Oriental Institute tours are more than vacations. They’re journeys of a lifetime – adventurous, intellectually stimulating and richly memorable.  Oriental Institute Travel Programs provide exclusive visits and on-site learning privileges not enjoyed by other institutions and travel groups. Participants learn directly from some of the most eminent archaeologists and scholars in the world, at sites the OI has been excavating and researching for almost a century.

We are excited to return to international travel in 2022! Book your passage to adventure as we explore Egypt, Sardinia, Sicily, Spain, and Tunisia! Details on domestic trips coming soon.

We continue on with an exploration of the Mediterranean this October as we tour of Tunisia, Sicily, Sardinia, and Spain! Click for the brochure:

Click here to explore the tour brochure of our newest offering: In the Wake of the Phoenicians.

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International Departures

Join the OI on one-of-a-kind journeys as we explore the path of the Phoenicians, Egypt, Turkey and Greece, and other destinations!
Experience the history and the culture of these regions with exclusive access and destinations that are off the beaten path.
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In Country Departures

Join us on quick getaways to some of our nations most prized collections and special exhibits.
In country tours offer perfect opportunities for members who live outside of the greater Chicago area to experience the OI in their own backyard!

Previous Departures

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