São Jorge Castle, Lisbon, Portugal | Photo: Maria Eklind

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.

The ruins of the Parthenon in Greece.


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. 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.

Only a few spots remaining! Call today to secure your spot.

A phoot of Mount Rushmore against a dramatic orange sky


July 19-July 25, 2019

From Mount Rushmore to Deadwood, the spirit of the American West comes alive where the blacktop meets the dust. The trip begins in Rapid City, South Dakota, with an intimate look at the Lakota and Sioux ways of life with a Native American chronicler. Continue on to our country’s two most impressive mountain sculptures – Mount Rushmore and Crazy Horse. Experience the nighttime lighting ceremony at Mount Rushmore before venturing on to the Badlands and the infamous Wall Drug the next morning. Explore Devil’s Tower and Custer State Park before rounding out the trip back in Rapid City with a memorable dinner and western show at the High Plains Heritage Center.


view overlooking a town with red tiled rooftops.


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

Explore Lisbon, the captivating capital city of Portugal, famous for medieval castles, delicious seafood, and cobblestone streets. Discover the ins and outs of this fairytale city, from the gorgeous gardens and palaces, to the Fado music that will have you dancing the night away. Admire the famed Portuguese tiles, found everywhere from galleries to subway stations, and visit the historic towns of  Sintra and Queluz. Journey beyond Lisbon for a postlude getaway to the picturesque island of Madeira. This breathtaking island is home to coastal cliffs, cascading waterfalls, Madeira hand embroidery, rich history, and wonderful local Madeira wine. Portugal is truly the hidden gem of Western Europe!


panoramic view of a river fally in early fall.


Main Trip: October 25-November 1, 2019

See the last leaves of autumn in all their colorful splendor on a sojourn north to the Hudson River Valley. Traverse the region from Upper Hudson to Mid-Hudson to Lower Hudson, following the winding roads through Victorian cottages, picturesque farms, old-money mansions, and sprawling landscapes. Visit the homes of some of the Hudson River Valley’s most famous residents, including Kykuit, the Rockefeller Estate, Springwood Estate, the home of Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Val-Kill, Eleanor Roosevelt’s cottage. Delve into the movement of the Hudson River School, a mid-19th-century American art group influenced by Romanticism and the surrounding landscape, with visits to Cedar Grove Estate and Olana State Historic Site. No journey to this region is complete without a visit to The Culinary Institute of America and a taste of the local cuisine.