What makes a Princeton Journeys program more than a typical vacation?
Whether led by a beloved veteran professor, a "rising star" among our junior faculty, or a Princeton alumnus who is an expert in a particular field, Princeton Journeys feature the opportunity to interact with scholars and teachers who are not only enthusiastic teachers but also fun traveling companions. These Princeton Study Leaders help introduce our travelers to the main concepts and exciting hidden gems a destination or route has to offer. And, when possible, they help unlock doors to special activities and sites just for Princeton travelers.
From the first phone call you make to learn about one of our programs to the final airport good-bye wishing you a safe flight home, a member of the Princeton Journeys team will provide attention to your needs and concerns. We bring to our interactions with our travelers the same enthusiasm and care that you have come to expect from other interactions with Old Nassau.
Stress-free travel planning
We work with a number of highly-respected educational tour operators to put together our roster of trips each year. So as soon as you reserve your spot, you have a whole team working on your behalf to make sure your travel experience is top-notch. From balancing an active and comprehensive itinerary with just the right amount of free time to managing on-the-ground aspects, such as expedited hotel check-in and baggage handling—it is all taken care of. With our operators handling the logistics and our staff on top of all your needs and requests, you can sit back and spend your time preparing your mind for the Journey (with our recommended reading lists) instead of worrying.
Value equals getting your money's worth—and then some. Compared to many other packaged tours, you get a lot more when traveling with Princeton. In addition to high-quality accommodations, the best-available transportation, group transfers, and most meals, the programs our operators offer are bursting at the seams with other included features, such as a strong academic component and special visits. We put you in touch with local experts and local alumni to hear from those in the know about the issues facing the communities you visit and some of our programs feature opportunities to connect with Princeton research or service work being done in the area. We purchase basic medical, accident, and evaluation insurance for each traveler to add to the sense of security you can feel when booking your travel through us.
Whether you graduated five or fifty years ago, common ties to Princeton make traveling together fun. Swap stories about what campus was like in your day and talk about what you see in the University’s future. Even friends and family traveling along will get caught up in the Tiger spirit! On each trip, a diverse range of professions and interests is represented by group members, so there is always something to learn from your fellow travelers.