Travel to picturesque Lake Chautauqua for a thought-provoking week featuring the Silkroad Ensemble with Yo-Yo Ma and in-depth discussions on how art can cross cultures and create global understanding.

Starting at: $3,695 Make a Reservation Ask Us A Question or Call 855-330-1542
 Yo-Yo Ma speaking to the audience. Credit: Robert Torres and The Silk Road Ensemble  Bestor Plaza, reflecting the ambiance of Chautauqua  Performance by the Silk Road Ensemble. Credit: Khalid Al Busaidi and The Silk Road Ensemble  Workshop with Silk Road Ensemble musician. Credit: David Bazemore and The Silk Road Ensemble  Workshop with members of the Silk Road Ensemble. Credit: Khalid Al Busaidi and The Silk Road Ensemble  Silk Road Ensemble musicians. Credit: Max Whittaker and The Silk Road Ensemble  Silk Road Ensemble musicians. Credit: Liz Linder Photography and The Silk Road Ensemble  Performance by the Silk Road Ensemble. Credit: Ken Jacques Photography and The Silk Road Ensemble  Performance by The Silk Road Ensemble. Credit: Max Whittaker and The Silk Road Ensemble  Yo-Yo Ma with Silk Road Ensemble musician. Credit: Khalid Al Busaidi and The Silk Road Ensemble  The tranquil gardens of Chautauqua  The Athenaeum Hotel, centrally located in Chautauqua, New York  The idyllic porch at the historic Hotel Athenaeum  The scenic lakefront at Chautauqua

Smithsonian at Chautauqua: Featuring the Silkroad Ensemble with Yo-Yo Ma

8 days from $3,695

Travel to picturesque Lake Chautauqua for a thought-provoking week featuring the Silkroad Ensemble with Yo-Yo Ma and in-depth discussions on how art can cross cultures and create global understanding.

or Call 855-330-1542

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WHAT OUR TRAVELERS SAY

The Chautauqua Week, in particular the lecturer provided by Smithsonian Journeys, made the intellectual and community aspect of the stay remarkable.  

- Edward W.

Chautauqua is unique and Smithsonian programs exploit all of its wonderful opportunities. 

- Douglas M.

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Hotel Athenaeum

Lake Chautauqua, United States

Built in 1881, the Victorian-styled Hotel Athenaeum is a lovely property located in the heart of Chautauqua Institution overlooking Lake Chautauqua. Public spaces have been restored with attractive, authentic furnishings and décor. All meals are taken in the hotel's main dining room. Guest rooms are comfortable, yet very simply decorated. While most guest rooms have full or queen-size beds, a limited number have two single beds. Each room has air conditioning, private bath, small television, and a telephone. Please note that although Chautauqua is a pedestrian-only area, the hotel is within easy walking distance to all events.

Number of nights: 7