Pyramids in the Egyptian Desert

Travel With Us

A trip with Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh is a trip you won’t soon forget. Our own museum directors, curators, and invited guides serve as your special hosts on exclusive excursions around the globe. Carnegie Museums travelers always dine and lodge in luxury, while experiencing their destinations through one-of-a-kind guided tours, visits to private homes, behind-the-scenes tours of museums and historical monuments, and adventures through ancient cities.

Whether it’s a weekend in Philadelphia or a week in Venice, a trip with the Carnegie Museums Travel Program provides opportunities for memorable discovery rarely found in conventional travel. Consider a trip today. 

For more information, call Barbara Tucker at 412.578.2618 or contact us at travel@carnegiemuseums.org.

 

 

As the world begins emerging from lock down, the Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh Travel Program is working on updated protocols and standards while we begin to navigate these uncharted waters. Our top priority is to deliver superior service and to ensure the safety of our travelers. We are learning that travel and social distancing can coexist, with the relationship evolving over time. It will be a gradual return to travel, with our primary focus being on journeys much closer to home. During this unprecedented time, we have enjoyed new ways of traveling to some of our favorite places. We have introduced our Virtual Curated Travel Program and monthly #Throwback Thursday travel emails, along with continuing to plan for the future. The Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh Travel Program looks forward to enjoying safe and memorable events and trips again soon. Check back for updates, and should you have any questions please contact Barbara Tucker at tuckerb@carnegiemuseums.org.


 

MAINE: AUTUMN, ART, AND ARCHITECTURE

September 19-25, 2020

From art museums and galleries, to lobsters and lighthouses — Maine is not a trip to miss. Enjoy the crisp fall air and stunning fall foliage as you journey up the coast of Eastern Maine, from Boston to Bar Harbor.
Travel by private coach up the coast, and enjoy stops and visits in Kennebunkport, Portland, Boothbay, Rockport, Acadia National Park, and Bar Harbor. Maine is home to a vibrant and thriving art scene full of hidden gems. Gain access to homes and museums such as the Portland Museum of Art and the Winslow-Homer Studio located in Scarborough.

Immerse yourself in the natural wonders of Maine through visits to the Coastal Maine Botanical Garden and Acadia National Park. The coastline offers a dramatic contrast of burnt orange and crimson leaves against the blue waters of the Atlantic Ocean and the deep green coniferous forests.

Along with art and architecture, Maine’s culinary scene offers a tapestry of delectable cuisine. So, whether you’re lost in the art and culture, strolling the cobblestone streets to see the architecture, or diving into a lobster roll, a trip to Maine is unforgettable.

side view of the sphinx in cairo, egypt

EGYPT: THE GRAND TOUR

Main Trip to Egypt: October 14-26, 2020
Optional Postlude to Petra: October 26-30, 2020

Step back in time to visit Pharaohs and pyramids, King Tut and temples, mummies and monuments. The banks of the River Nile unveil themselves to you as an unparalleled panoply of ancient, historical and natural treasures. Take a special visit to Queen Nefertari’s Tomb, which is said to be the most beautiful of all the Pharaonic tombs and enjoy private access to the paws of the Great Sphinx of Giza. Explore the Valley of the Kings and tour King Tut’s Tomb. Be one of the first to visit the newly opened Grand Egyptian Museum and enjoy a luxury 4-night cruise on the Nile River. Just like Agatha Christie in the early 1900s, stay at two of the world’s most amazing hotels – the elegant Old Winter Palace in Luxor and the stunning Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Hotel in Aswan, where she penned “Death on the Nile.” End your journey with an optional extension in Jordan exploring the long-lost, rose-colored city of Petra, the forgotten center of the ancient Nabatean culture.

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SPOTLIGHT ON TUSCANY – Value Trip!

November 10-17, 2020

The rolling hills of Tuscany are home to sprawling vineyards, charming medieval hill towns and enchanting cities steeped in history, culture and legend. Discover them for yourself on this relaxing sojourn into the Italian countryside. Visit Florence, Siena, Pisa and San Gimignano. Sample cheese at the farm where it is made. Partake in a Tuscan cooking class. Savor a seven-night stay in Montecatini Terme, the famous resort and spa town. Enjoy free time to explore the cultural treasures of Florence, including Michelangelo’s “David.” Discover the charming town of Lucca, Italy’s best-kept secret. Learn about the heroic deeds of WWII at remains of the Gothic Line and visit the Museum of Liberation. Enjoy fabulous local wines and the region’s famous cuisine. This is Tuscany as you always imagined it.

2020 TRIPS POSTPONED DUE TO COVID-19

*many of these trips will be rescheduled at a future date

  • United Arab Emirates: Modern & Ancient, featuring the Louvre Abu Dhabi, March 21-27
    • VIP status at Art Dubai, the city’s famous international art fair, and visits to Abu Dhabi and Sharjah
  • Springtime in the Antebellum South: Savannah, Beaufort, and Tybee Island, April 1-4
    • Visit historic homes and exquisite museums, including Mercer-Williams House, the Telfair Museum, the Owen-Thomas House & Slave Quarters, and the John Mark Verdier House Museum
  • Cultural Gems of Washington, D.C., April 6-7
    • Special access tours at the National Museum of African American History and Culture, the Philips Collection, and the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
  • The Imperial Cities: Vienna and Budapest with optional Krakow and Prague, May 7-13
    • Visit the ornate palaces of the Hofburg, Belvedere, and Gödöllő; view a performance by the Spanish Riding School; and experience café society at Ruszwurm, with optional extensions to Krakow and Prague
  • Sprechen Sie Kunst? Art World Adventures in Berlin and/or Art Basel with Eric Crosby, The Henry J. Heinz II Director of Carnegie Museum of Art, Berlin: June 11-15, Basel: June 15-19
    • Experience the world-renowned institutions and museums of Sammlung Boros and Hamburger Bahnhof in Berlin; and Fondation Beyeler and Fondation Laurenz Schaulager in Basel, in addition to Art Basel, one of the world’s most prestigious art fairs
  • The English Riviera: Devon and Cornwall, July 6-13
    • Private access to the homes and gardens of Greenway House, Coleton Fishacre, the Lost Gardens of Heligan, and Lammorran House and Gardens, with an optional postlude to London
  • The Canadian Rockies, July 26-August 2
    • Tour Western Canada aboard the famous Rocky Mountaineer train visiting Vancouver, Banff, and Calgary
  • Western Ireland: The Wild Atlantic Way, August 9-15
    • Journey the coast of Western Ireland, visiting Adare, the Burren, the Cliffs of Moher, Galway, and Connemara, with an optional postlude to Dromoland Castle
  • The Splendors of Malta, with optional Corfu, September 3-8
    • Visit the three cities of Malta: Birgu, Bormla, and Senglea; the Hypogeum of Ħal Saflieni; St. John’s Co-Cathedral; the Barrakka Gardens; and the Island of Gozo, with an optional postlude to Corfu, Greece