Architecture Tours

Malcolm Carver
Malcolm Carver
Mies van der Rohe’s Tugendhat House,  Czech Republic
Mies van der Rohe’s Tugendhat House, Czech Republic

Architecture Tour of Europe  

October 2016

Our previous European tours have focussed on the western side of Europe following exciting, modern and contemporary architecture of the 20th century. Whilst we have included classical historical buildings, the primary focus has been to follow a path of iconic more recent buildings. 

 

Similarly this our 14th Architecture Tour extends into the eastern side of Europe again following the same theme and the recent work of outstanding architects many of whom are Pritzker Prize winners. Cities are a work in progress, and Integrating new buildings into old cities raises many issues and conflicts. Whilst Prague, Florence, Venice, Rome and Athens, are richly endowed with historical buildings, they need not to become museums but remain, vibrant and sustainable into the future. Classical cities require new infrastructure, new buildings, new uses for old buildings and essentially new contemporary facilities dovetailed into the historic fabric.Those needs are intrinsically challenging and essential, not optional.

 

 

So our itinerary includes exciting and outstanding buildings with orientation tours of the historical classical gems in each city. This provides a balance of old and new. We have also allowed adequate time for participants to individually enjoy particular great classical buildings and landmarks of their choice, or time to enjoy galleries, visit museums and share the sheer pleasures these beautiful cities traditionally have to offer.

Information                        www.travelrite.com.au/arc.shtml

Contact email for Bookings  sales@travelrite.com.au

Brochure on Architecture Tour of Europe 2016
ARCHEUR16 brochare.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 5.7 MB
Tour Itinerary
Europe October 2016 Daily Itinerary V8.d
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E Guide for Ipad
E Guide Europe 2016 v1.8sm.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 3.1 MB
Santiago Calatrava's Polytechnic, Tampa, Florida
Santiago Calatrava's Polytechnic, Tampa, Florida

Architecture Tour of USA 

May 2017

A whole new approach to our USA contemporary and modern architecture tour in 2017 departs from Columbus Indiana to travel initially through the eastern and south eastern states. We have included a few classics like Fallingwater and Guggenheim by Frank Lloyd Wright yet discover a new tranche of Wright gems. Like all our great tours, our returning guests echo our dream of these tours being an architectural pilgrimage. By following a path of Wright’s work we discover tangents along the way to see exciting outstanding contemporary buildings by distinguished architects like Santiago Calatrava’s Polytechnic, alongside Wrights Southern Florida University.

 

After New York Washington and Atlanta, and Florida, this grand tour has created an opportunity to meander south to Mexico to discover the Mayan civilisation in Chichen Itsa near Cancun. This can be a a short hop across to Havana in Cuba for those able to extend our tour to experience this extraordinary city, lost in time.  

 

Open to guests of all persuasions, not just architects, our itinerary includes exceptional buildings with orientation tours of the many delights in each city. This provides a balance of classics and new dynamic contemporary buildings in the USA today. We have also allowed adequate time for guests to individually enjoy personal ambitions of their choice, or time to enjoy galleries, visit museums and share the sheer pleasures these beautiful places have to offer.time.  

Information                                 www.travelrite.com.au/arc.shtml

Contact email for Bookings  sales@travelrite.com.au

Brochure on Architecture Tour May 2017
ARCHUSA17.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 6.8 MB
Robie House, Chicago by Frank Lloyd Wright
Robie House, Chicago by Frank Lloyd Wright

Frank Lloyd Wright Tour USA 

October 2017

Our most popular architecture tour takes on a whole new approach  departing from Chicago including all the classics like Robie House, Fallingwater then Guggenheim Museum in New York, then across to the west coast of USA

Information                        www.travelrite.com.au/arc.shtml

Contact email for Bookings  sales@travelrite.com.au

Glasgow Riverside Museum of Transport Zaha Hadid
Glasgow Riverside Museum of Transport Zaha Hadid

Contemporary Architecture Tour Britain and Scandinavia 

May 2018

Following our successful architecture tours in Finland to study the work of Alvar Aalto we are currently planning to tour all the great examples of recent contemporary and classic modern architecture in Britain and all of the Scandinavian countries. 

Information                        www.travelrite.com.au/arc.shtml

Contact email for Bookings  sales@travelrite.com.au