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Smithsonian Family Journeys by Perillo’s Learning Journeys

There is no better investment in a child’s future than education and travel. Bring learning to life when you travel with Smithsonian Family Journeys by Perillo’s Learning Journeys. You and your family will experience the world in unexpected and unforgettable ways. From anime and noodle making in Japan, art and pizza making in Europe, the bold landscape and glaciers in Iceland and nature and photography in Costa Rica, we offer a wide selection of well-planned itineraries with inspiring guides who offer new insights for all ages. These journeys are very inclusive so you and your family can truly relax and feature talks from local experts and special hands-on experiences. Imagine the memorable times you and your family will create as you explore and grow together. Insights, relationships and unique cultural experiences will enrich your understanding of self, and the world.

For Smithsonian Family Journeys, call (855) 215-8691.


Starting at $4,755 (adult), $4,100 (child)
Jun 30 - Jul 6, 2018
Jul 28 - Aug 3, 2018

Experience Iceland as a family, where you can stir your children’s or grandchildren’s imaginations for Viking sea voyages and introduce them to fun aspects of geology on this multigenerational adventure. Hear stories about Icelandic history as you see an exact replica of a Viking ship and visit Thingvellir National Park. Look for whales and other marine life, plus colonies of puffins, during a morning cruise. Discover the wonder, beauty and science behind major geological sites, standing in awe at powerful waterfalls, trek inside a glacier cave and soak in thermal hot springs – a delight for all ages!


Starting at $5,725 (adult), $4,700 (child)
Jun 23 - Jul 2, 2018
Jun 30 - Jul 9, 2018

London and Paris are ideal destinations for an introduction to Europe with grandchildren and children. Enjoy a special tour of the Tower of London with a Beefeater, learn about Shakespeare at the Globe Theatre, and hear stories about Britain’s royalty at Westminster Abbey. Then ride the “Chunnel” train to Paris and take specially designed art tours of the Louvre and Musée d’Orsay. You’ll also visit Notre Dame, take an excursion to Versailles, and enjoy an evening tour to the Eiffel Tower for views of the city.


Starting at $4,800 (adult), $2,850 (child)
Aug 4 - 12, 2017
Jun 29 - Jul 7, 2018

Join us in the Emerald Isle, always a popular destination for families. Explore Dublin’s vibrant Viking past, visit the historic Rock of Cashel, kiss the Blarney Stone, and stop in Adare, one of the prettiest villages in Ireland. You’ll also cruise along the Cliffs of Moher and sleep like royalty when you spend two nights at an Irish castle (and visit others as well)! Plus, learn about the Gaelic language and see demonstrations of Irish dancing, sheep dogs in action, and falconry.


Starting at $4,700 (adult), $4,175 (child)
Jul 7 - 17, 2018

Discover modern Tokyo and traditional Kyoto with your family! In Tokyo, spend a day focusing on the popular topic of anime. You’ll also meet a Japanese family in their home, check out a fish market, and learn to make sushi. Take a nature hike in the forests of Mt. Fuji and enjoy a stay at a traditional ryokan (inn). Then ride the bullet train to Kyoto. Here, learn about traditional drawing and indigo dyeing techniques aswell as kimono dressing or Taiko drumming. Plus, explore stunning temples and imperial palaces.


Starting at $3,175 (adult), $2,975 (child)
Jun 23 - 30, 2018
Jul 14 - 21, 2018

Reconnect with your family while staying in a quintessential Tuscan villa an hour outside Florence, visit the medieval and Renaissance gems of the region, and immerse yourself in a Tuscan lifestyle. Learn how to make pizza and gelato with a traditional “Nona” or grandmother, learn a little Italian, and even have the option for a drawing and painting class outside in the villa’s beautiful gardens. Enjoy excursions to Florence, Siena, San Gimignano, and Monteriggioni, and return in the evening for a dip in the pool.


Starting at $3,780 (adult), $2,725 (child)
Dec 26, 2017 - Jan 2, 2018*
Jun 29 - July 7, 2018
Dec 25 - Jan 2, 2018

Bring your children to Costa Rica for our new family adventure. This diminutive country is renowned for its vast richness of flora and fauna; its dedication to biodiversity, sustainability, and conservation; and for its opportunities for exciting adventures. You and your family will travel the breadth of Costa Rica, from the Pacific to the Atlantic and enjoy a wealth of varied experiences. Learn about the challenges of wildlife conservation as you travel to Tortuguero, famous for the nesting areas of the green turtles. Plus, visit Guanacaste on the west coast to explore its beaches and two wildlife preserves. Tour farms devoted to the production of chocolate and pineapples. And in Arenal Volcano National Park, enjoy hiking along the base of the volcano, observing the rain forest canopy from sky walk bridges, and zip lining!

*See Smithsonian website for 2017 itinerary and pricing.

For Smithsonian Family Journeys, call (855) 215-8691.

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