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Art & culture tours

Explore a variety of tours for cultural travel

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Each of our tours will help you uncover the art and culture of a destination, but if you’re looking for a more in-depth experience, check out the tours below. Whether you’re learning all about glassblowing in Venice, marveling at the iconic architecture of the Louvre, watching and listening as choirs and dancers tell the story of the Shangana people in South Africa, or sipping mint tea on the ground of a Bedouin tent, you’re bound to have a life-changing experience with us.

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Venice, Florence & Rome (9 days)
9 days | 11 days with Sorrento Peninsula extension
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Your tour includes hotels, breakfast daily and other select meals, comfortable transportation, an expert Tour Director, guided sightseeing, and more.

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Your local Tour Director will meet you and your group on the first day, and be your go-to for the best sites, flavors, and stories of the region.

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What our travelers say about their cultural travel experiences

Trip and learning experience of a lifetime.
By 1st-time traveler Elena on 09/06/19
This trip was an amazing experience. Our tour guides, bus drivers and accommodations were outstanding. I would definitely recommend this trip for the under 70 age group, as it requires endurance and a full pace every day.
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Would book again!
By 1st-time traveler Kayla on 05/28/19
Maria, our tour guide, was amazing! She is very knowledgeable about the history, culture, language, and could help you find the best places to eat or the particular store or museum you are looking for. She is very passionate about her role in helping others enjoy the tour.
London, Paris & Rome
Fascinating country, beautiful countryside
By 2nd-time traveler Jacqueline on 10/17/19
Morocco is full of history, culture, the food was amazing! Our tour guide Ouadie Chalaya was knowledgeable, professional and helped us navigate our way around.
Highlights of Morocco
Sicily with Rome extension
By 3rd-time traveler Judy on 10/12/19
This tour was a fabulous mix of countryside and city sites. We had wonderful meals, saw a variety of cultural, historic sites (both antiquities and modern history), wonderful art and street life. It was a sensation for the senses.
A Week in Sicily: Palermo, Syracuse & Taormina

3 reasons for cultural travel

You’ll learn a lot
When you go on art trips and culture tours, you’re putting yourself right into history. You’re walking the same streets where the greatest artists once stood—seeing the sights and eating the foods that made our culture what it is today. And with a local guide by your side—someone who lives and breathes the area you're visiting—you'll get to hear from true experts in each destination and learn so much.

You’ll experience new things
One of the greatest benefits of our cultural tours is, well, experiencing new cultures. Whether you’re learning how to cook ravioli in Rome, walking around the ancient Acropolis in Greece, eating traditional cuisine in Morocco, or cruising down the Amazon in Peru, you’ll never return the same person as you were before you left.

You’ll be inspired
There’s nothing more inspiring than seeing some of the world’s masterpieces up close. You can’t help but to feel the power as you gaze upward at Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel in Vatican City or stand outside the home of Nelson Mandela in Soweto, South Africa.

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Frequently asked questions about our art and culture tours

What destinations are best for art lovers?

Great art comes from all over the globe, but here are a few hot spots we'd recommend:

  • Italy for the birthplace of the Renaissance
  • Paris for some of the richest art collections in the world
  • Rome for sculptures of all kinds
  • Morocco for artisan markets and performances
What are some experiences you can have on art tours?

Whether you're into painting, sculptures, theatre, music, architecture, or nature, you'll see it up close—in museums, parks, performance halls, and even city bus tours. View any of our trips for the full itineraries.

Why do so many artists visit Italy?

Italy is home to some of the greatest artists in history—and not just Michelangelo and Leonardo Da Vinci. Italy has incredible glass-blowers, playwrights, and crafters. It also has some of the most notable sites from famous works of art, like Shakespeare’s fair Verona, the Amalfi coast, and the Sicilian backdrops for Francis Ford Coppola’s iconic movie The Godfather. Check out our The Art-Lovers Guide to Italy

Why should I choose Go Ahead Tours for cultural travel?

When you travel with us, you get a full educational and cultural experience with knowledgeable guides, free time to explore, and all the benefits of traditional group travel, too. Learn more about the Go Ahead Tours difference.

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