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Why travel with Architectural Adventures?

  • Expert-led trip

    Every tour features the educational guidance of a knowledgeable and engaging expert who will offer unique insights through formal and informal discussions. 

  • Exclusive Excursions and Access

    Participate in special excursions, exclusive behind-the-scenes access and get insider knowledge to popular sights as well as lesser-known, yet equally fascinating architecture. 

  • Our goal

    Create a unique opportunity of small group tours specializing in the exploration and appreciation of the world's architecture all while enjoying a destination's culture, food, and traditions. 

Architectural highlights and exclusive offers

Architectural Adventures is the premier travel provider for architectural enthusiasts and intellectually curious travelers alike. 

Our 2018 trips are below - go to architecturaladventures.org to book a trip or download a trip brochure. 

  • Across Portugal and Southern Spain

    April 2-16, 2018
    Feel the unique spell of Iberia's rich Roman and Moorish past and the pull of its vibrant contemporary life. 

  • Timeless Rome

    May 5-12, 2018
    From the grandeur of the iconic Colosseum to the contemporary vision exemplified in Renzo Piano's Parco della Musica Auditorium, trace Rome's extensive history of its built environment. 

  • Splendors of Eastern Europe

    May 8-24, 2018
    Discover the stunning and preserved great cities of Warsaw and medieval Kraków, grand Budapest, Old World Bratislava, proud Prague, and striking Vienna. 

  • Montreal

    May 30-June 3, 2018
    Experience Old World charm and New World modernity with a look at the city's early French and English colonial structural identity. 

  • Along the Rhine River

    July 4-12, 2018
    Journey through the picturesque towns and historical landmarks of Switzerland, Germany, France, and the Netherlands.

  • Scandinavia

    July 27-August 6, 2018
    Enjoy behind-the-scenes access to award-winning complexes, opera houses, public spaces, and cultural centers. Learn first-hand from architectural influencers, and experience an insider's look into Scandinavia's architectural past, present, and future. 

  • Bauhaus and Beyond

    September 21-30, 2018
    Explore one of the world's most influential schools of design just before its 100th birthday.

  • Detroit

    September 25-29, 2018
    With stunning early 20th-century mansions, grand Art Deco skyscrapers, and surprising mid-century masterpieces, the Motor City has more to offer than most realize. Learn how Detroit is rebounding while experiencing the innovative and seminal works of great architects like Daniel Burnham, Cass Gilbert, Philip Johnson, Albert Kahn, Minoru Yamasaki, and Mies van der Rohe along the way. 

  • Vienna

    October 1-8, 2018
    Brimming with architectural innovation, Vienna stands at the crossroads of Europe. Explore great Viennese architecture from the ancient Stephansdom and creative Secession masterpieces to brand new marvels by Zaha Hadid and Jean Nouvel.

  • Southwest England

    October 7-14, 2017
    Travel back in time through perfectly preserved destinations including sites in Windsor, Bristol, and Bath.

  • Cambodia

    October 13-22, 2018
    From Angkor to Sihanoukville discover Cambodian architecture whose structures continue to provide cultural markers, reminders of greatness, and will provide inspiration for generations to come. 

  • Through Portugal and Northern Spain

    October 21-November 6, 2018
    Back by popular demand, take an epic journey from Lisbon to Barcelona by way of the seminal cities of the Spanish Pyrenees.

  • Japan's Allure

    October 27-November 8, 2018
    Explore this fascinating and dizzying modernity and rich traditions from Tokyo to Kyoto.