Architectural Adventures announces 2018 tours

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Washington, D.C. – July 25, 2017 – Building on its successful inaugural year, Architectural Adventures, the official travel program of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), today 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 the popular Portugal and Northern Spain.

2018 Architectural Adventures Destinations:

· Germany’s Bauhaus and Berlin: Explore one of the world’s most influential schools of design just before it’s 100th birthday.

· Miami: Experience cultural bliss under tropical skies as we discover South Florida's historic neighborhoods and percolating art and architecture scene.

· Lisbon to London cruise:  Cruise Europe’s Atlantic coast, stopping to see its most spectacular 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 picturesque towns and historical landmarks of Switzerland, Germany, France, and The Netherlands.  

· Portugal and Southern Spain: Feel the unique spell of Iberia’s rich Roman and Moorish past and the pull of its vibrant contemporary life.

· Eastern Europe: Discover the stunning and preserved great cities of Warsaw and medieval Krakow, grand Budapest, Old World Bratislava, proud Prague and striking Vienna.

· Southwest England: Travel back in time through perfectly preserved destinations including sites in Windsor, Bristol and Bath.  

· Japan: Explore this fascinating land dizzying modernity and rich 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 an epic 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 said, “I was truly impressed at the amount of background information we were given. A marvelous example that amazing architecture does not exist in a vacuum. The lecturers were well 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 said, “Even though I’m not an architect, I thoroughly enjoyed our trip to Havana with Architectural Adventures.  For my husband, who is a semi-retired architect, this was the trip of a lifetime.”

About Architectural Adventures

Architectural Adventures is the official travel program of The American Institute of Architects, specializing in the exploration and appreciation of the world’s architecture. Experts lead immersive small group tours that go well beyond simple sightseeing, giving travelers distinctive and exclusive opportunities to engage with the past, present, and future of building and design in the earth’s great sites and cities. Offering world-class experiences in destinations across the globe, Architectural Adventures is the premier travel provider for architecture enthusiasts and intellectually curious travelers alike.  For more details on booking availabilities and new trip announcements sign up for the Architectural Adventures mailing list.

About The American Institute of Architects

Founded in 1857, the American Institute of Architects consistently works to create more valuable, healthy, secure, and sustainable buildings, neighborhoods, and communities. Through nearly 300 state and local chapters, the AIA advocates for public policies that promote economic vitality and public wellbeing. Members adhere to a code of ethics and conduct to ensure the highest professional standards. The AIA provides members with tools and resources to assist them in their careers and business as well as engaging civic and government leaders and the public to find solutions to pressing issues facing our communities, institutions, nation and world. Visit


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