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.

POP-UP TRIP! WINTERTHUR: COSTUMING “THE CROWN”, WITH THE PHILADELPHIA MUSEUM OF ART

July 30-August 1, 2019

Join Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh Travel Program on a two-night journey to two cities that offer a vibrant blend of history, culture, and gardens — Philadelphia and Wilmington, Delaware. Our journey begins in the City of Brotherly Love, with a visit to the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Known for its world-renowned collection, housed in a landmark building, tour the newly opened exhibition, The Impressionist’s Eye. The following day, visit Winterthur Museum, the premier museum of American decorative arts, housed in the magnificent 175-room former residence of collector, Henry du Pont. Receive a tour of the exciting exhibition, Costuming The Crown, from the beloved historical drama series. Additional visits include Longwood Gardens and Mt. Cuba Center, a beautiful botanical garden with 500+ acres of natural lands and native plant gardens.

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

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.

CUISINE AND CULTURE IN THE HUDSON RIVER VALLEY

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.

Art Dubai logo in Black and white

ART DUBAI 

March 14-20, 2020

Enjoy VIP status at Art Dubai, complete with private collection visits and exclusive access to parties and exhibitions inaccessible by the general public. Partake in day trips to nearby Abu Dhabi and Sharjah to see other highlights of the United Arab Emirates, and of course, immerse yourself in the VIP preview day at
Art Dubai.

Mother and baby orangutans sitting in a tree in Borneo

SINGAPORE AND SARAWAK, BORNEO

March 20-27, 2020

Join Curator Jennifer Sheridan on the trip of a lifetime, through Singapore & Sarawak (Malaysian Borneo). In Singapore, we will visit key sites such as Singapore Botanic Gardens, Asian Civilizations Museum, Bukit Timah Nature Reserve, and explore the colonial history and nature of this young nation. We will then travel to Sarawak to see some of Borneo’s iconic wildlife such as rhinoceros hornbills and orangutans, which captured the imagination of westerners when explorer Alfred Russel Wallace told of his encounters with them in his 1869 book “The Malay Archipelago”. We will stay in luxurious accommodation and sample the region’s best cuisines, with our food-obsessed curator who has lived and worked in Singapore and Borneo for more than 20 years. Reserve your spot for March 2020 today.