ncma travel program

NCMA Travel Program

As a member of the Museum Travel Alliance, the North Carolina Museum of Art offers its members a variety of exceptional trips to destinations around the globe. We hope you will join the NCMA in 2017 to explore the world on one of these extraordinary journeys.

Dutch and Flemish Landscapes
Aboard AmaPrima
April 19–27, 2017

As spring tulips and daffodils unfurl in a fleeting riot of colors, enjoy a seven-night cruise along Dutch and Flemish waterways aboard an elegant riverboat. Departing from Amsterdam, view cutting-edge architecture in Rotterdam; explore Delft, birthplace of Vermeer; and admire Rubens’s Descent from the Cross in Antwerp.

Waterways of the Tsars
Moscow to St. Petersburg
Aboard Volga Dream
June 8–17, 2017 

Sail into the heartland of Russia during the summer light of the White Nights. Step ashore in Uglich, Goritsy, Kizhy, and other historic Golden Ring towns to see onion-domed churches and stunning medieval monasteries. Onboard classes in Russian language and cuisine add to the pleasures of this voyage.

The Majestic Rhine
Twenty Centuries of Civilization
Amsterdam to Basel Aboard AmaKristina
June 9–17, 2017

Towering fortresses, terraced vineyards, first-rate art, and fine cuisine are yours to discover on this Rhine River cruise. Explore the cities of Cologne, Mainz, Heidelberg, and Strasbourg. Disembark in Basel to view outstanding modern and contemporary works at Art Basel. Lecturers include veteran newsman Charles Osgood and art historian Olivier Bernier.

Sailing the Baltic’s Amber Coast
St. Petersburg to Copenhagen
Aboard Sea Cloud II
July 19–30, 2017

Experience the elegant port cities of Scandinavia and the Baltic with their captivating mix of medieval and modern. On a 10-night voyage, cruise past Gothic spires and gabled houses illuminated by the midsummer sun, stepping ashore in Helsinki, Stockholm, Riga, and other cities to see historic buildings and museum treasures.

Adriatic Odyssey: Venice to Valletta
Aboard Sea Cloud
October 15–24, 2017 

Aboard the four-masted Sea Cloud, sail the calm waters of the Adriatic, navigating the Dalmatian Coast and the “boot” of Italy. Explore historic towns and impressive archaeological sites where Greek, Carthaginian, Roman, Byzantine, Arab, and Norman civilizations have all left their mark.

Vineyards, Vintages, and Châteaux
Round-trip Bordeaux
Aboard AmaDolce
October 18–26, 2017

Discover the lush Bordeaux countryside during the autumn vendange. Sample Sauternes and rich varietals from the Médoc and Saint-Emilion regions, and visit the renowned châteaux where the grapes are grown. Call at Cadillac, Pauillac, Bergerac, and other charming villages; and in Bordeaux tour the Cathédral Saint-André and Musée des Beaux-Arts.

For additional details or to reserve your place on an upcoming trip, please call the
Museum Travel Alliance at (212) 302-3251 or toll free at (855) 533-0033, or email

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for these tours and other travel programs in 2017 and 2018. 

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