Dubrovnik, Croatia

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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.

Paramount Studios front gate

CALIFORNIA DREAMIN’: DISCOVERING THE LOS ANGELES ART SCENE AND FRIEZE ART FAIR 

February 11-16, 2019

Pack your sunglasses and journey to California with Eric Crosby, The Richard Armstrong Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at Carnegie Museum of Art. Travel to Los Angeles, and immerse yourself deep into the contemporary art scene with curator-led museum tours, visits to prestigious art galleries, and excursions to private collections. The pièce de résistance of our trip is attending the newly launched, annual contemporary art fair, Frieze LA. Experience the premier opening as a VIP!

group of tourists in a horse drawn buggy in front of a colorful historic building

HISTORIC CHARLESTON: ANTIQUES, HOUSES, AND GARDENS

March 28-31, 2019

Journey to Charleston, South Carolina with Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh. Once a Colonial Era port city, Charleston has lovingly maintained its rich culture and heritage. Famed for its authentic southern charm and gracious hospitality, this vibrant city comes alive in early spring. Travel back in time to some of the most iconic moments in American history with a traditional horse-drawn carriage city tour and visits to plantations and historic homes. The pièce de résistance of our trip, is the 84th Annual House and Garden Tour showcasing some of the most beautiful and historic private homes and gardens in Charleston. Do not miss this opportunity to be whisked back into our nation’s fascinating past.

People walking around a large military statie in the middle of a town square in Croatia.

A JOURNEY THROUGH CROATIA

Optional Prelude to Dubrovnik and Split: May 14-17
Main Trip to Zagreb with Istria: May 17-23
Optional postlude to Venice: May 23-25

A country of scenic beauty and historic landscapes, Croatia is an ancient land that offers a rich cultural legacy steeped in Roman, Venetian, Slavic, and Viennese influences. Discover Croatia’s stunning natural wonders, traversing the country from Dubrovnik to Split and Zagreb to Rovinj, with a finale in Venice. You’ll be joined by Albert Kollar, Geologist and Collection Manager at Carnegie Museum of Natural History, who will share his knowledge of the geological and architectural history of the country, which is connected to Carnegie Museums through the building stones that created the Carnegie Founders Room in 1907.

The ruins of the Parthenon in Greece.

THE GLORY OF GREECE: THE ANCIENT AND THE MODERN

Main Trip to Athens and Hydra: June 11-18, 2019
Optional Postlude to Spetses: June 18-20, 2019

Join us on an exploration of the glory that is Greece. In Athens, one of the world’s oldest cities, visit seminal sites for Western culture, as well as bold new institutions and collections of vanguard art, guided by Raymond Ryan, curator of the Heinz Architectural Center at Carnegie Museums of Art. Then relax on the island of Hydra, one of the most beautiful of all Greek islands, and a haven for contemporary cultural figures like Leonard Cohen and Brice Marden. Among the highlights: You’ll attend the opening of the Deste Foundation’s 2019 summer exhibition, an annual installation in a former slaughterhouse by a major international artist.

view overlooking a town with red tiled rooftops.

GEMS OF PORTUGAL: LISBON AND ENVIRONS

Main Trip: September 15-21, 2019
Optional Postlude to Madeira: September 21-24, 2019

Information will follow

panoramic view of a river fally in early fall.

CUISINE AND CULTURE IN THE HUDSON RIVER VALLEY

October 28-31, 2019
Information will follow.