Skip to main content

Embracing the world. Enriching our lives.

World-class travel programs of discovery and learning

Exploring the World for Over 50 Years

Journey beyond the ordinary

By its very nature, travel is a form of learning. Approached with a purpose, open to new experiences and willing to engage and understand, it has the power to transform us.

For more than five decades, the principals of Thalassa Journeys have been the leaders in educational travel programs aboard small ships. In partnership with America’s leading universities and museums, we have pioneered programs around the globe from Antarctica to Indonesia, from Vietnam to Libya, from the Greek Islands to the Great Lakes.

See Our Story

Destinations & Programs

Seven Continents. Seven Oceans. We have been there. Let us take you.

Thalassa Journeys - Luxury Cultural Expeditions - Small Ship Cruises and Land Tours

World Class Experts

Accomplished women and men. Passionate about what they do. Excited to share their knowledge and expertise.

Sustainably Committed

Travel designed to preserve and protect both nature and culture for future generations.

Thalassa Journeys - Luxury Cultural Expeditions - Small Ship Cruises and Land Tours

Forge a deeper connection with the world

Building itineraries around the expertise of teachers from our partner institutions, we have introduced tens of thousands of travelers to the joys of engaging with new worlds in the company of world-class scholars anxious to share their knowledge.

Explore Our Journeys

Travel in Comfort

Luxury Accommodations

Whether on our bespoke land tours or sailing aboard the Swan Hellenic fleet, you will enjoy a relaxed ambience and thoughtful amenities catering to your enjoyment and and well-being.

Gain a Deeper Knowledge

Unique Expert-led Itineraries

The majority of our programs are led by faculty members or curators chosen by our partner institutions, scholars and teachers at the very top of their fields, often at the cutting edge of research.

Learn More

The trip was wonderful... top of the line service, food, excursion leadership, accommodations and amenities... an outstanding tour manager - attended to every detail, including many I'm sure flew under the radar for me... I benefited from spending time with alumnae and from experiencing the quality of the travel experience that Thalassa Journeys delivers.

Kathryn MackintoshExecutive Director, Wellesley College Alumnae Association

I wondered if you might be able to share the last name of Aristotle, the wonderful tour guide for the Thalassa Journeys Homeric cruise? I’d like to name him in my acknowledgments for [my translation of] the Iliad.

Emily WilsonProfessor of Classical Studies, University of Pennsylvania / Lecturer on "In Search of Homer" Journey 2022

It is going to take some time to fathom how magnificent our journey was. The detailed care you all put into this experience proved every day that we had the right team... Twenty-nine people had an experience that will inform their perspective for the rest of their lives.

Brian VogtChief Executive Officer, Denver Botanic Gardens / Past Board President, American Public Gardens Association

We have returned to Ushuaia from our expedition to Antarctica. I want to let you know about the excellent job Laura Gollardo did! She could not have been more caring, knowledgeable, or gracious. She did an excellent job of attending to any of our questions or needs and always helped with a smile! What an incredible time we had!!

Gary M.Antarctica Expedition

The main reason we signed up for this trip was Bart Ehrman. We would definitely go on another trip with him... our Greek tour guide was absolutely incredible too. She made the history come alive. One of the nicest parts of this tour was the spontaneity we experienced. For example, visiting the museum of the Acropolis in Athens... I really loved seeing the Turkish rug workshop after our lunch in Ephesus.

Kay H.Greece Cultural Tour

The Antarctica Expedition was fantastic! The trip of our lifetime. Laura Gallardo is one of a kind! She went far beyond expectations, providing superb help and support all the way through. Looking forward to the next adventure.

Frank C.Antarctica Expedition

Contact Us

Thalassa Journeys LLC
8815 Conroy-Windermere Road
Suite 406
Orlando, FL 32835

Connect with Our Team

Margaret Devlin - Managing Director

Margaret Devlin
Managing Director

David Monash

David Monash
Sales Manager

Kieran McCarthy Fell

Kieran McCarthy Fell
Sales Manager