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Cultural Stays

Italy’s Apulia: A One-Week Stay in Polignano a Mare From your base in Polignano a Mare, a historic town overlooking the Adriatic, set out to discover Italy’s “heel”
Italy’s Apulia: A One-Week Stay in Polignano a Mare
From your base in Polignano a Mare, a historic town overlooking the Adriatic, set out to discover Italy’s “heel”
England’s Lake District: A One-Week Stay in Historic Cumbria Venture to family-owned castles and English gardens, prehistoric monuments, and Roman ruins
England’s Lake District: A One-Week Stay in Historic Cumbria
Venture to family-owned castles and English gardens, prehistoric monuments, and Roman ruins
Spain’s Andalusia: A One-Week Stay in Antequera From your home base in the classic medieval town of Antequera, enjoy day trips to Seville, Cordoba, Ronda, and Granada
Spain’s Andalusia: A One-Week Stay in Antequera
From your home base in the classic medieval town of Antequera, enjoy day trips to Seville, Cordoba, Ronda, and Granada
Living in France: A Three-Week Stay in Provence A three-week immersion program in Aix-en-Provence
Living in France: A Three-Week Stay in Provence
A three-week immersion program in Aix-en-Provence
Living in Italy: A Three-Week Stay in Florence Offering endless opportunities to explore Italy's arts, history, and culture
Living in Italy: A Three-Week Stay in Florence
Offering endless opportunities to explore Italy's arts, history, and culture

One of the most rewarding ways to travel is to settle in to one remarkable place and stay a while. You get to know the destination more thoroughly and embrace the rhythms of life in a culture that is not your own. On a Cultural Stay with Smithsonian Journeys, unpack just once and immerse yourself in a captivating destination. From your base at a hotel chosen for its location and its sense of place, explore the region in depth, visiting important sites but also soaking up the art, music, cuisine, and local customs. You’ll slow down and savor the highlights and the hidden gems of your destination.

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Living in Spain: A Three-Week Stay in Andalusia description

Living in Spain: A Three-Week Stay in Andalusia

Starting At:
$6,490

  • March 31, 2024 - April 22, 2024
  • April 21, 2024 - May 13, 2024
  • May 12, 2024 - June 3, 2024
  • Oct. 6, 2024 - Oct. 28, 2024
  • Oct. 27, 2024 - Nov. 18, 2024
  • March 30, 2025 - April 21, 2025
  • April 27, 2025 - May 19, 2025
  • May 18, 2025 - June 9, 2025
  • Oct. 5, 2025 - Oct. 27, 2025
  • Oct. 26, 2025 - Nov. 17, 2025
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Spain’s Andalusia: A One-Week Stay in Antequera description

Spain’s Andalusia: A One-Week Stay in Antequera

Starting At:
$4,390

  • April 11, 2024 - April 19, 2024
  • May 2, 2024 - May 10, 2024
  • Sept. 12, 2024 - Sept. 20, 2024
  • Oct. 3, 2024 - Oct. 11, 2024
  • April 24, 2025 - May 2, 2025
  • May 15, 2025 - May 23, 2025
  • Sept. 4, 2025 - Sept. 12, 2025
  • Sept. 25, 2025 - Oct. 3, 2025
  • Oct. 2, 2025 - Oct. 10, 2025
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Paris: The African American Experience description

Paris: The African American Experience

Starting At:
$5,290

  • April 13, 2024 - April 21, 2024
  • June 22, 2024 - June 30, 2024
  • Oct. 12, 2024 - Oct. 20, 2024
  • April 26, 2025 - May 4, 2025
  • May 31, 2025 - June 8, 2025
  • Sept. 27, 2025 - Oct. 5, 2025
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A Stay in Holland: An Art History Journey from Vermeer to Van Gogh description

A Stay in Holland: An Art History Journey from Vermeer to Van Gogh

Starting At:
$5,240

  • April 16, 2024 - April 24, 2024
  • April 23, 2024 - May 1, 2024
  • April 30, 2024 - May 8, 2024
  • Sept. 10, 2024 - Sept. 18, 2024
  • Oct. 1, 2024 - Oct. 9, 2024
  • Oct. 8, 2024 - Oct. 16, 2024
  • April 8, 2025 - April 16, 2025
  • April 22, 2025 - April 30, 2025
  • April 29, 2025 - May 7, 2025
  • Sept. 9, 2025 - Sept. 17, 2025
  • Oct. 7, 2025 - Oct. 15, 2025
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Living in France: A Three-Week Stay in Provence description

Living in France: A Three-Week Stay in Provence

Starting At:
$5,790

  • April 17, 2024 - May 9, 2024
  • May 8, 2024 - May 30, 2024
  • Aug. 7, 2024 - Aug. 29, 2024
  • Aug. 28, 2024 - Sept. 19, 2024
  • Oct. 2, 2024 - Oct. 24, 2024
  • April 2, 2025 - April 24, 2025
  • April 23, 2025 - May 15, 2025
  • May 14, 2025 - June 5, 2025
  • Aug. 20, 2025 - Sept. 11, 2025
  • Sept. 10, 2025 - Oct. 2, 2025
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Italy’s Apulia: A One-Week Stay in Polignano a Mare description

Italy’s Apulia: A One-Week Stay in Polignano a Mare

Starting At:
$4,690

  • April 17, 2024 - April 25, 2024
  • May 15, 2024 - May 23, 2024
  • Sept. 11, 2024 - Sept. 19, 2024
  • Oct. 2, 2024 - Oct. 10, 2024
  • Oct. 23, 2024 - Oct. 31, 2024
  • April 23, 2025 - May 1, 2025
  • May 7, 2025 - May 15, 2025
  • Sept. 10, 2025 - Sept. 18, 2025
  • Oct. 15, 2025 - Oct. 23, 2025
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Italy's Amalfi Coast: A One-Week Stay in Vietri sul Mare description

Italy's Amalfi Coast: A One-Week Stay in Vietri sul Mare

Starting At:
$5,290

  • April 17, 2024 - April 25, 2024
  • May 8, 2024 - May 16, 2024
  • Sept. 4, 2024 - Sept. 12, 2024
  • Sept. 11, 2024 - Sept. 19, 2024
  • Oct. 16, 2024 - Oct. 24, 2024
  • April 23, 2025 - May 1, 2025
  • May 7, 2025 - May 15, 2025
  • Sept. 3, 2025 - Sept. 11, 2025
  • Sept. 10, 2025 - Sept. 18, 2025
  • Oct. 15, 2025 - Oct. 23, 2025
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France and Spain’s Basque Region: A One-Week Stay at the Parador de Hondarribia description

France and Spain’s Basque Region: A One-Week Stay at the Parador de Hondarribia

Starting At:
$4,890

  • April 20, 2024 - April 28, 2024
  • May 11, 2024 - May 19, 2024
  • Sept. 14, 2024 - Sept. 22, 2024
  • Oct. 5, 2024 - Oct. 13, 2024
  • Oct. 12, 2024 - Oct. 20, 2024
  • Nov. 2, 2024 - Nov. 10, 2024
  • April 26, 2025 - May 4, 2025
  • May 10, 2025 - May 18, 2025
  • Sept. 13, 2025 - Sept. 21, 2025
  • Sept. 20, 2025 - Sept. 28, 2025
  • Oct. 4, 2025 - Oct. 12, 2025
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Normandy: A One-Week Stay in France description

Normandy: A One-Week Stay in France

Starting At:
$5,090

  • April 20, 2024 - April 28, 2024
  • May 24, 2024 - June 1, 2024
  • June 7, 2024 - June 15, 2024
  • Aug. 31, 2024 - Sept. 8, 2024
  • Sept. 14, 2024 - Sept. 22, 2024
  • Oct. 5, 2024 - Oct. 13, 2024
  • Oct. 18, 2024 - Oct. 26, 2024
  • April 26, 2025 - May 4, 2025
  • May 17, 2025 - May 25, 2025
  • Aug. 23, 2025 - Aug. 31, 2025
  • Sept. 13, 2025 - Sept. 21, 2025
  • Oct. 4, 2025 - Oct. 12, 2025
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Living in Italy: A Three-Week Stay in Florence description

Living in Italy: A Three-Week Stay in Florence

Starting At:
$6,090

  • April 30, 2024 - May 22, 2024
  • May 21, 2024 - June 12, 2024
  • June 11, 2024 - July 3, 2024
  • Aug. 27, 2024 - Sept. 18, 2024
  • Sept. 17, 2024 - Oct. 9, 2024 | Early booking savings available!
  • Oct. 8, 2024 - Oct. 30, 2024
  • Oct. 29, 2024 - Nov. 20, 2024
  • April 1, 2025 - April 23, 2025
  • April 22, 2025 - May 14, 2025
  • May 13, 2025 - June 4, 2025
  • Aug. 26, 2025 - Sept. 17, 2025
  • Sept. 16, 2025 - Oct. 8, 2025
  • Oct. 7, 2025 - Oct. 29, 2025
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Italy's Lake District: A One-Week Stay in Stresa description

Italy's Lake District: A One-Week Stay in Stresa

Starting At:
$5,490

  • May 11, 2024 - May 19, 2024
  • June 6, 2024 - June 14, 2024
  • Sept. 5, 2024 - Sept. 13, 2024
  • Sept. 26, 2024 - Oct. 4, 2024
  • Oct. 12, 2024 - Oct. 20, 2024
  • May 6, 2025 - May 14, 2025
  • June 10, 2025 - June 18, 2025
  • Sept. 9, 2025 - Sept. 17, 2025
  • Sept. 30, 2025 - Oct. 8, 2025
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England’s Lake District: A One-Week Stay in Historic Cumbria description

England’s Lake District: A One-Week Stay in Historic Cumbria

Starting At:
$6,090

  • June 4, 2024 - June 12, 2024
  • Aug. 20, 2024 - Aug. 28, 2024
  • Sept. 3, 2024 - Sept. 11, 2024
  • Sept. 10, 2024 - Sept. 18, 2024
  • June 3, 2025 - June 11, 2025
  • Aug. 26, 2025 - Sept. 3, 2025
  • Sept. 2, 2025 - Sept. 10, 2025
  • Sept. 9, 2025 - Sept. 17, 2025
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County Clare: A One-Week Stay in Western Ireland description

County Clare: A One-Week Stay in Western Ireland

Starting At:
$4,990

  • June 8, 2024 - June 16, 2024
  • Sept. 7, 2024 - Sept. 15, 2024
  • Sept. 21, 2024 - Sept. 29, 2024
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Heart of Scotland: A One-Week Stay Featuring the Edinburgh Military Tattoo description

Heart of Scotland: A One-Week Stay Featuring the Edinburgh Military Tattoo

Starting At:
$4,990

  • July 29, 2024 - Aug. 6, 2024
  • Aug. 12, 2024 - Aug. 20, 2024
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Living in Portugal: A Stay in Lisbon description

Living in Portugal: A Stay in Lisbon

Starting At:
$7,890

  • April 23, 2025 - May 11, 2025
  • May 14, 2025 - June 1, 2025
  • Sept. 3, 2025 - Sept. 21, 2025
  • Sept. 24, 2025 - Oct. 12, 2025
  • Oct. 15, 2025 - Nov. 2, 2025
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