Architectural Adventures, the official travel program of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), has announced its 2018 tour line up. New destinations include: Berlin and the Bauhaus in Germany, Japan, Miami, Eastern Europe, Portugal and Southern Spain, Montreal, Detroit, and a Rhine River cruise. Tours returning from 2017 include the Lisbon to London cruise and Portugal and Northern Spain.
2018 Architectural Adventures Destinations:
- Germany’s Bauhaus and Berlin: Explore a school of design just before it’s 100th birthday.
- Miami: Experience culture under tropical skies as we discover South Florida’s historic neighborhoods and art and architecture scene.
- Lisbon to London cruise: Cruise Europe’s Atlantic coast, stopping to see its sites and structures, like the Frank Gehry-designed Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain and France’s Mont Saint-Michel.
- Rhine River cruise: Journey through the towns and historical landmarks of Switzerland, Germany, France, and The Netherlands.
- Portugal and Southern Spain: Feel the spell of Iberia’s Roman and Moorish past and the pull of its contemporary life.
- Eastern Europe: Discover the cities of Warsaw and medieval Krakow, Budapest, Old World Bratislava, Prague and Vienna.
- Southwest England: Travel back in time through preserved destinations including sites in Windsor, Bristol and Bath.
- Japan: Explore its modernity and traditions from Tokyo to Kyoto.
- Montreal: Experience Old World charm and New World modernity with a look at the city’s early French and English colonial structural identity.
- Portugal and Northern Spain: Back by popular demand, take a journey from Lisbon to Barcelona by way of the seminal cities of the Spanish Pyrenees.
- Other 2018 tours include Vienna, Cambodia, Detroit and Scandinavia.
A recent traveler on the 2017 Barcelona Beckons tour says, “I was impressed at the amount of background information we were given. An example that amazing architecture does not exist in a vacuum. The lecturers were informed and generous with facts explaining the urban development of Barcelona.”
The tours have been well-received from non-architects as well. A traveler on the first-ever Architectural Adventures tour to Havana says, “Even though I’m not an architect, I enjoyed our trip to Havana with Architectural Adventures. For my husband, who is a semi-retired architect, this was the trip of a lifetime.”