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Travel the world with Carnegie Museums!

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 world. And Carnegie Museum 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. (Note: Carnegie Patrons Circle members receive first opportunities to make reservations through the Travel Program. Email invitations are sent by donor/member level until a trip is filled, and membership is required to participate in a museum trip. Non-members: Become a Patron, Donor, or member today.)

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2017 Trips

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Connecticut's Gold Coast: Greenwich

June 1-3, 2017

On this getaway, travelers will soak up the heady artistic spirit at several museums and uniquely sustainable foundations, privately visit with local art collectors, and take an unforgettable day trip to see The Philip Johnson Glass House in New Canaan. Philip Johnson was the brilliant creative mind behind several modern and postmodern architectural designs, most notably the Seagram Building in New York City, The Crystal Cathedral in Garden Grove, California, and PPG Place in Pittsburgh. Our exclusive visit to The Glass House includes a private tour of the surrounding buildings, including two galleries and Johnson’s studio. Other destinations include Grace Farms, the Donald M. Kendall Sculpture Garden, the Bruce Museum, and private visits with local collectors. Travelers will lodge in Thomas Henkelmann-Homestead Inn, a luxury boutique hotel and restaurant with acclaimed French cuisine, beautiful gardens, and Victorian decorative style. Join Carnegie Museums Travel Program on this inspiring excursion!

Land arrangements from $1,899/person double occupancy

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Carleton Varney's Ireland: Private Places, Friendly Faces

July 21-29, 2017
Optional Prelude to Cork: July 19-22
Optional Postlude aboard the Belmond Grand Hibernian Train: July 29-31

Explore Ireland through the eyes of Carleton Varney, with exclusive visits, to private estates and castles in the countryside, including dinner at his own 18th-century Georgian property, Shannongrove House. Many of these visits are not accessible to the public. Step back in time with an intimate, once-in-a-lifetime stay at the country house hotel, Ballyfin. Designed by the great Irish architects, Sir Richard and William Morrison in the 1820s, Ballyfin is admired as the most lavish Regency mansion in Ireland. This 5-star hotel has just 20 rooms and is only open to hotel guests.

Land arrangements for Main Trip from $8,999/person double occupancy; Optional Prelude to Cork from $1,599; Optional Train Postlude from $3,899

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The Netherlands: Old Masters to Modern Masters with Rachel Delphia, Carnegie Museum of Art Curator of Decorative Arts & Design

October 7-15, 2017

Explore groundbreaking architecture and artistic masterpieces in one of the most unexpectedly magnificent places in the world: The Netherlands. See the true marvels of The Netherlands through the eyes of renowned experts. Headquartered at a 5-star hotel in the heart of Amsterdam minutes away from museums, preview design exhibitions and stroll through centuries of artistic achievements. Delve into the stunning artwork of the old Dutch Masters and discover the innovative creations of contemporary artists. Privately tour the Palace Het Loo. Get up close and personal with the evolution of Dutch art and industrial design, from the Golden Age to the transformative De Stijl (Dutch for ‘The Style’). Have lunch at the historic Peace Palace and unearth Andrew Carnegie’s special connection. Carnegie Museum of Art’s very own Curator of Decorative Arts and Design, Rachel Delphia, will accompany travelers on this once-in-a-lifetime adventure through time and human ingenuity.

Land arrangements from $8,299/person double occupancy

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October 25-November 5, 2017
Optional Prelude to Mumbai:
October 22-26
Optional: Postlude to Agra:
November 5-8
Optional: Extension to Jaipur: November 7-10

Delight in a once-in-a-lifetime journey through India’s diverse, extraordinary landscape from the famous camel fair of Pushkar to the Mehrangarh Fort described as “the creation of angels, fairies, and giants” in the mystical blue city of Jodhpur. In Ranthambore unleash your inner explorer with an early morning safari through dense forests—a photographer’s paradise.  Continue the adventure with a game drive throughout the National Park where you will observe the Royal Bengal Tiger alongside crocodiles, hyenas, and sloth bears. Discover the rich history of Udaipur with visits to the ostentatious city palace, which provides a breathtaking view of the city and the towering, ornate Jagdish Temple, culminating in a picturesque boat tour of Lake Pichola.

Land arrangements for Main Trip from $9,499/person double occupancy; Optional Prelude to Mumbai from 2,999; Optional Postlude to Agra from $3,599; Optional Extension to Jaipur from $2,299

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To request further information, please call Barbara Tucker at 412.578.2618 or travel@carnegiemuseums.org.