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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.

In 2020, Architectural Adventures travelers will explore Cuba, Egypt, Japan, Portugal & Northern Spain, Berlin, Morocco, Brazil, Peru, Baltic Capitals and three river cruises - along the Dutch Waterways, the Rhine and the Danube. 

While other travel programs incorporate architecture into select tours, only Architectural Adventures offers a full series of immersive, architecture-centered travel experiences featuring knowledgeable and engaging experts. For our guests, this means both a world-class vacation and a unique opportunity to learn about the past, present, and future of the built environment in breathtaking settings around the globe. We hope you’ll join us as we continue to discover the world’s architecture.


The Architectural Adventures Difference:

  • Explore the world and its architectural wonders with like-minded travelers.
  • A unique opportunity to experience each destination – its culture, history, and heritage - while gaining a deeper appreciation of its architecture.
  • Enjoy educational guidance and commentary from a knowledgeable and engaging, Architectural Adventures-selected expert who will offer unique insights through formal and informal discussions.
  • Participate in special excursions, exclusive behind-the-scenes access and get insider knowledge to popular sights as well as lesser-known, yet equally fascinating architecture.
  • Experience small group travel that welcomes all traveler types by providing an atmosphere that is both fun and fulfilling.
  • Every detail of your trip is taken care of, allowing you to focus on the culture and architecture, not logistics.