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International Travel

Our trusted study leaders and lecturers will introduce you to the world's artistic treasures.

With the Art Institute as your guide, embark on a voyage to uncover the globe's diverse cultural traditions.

For more information or to reserve your spot, please contact Aleksandra Matic, associate director of donor travel, at or (312) 443-3115.

Rivieras and Islands: France, Italy, and Spain

Rivieras and Islands: France, Italy, and Spain

May 29–June 6, 2019

Cruise with the Art Institute for seven nights from Rome to Barcelona aboard the exclusively chartered Le Bougainville and discover the Riviera’s dynamic history, inimitable art and culture, and stunning scenery. Enjoy the sun-drenched landscapes and lush, mountainous backdrops of the French and Italian Rivieras and islands, a glamorous retreat for artists, writers, nobles, and gourmands. The comprehensive itinerary features up to five UNESCO World Heritage sites, including Carcassonne’s medieval fortifications and the cliffside villages of Italy’s Cinque Terre. Explore Corsica’s fortified town of Bonifacio, and choose to visit the Renaissance treasures of Florence or the Tuscan cities of Pisa and Lucca. Along the enchanting Côte d’Azur, enjoy a specially arranged excursion in alluring Monte Carlo, Monaco, the epitome of Riviera chic and the home of St. Nicholas Cathedral, where Princess Grace is interred. Walk along the vibrant Vieux Port in historic Marseille, and explore charming Nice. Pre-cruise options in Rome and post-cruise options in Barcelona are also available. View the full brochure.