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A variety of travel opportunities each year focus on art, architecture, and gardens, often including private visits, along with guest lecturers and expert guides.  Travel is one of the many benefits of Museum membership.  Non-members may receive travel information; however, membership is required to participate in a Museum tour.  Click here to become a member. 

SBMA TRAVEL BLOG:
Click here to read what travelers are saying about SBMA tours and about what makes SBMA tours unique.
Click here for recaps and photos of past SBMA tours.

   
 

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Season

Fall 2015/Winter 2016

Spring 2016

Summer 2016

Fall 2016




 

Destination

USA/Canada                   

Asia/India

Europe

Mexico/Central & South America
                      

Tour Type

Land Tours

Cruises

Customized for the SBMA Member

Value Tours

 

 
   
 
Full Tour Schedule:
 
   


Historic Cities and Art Centers of Coastal Europe
September 6 - 17, 2015 Waitlist only 
Tour type: CRUISE

Voyage with SBMA from Copenhagen to Rouen, and experience the cultural treasures of this region. This tucked away corner of Europe hosts some of the world's greatest art and architecture, enhanced by the cobblestone lanes and atmospheric canals that surrounds them.
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Behind the Curtain: The Oregon Shakespeare Festival
September 8 - 12, 2015 Waitlist only 
Tour type: SBMA EXCLUSIVE, CUSTOMIZED FOR SBMA MEMBERS

Sail with Pericles on the open seas, explore the temples of Cleopatra's Egypt, watch the ancient and modern worlds of China collide, and witness the struggles facing a group of Pennsylvania factory workers. Travelers will have the unique opportunity to enjoy pre- and post- tour discussions with OSF Artistic Director Emerita Libby Appel.
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Highlights of Tuscany
 
September 23 - October 1, 2015
Tour type: VALUE TOUR

Tuscany is celebrated for its breathtaking natural beauty, magnificent Renaissance art and architecture, and superb wines and cuisine. Explore its historic hilltop towns are living postcards where ancient ramparts encircle colorful piazzas, elegant Etruscan fountains, stately palazzos and bustling cafés on this value tour that is planned to be for SBMA Members only.
Space will be based on availability at the time of reservation. 
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Mekong River Discovery

September 28 - October 13, 2015
October 12 - 27, 2015 Waitlist only 
Tour type: CRUISE/LAND 

Travel from Vietnam to Cambodia and experience the splendors of Southeast Asia. Immerse yourself in the culture of this area, with its ancient relics that pre-date thousand-year-old temples and golden palaces that rise from its lush, tropical jungles. Each city is unique in spirit, landscape, cuisine, and in its art and architecture. 
Reservations are being accepted for September 28-October 13. 
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The Undiscovered Greek Isles with Nigel McGilchrist

October 14 - 25, 2015 Waitlist only 
Tour type: SBMA EXCLUSIVE

Join Nigel McGilchrist experience the magic of the lesser-known Greek islands, scattered across the beautiful Aegean sea. Cruise abroad the privately chartered Harmony V with scholar Nigel McGilchrist - the perfect way to explore the Greek Isles.
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India: The Exotic South
January 8 - 21, 2016
Tour type: SBMA EXCLUSIVE, CUSTOMIZED FOR SBMA MEMBERS

The myth, mystery and magic of India are nowhere more present than in the South. Southern Indian arts and customs, less influenced by the trappings of tourism, are mesmerizing. Travelers will experience the spirituality expressed in The Santa Barbara Museum of Art’s 2016 exhibition Puja and Piety: Buddhist, Hindu, and Jain Art of India, while within its home country.
Reservations are being accepted.
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Mexico City to San Miguel de Allende with Florencio Moreno

February 24 - March 4, 2016 Waitlist only 
Tour type: SBMA EXCLUSIVE, CUSTOMIZED FOR SBMA MEMBERS

Experience Mexico’s traditional community life, exceptional architecture, and thriving art scenes with cultural anthropologist, and Museum favorite, Florencio Moreno.
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Springtime in the South: Savannah & Charleston

March 31 - April 7, 2016
Tour type: SBMA EXCLUSIVE, CUSTOMIZED FOR SBMA MEMBERS

Visit Savannah and enjoy walks along cobbled streets, lined with huge, shady trees, and historic fountains. Visit grand plantations on the way to the "Belle of the South," Charleston. Experience this spirited, cultural mecca, considered to be one of the most beautiful cities in America.
Reservations are being accepted.
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A Privileged View of Israel

April 5 - 18, 2016
Tour type: SBMA EXCLUSIVE, CUSTOMIZED FOR SBMA MEMBERS

Click here to request to join the early interest list and receive information when it is available.

 

 

The Amalfi Coast

May 17 - 27, 2016 Waitlist only 
Tour type: SBMA EXCLUSIVE, CUSTOMIZED FOR SBMA MEMBERS

Click here to request to join the wait list. 

 

Normandy & Brittany Value Tour
May 18 - 29, 2016
Tour type: VALUE TOUR

Click here to request to join the early interest list and receive information when it is available.

 

A Circumnavigation of the Peloponnese
aboard Running with Waves
May 19 - 28, 2016
Tour type: CRUISE 

Click here to request to join the early interest list and receive information when it is available.

 

Castles & Campaigns: Art, Estates and Wartime History in England, Belgium, and the Netherlands
aboard Sea Cloud II
June 10 - 18, 2016
Tour type: CRUISE

Reservations are being accepted.  

 

Adriatic to the Aegean aboard Le Lyrial
September 19 - 27, 2016
Tour type: CRUISE

Click here to request to join the early interest list and receive information when it is available.

 

The Black Sea: Turkey, Georgia, Ukraine, and Bulgaria aboard Island Sky
September 25 - October 6, 2016
Tour type: CRUISE

Click here to request to join the early interest list and receive information when it is available.

 

Bangkok to Bali by Land, Cruise & Rail Value Tour
October 18 - 30, 2016
Tour type: CRUISE/LAND, VALUE TOUR

Click here to request to join the early interest list and receive information when it is available.

 

Myth, Mystery & Magic in Oaxaca
October 27 - November 3, 2016
Tour type: SBMA EXCLUSIVE, CUSTOMIZED FOR SBMA MEMBERS

Reservations are being accepted 

 

Treasures of Japan 
Fall 2016 or Spring 2017
Tour type: SBMA EXCLUSIVE, CUSTOMIZED FOR SBMA MEMBERS

Click here to request to join the early interest list and receive information when it is available.

 

India: Legendary Rajasthan, Delhi & the Taj Mahal
November 2016 or early 2017
Tour type: SBMA EXCLUSIVE, CUSTOMIZED FOR SBMA MEMBERS

Click here to request to join the early interest list and receive information when it is available.

   

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Travel Insurance: While the need for trip cancellation and interruption insurance, as well as medical coverage with evacuation benefits, is always unexpected, the benefits can be significant. For more information or to sign up for insurance online, please visit www.travelinsure.com/cobrand/select/sbma.

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