. Any condition that may require assistance or special medical attention must be reported at the time a reservation is made. By forwarding the deposit for preregistration or registration in full, participants certify that they do not have any physical or other limitations that would create a hazard for themselves or other travelers.

Passport Requirements

Please note that many countries now require individuals to possess passports with an expiration date of six months beyond the expected return to the United States. Please check that your passport meets the requirements of the country you will be visiting. If your passport needs to be renewed, please leave yourself ample time for processing.

Terms & Conditions

Smith College is the sponsor of the trips and has engaged independent tour operators to arrange the tours. Because Smith College does not own, operate, manage or control, and is not in a partnership or joint venture with either the tour operators or the various independent companies and persons with which or whom the tour operator has arranged to supply services, Smith College and its officers, directors, trustees, agents, servants, employees, affiliations and assigns are not liable for any negligent or willful acts or omissions of the tour operator or the various suppliers, including any acts or omissions on their part that cause, without limitations, injury, death, theft, damage to or loss of property, delay, inconvenience, or the cancellation, substitution, overbooking or downgrading of accommodations, transportation or other services. Additional terms and conditions may apply to your trip and will be sent with your registration acknowledgement, which you must sign and return to Smith Travel.

Tour Costs

What’s Included

  • A comprehensive educational program, including lectures and discussions with a Smith lecturer or host
  • Accommodations based on double occupancy in first-class hotels or ships with private bathroom
  • Services of tour directors and experienced local guides
  • Bus transfers and baggage handling for participants traveling on group flights
  • Port charges on cruises
  • Excursions as listed in final itineraries
  • Meals as indicated in final itineraries
  • Pre-trip information
  • Most gratuities

What’s Not Included

  • Round-trip airfare (unless specified)
  • Passport and visa fees
  • Personal travel insurance (we strongly recommend that you take out insurance and will send you details)
  • Transfers and baggage handling for those traveling independently
  • Gratuities to ship’s crew (unless specified)

Travel Insurance

Travel insurance may be purchased for an additional fee.

Contact Office of Alumnae Relations

Alumnae House
33 Elm Street
Smith College
Northampton, MA 01060