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

Tour Details

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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Overview

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Activity Level 1: Easy


Expectations: Week-long stay featuring one destination and hotel stay. Light pace; in addition to group programs, features independent time for personal interests (for various activities). Chautauqua is a pedestrian-only central area, and all activities are within a short walk of the hotel. Some uneven pavement and stairs without handrails may be encountered.

Appropriate for: Travelers in good health with overall good mobility and stamina.  

Included meals are denoted as follows: Breakfast (B), Lunch (L), Reception (R), Dinner (D)