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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.)


2017 Trips

altPortugal: Colorful Lisbon
and Environs

Main Trip – June 7-13, 2017
Fly on June 7 and arrive on June 8
Optional Postlude to Madeira –
June 13-15


Experience medieval castles, cobblestone streets, rainbow-colored buildings, delicious food, and golden beaches in Lisbon—the hidden gem of Western Europe. Explore its historical center, and the bohemian and artistic heart of the city, with a private visits including São Roque Church, Jerónimos Monastery, the Ancient Art Museum, and the Decorative Art Museum. Sail along the Estoril Coast on a private cruise and enjoy a local lunch of the best Mediterranean dishes with a spectacular ocean view. Continue to Sintra, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and experience private access to breathtaking palaces. End the trip in the region of Azeitão, a former 18th-century summer retreat of the Portuguese aristocracy for a tour and tasting of Moscatel wines.

Land arrangements for Main Trip from $5,699/person double occupancy; Optional Postlude to Madeira from $1,999/person double occupancy





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




altRoyal Rajasthan: Land of Maharajas, Bengals, and Camels

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




Holland: Old Masters to Modern Masters with Rachel Delphia, Carnegie Museum of Art Curator of Decorative Arts & Design
October 7-15, 2017


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